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Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,185
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! I just ordered one. My arthritis made...

Thanks! I just ordered one. My arthritis made my last condition inspection very painful. While pricey, you can't put a price on being pain free.

BTW, the discount code is all caps and is $20.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By rleffler
Are these 100 degree angles? Any issues with the...

Are these 100 degree angles? Any issues with the nickel and stainless combination?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By rleffler
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/stai...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/stainlesswashers.php?clickkey=14605
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-09-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By rleffler
Dave, Don Rivera hosts a fuel injection class at...

Dave,

Don Rivera hosts a fuel injection class at the AirFlow Performance shop twice a year, usually in November and March. I highly recommend the class. Not only does Don present the academic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By rleffler
The Dynon servos will work with AFS screens as...

The Dynon servos will work with AFS screens as well.

AFS is probably a more equivalent comparison to the Garmin in my opinion.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,629
Posted By rleffler
They did a great job at publishing the intended...

They did a great job at publishing the intended arrivals times. The problem was when the weather went south was setting expectations when they were going to be rescheduled.

There were hours that...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By rleffler
I've not experienced that symptom in my RV-10 or...

I've not experienced that symptom in my RV-10 or any of the ones I've flown.

The good news is that whatever is causing the issue, it's consistent in both doors. It should be able to be tracked...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By rleffler
It's probably worth a call or email to confirm...

It's probably worth a call or email to confirm the quantity in that sku. You'll need four. Also, check out the service bulletin for some extra parts that you may not have depending on the age of...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,931
Posted By rleffler
If you shared your desire a little earlier, I...

If you shared your desire a little earlier, I would have invited you to the RV-10 dinner at OSH. Shantel could have spoken with all the other spouses and it would have been a done deal before dinner...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By rleffler
Bill, I know that you took hundreds of...

Bill,

I know that you took hundreds of additional photos. Are they available in an online photo album?

thanks,

bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,973
Posted By rleffler
Ken and I left about 10:30 this morning and...

Ken and I left about 10:30 this morning and arrived back home around 2:30pm.
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By rleffler
There are at least two that I know of in Guelph.

There are at least two that I know of in Guelph.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,225
Posted By rleffler
We got in about 10:30 Saturday morning. The...

We got in about 10:30 Saturday morning. The RV-10 is parked in the middle of row 318 in HBC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,302
Posted By rleffler
Where are you parked? Iím in 318.

Where are you parked? Iím in 318.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,302
Posted By rleffler
Some of them were open today, but very limited...

Some of them were open today, but very limited menus and nothing was precooked. It just took a little longer to get your food. We ate the place across from the homebuilt hq for lunch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By rleffler
Most of the answers to your questions can be...

Most of the answers to your questions can be found with a few minutes of using Google.

Yes, the airport closes at 8pm. The airshow has been known to run long, so there is no hard time it will end....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By rleffler
I should have one with me if you need to borrow...

I should have one with me if you need to borrow it. Assuming that the weather cooperates this weekend. It looks like the cold front will be hovering over Dayton Saturday morning.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By rleffler
You never know when it will pay off in the...

You never know when it will pay off in the future. My son helped me consistently through high school. My daughter started helping me occasionally after her brother went to college.

My son flies a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By rleffler
I installed a VPX pro six years ago. I do have...

I installed a VPX pro six years ago. I do have two friends that recently install the AFS ACM module. Both are extremely happy with their installations.

These are really an apples to oranges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By rleffler
The function of the gate has changed over the...

The function of the gate has changed over the last year or so after HBC has over run what used to be some of the vendor parking.

The gate is still there, but I don't know how late it is open. One...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By rleffler
Here's another source with several mounting...

Here's another source with several mounting options:

http://aerosportproducts.com/vents.htm
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By rleffler
As you stated, wheel and tire sizes are the...

As you stated, wheel and tire sizes are the same.

There are many choices for tubes and tires. As you know, Van's tend to go with the frugal choice on most things. That means that there are better...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,984
Posted By rleffler
I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. ...

I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. These are a couple aircraft from Japan headed to Red Flag, but had to stop to address a mechanical issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By rleffler
I just finished installing one in my RV-10 this...

I just finished installing one in my RV-10 this past weekend.

It took me 4-5 hours to fabricate the new mounting brackets and get them installed.

The installation was simple and straight forward. ...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By rleffler
Give Zac or Geoff a call.

Give Zac or Geoff a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By rleffler
Wing Walk Failure / Repair Options

This past winter, the wing walk material failed. It basically unlaminated from the adhesive, leaving the adhesive on the wing. It's happened a couple times, so I'm replacing in with another brand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By rleffler
I did the same. btw, one of the principals of...

I did the same. btw, one of the principals of the company is a RV-10 builder. I haven't talked to them in a couple years, so I don't know if it's flying yet.
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By rleffler
I used the AirWard panel as well. Itís a nice...

I used the AirWard panel as well. Itís a nice kit if you donít want to take the time to fabricate your own panel and doubler.

For the with Aerosport Products panels, taking the forward cover off...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By rleffler
Typically, while holding the toe brakes, then set...

Typically, while holding the toe brakes, then set the parking brakes. All the parking brakes does is to hold the current hydraulic pressure being applied. Be forewarned, most parking brakes will...
Forum: COMM 06-20-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By rleffler
You can download and install the software updates...

You can download and install the software updates for an experimental direct from garmin’s site. I don’t have the url handy, but search on vaf should yield it.

You get Nav data from flygarmin.com. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By rleffler
Scott, The EAA's recent communications blast...

Scott,

The EAA's recent communications blast soliciting volunteers for the build caught me by surprise. Or are they recruiting for other roles that you aren't managing?


bob
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By rleffler
There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in...

There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in the upper fuselage section until you're ready to glass in the front windshield. Just use clecos until ready to rivet.

I had the upper fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By rleffler
I've never been overly impressed with the catered...

I've never been overly impressed with the catered food. I'm sure that Van's is raising the cost to cover their expense. Personally, I'd rather have hamburgers and hot dogs and reduce the cost.

I...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By rleffler
I didn't do anything special per se in my...

I didn't do anything special per se in my RV-10.

I did put on aileron boots.

I also finished my interior with AeroSport Products panels, plus a couple that Geoff custom made for me. The lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By rleffler
I'm working Monday PM

I'm working Monday PM
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By rleffler
I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ. I do have...

I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ.

I do have a VP/X Pro in my RV-10.

We are having a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally on Saturday morning.

I'm not sure how much free time I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By rleffler
I did the same as David. I winched it by straps...

I did the same as David. I winched it by straps around the nose wheel.

Also, you need a person on the tail. I know of one person that scraped the tail on the ground after it was painted. All...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By rleffler
What has Trutrak said? You'll get as many...

What has Trutrak said?

You'll get as many opinions as there are posters on VAF. Trutrak's is the only opinion that truly counts.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,074
Posted By rleffler
Read my post, did I say anything about...

Read my post, did I say anything about prioritizing traffic? I did start by stating, "Another known issue". It did address a problem with disappearing traffic in areas where there is multiple...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By rleffler
Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the...

Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the answers to many of your questions there.

He's daughter was about the same age as yours when he started the RV-10. She just passed her check ride...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By rleffler
I couldn't agree more. As a Technical Counselor,...

I couldn't agree more.

As a Technical Counselor, I'm amazed at the percentage of builders that I've talked with hadn't even considered doing fuel flow tests, even though its highly recommended. ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,074
Posted By rleffler
There is also another known issue with some of...

There is also another known issue with some of the other UAvionics receivers in metro areas where you may have line of sight to multiple adsb towers. The quick fix was to use the Flightaware ADSB...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By rleffler
Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and...

Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and sensitivity settings that aren't correctly set. This is assuming that you have the appropriate servos installed and they are still generating enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,364
Posted By rleffler
No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the...

No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the gazebo would be frowned upon as well.

There are plenty of homebuilders that camp at Scholler. Many RV specific campers are clustered in Scholler. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By rleffler
I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you...

I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you will want the access panels. I thought the same way you did. After two years of flying, I put access panels in the seat pan above the antennas.

After...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By rleffler
I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve...

I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve got a PSE8000BT that works as advertised. They have a new model that was just realized that supports two Bluetooth sources.

Mine is currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By rleffler
You may want to do some due diligence and call...

You may want to do some due diligence and call the FSDO responsible for OSH to see who may be on site during the week. That way you may be able to speak with somebody beforehand to set appropriate...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,760
Posted By rleffler
Hard to provide feedback without understanding...

Hard to provide feedback without understanding more about your panel.

1. Who's EFIS do you have?

2. Is the ARINC line from the 650 wired directly to the AP or the EFIS?

3. Are you attempting to...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By rleffler
Just a data point...... After five years of...

Just a data point......

After five years of flying, I've had to go back there two times.

1. Replaced a failed Crossbow ADHRS. For some reason, I used slotted brass screws on the original install....
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By rleffler
Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s...

Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s with a ETX680 and a ETX900 in my RV-10.

Other than the price, I'm extremely happy with the purchase. I just wish it was less expensive.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,286
Posted By rleffler
We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just...

We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just such a purpose. It came in handy on my RV-10. You could tweak the entire trailing edge at once.

He was an engineer that never found a problem he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By rleffler
I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about...

I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about the time of the first flight in my RV-10.

When I started the build, the underwriters were requiring 5-10 hours for most pilots. When I went to...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,286
Posted By rleffler
I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer...

I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer your question. But I would think if you set a level on the wing and aligned the flap with the level, that would be 0. Using a digital level it would...
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By rleffler
I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB...

I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB receiver and WiFi dongle. I've got the new version that just started shipping a few weeks ago.

I had no problems with Foreflight receiving ADSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,928
Posted By rleffler
There really isn't any security changes around...

There really isn't any security changes around HBC. Their focus is to keep folks away for the exhibit halls and major through fares while they are setting up outdoor exhibits. Not really a big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By rleffler
No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. ...

No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. Although, I have thought about upgrading just my headset to Bluetooth. While PSE states that my 8000BT can support two sources, I've only been able to get it...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By rleffler
Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. ...

Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. They are going to be tightly coupled to your EFIS decision. I thought I knew which EFIS I was going to buy 80% through my build. Technology and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By rleffler
Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent...

Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent to the pitch servo in the empennage of the RV-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By rleffler
It works just fine. I've been flying with both...

It works just fine. I've been flying with both for five years.

Wire it like it states in the Vertical Power install manual (5.19c) and the Trutrak install manual you'll be fine. The VP manual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,654
Posted By rleffler
I second giving Geoff a call. With his new...

I second giving Geoff a call. With his new printer, he can do just about anything. Especially if you grab Solidworks from EAA and supply him all the files. Or barter a little advertising...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By rleffler
This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors...

This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors support this mode.
Forum: Autopilots 05-03-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By rleffler
When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I...

When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I started the approach high (i.e. above the IAF and FAF altitude) that about 10% of the time, it wouldn't lock on the glideslope.

The suggestion that I...
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