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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,587
Posted By AV8ER
Here is Carl's #2 living the good life in Florida...

Here is Carl's #2 living the good life in Florida at Sun N Fun. ...
Forum: Florida (South) 04-15-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By AV8ER
Make sure you get back to the FBO in Key West...

Make sure you get back to the FBO in Key West (Signature) well before they leave for the day. They charge a $100 fee to open the gate if not during their normal hours, assuming you can get them on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,204
Posted By AV8ER
I agree this year's first day was less busy than...

I agree this year's first day was less busy than previous. The food vendors had NO lines. The hangars had lots of walking room. That said, all my GA buddies have told me they are showing up later...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By AV8ER
GOODYEAR FLIGHT SPECIAL II 15-6.00X6 6PLY 156E61-3

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/gy_tire9.php

I have these Goodyear tires and like them.

Just make sure to get the 90 degree angled valve stem tubes. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-13-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By AV8ER
Nope, not confusing direct flights between...

Nope, not confusing direct flights between territories. The rules for the over flight permit include IFR plan and 12.5k altitude requirments I mentioned and are indeed what I was referencing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,707
Posted By AV8ER
The "I just spent a wad of money feeling" you are...

The "I just spent a wad of money feeling" you are have goes away quickly after the -10 purchase. The prescription for it is lots of flying. Avgas is the cheapest part of owning an airplane.

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,390
Posted By AV8ER
Said no SEL pilot in Florida below 14,000'. ...

Said no SEL pilot in Florida below 14,000'. Hahaha. Never say never and never say always.

We fly IFR-IMC in our RV all year long in the Sunshine State.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By AV8ER
At a minimum I would suggest looking at all of...

At a minimum I would suggest looking at all of the control surface bolts, jam nuts on the control rods, and rigging. Basically anything that they took off during their work. I have previously only...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By AV8ER
Private Flyers - Overflight permission (exemption to flyover)

Last time we landed in Ft Pierce I picked up a flyer detailing the overflight permit. It had minimum 12,500' (correction) and IFR listed on it as requirements. Odd that they would require you to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By AV8ER
FLITELite - Microlight Lip Light

I have panel lights that can be pointed but prefer to use this lip light. Headlamps are nice but the elastic band puts pressure on your head a lot like passive noise cancelling headsets whereas this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,577
Posted By AV8ER
Los Angeles KWHP to Dallas T31

Loaded up the family and a few bags (the RV-10 is a bottom less pit when loading bags) to start the trek home from Grandma's...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,857
Posted By AV8ER
Staniel Kay - Chamberlains Cottage Rentals

If you are IFR capable and your aircraft can fly at 12,000' or above you do not need to stop at the nearest airport of entry when coming back to the US. If you are neither of those then you must...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By AV8ER
I used Van's blank Cad file and it worked great. ...

I used Van's blank Cad file and it worked great. Size was spot on.

Don,

Not sure if you omitted the nut plate holes and other mounting holes on the plywood tests panels to save machine time or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,762
Posted By AV8ER
Catalina KAVX Airport Loop Trail

Not on Christmas day but took Grandma and the kids to Catalina KAVX for the Airport Loop Trail hike. Had a great time and enjoyed the views being from the flatland of Florida.

Here is the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,007
Posted By AV8ER
Dedicated Ident button - The dedicated Ident...

Dedicated Ident button -
The dedicated Ident button on the panel is really nice to have. If you never fly in controlled airspace (VFR into a controlled field or pickup IFR from an uncontrolled field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,715
Posted By AV8ER
I agree. I really miss having a single point of...

I agree. I really miss having a single point of failure with vanes that wear away (by design) and commonly fail at 500 hours while flying my family in the clouds! My favorite part was replacing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By AV8ER
Orlando KORL to Los Angeles KWHP

Decided to load up the wife and kids in the trusty RV-10 and head to grandma's house. Endured dust in west Texas (to approx 9,000 feet), 50 knot headwind, and 6 hours of actual IMC. We planned on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,549
Posted By AV8ER
Oliver has it right. A buddy of mine just bought...

Oliver has it right. A buddy of mine just bought a Mooney and is looking at upgrading the panel. (2) Garmin screens, a G5, and a gtn750xi/650xi combo cost $108K with something like $30K in labor. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By AV8ER
Gallon ziploc, diaper, safety wire. No more mess...

Gallon ziploc, diaper, safety wire. No more mess for me.

https://n7zk.com/build-log/oil-change-done-right/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,250
Posted By AV8ER
I have the same issue. The heat is a problem...

I have the same issue. The heat is a problem with the wife and kids in the Florida sun. I also agree the current systems are not the answer. I looked long and hard for a solution I liked (Oshkosh,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,592
Posted By AV8ER
So as it turns out the quote that Gallagher sent...

So as it turns out the quote that Gallagher sent me showing the 35% premium increase over the prior year must have been an automated email as it did not include my most recent years flying time nor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,549
Posted By AV8ER
Don't use a straw style lid!

I humbly share my mistake for the benefit of others. I did get the flip cap with straw for the Rambler cup. At 11k I happily popped the flip cap open only to have tea blast out and splash off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,592
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks for all the replies. My current risk...

Thanks for all the replies. My current risk tolerance does not allow for a policy that does not include in motion coverage.

I have been happy with Gallagher but a 35% increase has me looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,592
Posted By AV8ER
35% Insurance renewal increase

Its time to renew the insurance. My renewal was quoted 35% higher than last years premium, jumping to $3,174. I am planning on putting this out to market. Currently with Gallagher and wondering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,794
Posted By AV8ER
All of the above plus: 5 gallon bucket to catch...

All of the above plus:

5 gallon bucket to catch oil during oil change.

GoJo or similar hand cleaner

Plastic gloves

Adjustable torque electric screw driver (I like the Milwaukee 2401-20 M12)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,549
Posted By AV8ER
Previously I used a non insulated bottle to keep...

Previously I used a non insulated bottle to keep water in.

Problem:
1. Bottle would produce condensation that would get whatever it touched wet. 2. Liquid inside said bottle would get hot/ambient...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,926
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks for all the insight. I have been busy...

Thanks for all the insight. I have been busy planning the hangar (and working to pay for it). As we want a door anyone can open a manual door is not in our short list. A few observations based on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,926
Posted By AV8ER
Hydraulic vs Bifold hangar door?

Inquiring minds wonder about the advantages of one style over the other? Cost, maintenance, operation in heavy wind, safety, ease of installation, etc. Please weight in with your experience (and...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,387
Posted By AV8ER
Another +1 for the Desser 15/600-6 AERO CLASSIC...

Another +1 for the Desser 15/600-6 AERO CLASSIC TR-87-70 *BUTYL EASY VALVE (GL-1587) SKU: GL-1587B. At $61 (what I paid last time I bought a pair) they are a good value and have not let me down.
Forum: Midwest 08-05-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks. I'll pass the info to him.

Thanks. I'll pass the info to him.
Forum: Midwest 08-04-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By AV8ER
Oklahoma Pre-Buy 2F6 Skiatook Municipal

Hello,

I have a buddy looking for someone to do a pre-buy on an RV-6A located at 2F6 in Oklahoma. Is there anyone around that area that you know or recommend?

Thanks,

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By AV8ER
Search the forum or Google "Vic Syracuse rudder...

Search the forum or Google "Vic Syracuse rudder trim" and you will see a simple solution for an electric rudder trim. I have not found an electric rudder trim necessary on our RV-10. We have a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 159,922
Posted By AV8ER
How about completely empty Disney and Universal...

How about completely empty Disney and Universal Parks? These are from April 19th of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,272
Posted By AV8ER
+ 1 In ear plugs for 18 month old. We put a...

+ 1 In ear plugs for 18 month old. We put a Lightspeed headset on the kids in addition to in ear plugs at that age. Once they could talk well enough to let us know there was a problem with their...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,268
Posted By AV8ER
I too heard a scraping noise near my left...

I too heard a scraping noise near my left aileron. In our case it was the W-1018 Bellcrank to Aileron Pushrod rubbing the W-1007 Rear Spar. Somehow it got shifted every so slightly so that it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By AV8ER
I looked for a commercially available kit but did...

I looked for a commercially available kit but did not find one that met my needs so I just ordered a small quantity of EVERY size nut, washer, cotter pin, adel clamp, and RV size screw. I bought a...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,968
Posted By AV8ER
Given the right appetite for risk one can "save"...

Given the right appetite for risk one can "save" the premium the insurance company would make for the policy on the in motion coverage
on the hull value. IE carry no coverage on the hull. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,356
Posted By AV8ER
Dry Tortugas

Made the flight from Orlando to the Dry Tortugas National Park before eating a picnic at X06 Arcadia on the way home. Don't forget to call FSS to close your DVFR flight plan as they will have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,976
Posted By AV8ER
I did not slow down long enough to figure out...

I did not slow down long enough to figure out what they charge! LaGuardia, Newark, and Teterboro the plane was rolling the whole time. JFK declined the touch-n-go but let me taxi back. They had an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,976
Posted By AV8ER
Here you go: Touch and Go - LaGuardia, JFK,...

Here you go:

Touch and Go - LaGuardia, JFK, Teterboro, Newark Liberty, and Hudson River Corridor 05/02/2020 - Tim's RV-10 | Build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,976
Posted By AV8ER
TOUCH AND GO ? LaGuardia, JFK, Teterboro, Newark , and Hudson River Corridor

Made use of the lack of jets in the sky and made a day trip from Orlando to NYC to do some touch and goes and fly the Hudson Corridor. The controllers were extremely accommodating....
Forum: Northeast 05-03-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By AV8ER
Sorry Stan, did not see your post until the trip...

Sorry Stan, did not see your post until the trip was over.



The trip was a success. Made landings at KLGA, KJFK, KTEB, and KEWR. Flew the Hudson corridor end to end. The controllers were...
Forum: Northeast 05-01-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks for the information and links. Looks like...

Thanks for the information and links. Looks like it will be a breeze.

- Tim
Forum: Northeast 05-01-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By AV8ER
NY Hudson River Corridor

Hello, I decided I need to heat the oil up in the RV-10 so we are planning on flying from Orlando to circle the Statue of Liberty then heading home. Wondering if anyone has any local knowledge they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,972
Posted By AV8ER
One of the best tools for airplane camping is a...

One of the best tools for airplane camping is a compression sack. We use the Alps brand but any good rated and inexpensive brand will do. All of our softgoods (mummy sacks, clothes, pillows, etc)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By AV8ER
I have flown relief supplies through Angel...

I have flown relief supplies through Angel Flights southeast to the Bahamas but second that they require certified spam can for passengers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By AV8ER
Currently I use the Zulu PFX and love them. ...

Currently I use the Zulu PFX and love them. Started with a pair of Zulu Sierras that were ok. Tried a set of Zulu 2s that were better, then got a pair of PFXs. Each set was progressively better...
Forum: Tools 04-11-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,879
Posted By AV8ER
I bought some utility boxes (commonly used for...

I bought some utility boxes (commonly used for holding fishing lures etc) that have adjustable sizes to store my supply of cotter pins, nuts, bolts, etc. that I bring back and forth from the workshop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By AV8ER
Got it to work.

Thanks for all the insight. This is what the final solution looked like for me.

1. Connect GD-40 to the Dynon EMS via pin 22. Make sure the GD-40 is grounded to a common ground with the Dynon.
2. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks. The GD-40 comes with its own alert LED...

Thanks. The GD-40 comes with its own alert LED that is wired direct to the unit and mounted on the panel. I was looking to add a widget onto the EMS screen to show a green/red dot for an additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By AV8ER
Old thread, relevant question

I have the same question. Once the GD-40 is wired into the Dynon on a general input into the EMS (Violet/Yellow Wire P22 for example) what should values/settings be used in the sensor setup?
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By AV8ER
Made Adapters

Thanks for the replies. I put the stock tug up to the wheel pant and with the arm "open" it was extremely close to the front of the wheel pant. The Bonanza adapters that came with my used unit...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By AV8ER
RV-10 adapters for EZ-40 Tug

Just got a second hand EZ-40 tug and wondering if anyone has one connected to their RV-10? Curious what your adapters look like so I can build a set. Had to take the tug apart into three pieces to...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-03-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,031
Posted By AV8ER
After trying Goof Off and a few others I finally...

After trying Goof Off and a few others I finally found something that worked. Used an acetone rag to soften the glue/remaining hard plastic, scrapped off what would come off with the plastic...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By AV8ER
No real other convenient options for Disney other...

No real other convenient options for Disney other than KORL and KISM.
Previously I hangared the RV at KISM for a year and a half while on the waiting list for hangar at KORL.

KISM -
No self...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,611
Posted By AV8ER
Would be happy to email a picture. Message me...

Would be happy to email a picture. Message me your email.
Forum: Tools 12-27-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 1,474
Posted By AV8ER
I have purchased many tools from ATS (multiple...

I have purchased many tools from ATS (multiple orders over a few years). Have only had one snafu and they handled it quickly and to my satisfaction. I have never tried to call them but they are...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,268
Posted By AV8ER
I have the aileron trim on our -10 and very...

I have the aileron trim on our -10 and very seldom use it regardless of who is (or is not) sitting in the other seats of the plane or what fuel I have burned off. I generally fly 30 minutes each...
Forum: Florida (Central) 12-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By AV8ER
David Maib is located on the other side of the...

David Maib is located on the other side of the state in New Smyrna but will fly to your field (for a charge) and give dual in his RV-10. I was pleased with my experience flying with him and would...
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,611
Posted By AV8ER
This is what is on our RV-10. It works perfect...

This is what is on our RV-10. It works perfect for cruise flight and saves the aesthetics of extra stuff on the sides of the rudder. Of course in climb additional rudder input is required (and a...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-30-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By AV8ER
Cant help you with the flight but I had a similar...

Cant help you with the flight but I had a similar need and ended up using UBER. Was extremely reasonable for the ride from Lake Whales to Orlando. Around $38 when I did it last year.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By AV8ER
As CTH6 stated the club is very active and does...

As CTH6 stated the club is very active and does have meetings monthly. They are held at the Atlantic FBO (that is also who gives the chapter the clubhouse space) as the club house does not have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,217
Posted By AV8ER
Thanks for the suggestion Bill although I am...

Thanks for the suggestion Bill although I am looking to preserve the paint that is still serviceable under the dried decal so I think the paint stripper will remove the old plastic protector AND the...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-19-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,031
Posted By AV8ER
Remove old protective flap plastic

Hello, I would like to remove the old protective plastic that is stuck on my flaps and looking for advise on the best method to do so. On the right flap it has sun faded and begun to disintegrate...
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