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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Question Replace a Right Mag with Left?

Pulled my left mag when got the engine (YIO-540-D4A5) and put lightspeed in it?s place. Hit the 500hr mark and need to do maintenance on right mag. Are they the sam, can the left be installed on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,972
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Are you sure it is rebooting? I had a problem...

Are you sure it is rebooting? I had a problem with the backlight dimmer control having a intermittent short (my wiring), That caused the backlight to go to full dim (off). This causes it to look...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Follow up. Finally got out and did the oil...

Follow up. Finally got out and did the oil change.
Changed oil, filter, and checked oil screen. There was only 1 small carbon piece in the filter (1mm x 1mm x 3mm).

I pulled the pressure regulator...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Plan on doing a oil/filter change this weekend,...

Plan on doing a oil/filter change this weekend, and will check the screen and the pressure relief valve at the same time. From these comments and other research something blocking the relief valve...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
No, no change in brand or viscosity, started...

No, no change in brand or viscosity, started happening about 15 hrs into current oil.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Thanks for all the suggestions. The 100psi when...

Thanks for all the suggestions. The 100psi when cold is when the weather is cold, and as the oil warms up the pressure did go down to 70 at idle or with power up.

Now as soon as I get it started it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Low Oil Pressure at idle with cold oil

RV-10 with stock IO540.

For the past 4 years of flying, when starting and warming up at idle (~1000 rpm) while the oil is below 100 deg, the oil pressure is usually ~100 psi.

The last 2 flights,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I?m in lawrenceville and glad to show off or give...

I?m in lawrenceville and glad to show off or give a ride in a completed 10.
Plan on going on a short flight to pickup cheep fuel this weekend if you are interested. Probably Sunday morning or early...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Thanks, thought landing and tiedown would be...

Thanks, thought landing and tiedown would be more expensive then that at the big airport
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,865
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Fort Lauderdale - for a cruise

Going on a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on March 31. Looking for best airport in that area with reasonable priced tie-down/hanger/fuel. And reasonable distance from the port for Uber or taxi. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I did a 10 fuselage with 5 hours of help from...

I did a 10 fuselage with 5 hours of help from others. 14 is similar enough that I would suspect you could do it with some extra work all by yourself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Don't know if they are renting them, but the...

Don't know if they are renting them, but the county has 4 open T-hangers in the building I am in. $300/month at LZU. Last I heard the commercial hangers were $350-$400/month at LZU
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Similar Gross 2700 empty 1692

Similar
Gross 2700
empty 1692
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,740
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
At the end of my flyoff of Phase I, the way home...

At the end of my flyoff of Phase I, the way home from my first cross country trip I did the same. About the same numbers but I did not record them. 23000 feet was climbing at 150-200fpm. Cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
No problem was nice meeting you

No problem was nice meeting you
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Might be able to help. Give me a call at 404 822...

Might be able to help. Give me a call at 404 822 8 zero 13
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,702
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Hmmmm. I wonder if cowl attach variations make a...

Hmmmm. I wonder if cowl attach variations make a big difference.
I have Camlocks on the perimeter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,036
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Search for posts from Jesse about things he found...

Search for posts from Jesse about things he found in tail attach brackets on RV's.

Seen some bad edge distances on longeron bolts connecting tail and fuselage.

Saw some very large holes drilled in...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,453
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
The bottom of the door frame is the "In Flight...

The bottom of the door frame is the "In Flight Level" reference plane. That should be level to the floor, then you can use the floor as the reference plane.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,702
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yep common problem. Mine lasted 1 year. Cut it...

Yep common problem. Mine lasted 1 year. Cut it flat and rivet on some angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,036
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
As a owner of an older 182 for 10 years, and then...

As a owner of an older 182 for 10 years, and then a builder and owner of a rv-10, the flying and maintaining of the 10 and the capabilities are so much better.

Maintaining a 3 year old plane is so...
Forum: GPS 07-17-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Much of it is probably related to map and nav...

Much of it is probably related to map and nav data consistency and validation
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,931
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Add one more for me.

Add one more for me.
Forum: Southeast 07-12-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I have a seat available from Atlanta (LZU) 23-26...

I have a seat available from Atlanta (LZU) 23-26 if interested contact me at
Bill @ Fusion4.net
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,609
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I am also available if you make it down to...

I am also available if you make it down to Atlanta.
Bill @ fusion4.net
Forum: Southeast 04-11-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,888
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Sent you an e-mail.

Sent you an e-mail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,057
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
RV-14

Perfect would be a partnership with an RV-10 and RV-14 :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,247
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I will gladly give ride, but I have the G3X...

I will gladly give ride, but I have the G3X NON-touch.
and boy that was painful, the touch was announced the day before my first flight.
:mad:

Still love it though.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Mine are cut back about 1/8 to 3/16 and a small...

Mine are cut back about 1/8 to 3/16 and a small rubber seal installed. Don't remember where I got the rubber from, but it then fits nicely against the fuselage.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,282
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Rigging can wait for hanger. I wanted to get my...

Rigging can wait for hanger. I wanted to get my flaps fitted before paint, so bought some beer and invited some other builders over. We moved the plane out to the front yard, fitted, drilled and...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,901
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
None on the sides, just the bushings. Can access...

None on the sides, just the bushings. Can access it later with side panels off, so no need of conduate
Forum: Florida (South) 08-24-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Don't live down there, but will be in Ft Myers...

Don't live down there, but will be in Ft Myers for the entire week of thanksgiving. (Still a couple months away) If you are still looking for a ride at that time contact me.
Forum: Midwest 08-05-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,335
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I don't have the dimensions handy, but I built...

I don't have the dimensions handy, but I built 80% in my basement before moving to my 2 car garage. A single basement door you can get wings, HS, VS, and control surfaces through. The tail and...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,569
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I started putting nutplates on all the control...

I started putting nutplates on all the control surfaces for wicks during the build, and for grounding straps. Then I went to Oshkosh, and saw 2 RV's total on the line with them. Decided to try...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,166
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Prior years Cellular data was very slow due to...

Prior years Cellular data was very slow due to too many people on the temporary towers. I think your best bet would be to go offsite 5 miles or more so that you are on a different tower than all the...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,415
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
There is no reason you can't work on fitting the...

There is no reason you can't work on fitting the fuselage before the breaks/fuel lines. I bought the bonico breaks and fuel lines, and total installation time was just a couple of hours. I would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,231
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yes the G3X shows the position information from...

Yes the G3X shows the position information from the VPX. I have the GX pilot servos (TruTrack), not the newer garmin ones, so it seemed obvious at the time to send them through the VPX. Now the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,606
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Even if you have a WAAS position source for 2020...

Even if you have a WAAS position source for 2020 compliance, you still need an IFR Cert GPS to legally fly GPS based approaches. You may not use the screen for anything, as it will display them on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,400
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Mine is identical in all these respects. Sorry...

Mine is identical in all these respects.

Sorry have not done much tweaking, been too busy flying. If rigged to the manual there is not much rigging to be done. I have heard of some adding a shim...
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,389
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yes with empty back seats the CG is very forward....

Yes with empty back seats the CG is very forward. Handles and lands fine without wieght, but you will have the stick ALL the way in your crotch and significant stick forces if you have no weight in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I had FBO fill right tank to top (RV-10 30.1...

I had FBO fill right tank to top (RV-10 30.1 gal). I did not want to waste their time. Then used a 5 gal gas can to transfer 5 gal at a time to left tank, calibrating on the way. Then back to...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,415
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I also have that setup. No problems. Tight, but...

I also have that setup. No problems. Tight, but no problems.
I have the 60amp and the 30 as my backup. With everything but heated pitot tube on I come in at 18 amps. (3 screen G3x, 650, VPX....)
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
You need Part number LW-16471 SUPPORT...

You need Part number LW-16471 SUPPORT ASSY-STARTER RING GEAR
Some were available on e-bay if you can't get lycoming to exchange yours.

I had put a note on Vans Lycoming order form that I wanted the...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,758
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yep. Vans Lycoming, FS1-14. No problems. Works.

Yep. Vans Lycoming, FS1-14. No problems. Works.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,098
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
3 screen g3x with 650, all lights are LED, VPX,...

3 screen g3x with 650, all lights are LED, VPX, and a iphone and ipad charging on USB, and see 18 amps with all lights on. Only thing not on would be flaps/AP servos and Pitot heat. Have a 60 amp...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
If on the skin, then door alignment. If on the...

If on the skin, then door alignment.
If on the inside surfaces then for bolts to mount the top, done at end of fitting.

Either way they are probably not quickbuild mistakes.
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
YEs, guess it depends on the holes you are...

YEs, guess it depends on the holes you are talking about. Either way I assumed you would follow plans before enlarging any holes.:D
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Something for later :) With the cabin top on,...

Something for later :)

With the cabin top on, you will enlarge these to AN3 size holes for screw/bolts to bolt the cabin top to the body of the plane.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,895
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I think Jesse is a little high, I think...

I think Jesse is a little high, I think $150k-$200k is realistic. I had about 1/2 of Aerosports products, and feel I have an Automotive type finish. Did do my own paint, full IFR glass, vans new...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,589
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
VP-X :)

I used the VP-X, it has 32 breakers.
I used all of them, with one connected to a fuse box for 5 more circuits.
So in all I had 36 circuits in my RV-10. 3 screen G3X w/IFR, 3 power outlets, and 2...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,435
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I have a different (discontinued) spring bias...

I have a different (discontinued) spring bias rudder trim, and am very glad I installed it. Much more so for the help with the rudder flapping in a light wind than for using the trim itself. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,362
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Nothing significant about the cookie really. He...

Nothing significant about the cookie really. He just happens to be eating one upside down enjoying himself. Not thinking about what primer he used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,017
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Or even just find a local EAA tech counselor (or...

Or even just find a local EAA tech counselor (or other RV builder in the area), and buy him dinner or give him a few bucks and he will probably help you for a few hours. Most builders would be glad...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,571
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I agree with everyone else. I have a 3 screen...

I agree with everyone else.
I have a 3 screen 7"G3X (non-touch). and a 650.
Other than the radio, or setting up an IFR approch, I never look or touch it again in flight.

If I had the touch ability...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 70,594
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
GSU 73 is their legacy part. They separated it...

GSU 73 is their legacy part. They separated it into the 3 other parts, so you could buy what you needed, and also have redundant AHRS without needing redundent EIS or ARINC. GSU 73 works just fine,...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,309
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I would think a doubler on the 3 rivets shown...

I would think a doubler on the 3 rivets shown would be plenty of protection. But I am not an engineer, so probably not even worth 2c.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,964
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Combination step drill, and dremel. Not perfect,...

Combination step drill, and dremel. Not perfect, but close enough. 20-30 min of work.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,341
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Welcome and congratulations. It is a fun road to...

Welcome and congratulations. It is a fun road to follow, and a great plane to own once complete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,270
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
All I used for my entire RV-10 build was 12v...

All I used for my entire RV-10 build was 12v Dewalt cordless drill. Drill press for a few items. Would do it again. Not against buying the right tool for job, bought many many many, but saw no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,091
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Plus 1 for this.

Plus 1 for this.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,805
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
My times previously listed are "Shop Time", but...

My times previously listed are "Shop Time", but does not include VAF time (2x shop time), or other internet research time.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,805
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
My Times

My times were mostly consistent with other builder sites that I tracked.
The big thing that will change the times is even small mods or after market items.
All these are slow build:
Tail 315
Wing...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,740
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I also did mine with Alex over a weekend. Flew...

I also did mine with Alex over a weekend. Flew out friday night, and back Sunday afternoon.

Also, I am not a flight instructor, but if you want to fly some right seat before hand give me a call or...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,909
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Here are 2 pictures while it was under...

Here are 2 pictures while it was under construction. It would have probably been better to lower the transponder a couple inches. (I think looking at the pictures it would have fit 2 inches lower) ...
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