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Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,822
Posted By AaronG
Unless Iím missing something, the sample size of...

Unless Iím missing something, the sample size of the poll was 333 for the two companies. Not 1 or 2. In aerospace having that many data points to create a Reliability Weibull is Pretty rare. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,568
Posted By AaronG
I was just about to make one of these for my...

I was just about to make one of these for my RV10, but have been struggling with the design. Would appreciate a copy of the print if you are willing to share.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By AaronG
I got my kit in mid-2018, so likely not a batch...

I got my kit in mid-2018, so likely not a batch issue. I could have probably made it work with enough pounding with a rubber mallet per the directions, but donít really like building planes that way.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,944
Posted By AaronG
I just spent all day yesterday dealing with what...

I just spent all day yesterday dealing with what appears to be the same issue. I took everything apart and verified the F1231D hole pattern is the same as F1231A. Pattern was the same, but F1231D...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By AaronG
I routinely flew with 3 daughters in the back...

I routinely flew with 3 daughters in the back seat for years. For the lap belt, I used the same connection points with a longer bolt. So no impact to 2 adults space. Flight line interiors sells a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,511
Posted By AaronG
Starts with starter fluid, so likely not...

Starts with starter fluid, so likely not electrical.

Starts with extra fuel added, so likely too lean.

My guess is in intake leak. Old intake gaskets or hoses?

Aaron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By AaronG
I had two hard failures with my previous Chelton...

I had two hard failures with my previous Chelton units in IFR. So redundancy is important to me. Having to reset system settings on the SL30 while hand flying on backup gages is not something I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By AaronG
Thanks Justin. You answered my question and...

Thanks Justin. You answered my question and allowed me to keep the indicator active.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By AaronG
I was hoping the autopilot would use the GPS...

I was hoping the autopilot would use the GPS signal to fly the approach. The approach exists in the 625, but it appears Garmin doesn?t let it drive the autopilot (for monitoring only). I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By AaronG
G3X autopilot coupling with ILS

I currently have the G3X system with a GTN625. I also have an independent SL30 and indicator head. The question I have is there any way to get the autopilot to fly the ILS using the GTN625, or must...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,646
Posted By AaronG
I received my A&P license 2 years ago using...

I received my A&P license 2 years ago using experience from building an RV8 and RV10. Building hours can count for experience. I used my building logs which had date, work performed, and hours...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,404
Posted By AaronG
I lubricated them like the video. Did the same...

I lubricated them like the video. Did the same with the original Van?s rivets, but they would still not set properly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,404
Posted By AaronG
Thought I would share my experience setting the...

Thought I would share my experience setting the CR3213-4-08 cherry max rivets on the RV12is fueslage spar assembly. For starters, I have set many cherrymax rivets over the years with zero issues. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,935
Posted By AaronG
If it were me, I would replace the tube before...

If it were me, I would replace the tube before you fly again. Having a flat with the plane in motion can cause lots of wheel fairing damage (I know from experience), and is harder to replace than in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,093
Posted By AaronG
G3X ESP Learning Experience

Thought I would share a recent experience with the G3X in the interest of safety. Last Saturday, I got distracted during the preflight and forgot to remove the pitot cover. Realized my error on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Posted By AaronG
I have both an 8 and a 10. Both have roughly the...

I have both an 8 and a 10. Both have roughly the same speed and range. More fuel needed on the 10 due to the 6 cylinder engine.

The 10 has more room, is more stable, and has a much better heating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By AaronG
If you use oil, you can calibrate the probes up...

If you use oil, you can calibrate the probes up to 300F, just be careful at those temps. With calibration curves to those temps, you will know if the inflight temps are accurate.

Only other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By AaronG
I would follow the Lycoming recommendation which...

I would follow the Lycoming recommendation which is to just start it.

I live in a cold region and have never had an issue following their recommendation. I start down to 20F without preheat. I do...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,283
Posted By AaronG
I?m based in Hartford and proactively removed a...

I?m based in Hartford and proactively removed a working 925 this past summer. It would get you home and then some. It?s yours for the taking if you want it.

Aaron
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-02-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,134
Posted By AaronG
I added the optional rear seat rudder pedals and...

I added the optional rear seat rudder pedals and throttle during my rv8 build for this very reason. My instructor (experienced rv pilot) is comfortable with the rear seat visibility.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By AaronG
I have 1 lightspeed and 1 mag on my RV10. Get...

I have 1 lightspeed and 1 mag on my RV10. Get almost no drop when turning off the mag during run up, while the mag drop is larger than typical when I turn off the lightspeed. Tells me the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 659
Posted By AaronG
Outstanding Customer Service is Great

I don?t post that often, but felt the need to provide some feedback from a couple of the suppliers advertising on this site.

I recently upgraded my RV10 and the final decision to go with the Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By AaronG
Trutrak Installation kits for RV8

I just upgraded my RV10 to Garmin, and am trying to move my Trutrak Digiflight II VSGV to my RV8. I couldn?t find installation kits anywhere, and when I called Trutrak they wanted to charge me $600...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,026
Posted By AaronG
My first guess would be failed charging system,...

My first guess would be failed charging system, either alternator or something else. In flight, voltage should be around 14 volts to charge 12 volt battery. Anything less, and the battery will not...
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By AaronG
I searched on the snowblower in the link above,...

I searched on the snowblower in the link above, and Home Depot is selling as an overstock item for $399 with electric start and free shipping if anyone is interested. $379 if you can live without...
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,051
Posted By AaronG
My solution was to install the TC978 head in the...

My solution was to install the TC978 head in the panel, and use the Alt encoder in the head. The head then transmits the encoder info through port 3. Port 2 for efis, port 4 for transponder.

Aaron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 998
Posted By AaronG
SIRS Compass Repair

I year or two back, I purchased a SIRS compass "like new". Directionally it was way off, and rattles when I shake slightly. I attempted to repair the rattle and opened the fluid seal by mistake.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,783
Posted By AaronG
My wife flys with me in my RV-8A. It is 180 hp...

My wife flys with me in my RV-8A. It is 180 hp with constant speed prop. The plane has lots of power, and flys just fine at Gross weight. I believe I still get 1000+ fpm climb at sea level, and...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,435
Posted By AaronG
I replaced my windshield after getting cracks...

I replaced my windshield after getting cracks during the initial install. It really wasn't that difficult, though I didn't have the composite fairings installed. Removing them will probably be the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,652
Posted By AaronG
I did all my IFR training in an RV-10, but would...

I did all my IFR training in an RV-10, but would not hesitate to do it in a 2 seater. I found an instructor that was willing to instruct in the RV as well as an examiner that gave me the checkout in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,156
Posted By AaronG
Look on the bright side, i have Chelton units,...

Look on the bright side, i have Chelton units, and they tried to charge me $4400 (2 units at $2200 each) to fix dimming knobs that did not work from day one. Despite admitting it was a known...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 26,252
Posted By AaronG
Obviously a very lucky lady who had a son willing...

Obviously a very lucky lady who had a son willing to visit so often over the past few months. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Aaron
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,884
Posted By AaronG
I also have a completely stock setup and see...

I also have a completely stock setup and see numbers similar to Wayne. I started at 425, and got down to 380 in the climb at 112 kts on a hot day. Followed the advice of posts from the website,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,589
Posted By AaronG
Walton tap extractor took me 10 minutes to remove...

Walton tap extractor took me 10 minutes to remove when I did the same thing. I was able to find one for sale locally, but I'm sure you can find online.

Aaron
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By AaronG
Yes, I'm speaking about traffic. Is there any...

Yes, I'm speaking about traffic. Is there any benefit to display the Mode S traffic, now that I get it through ADS-B?
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,443
Posted By AaronG
Do I still need Mode S with ADS-B

I am upgrading to ADS-B, and would like to get rid of a box in place to display Mode S from the 330 to my Chelton screens. I'd like to get some feedback on the value of keeping Mode S now that I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,244
Posted By AaronG
Fuel vapors in the cockpit are not normal, and...

Fuel vapors in the cockpit are not normal, and indicate a leak. I would trace the entire fuel system from tank to carb, looking for blue stains or wetting, especially at the joints. You can also...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,004
Posted By AaronG
If you go this route, I would suggest you at...

If you go this route, I would suggest you at least configure the airplane to minimize work later. Once you start flying, you will not want to stop, and some items are much easier to do when you are...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,133
Posted By AaronG
I flew an ifr flight in my rv10 this morning. In...

I flew an ifr flight in my rv10 this morning. In and out of cloud tops at 14000 ft. I picked up a small amount of rime ice on the windsreen and leading edge. At one point airspeed dropped to zero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By AaronG
I increase the rpm over 1000, and pull the...

I increase the rpm over 1000, and pull the mixture. Just as the engine starts to quit, loose rpm, and shake, I completely close the throttle. Really helps on my carb engine, a smaller but still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,784
Posted By AaronG
Put him in back seat, and get a portable car DVD...

Put him in back seat, and get a portable car DVD player and hang from the front seat. Let him watch videos. Keeps my 3 girls happy in the back seat.

Aaron
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,561
Posted By AaronG
I took some pictures of my 5 seat setup this...

I took some pictures of my 5 seat setup this evening, but can't figure out how to attach pictures. I'm not a fan of creating a new account on some commercial website per the instructions, so if...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,034
Posted By AaronG
I was also worried about a complete Efis failure...

I was also worried about a complete Efis failure during IFR, or a total failure of the electrical system for whatever reason.

My backup is a round altimeter and airspeed indicator (pitot static...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,221
Posted By AaronG
If the rudder swings freely with all the bolts...

If the rudder swings freely with all the bolts installed and no nuts, I suspect it is not alignment. This narrows it to a bad bearing, or more likely a pinching of the rod end. Are the ears of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,293
Posted By AaronG
If I remember correctly, the regulations require...

If I remember correctly, the regulations require shoulder belts for aircraft manufactured after a certain date, and I convinced myself this reg applied to experimentals as well.

For the lap belts, I...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,293
Posted By AaronG
I have a bench seat from flightline interiors...

I have a bench seat from flightline interiors with a 3rd seat belt and headphone jacks in the back. The plane is listed as a 5 seater in the paperwork, and insured for the same.

With that said, I...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By AaronG
I would not put them on the armrest, especially...

I would not put them on the armrest, especially if they are plastic like bose. I have broken two connectors to date when the back seat passenger bumps them with an elbow and they break.

Aaron
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By AaronG
The Ray Allen trim motors have a position sensor...

The Ray Allen trim motors have a position sensor built into them. You can run the output wires to one of their LED indicators, or any MFD that supports trim indication. My experience is that the...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,443
Posted By AaronG
I had the same issue, and used a rounded bucking...

I had the same issue, and used a rounded bucking bar to compress the deformed metal back into shape by hand. Use a rounded corner of a bar locally if you need more force to compress the metal. You...
Forum: Northeast 12-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By AaronG
We are meeting at the restaurant on the field,...

We are meeting at the restaurant on the field, Wings restaurant. Take I91 to the airport exit south of the city, and follow signs ... About 1/2 mile. The restaurant is in the same building as...
Forum: Northeast 12-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,371
Posted By AaronG
Greg, No need to go very far from KBAF to see...

Greg,

No need to go very far from KBAF to see RVs. There is at least 1 rv8 at Simsbury Airport and Meriden Airport in CT. Check eaa ch324 in Simsbury, or ch 27 in Meridan. If an 8A would work you...
Forum: Northeast 11-27-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By AaronG
Bill, I know of an RV-6A that was build by a...

Bill,

I know of an RV-6A that was build by a small group of members from EAA 166 in Hartford CT. Its based at HFD, was funded and built by the group, and is shared and maintained by the group.

I...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,682
Posted By AaronG
With the Vans firewall forward kit, and a larger...

With the Vans firewall forward kit, and a larger battery than specified, I had the same problem with the LS starter. Swapped for the NL (skytec had a charge, but it was only a fraction of a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,888
Posted By AaronG
I purchased some used bose headsets and they...

I purchased some used bose headsets and they worked great. They fit small heads fine, and are lightweight with low clamping force which made me feel better with their small and delicate...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,219
Posted By AaronG
Your temps are about what I saw on my first...

Your temps are about what I saw on my first flight. Now my hottest runs 360 rop and 330 lop in cruise, and just breaks 400 on a 80 degree day climbing out at 110 kts. I have vans standard setup...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,838
Posted By AaronG
Not to reopen previous "which rv is best" threads...

Not to reopen previous "which rv is best" threads ... but, I built an rv-8 and love it, but if I had to do it again, I would go with a side by side model. My wife likes to fly with me, and fly the...
Forum: Propellers 09-25-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,131
Posted By AaronG
If I understand what you are trying to do, the...

If I understand what you are trying to do, the correction is zero. The torque applied at the point of your arrow ( prop shaft?) equals the horizontal distance from the point of torque application to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,759
Posted By AaronG
I have fairly severe motion sickness, but built...

I have fairly severe motion sickness, but built up my tolerance over time. It was caused by nervousness (nervous I would get sick) combined with motion. Even today, I get sick when flying in others...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 34,708
Posted By AaronG
Matt, My first suggestion would be to find...

Matt,

My first suggestion would be to find someone local with rv experience, and let them take a look. Another good option would be to find an experinced EAA tech counselor. Sometimes a second set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,518
Posted By AaronG
It all depends on how you want to use the plane. ...

It all depends on how you want to use the plane. If you want to get your IFR rating in your plane, option 1 is out. It doesn't have the approaches, and you will not be able to take your check ride...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By AaronG
The rv-10 was mostly cut out of this picture. ...

The rv-10 was mostly cut out of this picture. You can see one of the wings at the far right of the photo. Hopefully one of the photographers will have a complete picture of all the planes.

Aaron
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By AaronG
Wow, the instructions are much more thorough than...

Wow, the instructions are much more thorough than 8 years ago. I simply performed the last step in Van's writeup above (squeeze the aileron) and very little fixed the problem. I would use the steps...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By AaronG
You could potentially use the aileron trim system...

You could potentially use the aileron trim system if installed and bias the springs to help with the heavy wing.

I would say this is a non-ideal bandaid and would encourage you to follow the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,167
Posted By AaronG
Also had an 8A and 12, so I believe there was one...

Also had an 8A and 12, so I believe there was one of every model in the picture.

Aaron
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