VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rleffler
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By rleffler
I agree, I got my cables from them over a...

I agree, I got my cables from them over a decade ago. They’ve always had great service, but in the beginning, the folks answering the phone wouldn’t service aircraft owners. You had to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By rleffler
Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty...

Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty good about addressing damage and will take care of it for you. They have more leverage because they are the carrier’s client. If the carrier doesn’t...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By rleffler
You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to...

You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to cut, will depend on which panel and armrest you install.

When it comes time for your condition inspection, taking the entire tunnel cover may require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,245
Posted By rleffler
I’m not having any issues, but I also have a...

I’m not having any issues, but I also have a lifetime subscription.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By rleffler
The wheels and brakes are different...

The wheels and brakes are different configurations between Matco and Cleveland. At least they are on a RV-10.
Forum: Northeast 10-28-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By rleffler
I’ve already reached out to Chris privately,...

I’ve already reached out to Chris privately, since he lives just a couple miles from me. If anyone is interested in central Ohio RV activities, please contact me directly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By rleffler
Mel beat me on this reply. 😀 I put everyone...

Mel beat me on this reply. 😀

I put everyone that helped with the build. This was anyone that put in more than 5-10 hours. It was a short list, but I felt that was also a form of recognition and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By rleffler
No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P...

No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P friend is not being compensated, the FAA doesn’t care. You can have 50 builders and still meet the 51% rule. With that said only one of you can apply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 64,899
Posted By rleffler
There is a version that is much newer and is the...

There is a version that is much newer and is the current v16 release on the AFS website.

Do you have the v16 version of Data Manager too?

If you use ForeFlight of FlyQ, you can update all your...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By rleffler
There are several of us with them in central...

There are several of us with them in central Ohio, which is about an hour an half flight north in a RV. Slightly longer in other aircraft. :D

Geoff’s business is located nearby. He’s usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By rleffler
It’s about time! Congrats John. It was nice...

It’s about time! Congrats John. It was nice seeing you at OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,113
Posted By rleffler
Desser and Spruce have them in stock from...

Desser and Spruce have them in stock from multiple manufacturers. Desser has better pricing. I’m about to pull the trigger on three new tubes and a tire for the nose wheel. Desser was about...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,113
Posted By rleffler
The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with...

The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with those that have a ninety degree valve stem. Drill a 3/4” hole in your wheel pant that aligns with your stem. You can find a cap for the hole at just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By rleffler
I agree with George and Mickey. The recommend...

I agree with George and Mickey.

The recommend method to determine airspeed is to fly a box, not just a headwind and tailwind. The process is well documented so I won’t repeat it here.

On Tim...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By rleffler
I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a...

I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a tool to get one nut tighten. I used a slim profile ratcheting wrench and cut it down to fit in the space. I don’t recall the exact length, but it...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By rleffler
I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer...

I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer length since you already have one on your oil adapted to validate it’s the appropriate length. I couldn’t find any photos, but mine look just like...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By rleffler
I think even Jeffrey’s description is an...

I think even Jeffrey’s description is an understatement. Mine takes a lot of force. I even had to use a thin pry bar to get it to move up and to pull the bottom out over the seat rail.

I’ve got to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By rleffler
There are two types of electronic circuit...

There are two types of electronic circuit breakers. Make sure you have the correct one selected and validate the license key is still installed.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By rleffler
H3R RT-A400 replacement

I was doing my condition inspection when I noticed one of my H3R RT-A400 extinguishers was empty. My other one appears to be full.

It appears that they had significant issues with the RT models...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,857
Posted By rleffler
Especially when moving pins in a high density...

Especially when moving pins in a high density dsub!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,536
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Greg. During transition training,...

I agree with Greg. During transition training, I had a hard time adjusting to information being in different parts of the screen and being able to quickly find it my scan.

Alex D. then had me put...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By rleffler
A couple comments……. I forget to set reflex more...

A couple comments…….

I forget to set reflex more than I set them, but it does give you a 1-2kts improvement. At least in my aircraft.

I disagree about the important statement. I would have...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By rleffler
It took me less than a half hour to retrofit in...

It took me less than a half hour to retrofit in my flying RV-10. I highly recommend Pat Hatch’s flap motor.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By rleffler
This is a good question for Dynon support. I...

This is a good question for Dynon support. I would recommend giving them a call.

Your existing engine sensors may be compatible with the Dynon EMS, but Dynon would have to validate that. Unless...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By rleffler
Plenty of activities for the kids. They is a...

Plenty of activities for the kids. They is a dedicated area just for them. Take a look at the Kidventure pages on the Airventure web page. There is also a hands on area in the EAA museum for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By rleffler
As Paul mentioned, most of the RV’ers arrive the...

As Paul mentioned, most of the RV’ers arrive the weekend before and depart mid-week. It really depends on your goals and objectives for attending. Unfortunately, the forum schedule is only posted...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By rleffler
Van’s or Aerosport Products.

Van’s or Aerosport Products.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By rleffler
You are over thinking the problem. The number...

You are over thinking the problem.

The number and size of wiring for most the avionics vendors are about the same.

You can run a 3/4” conduit that you can get from Van’s by enlarging a tool hole...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,582
Posted By rleffler
I didn’t have any shimmy with the kit tires until...

I didn’t have any shimmy with the kit tires until I replaced them with the same Goodyear tires Scott has.

When I first replaced them I used that factory pressure settings and had the stereotypical...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By rleffler
This was the eighth OSH for my Rv-10. No issues...

This was the eighth OSH for my Rv-10. No issues with water. I use a Bruce’s cover. I do put a tape over the top of wing AOA port, just so I don’t have to drain it later.
Forum: The RV Grin 07-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By rleffler
There are four in the Columbus area, with a fifth...

There are four in the Columbus area, with a fifth under construction. I’m based at DLZ. You are welcomed to stop by. I’ll also be at OSH next week. Please use the email option in my profile to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-17-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,530
Posted By rleffler
I paid about the same for 30 from NAPA about a...

I paid about the same for 30 from NAPA about a week ago. I bought a two year supply plus some spares to get through the supply chain issues. I don’t believe there is a need to stock up on larger...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By rleffler
I’ll be arriving in HBC on Saturday morning and...

I’ll be arriving in HBC on Saturday morning and staying through Thursday morning.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By rleffler
I’ll be arriving at HBC Saturday morning. Should...

I’ll be arriving at HBC Saturday morning. Should be a good turnout for RV-10s this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By rleffler
The easy method to solve that is to add your...

The easy method to solve that is to add your instructor as a named pilot to your aircraft insurance policy. I did that and it didn’t change my premium.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,977
Posted By rleffler
I agree…… I’m fortunate in that many of the...

I agree……

I’m fortunate in that many of the examiners around here are willing to do checkrides in EAB aircraft. I did investigate when I was thinking about getting my commercial rating in my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By rleffler
I was going to suggest something along a similar...

I was going to suggest something along a similar thought process.

Have you checked for continuity in all the power pins in the harness connector? As well as the point you split the line coming from...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-01-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By rleffler
I think you are asking the wrong questions. 1. ...

I think you are asking the wrong questions.

1. What would you use for navigation in IMC if you lose contact with the GPS satellite? (I.e. GPS jamming)

2. What’s the required equipment to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By rleffler
There could be another root cause to check. I...

There could be another root cause to check. I had a similar issue. The rebuild fixes the issue with the cylinders. The black is most likely caused from side loading putting more friction on the...
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
If you are referring to my post about breakfast,...

If you are referring to my post about breakfast, we meet at a different airport every Sunday morning. It’s not always Muncie. Most of the airports we visit are in Ohio, but we do make it to...
Forum: APRS Tracking 06-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,077
Posted By rleffler
I have both too….. they each have their purpose.

I have both too….. they each have their purpose.
Forum: Midwest 06-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
Define close by……… I participate with a Sunday...

Define close by………

I participate with a Sunday morning breakfast flight group and we’ll be there at 8am. I anticipate there being at least two RVs. Most of us are from central Ohio.

I’m based at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By rleffler
Did you check the notams to see if there was any...

Did you check the notams to see if there was any military gps jamming going on where you were flying?
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By rleffler
I don’t remember those as problematic, but would...

I don’t remember those as problematic, but would have been at least ten years ago whenI riveted those. My tungsten bar was smaller than the traditional steel bars. I also purchased a variety of...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By rleffler
Then there is always the baggage door........

Then there is always the baggage door........
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,410
Posted By rleffler
I have had the ultra 30 for awhile, it’s a great...

I have had the ultra 30 for awhile, it’s a great camera. Mine is mounted on the overhead console in my RV-10, slightly forward of the front seat occupants.

My only gripe is that that audio input...
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 107,401
Posted By rleffler
Ralph’s comments are spot on. I wouldn’t assume...

Ralph’s comments are spot on.

I wouldn’t assume you have a certified unit. You need the full part number to make that determination. The certified units are rare, since the cost of the certified...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By rleffler
My suspicion is that the leak may be from an...

My suspicion is that the leak may be from an oring that may be about ready to fail. I suspect that when you applied brakes after landing, the position extended. This may have been when the fluid...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,766
Posted By rleffler
It’s a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same...

It’s a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same folks.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By rleffler
The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the...

The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the 5600 unless you continue using the Digiflight head.

You would have to replace the servos with Dynon servos, which attach to the SV network. The 5600...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By rleffler
You just need to talk to your broker about...

You just need to talk to your broker about getting non-movement coverage. I was able to get liability as well as hull coverage during my build. I just raised the hull coverage amount every year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,614
Posted By rleffler
Like David mentioned, don’t you already have...

Like David mentioned, don’t you already have liability insurance on your aircraft? If so, it may be a simple of just adding them to your policy. That is pretty typical and usually it doesn’t cost...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,882
Posted By rleffler
I painted mine before the first flight. No...

I painted mine before the first flight. No issues at all.

Mine was painted by an auto painter as well, but he is also a pilot with one certified and two EAB aircraft.

Your price seems reasonable....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By rleffler
My background as an audio engineer, dictates that...

My background as an audio engineer, dictates that you avoid ground loops at all costs. All my grounds are home run back to the forest of tabs, including the pitot. I originally had a Gretz pitot....
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,658
Posted By rleffler
I have the 900 as my main battery and a 680 for...

I have the 900 as my main battery and a 680 for my ebus. Both are mounted when the plans battery is located. I had previously modified the tray for a pair of Oddessy 680s.

They are working great!...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By rleffler
When I lifted my RV-10 fuselage, my son and I...

When I lifted my RV-10 fuselage, my son and I just picked it up and placed it on an EAA workbench. Getting off the workbench was a little more interesting, but not a big deal. Simply slide it...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By rleffler
Look at myrv10.com. Some of the data is dated,...

Look at myrv10.com. Some of the data is dated, since Tim finished building his 10 quite awhile ago. However much of it is still pertinent and good advice.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By rleffler
Yes, it’s a NAPA hose. I don’t know the part...

Yes, it’s a NAPA hose. I don’t know the part number.

I’m sure if you take the hose to a NAPA store they can identify it for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,910
Posted By rleffler
No big deal, just tie the grounds at the other...

No big deal, just tie the grounds at the other end of the harness. I have a single ground going the the connector, which one side has the grounds connected. While it may incur some risk, it also...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,470
Posted By rleffler
What Vic and Vern stated above....... Just sand...

What Vic and Vern stated above.......

Just sand and clean.

I used micro balloons to fill any gaps or voids, then two strips of fiberglass, then more micro to blend in the edges. I also did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,842
Posted By rleffler
I have Reiff bands and pads on the cylinders,...

I have Reiff bands and pads on the cylinders, sump, and oil cooler. If I turn them on before going to bed, the oil is a toasty 90-100 degrees when I arrive in the morning.

I used to use a switch...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-12-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,257
Posted By rleffler
My experience is that they’ll work perfectly or...

My experience is that they’ll work perfectly or not at all.

What does work well mean?

I agree with Bevan. If packets are t getting to a receiver, then I would take a look at your antenna. I have...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,257
Posted By rleffler
I installed aprs over eight years ago and it’s...

I installed aprs over eight years ago and it’s still going strong.

It does a better job at providing flight route maps. This is primarily due to line of sight issues with adsb ground stations if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,713
Posted By rleffler
Gave my grandson his first ride in a RV. Last...

Gave my grandson his first ride in a RV. Last year for his birthday, he got the RV pedal plane in the same colors as my RV-10. My son, in the right seat, helped me build the RV-10 while he was in...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:28 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.