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Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,931
Posted By mikeyj350
Thanks for sharing Bill! Great seeing everyone....

Thanks for sharing Bill! Great seeing everyone. The week always goes by too fast, wish we could have spent more time together. Thanks to everyone who helped sponsor and organize this event as well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,829
Posted By mikeyj350
We've arrived for GAC in the N40 as early as the...

We've arrived for GAC in the N40 as early as the Saturday morning before (would be 7/22 this year) and the marshallers were already in full effect. I believe the NOTAM "begins" on Friday 7/21 at...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By mikeyj350
Thanks for all the responses guys. Yeah I did...

Thanks for all the responses guys.

Yeah I did consider the bulkhead spacing idea, but unfortunately the gap isn't parallel to the spinner either (it's about a perfect 1/8" on top, and down to 1/16"...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By mikeyj350
Cowl to Spinner Gap

Hey guys, I know this is a common subject on the forums here but I didn't find anything on this specific problem. I'm working 47-6 Step 11/12. I've fitted the cowl to this point following the plans...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 626,132
Posted By mikeyj350
See you then! :)

See you then! :)
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 626,132
Posted By mikeyj350
Thanks Todd! Saw some pics of yours in for paint,...

Thanks Todd! Saw some pics of yours in for paint, looking great as well :) I went with two G5's for two primary reasons, neither of which I'd consider a "must" but I figured hey... we've come this...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 626,132
Posted By mikeyj350
Haha! Guess you'll have to check with Stein on...

Haha! Guess you'll have to check with Stein on that, I'm sure he's got some left ;)
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 626,132
Posted By mikeyj350
Talking N165MJ's Panel Came To Life Last Night!

So I was really hoping to wait until the panel is "done" to post it here, but last night I got to a point I'm pretty happy with so I figured why the heck not? :)

Biggest thing yet to do is the...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,088
Posted By mikeyj350
Looking forward to it as always! Sarah and I will...

Looking forward to it as always! Sarah and I will be in attendance and willing to help setup/cleanup, procurement (provided uber is still around there), or whatever else may be needed.

With any...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,307
Posted By mikeyj350
Somewhere between 0.005 and 10 knots...

Somewhere between 0.005 and 10 knots ;)

Seriously though, I really don't think it will make any noticeable difference. I ended up with ours being somewhere around 1/16" off, and as you said it's...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,512
Posted By mikeyj350
We ordered ours about when we finished attaching...

We ordered ours about when we finished attaching the tailcone to the fuselage (Section 32?). We were quoted about an 8-week lead time, which ended up being quite accurate (I think it was ordered...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,588
Posted By mikeyj350
Hey Mike, thanks a ton for the info! I hadn't...

Hey Mike, thanks a ton for the info! I hadn't come across RG-393 but with a little more research it looks like it might be perfect! Diameter-wise yeah it is still pretty fat but still a smidge...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,588
Posted By mikeyj350
If I have to, I have to, but I'd really prefer...

If I have to, I have to, but I'd really prefer not to, since I've already made the necessary cutouts and installed doublers not only for the transponder but for the CI-122 COM antenna. If I move the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,588
Posted By mikeyj350
Thanks guys. I had considered RG142, however at...

Thanks guys. I had considered RG142, however at least according to this calculator (http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator/?productId=124&frequency=1090&runLength=15&mode=calculate#form) it doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,588
Posted By mikeyj350
Long transponder cable - RG-213 instead of RG-400?

(Posting here after some initial thoughts discussed in the RV-10 section.)

I'm trying to understand the requirements for installing a transponder antenna. I have a GTX45R and a CI-105 antenna. Due...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,105
Posted By mikeyj350
Interesting... I had to spend a minute to go find...

Interesting... I had to spend a minute to go find what I was trying to remember. I was looking in the Garmin GTX35R/45R manual, rev 2:


Section 3.13 Antenna Considerations, final bullet: "The...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,105
Posted By mikeyj350
Min/Max coax length?

I seem to remember at least for the G3XT system, the manual specified a minimum length for the coax, stating that that length may be longer than the physical run between the transponder and the...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,705
Posted By mikeyj350
Nope I added an integral trim tab while building...

Nope I added an integral trim tab while building the rudder, following much of what Brian Steeves did on his (link here (http://briansrv10.com/log/rudder-trim.html)). It runs off a Ray Allen servo...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,705
Posted By mikeyj350
I believe the answer is both, to an extent, but...

I believe the answer is both, to an extent, but primarily the YD is intended to work as you described Mike. I think it can maintain some pressure on the rudder to keep it coordinated (all it's trying...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 31,705
Posted By mikeyj350
I *wish* that were true for me... but thanks...

I *wish* that were true for me... but thanks anyway for including me in the list :D

I've had my head down doing a lot of electrical stuff lately, including a ton of cool (to me) side projects, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By mikeyj350
Here's a photo of the diagram. I added in a few...

Here's a photo of the diagram. I added in a few notes and external components to give the idea of how it all goes together.

Some improvements could be to make a better charging circuit, right now it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By mikeyj350
Sounds like that will work for you! I'm running...

Sounds like that will work for you!

I'm running a dual battery/dual alternator setup in which both systems are completely isolated from each other during normal operation (except when cranking the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,485
Posted By mikeyj350
Is this for a GEA24 or GSU73? If it's the GEA24,...

Is this for a GEA24 or GSU73? If it's the GEA24, I just went through this same process of identifying what connects where. You can use the POS/GP inputs for any voltage measurement referenced from...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikeyj350
Question I just realized in the plans (if you look at 18-6...

I just realized in the plans (if you look at 18-6 Fig 2) your vent lines look correct, and mine do not. I'm guessing it's not a huge problem either way, as long as it is routed correctly by the fuel...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,676
Posted By mikeyj350
Hi Charlie, feel free to check out my blog on...

Hi Charlie, feel free to check out my blog on this, some pics you may find helpful are here:

Both tanks here, but we redid the L tank in a later...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,072
Posted By mikeyj350
Thumbs up Awesome job Ed! Watching stuff like this makes me...

Awesome job Ed! Watching stuff like this makes me even more motivated to keep trudging through all this wiring. Doing a very similar setup and configuration as yours, and very excited to get it in...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,944
Posted By mikeyj350
For what it's worth, in the near-ish future (4-6...

For what it's worth, in the near-ish future (4-6 weeks?) I will be selling two Bendix 1200-series mags (IO-540) freshly overhauled by Eagle Magneto with yellow tags.

They currently have zero hours...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,724
Posted By mikeyj350
Just as another data point, the G3X touch system...

Just as another data point, the G3X touch system has the same feature as well, by configuring a discrete input function as either of the following:

From rev. Z of the install manual, pg 31-125:
1....
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 43,846
Posted By mikeyj350
Install manual?

I may have missed an answer already on this, but is there an ETA on the release of the installation manual for the GTX 45R? Or maybe it's already out and I just can't find it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,436
Posted By mikeyj350
I *believe* the governor drive is clockwise, when...

I *believe* the governor drive is clockwise, when facing the base of the GOVERNOR. So, I guess facing the engine governor pad it would be counter-clockwise. But... see this is where I get confused....
Forum: Propellers 08-17-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,271
Posted By mikeyj350
Yes, while I'm no expert on governors I did have...

Yes, while I'm no expert on governors I did have to learn a bit about drive ratios to make sure I ordered the right one for our narrow-deck IO-540.

The 6-cyls are all up front (I'm fairly certain at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,436
Posted By mikeyj350
Hi Vic, I went through the same gymnastics to...

Hi Vic, I went through the same gymnastics to figure out what all options needed to be checked when I ordered mine and came to the same conclusion.

-Governor drive is Clockwise and .895:1 for 6cyl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By mikeyj350
Sorry you had a bad experience... I've visited...

Sorry you had a bad experience... I've visited OSH numerous times during the "offseason" and have never had any trouble getting shuttled over to the museum or to grab a bite to eat. The staff at...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,693
Posted By mikeyj350
If it were me, I'd do everything I can to put the...

If it were me, I'd do everything I can to put the #19 hole in the correct location, since the holes in the fairings are pre-punched. The fairing will cover that whole rivet line, so even if there is...
Forum: Northeast 06-21-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,380
Posted By mikeyj350
Just read the NOTAM a hundred times over and...

Just read the NOTAM a hundred times over and you'll be fine :) It can certainly get hectic at times but like Bob mentioned if you plan your arrival day and time correctly it's not too bad. Fred...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,824
Posted By mikeyj350
Hi Charlie... yes, I remember this and it is just...

Hi Charlie... yes, I remember this and it is just a mistake in the plans, the counts are off a bit for a few of the ribs. Put a rivet in each hole that you match-drilled, with the exception of the...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,619
Posted By mikeyj350
Count us +2 both in! As with last year, we'll be...

Count us +2 both in! As with last year, we'll be arriving early, camping in the N40, and happy to help with any errands, setup, or teardown/cleanup tasks that may arise.

Look forward to seeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 34,567
Posted By mikeyj350
We'll be there!

4th Oshkosh, 3rd RV Social... Sarah and I are looking forward to it!!

(We may disappear for a bit to go check out that band no one's heard of though) :)

Let us know if there's anything we can help...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,654
Posted By mikeyj350
I guess my thought would be to use it basically...

I guess my thought would be to use it basically anytime you want automatic coordinated flight. I'd turn it off for unusual maneuvers or any other time you want "full" control of the airplane, and of...
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,351
Posted By mikeyj350
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,222
Posted By mikeyj350
PM Sent...

PM Sent...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,654
Posted By mikeyj350
Just a small clarification, I believe you can...

Just a small clarification, I believe you can still hand-fly with the Y/D engaged, they are two separate functions within the autopilot. I'm actually more of a stick-and-rudder, hand-flying kind of...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,654
Posted By mikeyj350
That's why we decided to fab our own mount... it...

That's why we decided to fab our own mount... it isn't done so I haven't posted much info on our blog about it yet (I haven't posted much of *anything* lately :(), but basically you start with Van's...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,654
Posted By mikeyj350
I think we'd all agree it's not a "must" have,...

I think we'd all agree it's not a "must" have, but the -10's I've ridden in so far do seem to have just a smidge of tail wag, particularly in slow[er] flight and mild or greater turbulence. For...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,705
Posted By mikeyj350
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,116
Posted By mikeyj350
Please add our email as well......

Please add our email as well... thanks!

mikeyj350@gmail.com
Forum: Autopilots 04-18-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,452
Posted By mikeyj350
To expand on what the others have said, the roll...

To expand on what the others have said, the roll servo goes on the spar (typically right wing, I believe), and the servo installation kit will come with its own bracket that replaces the lower...
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 626,132
Posted By mikeyj350
Required matching flight suit...

Required matching flight suit :D

http://www.factslides.com/imgs/ronald.jpg

Seriously though, I like the layout a lot, very similar to what we decided on. I like the symmetric look very much. I'm...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,414
Posted By mikeyj350
I vaguely remember this, yes there are 8 rivets...

I vaguely remember this, yes there are 8 rivets and not 4. Nothing else attaches or sandwiches here, and if I remember correctly we did install all 8 for each of the outer ribs (except of course the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,183
Posted By mikeyj350
Hi David, I think there are a couple ways to go...

Hi David, I think there are a couple ways to go about answering your questions. Searching on the forum will certainly get you a number of hits, but I'll try and break things down quickly into four...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,366
Posted By mikeyj350
I'm assuming maybe you don't have the fuselage...

I'm assuming maybe you don't have the fuselage kit yet so you can't trace out a template? IMHO it can wait until later in the build since it's easy to get to basically anytime, but if you'd like to...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By mikeyj350
Horseshoes and hand grenades

I, too, was all worried about making this block "perfectly" to spec... and I did spend the extra time (with my mediocre-at-best woodworking skills) to make it pretty close to what the plans called...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,421
Posted By mikeyj350
Congrats and welcome!!! :D

Congrats and welcome!!! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,419
Posted By mikeyj350
Glad you made it safely! :D I also echo your...

Glad you made it safely! :D

I also echo your sentiments towards the EAA tech counselors... our RV isn't flying yet but even so I can't say enough about the value of "peer reviewed" work, not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By mikeyj350
Stop-drill

Hi Jeff... I had almost the same exact problem but on a sister part, the F-1020-R baggage floor rib, and it was just for a single crack. I wrote about it in the last half of this blog entry from June...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,702
Posted By mikeyj350
Your aft or my aft?

If by "aft" top skin you mean the one aft of the one Bob mentioned... some do and some don't. I don't think it would affect the rigidity much for storage purposes. Certainly the forward-most top skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,419
Posted By mikeyj350
I came back to Cedar Rapids IA from the west...

I came back to Cedar Rapids IA from the west coast along an essentially similar route in 2013. Generally speaking it was Mojave to Vegas to Albuquerque, and then back (we took a northern route on the...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,984
Posted By mikeyj350
The C4B5 is rated lower (2575 RPM / 250 HP) due...

The C4B5 is rated lower (2575 RPM / 250 HP) due to the airframe/engine/propeller combo (e.g. Aztec) that it is intended and certified for. Specifically, I believe it was a propeller limitation if I...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,337
Posted By mikeyj350
I was also worried that the doors wouldn't open...

I was also worried that the doors wouldn't open all the way since most of our shop only has an 8' ceiling with fluorescent lights that hang down from there. I was surprised to find I had a fair...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,210
Posted By mikeyj350
Hi Rob (and welcome)! I'm one of the builders in...

Hi Rob (and welcome)! I'm one of the builders in Cedar Rapids Bob mentioned. Of the 2-3 projects I know of in the area, I think ours is the farthest along (you can sit in it and make airplane noises!...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By mikeyj350
Happy to help! :)

Happy to help! :)
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By mikeyj350
Alright, I rigged up my elevators to the control...

Alright, I rigged up my elevators to the control column last night and I've got some numbers that I hope are both correct and helpful. Keep in mind this was an initial "test" rigging and not a final...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By mikeyj350
I'm curious about stick travel as well. If I can...

I'm curious about stick travel as well. If I can make time tonight I'll rig up my elevators and measure for you guys. I've got my emp attached and control system parts done, just never rigged it all...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,115
Posted By mikeyj350
Mike/Bob/Carl- Thanks for the replies! I wondered...

Mike/Bob/Carl- Thanks for the replies! I wondered about the possibility of contact between the door and frame, and also the idea of doing the 45* bevel, meaning there's a sharp 135* corner at the...
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