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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,962
Posted By Auburntsts
Tom please concentrate on getting better ó orders...

Tom please concentrate on getting better ó orders can wait. Glad youíre home and on the road to recovery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By Auburntsts
I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this...

I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this morning, May 19th, 2022. I didnít use any form, just put the required info in the body of the email. Got my signed LODA back in 5 hours! Now thatís...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day...

Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day database subscription and use a 3rd card for the once in a blue moon software update.
Forum: RV-15 05-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,422
Posted By Auburntsts
The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman...

The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman which can be ordered with a Nose-Wheel, or Tail-Wheel, or both Straight or Amphibious Float Landing gear. And the neat thing is after its built you can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a data point, but I use plain old regular...

Just a data point, but I use plain old regular 8GB SD cards I bought at Wal-Mart without issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,594
Posted By Auburntsts
My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR...

My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I...

Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I don't remember exactly) when Van's first published info on the prototype RV-10. Up until then, although aware of RVs, my focus had been on the 4-place+...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,720
Posted By Auburntsts
Holy necro-posts

You do realize you’re replying to 17-year old threads with this and your other recent posts, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Auburntsts
Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO...

Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO inspector making up the rules as they go. It happens and I have personal experience. I hate it but sometimes itís best to just comply and move on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Auburntsts
Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical...

Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical pedantic error on my part as I’m sure everyone got what I meant. Anyway, I purposely didn’t delve into the world of SIs as in a lot of those instances the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Auburntsts
Sport Pilot medical requirements are less...

Sport Pilot medical requirements are less burdensome than BasicMed (no bi-annual course to take and no 4-year physical) at the cost of restricted privileges. So maintaining a medical (FAA or...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Auburntsts
To each his own, but I stand by my...

To each his own, but I stand by my recommendation. Iíve never had an issue removing my seats without mods, but if it works then so be it, itís E-AB after all.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By Auburntsts
I would think long and hard before modifying the...

I would think long and hard before modifying the seat rails. Not sure how you got in at SnF but here’s how I do:

1. Slide seat to rear
2. Step in with both feet, right first, followed by left...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had...

I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had any issues on the field or from Sleepy Hollow. I haven't camped in Scholler since 2011 so really don't remember if I had reception issues back then...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By Auburntsts
Iíve never had a cell reception issueómy carrier...

Iíve never had a cell reception issueómy carrier is Verizon. WiFi on the other handÖÖ.
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,433
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO the key is understanding standard...

IMO the key is understanding standard phraseology, knowing what to expect, and reacting appropriately. If the instruction is non-standard AND you’re not 100% sure what was meant, best to query and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,837
Posted By Auburntsts
9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If...

9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If the weather is bad on Saturday guaranteed that Sunday will be a cluster no matter when you show up,

SOS bros on Waukau Ave is a great place to hang...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-14-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By Auburntsts
No need to apologize. You ask good questions. ...

No need to apologize. You ask good questions. Bear in mind that legal and safe aren’t necessarily synonymous. In the end, it’s about how much risk are you willing to assume? Failure tolerant...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,175
Posted By Auburntsts
A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the...

A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the FAR requirement for a magnetic direction indicator hence no need for a whiskey compass. Not aware of any FAR requirement for redundancy in avionics or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Auburntsts
GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android...

GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android platforms. However, in the past, the Android version was always lagged a bit behind the iOS version in terms of features. Not sure why or if that's...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Auburntsts
Well kinda. What you said was "There is no...

Well kinda. What you said was "There is no requirement for a TSO’d GPS" which in context is 100% correct but I can see where someone might misinterpret the comment. The clarification is if you want...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Auburntsts
Clarification on transponder and pitot static...

Clarification on transponder and pitot static inspections. Part 43 appendix E & F tell you how to do it. Part 91.411 and 91.413 tell you that you have to do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,582
Posted By Auburntsts
Counter consideration

My cat-whisker is on the bottom of the tailcone under the HS. Risk of an eye poke is pretty low. In 7 years the connections look just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,582
Posted By Auburntsts
Another option

I opted for a traditional cat-whisker ó RAMI AV-12L. No complaints whatsoever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,365
Posted By Auburntsts
Plus the travel, food, and lodging costs which is...

Plus the travel, food, and lodging costs which is more than the booth cost. Auroraís a heck of a long way from Lakeland.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,365
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah, the problem is a lot of vendors have a...

Yeah, the problem is a lot of vendors have a limited budget for these kind of events. They long since figured out that the return for the SnF investment was marginal at best. For some the decision...
Forum: Florida (South) 04-03-2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Auburntsts
No first hand experience, but Iíve heard good...

No first hand experience, but Iíve heard good things about Paragon https://www.paragonflight.com/ at Page (KFMY) in Ft Myers, but thereís other options at Page too. Naples is also an option since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,071
Posted By Auburntsts
Believe it or not, I use good old Leidos Flight...

Believe it or not, I use good old Leidos Flight Service (aka 1800wxbrief). I use GarminPilot as my EFB and EZWxBrief for my initial wx planning, but I file using Leidos.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-09-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,435
Posted By Auburntsts
I flew an LPV for my precision approach during my...

I flew an LPV for my precision approach during my checkride back in 2014. The Flight School, the Kings training material and obviously the DPE were in agreement that an LPV, while not technically...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,401
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s basically what a lot of us have been doing...

That’s basically what a lot of us have been doing for years for Monday’s RV social.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,047
Posted By Auburntsts
Disagree. Dollars to doughnuts that’s a B&C...

Disagree. Dollars to doughnuts that’s a B&C S701-1 continuous duty contactor with installed spike suppression diode and battery terminal jumper.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,047
Posted By Auburntsts
It’s just a continuous duty contactor with...

It’s just a continuous duty contactor with diodes, typically used as the battery contactor, but you can use it as a starter solenoid.
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,401
Posted By Auburntsts
Iím all for it at SOS Bros if you can get it.

Iím all for it at SOS Bros if you can get it.
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By Auburntsts
I bought a bunch of removable ones (similar to...

I bought a bunch of removable ones (similar to what’s pictured below) and was going to install the bases with rivnuts, but never got around to it. Since I’m about to hit my 7 year anniversary since...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Auburntsts
This is incorrect. It most certainly can be...

This is incorrect. It most certainly can be done— just maybe not with every stock carbed engine. It’s that an imbalance is more likely in a carbed engine leading to running LOP being problematic.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,629
Posted By Auburntsts
Very interesting for sure. Can't wait to read...

Very interesting for sure. Can't wait to read more about it. Besides the specs and performance numbers that everyone wants to know, I'd especially be interested in what's all involved in converting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Auburntsts
Well you asked for our opinions which we provided...

Well you asked for our opinions which we provided with rationale to support them. However, our opinions don’t mean squat. In the end each one of us has to make their own interpretations and move out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Auburntsts
My 2 cents is he’s not. There are tons of...

My 2 cents is he’s not. There are tons of examples of FSDO inspectors making up things as they go along even when confronted with contradictory FAR evidence. That said sometimes it’s best to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Auburntsts
Check your OPLIMs. When mine were issued they...

Check your OPLIMs. When mine were issued they included this statement ďCompliance with 14 CFR ß 91.319(b) must be recorded in the aircraft records with the following, or a similarly worded,...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,225
Posted By Auburntsts
Itís manageable. I have the 1200ETX which...

Itís manageable. I have the 1200ETX which replaced an Odyssey 925. I too fly with ballast, a 5 gal collapsible plastic camping water cube that Iíve been using since my first flight almost 7 years...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Auburntsts
A couple of pulled rivets might also work.

A couple of pulled rivets might also work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Auburntsts
Thereís the download instruction on the Garmin...

Thereís the download instruction on the Garmin site:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4451#Instruct

Plus instructions in the G3X install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,760
Posted By Auburntsts
In my experience, EAA Chapters are a crapshoot. ...

In my experience, EAA Chapters are a crapshoot. I’ve basically stopped attending my current Chapter because I just don’t get anything out of it. A lot of the membership are retired, have never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,817
Posted By Auburntsts
This flight actually happened on Tuesday, but...

This flight actually happened on Tuesday, but this was Charleston SC from 8000ft just after sunset. I was on my way back home to Tampa after dropping my son and his girlfriend off in Conway SC where...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,225
Posted By Auburntsts
Venting is only applicable to the VNT versions...

Venting is only applicable to the VNT versions and is there to support a thermal runaway. For the straight up ETXs there is no venting requirement and is a non-issue IMO.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By Auburntsts
Plus the geometry of the cabin to tailcone is...

Plus the geometry of the cabin to tailcone is such that if you did it, and I wouldn’t, it would be more of a skylight and not much of a window as there’s only gradual vertical transition going aft...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Auburntsts
My non-touch G3X takes 20 minutes per screen (12...

My non-touch G3X takes 20 minutes per screen (12 seconds for every 1% upload), 99% of which is Garmin IFR FliteCharts. Airport directory, Nav data, obstacles, and safe taxi combined take less than a...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Auburntsts
I did it per the plans. No issues whatsoever.

I did it per the plans. No issues whatsoever.
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Auburntsts
I would say 8gph is the exception rather than the...

I would say 8gph is the exception rather than the rule. 10-12GPH LOP seems to the average range. I usually run in the high 11’s myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,847
Posted By Auburntsts
Concur. What I was trying to say is exactly...

Concur. What I was trying to say is exactly tható once you have the SI then youíre good to go. However, thereís no benefit to doing all the basic med stuff while the Class III is still valid. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,847
Posted By Auburntsts
I think it boils down to whether the conditions...

I think it boils down to whether the conditions of the SI have been met -- if they haven't then the Class III isn't valid until they are. If the Class III isn't valid then you can't switch until it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,847
Posted By Auburntsts
Not an expert but my understanding is if the SI...

Not an expert but my understanding is if the SI requires action from you before the 3rd class expires, you have to do that. Any SI conditions must be met until the 3rd class expires, otherwise the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Auburntsts
Nope. I use FIS-B (GDL 39) for in-flight weather...

Nope. I use FIS-B (GDL 39) for in-flight weather and listen to my phone for music. I have patch cords for all 4 headsets (older Bose A-20s without bluetooth music) so everyone can listen to their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Auburntsts
I know how to do the update— I’ve had my system...

I know how to do the update— I’ve had my system for 10 years now.

Anyway I was incorrect on the software version that was causing issues with the SL30 — that apparently was 12.2. So maybe I’ll give...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Auburntsts
Whatís the ramifications if I donít? Iím...

Whatís the ramifications if I donít? Iím currently running 12.0 and Iím reluctant to update to 12.3 due to issues that others have had.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Auburntsts
G3X GSU 73 Message

Got this message on my non-touch G3X tonight: ďAHRS IGRF data out of dateĒ. Does anyone know what this means, and more importantly what I need to do about it?
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO you can’t quantify how time will be saved for...

IMO you can’t quantify how time will be saved for you based upon someone else’s experience. You could end up spending an inordinate amount trying to figure out and then implementing a solo solution...
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to be clear, I wouldn’t characterize the...

Just to be clear, I wouldn’t characterize the number of rivets that need a 2nd person to help riveting as minimal. With some ingenuity it can be, I suppose, but that’s the exception not the rule. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By Auburntsts
Forgot to add that, IMO, riveting isnít a...

Forgot to add that, IMO, riveting isnít a particularly hard skill to learn, it just takes a bit of practice.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By Auburntsts
The 10 uses primarily AN426 and AN470 solid...

The 10 uses primarily AN426 and AN470 solid rivets that need to be either squeezed or bucked. The method used is irrelevant for the most part— sometimes you can use either method (I prefer to...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Auburntsts
I think the best place to start is to contact...

I think the best place to start is to contact Vetterman, who fabricates the exhaust, and see what they can do for you: http://www.vettermanexhaust.com/
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Auburntsts
I’m just up the road in Tampa. I’m based at...

I’m just up the road in Tampa. I’m based at Tampa Exec (KVDF).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,732
Posted By Auburntsts
Welcome! I flew out of KHEF for a little over 10...

Welcome! I flew out of KHEF for a little over 10 years and did our RV-10ís first flight out of there back in 2015. We moved to Tampa in 2019 and our 10 is hangared at Tampa Exec (KVDF).
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,336
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I should have added when my Odyssey 925...

I guess I should have added when my Odyssey 925 was ready for replacement I went with an EarthX ETX1200 giving me significantly more battery capacity at a 1/3 of the weight of the 925 it replaced. It...
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