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Forum: California 04-13-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By ethand
KRHV Reid Hillview

Flying my -10 to Reid Hillview on Friday for a couple of nights, looking to understand transient parking/FBO support. Looks like maybe Nice Air or TradeWinds has parking. Any reports on either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By ethand
I have two Bose A20's and two Lightspeed Zulu 3's...

I have two Bose A20's and two Lightspeed Zulu 3's in my -10. I find the Bose to fit me better, provide more noise reduction and have better sound quality than the Zulu's.

I did buy the Bose new...
Forum: California 03-14-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By ethand
Hello Walt, There are a number of RV's at Ramona...

Hello Walt,

There are a number of RV's at Ramona and Gilespee. I have a -10 at KSEE that I would be happy to show you and answer questions.

I know there is a small EAA at Ramona that meets there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By ethand
Congratulations on the -10. Another one in the...

Congratulations on the -10. Another one in the San Diego area.

Details, pics etc?

You going to keep it at Ramona?

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Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By ethand
Hello Jordan I am a bit further from you than...

Hello Jordan

I am a bit further from you than Marc but happy to show you my -10 located in San Diego (KSEE)

Send me a PM or email at edahlkamp@hotmail(dot)com
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Forum: Propellers 12-07-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By ethand
I have not flow with a Hartzell on my -10, only...

I have not flow with a Hartzell on my -10, only the MT. Below is a picture flying back from Prescott on Saturday. I have made this run a few times between San Diego and Prescott, typically at 9,500...
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By ethand
Hello Marc No, much like MT, Whirlwind supplies...

Hello Marc

No, much like MT, Whirlwind supplies the spinner and backing plate for the propeller.

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Forum: Propellers 12-02-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By ethand
Whirlwind 300 series -3 blade PIREP

A few months ago Whirlwind was looking for an additional testbed for their new to market three bladed RV-10 propeller. Considering I am across the runway from them and have a competing MT prop on my...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-21-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By ethand
My RV-10 started to get "stuck" or have an...

My RV-10 started to get "stuck" or have an extremely slow MP response and the issue was the small orifice piece that I added to where the sensor screws into the firewall mounted 3 position piece. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By ethand
EAA Amateur Built Certification Packet

I used the EAA packet. Yes it is $20 but comes with everything and covers most steps

https://www.eaa.org/Shop/ProductCatalog/Product.aspx?ID=2583379

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Forum: RV-10 09-04-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By ethand
Another reference Found Here:...

Another reference

Found Here: https://www.myrv10.com/tips/workarea.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By ethand
Talked to Clint

Just got off the phone with Clint at Vetterman and he suggested blocking the exit of the shroud would cause issues within a 100 hours or so unless cooling was maintained.

I guess I will work on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By ethand
How To Cover the Heat Muff Exit

Chasing a fuel pressure issue on my RV-10 and one of the ideas to start from this thread is to remove the tube from the heat muff exit to the cabin heat boxes. Based on some testing and symptoms I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By ethand
It sounds like your K Factor is incorrect for the...

It sounds like your K Factor is incorrect for the fuel flow meter you are using. Are you using a Red Cube?

Page 809 of the Garmin G3X installation manual (Rev AK) has the formula to make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,850
Posted By ethand
First Family Flight

Took the family up for the first time in the -10. Each of my wife and two kids had flow a few times with me but not as a family to stretch the legs a little on the -10.

In-laws live in Prescott,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,716
Posted By ethand
I can assist

Happy to help with the tools and knowledge. I built my -10 in San Diego and currently fly out of KSEE. If you want to buy the practice kit I am happy to open my hanger for you and you can use my...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By ethand
I will call you this afternoon My -10 is...

I will call you this afternoon

My -10 is hangered across runway 35 from you.

Ethan
Forum: Painting your RV 06-19-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By ethand
I visited the shop in Wickenburg when I was...

I visited the shop in Wickenburg when I was investigating shops for my RV-10. The quote I received was $5,500 higher than the shop in Corona, CA where I ended up having it painted. I surprised by...
Forum: Safety 06-18-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By ethand
Density Altitude Procedures

Hello All

As the weather heats up the density altitude increases and the need to make a few changes both on approach and departure become critical.

While I am located in San Diego, my in-laws are...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-13-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By ethand
Link worked for me on Chrome E

Link worked for me on Chrome

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Forum: Painting your RV 05-29-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,156
Posted By ethand
I just completed having my -10 painted with a...

I just completed having my -10 painted with a scheme designed by Jonathan at Plane Schemer. I was very happy with his designs. Good communication, listened to what I was looking for and had good...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By ethand
Page 45-17 of the plans directs one to use "Clear...

Page 45-17 of the plans directs one to use "Clear Silicon Sealant. (Van's aircraft used 3M Super Silicon Sealant - Clear supplied in semi-rigid tube from the use with a caulking gun)."

Hope that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,873
Posted By ethand
Painted

After my last work call on Friday my wife and I drove up to Corona, Ca (of all places) to pick up my RV-10 painted by Corona Air Paint. I was very nervous to see the final product.

Arrived around 2...
Forum: Autopilots 03-15-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By ethand
I have a 305 but assume it is similar. My wiring...

I have a 305 but assume it is similar.

My wiring diagram has the roll servo wired to the RS232 #2 on the GMC305.

The pitch is identified by the jumper on pins 5/8 on the pitch servo.

Perhaps one...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By ethand
Cooling Tips for Cylinder #6

My #6 CHT is a good 10 -15 degrees higher than any of the other 5 cylinders. The EGT is in line with the others.

Thoughts on opportunities to assist with airflow?

I improved the sealing on the oil...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,184
Posted By ethand
Ed, sent you an e-mail Ethan

Ed, sent you an e-mail

Ethan
Forum: California 02-21-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,322
Posted By ethand
Assuming the weather is good, put me down for two...

Assuming the weather is good, put me down for two in my yet to be painted RV-10

Ethan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,822
Posted By ethand
Oshkosh Early in the Week vs Later

Early planning for the late July event to coincide with family trip to Michigan. Planning to fly my RV-10 there for the first time after visiting in 2016 and 2018 via the airlines.

My question is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By ethand
Hello Kay I cannot help you with the 7...

Hello Kay

I cannot help you with the 7 specifically but when my -10 was close to completion I invited a few builders over to the hanger and turned them loose to find anything they did not like, were...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-20-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By ethand
In addition to Art-craft and Corona Air Pain I...

In addition to Art-craft and Corona Air Pain I plan on talking to T&P Aero Refinishers in Salinas and Master Aircraft Services in Wickenberg, AZ

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-10-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By ethand
Closing the Loop

Reporting back the issue has been resolved.

I did the fuel flow testing and found two different cylinders (including the #2 cylinder with the issue) to not have a steady stream but rather a steady...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By ethand
The more I am reading the more I am thinking fuel...

The more I am reading the more I am thinking fuel flow. I do have the AP FL-150 so I will look at that troubleshooting.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By ethand
High CHT and EGT on Cylinder # - Assistance Req'd

I need some assistance from the VAF braintrust regarding an issue on my IO540 powered RV-10

I just finished my phase one and wanted to take my son flying. After completing the 40 hours I landed,...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By ethand
Some information here (what not to...

Some information here (what not to do)

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=122839

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By ethand
Thanks Azonic75. Good reading. Mine is similar...

Thanks Azonic75.

Good reading. Mine is similar in that I have not seen any performance changes even with low pressure. My redcube is on the pressure side and is fire-sleeved as a unit.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By ethand
Fuel Pressure Fluctuations

Looking for some feedback and direction from the brain trust regarding a fluctuating fuel pressure issue.

13 hours on my BPE IO-540 powered RV-10 and I am seeing fluctuations with my fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,453
Posted By ethand
No Airflow No Fuel Flow

I am not sure this will help but will share my experience with my Airflow Performance throttle body/injection.

Summary is you will not get much fuel flow if there is no metered airflow in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By ethand
Closing this out

I installed the McMaster-Carr gauge vibration damper last night and went flying. Worked great and eliminated the hunting that was going on.

Thanks again for the replies

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Forum: RV-10 07-26-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By ethand
Here is the link to the installation manual from...

Here is the link to the installation manual from Garmin's site:

https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-00G3X-00

Download the G3X/G3X Touch Installation Manual (all 900...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By ethand
Thank you for the responses. I ordered the MC...

Thank you for the responses.

I ordered the MC part and will also check the fitting at the cylinder.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By ethand
Manifold Pressure "Hunting"

I have about 10 hours on my RV-10 and pretty much since the beginning the manifold pressure does not remain steady when in level flight. It seems to "hunt" up or down about 1" or so.

I am pulling...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-23-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,442
Posted By ethand
Another Idea

Are there any other builders in your area? I hosted a few builders at my hanger a few months before completion to get extra eyes on the project. It was invaluable as they found a few things that...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By ethand
Thanks Kyle, just seems the gap is pretty big for...

Thanks Kyle, just seems the gap is pretty big for just RTV?

We are talking maybe 1/4" in some places, but then again it would kill all the little crevices

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Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By ethand
Oil Cooler Sealing

I am 8 hours or so into my Phase 1 and witnessed high oil temps on my second flight. I realized the sides of the oil cooler were not sealed well to the oil cooler box assembly and put in a temp fix...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,117
Posted By ethand
Incredible journey Andy. Cannot wait to do the a...

Incredible journey Andy.

Cannot wait to do the a similar trip. My family has two cabins in Yellowpine Idaho a few miles from Johnson's Creek.

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Forum: California 06-16-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By ethand
Hello Robert: I am too early in phase 1 to give...

Hello Robert:

I am too early in phase 1 to give you a ride from my Ramona based RV-10 but if you want to talk airplanes or see a recently finished un-painted model let me know. I live in San...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By ethand
In the Garmin installation manual, section...

In the Garmin installation manual, section 5.3:

For heated probe installations where the installer desires to shorten the provided aluminum tubing, a minimum of 8" of aluminum tubing should remain...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By ethand
RV-10 N77319 Slipped the Surly Bounds

After 6 years and 2 days of building, RV-10 N77319 took flight on Friday May 24th. Airplane flew well with the most significant squawk being the pitch trim was backwards (quick VPX change)

We...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By ethand
Congratulations Craig!!! Awesome job and well...

Congratulations Craig!!!

Awesome job and well done to stick with it to finish the incredible project

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Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,642
Posted By ethand
Hello Craig: I had my -10 inspection yesterday. ...

Hello Craig:

I had my -10 inspection yesterday. The inspector did not ask about Service Bulletins or ask for a log book entry.

That said, not a bad idea for future reference to have them listed. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By ethand
2173 Days.....I can stop Counting Now

N77319 was issued it's Airworthiness Certificate today. 2173 days of building 17 days short of six years.

Slow build wings, QB fuselage, Barrett Precision engine, Garmin avionics and Aerosport...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By ethand
Baffle Corners

What is your technique for closing the corner baffles with the baffle material?

Wrap one of the baffle pieces around a corner? Trim the top at an angle, put a small corner piece or?

Pictures?

I...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ethand
Thanks Rich! I was able to flip the bolt that...

Thanks Rich!

I was able to flip the bolt that Justin did and cleared bearing holder assembly.

All is clean now, will confirm the aileron travel

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Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ethand
Thanks Justin, I looked at that but have yet to...

Thanks Justin, I looked at that but have yet to try it. Will see if it helps.

Do you know if there is a spec for aileron up and down deflection? I see it for elevator and rudder but not...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ethand
Control System Interference

I am looking for a bit of direction and ideas from the VAF think-tank.

I posted a few days ago about my stick grip contacting the throttle. I think I have the mostly resolved or a path forward...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ethand
Thanks Justin, I have the same type of set-up and...

Thanks Justin, I have the same type of set-up and think half an inch or so would probably do it.

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Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ethand
Thanks for the replies. No dumb questions in...

Thanks for the replies.

No dumb questions in this environment.

Yes, everything is connected and rigged.

Will check the aileron angels to ensure they are not excessive and if not, will move the...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By ethand
Stick and Throttle Interference

I am a few months from my DAR inspection and had a few builders out this weekend to do a pre-inspection inspection and see what they could find with the airplane. I am happy to report none of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,318
Posted By ethand
Congratulations Justin. Incredible job. Looking...

Congratulations Justin. Incredible job. Looking forward to the first flight report.

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Forum: California 02-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By ethand
Hello Alexander: There are four GA type airports...

Hello Alexander:

There are four GA type airports in and around San Diego:

KMYF: I know of two RV-10's that are based there. I am sure there are other experimentals as well but I do not spend much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By ethand
Justin, can you post a link to the tables? I am...

Justin, can you post a link to the tables? I am starting the 180 page G3X set-up this weekend and would love to see what they recommend for settings.

I found a couple of POH's online and figured I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By ethand
Looks great. I am at a similar position with the...

Looks great. I am at a similar position with the gear leg and wheel pant fairings lurking in the background.

Do you have a timeline you are shooting for?

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Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By ethand
Cowling Modification to Fit

Frustrating day at the hanger today working on the cowling.

With the top and bottom cowls cut to sit on the hinges I have a gap down the right side where the two cowls join. The cowls are pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By ethand
I installed mine after the wings were closed up. ...

I installed mine after the wings were closed up. No issues.

I would wait at least until the leading edge skin is completely installed.

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