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Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By steve murray
I have a similar issue but it is the width...

I have a similar issue but it is the width related. I spoke to Van's, my current plan is to leave the fuselage "gear-less" until after I hang the engine. I hear the added gear height makes it...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By steve murray
Sweet....! , if I can have Dynon manage this...

Sweet....! , if I can have Dynon manage this through the EFIS, that is much simpler. Does anybody have a recommendation\part number for a microswitch they used on their doors vs the Van's reed...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By steve murray
Thanks Bob, appreciated Steve

Thanks Bob, appreciated

Steve
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By steve murray
Is the 10 Latch indicator light still there, I am...

Is the 10 Latch indicator light still there, I am finalizing my wire pulls and cannot find it in the plans?? Can someone point me in the right section of the plans?
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By steve murray
I am familiar with putting diodes on the battery...

I am familiar with putting diodes on the battery master solenoid. If I decide to only use the internal solenoid on the Skytec 149-NL starter, where would I put the diode?

Also, I am picking up...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for the quick response from you & Carl. ...

Thanks for the quick response from you & Carl. Can you guys help me understand why it is still needed?

Also, does the relay come in the Finish kit or FWF kit?
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By steve murray
Firewall Starter Relay Needed?

I have my finish kit and FWF kit on order and was reviewing plans and product specs.

The plans have a starter relay mounted on the firewall and the Skytec website states the 149-NL starter has an...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By steve murray
I recently bit the bullet and placed a deposit...

I recently bit the bullet and placed a deposit with Titan. I wanted electronic ignition fuel injection system. They would not build to that version but agreed to build the engine, run it for 3...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-24-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By steve murray
Qty 2 Walbro GSL392 Fuel Pumps

Qty 2 Walbro GSL392 fuel pumps. Installed in my RV10 project but never run. Moving to another fuel pump design. $100 for both, will ship free CONUS. Pump only, no additional...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By steve murray
Dave, Thanks for the tip on electronic...

Dave,


Thanks for the tip on electronic igntion's hotter spark effectively advancing the timing. I do plan to run dual electronic ignition via SDS system, so this is very pertinent.

After...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By steve murray
Detonation Margin 8.5 vs 9 Pistons?

Question for engine gurus.

I am having an engine built for RV10 and trying to decide on 8.5 vs 9 pistons. I plan to run mogas as much as possible and trying to understand how much more detonation...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By steve murray
I will let you know, I added a bunch of...

I will let you know, I added a bunch of Fiberglass and fillers, should arrive next week and I will report back with shipping costs.

Steve
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By steve murray
Yes, I am Mike's brother. (My apologies for...

Yes, I am Mike's brother. (My apologies for whatever he did at the reunion...) Are you from Monroeville? Did you work with Mike at VF? Small world.
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By steve murray
RV10 Engine Mount close to Asheville, NC or Huntsville, Al

Anybody close to Asheville, NC or Huntsville, AL with and uninstalled RV10 engine mount that I could come by and trace the mount pads on a cardboard pattern?

I am trying to create a pattern to...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-08-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By steve murray
Fiberglass Supplier

Just placed an order with "uscomposites" for epoxy, fiberglass, pigment, etc.

There pricing for gallon of West System epoxy was the best I could find. Gallon of resin was $82 gallon and hardener...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,707
Posted By steve murray
Been filling my own O2 tank for past 8 years from...

Been filling my own O2 tank for past 8 years from large O2 bottle that I bought from local welding supply. Entire refill setup including buying the tank was less than $250.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,239
Posted By steve murray
Jim, although I did not attend this year, my...

Jim, although I did not attend this year, my previous experiences at RIPON, were just about to the limit of my risk tolerance. It seems this year would have been well beyond my comfort level. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,971
Posted By steve murray
Hey Mike Yes, drove the Denali highway and...

Hey Mike

Yes, drove the Denali highway and camped a few nights along the side of the road, really spectacular drive.

For the Kenai section, my wife & I will be camping two days in Porcupine...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,971
Posted By steve murray
Great Photos, thanks for posting. I am currently...

Great Photos, thanks for posting. I am currently in Anchorage (been driving\meandering from my home in North Carolina since mid April! with a small popup camper.)

My wife is flying in commercially...
Forum: Southeast 03-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By steve murray
KSPA is a good friendly airport. Plenty of tie...

KSPA is a good friendly airport. Plenty of tie downs, and two courtesy cars.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By steve murray
RV/ Aviation Austin on Sunday March 25

In Austin this weekend for a wedding.

I have a few hours to kill before a Sunday 6:30 pm commercial flight out of Austin. Any aviation events on going? Anybody with an RV10 project underway I...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,155
Posted By steve murray
This is what I did based on researching through...

This is what I did based on researching through various posts. Use this with caution as I have yet to install the wings to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,644
Posted By steve murray
My sequence is: 1) Open the oil door and remove...

My sequence is:

1) Open the oil door and remove two hinge pins on top of firewall. These pins run along the top of the cowl\firewall joint and are curved. (Hinges meet off center on top of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By steve murray
I think there are two of us building in Asheville...

I think there are two of us building in Asheville with third completed in the last year.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,017
Posted By steve murray
At 5" 10" Height, what Rudder Position Should I use

What is the most comfortable rudder position for someone of my height (5' 10") forward or aft position? I am a long way from having seats, rails, cushions so it is hard to tell, looking for the...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By steve murray
Able to use Comant 121 VHF Antenna on Bottom?

I recently picked up two Comant 121 antennas as a package deal. These are the angled antennas not the bent version. I plan to use one on top behind the FG and was wondering if anyone has placed a ...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,390
Posted By steve murray
Archer Install question

I am getting close to installing Archer VOR antenna in RV10 wing tip. The instructions state to run the light wires via the red arrow. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,166
Posted By steve murray
I suspect the now have "nexus" (significant...

I suspect the now have "nexus" (significant physical presence) in Georgia as they list an east cost rep in Georgia on their web page, In my experience, one you have nexus in a state you are obliged ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By steve murray
What kind of Antenna is this?

I found this in the dark recesses of the hangar I rent. Is this a vhf antenna that I could install at my house to listen to airtraffic on my handheld ICom?

The picture is of one antenna on the...
Forum: Reviews 01-05-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By steve murray
Great Customer Service - Kuntzleman Electronics!

I find that great customer support seems to be the norm for most of the suppliers I use for home building. I just purchased set of strobes from a distributor of Kuntzleman lights and found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,916
Posted By steve murray
Cool Medical Insurance Coverage vs Life Insurance Coverage

Related but different topic, medical insurance vs life insurance.


I just retired and moved from company medical plan to my own privately purchased plan. All the medical policies I reviewed had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,583
Posted By steve murray
I noticed the earlier post about switches below...

I noticed the earlier post about switches below the angled panel possibly being in a tight position?

I am working on an RV10, how far above the instrument panel lower flange (this flange is where I...
Forum: COMM 12-27-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By steve murray
2nd VHf Com needed with Dynon System?

For those using the Dynon Skyview systems with the integrated VHF Com interface to the EFIS, because is has active 2nd channel monitoring and automated tuning, do you find the need for 2nd Com...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By steve murray
Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you...

Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you a PM with my contact details for some pic.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By steve murray
Engine Mount Pad Size

I am starting to work on installing ceramic fire barrier + stainless steel on the engine side of the firewall.

Can someone tell me the pad sizes of the engine mount for the six bolt points? I do...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,556
Posted By steve murray
Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early...

Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early version Eggenfellener H6 3L engine with stock Subaru ECU. I typically plan on 155 knots at 2200 RPM and about 10 gals per hour at 7-8k altitude. I...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By steve murray
Flap Horn Position Picture

Looks like all the links to photos in this post are dead.

I am thinking (dreading) I may have my flap horns drilled in the wrong position. Anyone have a photo of the flap horn position with the...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By steve murray
Anybody have some pictures of the firewall...

Anybody have some pictures of the firewall location for fuel return location? The links to pictures in the previous posts are dead.

Much appreciated
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By steve murray
Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from...

Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from ground up?

I am looking at std 8.5 pistons with EFII\SDS system for fuel injection and ignition. Not sure of the cost effectiveness of buying an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By steve murray
Hey Randy Yes, I have the Morosco tank with...

Hey Randy

Yes, I have the Morosco tank with machined flange. A hangar neighbor did point out a rough spot on the sealing flange so I hit it with scotchbrite to smooth it out.

Steve
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By steve murray
Coolant Pressure decreases with increased RPM

I have a Eggenfellner Subaru H6 engine. Recently I have noticed some coolant burping out of the overflow as I pull the power back for landing. This issue seemed to have increased over the past...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By steve murray
I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure...

I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure for straight and level and 12 inches manifold pressure for 500 ft./m descent. This is with zero flaps and gives me about 120 mph for the approach ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By steve murray
Feedback on BWIFLY Insurance?

Anybody used BWIFLY insurance broker? My insurance is about due and I got a postcard in the mail from them and looking for feedback?

Steve
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,031
Posted By steve murray
Hi, if you are not able to post, I would...

Hi, if you are not able to post, I would appreciate copy of pictures also.

"n62km" @ yahoo.com

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By steve murray
Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?

Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,516
Posted By steve murray
DJ, Thanks for your efforts with maintaining...

DJ,

Thanks for your efforts with maintaining this site. I have used it often.

Steve

RV8-Subaru H6 - 700 hours.
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,978
Posted By steve murray
Floor Panel (F1050) & Lwr Fuse Channel (F1041) Matched Drill Holes no longer line up?

Resurrecting an old post. I am having the same issue with mis-alignment between the match drilled holes in the the front floor panel (F1050) and lower fuselage channel (F1041).

Now that the skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,134
Posted By steve murray
Hi Jeff, To be honest, as high power levels I...

Hi Jeff,

To be honest, as high power levels I have never heard my airplane external to the cockpit as no one has ever flown my plane but me. I suspect (have not measured) it is lower in decibels...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 126,439
Posted By steve murray
Scott While your stories are very interesting...

Scott

While your stories are very interesting and pictures are fascinating, I question the constant trespassing into peoples homes and personal belongings.

Someone's abandoned home and personal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,134
Posted By steve murray
I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner...

I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner EZ30 H6 with Subaru stock ECU I have 99+% confidence in the engine and always\constantly worry about the Prop gear box (I currently have the gearbox...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By steve murray
Leo, I think I will be following a similar...

Leo, I think I will be following a similar approach.

Does anyone know the maximum lateral swing dimensions of the door as it opens and final vertical dimension once they are fully open (Referenced...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By steve murray
Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that...

Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that offer. Once I have the foam cushions in hand, I will PM you to work the details and have you talk to her. (This will probably be 6 months or so...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,427
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Project Planning - When to order Engine\Finish Kit

I am probably 6-12 months away from finishing the fuselage kit and starting to planning finances and timing for finish kit and engine. I am not yet certain where I will order the engine from so not...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,770
Posted By steve murray
Renewing old thread - RV10 seat cushion patterns?

Anybody have some seat cushion patterns they are able to share? My sister is a very talented seamstress but her love for me has it's limits.......said she will only sew my RV10 seat covers with a...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,527
Posted By steve murray
Hi Mike Once you are done with the center...

Hi Mike

Once you are done with the center console mold, can you put me on the list for next to use? I am a few years away from flying but like the looks of this mod.

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Fuel Pump Pre-Filter Mounting Ideas

Looking for some ideas on how to mount pre-filter for EFII fuel pumps. Anybody have pictures of their pre fuel pump filters mounting and plumbing?:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,101
Posted By steve murray
Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more...

Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more info.
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By steve murray
Cool How did you bend this part

Any hints on how others bent the flange on the F1044B (3/4" x 3/4" x .125" ? I tried clamping in a vise and twisting with channel locks and the entire angle started to twist vs the flange...
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By steve murray
I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT...

I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT electric prop. This is on my RV8 with a Subaru engine. Prop is a very smooth. A bit slow to respond when doing fast throttle changes or aerobatics. No...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By steve murray
Smile 1st Eclipse for my RV8

My wife & I took off today from 0A7 (just south of Asheville, NC) to go to 18A (Franklin County Georgia) to see total solar eclipse (about 30 minutes flight) Previously had evaluated Anderson SC and...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By steve murray
Section 29 - Modification of Bucking Bar?

Just finished all the drilling in section 29...whew, was nervous about the edge distance when drilling the upper & lower fuselage to the fit firewall weldments... with heavy use of these forums,...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,362
Posted By steve murray
Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build...

Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build log, thanks for posting it, very helpful

Steve
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