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Old 02-21-2006, 09:57 PM
TimO TimO is offline
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Thumbs up Tim Olson's RV-10

Started 2/12/2006. By 6/8/2006 I'm almost at 84 spectacular hours.
My site at has lots more info on the project. Will be at OSH for sure. Look me up if you're a -10 builder!

Last edited by TimO : 06-09-2006 at 11:15 PM.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:00 AM
brenthg brenthg is offline
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Default N331JH New Paint

We finally got 'er done. You can't see the detail on the wings, the graphic represents monarch butterfly wings. Here's a couple of photos:

Jim Headberg / Owner
West Palm Beach, FL

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Old 06-11-2006, 09:42 PM
MichRV10 MichRV10 is offline
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I recieved my airworthy certificat on 7-21-06 from DAR Ted Gauthier. Very through and professional and explains every phase of the flight process.
finished putting inspection plates and seats in today and launched off for the first flight. Everything worked well during the one hour flight. during the first landing when I used the hat trim switch it Quit and the #5 cylinder cht and egt redlined on the GRT.
Landed and took the cowling off, a little oil leak fixed, removed the fuel injector and it was partialy clogged with some forgien gunk from some where.
The realay in the CH products stick grip burnt out, this is an ongoing problem from what I understand with no fix from CH products they refund $40.00 and you are on your own.
Other than that a PERFECT flight. Time to go for the second flight before it gets dark.

Last edited by MichRV10 : 07-22-2006 at 05:10 PM. Reason: First flight 7-22-06
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:18 PM
MichRV10 MichRV10 is offline
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First flight for 3135F Went out for and hour and what a rush great flight and nothing bad to report, other than I can't get the RV grin off my face. It may be permant.

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Old 07-23-2006, 11:34 AM
Rick S. Rick S. is offline
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Location: Las Vegas
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Although I'm not flying yet, I used a relay bank I made from relays I bought from McMaster-Carr for my aileron and elevator trim. From what I can tell there are not any relays in my CH stick. Is it possible that they eliminated them from newer models? My grips are 4 months old. The wiring diagram that came with the sticks showed the sticks hooked up to a trim relay board from Ray Allen I think. I have heard other say they had relays in their grips but I have straight swithches from what I can tell.
Rick Sked
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:23 PM
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Do a search for this, there was a thread in the last few months.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:39 PM
dav1111 dav1111 is offline
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Default N710RV Painted

Happy Builder/Spouse

First Flight was 7-28-06. Flys like a dream, only wish I had a little more elevator with full flaps, 75mph, and only a pilot on board. It has just enough but I have the MT prop and have 18 pounds less weight up front.

Still playing with the three screen GRT EFIS
Russ Daves
Lubbock, TX
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N710RV - RV-10 Sold
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:08 PM
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I sent the links to my dad. He works at the FAA office (in Lubbock) and mention your plane to me. Nice looking bird.
RV-4 fastback thread and Pics
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The information that I post is just that; information and my own personal experiences. You need to weigh out the pros and cons and make up your own mind/decisions. The pictures posted may not show the final stage or configuration. Build at your own risk.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:12 PM
TSwezey TSwezey is offline
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Location: Savannah, GA
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It looks great but it would look much better being Maroon and White!
Gig'em Aggies!
RV-10 Vesta V8 LS2/BMA EFIS/One formerly flying at 3J1 Hobbs stopped at 150 hours
Savannah, GA and Ridgeland, SC
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:42 AM
Jim & Julie Wade Jim & Julie Wade is offline
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Default Flying

First flight Oct.1!!!!!!!!!! It is everything you could hope for.
Would post picture, but can't figure out how to attach it.
Jim & Julie

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