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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By TShort
I can't see any of the photos...

I can't see any of the photos...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By TShort
Not their torque stuff, but I have a lot of their...

Not their torque stuff, but I have a lot of their wrenches ratchets sockets etc, and I really like them. Very well made for the price point.
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By TShort
I have a GTN650 and a GTR. I will occasionally...

I have a GTN650 and a GTR.
I will occasionally use the GTN if I know the frequency, but it is really easy to use the touchscreen G3X to find frequencies and then just import them to the COMM. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By TShort
We have the same problem here in Indy in the...

We have the same problem here in Indy in the uninsulated steel T-hangars.

A buddy at the airport has a polished Hummel (OSH ultralight champion from a few years back) that was getting water...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-09-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By TShort
Interesting - I just checked the set of plans I...

Interesting - I just checked the set of plans I bought on the thumb drive from Van's, and they have the single heat muff version. The drawings are rev 0 date 2/24/05

I have the dual heat muff...
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,012
Posted By TShort
What's a high temp? My uninsulated, not climate...

What's a high temp? My uninsulated, not climate controlled metal hangar gets pretty darn hot on a sunny summer day here in Indy ... I've not measured, but I bet 120F+ isn't unrealistic on a sunny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By TShort
I agree as well ... I am fascinated by a lot of...

I agree as well ... I am fascinated by a lot of the threads mentioned above, but always have to search (or bookmark) to find the old ones.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By TShort
Interesting point. Hatchbacks etc have struts...

Interesting point. Hatchbacks etc have struts and seals, which are compressed for 99.9+% of their lives.

Never thought about that.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By TShort
I leave mine open in the hangar, mainly because I...

I leave mine open in the hangar, mainly because I don't want to smash the door seals all the time.

Not sure which is better for the strut, but I think a strut replacement will be easier than a door...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By TShort
Bob- These are -38Es Cleaned gapped etc during...

Bob-
These are -38Es
Cleaned gapped etc during the panel upgrade / annual last winter. Total 153h, probably 50 or so since annual (tach time).

Vic -

Thanks for the input. I did check resistance; ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By TShort
Spark plug issue / questions RV-10

Last week I flew to lunch in the -10, and had a rough engine just after takeoff.

EFIS data showed #6 cylinder not firing on the R mag.
Pulled the plugs, top plug (R mag) had very weak spark in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,696
Posted By TShort
I think you meant...

I think you meant https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/

I was curious, so I went to the "supermarket" site and it's something else.

Thanks for the link! We have one here in Indy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By TShort
Mini 4 is my favorite size. Word on the street...

Mini 4 is my favorite size.

Word on the street is that apple may not make the mini anymore, has sorta been overtaken by the plus sized phones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By TShort
I fly into KAEJ just S of Leadville in the...

I fly into KAEJ just S of Leadville in the RV-10

I highly recommend the Colorado pilots association weekend mountain flying course. A day of ground school and a day of flying with an instructor and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By TShort
I had a false activation with my ACK in the -10...

I had a false activation with my ACK in the -10 this summer.
Out at the cabin with my brother and got a call from the CAP that they were standing next to the -10 on the ramp.

Iíd taken a friend...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By TShort
Before the panel upgrade I had some stuff back...

Before the panel upgrade I had some stuff back there. Not impossible to access, but definitely not easy. Or comfortable.

If you really need to cut a hole it is probably better to look into an...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,307
Posted By TShort
My main disagreement is with #1; when we redid...

My main disagreement is with #1; when we redid the panel, we moved the headset jacks (all 4) to the center console.
I really like not having all the wires protruding from the panel, and it cleans...
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By TShort
Larry- I have an archer in the R wingtip on the...

Larry-
I have an archer in the R wingtip on the -10, and garmin roll servo out there.
Baja pro lights in both tips, and FlyLED nav / strobes in both tips. Also have facet aux pumps as well
Baja...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,417
Posted By TShort
Definitely put one in the bottom of the rudder...

Definitely put one in the bottom of the rudder fairing
We found a good bit of water in there during the prebuy on the -10 (plane had been washed)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,477
Posted By TShort
I agree - every year I go by the Van's tent at...

I agree - every year I go by the Van's tent at OSH and there is never anything new.

I vote for comfort ... not a fan of the heavy stiff cotton t shirts that barely break in.

New stuff would be...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,265
Posted By TShort
I have a 1948 ("ragwing") Cessna 170, similar to...

I have a 1948 ("ragwing") Cessna 170, similar to David's post above it is considered a bush plane per the first post.

It has a climb prop so it does pretty well (in climb, not cruise!), but...
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By TShort
Here's another online resource, not sure if the...

Here's another online resource, not sure if the grip length is enough for your application:

https://www.baysupply.com/2472182/Product/Pop-Closed-End-AK42H

Spruce has them too, I don't think the pic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,275
Posted By TShort
I'd say steam L of the EFIS as well. I would...

I'd say steam L of the EFIS as well.

I would also vote G5, with its own backup battery it stays on even when the master goes off.

It will fit the standard hole, so if you make that decision later...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Still troubleshooting. It's been a slow process...

Still troubleshooting. It's been a slow process with weather and schedules.

We are actually headed back out today to do some more work ... I will keep you posted and update when we get things...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By TShort
Couldn't find it on Spruce, but Google found...

Couldn't find it on Spruce, but Google found this:

https://www.hansonrivet.com/rivets/blind-pop-advel-rivets/closed-end-blind-rivets/

It would be the AK4_H (the _ depends on grip length, that...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By TShort
The rivets on the drain flange are countersunk; ...

The rivets on the drain flange are countersunk; I know they make them, as we used one to seal a leaking rivet under the wing walk on my QB tanks.

I'll have to see if I can find the Spruce part...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,887
Posted By TShort
You would never run short of air with that...

You would never run short of air with that compressor.
Unless you plan on painting or running a lot of high consumption tools (grinders, etc), it is probably overkill just for the -10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By TShort
Sent you a PM...

Sent you a PM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,132
Posted By TShort
I had great experience with both Steinair and...

I had great experience with both Steinair and with Tim at Approach Fast Stack - give him a try, too. Both are super helpful and responsive.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By TShort
I connected mine to discrete inputs in the G3X It...

I connected mine to discrete inputs in the G3X
It creates a warning on the screen for each door.

Part of my pre takeoff check is to manually check both doors then verify no alerts on the EFIS.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By TShort
I've got the Aerosport version in the new -10...

I've got the Aerosport version in the new -10 panel, love them. They are great. Seal well and look awesome.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,531
Posted By TShort
I have 2 in the -10 and they are totally noise...

I have 2 in the -10 and they are totally noise free.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,531
Posted By TShort
I have 2 of the SteinAir units in the upgraded...

I have 2 of the SteinAir units in the upgraded system (one in the center console and one on the aft side of it) and have no issues with noise, they work great...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By TShort
I looked through my files from the panel upgrade,...

I looked through my files from the panel upgrade, looks like all I could find was the aeroelectric version from 2012.

I'd love a current version if someone has it. Perhaps it could be hosted as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By TShort
Interesting. Anyone tried the call and cancel...

Interesting.

Anyone tried the call and cancel technique with the aviation services?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,859
Posted By TShort
I bought one of these after much...

I bought one of these after much research:

https://labelworks.epson.com/product/lw-px900/

Pricey, but very worth it. Every wire in the upgraded system is labeled with heat shrink tube. It is very...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,655
Posted By TShort
That worked! Spectacular. Thanks!

That worked!

Spectacular. Thanks!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,655
Posted By TShort
The youtube link doesn't work for me ... I get a...

The youtube link doesn't work for me ... I get a circle with an exclamation point inside / some sort of error.
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By TShort
My girlfriend likes the Zulu 3 - she tried both...

My girlfriend likes the Zulu 3 - she tried both the Bose X and A20, didn't like either of them.

She says the Zulu is more comfortable. There is an option for a taller pad on the part that goes over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Agree with your thoughts ... I spent a ton of...

Agree with your thoughts ... I spent a ton of time on my purchased RV-10 making the baffles etc seal well. I've done a ton of reading and research about airflow etc. Jim's baffles are well sealed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,550
Posted By TShort
Count me in as well. Sounds awesome!

Count me in as well. Sounds awesome!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Agree about the CHTs We've talked about that and...

Agree about the CHTs
We've talked about that and are looking at the issue.
Baffles etc look good.

Anecdotally, he's been told "this is a common problem with the RV-9 in climb" - any truth to that?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Haha. We talked about that. There is tons of...

Haha. We talked about that.

There is tons of great knowledge on this board ... I was hoping for some insight or thoughts on troubleshooting.

The front page exposure definitely helps - thanks Doug!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Here are screenshots of the above flights...

Here are screenshots of the above flights (clicking the savvy links in the above posts takes you to the actual data, where additional parameters can be added / compared):

Normal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,543
Posted By TShort
Help needed troubleshooting rough running O-320

I'm hoping for some wisdom / assistance in helping a friend troubleshoot a rough running engine in his purchased RV-9.

Background: RV-9, carb'd lycoming o-320, dual mags, pretty much basic setup as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,345
Posted By TShort
I downloaded / installed and test flew the...

I downloaded / installed and test flew the upgrades to both the GTN (6.50) and G3X touch (6.20) on 9/12, didn't have any issues.

The G3X updates took no time at all. The GTN took maybe 7-8 minutes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 83,606
Posted By TShort
Here are a couple of things I noted during some...

Here are a couple of things I noted during some recent cross countries:

- on map view you can touch restricted areas, MOAs, etc and get info - this doesn't work in chart (sectional) view

- when...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,151
Posted By TShort
Justin- Here's what I used for the fusible links...

Justin-

Here's what I used for the fusible links to the shunt on my G3X system.
I'd have to look and see what wire gauge I used, am out of town and away from the documentation now (but it was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,063
Posted By TShort
I've used them since '03, no recent issues

I've used them since '03, no recent issues
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By TShort
I did what you mentioned - I put some of the...

I did what you mentioned - I put some of the "less critical" devices with low draw and not much need to "monitor" with the VPX on a fuse block - like the GDL52R, the CO monitor, etc. Super easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,550
Posted By TShort
I'm in. Given enough notice (2-3 months or...

I'm in. Given enough notice (2-3 months or more), I can make my schedule work.
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By TShort
Doug- Sent you a PM Thanks Thomas

Doug-

Sent you a PM

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By TShort
That's nothin' ... I closed up the tanks on my SB...

That's nothin' ... I closed up the tanks on my SB -8 wings in 2007 :eek: (and I am nowhere close to flying...)

Have been wondering the same thing myself. They've been sitting vertically in a stand,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By TShort
Thanks guys. I don't care about cosmetics...

Thanks guys. I don't care about cosmetics (especially on the inside), so I'll keep it simple.

Larry - I think you're right, we have pretty similar setups. Appreciate any pics.

How did you attach...
Forum: Midwest 07-16-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By TShort
3VS Versailles pireps

Any pireps on Roy Otten Memorial (3VS)

We are going to lake of the Ozarks in a couple weeks, usually land at KOZS but the house we are renting this year is equidistant, and the rest of the crew is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By TShort
Radiant heat shield

Question for all you engineering types ...

I am making a heat shield for my firewall mounted battery, to keep radiant heat from the exhaust away.

The side facing the exhaust will be shiny...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By TShort
Steve- Thanks for the quick response! You guys...

Steve-

Thanks for the quick response! You guys rock ... 6AM on a Sunday!

Is this a common issue with different headsets? I have an A20, a Bose X, and a Lightspeed headset ... wondering if that's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By TShort
GMA245 / G3X Audio

All-

I am probably missing something obvious but hoping someone can give me a solution.

In the new panel, G3X touch with GTN650/GTR20/GMA245, I am having issues with volume for the copilot and...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,433
Posted By TShort
I should be able to make it this year, will be...

I should be able to make it this year, will be solo.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By TShort
Boone IA RV day

We made it out for RV day in Boone, IA this year - not sure why the event wasn't more advertised, it's a great airport and they have breakfast AND lunch! We missed breakfast (taking delivery of a...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By TShort
Panel and electrical upgrade

Well, I have come to the end of a 6 month upgrade on the RV-10 and wanted to post some pictures and a summary of the upgrades. We actually finished back in April but Iíve been too busy flying to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 187,893
Posted By TShort
Steve- Are the flap brackets the same between...

Steve-

Are the flap brackets the same between the RV-9 and RV-10? If not, do you have any plans to make similar covers for the RV-10 brackets?

Thanks
Thomas
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