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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-09-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By 1001001
Looking for a Good FBO in the St. Louis, MO Area (pref KSUS)

I'll be visiting St. Louis in the coming week, and not having flown there before, I'm looking for recommendations for a good place to park for a couple of nights. Looks like KSUS is closest to my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,258,215
Posted By 1001001
Those pants look great!

Those pants look great!
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By 1001001
It doesn't really clear up the process for people...

It doesn't really clear up the process for people still in the build process but who have the original parts. It would be good if this were published on the RV-10 "Service Information and Revisions"...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By 1001001
OK I just got back home from a trip and saw the...

OK I just got back home from a trip and saw the replies here, and the original service letter thread. I never received the revised Service Letter, so I was unaware this was going on. I did receive...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By 1001001
What were these supposed to fix, any idea? I...

What were these supposed to fix, any idea? I just finished fitting my main gear weldments and am starting on the side skins now. I don't recall any kind of service letter on this, so it must be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By 1001001
consuming brake fluid

I've heard of some weird cocktails before, but this takes the cake.
Forum: Tools 02-12-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By 1001001
Here's what I don't get. So many people say the...

Here's what I don't get. So many people say the DRDT-2 doesn't work for dimpling (especially heavy stock), but I have zero problems with mine. Did I just get a really good one? Is it a setup...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By 1001001
I have always had problems using a squeezer...

I have always had problems using a squeezer (pneumatic) to get perfect dimples. I have tried a variety of different gap settings and have not been able to get crisp dimples with squeezers.

My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,428
Posted By 1001001
I'd suggest, as others have done above, making...

I'd suggest, as others have done above, making sure your communications are documented, preferably as e-mails. Follow up all calls/conversations with an e-mail. Call them frequently--once or twice...
Forum: Tools 01-24-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By 1001001
They could probably be made in mass quantities by...

They could probably be made in mass quantities by forging them. Wouldn't take much to form them by upsetting a hot piece of rod in a series of forming dies. The upsetting/forging process would make...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By 1001001
Oh, also--if you have some cartridges for one...

Oh, also--if you have some cartridges for one type of respirator facepiece and they don't fit another that fits you better, there are adaptors you can buy. If you have a 3D printer, there are models...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By 1001001
I work for a company that makes activated carbon...

I work for a company that makes activated carbon (not charcoal--the difference in terms is important!) that goes in many different kinds of gas masks and respirators. We don't make the respirators...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By 1001001
Tom, Do you mean the new version that Van's...

Tom,

Do you mean the new version that Van's sells from their store? Or is this something that has to be purchased from AFP?
Forum: Painting your RV 01-16-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,966
Posted By 1001001
I'm thinking maybe a disposable gear mod, where...

I'm thinking maybe a disposable gear mod, where you take off and then jettison the gear with frangible pyrotechnic bolts, and then land on an inflatable cushion that sprays fire foam ahead of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By 1001001
Right, thanks! I am planning on installing it...

Right, thanks! I am planning on installing it firewall forward, per the red cube instructions.
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By 1001001
Thank you! I don't know why I didn't think to...

Thank you! I don't know why I didn't think to look forward to Section 37--I didn't realize Van's had published instructions to go with the AFP system.

Also, thanks for reminding me about the access...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By 1001001
AFP FM200 Pump and Filter Installation in RV-10

Hi All,

I am wondering how the AFP fuel pump/filter assemblies mount in the tunnel on an RV-10. Is there a standard way of doing this--do I use the Van's supplied brackets or is there another set...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By 1001001
Thanks, Nick! I knew I couldn't be the first. ...

Thanks, Nick! I knew I couldn't be the first. Looks like you used the spar box for the base, and maybe the skin box for the table against the windows.
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By 1001001
Wing Skin Crate as Fuselage Cart?

I can't be the first person to think of this, but I can't find anyone else who's done it. Maybe it won't work?

I was reconfiguring my shop today in anticipation of mating the forward and mid...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By 1001001
Looking at the location of the cracks in the...

Looking at the location of the cracks in the floor pans, and being close to the step where I will install these, I wonder if there are any possible prophylactic measures to be taken.

Would Van's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1001001
My intent is not to discount the FIS-B weather; I...

My intent is not to discount the FIS-B weather; I find it very useful. However, I am interested in having a true real-time source of lightning data. I don't intend to use it for tactical weather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1001001
Storm Scopes / Strike Finders - What New Options Are There?

I have been doing some searching around this site as well as on the internet generally, peeking into various vendors' web sites, etc. and haven't found a good answer to this:

What new options are...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By 1001001
I had the same issue on my RV-10--it is exactly...

I had the same issue on my RV-10--it is exactly the same geometry as far as I can tell. I used a CherryMax rivet of appropriate grip length here, which is probably overkill, but worked just fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,815
Posted By 1001001
The OP stated specifically that no work was done...

The OP stated specifically that no work was done on the oil system.


What work was done?
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By 1001001
So far I have two interested who have contacted...

So far I have two interested who have contacted me. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By 1001001
Let's get some names on paper committing to buy...

Let's get some names on paper committing to buy pods if he will commit to producing at a certain number. I'd be willing to handle collecting the names and contacting him. I think it would also be...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By 1001001
I spoke with David a couple of months ago, and...

I spoke with David a couple of months ago, and they are hoping to get back in production in the next year or two. They moved their production facility to California a few years ago, and all the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By 1001001
Seeing that you are planning a Garmin system, are...

Seeing that you are planning a Garmin system, are you using the GAP26 heated/regulated pitot/AoA?

Would you consider pitot heat to be required in the event of an IMC encounter?

The Garmin...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,133
Posted By 1001001
I built two EAA benches but with overhanging lips...

I built two EAA benches but with overhanging lips for clamping. Then I placed the two tables a few inches apart, leveled them so they present a flat plane with a gap in the middle. The tables have...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By 1001001
I agree with this; I have never been able to get...

I agree with this; I have never been able to get my swivel set to work well. Probably a technique or personal thing: it can't be that bad if some people can get it to work and swear by it.

But I...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By 1001001
I think that's with the swivel type with the big...

I think that's with the swivel type with the big red rubber ring. I think the OP is talking about...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By 1001001
They are the best. I have two of different...

They are the best. I have two of different sizes, and it's really hard to do a rivet wrong with them. I have spare replacement polyurethane rings but have never needed to change them yet.
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,485
Posted By 1001001
Wow, this is pretty disappointing, that this has...

Wow, this is pretty disappointing, that this has been known about since at least 2010, was written about by Justin Twilbeck (https://buildingrv10.blogspot.com/2012/10/fuselage-frustration.html)on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By 1001001
I have a couple of old KMA 26s, would be nice to...

I have a couple of old KMA 26s, would be nice to be able to package the manual with them if I sell them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By 1001001
I haven't done it yet, but was thinking soft "A"...

I haven't done it yet, but was thinking soft "A" rivets and nutplates would be the way to go.
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,552
Posted By 1001001
For those of you who have used the McFarlane...

For those of you who have used the McFarlane product, what is your take on their claim of reduced vibrations, and of reduced wear on the cowl and associated fasteners?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By 1001001
There is an Eclipse jet simulator plugin for...

There is an Eclipse jet simulator plugin for X-Plane that includes a glass panel supposedly modeled after the Dynon Skyview system. I am not sure how accurate it is. Also not sure if the panel...
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,942
Posted By 1001001
Larry, are you using the Robbins on your RV-10?

Larry, are you using the Robbins on your RV-10?
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By 1001001
I just got to this step. My plans are dated...

I just got to this step. My plans are dated 7/24/2014 "Revision 0" and still show the nutplate holes on the F-1048-L and -R ribs and F-1043C angles, but neither part as shipped with the kit is...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By 1001001
I can't speak for the RV-14, but I did not break...

I can't speak for the RV-14, but I did not break those edges on my RV-10 leading edges or fuel tanks, and the alignment with the main skins is perfect.

The shape of the leading edge ribs seems to...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,063
Posted By 1001001
This is essentially how our controls engineers do...

This is essentially how our controls engineers do industrial wire pull schedules. The wiring diagrams show terminations on I/O cards, terminal blocks, field junction boxes, field instrumentation and...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,885
Posted By 1001001
Thanks! I forwarded that over to the...

Thanks! I forwarded that over to the Mooneyspace forums since the M20K was called out specifically.
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,063
Posted By 1001001
Wow, I didn't know that. I think that would...

Wow, I didn't know that. I think that would easily be worth the money. I want to build and wire my own panel but I have been dreading doing the wiring diagrams. I look at some of the really nice...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,496
Posted By 1001001
Not likely. At full speed each valve is cycling...

Not likely. At full speed each valve is cycling open and closed at 22.5 Hz on a 4 cylinder engine. The valve would have to be sticking for quite a number of cycles and you'd see the EGTs drop and...
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By 1001001
Thanks, I've added those

Thanks, I've added those
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By 1001001
Thanks! I'll update my table.

Thanks! I'll update my table.
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By 1001001
Propeller Weights for the RV-10

I am daydreaming a bit about propllers, since reading about the Whirl Wind 300 series props. I have sent in a request for more information on the 300-77 that they mention--their web site has no data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,979
Posted By 1001001
Be aware that as time goes on, Van's makes subtle...

Be aware that as time goes on, Van's makes subtle (and not so subtle) changes to parts and procedures, and the digital plans may not reflect what you get shipped in the kit. For instance, I bought...
Forum: Propellers 12-01-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,880
Posted By 1001001
Yes, I wonder why they have no data or pricing...

Yes, I wonder why they have no data or pricing for the RV-10 prop. I hope they get that up soon.
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By 1001001
This is obviously a complicated subject,...

This is obviously a complicated subject, considering the significant amount of discussion here about it. Definitely read up.

Quickly: I chose to prime, as my RV-10 will spend a lot of time...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By 1001001
Totally agree it is a disappointment that they...

Totally agree it is a disappointment that they didn't retain any build records of these engines.

By the engine logs, mine was manufactured in May of 2009. I purchased the engine used from a...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By 1001001
Hey Dewey, maybe we should check your flap angles...

Hey Dewey, maybe we should check your flap angles and see what they actually are; could the rigging be off?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By 1001001
For what it's worth, I considered using Monel...

For what it's worth, I considered using Monel rivets on the firewall, but decided to build with the standard aluminum rivets. My reasoning was that since I plan to fire insulate the firewall as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By 1001001
Here's a list of the ADs listed in the original...

Here's a list of the ADs listed in the original Mattituck docs as being related to MY engine. This is likely not complete, nor possibly even applicable to YOUR engine, but it might be a starting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By 1001001
As far as a close certificated build, I think all...

As far as a close certificated build, I think all of the TMX-IO-540 are potentially customized to the buyer's spec. As noted above, they wouldn't be built to conform with a type certificate.

The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,889
Posted By 1001001
What information are you looking for? I have...

What information are you looking for? I have one, but it has been top overhauled with Millenium cylinders and pistons. I have some of the original Mattituck documentation that I got when I bought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By 1001001
Forgive the question, but are you using a...

Forgive the question, but are you using a standard key switch ignition or independent grounding switches for the mags? If you are using the key switch, are you certain that the left and right mags...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,871
Posted By 1001001
YES. The suction head available is related to...

YES. The suction head available is related to the head of liquid in the tank. The problem should be worse when the tank level is low and it might appear to be non-existent with a full tank.

A...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,871
Posted By 1001001
It is hard to overstate the problems associated...

It is hard to overstate the problems associated with insufficient suction pressure on a pump. In my career, I have lost count of the times that I have found the root cause of an apparent pump...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By 1001001
got it, thanks

got it, thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,074
Posted By 1001001
What happened at 2:53? Smoke on? Crankcase vent...

What happened at 2:53? Smoke on? Crankcase vent burp on the exhaust? Or do you have an air/oil separator that vents to the exhaust and dumped at that point?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By 1001001
Mine turns on when I turn on the avionics master....

Mine turns on when I turn on the avionics master. My batteries don't seem to last as long as I would expect, but they last a while.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By 1001001
I talked to David there the other day...they are...

I talked to David there the other day...they are still out of production, but hoping to finalize their move to another facility, and get back in production at some point. If you're interested in...
Forum: Tools 11-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,698
Posted By 1001001
I have two of the "Boeing" style ones with the...

I have two of the "Boeing" style ones with the yellow/orange ring around the face, one with a 1" face and one 1.25" They are great.



I don't care for the swivel kind at all. I have never gotten...
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