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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-05-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By iwannarv
Sounds like I'll do both. (10A in-line fuse back...

Sounds like I'll do both. (10A in-line fuse back by the battery, ran through my 10A CB so I can pull power if needed)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-04-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,507
Posted By iwannarv
I'll have this setup as well, and have a 10A...

I'll have this setup as well, and have a 10A Circuit Breaker on my panel for an Electronic Ignition.

Understand what the manual says - but assuming it is 'acceptable' to run an 'always hot' wire...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By iwannarv
While I'm only just about to begin this phase -...

While I'm only just about to begin this phase - many recommend Ivan's blog as a good start for understanding. https://ivankristensen.smugmug.com/Building-an-RV-10-EXPERIMENTAL-aircraft/Cabin-doors/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,481
Posted By iwannarv
I just try not to rivet after bedtime. I have...

I just try not to rivet after bedtime. I have kids, neighbors have kids.... So loud banging stuff I either try to shut down my garage and do enclosed, but in the hot summers sometimes I just have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By iwannarv
Oh boy. Are you an EAA member with their...

Oh boy. Are you an EAA member with their membership web access? They have educational videos on fiberglass work. If not, take a look on YouTube and VANS Aircraft's fiberglass videos on the RV14...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,368
Posted By iwannarv
Find what your best MPG speed/power setting is,...

Find what your best MPG speed/power setting is, and fly that. You'll still be faster than him at that power setting, but if you let him depart first and land last, you will have a little time to help...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By iwannarv
While I have a ways to go....... I have several...

While I have a ways to go....... I have several Texas Pit BBQ places already picked out for day trips from KS. :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,627
Posted By iwannarv
I think I represent the entire community when...

I think I represent the entire community when requesting a video that is a compilation of nothing but high speed/low passes....

Congrats again!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By iwannarv
.... won't we need the prop on to set the gap to...

.... won't we need the prop on to set the gap to the spinner?

I haven't done this yet, obviously, and know there are special jigs/tools that can be had to help with this. I'm just curious the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,674
Posted By iwannarv
Nobody has ever done this more than twice in a...

Nobody has ever done this more than twice in a row.... ever! ;)
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,110
Posted By iwannarv
They're in-process to move US operations to the...

They're in-process to move US operations to the Fredericksburg, TX airport. Of course SA geopolitical and supply chain hasn't made that easy on anybody, but there is an engine being installed on a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,110
Posted By iwannarv
ADEPT

Albeit quietly, things are starting to move around with ADEPT Engines. https://flyadept.co.za/

They're moving operations to the US, and have actually delivered some production engines stateside....
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By iwannarv
Slightly countersink, press flox into holes, sand...

Slightly countersink, press flox into holes, sand flush, paint.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By iwannarv
I installed skin doublers and nutplates in each 4...

I installed skin doublers and nutplates in each 4 corners of the baggage floor. I'll be able to thread in ring tie-down points for a bungee-net type of solution.

Its not a heavy-duty solution to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,290
Posted By iwannarv
I had an Isham tool kit and deleted the dies, so...

I had an Isham tool kit and deleted the dies, so no experience with them.

Due to positive feedback on the Cleveland Dimple Dies, I ordered those. I think this is an area you do not skimp at all on...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,317
Posted By iwannarv
Carl - you seem to be in-the-know. Were any...

Carl - you seem to be in-the-know. Were any improvements made on the 'new' version RV10 cowl in response to cooling issues reported on the 'old' versions?
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By iwannarv
Sounds like a large moving blanket from Harbor...

Sounds like a large moving blanket from Harbor Freight might do the trick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By iwannarv
It is not present with Garmin servos. Garmin...

It is not present with Garmin servos. Garmin servos include electronic clutches that completely disengage the servo from the rest of the control system when not being used. So, no control system...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,464,019
Posted By iwannarv
C'mon Dave - put some scratches on that thing....

C'mon Dave - put some scratches on that thing. You're making us all look bad!
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By iwannarv
Not just you. You'll be buying new tools the...

Not just you. You'll be buying new tools the entirety of the project :)
Forum: Midwest 12-07-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By iwannarv
Levi Self of Midwest Avionics (Lees Summit, MO) -...

Levi Self of Midwest Avionics (Lees Summit, MO) - RV Owner/Builder/Flyer, Avionics Guru
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-07-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,877
Posted By iwannarv
Yes - absolute scam.

Yes - absolute scam.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By iwannarv
Yes - perform the level calibration procedure...

Yes - perform the level calibration procedure with the G5 in its final mounted location first. Then, do any fine tuning with the offset.
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By iwannarv
So you're looking for a new, build assist RV10....

So you're looking for a new, build assist RV10.

https://saintaviation.com/newrv.html
Forum: Primers 11-23-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By iwannarv
I bought a lower cost 'oiled' direct drive single...

I bought a lower cost 'oiled' direct drive single phase thinking it would be quieter (wrong). I just traded up to a Husky 'Silent' Model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,391
Posted By iwannarv
It would be great to see somebody make a...

It would be great to see somebody make a one-piece machined billet aluminum retrofit bracket for the RV10. Versus the current two-piece angle fabricated/bolted contraption currently called for in the...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By iwannarv
I received my FWF kit for my -10 in 2 months,...

I received my FWF kit for my -10 in 2 months, after being quoted a 3-4 month lead time.

I did however delete the prop governor and starter/alternator components. I have a narrow deck engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By iwannarv
EAA Builders Risk Insurance - written through...

EAA Builders Risk Insurance - written through Falcon. $250 for $40k. Although I received a notice that 'it will be going up this year'.

Traditionally it was an extra $100 per $10k above the $40k...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,394
Posted By iwannarv
With some research I think you can find some...

With some research I think you can find some pretty nice central/south central MX (or other Central America) communities with the number of US expats living there on the quickly growing up-trend....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By iwannarv
I had one instance where I needed to upsize a...

I had one instance where I needed to upsize a hole for one of those tabs up to a 5/32 and use a -4 oops rivet. On the bottom where it won't be seen, but the damaged hole looked similar.

I'm also...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,800
Posted By iwannarv
I see a lot of talk about tire diameter and the...

I see a lot of talk about tire diameter and the desire to get better grass/wet/soft performance. While diameter can help with rocks/ruts/holes.... Don't forget that you're also after width, which is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,255
Posted By iwannarv
Use a little masking tape on the rivet set, turn...

Use a little masking tape on the rivet set, turn the pressure down, and watch the rivet set side to keep square. Keep pressure on the gun to break any habit of releasing pressure as you release the...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By iwannarv
Fine and normal. I wish VANS would attach a note...

Fine and normal. I wish VANS would attach a note to those parts because this comes up often. It got me, too. They are pre-worked and heat treated. Elevator counterbalance arm parts....
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By iwannarv
I don't have the standard console yet so can't...

I don't have the standard console yet so can't comment.... Flew a -10 with the standard console awhile back and everything was fine with that one.

I'm going with a standard flat panel with quadrant...
Forum: Safety 10-05-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By iwannarv
I think you touched base on the possibility of...

I think you touched base on the possibility of other uses..... Since Smart Glide will pitch for best glide speed, some training to our passengers to manage the throttle would get them to an airport...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By iwannarv
I like the looks of the interior and center quad...

I like the looks of the interior and center quad throttle, but I felt for me the ergonomics were a little off. At idle cutoff my arm was really far back. I'm short at 5'9", and would be something I...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By iwannarv
https://www.steinair.com/product/master-kit/

https://www.steinair.com/product/master-kit/
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,237
Posted By iwannarv
As I understand it, the glycol acts as the heat...

As I understand it, the glycol acts as the heat transfer mechanism from the evaporator for cooling vs airflow only. (think water cooled vs air cooled). Where the Sofie Lite is a traditional type of...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,237
Posted By iwannarv
Thanks for the extra info. I remembered the fact...

Thanks for the extra info. I remembered the fact that the A/C unit was operator-adjustable by AMP load. Keeping an eye on this one....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,237
Posted By iwannarv
For some reason the $4k range sticks in my mind....

For some reason the $4k range sticks in my mind. They are installing these on larger cabin class type aircraft but speaking with Peter Schiff directly they are very interested in creating something...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,237
Posted By iwannarv
Starting to look at these guys with a...

Starting to look at these guys with a removable/portable electric system: https://www.peterschiffaero.com/sofie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By iwannarv
I plan to paint mine in stages. Removable panels...

I plan to paint mine in stages. Removable panels and cabin top, then side/side/floor. It will take some time but that will reduce mess and overspray.

Here's my paint booth...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,989
Posted By iwannarv
I'm also a bit confused on which model I need to...

I'm also a bit confused on which model I need to buy. Planning PCU5000X, but rotation and arm angle have me stumped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By iwannarv
Make sure the 'Automatic Reconnect' has a green...

Make sure the 'Automatic Reconnect' has a green check mark (its actually a column).

When you're on the device connection page, hit 'Menu', then 'Manage Devices', and make sure the 'Automatic...
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,358
Posted By iwannarv
Given comparison of other like aircraft - Cub,...

Given comparison of other like aircraft - Cub, Bearhawk, S21, Sportsman, etc - a Vans-ified Cessna 175 would be a welcome thought. Adequate cabin space for 2+2/4 place possibilities with ample cargo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By iwannarv
No - I believe Jay Pratt just dealt with this...

No - I believe Jay Pratt just dealt with this exact scenario on his latest RV8. Had to find a different set of wings.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,106
Posted By iwannarv
Looks exactly like my (clear primed) 2019 QB...

Looks exactly like my (clear primed) 2019 QB wings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By iwannarv
Usually... I know Spencer Aircraft runs deals on...

Usually... I know Spencer Aircraft runs deals on CamGuard, at least.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By iwannarv
Give Levi Self at Midwest Avionics a call - very...

Give Levi Self at Midwest Avionics a call - very knowledgeable of RVs and has conducted several pre-buy inspections. https://www.midwestavionics.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By iwannarv
Looks pretty,

Looks pretty,
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-10-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By iwannarv
I used Aero Charter last time I was in KSUS and...

I used Aero Charter last time I was in KSUS and was pleased (chosen for 'least amount of fees' and a good fuel price, at least from what I could tell). Everything for my 2 night stay was fair and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,317
Posted By iwannarv
Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,291
Posted By iwannarv
Interesting. I plan on mounting my GSUs in the...

Interesting. I plan on mounting my GSUs in the same spot. Do you have adequate clearance between the cowl edge and fwd fuselage skin? Or is your baffling making any contact to the cowl? Seems like...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,699
Posted By iwannarv
Dual Cue Flight Director. Try it out: Menu > Menu...

Dual Cue Flight Director. Try it out: Menu > Menu > Setup > Flight Director > Single Cue/Dual Cue
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By iwannarv
On the topic of tint, I plan Cee Bailey's...

On the topic of tint, I plan Cee Bailey's windows/windshield in the Solar Gray tint. While its very close to Van's standard, has anybody inquired if they can produce just a shade darker? Nothing...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,107
Posted By iwannarv
I was primarily referencing at the very beginning...

I was primarily referencing at the very beginning of the situation when IMC was entered and systems were being searched (well before the freezing pitot incident). That could have shed work load at...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,107
Posted By iwannarv
Thank you for sharing! Lessons learned to all on...

Thank you for sharing! Lessons learned to all on how task saturated we can become when this scenario happens.

I do want to point out to all of those flying with a Garmin GMC Autopilot Controller...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,459
Posted By iwannarv
Reminds me of the RV14 drop tests:...

Reminds me of the RV14 drop tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFMogBNUa0
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,459
Posted By iwannarv
For most Cessna flyers, you'll never see the top...

For most Cessna flyers, you'll never see the top of the wing in flight, so this looks weird. I was flying around with a 182 one day, crossed over top to move to the other side, and was REALLY...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,459
Posted By iwannarv
If you ever get to take a look at a video of a...

If you ever get to take a look at a video of a Bonanza wing in air..... Same thing.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,330
Posted By iwannarv
Preference. I tried both. Felt like I got much...

Preference.

I tried both. Felt like I got much better results with Pro-Seal and would put up with the mess again.
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By iwannarv
I didn't see the video...... But, I tried not to...

I didn't see the video...... But, I tried not to overthink this.

I used 2 part epoxy primer (Azko). Mixed up what I though would be enough by eyeballing it (doesn't take a lot, I had plenty of...
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By iwannarv
I'm of no flying help. But, a dinner must is The...

I'm of no flying help. But, a dinner must is The Olde Pink House with a pre-dinner drink stop at Planter's Tavern. Be sure to wander to the basement bar of The Olde Pink House for a post-dinner...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,720
Posted By iwannarv
Likely the mainstream overhaul shops will be as...

Likely the mainstream overhaul shops will be as much (or actually more expensive) than a new Lycoming if you are having them source everything for you. They will be fantastic engines with lots of...
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