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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,394
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have also contacted Garmin about the GTN...

I have also contacted Garmin about the GTN sharing the TOD to the map displays of the G3X touch. Supposedly it's pn the "Wish List" for future software upgrades.........
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By BlackhawkSP
COWL PIN COVERS

Some pictures from mine. The Aerosport instructions will be all you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,098
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The country should be way past herd immunity by...

The country should be way past herd immunity by then. I plan on being there !!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,394
Posted By BlackhawkSP
There are some tricks to negate some of the...

There are some tricks to negate some of the worries.....Check this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Talk to Aerosport Products about a panel and...

Talk to Aerosport Products about a panel and Approach fast Stack on cables, and just plug and play:-)........I did that and have no regrets:-).....
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I was sort of in the same dilemma, but contacted...

I was sort of in the same dilemma, but contacted my insurance provider and they bought off on me getting a check out with a local, non-CFI that had 500 plus hours in the RV-10. They said no problem....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I searched on Duck-Duck Go, just to see what a...

I searched on Duck-Duck Go, just to see what a AN5773-1 looked like, and all kinds of possible sources popped up. Of course the price may not be too nice:-)......One place advertises that they have...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Well they're small enclosed motors and I would be...

Well they're small enclosed motors and I would be surprised that would light off fuel in that spot with the airflow that's going through. Also, the only time they're energized is when you are opening...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Yes ! Two of them. It leaves you with options...

Yes ! Two of them. It leaves you with options especially if you have a hopped up engine (10 to 1 pistons), which requires more heat rejection. No regrets at all on the install of two in the bottom of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ditto on posts #2 and #9. My engineer brain says...

Ditto on posts #2 and #9. My engineer brain says that when you reduce the prop that you are hitting an resonance range of the sheet metal that the ADHARS is mounted to and makes it go wonky. Brace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,152
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Wow !! Can't believe the number of responses...

Wow !! Can't believe the number of responses here. I have an all glass cockpit (3 Garmin G3X screens, GTN 650 IFR navigator, and full autopilot). I got my instrument ticket in the RV-10 and it's well...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-11-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I met him on a few occasions. He was a hoot to...

I met him on a few occasions. He was a hoot to talk to. I was doing the usual flyover coordination for the Indy 500 the year he drove the pace car. Got to talk and hang out with him for over an hour....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ray: What did you take these pictures with? The...

Ray:

What did you take these pictures with? The resolution and colors are fantastic. Was it just with your phone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 105,196
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Mine are my initials, and the 38 comes from my...

Mine are my initials, and the 38 comes from my deployment to Iraq with the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade:-).
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,472
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Just F'ing WOW is all I can say..............I...

Just F'ing WOW is all I can say..............I would be asking for some of that money back for sure !!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have the Hartzell 2 blade composite 8301 blades...

I have the Hartzell 2 blade composite 8301 blades (11-14 pounds lighter than the BA aluminum versions), and the battery (earth-X) on the firewall. No regrets at all:-). This has me towards the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Since the CHT's are pretty much in line with...

Since the CHT's are pretty much in line with normal operations, the EGT thermocouple is bad, or there is a high resistance somewhere in the line to the EFIS. Check the tightness of the connection out...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,999
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I don't know about the mains, but I swapped out...

I don't know about the mains, but I swapped out my nose tire/rim for the Berringer. The weight difference was .2 lbs and cost me $750.00 !! Berringer is great stuff, but very pricey for sure.........
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Berringer Nose Tire Pressure

Well guys, I wanted to blow a lot of money a few months back, so I purchased the Berringer nose tire for my 10. I got it the other day. Out of the box the pressure was 60 PSI. Should I run a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,800
Posted By BlackhawkSP
A bit harsh, but well then, just pick an altitude...

A bit harsh, but well then, just pick an altitude (let's say 7500 feet PA-everyone dial in 29.92), and then the only variable would be the OAT. That would reduce most of the variables. Otherwise I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,800
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Here's a shot of my RV-10. I did this a week or...

Here's a shot of my RV-10. I did this a week or so ago. Some on the FB RV-10 list doubted the EFIS readouts, but I verified things by doing the triangle 120, 240, 360 degree deal and averaged the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,490
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ditto this for me. All the extra complexity,...

Ditto this for me. All the extra complexity, weight, and electrical loads, for the minimal times that you would use it most places, makes it a "no way" for me. Even on a hot/humid day (I'm in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,468
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I had my wiring harnesses fabricated at Approach...

I had my wiring harnesses fabricated at Approach Fast Stack for my all Garmin system (3 screens and a GTN 650 with autopilot). They were awesome. It's as close to pug and play as you can get. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,658
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Since you're fuel injected, check for an...

Since you're fuel injected, check for an induction leak (excess air) to that cylinder. Second thing is to check for is a restriction in the fuel line to that cylinder (also would cause a leaner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Way to go on the instrument rating. I built a 10,...

Way to go on the instrument rating. I built a 10, so feel free to reach out for any advice, or complaints during the build. That's what we're here for:-)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,384
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Went to the Harter Flying Field Fly-In Drive-In,...

Went to the Harter Flying Field Fly-In Drive-In, east of Indianapolis. A perfect fall day thing to do.

https://www.facebook.com/events/775891229931128/?post_id=795899691263615&view=permalink

It was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,238
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Beautiful parts !!!

Beautiful parts !!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,238
Posted By BlackhawkSP
If someone produced similar ducting for the RV-10...

If someone produced similar ducting for the RV-10 set up, I would buy them tomorrow !!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have an RV-10 with 3 screens of G3X Touch, and...

I have an RV-10 with 3 screens of G3X Touch, and a GTN IFR navigator, and every other component from Garmin. NO REGRETS!! You will love the versatility, free updates (on software), and support that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By BlackhawkSP
You might be able to make that gauge usable by...

You might be able to make that gauge usable by installing a snubber in the line to the gauge. If that particular pump has large pulses, I would be worried about the damage over time to the pressure...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-03-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I just penetrated the baffles on each side for...

I just penetrated the baffles on each side for the shortest run from the coils mounted to the centerline top of the engine. Sorry I couldn't find a better picture, but if you zoom in on this one, it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By BlackhawkSP
It looks like the McMAster Gauge Vibration...

It looks like the McMAster Gauge Vibration Damper. I have them of various sizes on my MP, Fuel Pressure, and Oil Pressure sensor lines.

https://www.mcmaster.com/gauge-vibration-dampers
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-10-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 552,191
Posted By BlackhawkSP
This is the day of my first flight:-).....

This is the day of my first flight:-).....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,918
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I sort of chuckled wean I read this. "Back in the...

I sort of chuckled wean I read this. "Back in the day" as they say, when I was doing autorotations in an AH-1S through "F" model Cobra Helicopters, the only way you know if you were lined up with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By BlackhawkSP
That's a darn good question !! I've versions of...

That's a darn good question !! I've versions of those tires on rough terrain reach forklifts, and some mowers, and they're awesome. Ones properly designed for light aircraft would sell like hotcakes,...
Forum: Propellers 08-17-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,239
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I went with the Hartzell 8301 Composite blades on...

I went with the Hartzell 8301 Composite blades on my RV-10. Depending on what metal blades you were using, it's at least 16 pounds lighter!! It's an awesome prop and I would do it again in a...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,297
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The main advantage to the 750 is the larger...

The main advantage to the 750 is the larger screen. I have a 3 screen G3X touch layout, with the GTN 650 IFR navigator. The G3X screens WILL show geo-referenced aircraft position on the approach...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The thin closed cell foam tape works. Another...

The thin closed cell foam tape works. Another option is a thin bead of clear silicone sealant. It is usually pretty easy to get the cover off with this when access is needed.
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,686
Posted By BlackhawkSP
For future reference, another option I used was...

For future reference, another option I used was to buy stainless threaded rod from Mc Master-Carr. It has worked great. Just cut to length and bend it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,988
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Here are the relevant pictures again:

Here are the relevant pictures again:
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,147
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I'm a 9000+ hour helicopter guy, and I have...

I'm a 9000+ hour helicopter guy, and I have hundreds of hours of RV-8 time, so like you I l prefer the stick in my right hand and power (or collective in the copter) in my left. I built my RV-10 with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I know what you mean:-)...When I returned from 11...

I know what you mean:-)...When I returned from 11 months in Iraq, one of my first priorities was to get to my pickled RV Super 8, get the battery off the tender, installed in the plane, and fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,589
Posted By BlackhawkSP
My significant other, myself and two of my...

My significant other, myself and two of my neighbors flew from the Indianapolis area to Holland MI for a day trip and had a blast. Minimal crowds. We didn't go in May, because the tulip festival was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,854
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I wonder how much protection one could get by...

I wonder how much protection one could get by having the bill of sale stating you sold " miscellaneous airplane parts", and have the sales contract state that the buyer promises to never fly the...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Also folks, I redid the Garmin SB again today,...

Also folks, I redid the Garmin SB again today, since I wanted to land after a hot day of flying to maximize the chance of the fuel pressure going up after shutdown. At idle after the flight, the fuel...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The answer is yes. I installed the VA128...

The answer is yes. I installed the VA128 Restrictor, per the Van's drawing FF4-3. Since then though I added a Snubber discussed earlier on this thread to restrict the flow much more than the VA-128....
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Yes to your post. I saw the mention earlier of...

Yes to your post. I saw the mention earlier of putting the snubber right at the sensor, but then you lost the protection of restricting flow at the "T" off from the pump. I added the snubber at the...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The damper is to be installed (just to be sure)...

The damper is to be installed (just to be sure) in the "Teed" off line to the pressure sensor block. The small orifice opening will dampen vibrations/pulses to the sensor (good thing), and will...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Excellent info !!! Thanks. Dampening out the...

Excellent info !!! Thanks. Dampening out the pulses definitely would reduce stress on the sensor, and have the added benefit of lower flow rates in a leak type failure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,136
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Purchased with all my Garmin goodies (I think),...

Purchased with all my Garmin goodies (I think), about 2017 the Kavlico sensors for MP, Oil Press, and Fuel Press. The first fuel pressure sensor, P4055-50G, failed in the summer of 2018 at roughly 25...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Anytime Bro!! Aviators help each other !! That's...

Anytime Bro!! Aviators help each other !! That's what we do:-).......
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
After I called Garmin about this, I didn't think...

After I called Garmin about this, I didn't think much about it, except to let them know. The next day, I got, I think 3 or 4 phone calls from Garmin folks. One call had 4 or 5 guys on the line at...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Don: Yes, per the plans/drawings for the RV-10,...

Don:

Yes, per the plans/drawings for the RV-10, the VA 128 restrictor was installed per Drawing FF4-3. This is the same diameter orifice though, that is used for the oil pressure sensor port too,...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
At least you would know immediately from the...

At least you would know immediately from the smell. My firewall is sealed quite well and I never smelled fuel in flight. The sensor failed in such a way (by that I mean electrically) that the numbers...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Fuel Press Safety Issue Update

As an update, I made a video and sent it to Garmin guys that were very interested in investigating this problem. All pilots should see this. The amount of leakage was way more than I originally...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,166
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Safety Concern with Fuel Press Sender

I went flying 2 days ago. I have a 3 screen G3X touch with all Garmin goodies throughout. I noticed my fuel pressure bar graph just showed the white triangle at the top of the bar, with no number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,622
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Cant remember the name of the Avionics shop, but...

Cant remember the name of the Avionics shop, but the guy's name is Andy Zeigler, at 812-372-3790. His cell is 812-344-0468. Sometimes he's hard to get a hold of.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Awesome write up and trip !!!

Awesome write up and trip !!!
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Once mine were all fitted, I took them all and...

Once mine were all fitted, I took them all and had them powder coated. That stuff is tough. No regrets.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Vitons are good. Also make sure to use...

Vitons are good. Also make sure to use MIL-H-83282, or Royco 782 instead of MIL-H-5606. The former is the fire resistant type with a higher flash point. That's about all you can do AFAIK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Karl: Although we would have loved to have had...

Karl: Although we would have loved to have had you in Indiana, Cinthiania is in Kentucky :-).......
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,647
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ditto on the screws for the lower attach of the...

Ditto on the screws for the lower attach of the cowl. Hinges there would allow much more vibration to effect the center bracket. They would also allow more movement over time (the hinges), because...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,137
Posted By BlackhawkSP
My bad !! Sorry. I assumed you were using the Bob...

My bad !! Sorry. I assumed you were using the Bob Archer antenna, which works great for the VOR.
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I ended filling the holes in with micro and...

I ended filling the holes in with micro and sanding them smooth, since I was going to use the Garmin AOA pitot tube. The stall warning would have been redundant and I wasn't thrilled about the hole...
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