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Forum: RV-10 01-18-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,028
Posted By N427EF
Seat and pedals

For best results you might consider a combination of both. A bit of seat cushion and backrest padding as well as a short rudder extension.
Too much seat cushion and you end up rubbing your knees on...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,515
Posted By N427EF
Nothing wrong with E10

The silent majority of us use mogas E10, nothing wrong with it.
But this is a diesel/engine thread so I'll double down on the apparent lack of any pros such an engine/fuel combination would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By N427EF
See my tagline

Looks good to me after 10 years
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,242
Posted By N427EF
simplicity at its best

Lightweight, cheap, and functional to move my RV-10 in and out of the hangar.
No programming or configuring or futzing with software. Toggle fore and aft and a rocker switch to activate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,140
Posted By N427EF
I feel your pain Brandon

Good advice so far!
Tho older I get the better I used to be.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By N427EF
Question to Pierre??

Are you asking for experiences with or without ethanol??
Ethanol free 91 octane is relatively rare in most parts of the country where as 91E10 is available everywhere. Both work in the experience of...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,388
Posted By N427EF
Lots of room

Bridge a couple of angles from the panel to the first bulkhead and mount your accessories under it or on it. As many have done, you can go the extra step and make it a hinged drop down panel for even...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,388
Posted By N427EF
FWIW: Mine is mounted upside down under the...

FWIW:
Mine is mounted upside down under the second bay, easily accessible especially if you pull one of the Dynon screens out of the way. Lots of room and options with today's remote components.
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,388
Posted By N427EF
For those still building their 10's Do not be...

For those still building their 10's
Do not be tempted to install ANYTHING in that forward bay.
It is NOT accessible, no way no how unless you build an access panel on top.
Nothing wrong with...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By N427EF
look it up

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-10/
39" Seat forward
40.5" Seat all the way to the rear
Looks like you'll fit right into a 10 with room to spare.
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,352
Posted By N427EF
Not exactly, it is installed with both springs in...

Not exactly, it is installed with both springs in light tension and the 6" ensure that your pushrod does not bottom out on the trim spring and hinder aileron movement.
FWIW, the spring biased trim...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,555
Posted By N427EF
I agree

I am not proposing a "drop in" replacement, just a solution for most of us who operate 8:5 to 1 Lycs. You really don't need 100 octane to operate that engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,555
Posted By N427EF
Pure Ethanol has a higher octane number than...

Pure Ethanol has a higher octane number than gasoline (100 Octane)
Ethanol is an effective octane booster and engine cleaner, available and currently the accepted standard to achieve octane levels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,487
Posted By N427EF
Don't quit

I can very well understand all your reasons for wanting to "throw in the towel" and blaming Vans is not going to make the situation any better.
As a business operator, I can assure you that in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,700
Posted By N427EF
What exactly needs to be "configured" to make the...

What exactly needs to be "configured" to make the 8:75 to 1 angle vale be happy with 94UL?


Reduced vapor pressure in 93 or 91 octane mogas is obvious but what exactly did you (experience) as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,700
Posted By N427EF
91E10

Carl,
Bringing up mogas isn't popular on this forum and hardly anybody mentions it anymore.
91E10 doesn't solve everybody's fuel problems but 8:5 to 1 compression ratios certainly run very happily on...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,654
Posted By N427EF
unbelievable

Unbelievable how many pilots don't know the rules on right of way.
In the interest of safety most of us simply yield to the "bullies" or the oblivious.

On a recent trip to Hollister Ca. I entered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 26,902
Posted By N427EF
2 copilots

My son Michael who recently acquired his private ticket and my 1 year old Bernidoodle. Both RV-10 rated.
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,108
Posted By N427EF
Ball Park

I think a well equipped VFR RV-10 can easily come in between 160K and 200K.
IFR equipped, as much more as you think you need to spend on avionics.
That said, your assessment of the 10 is grossly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By N427EF
wait

Try to keep your excitement in check and don't start the engine yet.
I won't comment on what your hardware store bolts will do or not do when you start your engine but my concern is unnecessary...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By N427EF
"Don't rent to friends or relatives" as we say in...

"Don't rent to friends or relatives" as we say in the rental business.
A good friend will pay you more than you asked for because he knows you are selling too low.
Seriously, I think PaulvS is is in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By N427EF
TCW Technologies

https://www.tcwtech.com/product/safety-trim-intelligent-servo-controller/?v=7516fd43adaa

This was my answer to the frequent reports of stuck trim motors.
It comes with a few additional features...
Forum: Primers 11-07-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By N427EF
LP3

I am sure it has been mentioned somewhere in the annals of VAF primer wars.
On my first build RV-8, I sprayed the inside of the wing with LP3. Its great for places that don't get touched. It dries...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,706
Posted By N427EF
Does anybody do this?

Maybe at your home base but what if you are away from home?

As to engine operations if you ingest water:
Water in the tank is not the same problem as ingesting water (rain) into the carburetor.
In...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By N427EF
It can be a bit "cagey"

Yes, that is exactly what I mean.
In fact, the countersink cage can give you a very false sense of security when it comes to precision countersinking.
The only way I know of getting precise...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By N427EF
Tailwheel brake lines

There is a modification you don't see everyday!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By N427EF
Pre load

Everyone runs into the same issue with these rivets and given the fact that these are early in the process and quite difficult to access with some bucking bars it is not surprising to see these posts...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By N427EF
Use a more scientific approach rather than...

Use a more scientific approach rather than "playing " with restrictor sizes.
Closing your GAMI spread requires an approach where you analyze fuel flow for all cylinders.
Also, Bob is right in...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By N427EF
2 in the back

Like Ron pointed out, a better option would have been 2 batteries in the stock location behind the baggage compartment. Besides the benefit of having a few extra pounds as far aft is the obvious...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,016
Posted By N427EF
Another option

Here is another home brewed tug.
Works very well and the best part is you don't need to bend over to grab the front wheel axle. All is controlled from a standing position following the tug.
If you...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By N427EF
What has been said

removing the seat is a minor inconvenience but adds a great deal of comfort to removing that panel and subsequently installing wiring etc.
For most 10s you need to remove the flap tube cover under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,269
Posted By N427EF
Keep it separate

Keep the two things separate.
Sale price as agreed : Paid before delivery, funds verified in your account.
Price for delivery as agreed: Paid upon delivery, cash.
If it was me, I would simply charge...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By N427EF
Whatever you do

Buy color coded tefzel, at the very least black and red.
Can't tell you how much of each you'll need but like you, I would buy some extra and in bulk if you can.
Buy harnesses when they are...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By N427EF
What FireMedic said!

What FireMedic said!
Forum: Safety 09-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,157
Posted By N427EF
Fully agree with IR172

I fully agree with Larry on this.
I very seldom use "90kts" or Vy for climb out and as Larry pointed out, climbing at 130kts you still climb well over 300 fpm at full gross.
I am one to err on the...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By N427EF
keep rear seat vents!

Keep the rear seat vents, they are very efficient and controllable by your passengers. They are also very simple and seal tightly even in a driving rainstorm, at least mine do.
I also have the NACA...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-24-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,569
Posted By N427EF
Just a couple of minor issues that can be solved...

Just a couple of minor issues that can be solved on the back of a napkin I guess.
I am not one to be dissuaded by challenges and as you can see in my tagline, the tried and true did not appeal to me...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By N427EF
Best of both world

Why not consider what so many of us have done.
One Mag and one EI.
For both of my Rvs I had a slick mag with impulse coupling and an LSE Plasma.
So far the only headache is the ongoing Service...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-21-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By N427EF
Call Klaus

Your best bet is a call to Klaus at LSE or email.
He can pin point your problem in short order.
99.9% of all issues with his ignition are installation errors.
What you describe is definitely not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,100
Posted By N427EF
Not for everyone!

I see a lot of good suggestions and ideas but what everyone is always forgetting is that the replacement fuel will have to be working for all piston airplanes.
Knock sensors, automotive engines,...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By N427EF
Pex

I used 3/4".
My battery cable #2 wire leads are outside of the conduit as well as pitot and static lines.
Those are easy to accommodate with bulkhead grommets and you'll know where they terminate.
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By N427EF
I installed 4 conduits under the baggage comp to...

I installed 4 conduits under the baggage comp to the underside of the rear passenger foot rest. One along each side of the fuse from behind the baggage comp all the way to the last bulkhead just...
Forum: Oregon 06-20-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By N427EF
weather?

I planned on using it some years ago to attend Van's homecoming.
We ended up in Newport and couldn't get out of the coastal fog until noon.
Siletz Bay of course has the same weather conditions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,452
Posted By N427EF
Do your job!

A couple of years ago, on my way home from Oshkosh, I watched a frustrated renter/pilot of a Diamond DA62 Twin on the phone with his FBO contacts, asking how to deal with tanks that were just topped...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By N427EF
Pro seal

I used Pro Seal on pipe threads in the fuel system of both of my Rvs.
No need to explain pro seal but it has very low tensile strength and if you ever need to open any of those fittings, its quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,486
Posted By N427EF
Obsession with Ethanol?

I just can't understand this ongoing obsession with Ethanol.
It is simply not a problem in a Lycoming engine with 8.5 to 1 or less compression ratios.

A fuel injected engine is a plus and 91 Octane...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,970
Posted By N427EF
same as lr172

same for me, pretty much the same as Larry's numbers.
I do burn 91 Octane E10 most of the time in a 8:5 to 1 IO 540.
I don't see a difference in any of the performance numbers if anything, I am able...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,681
Posted By N427EF
AntiSplat air/oil separator?

I installed the AntiSplat air/ oil separator with the breather tube installed into the exhaust tube.
This is not a fix for a leak but definitely cures areas of light seepage which seem to be common...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,232
Posted By N427EF
Much the same as Bill Boyd. Mine was below $2000...

Much the same as Bill Boyd.
Mine was below $2000 until this year when I added my son to the policy.
He just got his private ticket middle of last year and the insurance required
10hrs dual and 10...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,246
Posted By N427EF
Aluminum

Only one entry for an aluminum door?
There are no compound curves in the oil door and bending a shape to conform is very simple and just what I did on my 10. I kept the fiberglass oil door and...
Forum: Reviews 03-14-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By N427EF
Plus one

Same for me, I have 4 Zulu headsets in my 10.
Just ordered new ear seals after 700 hours of use and with those installed
they are as good as new.
Service has always been exceptional from Lightspeed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,707
Posted By N427EF
UMA Hall effect sebsor

Seems you have all the answers you were looking for.
Here is the Hall effect sensor from Spruce/UMA in case you don't want to fool with a switch while you are checking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By N427EF
Thank you

Thank you for the replies!
Abby does not offer RV-10 carpets but all others.
Aerosport has exactly what I am looking for and I will check out
Sport Aviation.
Thank you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By N427EF
RV-10 Carpet?

Looking to install a new set of Carpets in my RV-10.
I thought I was just a few clicks away from a vendor with RV-10 carpets for sale.
Is there anybody still selling carpet sets for the RV-10??
I am...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
Posted By N427EF
Plus one for "Apex"

Those sealed lead acid batteries come in different flavors, such as Panasonic, Universal, and many others. I've used these in my RV-8 and use 2 of them in my RV-10. They are available at ACE hardware...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-24-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By N427EF
Try this

I have a constant flow return line on my RV-10 and chose to use a single Andair for supply and Van's supplied valve for the return line.
They are arranged next to each other and anytime I switch fuel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,387
Posted By N427EF
This is not how I would do it. Maybe you...

This is not how I would do it.
Maybe you misunderstood?

Your lights need to be switchable and you might as well use a braker/switch on the panel so you can turn them on and off when you need...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,387
Posted By N427EF
Go with Dan's suggestion! The method of using a...

Go with Dan's suggestion!

The method of using a breaker/switch to control a sub panel (fuse block) is an excellent way to go. I have had a trouble free installation on my RV-10 for the last 10...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,309
Posted By N427EF
I have been running mogas 91 E10 for the last 600...

I have been running mogas 91 E10 for the last 600 hours over a period of 8 years with an AFP fuel injection and mechanical fuel pump in my RV-10.
As of this writing I have not been able to detect any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,084
Posted By N427EF
Almost 700 hrs on Mogas E-10

Haven't been visiting much lately but thought some of you might like to know that my fuel system has served me well and I still run on 91-E10 mogas.
Going on 10 years now, without a single fuel...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-26-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,861
Posted By N427EF
experience

I see that you are determined to proceed and I remember that no one or nothing would have dissuaded me from having a polished airplane.
I can tell you from experience that sanding alclad is not a...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-26-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,861
Posted By N427EF
Don't sand!!

Been there done that.
Polishing is truly a very labor intensive endeavor and one that might not yield your desired results right away.
You'll need a box full of clean pads and a variety of compounds...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-26-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,540
Posted By N427EF
I agree with Michael

Those pictures are enlarged and the exaggerated view makes them look somewhat imperfect. Certainly agree that your riveting technique will improve over time but my overwhelming concern would be that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,201
Posted By N427EF
Universal SLA/AGM $39.00 free shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Battery-Modified-Power-Warranty/dp/B00CAWB604/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1509823409&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=18+amp+hour+battery&psc=1

Been using these on my RV-10 and...
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