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Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,309
Posted By RickSolana
I also switched the these Bansback gas springs,...

I also switched the these Bansback gas springs, but I used different end fittings. The A1 M8 is too wide to fit without trimming, and they leave the door a little lower when open.

I got fittings...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By RickSolana
I also switched the these Bansback gas springs,...

I also switched the these Bansback gas springs, but I used different end fittings. The A1 M8 is too wide to fit without trimming, and they leave the door a little lower when open.

I got fittings...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-04-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,779
Posted By RickSolana
Very cool. Thanks for the posts on performance. ...

Very cool. Thanks for the posts on performance.

Are the altitudes density altitude? That would take out the temperature and pressure variables.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,717
Posted By RickSolana
You might have mentioned this, but did you check...

You might have mentioned this, but did you check the nose fork break out force?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By RickSolana
Gash, Sounds like you probably have a version of...

Gash,

Sounds like you probably have a version of my autopilot issue. Actually, it is by no means unique to me and I think most people have it and deal with it in different ways.

Starting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon SkyView software update long overdue

In about two weeks it will have been a year since Dynon SkyView software has been updated. For myself, I am waiting from an autopilot improvement to fix issues on approach, but I?m sure many others...
Forum: Autopilots 11-26-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,627
Posted By RickSolana
Fuel imbalance seems like a good guess. Have you...

Fuel imbalance seems like a good guess. Have you tried starting a flight on the other tank and seeing if it trims in the other direction?
Forum: Autopilots 08-05-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
Thanks Ron! Much better.

Thanks Ron! Much better.
Forum: Autopilots 07-30-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
Sorry for the formatting problem of the numbers. ...

Sorry for the formatting problem of the numbers. There are three numbers in each line, separated by spaces. They follow the titles in the first line, so the first number is Dynon default, the second...
Forum: Autopilots 07-17-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon autopilot settings for my RV10 - Fixed!

I have gotten my Dynon autopilot on my RV10 tuned really well, with the help of David Brown in Australia! Here is a detailed description of the solution, in case it is useful to someone. The...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,062
Posted By RickSolana
I will be there +1. Rick Solana

I will be there +1.

Rick Solana
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,799
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon 15.4.7 effect on final approach

Dynon 15.4.7 has changed the behavior on my final approach course when coupled to the Dynon autopilot. Now I have greater need for power significant power changes to maintain airspeed and end up...
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
So combining Greg and Carl?s comments, if my...

So combining Greg and Carl?s comments, if my needle is accurate on my glide slope and I can follow it smoothly down uncoupled, but my plane is flying above and below that needle when coupled (with...
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
I should add, in response to Carl?s post, that my...

I should add, in response to Carl?s post, that my issues on glide slope are on an LPV approach. The navigator is a Garmin 650, and I have swapped out the 650 with a loaner to find that the problem...
Forum: Autopilots 05-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
autopilot fix

David,

I'd love to take you up on your offer! Even better to share the solution if we get it fixed!

Thanks,

Rick
Forum: Autopilots 05-13-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon SkyView autopilot performance poll

The question for the poll is:
Do you have a steady glide slope tracking with needle centered, or do you have constant deviations above and below (mine is 1/4 scale deflections) with resulting...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,445
Posted By RickSolana
Tosten

I also started with Tosten CS8 grips, which I loved, but now switched to their MA grips. That along with cutting the bottom of the stick about 1/2-3/4?, and making a forward elevator control stop,...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By RickSolana
Elevator stop

I just finished remaking my elevator stop per Van?s Bulletin. I think going that route should solve your problem.

Rick
RV10
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,658
Posted By RickSolana
Brian, I see it now! Can?t imagine how I missed...

Brian, I see it now! Can?t imagine how I missed it! Thanks very much.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,658
Posted By RickSolana
Brian, The only link I see for the GTN650 is a...

Brian,

The only link I see for the GTN650 is a service bulletin, no software included.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,658
Posted By RickSolana
No links are working to provide the new software

I don?t know why, but the original link does not work, the secod link provided only has the instructions, and the google search proposed also only has the instructions. Is it me? Thanks for all the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,658
Posted By RickSolana
link not working for me

I only get "Not Found" when I click on the link provided to download the software. Am I missing something?
Forum: Reviews 03-09-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,390
Posted By RickSolana
Saint Aviation Quality

I posted over a year ago, after I had returned from Ecuador, about building my RV-10 with Jesse Saint's builder assist program. Now, I have completed the wiring and panel installation with Jesse in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,568
Posted By RickSolana
3 months

I was a little over 3 months in going getting paid.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,440
Posted By RickSolana
Venting in an RV-10

The 3 incidents in RVs with EarthX batteries seem to have involved a lot of smoke, but no fire. If that will be the case, which way does the air flow around the bulkhead between the baggage area and...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,072
Posted By RickSolana
Thanks for a wonderful discussion

I would just like to thank all of the contributors to the discussion in this lithium ion battery conversation. It has been so informative, and the participants have been so forthcoming, sharing both...
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickSolana
Here is another old post I googled up from Dynon...

Here is another old post I googled up from Dynon Tech support. It might answer my question:

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If the airplane is flying smoothly and holding an altitude, the thing to do is to increase ALT GAIN...
Forum: Autopilots 10-08-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickSolana
Using settings

I should add that the way I used these setting recommendations was to keep the settings I had established following the in flight Dynon procedures, and then increase the other 4 settings to the...
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickSolana
RV10 settings

This is the info from a July 2012 posting on the Dynon forum from Dynon tech support:

Here are some settings that have been known to work well for a couple of customers. Your mileage may...
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,387
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon Autopilot behavior on glide slope

I had done the Dynon inflight autopilot tuning guide, and all seemed well except it was not properly tracking glide slope. Once it was very twitchy, other times it would stray above and then below...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,344
Posted By RickSolana
autopilot behavior on glide slope

I have had a similar experience, and then I found out that the settings which the inflight tuning guide tells you not to mess with are critical for the glide slope behavior. I adjusted altitude...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By RickSolana
Penske truck

I did not have my engine mounted, so I cannot say that it would work with the engine on. I had a friend who fabricated ramps for moving his rv-9 fuselage, but i can't remember if he had his engine on.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By RickSolana
Fits a 26' Penske

I did it in a 26' Penske truck with the gear on. Same experience that you have to angle it a little for the gear to fit. The tail needs to be off (HS and VS).

It went in with about 5 of Jesse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,568
Posted By RickSolana
Recommended engine repair facility

Well, my brand new engine is on the list. 80 hours, flying since March. After reading Mike Busch's comments, I am thinking I should take this plane to a really good repair facility and not just a...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,939
Posted By RickSolana
Park Dodd and I will be there. Rick Solana

Park Dodd and I will be there.

Rick Solana
Forum: Autopilots 06-21-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickSolana
It was the shear screw! Replaced it yesterday...

It was the shear screw! Replaced it yesterday and all is well!
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickSolana
At the airport, I put the autopilot in a climb...

At the airport, I put the autopilot in a climb (in the hangar) and went in the back. That autopilot was clicking away and you could see the empty shear pin hole and the autopilot wheel turning...
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickSolana
Bruce, I got out to the airport today and I did...

Bruce, I got out to the airport today and I did something similar. Commanded a left turning climb and guess what: the stick went left but not aft!
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickSolana
Thanks Don. I will check it when I'm back at the...

Thanks Don. I will check it when I'm back at the airport on Friday. I never would have thought this behavior was from a shear screw!
Forum: Autopilots 06-14-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By RickSolana
Dynon Skyview autopilot pitch issues

I have a new Dynon Skyview HDX system in a new RV-10. For 6 weeks now, several things are occurring and seem to be getting worse:
- on glide slope, the a/p will decide to go into altitude hold mode,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,754
Posted By RickSolana
The DAR in the area is Brook Smith. ...

The DAR in the area is Brook Smith. 540-815-9787. He just inspected my RV-10. It was great and was over in about an hour and a half. Call him and he will give you guidance for getting prepared.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,664
Posted By RickSolana
WooHoo Jim! I saw the video of the takeoff on...

WooHoo Jim! I saw the video of the takeoff on you tube. Does life get any more fun?

Rick
Forum: Reviews 08-03-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,175
Posted By RickSolana
Jesse Saint Builder Assist

I have just finished an incredible experience building my RV-10 airframe through Jesse Saint's builder assist program. It was extremely educational, the build was of the highest quality, and the...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,435
Posted By RickSolana
Another request

Thanks for the file and for the work! Please send it to solana9@gmail.com.

Rick Solana
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,827
Posted By RickSolana
I second this review. You stop the engine and...

I second this review. You stop the engine and before you stand up, all of your control systems are secured! Small, light, effective and well made.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,909
Posted By RickSolana
There's a story of someone wiring a small 9 volt...

There's a story of someone wiring a small 9 volt battery into their ignition when there battery was dead. That's enough to hand prop the engine with dual pmags. Then just keep the rpm up! And I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-18-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,848
Posted By RickSolana
PMag and Vm1000

I don't have your set-up, but I just installed dual PMags in my RV6a, and I have a Vision Microsystems VM1000 engine monitor (the original version). It required a 5 volt signal, and two pulses per...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,483
Posted By RickSolana
New iPad?

I have used an original iPad for 2 years in my RV6a, and flew with it around the US this past summer as my flight planning software and in-flight maps and approach plates (Foreflight).
Never had an...
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