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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,592
Posted By yooper
GRT Sport SX versus Horizon HX?

Thinking of upgrading cockpit with new PFD - what would be the motivations for spending an extra $2000 for GRT Horizon HX versus Sport SX? The main difference seems to be more ports, which I don't...
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,909
Posted By yooper
Those are the best kind of lessons!

Our high school girl was using the V6 just last month. Check out KB1URG on APRS.fi for her flight. We were sweating if the balloon would make it down before it reached the ocean, and luckily it...
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-24-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,909
Posted By yooper
It does work well!

We had a high school student just send one to 95,000 feet on a balloon, and it worked great the whole way, so we can attest to performance!
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-10-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,909
Posted By yooper
Dipole

Ok, so it's not a bow-tie! Yes, the V6 dipole antenna . . .
http://byonics.com/microtrak/mt_antenna.php
Forum: GPS 04-10-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,991
Posted By yooper
The box!

Argh! I guess I shouldn't have thrown out the box my Stratus came in!

Tim
N52KS
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-20-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,909
Posted By yooper
Bow-tie antenna?

Anyone try the newer bow-tie antenna being offered by Byonics? Looks like it would work well at the top of an RV-10 windscreen, or even in a wingtip.

Tim
N52KS
KB1URG
Forum: Safety 03-20-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,392
Posted By yooper
Still play catch?

If you both have the day off still, find an indoor sports park somewhere in MN and go play that game of catch together, or work on a project in the basement, or something . . .
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,666
Posted By yooper
Lights

I saw a Kitfox years ago with a light nicely faired into the front of both wheel pants (taildragger). I always thought that was a neat look, and our wheelpants are plenty big, especially on the -10.
Forum: Northeast 02-25-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 76,937
Posted By yooper
Talking Ice is nice!

I think we're maybe the first RV-10 to land at Alton Bay? (last Friday) Wanted to do it for the last two years, but those seasons were short or non-existant. Nice and frozen for us. Used soft...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-23-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,140
Posted By yooper
Waiting for our ice runway

I'm hoping the current cold snap in the northeast will freeze up the ice runway at Alton Bay, NH nicely. Last year was a wash with the mild winter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,678
Posted By yooper
Cool Class B fun

I've been into KBOS and KIAD with the '10 for special events.
Interesting stuff:
1) At an airport that big, what looks big enough for a runway might be a taxiway. And what looks like a taxiway is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,385
Posted By yooper
Talking Upgrade?

I would definitely suggest an upgrade from paper to actual instruments. Improves the usability immensely . . . (hee hee) :)

Tim
N52KS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,856
Posted By yooper
THanks for the writeup

Bob:

Thanks for the writeup. Sounds like fun. I'm impressed with that Appelbaum guy who flogged a DA20 to 172 MPH!

Tim D-T
N52KS RV-10
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-03-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,035
Posted By yooper
Cool APRS Android app

I've recently installed a free app called "APRS Viewer" on my Android phone. It works pretty well for showing APRS stations near you, or of course you can look up a station, and click "show path" to...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,687
Posted By yooper
SkySports

We got some custom length probes from SkySports for our RV-10, and then bent them ourselves to fit. They only measure the fuel in the first bay, so we only measure up to about 25 gallons before they...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,783
Posted By yooper
Lesson learned

Lesson learned: Forget that cheap Chinese-made stuff and stick to genuine Mag-Lites - made in the USA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,646
Posted By yooper
Newport?

Last I checked, there were a couple of decommissioned carriers docked in Newport. With the wind blowing the right direction . . . :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,072
Posted By yooper
XM weather data receiver?

Just throwing this out there . . .
I have a portable XM weather data receiver, the older "roundish" style that has a USB output on it. I'd like to figure out two things:
1) Does someone know the...
Forum: Northeast 02-07-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,118
Posted By yooper
Scanning . . .

As I understood it, they had a camera-based system that reads N-numbers off aircraft near the runway thresholds . . .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By yooper
Strobes no more

One big change recently has been that old school high-voltage strobe lights are out - LED strobes (and position lights) are in.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,400
Posted By yooper
Another vote for "love it!"

Very cool . . .
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-17-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,413
Posted By yooper
APRS vendors at Oshkosh?

Does anyone know of any APRS-type vendors that are going to be at Oshkosh? Just wondering .. . .

Tim
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,567
Posted By yooper
Mill town

The large brick building and rushing river you were admiring is an old textile mill. Almost any New England river town of decent size has an old mill from those days. Sometimes hard to tell one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,472
Posted By yooper
Airventure Cup 2011?

Any update on information or application for the 2011 Airventure Cup race?

Tim
N52KS
RV-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,921
Posted By yooper
RV-10 flap speeds

Somewhere in our RV-10 kit literature, there is actually two flap speeds listed. I think 87 kts limit for full flaps, but 94 kits for something less than that.
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-30-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,557
Posted By yooper
V3 antenna mounting?

Antenna experts:

I was looking at the magnetic mount V3 antenna that comes with the MT-RTG package and where a good place to put that on our RV-10 might be. I was wondering if I could let the...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,199
Posted By yooper
SkySports probes

You can get custom length capacitive probes from SkySports:
http://www.airstuff.com/fuelmon.html
I would have to look back at what length we got. Our tanks were already built, so we are just...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,286
Posted By yooper
Exclamation Pink and Green

We're going for a combination of Pink and Green diagrams. Namely, not trimming the door frame edge (like Green), but using a one piece modern foam seal (like Pink). Ours will be attached to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,413
Posted By yooper
C

I think that fellow like the letter 'C' . . .

Tim
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,860
Posted By yooper
Testing

My initial question wasn't well-phrased. I meant to say my father-in-law is a Ham and he wants to install an APRS tracking device for some flights by our aircraft. He is interested in APRS and...
Forum: APRS Tracking 03-08-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,860
Posted By yooper
"Borrowing" APRS

My father-in-law has a portable APRS transmitter and is a Ham. Is it legal for me to borrow his APRS transmitter and do some flight tests with it, even though he would probably not be flying with? ...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 609,822
Posted By yooper
Trying again with photo link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/47316464@N05/4340982641/
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 609,822
Posted By yooper
Fired up the panel

Here's my Avidyne PFD and MFD up and running and talking to the GNS430. Looks like we're flying in Kansas . . .

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4340982641_5b34b76d00.jpg

Sorry about poor...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,332
Posted By yooper
Columbia/Cessna

Looking at that Lancair/Columbia/Cessna picture, it looks like a two pin arrangement just like the RV-10 . . .

TDT
40025
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 33,819
Posted By yooper
Pacific City, OR

Pacific City, OR

In the words of Liz Lemon, "I want to go to there."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 33,819
Posted By yooper
Talking Carrier landing

Re: "Someone HAS to have a picture of their RV turning 1/4 mile file, gear down, hook down, "calling the ball" while in the groove to come over the fantail and catch the three wire?!?!?"

There are...
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,136
Posted By yooper
Angry Angle valve

Those 300+ HP Lycomings are angle valve engines, not parallel valve engines like the 540s. Like someone else said, you're now talking about designing yourself a new cowl to fit. Might even be...
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,808
Posted By yooper
Local flights

I would also say if most of your flights are going to be short or medium around the islands, go for the RV-10 with 5 seats. If you're taking a week's worth of supplies and flying to Scotland, it...
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,808
Posted By yooper
Wink 5 or 4 seats

You are the manufacturer, and you define the number of seats. I think we have already described ours to the insurance company as a 5 seater. We are going to provision for 3 (children) in the back...
Forum: GPS 05-04-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 233,852
Posted By yooper
Serial or USB?

Here's an interesting quote from the user's manual about the USB/Serial port: "This is used for standard USB connection to a PC to download movies, pictures, Ebooks and new updates to the...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,069
Posted By yooper
SkySports probes

We're in the same position as CJ above. We have installed SkySports capacitive probes and we have tested ours with gas in the tank, but not yet hooked it up to our Grand Rapids EIS nor flown...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-13-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,397
Posted By yooper
UPers

Terry,

You mean I have to change all of my usernames from "yooper" to "yooper_in_exile" or "former_yooper" now?

I won't use "Troll" since I'm in Massachusetts now. How about...
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,397
Posted By yooper
Callsign?

For your APRS "callsign" does one have to use your amateur radio call letters, or can you use whatever you want?

TDT
Forum: APRS Tracking 02-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,983
Posted By yooper
APRS in RV-10 cabin?

Has anyone tried mounting an APRS transmitter and antenna under the fiberglass cabin roof of an RV-10? If coverage is okay, would be easier to access than wingtip. Wondering about coverage below,...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,679
Posted By yooper
Cool Chutes

The fellow who put one in an RV-6 is Charles Stuhrenberg [chuck <at> sprayshield.com].

Surprise! He is building an RV-10 now and putting in a BRS chute. Email me offline (tdt <at> aurora.aero)...
Forum: Safety 07-23-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,745
Posted By yooper
Prices

At least in this thread, no one has mentioned that the satellites are going to stop monitoring 121.5 MHz next January. So your $180 ELT will be a nice paperweight.

I've seen the 406 MHz ELTs as low...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-09-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,776
Posted By yooper
Jealous

You're making us east coasters jealous . . .

TDT
40025
Oshkosh '09 here we come!
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 594,930
Posted By yooper
Nice glareshield cover

Nice glareshield cover? Where did you get it / how did you make it?

TDT
40025
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 594,930
Posted By yooper
How much?

Mark:

How much for that nice paint job?

TDT
40025
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,900
Posted By yooper
Receiving APRS on board?

The OpenTracker+ has the feature "capable of decoding incoming APRS packets.
When used with a suitable GPS receiver, the OpenTracker+ will
plot the positions of received stations as waypoints on the...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,473
Posted By yooper
There were some pictures posted on...

There were some pictures posted on vansairforce.net of a couple of planes out of the paint shop and one was the bird with extra window vents. I posted an inquiry on Matronics and got this reply from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,386
Posted By yooper
ST-1-12v-2sp, please

I'll take 1 unit of the single-axis, ST-1-12v-2sp, please!

Tim Dawson-Townsend
RV-10 40025

yooper@alum.mit.edu
617-905-4800

Let me know when you need credit card information (or I can do PayPal)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,501
Posted By yooper
Where's the flat panel?

Where's the flat panel TV for watching aviation movies?

TDT
RV-10 40025
Firewall Forward
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,491
Posted By yooper
No longer a glider - engine installed!

IO-540 rebuilt by G&N Aircraft, Griffith, IN

One day I'll figure out how to attach an image . . .

TDT
40025
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 1,320,231
Posted By yooper
Nice vents

Dean:

I like what you did with the cockpit air vents . . .

TDT
RV-10 40025
Finish kit

------------------------------------------------
Passed a major milestone in the building process. Fired up...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 781,491
Posted By yooper
Question How much for ceramic coating?

Scott:

How much for ceramic coating the exhaust?

TDT
:cool:
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,971
Posted By yooper
"Several others"?

"Several others" have lost doors? I've heard of one . . .

TDT
40025
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,700
Posted By yooper
Equivalent

You're going to get a comparable certified plane for $130,000?

TDT
Forum: GPS 05-09-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,949
Posted By yooper
Evil Empire

And don't forget Garmin is the Evil Empire building their monopoly slowly but surely.

Check out the new Lowrance 600C. Looks pretty cool. Smaller, but has neat Terrain features . ..

TDT
Forum: GPS 05-09-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By yooper
Losing it

Of course, you don't get any TIS traffic if you're outside the range of a Mode-S radar that can send the info to you. Just fly from Vegas towards the Grand Canyon. Just past the Hoover Dam all the...
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,099
Posted By yooper
Wink For Sale?

Attson:

Does that mean you've got a partial kit for sale? You should add it to the Classifieds section of the forums . . .

TDT
:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By yooper
Engine Mounts

Tom:

We don't have any to trade, but we might be interested in buying your mount ears from you . . .

Tim Dawson-Townsend
yooper@alum.mit.edu
617-472-9652
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,220
Posted By yooper
Angry No engines - No experience

No one has experience with Innodyn and Rv-10s because there are only 2 aircraft flying with Innodyn, and they both belong to the company! Still waiting to see some real test data on fuel flow versus...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,928
Posted By yooper
Two thoughts

Thought #1:

<< I think that Vans would sell alot more aircraft if they had a chute >>

Uh, Van's can sell kits faster than they can make them right now, so I don't see a big difference there . ....
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