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Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By ReidVaitor
New tires no shakes

I had the same issue with Monsters and replaced the tires with Wilkenson retreads, I have since experienced no vibrations at 30Kts and that was two years ago without rotating the tires or balancing....
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By ReidVaitor
plane apart but come on over

Im in Fullerton,be happy to talk and show you the plane.
PM me if you have any questions
Pascal
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By ReidVaitor
Air filter replacent

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/knfilter08-12163.php

Yep that is the correct replacement filter for the -10. I bought a new one to swap every year as I clean mine more than needed.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,025
Posted By ReidVaitor
3 seaters for kids

Chuck;
Itís rather easy to make a three seat rear with the -10. All you need is a cover over the center that attaches to the seat pieces on the bottom and you add the extension with a L bracket and...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By ReidVaitor
Wilkerson tires

I used a few desser retreads and finally settled for Wilkerson tires. Less expensive and to date far more balanced and better tires than any monster previously used.
Family owned and great to work...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,542
Posted By ReidVaitor
Anxiuos awaiting test results

I built a XHP30 X3 LED using a meanwell power supply and although its bright I dont think its as bright as 3800Lumen. My biggest concern with the DIY LEDs is the RMI that can occur with the wrong...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,601
Posted By ReidVaitor
Lord mount

As reminder there are two options- with the dampener-28
Without the dampener- -20

I just replaced mine since they were showing cracks and Vics seminar encouraged me to do it. I used the 3804-20 and...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By ReidVaitor
I?m willing

I?m in Fullerton, be happy to test prop, just flew to North Carolina and back and that is one of many trips I take cross country every year.
If you need another option beside Ethan, let me know, be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By ReidVaitor
Pricing the airport restaurant out of business

Sure California is out of control and big bear is up in the mountains but they used to have the cheapest gas in the area and prices for the restaurant we?re reasonable. Every time I go back up there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,365
Posted By ReidVaitor
Surefly tach

The reason for having a working tach, in my mind, is that it helps with the Mag check. When I do a mag check I am checking both sides and seeing if there is a large difference between both, although...
Forum: Reviews 05-27-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By ReidVaitor
Anti splat feedback

I have had the privilege to work with Allan on some RV-10 prototypes. I was very impressed with his level of perfection. In my case, it was a gust lock, I flew out a half dozen times each time Allan...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,304
Posted By ReidVaitor
Big Crank

I've held off on Big Crank only because I heard many say it just flat out stops working after 18 months. But most dont and are really happy with the battery.
Thanks for the future updates!
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,304
Posted By ReidVaitor
Wheelchair battery

Been using the UB12350 battery- weighs about 24Lbs, about 315CCA. I have a full electrical panel and have most everything off for startup except the PFD, thats driven by a backup battery. Never had...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By ReidVaitor
Thumbs up And so you begin

Okay, time to move on to building than (congratulations on this step) check out (if you havent already) myrv10(period) com. That is the epitome of every step and decisions you'll need to make as you...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By ReidVaitor
Lots of options in area

I heard Mark?s plane was really nice, seen Dave?s plane and that is a really nice version as well. The good news is Vans plane is as bare as they get. So you?ll see every version from simple and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,547
Posted By ReidVaitor
See the country ideas

Don nailed it for suggestions by the west coast. As you plan this trip look for those who have done this before you. Tim Olson on his site has a whole write up on the 48 states he has visited, check...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By ReidVaitor
Ted antenna

I built a fiberglass shark fin and put the antenna inside it, looks like the expensive ones but it costs about $6 to build one
Create foam mold big enough to fit the antenna into, when you have the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-08-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,675
Posted By ReidVaitor
Angel flight

They are all I over the country
For Western coast https://www.angelflightwest.org/
Find your region Here http://www.angelflight.com/
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By ReidVaitor
LA visit

If going to Disney or other I?m at Fullerton. Be happy to meet up
Pascal
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By ReidVaitor
Dragging

If you have a parking brake.. let me know and I?ll suggest some fixes.
Forum: Safety 01-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,385
Posted By ReidVaitor
Rebooting

make sure you have latest firmware installed
Make sure the backup battery is disconnected
Try it again-
Both were issues in previous firmwares that have since been resolved.
If it works fine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,359
Posted By ReidVaitor
Hot egt

Maybe this was covered already and I missed it But I would check those spark plugs- remove them; clean them; gap them make sure that number three spark plug resistance is within range and not broken...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-06-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,458
Posted By ReidVaitor
Water based paints

I used Stewarts Systems for my -10 and 10 years later, contrary what I was told, its still holding on like new. Its a waterborne based paint and my family never smelled a thing when I painted the...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By ReidVaitor
Compression?

818- is that 30/80 on first cylinder? I don’t see where that was resolved..
Actually I see marvel was used for a stuck valve, which is fine, but nothing to show it resolved the issue with a retest
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By ReidVaitor
It?s the small things

When you mention- I have a good Mooney and Cirrus shop I've worked with for years but I haven't begun the process of trying to decide how to get a pre-purchase inspection done on an e-ab airplane

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,289
Posted By ReidVaitor
fumoto

been using this for years and has remained leakproof.
I had a brand bought from spruce that leaked after 2 years, the fumoto has been on the plane for 7 years and is so easy to twist open and...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,892
Posted By ReidVaitor
Why static not being picked up in dynamic

My guess, last person to do mine knew what he was doing (30 years in dynamic balancing of helo blades) and possibly the one prior to that didn?t. I don?t think it was any more than that. It wasn?t...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,892
Posted By ReidVaitor
Hartzell our of balance

I just went through this as well. Your photos look exactly like my case. For years I flew with a vibration, it was there from first start on. I had it balanced and was told it was almost perfect......
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By ReidVaitor
Fitting replacement

As service letter mentions those fittings are on the prop already,(3b) it’s the 106545that is mentions will replace them on the non grease side.
That is completed at prop overhaul, I assume by a...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By ReidVaitor
you'll only get more experienced not more details

And that is just the beginning of getting even more vague. The good news? you'll be a veteran by than.
Be sure to check out Tim Olsons site for his build steps, that will answer a plane load of...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By ReidVaitor
K&N filter info

Marc;
If its the standard oval filter the part number is E-3450 https://www.knfilters.com/air-filters/e-3450-round-air-filter

Pascal
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By ReidVaitor
3 blade vs 2

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169364&highlight=Hartzell+blade+prop
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By ReidVaitor
What is the problem exactly? it takes longer to...

What is the problem exactly? it takes longer to start? it doesnt start? it starts than dies?
Your in a humid area, did you check for water in the fuel?
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,900
Posted By ReidVaitor
moving it out

If it was me, I would remove the landing gear put the plane on a dolly and roll it out of the garage, than I would move it to a location that is wider. When you put that engine on the plane it will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By ReidVaitor
fuel pump

when you say- I replaced the fitting, connected everything back up and tried to start it.... no joy.
What didnt start the engine or the fuel pump? I just completely cleaned out the fuel filter and...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,609
Posted By ReidVaitor
One stop shopping

I get you didnt like the cirrus, but if you really want something between a glasair and RV, there is the Lancair IV that will meet the turbo, altitude and speed requirements, but not sure its below...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By ReidVaitor
Tube info?

what is the tube part number and place you ordered it from?
Thanks!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 228,888
Posted By ReidVaitor
rear seats and speed

I have had two wives and a kid; 3 kids and camping gear on floors, with plenty of space in the rear seating of my -10. How big are these blokes?

What is missing at Vans is a turbine plane. And I...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By ReidVaitor
Retreads

For what its worth, I worked very closely with Desser and Cee Baileys producing the plexi for the RV-10, so I had a biase, however I had their monster retreads and they lasted 1 year before I ended...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,914
Posted By ReidVaitor
Oil level at the level it stays

I struggled with the oil being run under 8qt for the first few dozen hours, once the engine broke in I called my engine builder and he told me to fly the plane and see where the oil stopped. It...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,901
Posted By ReidVaitor
RV-10 tug

That was true, I think its been resolved. We tested it late 2018 and it clearly was hitting the front fairing, they had a way of sliding in and locking in and were going to go back and make the mod....
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By ReidVaitor
VP-200 disable

the VP-200 is all about the engine data to get all the great features of the product. Unless you really need that new Garmin release, I would contact Garmin and get revert back. The automation and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By ReidVaitor
Touch was worth the upgrade for me. I needed a...

Touch was worth the upgrade for me. I needed a new display when my buttons started failing on the classic. Dynon had touch upgrade offer at the time.The touch has been a great feature I really like a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,237
Posted By ReidVaitor
Certified ADS_B only

Yep, I contacted the local FSDO and they told me that only certified TSOd ADS_B are part of $500 rebate. I installed ECHO as it was more for less than a certified version, even with the FAA rebate....
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,499
Posted By ReidVaitor
There is a better option

Following the threads I purchased Wilkerson tires- at $60 a tire I figured worst case scenario I replace next year. When I called Wilkerson to ask if the tires needed to be balanced, they sent me to...
Forum: Reviews 01-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,499
Posted By ReidVaitor
Unhappy retreads out of balance quickly

Waldo is right on when he says desserretreads "were significantly out of balance...requiring quite a few weights on the wheel." When i installed the tires they were balanced correctly, or so I...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By ReidVaitor
Cee Baileys lenses

When Cee Baileys came out with the windows and lenses it was based on what was available and builders were doing at that time. In order for Desser/Cee Baileys to do a new lense it would require a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-02-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,093
Posted By ReidVaitor
Thumbs up to more adventures like these in 2019

What a great way to finish off the year! I would have loved to have joined you on these flights.

To other 2019 trips, which, as always, I look forward to spending with Hana you and Katie.
Happy New...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By ReidVaitor
Cee baileys crack

Charlie
Maybe it’s the picture but I see the area by the crack appears to also be cracking over the paint as well, almost like there is a lot of stress over that general area. I happen to have the...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,061
Posted By ReidVaitor
fish scale

You can use a wrench over the end of the filter and use a luggage or fish scale on the wrench when you think your close (1/2 a twist after contact) use the scale and pull until you get the 17Lbs.
I...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By ReidVaitor
Disney in your plans?

I live near Disney and my completed and flying -10 is near to that park as well. If you are going to be taking your kids to Disney or Orange County (north of San Diego and south of santa Monica)-...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-14-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 228,888
Posted By ReidVaitor
Your in luck- Dynon already has...

Your in luck- Dynon already has that
http://www.dynonavionics.com/quick-panels.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,540
Posted By ReidVaitor
Magneto gasket

I had a similar leak on my left MAG, same symptoms you have. I was coming up on 500hrs so I took the MAG(s) off and did a IRAN, basically all the plastic parts replaced. I retimed; used NEW gasket,...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,349
Posted By ReidVaitor
RV14 or Rv10

While you locate someone that has an aircraft to sit in check out this site- now and while you're building, there really isn't anyone out there that can give you more details than this guru...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,698
Posted By ReidVaitor
install GPS within the overhead console

yes, you're right on with this approach. I installed the Dynon GPS-250/2020 with 15lb double sided tape to the inside of the overhead console. Has worked for me flawlessly.

Pascal
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-09-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,013
Posted By ReidVaitor
LED replacement for Landing light

RV-10 had HID lights but the replacement for the broken bulb was not possible due to company ceasing production. I ended up building my own LED Taxi/ landing light
Cree XHP-35 x3 using a 350ma power...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By ReidVaitor
Desser Cee Baileys

If you're going to order the windows, consider that Cee Baileys is owned by Desser so think about getting the tires and leak proof tubes while your at it. My retreads have no shake to them (happened...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By ReidVaitor
Cee Baileys windscreen

Long story short, I was the prototype for the windscreen only- I did not help with the sides- hear they DO require very slight adjusting. I worked closely with Desser/ Cee Baileys to make the wind...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By ReidVaitor
Rear seat bench

I created the 3 person rear seats for my daughters and their friends, now that they are 5 years older it is a 2 seater with a little space in the middle for them, but not for three people...
Forum: California 02-10-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By ReidVaitor
Axel just goes to show how highly regarded your...

Axel just goes to show how highly regarded your fly in has become. Maybe next year you should just host the AOPA fly in (lol)

3 maybe 4 will be there. Girls talk about the ice cream social all year....
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,905
Posted By ReidVaitor
RV-10 decision time

If I had to do it all again... which would put me in the same scenario your in.. I would probably build. I loved building the plane. I also dont let anyone touch my plane (for maintenance) because I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,312
Posted By ReidVaitor
Same issue on -10 but K&N says not being used as designed??

500 hours and K&N telling me that I didn't need to clean it if i could clearly see through the filter, which I could. So never cleaned, but sure enough it shrunk enough that I can not use it anymore....
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By ReidVaitor
For a standard IO-540, you can move cylinder 1 to...

For a standard IO-540, you can move cylinder 1 to cylinder 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, etc.

well lets start with firing order for 540 1-4-5-2-3-6. Lycoming states to go outside to inside
1 to 6, 4 to 3, 5-2-...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,813
Posted By ReidVaitor
bug cleaner

Windshield- Plexus- terry cloth to wipe it down after 30sec-1 min
leading edge- I used water, soap, wash and wax and pledge, in the end sure they work but Turtle wax "bug and tar" remover works so...
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