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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By AviatorJ
I don’t understand why you can’t remove them...

I don’t understand why you can’t remove them either. There were several items deleted from my kit, including the wingtips. Maybe it was because I removed them when I ordered the wings.

However, I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,508
Posted By AviatorJ
Or they’re in no hurry to sell. Knowing what...

Or they’re in no hurry to sell. Knowing what some 10s have gone for I would have priced it higher. Probably wouldn’t sell in 24 hours but it would sell regardless.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,207
Posted By AviatorJ
I've never flown a plane in these games that...

I've never flown a plane in these games that perform as their real life counterparts.... especially when it comes to tail draggers.

That said I bought this thing and promptly noticed it was a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By AviatorJ
This shop will be very much a 'go'. My concern...

This shop will be very much a 'go'. My concern on the flooring is bare concrete seems to hide everything I drop. I've spent countless hours of my life on my belly side looking for dropped screws or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By AviatorJ
I appreciate the input! I have a few things I...

I appreciate the input! I have a few things I need to add.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By AviatorJ
Shop ‘requirements’

While I have the experience of slamming together a 10, I have the opportunity to get a new garage/shop customized to my liking. Below is what I already am thinking but looking for additional things...
Forum: Rocket 04-26-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By AviatorJ
My 10 does the same thing, I think that's just...

My 10 does the same thing, I think that's just the nature of those floats. My red cube is pretty accurate though.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By AviatorJ
I’ve been flying for 3 years… however I’m...

I’ve been flying for 3 years… however I’m jonesing to build again!
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By AviatorJ
You'll just use the motor.

You'll just use the motor.
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By AviatorJ
I have AC, however if I didn't I would try and...

I have AC, however if I didn't I would try and figure out something similar with a strap that will keep it slightly open without my hand on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,296
Posted By AviatorJ
That's a great looking plane! Congrats!

That's a great looking plane! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,954
Posted By AviatorJ
Any of the games you can run through procedures...

Any of the games you can run through procedures and essentially advanced chair fly. For me since I fly behind a G3X with a 650, I find using Xplane and any of the Aerobask planes work well and is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By AviatorJ
Yup it works great and I don’t even think about...

Yup it works great and I don’t even think about it twisting. It allows my hand to be comfortable while flying. Would install it again!
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,805
Posted By AviatorJ
This... however it is a fun time to push controls...

This... however it is a fun time to push controls forward on takeoff.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By AviatorJ
I used camlocks. Super durable, however a bit of...

I used camlocks. Super durable, however a bit of a chore to install. If I had to do over I would just use an ACS set.
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,187
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm somewhat jaded having 300 hours behind my...

I'm somewhat jaded having 300 hours behind my panel, not very much I would change. Here's some feedback, some echoing others mentions, to me it's a bit 'busy'.

- You have a lot of light dimmers. ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-10-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By AviatorJ
Sorry to hear about Marshall, being local I spoke...

Sorry to hear about Marshall, being local I spoke with him early on in my 10 build. He will be missed!
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,474
Posted By AviatorJ
Contact Harmon directly. They're very responsive...

Contact Harmon directly. They're very responsive and you can purchase a full set of plans.
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By AviatorJ
Not a great picture, if you zoom in you can see...

Not a great picture, if you zoom in you can see it's hammered about 1/8th inch.

https://i.postimg.cc/0zGzLb8f/IMG-1154.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0zGzLb8f)
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,324
Posted By AviatorJ
I struggled with CHT issues the first 30 or so...

I struggled with CHT issues the first 30 or so hours. I did all the usual things people suggest; washer trick, glassed in the governor cut out, build a dam around my alternator belt, put RTV all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By AviatorJ
Are you going to prime it or not?

Are you going to prime it or not?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,532
Posted By AviatorJ
I would try something other than my A20s… however...

I would try something other than my A20s… however I feel the shame would depress me so much I would lose my medical.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,544
Posted By AviatorJ
Jasstech is still waiting for that ride…..

Jasstech is still waiting for that ride…..
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,036
Posted By AviatorJ
Im sure someone will. I’m going to walk down...

Im sure someone will. I’m going to walk down there in a bit.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,292
Posted By AviatorJ
I use the aerosport console, however I also have...

I use the aerosport console, however I also have two cabin flood vents straight off the baggage bulkhead. Backseat passengers get really cold if they don't shut close the vents a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,406
Posted By AviatorJ
I sent my request in Monday night and received it...

I sent my request in Monday night and received it this morning.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By AviatorJ
Mines based on a quick build. My suggestion...

Mines based on a quick build. My suggestion would be to go through the plans in their order and review the work completed. I believe I spent 6 hours doing just that on my kits.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By AviatorJ
There’s a supplemental drawing for it OP-37.

There’s a supplemental drawing for it OP-37.
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By AviatorJ
Glad to know I’ve been getting into the plane the...

Glad to know I’ve been getting into the plane the correct way!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,675
Posted By AviatorJ
N10JW It's an RV-10 and my initials are JW. I'm...

N10JW

It's an RV-10 and my initials are JW. I'm not very creative.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,185
Posted By AviatorJ
What I've noticed in two years of flying a 10 is...

What I've noticed in two years of flying a 10 is that there are way more people interested in buying one than building one. I don't see that changing.....
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,292
Posted By AviatorJ
I think it's 14K - 20K depending on the unit, ie...

I think it's 14K - 20K depending on the unit, ie the regular vs 'Aussie' evaporator.
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,292
Posted By AviatorJ
Having installed the airflow system in my 10, I...

Having installed the airflow system in my 10, I would think it could be installed in a Rocket.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,292
Posted By AviatorJ
Aussie Airflow system, works great! It's mounted...

Aussie Airflow system, works great! It's mounted on a shelf in the empennage not sure if that's what you meant by tailcone.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,637
Posted By AviatorJ
I have the same set up as you, 2 G3X's and a GTN...

I have the same set up as you, 2 G3X's and a GTN 650. I'm always confused when I reup my sub. Looks like last time I did "US Database Bundle - G3X Touch, US (Fixed Wing) Database Bundle" for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,079
Posted By AviatorJ
I would get a new skin. Small price to pay for...

I would get a new skin. Small price to pay for peace of mind. I made several mistakes on my build that I tried to think of ‘fixes’ for. In the end I always just ordered new parts to get it done...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,123
Posted By AviatorJ
Agree, I’m pretty sure I could kick the door open...

Agree, I’m pretty sure I could kick the door open if I was upside down. I would at least kick the window out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,106
Posted By AviatorJ
Cross country in a 172 is boring. Flying a...

Cross country in a 172 is boring. Flying a STOL'd out 172 doing some extremely challenging landing... that's pretty exciting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,479
Posted By AviatorJ
Wouldn't the air take the path of least...

Wouldn't the air take the path of least resistance? ie out the sump or fill neck if you have the cap off.

Note: I've done the 'caveman' version of this as described by another poster. I've never...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,237
Posted By AviatorJ
Loaded this up yesterday, no issues. I also...

Loaded this up yesterday, no issues. I also really like the GTN Fuel Management integration. I have always ignored it, now having it synced with the G3X makes it a useful option. Thanks!
Forum: Reviews 04-20-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By AviatorJ
MATCO Mfg

I just want to put out there what great customer service I received from George Happ and his team over at MATCO.

Over the weekend I decided to try and tighten my wheel pant bracket more and instead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,115
Posted By AviatorJ
I haven't had a bike since I've owned...

I haven't had a bike since I've owned airplanes... not necessarily cause and effect, I just got bored riding. I'm still having a blast with airplanes.
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,228
Posted By AviatorJ
did you try calling Dave? I had nothing but...

did you try calling Dave? I had nothing but great experiences dealing with him.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,136
Posted By AviatorJ
Good take away for anyone is know your...

Good take away for anyone is know your equipment.

I'm sure it's happened to all of us, under stress you start fumbling around doing what you think you're trying to do. I remember one time I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,403
Posted By AviatorJ
Bose A20's, can't argue with science!

Bose A20's, can't argue with science!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By AviatorJ
You have to wait for the unveiling at Oshkosh 2066

You have to wait for the unveiling at Oshkosh 2066
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By AviatorJ
My Lemo plugs have static with the alternator...

My Lemo plugs have static with the alternator right after start and getting the initial charge. The dual plugs have no static. I moved the ground location which helped a bit but I still have some...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,013
Posted By AviatorJ
That chart still to this day is hanging in my...

That chart still to this day is hanging in my garage
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,420
Posted By AviatorJ
This is what I used -...

This is what I used - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009US24K2?

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9cJ1k8UAuXk/VuhXZ2KzIOI/AAAAAAAAEP8/0MrdfBcS8O0LBe8HuaqPuUQMbHooG6ILQ/s640/IMG_1983.JPG
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,875
Posted By AviatorJ
When I was building someone gave me the...

When I was building someone gave me the suggestion of using a Perma-grit F102 file. I thought it worked great and gave me consistent spacing everywhere. 200 hours in I have yet to have any real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,477
Posted By AviatorJ
I've used Blackstone for maybe 7 years, without...

I've used Blackstone for maybe 7 years, without major issues. I think once I hadn't gotten a report and emailed them and they emailed me one to print out.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By AviatorJ
I envision a mix of matte paint and polished...

I envision a mix of matte paint and polished aluminum if I decide to build an RV-8. However it might look so nice that I'm afraid to fly it!
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By AviatorJ
I kept mine in but I rarely if ever use them.

I kept mine in but I rarely if ever use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,337
Posted By AviatorJ
If you have a G3X I can email you the checklist I...

If you have a G3X I can email you the checklist I use on my MFD.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,859
Posted By AviatorJ
My RV-10 QB took me 1380 hours, and I added a lot...

My RV-10 QB took me 1380 hours, and I added a lot of extra items into it. This broke down to-

Empennage (260)
Wings (92)
Fuselage (225)
Finishing (563)
Firewall Forward (95)
Final Assembly...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Posted By AviatorJ
I installed two cowl flaps instead of louvers...

I installed two cowl flaps instead of louvers when I built. I had high CHTs during Phase 1 which I battled a number of way; sealing baffles, mag timing, servo jet, and a set of louvers much like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,910
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm itching to build again and am really...

I'm itching to build again and am really considering an 8. I haven't pulled the trigger, mainly just goin through mental planning exercises. Having AC in my 10, I was brainstorming around the idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,658
Posted By AviatorJ
Looks like there's one to buy.

Looks like there's one to buy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By AviatorJ
Welcome and enjoy the ups and downs of building...

Welcome and enjoy the ups and downs of building your plane!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By AviatorJ
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/was...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/washerwrenchset12-04723.php

I use these
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,075
Posted By AviatorJ
I used 1/2" conduit on my QB wings. Here are...

I used 1/2" conduit on my QB wings. Here are some pictures-

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/05/fuel-tank-test-wing-conduit-and-bottom.html
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,049
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a Hartzell 3-blade and use an EarthX...

I have a Hartzell 3-blade and use an EarthX battery. I have a mess of glass and a backup battery under my panel. So my plane in nose heavy empty and with my 200... err 210 lb frame up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,213
Posted By AviatorJ
After 200 hours flying my 10 I can honestly say...

After 200 hours flying my 10 I can honestly say I've used AC close 95% of the time. Yes it's added cost, complexity, and is just something else that can break... but if you prefer comfort over...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,595
Posted By AviatorJ
Good job Mike!

Good job Mike!
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