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Forum: Reviews 12-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,787
Posted By Jimd
Well, with customer support like this I think you...

Well, with customer support like this I think you might be better off LETTING the dog answer the phone! I understand how rudder pedals work so for now I'll ignore your fear sales tactics and just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,371
Posted By Jimd
Sort of...?

Related to this topic a bit...

Has there been a change to the single pilot restriction during phase I testing that allows two pilots? What if the second pilot is there for dual instruction? I had...
Forum: Reviews 11-08-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,787
Posted By Jimd
Glue?

Before I get a bunch more recommendations I'll say I already have one and have used it for about 400 hours. What I need is info regarding how the tire is bonded to the rim.

One hot day last summer...
Forum: Reviews 11-08-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,787
Posted By Jimd
Mark, Thanks, I have already talked with them...

Mark,

Thanks, I have already talked with them and I need some detail about the tire and wheel that I didn't get.

Jim
Forum: Reviews 11-08-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,787
Posted By Jimd
Contact info?

Does anyone have contact info for the DJM tailwheel?

Jim
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,052
Posted By Jimd
Edit-

I had an offset cup set and I had already ground for another issue so I prepared that for this task, but. I ended up removing the retainer spring from the 3X gun and used a mushroom set WHITHOUT a...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,052
Posted By Jimd
Next to the flap bracket?

Ron B. Mentioned this spot but nobody offered a method for this. The problem I see/have is getting a mushroom set close enough to the bracket to set it. Is there a long stem mushroom set or...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,346
Posted By Jimd
Wait...

Mark,

Wait, I haven't voted yet!

I have a 6 (taildragger) and I did NOT put them on. I ALWAYS park with the flaps down which makes it easier to get up and down. I thought the plane looked better...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Jimd
Duh!

Thanks!

I looked at that page and went right past that last giant drawing in the corner!

I knew someone would make me feel old!

Jim
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Jimd
Plans Question

I'm scratching my head...

On page 23-8 of the RV-10 plans it shows W-1031 (a spacer) for the rod bearing. I have a section of tube twice as long as specified in the parts list. Also, I don't see...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,039
Posted By Jimd
My Recent Upgrade

As a data point for this topic - my experience is similar to Alan's described in his original post.

I have never been happy with the starter on my O-360. My engine came with a light weight Kelly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jimd
Exterior Lighting Options?

What are the popular exterior lighting choices these days (2018)?

I'm building the 10 with the factory cutout in the tips.

On my 6 I have the duck worth landing lights in the leading edge and I...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,357
Posted By Jimd
Video

Don't know if it helps, but about two weeks ago I made a video of how I install nut plates. What helps me (my tip) is cutting off a screw that is used to install the nutplate. This helps insure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By Jimd
I love my dual screen setup and completely agree...

I love my dual screen setup and completely agree on the support comment. I really like being able to send an email to the g3xpert guys and get an almost instant response. I did a retrofit to my all...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,734
Posted By Jimd
RV-10 JimD Repeat Offender (RV-6 Flying Since 08)

Hi Guys,

Thought I would start a build thread. I have been posting youtube videos of my progress including little tips and some 3D printed "tools" and just plain build updates. I started creating...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,336
Posted By Jimd
Another Simple Printed Part

I printed a drill guide for the 1.25" torque tube. It has 6 holes as the plans specifiy and the pilot holes fit my spring loaded center punch. It slides onto the tubing just like you would do with...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,336
Posted By Jimd
I put the STL file on thingiverse. Here is a...

I put the STL file on thingiverse. Here is a video link using the prototype from this morning.

https://youtu.be/hMEoHoPCwbU

Here is the link to the file on thingiverse. Well, after searching on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,322
Posted By Jimd
Ya, I tend to agree with Bob that there are...

Ya, I tend to agree with Bob that there are dozens of items involved in removing the entire engine.

Jim
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Jimd
Jesse, That was the only thing I could figure...

Jesse,

That was the only thing I could figure and I stared at it thinking, "the bottom rudder fairing won't be that close will it?"

Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,336
Posted By Jimd
STL Files?

Guys,

I just got my fist printer a few weeks ago and have printed a few useful items that i use in the shop. This morning i decided to print a 91.4 degree angle block used to set the elevator push...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Jimd
Mike, Thanks for the link! I did a search using...

Mike,

Thanks for the link! I did a search using the bracket part number but didn't find this, thanks.

Jim
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Jimd
RV10 Vert Stab Questions

Guys,

On the RV10 vert stab the forward mounting bracket calls for a drilled AN4-5 and castle nut in the top of the VS-1016. Why does this not use an undrilled bolt and nylon lock nut? It doesn't...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Jimd
Thanks guys! Helps me a bunch, especially the...

Thanks guys! Helps me a bunch, especially the reference to the plans. I was about one paragraph from there when I decided to ask, while putting the tapper on each stiffener.

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By Jimd
Bow in Stiffeners?

Question about the RV-10 HS.

There is a moderate bow in the HS-1013, 1014, 1015 stiffeners due to the forming/punching process. These parts could probably be clecoed in place the way they are for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,901
Posted By Jimd
More Fiberglass Techniques?

Thanks for the video!

Has anyone found more videos like this or is there a tips and techniques thread here on the forum somplace? I have searched but I havent found it yet, I suspect there is some...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By Jimd
Rv-10 Level Flight Reference?

Does anyone know what the level cruise flight reference is for an RV-10? Are the main longerons in the tailcone level in cruise, or the HS mounting area of the tailcone? If this info is in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jimd
Chris, Is this a place where you have to cs the...

Chris,

Is this a place where you have to cs the spar to accept the dimples of the skin? Did you make the dimples too big?

The spar i am replacing had the nine hole in the center cs so large that...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jimd
Josh, Thanks for checking the part numbers for...

Josh,

Thanks for checking the part numbers for me! Im on the north side of Des Moines, my RV6 is based at Ankeny.

Jim
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jimd
RV-10 HS Spar Part Num?

Can someone with more recent plans than mine tell me if the horizontal stab front and rear spar part numbers have changed?

I punch in the number I have HS-1002 and HS-1003 in Vans order page and get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,740
Posted By Jimd
Sam, Can we plan on plans, or at least a few...

Sam,

Can we plan on plans, or at least a few dimensions? Im not in a hurry, so if you want a bit more time for phase I that might be okay.

Looks good to me, thanks for the pictures!

Jim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By Jimd
I do a bit of hobby machining and watch my share...

I do a bit of hobby machining and watch my share of machinist type videos on youtube. The collective wisdom seems to suggest that no matter how you sharpen your bits, IF you are good at it and they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Jimd
I occasionally have the same problem with my g3x....

I occasionally have the same problem with my g3x. It seems to only occur when I use full power in the Climb and keep the power up as I level out. It seems like if the rpm is in the 2500 rom range...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By Jimd
Richard are you using the display full screen or...

Richard are you using the display full screen or split? I always fly split screen with the ElFIS on the left and map or approach plate on the right. I do not have the 305 so I have to tap the AP...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,926
Posted By Jimd
Vernon, I may have misread, did you put the...

Vernon,

I may have misread, did you put the manufactured or shop head next to the steel block? I think I am going to mill a block like you showed and try that.

Questions - did you start with 1/2"...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,434
Posted By Jimd
If you don't keep the ball in the center during...

If you don't keep the ball in the center during climbout and the tanks are anywhere near full and you DONT smell fuel you aren't using all your available senses.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,926
Posted By Jimd
That is good to know! I'm thinking about the...

That is good to know! I'm thinking about the tape, I feel like I have plenty of past experience with proseal!;)

Is the bonding component just to help keep the edge from warping during the riveting...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,926
Posted By Jimd
Proseal?

Did I see someone say they did NOT use proseal on their trailing edge?

I am about to the point of riveting my elevators and will need to order proseal for this job only. Seems like I am going to...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,621
Posted By Jimd
Dimples

I would look for cracking and the polish the back side of the dimple with a 1" scotch brite in a die grinder and build on.

Jim
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,848
Posted By Jimd
Photo?

Gil,

I think I know what you are planning but do you have a picture or link to a photo of the switch strip? On my 6 I put standard toggle switches along the bottom of the stock panel. I was...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jimd
Thickness

Thanks for the replies!

I determined the thickness by using their rivet callout length and deduced that the part was .060" and made them from scrap that I had from the RV6.

I had them riveted on...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Jimd
Starting an RV-10 Questions

I acquired an RV-10 tail kit and it is missing several parts.

For instance, the E-910 elevator stiffeners. I have the material to make these but don't see the material call out specifying the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,403
Posted By Jimd
Huh?

First of all I'm sorry if you can't ge eactly what you want for an N number.

When the jewelry store wanted too much to engrave my data plate I resorted to my tight wad builder philosophy and made my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
Just about finished...

Here is the new panel overlay. I'm planning to make two more patches, one to go around the radio stack and cover the new 35R and a second one to go around the small display and convert the small...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
The 35R is in the list and the only thing I have...

The 35R is in the list and the only thing I have left to do is wait for the rebate check to show up in my mailbox.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
According to information I have found the...

According to information I have found the equipment does not need to have an actual TSO, it needs only needs to meet the standard required for the TSO.

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
Thanks to g3xpert

I flew my rule airspace this afternoon and passed!

Thanks to Matt and Jonathan at g3xpert for the quick replies on my install questions.

I'll get some pictures of the new panel Sunday. I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
It all works!

Bob,

Special thanks for the heads up on the rebate! I flew the test this afternoon and submitted for the report and it all passed!

Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
Matt, Thanks for the quick reply! Jim

Matt,

Thanks for the quick reply!

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
Question about GTX 35R

I think I have the new transponder all hooked up, and have a question.

On the transponder control screen I see GND, ON, STBY as choices. When I power up it defaults to GND.

My question, is there...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,270
Posted By Jimd
Here is the adjustable ram. It is threaded OUT a...

Here is the adjustable ram. It is threaded OUT a bit and measures 2.5" in the photo.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b554/Slotcarjim/ff4ecd4ae1d2b2618abf95a568456565_zpsqm0fjw2e.jpg

The gap in...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,270
Posted By Jimd
The body of the squeezer looks exactly the shape...

The body of the squeezer looks exactly the shape and size of mine. And, the yoke looks like the standard that came with mine. It wasn't long before I bought the flange yoke and long reach thin nose...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
Putting it back together...

Looks good to me so far, but still plenty of opportunities to drill a hole off center:p

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b554/Slotcarjim/3f3b532797ffee0b9bf3816f378d36ff_zpsbyakb7mn.jpg

Air vent...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,734
Posted By Jimd
Common Sense?

Another good point about overcrowded frequencies.

At our airport we have a crossing runway that is often crossed while taxing to or from the primary or runway in use. Most pilots want to announce...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,102
Posted By Jimd
The final stage!

I finally got the GTX 35R transponder, so I have started my new overlay panel cut out.

This is the left half piece and has the holes for the g3x, air vent on the left, switches on the bottom and G5...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,734
Posted By Jimd
I make a very distinct point to all my primary...

I make a very distinct point to all my primary students that if the wind is less than 10 kts they should NOT be surprised to see someone land or takeoff on ANY runway. Be sure to do a good visual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,414
Posted By Jimd
Canopy Removal Mod

I don't know where I found out about this mod, but it is SO useful and easy! I remove the canopy for annual inspection or any other work in the cabin. When we bought our bikes, I simply lifted the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
Well, that doesn't sound too bad, I'll give that...

Well, that doesn't sound too bad, I'll give that a shot!

Edit: here is the link to the rebate website.

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/


Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
Sounds good guys! Bob, it is my very limited...

Sounds good guys!

Bob, it is my very limited understanding but I don't think as an experimental install I am able for the faa rebate.

Thanks for the info!

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
Trevor, I didn't realize there was anything...

Trevor,

I didn't realize there was anything unique about the 327? I'm pretty sure it is not mode S. Are there newer versions of the 327 that are mode S with a unique ID tied to the aircraft? If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,938
Posted By Jimd
Replacing GTX 327 w/ GTX 35R

Just starting to look at the install doc and will be heading to the hangar this morning to start the process of replacing my 327 with a 35R.

I think this may be a "popular" project and thought I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,414
Posted By Jimd
Canopy

Steve,

We have two dahon folding bikes and they both fit in our 6. I cut two slots in the aft end of the canopy rails about 3" forward of the aft end. This lets me lift the canopy completely off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By Jimd
Nice..

Thanks, that helps. I'm sure it is one of those things just as you mentioned, do it and stop worrying about.

Jim
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,958
Posted By Jimd
Vans LED light strip?

Guys,

Are there instruction that come with the "under glare shield" LED light strip?

I have them and am getting ready to install, but I can't find an instruction sheet. Not sure that there is/was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,812
Posted By Jimd
Link ?

The link didn't work for me. Is the PPF a 3M product? I may do this as part of my inspection this year. Starting to look a bit yellow and peel at the ends.

Jim
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