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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

Klein tools has one at Home Depot, about $89…
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

Are you building an airplane to last 75+ years or 150?

Having primed my -10, I am not sure I would do it again. I used P60G2.

It adds a huge amount of time to the build process.

It adds cost.

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,418
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

I agree with DanH...pretty floors are nice for show.

That said, I have tried several different floor coatings over the years, from DIY to professionally installed. As a data point, I have found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,221
Posted By rocketman1988
update

Thanks for the update! See you at OSH, Tom!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By rocketman1988
EFII

I have the EFII System 32 in my -10 and love it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,221
Posted By rocketman1988
Get well

Speedy recovery, Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By rocketman1988
Comparison

I would be interested in your comparison of the "technical merits"...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,018
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

"...No drawings were created for the tests..."

It would be unwise to generalize a series of undocumented "tests" on one airframe...

Point is, if you follow the kit designer's recommendations, you...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By rocketman1988
wingtip

I noticed on my -10, when it is warm outside, the middle portion on the tip becomes very flexible...and I have talked to some that have had paint cracking if people inadvertently push on it.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,478
Posted By rocketman1988
…teaching

Another important thing the toolbox will teach is that perfection is the enemy of completion.

Set the bar as high as you want but always remember that there has never been and will never be a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By rocketman1988
great

So how long does it take to get a replacement?
Forum: RV-4 05-02-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By rocketman1988
McMaster

McMaster pretty much has everything...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

From a famous speech, long ago...

"... and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard..."

Just sayin'...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,042
Posted By rocketman1988
Agreed, three passengers shouldn't be included...

Agreed, three passengers shouldn't be included but just because it can carry 4 doesn't mean it must...

I am also pretty sure that those select few who want to push the boundaries further out would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
CG
Views: 427
Posted By rocketman1988
Limits

The cg limits are listed in the plans…
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,042
Posted By rocketman1988
Does that really apply? Pots and a wood stove...

Does that really apply? Pots and a wood stove work well but are you saying you never use an oven to make your pizza? How do you improve on a pot?

I understand that you choose to stick with ancient...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,042
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, they will...and we will be cleared out of...

Yes, they will...and we will be cleared out of this perpetual holding pattern restricting us to 50+ year old "technology"...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,042
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...I said to the owner that I have only one word for you: Lycoming!,,,,,,"

This is one reason why we are perpetually stuck with ancient technology.

It is absolutely fine if an alternative engine...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By rocketman1988
Mixture?

I have EFII so adjusting the mixture isn’t a player…in fact, my quadrant doesn’t have a mixture lever…
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Actually I think you probably could since the only single point item would be the injectors and the ecu select switch changes injector control from one ecu to the other. If the ECUs were powered...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By rocketman1988
Easy peasy

I installed the airward tunnel access panel…😉
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By rocketman1988
Quadrant

I have a quadrant and much prefer it to vernier controls. When I am climbing and cruising, it is at WOT, and there is no precision necessary for that. Pattern flying is no big deal with the...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,250
Posted By rocketman1988
I’m wondering if my RAC servo is weak; when I set...

I’m wondering if my RAC servo is weak; when I set the vpx for 50% at 120, the trim would not work. Decrease speed below 120 and it works fine. I tried increasing the % in 5point steps and it started...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By rocketman1988
Well

“…The quick blush on your diagram #5 the one thing that jumps out is you provide isolation from each battery to feed a single buss. This tends to defeat a design opportunity available with two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By rocketman1988
SPF

In any system, you can always dig down far enough to find a single point failure…
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By rocketman1988
Bilge paint

I used bilge paint on the inside of my cowl and did the fiberfrax/aluminum tape shield. The tape will stick to the paint; not as well as gorilla tape but mine has not lifted in 150 hours on my -10. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks for the info...

Thanks for the info...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rocketman1988
Flyleds

Which Flyleds? Those Seven Star ones draw a bunch!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By rocketman1988
fuses

I'm curious what you have on that fuse block that would keep you in the 15A range.

Also, 18 AWG is generally used for up to 10 Amps, and 14 AWG for 15 Amps. Not sure I would use a piece of 18 for a...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By rocketman1988
Tight fit?

If you trim about 1” of the forward plastic slide at a 45 degree angle, it is not a tight fit and you do not need to remove the flap cover to remove the seats. No mod to the actual metal rails is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-19-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By rocketman1988
Or...

Follow your engine builders recommendations for break-in, lest you VOID the warranty...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe

You might want to query some of the guys with -10s in your area; you might be able to ask them to remove the stop and let you see how much movement aft you need...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,348
Posted By rocketman1988
Funny

Funny but busy environment is where I hear that word the most…
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,348
Posted By rocketman1988
Roger

I hear "Roger" pretty often...

The ONLY three words you should ever hear from a controller prior to beginning a takeoff roll are "Cleared For Takeoff"; yes, there can be qualifiers like "fly runway...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, that makes sense. Less and less as they keep...

Yes, that makes sense. Less and less as they keep decommissioning vor stations but certainly true now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,072
Posted By rocketman1988
Minimax

The strobe has a double flash…
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By rocketman1988
So in the example, ie gps, you are saying that...

So in the example, ie gps, you are saying that you can legally fly IFR with a VFR GPS?

I don’t think so…
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By rocketman1988
True

That is correct.

The aircraft must also be equipped for IFR, ie an IFR certified GPS, etc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow, It would seem that YOU are the one who...

Wow, It would seem that YOU are the one who started the "... but I've got 737/757/767 Boeing time..."

...and you just don't really get it, with a comment like this, "...Oh you fly a nose wheel...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By rocketman1988
covered

I made SS cover plates for mine...not that anyone can see them unless they climb on the wing with the doors closed and look...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By rocketman1988
seals

Pretty sure you won't find a better description of how to do the seals than Ivan's unless there is something recent...

As for having a -10 in the CVG area, I do, and it is based at I67, Harrison...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By rocketman1988
I can still smell those mothballs from my...

I can still smell those mothballs from my grandma's house and I haven't been there in three decades!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

...but then your airplane will forever smell like grandma's basement!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

You won’t be able to get rid of the mice. Make sure you cover ALL of the holes in the ends of the parts; they will find a way in…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
Training is always a good thing. And the...

Training is always a good thing. And the discussion really comes down to technique...which usually is vastly different between experience levels.

...and in reference to landing in a crab, that's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By rocketman1988
bushing

The bushing should be slightly longer than the seatbelt tab allowing you to fully tighten the attachment bolt while allowing the seat belt tab to pivot freely around the bushing.

Without the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-06-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By rocketman1988
here

here you go...



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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By rocketman1988
blasting

Put a piece of thin aluminum sheet in the blaster as a test. You will likely find that blasting it will actually deform the piece of metal if you are using typical blast media. Using a soda blaster...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By rocketman1988
answer

First, the 5v supply from the GEA24 is not sufficient. The CiES sensors require 9-24 volts.

Second, the CiES output should be in VOLTAGE (0-5) NOT frequency. This can be selected in the G3X...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah, no

“…That kick it method might work in an Airliner with auto spoiler (come up when weight is on wheels and kills lift)). In a light RV it will result in an ugly landing or worse. You have to master the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
Ah, my bad...California. Yes, 1000/month is...

Ah, my bad...California. Yes, 1000/month is probably conservative estimate there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
what?!

"...Seems like I once read that the average cost of ownership for the 2-seat RVs (fuel, insurance, maintenance) was roughly $1k per month..."

I have owned many airplanes over the past 40 years and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,219
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

Yeah, why would we believe the engineers that designed the airplane when there is better info here?

<sarc>
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,517
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

"...Most nosewheel pilots don’t even realize they are landing with a tiny crab or drift..."

Really? I have seen PLENTY of those superior TW pilots make HORRIBLE landings, too...

It's not about the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,820
Posted By rocketman1988
No. Mity vac connected to reservoir. Tubing on...

No. Mity vac connected to reservoir. Tubing on bleed screw placed in jar of brake fluid. Draw a vacuum and let atmospheric pressure do the rest.

Pro-tip: fill tubing connected to bleed screw before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,820
Posted By rocketman1988
Mity vac

The mity vac works great! Highly recommended and ZERO bubbles.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By rocketman1988
As a trained structural engineer, you no doubt...

As a trained structural engineer, you no doubt read the note stating that there is no confirmed data on that mod, only that it shouldn’t do any harm.

Maybe this would be a good project to actually...
Forum: Rocket 03-26-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe

Thinking outside the box a bit, maybe you could use a set of legacy injectors which are installed in the intake tubes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

The sensors require more than 5V...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By rocketman1988
What is Verizon charging you for the hotspot...

What is Verizon charging you for the hotspot option on your phone plan? See, there is an additional cost!

TANSTAAFL.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By rocketman1988
ditto

As has been posted several times, the standard dies do not work well on Tefzel; the proper dies give a clean strip every time.
Forum: Safety 03-23-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,183
Posted By rocketman1988
A few minutes? Not on an RV-10 with Barrett...

A few minutes? Not on an RV-10 with Barrett CAI...more like hours!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By rocketman1988
Then the only answer to the question you posed...

Then the only answer to the question you posed would come from Vans unless someone here is willing to model the aircraft and conduct an FEA on it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,396
Posted By rocketman1988
TLAR Engineering

I would be very careful using TLAR engineering on a data proven, successful design...especially when it concerns a flight control.

Unintended consequences usually do not end well...
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