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Old 03-20-2013, 10:18 PM
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Default First Condition Inspection

So it is already time to do the conditional inspection for the first time.

A few things that am including is upgrading the main wheel pant brackets with Sean's RV-10 bracket supports. They worked loose about 1/2 way through the year (150 hrs or so) and now on of them is loose again. (280+ hrs).

I had to replace the original NGK standard plugs so I went ahead and got the iridium plugs so they should last a lot longer. The original set looks like they should have been changed several oil changes ago.

The oil filter was very clean. I hope it stays that way.

Compression was 77/80 on the lowest one and did a bore scope inspection on all cyl's. I have never done that before but all the valves looked great and the cyl walls still have nice hone marks in them.

I rotated the main tires at 200hrs or so and they look like they should make another 200 hrs.

Taking the seats out for access is kind of a pain but it can be managed.



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Old 03-20-2013, 10:57 PM
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...condition inspection...
There. Fixed it for ya.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:33 AM
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I built a 7 and am not familiar enough with the 10. It looks like the first photo is looking aft into the fuselage behind the baggage bulkhead. What is the thing that looks like a carbon fiber tank with what looks like a differential pressure tester hooked up to it?

Congrats on you 1rst conditional inspection and your 280 hrs in one year!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:38 AM
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So it is already time to do the conditional inspection for the first time.

A few things that am including is upgrading the main wheel pant brackets with Sean's RV-10 bracket supports. They worked loose about 1/2 way through the year (150 hrs or so) and now on of them is loose again. (280+ hrs).

I had to replace the original NGK standard plugs so I went ahead and got the iridium plugs so they should last a lot longer. The original set looks like they should have been changed several oil changes ago.

The oil filter was very clean. I hope it stays that way.

Compression was 77/80 on the lowest one and did a bore scope inspection on all cyl's. I have never done that before but all the valves looked great and the cyl walls still have nice hone marks in them.

I rotated the main tires at 200hrs or so and they look like they should make another 200 hrs.

Taking the seats out for access is kind of a pain but it can be managed.
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I built a 7 and am not familiar enough with the 10. It looks like the first photo is looking aft into the fuselage behind the baggage bulkhead. What is the thing that looks like a carbon fiber tank with what looks like a differential pressure tester hooked up to it?

Congrats on you 1rst conditional inspection and your 280 hrs in one year!

Condition......condition........it is a Condition Inspection.

(As in "This aircraft is in a safe condition for flight...")
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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Condition......condition........it is a Condition Inspection.

(As in "This aircraft is in a safe condition for flight...")
Looks like I am not the only one that is bugged by incorrect terminology.

All the FAA paperwork and Operating Limitations that I have seen says that a "Condition Inspection" is required every 12-calendar months.

I know the FAA wants the correct terminology written in the log or they do not recognize that the once a year condition inspection was completed.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:21 AM
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There. Fixed it for ya.
And I fixed the thread title.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:22 AM
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looks like he's doing air-conditioner check so blackbox part of air-conditioner wonderful if you live in the South. I live in S. FL so one of the best add ons I did.
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I built a 7 and am not familiar enough with the 10. It looks like the first photo is looking aft into the fuselage behind the baggage bulkhead. What is the thing that looks like a carbon fiber tank with what looks like a differential pressure tester hooked up to it?

Congrats on you 1rst conditional inspection and your 280 hrs in one year!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM
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Looking good Weasel! You sure get good use out of yours, I'm jealous. Mine starts its inspection this weekend, bet I've got a longer list of updates/fixes/squawks than you!

Didn't think I'd need to check my AC system pressure though, did you have an issue or is that a recommended check?

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Old 03-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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Sadly...

It's not totally fixed. Believe it or not, the FAA Flight Standards guidance says:

"...5-1218 GENERAL. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65, ? 65.104 says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues Repairman Experimental Aircraft certificates for individual builders of aircraft certificated under the 14 CFR part 21 experimental category for the purpose of performing conditional inspections . ..." (See http://fsims.faa.gov/PICDetail.aspx?...257689004B8F08)

I wonder why it's so hard to ... never mind.

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:04 PM
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Which is why its Conditional on your (local FAA) interpretation....
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