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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By eric.kallio
From the horses mouth

I replaced my baffles when I pulled the Sam James cowl. The only part in the 10 baffle kit that was different was the #6 cylinder aft baffle. It did not have the round hole, kit did not come with the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 23,563
Posted By eric.kallio
Second

I second the use of California custom. Does a heck of a job on my spinner. Easy to use and the best aluminum polish I have used. I find that I do have to mask off the cowl. The oxidation and grime...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By eric.kallio
I have seen this

I have had this same problem several times before I figured out what was causing it. I also have an SL-30 to a Bob Archer wingtip antenna. After some trial and error and some time with my avionics...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By eric.kallio
Touch up paint questions

I need to touch up some paint on my engine cowling. It was originally sprayed with Alumigrip 4200 Polyeurethane. Problem is I can only find this in gallons. Anyone one know if Awlgrip is the same?...
Forum: COMM 12-01-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,421
Posted By eric.kallio
Test equipment

I tested with a wattmeter. Since it only measured one direction, I had to then calculate VSWR. I have not checked this antenna on another radio, but the radio works on the other antenna. I used...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,075
Posted By eric.kallio
A real PITA

Been quite awhile since I did it but this was a task that stood out and I still remember a little about it. I used a couple dabs of RTV to secure the washer to the nut. Then put a piece of tape over...
Forum: COMM 12-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,421
Posted By eric.kallio
More info

Thanks for the replies so far. I do not question the capabilities or quality of the antenna and certainly hope I did not make it look that way. Otherwise I would not have purchased it. I am sure my...
Forum: COMM 12-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,421
Posted By eric.kallio
Antenna tuning

I have the Bob archer Sa-001 COM antenna in my right wingtip. While I know that the performance will never be as good as some of the other, external, antennas, I am still getting sub-par performance....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By eric.kallio
perhaps

There is only 1 repair station around and they are ok to work with. I have used them once and did not have an issue and they were actually pretty helpful, but I have had some mixed reviews from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By eric.kallio
Oh well

Unfortunately, this is what I knew after searching the FARs and your site and prevous posts Walt. But, I was still hoping to find a way to be more efficient about getting it done. We even have 4...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By eric.kallio
IFR cert

I have seen some stuff in the archives, but figured I would throw out another question. My 24 hour is due (actually was in October but forgot...oops). Question relates to who can do the actual...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By eric.kallio
Part number

The part on the right is 154-03000. What I needed was the 154-13000. What I found out today was that when I got my wheels they were shipped with a -49d parts list and I have -49a wheels. I now have...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By eric.kallio
Cleveland wheel part number

When changing my main tires I ran into a problem with a part on the wheel. On page 46-3 of my plans ,and on the outboard side of the wheel I had an issue with what the plans call "molded grease...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,409
Posted By eric.kallio
second that

I have the Accuracy Avionics overhead and center consoles. I went there 5 years ago because it was just about the only option for fiberglass at the time. Boy did that bite me in the *** later. What...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,872
Posted By eric.kallio
Another one for 925

I too use the 925 and have gone up to 6 weeks once (I know, bad pilot! I have slapped myself on the wrist) without being able to get out to crank the engine and still had 11.8 volts. The charger is...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By eric.kallio
numbers

There are a few threads in the archives that might help you. Also, if you post what you are seeing and what you have the target audience can give you numbers from similarly equipped planes.

Eric
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,371
Posted By eric.kallio
Inlet rings

In the eternal quest to make the Sam James cowl functional I am on the hunt for some inlet rings. Looking to increase the inlet area so ideally a 5.5" diameter ring would work, but I am willing to...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,253
Posted By eric.kallio
My 2 cents

On my doors I left the screws per the plans and have seen no issues. I had considered epoxying an aluminum piece to the door on the mating surface but decided to stick with the plans. On the wheel...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By eric.kallio
Just made it

When mine went to the airport it rolled out the door and BARELY fit. A coat of paint and it might not have made it. This was with engine, cowl, and avionics and interior installed, or at least in...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,000
Posted By eric.kallio
There will be more

There will certainly be more trips. It just feels right to do something to help the little critters. Someday I will figure out what is deductible on my taxes for the charity work. Bottom line though...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,310
Posted By eric.kallio
What I was told

When I contacted VAC, albeit nearly a year ago, despite the fact that I hold an ATP and am a veteran and military pilot they do not allow experimental aircraft to participate. Anyone getting a...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-01-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,000
Posted By eric.kallio
First Pilot and Paws trip

Yesterday was my first pilots and paws trip from Baton Rouge into Memphis. Very good way to use the plane although using the -10 for an 11 pound terrier may have been a little overkill :) it still is...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,905
Posted By eric.kallio
I concur

Bob is right. Go with the 90 degree kit. I have both items you mentioned and there is no doubt there is a positive engagement of the pins with the 90 degree latch and that the door is secure. I even...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By eric.kallio
My solution

I have the same set up and had the same issue. I was about 1 1/4" too short. I bought extensions from aircraft spruce that threaded onto the cable end, which I then connected to the quadrant. Stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,381
Posted By eric.kallio
Android version

Any of you computer guys out there know if this will work on android tablets? I have the Xoom tab that flies with me, but I am not tech smart enough to get programs working that aren't designed for...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By eric.kallio
congrats

Congrats. And another one takes to the skies. Enjoy the plane.

Eric Kallio
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,028
Posted By eric.kallio
My set-up

IO-540 w/Lightspeed and 1 slick mag and the standard Hartzell 2-blade prop. James cowl (this is where I contribute much of my problem to with cooling drag). Pants and fairings are on and aligned....
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,028
Posted By eric.kallio
don't feel bad

You are far from the slowest- 10. With about 40 hours on mine and all fairings installed 23 MP and 2400 RPM at 4,000 PA I am unable to get above 147 kts TAS.

Eric Kallio
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,884
Posted By eric.kallio
My choices

I'll answer what I can about my install. This is of course what worked for me and my opinion only, but maybe it will help. I am just beyond my phase 1, so there are some other guys with more time on...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By eric.kallio
Rigging

Yup, that's how it works for me. It took some tweaking of the control rod into the flap, but I go from -3 to 42.
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By eric.kallio
my setup

I have my fps plus set and flaps rigged so that full up flaps is a 3 degree reflex. The chipset and position sensor detect when movement has stopped and kills power to the motor. My first stop is...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,028
Posted By eric.kallio
great idea

I never thought to document the first rivet. I was still in awe at how many were left. Depending on my deployment cycle I may be at Rucker this spring if you need some hands.

Eric Kallio
N518RV...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 533,406
Posted By eric.kallio
Finally, all painted and pretty. Now back to some...

Finally, all painted and pretty. Now back to some flying and tweaking before heading back overseas in a couple months.

Eric Kallio
N518RV flying 32...
Forum: Southeast 06-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,360
Posted By eric.kallio
irony

Well, as a resident of Baton Rouge and a national guard helicopter pilot I have an active role in this whole event. We have faired relatively well, some have suffered great loss of property but this...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By eric.kallio
pitot

I installed a Gretz heated pitot in the location specified in the plans and have had no issues as of yet.

Eric Kallio
N518RV... Flying
Forum: Painting your RV 05-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,052
Posted By eric.kallio
Paint vacancies in central Louisiana

I have my -10 in the paint shop here in Louisiana at Acadiana aircraft services. I checked on it last week and the fiberglass is looking great. The pinholes are gone and the Vans glass is beautiful...
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,615
Posted By eric.kallio
second that comment

I too have Jan's fairings done the same way (split on the wheel pant). My plane is in the paint shop and I can confirm the ease of finishing the fairings. They got one coat of filler/primer and were...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,340
Posted By eric.kallio
Congrats

COngrats on the flight. I put mine in paint 2 weeks ago after finishing phase one and am already getting some withdrawls. Like Mike, I am still working integration of all of the avionics. After 30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,288
Posted By eric.kallio
Steinair

I went with Stein for the panel on my -10. He is a true friend of experimental aviation and has been very supportive through he fiascos of Direct avionics, and accuracy. The product I received from...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,526
Posted By eric.kallio
Crow Harnesses

I have the Crow harnesses and am very happy. True, there is no inertia reel for them that I am aware of, and no they are not certified for aircraft. However, they are widely used in racing and when I...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,801
Posted By eric.kallio
Great video. Congratulations. I have 30 hours and...

Great video. Congratulations. I have 30 hours and still have the grin.

Eric Kallio
N518RV... Phase 1 complete
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,141
Posted By eric.kallio
Tow bar

I actually had help pushing on the prop (me) and a leading edge of a wing (buddy). I was just using it to turn the nosewheel, but even that proved to be too much.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,141
Posted By eric.kallio
tow bar use

I have found no cracks in mine. However, I have a pretty good incline into my hanger. While trying to push the plane in the forks flexed enough to come off the hardware and tear a 4 inch hole in the...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,980
Posted By eric.kallio
Products

I think many of us have purchased items from Steve and will vouch for quality and service. Noone out there should have any issue buying his parts. He is a top notch guy to work with and you WILL be...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By eric.kallio
Prop/gov combination

I have the MT prop governor with the Hartzell prop. The combination has been working just fine so far throughout my phase 1. Like was stated there is no need to match prop and governor brands, find...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,919
Posted By eric.kallio
No noticable error

I put mine right about where you are planning on. I made the cutout template from the front cut-outs. I have about 16 hours on the plane so far and have no noticable static error. Maybe something...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,655
Posted By eric.kallio
Nationair

I am paying $2917 for $150k hull, $1 million liability, and no deductible as a 4,000 hour ATP rated pilot from Global Aerospace purchased through Nationair.
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By eric.kallio
Update

Pics and video are to be forthcoming. My ground support and inflight photographer is trying to put everything together and get it posted. Not sure when that will happen. As for the fly-off, yes, it...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,484
Posted By eric.kallio
Not alone

I could not find it in the plans either. I didn't catch it until after my DAR inspection and I was putting everything back together. It was a little more difficult to install them with the forward ...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By eric.kallio
Another one flies!

Finally, it is my turn!!!!!! After getting the tach wired in to the mag N518RV made it maiden flight. Put 2 hours on it today and it felt great. The controls were very responsive and the aerosport...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 533,406
Posted By eric.kallio
All done

Not painted yet, but it is done. Got the airworthiness inspection yesterday. Looks like first flight will be Saturday if the weather...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-04-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By eric.kallio
solved

Worked it through with Carlos from GRT. I was on reverse sensing and integer. Just had high resistance. After tweaking a few numbers everything is within a gallon now,
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By eric.kallio
GRT EIS fuel cal

Also posted on Matronics...

I have tries several times to calibrate the fuel quantity on the GRT EIS 6000, on my RV-10 with float senders. A couple of attempts at calibration give me the same...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,594
Posted By eric.kallio
Just weighed mine

Just weighed N518RV on Saturday:

1704 lbs total with all fairings, full interior, and soundproofing. Oink oink piggy!

Left main 663 lbs
Right Main 663 lbs
Nose 378 lbs.
CG 107.97

Eric Kallio
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By eric.kallio
Storage

Mine lived in the attic until moved to the hanger, and had a brief stay in the guest bedroom during the initial fitting to the empennage. Didn't have the need to get crazy wiht the storage.

Eric...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By eric.kallio
Costs

I paid $548.02 for the 4 point belts in gray with shipping to Baton Rouge.

Eric Kallio
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,250
Posted By eric.kallio
Call Fred

I ordered mine from Fred Crow about 2 months ago. I just called, said "Fred, I want 4 point belts for the RV-10, and I want them in Gray." About 5 or 6 days later there were waiting at the door when...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,082
Posted By eric.kallio
Walked down the same road

Phil, apparently that drunken monkey is still working there. He had a whack at my doors too, which I believe had a part in the struggles I am still having with the doors. I ended up with a similar...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,265
Posted By eric.kallio
Welcome aboard

Welcome Steve. I do not have the engineering background (I am a maintenance test pilot on helicopters in the Army) to comment on any wing failures, but I can tell you I am not aware of any, and after...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,388
Posted By eric.kallio
Nationair

Add me to the list of supporter of Jenny at Nationair. Excellent customer service, and competitive rates. She worked with me throughout the years as I would change the coverage when additional kits...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,687
Posted By eric.kallio
SB

Thanks for pointing that out. I was off playing GI Joe for awhile and I apparently missed that whole deal. Contacted Trutrak and as soon as I get the SN off the servos they will send the piece for...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,687
Posted By eric.kallio
Been awhile

Been a long time since I installed mine (NOV 07). I do remember removing the wheel. Attached is the pic to my installation. Not a lot to go by, but maybe it will...
Forum: COMM 09-11-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By eric.kallio
Ouch!

Yeah, that doesn't sound good. Especially since the unit doesn't want to come out of the mount rack. When it was installed it looks like the lock screw was buggered up so much I can't get the allen...
Forum: COMM 09-11-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By eric.kallio
GTX 330 transponder help

After powering up my panel the only issue I have not been able to resolve easily is my transponder. It is receiveing power and turns on and off as evidenced by the screen going turning on. However,...
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