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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,263
Posted By Auburntsts
Methinks this thread has run its course and has...

Methinks this thread has run its course and has probably long outlived any usefulness. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,263
Posted By Auburntsts
So what's your objective with this thread? You...

So what's your objective with this thread? You seem to be striving make some sort of point but to what end?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-12-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By Auburntsts
The big thing is for primary IFR nav, it has to...

The big thing is for primary IFR nav, it has to be a TSO'd box (129, 196, 145, or 146) and if it's a 129/196 non-WAAS GPS then you have to have "an alternate approved and operational means of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,263
Posted By Auburntsts
Sigh. Yes, I get that and I didn't mean to imply...

Sigh. Yes, I get that and I didn't mean to imply that Vans doesn't need to market. Obviously they do, I just don't happen to think that traditional marketing is particularly effective at generating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Auburntsts
Exactly! I’m way more concerned with someone...

Exactly! I’m way more concerned with someone swiping one than one falling off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By Auburntsts
Here's what I did based upon the approved min...

Here's what I did based upon the approved min octane for my Lycoming:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/38991443341_52e881362a_b.jpg
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Auburntsts
2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650,...

2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650, and a Garmin SL 30.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,263
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't see how you can quantify VAF's...

I don't see how you can quantify VAF's contribution to Van's sales via a simple poll. As your poll indicates, VAF is only factor for some and that's a only tiny sample of the whole RV builder...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-10-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Auburntsts
If you want the exact angle, the trigonometry...

If you want the exact angle, the trigonometry answer using your example is the inverse tangent of the altitude divided by the distance.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-09-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Auburntsts
It works. Sorry to hear you are selling— she...

It works. Sorry to hear you are selling— she looks like a beaut!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Auburntsts
It makes some tasks easier as everything is...

It makes some tasks easier as everything is displayed in one place vs having to page around and it can free up screens to show other data, but that's primarily personal preference. For example, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Auburntsts
You could. Only the nav database is required for...

You could. Only the nav database is required for IFR flight. All of the other databases are just gravy and aren't legally required to be kept current.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes it's legal. The TSO'd navigator with a...

Yes it's legal. The TSO'd navigator with a current database fills the navigation square and any EFIS, regardless of brand, that provides for the proper system annunciations and nav display (and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Auburntsts
In the past the Android version of GarminPilot...

In the past the Android version of GarminPilot always seemed to be a few steps behind the Apple version, but still worked just fine. I'm a fan of Samsung Galaxy Tabs although my current device is an...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By Auburntsts
Nah. Just best practice to use steel for fuel...

Nah. Just best practice to use steel for fuel line fittings and to firesleeve fuel lines FWF. Everything firewall aft can be aluminum.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By Auburntsts
You might want to consider replacing those...

You might want to consider replacing those aluminum fittings with steel ones.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Auburntsts
Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not...

Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not statistically relevant, I haven't experienced any p-static flying through various forms of precip: mist, light rain, heavy rain, snow, and clouds....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,263
Posted By Auburntsts
Ditto. I would have built my 10 regardless of...

Ditto. I would have built my 10 regardless of whether VAF existed as I started looking at building back in the early 90's (Glasairs and Lancairs), changed my focus to 4-seaters as my family grew...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-07-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Auburntsts
Sold

Prop Gov has been sold.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Auburntsts
I'd contact Max Paszkowski to get it right on the...

I'd contact Max Paszkowski to get it right on the form at macpaszkowski@aircraftpropeller.com or 847-541-1133 Ext 108.

He helped me when I bought a PCU5000 for my 540.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes, this is the one MT sent me after my original...

Yes, this is the one MT sent me after my original one died (same model but built in 2012). My insurance paid me and MT said it wasn't their fault as it as installed on an experimental, yadda, yadda,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Auburntsts
FS: MT P860-3 Prop Gov - SOLD

New MT P860-3 prop governor, never installed, 0 hours. Manufactured in 2016 and unaffected by SB 31. $950 - shipping anywhere in the contiguous US included.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Auburntsts
The sensor is tight and nothing is loose FWF. I...

The sensor is tight and nothing is loose FWF. I have not looked at the ADAHRS connection but if that's loose it would have to be the individual pins in the D-sub and not the whole connector. I'll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Auburntsts
G3X Erratic RPM Indication

I have recently developed erratic RPM indications on my legacy G3X. This developed on a long cross-country flight over Thanksgiving and was duplicated on a local flight this weekend. The sensor is...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Auburntsts
No magnetometer interference from the ELT antenna...

No magnetometer interference from the ELT antenna or the seatbelt attach hardware.

My ADAHRS (a Garmin GSU 73) is mounted behind the instrument panel. I preferred that location to keep all of my...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By Auburntsts
So here's what I did: -- My VOR I mounted on the...

So here's what I did:
-- My VOR I mounted on the bottom of the tailcone under the HS so I put a doubler in there
-- Installed the Van's AHRS shelf per the shelf plans to the left of the elevator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By Auburntsts
Fantastic news Tom!

Fantastic news Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah, don't do it unless you're prepared to empty...

Yeah, don't do it unless you're prepared to empty your wallet. ;):D
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By Auburntsts
Never heard that before. Near sea level I...

Never heard that before. Near sea level I takeoff with the flaps in reflex all the time and the takeoff run is not excessive even at gross.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Auburntsts
Wrapping the bundle with a bit of self-fusing...

Wrapping the bundle with a bit of self-fusing silicone tape (aka rescue tape) works.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,766
Posted By Auburntsts
Generally I lay a water soaked microfiber cloth...

Generally I lay a water soaked microfiber cloth on the windshield/leading edges/spinner/wheel pants/etc for a minute or so to loosen things up then use the same cloth to wipe if off. I then dry with...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't recall the size of the bead but I'm...

I don't recall the size of the bead but I'm guessing somewhere in between a 1/8" and 1/4". For the rear windows I used a combination of duct tape and aluminum spring clamps (1/2" wide aluminum...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By Auburntsts
There's an article in the Sep 2010 edition of...

There's an article in the Sep 2010 edition of Sport Aviation about DIY runway lighting. I tried to post the link out the SA archives but it doesn't work for some reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Auburntsts
$10K+ in labor! :eek: If I were you I'd think...

$10K+ in labor! :eek: If I were you I'd think about getting my hands dirty, hook up with a local builder if you don't have the skills, tools, and/or confidence (pay'em in beer and pizza) and replace...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Auburntsts
Lets see, I don't recall exactly when I built the...

Lets see, I don't recall exactly when I built the stand but I'm pretty sure I didn't start using it until I mounted the outboard leading edges in Sec 17. I didn't edge deburr the spar but I did...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By Auburntsts
True, but it can't just be any schmuck pilot off...

True, but it can't just be any schmuck pilot off the street until the Initial Test Package (ITP) is completed by the builder pilot. Until that's done then the addional Pilot has to meet "Qualified"...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By Auburntsts
GarminPilot does it too.

GarminPilot does it too.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Auburntsts
I re-purposed the F-1048F Facet fuel pump bracket...

I re-purposed the F-1048F Facet fuel pump bracket and mounted my filter to it. The EFII fuel pump is just off picture to the right.
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_473/full/FP19052012A0003T.jpg
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By Auburntsts
+1

This. I copied an Excel W&B sheet and modified for my plane. It has 2 separate graphs-- takeoff and landing. I run both to insure I'm good to go as I burn fuel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By Auburntsts
I should have stated that I also have 2...

I should have stated that I also have 2 glaresheld vents too.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By Auburntsts
I used 40# bags of mulch. Some have used bags of...

I used 40# bags of mulch. Some have used bags of water softener salt pellets or cement. The idea was to use something that's easy to get and useful after the test flight. Whatever you use just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,382
Posted By Auburntsts
Look at my previous post. I was wrong, although...

Look at my previous post. I was wrong, although the"insert" term threw me.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,382
Posted By Auburntsts
I think they are copper wrapped asbestos so I...

I think they are copper wrapped asbestos so I stand corrected
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,382
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm talking about plain cooper washers only --...

I'm talking about plain cooper washers only -- AN900 and AN4027s. Can't speak to other types, especially with inserts.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,382
Posted By Auburntsts
So? I didn't point the procedure out as a cost...

So? I didn't point the procedure out as a cost savings--I've bought new ones myself. I did it to point out you don't have to buy a new one if you don't want to or if time is of the essence. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By Auburntsts
I didn't install one. My GTN 650 has a built-in...

I didn't install one. My GTN 650 has a built-in fan, but I don't think that in most instances an external fan is required for today's avionics. However, I have nothing factual to back that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-11-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,465
Posted By Auburntsts
That is a true understatement. It's neat looking...

That is a true understatement. It's neat looking but you could buy 2 traditional aircraft tugs for the price of this or 8 snowblowers. I've been known to splurge on aircraft ****, but yikes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,382
Posted By Auburntsts
You can reuse that crush washer (and the ones for...

You can reuse that crush washer (and the ones for the spark plugs too) if you want, just anneal them. Heat it with a propane torch until it glows. I hold it over the flame with a piece of safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,071
Posted By Auburntsts
Mel I wasn't asking you why - I asking Tim why.

Mel I wasn't asking you why - I asking Tim why.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,071
Posted By Auburntsts
Why? All they did was drop the " IS...

Why? All they did was drop the " IS AMATEUR-BUILT" from the current placard. I do hate it though as to me it implies that my aircraft is some how sub-standard.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-08-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Auburntsts
Ramblings from the hangar...VP-200 Replacement

As some may recall, my Vertical Power VP-200’s Display Unit died on me a few months ago. I had the unit repaired but it was subsequently lost in shipment by FEDEX. As the VP-200 is an obsolete...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
Necessary -- no. Nice to have, yes as it gives...

Necessary -- no. Nice to have, yes as it gives pax more airflow options.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By Auburntsts
Kinda -- what they did was determine the heavy...

Kinda -- what they did was determine the heavy side of the tire. Just lining up your tube's valve stem, supposedly the heavy side of the tube, does not necessarily "balance" the entire wheel...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
Here's pic after I installed mine....

Here's pic after I installed mine.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36219901434_d34ae68769_z.jpg

No issues interfering with the right side static port that I've been able to notice.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By Auburntsts
You don't need special tools, but a motorcycle...

You don't need special tools, but a motorcycle tire balancer makes it easier. I've got one like this: http://www.marcparnes.com/Buyers_Guide.htm
iMO If you skip it for now you should be fine...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
It's fine in the air, a bit weak on the ground. ...

It's fine in the air, a bit weak on the ground. Mine is on the right side so maybe if it was one the left it would benefit more from the spiraling prop slip stream but that's just a guess. Of...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By Auburntsts
Well, I'd say here are no absolutes as there are...

Well, I'd say here are no absolutes as there are a number of variables involved that will affect starting -- battery age, time on the starting mag, etc. There have been cases where 540s started just...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO there's nothing system wise that "has" to be...

IMO there's nothing system wise that "has" to be mounted at a given time. Having said that, there are certain points in the build that are definitely more optimal (ie makes it easier) to install a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Auburntsts
I think the rationale is the battery lead to the...

I think the rationale is the battery lead to the bus tends to be quite large -- in my case 2AWG. If I've got something drawing enough amps to fry that wire then I've got bigger problems than not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Auburntsts
I use ANLs on my B-leads between the alternators...

I use ANLs on my B-leads between the alternators and the bus, but nothing from the battery contactor to the bus. FWIW, I use CB's on the alternator field wires and ATC type fuses for everything else.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By Auburntsts
IIRC, I initially ran about 25', but trimmed it...

IIRC, I initially ran about 25', but trimmed it back to something closer to 20' based upon the exact routing and termination points.

Yes, calculate the gauge based upon the whole run from the bus...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,535
Posted By Auburntsts
I cut mine and attached the vent (I only have...

I cut mine and attached the vent (I only have one) after I had joined the tailcone to the fuse but before that last tailcone top skin was riveted on.
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