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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,124
Posted By Auburntsts
I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing...

I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing it’s demo. The commentary/narration was absolutely brutal. Cheese overload with some downright incorrect “factoids”. Is it a “freighter” or a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,124
Posted By Auburntsts
Todayís weather was perfectó not a cloud in the...

Todayís weather was perfectó not a cloud in the sky. I had access to a golf cart so went ahead and grabbed a couple of cases of 20W-50 oil and ran them to my truck. I thought the crowds were pretty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,139
Posted By Auburntsts
The weather was sporty yesterday. When we drove...

The weather was sporty yesterday. When we drove through the field this morning on our way to the volunteer kitchen a number of porta potties (empty) and a guard shack were blown over. When we were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,070
Posted By Auburntsts
My wife and I both ride (Harley Softail Slim for...

My wife and I both ride (Harley Softail Slim for me, and a Harley Softail Lowrider for her). I would say one doesn’t necessarily replace the other as they are both loads of fun, but outside of air...
Forum: Reviews 04-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By Auburntsts
Scott, I was an avid WS user but the new...

Scott,
I was an avid WS user but the new platform seems to fill the square. Still playing around with it at this point but so far so good. One thing I’d like to see is a way to loop the radar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By Auburntsts
I would ask those that say itís not required to...

I would ask those that say itís not required to cite the reference that exempts experimental aircraft. 91.215, ATC transponder and altitude reporting equipment and use, states it applies to all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s good to hear, but the requirement is still...

That’s good to hear, but the requirement is still there—91.319. I’m of the opinion that that particular rule harkens back to the era of mainly plans built E-AB aircraft that rarely visited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By Auburntsts
Correct, just to tower. I initially say...

Correct, just to tower. I initially say experimental RV 728TT and drop experimental after that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,182
Posted By Auburntsts
Long story short the authorities to operate...

Long story short the authorities to operate reside with the Administrator but are delegated down to various entities with ATC being the relevant one in this discussion. That means you don’t have to...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Auburntsts
Flying into Bradenton your options are limited to...

Flying into Bradenton your options are limited to Sarasota International as that’s the only nearby airport. If you’re willing to drive more than 45 min then Tampa St-Pete airports become an option...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Auburntsts
I simply glued in 1” wedges of high density foam...

I simply glued in 1” wedges of high density foam into the corrugations around the perimeter on the tail cone side of the bulkhead pieces. The strips were cut to fit the shape of the “channel”. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Auburntsts
Nope. I guarantee you that an inflatable door...

Nope. I guarantee you that an inflatable door seal will do little to nothing as far as noise reduction compared to the other options (I have the stock Van’s seals and they work just fine, they just...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Auburntsts
First the VDP does not coincide with the DA— VDPs...

First the VDP does not coincide with the DA— VDPs are associated with non-precision MDAs. 2nd, while true the navigator will continue to sequence to the MAP waypoint on an LPV unless instructed...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Auburntsts
This is totally incorrect. The MAP for an LPV is...

This is totally incorrect. The MAP for an LPV is the DA just like for an ILS and not, repeat not, the MAP waypoint depicted on the chart. That waypoint is there if you’re flying a degraded RNAV IAP...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Posted By Auburntsts
I know—2 inches at the pilot seat. The cabin is...

I know—2 inches at the pilot seat. The cabin is 14 inches longer and the fuse is 24” longer overall than the 4-place. With a GW of 3000 a builder can see between 1400 to 1500 lbs useful loads...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,647
Posted By Auburntsts
I was looking hard at the Bearhawk 5 for more...

I was looking hard at the Bearhawk 5 for more useful load but my enthusiasm has waned after looking in-person at its little brother the Bearhawk 4-place. They are fantastic aircraft but are cramped...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Auburntsts
Justin, Yes, a GTN 650.

Justin,
Yes, a GTN 650.
Forum: Reviews 03-23-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Auburntsts
Avionics Dealer PIREP Wanted

Looking for recent purchase experiences from Stark Avionics. Did a search and most of the posts were pretty dated. Not looking for recommendations for other vendors as Iím pretty familiar with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Auburntsts
Similar to the others except I mounted mine next...

Similar to the others except I mounted mine next to the inboard most inspection panel on the right wing and not on the panel itself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,762
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO they all perform about the same as far as the...

IMO they all perform about the same as far as the ANR goes. But they fit differently and that’s what’s really important when wearing it for hours on end. The best ANR will be of little value if...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By Auburntsts
Those 2 yokes will handle 99% of your needs. And...

Those 2 yokes will handle 99% of your needs. And between the 3Ē and the longeron the longeron will do a lot of what the 3Ē can do but not vice versa.
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Auburntsts
The kit doesnít come with a trim controller, just...

The kit doesnít come with a trim controller, just the Ray Allen trim servo and cables. The Saftey Trim is a controller. Depending on if you go with an EFIS, it or a controller like it may or may...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,521
Posted By Auburntsts
I’ve got an Everlast MTS Lightning 225...

I’ve got an Everlast MTS Lightning 225 multi-process machine. It does MIG, Stick, and AC/DC TIG. If you think you’ll only do steel TIG, then I’d go with a single process DC TIG machine from...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-17-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Auburntsts
You could treat it as an unpublished hold and...

You could treat it as an unpublished hold and follow the steps Bob mentioned or since it’s not really a hold as far as the avionics are concerned I think you could just fly the 360, rejoin the active...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,592
Posted By Auburntsts
Iím in the same boat. I few times I thought Iíd...

Iím in the same boat. I few times I thought Iíd discovered the source only to be proven wrong. The tight quarters behind the 540 in the RV-10 and the cowl arrangement doesnít lend itself to easy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Auburntsts
Thanks Walt. Iíll think about the Autopilot. I...

Thanks Walt. Iíll think about the Autopilot. I hate to pull it since itís been a rock solid performer. Of course I guess I could say that about my whole panel. Decisions, decisions....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Auburntsts
Panel Upgrade Time

Iíve decided to upgrade my current legacy 2-screen G3X to a G3X touch. Iíd like to retain as much the architecture as I can if possible. Hereís what I have:

GDU 370
GDU 375
GSU 73
GMU 44
GTP...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,545
Posted By Auburntsts
Hats off to you guys pursuing this. No frigging...

Hats off to you guys pursuing this. No frigging way I’d put an anti-ice/de-ice system on my aircraft and purposely fly into known icing conditions unless it had been thoroughly tested to the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s only true if you want to load a future...

That’s only true if you want to load a future database. If the loaded database is expired you don’t have to go into configuration mode to load the update. In that regard it operates just like the...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO that’s actually not bad at all, all things...

IMO that’s actually not bad at all, all things considered— very low transition requirement and very low premium for a 100hr Private Pilot with no instrument rating for an HP aircraft.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Auburntsts
Have you tried inserting the card and doing a...

Have you tried inserting the card and doing a normal startup? Unless Iím uploading a future database, I never go into config to update an expired database. When you allow the unit to start normally...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
You might want to call anyway for planning...

You might want to call anyway for planning purposes to verify how many hours is the break point for a discount (it might be more than 250), whatís the impact of an IFR rating, and how many hours of...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
I donít think the quality of Jesseís product was...

I donít think the quality of Jesseís product was ever in question. I think the real question was if the cost premium to trade money for time is worth it. Clearly for some it is, but that leads into...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO there is nothing saying an RV pilot can’t...

IMO there is nothing saying an RV pilot can’t accept a LAHSO option. However it’s clear that if ATC offers it they are doing so in error and contrary to FAA guidance. You, as PIC regardless of...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-11-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Auburntsts
The LAHSO prohibition is not unique to RVs. A...

The LAHSO prohibition is not unique to RVs. A cursory review seems to indicate that any aircraft without standard airworthiness certification is excluded. A non-issue in my book.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-11-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Auburntsts
In case anyone is interested, hereís the official...

In case anyone is interested, hereís the official FAA list of aircraft designators: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/Order_7360.1D_Aircraft_Type_Designators_FINAL.pdf

All of the RVs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Auburntsts
In the interest of public knowledge I think we...

In the interest of public knowledge I think we need some more info to help troubleshoot. First I want to confirm that the only issue was loading the Nav Data into your 625 and that you didnít have...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
Those are a list of organizations that provide...

Those are a list of organizations that provide builder construction classes not IMO soup to nuts builder assist programs akin to TWTT in the context of this thread. In any event Saint Aviation, the...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
No you wouldn’t because they wouldn’t have...

No you wouldn’t because they wouldn’t have misrepresented anything since at the time it would have been legal for builder assist therefore you can’t argue they “harmed” you through fraud because the...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,458
Posted By Auburntsts
This. And it applies to any project, just more...

This. And it applies to any project, just more so for the 10. It’s really hard to fly or do much else if you are focusing on building and aren’t retired. It can be done but it will draw out your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,511
Posted By Auburntsts
Did a round trip from Tampa up to Charlotte NC...

Did a round trip from Tampa up to Charlotte NC and back. Pretty rough today but we had a righteous tailwind on the trip back and averaged over 200kts GS.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Auburntsts
Depends on what functionality you want. I...

Depends on what functionality you want. I believe if you want the DG/HSI function the answer is "Needs". It's optional otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By Auburntsts
While I agree there’s no rush you also don’t want...

While I agree there’s no rush you also don’t want to procrastinate either. Life happens, FSDO scheduling, etc and bam the condition inspection date is on you and no repairman’s certificate and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Auburntsts
Not at all. The 24hr-gen sites, roughly a...

Not at all. The 24hr-gen sites, roughly a quarter of all the campsites in Scholler and the furthest from the flight line, are not the same as the sites for those with disabilities.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,681
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO youíre looking at this wrong. Build the...

IMO youíre looking at this wrong. Build the plane that meets your mission. They all get built basically the same way, just some are bigger and take more time. My first build was an RV-10.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-23-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Auburntsts
Thatís the guyó thanks!

Thatís the guyó thanks!
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-23-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Auburntsts
Aircraft weighing Tampa area

I could have sworn I had a business card for a guy who did aircraft weighing in the Tampa area. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-23-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Auburntsts
Lycoming EIS

Anyone running the Lycoming EIS? Looking for a PIREP.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,192
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s awesome! Hope you make it. We’re gonna...

That’s awesome! Hope you make it. We’re gonna be in Sleepy Hollow this year in a rented Trailer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,192
Posted By Auburntsts
Wayne is kinda childish, but I don’t know if he’d...

Wayne is kinda childish, but I don’t know if he’d be a good play date. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By Auburntsts
Well not quite the weekend but I did my flight...

Well not quite the weekend but I did my flight review this morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,192
Posted By Auburntsts
Dan, I think you have your answer. :D

Dan, I think you have your answer. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,192
Posted By Auburntsts
If the beer fairy sets it up, we'll be there come...

If the beer fairy sets it up, we'll be there come h3ll or highwater!
Forum: GPS 02-15-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Auburntsts
I was able to get it to finally load but I had to...

I was able to get it to finally load but I had to do it from the configuration mode. I guess weíll see if the issue repeats in the future.
Forum: GPS 02-15-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Auburntsts
GTN650 Basemap verification fail

Last month i started getting this basemap verification fail notification on the database page of my 650 on startup. I’ve tried reloading it a couple of times now but no joy. If I go to the system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By Auburntsts
AeroLEDs are another brand option. They are what...

AeroLEDs are another brand option. They are what I have on my RV-10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Auburntsts
The kits are reasonable examples of actual kit...

The kits are reasonable examples of actual kit work, the tool box more like the later kits while the airfoil more like the RV-3 and 4 which had more rudimentary instructions and required more work on...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Auburntsts
Seems like you could as long as they both have...

Seems like you could as long as they both have the same shaft rotation direction, clockwise (R on the data plate) or counterclockwise (L on the data plate) which should be the case for a 540.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Auburntsts
Replacement Door Strut

Well I finally need to replace my door struts but for the life of me I cant find a current thread with a source and part number -- can someone help a brother out?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,959
Posted By Auburntsts
Flew down to Marathon in the Florida Keys for...

Flew down to Marathon in the Florida Keys for lunch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,505
Posted By Auburntsts
As

By shake and bake do you mean one of the accelerated programs? If so, check out this thread from POA: https://www.pilotsofamerica.com/community/threads/accelerated-ifr.79021/

Lots of info on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Auburntsts
The first place to start is 91.205 and then add...

The first place to start is 91.205 and then add in the navigation equipment suitable for the approaches available in your local area. While an IFR GPS isnít technically required for IFR training or...
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By Auburntsts
For my money, based upon your mission I'd go with...

For my money, based upon your mission I'd go with the 10 if cost isn't an issue. The extra seats are worth their weight in gold when you need them and when you don't the extra cargo space made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Auburntsts
First, read your OPLIMS. There should be a...

First, read your OPLIMS. There should be a paragraph that tells you exactly what to do for a major change. Pretty simple actually the gist of which is contacting the FSDO and putting your RV-10 back...
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