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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-29-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,381
Posted By RV10Rob
Final report is...

Final report is out:
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/98833/pdf

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,927
Posted By RV10Rob
List of infrequently inspected/overhauled/replaced items?

Hi, all... now that my RV-10 is nearing 8 years and 500 hours, I'm wondering whether I'm missing any of the preventative maintenance items that are done infrequently, such as the 500-hour mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By RV10Rob
Peeled more paint and took a closer look today. I...

Peeled more paint and took a closer look today. I really don't see any corrosion. It looks like an approximately 1.5" x 18" section wasn't prepared properly, so the primer didn't adhere properly (you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By RV10Rob
Wow, thanks all for the quick replies. It was...

Wow, thanks all for the quick replies. It was painted by GLO, but was flying unpainted for ~1.5 years before that. I'll take a more careful look and better pictures next time I'm at the airport....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,216
Posted By RV10Rob
Paint woes

I had my RV-10 painted 5 years ago, and today during preflight I saw this on the horizontal stab.

http://kochman.net/temp/paint1.png

http://kochman.net/temp/paint2.png

The paint was just "bubbled...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By RV10Rob
Got it done this weekend. Was really easy,...

Got it done this weekend. Was really easy, *except* the bezel on the Stratus ESG is wider than all my other radios (and the hole in my panel). I would love to know why they designed it that way.
Forum: ADS-B 01-24-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks, Jesse... the converter just converts...

Thanks, Jesse... the converter just converts serial to gray code, so no static line to mess with.
http://www.dynonavionics.com/encoder-converter-module.php
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks, guys... it does seem easy, plus since I...

Thanks, guys... it does seem easy, plus since I have a Dynon D100 for the altitude input, I can get rid of the gray code converter and just wire the Dynon's serial output into the transponder,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,916
Posted By RV10Rob
"Adapter cable" for KT-76A -> Stratus ESG

I'd like to upgrade my transponder from a KT-76A to a Stratus ESG. Would it be possible/advisable to have someone create me an "adapter" harness to avoid having to change the difficult-to-access...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,621
Posted By RV10Rob
My CG is so far forward, the extra weight is a...

My CG is so far forward, the extra weight is a benefit :)
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,621
Posted By RV10Rob
I did it per plans with the Concorde specified....

I did it per plans with the Concorde specified. Still going great after 5+ years. Never used a tender. Keeping it simple...

-Rob
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By RV10Rob
For what it's worth regarding trickle...

For what it's worth regarding trickle charging/battery tender, the Concorde RG-25XC I bought in 2010 and first flew in 2011 is still going strong--never needed a charger, even sometimes going several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,316
Posted By RV10Rob
RV-10 + Cloud = thrilled toddler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zej-OCnds10
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-27-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By RV10Rob
https://bruceair.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/sample-w...

https://bruceair.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/sample-western-u-s-flight-routes/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-05-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By RV10Rob
Great, thanks, guys.... Very helpful.

Great, thanks, guys.... Very helpful.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,322
Posted By RV10Rob
Dumb question - bleeding brakes after changing pads?

I've somehow made ~430 landings in my RV-10 on the original set of pads, but the time has come to change them. I've never done it on any airplane. Is it possible to do it without disconnecting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,769
Posted By RV10Rob
Reviving this old thread. Thank you all for the...

Reviving this old thread. Thank you all for the ideas. I ended up putting him rear-facing in the front seat (as I described here): http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113698

After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By RV10Rob
Seat recommendation for 3-year-old?

Hi, all. My 3-year-old is now 40+ lbs and has grown out of the car seat we use in the RV-10. Most of the bigger seats seem to have head protection, which is great for side-impact car crashes, but...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By RV10Rob
I won't assume that your goal is to build the...

I won't assume that your goal is to build the airplane in a reasonable amount of time, but if it is, you should think long and hard about deviating from the plans for something as trivial as this. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By RV10Rob
Experiences with MT prop governor repair?

As I described in this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=100664) thread, I'm having issues with my MT governor and will be removing and sending it to Germany for repair at...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,063
Posted By RV10Rob
Thank you all for the information. I ended up...

Thank you all for the information. I ended up trying the Zulu PFX, AKG, and Bose A20s side-by-side-by-side in my RV-10. I ended up keeping the Bose, because it was definitely the quietest. My...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,219
Posted By RV10Rob
I don't miss not having one. I don't think...

I don't miss not having one. I don't think overhead lights are particularly useful, and I don't need wires up there (mounting the GPS antenna on the forward tailcone is just as effective and much...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,063
Posted By RV10Rob
Lightspeed Zulu 2 and PFX in the RV-10

Last time I bought a headset, I compared the Bose A20 ad Lightspeed Zulu 2, and the Zulu 2 had substantially worse noise reduction. I need a new headset again, so I bought the Zulu PFX and flew with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,576
Posted By RV10Rob
Sign up for text message alerts from FlightAware....

Sign up for text message alerts from FlightAware. They'll send you your route as soon as it's in the system. Supposedly it can change, but in my experience, it's always the same.

Also, look at...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,242
Posted By RV10Rob
If you're worried about running your battery down...

If you're worried about running your battery down while cranking, get an electronic ignition :)

I love the simplicity of a single, modern, reliable battery. I'm using the Concorde battery per...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,658
Posted By RV10Rob
Congratulations from one hangar row over!

Congratulations from one hangar row over!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,728
Posted By RV10Rob
I flew into Hobby a couple years ago in my RV-10....

I flew into Hobby a couple years ago in my RV-10. It's no big deal if you're used to dealing with flight following and towered airports. The people at Wilson Air Center were great.

Here's a video...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 70,846
Posted By RV10Rob
After experiencing a few of my landings, he...

After experiencing a few of my landings, he insisted on facing the other way.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/744108/coa/MMV.jpg
McMinnville,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,888
Posted By RV10Rob
Very cool! Great pictures.

Very cool! Great pictures.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,108
Posted By RV10Rob
Mike, what are they charging you for the rebuild,...

Mike, what are they charging you for the rebuild, and did they quote you a turnaround time? Thanks..
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,108
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks, all. Sounds like I'm not alone. I have...

Thanks, all. Sounds like I'm not alone. I have verified the cable is hitting the stop on the governor and not the end of the cable itself, and I'm using the optical tach sensor on the mag, so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,108
Posted By RV10Rob
I contacted MT back when I had this issue...

I contacted MT back when I had this issue originally, and they said it was fine to adjust the stop screw. I did and was back at 2700 for a while, but it's started declining again, to the point that...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,149
Posted By RV10Rob
Tillamook

We flew into Tillamook for the first time a couple weeks ago. Great stop: brand new terminal (note the terminal/FBO is on the opposite side of the field from the air museum), courtesy car (we were...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks for the reply, Rob. I can only wish I was...

Thanks for the reply, Rob. I can only wish I was flying your stuff--I'm still on the Dynon 1xx system, and I've only flown the AFS a couple times in a friend's airplane. The new screenshot looks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By RV10Rob
AFS Display Stretched?

This has been bothering me for a long time, so I finally have to ask. The AFS displays seem "stretched" to me in all the pictures I've seen of them. It reminds me of a 4:3 TV image stretched to fit...
Forum: Northwest 09-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,988
Posted By RV10Rob
Easy decision! Vista is permanently closed.

Easy decision! Vista is permanently closed.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By RV10Rob
You can get one of these to measure...

You can get one of these to measure it:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004SQ3B

In my experience, the drag is about 4 in-lbs. Before I had the wrench above, I just set my torque wrench to 25...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,066
Posted By RV10Rob
A More Interesting Flight to Jackson Hole

I did a write-up of a recent family trip, where we had to deal with some weather. The RV-10 has proven itself again as a great family...
Forum: Autopilots 08-25-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By RV10Rob
Replacing Dynon servo shear screw

Anyone successfully replace the shear screw in their Dynon autopilot servo? If so, how'd you measure the 16 in-oz torque? Seems like the tools to do that are crazy expensive. Does anyone rent...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-21-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,006
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks, guys. I haven't done anything with it...

Thanks, guys. I haven't done anything with it yet. I've been flying for the last 9 months with electrical tape over the crack to keep moisture out, which is really sloppy for an otherwise nice...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,257
Posted By RV10Rob
Rear-facing in the front seat

As mentioned in this thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=111707), I wanted to try putting my 2-year-old rear-facing in the front seat. I've done it for a few flights now,...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,322
Posted By RV10Rob
I love this one for AN3 bolts and measuring...

I love this one for AN3 bolts and measuring drag:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004SQ3B

I also have the Craftsman in-lbs one (for most other bolts) and the Craftsman ft-lbs one (for the big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,769
Posted By RV10Rob
Thank you all for the suggestions. It does seem...

Thank you all for the suggestions. It does seem like the headset is the bulk of the problem--when I put it on him at home, he looks down and doesn't want to move his head. If I can get rear-facing...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By RV10Rob
Aside from inspection and cleaning, I just grease...

Aside from inspection and cleaning, I just grease the zerk fitting, check the breakout force (I err on the side of higher force), and re-pack the bearings. For me, the nosewheel bearing grease is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,769
Posted By RV10Rob
No, this happens on the ground, so I don't think...

No, this happens on the ground, so I don't think it has anything to do with altitude. Previously we've flown up to 10k for short periods with no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,769
Posted By RV10Rob
Getting my toddler more comfortable flying

I?m looking for some tips to get my 22-month-old toddler more comfortable flying. He won?t stop talking about airplanes and loves going to the airport, but as soon as I put him in the seat and put...
Forum: COMM 04-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,691
Posted By RV10Rob
Thanks... I have the Garmin 240, which by default...

Thanks... I have the Garmin 240, which by default doesn't appear to have a sidetone adjustment. There's a jumper you can set to add sidetone for radios that don't have that functionality, but it's...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,691
Posted By RV10Rob
GNS-430 Sidetone?

My wife tells me my voice is much louder when I transmit on the GNS-430 than what she hears over the intercom and what we receive over the radio. I thought this meant I needed to adjust the...
Forum: California 02-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,515
Posted By RV10Rob
Agreed. It may not actually be claustrophobia,...

Agreed. It may not actually be claustrophobia, either. Good to get her some time in an RV to see how she likes it.

-Rob
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,808
Posted By RV10Rob
When I did it, the bigger trucks didn't cost much...

When I did it, the bigger trucks didn't cost much more than the smaller ones. if that's the case for you, just get the biggest one you can. You want all the extra space you can get, so you're not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,279
Posted By RV10Rob
A loud cooling fan and several screens. -Rob

A loud cooling fan and several screens.

-Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,608
Posted By RV10Rob
There is no need to use HXB for an RV. Every RV...

There is no need to use HXB for an RV. Every RV has an official ICAO type...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,200
Posted By RV10Rob
Fun trip. Looks like there'll soon be another...

Fun trip. Looks like there'll soon be another RV-10 with a baby in the back. Congratulations!

-Rob
Forum: Fiberglass 12-12-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,006
Posted By RV10Rob
Windscreen fairing crack

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/744108/windscreen.jpg

I have a crack up front where my windscreen fairing meets the aluminum. Anyone ever see something like this or have advice on what to do...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By RV10Rob
Yep, page 48-16. -Rob

Yep, page 48-16.

-Rob
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,404
Posted By RV10Rob
Of course, this topic has been beaten to death,...

Of course, this topic has been beaten to death, but since we're talking about checklists, it's important to note that you need doors on your "pulling onto the runway" checklist. I have checking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By RV10Rob
Agreed... great flight. Here's the video:...

Agreed... great flight. Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kGGWitzf2Q

There's a rental car company at the FBO, which was very convenient.

-Rob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,001
Posted By RV10Rob
This was a new thing (EGTs used to be normal, and...

This was a new thing (EGTs used to be normal, and also no roughness). I checked the exhaust valve, and there appears to be a good amount of "wobble". ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,001
Posted By RV10Rob
Morning sickness?

My engine runs rough for 20-30 seconds after cold start. Based on the sound in the video and the EGT chart, could this be a sticky #3 exhaust valve? Note the CHTs appear normal. Engine is an Aero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,185
Posted By RV10Rob
Bottom line is that there are people that swear...

Bottom line is that there are people that swear by both (I have my favorite, too). If you're going to spend that much money, you owe it to yourself to try them both.

-Rob
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By RV10Rob
I did basically that same route last month (and...

I did basically that same route last month (and even met Sean at Heber City). Spectacular scenery--you're in for a treat.

http://kochman.net/N819K/?p=1451
http://kochman.net/N819K/?p=1448

-Rob
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,056
Posted By RV10Rob
Another update: it started leaking again at the...

Another update: it started leaking again at the end of my big trip (though I wasn?t able to find it until I was home). I don?t know whether I didn?t get the threads clean enough when I reinstalled...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-09-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,833
Posted By RV10Rob
Nope, not this year. I've still never been. ...

Nope, not this year. I've still never been. Maybe someday eventually.

-Rob
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,742
Posted By RV10Rob
Congratulations! That was quick.

Congratulations! That was quick.
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