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Forum: RV-10 11-21-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
air leak

On my case, i think the main thing was air leak ( Air aspirated in the system on the succion side of the mechanical fuel pump. )

watch this video. All of it but the air leak is explain around 11...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
The best view of the seat is here. I was unable...

The best view of the seat is here. I was unable to get all the 360.
The compression was 78/80 before. I only did it because of the hot spot on the valve at a random borescope while i was cleaning...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Vividia

Vividia va-400 usb
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Exhaust valve lapping video

Just want to share my experience.

I don’t know if i should have done more. I add 4 or 5 time some grinding compound. I took great care to clean everything after. Seat look better after then before....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Yes q tips trough spark plug hole and exhaust

Yes. I did a tool like in the video link bellow to grasp the valve and spin it against the seat with compound on it ( small amount at a time. I had to repeat 4 or 5 time. ) Cleaning with fuel on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
UPDATE. lapping valve, cleaning guide and found trouble with ignition

HI

Did the maintenance today
I checked to see if I had a stuck valve. The valve was fine. It move and spin freely without any force with the fingers.

But because I was lapping the exhaust valve...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
new coil light speed ignition. Picture needed

Hi
I am ordering new coil for my LightSpeed plasma III ignition. I also send the box for testing and upgrade,

I've been said that there is new coil. ( mine are from 2006) and i need to do new...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
500 is for all reamer.( all kit) It’s 126$ for...

500 is for all reamer.( all kit) It’s 126$ for one reamer.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Reamer size for exhaust valve?

I am about to order a reamer for exhaust valve. I will do the wobble test but would like to have the reamer if i need it.

Just want to confirm the size i need to buy
( io-540 d4a5 rv-10)

Is it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
I am more concern about the small part that look...

I am more concern about the small part that look that it. clear it's deposit and may be a hotter spot. ( upper part on the first picture)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Chart

I look at that chart many time.

That is why i want to know if i need to do something now or wait and reassess in 25-40hre would be fine?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Early exhaust valve failure? Need Advice

Updated

I just did a oil change and clean and gap the sparks plugs. I always use the scope when I remove spark plug. I found something that could look like a beginning of a hot spot on a valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,169
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
No

I emailed vans A couple of years ago for that same question. They said that the the tail tiedown ring was to applied downward force And a structure was not designed to applied backward force.
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,086
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Good

Took me 2 years and many change without result until i found my minuscule leak without blue stain. Just air suck when under succion from mecanical pump.

But it worth all the work to fly with...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,361
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Shutter and restricted cowling opening

I have a oil shutter but with it completely closed, the oil stay too cool below -5C ( 23F)

I made a winter kit to restrict the air from the cowling front opening. Now i can get my oil to 175-180....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
not much improvement

You were right. I replace the relay and not much improvement. It turn the prop ( before it was stopping at the first compression and i had to turn the key again. After the second attempt it was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Starter relay

I had the structural plan but not the electrical. Didn't find anything on starter relay.

I see instruction for the acs switch and one figure can be misleading for the installation of the diode. But...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
starter relay badly wired. Damage?

I just found on my rv-10 that the starter solenoid was weirdly wire. ( i was looking for a weak starter even with new battery )

I found that the key switch was wire to the I terminal. There was a...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,086
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Fuel pressure drop

Had de same fuel pressure drop with once in a while a 1/100 sec felling of a loss of power but all parameter normal on the data recorder. Just the feeling that you may have hit turbulence.

I look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,643
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Booster or car seat.

I used a full car seat ( in my rv-10). I bought a seat belt triangular fitting to fix the upeer car seat and used the seat belt for lower....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Same thing with ifd 440

Hi. I fly my rv-10 with 3 horizon hx and a avidyne ifd440.
When it?s a rnav approach, i let the autopilot be feed by the grt avionic. You need to set the gpsv ( in the approach key in the same menu...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Mine is in front of the oil pan. Excellent...

Mine is in front of the oil pan. Excellent precision . When i talked to airowperformance, Don said that it should not be on the succion side.

Where it is now, excellent stability in the reading....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Gretz pitot leak fix document?

Hi.
I have a early gretz heated pitot 2006 or 2007 or 2008. ( inam not the builder).
I have a leak at the tip between the composite and the tube as describe in earlier post.

Somebody post that...
Forum: Reviews 03-24-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,767
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Gretz pitot leak. Anybody have the procedure to fix it?

Hi.
I have a early gretz heated pitot 2006 or 2007 or 2008. ( inam not the builder).
I have a leak at the tip between the composite and the tube as describe in earlier post.

Somebody post that...
Forum: GPS 03-14-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,958
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Ifd 100

Thank you Dan. That what i wa thinking

Lan Vinh Do
Forum: GPS 03-14-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,958
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Ifd 100 jeppessen subscription needed? For the ifd440 I AM CONFUSED

I just received my IFD440 yesterday and havent installed it yet. I have hard time understand if i need additional subscription with jeppesen to use the ifd100 to enter the flight plan in the IFD440....
Forum: GPS 02-26-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,260
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Thank you

Thank you Dan, Tom and ?Allthumbs? for you help.
The 440 is on it?s way and the echo is ordered.
Fortunately, last time i went behind the 430w for the connector, i said to myself never again and i...
Forum: GPS 02-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,260
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Stand-by audio

I will take note of that. I almost sold the plane last time I had to go behind or 430 :D
Forum: GPS 02-25-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,260
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Anybody have the install manual of the ifd440? . IFD with Echo uat?

Is anybody have or found a pdf vesion of the ifd440 install manual.
I just sent my 430w for the trade in program with the 440. I will probably receive it in 2 week but want to check some things in...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
door switch

I am not the builder of my rv-10 but mine have a switch that is wire with the left main door. So the left door and the bagage door have to be close to turn off my light.
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,211
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Expensive repair

They are really smooth in the cruise. I really like my mt prop.

But I see 2 things against.

1- it's harder to remove the cowling.

2- more frequent overhauls and more expensive to repair. I...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,234
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Used it on my first flight.

On my first flight home when I bought my Rv- 10 when I was at descending for landing I was about to reduce my speed to approach speed but i found that the speed was too good to be true. I flip the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Airflow performance

I would suggest the new airflowperformance fuel pump assembly. Really easy to do the plumbing compare to the older model.
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Do not always assume a bad sensor

The main goal of my writing was that i was assuming a bad sensor in the past and now, the fuel pressure doesn't drop at all even after a rapid climb to 10 000ft. So I had a real low fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,098
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
rv-10 fuel pressure drop solved ( for me)

No fuel pressure drop for me anymore.

I had fuel pressure drop after climb as many other rv when i was turning off my aux fuel pump. As many other i had to keep my aux pump 1 or 2 min after level...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Leaning

How does it behave in cruise and when you lean
Is it from the beginning of the climb or begin suddeny during the climb.
Is it the first cylinder to peak or they all peak at the same time.
How many...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Graphic

Hi
Can you save your engine data with your engine monitoring and put it in graph or upload it on savvyanalysis. It would be much easier to try to help with the graph available.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,304
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
What do you use to seal the redcube

I am about to install a redcube fuel flow transducer.
What do you use to seal the fitting In the redcube? I didn't find it today but i remember that i read that it need sealant and if not it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,363
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
How do you lean.

It was the same for me when i was stopping to leaning at firt cylinder that was peaking.
Since then i went with the flow reatrictor of airflow performance and i run lean of peak.
All my cylinder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Thank you

Thank you. That is what i was looking for. Just want to be sure i wasn't crazy
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Brake are not spongy

The brake are not spongy at all. I only see bubble coming up after i depress the brake ( when it spring back) and coming up the feed line.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
matco master cylinder sucking air?

is it possible that my matco cylinder is sucking air in my system

This annual, i rebuilt the right brake pilot side on my rv-10 because it was leaking,

I bleed the brake after and i notice that i...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,381
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Wish i didn't had it

I have a rv-10 with retractabke front seat belt. Would like not to have it. I would like to be able to have a little bit of slack on my shoulder and i can't.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Modification to the fuel filter fitting

Here is a copy of the email i sent to Don and his answer for people who screw tne fuel filter directly

Hi Don.
I followed all your advice
Smal strait line direct from the selector to the filter....
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
new setup with the airflow performance

So i went very simple.
I move everything forward. I had to add 2 new bracket for the fuel pump and filter right in front of the older one.

Like this, i can go straight from the fuel selector to...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
my new set-up afp new style will be and removing the fuel flow

After reading all that, i will go really simple. I have 2 new bracket for fuel pump and filter. Everything will be inline from the selector to the filter, to the fuel pump.

I am a little bit...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Teflon?

I don't know if I see the picture but do you have teflon tape on your transducer connection ? If yes I think we are not supposed to use Teflon tape on fuel line.

Also here is the link to the...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Can't see the last picture

I can't see your last picture. I am on my phone. I will try to see it at home on my computer. If you have more pictures you can send it to me.
Thank you very much for your help.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Loop between the fuel pump output and the flowscan?

That is what i was looking for. I was thinking like you to put the pump vertical.

I was wandering if i should do another loop after the fuel pump to have the 5 inch straight before the fuel flow...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,706
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
New afp fuel pump picture ?

I am upgrading my fuel pump in my rv-10 for the new style of airflowperformance aux fuel pump.

Anybody have this setup and picture to give me idea for the plumbing in a rv-10.

Thank you
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,569
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
switch

I have a switch to enable or disable all the fonction of the co-pilot stick.
Also have another switch with elevator trim ON-OFF-REVERSE in case of a stuck switch. This one is cover with a switch...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,638
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
rv-10 fuel line routing

Hi
I am not the builder of this rv-10. The fuel line from the mecanical fuel pump to the servo is not the one supply by vans and the routing is different and it's passing too close from the exhaust ....
Forum: GPS 03-13-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 335,391
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Battery life

I have a aera 510. The battery life was cery short. How is the battery life of the 660 when compare to the aera 510. ?
Forum: Reviews 07-29-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 74,607
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
[QUOTE=blahphish;1001253]I went with the ETX36...

[QUOTE=blahphish;1001253]I went with the ETX36 because at the time the ETX900 didnt exist. If I were to do it again now I would do the 900 since it has redundant electronics and a fault monitor and a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-09-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,659
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
What can i expect

I just have one question. Considering the option of earthx because it would improve my cg.
What can i expect if the overvcharge protection kick in during a flight. ( does it put the battery offline)...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,504
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
i use 70

I use 70 and rarely have alarm but always plan my descent well ahead and frequently fly IFR so almost always straight IN approach. With 50 I was ok but it was distracting me sometime In the cloud on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-25-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,145
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Stage IV

Hi chris.
Just to let you know. Not all stage IV are equal.
If they can remove all the lesion in your liver the numbers are much better.
But again your dr is right. You are not a pourcentage, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,756
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
i am happy now. All canada chart available.

:DI was updating my data yesterday and i remarked that the canadian IFR enrolute and VNC chart are now available.
I also try the Flightstream 210 with my 430w. Easy to fill the flight plan on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
ELT question position report

I was testing my belt today ( ack e04) and a question came to my mind.
If the elt is remotely activated in the air before a crash, will the gps position report will updated in the signal or it will...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,844
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
MITYVAC 2.3 gal 7201 PIREP

I don't want to debate, just want to do a pipe on the MITYVAC 2.3 gal 7201

Today, i began my annual. Did a run-up to heat the oil to test the compression. Took the cowling off and test the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,844
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Agree but ( mityvac 2.3 gal)

I agree with all the above. I like to do inspection frequently and SEE too BUT.
Since last year with the 3rd boy.... i don'T fly as often as i wish and i don'T have a lot of free time to do frequent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,309
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
same feeling in moncton NB canada

Hi.
Same thing here.
I decided to have my eye laser lasik surgery in january and i am glad. Lost my medical for 30 days and i will do my annual during this period. I will be ready when the weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,756
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
canadian chart

They should add the canadian chart soon or at least let people know if it's a plan for the futur or not. Because when you try foreflight, you don't look back. I only change for the flightstream and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,756
Posted By Lan Vinh Do
Angry Warning Garmin Pilot Canada

Hi
I bought garmin pilot for canada. I was using foreflight but i bought flightstream that need garmin pilot so i tought that i would switch to garmin pilot.
It said that it have canadian navigation...
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