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Forum: RV-10 01-12-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Auburntsts
I think the best place to start is to contact...

I think the best place to start is to contact Vetterman, who fabricates the exhaust, and see what they can do for you: http://www.vettermanexhaust.com/
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Auburntsts
I’m just up the road in Tampa. I’m based at...

I’m just up the road in Tampa. I’m based at Tampa Exec (KVDF).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By Auburntsts
Welcome! I flew out of KHEF for a little over 10...

Welcome! I flew out of KHEF for a little over 10 years and did our RV-10’s first flight out of there back in 2015. We moved to Tampa in 2019 and our 10 is hangared at Tampa Exec (KVDF).
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,404
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I should have added when my Odyssey 925...

I guess I should have added when my Odyssey 925 was ready for replacement I went with an EarthX ETX1200 giving me significantly more battery capacity at a 1/3 of the weight of the 925 it replaced. It...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,404
Posted By Auburntsts
When I had a 925 I installed it with the...

When I had a 925 I installed it with the terminals pointing to the side with the battery turned so they were “high” vs “low”.
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,104
Posted By Auburntsts
ACS has a lot of options. I went with these...

ACS has a lot of options. I went with these although I don’t think I actually bought them from ACS (simply too long ago to remember for sure):...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,718
Posted By Auburntsts
I opted for the "floating" install between the...

I opted for the "floating" install between the mech fuel pump and the throttle body. I covered the whole thing in a firesleeve that I bought from Aircraft Spruce that they sell just for this purpose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By Auburntsts
Well, you are technically correct, BUT, there...

Well, you are technically correct, BUT, there are issues that get in the way at times, I had the same FSDO inspector that Carl mentions above and a compass was mandatory or no AWC. As Carl stated,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Auburntsts
Which G3X system and which update did you install?

Which G3X system and which update did you install?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Auburntsts
https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm

https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,669
Posted By Auburntsts
This is the first I've heard of the...

This is the first I've heard of the vernier-assist cable. It sounds OK but I don't find fine tuning the throttle a real issue with a traditional cable since for most of the flight it's never moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,626
Posted By Auburntsts
Quick round-trip (5hr) up to Conway SC and back...

Quick round-trip (5hr) up to Conway SC and back to Tampa to take my son back to school after coming home last weekend for Thanksgiving.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By Auburntsts
Those same cloud formations extended all the way...

Those same cloud formations extended all the way to the North FL and South GA Atlantic coasts Sunday morning as I saw the same thing as I flew up to SC and back from Tampa to pick up my son Sunday...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-17-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Auburntsts
My BasicMed physical is due next year. Since my...

My BasicMed physical is due next year. Since my last one we've moved out of state and we switched to a new primary care Doc. Knowing I needed a physical within a year, I printed out the AOPA...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By Auburntsts
Me— never. But I’ve had plenty of pax in the...

Me— never. But I’ve had plenty of pax in the back in all kinds of conditions and no one has ever mentioned it. My kids, in particular, would have let it be known without question and they were asked...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,473
Posted By Auburntsts
My personal opinion is a yaw damper is not...

My personal opinion is a yaw damper is not needed. Others will argue the point but after 420 hrs I don’t see the need. Some have a Dutch roll but my 10 doesn’t exhibit it. Rudder trim, on the...
Forum: RV-15 11-08-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By Auburntsts
Greg Hughes Interview

Greg talked a bit about the RV-15 during this FLYING interview.

https://www.flyingmag.com/story/news/virtual-event-hughes/?fbclid=IwAR3Zmrdgw4gUz-X9aAOXez1yAl3qlYrs7Pj1-6EdyWRL5a5CNp7fZ4qRf3M...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,062
Posted By Auburntsts
RV-10 Paint, decent interior but not luxury car...

RV-10
Paint, decent interior but not luxury car worthy, etc, etc
1650lbs — so I’m pretty close to Vans target which is on the low side of practical IMO since almost no one builds a 10 to be a spartan...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Auburntsts
Press and hold the left most bottom soft key on...

Press and hold the left most bottom soft key on your PFD and then power up. That will place you into config mode.
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Auburntsts
We have Jupiter X7 folding e-bikes that we bought...

We have Jupiter X7 folding e-bikes that we bought at Osh this year. I loaded them naked (the bikes not me) but wasn’t super happy with doing that way. We’re gonna invest in some kind of bag for...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah it's at least over 100lbs heavier than a 540...

Yeah it's at least over 100lbs heavier than a 540 - that's a huge problem. I'm betting it's significantly more expensive than a new 540 too.. As a result, I thinking that for most the juice simply...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Auburntsts
What’s it cost and weigh?

What’s it cost and weigh?
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,953
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm in the market for a tug and this solution...

I'm in the market for a tug and this solution intrigues me. To solve the "push" issue, my 10 sec analysis would be to weld a section of horizontal square tube to the front in order to create a...
Forum: The RV Grin 09-13-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By Auburntsts
We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with...

We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with the camper and the customer service and we plan to use them again in 2022.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Auburntsts
Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom...

Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom volume issue. However, as an option I can say the stock setup with its own speaker vs routing through an intercom/audio panel is plenty loud to hear...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-30-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would...

I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would be happy to have you come out to the hangar and ask questions.

NOTE to MODs -- could someone move this thread to the Central Florida Forum? I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,299
Posted By Auburntsts
I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh...

I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh years ago so I could try on various brands/models and simply like the Bose fit the best. Would love to have gone with a lower cost option but comfort...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By Auburntsts
B&C 60 Amp. ...

B&C 60 Amp. https://bandc.com/product/lx60-alternator-60-amps-homebuilt/#bracket-configuration
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Auburntsts
One other thing to possibly look at is doing a...

One other thing to possibly look at is doing a GAMI lean test to see where #6 is peaking in relation to the other cylinders. That info might indicate the need to swap to a different size fuel...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive...

Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive IMO: https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-engine-baffle-motor-mount-covers/

Like Bill I simply rolled my own except I did my in...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Auburntsts
Hey Rob, I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did...

Hey Rob,
I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did stop by the Bearhawk booth to look at the 5. Anyway, yes the oil cooler does rob some cooling air, but in reality it's death of a thousand cuts, or air...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By Auburntsts
Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering...

Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering the PCU5000X:

Mac Paszkowski | Global Sales Mgr.
Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC.
E: macpaszkowski@aircraftpropeller.com
W: 224-676-6901
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By Auburntsts
2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I...

2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I and others had:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140638

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140879
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By Auburntsts
I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have...

I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have nothing but bad things to say about MT after my MT gov (which the PCU replaced) self-destructed in-flight.
Forum: Autopilots 08-18-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Auburntsts
I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a...

I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a bracket being reusable between servo brands is highly dependent on the RV model. Sounds like that for the RV-10, the brackets aren't reusable.
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Auburntsts
I figured as much, but thought I’d ask anyway. ...

I figured as much, but thought I’d ask anyway. Danke!
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Auburntsts
TruTrak to Garmin Servos

When I upgrade from my current non-touch G3X system to a touch G3X system, I’m also contemplating pulling out my 2-axis TruTrak GX Pilot autopilot (control head and servos) and installing Garmin...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,064
Posted By Auburntsts
Great except Van's has already stated that the 15...

Great except Van's has already stated that the 15 is a High-wing, back country capable (whatever that means) design. So I don't know where amphibian/flying boat comes into the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Auburntsts
Just sent you a PM.

Just sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,035
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the...

Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the baggage bulkhead and the VS on top of the tailcone. Click on the pic below and you can clearly see it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,734
Posted By Auburntsts
While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the...

While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the 24th, I heard a number of pilots landing 36, including the C-17, on the wrong tower freq. ATC handled it in stride. About a dozen pilots in a row when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By Auburntsts
Non-touch G3X replacement knob

So the knob on my G3X PFD cracked and won’t stay on. Looking for a replacement source be that Garmin or one of the usual avionics suspects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,863
Posted By Auburntsts
This just keeps getting better and better...

This just keeps getting better and better...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,842
Posted By Auburntsts
Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure...

Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure for a variety of reasons while enroute. Bad juju in my book. For me, I like having options in case of enroute failure or if there's something like a...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,194
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so...

I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so you're more than welcome to come poke around mine.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,194
Posted By Auburntsts
Not really. One year we had almost a whole row...

Not really. One year we had almost a whole row but that was simply luck of the draw.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,194
Posted By Auburntsts
That will be awesome! We’ll be flying in the...

That will be awesome! We’ll be flying in the 23rd and parking in HBP.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,194
Posted By Auburntsts
What’s your plans for Osh?

What’s your plans for Osh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Auburntsts
Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a...

Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a belated 4th of July weekend with some old friends. Got to check out the new Rangers Stadium and Texas Live venue. To be honest I prefer the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Auburntsts
Do it. I’d hazard to guess that a goodly portion...

Do it. I’d hazard to guess that a goodly portion that fly in could just as easily drive. We drove in our first 2 Osh’s. IMO distance is mostly irrelevant— fly in if you can, at least once.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I’m trying to understand why you are...

I guess I’m trying to understand why you are wanting to verify the plate is current. All of the database dates are shown on startup and the boxes tell you if they are current or expired even if you...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By Auburntsts
My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on...

My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on top of the cabin between the doors with no ground plane. No issues in 6 years of IFR flying whatsoever.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By Auburntsts
It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next...

It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next time I have the cowl off I'll try again utilizing your suggestions and see if that helps any.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,380
Posted By Auburntsts
I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV...

I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV flashlight wasn't emitting the right UV spectrum to make the X/C 20W-50 fluoresce. :confused:
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By Auburntsts
I write it down to keep things organized and to...

I write it down to keep things organized and to make sure both I and the controller haven’t botched something, but you’re right it isn’t necessary. It’s just personal preference. Agree on the...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,834
Posted By Auburntsts
One of the benefits of using the stock seals is...

One of the benefits of using the stock seals is this is a non-issue.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By Auburntsts
I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even...

I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even though I use an iPad with GarminPilot. Just prefer pen and paper. I write out CRAFT vertically and fill out each letter horizontally as I receive it:

C -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,519
Posted By Auburntsts
Standing by for a PIREP. I’ve held off going...

Standing by for a PIREP. I’ve held off going from 12.0 to 12.1 because of the issues noted above.
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By Auburntsts
Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a...

Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a few months ago. Top notch service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,074
Posted By Auburntsts
Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals,...

Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals, in my experience (and I’m not an engineer) GPS antennas work just fine without a ground plane. That said, like Walt I’m not a fan of FWF...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,839
Posted By Auburntsts
It's a non-issue. Build on.

It's a non-issue. Build on.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,705
Posted By Auburntsts
I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.

I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-20-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be...

Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be a safety pilot but they have to be PIC. The foundation is 61.113. After that it’s agreement before the flight that the safety pilot holding only...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-19-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Auburntsts
There’s at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there...

There’s at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there at KVDF. Our monthly meeting is this Saturday at 0900 (breakfast at 0800). Swing by and chat. We meet in the Civil Air Patrol building. If no one...
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