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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,742
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

...and don't forget to list that visit on your next medical.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,742
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

...and don't forget to include that visit on your next medical...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,742
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

Once you go and get seen, it's too late as you then must indicate it on your medical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,742
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

Some of us ARE professionals...

Next time you go to your AME, ask to see the sleep apnea "checklist". The very first item is , you guessed it, BMI.

I challenge anyone to make a case that BMI is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,742
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

Don't do the sleep study! It is pseudo science. There are about 20 items on the sleep apnea checklist that they are supposed to check LONG before a sleep study is recommended...

Notably, they look...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-16-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By rocketman1988
Permagrit tools

Without a doubt, the Permagrit tools are the gold standard for working with fiberglass and epoxy. They cut through it like butter.

Go...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By rocketman1988
Tanks

I opted for the ER tanks. As such, I ended up removing mine from the QB wings. It wasn’t required but it made things easier. Especially leak checking the tanks. I found the B nuts on my vent lines...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-14-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

I will be interested to see the specific fuel consumption figures as it is basically a two stroke engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
SS

There are actually some SS alloys that perform as well or better than a standard AN bolt, however, it takes some research to find them and the available sizes and options are usually more limited. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Mcmaster

Mcmaster has good info if you know the alloy...SS is almost always softer but there ARE some alloys that are just as strong...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By rocketman1988
Decide

Decide if you will be using new or recap tires. I went with recaps as my experience with flight school aircraft is that the recaps last quite a bit longer than the new tires. The recaps are slightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Setup

That is pretty much what I am doing. They were pretty certain about using the 22 over the 11 in my case. Wonder what is different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Setup

What setup did you go with?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Gmu

...which is why Steiner recommends the gmu22 for the -10. It doesn’t use the CAN bus, so it doesn’t add to the length...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
so

So I guess the guys that are doing tons of RV setups don't know what they are talking about...

From the Install manual:

"2.3.1.3.5 CAN Bus Installation Guidelines
For maximum reliability of the CAN...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

That is what I was told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

That is not the information I received, it was more like 60 feet...

If you add it up in the -10, you have the pitch servo at 11 feet, the roll servo about 11 feet, the GMU if tailcone mounted is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Be Aware...

After spending a bunch of time at the Garmin tent at Oshkosh, many questions were answered. I thought I had my basic avionics figured out...then I went to Stein's booth and asked them what they...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-10-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Prop

85 lbs for the prop? Thats about 30 lbs more than my MTV9 which is 12 lbs more than the recommended MTV12. That weight out on the nose of the -10 may be an issue...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-10-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By rocketman1988
SL2157

I have an SL2157 off of my Barrett engine that has about 1 hour of Dyno time on it...

Went with a remote filter...

$175 shipped...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,899
Posted By rocketman1988
Data please

I would like to see the hard data on a fixed pitch prop being equivalent to a c/s prop. Call it engineering curiosity...or skepticism...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
It’s all about the money

The problem is that the development costs are astronomical...and the potential market return is tiny. Putting a man on he moon cost about 14 billion dollars IN THE 60s. There were many thousands of...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

Partain delivered all of my QB kits...UNDAMAGED.

All of the other large deliveries were damaged in one way or another.

FEDEX speared my empennage crate with a fork lift and damaged the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes...

Yes, sure looks like a good fit...

BUT

So did the Deltahawk, 6 Cylinder Pmags, The Dynacam, several small turboprops, etc.

Hopefully, this one will make it!
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By rocketman1988
Epoxy

I am planning on coloring the epoxy that I squeegee on the cowling...

Seems as if it would do double duty sealing and coloring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,916
Posted By rocketman1988
Mountains

It would seem that, as usual, mountains are being made of mole hills.

All of the aircraft that I have personally owned have had additional named pilots, all of who were covered by the insurance...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Interesting

Interesting concept...been around for a long time. I hope he makes it work...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

When you finish working on a section, WIPE THE SWEAT OFF OF THE ALUMINUM.

If you don't, it WILL cause surface corrosion...which isn't a real issue if you are painting but it is annoying.:mad:
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Um...

It looks to be a "combined cycle" engine. Reading the literature, it seems to be a two stroke engine that burns jet A. I didn't see anything that said it was a compression ignition engine...though...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By rocketman1988
Prep

Search these forums for "gotchas"

Spend time doing inventory. Organize parts. Van's has multiples of the same part in different bags...organize and consolidate. If you don't, you will spend as...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Cylinders

I was going to use these on my -10 but, at the time, they were made of Unobtainium...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By rocketman1988
Flashlight

I'm not sure how the flashlight would work but I used my LED trouble light behind the pink glass and it works just fine...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By rocketman1988
Dang!

I have a windshield for sale too but no hits at $250...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By rocketman1988
Flox

When I did mine, I added some flox to the epoxy then thickened it slightly with Cabo. I think mine was about the consistency of applesauce. The syringe had no problem injecting it into the void.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By rocketman1988
But

But the rural king et al syringes are made for animals and they hold 35, 50, or 100 ccs.

As far as air pressure concerns, drill two holes, one to inject in, the other vents the air.

From an...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By rocketman1988
Syringe

Rural king, tractor supply, farm and fleet , and other farm stores carry nice syringes for the job. I did not even need a metal needle. I drilled #30 holes and shot the flox right in...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By rocketman1988
Carb heat

You don't need to fly high to require carb heat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By rocketman1988
It doesn’t matter if...

If painting, it isn’t going to matter as the surface prep will definitely take care of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

Drilling to #41 May also cause you grief when trying to install the rivet as it will be a tighter fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 72,970
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

Just don't prime!:D
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By rocketman1988
D'Oh...

Sorry, overlooked that you are building a -14...disregard previous post.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By rocketman1988
Camguard

Camguard...there is data to support their claims. Probably one of the only additives that can verify their claims with other than anecdotal evidence.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By rocketman1988
QB

There is a bunch of work still left to do on the QB kits, especially the fuselage.

If you have the room and the finances, nothing wrong with ordering the finish kit as well.

You need to decide what...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-02-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By rocketman1988
Gap

Realize that there will be paint on both sides of that gap. Also realize that there WILL be vibration and relative movement between the cowl and fuselage. Too small a gap will guarantee paint...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By rocketman1988
Skybolts

I was planning on using skybolts on the firewall and hinges on the sides...until I flecked the hinge in place and attempted to push 30+ inches of wire through all the knuckles, twice. That was enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,681
Posted By rocketman1988
Help

Can you get a nut splitter in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 72,970
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

As much as I would love to see that 6 seater, the potential market would be very small...

...and it all comes down to the bottom line.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By rocketman1988
engine

I went with Dual EFII, Cold Air, 9:1, Heavy Rods, B&C starter and Alternator, and Reiff Preheat. The Quote they sent me was about $10K more than I paid at Barrett for the same setup.

It was on par...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-31-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By rocketman1988
RV-10 Parts

I have a couple of RV-10 parts for sale:

ES 85615-10 Flap Motor/Actuator - Installed once then decided on a different unit. Never Flown. $260 Shipped CONUS ($495 New)

C-1005 Windshield $250...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Actually, it MAY be possible to use the Aerosport rudder trim with the new printed arms...I think all they need to do is alter the arm to fit the new sized torque tubes...

Zac...?
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By rocketman1988
engine

"...not sure why anyone would go used with the price of a new one being quite reasonable..."

Reasonable? That's hilarious! For what these engines cost, they ought to be plated in gold.

I found...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By rocketman1988
JB weld

It will fill the hole but does nothing for the structure of the tube; no point in filling the hole then...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett

“...
I tried to contact Barrett several times via their website and never got a response, that is a no-go for me...”

They recently suffered a family loss; that may be the contact issue.

I have...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By rocketman1988
another thought...

I understand the want to save money, however...

The RV-10 IS NOT an inexpensive build. This should be very apparent BEFORE starting the build.

The LAST place that I would try and save money would...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett

Barrett for me...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By rocketman1988
pedals

Looks really nice! I wanted to use Paul's pedals and spoke to him some years ago but he stopped making them...Time marches on and I ended up with the stock pedals installed and now Paul's are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,186
Posted By rocketman1988
Texture

Are you printing it face down?

I have a tempered glass plate on the heated bed that I print on, and the plastic adjacent to the plate is usually very smooth...

Just curious...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By rocketman1988
Switch?

We had some weird issues and it turned out to be the ACS switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 72,970
Posted By rocketman1988
Width?

What's the width? Looks a bit narrow for those, uh, XL pilots...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

My comments were not intended to flame you, specifically.

Do you honestly think that most people would lay on their horn to hurt someone's hearing? I don't think the majority would...and there are...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By rocketman1988
Does that apply...

Does that apply to cars, trucks, motorcycles, semis, buses, trains, etc? The point of a quick blast on a loud horn is to get someone's attention...

As far as db's go, how many does your average RV...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By rocketman1988
Just heat...

The firewall heatvalves and scat tube are there to provide heat. I have read where some folks do not use the front heat...don’t see any reason you couldn’t eliminate both, except for resale price on...
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