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  #31  
Old 04-30-2021, 01:29 AM
travisimperial travisimperial is offline
 
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Iím a bit surprised you havenít had a zillion replies telling you what avionics to buy - so Iíll tell you(!). If you go the Dynon route their standard transponder is a re-branded Trig TT 22 which is mode S-ES. Just add an approved gps to get adsb-out compliance (this can be any garmin tsoíd navigator, or a $500 GRT gps).
I have GRT efisís (and like everyone else, love my choice) and they can interface with a $500 refurbished SkyRadar, with its antennas on the fiberglass door posts.
Works great, and cheaper than a separate USB and separate external antenna.
I am curious where I could go (online or in person) to find out more information about stuff like this? I am also working on the empennage section for an rv-10 and am so unfamiliar with GA avionics that I didnít understand anything you just wrote. Maybe I should sign up for some magazines to get more in the loop?

Great work on the plane and flying Andy.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:14 AM
arr arr is offline
 
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Bob Turner,

Thanks for the input on avionics. I will be in touch.

I can now fly to your airport to meet up

PASSED THE CHECK RIDE YESTERDAY !!

40 YR DREAM......DONE !!

I cannot express what this means.....thanks to all for all the help!

Andy
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:17 AM
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Now back to the RV10.

The empennage is complete and waiting for some attention with fairings, etc.

The fuselage ???? I have no idea when that will be delivered. Has anyone heard back from Vans after the "survey" asking what option we would be willing to take?

1. stick with the original QB order.
2. have an "affected" QB fuse delivered.
3. change to a slow build...

What's the latest?
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:41 AM
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Congratulations, Andy, on the PP. Keep flying while you build (more hours will help with insurance rates, as will getting your instrument rating). Get your high performance endorsement (needed for the -10).
Something to think about: delivery. I flew commercially to Portland, got the recommended U-haul truck, drove to Vans, they loaded a QB fuselage and wings into it, I drove home, arriving about 2 am. Youíd probably need one night in a motel, for Fresno. But - especially for both wings and fuselage in one trip - it was much less expensive than any other delivery method.
Let me know if youíre ever planning on flying into LVK.

Bob
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:01 PM
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Considering looking at the "affected" QB's.

Is that crazy considering a "defect" to be ok in my new plane?

Otherwise, yes, if going up there to pick up the fuselage saves potential damage in shipping and saves considerable time...then the trip would be beneficial and fun.
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Old 09-26-2021, 10:15 PM
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Default Back to building....FINALLY

I have decided to work with a builder's assist in Oregon and just had my fuselage delivered.

It was changed from QB to slow build because of all the delays.

In a few weeks we will travel to the Assist place and get some serious progress going on the RV10.

YES !
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