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Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,497
Posted By raabs
There is currently one insurance company in the...

There is currently one insurance company in the marketplace insuring -10s for pilots less than 250 hrs. $18,000. Search for my posts on it a couple months ago.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,861
Posted By raabs
I spoke with Troy a couple of weeks ago regarding...

I spoke with Troy a couple of weeks ago regarding outlet finger strainers (post here (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=188024))When the company was bought and moved to TX 1-1/2...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By raabs
Searched for a while with no results so made my...

Searched for a while with no results so made my own. The finger strainers made by Hotel Whiskey are really poor. These new ones with 16x16 316 SS are awesome. Cut a 1.5" piece of 7mm tube and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,806
Posted By raabs
Be aware that a friend just had a Rocket engine...

Be aware that a friend just had a Rocket engine overhaul by a shop in FL that does airboats and experimental engines. At 10 hours after OH the cylinder bolts started breaking and luckily he noticed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
Who was the insurance company?

Who was the insurance company?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
Agree. I reviewed BWI yesterday. It was Starr...

Agree. I reviewed BWI yesterday.

It was Starr that was the only one that would write the $230k hull with the 215 hours and was $18,000. I have my non-owned through them and will be happy when I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
No accidents, no claims, no violation, no other...

No accidents, no claims, no violation, no other issues.



A quick addition of items.
QB ~$68k w shipping.
I/O 540 $52k
Prop $9k
Avionics $40-$50k
Aero sport or similar interior w/ OH console $7k+
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
Per my earlier post, they are now indicating 250...

Per my earlier post, they are now indicating 250 hrs would bring it down to $3-$4k depending on hull value. I will be flying the **** out of something for 6 mos and finishing the IFR ticket.

This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
Nope not over 70. In 50s all good health. Who...

Nope not over 70. In 50s all good health.



Who said anything about first-time airplane?;)

The issue is more an industry issue as plenty of people on here were lower time pilots when they built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
A bit more info coming in. Apparently Starr is...

A bit more info coming in. Apparently Starr is the only one that would write a higher hull value of $235k with less than 250 hours. Even $185k hull with less than 250 hours is still $14780.00.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
Katie sent me the info on the quote so I imagine...

Katie sent me the info on the quote so I imagine she knows how outrageous it is - I think she is a lead on Van's-related insurance.

Hull value definitely matters and may need to lower it to get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,813
Posted By raabs
RV-10 $18,000 Insurance Quote

My -10 will be flying in approx 6 months so after reading about insurance rates lately, I emailed Gallagher to get an estimate and have some time to prepare/add hours, get some dual etc., in order to...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-10-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,630
Posted By raabs
Also check out Grass Roots Airpark 40mi west of...

Also check out Grass Roots Airpark 40mi west of Orlando https://www.grassrootsairpark.com/ 06FD. Fairly active. May be the nicest grass runway in FL - was excavated 6ft and layered with appropriate...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,975
Posted By raabs
But Tom, But Tom. How about the Aerolab...

But Tom, But Tom. How about the Aerolab gascolator placement that Richard shows?

But Steve, But Steve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By raabs
Hoping to find a screen sleeve that can be...

Hoping to find a screen sleeve that can be prosealed into the AN822-4-4D fitting.

Although a pain to check (I have access panels), even if it wasn't checked, it would prevent large debris from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By raabs
Hotel Whiskey Tank Outlet Strainer?

What are people using for a finger strainer on the outlet of Hotel Whiskey extended tanks (if any)? The bung is 1/4" female pipe thread so a standard 3/8" finger strainer won't work. Can't find any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By raabs
Smile LOL. Cabin and doors are finished. I'm trying to...

LOL. Cabin and doors are finished. I'm trying to forget about that by doing this!:) Tanks have been done for a while but just being tested.

As painful as it is, I think the hatch may be the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By raabs
Nother Leaking Fuel Tank

New -10, pressure testing the fuel tanks. Balloon stayed inflated on first tank for 4 days. Second tank just a day. I was hoping it was a crummy balloon. Second balloon test was same. On the third...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,372
Posted By raabs
Umm...In mountain flying winds aloft are...

Umm...In mountain flying winds aloft are critical. Waves and rotors created by winds aloft >~25-30kt perpendicular to ridge tops can be deadly. Many mountain flyers do not fly when winds aloft are >...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,975
Posted By raabs
Thanks. Yes standard Airflow F/I. Please see...

Thanks. Yes standard Airflow F/I.

Please see what you can do with the Savanna -10 as I'll be working this in 2-3 weeks.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,975
Posted By raabs
Tom, habe you done any more work on the Aerolab...

Tom, habe you done any more work on the Aerolab gascolator placement that Richard shows? I'm nearing wing install and need to decide on where to install gascolators.

With these two, would you remove...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,802
Posted By raabs
No Such Thing As Scrap!

No Such Thing As Scrap!
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By raabs
How to Finish Door Strut Doubler Rivets?

What is a clean way to hide the six blind rivets for the door strut doubler near the door strut brackets?

The door strut bracket rivets will have to show but I've seen a couple of pics with the...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-23-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,398
Posted By raabs
Sand the aluminum with 60-80 grit and fiberglass...

Sand the aluminum with 60-80 grit and fiberglass with 80. Clean with mineral spirits until all black stops coming off aluminum. Clean clean clean. Cleaning FG with acetone can reduce the sanding...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-21-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By raabs
https://www.epoxyincorporated.com. Alecia or...

https://www.epoxyincorporated.com. Alecia or Jeff. Ask if a counterpart is in TX
Forum: Texas (North) 08-20-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,555
Posted By raabs
In March had a pro epoxy group do 2000 sq ft at...

In March had a pro epoxy group do 2000 sq ft at about 2.00/sq ft. Grind, fill cracks and cuts, two coats, heavy grit near pedestrian door and main hangar door, light grit everywhere else and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By raabs
Pat, sent a PM. Please add me to the list!

Pat, sent a PM. Please add me to the list!
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,038
Posted By raabs
Leo, Just sent you a PM on bushings.

Leo, Just sent you a PM on bushings.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,038
Posted By raabs
Need Bushings Too

Leok - Just sent you a PM with message/contact info. Could I get a set of bushings as well?

Thanks!
Rob
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By raabs
Sealant around step and skin?

Getting ready to install the steps for the final time.

Are people putting sealant around the steps where they meet the skin on the outside? If not, what prevents water from getting inside?

Thx/
Rob
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,407
Posted By raabs
Filling End Control Surfaces

What are people doing currently for filling ends caps of the HS and interior*end*cap*of the elevator, rudder etc. I see one post and have heard that recently Synergy is doing less rigid...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,471
Posted By raabs
Since post #85 we are referring to the POH...

Since post #85 we are referring to the POH referenced in post #85, whick I think is not posted on VAF.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,471
Posted By raabs
Could I get a copy...

Could I get a copy also?

robkelly01@gmail.com

Thank you!
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By raabs
Thanks Bob!

Thanks Bob!
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By raabs
Mark, Thank you! Your doors look great. You just...

Mark, Thank you! Your doors look great. You just left the door edges square? Maybe a little easing of the sharp edge?

Thx,
Rob
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By raabs
Door/Canopy Edge Profile

I?m finishing up the McMaster seals and my next step will be creating the door edge/canopy profile and final gapping.

What are most folks doing on the door edge / canopy profile currently? I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-25-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,473
Posted By raabs
I have 9 of these in a 2000sqft hangar. Have the...

I have 9 of these in a 2000sqft hangar. Have the 18000 lumen (yes 18000) version. Can get them cheaper at greenlightingwholesale by requesting quote. Perfect...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-26-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By raabs
Ivan, I'm building a -10 at 06FD Grass Roots...

Ivan, I'm building a -10 at 06FD Grass Roots Airpark in Groveland. In same hangar we have a beautiful, finished -14 built at Synergy. Flew for 6-12 mos before Superior bought engine back. New engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,184
Posted By raabs
Hi Van's & folks, This mount is being shipped...

Hi Van's & folks, This mount is being shipped with steel rivets that cannot be used near the gmu 22 or gmu 11 or likely other magnetometers. Need to get Van's to ship it with alum rivets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,184
Posted By raabs
Greg - Please let me know the height of the...

Greg - Please let me know the height of the mount.

Thanks,
Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,184
Posted By raabs
I?m thinking of using this to mount a gmu-22...

I?m thinking of using this to mount a gmu-22 after cutting a hole in it.

Any Thoughts?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By raabs
This is a great idea. Tapping a set screw...

This is a great idea. Tapping a set screw slightly sticking out of the nutplate would mark it perfectly.

Thanks All!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By raabs
Back Drill Through Nutplate Tips?

Recieved my -10 Areosport 310 finished panel from panel builder. Looks great but the aluminum backing panel holes to attach it to the -10 panel mounting flanges are about 1/8" too high. Nutplate are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,502
Posted By raabs
Ive talked with Brad several times over the past...

Ive talked with Brad several times over the past six months (and years). He indicated they were in trial in Dec. It was always “two more weeks”. This kinda seems the same. Brad owes me 2 or 3? steak...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By raabs
Maybe check with the Airflow team as they have...

Maybe check with the Airflow team as they have helped may tackle these install issues?
Forum: Northeast 06-29-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By raabs
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Northeast 06-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By raabs
Went to Sky Manor yesterday, very cool place. Met...

Went to Sky Manor yesterday, very cool place. Met Tom, one of the owners and CFI while he was soloing a 16 year old.

Vlad - are you guys still on for Sat at Solberg Airport* 4 till dusk? If so, me...
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By raabs
Thanks Vlad! I will still be here into July and...

Thanks Vlad! I will still be here into July and will come to Solberg on the 29th!
It will be fun to meet the famous Vlad!

Thanks very much,
Rob
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By raabs
Thanks! Have a car and will check out some of...

Thanks! Have a car and will check out some of these in next couple of days! If any RV'ers around, don't hesitate to shoot me a PM or post.
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By raabs
In Somerset/Central NJ? For Few Weeks

Hi all, I'm in Somerset NJ from FL for a few weeks and wondering if there are many active RV'ers in Central Jersey (I think Somerset is Central NJ?).

Never been here before and I thought I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,114
Posted By raabs
Received a new backplate from Allen yesterday. :)

Received a new backplate from Allen yesterday. :)
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,961
Posted By raabs
Aerosport handle instructions are on their...

Aerosport handle instructions are on their website. Email Sean at plane around for the latch instructions
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,593
Posted By raabs
If there is vert slop, the the door can twist a...

If there is vert slop, the the door can twist a bit if the front is down and the back is up or vice versa. I have over sized pins in now and it's a big nice difference to remove the vertical slop as...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,593
Posted By raabs
Washers helped remove some of the horizontal...

Washers helped remove some of the horizontal slop. I fabricated temp oversized pins today and removed the rest of the vertical slop that was due to the AN3 bolt diameter being a bit small.

With all...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,593
Posted By raabs
Todd was the prize. Yes, I'm referring to the...

Todd was the prize. Yes, I'm referring to the four top door hinges and the pins/cutoff bolts that are used in them.
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,593
Posted By raabs
Door Hinge Pins /Stainless?

Any issue with using stainless clevis pins or dowels for the door hing pins to help avoid potantial rust?

Also since my hinges are a bit sloppy (too much play), I?m thinking about a tiny bit...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By raabs
I also recieved an email from Allan and he?s...

I also recieved an email from Allan and he?s sending the correct sized front plate for the spinner purchased last year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By raabs
Donnie, just sent an email. Have Matco brakes....

Donnie, just sent an email. Have Matco brakes. Would like pics! Thanks!
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-04-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By raabs
Hi Steve, I have space at 06FD, about 1.5 hours...

Hi Steve, I have space at 06FD, about 1.5 hours easy drive to New Smyrna. I?m building a -10 in a neighbors hangar with his -14 so my hangar is empty currently. Probably the best grass runway in FL....
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By raabs
If anybody can post a couple of pics on returns...

If anybody can post a couple of pics on returns through the upper bulkhead, it would be appreciated. Would like to see how it looks from the cabin.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 01-08-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,244
Posted By raabs
So true on the "bare wire from an old wore out...

So true on the "bare wire from an old wore out cord" when it's the first time. Having recently experienced my first real loss of power - and it was during climb out - the startle factor is...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By raabs
https://www.airward.com/products/rv-10-tunnel-acce...

https://www.airward.com/products/rv-10-tunnel-access-cs-screws-rv-10-tunnel-access-w-countersunk-screws#

http://buildingrv10.blogspot.com/2015/03/tunnel-access-panel.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,468
Posted By raabs
Hotel Whiskey Aviation...

Hotel Whiskey Aviation http://hotelwhiskeyaviation.com/home/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,468
Posted By raabs
Hotel has a setupu for the -14 now. A friend just...

Hotel has a setupu for the -14 now. A friend just installed it. They are nice. They are slow to respond but the product seems very good. I'd keep trying or leave a voice message the owner or his...
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