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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Dorfie
G3X touch data logging rate

I need help to find the page where I can see and set the rate at which the in flight data is logged to the SD card.
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Dorfie
Very nice read and enjoyed the photos. I like the...

Very nice read and enjoyed the photos. I like the interior finish of your plane!! Too late for mine but would be interesting to know how you did it. Your build link would not work for me.
Johan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,512
Posted By Dorfie
Barb, wishing you the best of times in your...

Barb, wishing you the best of times in your retirement. It was always such a pleasure dealing with you.
To many joyful years ahead!!
Johan
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Dorfie
Chad, Don't know if related, but would appreciate...

Chad,
Don't know if related, but would appreciate your input. This issue remains unsolved. I do not have the PPS. Below what I sent to G3Xpert. Their reply: "That is strange. If you have the 1 amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Dorfie
I used similar to these. Cut some ends off and...

I used similar to these. Cut some ends off and crimped required size ends as needed. I used...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 513,374
Posted By Dorfie
I got to meet Randy on Saturday when I dropped...

I got to meet Randy on Saturday when I dropped off our plane for painting and he was preparing to fly his finished plane home. Randy, your plane is immaculate all round. Simply beautiful. Now it is...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By Dorfie
Bill, Like you, I have only the right muffler...

Bill,
Like you, I have only the right muffler supplying warm air to the entire cabin, via Y connector. Mine is mechanically operated. I have never needed more than 1/3 open. Upon opening it takes a...
Forum: Reviews 12-21-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,945
Posted By Dorfie
Which engine mounts did you install? Johan

Which engine mounts did you install?
Johan
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By Dorfie
Bob, Is this a 60 or 70 amp alternator? Does not...

Bob,
Is this a 60 or 70 amp alternator? Does not say in description. Is the plug in the back the same as the PP 60 amp alternator?
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Dorfie
I've been wondering....

How does thread pitch affect strength, torque, tendency to loosen with vibration etc?
If same thickness bolt, same material but different thread pitches, how does it affect application.
I notice that...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Dorfie
I'm in Lexington, KLEX. I often fly to Elizabeth...

I'm in Lexington, KLEX. I often fly to Elizabeth Town to visit family. There are in fact 2 RV10s at KLEX, hangered right across from each other.
PM me. Would love to make contact.
Johan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dorfie
So if you have two of the same engines, one...

So if you have two of the same engines, one fitted with dual standard magnetos and the other with dual EI, both engines with timing fixed at 25 degrees BTDC, will the EI still have much less RPM drop...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dorfie
RPM drop mags vs EI

I am told that there is hardly any RPM drop switching from one to other EI during engine runup. There is a significant RPM drop with regular magnetos.
Wondering, what is the explanation?
Johan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,924
Posted By Dorfie
I am wondering how do you fly the GPS missed...

I am wondering how do you fly the GPS missed approach without GPS guidance?? Is there a procedure specific to this other than vectors?
I am also keen to know more about the GTN automatically...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,149
Posted By Dorfie
They have...

They have them.
https://www.alliedelec.com/product/sensata-kavlico/p255-150g-e4a/70331272/
Johan
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By Dorfie
Yes. I had the same issue. Talk to Geoff at...

Yes. I had the same issue. Talk to Geoff at Aerosport. They have two different height tabs.
Johan
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,989
Posted By Dorfie
Greg, I am curious to know what was done to the...

Greg,
I am curious to know what was done to the new gear mounting ears that terminates the SB.
1. Did you use thicker "ears" on the 4 mounting points?
2. Did you make the "ears" larger so that there...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,515
Posted By Dorfie
Congratulations Eulice. Beautiful plane. Wishing...

Congratulations Eulice. Beautiful plane. Wishing you many hours of pure joy and safe flying!!
Johan
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-21-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,624
Posted By Dorfie
So sad to hear about your great loss. Deepest...

So sad to hear about your great loss. Deepest condolences and wishing you and your family only the best in these difficult times.
Johan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By Dorfie
I am the one who asked Jan to post the pictures....

I am the one who asked Jan to post the pictures. As background, I had the straight rubber valve stems that came from VANS, and wanted to change to the bent valve stems for easier access through wheel...
Forum: Propellers 12-31-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By Dorfie
MT prop for RV10

Anyone has experience or advice regarding the MTV-9-B/198-52 three blade prop? I believe this is commonly installed on the rockets.
I know the MTV-9 hub is the heavier, sturdier hub compared with...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By Dorfie
Bottom cowl removal with 3-blade prop

I have read just about all I can get on the issues surrounding bottom cowl removal with 3 blade prop, and there are many postings about this topic. I know about lengthening the nose gear slot,...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,137
Posted By Dorfie
It is worth looking at the Sling 4 TSI if you...

It is worth looking at the Sling 4 TSI if you want a 4 seater. There was a good test flight report in Kit Planes about 3-5 months ago. Worth reading. Also comparison on youtube:...
Forum: Reviews 02-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,639
Posted By Dorfie
Balancing tires

When you guys talk about balancing the tires, is that static balance or dynamic balance? I have not been able to get a shop that could do a dynamic balance. Maybe it is not needed!!
Just...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,427
Posted By Dorfie
Bill, I would not do what you are thinking about....

Bill,
I would not do what you are thinking about. Yes, they are kind of permanently mounted to the rear pant and slide on and off, BUT, I've seen the mounts crack and had to be replaced. I think it...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,819
Posted By Dorfie
I installed all my windows using Sikaflex. I...

I installed all my windows using Sikaflex. I liked it a lot and would use same again. Details of how to do all the steps too long to document, you're welcome to call. Just PM me if interested. DONT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dorfie
I used 0.002 SS foil on my firewall. Came out...

I used 0.002 SS foil on my firewall. Came out well and I am happy with the result.
You can cut it with scissors as well as a blade.
It is extremely sharp and will cut you if not careful.
You cannot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,307
Posted By Dorfie
Tom and Suzanne, Thank you for the update....

Tom and Suzanne,
Thank you for the update. Wishing both of you the best with a full recovery for Suzanne. In out prayers.
You guys a much loved.
Johan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,313
Posted By Dorfie
Vlad, We plan to be there last week of April with...

Vlad,
We plan to be there last week of April with family visiting us from abroad. Are there any daytime restrictions overflying monument valley area? Do you happen to know the air to air frequency to...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By Dorfie
I would be keen to meet if work schedule allows....

I would be keen to meet if work schedule allows. Count me in.
Johan
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,030
Posted By Dorfie
Congratulations!! That is a very beautiful...

Congratulations!! That is a very beautiful plane.
Interesting to see you flying from right seat?
Johan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dorfie
Has been discussed on this forum. Comments from...

Has been discussed on this forum. Comments from page 2 onwards.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157633&highlight=307&page=3

It worked before this flight and during a prior...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dorfie
Carl, I know that ForeFlight is no legal IFR. I...

Carl,
I know that ForeFlight is no legal IFR. I know it well and can find my way around well and fast. I do use it for spacial orientation even when doing an ILS (or any land based approach that has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dorfie
Thanks Jeff. Exactly what I wanted. Johan

Thanks Jeff.
Exactly what I wanted.
Johan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By Dorfie
Using Approach procedures on GTN750/G3X

I have never needed STARS and SIDs in the areas I mostly. On a recent flight to San Antonio area (KSSF) I was given a waypoint (I think it was CRAYS) to fly to and then the MARCS one arrival. I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,978
Posted By Dorfie
Steve, This is interesting. I've always used 2 SD...

Steve,
This is interesting.
I've always used 2 SD cards and updated the 2 screens at the same time.
Any issue doing it this way?
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,978
Posted By Dorfie
After the update I flew for more than a hour, did...

After the update I flew for more than a hour, did 4 full coupled approaches and the AP worked as it should. I did this specifically to test the new update and verify correct function. The very next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 176,219
Posted By Dorfie
KSSF to KLEX

Had the great joy of an average tailwind of 34kt on our return flight from Stinson field in San Antonio to Lexington in KY past Monday. Started of with GS of 195 with increasing winds nearer home...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,978
Posted By Dorfie
AP fail

On past Friday my AP also failed in IMC . Prior to this I flew 4 coupled approaches after installing 5.7 during which time the AP functioned without any issues. I specifically did this in preparation...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,878
Posted By Dorfie
Richard, I swopped left and right sides. You have...

Richard,
I swopped left and right sides.
You have to cut the front ends to fit. I cut it such that a tab was left that was bend 90 degrees for strength.
It is not uncommon that you have to split the...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dorfie
Marc, I looked at Plane Power website and no...

Marc,
I looked at Plane Power website and no mention of the bracket you are referring to. It is somewhat strange that they will send a blast tube attachment if they say none is needed!! You know what...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dorfie
Jason, Did you drill a hole in the side of the...

Jason,
Did you drill a hole in the side of the metal cover at the back of alternator to fit the blast tube?
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Dorfie
Alternator blast tube

I need advice on how to mount the cold air blast tube to the back of the PP alternator. I installed the 1" pickup for the blast tube in the right side cowl inlet during the build. Cannot figure out a...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dorfie
Togaflyer, Here are the settings I started out on...

Togaflyer,
Here are the settings I started out on and mostly still the same.

ROLL SERVO:
Gain 0.8
Max Torque 100%
Fine adjust amount 0.0
Fine adjust time 0.2 ( I think this was not available on my...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,657
Posted By Dorfie
I have the same setup as Myron and have...

I have the same setup as Myron and have sufficient heat. Right side goes into right side muffler shroud and supplies hot air to front and rear. At -18C a while ago with sun shining into cabin it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,398
Posted By Dorfie
Steve, Ground run it for a few minutes (till the...

Steve,
Ground run it for a few minutes (till the leak shows up) after you put the powder on. Oil gets moved around so much under the cowling in flight that you might end up with oil in places other...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-24-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,398
Posted By Dorfie
I had similar issue. Cleaned the oil leaks well...

I had similar issue. Cleaned the oil leaks well with mineral spirits and let dry. Sprayed on athletes foot spray on suspected areas. It comes out white. Ground run engine till leak shows up. Worked...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,305
Posted By Dorfie
Mike, I looked for pictures of your install on...

Mike,
I looked for pictures of your install on your builder's site, but could not find the belly fireproofing. Could you point me in the right direction please.
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,305
Posted By Dorfie
Mike, Thanks. What I was looking for. When you...

Mike,
Thanks. What I was looking for.
When you say sandwich, did you wrap the fiberfrax between two layers of SS, then attached that to the belly, or is it belly skin, fiberfrax covered by SS? If it...
Forum: Reviews 11-06-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,674
Posted By Dorfie
I had the same great experience dealing with them...

I had the same great experience dealing with them and still get excellent help, whether by phone or e-mail. I am so glad I had them (professionals) do my panel and the wiring. Great wiring diagrams...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,305
Posted By Dorfie
Belly fireproofing

What size area would you or did you cover for fireproofing the belly? Specifically:
Wider than the cowl outlet at the front? Full width of belly?
How far back from cowl outlet did you insulate?
Did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,831
Posted By Dorfie
That oil door appears to be behind the high...

That oil door appears to be behind the high pressure area of the cowl.
Johan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,729
Posted By Dorfie
N245JM

I sent mine in 2 days ago. RV10, first flight May 29 2017!!
Got a reply from Mitch Lock too!.
Johan
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,840
Posted By Dorfie
I like these disposable ones. Easy to keep in...

I like these disposable ones. Easy to keep in plane.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/oilfunnel.php?clickkey=3030344

Johan
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,566
Posted By Dorfie
For start as well as shut down? Johan

For start as well as shut down?
Johan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,594
Posted By Dorfie
Brian, I have lots of uncertainty around the...

Brian,

I have lots of uncertainty around the packages.

1. When you say cheaper G3X bundle, are you refering to the North America database bundle for $149.95, which includes Flight Charts? What is...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By Dorfie
Those are the RV Bits made intersection fairings...

Those are the RV Bits made intersection fairings I mentioned earlier. Cleveland tools is the USA distributor of the RV Bits intersection fairings. They are manufactures in South Africa.
I agree, best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,594
Posted By Dorfie
Brian, When you say "Also the GTN7XX can use them...

Brian,
When you say "Also the GTN7XX can use them as well", are you saying that the GTN7XX can use the G3X flight charts etc as mentioned above?
Thanks.
Johan
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By Dorfie
Do it while the wings are off. It is horrible...

Do it while the wings are off. It is horrible working under the wings!! As mentioned above, it is a long process. You can do the wheel pants installation, wheel pants alignment, gear leg fairings and...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,677
Posted By Dorfie
Glass it in. That will be the overflow when the...

Glass it in. That will be the overflow when the engine is flooded. It is common to have flooding during engine start with FI engines. You don't want that fuel spilling inside the cowling. There are 2...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,677
Posted By Dorfie
The plans also have you mount the rubber...

The plans also have you mount the rubber transition between cowl air inlet and filter box to the front of the filter box. I changed mine and mounted the bottom U shape to the cowl air inlet snout,...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,677
Posted By Dorfie
I ran a strip of alum on the outside where the...

I ran a strip of alum on the outside where the rivets hold the box to the top plate. The FG box gets sandwiched between the top plate on the inside and the alum strip on the outside. I've seen the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dorfie
I will look tomorrow. I remember from yesterday...

I will look tomorrow. I remember from yesterday that there were 2 com settings, one was for sidetone represented by a numeric value, and one for Mic gain in dB. Mic gain was in increments of 6dB,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dorfie
I will look tomorrow. I remember from yesterday...

I will look tomorrow. I remember from yesterday that there were 2 com settings, one was for sidetone represented by a numeric value, and one for Mic gain in dB. Mic gain was in increments of 6dB,...
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