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Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By rocketman1988
safety wire...

use a piece of safety wire to stretch the springs together, install in bell crank, clip safety wire...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

There is no possible way to get to the aileron stops while seated unless you are like 5’10” and 150 lbs...even then, as the stick moves aft there is even less of a chance...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,889
Posted By rocketman1988
See...

See... torque seal only tells you one thing...that is was applied...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By rocketman1988
I am near cvg

I have an Rv-10 based at khlb (Batesville) if you are interested...

Send me a pm or call at 812 six five 5 two 5 four 0...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-07-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,663
Posted By rocketman1988
Understand

I understand; my point was that the airlines use the pitot heat all the time. In this case, using the pitot heat would have prevented the OPs issue, completely.

I equipped my -10 with the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-07-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,663
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Most airlines use pitot heat all the time...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By rocketman1988
Or...

I used an internal lock washer on each side with my Honeywell tl switches...no rotation noted...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
Drain

I calibrated my EFIS 3 times. I just removed the CAV110 and let them drain into a large funnel in a gas can. You will be surprised how fast the tanks will drain...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By rocketman1988
How about...

Collapsible carbouy. Easy to carry empty and weighs almost nothing. Fill with water when you need...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

I also used 3/8" foam insulation...pretty sure it did not really do anything about the noise.

Bose A20's take care of the noise just fine!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used a Mighty Vac system, and it worked great...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

I did the McMaster door seal and have NO air leaks around the door...

Inflatable seal not required...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
If

If they are the matco master cylinders, they last 1/16” of the extension is very important...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

at least when I talked to the company in Delaware, the LLC had to have a named party...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By rocketman1988
Don’t think so

When I purchased those mount from vans, every one of the eight rubber mounts had the same part number. When I called builder assist, they said on the -10 they were all the same. In fact, I called and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By rocketman1988
...but

That is not true for the RV-10...all the mounts are the same part number...

See FF1-5, part number J-3804-20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By rocketman1988
info

I actually looked at setting up a Delaware LLC.

Long story short, it really did not make that much of a difference in my case...

I opted not to do it...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,663
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm

Take a look at the state of the current society and ask yourself that question again...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,663
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

Lots of good comments;

Also, lots of Monday morning quarterback comments, as well...It is really easy to do this from the desk chair...

In reference to this comment:

"I do want to point out to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,518
Posted By rocketman1988
but

...but someone is bound to try it...

Probably one of those people who eat Tide Pods...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,518
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh boy

This is going to be good!

Popcorn is cooking!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,615
Posted By rocketman1988
But

...but could you afford to fly it?...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,163
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

It is amazing, that with all of the issues being discussed, that our aircraft aren’t falling from the skies, tractors and machinery failing mid harvest, and cars stranded on the side of the...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By rocketman1988
Kit list

If you contact Van's, they will send you the kit list...

...and the stall warning is included in one of the kits...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I opted for ER tanks; the ziptips would not work without substantial modification with the ER tanks. That may be different now...

Aileron trim kit; easier to install while building.

If you want...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-24-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By rocketman1988
Legalese

That sounds like legalese because they don't want the liability of aerospace use...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,849
Posted By rocketman1988
rv-10

"built in a few months of labor"...that gave me a chuckle!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

The pitch offset is limited. The best thing to do is to calibrate both units while straight and level.

I had this issue on my G3X Touch and G5; doing the proper calibration fixed the issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By rocketman1988
install

I mounted mine on the inboard inspection panel under the left wing...works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
Google

Google the company and you will find his phone number on the Texas business page...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
fairing

I bought my aluminum windscreen fairing from MLblueskunk.com...unfortunately he's not making them anymore.

However, he had a DVD that had the process on it that was available. Maybe try and contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,745
Posted By rocketman1988
Bose A20

I have tried almost all of the ANR headsets out there...and keep coming back to the Bose product...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,880
Posted By rocketman1988
Make note

If those are the wing attach bolts, make sure that the thread length is correct for your application.

On my RV-10, I noticed that, if assembled per the plans, the nuts would bottom out on the...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
and

you won't need the FAB parts either
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
Showplanes

I went with the showplanes cowl and never looked back...

Personal preference, really, but here is why:

I like the looks better, can't stand the snorkel.

I have CAI. I do not know if it fits in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,036
Posted By rocketman1988
I did

I did a wet layup and it worked fine. Vacuum would be better though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

As a CFI, there is significant latitude given for what is in the 1 hour of ground and flight required.

I would look at the prep course as a supplement, not a replacement, for the ground...
Forum: Midwest 03-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
A/W

I was told, in November, that EAB inspections were not "essential" and they were not doing them.

I had better luck with a DAR...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,036
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used SORIC. It is about 1/8" thick and when properly wet, forms hexagons.

I put one layer on the door and covered it with one layer of cloth.

Planning to use it on the inside of my wingtips, as...
Forum: Midwest 03-15-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By rocketman1988
RV-10

I am based at KHLB in Batesville Indiana. Just completed Phase 1.

Be happy to talk about it and show it...probably a bit far but you never know; last week a couple of guys flew in from Battle Creek...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe

When you configured the limits did you select just yellow or red? There is a second page that allows yellow+alert and red+alert.

Just a thought...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,537
Posted By rocketman1988
doors

I have not notice any air leaks around my doors.

Plane around latch and McMaster seal, 1/4" flange and 3/8" bulb...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By rocketman1988
gmu

I have the G3x Touch system and used the GMU-22.

In a -10, the CAN bus length may be an issue and the GMU-22 doesn't add to it, as previously stated...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,537
Posted By rocketman1988
True

"...Okay, I am not an engineer but it seems intuitively obvious that a door installed per plans will fail at the hinge / fiberglass interface (or the hinge) given the twisting/shear forces on an open...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,441
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks

No need for contact info. I have dealt with Jesse during my build.

Just completed Phase 1 on my -10 so do not need his services...

HOWEVER

I think he sells a set of wing/fuselage fairings that...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,441
Posted By rocketman1988
good info

Thanks for the info...

One note, though. Applying torque seal only tells you one thing...that it was applied.

I have experienced fasteners that were only finger tight yet torque seal applied. Once...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,537
Posted By rocketman1988
Engineering

Re-engineering the door for a forward hinge would be a large task, for sure...

Not saying that would be a bad idea but I think the time, effort, and money would be better spent on other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

Knowing this group, I thought I would submit the applicable section...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

§ 61.51 Pilot logbooks.
(a) Training time and aeronautical experience. Each person must document and record the following time in a manner acceptable to the Administrator:

(1) Training and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,268
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

As with everything, with the advantages, diesels have some disadvantages, too.

An honest discussion about the merits of diesels must also include the disadvantages in order to make an informed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By rocketman1988
It's legal...

It's legal but...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-09-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By rocketman1988
Permagrit tools

Permagrit tools make a countersink bit that works great.

https://www.permagrit.com/large-countersink-100-degree/
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,441
Posted By rocketman1988
build

I have over 3000 hours of build time in my -10.

You are misunderstanding the builder assist statement...no way to build a -10 in 3 - 4 weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By rocketman1988
But

You may also want to check with the insurance company; while they may have no issues insuring a Vans RV-10, they may have an issue insuring Scoobys Mystery Machine, serial number 1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,652
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

They are pretty specific about not being able to replacement BOS’s.

Not exactly sure why?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-26-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,482
Posted By rocketman1988
Marketing

I certainly see a lot of “marketing”...

...and that’s all I have to say about that...

Now back to flying! Done with Phase 1!

Thank you Robert, the EFII system has been flawless...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By rocketman1988
My build

Just a data point, my RV-10 build was 3000+ hours and is still not painted...but it is FLYING!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-26-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,482
Posted By rocketman1988
Danger! Danger!

This conversation has gone down the same path as the previous one did on this topic...

...and the result is the same.

Maybe it's time to close it down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By rocketman1988
Door

I bought an English wheel and fabricated my doors to match the compound curve of the wingtip...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,482
Posted By rocketman1988
Cracks me up...

The "best" system is the one that respondent purchased...

I can say that my Barrett IO-540 with EFII starts like a car, every time, hot or cold. Programming is very easy, and is done on the fly. The...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,482
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for EFII

I am in phase 1 testing and I couldn't be happier with the EFII system...

...and the customer service.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,308
Posted By rocketman1988
Break!

Sorry, I need to make more popcorn!

Now where is that coconut oil?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,308
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh oh...

There has been several threads on this; it got pretty ugly...

That said, I am flying my -10 with EFII and a modified Z-14 architecture...
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By rocketman1988
are you...

Are you using a VPX, by chance?
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