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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By AviatorJ
This is what I used -...

This is what I used - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009US24K2?

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9cJ1k8UAuXk/VuhXZ2KzIOI/AAAAAAAAEP8/0MrdfBcS8O0LBe8HuaqPuUQMbHooG6ILQ/s640/IMG_1983.JPG
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By AviatorJ
When I was building someone gave me the...

When I was building someone gave me the suggestion of using a Perma-grit F102 file. I thought it worked great and gave me consistent spacing everywhere. 200 hours in I have yet to have any real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By AviatorJ
I've used Blackstone for maybe 7 years, without...

I've used Blackstone for maybe 7 years, without major issues. I think once I hadn't gotten a report and emailed them and they emailed me one to print out.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By AviatorJ
I envision a mix of matte paint and polished...

I envision a mix of matte paint and polished aluminum if I decide to build an RV-8. However it might look so nice that I'm afraid to fly it!
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By AviatorJ
I kept mine in but I rarely if ever use them.

I kept mine in but I rarely if ever use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,258
Posted By AviatorJ
If you have a G3X I can email you the checklist I...

If you have a G3X I can email you the checklist I use on my MFD.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,685
Posted By AviatorJ
My RV-10 QB took me 1380 hours, and I added a lot...

My RV-10 QB took me 1380 hours, and I added a lot of extra items into it. This broke down to-

Empennage (260)
Wings (92)
Fuselage (225)
Finishing (563)
Firewall Forward (95)
Final Assembly...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,900
Posted By AviatorJ
I installed two cowl flaps instead of louvers...

I installed two cowl flaps instead of louvers when I built. I had high CHTs during Phase 1 which I battled a number of way; sealing baffles, mag timing, servo jet, and a set of louvers much like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,403
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm itching to build again and am really...

I'm itching to build again and am really considering an 8. I haven't pulled the trigger, mainly just goin through mental planning exercises. Having AC in my 10, I was brainstorming around the idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,720
Posted By AviatorJ
Looks like there's one to buy.

Looks like there's one to buy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By AviatorJ
Welcome and enjoy the ups and downs of building...

Welcome and enjoy the ups and downs of building your plane!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By AviatorJ
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/was...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/washerwrenchset12-04723.php

I use these
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By AviatorJ
I used 1/2" conduit on my QB wings. Here are...

I used 1/2" conduit on my QB wings. Here are some pictures-

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/05/fuel-tank-test-wing-conduit-and-bottom.html
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a Hartzell 3-blade and use an EarthX...

I have a Hartzell 3-blade and use an EarthX battery. I have a mess of glass and a backup battery under my panel. So my plane in nose heavy empty and with my 200... err 210 lb frame up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,427
Posted By AviatorJ
After 200 hours flying my 10 I can honestly say...

After 200 hours flying my 10 I can honestly say I've used AC close 95% of the time. Yes it's added cost, complexity, and is just something else that can break... but if you prefer comfort over...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By AviatorJ
Good job Mike!

Good job Mike!
Forum: Reviews 10-27-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By AviatorJ
Love my 10, but makes me want to build a 14... I...

Love my 10, but makes me want to build a 14... I think I just miss building cause I also want an 8.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,402
Posted By AviatorJ
Good looking plane!

Good looking plane!
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,248
Posted By AviatorJ
On the 200K+ Club. I felt I needed a 3-blade...

On the 200K+ Club. I felt I needed a 3-blade prop, full glass avionics suite and an Air Conditioner. Those were some serious cost drivers for my project. As pointed out I could have saved a lot of...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,248
Posted By AviatorJ
I would concur with that as well. Things you can...

I would concur with that as well. Things you can put into the 10 add up.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By AviatorJ
Pretty easy to do, I may have had 5 ounces each...

Pretty easy to do, I may have had 5 ounces each tank left.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,613
Posted By AviatorJ
I did all Aerosport with a SFSA glare-shield.......

I did all Aerosport with a SFSA glare-shield.... I would assume though any interior shop would be able to do an install.
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By AviatorJ
Any vent that you can put a slot for the lever...

Any vent that you can put a slot for the lever would work. I personally did all Aerosport interior and their versions worked great.
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By AviatorJ
That is correct

That is correct
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By AviatorJ
The manual shows quite a bit of info about them. ...

The manual shows quite a bit of info about them. https://emagair.com/downloads/

I'm not ultra familiar with any of the setups but my understanding is that the emags will create their own power...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By AviatorJ
Appreciate seeing this. I have the same BU...

Appreciate seeing this. I have the same BU Alternator and was curious how it would fit.

I plan in the next year to do a dual emag setup. Figured annual was a good time to mess with it.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's a write up I...

Here's a write up I did-

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-rv-10-quickbuild-details-and.html

In short I spent 11 hours inspecting my kits, making notes of things to be sure and double...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,772
Posted By AviatorJ
Which evaporator version did you use? I...

Which evaporator version did you use? I installed the larger unit with cabin flood vents. Those do most the cooling, the little overhead vents help out a lot because they're 5" from your head.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,067
Posted By AviatorJ
You can buy all the ribbons you want online. My...

You can buy all the ribbons you want online.

My understanding is CAP squadrons are a bit hit or miss. They all have the same military themed cosplay bit, but some are better than others. My only...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By AviatorJ
Obvious personal opinion but that's too cluttered...

Obvious personal opinion but that's too cluttered for me, especially being a VFR.

I would remove the G5 and center the PFD infront of pilot. Have the MFD butt to the right of that. If you want the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with Airflow for the larger ‘Aussie’...

I went with Airflow for the larger ‘Aussie’ evaporator and the ability to customize the installation. That’s not for everyone so it’s great to see options. On the Aussie evaporator, believe it comes...
Forum: Midwest 05-09-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By AviatorJ
Come to Sundance (KHSD), it?s 4 miles or so from...

Come to Sundance (KHSD), it?s 4 miles or so from KPWA, and a fantastic GA airport.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By AviatorJ
I have VXs on my plane. I used shielded wiring...

I have VXs on my plane. I used shielded wiring just for the ease of running everything together. I did as you said grounded the shielding back to my ground block.

Good and bad news, good news is I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,627
Posted By AviatorJ
I used them on my build and they?ve worked great....

I used them on my build and they?ve worked great. Used a few in the engine bay and after a year/ 140 hours, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a QB... received my repairman's cert and...

I did a QB... received my repairman's cert and actually finished my first annual this week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By AviatorJ
That's going to be amazing looking!

That's going to be amazing looking!
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,512
Posted By AviatorJ
Good job! Safe flying!

Good job! Safe flying!
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By AviatorJ
Here?s what I used....

Here?s what I used.

http://buildingrv10.blogspot.com/2014/03/started-landing-gear.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,754
Posted By AviatorJ
95% of my first condition inspection.... going to...

95% of my first condition inspection.... going to leave the engine to the pros to inspect.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,043
Posted By AviatorJ
There's no G3X setups, however I like to fake fly...

There's no G3X setups, however I like to fake fly the Velocity Twin by Aerobask. They have a dual panel Dynon set up with a GTN 650 which is really close to my plane. I used it extensively getting...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,043
Posted By AviatorJ
Usually your stuck with what it comes with on...

Usually your stuck with what it comes with on these games. In another Sim game I used to Frankenstein panels together using different plane packages with a little bit of coding but rarely did the 3D...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 176,116
Posted By AviatorJ
Went up the other day and noticed a strong went...

Went up the other day and noticed a strong went so decided to make it a tail wind!

https://i.postimg.cc/rDSmqCXS/IMG-2035.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rDSmqCXS)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,668
Posted By AviatorJ
I find the AoA indicator on the G3X extremely...

I find the AoA indicator on the G3X extremely usable. My setup is different with my PFD using ribbons and doesn't have traffic or EFIS information displayed. It's all what you're used to I suppose,...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By AviatorJ
Built in AC is worth it to me. It was 47 and...

Built in AC is worth it to me. It was 47 and sunny today, was doing ground reference maneuvers and kicked it on. I have an Airflow Systems set up if you have any questions about that.
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,566
Posted By AviatorJ
Those interested in selling can msg me and I'll...

Those interested in selling can msg me and I'll put them in touch with the guy that was interested in mine. He was pretty specific he wants a full glass, 3-blade prop, leather, etc with AC in his...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,566
Posted By AviatorJ
As you mentioned there's not a large enough...

As you mentioned there's not a large enough secondary market on RV-10s to begin speculating 'Value'. I had a gentleman randomly offer me $300K for my RV-10, so does that mean it's worth $300K, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,862
Posted By AviatorJ
IFR conditions can be extremely varied. You'll...

IFR conditions can be extremely varied. You'll still need to avoid thunderstorms and known icing conditions in any RV. If you feel you'll need to fly in light ice then an RV isn't going to be for...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats on the first flight!

Congrats on the first flight!
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Only wisdom I have is to work out the...

Congrats! Only wisdom I have is to work out the bugs as they pop up. Don?t try to fly off your time the first week.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a lot of mods and if I was building again I...

I did a lot of mods and if I was building again I would, again use a majority of mods and do it pretty much the exact same way. My build log covers pretty much everything but if I'm really digging...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a...

I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a number of times just holding the door a few inches open. I have my AC up and going now so when it's hot I turn it on.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,468
Posted By AviatorJ
In my case I can't cut the power to either panel...

In my case I can't cut the power to either panel without physically removing the connector. I typically upgrade my MFD first, then the PFD.. do the menu thing then turn on all the avionics. Seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as...

I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as I'm turning inbound for the IF. There is an audible alert for TOD (Might just say "altitude"), visual queues on the G3X and all that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By AviatorJ
Tailcone Harness management

https://i.postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ/IMG-1912.jpg (https://postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ)

Above is a picture of my Magnometer mount and how I previously was holding the harness away from the elevator rod. The CAN...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,808
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After...

I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After 100 hours of flying I can honestly say I would do nothing different on my Avionics be it different gear or layout.

The support I've gotten from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By AviatorJ
Just making sure you're aware of the options. I...

Just making sure you're aware of the options. I went with the Garmin one, just to save me the time fiddling with things. I agree though it's a big expensive for what it is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By AviatorJ
You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one...

You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By AviatorJ
I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a...

I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a similar spot and see if I can successfully reach it with my existing harness. If not I 'll make some extensions out of aluminum tubing or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,034
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount...

I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount with one of these.

I get the part isn't symmetrical and is made to go more towards the port side.
Has anyone had any luck trimming the top of one of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,468
Posted By AviatorJ
I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to...

I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to have a 1 gal delta... I never know if it's because I over filled or under filled. This should help me narrow it down.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By AviatorJ
Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom...

Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom skins, so you'll have some space to arrange things how you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By AviatorJ
I have two alternators, I did two alternator...

I have two alternators, I did two alternator shunts off the B leads... This is mainly because I have a VPX and that gives me a good bit of info as well.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1

Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's a write up I did on...

Here's a write up I did on mine;

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-rv-10-quickbuild-details-and.html

My opinion on the mechanical stall system differs. I installed mine but really wish...
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