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Forum: Reviews 05-01-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Richard Connell
Same here. No issues with install. Not flying...

Same here. No issues with install.
Not flying yet so no data on leaks.
Forum: GPS 04-26-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Richard Connell
The first thing would be to check that all the...

The first thing would be to check that all the power inputs are populated.
There are more than one. GPS. COM. NAV
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By Richard Connell
Itís in the RV14 plans 10588 Maybe the factory...

Itís in the RV14 plans

10588

Maybe the factory can chime in with why. Iím sure thereís a reason.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By Richard Connell
Differential ailerons. The up aileron travel is...

Differential ailerons. The up aileron travel is greater than the down aileron travel by design. Donít center the arm based on equal travel.
Like Walt said, the servo arm must be perpendicular at...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Richard Connell
I have this setup. Maybe Iím missing something...

I have this setup.
Maybe Iím missing something but Iíve just wired it directly to the main battery per the install manual. What extra redundancy are you looking for?
You can still close the cross...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-11-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By Richard Connell
I’m doing this right now on the 10. I’ve used...

I’m doing this right now on the 10.
I’ve used MS20001 on the horizontal cowl sides and the Vans 1/8 hinge everywhere else.
I plan on beveling the curved firewall hinges today per the plans and as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-10-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Richard Connell
No problem. This is a 56cm. Like this if you want...

No problem. This is a 56cm. Like this if you want to leave the fork in. Otherwise pull the fork and it’ll fit entirely in the baggage area. Have done it both ways many times.

9209

9210
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By Richard Connell
I think there's plenty of scope to upgrade the...

I think there's plenty of scope to upgrade the displays and add LRUs
I've been staring at the original G3XT since 2014. Thats a long time now. Compared to the 12" cirrus perspective its like an iPad...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Richard Connell
My data point. My RV7 took 2000h. I had no idea...

My data point.
My RV7 took 2000h. I had no idea what I was doing but I thought it was an above average quality build. :p
With my RV10, I know what Iím doing and would like to think Iím maintaining...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By Richard Connell
Is it a quick build? I personally donít...

Is it a quick build?
I personally donít understand why that part is made on the bench then added as an assembly.
I built my 10 like my 7. Installed the sub panel and ribs and left it there.
I vowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,882
Posted By Richard Connell
Mickey - brown one recently deceased at 15y :-(...

Mickey - brown one recently deceased at 15y :-(
And Pablo

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Forum: RV-10 02-06-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By Richard Connell
Iíd go back and watch Ed Krantzís video closely...

Iíd go back and watch Ed Krantzís video closely and read the aero sport manual closely.
Andy Millerís latching mechanism dosent appear to utilize the roll pin recessed into the latch mechanism on...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Richard Connell
Ha I fussed over those **** nutplates inside the...

Ha
I fussed over those **** nutplates inside the fuse for ages too...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Richard Connell
The play comes from the bushing being too long...

The play comes from the bushing being too long for the weldment.
You really need to make sure that the bushing is only ďjustĒ longer than the tube it sits in. Otherwise the stick rides fore and aft...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Richard Connell
Check out section 37 in the plans for the AFP...

Check out section 37 in the plans for the AFP pump and filter install.

I didnít install the AFP filter and just left the bracket in there behind the pump.

For the Andair valve, I just chopped the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,910
Posted By Richard Connell
Thanks Reinhard

Thanks Reinhard
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,910
Posted By Richard Connell
Sorry I donít think I worded that quite right....

Sorry I donít think I worded that quite right.
When the aircraft is in flight and the alternator is supplying all the power it is still holding the bus voltage (and the battery) at 14.2 even though...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,910
Posted By Richard Connell
The second case here is what I had in mind. Is it...

The second case here is what I had in mind. Is it possible that the rapid charge at 14.2 isnít as damaging to the battery as a permanent trickle at 14.2? We know that kills odysseys early.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,910
Posted By Richard Connell
Great. Thanks for the input. Helpful

Great. Thanks for the input. Helpful
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,910
Posted By Richard Connell
Apologies for the thread drift, but on this...

Apologies for the thread drift, but on this note...
Iím wiring my RV10 and have been pondering where to run the sense as well.
On the bus is fine and nice and close to the regulators which are on...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,111
Posted By Richard Connell
The numbers plus the anecdotal evidence paint a...

The numbers plus the anecdotal evidence paint a compelling picture IMHO.

I suspect if the poll asked how many people had 1000 trouble free hours on each the numbers would be even more stark.

I...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Richard Connell
Iím definitely in the camp of leaving the...

Iím definitely in the camp of leaving the expensive avionics until the end.

The cabin and doors takes a lot longer than I had anticipated even with the extra time covid has given me at home.

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By Richard Connell
Note 2 on the RV7 drawing

In my experience the most slop came from the length of the bushing being too long. The stick then slides fore and aft in the bushing by a couple of 0.001 which feels like much more at the top. When...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By Richard Connell
That happened to my hangar mate.... People likely...

That happened to my hangar mate....
People likely expect that if an idler gear dies then youíre going to be in a paddock. Thankfully thatís pretty rare.
Alternator belts on the other hand you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By Richard Connell
Sadly this is not just theoretical. Happened...

Sadly this is not just theoretical. Happened here.

https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5341498/AO-2013-221%20Final.pdf
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,569
Posted By Richard Connell
I epoxied in an approx 6Ē x12Ē rectangle of 1Ē...

I epoxied in an approx 6Ē x12Ē rectangle of 1Ē divinicell behind the elbow pocket.
Prob weighs 100g extra per door.
Given I have the planearound center latch itís probably overkill but it was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By Richard Connell
+2 for Loctite 290. No need to pull a vacuum. It...

+2 for Loctite 290.
No need to pull a vacuum. It wicks as itís supposed to.
Is a simple permanent fix.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,612
Posted By Richard Connell
That sounds remarkably similar to what mine...

That sounds remarkably similar to what mine looked like. Also that airspeed tape is exactly what mine looked like as well.
Even though the ďshapeĒ of the port is the right rivet, it seems like even...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,612
Posted By Richard Connell
So what exactly does your static port look like...

So what exactly does your static port look like now? Rivet glued inside washers or some such?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,612
Posted By Richard Connell
I made the same ďmodificationĒ to an aftermarket...

I made the same ďmodificationĒ to an aftermarket port about 10y ago.
I assume your modification was to drill out the old port and install the unset rivet into the old port with some adhesive?
This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 144,169
Posted By Richard Connell
How about some 12Ē displays? That would be cool.

How about some 12Ē displays? That would be cool.
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By Richard Connell
I think he means this one. Yellow arrow. I donít...

I think he means this one. Yellow arrow.
I donít think the fairing covers it so Iím curious too as I havenít attached wings yet.

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By Richard Connell
Respectfully, I would say testing the ASI again...

Respectfully, I would say testing the ASI again is unlikely to solve this problem.
99% of these issues are system leaks or static position errors. I have never heard of a faulty EFIS new out of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-18-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By Richard Connell
My vote is for hinges.

My vote is for hinges.
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Richard Connell
I used CS4s and finessed with micro. Worked out...

I used CS4s and finessed with micro. Worked out well.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By Richard Connell
I say no removal of shear marks on the spar web...

I say no removal of shear marks on the spar web doubler is unacceptable.

FWIW my -10 spar came with defects that I also thought were unacceptable as well. Gouges etc that had been ground and primed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,896
Posted By Richard Connell
My solution

Sadly only worked for a few years.

1837

1838
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By Richard Connell
This is now the standard fitting for the low...

This is now the standard fitting for the low pressure reservoir side of RV brake systems.

FWIW having seen these used extensively in industrial settings theyíd probably be fine for the high...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,298
Posted By Richard Connell
For me, back riveting is the answer wherever...

For me, back riveting is the answer wherever possible.
Then the next option is the swivel set.
The small non swivel mushroom IMHO gives the best results, especially on curved bulkheads but it...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,303
Posted By Richard Connell
Of course Tom, I was also planning to talk to you...

Of course Tom,
I was also planning to talk to you for the filter to the tank portion of this setup.
It probably requires a combination of rigid and hose.
Iíll take some measurements and photos and...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,303
Posted By Richard Connell
Heres my Aerolab version. 1056 1057

Heres my Aerolab version.

1056

1057
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Richard Connell
+1 I loved my G3X touch setup in my 7 but always...

+1
I loved my G3X touch setup in my 7 but always thought that the concept of the small remote tuner / AP knob panels that Dynon have are a great idea.
I?m really surprised Garmin doesn?t have...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
Posted By Richard Connell
Same here with the seats. Nutplates in the seat...

Same here with the seats.
Nutplates in the seat pans to hold the stoppers and that?s it.
Seat slides right out the back with no other mods required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By Richard Connell
In Early 2014 I decided to upgrade my 2005 era...

In Early 2014 I decided to upgrade my 2005 era panel with a dual G3X non touch system.
My friendly avionics shop ?strongly suggested? that I hold off a few weeks.
End of March 2014 G3XT...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 77,968
Posted By Richard Connell
This seems to crop up pretty regularly. If you...

This seems to crop up pretty regularly.
If you follow the instructions and rivet the nutplates on first, the countersinking for the #8 screws is trivial.
I?m not picking on you :p it just seems ...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By Richard Connell
I glued it all together on my -7 15y ago....

I glued it all together on my -7 15y ago.
Clecoed to some thick al angle. Left it for a few weeks while I got the courage up to rivet it. No alternating of the rivets and it turned out perfectly....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Richard Connell
Even if tolerances on the mount construction have...

Even if tolerances on the mount construction have improved since I built my -7 there?s still no way you could drill your firewall/fuse and guarantee it?s close enough. You really need to drill your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By Richard Connell
RAIM

While rare, RAIM availability (or lack thereof) is an occasional short term operational issue in AUS. No WAAS (yet)
We preflight check availability and pre approach too on the navigator just to be...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Richard Connell
Yep good idea Mike. I stick blue tape on them....

Yep good idea Mike. I stick blue tape on them. And if I think it?s the last time I?ll use the real one. Been caught a few times tho!
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Richard Connell
That sounds about the equivalent to an RV10....

That sounds about the equivalent to an RV10. :p

Just use AN310 castellated nuts for all that reassembly biz.
Forum: International 05-14-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By Richard Connell
I?ve used diluted phosphoric acid plenty of times...

I?ve used diluted phosphoric acid plenty of times when I couldnt get any alumiprep.
It?s just diluted phosphoric acid with a cleaner/detergent butoxyethanol. Being on the other side of the world...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Richard Connell
Sounds implausible to me. 10+y on my wingtip...

Sounds implausible to me.
10+y on my wingtip hinges. No problem.
It?s an awesome mod. Only downside is marginal weight gain and probably a days work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,439
Posted By Richard Connell
+1 for Scott. Def won?t be doing that again for...

+1 for Scott. Def won?t be doing that again for the 10.
Much less grief just taking the front of the pant off and doing it that way.

But... speaking of camlocks. Has anyone replaced the screws...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By Richard Connell
I?d try a #30 strap duplicator. That will fit...

I?d try a #30 strap duplicator.
That will fit in to the threads of the 8-32 nutplate (if the pin is deep enough)
just like the #30 countersink fits perfectly into the spar #8 nutplates.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Richard Connell
I think it?s always been an option on the plans...

I think it?s always been an option on the plans to weld the AN490 rod end in.
I did this for my 7 and 10.
The welding shop was just over the road from the hangar so it was an easy job.
Looks nice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,831
Posted By Richard Connell
You only have to skin your shin on a low lying...

You only have to skin your shin on a low lying step weldment once before you wrap them in foam!
I?ve drilled a hole in myself too...:-(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By Richard Connell
This brings back many memories! Although mine was...

This brings back many memories!
Although mine was a 7, I also made all my baggage and seat floors removable.
I think I actually wore out a nutplate jig in the process. I never regretted doing it....
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Richard Connell
Good advice. I just did this as well and...

Good advice. I just did this as well and installed center mechanism before bonding the shells together.

If you do this you need to ensure that there?s no way for the resin from the parabeam in the...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Richard Connell
I fastened a clamp to the rib. Holds the wire low...

I fastened a clamp to the rib. Holds the wire low enough to clear the bolt and step
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By Richard Connell
another...

another example

https://i.ibb.co/vQqGLhh/IMG-2438.jpg (https://ibb.co/nnmvQBB)
Forum: Propellers 03-20-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,954
Posted By Richard Connell
Hartzell specifies 0.032? minimum. Cheers.

Hartzell specifies 0.032? minimum.

Cheers.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By Richard Connell
RV7 mounted under the pilots knees on the forward...

RV7 mounted under the pilots knees on the forward side of the spar cover plate.
Not sure this will work on an A model.
Be cautious of mounting it where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,571
Posted By Richard Connell
I also had the start on the stick with an...

I also had the start on the stick with an enable/disable right next to the mag/EI switches. I never had any issues with it. I understand the pros and cons of it.
I probably would consider it again....
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,851
Posted By Richard Connell
I made a plate holding 4 floating nutplates....

I made a plate holding 4 floating nutplates.
Then made up a super dry fluffy spheres mix and filled the whole hinge pocket.
Taped and waxed the hinge first.
Once dry, pulled the hinge out and...
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