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Forum: RV-10 10-20-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,012
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Quick Build or Legacy for RV10

You can see that auto engine conversions create quite a discussion thread.

Here are a couple other thoughts not mentioned so far.

You should see if any company will insure a 10 with an automotive...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Bi-fold repair

Cable replacement is easy. Call the mfg and they will help with what you need to order. Measure the cable lengths and door height before you call and have the serial number ready.
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Upgrade

Looks great!
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Rear Baggage Bulkhead Access

It’s easy enough to get the panels off and there are few reasons to look back there between annuals.

But more importantly, that bulkhead is structurally important. I have a problem with amatures...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Cold air in the rear

Also cover the lightening holes in the bulkhead just forward of the baggage door. Some cold air manages to work its way in there, too, which a passenger in the left seat can feel.
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,361
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Van’s Yaw Servo Mount

I keep scratching my head - why all this effort and money and complexity for something not necessary? Got 800 hours on my 10 and the effort to step on the ball for a few seconds each flight hardly...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,644
Posted By Nukeflyboy
SureFly EI

I am a beta tester for SureFly. After about 50 hours or so on a single unit I went dual EI. I have 2 completely independent electrical systems and feel very comfortable with the setup. I now have...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,540
Posted By Nukeflyboy
CO

There is a noticeable “breeze” that comes through the corrugations in the baggage compartment bulkhead. This can be stopped by using triangle shapped foam pieces to seal it. Helps with heating in...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,854
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Weak cabin heat

The cabin is at a lower pressure than the outside, so there is a lot of inleakage. The heaters should put out plenty of heat, assuming they are stock and connected properly.

Pull the tunnel cover. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,540
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Carbon monoxide

I have a CO detector and it, too, sometimes alarms. It seems to occur at low speeds, ie., nose up flight as in a climb or slow flight maneuvering, but only infrequently. Sitting in the queue...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Extra baggage door?

The baggage compartment bulkhead is structural and prevents some twisting motion. Did you do the engineering work to veriify that you did not compromise its integrity?
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By Nukeflyboy
HS holes

I have seen it both ways. Mine are not covered but my a/c is hangared. If yours will spend time outside I would consider it. A high quality clear tape would work. Water drains out OK between the...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,548
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Dual battery location for RV10

I would not put the batteries forward of the firewall, it will only make your CG worse and the temperature will accelerate its degradation.

Bob - you are correct, the 10 lands just fine without the...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,548
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Dual battery location for RV10

My empty CG is 107.82 with design range of 107.84 to 116.24.
Front seat passengers and fuel sit close to the CG making most RV10's nose heavy, not tail heavy. If you put back seat passengers and...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Stick grip and panel clearance

"The RARE times the autopilot is not flying? Really?..."

Really.
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,548
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Dual battery for RV10

Put them both behind the baggage compartment in the tray. I did not have enough room side-by-side so I stacked them, one above the other. They can be mounted in any orientation. I have an Oddessy...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Stick grip and panel clearance

You do not want that stick contacting the panel. Could be grounds for failing the airworthiness inspection.

Cut the stick down as needed. Another consideration to clocking the grip (a good idea)...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,363
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Electrical System Architecture

My system is very similar to Mike Starkey's, except I use a bus tie solenoid as specified in Nuckoll's book. There are many ways to design your system and I doubt that any 2 are alike.

The...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,918
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Congratulations Phil! It is a great feeling and...

Congratulations Phil! It is a great feeling and even better with the support of the family.
It gets even better when you start flying it!
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Nukeflyboy
G3X vibration test failure

Don't hesitate to contact Garmin experimental tech support at G3Xpert@garmin.com

They are quick to reply and very helpful.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,143
Posted By Nukeflyboy
TX Tax Bad Info

There are some misconceptions about the Texas tax passed here.

If you buy an existing (flying) aircraft, you can usually avoid sales tax since it is a "casual buy". Not so from a dealer. Texas...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,589
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Large RPM drop

Scott and Vic are right. I would add to lean aggressively during warmup and taxi. This will minimize plug fouling, which I bet you have. Check the bottom plugs.
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,845
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Insulating rear bulkhead

The cabin pressure is always lower than the tailcone. That is why air flows forward through the corrugations in the aft bulkhead. There MUST be a differential pressure for the air to move. So air...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,193
Posted By Nukeflyboy
ILS approach

I tried 115kts/0 flaps yesterday and it worked well.

For Dave, the 0 flap position is recommended for takeoff and climb. Raise to reflex position when at cruise altitude. Using 0 for the approach...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,371
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Xpdr antenna

The real question is which transponder do you plan to use? If panel mount, then under the seat or in the tunnel works. If remote mounted xpdr, then consider putting it and the antenna behind the...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By Nukeflyboy
MT Prop

Engineers always have a design margin. You can bet that the prop design margin is at least 10% or so. I would not be concerned about your engine and the Van's prop, but if you want to know for sure...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,193
Posted By Nukeflyboy
ILS Approach

Great thread. My safety pilot and I had this same discussion the other day. I have been flying all my approaches at 90 kts with half flaps. It works ok, but frankly that is all I have tried and...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,989
Posted By Nukeflyboy
VOR/ILS antenna

Look at the second post again: Mike had the right answer. The Bob Archer antenna is cheap, no interference, easy installation and access, and works perfectly. No need to reinvent the wheel.
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,459
Posted By Nukeflyboy
autopilot rock and roll

Lateral activity 6
Lateral torque 12
Baud rate 9600
Bank angle Hi
Microactivity 5
GPSS gain 16
Yaw damper N
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,459
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Autopilot rock and roll

I have the same setup with a 650 and do not have that behavior.
What are your lateral steering settings?
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,194
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Aerocentro's Side Stick

That sure looks like a big bite of real estate behind the panel. It would have a big impact on avionics placement or anything else you plan to put there. Looks like a disaster to me. It can't...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,191
Posted By Nukeflyboy
RV-10 elevator trim options

Don't mess with the trim system unless you are an experienced engineer. There is a reason the trim system is different on the 10 and it works just fine. There is a high probability of inducing...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By Nukeflyboy
GS Antenna Question

This doesn't directly answer your question but many of us use a Bob Archer VOR antenna in the wing tip with a splitter for the GS input. Works great.
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,816
Posted By Nukeflyboy
RV10 Panel

You opened a can of worms here, but great discussion.

From someone who flies IFR in the 10:
- put the GTN650 within close reach because you will use it a lot.
- you can't use the right side of the...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,188
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Oxygen in a RV10

I have never had to have my portable bottle serviced by anyone else. I inquired once at the FBO in McCall, ID and they wanted $50. I told them to keep it. To fill I use welding oxygen obtained...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,188
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Oxygen in RV10

I have a portable bottle mounted just behind the left passenger seat, in the baggage compartment. I plumb it to a fitting on the side wall just in front of the baggage door. From there you can run...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,853
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Door latch indicator

Yep, that is right. Relay/switch contactors are either "normally open" or "normally closed", which describe their de-energized state (or un-magnitized). A normally open conact closes when energized...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Hot Cylinders 1&2

How much hotter than the other 4 is the question. Some variation is expected.
Before you make any structural changes make sure your fuel injectors are close to balanced. There should be no more...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,266
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Backup alternator

If your plan to use your 10 for IFR and it is all electric, then you should consider 2 batteries. Set up 2 electrical systems using a standby alternator as primary on the second circuit and install...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By Nukeflyboy
TruTrak Question

I agree with Bob. A separate autopilot head gives you added redundancy and a big help if the EFIS dies. This is an IFR issue and not a big deal if you are VFR only.

Skip the yaw damper, but if...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By Nukeflyboy
RV-10 Oil Cooler on Baffles?

Mine is low on the firewall per the plans and I suggest you do the same if for no other reason is that you may have an unintended consequence.

The oil cooler on my 10 is larger than standard and...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Cold Start

I have the same setup as you - Vans stock with Slick Start, and my cold starts are very easy. It usually fires on the second or third blade. As you can see from the responses there are a variety of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 262,606
Posted By Nukeflyboy
No cracks

2000 RV6
667 hours TT
0-360
Metal fixed pitch Sensenich
<10% grass fields
Bunch of acro, NTX 4.5 G
HS built in 1992
Radiuses fairly large and smooth
No cracks!
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Bushing

I am a little confused. Your first sentence implies that the hole is too big, but the rest tells me that the primer made the hole too small. If the latter, then just remove the primer. Don't get...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,776
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Brake pads

Hey Bryan,

You will be happy to know that RAPCO has come out with brake pads for the 10 that are way cheaper than the only source previously. Aircraft Spruce has them for under $9 if I remember...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,776
Posted By Nukeflyboy
New RV-10 Brakes

Sean,

Was this a plug n' play, no mod required? It certainly has a lot more contact surface so I bet they are powerful. What is MATCO asking for these beauties?
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,942
Posted By Nukeflyboy
ADSB Xpdr

There is about a 3 foot separation between my transponder antennas and it works fine. Both are on the belly aft of the baggage bulkhead. I have a GDL-39 and GTX-23. Love the traffic on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,691
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Breaker vs ANL

Another consideration is protecting that big wire from the alternator to the overcurrent protection device. If you mount a CB on the panel, to facilitate a reset for example, then you have a long...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,981
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Cable lengths

Yep, we all have had this problem. I don't know why Vans sends them too short. You can make them fit but not by the plans. Improvise is my suggestion unless you want to buy new ones.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By Nukeflyboy
It will break

Either way you go you need to reinforce the bracket. It will break as designed. Either a doubler or steel replacement is in order.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,931
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Grounding tabs

Back-to-back grounding tabs on both sides of the firewall is a common practice and is what I did. If you plan on dual electrical systems with dual alternators be sure to allow room aft of where the...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Baffles

There are no tricks and no good ideas. You just have to man-handle them and then bang to fit. All baffles seem to be this way, not just the IO-540.

You will scratch them somewhat, but remember...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Tunnel Heat

I would not bother with louvers in the aft tunnel. You don't know what the differential pressure really is and you could end up sucking air in. The fuel lines aft of the pump are low pressure with...
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,067
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Gravity defying feat

Congratulations on the first flight! I still have a ways to go but this is good encouragement. Enjoy!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,981
Posted By Nukeflyboy
JC Envy

Tom, Bonnie, Claudia, and Martin - wish we were there. It's still hot here in Tejas, sweating in the hanger working on the 10. It's been quiet here for 3 days now. Have fun and keep sending the...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,219
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Flying Low

Great idea, I think I will do the same. How did you tie down the tail?
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,391
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Door Latch

The $20 solution may be cheap, but I think it is not safe. Any latch should be able to be opened from the outside in the event of an accident. In the last year we have had 2 flip-overs and had to...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,466
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Matco Nose Gear

Gary,
I don't know the difference but you can come over and see mine and give it a spin. I put the new Matco axle on my 10.
Dave Moore
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Cabin Doors

Your estimate is still under by a factor of 2. The latches take a lot of time, even more when you drill the holes in the cabin top for the latch pins. Then you find out that all of your trim work...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Matco Axle Preload

Agree - I adjusted mine to only hand tight, then had to back off slightly. Make sure your bearings are greased properly.
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,226
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Electronics/Avionics List

Phil,

This is a good idea. While you are at it create a list of all the switches, fuses, and breakers that you will need by location (panel, overhead console, etc.). You will also need location...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,674
Posted By Nukeflyboy
Baggage Compartment Bulkhead

Yes - the baggage compartment bulkhead is structural. There has been a lot written about this in the various forums. My opinoin is that you don't mess with it. The corrugations are there for...
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