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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By BigD
I've had one of the SS door arms come off 5 yrs...

I've had one of the SS door arms come off 5 yrs after completion, so 6-7 after purchase of the part. Since it runs the aft heat, the door is taped shut and the fix is on the to do list. Riveting in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By BigD
I have used this coax, crimped with a DMC tools...

I have used this coax, crimped with a DMC tools HX4 with the y289 die. Looks like you need .068 for the pin (center conductor) and .178 for the hex crimp. Hope that helps.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-26-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,208
Posted By BigD
I like to file so there's no doubt about 'being...

I like to file so there's no doubt about 'being IFR' when practicing approaches, and I use home drome as departure and destination. A delay entry can be made in the other information section -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,183
Posted By BigD
And, don't forget about being able to bug out...

And, don't forget about being able to bug out when the EMP hits...

(donning tin foil hat)

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,950
Posted By BigD
Hey Oren - as mentioned in Post # 80 the POH is...

Hey Oren - as mentioned in Post # 80 the POH is available as a word document here, POH owner listed as Dave & Jody:

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm

If that proves unworkable for some reason,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,510
Posted By BigD
I have a nearly identical panel (Dynon vs G5 as...

I have a nearly identical panel (Dynon vs G5 as they weren't invented yet) but my radio stack is (top to bottom) audio panel, GTN650, radio, AP. I wanted the GPS higher in my field of view, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,203
Posted By BigD
The Law of Auto-Resolving Problems

If the aircraft starts to make a strange sound and subsequently the sound goes away, the problem has not resolved itself; there's at least a 50% chance it's gotten worse.

==dave==
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By BigD
I found I liked the side mount plates better for...

I found I liked the side mount plates better for some things:

http://i68.tinypic.com/2zocgoo.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/2efu9z4.jpg

I like your leaf bag w/peanuts trick...hoping I don't have to...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By BigD
Here's what I...

Here's what I did:

http://i68.tinypic.com/ztay4m.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/jzh9jr.jpg

The ribs were made from an extra set of the ones under the battery.

==dave==
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By BigD
Second softkey in from the left on PFD (pilots...

Second softkey in from the left on PFD (pilots guide p 37 rev P); push it and then use the rotary knob to dial in the course.

==dave==
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By BigD
For sanding I found a pneumatic long board sander...

For sanding I found a pneumatic long board sander worked pretty well, along with a roll of adhesive backed 80 and then 150 grit...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By BigD
https://www.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes/15...

https://www.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes/15-600-6-AERO-CLASSIC-INLEAKGUARD-IN-BUTYL-TUBE-AERO-CLASS-GL-1587.asp

that's better..

Dave
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By BigD
LIke...

LIke this?

https://www.desser.com/Aircraft-Tires-and-Tubes/700-800-6-AERO-CLASSIC-INLEAKGUARD-IN-BUTYL-TUBE-AERO-CLASS-GL-7087.asp

Dave
N102FM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By BigD
A ratchet strap between the tail tie down and a...

A ratchet strap between the tail tie down and a tie down point on the ramp works. Some people use a heavy weight...

-Dave-
N102FM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By BigD
http://http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showt...

http://http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=159189

See the thread above - probably need to adjust nosewheel breakout force. Congrats on the new acquisition.

-Dave-
N102FM
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,979
Posted By BigD
You can see a larger display of the trim on the...

You can see a larger display of the trim on the MFD. go to the engine page and look for the trim option along the bottom. I don?t know of any way to increase the size of the indicator on the main PFD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,324
Posted By BigD
Just Did This on My -10

I used a luggage scale purchased on Amazon; I pulled the airplane out of the hangar to a tie down point on the ramp and used a ratchet strap to raise the nosewheel. Be prepared to drill a new hole...
Forum: Tools 01-26-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,822
Posted By BigD
The way to find the correct positioner is to use...

The way to find the correct positioner is to use the contact numeric designation (or use the color code) - I always go to Stein's site to look those up. Then on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By BigD
I don?t have the plans handy to check, but part...

I don?t have the plans handy to check, but part W-822PP is listed as a wing access plate on the website. Do a search on just the word ?access?

?Dave?
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,788
Posted By BigD
Same as Vic - always 0. Kinda want to light up a...

Same as Vic - always 0. Kinda want to light up a cigar or something just to see what it would look like if there was CO...

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: Tools 01-06-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,822
Posted By BigD
Not sure why the AFM8 is more popular, but either...

Not sure why the AFM8 is more popular, but either that or the MH860 will be fine. I started with an AF8 since I already had one, then learned I couldn't crimp the mini d-sub pins. However, the open...
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,560
Posted By BigD
I just sewed up some 1" webbing into a handle and...

I just sewed up some 1" webbing into a handle and pull:

http://i64.tinypic.com/14l3v4j.jpg

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,489
Posted By BigD
Good idea. Now design a door hinge pocket cover,...

Good idea. Now design a door hinge pocket cover, and I'll be all over it...and a keychain tool for popping open the gas caps...

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By BigD
noticed the same thing (G3X and GTN 650). Talked...

noticed the same thing (G3X and GTN 650). Talked with Garmin and got the same information you did. I will also wait for the update to the G3X to come out. The flight plan page on the G3X also...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,828
Posted By BigD
Trim configuration starts at 34.4.11 on page...

Trim configuration starts at 34.4.11 on page 34-100 in the installation manual (Rev AC). it is in the configuration mode vs the 'regular' menu.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,292
Posted By BigD
You can think about antennas (antenae?) now...

You can think about antennas (antenae?) now without selecting you final avionics, just based on capability. Doublers only need to go in before the floors go down for good for belly mounted stuff. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By BigD
Try swapping the pins on connector J244 (GEA),...

Try swapping the pins on connector J244 (GEA), fuel quantity one and two.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By BigD
Here's the thread that discusses version...

Here's the thread that discusses version 6.21:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=125660&highlight=Sidetone+650

You can see what version you're on by tapping on system / system...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By BigD
Went in just like the other one just quicker...

Went in just like the other one just quicker because I was now experienced. I proposed to use it for hiding things...I also put all the wing stuff (trim, AP servo, pitot heat and OAT) in the left...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By BigD
I've got one in each wing - mainly because I put...

I've got one in each wing - mainly because I put the first one in the wrong side. Shouldn't hurt anything.

==Dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,670
Posted By BigD
"...far too pandemic," are we? Perhaps...

"...far too pandemic," are we? Perhaps catachrestic in this case, as I think you might have meant "pedantic." Love me some malaprop.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,443
Posted By BigD
Yes that's the one - AN900-16, also called...

Yes that's the one - AN900-16, also called MS35769-21, 44 cents ea at Spruce. FWIW the Lycoming part is 07-03129 but it's spendier. I ordered both the first time just to confirm they were the same....
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,022
Posted By BigD
Excellent - here's wishing you good luck/success...

Excellent - here's wishing you good luck/success through the rest of phase 1.

=dave=
N102FM
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,721
Posted By BigD
I use an Alinco DM-330 FX. Dave

I use an Alinco DM-330 FX.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,973
Posted By BigD
I agree that differentiating between Vx and Vy...

I agree that differentiating between Vx and Vy can be seen as a mostly academic exercise in the RV family because of the already excellent rate of climb, which is also offset somewhat by cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,973
Posted By BigD
For some ballpark numbers for your airplane you...

For some ballpark numbers for your airplane you can look at the Pilot Operating Handbooks (POH's) that Doug has via a link on the home page. Another way to determine best glide is to record time to...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,405
Posted By BigD
FWIW

Here's a little adjustable jig I made that helped hold the back end of the pant in position:

http://i64.tinypic.com/2d9ptug.jpg

The V notched piece of wood should look familiar...Laser level and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By BigD
You're right about that - the only way to 'guess'...

You're right about that - the only way to 'guess' a cloud layer would be mathematically, with temp/humidity/lapse rate. Winds should be easy, if necessary. Funny you answered, as I was going back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By BigD
Another (simple) Arduino project

Decided on a project for myself to help learn about micro controllers. Nothing cosmic like LiDAR or a DIY EFIS, though. My field (33M) does not have any weather reporting; this thing uses a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,060
Posted By BigD
I've got one sitting on the shelf you're welcome...

I've got one sitting on the shelf you're welcome to borrow...just need to arrange delivery - might be able to fly down there next week, or just put it in the mail. Let me know if you're interested. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,562
Posted By BigD
You're right, I did the math wrong. I did...

You're right, I did the math wrong. I did acheive 1.4 NM per 1,000 feet, or 8.4 to 1.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,562
Posted By BigD
Jesse's rule of thumb is a good one. I saw 7.5/1...

Jesse's rule of thumb is a good one. I saw 7.5/1 or 1.4 NM per 1,000 ft in flight test with engine at idle, prop full fwd.

Dave
Forum: Interiors 03-26-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,670
Posted By BigD
I also worried about how to get the seat cover to...

I also worried about how to get the seat cover to follow the contours of the seat. One way is to use contact adhesive, but I thought it would be difficult to get the cover where it was needed before...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,054
Posted By BigD
I used the sticky backed sandpaper that comes in...

I used the sticky backed sandpaper that comes in rolls, which is handy for long board sanders and block sanding. Stick it down to a flat surface (workbench) and rub the block into shape. You can...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,950
Posted By BigD
Update

All requests up to this point have been responded to; I have also sent DR a Word copy of the POH and checklist, so standby for availability...Thanks for all the interest, I hope it has proved useful...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,950
Posted By BigD
POH

Copies sent in Word doc format. There's also a copy on Doug's POH page as a pdf, if you'd rather download it directly or take a look. Like Todd, I've also formatted my checklist to print front and...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,023
Posted By BigD
In the FWIW column - One of the reasons I...

In the FWIW column -

One of the reasons I haven't used the reflex position on approach is the speed limits I set on the flap switch; the other is ignorance (in a nice way). But I can cheat them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,821
Posted By BigD
I wanted to know where to get plane...

I wanted to know where to get plane water...Aircraft Spruce?

--Dave--
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,023
Posted By BigD
I will try a faster speed (again) next time I'm...

I will try a faster speed (again) next time I'm out - and I honestly have never used the flaps = 0 position for anything other than a stop on the way down - wonder what i'm missing. Regardless of...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,023
Posted By BigD
I get slowed to 80 KIAS with half flaps prior to...

I get slowed to 80 KIAS with half flaps prior to the FAF and fly final at the same speed/config. Takes around 15 inches MP in level flight and 10 inches on the descent. Could fly faster if needed,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,863
Posted By BigD
Marc has it right; wish I'd thought of adding the...

Marc has it right; wish I'd thought of adding the s to upper and lower. For uniformity, my CDO* required the letters to appear on the same pairs of tees. The glue was the most expensive part,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,863
Posted By BigD
DIY Spark Plug Tray

This turned out OK:

http://i65.tinypic.com/opcy3d.jpg

and inexpensive. You 3D printer guys ought to come up with version...

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,497
Posted By BigD
Are you planning on sharing it? the suspense is...

Are you planning on sharing it? the suspense is killing me...

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-27-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,389
Posted By BigD
Woop Woop! Are you lucky enough to have an...

Woop Woop! Are you lucky enough to have an active repeater nearby? Panel mount HF, anyone?

==dave==
AJ4DL
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,992
Posted By BigD
here's another way to do it, (sounds like what...

here's another way to do it, (sounds like what Jesse suggested) with a little help from TS Flightlines:

http://i65.tinypic.com/xmihde.jpg

Dave
N102FM
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 173,536
Posted By BigD
Out of curiosity I checked the old flight records...

Out of curiosity I checked the old flight records for the tail number of that jet on a stick - logged a 3.5 in it on Sep 5 '86 while going through the RTU. Rented a house with a fellow student in...
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 35,142
Posted By BigD
I received this correspondence from MT this...

I received this correspondence from MT this morning, FWIW:

Thank you very much for your message and information.

As fast as possible we will release SB31.

The reason for SB31 is that during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,234
Posted By BigD
Nexrad? ==dave==

Nexrad?

==dave==
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By BigD
Data Logger

Dan, can you recommend a good data logger for collecting T data? I've been looking at this...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 646,954
Posted By BigD
That looks really nice - you should be...

That looks really nice - you should be justifiably proud. Did you attach the rear seat bottom to the seat in some way or is it held in by the fit?

--Dave--
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,158
Posted By BigD
I modified the TCW design a little...

I modified the TCW design a little too:


http://i67.tinypic.com/2nh19na.jpg

Originally planned to hold all of the aft avionics;

http://i64.tinypic.com/28t8gn9.jpg

I ended up using Van's side...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,784
Posted By BigD
Good Luck with phase one - hope anything you find...

Good Luck with phase one - hope anything you find is simple...Congrats

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,345
Posted By BigD
congrats and good luck. ==dave== N102FM

congrats and good luck.

==dave==
N102FM
Forum: Flight Testing 04-28-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,158
Posted By BigD
I'd be tempted to try again with the prop forward...

I'd be tempted to try again with the prop forward to see if the 'break' stays the same, goes away, or moves to a different speed range such that the area of interest in the curve is usable. ...
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