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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By rocketman1988
Pull up lap

Pull up lap belts in my -10. Not sure how the pull down ones would work as the buckles are pretty much in between the seat and sidewall…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,708
Posted By rocketman1988
Too bad

It’s really too bad, I installed the Er tanks in my -10 and love them…
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

Yes, think carefully about where the interior panels will be. Also, study where the conduit exits in relation to the bolts in the lower portion of the pillars. The wires will pass unobstructed...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-18-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,591
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

West has an EXTRA SLOW hardener for this...it's #209 Tropical Hardener...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-17-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,591
Posted By rocketman1988
epoxy

I found that 3 pumps of resin at a time, in a bowl will work. As has been said, if you need more, spread it out or use multiple bowls.

...and I never use bowls twice, especially when one is much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By rocketman1988
I never said that I didn't see value in your...

I never said that I didn't see value in your observation, quite the contrary...

The part I take issue with is, "...He seems to brag about semi-sequential, so who knows what he is doing in s/w..."...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-17-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,282
Posted By rocketman1988
EFII

I have a dual split bus architecture with dual alternators and dual EXT900 batteries.

The only thing on my essential bus is the EFII system, and according to the G3X, it draws between 5 and 7 amps...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By rocketman1988
Here we go...

"... It's possible Robert is building tables for each injector, vs a batch fire protocol. He seems to brag about semi-sequential, so who knows what he is doing in s/w..."

Do we really need to start...
Forum: Tools 06-13-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,492
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe...

...maybe you ought to try a Flexilla 1/4" air line; very light and ultra flexible.

Had no issues moving around with it. Then there is the almost instant setting of the rivet...
Forum: Tools 06-13-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,492
Posted By rocketman1988
Rivet Puller

I have had good luck with this unit...

https://www.harborfreight.com/3-16-inch-air-hydraulic-riveter-93458.html
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By rocketman1988
craft

Craft works well but you really do not even need to write it down. They almost always read the clearance in the same order every time...

Also, the read back does not need to be embellished with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

Check out the local craigslist, marketplace, buy sell trade, etc...

You can often find air compressors for $100 or less. Put one at home and one remote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By rocketman1988
runway

That's cool that you have room to build a runway. The FAA, AOPA, and EAA all have guides for helping you with this.

Be aware, though, there is far more to building a useable runway than clearing...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,199
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...I always think of this question when I listen to 2 of my friends talk about the total hourly cost of running their Cessna 421's. One claims it's somewhere north of $1,000/hr and the other swears...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,130
Posted By rocketman1988
Data?

I would like to see the data that supports active noise cancelling hurts the wearer.

As a professional pilot who has been wearing noise cancelling headsets since the beginning, I would have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep, where do you draw the line? It is all about...

Yep, where do you draw the line?

It is all about risk mitigation; and everyone has their own comfort level...

If you want to be completely safe in an airplane, don't fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

A three conductor shield for the phones if you want stereo...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By rocketman1988
Just

Just went to steinair...highly recommended...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,199
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and do not overlook theists once the aircraft is flyable.

You will have hangar rent, insurance, fuel, and maintenance.

There is nothing worse than having a beautiful airplane and not being able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

"...Yes Mickey, I constantly come across RVs that have firewall penetrations made with nylon snap bushings covered with a blob of "high temperature" red RTV such as Permatex Silicon Gasket Maker or...
Forum: GPS 06-03-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By rocketman1988
pirep

I have the G3X touch suite in my -10.

Haven't had more than light chop so far but it hasn't been an issue with the touch screens. I find that rest a finger or two on the Bezel helps stabilize your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
so...

So a "minimum standard" doesn't need to be defined but can be judged by others?

Makes perfect sense...

I would say that AC 43-13 is a good place to start...

I would also say that having witnessed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and therein lies the problem. What your "minimum standard" is, as a TC, will be different from every other TC out there.

I had 4 different TC's look at my build along the way, each with their own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
OK, so...

"...So let's be serious. How do you encourage personal standards at your level? Think quality, not pretty..."

So who gets to define "quality"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
ah, ok

True, ugly but airworthy. My point was that it was an approved repair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,438
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

Soooo many perfect people here who NEVER make mistakes...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...I've also seen some amazing things on airliners, as have most of us. The patch with what seems like 2000 rivets just over the passenger entrance? How many times have we seen that?..."

You do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,026
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Those premiums have a lot to do with AGE, experience, currency, and hull value. It is difficult to make any comparison without that info...

That said, insurance on my -10 is $2300, 200k hull,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-02-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By rocketman1988
MT

My MT prop came in a triangular box; definitely wouldn’t fit like that but it would standing up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By rocketman1988
Remember

Remember, the ONLY thing torque seal tells you is that it was applied; there have been numerous occasions where torque seal was applied to finger tight fasteners, NEVER to be checked again because,...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

I like their product, too!
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"... As a registered professional electrical engineer with a degree in electronics engineering and significant experience in industrial control system design and construction, that would be my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,802
Posted By rocketman1988
Rejex

Have always used regex...works great...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

I ran into the same thing with the windows and windscreen on my -10...

Somebody on the classifieds got a really good deal on them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,927
Posted By rocketman1988
true

That's a valid point...and you probably wouldn't want to instruct in your brand new RV, either...

It's ALL about mission...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By rocketman1988
Flyboy

flyboy accessories has them
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,927
Posted By rocketman1988
Are you...

Are you a CFI? Probably not or you would realize the benefits of the Cessna.

I can tell you that after thousands of hours as an instructor in various aircraft, the Cessna is hard to beat...

...and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
OK, so...

So here is what I found out, besides "there is an unusually large number of callers"...


You can get the GTN Pilot Pak bundle from Jeppesen, which INCLUDES all the charts AND all the databases for...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By rocketman1988
Here you go

Details of the mod can be found starting here in my kit log:

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=rocketman&project=2056&category=12321&log=283648&row=6
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

The G3X DB , true, is 150. The GTN DB, which I assume would be required for IFR, is 500. So the difference between the Jepps and the Garmin data is about 300...not including the "chart key" one time...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By rocketman1988
Option

You should consider making the cowl such that the lower portion can be split longitudinally; I did this on my Showplanes cowl and it is the best mod EVER...

One person can easily remove or install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

I questioned my DAR on this and that was the answer; EAB do NOT require a POH.

There are many that DO create a nice POH for their EAB, however, it is NOT legally required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By rocketman1988
Avionics Database Subscriptions

Ok, so having spent the better part of two days trying to figure out what database subscriptions to purchase, I am going to try it here...again.

I have a G3X Touch Suite and a GTN 650 navigator.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,759
Posted By rocketman1988
Deleted...deleted...

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Forum: Tools 05-16-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By rocketman1988
No

I used the 1" sander for fabricating parts, amongst other tasks. It is a scalpel where the 6" sander is a chainsaw...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By rocketman1988
haven't been...

Haven't been able to locate a new one...not really interested in taking a chance on a discontinued, used product...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By rocketman1988
Where

Where are you finding them? They are discontinued...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Being a go pro user is good because Garmin discontinued the VIRB...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By rocketman1988
Cam nut

There is a cm nut that the hex screw go through. Rotate the hex screw and try it...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,098
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Or, you can abide by the engine builder’s recommendation...

Why?

...because he’s the one providing the warranty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By rocketman1988
Flanges

I did my whole Rv-10 cowl with skybolts and the skybolt flanges.

The flanges that came with the skybolt kit are .050; they get machine countersunk for the flush rivets. Nothing needs to be done to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,927
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

Considering the age of the C-172 design and the fact that they are still flying some 65 YEARS later, maybe you ought to be giving some respect to them...

Is it an RV? Absolutely not...but it is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,952
Posted By rocketman1988
Discussion

There has been numerous discussions about the reasons for the Vne to be TAS instead of IAS...

Not going to rehash that.

It is really very simple, everything BUT Vne is IAS in these aircraft...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By rocketman1988
Loctite

I haven't had good luck with permatex #2...I have been using Loctite 567 for everything and it works great...

Not a fan of fuel lube...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By rocketman1988
Reiff

I have the Reiff system, one pad heater and band heaters on the cylinders...hooked up to a wifi switch. Works great.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

But I don’t really want to rewrite the harness at this point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By rocketman1988
Why

...and the virus rears its ugly head again...

I wonder how many mask police will attend, and how many “lively discussions” will occur...

Sad, really, but odds are it’s going to happen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By rocketman1988
I wish

I wish the % power adjustment was PWM instead of voltage decrease...well, maybe in the next version!

Chad, are you listening?...😎
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,180
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

Yes, some are advocating less than full power...

Use what you need. If that means full power, use it. I will say that, at least in my -10, full power is not required for a typical go around...it is,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By rocketman1988
I think

I think that garmin cautions against mounting it on the gdu due to the possibility of vibration if the gdu is not adequately supported in the panel. This doesn’t seem to be a problem in the RV...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,540
Posted By rocketman1988
Trim

Well, integrating the vpx with the trim allows for speed trim, much like every other trim controller out there for the Rv-10.

...and I agree with the OPs post about “why did you do it that way”...
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,817
Posted By rocketman1988
Governor

I have a different setup, IO540, Hartzell Governor, and an MT prop.

My experience was that it took quite a few tries to get the prop to cycle the first time. One thing to note is that the Hartzell...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By rocketman1988
Nice

Yeah, I wanted to work on the space shuttle program...would have graduated in '87...

The Challenger crash ended those hopes...

One door closes, another one opens...ended up an airline pilot...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,487
Posted By rocketman1988
Cool

Did you do anything interesting with it?
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