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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By RV10Pilot
That is the case with many of the RV related...

That is the case with many of the RV related venders. They don't want the expense of a formal booth, but they are there to answer questions and meet their customers. Jessie from Saint Aviation and...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By RV10Pilot
330 Pound Passanger

I checked may weight and balance. The gross weight and CG is easily within limits with me and a 330 pound passenger in the front seats. Should I have any other concerns? Will they break the step,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-18-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By RV10Pilot
When my VDO oil temperature probe was failing, it...

When my VDO oil temperature probe was failing, it spiked high into the very high 200 degrees, then read erratic for about 30 seconds to a few minutes, and then would stabilize. It was obvious that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV10Pilot
No vertical guidance. From uAvionix support...

No vertical guidance. From uAvionix support FAQ:
The AV-30 provides an RS-232 receive line for “aviation” or “moving map” output provided by virtually every panel mount GPS navigator in service....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By RV10Pilot
The FAA has guidance on that. 31 pages...

The FAA has guidance on that. 31 pages nonetheless. A quick skim and an all electronic maintenance record keeping should be acceptable. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By RV10Pilot
You cut the holes in the aerosport glare shield,...

You cut the holes in the aerosport glare shield, the panel comes with snap rings and a grill for the fan holes to finish them off.
Installation instructions are on aerosports' resource page or you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,922
Posted By RV10Pilot
Weather outlooks for getting to Sun N Fun daily...

Weather outlooks for getting to Sun N Fun daily at 3PM eastern on youtube here https://www.youtube.com/c/avwxworkshops/videos
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By RV10Pilot
ACS Control Cable Grommet made of synthetic...

ACS Control Cable Grommet made of synthetic rubber.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/acsLarge.php

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/acsGrommetN549.php://
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-14-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,102
Posted By RV10Pilot
Flexibility is the key since the tasks will...

Flexibility is the key since the tasks will change throughout the build. Two benches would be better than one. Make them the same height so you can use them as one bench or split them apart for 2. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By RV10Pilot
Condition Inspection Checklist

I like this one
https://www.myrv10.com/N104CD/maintenance/20070225/index.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,656
Posted By RV10Pilot
FlyLeds are an excellent option, but they are not...

FlyLeds are an excellent option, but they are not plug and play. Some modification of the wing tip will be required. Wiring changes would be simple with FlyLeds strobe power adapter. The power...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By RV10Pilot
The wing tip lighting option from vans has not...

The wing tip lighting option from vans has not changed. The current plans (OP-36) are dated 2004, so they have not changed. You can still purchase the kit from vans with the MR-16 halogen bulbs. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By RV10Pilot
Every year Lycoming runs engine building seminars...

Every year Lycoming runs engine building seminars where they assemble a 360. No hands on but they go through all the steps. I think it is like two 4 hour sessions. They may do the same thing at...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By RV10Pilot
Bill, Thanks for posting an update on your 10...

Bill, Thanks for posting an update on your 10 install.
Here is the Kit Plane Article https://www.kitplanes.com/product-review-inogen-aviator/ The testing was done on an Inogen Aviator. I ASSUME...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By RV10Pilot
I use straps similar to the ones Randy described,...

I use straps similar to the ones Randy described, except I made them out of climbing spec webbing. The end loops are made with knots. It works great for leaving the doors cracked open while leaving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,542
Posted By RV10Pilot
A quote from Aerosport "On each side of the lower...

A quote from Aerosport "On each side of the lower console is an area in which a parking brake or environmental controls could be placed." I believe there is space on each side for 2 push pull...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By RV10Pilot
I am assuming you are rolling your own SV Net...

I am assuming you are rolling your own SV Net cables. Dynon premade network cables are pricey. A 6" cable is $35. You can purchase a long cable, 30 foot, for $80. Cut it to the lengths you want,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By RV10Pilot
Not a direct response to your question. EAA is...

Not a direct response to your question. EAA is holding web based forums next week. There is another thread addressing the forums. They are listed here...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By RV10Pilot
There are very few tasks that require 2 people...

There are very few tasks that require 2 people while building a RV-10. Over the 2000+ hours to build a 10 if you had 40 hours of a second person you would be fine and most of that time would be to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By RV10Pilot
Medical in January 2020 1 Feb, 2 Mar, 3 Apr, 4...

Medical in January 2020
1 Feb, 2 Mar, 3 Apr, 4 May, 5 Jun, 6 July, 7 Aug, 8 Sep, 9 Oct, 10 Nov, 11 Dec, 12 Jan (2021), 13 Feb, 14 Mar, 15 Apr, 16 May, 17 Jun, 18 July, 19 Aug, 20 Sep, 21 Oct, 22 Nov,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 67,568
Posted By RV10Pilot
The Dynon Com panel is not optional if you are...

The Dynon Com panel is not optional if you are using the Dynon Com unit. The Knob and AP panel are optional and all the functions can easily be done from the Dynon screen. The knob panel provides...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By RV10Pilot
It is typically to bypass a pulse demand system...

It is typically to bypass a pulse demand system and make it constant flow.
Forum: Florida (South) 01-07-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By RV10Pilot
Three hour drive vs a one hour flight. It would...

Three hour drive vs a one hour flight. It would probably be less expensive but that's not why I built a 10.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By RV10Pilot
Bad ground of the sensor? Post 3 here ...

Bad ground of the sensor? Post 3 here https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=23193

I will assume they are float type sensors. The float sender is basically a variable resistor. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,664
Posted By RV10Pilot
I have a big torpedo heater in my garage. It is...

I have a big torpedo heater in my garage. It is loud and it smells, but it heats up the space quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By RV10Pilot
Any of the planes you mention would work and IMHO...

Any of the planes you mention would work and IMHO it's not the most important factor, but I would think that renting a tail dragger for primary training would be difficult to find. More important is...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,126
Posted By RV10Pilot
My hanger mate allows me to borrow his. Way...

My hanger mate allows me to borrow his. Way overkill, but it will warm up the engine quickly. I use it on the lowest setting, being careful not to damage the paint. (sure wish I could figure out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By RV10Pilot
Smooth Limits — some aircraft insurance policies...

Smooth Limits — some aircraft insurance policies contain a smooth limit, which is a combined single limit that applies to all bodily injury and property damage that arises out of a single occurrence....
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,703
Posted By RV10Pilot
I also find it curious that it is shown with a...

I also find it curious that it is shown with a single ADHARS. I believe they are certified with a single screen and a single ADHARS with a D10A as a backup. It seems most of our panels these days...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,703
Posted By RV10Pilot
Finding the "best" location for all the remote...

Finding the "best" location for all the remote components is a challenge. DSub connectors make those small boxes twice as big. And then some small boxes have DSub connectors on 2 sides so the panel...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,703
Posted By RV10Pilot
I would think the "best" location would be on the...

I would think the "best" location would be on the sub panel, but there are so many other remote components that also want to go in that location, it may be difficult to find the space. Second best,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,940
Posted By RV10Pilot
Our RVs can take more bouncing around than I can....

Our RVs can take more bouncing around than I can. And I agree, slow down before you bang your head on the canopy.

I would be more concerned with your passenger, especially if they don't have many...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,703
Posted By RV10Pilot
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsE...

https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEi0fxALgCMxKBTv2BJ6VVqPHoXM97ToIHu9Y0WAjWc4GxGAo8ledAWnC2P3Ly2Wod7sg9qej4TIM2koFwY0V0N2uXLtt9LbSqDZ9G_rloYDe4nIte1Vo-zkaukHVjkVuqZZTTjviUQp5DTO8ef1idir...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,491
Posted By RV10Pilot
I had a ram ball with a ram x-grip...

I had a ram ball with a ram x-grip https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/ram_11-18170.php mounted in a position similar to the one posted by @jcarne. It worked great for the pilot. It was...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By RV10Pilot
It is wider there and you can get more spacing...

It is wider there and you can get more spacing between the 2 antennas.

I do have my com antennas under the rear seats and I have access panels. However if I were to build another 10, I would not...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By RV10Pilot
I don't feel like it is worth the extra work. In...

I don't feel like it is worth the extra work. In my case it is covered by carpet and then the seat cushions. If the rear seats are out for extra storage the carpet covers the area.

That works on...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,821
Posted By RV10Pilot
925L

I mounted my PC925L on its side with the terminals up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,396
Posted By RV10Pilot
Here is a good write up on the 10 vs 14 from TimO...

Here is a good write up on the 10 vs 14 from TimO who built and owns both.
https://www.myrv14.com/commentary/RV10_or_RV14.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By RV10Pilot
Would a simple programmable thermostat like...

Would a simple programmable thermostat like this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,906
Posted By RV10Pilot
2021 in my RV10

Here is mine
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,039
Posted By RV10Pilot
About 2 years ago Flightline did my carpets and...

About 2 years ago Flightline did my carpets and seat covers. Abby no longer does side panels.. Call and ask.
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,197
Posted By RV10Pilot
I have the MOD-1 cockpit lights in the overhead...

I have the MOD-1 cockpit lights in the overhead and I find them perfect for night flight. They produce a dim light that does not need to be dimmed. They are great in flight since they do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,976
Posted By RV10Pilot
Sorry in advance for the thread drift. So, if for...

Sorry in advance for the thread drift.
So, if for day VFR flight in an experimental 91.205 does not apply. There is no language in my operating limitations that require any instrumentation for day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,345
Posted By RV10Pilot
Guess my DAR didn't get the memo. I only have a...

Guess my DAR didn't get the memo. I only have a signature on the top section of the first page.
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By RV10Pilot
Jesse Saint...

Jesse Saint https://www.facebook.com/groups/794208517366916/user/100050617144322/has a very nice, well equipped RV10 for sale. You could fly it home today. As mentioned above, since it is an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By RV10Pilot
If the engine feels the same as before the...

If the engine feels the same as before the erratic readings, I agree with Dan and it is most likely an instrument problem. I would trouble shoot in the following sequence. Check the egt probe...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,037
Posted By RV10Pilot
There are 4 for sale on a popular aviation...

There are 4 for sale on a popular aviation marketplace. 2@$85K, 1@$105K and 1@110K (sold), asking price of course, but in this market they will probably sell at or at least close to those prices. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,339
Posted By RV10Pilot
When I spoke with Vetterman about removing a muff...

When I spoke with Vetterman about removing a muff on the exhaust, they had no problem with it; however, they cautioned that the exhaust would now be exposed to the cowl. They recommended installing...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,339
Posted By RV10Pilot
When the heat is not being used, the hot air from...

When the heat is not being used, the hot air from the heat flapper on the FWF dumps into the low pressure side of the engine area between the FWF and the engine. So you will always have flow through...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By RV10Pilot
Installed mine a few weeks ago. It is on the ...

Installed mine a few weeks ago. It is on the left side of the panel and it seems to work perfectly. Installation was about as easy as it gets. I installed mine with power, ground and a serial...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,092
Posted By RV10Pilot
Yes typical. I used No. 6 screws in lieu of...

Yes typical. I used No. 6 screws in lieu of rivets, but that may prevent the stop from sheering but not the cracking. I inspect that area on every preflight. I have the parts to make the change. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By RV10Pilot
Possibly. I assumed that the OP had a GPS...

Possibly. I assumed that the OP had a GPS connected to his EFIS since they were asking about GRT capability to simulate instrument approaches on GRT EFIS. If they have a GPS connected, they can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By RV10Pilot
And you can work on tracking a course and...

And you can work on tracking a course and maintaining altitude. Keep the needle centered and maintain altitude +/-100ft or better. Don't fly the magenta line on the moving map, use the HSI. Then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By RV10Pilot
You should check to see if the N16 has this...

You should check to see if the N16 has this functionality. Although only one VOR NAV receiver is necessary, finding a fix would be very challenging having to flip the NAV back and forth.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By RV10Pilot
+2 for TS Flightlines. One stop shopping. They...

+2 for TS Flightlines. One stop shopping. They make it way too easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By RV10Pilot
That's exactly what I did when I moved my kit. I...

That's exactly what I did when I moved my kit. I purchased builders insurance which would have covered any damage during the move and then when it was no longer at my home. I used Gallagher. Just...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,480
Posted By RV10Pilot
I will provide some of my opinions that are...

I will provide some of my opinions that are opposite some of those above. One of the great things about this forum is you get lots of opinions, and quite often they are polar opposites. Remember,...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,480
Posted By RV10Pilot
Love the panel. You will too. It doesn't look...

Love the panel. You will too. It doesn't look like you missed any of the bells and whistles.

My only comment is to rethink the layout and sequence of the switches on the pilot side. (which I am...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,180
Posted By RV10Pilot
Not mine, but I wish I had one. I think I saw it...

Not mine, but I wish I had one. I think I saw it posted here on VAF

https://live.staticflickr.com/663/20719315348_4d886126f5.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/679/20284682264_0a54edf7ff.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,151
Posted By RV10Pilot
Stu's Aircraft Factory on YouTube has a good...

Stu's Aircraft Factory on YouTube has a good video on zip tie standoffs. Around 8 minutes in on the video "TIPS and TRICK on FIREWALL forward" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7lf0iCOjkk&t=628s
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By RV10Pilot
It is the brake torque plate and it is supplied...

It is the brake torque plate and it is supplied with the brakes. It would probably help if you told us which RV it is from. It is not from a 10, but here is the section of the plans that show how...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By RV10Pilot
Grease gun into your hand or just scoop it out of...

Grease gun into your hand or just scoop it out of the end after removing the plastic cap (don't remove the pop top until you want to put in into a grease gun.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,000
Posted By RV10Pilot
I have been very happy with these:BANDC...

I have been very happy with these:BANDC PJH-RS-0123 Power Outlet Dual USB Charger Socket 2.1A 1A for iPad iPhone Car Boat Marine Mobile on...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By RV10Pilot
Magnetometer or ADHARS mount could also be in the...

Magnetometer or ADHARS mount could also be in the tail cone.

You list "Elevator Trim" is this a replacement for WD-415 with an aftermarket alternate to satisfy SB 06-9-20?
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