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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By rocketman1988
Dang

Too slow again!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,130
Posted By rocketman1988
no worse

No worse than using a #1 Phillips driver where a #2 is required...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,130
Posted By rocketman1988
Cause that's the way it's always been...

Cause that's the way it's always been done...:D:rolleyes:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,130
Posted By rocketman1988
Not All

No, SOME Stainless is soft. There are alloys that approach or exceed the strength of the carbon steel used for AN507 screws.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,130
Posted By rocketman1988
Torx

If you are stripping Torx head screws, you are doing something wrong, using the wrong size bit, or the screws are of questionable quality. With a #6 size Torx screw, you are more likely to shear the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

Yes, I know, hence the Tic…
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By rocketman1988
How

With all the talk about engineering, I am wondering how anybody ever survived without a full structural analysis, CFD run, stability and control program, and a certified engine…

Tic
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By rocketman1988
Interesting

Interesting because as the manufacturer of the aircraft, you can assign any weight you want as long as it is tested during phase 1. Wasn't there a guy that put a 3600 lb gross on an rv-10? I had not...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,053
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree. Lots of "sour grapes" speaking out...

Agree. Lots of "sour grapes" speaking out here...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,338
Posted By rocketman1988
well

It is too bad that N. Tesla was not allowed to complete his research and the large scale test. That set us back almost 100 years.

It is an interesting story, though. Dig into it and you will likely...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-24-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By rocketman1988
No

The battery can ACCEPT 80A for charge; you can use anything smaller, ie 70A, to charge it. The reason it is popping the breaker is because the battery can ACCEPT 80A and 70A is available but it is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By rocketman1988
PP sent

PP sent...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By rocketman1988
I’ll take it

If it is still available, I will take it… PayPal ok?
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-16-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,338
Posted By rocketman1988
Tesla

I think y'all are going the wrong way. Almost a century ago Tesla (the original one) successfully demonstrated wireless energy transmission. He never was able to go large scale as funding for the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-14-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
engineering

"...Sometimes we just have to be okay designing to mitigate risk vs having a certainty that there is no risk at all though..."

The only way to have no risk at all, in an airplane, is to not fly...of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-14-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

"...Full aircraft parachutes have saved a lot of people..."

That is a whole other can of worms, based on marketing and an incomplete data set.

The great thing is that in experimental aviation you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,764
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

You may want to post the average total time, too. It is likely much higher than 1500 hours…
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks

Thanks Mark, as you know our installs are identical, so I won’t post my pix…
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
schedule

Haven't had it in that long but checked at the last oil change, about 25 hours after it was installed. Light coking around the perimeter of the tube. It is located in an area that I can see with my...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
separator

I installed the antisplat separator on my -10 with no mods. I have the Custom Aircraft exhaust and located the connection in the collector...

Not near the hangar currently, so no pix right now...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By rocketman1988
And yet…

…and yet there are thousands of aircraft out there flying with holes drilled by a standard drill bit…

Just sayin’…
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By rocketman1988
leaks

I put loctite 567 on the bleed screw threads and had absolutely no issues. Brakes have been rock solid for over two years...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

"...Vacuum from the top did not work for me. I went back to pumping from the bottom..."

I would be curious to know why the vacuum didn't work...in reality, either method does exactly the same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By rocketman1988
Bleeding

I think the biggest issue with bleeding the brakes is leaking connections. Use Loctite 567 or similar on all NPT threads.

If you pull a vacuum on the reservoir (high) side, bubbles with naturally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,995
Posted By rocketman1988
I guess your car doesn't count?

I guess your car doesn't count?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,995
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe "resistance" would be a better word. My...

Maybe "resistance" would be a better word.

My point is that anybody trying to leverage new tech, whether it is EFII, Avionics, Engines, etc. is met with huge resistance...and now it is beginning to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By rocketman1988
Mity vac

I used a mighty vac attached to the reservoir. Put a jar of fluid at the bleed screw, open the screw and the fluid moves from the caliper to the reservoir with zero bubbles. Easy peasy.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By rocketman1988
Gp

Use a couple of GP pins and set them to active hi. Connect them to the supply power on each individual pump. When the pump sees 12v, the GP will see that voltage and present your pump running message.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By rocketman1988
Txpndr

Realize that the 45r has Bluetooth so it has an antenna. Any metal bulkhead or panel between that antenna and the cockpit will reduce the signal, if not block it. If you aren’t using it, then it’s no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,995
Posted By rocketman1988
Or…

The risk of a new ignition system, fuel system, avionics system, or heaven forbid, new engine system…exactly why we can’t leverage modern tech…so we are stuck in a “that’s the way it’s always been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,973
Posted By rocketman1988
Interesting

I find the concept of “just save up until you can buy the kit” interesting, from a numbers standpoint.

How much can one save monthly to afford to buy a $60k kit, $50k avionics, and a $60K...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,625
Posted By rocketman1988
So glad

So glad I opted for a remote filter; no muss, no fuss.
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,469
Posted By rocketman1988
Tekton

I’ve had pretty good luck with Tekton tools. 34 piece, six point, deep set is $98…
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,503
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe a servo issue

Looks like I have something else to check now. Seems as if many have a working system with the VPX below 80%, so I am guessing my servo is not performing to spec.

For those running VPX speed trim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,960
Posted By rocketman1988
It is dependent on what type of extinguisher was...

It is dependent on what type of extinguisher was used but yes, some are VERY corrosive to aluminum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By rocketman1988
printing

A Staples store or similar can probably do it...not sure if it would be a reasonable price...
Forum: Propellers 09-01-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By rocketman1988
Note

Note the original issue date of the SB. The AD was in response to the props that had not complied with the SB. This is what the guys at mt said this Oshkosh…
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

yep, lawyers...
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,778
Posted By rocketman1988
Unless

Unless you mention you are using EFII or SDS…then expect the cold shoulder.

Such a shame, as the panel I got from Stein was a work of art.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By rocketman1988
Poh

Yes, a nice poh would be great. Unfortunately, writing one is not required and every airplane is different.

If the builder did not write one, start making your own. You will need to research each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By rocketman1988
Unfortunately, I hear this far too often while...

Unfortunately, I hear this far too often while instructing. As stated before, flying is a perishable skill; if you do not use it, you will lose it. More importantly, the instructor is tasked with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, flying is a perishable skill; if you don't...

Yes, flying is a perishable skill; if you don't use it, you lose it.

It is nice that you have all of the time required for the license but you will still need to be able to pass an oral examine,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By rocketman1988
wow

Then adding 9:1 and CAI, I should be up around 350!:D

LOL
Forum: GPS 08-28-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By rocketman1988
Not every airport with an ILS has an RNAV...

Not every airport with an ILS has an RNAV overlay.

Not sure where you fly but here in the midwest, it is definitely possible to have weather lower than VFR mins covering an area greater than the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By rocketman1988
Mods

Barrett built my engine and ran it on the dyno.

I have a wide deck IO-540 with cold air induction, EFII, and 9:1 compression. It made right at 290 HP on the dyno.

I know of another builder with the...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-27-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,856
Posted By rocketman1988
Rv-10

Might like to try and make these work for my -10!

Let us know if you are going forward with them!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By rocketman1988
Filter

Do you use it in your -10? Any change in oil pressure noted?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By rocketman1988
Me too

I looked as well…G3X Touch is at 9.0…
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,172
Posted By rocketman1988
The neoprene tape will form around the opening in...

The neoprene tape will form around the opening in one piece. there is only one seam where the two ends meet. I have 200 hours on mine and havent noted any leaks...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-22-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By rocketman1988
This^^^

This or a number of any other calculators. Rule of thumb is 746 w per Hp
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-22-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By rocketman1988
AN ICE, that can power a 900+hp electric motor,...

AN ICE, that can power a 900+hp electric motor, through a genset, that only burns 3-8 gph?

Probably not going to happen.

TANSTAAFL..."There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,949
Posted By rocketman1988
Best Tug

Best Tugs, are well, the Best. Pricey? Yes...but they do the job really well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By rocketman1988
sometimes

Sometimes you must run the application as an administrator. Not sure in this case but thought I would throw it out there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By rocketman1988
details

The devil is always in the details...you can't just put liquid cooled cylinders on and go. You need to have a viable cooling system as well...

Watching these guys closely, though.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
No marking generally indicates a soft rivet, 1100...

No marking generally indicates a soft rivet, 1100 or 3003. Definitely not an AD rivet...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,462
Posted By rocketman1988
Trade

I will trade you for my HF creeper that barely moves when you want it to...:D:D
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,684
Posted By rocketman1988
I guess...

"...If I owned Van's aircraft I would not allow any changes to the kit so's to keep the lawyers at bay..."

I guess I took Dan's comment from a different perspective; order the parts, be happy and...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,684
Posted By rocketman1988
Winner, winner...

Winner, winner...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,684
Posted By rocketman1988
Sad…

Sad that this is how it is going, taking the “experiment” out of experimental…
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,462
Posted By rocketman1988
Creeper

I am 6’1” and 265 lbs. I tried out the aero creeper at Oshkosh and I really like it. I liked the deluxe model better than the standard one. I will be getting one for sure. Their Oshkosh deal is...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,550
Posted By rocketman1988
Just an fyi. If you are using the aerosport...

Just an fyi. If you are using the aerosport overhead for vent air, it is typically pressurized from the aft naca vents. Splitting the fore and aft would require additional mods. I actually saw a...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,397
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Or you can apply clear packing tape to the empennage where the fairing fits, then apply epoxy/flox/cabo to the fairing flanges, and install the fairing. When the epoxy had cured, remove the fairing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

"...To the OP: you’re going to see some friendly - and sometimes not so friendly - banter here..."

Wow, a bit sensitive?

My comment was in no way meant to be "not so friendly"...in fact, the...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 28,600
Posted By rocketman1988
still

Still won't protect from a lot of the torsional damage seen at Osh2022...
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