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Forum: Primers 10-08-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By BrianDC
Removing AKZO may take a bit of elbow grease. ...

Removing AKZO may take a bit of elbow grease. I'll offer a different suggestion. Those cover plates are really inexpensive (all things considered) and easy to add to a future order. Do yourself a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 858
Posted By BrianDC
Took the class back in July. Plowed through a...

Took the class back in July. Plowed through a lot of material in a short period of time. Can't say enough good things about the experience. Walked away with a number of great tips for wire harness...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,499
Posted By BrianDC
Sending you a PM regarding my decisions. Lots of...

Sending you a PM regarding my decisions. Lots of people have deep beliefs that their choices are the "right ones". Could even be as interesting as discussing primers.

Honestly don't think you can...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,499
Posted By BrianDC
Looks like you may have missed the deadline from...

Looks like you may have missed the deadline from Vans, however I'm hearing that one of the other engine build shops in Canada had a different deadline with Lycoming. They were even talking about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By BrianDC
I think Vans really is the only one with the info...

I think Vans really is the only one with the info if they are making progress or not.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/order-a-kit/kit-prices-and-lead-times/

Honestly, based on their re-org and...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By BrianDC
I tried one of the angle drill adapters, it...

I tried one of the angle drill adapters, it worked, but found I needed 3 hands to make it work in tight spots. (holding the drill, work piece, and the adapter to prevent it from spinning)

I didn't...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By BrianDC
HA, I didn't even ask, and just assumed based on...

HA, I didn't even ask, and just assumed based on this being brought up here multiple times that Vans wouldn't remove it. Hence I have it sitting on my shelf.

Good for Vans if they will remove if...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,102
Posted By BrianDC
I believe there may be interference issues with a...

I believe there may be interference issues with a vertical induction system with the stock cowl (At least that was what I was lead to believe). If you are looking to go that route on your engine,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By BrianDC
One thing to keep in mind. There may be some...

One thing to keep in mind. There may be some changes in models / features between now and when you are ready to buy. While thinking about the avionics now is a good thing, no need to nail down all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By BrianDC
Experimental - Exhibition is very different than ...

Experimental - Exhibition is very different than Experimental Amateur Build.

This is not my area of expertise, but I'm sure others can chime in. This doesn't seem like they got around the rules at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By BrianDC
And only one of you would be able to get the...

And only one of you would be able to get the Repair cert if you wanted to go that route.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,252
Posted By BrianDC
Just shot an e-mail to Ross about this. If this...

Just shot an e-mail to Ross about this. If this is an option, I'm quite interested. Agreed the Diode or other gymnastics isn't really my first preference.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,252
Posted By BrianDC
Good point, and I was actually plowing through...

Good point, and I was actually plowing through the manual regarding this. Don't know if I have the best answer yet. Either an IBBS or diodes to dual feed the injectors. Lots more research to do. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,252
Posted By BrianDC
Thanks Carl. This is why I'm asking the...

Thanks Carl. This is why I'm asking the question! Hadn't thought of the bus itself having an issue.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,252
Posted By BrianDC
Thanks Carl, all of those are good points and...

Thanks Carl, all of those are good points and things I'm trying to take into account. (I was trying to avoid the electrically dependent engine debate). I did draw my example with the "e-bus" behind...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,252
Posted By BrianDC
Dual Battery Engine (or Essential) bus question

Question for the hive mind to see if I'm missing something. Starting to think about and design my electrical system for my Electric Ignition and Fuel Injection system. Looking through some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By BrianDC
Absolutely agree with the recommendation to...

Absolutely agree with the recommendation to purchase additional longerons, angle aluminum, J-channel, etc with your kit. Doesn't add much of anything to your shipping charges.

It's great...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,202
Posted By BrianDC
Went with the air ward tunnel access panels. ...

Went with the air ward tunnel access panels. Installed one on each side of the tunnel so I could access the fuel filter and pump. I’m sure you could make your own if you wanted.

Edit: photos of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,870
Posted By BrianDC
Epoxy with micro or something like aeropoxy...

Epoxy with micro or something like aeropoxy light. Donít use bondo or other polyester fillers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By BrianDC
If primer is applied too thick (or just beads on...

If primer is applied too thick (or just beads on the rivet holes) it can make it difficult to push the rivet through. Just twirl a reamer in the hole freehand to clean out the little bit of primer in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,528
Posted By BrianDC
Awesome news. Congrats on the first flight!

Awesome news. Congrats on the first flight!
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By BrianDC
Post a pic, but think this is what you are...

Post a pic, but think this is what you are talking about?

Trying to remember back, but looks like E-1022 is outside and the skins are "behind" it (Page 9-7 Step 1)
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,657
Posted By BrianDC
If you can afford the extra $$'s and lead-time, I...

If you can afford the extra $$'s and lead-time, I don't see any issue with a QB and in some instance it may put you significantly ahead of someone doing a Slow build. I'm sure there may be some mods...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By BrianDC
I hung mine from the ceiling using my bicycle...

I hung mine from the ceiling using my bicycle lift for about a year before I started to use it. No issues with distortion on the canopy top.
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,138
Posted By BrianDC
Tough question. Once you are flying, you can...

Tough question. Once you are flying, you can absolutely tear back into the cabin to do upgrades, but do you really want to?

For the panel, you can absolutely do some pre-work to make life easier...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,138
Posted By BrianDC
I'm a bit torn on this, but I honestly wish I had...

I'm a bit torn on this, but I honestly wish I had more -10 builders (or just other builders) stop by more often. I'll admit I'm perfectly happy and a little proud of doing 99% of the work myself. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-24-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,178
Posted By BrianDC
In the RV fiberglass class one suggestion was to...

In the RV fiberglass class one suggestion was to use a high peel strength epoxy for aluminum to fiberglass. We even did some testing in class and the stuff bonds to the aluminum. Aluminum breaks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,167
Posted By BrianDC
Options around here are pretty slim. The...

Options around here are pretty slim. The ebay/bidding at VXK just makes me cringe but the waiting lists elsewhere are extremely long. Sorry I don't have much advice for storing outdoors. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,195
Posted By BrianDC
For the RV-10, I have had all of my kits...

For the RV-10, I have had all of my kits delivered with liftgate service without any issue. I'll be honest, that it looked a little sketchy watching the driver get the kits unloaded with his little...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,143
Posted By BrianDC
From everyone I have chatted with this is a...

From everyone I have chatted with this is a highly recommended upgrade. Keeps the heat out of the tunnel and cockpit.
Forum: Tools 07-14-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,653
Posted By BrianDC
Ditto on the hose upgrade. I didnít even realize...

Ditto on the hose upgrade. I didnít even realize this was an upgrade until recently. So much more flexible than that black hose. And longer too.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By BrianDC
Recommend wings for the quick build. Fuse was...

Recommend wings for the quick build. Fuse was much more fun as each step was new. Wings just sucked the fun out of the build as it was a lot of repetition.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,742
Posted By BrianDC
Only one! And yes, it's in the fuselage plans /...

Only one! And yes, it's in the fuselage plans / Kit.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,742
Posted By BrianDC
As others would say, with very few exceptions,...

As others would say, with very few exceptions, that any upgrades is really needed. Plenty of -10's flying with the stock components.

I did elect to go with the phaviation flap motor. Downside is...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,742
Posted By BrianDC
I would highly recommend removal of the fuel...

I would highly recommend removal of the fuel selector valve and upgrading to the Andair fuel valve. Even more so if you decide to install a center console from Aerosport or South Florida Aviation. ...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,768
Posted By BrianDC
It almost looks like you have a tank die vs the...

It almost looks like you have a tank die vs the standard die. Give a shout to Cleaveland tool and they may be able to help you out.
Regardless, I'm sure the brown dimples will work just fine for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By BrianDC
I'll also throw in that I absolutely love my...

I'll also throw in that I absolutely love my pedals from Paul. I think that lots of us are used to the "AMAZON" shopping experience where you order something and you get it in a few days / weeks. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By BrianDC
Welcome to VAF. Sounds like you have already...

Welcome to VAF.

Sounds like you have already done some good research on the -10 and have an idea of what you want out of it.

I'm with you and planning on flying it as long as I can. I can't...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By BrianDC
Only reason to wait is tech gets better every...

Only reason to wait is tech gets better every day. Could be something nicer or upgraded version is released In the time between now and when you are ready to fly. Same goes for avionics. I say wait...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By BrianDC
I looked at it this way. I really didn't know...

I looked at it this way. I really didn't know enough to make any decisions on upgrades / aftermarket parts for the Empennage until I was almost done. When I went to order the wings, I had a lot...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By BrianDC
This, and you will put your own scratches on...

This, and you will put your own scratches on things as you build. It's gonna happen even if you try to leave the protective film on. Congrats on the kit, it's a fun learning experience!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By BrianDC
This: I only had the short retainer and when I...

This: I only had the short retainer and when I ordered the proseal from Vans, first batch was in the short tubes. Second batch they sent out in the longer tubes. Had to then buy the 6oz retainer. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,567
Posted By BrianDC
Just ordered from a place called "Quick Ship...

Just ordered from a place called "Quick Ship Metals"

They offered .002" STAINLESS FOIL on a 12" roll. got 20 feet for the RV-10 firewall so we'll see if things work out once it arrives. I'm sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,641
Posted By BrianDC
Wow, you guys do have a lot going on. Congrats...

Wow, you guys do have a lot going on. Congrats and thank you for all that you are doing.
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By BrianDC
I was just updating my site on what I have added...

I was just updating my site on what I have added / deleted.

https://rv10builder.com/rv-10-modifications-and-upgrades/

Getting in touch with Paul was difficult, but once I was able to chat with him,...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,574
Posted By BrianDC
question is, do you want to lead the pack and...

question is, do you want to lead the pack and learn what not to do with a new engine? Don?t have any experience with aeromomentum but haven?t heard of one in a -10 yet.

There are a few potential...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Posted By BrianDC
No offense taken, I'm still a newbie I guess. ...

No offense taken, I'm still a newbie I guess. Opinions are worth what you pay for them. If mothership gave you advice, I would listen.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By BrianDC
If you are on the fence, just wait till you get...

If you are on the fence, just wait till you get to a point where you start thinking you need a <insert tool>, then get it. No need to buy a tool before you really need it if it?s easy to get from a...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Posted By BrianDC
I’ll give a different opinion. If it were just a...

I’ll give a different opinion. If it were just a few dimpled, I would agree. The whole skin dimples the wrong way, I would replace it. (Or set it aside and add this skin to your fuse order to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By BrianDC
Agree that buying the kit is a lot easier. ...

Agree that buying the kit is a lot easier. Already has all the bits you need as well as ease of getting a replacement lens if needed.

With that said, it's just .032 stock. If you have a bending...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,482
Posted By BrianDC
Ok, I think something is getting lost here. ...

Ok, I think something is getting lost here.
Autopilot can control 1, 2, or 3 axis. Pitch, Roll, and Yaw. Most typically do 2-axis, but if you want to you can also install the Yaw control (Also...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,482
Posted By BrianDC
Yaw Damper would be part of your autopilot if you...

Yaw Damper would be part of your autopilot if you decide to go that way. Plenty of opinions if it is truly necessary or not. This is NOT a replacement for a trim tab (fixed) or a rudder trim...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,046
Posted By BrianDC
First Steve Thorn aka "FlightChops" completed his...

First Steve Thorn aka "FlightChops" completed his IFR rating, now the 6-cylinder P-mags are shipping. What is this world coming to!

Seriously, I'm glad to hear that the P-mags are finally and...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By BrianDC
I believe you need to go through all the chapters...

I believe you need to go through all the chapters to verify that nothing got missed, but yea I think the QB specific items begin at chapter 19.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By BrianDC
Get a used GoPro. Has a time lapse mode and...

Get a used GoPro. Has a time lapse mode and editing software.

Or use any other camera and record in ?real-time? and use video editing software to speed it up to convert to time lapse.

Just high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By BrianDC
I'm going to give a guess that Andair doesn't...

I'm going to give a guess that Andair doesn't stock anything. Every post I read about them give a 2-6 week lead time on products. (At least that's what they will tell you, but reality will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By BrianDC
Let Vans know when you order (or when it's being...

Let Vans know when you order (or when it's being crated) that you need a lift gate service and to send you the shipping info once they have it. I called the shipping company once I had a tracking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,446
Posted By BrianDC
Or is this just that VANS doesn't know you are...

Or is this just that VANS doesn't know you are the registered owner of that specific kit serial number. I.E. if you asked "What mount was sold for kit # 1234", they won't be able to tell you if you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By BrianDC
Well, both pitot tubes use the same air hose, so...

Well, both pitot tubes use the same air hose, so that shouldn't be an issue.

I don't know about the Dynon, but the Garmin pitot system can use a simple switch to control the heater (the regulated...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,988
Posted By BrianDC
I gave up waiting for the six cylinder pMag. I...

I gave up waiting for the six cylinder pMag. I REALLY wanted to go this route early on in my build. Even stopped by their booth multiple years in a row. Finally got to the point where I had to...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By BrianDC
I'm basically at the same point. I was planning...

I'm basically at the same point. I was planning to prime the steps (inside and outside) similar to what I did with the pushrods. I think the plans mention you need to prime the step and touch up...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,903
Posted By BrianDC
Whatever you end up doing, post how it works out....

Whatever you end up doing, post how it works out. I'm basically doing the same setup but haven't run the lines yet. Figured I would be working the details out on it in the next few months.
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,334
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats on the flight. Post some photos when...

Congrats on the flight. Post some photos when you get time. It encourages those that take a little longer to complete our build. :)
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,951
Posted By BrianDC
Ok, so size of the cart is really up to you. I...

Ok, so size of the cart is really up to you. I sized it to fit the portable table saw that is stored in the bottom. I planned to build drawers or add a shelf above the saw, but never got...
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