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Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By NovaBandit
I've had them since first flight in 2015....

I've had them since first flight in 2015.



Just starting my annual this weekend, and I'm going to be taking them out, replacing them with stock louvers.


I've not been able to see much of a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By NovaBandit
Florida Getaway Video conclusion, and some comments about the experience

Hey everyone, posting the conclusion of our first long cross country trip after getting my instrument rating!

https://i.imgur.com/kilREV3.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By NovaBandit
Fleeing the cold! Tropical RV Winter Getaway

As I'm typing this, it is 111 degrees F colder than where I was this time last week (92f vs -19f)! Why do I live here??

We loaded the kiddos and an unreasonable amount of baggage into the flying...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,117
Posted By NovaBandit
Nice! I just finished my instrument rating...

Nice!

I just finished my instrument rating behind the G3X Touch / GTN650 panel... what an amazing system. The CFIIs I flew with were all blown away!

And now it's better!

Thanks Garmin!!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By NovaBandit
I just took my Instrument Rating check ride last...

I just took my Instrument Rating check ride last weekend (my plane has a G3X Touch and a GTN 650) and one of the approaches we flew was the VOR03 into KDLH, which has a DME arc.

I used GPS for the...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,261
Posted By NovaBandit
I think I was one of the first to put the...

I think I was one of the first to put the AntiSplat cowl flaps in a 10 in lieu of the traditional louvers.

I battle a little with high CHTs, especially if I'm heat soaked... even in moderate...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 523,606
Posted By NovaBandit
Hey Rob, Do you have pictures of how you mounted...

Hey Rob,

Do you have pictures of how you mounted the G5? Do you have the Pitot/Static hooked up to it? Backup battery?

Your panel is looking fantastic!

Ed
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,674
Posted By NovaBandit
Count me in! (for one please!)

Count me in! (for one please!)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,548
Posted By NovaBandit
I?m happy to say that ?Time to VNAV? is a field...

I?m happy to say that ?Time to VNAV? is a field that can be added to the top databar.

It?s especially handy in that my wife likes to see how long we have before the descent so we can be sure the...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By NovaBandit
I did a 45 degree angle, and then did a nice...

I did a 45 degree angle, and then did a nice roundover on the sharp 135 degree edge of the door to make it paint friendly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By NovaBandit
G3X Touch v5.7 released!

QWERTY!! You can't imagine how happy this simple change makes me!!

Also interested to see what the AFCS preflight test status looks like.

Changes made from version 5.60 to 5.70:
Add option to...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,356
Posted By NovaBandit
https://i.imgur.com/wiZrdhnl.jpg Baby in a car...

https://i.imgur.com/wiZrdhnl.jpg

Baby in a car seat, toddler in a booster seat, 2 adults and this pile on the way home from OSH.

I've also carried a pair of Honda 2000i generators, a 48qt...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By NovaBandit
Geoff at Aerosport Products has come out with...

Geoff at Aerosport Products has come out with some additional panels since I built my plane... but there are a few areas that you'll want to make sure it painted.


Around the door openings,...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By NovaBandit
Three big reasons that I like having the door...

Three big reasons that I like having the door removable.

1: I was able to build the hinge more flush with the outside skin, as I insert the pins from the center of the hinge, and don't need access...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,950
Posted By NovaBandit
Aerosport makes a strut kit for the baggage door....

Aerosport makes a strut kit for the baggage door. It's attached to the door with a pin that's quickly removable for opening past 90 degrees or door removal (my baggage door is removable without tools...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,642
Posted By NovaBandit
All of my remote avionics are on the sub-panel,...

All of my remote avionics are on the sub-panel, or on rails between the sub-panel and the lower panel crossbar. It's a bit of a pain to remove my transponder specifically, but doable in about 10...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,426
Posted By NovaBandit
I think you'd want to rivet them in place, per...

I think you'd want to rivet them in place, per plans, just to maintain structural rigidity... even just for storage. They don't really impede any work going forward.

I installed mine when the plans...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,426
Posted By NovaBandit
That's correct. I didn't rivet mine on until...

That's correct. I didn't rivet mine on until almost the VERY end of the build. It was nice for tailcone access, and it does get riveted on TOP of the fiberglass cabin top. The other top skins can be...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,950
Posted By NovaBandit
I did remove the mat from behind the engine...

I did remove the mat from behind the engine mounts, but everything else on the firewall just mounts over the mat.

I got this stuff:
https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/hp-heatshield-mat

from...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,950
Posted By NovaBandit
For the reasons Dan points out above, the cabin...

For the reasons Dan points out above, the cabin side of my firewall is bare stainless. No primer, no insulation.

I used "Heatshield Mat" on the engine side to act as a thermal reflector. If I ever...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-30-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,424
Posted By NovaBandit
I think I can see my car in the parking lot at...

I think I can see my car in the parking lot at work!

(at least I could... the picture isn't displaying anymore, Yay Google!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,264
Posted By NovaBandit
Well, I've determined my problem IS being caused...

Well, I've determined my problem IS being caused by the PlanePower 60amp. I've pulled it off the plane, and am shipping it to Hartzell to see if it will be covered under warranty.

Here's to hoping!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,264
Posted By NovaBandit
Bryan, Thanks for the detailed writeup. I'm...

Bryan,

Thanks for the detailed writeup. I'm starting to have a VERY similar issue to the one you had, and my electrical system is pretty much the same (PP60, VPX, etc)

This gives me a huge head...
Forum: Interiors 08-02-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,604
Posted By NovaBandit
Very cool! For what it's worth, I really like...

Very cool!

For what it's worth, I really like the Aerosport adjustable headrests I have in the rear seats of my 10 (similar to the 3rd picture) as they hold the seat belts perfectly in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By NovaBandit
That's a great idea! Check out...

That's a great idea! Check out YouTube.com/GoodPlaneLiving (http://www.YouTube.com/GoodPlaneLiving)



:rolleyes: I should do that. Also, you guys should start making interiors for an RV10! I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,622
Posted By NovaBandit
I was featured in a Garmin video!

At Oshkosh this year, I had the opportunity to meet Red Bull Air Race pilot Pete McLeod and show him around my RV10!

They put out a "MTV Cribs" style video of the interview, and it turned out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,880
Posted By NovaBandit
CONGRATS!!!

CONGRATS!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,649
Posted By NovaBandit
My guess is that it's something like that. This...

My guess is that it's something like that. This is from the Garmin Aviation team, not the Garmin X team... at least on the facebook notification which has a certified plane in the picture.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,982
Posted By NovaBandit
When we went up there a few years ago, we rented...

When we went up there a few years ago, we rented scooters to drive around the island. They scooter shop was happy to pick us up at the airport when we got there, and drop us off when we were...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By NovaBandit
Yup. They just popped right in. Got them at the...

Yup. They just popped right in. Got them at the local Ace Hardware. They are very secure, as I had picked them out before I drilled the hole, so they are sized properly. I've pulled them off a few...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By NovaBandit
No compensation needed. I just ran an angle from...

No compensation needed. I just ran an angle from the bottom flange of the subpanel to the bottom flange of the aerosport aluminum support. I don't know if it's exactly level or not, but it doesn't...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By NovaBandit
Here's a picture of my "pin access...

Here's a picture of my "pin access hole"
http://i.imgur.com/hx5Z2HBh.jpg
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By NovaBandit
I have a hole in my painted inner door skins to...

I have a hole in my painted inner door skins to allow me access to the pin that connects the handle pushrod to the PlaneAround 3rd latch rack. It's probably around a 3/4" hole... enough for me to get...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By NovaBandit
That's why having a personal airplane is useful....

That's why having a personal airplane is useful. We can fly to a location where the weather will be good.

I feel bad for the people who travel a long distance to view the eclipse, book hotel rooms,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By NovaBandit
Solar Eclipse Airport Map

We're planning on flying out to see the eclipse in August, likely waiting until a day or two before to decide where to go based on the weather.

To help figure out the destination, I threw together a...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By NovaBandit
Yup. That's how mine are. As far as I know, all 4...

Yup. That's how mine are. As far as I know, all 4 harnesses are identical. Lengths and all. The anchor brackets are different, but come in a separate bag, and you just thread the webbing thru after...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,096
Posted By NovaBandit
Another vote for Lord. Super easy to work with,...

Another vote for Lord. Super easy to work with, great bond, and easy to get a nice looking finished fillet.
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By NovaBandit
This sounds strange to me. I have 4 identical...

This sounds strange to me.

I have 4 identical sets of Crow harnesses in my plane. They all fit fine. They were all ordered as 5 point harnesses, and I just didn't install the anti-sub belt.

No idea...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,718
Posted By NovaBandit
And the cheapest place to shed weight?? The...

And the cheapest place to shed weight??

The biggest variable is how big the people are. I can't bring 3 300lb friends with full fuel and baggage. But many times, my wife and I will bring along...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,978
Posted By NovaBandit
I've seen this in two scenarios. First, if the...

I've seen this in two scenarios.

First, if the nav database is expired I get this message, as I would expect.
Second, if I've pushed a flight plan from the G3X that has a custom waypoint, or an...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 523,606
Posted By NovaBandit
For what it's worth, my lightspeeds are very...

For what it's worth, my lightspeeds are very specifically run separate from the VPX in my plane. They each have their own independent runs to the battery, and each have a pullable breaker on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,022
Posted By NovaBandit
It's definitely been happening to me (on the...

It's definitely been happening to me (on the pilots side).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,022
Posted By NovaBandit
I have a GMA245r/G3X touch and use both the...

I have a GMA245r/G3X touch and use both the iphone's telephone feature and the music feature all the time. Some things to check:


Make sure you have "bluetooth" distributed to the pilot, AND you...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By NovaBandit
I don't have anything now, but as I finish up my...

I don't have anything now, but as I finish up my IFR ticket this spring, I'm going to try to capture as much as I can with a 4K camera in the cockpit showing the screens (and capturing cockpit audio)...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,735
Posted By NovaBandit
Yup. What Bob said.

Yup. What Bob said.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,735
Posted By NovaBandit
The "ugly conduit" you mention has been...

The "ugly conduit" you mention has been completely glassed into the a pillars and have a nicer finished look than the stock design.

You can squeeze whatever you can up the center post, or go under...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,529
Posted By NovaBandit
I have "EXPERIMENTAL" printed on my wing walks....

I have "EXPERIMENTAL" printed on my wing walks. Nothing inside the plane.

DAR was happy with it, saying you definitely have to look there as you get in the plane.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,945
Posted By NovaBandit
The LAST one! :p I really like mine, but the...

The LAST one! :p

I really like mine, but the extra work caused be relocating the rudder cable attachment into the tunnel, the fact the I couldn't use the Aerosport rudder trim, and the lower price...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By NovaBandit
Here is the very high level steps I took: Fit...

Here is the very high level steps I took:


Fit the support structure (shown in the video)
Fit the carbon fiber instrument panel (shown in the video)
Fit the lower center panel (Matching the...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By NovaBandit
I don't trust that guy. Looks pretty shady.

I don't trust that guy. Looks pretty shady.
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 27,945
Posted By NovaBandit
I am still hoping I can figure out a rudder trim...

I am still hoping I can figure out a rudder trim solution, but the control approach pedals I have don't work with Aerosport kit, and I'm not going to cut into my painted rudder. I'll probably have to...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,185
Posted By NovaBandit
I've been dropping to 15 degree flaps at FAF, and...

I've been dropping to 15 degree flaps at FAF, and intercepting glideslope at about the same time, and then flying the GS at 90.

I think I might start trying what you guys are suggesting, and just...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,929
Posted By NovaBandit
I see your location also lists MN. You're...

I see your location also lists MN.

You're welcome to check my plane out the next time you're in Sunny Minnesota!
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,958
Posted By NovaBandit
Here's mine. No problems, even with the Aerosport...

Here's mine. No problems, even with the Aerosport NACA servo mounted in front of it. This is using the mounting bracket that Stein sells.

Notice I also added a "kicker" bracket. It felt like it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By NovaBandit
I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend! BTW,...

I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend!

BTW, you guys rock! Next you need to do something cool with that wifi radio hiding the the GDU460/465!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By NovaBandit
I already have an [on]-off-[on] momentary switch...

I already have an [on]-off-[on] momentary switch on my stick. Pushing down is wired up to the GMA24 for changing xmit between COM1 and COM2. Pushing up currently activates swapping active and standby...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,959
Posted By NovaBandit
G3X Touch v5.1 update

Looks like Garmin just released v5.1 for the G3X Touch.



I'm very happy to hear they made the GEA24 GP pins usable as discrete inputs! Especially since I was flying before the GAD27 was made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,278
Posted By NovaBandit
Yup. This. Since it's not supported by ICAO, it's...

Yup. This. Since it's not supported by ICAO, it's a non-starter for me, as I intend to fly to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, etc. I did hear somewhere that the Bahamas were looking to change their laws to...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,528
Posted By NovaBandit
Yes. The way you described it is exactly how it...

Yes. The way you described it is exactly how it works in my plane with a G3X Touch, VP-X and standard flap switch.

You just click the flap switch down, and it goes down one notch of flaps. Click it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,815
Posted By NovaBandit
Thumbs up Fantastic writeup! Can't wait to hear about (and...

Fantastic writeup! Can't wait to hear about (and join in) on this years adventures!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-27-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,317
Posted By NovaBandit
The approach was pretty straight forward, but...

The approach was pretty straight forward, but following someone who really knows the place (thanks Sean!) took some of the stress out of the whole thing. The only gotcha that I really noticed was...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,352
Posted By NovaBandit
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-22-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,606
Posted By NovaBandit
My 4 discrete inputs are: Fuel Pump Door...

My 4 discrete inputs are:
Fuel Pump
Door switches
Heated Pitot annunciation
TOGA

You can also use one of the voltage sense pins as a "discrete". That's what I did for my cowl flaps. If that pin has...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-22-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,317
Posted By NovaBandit
I'm a flatlander! Most of my flights don't need...

I'm a flatlander! Most of my flights don't need O2, so I didn't want a built in system taking up weight on every trip (and costing more). I have a 4 place portable MH system on my shopping list.

And...
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