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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By rocketman1988
Cracks me up...

The "best" system is the one that respondent purchased...

I can say that my Barrett IO-540 with EFII starts like a car, every time, hot or cold. Programming is very easy, and is done on the fly. The...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for EFII

I am in phase 1 testing and I couldn't be happier with the EFII system...

...and the customer service.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By rocketman1988
Break!

Sorry, I need to make more popcorn!

Now where is that coconut oil?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh oh...

There has been several threads on this; it got pretty ugly...

That said, I am flying my -10 with EFII and a modified Z-14 architecture...
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By rocketman1988
are you...

Are you using a VPX, by chance?
Forum: Safety 02-17-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By rocketman1988
To each his own. I have a friend that is...

To each his own. I have a friend that is permanently disabled because of MEK exposure to his skin. It is a neurological issue and it is absolutely disqualifying when it comes to flight...

Could it...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

Yep, I didn't build my -10 to go slow and save a buck...

If I can save a buck by topping the ER tanks at a cheap gas stop, that's just a bonus...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By rocketman1988
MEK

Gloves too. MEK is nasty stuff and can be easily absorbed through skin...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and it nice to be able to take advantage of fuel that's nearly a dollar a gallon cheaper...that adds up quick.
Forum: Safety 02-14-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By rocketman1988
Makes sense

That makes sense; I used a 1x42 belt grinder for the rough work. It leaves chips too larger to be suspended in the air. I then use the scotchbrite for finishing work...not too much dust, then.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By rocketman1988
Turned it off?

Wouldn't you rather know what the problem is, instead of ignoring it by turning it off?
Forum: Safety 02-14-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,227
Posted By rocketman1988
Scotchbrite

I love the scotchbrite wheels.

Do they make dust? Yep. I didn't have a problem with it floating around in the air, though. It did make a mess beneath the wheel...

I'm wondering how much "deburring"...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
not really

Not really unless you wanted to use the baggage compartment...

If HWA gets their welding back on track, the tanks work fine. I have a set from 5 or 6 years ago and the welds are fine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By rocketman1988
I agree with Paul

If you are set on getting something for your time, agree IN WRITING what the process and value will be.

Money changes things and relationships destroyed because of it are irreparable...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 on warranty

I would bet that if you disassemble it, the warranty is gone...likely the customer service, too...

When the cowl is on, which is most of the time, you are not going to see it...

As a point of...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-12-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,967
Posted By rocketman1988
oops...

"...The person who does the first test flight should be emotionally detached from the experience, have good analytical skills, and have lots of time in type. If thatís not you ....get someone...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,790
Posted By rocketman1988
Check

Check to make sure the stick isnít hitting the seat base before the up stop.

Also, check that the pitch servo arm stop is not causing the premature up stop. This was the case on my aircraft...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By rocketman1988
Ok

Just let me know...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By rocketman1988
Which window?

I think I have a pair of aft windows that I didnít use. I actually bought the cee Bailey windows.

If you are interested, Iíd make you a deal on them.

I will be away on business until Monday night...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm

Iím at a loss...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By rocketman1988
Ap

I assume that you did the servo wiring test prior to the autopilot test?

Do you have the auto trim disabled for the autopilot test?
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
except

Except when you put another 180 lbs of fuel in each of them...

The ER tanks hold about 45 lbs a side...

Big difference...

I am using my ER tanks; fuel near me at one airport is nearly a dollar a...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

I have the er tanks and have already been using them...gas at a one local airport is nearly $1 a gallon cheaper than most others... that adds up quickly...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,995
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

The welds on my tanks looked NOTHING like that, but I got them like 8 years ago...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-07-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,916
Posted By rocketman1988
Note rudder stops

FYI. There is a service bulletin about the rudder stops that you may want to complete prior to assembly...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By rocketman1988
engine

I went down this same road.

I am pretty sure Continental won't sell you their engine, there is one guy with a -10 that was testing it out, you may want to talk to him.

The Higgs engine looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,528
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Well, I feel for you if your qb tanks leaked...but how many have purchased the qb wings and NOT have leaky tanks? Mine are not leaking, knock on wood...23 hours on the airplane, fuel in tanks since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I built everything I could at my home shop. The Deutschland connectors allowed me to complete, test, and troubleshoot all the wing wiring before even going to the airport.

When I did get it to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,528
Posted By rocketman1988
unless

Unless, of course, you are not going to do the FWF like van does...

Then there will be additional expenses!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for Deutsch

I used all Deutsch connectors on my -10...highly recommended.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,176
Posted By rocketman1988
A/P

Yes, get the aileron trim. The autopilot is not a substitute for trim...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By rocketman1988
...but

I know of a guy that just completed an RV-10 and the DAR gave him 25 hours, as he had a "certified engine propeller" combination...

Actually, now that I think about it, it was the FAA that did his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,149
Posted By rocketman1988
Ummm...

There are some...but certainly not a TLAR engineering project...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By rocketman1988
yet...

You know, I had typed up a paragraph on the virus and how it relates to overall deaths in the US...

I deleted it because it would just bring about "discussions" that have no place in this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,149
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

That article was on April Fool's day...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-31-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By rocketman1988
FS: 4 ACS Keylocks, keyed the same!

11-01600 ACS Key Locks, 4 locks, keyed the same with two keys, NEW $90

RV-10 builders!

4 ACS key locks, keyed alike with two keys. Brand new!
Forum: GPS 01-30-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

UPDATE: Well, I got it to work as advertised.

1. Used an OLD PC laptop, Windoze 10
2. Formatted Sandisk 16GB card using LONG FORMAT
3. Downloaded and ran .exe file from Garmin
4. Inserted card...
Forum: GPS 01-29-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By rocketman1988
Help! G3Xpert?

I have a G3X suite with a GTN650 in my -10. I have begun doing the system and data base updates and have run into an issue.

All database updates are complete for both the G3x and GTN650.

The G3x...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

...unless you want the PFD on BOTH sides...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By rocketman1988
If you have the same setup

I found that the only way I could get the PFD to display on BOTH sides, was to wire the reversion switch in...took about 45 minutes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By rocketman1988
It's "easy"

You need to run a single wire.

It is Pin 25 on the MFD display, standard Dsub female socket. Run this pin to a SPST switch and from the switch to Ground.

When you ground pin 25, it forces the MFD...
Forum: Reviews 01-27-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By rocketman1988
Efii

I am in phase 1 with my -10 and it is running a Barrett 540 with CAI and 9:1.

Starts instantly and is really smooth.

Currently working on tuning. Very intuitive and easily accomplished.

I really...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By rocketman1988
Aluminum fairing

I have the aluminum windshield fairing on my -10 and love it.

I got it from

http://www.mlblueskunk.com/#2869

Unfortunately, I donít think he is making them anymore...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By rocketman1988
parts

Some parts still available
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
thanks

I set my pitch trim to 70% and 120 and the trim motor would not move the trim even if I held the button down. So if yours is working at 60% then my RAC servo may be defective...

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By rocketman1988
hand holds

I use the center brace in my -10. Something to consider is if you are using an Aerosport panel, about half of the hole in the glareshiel will be blocked by the panel.

I had my cove made with the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
trim

When trimming, the aircraft is flown to the desired attitude and then trimmed. My issue is that at higher airspeeds, anything more than a quick bump on the trim will yield an undesirable pitch...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
trim

I have a call in to VPX to verify there method for certain, ie voltage or PWM...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-25-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By rocketman1988
FS: More RV-10 Parts

I am listing several more RV-10 parts for sale:

CB 1002 H Prop Cable Bracket - primed

F 1048F Facet Fuel Pump Bracket - primed

F 10105 Control Cable Bracket - primed

WD 415 Elevator Trim Cable...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
trim

I do not think the VPX is the problem as it does exactly what it is supposed to be doing; ate the selected speed, it reduces the voltage to the RAC trim servo to "slow" it's operation. It works...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
vpx

Why would you immediately suspect the vpx? As posted, it works perfectly at 100%; when the vpx reduces the voltage to 70%, it will not move the trim tabs above about 100 Knots. The vpx has a simulate...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,044
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

...or a traditional IC aircraft crashes into a house...oh, wait, that has happened...:eek:
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
trim

Adjusting it to 100% is the problem. At speeds above around 120, the trim is too fast and needs to be slowed down. The problem is, at 70%, it appears that the RAC servo does not have enough power to...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By rocketman1988
Electric Trim Question

I'm currently flying in Phase 1, and I have seen that the trim is very sensitive at higher airspeeds. I have a VPX, and have activated the speed trim function, and set it for 70% at 120 its or...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,044
Posted By rocketman1988
Electric

It is coming, no doubt. I follow some other sites related to this tech and recently I saw an electric motor that Yamaha has that is 150kw which is about 200 HP. The motors and controllers are...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,708
Posted By rocketman1988
$$$

There is generally a reason for such a difference in price...

Beware, ESPECIALLY if you are running an electrically dependent engine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By rocketman1988
And

There is a lot more Fiberglass on the -10...

...and BOTH sides of the cabin top are seen...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry

I have to disagree. I thought the fiberglass work on my -10 cabin top and doors was...well, lacking. I hear they are now better but the pink one I have was adequate at best. The exterior was ok but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,907
Posted By rocketman1988
Well

That is the great thing about experimental aviation; we can, and do, build what we want...and everybody has a different opinion of how to do it...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-20-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By rocketman1988
Permagrit tools

I use permagrit tools and they make f/g work much easier...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,708
Posted By rocketman1988
Teah

Yeah that brs system shifts the cg back, basically eliminates the baggage area, but it will DEFINITELY lighten your wallet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,907
Posted By rocketman1988
I have to chuckle

It is not possible to create a perfect system; if you drill down far enough, you will ALWAYS find a failure mode.

It is about risk mitigation, which is different for everyone.

You want to use 35...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By rocketman1988
Threads

If it is the standard 1/8x27 thread, it is a pipe thread so it is tapered. It definitely will get more difficult to thread the farther you go...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,907
Posted By rocketman1988
Vpx

The vpx will replace them all...
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