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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
which antenna

What antenna did you use for the array?
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...23.3.5 Antenna Grounding Plane
Although no ground plane is required, the antennas typically perform better when a ground plane is used. The ground plane should be a conductive surface as large as...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

The Garmin install manual doesn't prohibit antenna installation beneath a composite skin.

I wanted to see if anyone who had done this has had any issues, that's all.

In reality, it is not a big...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

Knew there had to be at least 1 out there...

Is it actually mounted to the access panel?
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketman1988
GPS Antenna Inside Overhead Console

Does anyone have any photos of GPS antennas mounted inside the overhead console?

If you have been flying with install, how is the antenna performance?

Deciding on interior or exterior mount for my...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

That's not going to work on the -10...

Here is a shot of the correct ones:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/heaterbypass3.php
Forum: Primers 11-13-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

So just decide whether you want the airplane to last 75 years or 125 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,889
Posted By rocketman1988
Not

On the -10, all of the isolators are the same...

Van's part number EA DYNA VI I(O)-540 is $125 EACH.

There is a new part number through Lord, and the new version costs around $250 EACH.

I called...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By rocketman1988
tools

Nothing wrong with buying new tools!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,639
Posted By rocketman1988
Knots

Knots makes the mental math easier...

MPH is just annoying...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By rocketman1988
Opinions

I have had excellent service from the HF 14" bandsaw. I did convert it to metal cutting by reducing the blade speed and installing a quality blade.

That being said, I have had no issues whatsoever...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By rocketman1988
nice saw

Nice saw, though a bit pricey.

I bought a Jet 18" for about the same price...that's my woodshop saw, though.

Don't forget a good quality blade...I like personally like the Lenox brand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By rocketman1988
Not sure it is what you want...

"...The FAA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that supports a crucial EAA ultralight and sport pilot training initiative. The NPRM amends 14 CFR 91.319(e)(2) to allow compensated...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By rocketman1988
Love it

I converted mine to a true metal cutting saw and I love it!!

Works great...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By rocketman1988
Pix

I canít get to the shop right now but if you look up mykitlog.com and search for Sunman , Indiana, you can find pictures of it...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By rocketman1988
Get ready...

I wish there was a standard...but there isn't.

For my system, I cut a "clearance" hole in the sub panel and reinforced it with aluminum angle, as specified by Vans. In this hole I built a rack that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
check out...

Check out Hawklabeling.com...

They have been wonderful to work with...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

That primer is epoxy based and doesn't use cyanoacrylates, so a regular respirator should be fine...according to the paints data sheet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
Printer

You wonít be disappointed with that printer. I have had one for awhile and love it. I went with black type on yellow tubing for visibility...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-05-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By rocketman1988
Paypal

Worked for me this morning just fine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

That is exactly what I am planning to do in my -10. I have the A20s for all the other airplanes I fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By rocketman1988
Data point

I am currently about 92% done with the build. I read all the primer war threads prior to my build. I chose to prime my -10 with P60G2 that Van's uses.

That being said, if I build again I likely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
A20

I have a Bose A20 with bluetooth and love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Realize that there are many areas in our aircraft that present the opportunity for galvanic corrosion. Another example is the joint between the SS firewall and all the aluminum skins; and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,282
Posted By rocketman1988
I'm hoping

Hoping for the best with these alternative engines...I'd really like to see one of these good ideas make it to market...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,282
Posted By rocketman1988
engine

It isn't compression ignition...it is a combined cycle engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,282
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and there goes the affordability part of the equation.

Anyone care to bet on the cost of that new engine, IF it makes it to market?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rocketman1988
Which is

Which, I think, is part of the confusion.

The Princeton sensors require a regulated 12v input and provide a 0-5v output based on the fuel level. They do not need an external...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rocketman1988
FYI

Update

I just spoke with Princeton. Their sensors do indeed output 0-5v and require very little current from the 12v source. The sensors should function fine, directly, with the g3x when set to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rocketman1988
Thats the problem

I already have installed them...several years ago.

I talked to Princeton and they said the sensor IS a +12v input, 0-5v output.

I talked to Garmin and they said the G3X is compatible with a +12v...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rocketman1988
Garmin G3X Fuel Quantity

Has anyone used the G3X with Princeton Capacitance Fuel Quantity sensors?

I seem to be getting conflicting information. According to the Garmin manual, they should work as they are +12v, 0-5v...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

My friend just went through this thought process on his Acrosport...it appears that the pin vise will work but only time will tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By rocketman1988
good luck

Good luck with getting info from Indiana. When I called them about sales tax on my -10 project, they had no clue what I was talking about...

So I guess tax doesn't get paid until it is an airplane,...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By rocketman1988
The answer is...kind of

I have the SP cowl and intake system. I bought the baffle kit from Van's.

The baffle kit will definitely get you on your way and save a lot of time. The forward portion of the baffle kit will have...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

Check with PH Aviation for a new actuator that has a built in sensor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,584
Posted By rocketman1988
Be careful

Do your research. Make sure that everything is spelled out and agreed to ON PAPER.

This applies even to best of friends. Unfortunately, the potential and actual costs involved in joint ownership...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-31-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By rocketman1988
mostly agree

I mostly agree but it can be quite difficult to stay over the airport, within gliding distance, while you are flying at high power settings and going 175 knots. You eat up a substantial amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,313
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

And remember, if you need to go up a shank size, you can use "Oops" rivets. They have the same sized hand as the specified rivet but the shank is one size larger...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By rocketman1988
My bad...

You are quite correct...my bad.:o
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By rocketman1988
usb

Some of those USB ports can draw more than 2.4 amps EACH...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

Have you considered the structural analysis...

How about the FMEA?

Just kidding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

Definitely
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,971
Posted By rocketman1988
Airflow Systems 20007X

I used the 20007X...only minor mods required to install on the stock mount.

Here is the Data sheet:

https://www.airflow-systems.com/wp-content/uploads/Airflow-X-Series-Drawings.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By rocketman1988
Tip

Make sure that you properly layout the skybolts. If you are not
paying attention, you will find that four of them will end up right behind the engine mounts and you wonít have adequate clearance.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

Yep, many will disagree.

Thatís ok though, as your opinion carries the same weight as everyone elseís.

Lots of different choices, no right or wrong answers...
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By rocketman1988
Those look

Those look really close to control approach pedal. Maybe someone bought a couple sets and are reselling them?
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By rocketman1988
Good Question

I was never able to find where they were supposed to be riveted...so I did it after the cabin top was on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By rocketman1988
ditto

Ditto for the Garmin GAP 26...AOA built in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,889
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Something that no-one has mentioned is that using a relay will allow you to keep the big wire runs short and use a small wire for control.

For example:

If you are switching 20 amps, you will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
Remember

The -10 is SIGNIFICANTLY larger than the other RVs (6,7,8,9).

It is a huge project but the previous posts are accurate; if you work on it, it will get done.

The most important thing to remember is...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
Itís taller

Itís taller than 7í to the tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

I have 2000 hours invested and am still not flying...soon, I hope!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,257
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

You also need to realize that the aerodynamic loads are distributed loads across the area of the stab. Lifting at two discreet points would act more like point loads.

Yes, you could argue that the...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

Wings are 12' 6" from tip rib to end of spar.

Wings have a 47" chord.

Add about 14" for aileron/flap chord.

Add 18" for wingtip.

Horizontal stab is a little less than 12' wide.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
Sharing?

I would like a copy if you will share...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think that should be adequate.

The fuselage is about 18' long from firewall to aft end of tailbone.

It is roughly 4' 10" wide from the outside tips of the spar carry through.

Add another 2' if...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,971
Posted By rocketman1988
Idk

I did not purchase the fwf kit.

That flange is NOT included in the baffle kit, though.

It is, however, the first step in the baffle instructions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

...but it the case of the 767, some of those bundles were as big around as a half dollar...

Anyone remember those half dollars?:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
yeah

They probably were marked but it would still be a nightmare trying to find which wire you were looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
interesting

I had the opportunity to crawl around in a B-767-300-ER that was in for heavy maintenance recently.

The comment here's reminded me of some of the things I saw "behind the curtain". As most of the...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By rocketman1988
hinges

Make sure you figure the hinges out early on as the fronts and backs are different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,385
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

+1 for this label maker.

Also, check out Hawk Labeling. They are AWESOME to work with!
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