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Forum: RV-10 02-25-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By andrewtac
Are you building or replacing? If building just...

Are you building or replacing? If building just move the bracket up a little on the door to get the height you need. I used the Bansbach. I was not careful on placing the brackets in the same...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By andrewtac
Wait until you can't. There are some things with...

Wait until you can't. There are some things with the AFS that get installed behind the panel on the backside of the support. I too will likely put my top on too before I should as I am waiting on...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,738
Posted By andrewtac
I aligned the TEs then shaved the horns slightly...

I aligned the TEs then shaved the horns slightly with file and sandpaper to make them square as well
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By andrewtac
I did most of the j channels in the tail cone via...

I did most of the j channels in the tail cone via back rivet. I used a router to make pockets for my back rivet bar in a piece of plywood I put on top of my table. It was quick, easy, and I could...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By andrewtac
Yes, the picture with it installed was screws in...

Yes, the picture with it installed was screws in it; I put nut plates in the dash. I am planning on silpruf at this time and needed something that wouldn't crack.
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By andrewtac
Windscreen fairing

This started as a what if experiment/learning experience but I think I made a useable part. It still has some finish work to do but fits really well and seems to be solid. This is my first attempt...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,688
Posted By andrewtac
I have panels, thank you tax payers. It made...

I have panels, thank you tax payers. It made sense with the 33% credit, they should pay for themselves in 15 years. Expected life/warranty is 25 years. So all that being said, without the...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By andrewtac
I'll get back to you. I am going to try to cut...

I'll get back to you. I am going to try to cut the doors within the next few days. Currently I know I need at least one rear window. If I end up screwing the doors up I might go with a tinted set....
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By andrewtac
Cee Bailey versus Van's

I broke a rear window yesterday when cutting it. I looked at vans and cee Bailey and they are the same price. Is there any noticeable difference once installed (clarity, color, height, etc)? For...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,005
Posted By andrewtac
Probably best solution would be replace the pilot...

Probably best solution would be replace the pilot with a tank. Any change will make things different. In the baggage compartment and no more than tested in that compartment should fit within...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By andrewtac
I am using the plane around and they are tight as...

I am using the plane around and they are tight as well, along with the cam. Either way I'd at least check before making it permanent.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By andrewtac
Couple of lessons learned since this got tagged. ...

Couple of lessons learned since this got tagged.

I got the doors hung to include the strut, but then gapped one door with the strut off (thankfully I started with one door at a time). Then I...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,005
Posted By andrewtac
Didn't say iyy and Izz wouldn't change just...

Didn't say iyy and Izz wouldn't change just figured with symmetric loading spin recovery difference wouldn't change. I need to review, hadn't thought about that stuff in a while. More further out,...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,005
Posted By andrewtac
I suspect if the weights are equal, it shouldn't...

I suspect if the weights are equal, it shouldn't change spin recovery. However, with trapped fuel this and also more likely to get into a spin as well. I can't remember all the moment of inertia...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,005
Posted By andrewtac
I am awaiting delivery.

I am awaiting delivery.
Forum: RV-14 02-05-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By andrewtac
I cannot update the performance data on an...

I cannot update the performance data on an android device, it tells me to go to the website then the website tells me to go to garmin pilot, lufbery. Anyways, I was told an ipad will allow the...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,231
Posted By andrewtac
I installed it, long ways from flying. I don't...

I installed it, long ways from flying. I don't believe they are redundant, with the autopilot off it won't have any pressure to trim with.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By andrewtac
I can sand the paint down to the flange once I...

I can sand the paint down to the flange once I scribe the gap line. I figured having the paint on would allow me to set the height of the window to be with the paint thickness.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By andrewtac
correct, as you take the screw out it will cut...

correct, as you take the screw out it will cut into the paint. I have round head and nylon washers on interior screws that are removed often (same on some outside screws as well.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By andrewtac
I have the tail feathers painted, painting as I...

I have the tail feathers painted, painting as I go. Any reason to not paint the doors before the window goes in using this method?
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By andrewtac
Did he say he left the cockpit? I read that as...

Did he say he left the cockpit? I read that as not having to hold the brakes while the engine is warming up. I wouldn't leave it running either.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By andrewtac
skiaflex/silpruf question

I watched the silpruf glasair videos, was considering using this method on my 10. Is there a reason the for a 1/8" gap on the outside edge of the window? Could I go with something less, like just...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By andrewtac
What Randy said, but I would also add I would...

What Randy said, but I would also add I would think you need a really clean paint booth. When I restored my Mustang I really wanted to do it, but gave in and went BC/CC so I could cut/buff out the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By andrewtac
Advanced makes complete panels, they assemble and...

Advanced makes complete panels, they assemble and bench test everything.
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By andrewtac
However, consider electric trim as it can...

However, consider electric trim as it can integrate with the autopilot. I can start an approach at 180 kts, and click the autopilot off at 70 kts getting ready to flare and the trim is set. If you...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By andrewtac
So 1/8 gap, and after paint it should be no less...

So 1/8 gap, and after paint it should be no less than 1/16 (assuming 0.015 paint depth).
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By andrewtac
How much door gap for paint?

My doors are hung and swing well. I am using the Van's seals. I am trying to finish the body work on the doors and cabin. How much of a gap should I have around the doors prior to paint? I'd like...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By andrewtac
That's interesting, I had the planearound and...

That's interesting, I had the planearound and aerosport, installed the gear mechanism with the aerosport strike plate to locate it. No issues.
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By andrewtac
I just finished mine, if I were to do it again I...

I just finished mine, if I were to do it again I would probably do it before I glued the halves together. I was able to complete it, but it would have been easier to do separate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,030
Posted By andrewtac
I did my rudder tops in zolotone then put clear...

I did my rudder tops in zolotone then put clear on, not sure if I will clear the rest of the inside. I figured the clear would add some durability to the rudder pedals.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-19-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By andrewtac
I'd second Conroe as well, and the drive is...

I'd second Conroe as well, and the drive is actually close, in Texas standards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,345
Posted By andrewtac
I've had all the above, in a single engine jet,...

I've had all the above, in a single engine jet, granted it had an ejection seat. The difference is in all those cases I would not have flown my airplane there, mine is for pleasure and self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,315
Posted By andrewtac
The 8 will work well, as would the 4. The...

The 8 will work well, as would the 4. The problem might be the rods. Hopefully they break down. You could also make something that holds them on the belly. In my 8 in the back luggage compartment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,149
Posted By andrewtac
Second the Conroe group, really good guys with a...

Second the Conroe group, really good guys with a ton of experience. Go see some airplanes and take rides. I considered a side by side before I compared the two; glad I went tandem. Probably not in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,407
Posted By andrewtac
Got a text, still in a bind due to new tanka

Got a text, still in a bind due to new tanka
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,407
Posted By andrewtac
according to Troy, in fairness, he did say there...

according to Troy, in fairness, he did say there where multiple sets of tanks on the same order.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,407
Posted By andrewtac
glad you posted, he told me the same thing last...

glad you posted, he told me the same thing last month; time to call again.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By andrewtac
I ordered directly from advances. ...

I ordered directly from advances. https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/ap74.php?clickkey=12294

I already had the mounting kit. Spruce said they could special order just the servo. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By andrewtac
When I try on android to edit perf data I get the...

When I try on android to edit perf data I get the same results, as in the first post.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By andrewtac
thanks! I have an ipad I can try on, but had no...

thanks! I have an ipad I can try on, but had no idea this would fix it; I'll give it a try. I have been emailing with them round and round with no success, not sure I ever told them it was an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By andrewtac
Both are icao standard. Mayday is equivalent to...

Both are icao standard. Mayday is equivalent to declaring an emergency maybe towards the immediate danger, pan was covered above. Just like position and hold went away I bet emergency goes away.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By andrewtac
Parts were cheap, and in the mail

Parts were cheap, and in the mail
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By andrewtac
about 1/2"

about 1/2"
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By andrewtac
Plane around sales the individual parts, probably...

Plane around sales the individual parts, probably cheaper and better than any repair I could do.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By andrewtac
delrin repair

Stripped a couple delrin parts on my door install (planearound), besides new parts is there anything I can do to be able to fill the holes, re-drill and tap again?
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,342
Posted By andrewtac
Any idea of the cost of these? I am trying to...

Any idea of the cost of these? I am trying to come up with a solution for potential floods. I think there was a maybe 2 feet during harvey, bought the house after. Also, would like more floor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,345
Posted By andrewtac
If something is not reliable and I don't trust it...

If something is not reliable and I don't trust it then I'll fix it before I fly it, regardless of weather conditions. Disagree all you want, but I see it as 1 or 0; airworthy or not does not depend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,345
Posted By andrewtac
I fly for a living and know several pilots in the...

I fly for a living and know several pilots in the area who fly for a living (some AF, some Marine, some Navy, and some only civilian time). We all will fly in cloud in an single engine GA. My...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,666
Posted By andrewtac
Anyone know of an adapter I can now use on my...

Anyone know of an adapter I can now use on my compression tester so I don't have to pull the autoplug adapters out each conditional?
Forum: Primers 12-30-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By andrewtac
I have gone to mechanical etching and I use...

I have gone to mechanical etching and I use solvents to clean. I use acetone to get mostly clean then use alcohol as a final while since that is what they recommend. Seems to be working so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,365
Posted By andrewtac
Several have made the corrections, yes CAT3 with...

Several have made the corrections, yes CAT3 with a HUD is done by hand all over the US in the 737NG. All legacy+SW do this except UAL. In addition, there is reduced minimum requirements with EFVS,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,560
Posted By andrewtac
ordered tosten today, called Kevin with some...

ordered tosten today, called Kevin with some questions very helpful.
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By andrewtac
I am fitting canopy and doors, then removing for...

I am fitting canopy and doors, then removing for prep, then putting the fuse parts in (brakes, fuel, etc.). Canopy and doors will go on before panel. I know it will limit access, but it is what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,632
Posted By andrewtac
I am far from an expert, but one thing I have...

I am far from an expert, but one thing I have learned is it depends almost always applies.
Forum: Primers 12-16-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,855
Posted By andrewtac
I prime inside and out, then once I assemble it...

I prime inside and out, then once I assemble it and get ready to final paint the part I do sand quite a bit, do any necessary body work, then re-prime and final paint. Adds more work and a little...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,686
Posted By andrewtac
Long ways away from flying my 10, but planning on...

Long ways away from flying my 10, but planning on using advanced panel with their vpx type cbs. In my 8 I have electric trim, with a trutrak in the middle for autotrim. Every prestart check when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,560
Posted By andrewtac
Thanks Carl, it is the same with the Tosten (as...

Thanks Carl, it is the same with the Tosten (as far as right and left hand). I do plan on clocking mine.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-15-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By andrewtac
Kevin brought up a good point I didn't even...

Kevin brought up a good point I didn't even consider on the range discussion. Looking at cars, their range is based on cruising at a very low consumption. Similar case is made all the time on here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,560
Posted By andrewtac
Infinity vs Tosten

I was getting ready to order some grips for my 10, I want the military style grips and was looking at Infinity and Tosten. Both are similar in price and come in the configuration I want. Any reason...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By andrewtac
The solid state stuff looks promising, but still...

The solid state stuff looks promising, but still needs to be scaled up. I think the energy density problem still exist, as far as keeping range close. But again the solid state stuff might work for...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By andrewtac
When you scale up RC planes to something we fit...

When you scale up RC planes to something we fit in, all things do not scale up. Otherwise we'd have an IC engine that would allow me climb straight up and hover with the prop size I have now. I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,851
Posted By andrewtac
A glass of my favorite drink in, so I'll bite. I...

A glass of my favorite drink in, so I'll bite. I am a little familiar with battery and electric motor technology. Is it even possible for it to come close? IC engines from nearly the beginning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,632
Posted By andrewtac
Sure, but if you plan for them and practice them...

Sure, but if you plan for them and practice them when it occurs you are far more likely to succeed. How many turn backs does any airline pilot practice. No way I'd think of trying it in a bus. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,632
Posted By andrewtac
I think it depends. While adsb doesn't see...

I think it depends. While adsb doesn't see everyone (especially vultures), I am considering climbing at Vy at home. On another aviation forum I frequent an AOPA article was posted in regards to the...
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