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Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I believe Dave is referring to my RV10 at Aurora,...

I believe Dave is referring to my RV10 at Aurora, or I at least hope he is. I?d be happy to show you around the plane and let you take a look. Send me a PM if you are interested. Details and photos...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,894
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Is the bowing along one of the edges or truly in...

Is the bowing along one of the edges or truly in the center of the door? I have a very stiff door, but I experience a slight bowing at the rear corner on the same side as my latch. Since my latch is...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Actually in my case I didn't drill the canopy for...

Actually in my case I didn't drill the canopy for the rosen visor. I actually foamed and glass over the joggle where people usually drill through. I then add a potted nut and attached the visor that...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I remember the fact they did the mold off of your...

I remember the fact they did the mold off of your plane. You are also right that there wasn't much if any trimming needed to fit the screen, especially in that area. I don't recall what if any edge...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Data Point - Cracked Cee Bailey's Windshield

I was just down at the hangar and during my preflight noticed an unexpected surprise. There is a 5" hairline crack in the windshield above the passenger seat. It runs from the edge of the windshield...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-25-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,383
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Classic question -...

Classic question - http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=88726&highlight=pmag
Forum: Oregon 02-11-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,334
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Craig is now retired from painting. I believe we...

Craig is now retired from painting. I believe we were the last RV10 he did and now has leased out his hangar and is now doing detailing services for jets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Ah, I missed the point being AeroSun. Disregard...

Ah, I missed the point being AeroSun. Disregard my comment then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I know I wired the sync wires all together as...

I know I wired the sync wires all together as this coordinates the flashrate of the tips and the tail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,865
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Talk to your insurance agent or company to know...

Talk to your insurance agent or company to know for sure. When I inquired, other than hours and IFR, nothing else mattered. Insurers didn?t care if I completed commercial rating or anything else. So...
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,070
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I can confirm that this indeed works with the...

I can confirm that this indeed works with the ADS-B+ Format 1. Just wired up my unit and this format worked as intended.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,687
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Can't believe I forgot to post pictures of our...

Can't believe I forgot to post pictures of our completed Pedal RV as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,830
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Ah, that would explain the so-so experience with...

Ah, that would explain the so-so experience with IAS climbs I've had.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,830
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The manual states that the AutoPilot IAS mode...

The manual states that the AutoPilot IAS mode only works with the Dynon AP servos. I have the older AFS Trutrak AP and the IAS worked in previous versions. Is this functionality gone now? I see the...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Congrats, that is quite the accomplishment!

Congrats, that is quite the accomplishment!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,297
Posted By CharlieWaffles
To gauge the depth of my countersinks, I made a...

To gauge the depth of my countersinks, I made a test tool. Take a piece of scrap aluminum and dimple it to the correct size. Mark it appropriately and keep it long term. Before countersinking my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,083
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Wet gauges deserved to be out of line of...

Wet gauges deserved to be out of line of sight!

N number is for my sons birthday and initials
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,083
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Stickers are from a kit designed for cardboard...

Stickers are from a kit designed for cardboard imagination planes. So I figured why not for a a little realer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,083
Posted By CharlieWaffles
It was plans built - www.thepedalrv.com

It was plans built - www.thepedalrv.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,083
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Pedal RV Just Completed

Seems like there are a few of us finishing up our Folkerts Consulting Pedal Car projects. Here is my project for my son Cameron. It was designed to use a similar paint scheme as our RV10 and includes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,884
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I just had my starter replaced due to a snapped...

I just had my starter replaced due to a snapped bolt in the body. Here are pictures of the new starter bolts - no more bent...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-21-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,931
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I was able to get my starter sent in and even...

I was able to get my starter sent in and even though it was first installed over 3 years ago, they replaced it under warranty at no cost. I noticed they have made a few changes - see photos below....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,931
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Just a data point, I was performing my annual and...

Just a data point, I was performing my annual and noticed I had some small fretting/grease on the bottom of the starter, so I bent back the tabs and tightened the case bolts - well, I should say I...
Forum: Oregon 01-08-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By CharlieWaffles
EMT 3/4" bender worked great at Home Depot....

EMT 3/4" bender worked great at Home Depot. Thanks.
Forum: Oregon 01-07-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Good idea - I'll give it a try once the snow...

Good idea - I'll give it a try once the snow stops!
Forum: Oregon 01-07-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By CharlieWaffles
3/4" Tube Bender

Anyone in the area have the ability to do a very simple radius bend in some 3/4" Aluminum tube? I got one of the spring bender styles and it didn't work out well. All of the hardware store tools only...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Have you mounted the control surfaces and rigged...

Have you mounted the control surfaces and rigged them? They will greatly reduce the travel of the stick.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,594
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I had stock Duckworths with some HID bulbs during...

I had stock Duckworths with some HID bulbs during my initial build. Before I began flying I switched over to the Baja Squadron lights - the rectangular style. Those did take some modification of the...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Correct, the Beringer fits right into the nose...

Correct, the Beringer fits right into the nose fork. Bolt away!
Forum: Oregon 10-09-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,469
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I don't have a 14, but my 10 is at Aurora not too...

I don't have a 14, but my 10 is at Aurora not too far from Vans. Happy to show you my project while you are in town. The Hillsboro Air Fare (small scale event) is that day so if you're looking for...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,667
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Why use the ns180 and not the NS90? My...

Why use the ns180 and not the NS90? My understanding was since the lights are blocked by the wing tip, there is no point in using the 180 (degree) model and the 90 was more appropriate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,900
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The fuel tank floats will almost never get a...

The fuel tank floats will almost never get a reading above 20 gallons. This is due to the dihedral and shape of the tank. Accurate below 20 is helpful.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,541
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Will the latest 6.21 be available for download...

Will the latest 6.21 be available for download and install by EAB soon?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,312
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I guess it's time to call Garmin and see if this...

I guess it's time to call Garmin and see if this is a bug.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,312
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Ever get a resolution to this? My GTN is dimming...

Ever get a resolution to this? My GTN is dimming properly when I start up, but as the sunrises, the dim never increases the brightness to accomodate. It's acting like it just reads the light at...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,761
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I used the same process the airlines use in their...

I used the same process the airlines use in their line maintenance and created a fillet of proseal around the perimeter of the antenna to seal it. The Screw heads were then covered and seal with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,444
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Jesse, it will track/log time by Hobbs/Tach for...

Jesse, it will track/log time by Hobbs/Tach for the logbook. Go into the logbook area and press Settings. There is an option for Hobbs/tach time.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,999
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The good news is that most of the broken area on...

The good news is that most of the broken area on the canopy is stuff you would cut off anyway. But hard to tell what other damage there is. Mothership could provide authoritative answer to...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I too have a non-stand prop spinner as I have the...

I too have a non-stand prop spinner as I have the Hartzell 3-blade airfoil with a chrome spinner. So that pushed my cowl farther back than standard and as a result. The mixture arm is closer to the...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By CharlieWaffles
There is some info on the bump and a picture...

There is some info on the bump and a picture here: https://myrv10factory.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/wheel-pants-are-wrapped-up-preparing-cowling-and-additional-fiberglass-finese/. Basically we added...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By CharlieWaffles
A few of us have this. I wound up building a...

A few of us have this. I wound up building a small cavity in the cowl and glassed it over on the outside of the cowl. A very minor bump out. The other option is to redo the air box and move it more...
Forum: Propellers 08-18-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 35,515
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The arm is only needed for the quadrant. The arm...

The arm is only needed for the quadrant. The arm allows you to use the full range in the quadrant. If you are using the Vernier controls, there isn't a race for the control to move in and look...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,139
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The standard Vans setup for at least a few years...

The standard Vans setup for at least a few years now uses Retard Mags, so it may be only a small set of 10s with Impulse mags that need to do this SB.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,140
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I didn't like the idea of drilling through the...

I didn't like the idea of drilling through the cabin top either. So I wound up glassing over the front joggle inside the canopy frame. If you look closely the canopy has an area that can be easily...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,031
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I fly IFR regularly and recently added Foreflight...

I fly IFR regularly and recently added Foreflight on an ipad mini back to the cockpit. I have the flightcharts on the AFS and the Garmin GTN and things worked well - until a recent recurrency. One of...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,344
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Yes, it helps to secure the entire structure a...

Yes, it helps to secure the entire structure a single piece for rigidity and structural integrity. The screws used wouldn't be enough in my opinion.
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,344
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I agree, if it fits into the uprights and lays...

I agree, if it fits into the uprights and lays flat, then it will work. All of the gaps will be filled with fiberglass micro, and possibly glass to transition to the aluminum structure. Job well done!
Forum: Reviews 07-03-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,299
Posted By CharlieWaffles
We used them as well and have had a great...

We used them as well and have had a great experience with them. I would definitely use them again. The first cockpit picture on their Pictures page is ours http://www.customairplanegrips.com/pictures
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,055
Posted By CharlieWaffles
My postman started stopping by regularly even...

My postman started stopping by regularly even when there wasn't a package to deliver. They all were curious to see the small boxes of stuff they brought slowly morph into an airplane!
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,742
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Eric, you can wait a long time before the pedals...

Eric, you can wait a long time before the pedals go in. No need to have to do them now - they wont do anything until its time to fly anyway. I know a particular builder (who just moved from Tigard to...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,055
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Awesome, welcome to your new best, worst,...

Awesome, welcome to your new best, worst, expensive, fun addiction! I'm sure you will enjoy the process if you have spent that much time review other builder blogs!
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,620
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I definitely wound up going back for more tubing...

I definitely wound up going back for more tubing because I didn't get enough. I think I used about 10 sticks. Some was scrap, some broken or bad flares, etc. Be sure to call to make sure hey have it...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,620
Posted By CharlieWaffles
There are some challenges with wiring and...

There are some challenges with wiring and changing bulbs if the light is that far inboard. If you are planning to have the plane painted, any blemish can easily be filled and painted over and you'll...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,620
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Columbia Airmotive by Troutdale sells 5052.

Columbia Airmotive by Troutdale sells 5052.
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,396
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Congrats - it's amazing experience and...

Congrats - it's amazing experience and accomplishment! Now you have to wait for paint to finish to go have more fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,153
Posted By CharlieWaffles
I know many of us have used 1st Pryority bank....

I know many of us have used 1st Pryority bank. They are very experimental friendly and finance kit phase as well as flying. Contact Bob Guderian at rguderian@firstpryority.com
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Awesome! It was my pleasure to fly down - I've...

Awesome! It was my pleasure to fly down - I've wanted to check out Synergy Air for a while - it looked like an impressive setup. Have a great course and keep pounding away at those rivets!
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Eric, I installed a but of sound proofing and...

Eric, I installed a but of sound proofing and honestly it wasn't worth it. Noise cancelling headphones do a better job than anything you could install. The weight and effort (and cost) weren't worth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Geoff, which of their ADSB units fm do you have?...

Geoff, which of their ADSB units fm do you have? They have a few now a days.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,827
Posted By CharlieWaffles
What did length you use to make your "measuring"...

What did length you use to make your "measuring" stick? The struts get compressed when the door closes and there is no way you can do that with just your hands.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Woohooo - congrats Eric! Time to get the factory...

Woohooo - congrats Eric! Time to get the factory back into production!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,715
Posted By CharlieWaffles
The rocker switches work great. They have little...

The rocker switches work great. They have little in the way of paint protection and can chip. So I had my painter hit them with a coat of clear coat and they have stood up well. I SUSPECT the reason...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Garmin GTN650/750 Updates announced in July

Anyone here when Garmin is actually going to release these updates that were announced in July?...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,501
Posted By CharlieWaffles
Absolutely, the vpx has this built in and the...

Absolutely, the vpx has this built in and the switch from aerosport is perfect for this.
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