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Forum: RV-10 03-12-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,453
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Norris, When did you install the RDD ThermX...

Norris,

When did you install the RDD ThermX system on your 14? I've been told by RDD that isn't available anymore.

Also, very interested in the system you're putting on your 10.


I've had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Wisconsin Aviation Rocks.

Wisconsin Aviation Rocks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By rdrcrmatt
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Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Another recommendation on the EarthX ETX1200. ...

Another recommendation on the EarthX ETX1200. Love it. It really helped our CG. We had the Odyssey behind the baggage compartment. Losing 20lbs there gave us a much needed bump in CG wiggle room...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I get airborne earlier with flaps 0. Also,...

I get airborne earlier with flaps 0.

Also, noticed even at low DA I lose 1-2 kts when I go flaps -3

I need more testing.
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,403
Posted By rdrcrmatt
It was just an example. Agreed on to each his...

It was just an example.

Agreed on to each his own.. I personally think the longevity and reliability of mags, mechanical FI and a stock engine outweigh the benefits of high horsepower and EFII. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By rdrcrmatt
To cut it in, you'd need 2 windows. One in the...

To cut it in, you'd need 2 windows. One in the plane to cut the hole in, then a donor to cut up to use for the window pane.

Might be really hard to retrofit as it would be really hard to match up...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,403
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Yep. It does consume tires and pads quicker, but...

Yep. It does consume tires and pads quicker, but shorted consumable life is expected when running close to the edge of performance.

Vic mentioned brake fade. The only time I experienced brake fade...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,403
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Stock brakes are fine. I can get the plane...

Stock brakes are fine. I can get the plane stopped in 880ft.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I know I'm missing at least one SB, I think just...

I know I'm missing at least one SB, I think just the newest one for the nose gear. But I'm sharing this with no guarantees. Review before using for your own...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Of course.

Of course.
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'm also a CFI with an RV-10.. How are you...

I'm also a CFI with an RV-10.. How are you handling insurance and did you get a LODA? I'm trying to decide if it is worth it for transition training.
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,970
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I've now made the following practice and it's...

I've now made the following practice and it's working well.

Take off, 0.
Cruise climb, flaps to reflex -3
Cruise -3 to DA of 10-12k then 0 above that. We've noted a change of 1-2kias, so as...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Also available on Amazon for few buck cheaper,...

Also available on Amazon for few buck cheaper, and prime

https://www.amazon.com/3450-High-Performance-Replacement-Filter/dp/B00062YM0G/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=E-3450&qid=1600271531&sr=8-3
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,887
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thanks for the continuous improvements TeamX!!...

Thanks for the continuous improvements TeamX!!

One request. The ground track dashed line and diamond are VERY hard to see at times. Could you move the magenta triangle to a higher layer in the...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I did my CFI in my RV-10, and I'm doing my CFII...

I did my CFI in my RV-10, and I'm doing my CFII in the RV-10 soon.

Ask your DPE if they're comfortable with doing the ride your plane.
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,165
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Have you triple checked nose wheel break-out...

Have you triple checked nose wheel break-out force?

An air-to-air picture showed me our nose gear was deflected in level flight which was the cause of my half-ball deflection.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We have the SFSA kit, very happy with it. Had it...

We have the SFSA kit, very happy with it.

Had it installed locally, but it ended up going way over estimate. I'd have it installed at SFSA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,611
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Pierre!!! Dr Bruce is your best bet!

Pierre!!! Dr Bruce is your best bet!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We have the newton caps, they're really nice.

We have the newton caps, they're really nice.
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,955
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We had a brake dragging issue that was caused by...

We had a brake dragging issue that was caused by the pedal hinge bolts being too tight. When the brakes warmed the issue got worse.

In the process I added single through bolts for the hinges, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Doing exactly this with our RV-10, but it is in...

Doing exactly this with our RV-10, but it is in an LLC.

Fixed costs (Hangar, Insurance, GPS, etc) / # of members = Monthly dues.
(Engine cost / 2000) + Oil, tires, brakes, other consumables = Hourly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,283
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'm pretty sure ours is failing due to a slight...

I'm pretty sure ours is failing due to a slight smell of fuel only on climb out. Will be verifying later today or this weekend.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By rdrcrmatt
This is what I would do.

This is what I would do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Interesting, thanks for the info on GPS. A...

Interesting, thanks for the info on GPS.

A friend's company who flies TBMs suggested staying away from them as they've had issues in the TBM. I'll keep gathering information.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Those of you with 11" iPad Pros (with cellular)...

Those of you with 11" iPad Pros (with cellular) how is the internal GPS? I've heard of issues and have been reluctant to upgrade.
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,144
Posted By rdrcrmatt
When our plane is at the forward limit of CG, the...

When our plane is at the forward limit of CG, the elevator is quite far back. I've never hit the stops on round out, but I have right at / after touchdown on a full stall landing with a forward to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By rdrcrmatt
seconding the installation of the orifice. Also,...

seconding the installation of the orifice.

Also, check that nothing is ending up in the orifice. our MP was dancing around a lot. After installing the orifice it smoothed out the MP reading. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By rdrcrmatt
It was probably custom made. Could you post some...

It was probably custom made. Could you post some pictures?
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,249
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'd recommend dual GDU460s and a GTN650. I just...

I'd recommend dual GDU460s and a GTN650.

I just don't see the need for the GTN750 with the larger touchscreen G3x.
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,702
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I also broke one at around 150 hours. I'll...

I also broke one at around 150 hours.

I'll beef it up if I have to fix it again
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,368
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Summerfest, a huge music festival in July in...

Summerfest, a huge music festival in July in Milwaukee just postponed till fall. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Congrats! I took my CFI checkride in my RV-10....

Congrats!

I took my CFI checkride in my RV-10. :) That was a fun flight.
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,360
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I installed the TCW servo controlled 4" valve. ...

I installed the TCW servo controlled 4" valve. WORKS GREAT!
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,420
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thank you for taking the time to document that,...

Thank you for taking the time to document that, again glad I'm not the only one experiencing the issue.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-17-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,452
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I got a call today saying they're available!

I got a call today saying they're available!
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,420
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I asked the same thing a while ago of him and it...

I asked the same thing a while ago of him and it wasn't available then.

He's local to me, perhaps I try to meet up with him to show him the issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By rdrcrmatt
When we switched from a narrow-deck to a...

When we switched from a narrow-deck to a wide-deck on our RV-10, I asked a few people which governor to get (I still have the narrow deck 540 Hartzell governor for sale!), and it was recommended to...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,978
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I use flaps 0? at high DA, even in cruise. I'd...

I use flaps 0? at high DA, even in cruise.

I'd consider running the flaps to an intermediate setting (between 0? and "half" around 15?, so around 5?-7?) for a high DA take-off if I need to get...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,420
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Glad it isn't just me. I had a video of it, but...

Glad it isn't just me. I had a video of it, but I can't find it now.
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,420
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Please let me know if you see a 0.25 second (or...

Please let me know if you see a 0.25 second (or so) delay when powering up a light?

I have a VPX-Pro, and the delay causes the VPX Wig-Wag function to be useless. The 0.25 second delay only started...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,662
Posted By rdrcrmatt
It all depends on how the plane is equipped. IMO...

It all depends on how the plane is equipped. IMO you can't beat the bang for the buck of the RV-10, and if I sold the one I'm flying I couldn't replace it. I'd have to spend double the money to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'm so irritated by the state of insurance on...

I'm so irritated by the state of insurance on aircraft lately.

A former fighter jet pilot was given a $6k quote for insurance on an RV-6. That's insane.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,547
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thanks guys! Will this update, and the other...

Thanks guys!

Will this update, and the other included LRU updates be included in the next G3X - GDU460 update?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,241
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I have the earlier zip-tips, and a VPX-Pro. The...

I have the earlier zip-tips, and a VPX-Pro. The WigWag function doesn't really work since the ZipTip LEDs seem to take .25 seconds to turn on, so the wig wag ends up looking like a flash...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,569
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Another happy Savvy user here.

Another happy Savvy user here.
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I fly an ILS at 90-100kts, Half flaps, usually...

I fly an ILS at 90-100kts, Half flaps, usually around 11.5" MP and full RPM which ends up being around 2300-2400.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By rdrcrmatt
this is my policy as well. We will hold the...

this is my policy as well. We will hold the doors open a few inches after engine start, and for taxi on really hot days. but only with a hand on the door at all times.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 25,983
Posted By rdrcrmatt
If I had the option, I would have gotten ahead of...

If I had the option, I would have gotten ahead of it. I'm going to do it next time I pull the prop.


My only question is.. how? On an installed engine. Who rents the tool to press the bushings...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 25,983
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Both of you guys are missing a detail here. The...

Both of you guys are missing a detail here.

The discussion is around moving the prop one set of bolt holes, not 180?. In order to re-clock the prop one set of holes, the bushings need to be pressed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,790
Posted By rdrcrmatt
That's the only thing I can't run directly on my...

That's the only thing I can't run directly on my Mac. but I do run a Windows VM so it's been a non-issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,790
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Did I miss an update?! The screenshot on the...

Did I miss an update?! The screenshot on the first post shows Checklists as a page you can twist to. THIS IS HUGE!!

Thank you very much.


Edit: it was included in the 8.4 update. I'm so happy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I have zero issues updating all my garmin stuff...

I have zero issues updating all my garmin stuff using my mac. the instructions are well written and aren't complicated.

You can't do it from an iPhone/iPad. You need a full computer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By rdrcrmatt
What about carrying TKS fluid or get some...

What about carrying TKS fluid or get some de-icing fluid from the line guys at some of the larger airports?

We had frost on our wings the other night, we soaked some rags in fluid from the truck and...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Why slow it down?! The answer, throttle back,...

Why slow it down?!

The answer, throttle back, and slowly, smoothly put the prop forward. HUGE brake. the RV-10 certainly does not need speed brakes.


Congrats!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thanks guys, I tested again with the alternator...

Thanks guys,

I tested again with the alternator field OFF and the problem did not happen again. That, in addition to the lower than normal volutages leads me to think replacing the alternator is in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thanks, that's sort of where I'm leaning at this...

Thanks, that's sort of where I'm leaning at this time.

I'm going to go test the plane again. This time try to run the engine up with the alternator off to see if that isolates the problem.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Strange combination of issues

Our RV-10 has been working great for 2 years.

The system is EarthX PC680, Recently replaced main contactor (from ACS (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/masterrelay.php)), Plane power...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By rdrcrmatt
It's often said a new RV owner will burn a set of...

It's often said a new RV owner will burn a set of tires and brakes their first year.
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By rdrcrmatt
How many hours on the engine? Do you have temp...

How many hours on the engine? Do you have temp data since break in?



I can't find the SavvyMX document on the procedure. Don't consider my description of this to be gospel, it was 3-4 years ago...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,721
Posted By rdrcrmatt
If your oil temp is under control at 5.5qt, it...

If your oil temp is under control at 5.5qt, it should be fine to run it there. It seems like ours spits it out until 6.25qt.

could you post the borescope pictures?

I'd recommend checking with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,250
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I flew to St. Louis (KSET) to do my multi-engine...

I flew to St. Louis (KSET) to do my multi-engine checkride! Then did a few laps of TnGs at KSTL! (also posted this pic to FB RV-10 Group)

https://i.imgur.com/8cTPuPZ.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,355
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I've lost GPS (and NAV/COM) in IMC. Not...

I've lost GPS (and NAV/COM) in IMC. Not fun.

Redundancy is nice.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'd just step down to 12v. Not hard, and the...

I'd just step down to 12v. Not hard, and the circuitry is well proven.

What about using a TCW backup battery as an additional 24v -> 12v buffer? It might do the stop down itself, but putting that...
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