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Forum: RV-10 07-14-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By leok
I can help as well. Just no where to host a...

I can help as well. Just no where to host a gathering.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By leok
There will be lots of them there. Mine included....

There will be lots of them there. Mine included. If I am at the plane I would be happy to let you look around.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By leok
RV10 dinner

Any plans for an RV10 dinner this year?
We will have our 10 to the big show for the first time this year :D
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By leok
I made covers

I used pink foam pieces to create the shape I wanted, covered with packing tape and layed up fiberglass to create a cover that was later bonded and smoothed.

Here is the Kitlog post of what I...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By leok
If you are talking interior covers, here is the...

If you are talking interior covers, here is the link for my solution.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=leok&project=2446&category=12448&log=246377&row=6

I did not make exterior...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By leok
Any piece of COLD rolled steel from a steel...

Any piece of COLD rolled steel from a steel supply wo do fine. 3/8" is plenty thick.
Break and smooth the edges on at least one side so material will slide smoothly over the edge.
No need to inset...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,999
Posted By leok
Ride in a 10

I live in Clarkston and have a 10. If you are interested in a ride, let me know. There are several RV drivers in my hanger row including a 7 and a 9 at Pontiac KPTK. We also have a EAA Chapter 194 at...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,127
Posted By leok
It sounds like you are doing something similar to...

It sounds like you are doing something similar to what I did with back light switch panels. Here is the link to the details on what I did. In the end, after many frustrating trials, I did the CNC...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By leok
Fuselage first

I did the fuselage first on my 10 build. That allowed me to do most of the systems work (including wiring) without the $10K wings hanging in the shop for years. Vans will ship the center spar with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By leok
Not really sure what you are suggesting with back...

Not really sure what you are suggesting with back lit instrument panel. I made up back lit switch plate groups with RGBW LED adjustable lighting. It takes some work, but is not really that hard to do...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By leok
The service letter gives clear details on who...

The service letter gives clear details on who will need/get the replacement parts
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By leok
In short, yes You will need to have the gear...

In short, yes

You will need to have the gear mount related things done before section 28 where the forward spar bulkhead is attached to the front fuselage section or getting at the holes might be...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,749
Posted By leok
+1 What everyone else said, plus; Make sure the...

+1 What everyone else said, plus;

Make sure the wire does not flex over a short distance or they will fatigue and break over time with rudder activation. I fixed my wires high in the rudder and low...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,177
Posted By leok
Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a...

Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a second pup to play with. :)

The 10 is an amazing traveling machine!
Nice write up. I need to do a few of these as we travel.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,422
Posted By leok
Made my own first flight

Made my own first flight after;

1. 3 hours of transition training with Zac in the factory RV10 shortly before my first flight. I was totally comfortable with the flight characteristics.

2....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By leok
get the filter

I had a similar issue with fault indications at random times. Barry sent me the filter and that took care of it.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,429
Posted By leok
Rudder Trim

Here is what I did for electric rudder trim.

I cut in an access panel as close to the forward rudder hinge line as possible. I wanted to keep the weight of the servo as close to the hinge line as...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By leok
Center post attachment

Plan sheet 43-13 show the base of the center support is bolted through a structural angle that is riveted to an extended length of the center rib. I doubt all of the pulling and pushing a person...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,875
Posted By leok
Same issue

I have the same issue with my 10.

It is a little odd in that the issue in my 10 is only with the roll trim, not the pitch trim. Above about 120 knots no roll trim movement although the indicator...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,857
Posted By leok
There is no way to to use time as a multiplier....

There is no way to to use time as a multiplier. Everyone, including you has other things in life to accomplish.

The slow build will take 2000-2500 hours if you don't make a bunch of mods
Quick build...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,017
Posted By leok
Lots of lighting

I have all LED lighting both inside and out. I used the FlyLED for position and strobe, and the Baja off road lights outside for landing. I made a set of small, but powerful (2000 lumen each) set of...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By leok
I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still...

I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still added 2 more later. I used a shop vac to pull a string with a ball of tissue through for later pulling of wires. A double length of string allows me to...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,059
Posted By leok
IMHO this is the most important set, well at...

IMHO this is the most important set, well at least on the same level as the mushroom set for good riveting. Use the bucking bar on the manufactured side and this on the shop side. I used this set...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,355
Posted By leok
Flexibility is key

Whatever you choose to do, flexibility is key. You will need to reconfigure your work area as you go along. I always maintained at least one bench for assembly and parts prep. The balance of the work...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By leok
And doors! Don't forget the doors.

And doors! Don't forget the doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,625
Posted By leok
+1 on the AEA course. I think learning how to...

+1 on the AEA course.

I think learning how to prepare the wiring diagrams and method for constructing a wire harness was worth the price and time. That would apply to any avionics system. (If memory...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By leok
I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is...

I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is due to an accumulation of oil and dirt at the interface creating an abrasive. The slickest stuff in the world will not help if you don't keep it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 110,156
Posted By leok
Looked for months to find one I liked

N20GL

Finished and flew in 2020
Wife is Ginny
I am Leo
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,982
Posted By leok
Might this be bubbles in the line from the...

Might this be bubbles in the line from the suction side out to the fuel system? Going to zero occasionally seems less like a snubber fluctuation and more like a pump loosing it's prime...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,711
Posted By leok
The problem I think many run into is that the...

The problem I think many run into is that the wedge is thin enough that the centering pin on the countersink comes through the back and hits the table before the cutter is complete. This will make...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,449
Posted By leok
PowerPoint is the software I used

Many have asked what software can be used to document the wiring runs in the aircraft. Here is an older thread I put up that goes over my design and build with photos tec.. The software is MS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,134
Posted By leok
An actual example

2020 insurance with around 650 hrs, (not IFR),250 HP/Complex and 3 hrs transition training I was at about $4,000. Hard to say exactly because I transitioned from builders to flying insurance after...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By leok
An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too...

An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too loose is how the plane reacts in a turn while taxing. If the plane will come out of a turn without application of counter turn brake, the nose wheel is...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,752
Posted By leok
I used this...

I used this set
https://www.browntool.com/Listview/tabid/344/CategoryID/11/Level/a/ProductID/14/Default.aspx
I also used this set for all of the 'open field' riveting after I purchased it. I was much...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By leok
I haven't had my door jam in the closed position,...

I haven't had my door jam in the closed position, but had had both doors jam in the open position. In my case, I have the plane-around cam in the center (not that that had any direct role to play in...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By leok
When I ran into an instruction that I didn't...

When I ran into an instruction that I didn't quite get, I simply left the part of the step undone with a note to make sure it was done at a later date. In most cases I found the step made sense as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By leok
I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it...

I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it exactly the same as the connector at the servo, essentially making the wire in the wing an 'extension cord'. That way I can unplug the wing and install...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By leok
Granted this was around five years ago, but I...

Granted this was around five years ago, but I don't recall that flexing introduced a permanent set. As I recall the flexing needed was pretty minor. I have a long straight set specifically to move...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By leok
If I remember correctly I took the assembly out...

If I remember correctly I took the assembly out of the cradle. With it laying on the table I set those rivets with the gun (manufactured head) forward and a small tungsten bucking bar nestled in the...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By leok
Just cross check the type of screw that is...

Just cross check the type of screw that is recommended.
Flat head, no dimple.
Angled head, dimple.

For the most part, anywhere the air, a second mounting component, or occupant needs a smooth...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By leok
you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter...

you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter sticking out before you squeeze to get the right size shop head. It is pretty easy to eye ball the correct length.
Make sure the material is tight...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,274
Posted By leok
Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class...

Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class in Kansas is great and well worth the time. After you have read and digested all of that, then you will have a foundation to know where to start your...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By leok
As far as leaving the gear off to keep the...

As far as leaving the gear off to keep the fuselage low, I made '2X4 stub gear' with castors on the bottom for the front. I made a plywood box set on a Harbor Freight dolly for the tail (angled to...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By leok
Either seems to work fine. I chose the baggage...

Either seems to work fine.

I chose the baggage to get it installed and wired early and avoid the long wire run out into the wing. I also have LED strobes, autopilot servos and an antenna in the...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-10-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,307
Posted By leok
I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a...

I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a little under a month. I had very few issues to resolve that affected safety of flight, and those only minor. As part of my test plan, I made two 4 hour...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By leok
+1 GMU11 just under the upper skin, second...

+1

GMU11 just under the upper skin, second bulkhead behind the baggage bulkhead.

Passed the Garmin test, no issues in over 100 hrs of flight
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,270
Posted By leok
Much better quality from Aircraft Spruce. Not...

Much better quality from Aircraft Spruce. Not that expensive in the greater scheme of things.

I particularly like to clamps with the rubber extension to cover the clamping...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,473
Posted By leok
+1 Here. A really worthwhile course for anyone...

+1 Here. A really worthwhile course for anyone building, even if you have no intention if doing your own panel.

My comment to this thread is that if you are bending the metal green tool, you are...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,967
Posted By leok
Alternatives

If you logic for changing the tail cone upper skin is antenna locations, there are alternatives.

I have my elt antenna running up the pillar behind the right door. There is a natural pocket there...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,383
Posted By leok
Congratulations! Now the fun begins !!!

Congratulations!
Now the fun begins !!!
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,478
Posted By leok
I installed a high flow fan at the front of the...

I installed a high flow fan at the front of the top tunnel cover. When the tunnel gets a little toasty, I turn it on. The air flows out the many openings in the back. Not perfect, but works well...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,154
Posted By leok
From a practical standpoint the CAN is made using...

From a practical standpoint the CAN is made using a two conductor shielded wire. This means you will have a single shield conductor for both high and low CAN conductors.

When you splice the high and...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,898
Posted By leok
I have been involved in the airbag/seatbelt...

I have been involved in the airbag/seatbelt industry for over 25 years. Although I cannot offer any help on AmSafe customer service, I can give you a little insight into the engineering/restraint...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By leok
Cool IMHO the finish kit is not needed until the...

IMHO the finish kit is not needed until the fuselage including the canopy top is well under way. At that stage there is still a ton that can be done as the finish kit is on it's way.

I would not...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,457
Posted By leok
100+ hrs with CPI2 ignition and Thunderbolt...

100+ hrs with CPI2 ignition and Thunderbolt IO540

Not a lot of time, but a Very smooth running combination!
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By leok
I did the fuselage before the wings. There is...

I did the fuselage before the wings. There is much more systems work in the fuselage. Having the fuselage completed allowed me to start all of the system and interior work (that is the 80% to go...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By leok
Order now

The tail cone is pretty quick as far as the aluminum work. I would put in the order for the fuselage now. I always tried to have at least two or three components in process at any given time. When...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,792
Posted By leok
Sorry guys, the RV10 has gull wing doors. You...

Sorry guys, the RV10 has gull wing doors. You need to come in above the wing and under the doors to get in. A winch from above won't work
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,792
Posted By leok
A moderate fabrication project.

Hey Jack,

If you are up for a moderate fabrication project, I might have a concept that will do the job. My dad has a similar issue although not quite as much disability. I was able to get him in...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 541,472
Posted By leok
That looks terrific Charlie! Now comes the fun...

That looks terrific Charlie!

Now comes the fun part! :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,153
Posted By leok
On the Bucket list

Glacier National Park is one of my 'fly to bucket list ' items, and has been for years. I have photos of myself on the shore of Bowman lake when I was about 8 years old. Never been back since.
I...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,052
Posted By leok
A few more comments

+1 for all the excellent replies. I just thought a few realistic details might help

Plan on from 2000 (quick build) to 3000 (not too much customization) to as much as 4000 hours of construction. I...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,664
Posted By leok
Location of info

We plan on trying to attend for the first time.
Can anyone in the know please post links to where the planning info will appear first? Will that be here on VAF, FB or somewhere else?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,761
Posted By leok
I reviewed all of the 10s at Oshkosh one year to...

I reviewed all of the 10s at Oshkosh one year to see how the elevator/stabilzer tips were finished. It was about 50/50 blended with filler vs. joint left exposed.

I blended the tip faring with a...
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