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Forum: RV-10 02-16-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By Strasnuts
Me too

I just hold it open with my hand. If I have to adjust something I have the right hand available to adjust throttle or hold the controls in gusty wind conditions. If I need both hands I temporarily...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,154
Posted By Strasnuts
I had this happen to me.

Another idea.......

Hey I had a similar problem after remounting an Aerosport IO-540 on my RV-10. I had a deer strike and had aerosport power go through the engine, I also sent the governor and the...
Forum: Tools 01-18-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,310
Posted By Strasnuts
Thumbs up Good point, thanks for the clarification. That...

Good point, thanks for the clarification. That was misleading.
Forum: Tools 01-17-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,310
Posted By Strasnuts
+1 snap-on

Self calibrating digital snap-on. Never looked back at the cost after using so many times.
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,140
Posted By Strasnuts
RV10

I have no kids and have a 10. My wife, my golden retriever and I usually fill up the plane with a bunch of ****. You don't have to leave anything behind. We bring golf clubs sometimes even if we...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By Strasnuts
I originally had the Vans supplied material. I...

I originally had the Vans supplied material. I noticed that material started to get wavy and it was showing areas where air was getting through. I wanted a better sealed cowling and lower CHTs so I...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,634
Posted By Strasnuts
Different engines for RV10

I have an IO-540-N1A5. 260hp bigger crank and counterweights. A bit heavier but works great.
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,151
Posted By Strasnuts
Mods

These are just my opinion and my experiences...

It's not whether Vans brakes will fail in 100 hours it's that they are too small for the RV10 weight. Ya, you shouldn't need to push hard on the...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,852
Posted By Strasnuts
Very nice!

Really like your RV10, great job with everything!
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Strasnuts
Aerosport Handle

I will second the Aerosport handle. I have it on my RV10 and love it. Lockable too.
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,395
Posted By Strasnuts
Handle rack gears

Whatever you do for upgrades I would NOT cut your gear racks on the handles per Vans instructions. This limits the pin extensions on the doors. Safer to have more fuselage penetration with the pins...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,127
Posted By Strasnuts
Great video!

Great video!
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 596,828
Posted By Strasnuts
Great looking paint job and plane. Doors look...

Great looking paint job and plane. Doors look like they fit really well!
Congratulations!
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,699
Posted By Strasnuts
I'll be there with my father. Looking forward to...

I'll be there with my father. Looking forward to it!
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,771
Posted By Strasnuts
RV10

After I pulled the trigger I wondered why I hadn't done it sooner. I always tell others if you are interested in building a plane buy the first piece now! When I purchased mine I was apprehensive...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,469
Posted By Strasnuts
Been there done that......Cut one in half and 18k...

Been there done that......Cut one in half and 18k later was back flying. I did a pass before landing on the asphalt runway then I hit one. Horn would have been cool and possibly saved some money.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,732
Posted By Strasnuts
I replaced my brass with a Delrin bushing I...

I replaced my brass with a Delrin bushing I machined. No slop.
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Strasnuts
Pin extension

Randy,

Having 180 degrees on the handle equates to around 2" of lateral movement on the pushrods. Vans' system allows for only 90-110 degrees and 1 to 1-1/4" of lateral movement.
That being said...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,669
Posted By Strasnuts
+1 for Aerosport products on my RV10. They work...

+1 for Aerosport products on my RV10. They work great and look great and not as much friction and weight. The flush handles have mechanical interference just after 90 degrees so the 180 degree...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Strasnuts
John, Continue the seal around the area by the...

John,

Continue the seal around the area by the hinge pockets. You will have to fabricate covers out of fiberglass or whatever so the seal has something to push against. I used the window cutouts...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,641
Posted By Strasnuts
Strut Bracket break

Ron, If your strut bracket is an original Nylon bracket from PlaneAround please call me and I'll replace it for free. I originally sold them out of nylon but over time they broke so I replaced them...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-06-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 33,715
Posted By Strasnuts
SuperSTOL

Here's mine..



http://i63.tinypic.com/30w1j06.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,664
Posted By Strasnuts
PlaneAround latch

While this is being discussed, I want to reiterate for new builders who want to use the PA latch or/and want 180 degrees of travel on the pushrods, to cut the gear racks on the handle (from Vans) in...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By Strasnuts
Bill, I truly have 1/4" reveal around my door...

Bill,

I truly have 1/4" reveal around my door all the way around without the seal on. my doors are easy to close with very low effort for the last 950 hours. Even though you have it working with a...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,272
Posted By Strasnuts
Congratulations Bill!

Congratulations Bill!
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,368
Posted By Strasnuts
Safety wire break

I found my safety wire broke during my condition inspection and reported it on VAF. I did a better job getting the wire away from the rotating/moving parts and have had no further problems.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By Strasnuts
SS pins

Larry,

I make the PlaneAround stuff. If you have any questions on sizes give me a call. I'll be happy to share them. 801-580-3737.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,656
Posted By Strasnuts
Another example

The instructions also state to mount it somewhere other than the engine. The engine vibration causes quicker fatigue on the internal parts. I got about 850 hours on mine until it quit working. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,840
Posted By Strasnuts
Monument Valley

Love that area and need to go back. Last time there we watched the Red Bull Air Races. They flew right in the middle of the monuments. It was amazing, not sure how they pulled that one...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,665
Posted By Strasnuts
I have both

I have both installed and have tried a few times to see the difference. The cat whiskers work twice the range of the bob archer. I'm not saying the bob archer doesn't work ok I'm saying my cat...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By Strasnuts
Maybe someone can correct me but it seems Vans...

Maybe someone can correct me but it seems Vans will weld a tube that is already the size for the bushing. The weld deforms the tube and now the bushing is sloppy. That is what mine looked like. I...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By Strasnuts
There shouldn't be a lot of force

There should be no less than 1/4 " reveal between the inner door skin and the outside edge of the fuselage flange (with the seal off) for the common McMaster 3/8 bulb seal to squish into. If it is...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Strasnuts
Got them!

Thanks for the replies. I just received an email with the drawings from a VAF?er.
This place is awesome.
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Strasnuts
Structure drawing

Anyone out there have a high resolution copy of the structure drawing of the RV10? I would like one to frame in my hangar but I'm having no luck finding one online that is decent quality.
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,200
Posted By Strasnuts
Here is one of the original posts on the Matco brakes.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=100415&highlight=matco+brake
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,521
Posted By Strasnuts
I still have the stock seat belts and tell myself...

I still have the stock seat belts and tell myself I'm going to replace them every annual. The stock seat belts loosen in turbulence.:(
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,409
Posted By Strasnuts
+1 for Jonjay and Jesse. I've never experienced...

+1 for Jonjay and Jesse.

I've never experienced a hiccup in the 800+ hours of switching. I have a stock setup engine with an andair fuel valve.
I don't use the electric pump in the process.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,979
Posted By Strasnuts
Passengers

I would say 60% of the time I have 3 or 4. Love the ten! I wish I had 6-8 so my friends didn't have to roshambo on the trips we take.
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By Strasnuts
Door latches

A safety strap is good if you catch your door early and you are not distracted while flying. If you want to easily close your door on the ground before takeoff the PlaneAround Latch works well. The...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By Strasnuts
one more check

One thing to check if you have the PlaneAround latch is to make sure the pins are not pushing the cam shoulder or shaft down against the block. When I built the first latch I noticed this could...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,986
Posted By Strasnuts
I fly there for work a lot. I have an RV10 in...

I fly there for work a lot. I have an RV10 in SLC but I am in FTG about twice a month.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,311
Posted By Strasnuts
Nice work Phil! Congratulations.

Nice work Phil!

Congratulations.
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By Strasnuts
gear racks

Jeff,

If you plan on going 180 degrees make sure you don't cut your gear racks per Vans' instructions. They need to be five inches so cut your ten inch racks in half making four five inch pieces. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By Strasnuts
I installed the Aerosport

I have the Aerosport Products handle on my RV10. It has a key locking feature and it doesn't have mechanical interference after 90 degrees of rotation. This allows you to have up to 180 degrees of...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,824
Posted By Strasnuts
Another option

I built the stops out of one piece of aluminum instead of two. I used the rivets called out in the plans. I have 760 hours and no problems. I know a lot of the builders replaced their rivets with...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By Strasnuts
Sanding the blocks

Delrin should be easy to sand and you want to sand the bottom surface that is against the cabin top. On my RV10 I sanded a spot for them on the cabin top then sanded the bottom of the guide a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,836
Posted By Strasnuts
Thought about it but didn't think there was a lot...

Thought about it but didn't think there was a lot of builders who would buy them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,836
Posted By Strasnuts
Here is what I did

Not sure this is relevant. I just read a couple posts and have to leave. Here is what I did for the brakes dragging. 750 hours and works...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,715
Posted By Strasnuts
PlaneAround kit parts

Whatever you do let me know what parts you need for the PlaneAround kit. I can sell them individually to save you money.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 32,258
Posted By Strasnuts
Talking I just did this and it worked for me!

My friend Scott Schmidt sent me this link when he noticed it here. He knew I had tried a few things to make my RV10 run smoother. I initially dynamically balanced the prop. That didn't change it...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,458
Posted By Strasnuts
Whiskers

As Scott said above, I have the cat whiskers on vertical. I also have the bob archer in the wingtip. The whiskers work almost double the distance of the bob archer when I compared them on the same...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,296
Posted By Strasnuts
Material

I recommend not using the cheap black material which comes with the FW FWD. I noticed a 10 degree drop after switching my baffle material to the silicone type. It doesn't fold up and stiffen like...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,833
Posted By Strasnuts
I like GUYS setup and if I had to do it again I...

I like GUYS setup and if I had to do it again I would go this direction. I have a 925 in the back and a two blade blended hartzell up front. I also have a heavy engine, a dash N1A5. I use half...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,834
Posted By Strasnuts
Nice trip write-up

We try to go down every year in the 10. Scott Schmidt is who introduced me to the area.

It's great to see other pilots' experiences. Thanks for sharing!

I know Baja Bush Pilots have recently had...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,412
Posted By Strasnuts
Things I would change

760 hours on mine I would have...

Mount the fuel transducer on the firewall not the engine.
Put my wood stiffeners on the back of the main gear from the start.
Install Garmin's YD
Use Cee Baileys...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-07-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,736
Posted By Strasnuts
Unhappy This is awful...I was talking to him last week. ...

This is awful...I was talking to him last week. I texted him Saturday afternoon without a reply. He was such a nice guy, always inviting me and anyone else who wanted to come over for salmon BBQs. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,821
Posted By Strasnuts
Cathy, I remember you saying you are not good...

Cathy, I remember you saying you are not good with names. Even the spellings are correct! Ya, that was fun, thanks for coming up and meeting my dog and me. Hopefully see you there next year.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,821
Posted By Strasnuts
HSF

That was a blast, maybe even two blasts. Nice write up.

Good seeing you there. I will be taking work off next year so I can stay Saturday night. I got there Thursday morning and was about the...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,775
Posted By Strasnuts
All above I agree with except try to balance some...

All above I agree with except try to balance some of the temps by adding back the front dams. They are there to move more cool air to the rear cylinders. After you add them back and the front...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 596,828
Posted By Strasnuts
Looks really nice John, Love the finished...

Looks really nice John, Love the finished product!
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,626
Posted By Strasnuts
It sounds like this example is from either a...

It sounds like this example is from either a poorly constructed door or a bad installation of the cam or both. There is no way this could happen on my doors. I guess if I had the incredible hulk...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,626
Posted By Strasnuts
Both pins in

I bet the doors you speak of with both pins in had limited travel. I try to get over 1-1/4" of pin extension after the first 30 degrees of cam rotation. I honestly don't believe a properly built...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By Strasnuts
I have them too

Dave,

I installed them on my RV and they are great with my tight seals.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,515
Posted By Strasnuts
If I was building a new 10

I would do it if I was in the building process again.
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