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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By paul330
Couldn't disagree more...... Whilst the VSI must...

Couldn't disagree more......

Whilst the VSI must come in your scan, the key to good IF is to set attitudes. Having done that, check your performance instruments to see the effect and then correct. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By paul330
Looking at Amazon, there are plenty of examples. ...

Looking at Amazon, there are plenty of examples. However, I am wondering exactly how they work.

The valve is normally pressured closed so there would be no pressure to read at the cap. It seems to...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By paul330
Er, no....... It may take marginally longer to...

Er, no.......

It may take marginally longer to spin up but "take power from the engine" - no.

Electric CS is meant for use where no hydraulics are available (such as an auto conversion). The first...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Thanks Scott The idea was to re-rig the ailerons...

Thanks Scott

The idea was to re-rig the ailerons only up by 1 degree. The thinking was that this would effectively slightly reduce the AoA and lift at the outer wing thus reducing the tip losses....
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Sealed everything I can in the cowl. CHTs run at...

Sealed everything I can in the cowl. CHTs run at just around 400F during racing so I don't want to reduce cooling any more. This is meant to be fun and I don't want to compromise the life of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Thanks Michael. That's just the sort of info I...

Thanks Michael.

That's just the sort of info I need. I find that surprising but scratch one idea. Saves me all the time and effort taking the cowls off, making the adjustments, testing it...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Thanks Michael. Actually, the base is at 3000'...

Thanks Michael.

Actually, the base is at 3000' and we don't really climb much. Last year, I didn't get above about 1500' agl catching tailwinds on the down-wind legs. (you can probably add about...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Thanks guys. Without wishing to sound ungrateful...

Thanks guys. Without wishing to sound ungrateful for the comments, Iíve learnt all this stuff over the last couple of years. Iím looking for some sort of guidance as to whether my less obvious ideas...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
On the other hand, if one were to remove the...

On the other hand, if one were to remove the extra aerials, amend the equipment list, collar CBs and label the COMM "ILS/VOR Inop" before submitting the entry...... Hmmmmm......

Not entirely in the...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Removal of equipment and taping not allowed under...

Removal of equipment and taping not allowed under the rules.

Yes, of course, winds are taken into account. Worked that out as a break even of about 5kts per 1000'. Some seriously low flying last...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By paul330
Air Racing

For the last 2 years I have taken part in Race for Rhinos in Botswana. Great fun but I want to move myself up the results table this year. Itís not Reno - itís a handicapped navigation exercise over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By paul330
A couple of layers of Duck tape on the face of...

A couple of layers of Duck tape on the face of the yoke would not go amiss.......
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By paul330
When I skinned my wings, I set the spar up on 4...

When I skinned my wings, I set the spar up on 4 saw horses and shimmed it until everything was level. When I finally fitted the wings and clecoed the rear spar hole, I measured the @#$% out of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By paul330
Also, make sure you have a good connection on the...

Also, make sure you have a good connection on the battery. The terminals can bend slightly giving a flaky connection. Ensure you have 3v across the terminals.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By paul330
I also gave up waiting for the Pmag - and that...

I also gave up waiting for the Pmag - and that was 3 years ago......

Take the power for the Slick Start from the "I" terminal on the starter relay. Take the output to the retard breaker on the left...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By paul330
You're right, of course, at very forward CofG. ...

You're right, of course, at very forward CofG. I'd just never operated in those regimes - things like my mobile tool kit, tie-downs etc in the baggage compartment have always meant that my CofG is...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By paul330
Second the comments on weight and CofG. I don't...

Second the comments on weight and CofG. I don't know if it is actually possible to exceed the front limit. I guess if you had a very forward empty datum, one light pilot and full fuel, you might...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By paul330
You CAN get a -10 fuselage into a standard 8'...

You CAN get a -10 fuselage into a standard 8' container but it's a bit of a mission. I shipped mine from UK to South Africa.

First, the wheels have to come off. Secondly, you need to put a ratchet...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By paul330
I don't have my plans to hand but seeing the...

I don't have my plans to hand but seeing the other comments it appears that perhaps I did what I was supposed to after all - been a while...... However, I don't like having to remove the trapezoid...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By paul330
I went down that route as far as glassing over...

I went down that route as far as glassing over the attachment screws on the basis the rear section could be removed by sliding the brackets aft off the axle. What a PITA - I really regret it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,907
Posted By paul330
I'm sorry, but this thread doesn't make any...

I'm sorry, but this thread doesn't make any sense. You are simply going to end up with an enormous list of everything that can possibly go wrong with an aeroplane.........
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-03-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By paul330
As mentioned, you need to test to find your own...

As mentioned, you need to test to find your own numbers, Also bear in mind that whatever you come up with, these are theoretical numbers. It is generally preferable to fly slightly on the fast side...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-03-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,063
Posted By paul330
In the UK, the authorities promulgated a...

In the UK, the authorities promulgated a mandatory mod for the RV10 stating ďno dark colorsĒ for the canopy as it is structural.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,567
Posted By paul330
Had a friend who had something similar happen in...

Had a friend who had something similar happen in his RV-7 - except he ran away to 3075 rpm and had to do an overspeed check on the prop/engine.

His problem was one of the plugs in the engine which...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By paul330
What Jim said.....

What Jim said.....
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By paul330
"Any suggestions" - Yeah, don't bother - you...

"Any suggestions" -

Yeah, don't bother - you don't need it. When I first got the kit and was looking through everything I thought "why an aileron trim but not a rudder trim? - surely it should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By paul330
I am not familiar with US rules but my basic...

I am not familiar with US rules but my basic premise would be that if you don't need it, then don't cause potential problems for yourself by generating one. The decision making process you go...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By paul330
You even need to do it in two stages on longer...

You even need to do it in two stages on longer rivets with a pneumatic squeezer.....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,398
Posted By paul330
Building Bearhawk Bravo 4-seater. VANS would...

Building Bearhawk Bravo 4-seater. VANS would have to come up with something special to beat it!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By paul330
Taped mine to the outside and put a leather cover...

Taped mine to the outside and put a leather cover over the stick. Came with the package from Flightline Interiors.
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By paul330
I was at Race for Rhinos in Botswana earlier this...

I was at Race for Rhinos in Botswana earlier this year and ended up racing very close to a 2-blade RV-10. The speed difference was about half a knot........

As Mike says, the ramp presence is huge....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,894
Posted By paul330
Actually, it’s really easy to approximate a...

Actually, it’s really easy to approximate a crosswind in your head without resorting to whizz wheels, tables or sines.

Sine 60 is 0.87. Therefore we can approximate that a wind 60 degrees or more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By paul330
I fitted the EarthX 1200 about a year ago. With...

I fitted the EarthX 1200 about a year ago. With an MT prop, my CG was further aft than ideal. So I saved 15lb and helped out the CG as well. The mod to the battery box was easy. The only issue I had...
Forum: COMM 11-29-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By paul330
Sennheiser HMEC250

I have a Sennheiser headset which is about 4 years old. I keep it for the rear seat occupants so it has only had (maybe) 30 hours use. The ANR has stopped working although the COMM side is fine. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By paul330
No criticism, but you should always connect the...

No criticism, but you should always connect the positive first and then the earth so as to avoid such issues (and vice versa on disconnecting).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,145
Posted By paul330
By happy coincidence: 1nm is approx 6000' 1...

By happy coincidence:

1nm is approx 6000'
1 radian is approx 60 degrees
There are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour

This makes so many mental calculations easy if you use KT. For...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,623
Posted By paul330
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Good luck with that. A...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Good luck with that. A year before I flew, I was told that it would be ready for me to fit in time - I've now been flying 3 years and the Pmag-6 is still coming "soon".....
Forum: COMM 05-28-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By paul330
Thanks....

Thanks....
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,927
Posted By paul330
I might try that - I already have the front...

I might try that - I already have the front intake feeding both hot air outlets. I have kept the rear baffle vent connected for potential use as a vent to keep tunnel temps down if required. ...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By paul330
GoPro Sound

I have a Bose A20 headset and GMA240 audio panel. Is there any way to get an intercom sound recording on either a GoPro 2 or GoPro 5?
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,927
Posted By paul330
Here's what I have done so far: I removed the...

Here's what I have done so far:

I removed the 2006 oil cooler and fitted the larger 2007. I then made an L-shaped plate which I temporarily fitted with RTV over the oil cooler outlet in the rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,000
Posted By paul330
I am an ex-RAF QFI so, if I can think that far...

I am an ex-RAF QFI so, if I can think that far back, here goes:

Instrument Rating Exam Testers are Picked - IRET/PICD.....

IAS - what you see in the cockpit
Rectified AS - IAS corrected for...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By paul330
I stand corrected as I don't have the plans to...

I stand corrected as I don't have the plans to hand - I must be going mad (quite possibly......) But, as I said, I didn't have to make any adjustments so it could well be that the CNC machining is...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By paul330
I understand that the ailerons are folded on the...

I understand that the ailerons are folded on the 2-place models and that the radius at the trailing edge is critical. However, the -10 uses a 2-piece aileron with a riveted trailing edge section so...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By paul330
I'm not sure that's true - but it's a long time...

I'm not sure that's true - but it's a long time since I hung the wings.

IIRC, the instructions DO tell you to check the critical measurements - dihedral, incidence and sweep. The idea is that the...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By paul330
Couple of quick thoughts - Twisted aileron. If...

Couple of quick thoughts -

Twisted aileron. If you rivet the trailing edge starting at one end and continue to the other you will get a twist. You need to random rivet. If the aileron lines up...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,172
Posted By paul330
Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade but I...

Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade but I really don't think that the -10 needs any sort of rudder trim/yaw damper.

I have a very small wedge on the rudder which keeps me trimmed in the cruise...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By paul330
Well, that's "disappointing"........ So there is...

Well, that's "disappointing"........

So there is an add-on for Mode A/C but if you have a Mode S you are SOL.....

Looks like plan B - buy a Dynon XPNDR and GPS2020. Or hope that South Africa...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By paul330
Thanks. Why would you want to transmit a random...

Thanks. Why would you want to transmit a random 24-bit address?
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By paul330
GTX328 and ADS-B

The GTX328 is a 327 but with Mode S so it has all the aircraft data programmed which it transmits to ground stations. It can’t, however, do ADS-B out. Is it compatible with the GDL82 or is its...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,302
Posted By paul330
When I fitted the SB plate, I had great...

When I fitted the SB plate, I had great difficulty getting the bolt in. I finally realised that the "top hat" had not gone fully down on its stem. A technical tap fixed it.......
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By paul330
Just make sure you clamp everything tight before...

Just make sure you clamp everything tight before you rivet or there will be gaps between the spar and the angles. Spring-loaded clamps won't do it......
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By paul330
Depending on what flap control system you fit,...

Depending on what flap control system you fit, you can have whatever settings you want. Most people use the numbers you mentioned with 0 or 15 for take-off.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By paul330
Thanks for the replies - looks like this is not...

Thanks for the replies - looks like this is not an unusual problem.

I suspect that maybe the bushings have not been properly "clamped" - maybe because of paint or manufacturing tolerances - or I...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By paul330
Nose Gear Mount Wear

I have an issue with my nose gear. There has been some occasional "knocking" from the gear during taxi which I had put down to the Belville washers needing adjusting. However, during the Annual...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By paul330
As I understand it, the cabin top is a structural...

As I understand it, the cabin top is a structural member subject to being able to take the load in the event of a roll over. With that in mind, the UK LAA issued a Mandatory Mod requiring the paint...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By paul330
Really? That's a good reason for deviating from...

Really? That's a good reason for deviating from standard practice? If it is subject to rotation then you use a bolt/castellated nut or cotter pin/split pin. End of..... The fact that your...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By paul330
Congrats - a great milestone. My Aerosport...

Congrats - a great milestone. My Aerosport engine had been pickled for over 2 years but started 3rd blade - frightened the bejeezers out of me!

Concerning the RPM. Static RPM is controlled by the...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,190
Posted By paul330
Most of the posters seem to have installed some...

Most of the posters seem to have installed some sort of sound-proofing so here is an alternative data point.....

I put in nothing. I have a Flightline Interiors upholstery package and Bose A20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
I don't know exactly how it works in the US but I...

I don't know exactly how it works in the US but I suspect at some stage you will have had your records counter-signed/certified by a second party. I can't see how this certification can still be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By paul330
I also have the AmeriKing and am less than happy...

I also have the AmeriKing and am less than happy that they have lost their FAA approval. However, I wouldn't ditch it just yet necessarily. I had an issue with mine activating unprovoked and it...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By paul330
Without the engine, the fuselage is very light...

Without the engine, the fuselage is very light and can be lifted with 2 or 3 people. I simply put it on a couple of trestles. Then lift it off onto its gear with a trestle to support the tail and...
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