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Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By rocketman1988
Full readings

The only "single" sensor that will read the total fuel is if you build a capacitance system into your tanks; the stock floats, princeton capacitance probes, the CiES floats...none of them will read...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By rocketman1988
Call

Call the company. I spoke with them at Oshkosh and they were ready to help. If I build again, I will use them…
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By rocketman1988
nah

Privately owned, public airport was sold; new owner needs all the hangar space for his business...luckily, I have been on hangar lists in the area for years and my name came up...
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry

Sorry I haven't gotten to an update; I have some elderly parent issues that came up over the last two weeks...

...and I got evicted from my hangar...I will try to get to it later this week but no...
Forum: Tools 10-17-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By rocketman1988
I used…

I used a Mastercool double flare tool. Make sure to look at the 37 degree model.

Check it out. There are diagrams of how it works. Basically, it compresses the length of the tube and then folds it...
Forum: Tools 10-16-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By rocketman1988
I think

I think most guys use the Rolo Flare to get the typical single flare.

I chose to use a double flare tool as specified in AC-43-13 for soft aluminum tubing, 5052 in my case...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By rocketman1988
Cabin top

No issues unpainted.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Might want to talk to the guy with the CD-230(?) that he had on his -10...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,312
Posted By rocketman1988
It's not going to get better... I just got my new...

It's not going to get better... I just got my new premium quote, $2300 with 200k hull. I have 26,000+ TT and over 100 in type. I opted to add my son, 400TT & 60 in type, and 250k hull which made the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

It is amazing that the forum “experts” aren’t criticizing this system more for being unnecessary and complicated with multiple potential failures points.

Just see the threads on electrically...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By rocketman1988
What color

What color is the bulkhead cover? I may be interested in that…
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By rocketman1988
Wi

Don't live in Wisconsin (yet) but have family there. When I am up there, I stay at KHXF Hartford...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By rocketman1988
What is

What is your approach speed? Sounds like you might be a bit fast if you are floating that much…
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By rocketman1988
How

How fast do you want to go?
Forum: Tools 10-07-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By rocketman1988
Daniels...

I bought an AF8 and an AFM8, used. They are kind of pricey but they did everything I needed to do. I used Deutsch connectors on almost everything and the AF8M did all the Dsubs...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By rocketman1988
Pump

No mechanical pump on my EFII system…dual Walbro pumps in a manifold…
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By rocketman1988
That is true, less than 6" either way. I might be...

That is true, less than 6" either way. I might be able to get to the hangar today and measure it but I think the actual pushrod likely doesn't move even half that distance...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By rocketman1988
No integrated regulator. My EFII system uses an...

No integrated regulator. My EFII system uses an aeromotive pressure regulator set to about 35 psi static. You may want to look at drawing #3 in this link; it is the setup without a header tank....
Forum: Tools 10-04-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
Well, unless you are a tool guy and want to cut...

Well, unless you are a tool guy and want to cut other metals besides aluminum!:D

I converted a HF 14" wood bandsaw to a metal bandsaw, works great!
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,050
Posted By rocketman1988
Best tugs

I actually talked to them at Oshkosh this past year about a tug for my -10. They said the A series will work but then asked if there was much slope to deal with or snow/ice. If the answer to those...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-03-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By rocketman1988
Necessary?

I am running an EFII system in my -10. Full flow return to tanks, two Walbro racing pumps in a manifold. No extra pumps or header tank. System automatically reverts to second pump at loss of fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 603,688
Posted By rocketman1988
Be happy to test them…

I would be happy to test fit them. I will pm my contact info…
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

I couldn't be happier with my Matco setup...

The brakes are wonderful.

The customer service has been outstanding.

The price is reasonable.

The only change I am making on my -10 is to have Anti...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,875
Posted By rocketman1988
Building

Check local guys in your area. Morton makes a nice building but you are going to pay for it. The locals that I checked with build a very similar building without the up charge for the name.

I...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By rocketman1988
Using a back rivet plate with sufficient mass...

Using a back rivet plate with sufficient mass will yield the same result as using a bucking bar and rivet set.

I found that the best place to back rivet was the skin stiffeners, and it was quite...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,062
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...Very nice machine work but . . . A poor design detail.

I don’t like the stiffener on the bracket ending before the lower attach flange. Stiffener not doing anything for you except tell you were...
Forum: Reviews 09-23-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rocketman1988
I will...

I will let you know how it works. I did not have any shimmy in the air but it was very specific on the ground.

Accelerating for takeoff, no shimmy.

Decelerating after landing, shimmy between 36...
Forum: Reviews 09-22-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

That was my question on the main gear mod; how tight do you make the axle nut?
Forum: Reviews 09-22-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By rocketman1988
Another Shout Out for Anti Splat Aero!

I decided to do the nose gear bearing mod on my RV-10, and talked to the guys over at Anti Splat Aero

I wanted to get an idea of how long my -10 would be down...they said that they would turn the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By rocketman1988
Extra weight

Can’t say for sure in this case but yes, a few extra ounces/grams can have an effect. On a control surface, I would follow the plans…
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
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: 853
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
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: 697
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: 1,474
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 557
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: 1,588
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: 1,190
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: 28
Views: 1,574
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: 28
Views: 1,574
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: 28
Views: 1,574
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 234
Views: 33,526
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
Posted By rocketman1988
bulkhead

Here is a picture...


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 1,536
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 1,952
Views: 603,688
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: 1,130
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: 746
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: 1,130
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: 1,588
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: 2,577
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: 4,295
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: 3,073
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: 554
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: 17,592
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: 1,076
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: 1,076
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: 4,295
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: 1,329
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: 2,025
Posted By rocketman1988
B and c

B and without hesitation.
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