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Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By leok
The service letter gives clear details on who...

The service letter gives clear details on who will need/get the replacement parts
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By leok
In short, yes You will need to have the gear...

In short, yes

You will need to have the gear mount related things done before section 28 where the forward spar bulkhead is attached to the front fuselage section or getting at the holes might be...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By leok
+1 What everyone else said, plus; Make sure the...

+1 What everyone else said, plus;

Make sure the wire does not flex over a short distance or they will fatigue and break over time with rudder activation. I fixed my wires high in the rudder and low...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By leok
Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a...

Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a second pup to play with. :)

The 10 is an amazing traveling machine!
Nice write up. I need to do a few of these as we travel.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,878
Posted By leok
Made my own first flight

Made my own first flight after;

1. 3 hours of transition training with Zac in the factory RV10 shortly before my first flight. I was totally comfortable with the flight characteristics.

2....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By leok
get the filter

I had a similar issue with fault indications at random times. Barry sent me the filter and that took care of it.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By leok
Rudder Trim

Here is what I did for electric rudder trim.

I cut in an access panel as close to the forward rudder hinge line as possible. I wanted to keep the weight of the servo as close to the hinge line as...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By leok
Center post attachment

Plan sheet 43-13 show the base of the center support is bolted through a structural angle that is riveted to an extended length of the center rib. I doubt all of the pulling and pushing a person...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By leok
Same issue

I have the same issue with my 10.

It is a little odd in that the issue in my 10 is only with the roll trim, not the pitch trim. Above about 120 knots no roll trim movement although the indicator...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By leok
There is no way to to use time as a multiplier....

There is no way to to use time as a multiplier. Everyone, including you has other things in life to accomplish.

The slow build will take 2000-2500 hours if you don't make a bunch of mods
Quick build...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,095
Posted By leok
Lots of lighting

I have all LED lighting both inside and out. I used the FlyLED for position and strobe, and the Baja off road lights outside for landing. I made a set of small, but powerful (2000 lumen each) set of...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By leok
I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still...

I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still added 2 more later. I used a shop vac to pull a string with a ball of tissue through for later pulling of wires. A double length of string allows me to...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By leok
IMHO this is the most important set, well at...

IMHO this is the most important set, well at least on the same level as the mushroom set for good riveting. Use the bucking bar on the manufactured side and this on the shop side. I used this set...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,981
Posted By leok
Flexibility is key

Whatever you choose to do, flexibility is key. You will need to reconfigure your work area as you go along. I always maintained at least one bench for assembly and parts prep. The balance of the work...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By leok
And doors! Don't forget the doors.

And doors! Don't forget the doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By leok
+1 on the AEA course. I think learning how to...

+1 on the AEA course.

I think learning how to prepare the wiring diagrams and method for constructing a wire harness was worth the price and time. That would apply to any avionics system. (If memory...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By leok
I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is...

I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is due to an accumulation of oil and dirt at the interface creating an abrasive. The slickest stuff in the world will not help if you don't keep it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,437
Posted By leok
Looked for months to find one I liked

N20GL

Finished and flew in 2020
Wife is Ginny
I am Leo
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,088
Posted By leok
Might this be bubbles in the line from the...

Might this be bubbles in the line from the suction side out to the fuel system? Going to zero occasionally seems less like a snubber fluctuation and more like a pump loosing it's prime...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,610
Posted By leok
The problem I think many run into is that the...

The problem I think many run into is that the wedge is thin enough that the centering pin on the countersink comes through the back and hits the table before the cutter is complete. This will make...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,211
Posted By leok
PowerPoint is the software I used

Many have asked what software can be used to document the wiring runs in the aircraft. Here is an older thread I put up that goes over my design and build with photos tec.. The software is MS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,654
Posted By leok
An actual example

2020 insurance with around 650 hrs, (not IFR),250 HP/Complex and 3 hrs transition training I was at about $4,000. Hard to say exactly because I transitioned from builders to flying insurance after...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By leok
An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too...

An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too loose is how the plane reacts in a turn while taxing. If the plane will come out of a turn without application of counter turn brake, the nose wheel is...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,042
Posted By leok
I used this...

I used this set
https://www.browntool.com/Listview/tabid/344/CategoryID/11/Level/a/ProductID/14/Default.aspx
I also used this set for all of the 'open field' riveting after I purchased it. I was much...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By leok
I haven't had my door jam in the closed position,...

I haven't had my door jam in the closed position, but had had both doors jam in the open position. In my case, I have the plane-around cam in the center (not that that had any direct role to play in...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By leok
When I ran into an instruction that I didn't...

When I ran into an instruction that I didn't quite get, I simply left the part of the step undone with a note to make sure it was done at a later date. In most cases I found the step made sense as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By leok
I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it...

I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it exactly the same as the connector at the servo, essentially making the wire in the wing an 'extension cord'. That way I can unplug the wing and install...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By leok
Granted this was around five years ago, but I...

Granted this was around five years ago, but I don't recall that flexing introduced a permanent set. As I recall the flexing needed was pretty minor. I have a long straight set specifically to move...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By leok
If I remember correctly I took the assembly out...

If I remember correctly I took the assembly out of the cradle. With it laying on the table I set those rivets with the gun (manufactured head) forward and a small tungsten bucking bar nestled in the...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By leok
Just cross check the type of screw that is...

Just cross check the type of screw that is recommended.
Flat head, no dimple.
Angled head, dimple.

For the most part, anywhere the air, a second mounting component, or occupant needs a smooth...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By leok
you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter...

you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter sticking out before you squeeze to get the right size shop head. It is pretty easy to eye ball the correct length.
Make sure the material is tight...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,171
Posted By leok
Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class...

Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class in Kansas is great and well worth the time. After you have read and digested all of that, then you will have a foundation to know where to start your...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By leok
As far as leaving the gear off to keep the...

As far as leaving the gear off to keep the fuselage low, I made '2X4 stub gear' with castors on the bottom for the front. I made a plywood box set on a Harbor Freight dolly for the tail (angled to...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By leok
Either seems to work fine. I chose the baggage...

Either seems to work fine.

I chose the baggage to get it installed and wired early and avoid the long wire run out into the wing. I also have LED strobes, autopilot servos and an antenna in the...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-10-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,761
Posted By leok
I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a...

I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a little under a month. I had very few issues to resolve that affected safety of flight, and those only minor. As part of my test plan, I made two 4 hour...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By leok
+1 GMU11 just under the upper skin, second...

+1

GMU11 just under the upper skin, second bulkhead behind the baggage bulkhead.

Passed the Garmin test, no issues in over 100 hrs of flight
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,588
Posted By leok
Much better quality from Aircraft Spruce. Not...

Much better quality from Aircraft Spruce. Not that expensive in the greater scheme of things.

I particularly like to clamps with the rubber extension to cover the clamping...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,527
Posted By leok
+1 Here. A really worthwhile course for anyone...

+1 Here. A really worthwhile course for anyone building, even if you have no intention if doing your own panel.

My comment to this thread is that if you are bending the metal green tool, you are...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,389
Posted By leok
Alternatives

If you logic for changing the tail cone upper skin is antenna locations, there are alternatives.

I have my elt antenna running up the pillar behind the right door. There is a natural pocket there...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,726
Posted By leok
Congratulations! Now the fun begins !!!

Congratulations!
Now the fun begins !!!
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,936
Posted By leok
I installed a high flow fan at the front of the...

I installed a high flow fan at the front of the top tunnel cover. When the tunnel gets a little toasty, I turn it on. The air flows out the many openings in the back. Not perfect, but works well...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By leok
From a practical standpoint the CAN is made using...

From a practical standpoint the CAN is made using a two conductor shielded wire. This means you will have a single shield conductor for both high and low CAN conductors.

When you splice the high and...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,538
Posted By leok
I have been involved in the airbag/seatbelt...

I have been involved in the airbag/seatbelt industry for over 25 years. Although I cannot offer any help on AmSafe customer service, I can give you a little insight into the engineering/restraint...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By leok
Cool IMHO the finish kit is not needed until the...

IMHO the finish kit is not needed until the fuselage including the canopy top is well under way. At that stage there is still a ton that can be done as the finish kit is on it's way.

I would not...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,064
Posted By leok
100+ hrs with CPI2 ignition and Thunderbolt...

100+ hrs with CPI2 ignition and Thunderbolt IO540

Not a lot of time, but a Very smooth running combination!
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By leok
I did the fuselage before the wings. There is...

I did the fuselage before the wings. There is much more systems work in the fuselage. Having the fuselage completed allowed me to start all of the system and interior work (that is the 80% to go...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By leok
Order now

The tail cone is pretty quick as far as the aluminum work. I would put in the order for the fuselage now. I always tried to have at least two or three components in process at any given time. When...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By leok
Sorry guys, the RV10 has gull wing doors. You...

Sorry guys, the RV10 has gull wing doors. You need to come in above the wing and under the doors to get in. A winch from above won't work
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,458
Posted By leok
A moderate fabrication project.

Hey Jack,

If you are up for a moderate fabrication project, I might have a concept that will do the job. My dad has a similar issue although not quite as much disability. I was able to get him in...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 521,716
Posted By leok
That looks terrific Charlie! Now comes the fun...

That looks terrific Charlie!

Now comes the fun part! :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,809
Posted By leok
On the Bucket list

Glacier National Park is one of my 'fly to bucket list ' items, and has been for years. I have photos of myself on the shore of Bowman lake when I was about 8 years old. Never been back since.
I...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By leok
A few more comments

+1 for all the excellent replies. I just thought a few realistic details might help

Plan on from 2000 (quick build) to 3000 (not too much customization) to as much as 4000 hours of construction. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,207
Posted By leok
Location of info

We plan on trying to attend for the first time.
Can anyone in the know please post links to where the planning info will appear first? Will that be here on VAF, FB or somewhere else?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,939
Posted By leok
I reviewed all of the 10s at Oshkosh one year to...

I reviewed all of the 10s at Oshkosh one year to see how the elevator/stabilzer tips were finished. It was about 50/50 blended with filler vs. joint left exposed.

I blended the tip faring with a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,115
Posted By leok
Nice trip

Nice trip! You were able to check off a number of my bucket list, must see from the air, locations. It is amazing to me, to see a 'wandering with no fixed schedule' trip that spans the nation!

If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,351
Posted By leok
I have my GMU11 on an aft deck mounted near the...

I have my GMU11 on an aft deck mounted near the top of the second bulkhead behind the baggage bulkhead. AeroLED tail strobe, autopilot pitch servo, power pitch trim, Transponder and remote radio all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,931
Posted By leok
I wish I had a 14 year old deburring...

I wish I had a 14 year old deburring tool....

Then again, perhaps not! They eat too much!! :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,222
Posted By leok
Beaver Island has some crazy history. At one...

Beaver Island has some crazy history. At one point it was declared independent of the United States by a self anointed king. He was later killed by one of his subjects (apparently not such a nice...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By leok
The aileron control in the 10 is two fingers for...

The aileron control in the 10 is two fingers for any normal maneuvering. You only feel the springs if you are pulling for maximum roll rate.

I flew a 182 for many years before my 10 was complete and...
Forum: Interiors 08-04-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,597
Posted By leok
If you are using leather, only glue it around the...

If you are using leather, only glue it around the edges. That will allow the leather to pull tight without wrinkles.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,918
Posted By leok
Sure

Sure, I can make another set. PM me your information and I'll get a set made. I already have another set that needs to go out last week.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,918
Posted By leok
I have also made angled bushings for my VR10 with...

I have also made angled bushings for my VR10 with the Tosten grip. I have also made sets for a number of other builders.

You can get up to 18 degrees back angle in the bushing without any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,219
Posted By leok
I have had a great deal of experience working...

I have had a great deal of experience working with and around patents although not an attorney. So take it for what it's worth;

First, patents are filed for defensive as well as protection purposes....
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,725
Posted By leok
I also have a Tosten grip. I ran the wires...

I also have a Tosten grip. I ran the wires through the top vertical tube and taped them down the rear of the curved tube. I purchased a nice grey leather steering wheel wrap and sewed a zipper on it...
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