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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By RV10Pilot
HangarZulu https://hangarzulu.com/ has a free...

HangarZulu https://hangarzulu.com/ has a free panel builder that you can use to layout your panel. Easy to use an free. It is not a good as a full size mock up but it is easier and you can try many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By RV10Pilot
+1 for an Empennage build class. Synergy or...

+1 for an Empennage build class. Synergy or anyone else that may be offering the class. You should go in before you purchase any of your tools. They will have lots for you to try and then decide...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By RV10Pilot
I am sure you will get opinions going either way....

I am sure you will get opinions going either way. So, my opinion.
Quickbuild Fuselage, slow build wing.
The wings are repetitive work and very similar to building the tail feathers that you have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By RV10Pilot
I love the simplicity of your design, but...

I love the simplicity of your design, but unfortunately I don't think in the end it is going to give you the most economical solution and that is because of integrating engine monitoring. Adding in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,903
Posted By RV10Pilot
I apologize. The Kit Plane interview is exactly...

I apologize. The Kit Plane interview is exactly what I would expect. Transparent and honest. It is obvious that Vans is just as frustrated as are the customers.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,903
Posted By RV10Pilot
But at least Vans could be transparent. If they...

But at least Vans could be transparent. If they are having supply issues, let it be known. If the supplier is not able to commit to a date, let us know. If it is because of corrosion issues for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By RV10Pilot
RV jack points sell for $220. Not the same, but...

RV jack points sell for $220. Not the same, but somewhat similar concept of jacking up the wheel at tha axel.
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7211.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By RV10Pilot
From the instructions in the photo. Remove the...

From the instructions in the photo.
Remove the Wheel faring
Install and tighten the band clamp around the gear leg
Chock the wheel that will be remaining on the ground
Position the jack over and just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By RV10Pilot
Another Ram Xmount. I have it mounted to the...

Another Ram Xmount. I have it mounted to the panel on the passenger side in my Rv10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By RV10Pilot
All the sites are primitive with regards to...

All the sites are primitive with regards to waste. The water/electric sites do not have waste.

There is a waste collection truck and a free dump station.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By RV10Pilot
You would need to change the TruTrak servos to...

You would need to change the TruTrak servos to the dynon servos. The servos are controlled by the Advanced Flight EFIS, so you don't need the AP panel. The AP panel provides an alternate push...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By RV10Pilot
Are you trying to install only the AP control...

Are you trying to install only the AP control panel or the entire Auto Pilot system?

Vans package RV-12 SV AP-Knob kit includes both the AP control head and the knob panel. But it does not include...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,757
Posted By RV10Pilot
The TCW IBBC backup battery has the ability to...

The TCW IBBC backup battery has the ability to provide pass through power in addition to battery backup. So you only need one power input to the device you are connecting. There are wiring diagrams...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By RV10Pilot
I don't know the answer to your specific wiring...

I don't know the answer to your specific wiring harness configuration. But...

The Dynon AP Control panel is wired into the SV network. There are two nine pin SV network connections on the back of...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,711
Posted By RV10Pilot
When you insure your 10 for ~$180k it will be...

When you insure your 10 for ~$180k it will be difficult to replace it with a flying 10. But it will cover your cost to build another one. It's all a compromise.

Fly Safe and hopefully you won't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By RV10Pilot
@tom_AZ I think I stole the location idea from...

@tom_AZ I think I stole the location idea from you.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By RV10Pilot
There are a couple of different threads on VAF...

There are a couple of different threads on VAF for different wing walk material. On mentioned that the Vans wing walk is made by Ray Allen. I cannot verify that, but the dimensions are the same. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By RV10Pilot
I have mine velcro strapped to the cross bar...

I have mine velcro strapped to the cross bar behind the rear seats in my RV-10. Reception seems fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By RV10Pilot
Just make sure you don't turn into this guy. ...

Just make sure you don't turn into this guy. Maybe you could help them out.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=193702
Forum: Rocket 03-28-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By RV10Pilot
I painted my the same flat black that is on the...

I painted my the same flat black that is on the top of the glair shield. Now when I crawl under the panel to work on something it looks nice and finished LOL.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By RV10Pilot
You will still need a Dynon GPS, but you could...

You will still need a Dynon GPS, but you could use the SV-GPS-250 at $200.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By RV10Pilot
Aside from the weather piece, the same things...

Aside from the weather piece, the same things could happen if you drove your car. What would you do if the car didn't start, you got a flat or someone broke in and stole the radio. $h!t happens....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By RV10Pilot
OP if you can find an inexpensive IFR certified...

OP if you can find an inexpensive IFR certified WAAS gps someone here will figure out how to integrate it. Unfortunately that black box you want does not exist.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By RV10Pilot
Conduit or snap bushings for wire runs. Not now...

Conduit or snap bushings for wire runs.
Not now but in the future a Pitot Tube mount unless you are going to use vans design non heated bent tube method.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By RV10Pilot
This is the posters third post. First post was...

This is the posters third post. First post was selling a headset. Nothing negative in the thread. Just use caution and do you due diligence. Not meant to offend the OP. Just be careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By RV10Pilot
I got 75 nm miles. The my specific DAR had been...

I got 75 nm miles. The my specific DAR had been giving 100 NM test area, but he was directed to give 75 nm max. This was about 6 months ago and in Florida.

I would suggest you reach out to your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By RV10Pilot
Thank you @hgerhardt. Just the information I was...

Thank you @hgerhardt. Just the information I was looking for.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By RV10Pilot
I want to replace my oil pressure sensor which...

I want to replace my oil pressure sensor which which is the same part number. The "A" in the part number denotes it comes with the electrical mating cap. How do the wires connect? Does it have...
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By RV10Pilot
I know the TruTrak autopilot will interface, but...

I know the TruTrak autopilot will interface, but not as well as Dynon's. On the Dynon certified side there are many certified planes flying with a Dynon EFIS and autopilots that are not Dynon. Most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By RV10Pilot
I totally agree. I own an old pair of David...

I totally agree.
I own an old pair of David Clarks, Bose A20, Lightspeed Zulu 3 and Card Machine work CQ1.
My David Clarks are like a tank. They will last forever no matter what I do to them. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RV10Pilot
From the TCW website: Safety-Trim Intelligent...

From the TCW website: Safety-Trim Intelligent Servo Controller (Safety-Trim) is an electronic speed control system for experimental aircraft. Safety-Trim provides the directional switching function...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By RV10Pilot
Longeron

Agreement? Wow we never seem to agree. The question must have been too easy.

If I could only have one yoke it would be a Longeron.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By RV10Pilot
I have my Flight Review (still a BFR to me) in...

I have my Flight Review (still a BFR to me) in the next few weeks. I did the Wings Flight Review course. Any other Free flight review preps courses that I should take.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By RV10Pilot
Great Photo. Great looking 8.

Great Photo. Great looking 8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,621
Posted By RV10Pilot
It should be easy to know when the engine is...

It should be easy to know when the engine is broken in. You will see a dramatic change in CHTs, especially when climbing out.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By RV10Pilot
It is my preference to run a 3 conductor and a 2...

It is my preference to run a 3 conductor and a 2 conductor shielded wire from the trim servo. The 2 conductor to the white power wires and the 3 conductor for the position sensing since they end up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By RV10Pilot
I don't know your timing, but lycoming runs...

I don't know your timing, but lycoming runs overhaul seminars during OSH Airventure.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV10Pilot
On the Dynon Certified side they make an...

On the Dynon Certified side they make an "Avionics Tray" that attaches to the panel where the EFIS is. So you remove the screen and you have access to all the components that sit on the tray. It...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV10Pilot
SV Network Cables

If you purchase one 30' long SV network cable from Dynon, you can cut it up to the lengths you want and attach the pins and dsubs to the ends. It will give you a high quality cable at a fraction of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV10Pilot
You have 2 open SV-Net ports. One on HDX2 and...

You have 2 open SV-Net ports. One on HDX2 and one on the knob panel. If you fill them all then you can eliminate the one hub, but all the ports would be full. A hub is not very expensive and if it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV10Pilot
To expand on this, Make sure you know how you are...

To expand on this, Make sure you know how you are going to route the Sensor wires and CHT/EGT wires to the EMS. It is one of the larger wire bundles and tight turns are difficult.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV10Pilot
The biggest thing is to make sure you have enough...

The biggest thing is to make sure you have enough room for the d-subs connectors. At times is seems like the d-subs take up more space than the instrument. But it looks like you already know...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By RV10Pilot
If you can set rivets you can crimp electrical...

If you can set rivets you can crimp electrical connections. It's much easier especially if you have high quality tools. But, that being said, if you want to minimize the amount of connectors you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,704
Posted By RV10Pilot
I don't understand why vans will not send you a...

I don't understand why vans will not send you a copy of the bill of sale. If you need a FAA publication to help support your position with Vans it is here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By RV10Pilot
Timing is perfect for me also, since I have the...

Timing is perfect for me also, since I have the same question.
I have this log entry for my first engine oil change:
Oil and filter changed IAW SB480F. 9Qts Phillips X/C 20W-50. Engine test run...
Forum: COMM 02-27-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By RV10Pilot
I didn't think Sirius XM made a unit with...

I didn't think Sirius XM made a unit with bluetooth connectivity. That would be one option.

I would use a Sirius XM car unit. Plug the power into a cigarette lighter outlet (or hard wire like Bob...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,702
Posted By RV10Pilot
It sounds like you have a ground from the battery...

It sounds like you have a ground from the battery to the engine, but the only path for electrons to flow from the ground tabs to the engine is through the engine mount. The rubber engine mounts...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By RV10Pilot
Paul, you personally do not need to complete 51%....

Paul, you personally do not need to complete 51%. The requirement is that 51% is completed "not for compensation". You can purchase a nearly completed project, finish it and still comply with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By RV10Pilot
myflightbook.com

Another myflightbook.com user. I still back it up with my paper logbook though. I like the feature of importing my gps flight track. To start, if you want, you can create an excel spreadsheet to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By RV10Pilot
The 1/4" heat shrink tube works fine on 22 AWG...

The 1/4" heat shrink tube works fine on 22 AWG wire. I started with clear heat shrink over paper for labels. Then switched to the Dymo. It may be more expensive, but is is so much faster...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By RV10Pilot
Nice camera work. I hope the new filter will...

Nice camera work. I hope the new filter will show the EFIS screen all the time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By RV10Pilot
Thanks

Thanks. That's going on my checklist
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By RV10Pilot
I am not very good at following instructions,...

I am not very good at following instructions, since I paid my use tax in New Jersey as I built. But I do use TaxAct

Often TaxAct will ask for information that is for your records and not reported...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,639
Posted By RV10Pilot
Last year it took the FAA three weeks to notify...

Last year it took the FAA three weeks to notify my of a mistake I made on the registration. A week for me to reply and then two weeks for them to issue my registration. A 3 week process that took 6...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,435
Posted By RV10Pilot
4-40

I attached the bottom rudder fairing with 4-40 countersunk screws. 6-32 would work, but not necessary.

The only watch out is the placement of the screw where the tip narrows / tapers to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,456
Posted By RV10Pilot
You can reserve a N number at anytime. It will...

You can reserve a N number at anytime. It will cost you a few dollars every year to retain the number. But it is not necessary, and you can start the registration process ~6 months before your...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By RV10Pilot
The dynon pitch servo for the RV-10 is the dynon...

The dynon pitch servo for the RV-10 is the dynon SV42T. You will also need their pitch servo installation kit.
Installation instructions are here...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,220
Posted By RV10Pilot
For exterior lighting I have an Aerosport Cowl...

For exterior lighting I have an Aerosport Cowl Landing Light with a Baja Squadron Pro Led bulb and FlyLeds single spot in each wing tip.

For interior lighting installed in my overhead, I have 4 Dave...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,094
Posted By RV10Pilot
Here are the wera bits I purchased:...

Here are the wera bits I purchased: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A8QP77W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But I would highly recommend a JIS screwdriver like this, works...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,594
Posted By RV10Pilot
Volara Sculpting Foam would work well for the...

Volara Sculpting Foam would work well for the backing foam.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,594
Posted By RV10Pilot
This is what I used on my 10. Heavy Duty Plastic...

This is what I used on my 10. Heavy Duty Plastic Trim, 1/32"-1/8" Wide x 7/16" High Inside, Pebbled
https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/126/4053
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By RV10Pilot
Why, just put a generous service loop in the wing...

Why, just put a generous service loop in the wing root and worry about it in the unlikely event you have to remove the wings.
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By RV10Pilot
That is an excellent approach to back end load...

That is an excellent approach to back end load the project cash flow. You will be able to install everything in the finish kit except for the cowl. The cabin top, doors and transparencies are some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By RV10Pilot
My quickbuild tanks sat empty for 15 years before...

My quickbuild tanks sat empty for 15 years before they had fuel in them. No issues for me.
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