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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By togaflyer
My transponder receives ADSB in and blue tooth’s...

My transponder receives ADSB in and blue tooth’s out to my ForeFlight (or Garmin pilot app). The mini I Pad is my convenience tool. Since I have it, and have space on the panel to place it, I use....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By togaflyer
I operate two 10 inch touch and an I Pad mini (on...

I operate two 10 inch touch and an I Pad mini (on a holder as a center screen) on my panel. I use the mini for flight planning etc. In flight it is operated as a 3rd screen moving map with traffic,...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By togaflyer
Yes the 750 is definitely sweet. Another option...

Yes the 750 is definitely sweet. Another option is use an I pad mini as your third screen. In my center stack I have the audio, auto pilot, and the 650. it is located at the bottom half of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By togaflyer
I have a Bruce cover on my -10 at KMTH. Covers...

I have a Bruce cover on my -10 at KMTH. Covers spinner to half way down the tail. Wash or hose the plane about every 7-10 days. Spray Lucas spray on wax over the plane after it’s cleaned. So far no...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By togaflyer
Battery isolator for dual P mags purpose

The plane was configured for a single battery. But you want to go to dual Electronic mags. I saw this on line. A dual battery isolator the allows both batteries to be charged by one alternator....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By togaflyer
Fortunately never been stranded. It’s an IO 540....

Fortunately never been stranded. It’s an IO 540. I try the basics and get the start, then a few seconds later the stall. Usually the third attempt is dump fuel then flood start it, which gets me over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,329
Posted By togaflyer
Notorious Lycoming Hot Start

So I was looking at a solar powered fan for camping. And I thought, just what if.
What if after landing this was rigged to blow fresh air into the cowling through the oil door on top of the cowling....
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By togaflyer
Definitely wasn’t looking to make the -10 a 4x4....

Definitely wasn’t looking to make the -10 a 4x4. Was thinking more on the line of Vlad’s travels in his 9A. But the 10 is larger and heavier then the 9A. Always looking for new adventures. But not...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By togaflyer
Damaging the wheel pants is my main concern. So...

Damaging the wheel pants is my main concern. So I figured If I flew with them off, might as well get larger diameter tires. I have the Dresser tire retreads so they are slightly larger then stock. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By togaflyer
Bush plane 10

My son and I want to do some back country camping. A nice bush plane would be great to have, but so would a Hughes 500D. To bad the budget doesn’t allow this. We watched a U Tube how the -10 beat...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-04-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,433
Posted By togaflyer
For those still building, I would recommend if...

For those still building, I would recommend if possible, to consider keeping your AP and GPS together. I have a Garmin 307 center stacked on top of my 650. I operate it like it’s a FMS. Everything...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By togaflyer
If you use Sika here is some good info from...

If you use Sika here is some good info from Sikaflex.

https://usa.sika.com/dms/getdocument.get/2bc4a3da-b682-3ff9-bbe0-e5b73f217550/General
Forum: Florida (South) 02-28-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By togaflyer
Call Naples Aviation at KAPF and see what their...

Call Naples Aviation at KAPF and see what their overnight fees are. Their self serve fuel is very reasonable. Since it’s the end of March, it’s toward the end of snowbird season so they will not be...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By togaflyer
Silpruf is good. Yes SCE 2000 black or grey. It...

Silpruf is good. Yes SCE 2000 black or grey. It is silicon base and UV resistant. It has more elasticity than the others. I did the Glassair 2+2 window install method so no glassing in the windows....
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By togaflyer
Lord Adhesive, Weld On and Sika does not have any...

Lord Adhesive, Weld On and Sika does not have any UV protection. They require a UV blocker (something on the outside of the window to prevent exposure to UV). The glassing provided this protection....
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By togaflyer
I would let your paint shop know. The video...

I would let your paint shop know. The video points out that it can cause fish eyes on the paint job. Maybe there is some option with the primer or pre treatment.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By togaflyer
Well just a thought. If you paint, now you have a...

Well just a thought. If you paint, now you have a layer of paint between the Silpruf and the fiberglass window flange, so you could possibly induce a weak point with the adhesive to the paint vs to...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By togaflyer
You may want to install the windows before...

You may want to install the windows before painting. I flew for a year with the plane unpainted. The plane was painted (including the joggle) then Silpruf was filet in the joggle for the finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,478
Posted By togaflyer
FAA on hanger use: Question 8. What aeronautical...

FAA on hanger use:

Question 8. What aeronautical uses of a hangar are permissible?
FAA Response.
Storage of active aircraft.
Shelter for maintenance, repair, or refurbishment of aircraft, but not...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,777
Posted By togaflyer
Positives: Light weight 4.5 lbs vs 24 lbs on a...

Positives:
Light weight 4.5 lbs vs 24 lbs on a convention battery
Good cranking power

Negatives:
Battery is sensitive and along with the BMS it has two failure points battery and/or BMS.
If AOG,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By togaflyer
Yes I will keep one mag. Have dual alternators...

Yes I will keep one mag. Have dual alternators and one battery. Pulling a wire from the battery would be a pain so would prefer not. Wanted to make sure if all power was cut to the E mag it would...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By togaflyer
Surefly

Question about uninterrupted power. Do you need to run power direct from the battery or can you tie into the hot side of the starter solenoid. Once the engine is running the alternator would be...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By togaflyer
Check your PM

Check your PM
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By togaflyer
Did you check to see if you have a battery faulty...

Did you check to see if you have a battery faulty light.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-03-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,807
Posted By togaflyer
Marathon KMTH airport has a customs office open...

Marathon KMTH airport has a customs office open from Wednesday through Sunday. Easy in and out. If you want to overnight or spend a few days in the Keys the Marathon FBO folks are very helpful there.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,400
Posted By togaflyer
Elevator 0 degrees is in trail with the...

Elevator 0 degrees is in trail with the horizontal stabilizer, then measure up and down from there.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By togaflyer
I’m glad I can keep the impulse. I run a single...

I’m glad I can keep the impulse. I run a single bus system, but have a primary and back up alternator. I’m favoring the EMag and going to the auto plugs, otherwise I would need to install a slick...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-23-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By togaflyer
Mag to EI change?

Just want to bounce a what would you do question out.

I’m coming up on 300 hours on my mags. I’m considering changing one out to either an EMag or Surefly. I currently have two Bendix impulse mags...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By togaflyer
IPad Mini issue

I have been running my Mini 4 I Pad with Garmin Pilot without issues since 2018. Suddenly over he past couple flights the mapping does not keep up with the flight and my plane icon flys off the map...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By togaflyer
Powertow EZ 40

Powertow EZ 40
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By togaflyer
I believe Chelton no longer provides support for...

I believe Chelton no longer provides support for their systems anymore.
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By togaflyer
Don’t worry about the joggle until after the...

Don’t worry about the joggle until after the plane is painted. Paint the joggle areas then you can fillet the joggle in with Silpruf after. I flew the 10 for a year before it was painted and the...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,141
Posted By togaflyer
Bill I had the same thing occur last year. Lan...

Bill I had the same thing occur last year. Lan Vinh Do has that link for the Tempest fuel pump video (thanks Lan) Watch it. Check all B nuts and connections on the suction side of the fuel pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,293
Posted By togaflyer
Regarding plane tax. Make sure you have been the...

Regarding plane tax. Make sure you have been the registered owner for over a year and have documents to prove it. Otherwise they will try to stick you with sales tax. Regard KSNA, my son told me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,203
Posted By togaflyer
Size matters. If your 6’04 and 230 lbs the extra...

Size matters. If your 6’04 and 230 lbs the extra 40-70 pounds of weight added on makes a difference when useful load is important. If your 5’09 and 170 pounds you can sacrifice some useful load.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,717
Posted By togaflyer
The stock brakes are fine but you can have brake...

The stock brakes are fine but you can have brake fad if you lay on them hard. If you plan to just land at airports that have lots of asphalt stock brakes are not an issue. If you plan to land on...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-03-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By togaflyer
Also great option is a short term vacation...

Also great option is a short term vacation rental. There is a company in Key West called Last Key Reality. They have a WEB site where you can check out the properties. You get top shelf service...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-03-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,049
Posted By togaflyer
Option B is a route along the Easter San Joaquin...

Option B is a route along the Easter San Joaquin valley to Shafter/Bakersfield, Palmdale, Bullhead, then across. Keeps you lower altitudes and out of a lot of mountain area. Lots of places to...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-03-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By togaflyer
Hangers are like fishing spots in the Keys....

Hangers are like fishing spots in the Keys. Nobody gives them up. Call Marathon General Aviation FBO and ask if they have space in there hanger. It will cost you some bucks. My RV stays on the...
Forum: Safety 10-28-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,899
Posted By togaflyer
Before moving East I was based out of KWJF. ...

Before moving East I was based out of KWJF. Direct will save some time but it will put you in the teens and along some unfriendly terrain with few options. Track interstate 40. L70, Bullhead,...
Forum: Interiors 10-14-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,704
Posted By togaflyer
I used the shaker can spray liner you can get at...

I used the shaker can spray liner you can get at Auto zone or O’Reilys. About 12 dollars a can. Used it on the peddles and also to create a light textured look on the interior panels. Couple of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,111
Posted By togaflyer
When my Earth X failed (battery fault) last...

When my Earth X failed (battery fault) last November everything was cold soaked. My RV10 had been on the ramp for four days in the 30ís. There was no pre heat available and it was about 30 Degrees...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-10-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,111
Posted By togaflyer
Had the same thing occur last November. Went to...

Had the same thing occur last November. Went to start and prop moved for a second then everything blacked out. Red warning light activated on the battery. Ended up having to replace the battery....
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,332
Posted By togaflyer
Mine is basically the same but not as fancy. The...

Mine is basically the same but not as fancy. The spring rests against the cylinder body on the bottom and a washer at the top. I can snap a picture when I’m out at the airplane this week.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,332
Posted By togaflyer
I have the Matco brakes. 32 months/240 hours, no...

I have the Matco brakes. 32 months/240 hours, no issues. Did a lot of short field emergency landing practice this year with maximum braking. Just did my condition and have enough Brake left for one...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,880
Posted By togaflyer
Your gonna love flying that plane. ...

Your gonna love flying that plane. Congratulations!
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By togaflyer
Have you used this: Permatex 22058 Dielectric...

Have you used this: Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, It should solve your issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,455
Posted By togaflyer
Yes long cross country flight today. The WX page...

Yes long cross country flight today. The WX page display never updated with current WX info. Was receiving data from the 45R Via the 232 and blue tooth. But the map page had weather.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,455
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks Keith. I reloaded my charts double...

Thanks Keith. I reloaded my charts double checking the maps were selected. Tomorrow I will take my army of SD’s loaded from charts all the way to 8.61. I will win this battle.

Update*******

Yep the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,455
Posted By togaflyer
Possible issue with 8.72

Loaded 8.72 in my G3X touch. Then loaded my chart updates. Now I get Charts unavailable (the sectional charts). Everything else is normal. Have been trouble shooting this with the Garmin experts....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,520
Posted By togaflyer
Those are really great planes but the thing that...

Those are really great planes but the thing that really separates the certified vs experimental world is the yearly inspection. My condition this year was a whopping 51 dollars, cost of a KN filter....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By togaflyer
Yea they sure shrink up over a couple years. ...

Yea they sure shrink up over a couple years. Thanks
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By togaflyer
Air filter

Is the KN E 3450 a good replacement for the original KN A077A6-B air filter from Vanís.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,785
Posted By togaflyer
+2 for the McFarlane vernier throttle. As Keith...

+2 for the McFarlane vernier throttle. As Keith mentions it has a friction ring not a locking knob. Also Have the McFarland prop and mixture control, these have the position locking knob. Stein...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By togaflyer
Mine is mounted in the sub panel directly behind...

Mine is mounted in the sub panel directly behind the Touch MFD. No connection issues.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,504
Posted By togaflyer
Kathy, since traditional batteries do not have...

Kathy,
since traditional batteries do not have circuit boards that can fail, but the EarthX batteries do, don’t you think there should be some additional coverage on the battery circuit board.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,321
Posted By togaflyer
Rob I know how you feel. I was working on my...

Rob I know how you feel. I was working on my plane in Punta Gorda Fl. and living in the Florida Keys. Irma came, wrecked our house in the keys. Ended up working on our house while driving back and...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks. Got caught in a couple decent rain storms...

Thanks. Got caught in a couple decent rain storms lately and started wondering if the hole in the air box was enough to eliminate any water build up.
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By togaflyer
Great thanks Vic...

Great thanks Vic...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By togaflyer
Air box drain holes

What sized drain hole in the air box (outside the filter ring). I drilled the recommended hole size in the build plans but recently I read an article someone recommending 3/8 inch. A larger hole to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,504
Posted By togaflyer
The Earth X battery has some good features but...

The Earth X battery has some good features but the control board on their battery is not one of them. Had one fail on me. Because I was AOG and could not wait for the battery to be repaired, for a...
Forum: Southeast 07-22-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,765
Posted By togaflyer
I noticed Aircraft Spruce is next to Atlanta...

I noticed Aircraft Spruce is next to Atlanta Falcon (FFC). Is it accessible and within walking distance from the ramp? They have an Osh sale this week.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,053
Posted By togaflyer
With the tinting it is darker, but about the same...

With the tinting it is darker, but about the same view as a car window being tinted. I found the 20 percent nice. Keeps the sun from baking you but still sufficient for night ops. Search U Tube...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By togaflyer
Been looking at the Change but can’t find any...

Been looking at the Change but can’t find any locally to actually see. How was the frame size. I’m 6’04 and generally a XL, but sometimes a Large frame. Which model did you chose. Sounds like it...
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