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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Posted By rocketman1988
antenna

My G3X T has a GA26 antenna attached to it that lays on the glare shield. It attaches to the BNC connector on the back of the G3X T...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By rocketman1988
Did you not…

Did you not look at the link I posted? It shows exactly how to work with the connectors…
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By rocketman1988
Try This

Look here:

https://verticalpower.com/media/attachments/2017/07/20/connector_service_manual.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By rocketman1988
Bandsaw

Bandsaw works great. I have used both metal and wood blades with no issue…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
So are the -10 brackets going to be reality? I’m...

So are the -10 brackets going to be reality?

I’m still interested!

Bob
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By rocketman1988
Check

Check with your DAR, mine did not think that the aft bulkhead was within the spirit of the rule…
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

Y'all might want to read this article...interesting...

https://www.boltscience.com/pages/twonuts.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By rocketman1988
Allan...

Do you have that in stock and can it be delivered?...:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry, but those probes, not the plates, are not...

Sorry, but those probes, not the plates, are not just passive capacitors...the electronics are built into the mounting puck.

The Princeton probes require NO converter, as they output 0-5v...go ahead...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By rocketman1988
probe

I cannot speak for the westach but my Princeton probes output 0-5v,not frequency, and are compatible with the GEA24, as is...no converter required.

You are also correct in that the Garmin system...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,017
Posted By rocketman1988
issue

I think that this is a misconception that many have.

The Princeton capacitance probes output 0-5v; for the Garmin setup, no converter is needed.

Princeton ALSO sells "converters" to change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
Holes

The small holes in that panel are tiny compared to the inspection panel that I installed…

Yes, there are doublers and stiffeners around the access panel…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
Tow bar

Ok…no worries. Already have the bogi bar. Very difficult to move the -10 by myself without the tow bar.

Just thought it would be easier to use one that is already available…
Forum: RV-15 09-01-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,716
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

KE=1/2mV^2, so an increasing the speed increases KE exponentially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
bulkhead

Here is a picture...


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
I think so...

I guess my question is if the corrugated panel is the same in the 10 and 14. If so, I would think that the 14 unit would work but the mounting holes would be in the panel only, as the 10 has just one...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By rocketman1988
handle

I located mine about centered on, and above the window.

This area is honeycomb, as is most of the areas that you would want to put the handle.

What I did was create a hard point at each of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
Any chance

Any chance of making a version for the -10?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 587,360
Posted By rocketman1988
Rv-10

Will that bogi bar holder work in a -10?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By rocketman1988
good luck

Yeah, good luck with that...pretty sure they can't take his social security...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By rocketman1988
Ankeny

Though it has been awhile, I used to fly in to Ankeny and always had a good experience.

I have also flown into KDSM. Also a good experience. If you have business in Ankeny, I'd go there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

I tried to hav my Dad listed on my insurance for my RV-10 in January. He is a lifetime Pilot, 35,000+ hours, Plenty of RV-10 time, Master CFI, and Wright Brothers Award recipient...and he is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By rocketman1988
Be careful...

Follow the plans and you will be ok.

Torque seal shows absolutely NOTHING except that it has been applied. I have run across many torque sealed fasteners that were apparently NOT properly torqued...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,070
Posted By rocketman1988
Two things

It will take longer than you think.

It will cost more than you think.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,629
Posted By rocketman1988
with you

I'm with you...can't stand "in ear" units...at all.

...and yes, I have tried them, including the ones that are made by filling your ear canal with goo and sending the mold off to have a custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,538
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

Mel, you beat me to the reply!

Yes, the environment is very different nowadays...

I guess he forgot to mention some of the old planes with rotary engines and NO throttle...just turn the ignition on...
Forum: Tools 08-28-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

I used mine on pretty much every rivet I could get to in my -10, so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
We get it, you don't like the VPX solution. So...

We get it, you don't like the VPX solution.

So don't use it.

That doesn't mean that others shouldn't use it.

Build what you want, want what you build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

..."IF the single flare is done correctly" is the key statement.

Not to mention that in AC 43-13, double flare is recommended for "soft aluminum tubing 3/8" or less." Soft aluminum tubing includes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By rocketman1988
Tool guy

I bought a hydraulic double flare tool. Worked great but more expensive…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,629
Posted By rocketman1988
Bose

I have tried pretty much all of the choices over the years…I keep coming back to the Bose over ear product, currently the A20…

Did not like the fit of the lightspeed, I did like the sennheiser but...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Valve works great and when it’s cold out it allows me to keep the oil temp right where I want it…
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By rocketman1988
B and c

B and without hesitation.
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By rocketman1988
Aerosprt

Aerosport makes mount covers.

I have the tcw oil cooler valve on my -10. If I close the valve down a bit, the CHT cools off…but the oil temp rises. My baffling and seals are pretty tight so I am...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 hartzell

+1 for the hartzell from vans...zero issues and rock solid, no hunting at all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-23-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By rocketman1988
Ok

Pretty sure we are ok. I did my elevators, as you, per vans instructions. I would say that those instructions are fine for the -10…
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Very true. It is too bad that the non-experimenters just can’t enjoy somebody going outside of the box…
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep...sad really... I see this more and more...

Yep...sad really...

I see this more and more often here...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By rocketman1988
...but

...but with the AF8M, you still need to have the correct head.

I actually ended up with both the AF8M and the AF8. The AF8M that I bought on eBay came with a box full of positioners...

Great tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By rocketman1988
kit log

No Mac version.

Probably cheaper to find a used pc on marketplace than to try and make that one work...

DO NOT install the Epson drivers; there is a conflict with them and the reports function of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think the Deutsch connectors use a different crimper, especially for the larger pins/sockets...

I bought an AF8 crimper with turret head on eBay. It does the three common pin/socket sizes...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,200
Posted By rocketman1988
Haha

“…The Lyc started as a solid design but not perfect and has benefited from continuous improvements over 80 years…”

That is hilarious!

Of course the price has definitely seen continuous increase...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By rocketman1988
External Regulator

Pretty sure that alternator uses an external regulator, I would check that first.

There is also a troubleshooting guide in the installation manual that will take you step by step through checking it...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By rocketman1988
But…

But if you remove the RAC servo and attach a telaflex cable, you could run the telaflex cable forward to a manual trim wheel. That wheel could be driven by a stepper motor for electric trim. Remove...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By rocketman1988
Trim

Setting up pitch and roll trim to be mechanical as well as electric would be problematic in the -10. Rudder trim would be fairly easy. I modified the aerosport rudder trim to be electric without a...
Forum: RV-15 08-19-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,386
Posted By rocketman1988
hah...

"...These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now..."

...and the funniest thing I saw multiple times at Oshkosh this year, was people trying to learn how to stand on them!

Admittedly,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988


No, you didn’t…
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

…and that’s your opinion…:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
...

"...Look, I think this entire thread has been a POSITIVE example of how VAF can bring out detailed and well-considered and -supported discussions..."

...and it also brings out the, "...I don't see...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
VPX

"...Most everybody I've seen that uses a microcontroller enabled switchbox wouldn't dream of using this for a fuel injection controller or electric ignition. Basically they don't want to add a small...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By rocketman1988
Loctite 567

Works great, can’t beat it
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By rocketman1988
Flaps

I get a slight roll trim change when going from 0 degrees to reflex. Both flaps are within 0.5 degrees at all positions fro 0 to full down. The only thing I can figure is the leading edge radius is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...For each of us that line is going to be in a different place depending on our own risk /reward tolerance and past life experiences..."

It means we all have different levels of risk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By rocketman1988
I find...

I find Arial and Arial Bold the be quite readable...font size depends on location...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By rocketman1988
if...

If you use .032 and put a 90 flange on the long edges, it will be plenty stiff enough...When I did this I used about a 5/16" flange height.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually, there are 25 general purpose circuits...

Actually, there are 25 general purpose circuits plus a few that are specific function such as the starter, alternator field, and a couple others. There are 10 switch inputs. It is entirely possible...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By rocketman1988
following

I haven't done it yet but it is the plan. My thought was not necessary block the oil cooler inlet as much as add a small vane to direct some of the air over that cylinder.

I have the TCW oil cooler...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-14-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...Writing a response in capitals is considered shouting..."

Or, in context, emphasizing...example: HEY, GET OVER HERE vs Hey, get over HERE. Anyway, my capitalization of OPINION was meant to be an...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By rocketman1988
answers

I recently closed on an RV-10. Pretty low hours (480) but hasn’t flown much since it’s build (2007). It especially hasn’t flown much in the last 4 years as the owner lived in Europe. Cylinders were...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By rocketman1988
Firewall sealant

I used 3M Fire Barrier 2000+...comes in a standard caulk tube...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

"Bingo, that's where I'm at. I've grown weary of people telling me that my engine cannot POSSIBLY work the way it's working"

SHACK!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Actually, the statement itself is questioning the design decision, but whatever…

Build what you want, want what you build…
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,202
Posted By rocketman1988
really?

"...I find it hard to believe this is an optimized solution that balances electrical system availability, redundancy, reliability, weight, cost, maintainability, system reconfigurability and...
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