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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By steve murray
The touch screen is very handy when you want to...

The touch screen is very handy when you want to find the distance\bearing\time to a plane, airport etc... I use it for this several times per flight. On the Dynon, just touch the point of interest...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,568
Posted By steve murray
Maybe Titan will get back in the IO_540 business....

Maybe Titan will get back in the IO_540 business.

They built the engine for my 10 and Shipped it to me without mags, fuel pumps and fuel injection items and I installed SDS dual system. I have...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By steve murray
Just curious, how many hours on that muffler? ...

Just curious, how many hours on that muffler? I curren!ty do not open up the muffler on my annual inspections , wonder if I need to add this?
Forum: Midwest 12-09-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By steve murray
Hamilton Montana ?

I'm in Victor / Hamilton Montana for the next week at my son's house. Any RV or flying activity going on in the area, would love to come visit

Steve
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By steve murray
Hi, I am also building old non_prepunched RV4, ...

Hi, I am also building old non_prepunched RV4, looks like a great tip. I did not understand the description of putting a notch for the "bead roll", could you clarify?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By steve murray
How to Clean Rod End Bearings?

Recently purchased 35 year old kit, the rod end bearings out of the parts bag are very "gunky" (dirt, grease, light corrosion). Is it OK to soak these in lacquer thinner? Maybe hot water and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,036
Posted By steve murray
This kit is so old it does not have any plastic...

This kit is so old it does not have any plastic at all! The only part I have come across with plastic (white opaque plastic) is the wing rear spar. All other parts have been void of any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,036
Posted By steve murray
35 Year Old RV4 Kit parts with Corrosion

Just took ownership of 35 year old RV4 kit that was stored in tough environments (moisture, mice) and never taken out of the crating. The kit was packaged from Vans in newspaper and I think it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By steve murray
35 Year Old Fiberglass parts - sticky

Just purchased a 35 year old RV4 kit. The fiberglass wing tips and few other smaller tips are a little bit sticky on the inside?

These parts were not stored in great conditions.

Any thoughts...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By steve murray
Stunning scenery, Thanks

Stunning scenery, Thanks
Forum: RV-4 10-06-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,731
Posted By steve murray
Sectional Chart.....? How do you use these...

Sectional Chart.....?

How do you use these devices, where are the batteries\USB ports :) How does the purple\magenta line get on the chart??
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,900
Posted By steve murray
I had similar issue on 1 1/2 year old RV10. THe...

I had similar issue on 1 1/2 year old RV10. THe issue happened several times, I tracked the root cause down to the starter relay (standard relay supplied included in Kits - ES-24021)

I broke open...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By steve murray
I am running a PS Eng PDA 360 EX and also found...

I am running a PS Eng PDA 360 EX and also found the stall warning overpowering. (I had the signal coming into unswitched input)

I did some adjustments to "unswitched" volume input using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,307
Posted By steve murray
Dirty RV10

My normally clean RV10 is dirty with bugs, grass inside and out :):) and I am very happy about this. Great weekend at Moontown Airport (3M5) flying children and family off a grass strip. Some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,651
Posted By steve murray
My wife & I always wanted to have a daughter. ...

My wife & I always wanted to have a daughter.

We had all boys.

So final score was 3-0 Boys.


N30BY
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,076
Posted By steve murray
Any chance you have condensation\water in pitot...

Any chance you have condensation\water in pitot static port? I had some vertical diversons in my A\P that I attributed to muniscous\slug of water in the first inch of the static port.

Took me a...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-02-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,114
Posted By steve murray
Thanks!!

Randy

Thanks for sharing this. I learned a lot, great job on getting back on the ground safely. I have been in a few tense moments in my flying am amazed at how easy it was for me to concentrate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 119,350
Posted By steve murray
First build - Year my wife (financier) was born...

First build - Year my wife (financier) was born and her initial- N62KM

2nd build - We always wanted a girl, ended up with 3 boys score 3-0 Boys - N30BY
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,740
Posted By steve murray
Circa 2004 QB Fuselage OK

I checked by Circa 2004 QB fuselage few days ago, the correct bolts were installed.:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,077
Posted By steve murray
Grease seems to work OK for me in warm temps but...

Grease seems to work OK for me in warm temps but just had mine go "free castering" and changed the lube to WD40 only.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,655
Posted By steve murray
Cool I have ACK E-04 ELT, in phase one in smooth air...

I have ACK E-04 ELT, in phase one in smooth air in flight it activated, saturated all my comm frequencies. I installed the static suppressor ( Now at 120 hours and have not had 2nd...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,511
Posted By steve murray
Nose Wheel Snaps Over @ High Speed ?

Today doing a descent, speed reached about 200 mph and all of a sudden I experienced a large amount of Yaw, took a fair amount of rudder pressure to get the ball centered again. This is the second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,995
Posted By steve murray
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNZEQOInjw5Y9...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNZEQOInjw5Y9QLAlzEt52Dp-OhwZM81fygDBPUsfwosKgOxVtj0D8PFVq6qLrz_w/photo/AF1QipPYuFzeVoANIJq9QYOAaLJ9_zX-gw68Li0UaDQ-?key=WDRDdGpJU3VlVXUwdG4ydzFCeUxab0RWeG5ZdFpB

...
Forum: Propellers 11-03-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,247
Posted By steve murray
Hi Amir Can you comment why you would recommend...

Hi Amir

Can you comment why you would recommend not doing it yourself? Cost, complexity??? Would appreciate hearing more about your experience.

Thanks

Steve
Forum: Propellers 11-03-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,247
Posted By steve murray
Want to Rent Prop Balancer

I have found one non-RV person that rents Dynamic Prop Balancer, before I go that direction, anyone here on the forums or EAA chapter that have a prop balancer to rent? I am located in Western North...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,995
Posted By steve murray
I just finished vinyl wrapping my RV10, try...

I just finished vinyl wrapping my RV10, try "Metrostyling.com" for 3M vinyl, it is about $3 sq-ft for 3M 2080 Gloss (multiple colors) 5' x 60" piece is just under $60.



Steve
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,966
Posted By steve murray
I find three point landings in my 8 more of a...

I find three point landings in my 8 more of a challenge than wheel landings. For me, crosswinds = wheel landings.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,811
Posted By steve murray
I now have 110 hours on my Titan, no regrets. ...

I now have 110 hours on my Titan, no regrets.

I am using SDS EM5 (Dueal Electronic ignition and fuel injection.) Titan built and tested my engine with slave mags and Fuel injection and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,521
Posted By steve murray
Smile Congratulations, nice to have your family\friends...

Congratulations, nice to have your family\friends out for the occasion.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,370
Posted By steve murray
My second build (RV10) was probably 25% more...

My second build (RV10) was probably 25% more efficient build process based on my learnings from RV8 build.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,370
Posted By steve murray
My second build (RV10) was probably 25% more...

My second build (RV10) was probably 25% more efficient build process based on my learnings from RV8 build.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,018
Posted By steve murray
Hi Daniel Sorry to bother you again, just sent...

Hi Daniel

Sorry to bother you again, just sent you a PM looking for another picture if you are able.

Thx so much
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,018
Posted By steve murray
The owner just sent me a bunch of great pics. ...

The owner just sent me a bunch of great pics.

(Amazing that I can find pictures on the web of a paint scheme that we like {located in Australia} and less than 24 hours after requesting more...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,018
Posted By steve murray
Looking for Owner VH-BUY - Want to copy Paint Scheme

My wife & I are trying to finalize paint schemes and really like VH-BUY (RV10 in Australia) Anyone have contact info for the owner, I am looking to get a few more pictures of the bird.

Thx

Steve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By steve murray
Thanks Walt, I took a quick look at their...

Thanks Walt, I took a quick look at their webpage, I think their "Wheels Up Departure Advisor" is the functionality i am looking for. Thanks for the lead.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By steve murray
Replacement for old AOPA Weather along route Planning?

I am really missing the functionality of AOPA's old flight planner in regards to being able to look at weather along your route.

For shorter flights < 2 hours, not much of an issue but for 1/2 day...
Forum: Northwest 06-07-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,355
Posted By steve murray
Looking for Airplane Activity in Boise?

I live in North Carolina but I am in Boise for next two weeks hanging out at my brothers house waiting hopefully for Canadian border to open so I can go see my son in Alaska.....

Looking for some...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By steve murray
Where is this part used "SS304-26GAX1/2x9

Anybody know where this part is used in RV10.....I just found this "extra" part and not sure where it should have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for posting, i visited the page, nice...

Thanks for posting, i visited the page, nice layman discussion of what is happening. I have bookmarked this page.
Forum: GPS 02-23-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,912
Posted By steve murray
How to get fuel flow data from Dynon into Garmin 175

I am trying to figure out how to get fuel flow data into garmin 175. I am running Dynon system and see fuel flow on the main screen but want to utilize fuel planning features of Garmin 175.

Should...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By steve murray
Thx Kevin, great idea on a different approach to...

Thx Kevin, great idea on a different approach to solving the problem.

I just downloaded the app.

Steve
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By steve murray
Hi Robert Any insight if a Logbook function is...

Hi Robert

Any insight if a Logbook function is on the future feature list for software upgrades? I am sure I do not understand the complexity of making this happen but seems like a needed\basic...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,791
Posted By steve murray
- Attach the front airdams (cylinders 1 & 2)...

- Attach the front airdams (cylinders 1 & 2) with screws vs rivets for easy trimming when you first fly.

- Avionics shelf at rear battery location

- Install easy access door for batteries at rear...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-13-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 53,624
Posted By steve murray
1st Solo Flight N30BY - RV10 with SDS

Took first solo flight with RV10 (N30BY) with SDS dual ignition\fuel injection this week.

Engine was built by Continental (Titan ) stock IO540 D4A5. They built up the engine and tested with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By steve murray
Dynon HDx LogBook Function

Just starting to fly behind Dynon HDx and was a bit surprised to find there is no logbook function.

I did find a post in old Dynon forum about an app or excel file that would harvest the...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By steve murray
I had this same problem about 2 weeks ago. Not...

I had this same problem about 2 weeks ago. Not in the exact same location but I was able to take a socket with ID just larger than the OD of the nutplate, and while pushing up on the bent tab, got...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,982
Posted By steve murray
Shout out to Jim B & Titan for great support on...

Shout out to Jim B & Titan for great support on IO540 they built for my RV10. Very accomodating in configuring the exact system I wanted. We had a few bumps but the team worked to make everything...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,312
Posted By steve murray
Not able to see the picture.

Not able to see the picture.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,670
Posted By steve murray
Couple of items I would recommend - Install...

Couple of items I would recommend

- Install parking brake valve if desired prior

- Put in nutplates for GPS antennae bracket on firewall if you plan to have GPS under cowl

- Install nutplates for...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,153
Posted By steve murray
I have installed this setup on new RV10, I am...

I have installed this setup on new RV10, I am probably on the slow side of building but would estimate a at least two weeks for me without the fuel return plumbing aspect. (Just wiring and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,968
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for your efforts & sharing the data, this...

Thanks for your efforts & sharing the data, this is very helpful for me.
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By steve murray
Thanks guys, this is just what I needed. Steve

Thanks guys, this is just what I needed.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By steve murray
Looking for some representative idle Fuel Flow Numbers

Hopefully I am few weeks away from first flight and ticking off final punch list items.

I want to get ballpark calibration of my fuel flow indicator which is counting fuel injector pulses vs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By steve murray
Dynon HDx Manifold Pressure X

I have a big red X across the MP gauge on my Dynon HDx display?

I was able to power up the sensor itself using another set of electronics not related to the Dynon system, it seems to look OK.

I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By steve murray
I will jump on this recognition of great service!...

I will jump on this recognition of great service!

I am installing Ross's Dual ECU with fuel injection on my -10. The support from Barry has been nothing short of outstanding. I was working...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By steve murray
MiniMax Tow Pins

I am working with another RVer at my field to design our own power tug to push the plane up ramp into the hangar. I was looking at the "MiniMax Tow Pins" that increase the engagement depth on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 27,806
Posted By steve murray
Hi Ashley I am a month or so away from first...

Hi Ashley

I am a month or so away from first start, will be running SDS EM5 system on RV10. Can you share what you finalized on programing for Mogas? I will start with base curves using 100LL...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,301
Posted By steve murray
Tom Sorry for your loss, thoughts & prayers to...

Tom

Sorry for your loss, thoughts & prayers to you & your family.

Steve
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,729
Posted By steve murray
On the -10, it is a AN-310 castle nut

On the -10, it is a AN-310 castle nut
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,729
Posted By steve murray
Why Castle Nut on Vert Stab & Rear Spar attach?

Why are Castle nuts used on Vert Stab and rear wing spar attach points?

I am following the plans but trying to understand why a standard Nylon lock nut is not used? Is there some type movement...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By steve murray
My 5 year old Bird left home today

Made it safely to the hangar today. Best $75 I have spent so far on this project having a professional move it to the...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By steve murray
I wasn't overly pleased with my edge distance so...

I wasn't overly pleased with my edge distance so I tied together the F1010A\B to the longeron with a few more rivets and this also eliminated the need for the F1098 shim\spacer.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,933
Posted By steve murray
Precision Taxiing...out of the Basement....tight fit

My basement gave birth to RV10 last night, very precision taxing through the basement doors..... was starting to wonder if I needed to remove the GPS antennae on top.

With the patience of my wife...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By steve murray
I do not have a specific PSI number for you but I...

I do not have a specific PSI number for you but I typically would take the PSI up 10 -15 PSI when using longer drivers and more than that if the the long driver also has any offset. Too low pressure...
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