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Forum: RV-10 04-19-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,871
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,871
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
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, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,489
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,746
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,857
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, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,200
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, 08:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,759
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,331
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,142
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,922
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,164
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,164
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,682
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,164
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,806
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,806
Posted By iwannarv
Surprised the folks at Gallagher didn't catch on...

Surprised the folks at Gallagher didn't catch on that the supplied quote was wildly outrageous. Yes you will get dinged for low time... But, I'd try to get 10 hours of TT or dual...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,300
Posted By iwannarv
New, used, overhauled, etc..... You'll be looking...

New, used, overhauled, etc..... You'll be looking for a -D4A5 or -C4B5 variant. If you want HP, you can have Aerosport or Barrett build a nice engine of these variants to near 300hp. The airframe...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By iwannarv
Reading parking brake threads I feel like the odd...

Reading parking brake threads I feel like the odd one out. I never considered not installing one. I seem to use them even if its a calm/clear day with/without chocks. Why not use it if its available?...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,862
Posted By iwannarv
PPonk or Skyways O-470-U is a 470 case modified...

PPonk or Skyways O-470-U is a 470 case modified with 520 cylinders for 260-280HP. Common mod for the 182s flown higher elevations and backcountry.

470 is a good motor, but probably not any net gain...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By iwannarv
I've read that the 6" length is suitable. I have...

I've read that the 6" length is suitable. I have all my parts and pieces, but haven't begun the install yet.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By iwannarv
I'm using the FS20x7T as others have used. Best...

I'm using the FS20x7T as others have used. Best price was directly from VANS. LINK (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?browse=airframe&product=fuel-selector-valve).

I ordered the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,966
Posted By iwannarv
You'll find between the major manufacturers that...

You'll find between the major manufacturers that the price of equipment isn't that far off from one another. So a G3X/GTN IFR panel can cost very close to an HDX/Avidyne or HDX/GTN IFR panel. Both...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By iwannarv
Curious since you report 'not damaged', where the...

Curious since you report 'not damaged', where the hinge failed, as well as where the gas strut/attachment failed?
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,123
Posted By iwannarv
Garmin GTX335w/WAAS is a nice option for a single...

Garmin GTX335w/WAAS is a nice option for a single installed unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By iwannarv
That was an adventure.

That was an adventure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By iwannarv
Pretty high HP for a -10. A parallel valve -540...

Pretty high HP for a -10. A parallel valve -540 can be built up to 300hp fairly reliably and many -10s flying with that and have stellar performance.

If I was going to do one of these water cool...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,928
Posted By iwannarv
While not the 'cheap route', have you considered...

While not the 'cheap route', have you considered a ground adjustable composite prop such as the WhirlWind?
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By iwannarv
1. Several threads available for suggestions....

1. Several threads available for suggestions. Here is one you could star with. (https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=166693)

2. You can request the full 'Bill of Materials' for each...
Forum: Propellers 10-19-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,888
Posted By iwannarv
What is your average flight profile and airport...

What is your average flight profile and airport environment? I'd bet most are pitching for cruise, or redline ~2700 RPM at 10k WOT. RVs perform pretty well on takeoff, even with a cruise pitched...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,857
Posted By iwannarv
I like the PPS, and think it will be a great...

I like the PPS, and think it will be a great product. But I'll probably spend the $1500 elsewhere. If the checkbook were no issue I'd likely have it.

Maybe down the road if a solenoid strands me at...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,102
Posted By iwannarv
I purchased a core engine from another RV10...

I purchased a core engine from another RV10 builder (C4B5 off an Aztec), and have already had certified/rebuilt the case/crank/cam etc from the groups in Tulsa. With the additional parts needed to be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By iwannarv
It happens (and will happen again). Kitchen spoon...

It happens (and will happen again). Kitchen spoon can work miracles, and paint guys can help. Build on!
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-25-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,409
Posted By iwannarv
While not well advertised, Adept Airmotive is...

While not well advertised, Adept Airmotive is starting to liven up.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By iwannarv
Hi - sorry I re-read my post and have corrected...

Hi - sorry I re-read my post and have corrected it. You do still need to arm Approach Mode (APR) even if hand flying. This queues the Flight Director to lock onto the glide path and follow it. This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By iwannarv
It could be confusing in this discussion to...

It could be confusing in this discussion to differentiate between 'Activating Approach (GTN)' and 'Arming Approach (Autopilot)'.

You'll always need to activate the approach on the IFR Navigator. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By iwannarv
Are these what you are referring...

Are these what you are referring to?

https://www.bigskyrobotics.com/bsr-landing-light-mounts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By iwannarv
I used my home/auto insurer - Farm Bureau - on a...

I used my home/auto insurer - Farm Bureau - on a 20 year term, 500k policy at $48/mo I believe.... Did have the aviation question, but nothing experimental specific. The final policy did not have any...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By iwannarv
Mine is situated like your photo on the right....

Mine is situated like your photo on the right. Both fuse skins overlap the tailcone skins entirely. (You have that one on the left photo wedged in between)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By iwannarv
Good way to use those new-found crimping skills!...

Good way to use those new-found crimping skills! I think I'll use this technique - I was wondering what to use as to not get any stretch/unwinding in whatever string material I was going to use.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,720
Posted By iwannarv
Thanks for this! I have a 3yr old and 6mo old -...

Thanks for this! I have a 3yr old and 6mo old - its a great reminder to keep plugging away for the end reward having family adventures with them. I've had a lot of help with the build and still might...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,080
Posted By iwannarv
You're right that most (all) certificated...

You're right that most (all) certificated aircraft the the category of aircraft we fly have IAS markings and thats where we fly them up to their service ceiling. We've been trained to use the IAS...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,080
Posted By iwannarv
On the G3X Touch system, you can set a 'TAS VNE'....

On the G3X Touch system, you can set a 'TAS VNE'. This will bring the red/white 'barber pole' down on the airspeed indicator to match current TAS limit to the appropriate IAS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,191
Posted By iwannarv
Agree with the 'if you're this close, maybe find...

Agree with the 'if you're this close, maybe find somebody you can hire to help get across the finish line'. Or hire out the parts you really hate doing.

If after it's flying you still don't like...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,080
Posted By iwannarv
I'm not arguing on the points of your post as I...

I'm not arguing on the points of your post as I agree with you..... But I interpret this section/document just as it says - 'these are the speeds in which to put the marks on the airspeed indicator'....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,883
Posted By iwannarv
Buy the Aeroelectric Connection...

Buy the Aeroelectric Connection (https://www.amazon.com/AeroElectric-Connection-Bob-Nuckolls/dp/B0013Q0SNE) and Aircraft Wiring Guide...
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