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Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-14-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By TShort
It's very windy here along the front range...

It's very windy here along the front range today.

Winds aloft over the Rockies are showing 40-60kt @ 14000'

I would not fly over or around / near the mountains today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By TShort
I removed the web between the holes on my QB...

I removed the web between the holes on my QB fuse, and installed an oval cover.

Dimpled both the tower and the cover (cover of same thickness) with no issues.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By TShort
Greg- I have this one, which has the best...

Greg-

I have this one, which has the best assortment of red ring terminals that I could find, but it does have a lot of blue/yellow as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By TShort
Easier on the ears, and in the summer you can...

Easier on the ears, and in the summer you can stay up in the cool air longer.

Coming back from the west I often start my descents for Indy in western or central IL. Always makes me feel like an...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-04-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By TShort
A paper copy of this book has been on my wish...

A paper copy of this book has been on my wish list for a while as well - if anyone else has one laying around that they would like to sell, shoot me a PM or email.

Thanks!

Thomas

tmshort (at) g...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By TShort
I read VAF a lot and had never heard of these, I...

I read VAF a lot and had never heard of these, I bet it is a function of people not knowing about them.

Anyone have pics?

I might be interested for the -8, something between the stock chains /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By TShort
I do the same thing - dump them all in a trash...

I do the same thing - dump them all in a trash can with hot water and simple green, stir them around off and on for a while and then rinse and into the wash. Turns out great and I haven't ruined the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,452
Posted By TShort
My brother did this on a car oil change 25+ years...

My brother did this on a car oil change 25+ years ago. Made a huge mess on the driveway.

Seems like it would take a lot of pressure to blow out a single gasket on a properly installed filter.
Forum: RV-4 12-30-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By TShort
Here's the...

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c

Old school for sure!! Fascinating ... there goes an hour tonight...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By TShort
Where is your CG when lightly loaded? With an...

Where is your CG when lightly loaded?

With an EarthX battery up front and the Hartzell BA prop, with just me on board (155#) I am just aft of the forward CG limit.

I don't run out of elevator, but...
Forum: Tools 12-29-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By TShort
Unfortunately I have not used it enough to run a...

Unfortunately I have not used it enough to run a battery down; like Marc said, I have several batteries that came with the other M12 tools I have, so I don't think it would be an issue.
Forum: Tools 12-28-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By TShort
I have that exact unit. Just got it a couple...

I have that exact unit. Just got it a couple weeks ago so not a ton of use, but so far I like it. Solid and well made like all the M12 stuff I have.
Forum: Safety 12-25-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,125
Posted By TShort
Mark- Glad you made it safely. Which direction...

Mark-

Glad you made it safely. Which direction were you coming from? Over the Arkansas valley the terrain isn't bad, but getting there mostly means crossing a lot of rocks. I have yet to do it at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By TShort
I did like Kyle and made a plate, but cut it so...

I did like Kyle and made a plate, but cut it so that the tabs all landed exactly on the top of the plate.

I did so after drilling all the switch holes, then just measured where the cut needed to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,471
Posted By TShort
This. I've been using one on the C-170 for 10+...

This. I've been using one on the C-170 for 10+ years, couple of Harbor Freight moving blankets on the cowling and the entire engine compartment is 80-90 degrees even in midwestern winter.

Cheap and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,590
Posted By TShort
Went for a sunset flight in the -10 last evening:

Went for a sunset flight in the -10 last evening:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By TShort
Ed- It was the -41H, for some reason I thought...

Ed-

It was the -41H, for some reason I thought it was a 3/32 rivet. My leaking rivet happened to be under the wing walk, so it is not something that is noticeable / visible.

Thomas
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By TShort
Ed- We did this on a leaking rivet on the -10 a...

Ed-

We did this on a leaking rivet on the -10 a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure it was a -3 rivet ... let me see if I can track down the part number. Came from Spruce...

Thomas
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-22-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By TShort
“Security fee”? For what? Come down to KAEJ -...

“Security fee”? For what?

Come down to KAEJ - no fees, courtesy car, and the guys at the FBO are super friendly. Several good restaurants, town is a 5 minute drive away.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,506
Posted By TShort
PTT, AP disconnect, elevator trim and...

PTT, AP disconnect, elevator trim and flaps.

Those get used nearly every flight (AP disconnect not 100% of the time).

I also have ident, freq flip flop for the comms, and one to swap between COM1...
Forum: Midwest 11-21-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By TShort
Greg- I have a flying -10 at KUMP, and there are...

Greg-

I have a flying -10 at KUMP, and there are 3 being built on the field by good friends of mine.

Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By TShort
Carl- I'll have to look into that more, but I...

Carl-

I'll have to look into that more, but I hope not, as I bought the unit new ~2 years or so ago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By TShort
False ELT alerts

I installed an ACK E-04 during the upgrade on the -10 a couple of years ago.

Since then, I have had 2 separate occasions where the thing has gone off and alerted the CAP.

Before all the comments...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By TShort
I read somewhere recently (here or Matronics?)...

I read somewhere recently (here or Matronics?) about a guy who replaced the windscreen in his -10, only to find out after completing the process that the new window was defective and had some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,292
Posted By TShort
Greg- Low numbers here, but I'll counter your N...

Greg-

Low numbers here, but I'll counter your N of 1 with my N of 2 (plus a couple other calls to chat about install / mounting, etc).

I ordered the backup alt for my -10 during the upgrade, easy...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-14-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 182,717
Posted By TShort
Revisiting this old post ... Did you just fill...

Revisiting this old post ...

Did you just fill the gap between tip and aluminum, or fill the pulled rivet heads as well?

Trying to decide how to attach / finish the empennage tips.

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,186
Posted By TShort
Interesting ... I hadn’t considered this. :D Any...

Interesting ... I hadn’t considered this. :D

Any idea what switching the alt off is worth?
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,567
Posted By TShort
My .02 I agree about fade on the stock brakes. ...

My .02

I agree about fade on the stock brakes. Keep in mind that you (mostly) need brakes to turn as well.

I have had one experience with brake fade during fairly heavy braking, and it happened...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,338
Posted By TShort
+1 for the Form-a-funnel, that is the only...

+1 for the Form-a-funnel, that is the only foolproof way I have been able to do it on the -10 (and I've tried all the other ways).

Well, foolproof if you secure the container the oil runs into well...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,628
Posted By TShort
jb- Thanks for the info. I've been following...

jb-

Thanks for the info.

I've been following PIREPs today. The winds up here (I am in BV now) are very gusty, again. Monarch pass is still 40+.

I drove up yesterday. Stopped in at the hangar,...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,628
Posted By TShort
So I got up this AM and the Monarch pass station...

So I got up this AM and the Monarch pass station was reporting gusts to 48+, so I bailed again.

Now it is back to the mid to low 30's.

Does anyone have experience flying the Arkansas valley in...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,628
Posted By TShort
jb- Thanks for the input. My brother (who lives...

jb-

Thanks for the input. My brother (who lives here in Golden) sent me the news article about the Bonanza, but I had not followed up to see the cause.

I'm still trying to decide if an early...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,833
Posted By TShort
Straight weight Aeroshell 100W plus Camguard, and...

Straight weight Aeroshell 100W plus Camguard, and I always preheat.

I bought into the extra corrosion protection from thicker oil when I have some down time where i don't fly.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,628
Posted By TShort
Wind and mountain flying

I'm hoping to get some insight (and perhaps some local knowledge from the CO guys).

My brother and I have a place in Buena Vista (KAEJ), and I fly the -10 in there a lot.

I've been cautious about...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,209
Posted By TShort
Michael- Very nice looking. Can you provide...

Michael-

Very nice looking.

Can you provide more detail / pics of how your top cowl interfaces with the inlets? I'm not sure I've seen anything like that before, it looks very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By TShort
I have this setup with around 300 hours. What's...

I have this setup with around 300 hours.

What's the failure you are seeing?

Thomas
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By TShort
I doubt it; I had a plane power alternator...

I doubt it; I had a plane power alternator before my panel upgrade, and swapped to B&C.
The sound is the same before and after...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By TShort
Thanks. I pulled the impulse coupling and...

Thanks.

I pulled the impulse coupling and installed a Slickstart module ... the way I read that, I am back to the usual 500hr inspection?

Thomas
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By TShort
Thanks, Larry. A brief google search didn’t...

Thanks, Larry. A brief google search didn’t bring anything up for me.

I am nearing 300h on my original mags, was planning a 500h service but will look into this more.

Bob- on mine, when started in...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,673
Posted By TShort
I also have the whine after cooler starts...

I also have the whine after cooler starts (40-60F).
I preheat when it gets cooler than that.

Larry - can you expand on the "shorter inspection intervals on the 6 cyl mags"?

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By TShort
Thanks. Giving credit where credit is due - the...

Thanks.

Giving credit where credit is due - the diagram is from Tim at Approach Fast Stack - those guys built my wiring harnesses for me based on wiring plans and discussion back and forth over...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By TShort
Jim- Here is my wiring diagram. RS-232 to PFD1...

Jim-

Here is my wiring diagram.
RS-232 to PFD1 and MFD

I will have to re-verify based on what Steve said; I was pretty sure I get weather on the copilot screen (PFD2). It may be that I connected...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By TShort
I have a 3 screen G3X setup in the -10. I'd have...

I have a 3 screen G3X setup in the -10.

I'd have to look back at my wiring diagram to see how it is all connected; I have a 52R, and traffic / weather / etc is all available in the same format on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By TShort
I have had the same issue with my wing walk...

I have had the same issue with my wing walk peeling up in the front ... I just tell everyone it is because my airplane is so fast!





The previous owner glued down the old wing walk with what looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,779
Posted By TShort
Just ordered mine ... now I have to remember to...

Just ordered mine ... now I have to remember to bring it to OSH 2021 so I can get an autograph!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,970
Posted By TShort
I did what G3Xpert asked - disabled and then...

I did what G3Xpert asked - disabled and then re-enabled bluetooth on the unit.

After doing so (about 3-4 weeks ago) I have flown multiple times and the issue has not repeated itself once. So far so...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 82,401
Posted By TShort
I cannot get the .pdf to load - link no longer...

I cannot get the .pdf to load - link no longer works?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,970
Posted By TShort
Mine is also a new install, no upgrade. I still...

Mine is also a new install, no upgrade.

I still have not yet had a chance to do the reset / test.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By TShort
I also run an EarthX battery, with B&C...

I also run an EarthX battery, with B&C alternator.

I start the engine then turn on the alternator.

After cranking, it is normal to see 40-50+ amps for a short time as the battery is recharged.

As...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,737
Posted By TShort
I downloaded and installed this today, test flew...

I downloaded and installed this today, test flew for >1h this evening with no issues.

One note. If you are going to do the part:

"After updating the software in the PFD1 with the SD card, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,970
Posted By TShort
It has been a while since I set the system...

It has been a while since I set the system up.

What settings do you lose by resetting to factory defaults? Just wondering what I might need to go back and reprogram.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,617
Posted By TShort
You callin' me old?! :D I'm 46, so that...

You callin' me old?! :D

I'm 46, so that shouldn't be an issue.
I'm not really sure otherwise. I think the hull value is reasonable given how the airplane is equipped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,737
Posted By TShort
This is great!! Thanks. I know this was...

This is great!! Thanks. I know this was mentioned in the suggestions thread, glad you guys implemented it.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,617
Posted By TShort
I'm insured for $230k, 1 million liability with...

I'm insured for $230k, 1 million liability with 200k sublimits. The extra 100k sublimit was worth $195/year.

Old Republic via Gallagher. All the quotes they got were pretty similar...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,617
Posted By TShort
I'm in year 3 of -10 ownership, 900+ hours total...

I'm in year 3 of -10 ownership, 900+ hours total time, no instrument ticket
250+ hours in the -10

Mine went up again this year, now at $3286 ($2996 last year). No changes in coverage etc.

I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,970
Posted By TShort
Same for me. All software is up to...

Same for me.
All software is up to date.

Sometimes I get in to go, and music plays via bluetooth from my iphone.

Other times, the phone shows connected to the 245, but no music.

Power cycling the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,272
Posted By TShort
There are 2 different sizes for the lycoming oil...

There are 2 different sizes for the lycoming oil filler ... I forget offhand what they are, but they differ by 1/8" (I think). Your engine may have the other size. Had a similar issue on one I...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,368
Posted By TShort
Gotcha. That's what I guessed but wasn't sure -...

Gotcha. That's what I guessed but wasn't sure - thanks for the clarification.

T.
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,368
Posted By TShort
Kyle- What are the "Machined Gear leg...

Kyle-

What are the "Machined Gear leg extensions" - I have not heard of this.

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By TShort
"Best" engine for power / weight

I've spent tons of time thinking about the best engine for the -8 (obviously, as I have had the project for 15 years now ... )

I'd like to keep the plane as light as I can. Not super interested in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,894
Posted By TShort
Thanks Justin. Do you have a link to purchase...

Thanks Justin.

Do you have a link to purchase the new 75PSI sensor?

Does it use the same connector / wiring as the current equipment?

Do you recommend any change to the oil pressure sensor as...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,854
Posted By TShort
Tim- Did you use a different sensor for a...

Tim-

Did you use a different sensor for a reason, or is it what was supplied with your EFIS system? Curious what you are using.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,894
Posted By TShort
I don't have the exact numbers in front of me...

I don't have the exact numbers in front of me (written down elsewhere), but shutdown was ~23psi, it went up 0.1 or 0.2 in the first couple minutes then steadily trended downward after that.
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,854
Posted By TShort
+ another. I never shut mine off. I did the...

+ another. I never shut mine off.

I did the Garmin SB Saturday; I have the exact numbers written down (not in front of me), but shutdown was around 23PSI, it went up 0.1 or 0.2 PSI in the first...
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