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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By jwilbur
had same prob

Before I was flying I had the same thing happen in the same spot. The skin has some flex there where you blend the windscreen to the skin. I once pressed the spot in the skin while working in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By jwilbur
oil return leak?

I had oil on the left side and it turned out to be a leak in the #6 oil return line. The worm clamp was a little too loose and oil was leaking out from there. Symptom was oil on the left side of the...
Forum: Reviews 03-31-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By jwilbur
BWI insurance

Just got a flyer from bwifly.com offering VANs aircraft insurance. Big letters say, "just announced for march 2018 - lowest rates in the country."

Before I end up downloading a virus or giving up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,658
Posted By jwilbur
No trouble

No trouble. Triad (Lycoming distributor) handled the whole claim for me. Had the cash within a few weeks. SB work done August 2017.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By jwilbur
POH

Many RV10 builders have graciously posted their POH on-line. In several of them they have listed all the limits they set. In setting my limits, I started with POHs I found on-line and then compared...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,821
Posted By jwilbur
I'm about the same height as Todd and used the...

I'm about the same height as Todd and used the aft position. I find it very comfortable flying with the seat positioned in the second notch from the front. Remember the seat does have a good range of...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By jwilbur
The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel...

The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel cover. I cut a hole in the center console to fit over the valve face. The disk you see is some rubber trim I had left over and is glued to the center...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By jwilbur
I'm using the Andair valve in the stock location...

I'm using the Andair valve in the stock location with the AeroSport center console. Here is a (bad) picture.

https://520lw.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/fuel_valve.jpg
Forum: Safety 12-01-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,462
Posted By jwilbur
EarthX Manual

In my opinion, the EarthX light is not really a fault indicator. It's really a "pay-attention-to-me" indicator.

You can boil down the EarthX manual to this:

1.... If your voltage is in the normal...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
Bob, This was it. I trimmed the ramps (including...

Bob,

This was it. I trimmed the ramps (including the vertical portions) and went for a flight today. Vibration gone. Dialed it all the way down to 2100 and it was smooth running all the way. What a...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
This is actually interesting that you had a...

This is actually interesting that you had a problem here. I happen to know that I have a spot where the ramp baffle is too close. My last few flights have been without the rubber material on the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
It's good to know mine isn't the only one like...

It's good to know mine isn't the only one like this. But I don't think it should behave this way.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
Someone else privately warned me of the same...

Someone else privately warned me of the same thing.



I suppose I should just fix it. Whether or not it's the primary source of my vibration it needs to be fixed. It seems to be a tough spot to get...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
Yep. That was a typo that I've now corrected. I...

Yep. That was a typo that I've now corrected.


I do fly over-square.



I also believe the whole over-square thing is a myth. But please let's not get into a debate about that. My question is...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By jwilbur
remove baffle material

I've got an annoying vibration. When I set high power and lower the RPM below 2350 it becomes noticeable. Lower the RPM and it gets worse. By 2200, it's really bad where I can feel it in my feet. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,906
Posted By jwilbur
RV10 rear side vents

Anybody have a 3d print idea for the RV10 rear side vents?
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By jwilbur
3D Print?

Anybody have, maybe, a 3D print solution for the RV10 rear side vents? I'm thinking maybe something like what Aerosport has but without the whole panel.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,977
Posted By jwilbur
As a point of reference the C172 I used to rent...

As a point of reference the C172 I used to rent had 2 comm antennas on top. I never had an issue in the air or on the ground. On my RV10 I put COM 1 on top and a bent whip for COM 2 on the bottom. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By jwilbur
RV10

The front windscreen of an RV10 is similar. My airplane is not painted yet but I had an issue where while working FWF I was leaning on the aluminum just in front of the windscreen and caused the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By jwilbur
I think the local FSDO option is probably...

I think the local FSDO option is probably hit-or-miss regarding an actual inspection. I had a FSDO guy come and he spent about 4 hours poking with a flashlight into every part of the airplane. I had...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By jwilbur
True story. Still a little weird to think I built...

True story. Still a little weird to think I built this in my garage. First rivet driven in 11/2010. Hopeful to be out of phase 1 in 11/2017. A full 7 years.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By jwilbur
intersection fairing

Actually I think it was the upper right intersection fairing. It's all better now so this is all theory.

The first time I noticed the issue was after a long climb on the first flight after the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
Plugs

Got the slickStart manual and did a field test. It checks out fine. I bought a buzz box, learned how to use it. I checked the mag timing. Both mags were at 28 degrees. Seems they came this way from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
This makes some sense. Thank you.

This makes some sense. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
If the retard points are not opening and the SS...

If the retard points are not opening and the SS is operating correctly wouldn't the engine NOT start at all? When the SS engages, I believe it grounds the normal points. If the retard points also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
Still in phase 1. 26 hours total on everything...

Still in phase 1. 26 hours total on everything since new.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
Only had a few minutes today so just checked the...

Only had a few minutes today so just checked the fuse. Fuse was fine. Was hoping for an easy fix.

Does the slickStart "buzz" when engaged?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By jwilbur
how to test a slickStart

I strongly suspect my slickStart is not doing what it should. For the first many flights I had no trouble starting the airplane. One or two blades and it's running. Lately, not so much. No change to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By jwilbur
I've got a standard IO-540 injected engine in my...

I've got a standard IO-540 injected engine in my RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,844
Posted By jwilbur
Engine clearing??

In my experience, when flying in a 172 with instructors and they pull the power to simulate an engine out situation, they will often "clear the engine" by adding in a little power every few minutes....
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By jwilbur
That's got to be it. The nose gear, I mean. That...

That's got to be it. The nose gear, I mean. That all just makes sense. I'll pay attention if it happens again and see if I can yaw it away or slip or something and see if I can change it.

I suppose...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By jwilbur
Strange rudder

So I could use some speculations here. I'm stumped. I'm still in phase 1. First 15 hours I noticed I don't need a whole lot of rudder in cruise. Just barely put some weight on the pedal and it's...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,808
Posted By jwilbur
I glassed in a fitting that allows me to attach a...

I glassed in a fitting that allows me to attach a drain tube (and remove it). I'm glad I did. Had trouble starting engine first time. Looked on the ground after several tries and saw a puddle of oil...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By jwilbur
You'll need the wings on to do the upper...

You'll need the wings on to do the upper intersection fairings. But everything else you should be able to do now. The wheel pants and leg fairings took me 52 hours (not including the upper...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,437
Posted By jwilbur
VP-X

If you use a VPX, it will shut down the alternator field if it senses voltage getting too high.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By jwilbur
follow-up

Just a follow-up in case another builder has the same symptom.

It was a loose worm clamp on the oil return line to cylinder #5. Easy fix, I'm very happy to say.
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By jwilbur
Well, not what I was hoping to hear. .... I...

Well, not what I was hoping to hear. .... I appreciate the answer all the same.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By jwilbur
IO540 Oil seepage

I've got 10 hours on my -10. About to do first oil change on new stock IO-540-D4A5. I've been pulling the cowl after every flight and I'm consistently seeing oil in the seam between the oil sump and...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,372
Posted By jwilbur
I also noticed recently when I did my W&B that a...

I also noticed recently when I did my W&B that a lot of the reported numbers for wheel positions from the datum were exactly the same as what Van's publishes in their example sheet. My main wheels...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,830
Posted By jwilbur
Thank you very much. My bad. That was a typo on...

Thank you very much. My bad. That was a typo on my part. .... Is the AN900-16 the crush gasket needed for the IO-540? I've looked through multiple documents and found the procedure for changing the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,830
Posted By jwilbur
IO-540

I know this is an old thread. Is the crush gasket for the oil screen the same for the different Lycoming engines? I've got an IO-540 D4A5 in my RV10. Is AN960-16 the right size?
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By jwilbur
In the 6 hours on my RV10, I've had only 2 hot...

In the 6 hours on my RV10, I've had only 2 hot starts. Both went very easily. I did the following. Very similar to previous post.

1... Mixture Idle cut off.

2... Boost pump on for a few seconds....
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,375
Posted By jwilbur
Congratulations

I joined the club myself just a few weeks ago.

Congratulations!
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
Solved

Finally had a chance to inspect. No interference with anything. No loose brackets, etc. My top cowl was already off but upon inspection, I noticed a black spot and looked at the baffling. Lo and...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
It felt to me like a constant frequency....

It felt to me like a constant frequency. Amplitude would change with power.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
I suppose anything is possible. I intend to do a...

I suppose anything is possible. I intend to do a very thorough inspection for this kind of thing when I get back to the hangar.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
I think a bad nozzle would present itself in the...

I think a bad nozzle would present itself in the engine data with a high (or very low) EGT on one cylinder. My EGT behavior is the same after the cleaning as before.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,242
Posted By jwilbur
I also had no problems just following the plans.

I also had no problems just following the plans.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
Thank you. I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

Thank you. I wouldn't have thought of doing that.
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
I have not. But I will. I ran across a thread...

I have not. But I will. I ran across a thread discussing this and it seemed like a different symptom. If memory serves that was a vibration at low speeds that dampened out with an increase in power,...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
Not familiar with "the Superior guide". ......

Not familiar with "the Superior guide". ... We'll just have to wait and see about the wine. No promises. But if this is my answer, it'll sure make me happy.



Completely agree. I ended this flight...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
Not yet. But I had no vibration on first two...

Not yet. But I had no vibration on first two flights. Could it come on so suddenly? Also, I never changed the RPM but can make the vibration come and go with power (i.e. prop changing pitch. finer...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,583
Posted By jwilbur
vibration

Trying to figure out what's normal and what's a problem in my RV10.

After cleaning injector nozzles at the advice of someone to help find a different problem (an EGT dropping with reduced power), I...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
I do have a restrictor.

I do have a restrictor.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By jwilbur
Mine came with the fuel servo.

Mine came with the fuel servo.
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
Thank you. I'll do these things. ... As...

Thank you. I'll do these things. ... As additional info which might be related:

1.... when pulling power while landing on flight #2 there was a "pop-pop-pop-pop" sound that came from the front right...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
My real mystery

So here's the real mystery that caused me to look at the run-up. On my first flight, when I reduced power and began my descent, I see this in the data. EGT #1 falls ~600 degrees.

Power up and EGT...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
I was running at 1800 RPM for the mag check. The...

I was running at 1800 RPM for the mag check. The scale on the left is for MAP. The scale on the right is for RPM. Above where I annotated "IDLE CHECK" is where you can see the MAP go down to around...
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
That makes some sense. So you're saying these...

That makes some sense. So you're saying these plots do look normal to you?
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By jwilbur
Induction leak or MAP sensor leak?

I've got two flights done in my RV10 and working out some potential bugs. I've isolated some data of the run-up on flight #2 (flight #1 run-up looks the same).

Is this normal? Shouldn't MAP stay...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By jwilbur
I didn't use any proseal at all.

I didn't use any proseal at all.
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By jwilbur
Make sure there are no flourescent lights on...

Make sure there are no flourescent lights on nearby and if you have any USB power ports, disconnect them as well.
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