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Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Paddy
PTT

Loman, I built my panel with the exact same configuration you describe, 2 Tosten grips and a panel mount PTT. All the grip switches are pulled to ground, so a single switch that provides ground to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,828
Posted By Paddy
Wink Autopilots

Hmm.. there seem to be some pretty strong assumptions here that Instrument Rated RV pilots are dependent on their autopilots to get the job done... I don't know about other countries, but in the US,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,828
Posted By Paddy
Only hold I've ever been given other than just...

Only hold I've ever been given other than just practicing proficiency was last year in the -10 at Sondre Stromfjord NDB in Greenland. 12,000ft and left turns no less...

On OP's question of IMC and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Paddy
Cold

Ken, you'll hardly notice the temps, except that it gets cold in the back due to the airflow around the baggage bulkhead. I flew my -10 through several Chicago winters and had zero issues. A...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By Paddy
Headset Hanger

I made this one from a length of 6061 tubing tapped at either end for an AN-3 thread and added a couple of 3/4" aluminum balls from Mcamaster.
Covered with a piece of heat shrink and pressed into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By Paddy
Zenni

I got gradient tint sunglasses with a progressive prescription from Zenni online. Best solution I've found so far for the glass panel. They have a variety of frames that are headset friendly. Cheap...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,723
Posted By Paddy
Fuselage Fun

The Fuse was a lot of fun to build, I'd do it again. The wings were repetitive but not at all difficult.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,723
Posted By Paddy
Time

I built my slow build fuse in less time than another builder waited for his. Wings too.
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By Paddy
Congratulations!

Congratulations! Lotsa fun ahead!
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By Paddy
Commercial Ticket in RV-10

Like many of us, I find myself with some vacation time to burn and nowhere to go. Seems like a good time to get after that Commercial ticket. Any leads on an instructor in North Texas that would be...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-26-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,427
Posted By Paddy
T31

I'm also at T31, recently transplanted from Chicago. I have a -10.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By Paddy
Mouse Trap

I used a spring from a mouse trap for my oil door. I think I used one less "wind" when installing it so it wasn't as strong as in the trap.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,520
Posted By Paddy
Dual Batt/Dual Alt

Here's a solution with a VPX integrated.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rzj2Q46/0/564239f2/XL/i-Rzj2Q46-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By Paddy
Oxygen

Mine's a -10 but I believe the -14 is similar in the baggage bulkhead area. I riveted a doubler onto the aft side of the bulkhead and installed a composite tank with a remote regulator valve. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By Paddy
RV10 Aux Tank

I designed the tank and sent it to a welder to fabricate. It's made of 1/8" 5052 and has 2 internal baffles, a float sender unit and a small sump for the gravity feed. The plumbing consists of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By Paddy
Extended Range

100 US Gal total at this speed & burn...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-BTLwqW6/0/5b95a6f7/L/IMG_6582-L.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By Paddy
Extended Fuel

40 US Gal

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-bJG6PbF/0/540bb7b5/M/i-bJG6PbF-M.jpg
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Paddy
Congrats

Congrats Leo, you're going to love that plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Paddy
Skateboard Grip Tape

Skateboard grip for me. No problems holding on at 200mph and can be changed out when I feel like it. I have "EXPERIMENTAL" printed onto the grip as well as some other stuff and currently have it in...
Forum: International 01-09-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By Paddy
Landing Permits

No Landing permits required for GA aircraft, including EAB for most of the Caribbean. Dutch colonies may be an exception.
Forum: Autopilots 12-20-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Paddy
A/P Switch

You don't need a stand-alone switch to change inputs to the Garmin A/P. Select internal nav (G3X) or external (GTN) via the EFIS. Nav/heading/track mode is selected on the A/P controller. A...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By Paddy
Congrats!

Congrats Larry - great weather for engine break-in over the next few days!
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Paddy
-10 Approach Speed

90kts for me with half flaps. This speed allows a nicely stabilized approach, either with A/P or by hand. I've found it to be the sweet spot for being able to smoothly transition to a missed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,483
Posted By Paddy
Knowledge is Power

If a person is going to build a plane in their garage, they had better know what they're doing. Two ways to know that you're doing:

1. Stick with the plans and build exactly according to the...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-11-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,184
Posted By Paddy
I'm on the south side of Grumman, nearest the...

I'm on the south side of Grumman, nearest the runway. Should be there around the end of January.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By Paddy
JetFlex WR

Another happy JetFlex WR user here. My hangar is attached to the house, so I chose it because of the need to avoid paint fumes getting into the living space. Very happy with the ease of application...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,555
Posted By Paddy
Engine Mount Covers

I hammered a pair of covers out of some 3003 half-hard sheet. Annealed twice during the work if I remember.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9d59Vcq/0/21bc201d/M/i-9d59Vcq-M.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 12-08-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,184
Posted By Paddy
Hangar found!

Found a T hangar at Aero Country Airport T31. Looking forward to getting to know some new friends and places to fly.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paddy
TO/GA Switch.

The TO/GA button already installed is a DPST. Dual poles are required to isolate the ground between the GTN650 and the G3X. I hadn't seen that SteinAir had a DPST micro switch until you pointed it...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paddy
To/GA

You know, I did think about that, even left enough room for the wire inside the handle. Just got to think of something to replace the existing TO/GA button. Chaff maybe?
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paddy
W&B

Herman - I had to update both, the new handle is a whole Kilo lighter than the old one!
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paddy
Window Trim

Can't remember where I got it but here's the same stuff on Amazon. $35 for 50'.

Trim-Gard L Shaped Automotive Door Edge Guard 5/16" X 50' - Black-NE202-50
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,682
Posted By Paddy
Window Trim

I used car door edge guard to finish the interior of my windows. The profile is already ideal and it comes with 3M adhesive already applied. Just too...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Paddy
New Throttle Handle

While avoiding yard work work this weekend, I decided to make a new throttle handle. I never liked the way the original felt and the fact that it wasn't centered over the quadrant. This handle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By Paddy
Wing Walk

Get whatever you want, colors, graphics, whatever, for $20 a side here;
Boardpusher.com.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,184
Posted By Paddy
Move date received

Just got word that my job is moving to Plano in February. Hope that's enough time to find a hangar in the area. Aero Country or McKinney are closest to where we'll probably end up living. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,901
Posted By Paddy
Some interesting assertions here... particularly...

Some interesting assertions here... particularly given the relatively high population of engineers on this forum. Let's explore a little in the interest of physics and fun;

Firstly, a compressor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,901
Posted By Paddy
Lyc Power

As a young guy, I built several 3SGTE (4-cyl turbo) cars as well as a mighty 2JZ Supra, eventually learned how to keep them together too! :p

However... none of those motors were built to deliver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,901
Posted By Paddy
More power...

More cylinders...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,696
Posted By Paddy
Beautiful

Beautiful setup you have there and nice Tundra as well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paddy
Portable Reg & Flow Maters

The 4-place regulator came from Aeromedix and the flow meters from eBay, don't recall the brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paddy
Remote Valve

The built-in system I posted earlier in this thread uses such a high pressure regulator valve. The valve can be seen mounted to the main shut-off valve on the oxygen cylinder and the remote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paddy
Budget Built-In System

After using the portable system for a while, I started looking into a built-in solution but the cost was prohibitive for the install kits on the market. Hence the roll-your-own approach. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paddy
Portable 4-Place Setup

Here's my budget 4-place solution. Jumbo-D Cylinder, low profile valve, 4-port regulator with CPC connector sockets. The flow meters are from eBay, mounted to an aluminum plate that attaches to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paddy
Roll-Your-Own 4-place Oxygen System

I've built both a 4-place portable system and now a built-in system in my -10, both roll-your-own style. The portable uses a Jumbo D cylinder, 4-place regulator, 4 flow meters and 4 oxysaver...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By Paddy
Anti-Ice

With respect to getting any kind of defrost fan to help with in-flight icing, unfortunately physics is stacked against you. Good discussion about it in this...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,015
Posted By Paddy
Dunno. However, consider that the center of lift...

Dunno. However, consider that the center of lift in our straight wing birds is very close to the main spar and the CG is somewhere a short distance forward of that. This means that while supported...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,015
Posted By Paddy
The Proper Way

The manufacturer decides, which would be the builder in the case of an RV of course, so there's no standard procedure and we are all free to do our own thing. Lotsa folks choose to replicate...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,015
Posted By Paddy
Jacks

Incorrect. The jack points on an RV are bolted/riveted to the main spar. This is well forward of the main gear on nose dragger models. Placing the aircraft on jacks and stabilizing with a weighted...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,446
Posted By Paddy
Toggle Switches

Locking toggles for Mags in this application. Push button bezel lights up and starter switch becomes active when key on and engine <600rpm. Once engine starts and exceeds 600rpm, bezel light goes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,446
Posted By Paddy
Schematic

Here's a schematic showing one way to wire individual mag toggle switches with a push button starter (DPST) and a key switch for just the starter circuit. Working great for over 350hrs and 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Paddy
210

I'm interested in the Flightstream, how much do you want for it. As an aside, I'll be moving to Plano for work in the next few months, any intel on hangar availability at Aero Country?
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,416
Posted By Paddy
Too Much

$28K is about $10k too much for a nice pro job in my opinion. Mine was about $16k at a local shop in Illinois. Another Oshkosh award winner paid about the same for his -10 at a shop in Duluth and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,446
Posted By Paddy
DPST Starter Switch

It looks like you have a double pole starter button there. You could easily use one pole to engage the starter and the other to ground the left mag (even when it's "on"). That way, all you have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,860
Posted By Paddy
Thanks!

Thanks Team X for keeping us legacy users up to date. I continue to love mine!
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,863
Posted By Paddy
HS loading during takeoff

Not exactly, Bill. By the time the HS has enough authority (from airspeed) to rotate the aircraft about the mains, the majority of the weight is already borne by the wings at the center of lift...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,733
Posted By Paddy
Congrats

Congratulations Ben! You're going to love the -10, nothing like it out there as a long distance cruiser :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,258
Posted By Paddy
I haven't used a desktop sim for a long time. Do...

I haven't used a desktop sim for a long time. Do any of the current ones allow the user to replicate a GTN/G3X combo?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 63,787
Posted By Paddy
Thumbs up What a movie!

Wow - Herman, I agree - that has to be the best flying video I've ever seen! Well done!

Doug, maybe it should be copied in the photos/videos thread as well so nobody misses it?
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,863
Posted By Paddy
Tail Weight

An important distinction here is where the aircraft is supported to get the nose wheel off the ground. If the wings are supported at the jack points under the main spar, then the weight required on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,387
Posted By Paddy
Element

I just ordered an Element extinguisher. It seems like a better alternative to Halon, although I think I'll keep both in the airplane.
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,104
Posted By Paddy
Arrived!

Celebrating with friends and family who turned out to greet me at the airport. A day I will never forget...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,104
Posted By Paddy
Dublin City

I was gifted with the VOR D approach into Weston Airport, EIWT. The final approach course brings you right up the river Liffey, which runs through the city center. Given that I had never flown in...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,104
Posted By Paddy
Arriving in Dublin

Heading West here over Dublin bay. In the foreground is Howth Head. There's an estuary just visible to the North, I grew up right there, in...
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