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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By rvanstory
Totally agree with Chris! I too have your flap...

Totally agree with Chris! I too have your flap actuator in my 10. It's performed great for the 1st 280 hours! Your response reveals a LOT about your character!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By rvanstory
I thinned with water and sprayed with cheap...

I thinned with water and sprayed with cheap Harbor Freight gun. Worked great with sprayer. I tried rolling too, and had same frustration as you. WAY more work to sand smooth if rolling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By rvanstory
Here's how I used to handle it when I had a...

Here's how I used to handle it when I had a partner. If fuel was over a predetermined level after flight, next pilot gets a windfall advantage (some free fuel) based on the other's inaccurate...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By rvanstory
David, I agree with Rich in Post #15. "If your...

David,
I agree with Rich in Post #15. "If your CHTs are below 425, even a bit higher (hottest cylinder) with full power on a hot day climb out, don’t stress it."

I too battle keeping CHT's below...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-04-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By rvanstory
Rich, section 2.7 of the airframe installation...

Rich, section 2.7 of the airframe installation manual says thisÖ.

ďLocate the 10A fuse (or other appropriate 10A circuit protection device) as close to the power source as possible.Ē

I think you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-03-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By rvanstory
Rich, Looked it up, it was 12 ga wire I used in...

Rich,
Looked it up, it was 12 ga wire I used in mine.

Also, FWIW, I didnít want the fuse ďhiddenĒ behind the rear bulkhead. If I suspect a blown fuse (or blow one by accident when changing oil,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-02-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By rvanstory
Canít remember off hand??? I think 12??? ...

Canít remember off hand??? I think 12??? SureFly specs say 14 ga is minimum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By rvanstory
Hereís a link to explain another option. ...

Hereís a link to explain another option. https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1458745
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,414
Posted By rvanstory
I know many use this style rudder gust lock. ...

I know many use this style rudder gust lock. However, I prefer the styles that can be set or removed from within the cabin. On a windy day, you still take a chance of damage from the brief time...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-01-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By rvanstory
I started with another option, but eventually...

I started with another option, but eventually changed to SureFlys recommendation. Hereís whyÖ. I had it tied to power after master solenoid. Then, while on ground, experienced a short in a...
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By rvanstory
Couldn't agree with you more!! Worth every...

Couldn't agree with you more!! Worth every minute of build time! It's not only a great plane to fly, I find every minute spent cleaning, repairing, and maintaining to be therapeutic. I've enjoyed...
Forum: Reviews 04-21-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By rvanstory
I agree about Evoke, worth every penny AND the...

I agree about Evoke, worth every penny AND the wait!! I've been flying my Evoke painted RV-10 for 18 months now. It still turns heads wherever I go. In process of applying John's 360 ceramic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,257
Posted By rvanstory
Congratulations on the award Darwin! Well...

Congratulations on the award Darwin! Well deserved!! Did see your plane at Sky Bolts tent. It looked great (as it always does). Iím jealous of your attendance of the Masters. Itís an unchecked...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 595,319
Posted By rvanstory
Congratulations Dave! Huge milestone!

Congratulations Dave! Huge milestone!
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 782,340
Posted By rvanstory
Way to go Krea! Huge milestone! Very happy for...

Way to go Krea! Huge milestone! Very happy for you and am always impressed when someone sees their project across the finish line!
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By rvanstory
Not only is it possible, I'd say it's preferable....

Not only is it possible, I'd say it's preferable. I installed mine after windshield was in. That simply means I put in velcro strips to hold it in place. You will want it to be removable in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,022
Posted By rvanstory
In today's World, we have inflation pretty much...

In today's World, we have inflation pretty much across the board. Costs are rising everywhere and that includes payroll costs. I have ALWAYS been a fan of ForeFlight and have found their constant...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
I can have full rudder defections too, if it...

I can have full rudder defections too, if it isnít done excessively fast. I NEVER move the rudder that fast AND that full at same time. Normal defections seem fine. I feel like the friction in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Happy to report, that re-calibrating both the G3X...

Happy to report, that re-calibrating both the G3X and the G5 solved the problem. With mis-compare still on, no error messages at all in a very bumpy flight conditions.

Thank you Justin and Steve...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Itís toward back of tail-cone under vertical and...

Itís toward back of tail-cone under vertical and horizontal stabilizer fairing. It test perfect here when 1st installed and calibrated. No repairs, additions, subtraction since. Over a year of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you for clarifying Justin. I will...

Thank you for clarifying Justin. I will recalibrate both GSU 25 and G5.

On magnetic interference issue, this is 1st (and only) time Iíve seen this. No changes on airframe at all. ONLY clue I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Steve, I wasn't able top fly today, but my...

Steve,

I wasn't able top fly today, but my friend with the identical problem tried your suggestion of turning off the miscompare monitoring in his RV-10 today. He said he flew quite "aggressively"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Ok. Will reinstall V9.0 and turn of miscompare to...

Ok. Will reinstall V9.0 and turn of miscompare to start the process. It'll be Wednesday before I will be able to fly again to test, but will let you know results as soon as I do. Thank you again...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you for the quick response Steve!! We...

Thank you for the quick response Steve!! We both have single GSU 25's in our systems. I'll try turning off the miscompare monitoring to see what happens. Would you suggest I go back to V9.0 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By rvanstory
Heading Error Bug after G3X Software update

Trying to determine if anyone else is experiencing a heading bug "glitch" after updating their G3X touch to V9.0 software. Here's my story.....

Immediately after updating my G3X Touch software to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By rvanstory
Had a chance to read Buckís book about a year...

Had a chance to read Buckís book about a year ago. Then got to meet him at Oshkosh in 2021. Heís as good of a person as he is a writer!
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By rvanstory
RV-10 Builders Motivation

Last Thursday was able to fly to KAQO for some famous Coopers BBQ in Llano TX. Have made this trip many times before. But, this time was special.... got to do it with 2 other RV-10 owners. Thank...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By rvanstory
Bill, Here's some screenshots of a few pages of...

Bill,
Here's some screenshots of a few pages of my paint scheme layout. Part of the deliverable is detailed dimensions to aid painter. I think pre-cut masking is an option, just not included in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-07-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,284
Posted By rvanstory
I originally had my Surefly power wired to master...

I originally had my Surefly power wired to master solenoid to avoid draw as some have suggested. Then one day (during phase 1 flight testing) I started plane and found cockpit filling with smoke!! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By rvanstory
I actually ordered the C Baileys for side...

I actually ordered the C Baileys for side windows. Couldn't tell any difference between them and Van's stock windows, except for the initial fit. C-Baileys takes much less fitting. However, if I...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,591
Posted By rvanstory
AeroSport Power

I had full intentions of installing a Thunderbolt engine, but when I got ready, lead times had grown too long for my wait. So, I ordered mine from Aerosport Power. I have been VERY pleased with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,188
Posted By rvanstory
Flight over Austin TX

Took an hour flight after replacing my transponder. Took this pic at 6,500ft over the new Tesla plant being built on east side of Austin, TX. Doesn't look that big in perspective to the wing of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By rvanstory
I agree with your intuition for option #1. ...

I agree with your intuition for option #1. That's where mine are routed. Put a disconnect plug somewhere (mines right under panel) so you can get console out for annual inspections.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By rvanstory
I used a gentleman named Boyd Kempf out of Spring...

I used a gentleman named Boyd Kempf out of Spring Branch TX. He will travel to San Marcos (at least he did to New Braunfels). He was excellent, friendly and very accomodating when defining the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-10-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,195
Posted By rvanstory
The comment he made when talking about the 3...

The comment he made when talking about the 3 circles was the REAL key when he talks about Austro's owners "sheer force of stubborn will".

Reminds me of a podcast I used to listen to called "How I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,195
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks for posting this link. Very interesting...

Thanks for posting this link. Very interesting and well done.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,850
Posted By rvanstory
Rebooted computer, and got a pic to attach...

Rebooted computer, and got a pic to attach now.... I'd make small loop for gear leg 1st, then measure for where loop for handle should go based on how far you want it open, before sewing that loop in...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By rvanstory
Here's some pics of mine.....

Here's some pics of mine.....
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,850
Posted By rvanstory
I had a strap made where one end loops around...

I had a strap made where one end loops around landing gear post exposed in cabin, and the other end has a loop large enough to go around door handle. Allows me to crack door open about 1.5" with...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By rvanstory
This is what I did. However, if I were doing it...

This is what I did. However, if I were doing it over, I'd put heavier reinforcement under the floor than I did. My tie downs will keep things from "sliding", but probably not strong enough to...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By rvanstory
Marty, Les Bourne can do your transition...

Marty,
Les Bourne can do your transition training in your RV-10. He's in San Antonio. PM me if you want his contact information.
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,696
Posted By rvanstory
I ended up having my seats covered at a local...

I ended up having my seats covered at a local auto upholstery shop (hot rod shop). Turnaround was quicker, and I was able to get a custom design. I've been happy with the results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,308
Posted By rvanstory
Congrats Erik!!!! GREAT looking bird! You...

Congrats Erik!!!! GREAT looking bird! You built an AWESOME looking plane!!!

I second your shout outs to Vans, Aerotronics (they're the best), & Plane Schemer. All excellent vendors!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By rvanstory
Great post John! I'm on a quest for the lower...

Great post John! I'm on a quest for the lower 48 too, but never thought about tracking each airport. Since I'm a geek too, that's now on my list of "things to do".
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By rvanstory
Wow!!! Thx for sharing!

Wow!!! Thx for sharing!
Forum: Fiberglass 12-06-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By rvanstory
I used Poly Fiber UV Smooth Prime for fiberglass...

I used Poly Fiber UV Smooth Prime for fiberglass prep on pinholes. Water based, easy to thin and spray and sand. I loved it! Used it on cabin top interior as well as inside of cowl. Left it...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 782,340
Posted By rvanstory
Here's what I learned from Sun N Fun and Osh...

Here's what I learned from Sun N Fun and Osh judging. Judges look for "quality of build" and "innovation". Though judges are very tight lipped about what they are specifically looking at, here's...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 782,340
Posted By rvanstory
David, NICE WORK! Wow! I can tell you are...

David,
NICE WORK! Wow! I can tell you are going to have a quality built plane on your hands!
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,477
Posted By rvanstory
Actual costs breakdown

Jason,

Here is a breakdown of my actual cost to build my RV-10. I kept meticulous financial records of the build and know EXACTLY how much it costs me. I didn't just track "the big stuff" (kits,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,899
Posted By rvanstory
Very interesting A/C system. Can't imagine why...

Very interesting A/C system. Can't imagine why it isn't still available. Tried to find some info (not much there).

Came across this article. Found it...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By rvanstory
Though I don't know where to find the document, I...

Though I don't know where to find the document, I heard from others that Mooney actually issued a service instruction on this very subject. Evidently, the same 1/2 order vibration issue exists in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By rvanstory
Tom, If you switch is like mine, the nut is on...

Tom,
If you switch is like mine, the nut is on on the cockpit side of the panel, not the back side. See this pic of Aircraft Spruce key switch. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By rvanstory
Dave, can you expound more on the "turning the...

Dave, can you expound more on the "turning the injector holder relief holes to rear of engine" comment. Are you saying that improved your LOP ops? I've never heard that tip before. Would like to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By rvanstory
Mines under the seat. Working well for me so far.

Mines under the seat. Working well for me so far.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By rvanstory
I'd agree with Dave and others about everything! ...

I'd agree with Dave and others about everything! I did not on my interior. I painted only what would "show". The masking was not only a pain, but unnecessary. In the end, all you save is a...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By rvanstory
Tips & lessons learned in my RV10's 1st year

Took 1st flight on August 21st, 2020. It's been a little over a year and 225 flight hours since then. There have been a few "AHA moments" in that year that I wish I knew before taking 1st flight....
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,330
Posted By rvanstory
I did. Still working a little on it. I...

I did. Still working a little on it. I started with a 1.5" plate. Not near large enough. Now have about 4" one. Seems to have lowered my climb out temps by about 10 degrees without...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-05-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,145
Posted By rvanstory
Finally found the culprit!!!

Circling back to this older post from August to report that I FINALLY found the solution. It all had to do with my spark plug gaps! Here's my "journey".

Last week I decided to spring for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,184
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you for posting Tom! It's truly admirable...

Thank you for posting Tom! It's truly admirable that you'd publicly share your experience and risk the criticisms in exchange for helping others! I wish more people would do so. It's how we all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By rvanstory
Follow up.... I used the Champion fine wire gap...

Follow up....

I used the Champion fine wire gap adjustment tool for this and it was a non-event (Like Brian's experience above). Gapped the SureFly plugs at .026 and the Slick plugs at .020. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By rvanstory
What I didn't mention in my OP is that the engine...

What I didn't mention in my OP is that the engine ran terrible at altitude LOP. So, I have to "tempt fate" and do something. Current engine smoothness with factory gap was not acceptable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By rvanstory
Bill at Surefly gave me the wider gap advice...

Bill at Surefly gave me the wider gap advice because the engines smoothness was not as good with the fine wires. Not sure why they don't say this on the website, but was definitely his advice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By rvanstory
Setting gap on Tempest fine wire plugs

I just installed new Tempest fine wire plugs. But I have SureFly EI and both they and Tempest say the standard gap for plugs is too small when using electronic ignition. So, tomorrow I am setting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,948
Posted By rvanstory
Welcome aboard! (Again). I always found pics...

Welcome aboard! (Again).

I always found pics and videos of finished RV10ís to be highly motivating. Hopefully this video tour link of my RV10 will offer some additional inspiration for you. ...
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