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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,298
Posted By Randy Means
Tablets

After reviewing all the opinions on tablets and software I am amazed at the technology we have now compared to less than a half decade ago. For me I'll stick with my Ipad 2 and my trusty Foreflight ....
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,379
Posted By Randy Means
Speedy Builder

What a beautiful aircraft. I am amazed at the few number of hours you took to build this flying machine. Mine took considerably longer and not nearly as impressive!
Randy Means
120 Hours and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-27-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,091
Posted By Randy Means
Wing Tip HD camera

Thanks for the video. it convinced me to go flying this weekend. Life is too short to think about doing something. Just do it!
Randy Means
N595RV
RV10
Forum: Safety 06-25-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,694
Posted By Randy Means
Nomex

One of issues with buying used Nomex clothing is that you do not know if the proper washing procedures took place over the life of the garment. I own two suits and I pray my brothern read and...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By Randy Means
Carbon Brushes

The part number is 23-78-5. Back flying again. Distrubutor informed me that the brushes become issues if they are exposed to heat either from the motor running long period of time or the location...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By Randy Means
Flap motor

The fine folks at Ametek International came through and over nighted me two sets of brushes at no charge. They could not have been more helpful.
Randy Means
Merritt Island
N595RV
RV10
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,138
Posted By Randy Means
Flap motor for RV-10

Was a little frustrated after my brushs in the flap motor, Ametek failed. Does anyone know where to repace the brushes or motor other than Vans? They want 418.00 for motor!

Randy Means
RV 10 120...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,738
Posted By Randy Means
RV 10 jacks

I used the adapters several time on my ten. I called Vans and they stated they use them also.
Randy Means
N595rv
150 hrs and going strong
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,099
Posted By Randy Means
RV10 true cost

It never will be less expensive to build than now. Cost is in the eye of the beholder much like a diamond, many different costs but all are diamonds.
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By Randy Means
Melting cables

When I conducted my conditional inspection and I found something disturbing with my cables. They were damaged from resting on the engine. After inspection I placed a protective sleeve on them , the...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,229
Posted By Randy Means
Osh Gosh Ten Style

Plan on attending with a gaggle of RVs. My second long cross country in my new 10.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,572
Posted By Randy Means
182 vs. RV 10

Boy do I love this topic. I first learned to fly in a 182 and 172. I thought they were the most forgiving and fun planes to fly in the world. Little did I know I was grossly misinfromed. The day I...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-23-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,910
Posted By Randy Means
Smile The big trip

It sounds like you have your trip well planned out.While my 10 stays
in-country and since I live close to KORL I would be glad to assist you on the ground if needed.

Randy Means
2010 RV10
100 plus...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Randy Means
Glass is the answer

Glassing the seam is the easiest way to accomplish your task. Done right it looks great.
R Means
N595rv
120 hours and flying straight
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By Randy Means
Elevator sag on RV-10

When I was rigging my elevator before paint my Elevator was dead flush.After painting it is not. I have seen a number of Vans with the same issue. My concern is harmonic flutter. Is this needless...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,467
Posted By Randy Means
AC unit

I have store bought model and experiance the same thing. Today it was 96 Degrees and it cooled for about an hour. More than I needed. If you are making one I suggest a really good cooler. Makes a...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,689
Posted By Randy Means
Certificate

I hope not!
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,266
Posted By Randy Means
Tire wear

I have the same issue with 90 hours. I am adding shims to correct the problem in the near future. Vans sell them cheap. Buy them based on needed correction.
Randy Means
N595RV
RV 10
Merritt Island
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,841
Posted By Randy Means
Welcome Matt

I found the builders involved in the forum to be great help when i built my RV10. Ofcourse they do have differnces of opinions from time to time. I went from furniture builder to spam can maker....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,595
Posted By Randy Means
Cowl browning

Had the same issue on my 10 and used simular product on cowlinging with no adverse effect. Actually it was an easy fix for once.
Randy Means
N595RV:
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,195
Posted By Randy Means
Ox tie down

Mike maybe i am a little 3 D challenged but does the ox tie down get installed?
Randy Means
N595RV
RV10 90 hours
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-29-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,995
Posted By Randy Means
Blessing of the Fleet

The blessing comes from God and rumor has it he is non-Denominational. Most of our volunteer pilots are from other faiths.

Randy Means
N595RV
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-27-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,995
Posted By Randy Means
Blessing of the Fleet

Catholic Pilots Assoc. Is hosting the annual Blessing of the Fleet on July 31' 2011 at Merritt Island Florida, KCOI. Following the Blessings by Bishop John Noonan there will be a ice cream social...
Forum: Southeast 05-11-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,462
Posted By Randy Means
Your photos

Having grown up at the confluence of the Missippi and Des Moines Rivers flooding was a annual and anticipated issue for my farm family. Your photos and explaination highlights Sam Clemon's warning...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Randy Means
Trunk covering material.

I recently saw someone use the thin carpet normally applied in a car trunk for their aircraft interior. Seemed to work well. Any ideas where one can find such material?
Randy Means
N595RV
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By Randy Means
Trim Tab

Absolutely on target. Had same issues on my build and I corrected it with a very small trim tab. Required a very, very small adjustment.
Randy Means
N595RV
2010 completion
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,082
Posted By Randy Means
Another RV family member

Great Job. The fun now begins as does a lot more work.

Flying Great
Randy Means
RV10
N595RV
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,078
Posted By Randy Means
Red face Take Off Performance

The take off performance was quite surprising since I had been used to a sickly 172. What I found out you can't take off as soon as the plane in front rotates because you will be introducing your...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,162
Posted By Randy Means
Question Tunnel Heat

Perfect timing to discuss too much heat in the center tunnel area. My fuel selector doesn't get too hot but the sheet metal is very warm. My concern is that it could damage the wires I have routed...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,995
Posted By Randy Means
Pilots of Faith

The Catholic Pilots Association of America, CPAA , a IRS recoqnized Charity, is in the initial process of developing a national pilot data base to assist the Pilots of Faith Ministry to transport...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By Randy Means
Jack for a RV-10

Having finished N595RV last July I am in need of good information on how to jack up the beast safely. Welcome any suggestions.

Randy Means
N595RV
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,408
Posted By Randy Means
Power Tow Bar for RV10

Has any one design one yet for a RV 10?

N595RV
R. Means
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 37,365
Posted By Randy Means
Geat Achievement

Kudos to you and your building team. Now find time to fly the wings off of it. Not literally.
Randy Means
RV-10 N595RV 49hours old
Merritt Island, Florida
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By Randy Means
Plastic Taped worked well

Thanks I just finished my 10 and have already scuffed the wheel pant paint. Maybe I should just over it. The virgin scuff is always the worst.

N595RV
Randy Means
Merritt Island Fl.
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,735
Posted By Randy Means
July 3rd first flight

Finally we are about to leave the earth's surface tomorrow morning. 595RV is everything I thought it would be. Great design! Great friends and understanding wife!
Randy;)
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,400
Posted By Randy Means
Final Inspection

Good Job!
I had mine yesterday and passed with no corrections other than I was missing one FAA :)form. I am ready to fly off my 25 hrs in the Smokey Mountains. Good luck fellow RV10er.

Randy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By Randy Means
Battery switches

Great info, thanks. Going to go the two switch route.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By Randy Means
Question Battery Direction switch

I am hooking up two batteries in my RV 10 and would like a on-on-on toggle so I could use either batterie or both. I am sure it is a simple thing but apparently I have been folded up in my panel too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,298
Posted By Randy Means
Wing Walk Material

I am at the point of installing the material for the wing walk area on my RV10 and do not like the look of the sand paper type. Has anyone used anything else and if so does it work?
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By Randy Means
Scary Bunch of Wires

Decided to do my own panel on my RV 10. If you have the time and paitence you can do it. My mentor has both. Dual GRT HXs,430,SL40, GTX327,and the new Trio AP. Wish me luck.
Randy Means
RV595
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-19-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,210
Posted By Randy Means
Very Moved

I have been reading the threads about animal transports and have decided to make that a reality in my life. Thanks for sharing your stories. I am a new 10er and am looking for my soon to be DAR...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By Randy Means
RV 10 Transitional Training

I am about ready to install my RV 10 wings and I am looking for a RV 10 Transitional CFI in the state of Florida. I would appreciate any assistance.

595RV
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,292
Posted By Randy Means
Lycoming IO 540 J4a5

I am considering installing a IO 540 J4A5 250 hp Lycoming out of a piper twin with 450 hours on it. . I can't see any reason this wouldn't mount up properly can you?
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