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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By flion
Not sure what you mean by 'the 6 isn't standard'...

Not sure what you mean by 'the 6 isn't standard' but a shop like Stein's or Aerotronics can cut you a panel. Aerotronics built my panel at their shop and sent it to me to install. Actually, they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By flion
Thanks, Steve, for increasing MY fund of...

Thanks, Steve, for increasing MY fund of knowledge.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By flion
I think I'd take that .5 with a grain of salt. ...

I think I'd take that .5 with a grain of salt. I've just looked at the G3X installation manual to refresh my memory. The installation does indeed call for .5 degrees. But then I look at the...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By flion
I have revision 2 of the plans and they tell you...

I have revision 2 of the plans and they tell you to machine countersink all the skin holes in the longerons except for the gap cover holes (Page 10-16, step 1). This would include the forward-most...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By flion
The screw head was slightly larger but I wasn't...

The screw head was slightly larger but I wasn't happy with the arrangement, so I chucked the spacers in a drill press and used a triangle file to make a couple of very shallow notches in the spacer...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By flion
It seems no one exactly answered your question...

It seems no one exactly answered your question about the prop control. After cycling in runup, my prop is full for taxi and takeoff. After takeoff, when I am at about 500' AGL, I reduce the prop to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,138
Posted By flion
I want to add my condolences. I never met Monty...

I want to add my condolences. I never met Monty personally but the company and the engine say a lot about the person and so I know I missed out on knowing a great man.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-08-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By flion
And the ones pictured are just for the non-racked...

And the ones pictured are just for the non-racked components. The connectors for my GTX 45R and GTR 200 are attached to the rack so that the unit can just be slid into the rack. You wouldn't want...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By flion
D-subs are Ok but CPCs are usually better, IMHO. ...

D-subs are Ok but CPCs are usually better, IMHO. Aircraft Spruce only sells a few varieties but places like Digikey and Mouser can get you whatever you want. In the rudder I have a 4-pin CPC, for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By flion
Look at your car doors and ask yourself "How...

Look at your car doors and ask yourself "How tight does the gap have to be?" Evenness counts more for the look than tightness. Also, in your third photo it looks like the side of the top deck skin...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By flion
It's hard to imagine that stock being that far...

It's hard to imagine that stock being that far out of true (5+ degrees is visibly off) but if it is then you need to get it replaced. Do not try to bend it because you might induce internal stresses...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By flion
If you are going for the advanced avionics that...

If you are going for the advanced avionics that most of us seem to be using, anything with a magnetometer, don't use the airframe ground (that's for a position light anyway, not a strobe). I made up...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By flion
Not possible with simple hosting such as Dan was...

Not possible with simple hosting such as Dan was suggesting. If it's just a file on the server, then the only way to block it is to remove access to the folder, at which point your entire site would...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By flion
I would not trust velcro outside the cabin, and...

I would not trust velcro outside the cabin, and you'd have to make a hole for the cable anyway. Mine are mounted through the fiberglass but I did that before I installed the overhead console. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By flion
For those of you building in a hangar, you can...

For those of you building in a hangar, you can also get insurance that includes liability (our airport requires a $1 million for hangar tenants). Falcon has been providing me with "not in motion"...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By flion
It's not that it's underbent but the weight of...

It's not that it's underbent but the weight of the structure itself causes it to sag and spread there. Taking the weight off by lifting at the top of the side skins helps and pushing in from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By flion
Below is a photo of my IO-540. It has the B&C...

Below is a photo of my IO-540. It has the B&C alternator and an Airwolf remote oil filter adapter. Standard pad for the alternator on the vacuum pump pad. I seem to recall that my research showed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,119
Posted By flion
This stuff is good if you are planning to polish...

This stuff is good if you are planning to polish but structural epoxy is a little better if you are planning to paint. Flatten the dimple, drill if cracks develop (don't flatten or drill the...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By flion
This is a place where you can find or modify a...

This is a place where you can find or modify a bucking bar to fit. I would not buck those rivets freehand but instead would clamp the bucking bar in a vice, put the work in place over the bar, and...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By flion
Oh, I see. Yes, while it's best to dimple...

Oh, I see. Yes, while it's best to dimple separately, you can dimple thin stock together. It is also possible to countersink thick stock and dimple thin sheet over it, using the countersink as the...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By flion
I held off. Only the holes closest to the...

I held off. Only the holes closest to the trailing edge were a challenge. Many techniques have been discussed in the archives. My technique was to fit a wooden wedge in place and match drill it...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By flion
I made a cradle for mine and riveted it in the...

I made a cradle for mine and riveted it in the cradle.
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_748/full/FP28052011A000BC.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,343
Posted By flion
They locate the core. If you have specific...

They locate the core. If you have specific needs, let them know in advance. The cases I got are old and didn't have bosses for the LSE crank sensor mount but a call to Klaus and we've got a mod for...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,343
Posted By flion
Another upvote for BPE.

Another upvote for BPE.
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By flion
Those links worked. As others have said, be sure...

Those links worked. As others have said, be sure there is nothing interfering on that back surface. I seem to recall that it took a bit of fitting around some of the relief holes because they...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By flion
Sorry, I can't seem to view your pictures. Are...

Sorry, I can't seem to view your pictures. Are you talking about the part where the WD-1021P shim is supposed to be installed?
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By flion
I would suspect the E-903. But first, if you...

I would suspect the E-903. But first, if you have not match drilled things, assemble the two ribs together and then the counterbalance skin (not elevator horn) to the E-904 and see if the...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By flion
I had to go back and look at my log. A friend...

I had to go back and look at my log. A friend had an 'alligator' style pneumatic squeezer, which did the trick.
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By flion
Wait until you have to reach between the inner...

Wait until you have to reach between the inner and outer side skins on the fuselage.
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,128
Posted By flion
Thanks for all the kind words. Myron, I will be...

Thanks for all the kind words. Myron, I will be disassembling and rebuilding, rather than a quick-build. Too many small modifications that I will either keep if the structure is Ok or redo if it...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,128
Posted By flion
Unhappy Well %#@&!!!

It's taken me a few days to gain emotional distance enough to deal with a huge setback in my project. I had bought an aircraft lift, which seemed like a great assist, both letting me move both...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By flion
Another technique is to use fuel lube or its...

Another technique is to use fuel lube or its current iteration to stick the washers in place.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By flion
It's a tight fit. The filter adapter flange...

It's a tight fit. The filter adapter flange would not 'turn the corner' to get past the body of the alternator, so it had to be attached first. I also could not get the screw into the bottom right...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By flion
Mine? It's the 462.

Mine? It's the 462.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By flion
I had that problem with the tach sender...

I had that problem with the tach sender interfering with the backup alternator. The hydraulic pad won't work for the alternator. I've finally got a tach sender with cable that works. My oil fiter...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By flion
Oooh, I like that idea. *yoink* Mine now! :p I...

Oooh, I like that idea. *yoink* Mine now! :p

I didn't rivet the aft top skin until just before joining the fuselage up. Of course, my tailcone is crowded with all the A/C stuff. I agree with Dave...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By flion
It's been a while since I looked at the supplied...

It's been a while since I looked at the supplied mounting hardware but the accompanying sheet recommended the horizontal, fore-aft orientation. The supplied mounts are not designed to cushion against...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By flion
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_748/full/FP12...

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_748/full/FP12072014A00043.jpg

Not to worry, the battery cables are secured well away from the tank. That was just an early wiring test. I weighed the idea of...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By flion
I don't mind backing strips but in some places...

I don't mind backing strips but in some places it's a pain and scraps of aluminum look just awful. But it's pretty easy to find washers that fit the rivet and they look super neat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,000
Posted By flion
Did you complete the online course and take the...

Did you complete the online course and take the test? The last part of the test asks you to put in the date of your physical and neither date gets updated in your record until it has been completed....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,825
Posted By flion
And just for another point of view, I had the...

And just for another point of view, I had the Blue Mountain autopilot along with my system. It worked great, but I only ever used it during the condition inspection to verify that it still worked. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By flion
Ditto above, except I used padded saw horses. ...

Ditto above, except I used padded saw horses. This was done before I attached the tailcone, even. Don't know why anyone would wait until the engine was on to do this.
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,338
Posted By flion
All options are good. I'm going with the...

All options are good. I'm going with the aerosport center console, and all my power and headset jacks are going there (except for USB power that is in the panel). Here is the installation entry...
Forum: COMM 09-21-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By flion
If you are using the carbon fiber overhead and...

If you are using the carbon fiber overhead and not an actual fiberglass one, then you need the washers. Carbon fiber conducts electricity.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By flion
Those are great, too, if you have room to swing...

Those are great, too, if you have room to swing them out of the way when removing. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,139
Posted By flion
After struggling with the DSUBs on my LSE...

After struggling with the DSUBs on my LSE ignition boxes, I swapped out the standard screws with longer knurled thumbscrews. Much easier to work with and there doesn't need to be a lot of torque on...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,387
Posted By flion
Talking Reminds me of the fixed-gear version of the GUMPS...

Reminds me of the fixed-gear version of the GUMPS check:

Gas - Fullest tank
Undercarriage - down and welded!
Mixture ... :D
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By flion
There's no room to flute the tabs on the F-1011. ...

There's no room to flute the tabs on the F-1011. Since they are tabs with single holes, it should have been fairly easy to adjust the tabs to fit. Fluting does not round the tabs. That's pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-17-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By flion
My -6A jacks are on the seatback channel between...

My -6A jacks are on the seatback channel between the seats and I have never regretted this position. I'm not a big fan of cords in my lap. I can reach the jacks in flight (with the shoulder straps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By flion
The stiffener is flexible enough that the...

The stiffener is flexible enough that the transition from the next forward rivet (stiffener to side skin) to the aft-most rivet where the aft bottom skin is sandwiched between the side skin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By flion
That's right. Now that Stein said that, I...

That's right. Now that Stein said that, I remember that I supplied the fitted blank that came with my kit to Aerotronics. Stein would probably be another good source or, as he mentioned, have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,908
Posted By flion
I just wanted to say that I hardly ever look at...

I just wanted to say that I hardly ever look at the MAP indication. Not much point at 7000 feet. On approach to downwind, I anticipate slowing down by reducing throttle and actually slow by making...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By flion
When Stein speaks avionics, we should all...

When Stein speaks avionics, we should all listen.

My -6A has a fan but no venting in the glare shield and pooled heat can get to around 150 degrees on a hot day. The -10 will have vents and has two...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,110
Posted By flion
Go to Bogert Aviation and get the RVA Tow Pin Kit...

Go to Bogert Aviation and get the RVA Tow Pin Kit along with one of their tow bars. Now you can push your 10 without worrying about the bar slipping. I have been using this on my -6A ever since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By flion
You might give Aerotronics a call. They machine...

You might give Aerotronics a call. They machine their panels and could probably make you a blank. I don't know if they do pure carbon fiber, but my RV-10 panel is aluminum with a beautiful CF...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By flion
I think structurally that's Ok, and it's not in a...

I think structurally that's Ok, and it's not in a location that will be too apparent (though everyone here on VAF now knows where to look :D). This kind of cracking tends to happen when people try...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,793
Posted By flion
Yes, this worked. So, I guess the others were,...

Yes, this worked. So, I guess the others were, as the OP suggested, expired images. But why would they be expired? No matter, nothing is forever anyway. I have even discovered that some of my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,025
Posted By flion
By filter clearance, you mean you have horizontal...

By filter clearance, you mean you have horizontal induction and a snorkel? Because the filter on my vertical induction IO-360 has no bearing on the cowl fit. But in any case, I found that 3/8" at...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-06-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,793
Posted By flion
Is this a joke and I'm just slow to get it? ...

Is this a joke and I'm just slow to get it? Because all I see are various sized grey camera in a circle/slash icons.

Anyway, the best way to ensure your photos are always available is to host them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By flion
It's not as easy as the OP made it sound. I've...

It's not as easy as the OP made it sound. I've played around with this too, but the problem is trying to make it universal or customizable. Designing a universal UI is not a project to be taken...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By flion
3# mini-sledge (the same one I set #6 rivets in...

3# mini-sledge (the same one I set #6 rivets in my RV-6A wing spar with) onto a block of wood against the angle near the bend. It took some healthy swings. As for the angle, I'd say it's critical...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By flion
No service bulletin, just a plans change.

No service bulletin, just a plans change.
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