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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By AlpineYoda
Spruce stocks some of their parts. I would...

Spruce stocks some of their parts. I would rather give my money directly to Andair than a middleman, but I recently needed a new extension piece and Spruce shipped it immediately. Maybe Andair is...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By AlpineYoda
Vne has nothing to do with the engine and cowl. ...

Vne has nothing to do with the engine and cowl. If you build something that can "go significantly faster than stock" aren't you running the risk of flutter / structural failure / littering roofs...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By AlpineYoda
I used this one. Looks great. Fits the Garmin...

I used this one. Looks great. Fits the Garmin GAP26 very well.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/alumpitotmast12-04764.php?clickkey=26228
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By AlpineYoda
Take a decent photo from Google images or Getty...

Take a decent photo from Google images or Getty Images. Blow it up to the size you need in photoshop. Aerographics can likely print it for you at the size you need it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By AlpineYoda
Check out http://www.aerographics.com/ If you...

Check out http://www.aerographics.com/

If you can create the graphic, they can print it. They will also work to help create custom stuff. And for something like that, if they get to keep the IP,...
Forum: RV-3 05-24-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By AlpineYoda
Yes - that is correct. It would not. I have...

Yes - that is correct. It would not. I have seen a few locks on a google search that look like they block the pedals and then clamp the stick. A bit bulky to store and travel with, but that might...
Forum: RV-3 05-24-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By AlpineYoda
I haven't installed this yet, but it is sitting...

I haven't installed this yet, but it is sitting on my bench ready to get put in. Looks pretty simple - just a couple of bolts on the underside of the panel.

Mine is for the RV-10 but I think this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,192
Posted By AlpineYoda
Like so many other things in life, handling...

Like so many other things in life, handling turbulence and wind boils down to your own experience, comfort level, safety margin, etc.

I live in Colorado and I regularly ski the hike-in steep stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,918
Posted By AlpineYoda
Seeing this thread I submitted a LODA request an...

Seeing this thread I submitted a LODA request an hour ago for my as-yet-incomplete plane. Got a signed response already.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By AlpineYoda
Sorry - can't help you then. I'm using the...

Sorry - can't help you then. I'm using the showplanes system that was supplied with my kit in 2020. Position sensor would be nice - my SteinAir panel has wiring to attach to one which I am leaving...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By AlpineYoda
What is the "new style" motor? Is it the...

What is the "new style" motor? Is it the showplanes system or something else? I may be a year out of date on what is "new".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,091
Posted By AlpineYoda
Good luck with the recovery Tom! I hope the...

Good luck with the recovery Tom! I hope the medical team is at least 25% as helpful as you have been to all of us!
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,806
Posted By AlpineYoda
Just sent you a PM - I'd love to try a set, too

Just sent you a PM - I'd love to try a set, too
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,365
Posted By AlpineYoda
But the pots on my stove are heated by electro...

But the pots on my stove are heated by electro magnets, powered by an array of solar panels on my roof. My pizza oven is also electric, powered by the same array that makes my house produce more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By AlpineYoda
My son has a very nice drone that has a...

My son has a very nice drone that has a multi-axis gimble camera that shoots 45MP photos and 4K video. Given the drone was under $1000, the camera is worth much less than that. And the camera is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By AlpineYoda
Stall horn wired wrong or faulting?

Stall horn wired wrong or faulting?
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By AlpineYoda
Completely agree - had to do many layers of...

Completely agree - had to do many layers of epoxy, thickened with additives, to build up the windscreen pillar on both sides so the edge of the door was not sticking out into the airflow. I'm sure...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-24-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,754
Posted By AlpineYoda
Was just about to add the same as the above...

Was just about to add the same as the above poster.

If you can see a pattern in the weave of your fabric, trying to turn each layer 90 degrees from the prior layer will make the whole thing stronger.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-24-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,754
Posted By AlpineYoda
When I did the 10 layers to make the fairing at...

When I did the 10 layers to make the fairing at the edge of the windscreen on the RV-10, I just soaked each piece on a piece of clean wood, lifted with a spatula, and applied.

I defer to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By AlpineYoda
I'm in the same position as you. I've drilled...

I'm in the same position as you. I've drilled holes into the bottom edge of the aerosport circuit breaker panel for bushings to hold the three control push-pulls and the headset wires. I figured...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By AlpineYoda
I ordered their overhead console in mid December....

I ordered their overhead console in mid December. Arrived Saturday.

My panel from Stein Air also uses their model 310 panel. Stein said it took a couple of months.

Sounds like their carbon...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 617,812
Posted By AlpineYoda
Just got mine from SteinAir. It is a beauty! ...

Just got mine from SteinAir. It is a beauty! Putting it in will require quite a bit of disassembly and reassembly, so enjoy it now before I mess it up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By AlpineYoda
I'm installing my panel and I was wrestling with...

I'm installing my panel and I was wrestling with the same problem just yesterday. I happen to have a few of those laying around from another project and never even thought about using them...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,660
Posted By AlpineYoda
In the movie "Back to the Future", Doc Brown...

In the movie "Back to the Future", Doc Brown comes back to Marty from the year 2015 with a coffee maker sized Mr Fusion device that runs on household trash.

2015. That was 7 years ago. You would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,229
Posted By AlpineYoda
I'm doing a major remodel on a house right now,...

I'm doing a major remodel on a house right now, which, thanks to recently discovered issues under the drywall, is turning into a major major remodel. But the work that we do on demo, design, etc...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,660
Posted By AlpineYoda
I couldn't agree more with everything you said. ...

I couldn't agree more with everything you said. At this point, it just seems like the plane engine industry is buying time until electric or electric-hybrid powerplants are truly viable. Why invest...
Forum: Tools 02-09-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By AlpineYoda
Step 10 in the article references JIS screws -...

Step 10 in the article references JIS screws - Japanese Industry Standard.

There was a post on this site a year or so ago that JIS bits tended to fit AN507, 509, etc screws much better than Phillips...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,003
Posted By AlpineYoda
My panel from SteinAir shipped yesterday - will...

My panel from SteinAir shipped yesterday - will post pictures when it arrives. The final invoice listed a few hundred bucks for custom wiring instructions and schematics. If I were you, I would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By AlpineYoda
Not arguing with the experience of others - if...

Not arguing with the experience of others - if that is what it takes, that is what it takes. But that sounds really long for modern equipment. I have a Garmin Fenix watch that gets a 3D fix in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,333
Posted By AlpineYoda
It sounds more like one is making an afterburner....

It sounds more like one is making an afterburner. If you angled the exhaust tubes in the right direction, or maybe added some servos for thrust vectoring...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By AlpineYoda
Full credit to Randy. That's where I got the...

Full credit to Randy. That's where I got the idea!
Forum: Safety 02-03-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,651
Posted By AlpineYoda
By people that either have spent at least 6 weeks...

By people that either have spent at least 6 weeks at or above base camp (19,000 feet) or people that have lived in Nepal since birth.

This is why I find the FAA requirement for oxygen at various...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By AlpineYoda
I can't take credit for this - I saw it either...

I can't take credit for this - I saw it either here or on another website and copied the idea. Hinge material riveted to scrap thick aluminum sheet, with a hole big enough for a bungie cord hook. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,181
Posted By AlpineYoda
It isn't just Van's. I won't name names here,...

It isn't just Van's. I won't name names here, but there are two things from other parties that I need to finish my build and get flying.

The first one has an expiration date, and I was told to...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By AlpineYoda
An old yoga mat would protect the paint and give...

An old yoga mat would protect the paint and give a dog traction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By AlpineYoda
I use the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog pair for...

I use the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog pair for MSFS and DCS. I think the functionality is great for both.
Forum: Safety 01-20-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By AlpineYoda
The flight school here at my home field offers...

The flight school here at my home field offers (or did, a few years ago), a mountain flying class coupled with a check out in their DA-40s.

The class started with some classroom sessions on survival...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By AlpineYoda
Above is absolutely right - but to add - maybe...

Above is absolutely right - but to add - maybe 95% are bucked. 5% are pulled.

As for particular technique, the vast majority of rivets are into dimpled or countersunk pieces, yielding the...
Forum: Safety 01-19-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By AlpineYoda
One more concern - how do you train someone...

One more concern - how do you train someone unfamiliar with the device in an emergency?

You are flying. Emergency starts. Your passenger who is joining you for the first time today has to figure...
Forum: Safety 01-19-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By AlpineYoda
It seems like a great idea. Smaller, lighter,...

It seems like a great idea. Smaller, lighter, longer firing than a regular extinguisher.

Beyond the corrosion issue, which is a biggie, my concern would be the ability to stop and start. You light...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By AlpineYoda
At various times, you might need to track down -...

At various times, you might need to track down
- Left handed monkey wrench
- Chem light batteries
- Relative bearing grease
- Taxi light fluid
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By AlpineYoda
For some grips, like the Tosten grips, cutting...

For some grips, like the Tosten grips, cutting the sticks down to about an inch above the weld/curve is required. Your decision to cut or not might depend on what you are topping that stick with.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By AlpineYoda
My toolset from Planetools came with a longer...

My toolset from Planetools came with a longer rivet head for -4 rivets that has an offset of about 3/8 inch. If you are going to order a new rivet head, I suggest that one - not only does it give...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By AlpineYoda
In short, you will need the following - Drill and...

In short, you will need the following -
Drill and #30 / 40 bits to match drill the holes
Something to dimple the rivet holes with - either a DRDT or C frame. Maybe a pneumatic squeezer. These will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,635
Posted By AlpineYoda
My landlord sent me a message, saying he wanted...

My landlord sent me a message, saying he wanted to talk about my sky high heating and cooling bills.

I said, "Sure! Come on over. My door is always open."
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By AlpineYoda
There are a bunch of wires. I ran the wires...

There are a bunch of wires. I ran the wires through a hole I drilled in the side of the plane, roughly opposite the bushings in the wings for the wires. The plans from Aveo tell you what you need,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-04-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,468
Posted By AlpineYoda
What's the breakeven for Van's on a new kit? Do...

What's the breakeven for Van's on a new kit? Do they need to sell 50 or 500? Any guesses?

As I recall, Epic started off as a 6 seater kit, and they use a turbine. They made enough money after...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By AlpineYoda
It is a bunch. I ran the wires through a hole I...

It is a bunch. I ran the wires through a hole I drilled in the side of the plane, roughly opposite the bushings in the wings for the wires. The plans from Aveo tell you what you need, but it is 3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,545
Posted By AlpineYoda
I suggest you just ask them to sell you the parts...

I suggest you just ask them to sell you the parts you need. I have found them to be very flexible.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,061
Posted By AlpineYoda
Make it your practice to never turn off your...

Make it your practice to never turn off your strobe, beacon, or position lights (one of the above, not all). When the master goes on, lights go on. Serves two purposes - if you see the lights on...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By AlpineYoda
Funny thing is, I was just about to post a...

Funny thing is, I was just about to post a similar idea.

Based on the original title "Mods for short wife", what mods could you make to the short wife? Have her fly in GoGo boots (like a 1970s...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By AlpineYoda
Other people might have good seat cushion ideas-...

Other people might have good seat cushion ideas- other than car cushions.

But for the pedals, as I recall, there are 2-3 positions for the pedals. The bar mounts in pivot points in a couple of...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,175
Posted By AlpineYoda
[Slaps forehead]. Duh. I should have thought...

[Slaps forehead]. Duh. I should have thought of that! Just pop out the vents and find a light that fits. So logical! Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,175
Posted By AlpineYoda
Are there any vendors that make cabin cover...

Are there any vendors that make cabin cover liners with just lights? I've looked at a few, like Aerosport and South Florida, and I think they all have vents overhead. I'm really not interested in...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By AlpineYoda
Yeah, density altitude is a real thing up here. ...

Yeah, density altitude is a real thing up here. I completed my multiengine training in the late summer, many years ago, in a Piper Seminole.

Single engine climb performance was a negative number....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,200
Posted By AlpineYoda
My hangar has a heater that keeps it at 57...

My hangar has a heater that keeps it at 57 degrees F minimum.

Winter has been late in coming to Colorado this year, but it is finally cooling off. I'm working on those intersection fairings and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,200
Posted By AlpineYoda
It also depends on which parts you are talking...

It also depends on which parts you are talking about. The cabin cover, wheel and leg fairings, wingtip fairings, etc for my 2020 vintage kits are excellent. There is some cutting of pieces to fit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,154
Posted By AlpineYoda
When your brother is in the cabinet, these things...

When your brother is in the cabinet, these things happen.



Back to the topic at hand, I am completely confused about lead, however.

I'm building an RV-10, with a new IO-540-D bolted on. First...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,154
Posted By AlpineYoda
It isn't really the environmentalists, it's the...

It isn't really the environmentalists, it's the real estate developers. They see a flat piece of land, maybe a mile or two long by at least several hundred yards wide, with good road access, power,...
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,099
Posted By AlpineYoda
I think people are getting a little hung up on...

I think people are getting a little hung up on "traffic". As was previously discussed, FAA AC 90-66b section 10 repeatedly recommends use of the word "traffic". If you don't want to use it, cool. ...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,099
Posted By AlpineYoda
KEIK? Erie in Colorado? I had the exact same...

KEIK? Erie in Colorado?

I had the exact same thing happen on short final for me at KEIK. The plane that cut in front to take off looked like a small commercial plane, carrying passengers. I don't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,063
Posted By AlpineYoda
I don't think there is any magic to the wheel...

I don't think there is any magic to the wheel grease. I know I routinely drive my car in excess of takeoff and landing speeds for most GA aircraft, so whatever works for that car should work fine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By AlpineYoda
On the RV-10, similar nutplates are used to hold...

On the RV-10, similar nutplates are used to hold the throttle quadrant in place. don't know about the -12, but it doesn't look that different.
Forum: Safety 12-06-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,700
Posted By AlpineYoda
I never said it was legal. Just at a non-towered...

I never said it was legal. Just at a non-towered field no one seems to call him on it.

My hangar is about midfield and I routinely see him go right overhead, maybe 500 agl, perpendicular to the...
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