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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By salty
I decided on quick build fuse and slow build...

I decided on quick build fuse and slow build wings. Ordered them both last month, but still no date for a date for the quick build fuse. I figure if I get the wings half done and the fuse is still a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By salty
I agree completely.

I agree completely.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,260
Posted By salty
I totally agree with the posters that are...

I totally agree with the posters that are emphasizing communications is key when dealing with these sorts of problems. COVID is not a valid excuse to not communicate. People are understanding, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By salty
The commentary was horrendous for the whole show,...

The commentary was horrendous for the whole show, but thatís typical.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By salty
Didnít take many pics, but here are a few

Didnít take many pics, but here are a few
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,120
Posted By salty
Pretty interesting to think about how that little...

Pretty interesting to think about how that little surface is what pulls your entire plane around everywhere it goes.
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By salty
COVID is not an excuse for not communicating. JMO

COVID is not an excuse for not communicating. JMO
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By salty
Ouch! (said the bolts)

Ouch! (said the bolts)
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,237
Posted By salty
Ezwxbrief looks like WeatherSpork but better, is...

Ezwxbrief looks like WeatherSpork but better, is it a different product?
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,714
Posted By salty
I'm not sure a master cancel is a great idea, but...

I'm not sure a master cancel is a great idea, but I can attest from experience that a constant alarm is distracting as heck. I did some engine out practice at altitude last week, and the gear alarm...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,714
Posted By salty
That was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

That was awesome! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,859
Posted By salty
$1200 a month is achievable by mopping a...

$1200 a month is achievable by mopping a McDonald's in the US.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,859
Posted By salty
I think that 32k was for the "couple months" it...

I think that 32k was for the "couple months" it will take to build the plane, not a year. ;)
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,859
Posted By salty
If you don’t know the rules, I don’t know how you...

If you don’t know the rules, I don’t know how you can avoid them. But yes, in the US, it’s “better” for someone with no engineering education to build and sell it since it’s illegal to do otherwise....
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,859
Posted By salty
They will know when they come to do the...

They will know when they come to do the inspection and you can’t answer their questions because you didn’t build it. In the US, they also expect to see pictures with you doing the work.
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By salty
I just did my rudder trailing edge this morning....

I just did my rudder trailing edge this morning. I think it came out pretty good. I used tape and the Cleaveland / Avery trailing edge squeezer set and set the rivets in an alternating pattern.

It's...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By salty
We're just getting started with our build, and...

We're just getting started with our build, and we're doing it a little different than most, no video or sound, just time-lapse photos of everything we're doing. I'm doing it for me, not anybody else,...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By salty
Sort the parts by component. VS, HS, R, E, etc.

Sort the parts by component. VS, HS, R, E, etc.
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By salty
I didn't get a sub kit 7 either, and it doesn't...

I didn't get a sub kit 7 either, and it doesn't appear I'm missing anything as far as I can tell so far.

The sub kits seem to be more about packing efficiency than anything else. I started out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
Oh yeah. Iím very good at naturally maximizing...

Oh yeah. Iím very good at naturally maximizing efficiency, which quickly leads to mistakes. I have to force myself to do one rivet at a time. I tend to think about the next step and thatís when I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
A tip I got from someone was to move my hand...

A tip I got from someone was to move my hand closer to the rivet head when holding the bucking bar. Putting it right against the part to hold the layers together and provide more feedback. That...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
Ok guys. Maybe we just got enough practice and it...

Ok guys. Maybe we just got enough practice and it all clicked, I dunno....

Today we completed the Vertical Stabilizer without a single blemish to the skin. I didn't think it was possible. LOL

We...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By salty
When I got there for real it was obvious when to...

When I got there for real it was obvious when to do it. Step 6 says "Assemble the rest of the rear spar assembly". The middle hinge bracket is part of that assembly. Duh.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-13-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By salty
Nice job. Seems like she really enjoyed it.

Nice job. Seems like she really enjoyed it.
Forum: COMM 03-10-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By salty
The walkman came out after most of our aviation...

The walkman came out after most of our aviation electronics were designed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
That wonít be a problem. I have lots of...

That wonít be a problem. I have lots of experience there.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
The irony is I was jumping through crazy hoops to...

The irony is I was jumping through crazy hoops to fabricate it without the angle. It'll be a whole lot easier to finish it now. LOL

Great help!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
Holy cow, you're right. I didn't catch that...

Holy cow, you're right. I didn't catch that before. It looked to me like it was squared off at the edge of the flange, but now I see the angle goes all the way back. Thanks! Now it makes perfect...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
And another, slightly different example of my...

And another, slightly different example of my confusion. In this particular case it doesn't really matter because the cuts are symmetrical.

However, it's still interesting to me because my wife held...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
This is a good tip. I felt that might work, but I...

This is a good tip. I felt that might work, but I wasn't certain.

Now, a followup question.

What's the purpose of the dashed line running parallel, but very close to the solid line on the right...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By salty
How to read engineering drawings

When reading the left side of figures 3 & 4, is there an assumption that the part is sitting flat with the angled portion of the part extending toward you? I can't see any cues on the drawing that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By salty
I also just noticed that if you select something...

I also just noticed that if you select something on the very left side of the screen, when the menu pops up in moves your selection off the screen. That's pretty bad.

Support is pretty responsive,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By salty
Also, I have to do a fairly long press to get the...

Also, I have to do a fairly long press to get the menu to come up. A quick tap doesn't do it. I checked and don't see a setting for that, but maybe just try to let go faster when bumpy. I know,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By salty
You can also click on the green circle that pops...

You can also click on the green circle that pops up where you originally clicked to close the menu, but that's not much bigger than the close button. I liked the menu when I flew the other day, but...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By salty
My Mooney has no brakes in the right seat....

My Mooney has no brakes in the right seat.

There have been a few times when I wished there were.


1. When I wanted to adjust or reach for something quickly and it would be easiest for passenger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,405
Posted By salty
I think this is a pretty good reference on this...

I think this is a pretty good reference on this topic, so I thought I’d drop it here for those that may not have seen it before....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By salty
myflightbook.com developer is very active in...

myflightbook.com developer is very active in responding to issues, which are very few and far between. It's a great product.

Personally, I log everything in myflightbook.com and log dual instruction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By salty
I'm curious how you managed to do that with a...

I'm curious how you managed to do that with a DRDT2. I ask so I can try to avoid following in your footsteps.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-15-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,989
Posted By salty
How useful did you find this? I have the...

How useful did you find this? I have the opportunity to get a bunch of hours in a -22. Flying my Mooney is a whole lot cheaper, but if the cirrus is better prep, then I can certainly do more of that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By salty
I'm using this one, and I like it so far (though...

I'm using this one, and I like it so far (though I'm using it with clear plastic sheet protectors, so the pages are well...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-10-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By salty
great reply, thank you!

great reply, thank you!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-10-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By salty
Three questions on Electronic Ignition options

1. I understand the Pmag has an internal generator, but I'm unclear if it still relies on ship power to control it. What exactly happens if you lose ship power? Is the pmag unaffected, does it revert...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By salty
I’ve gotten errors from savvy before right after...

I’ve gotten errors from savvy before right after they upgrade their software. Ping them about it, they usually have it working next day but they might not know there’s an issue if you don’t tell them.
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By salty
Interesting. My page 6-4 has neither a step 7 nor...

Interesting. My page 6-4 has neither a step 7 nor a figure 4
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By salty
When to install the middle Rudder bracket

Finally got our backordered parts and we are feeling like we're ready to get started on the vertical stab. Studying Section 6 and I don't see it telling when to install the middle rudder bracket...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By salty
Vans shipped my tail kit and it doesn't appear...

Vans shipped my tail kit and it doesn't appear they charged tax. Is that state dependent? Am I going to have to pay tax on it when I register?
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,989
Posted By salty
I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about...

I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about whether I should be worried about it. If that makes any sense. LOL
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,989
Posted By salty
RV-10. I'm many years away from that first flight...

RV-10. I'm many years away from that first flight still. Just dreaming about it at this point.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,989
Posted By salty
How many of you flew your maiden flight?

Curious how many of you farm it out vs flying it yourself.

I'm very interested in doing it myself. But it's a pride thing, I'm not sure I can be objective about my capabilities.

I'm a good pilot,...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By salty
RV-10 demo flight and or transition training Tampa Central Florida area

Looking to get some time either as passenger, PIC, or training.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By salty
That's a carbed 540? What's it's HP?

That's a carbed 540? What's it's HP?
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,079
Posted By salty
I think I could have done a better job with...

I think I could have done a better job with rattle cans, and I'm a complete moron when it comes to painting. Makes me sick to look at that. I'm not even that picky about paint compared to most, and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-28-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By salty
Personally I'd fly IFR (I Fly Roads) for the...

Personally I'd fly IFR (I Fly Roads) for the first part. Stay near the interstates

https://navmonster.com/flight/KFHU-P33-KDMN-KONM-KDHT-KOMA&

It keeps the peaks reasonable, and keeps you around...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,412
Posted By salty
This statement has been true for about 25 years. ...

This statement has been true for about 25 years. But Iím sure itíll happen any day now.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By salty
The fight wasn't that bad. After reading the...

The fight wasn't that bad. After reading the thread before watching I was expecting to see a mess, but it wasn't bad at all IMO. I think you got some good feedback on how to do even better, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By salty
It seems to be. Looks to have potential, but I...

It seems to be. Looks to have potential, but I still like the Eaa site personally.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,670
Posted By salty
I had a breaker trip, I reset it, and it never...

I had a breaker trip, I reset it, and it never tripped again for about 250 hours now, under the same conditions.

Just a data point. Nothing more.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,670
Posted By salty
Agree. I was just spelling it out. The list was...

Agree. I was just spelling it out. The list was kind of arbitrary, so it may not have been clear.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,670
Posted By salty
...assuming the total draw for all of them on at...

...assuming the total draw for all of them on at once will be less than 5 amps...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
As for air pressure, Iím running 90 in the lines,...

As for air pressure, Iím running 90 in the lines, but thereís a regulator on the gun that I adjust for the size rivet, no idea what the actual number is. Iíve consulted with experienced people to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
Thanks everyone, great feedback and support! The...

Thanks everyone, great feedback and support!

The above comment popped out at me. We embarrassingly took our phone stand kit over to our neighbor to review a few weeks ago. He’s an A&P for a major...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By salty
I have a related question that the OP might also...

I have a related question that the OP might also be interested in, hope it's ok to ask here.

At what point do you need to involve the FAA (IE: DAR) in the build in terms of inspections? Are there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
We'll check it out.

We'll check it out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,711
Posted By salty
Thanks. Looks useful

Thanks. Looks useful
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