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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By awmuhs
Dragging brakes

My RV10 has about 750 hours on it. I replaced the brake pads 3 or 4 hours ago. I had a long taxi back to the hangar and noticed a very strong burning smell while getting out of the plane.

Turns out...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,272
Posted By awmuhs
Rudder stop

I inspected my hinge bracket and found that I have a crack on the right side. I am not convinced that it is caused by the rudder banging into the stop. the service bulletin suggests the rudder stops...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,841
Posted By awmuhs
PMAG performance

Do you have any before installation data?

I am hoping your 177kts is a new record for you because my 10 doesn’t go that fast

I am patiently waiting for the 6 cylinder PMAG I ordered.

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,902
Posted By awmuhs
No regrets

I completely agree with post #4 DRMA with emphasis on the part about deviating from the plans adding to build time

The stock rudder pedals work just fine. I did the build with the stock fuel valve...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By awmuhs
Flying to Mexico

I fly my RV10 from Tucson to Guaymas, Mexico about once a month.

Experimentals are treated the same as Factory airplanes. As long as you have all your paper work in order you will not have...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By awmuhs
Tucson based RV10's

I live in Tucson, Az and have an RV10 that I completed in 2014.

I know of at least 2 that are under construction in the area and 1 that was just moved to the Ryan airport.

call me. 520-247-6232
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,234
Posted By awmuhs
650 Hours total time

I have 650 hours on my RV10 since completion in 2014.

I have the Vans supplied flap actuator and control system.

It has worked perfectly.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By awmuhs
autopilot servo

Since you don?t use all of the pins because there are fewer than 9 wires I used 2 open pins for power. It made the connection at the servo nice and clean.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By awmuhs
we joined the 2 holes

Our kids were having trouble getting the connectors thru either hole so we got out the Dremel and made them into one hole.

Southern Arizona Teen Aviation working away in Tucson, Arizona
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,789
Posted By awmuhs
No epoxy and flox for me

Right or wrong I bought the McMaster door seal, sanded the door frame edge as best as I could and then installed the door seal.

No knife edges. No places where it went on badly. I have 600 hours on...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,076
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 get together

I will be there solo. My bride has to work so she can support my airplane.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 mechanic

What do you need done?

I keep the RV10 that I built at KTUS. Do you need help with something?

I have an A&P friend that inspected my airplane and helped me fix a couple things before I got my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,539
Posted By awmuhs
RV12 and RV12 iS tailcone difference

Our teen building group, Southern Arizona Teen Aviation, is building 2 RV12?s

We received our first tailcone just before the iS version was released. Our second one was ordered after. We opted to...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By awmuhs
Gps Antennas

I mounted my garmin and dynon GPS antennas side by side on the cabin top about 6 inches forward of the seam with tail cone.

Didn?t think to ask if it was a bad idea.

Found out after it as done that...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By awmuhs
noisey vents

All of your airplanes must be quieter than mine. With the engine at full throttle and all of the air noise from going 170 knots i cannot hear any change in noise level whether they are open or...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,644
Posted By awmuhs
lycoming engine and propeller

i strongly reccomend a tried, true and reliable Lycoming engine. After all that building work why risk a problem when you have 3 of your friends/family on board.

I admire those that are working on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,906
Posted By awmuhs
slow arrivals

I did find the sentence about slow aircraft arriving between 7 and 7:30AM. I understand the reasoning that generally early means light traffic. What I am trying to understand is how an 80kt airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,906
Posted By awmuhs
Ditto on following slow airplanes

in 2017 I followed a Zenith 701 (it cruises at 80 kts) that pulled it back to 65kts. I could see planes backing up behind me on the traffic display. One guy passed me and the Zenith by going over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,464
Posted By awmuhs
Oshkosh get together

I would be interested.

Our non-profit is building an RV12IS with a group of high school students.

Myself and 2 other Mentors will be there.

Tuesday or Wednesday would be great.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-02-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,025
Posted By awmuhs
While watching your video I noticed similarities...

While watching your video I noticed similarities between the paint scheme on the leading edge your wings and mine

Can you post a pix of your...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,563
Posted By awmuhs
sunday dinner

only 1 for me this year.

Thanks for organizing this event.
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,952
Posted By awmuhs
access hole

I cut in a rectangular hole in the tunnel on the pilot side so that i could access servicing the fuel filter without taking off the top cover. I made a cover for it because it seemed like the right...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,393
Posted By awmuhs
Oshkosh RV10 dinner and social

Is their going to be one this year?

How can I help?
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By awmuhs
added a piece of foam

I added a piece of closed cell insulating foam berween the fire wall and the unsupported end of the Slick start module so that it wouldn?t vibrate. Its been fine for 3 years.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-07-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,190
Posted By awmuhs
Hangar space

Ryan,

I keep my 10 in a hangar at KTUS. There are at least 6 other RV?s based there. I believe there is hangar space there. you can call Mike Crumrine at 520-907-3413 He manages the Hangar rentals...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By awmuhs
door alarm

Let me know when you want to come down
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By awmuhs
baggage door switch

I installed mine so that when the tab that holds the door closed engages it operates a micro switch. Door closed and latched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,544
Posted By awmuhs
Building an RV10

I completed my QB RV10 three and a half years ago. Great experience.

My building experience before that consisted of attending the EAA 2 day build class and going to Synergy building assist in...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By awmuhs
Strap pictures

Thank you all for your pictures, ideas and comments.

My 5 foot 2 wife doesn?t know it yet but she will appreciate them as well.

I think I now have a plan on what I will do. Pix of my installation...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,510
Posted By awmuhs
N Numbers

I have flown in the Bahamas and Mexico with my 3" tail number markings without a problem.

Stashed in the back of the plane I have 12" numbers if I get questioned and can put them on in a pinch.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By awmuhs
Iflyrv10 door strap installation

Does anyone have a picture of where they installed the pull down strap? How well does it work there? Would you pick a different spot if you did it again?

I have a short wife who could use a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,019
Posted By awmuhs
Finish kit

Anyone know when the finish kit will be available?
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By awmuhs
Tucson RV10

Gil I have an aerosport interior and overhead console. I am at KTUS if you want to take a look.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,271
Posted By awmuhs
QB fuselage

If i compare the mistakes I made to the ones on the QB fuselage and wings that I bought. My list is a hole lot longer.

Unless you are planning to build a grand champion airplane buy the the QB...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,697
Posted By awmuhs
before or after

I installed my Planearound center latch before I bonded the doors halves together. It worked out just fine
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,670
Posted By awmuhs
aeroleds is coming out with an RV10 kit

Aeroleds is developing a wing tip landing light kit for the stock wing tips.

I do not think it is ready today but I believe they have built some kits that they are testing right now so it shouldn't...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,087
Posted By awmuhs
petite wife

My wife is 5' 1". She loves our RV10. To get in she reaches forward for the door frame as she puts her foot on the step.

You will have a hard time finding another airplane that has the performance,...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,947
Posted By awmuhs
Thank you

Thank you to all that put together the RV10 get together tonight.

My wife and I had a great time.

It seemed to me that there was twice as many people this year as last.

Is that true or is the beer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By awmuhs
Lamers website info

Thanks for the website info.

My wife is traveling to The Milwaukee airport on Tuesday from the bus park.

I bought her a ticket by going to the website you listed.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,423
Posted By awmuhs
lots of room in a 10

My wife and I have flown our RV6A on many long cross country flights. We have flown our RV10 on many long cross country flights mostly just the 2 of us.

I only fill the back seats of the 10 about 5%...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By awmuhs
Fly in Arizona in the summer

We took off this morning from ktus in our RV10 at 6AM. temp on the ground was 90 deg. Amazingly 2000 ft above the ground we had a temperature inversion and 95 deg temp.

Aside from the warm temps the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,470
Posted By awmuhs
La Posada Hotel

My wife and I just stayed at La Posada in March. Wonderful historical hotel. Reasonable rates with an amazing 5 star restaurant. As Gil mentioned "Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona" is...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By awmuhs
Slick start

I had same experience as RONSIM. I do not understand why there isn't more info on slick start provided with the Vans IO540 engine configuration.
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,947
Posted By awmuhs
head count?

Are you trying to get a head count at this time?

my wife and I will be there.
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,407
Posted By awmuhs
where do keep the RV10

Phil,

Where do you keep the RV10? I live in Tucson and have not seen another RV10 in the Tucson area. I hangar mine at KTUS.

We have a group that flies for an occasional breakfast if you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By awmuhs
High school students building airplanes

We have started a non-profit organization here in Tucson, Az for the purpose of working with high school students and building a Vans RV12.

Our organization is Southern Arizona Teen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,784
Posted By awmuhs
Wing X Pro

I did a test flight today in my Dynon equiped RV10. Foreflight was able to upload flight plans and receive weather data. I could not get Wing X Pro to do anything with the Dynon wifi modules.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By awmuhs
Dynon Tech support

I was able to talk to Dynon tech support late yesterday and this morning. Dynon was able to duplicate my symptoms with their D2 and Wing X Pro. My D2 has 2.0 rev 0728 firmware.

I signed up for a 30...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By awmuhs
Dynon D2 wifi to Wing X Pro

Has anyone had success getting a Dynon D2 to communicate with an IPAD Pro running Wing X Pro?

I can get the WIFI connection established but it does not appear to be sending any GPS info to the IPAD....
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,516
Posted By awmuhs
experimental placard

I also put mine on the baggage bulk head cover. it is high enough to be seen from the entry door. Passed inspection by the FSDO on the rfirst visit.
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,751
Posted By awmuhs
ran wiring inside of stick

my tosten grips had the wires coming out the bottom so I ran the wires inside the stick. No wrapping or need to conceal the the wiring.

The wires were long enough to extend all the way to the end....
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,751
Posted By awmuhs
ran wiring inside of stick

my tosten grips had the wires coming out the bottom so I ran the wires inside the stick. No wrapping or need to conceal the the wiring.

The wires were long enough to extend all the way to the end....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,956
Posted By awmuhs
replace the O ring

I just had to deal with this problem on the#4 cylnder. I had oil seeping from one of the large bolts on top. the O360 engine has about 1600 hours since new.

We removed the cylinder and replaced the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-31-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,333
Posted By awmuhs
Arrivals

Increasing the number of flyins will require an easier approach procedure.

I flew in Early Friday. It was relatively easy but talking to Class B ATC does scare some people off.

Instead of trying to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-27-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,333
Posted By awmuhs
copperstate parking

I am surprised they don't want all of experimentals/aircraft of interest parked in the show area regardless of how long they will be there. Maybe it is safety issues in that they don't want any...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-26-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,333
Posted By awmuhs
Copperstate flyin

Has anyone read the arrival Notam for the flyin? Or does anyone have any insight into where i should park my beautiful RV10 that I would like judged but don't plan to stay overnight.

the notam seems...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,360
Posted By awmuhs
crank shaft plug

As I remember the sheet metal plug has a slight convex shape to it. I was told to hit it with a a ball peen hammer in the center until it was concave at which time it came out easily using a...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,646
Posted By awmuhs
panel layout

I checked the pix I took when building my panel. My GTN & PS eng trays protrude through the the sub panel.

One more thing. The cables from the EMS connectors look like they are routed down and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,654
Posted By awmuhs
Gallagher Ins

Ditto on Gallagher for me
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,832
Posted By awmuhs
Thank you for putting it together

please put me down for 2. I think my beautiful wife will make it this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,602
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 SB inspection

I was able to get the aft side of the inspection done using a boroscope. It is tight but you are able to get in to see the rivets in question without removing the aileron.

My 10 with 250 hours and...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,168
Posted By awmuhs
upholstery for seats

I got my combination leather and cloth seats from Oregon Aero about 2 years ago. Couldn't be happier.

The center of the covers, where he you really need them to breath is cloth. Everything else is...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By awmuhs
sun n fun

i may be there Thursday with my 10, but will be there Friday for sure.

Bob, will you be heading up the Sunday night gathering at Oshkosh again this year?
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,023
Posted By awmuhs
flexible sander

i made a curved sqeege like one of the earlier guys mentioned.

Then i used a flexible sander like the one that Aircraft tool supply sells. part #15078. it costs about $6.

I also sanded at an angle,...
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