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Forum: Primers 11-23-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By iwannarv
I bought a lower cost 'oiled' direct drive single...

I bought a lower cost 'oiled' direct drive single phase thinking it would be quieter (wrong). I just traded up to a Husky 'Silent' Model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By iwannarv
It would be great to see somebody make a...

It would be great to see somebody make a one-piece machined billet aluminum retrofit bracket for the RV10. Versus the current two-piece angle fabricated/bolted contraption currently called for in the...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By iwannarv
I received my FWF kit for my -10 in 2 months,...

I received my FWF kit for my -10 in 2 months, after being quoted a 3-4 month lead time.

I did however delete the prop governor and starter/alternator components. I have a narrow deck engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By iwannarv
EAA Builders Risk Insurance - written through...

EAA Builders Risk Insurance - written through Falcon. $250 for $40k. Although I received a notice that 'it will be going up this year'.

Traditionally it was an extra $100 per $10k above the $40k...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,449
Posted By iwannarv
With some research I think you can find some...

With some research I think you can find some pretty nice central/south central MX (or other Central America) communities with the number of US expats living there on the quickly growing up-trend....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By iwannarv
I had one instance where I needed to upsize a...

I had one instance where I needed to upsize a hole for one of those tabs up to a 5/32 and use a -4 oops rivet. On the bottom where it won't be seen, but the damaged hole looked similar.

I'm also...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,224
Posted By iwannarv
I see a lot of talk about tire diameter and the...

I see a lot of talk about tire diameter and the desire to get better grass/wet/soft performance. While diameter can help with rocks/ruts/holes.... Don't forget that you're also after width, which is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,953
Posted By iwannarv
Use a little masking tape on the rivet set, turn...

Use a little masking tape on the rivet set, turn the pressure down, and watch the rivet set side to keep square. Keep pressure on the gun to break any habit of releasing pressure as you release the...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By iwannarv
Fine and normal. I wish VANS would attach a note...

Fine and normal. I wish VANS would attach a note to those parts because this comes up often. It got me, too. They are pre-worked and heat treated. Elevator counterbalance arm parts....
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By iwannarv
I don't have the standard console yet so can't...

I don't have the standard console yet so can't comment.... Flew a -10 with the standard console awhile back and everything was fine with that one.

I'm going with a standard flat panel with quadrant...
Forum: Safety 10-05-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By iwannarv
I think you touched base on the possibility of...

I think you touched base on the possibility of other uses..... Since Smart Glide will pitch for best glide speed, some training to our passengers to manage the throttle would get them to an airport...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By iwannarv
I like the looks of the interior and center quad...

I like the looks of the interior and center quad throttle, but I felt for me the ergonomics were a little off. At idle cutoff my arm was really far back. I'm short at 5'9", and would be something I...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By iwannarv
https://www.steinair.com/product/master-kit/

https://www.steinair.com/product/master-kit/
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,922
Posted By iwannarv
As I understand it, the glycol acts as the heat...

As I understand it, the glycol acts as the heat transfer mechanism from the evaporator for cooling vs airflow only. (think water cooled vs air cooled). Where the Sofie Lite is a traditional type of...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,922
Posted By iwannarv
Thanks for the extra info. I remembered the fact...

Thanks for the extra info. I remembered the fact that the A/C unit was operator-adjustable by AMP load. Keeping an eye on this one....
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,922
Posted By iwannarv
For some reason the $4k range sticks in my mind....

For some reason the $4k range sticks in my mind. They are installing these on larger cabin class type aircraft but speaking with Peter Schiff directly they are very interested in creating something...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,922
Posted By iwannarv
Starting to look at these guys with a...

Starting to look at these guys with a removable/portable electric system: https://www.peterschiffaero.com/sofie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By iwannarv
I plan to paint mine in stages. Removable panels...

I plan to paint mine in stages. Removable panels and cabin top, then side/side/floor. It will take some time but that will reduce mess and overspray.

Here's my paint booth...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,041
Posted By iwannarv
I'm also a bit confused on which model I need to...

I'm also a bit confused on which model I need to buy. Planning PCU5000X, but rotation and arm angle have me stumped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By iwannarv
Make sure the 'Automatic Reconnect' has a green...

Make sure the 'Automatic Reconnect' has a green check mark (its actually a column).

When you're on the device connection page, hit 'Menu', then 'Manage Devices', and make sure the 'Automatic...
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,874
Posted By iwannarv
Given comparison of other like aircraft - Cub,...

Given comparison of other like aircraft - Cub, Bearhawk, S21, Sportsman, etc - a Vans-ified Cessna 175 would be a welcome thought. Adequate cabin space for 2+2/4 place possibilities with ample cargo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By iwannarv
No - I believe Jay Pratt just dealt with this...

No - I believe Jay Pratt just dealt with this exact scenario on his latest RV8. Had to find a different set of wings.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By iwannarv
Looks exactly like my (clear primed) 2019 QB...

Looks exactly like my (clear primed) 2019 QB wings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By iwannarv
Usually... I know Spencer Aircraft runs deals on...

Usually... I know Spencer Aircraft runs deals on CamGuard, at least.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By iwannarv
Give Levi Self at Midwest Avionics a call - very...

Give Levi Self at Midwest Avionics a call - very knowledgeable of RVs and has conducted several pre-buy inspections. https://www.midwestavionics.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By iwannarv
Looks pretty,

Looks pretty,
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-10-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By iwannarv
I used Aero Charter last time I was in KSUS and...

I used Aero Charter last time I was in KSUS and was pleased (chosen for 'least amount of fees' and a good fuel price, at least from what I could tell). Everything for my 2 night stay was fair and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,014
Posted By iwannarv
Looking forward to it!

Looking forward to it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By iwannarv
Interesting. I plan on mounting my GSUs in the...

Interesting. I plan on mounting my GSUs in the same spot. Do you have adequate clearance between the cowl edge and fwd fuselage skin? Or is your baffling making any contact to the cowl? Seems like...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,400
Posted By iwannarv
Dual Cue Flight Director. Try it out: Menu > Menu...

Dual Cue Flight Director. Try it out: Menu > Menu > Setup > Flight Director > Single Cue/Dual Cue
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,573
Posted By iwannarv
On the topic of tint, I plan Cee Bailey's...

On the topic of tint, I plan Cee Bailey's windows/windshield in the Solar Gray tint. While its very close to Van's standard, has anybody inquired if they can produce just a shade darker? Nothing...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,128
Posted By iwannarv
I was primarily referencing at the very beginning...

I was primarily referencing at the very beginning of the situation when IMC was entered and systems were being searched (well before the freezing pitot incident). That could have shed work load at...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,128
Posted By iwannarv
Thank you for sharing! Lessons learned to all on...

Thank you for sharing! Lessons learned to all on how task saturated we can become when this scenario happens.

I do want to point out to all of those flying with a Garmin GMC Autopilot Controller...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By iwannarv
Reminds me of the RV14 drop tests:...

Reminds me of the RV14 drop tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFMogBNUa0
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By iwannarv
For most Cessna flyers, you'll never see the top...

For most Cessna flyers, you'll never see the top of the wing in flight, so this looks weird. I was flying around with a 182 one day, crossed over top to move to the other side, and was REALLY...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By iwannarv
If you ever get to take a look at a video of a...

If you ever get to take a look at a video of a Bonanza wing in air..... Same thing.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By iwannarv
Preference. I tried both. Felt like I got much...

Preference.

I tried both. Felt like I got much better results with Pro-Seal and would put up with the mess again.
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By iwannarv
I didn't see the video...... But, I tried not to...

I didn't see the video...... But, I tried not to overthink this.

I used 2 part epoxy primer (Azko). Mixed up what I though would be enough by eyeballing it (doesn't take a lot, I had plenty of...
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By iwannarv
I'm of no flying help. But, a dinner must is The...

I'm of no flying help. But, a dinner must is The Olde Pink House with a pre-dinner drink stop at Planter's Tavern. Be sure to wander to the basement bar of The Olde Pink House for a post-dinner...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,314
Posted By iwannarv
Likely the mainstream overhaul shops will be as...

Likely the mainstream overhaul shops will be as much (or actually more expensive) than a new Lycoming if you are having them source everything for you. They will be fantastic engines with lots of...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,270
Posted By iwannarv
OK guys.........

On the whole 3-4 week 'build assist program':

I am certain that the 3-4 weeks is the time needed for the builder/aircraft owner to be present during the build. The builder shows up and is present...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By iwannarv
Yes - Georeferenced Approach Plates on both split...

Yes - Georeferenced Approach Plates on both split screen PFD and MFD.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By iwannarv
Garmin G3X IFR Charts are $149/year for the...

Garmin G3X IFR Charts are $149/year for the displays, and the 'be legal' NAV Data sub for a GTN is $299/yr.

For VFR, $49/year for the G3X Screens, which includes charts.
Forum: Safety 02-15-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,941
Posted By iwannarv
I try to wear a mask when deburring on the wheels...

I try to wear a mask when deburring on the wheels for extended amounts of time.... Also will wear a mask when sweeping up the garage/shop (as much for dust/allergies than anything).

I try to be PPE...
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By iwannarv
I can't help with that specifically, but Lycon is...

I can't help with that specifically, but Lycon is pretty reachable by phone/email: https://www.lycon.com/
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By iwannarv
Send the cylinders to Lycon for port/polish and...

Send the cylinders to Lycon for port/polish and higher compression piston job and spend the rest on a c/s prop if you can.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,425
Posted By iwannarv
Wow.........

I'll echo disappointment. I plan to install the HW ER tank bungs for later retrofit, someday. But I'll definitely be sure these issues are addressed before ordering. I'm sure they will be - but man,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,400
Posted By iwannarv
While not 3D, Stein sells flat acrylic templates...

While not 3D, Stein sells flat acrylic templates for locating/mounting LRUs (with connector protrusions)...

https://www.steinair.com/product/garmin-remote-units-templates-acrylic/
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By iwannarv
I agonized this decision as well when looking for...

I agonized this decision as well when looking for a rebuild engine. I ended up with a ND from an Aztec and I'm part way through the rebuild process with yellow tagged parts. While the ND's are older...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,235
Posted By iwannarv
More blasphemy......

Sounds like a job for an S21 Outbound.... (er... RV15, whatever its gonna be...)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,678
Posted By iwannarv
90% of my riveting problems were caused by too...

90% of my riveting problems were caused by too much gun pressure. Maybe practice with much less than you 'think' you should need and work your way up..
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,282
Posted By iwannarv
Darn, I thought I was the first to think of this!...

Darn, I thought I was the first to think of this! But glad now somebody else has pioneered it to confirm it works.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By iwannarv
It seems many install a GTN/GNC combo when flying...

It seems many install a GTN/GNC combo when flying IFR in Canada. GTN 750/GNC 255 to satisfy the '2 separate source' requirement. At least I see that in the latest Flight Chops build for his -14. 7:30...
Forum: Tools 01-11-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By iwannarv
Is this what you're after? Says deburring bit,...

Is this what you're after? Says deburring bit, but its a 100 degree c/s bit. I use primarily for deburring, but if I need it to c/s, it works well....
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,326
Posted By iwannarv
I've never found any good fuel burn numbers for...

I've never found any good fuel burn numbers for these engines. I think I remember something like 350f max CHT? Beings an air cooled engine, I had heard it takes lots of fuel to keep the engine cool,...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,345
Posted By iwannarv
I'd use the term 'diesel' very loosely with the...

I'd use the term 'diesel' very loosely with the AC-Aero/Higgs engine. It is not a compression-ignition engine, rather a multi-fuel spark-ignition engine primarily targeted to the use of Jet-A.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By iwannarv
Gorilla tape partly blocking the oil cooler...

Gorilla tape partly blocking the oil cooler helps. It hasn't been wildly cold this winter as of yet in this area. Our friends to the north certainly deal with a lot colder than we do. If your engine...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By iwannarv
I've considered an upholstered strap to the front...

I've considered an upholstered strap to the front seats for the headsets..... on the inboard sides. Similar to newer SR22s:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-07-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,500
Posted By iwannarv
Fantastic and very educational. Now for an RV10...

Fantastic and very educational.

Now for an RV10 trim tab video!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,116
Posted By iwannarv
Flying/traveling will be 'our hobby'. But...

Flying/traveling will be 'our hobby'. But building to get to that point is 'my thing'. When a big purchase needs to happen, I include my wife on those conversations. Its ours.

While I may need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,116
Posted By iwannarv
I think one key here for new (and current)...

I think one key here for new (and current) builders and conversations with their spouse in the #2 camp is the true difference between 'Support' and 'Tolerance'. They are very different.

Allowing...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,972
Posted By iwannarv
Very interested in this prop for RV10. But no...

Very interested in this prop for RV10. But no data or information on the WW site?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,116
Posted By iwannarv
Yep. I'll likely allocate some airplane funds...

Yep. I'll likely allocate some airplane funds this winter to new upstairs carpet.... (She already stung me this summer on kitchen countertops....). But while in this building phase she leans toward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,463
Posted By iwannarv
Good points so far. I'm in a place that I expect...

Good points so far. I'm in a place that I expect to have a 'lower-ish' final build cost than what many are reporting as a total finished cost. RV10 is unique as there is a nearly $80-$100k invested...
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