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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-07-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,901
Posted By cderk
This is why they make a regulated version of the...

This is why they make a regulated version of the pitot heat... so its not on when its not needed
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,469
Posted By cderk
Iíd be interested in knowing who the DAR was. ...

Iíd be interested in knowing who the DAR was. Iím not that far from you and had my 10 inspected a year ago. the guy I used didnt even look at the aileron trim servo that i know of.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By cderk
Window Tint?

Was wondering if anyone has come up with a good solution for blocking the scorching heat from the sun while flying their 10? I was looking at www.justplanetint.com - they have a $50 stick on piece...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By cderk
Window Tint?

Was wondering if anyone has come up with a good solution for blocking the scorching heat from the sun while flying their 10? I was looking at www.justplanetint.com - they have a $50 stick on piece...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,589
Posted By cderk
I have two of these - one of each size. I use...

I have two of these - one of each size. I use one for my avionics - just my dual G3X system and engine monitor (no autopilot), and the other to back up my Lightspeed ignition. They work great
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,386
Posted By cderk
Just got my renewal for this year. Went with a...

Just got my renewal for this year. Went with a different carrier, but my premium dropped $1000 for the same coverage. Carrier is now HARCO. $200k hull and $1M liability. 130 hours in type now
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,901
Posted By cderk
Canít you share how you did this? Iím interested...

Canít you share how you did this? Iím interested in adding it to mine.
Forum: GPS 03-29-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By cderk
The Garmin YouTube channel has a ton of really...

The Garmin YouTube channel has a ton of really good videos - thatís how I learned to use mine (along with a lot of AVGas). The ones that were of most value I think were the videos on how to use the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,242
Posted By cderk
Just a word of caution on the adapters... i...

Just a word of caution on the adapters... i bought the eMag version from ACS. I have Lightspeed III ignition that i purchased from another builder.

They work fine. I ruined one of them and couldnt...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By cderk
Bill, the only challenge with the landing lights...

Bill, the only challenge with the landing lights in the tips is that you canít get the lights aimed in the middle of the runway. Theyíre great lights, and Iíve got them installed, but it would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,019
Posted By cderk
I got to see it up close when i traveled down to...

I got to see it up close when i traveled down to AOPA for a visit. Itís OK. They did a really good job upgrading everything. That said, I like mine better :)

I think it could easily sell for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By cderk
Iím not sure if Zack is doing transition training...

Iím not sure if Zack is doing transition training yet, things were on hold due to COVID
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By cderk
I was given boundaries that had a perimeter of...

I was given boundaries that had a perimeter of about 400 miles, which was great. The challenge as I understand it, especially in my case here in the Northeast is that there are many FSDOs involved,...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By cderk
Yep - Iíd rather spend my time building. You...

Yep - Iíd rather spend my time building. You should see my notebook. Same way - i had neat writing, drew horizontal lines between entries, etc. You look at the end and i only wrote down critical...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By cderk
There are also two RV10 pages on facebook.

There are also two RV10 pages on facebook.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By cderk
When you installed your avionics, the G3X...

When you installed your avionics, the G3X requires you to do a calibration with the plane in a straight and level attitude... did you do the same thing for the G5? They dont share that info - you...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By cderk
yep, foam method like mark describes in his blog...

yep, foam method like mark describes in his blog works like a charm.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By cderk
FS: Lord Adhesive Gun

Applicator gun for Lord Adhesive
Used once.
$40 including shipping US only
Forum: GPS 03-05-2021, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By cderk
Justin - any news on the G3X firmware update...

Justin - any news on the G3X firmware update availability?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By cderk
No, but what may happen is they come out with the...

No, but what may happen is they come out with the new processor like they did with the GTN series devices. It would really help. The G3X refresh rate is painfully slow in some cases.
Forum: COMM 03-01-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By cderk
I had a trial subscription for XM weather and I...

I had a trial subscription for XM weather and I did like it better... however, I cannot justify the cost of it for the little incremental value you get over FIS-B weather products.
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By cderk
I invested about 2500 hours in my slow built...

I invested about 2500 hours in my slow built 10... came out pretty nice, but i had Stein build my panel, Aerosport did my interior - so i saved Time on those items (and that 2500 hours included 2...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,442
Posted By cderk
Congrats Ryan - Iím based not far from you at...

Congrats Ryan - Iím based not far from you at KMGJ. Great choice on the 10!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,934
Posted By cderk
My comment was to put the FlightStream in the GTN...

My comment was to put the FlightStream in the GTN and you can go right from your iPad to the GTN. It works, Iíve done it, many people do it. Once you update the GTN, it will cross fill into the G3X
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,934
Posted By cderk
Easy solution - buy a FlightStream unit for your...

Easy solution - buy a FlightStream unit for your navigator - problem solved.
Forum: Northeast 02-16-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By cderk
Ive landed there with my archer. Not sure Iím up...

Ive landed there with my archer. Not sure Iím up for it with my 10. Curious how the castering wheel does on there. How the heck do you steer - cant imagine that differential braking works well. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By cderk
Canít imagine spending all that money on...

Canít imagine spending all that money on equipment and then turn a feature off instead of troubleshooting it and figuring out what is really wrong.
Forum: Texas (North) 02-14-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By cderk
Hangar Space @ KADS

Hi All -

I may need to fly down to KADS for work for a few days the week of Feb 22 and wondering if anyone knows if there might be a hangar available for 2 or 3 nights to keep my RV10. Itís less...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By cderk
This isnt an apples to apples comparison,...

This isnt an apples to apples comparison, unfortunately, so i wouldnt expect the temps to be the same. I wouldnt even worry about it. The temp of the oil cooler isnt the same as the temp of the oil...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By cderk
I dont really disagree, however, with all these...

I dont really disagree, however, with all these small, lightweight backup batteries available, its probably less of an issue. Just have to design the system in a way that if the electronic circuit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By cderk
My Thunderbolt IO-540 came from Lycoming with an...

My Thunderbolt IO-540 came from Lycoming with an FM-150... I doubt they are installing things that are a ďbit smallĒ. I questioned it too and both Lycoming and Don say its fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By cderk
I dont think Abby is providing any products for...

I dont think Abby is providing any products for the 10 any more - at least for the interior. She does have canopy covers though.
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By cderk
Definitely a bummer... that didnt register when i...

Definitely a bummer... that didnt register when i originally read Justinís post. I quickly installed it and realized that for the GTN series the only benefit is the fuel flow info from the G3X......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By cderk
I would verify in the config menu that it shows...

I would verify in the config menu that it shows up under the RS232 config menu. If it not there, the system doesnt know about it. I dont remember, but it might also show up in the System Information...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By cderk
Everyone does things differently, and to each...

Everyone does things differently, and to each their own. I kept it simple and installed a plastic wedge that i got from Cleveland...
Forum: GPS 01-30-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By cderk
Bob - I went to the airport this morning, and...

Bob - I went to the airport this morning, and mine successfully updated by putting the card in when powering up. I use an 8GB SanDisk card

The thing that DID NOT work was my safe taxi database...
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By cderk
Justin - when do you anticipate the corresponding...

Justin - when do you anticipate the corresponding G3X update to be published?

Thanks!
Charlie
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By cderk
I did the same as randy and covered my with the...

I did the same as randy and covered my with the glareshield cover. I dont think Iíll ever cut them out. I use the center bar.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By cderk
Unfortunately, the same problem exists with the...

Unfortunately, the same problem exists with the Garmin G3X as well. Not sure if there is a 3rd party film that can be applied to either unit, but at times, it really sucks
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By cderk
30lbs of free weights in the baggage compartment...

30lbs of free weights in the baggage compartment when flying solo.
Alternatively, Tidy Cats in the back seat.
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,445
Posted By cderk
I installed the 900 in my RV10 in the stock...

I installed the 900 in my RV10 in the stock location. I basically took a piece of wood that fit the stock battery tray and cut a hole in it to match the footprint of the EarthX. Then used the stock...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By cderk
If youíre kind of thinking that building isnt...

If youíre kind of thinking that building isnt right for you this early in the game, Iíd cut your losses now. Building is definitely not for everyone. Now that Iím done, Iím not so sure I would do...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By cderk
I would absolutely do it again. I really love...

I would absolutely do it again. I really love the FlyLEDS kit. It does exactly what I want. I would probably add a light in the lower cowl versus putting it in the leading edge. Aero sport has a...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By cderk
Mine fit in there using the stock setup. Only...

Mine fit in there using the stock setup. Only thing that I did NOT do was mount the fuel flow sensor (red cube) in there according to plans. If you read the instructions for the red cube, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By cderk
Have not heard of that, but I used EkoPrime, and...

Have not heard of that, but I used EkoPrime, and I honestly think it saved my marriage. All of my priming happened in my garage = and this allowed me to do it with no odor, and cleanup in the sink...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By cderk
I think the aircraft look fantastic sporting the...

I think the aircraft look fantastic sporting the new logo. With the -10, it minimizes the amount of people that tell me I have a great looking Cirrus.
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By cderk
What i will tell you based on my experience with...

What i will tell you based on my experience with wingtip lights - and landing light in the stock vans wing tip, will not put the light directly in front of the prop. I have FlyLEDS in my wingtips...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By cderk
Building my 10 took a little over 4 years... and...

Building my 10 took a little over 4 years... and on average it was roughly 1 year per kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,520
Posted By cderk
And make sure the brakes are not dragging...

And make sure the brakes are not dragging...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By cderk
Are the servos connected directly to the stick or...

Are the servos connected directly to the stick or are you using something like a VPX for power distribution?
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By cderk
My purge valve is returned in the tunnel. Works...

My purge valve is returned in the tunnel. Works great. I installed a one way valve on the return line. If you take a look at the Airflow Performance instructions there is a diagram that shows...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,722
Posted By cderk
I wish it only took 30 minutes. I had to take my...

I wish it only took 30 minutes. I had to take my tanks off my 10 a few times prior to first flight. It takes about an hour and a half. Also need to take the wing root fairing off as one of the zee...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By cderk
This is the drawing you need...

This is the drawing you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By cderk
Pilots and Paws

Stuffed the -10 with as many puppies as I could...
Came out to 16 to be exact.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By cderk
I would love to see a short course on how to use...

I would love to see a short course on how to use Garmin Pilot with the G3X. Perhaps this seems silly - but either Iím a moron and cannot figure it out, or the software is so buggy that it doesnt...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By cderk
Is the checklist option enabled? It doesnt just...

Is the checklist option enabled? It doesnt just show up when you insert the card... you have to enable the menu option so that the checklist menu shows up.
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By cderk
Hi Matt - It all depends on what kind of wiring...

Hi Matt -
It all depends on what kind of wiring you need to pass through there and how you want to ďDressĒ the hole. I went really simple and just put a 3/4Ē hole and then used one of the standard...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,206
Posted By cderk
Mike - where in Vermont are you located? Did you...

Mike - where in Vermont are you located? Did you build the aircraft or buy it? I’m at KMGJ in NY - more than happy to help you take a look at it if youre down this way at all or if come up your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By cderk
Tom is correct - you can go both ways. If you...

Tom is correct - you can go both ways. If you input a flight plan on the GTN, it will fill into the G3X. If you want to make CHANGES on the G3X, you have to switch to internal GPS mode, make your...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,206
Posted By cderk
I would also open up the wing roots - its...

I would also open up the wing roots - its possible that fuel is leaking into the area between the spars.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By cderk
Mine was done electronically. I had enough info...

Mine was done electronically. I had enough info online and digital photos that the FSDO did it without an in person meeting. Took 2 days
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,206
Posted By cderk
The stuff on the belly sure looks like fuel...

The stuff on the belly sure looks like fuel stains to me - it appears to be right along a seam. Which seam is that? It looks like it might the one under the spars, in which case you could have a...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,244
Posted By cderk
Ballast

And people are always asking me why I transport cat litter all the time. :D
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By cderk
I will second what Larry said. Are you getting...

I will second what Larry said. Are you getting any kind of ďshimmyĒ while taxiing or landing? I had my plane in for paint recently. I noticed after paint i needed right rudder, even though i had a...
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