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Forum: The RV Grin 09-13-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By Auburntsts
We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with...

We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with the camper and the customer service and we plan to use them again in 2022.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Auburntsts
Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom...

Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom volume issue. However, as an option I can say the stock setup with its own speaker vs routing through an intercom/audio panel is plenty loud to hear...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-30-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would...

I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would be happy to have you come out to the hangar and ask questions.

NOTE to MODs -- could someone move this thread to the Central Florida Forum? I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,650
Posted By Auburntsts
I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh...

I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh years ago so I could try on various brands/models and simply like the Bose fit the best. Would love to have gone with a lower cost option but comfort...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Auburntsts
B&C 60 Amp. ...

B&C 60 Amp. https://bandc.com/product/lx60-alternator-60-amps-homebuilt/#bracket-configuration
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Auburntsts
One other thing to possibly look at is doing a...

One other thing to possibly look at is doing a GAMI lean test to see where #6 is peaking in relation to the other cylinders. That info might indicate the need to swap to a different size fuel...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive...

Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive IMO: https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-engine-baffle-motor-mount-covers/

Like Bill I simply rolled my own except I did my in...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Auburntsts
Hey Rob, I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did...

Hey Rob,
I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did stop by the Bearhawk booth to look at the 5. Anyway, yes the oil cooler does rob some cooling air, but in reality it's death of a thousand cuts, or air...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Auburntsts
Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering...

Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering the PCU5000X:

Mac Paszkowski | Global Sales Mgr.
Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC.
E: macpaszkowski@aircraftpropeller.com
W: 224-676-6901
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Auburntsts
2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I...

2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I and others had:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140638

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140879
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By Auburntsts
I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have...

I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have nothing but bad things to say about MT after my MT gov (which the PCU replaced) self-destructed in-flight.
Forum: Autopilots 08-18-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Auburntsts
I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a...

I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a bracket being reusable between servo brands is highly dependent on the RV model. Sounds like that for the RV-10, the brackets aren't reusable.
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Auburntsts
I figured as much, but thought Iíd ask anyway. ...

I figured as much, but thought Iíd ask anyway. Danke!
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Auburntsts
TruTrak to Garmin Servos

When I upgrade from my current non-touch G3X system to a touch G3X system, Iím also contemplating pulling out my 2-axis TruTrak GX Pilot autopilot (control head and servos) and installing Garmin...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By Auburntsts
Great except Van's has already stated that the 15...

Great except Van's has already stated that the 15 is a High-wing, back country capable (whatever that means) design. So I don't know where amphibian/flying boat comes into the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Auburntsts
Just sent you a PM.

Just sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,480
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the...

Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the baggage bulkhead and the VS on top of the tailcone. Click on the pic below and you can clearly see it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,546
Posted By Auburntsts
While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the...

While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the 24th, I heard a number of pilots landing 36, including the C-17, on the wrong tower freq. ATC handled it in stride. About a dozen pilots in a row when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Auburntsts
Non-touch G3X replacement knob

So the knob on my G3X PFD cracked and wonít stay on. Looking for a replacement source be that Garmin or one of the usual avionics suspects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,115
Posted By Auburntsts
This just keeps getting better and better...

This just keeps getting better and better...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,274
Posted By Auburntsts
Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure...

Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure for a variety of reasons while enroute. Bad juju in my book. For me, I like having options in case of enroute failure or if there's something like a...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so...

I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so you're more than welcome to come poke around mine.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By Auburntsts
Not really. One year we had almost a whole row...

Not really. One year we had almost a whole row but that was simply luck of the draw.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By Auburntsts
That will be awesome! Weíll be flying in the...

That will be awesome! Weíll be flying in the 23rd and parking in HBP.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By Auburntsts
Whatís your plans for Osh?

Whatís your plans for Osh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Auburntsts
Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a...

Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a belated 4th of July weekend with some old friends. Got to check out the new Rangers Stadium and Texas Live venue. To be honest I prefer the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Auburntsts
Do it. Iíd hazard to guess that a goodly portion...

Do it. Iíd hazard to guess that a goodly portion that fly in could just as easily drive. We drove in our first 2 Oshís. IMO distance is mostly irrelevantó fly in if you can, at least once.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I’m trying to understand why you are...

I guess I’m trying to understand why you are wanting to verify the plate is current. All of the database dates are shown on startup and the boxes tell you if they are current or expired even if you...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By Auburntsts
My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on...

My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on top of the cabin between the doors with no ground plane. No issues in 6 years of IFR flying whatsoever.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Auburntsts
It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next...

It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next time I have the cowl off I'll try again utilizing your suggestions and see if that helps any.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By Auburntsts
I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV...

I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV flashlight wasn't emitting the right UV spectrum to make the X/C 20W-50 fluoresce. :confused:
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By Auburntsts
I write it down to keep things organized and to...

I write it down to keep things organized and to make sure both I and the controller havenít botched something, but youíre right it isnít necessary. Itís just personal preference. Agree on the...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Auburntsts
One of the benefits of using the stock seals is...

One of the benefits of using the stock seals is this is a non-issue.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By Auburntsts
I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even...

I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even though I use an iPad with GarminPilot. Just prefer pen and paper. I write out CRAFT vertically and fill out each letter horizontally as I receive it:

C -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Auburntsts
Standing by for a PIREP. Iíve held off going...

Standing by for a PIREP. Iíve held off going from 12.0 to 12.1 because of the issues noted above.
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-07-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Auburntsts
Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a...

Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a few months ago. Top notch service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By Auburntsts
Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals,...

Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals, in my experience (and I’m not an engineer) GPS antennas work just fine without a ground plane. That said, like Walt I’m not a fan of FWF...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,203
Posted By Auburntsts
It's a non-issue. Build on.

It's a non-issue. Build on.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By Auburntsts
I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.

I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-20-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be...

Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be a safety pilot but they have to be PIC. The foundation is 61.113. After that itís agreement before the flight that the safety pilot holding only...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-19-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Auburntsts
Thereís at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there...

Thereís at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there at KVDF. Our monthly meeting is this Saturday at 0900 (breakfast at 0800). Swing by and chat. We meet in the Civil Air Patrol building. If no one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Auburntsts
On the forum you need to use the simplest search...

On the forum you need to use the simplest search terms possible. For example try searching on “aileron SB”. IOW keep it short and to the point. If can also help if you can narrow the search to a...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-12-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Auburntsts
I have an RV-10 at VDF. You're welcome to stop...

I have an RV-10 at VDF. You're welcome to stop by and check it out. There's also one newly flying 10 up at Brooksville and another under construction. However I'll let them chime in on their own. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Auburntsts
Even faster is to thread an appropriate sized...

Even faster is to thread an appropriate sized screw just a few turns by hand to locate the nutplate. Use a side clamp cleco to hold it in place while you drill one side, remove the side clamp and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Auburntsts
You really donít need a jig unless you want one. ...

You really donít need a jig unless you want one. Just as easy to use a nutplate as its own jig.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a two 7" non-touch G3X screens, a GTN 650...

I have a two 7" non-touch G3X screens, a GTN 650 and an iPad mini. 99.9% of the time I fly with the following setup:

EFIS #1 - PFD
EFIS #2 - MFD displaying the moving map (or approach plate) and...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,020
Posted By Auburntsts
No worries. You’re welcome anytime. In any...

No worries. You’re welcome anytime. In any event I doubt I’ll have it done before the weekend after next as there’s some maintenance items I’m taking care of beyond the normal condition inspection...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,020
Posted By Auburntsts
Brad, Iím about halfway done pulling my 10 apart...

Brad,
Iím about halfway done pulling my 10 apart for this yearís condition inspection. If thereís anything you want to see or have questions about youíre more than welcome to come on over to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By Auburntsts
I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing...

I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing it’s demo. The commentary/narration was absolutely brutal. Cheese overload with some downright incorrect “factoids”. Is it a “freighter” or a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,502
Posted By Auburntsts
Todayís weather was perfectó not a cloud in the...

Todayís weather was perfectó not a cloud in the sky. I had access to a golf cart so went ahead and grabbed a couple of cases of 20W-50 oil and ran them to my truck. I thought the crowds were pretty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,104
Posted By Auburntsts
The weather was sporty yesterday. When we drove...

The weather was sporty yesterday. When we drove through the field this morning on our way to the volunteer kitchen a number of porta potties (empty) and a guard shack were blown over. When we were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,845
Posted By Auburntsts
My wife and I both ride (Harley Softail Slim for...

My wife and I both ride (Harley Softail Slim for me, and a Harley Softail Lowrider for her). I would say one doesn’t necessarily replace the other as they are both loads of fun, but outside of air...
Forum: Reviews 04-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,944
Posted By Auburntsts
Scott, I was an avid WS user but the new...

Scott,
I was an avid WS user but the new platform seems to fill the square. Still playing around with it at this point but so far so good. One thing I’d like to see is a way to loop the radar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,089
Posted By Auburntsts
I would ask those that say itís not required to...

I would ask those that say itís not required to cite the reference that exempts experimental aircraft. 91.215, ATC transponder and altitude reporting equipment and use, states it applies to all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,089
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s good to hear, but the requirement is still...

That’s good to hear, but the requirement is still there—91.319. I’m of the opinion that that particular rule harkens back to the era of mainly plans built E-AB aircraft that rarely visited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,089
Posted By Auburntsts
Correct, just to tower. I initially say...

Correct, just to tower. I initially say experimental RV 728TT and drop experimental after that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,089
Posted By Auburntsts
Long story short the authorities to operate...

Long story short the authorities to operate reside with the Administrator but are delegated down to various entities with ATC being the relevant one in this discussion. That means you don’t have to...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By Auburntsts
Flying into Bradenton your options are limited to...

Flying into Bradenton your options are limited to Sarasota International as that’s the only nearby airport. If you’re willing to drive more than 45 min then Tampa St-Pete airports become an option...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Auburntsts
I simply glued in 1” wedges of high density foam...

I simply glued in 1” wedges of high density foam into the corrugations around the perimeter on the tail cone side of the bulkhead pieces. The strips were cut to fit the shape of the “channel”. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Auburntsts
Nope. I guarantee you that an inflatable door...

Nope. I guarantee you that an inflatable door seal will do little to nothing as far as noise reduction compared to the other options (I have the stock Van’s seals and they work just fine, they just...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Auburntsts
First the VDP does not coincide with the DA— VDPs...

First the VDP does not coincide with the DA— VDPs are associated with non-precision MDAs. 2nd, while true the navigator will continue to sequence to the MAP waypoint on an LPV unless instructed...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By Auburntsts
This is totally incorrect. The MAP for an LPV is...

This is totally incorrect. The MAP for an LPV is the DA just like for an ILS and not, repeat not, the MAP waypoint depicted on the chart. That waypoint is there if you’re flying a degraded RNAV IAP...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,030
Posted By Auburntsts
I know—2 inches at the pilot seat. The cabin is...

I know—2 inches at the pilot seat. The cabin is 14 inches longer and the fuse is 24” longer overall than the 4-place. With a GW of 3000 a builder can see between 1400 to 1500 lbs useful loads...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,030
Posted By Auburntsts
I was looking hard at the Bearhawk 5 for more...

I was looking hard at the Bearhawk 5 for more useful load but my enthusiasm has waned after looking in-person at its little brother the Bearhawk 4-place. They are fantastic aircraft but are cramped...
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