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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,885
Posted By DRMA
The RV-14 360 Image isn't easy to find on the new...

The RV-14 360 Image isn't easy to find on the new site. It is hidden in the Q&A page. Here is a direct link to the FWF for the 14A: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By DRMA
I generally cut mine in-place using aviation tin...

I generally cut mine in-place using aviation tin snips. There were a couple of spots where I had to go to a different tool, but in general these worked well.

The bigger tip is to use the paper clip...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By DRMA
I also recommend you consider EAA 302. It is a...

I also recommend you consider EAA 302. It is a large chapter with many active RV projects underway and a number of RVs flying. I'm aware of at least one RV-14 nearly completed, plus several RV-10s...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By DRMA
Garmin still does factory repairs of the SL40. ...

Garmin still does factory repairs of the SL40. The SL40 on my Grumman failed this past November (would not transmit nor receive). The avionics shop sent it back to Garmin who repaired it and...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By DRMA
I installed 2 of these on my RV-10 glare shield. ...

I installed 2 of these on my RV-10 glare shield. Very well made with relatively thick mounting plate. I did install a few extra screws to be sure it was well secured to the glare...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,181
Posted By DRMA
My RV-10 came from Van's with a Vetterman exhaust...

My RV-10 came from Van's with a Vetterman exhaust system in the kit. Received it a couple of years ago as part of the FWF kit.

I think you want the Plane Around 180 door latch system. The outside...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,389
Posted By DRMA
I also installed my airflow systems A/C in a...

I also installed my airflow systems A/C in a quick build fuselage. I even routed the hoses along the fuselage walls instead of in the tunnel. The quick build isn't so complete that it impacts your...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By DRMA
I purchased the 1/4" Capri Tools in-lb torque...

I purchased the 1/4" Capri Tools in-lb torque wrench from Amazon, and have been very happy with it. It comes with a calibration certificate, has a good feel and size. I liked it so much that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,201
Posted By DRMA
Shouldn't be a problem so long as the grounds are...

Shouldn't be a problem so long as the grounds are solid at each end. So long as there is no potential (voltage) between the points contacted (e.g. no resistance between them along the ground strap)...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By DRMA
If you decide to mount the antennas externally,...

If you decide to mount the antennas externally, please be aware that Van's advises against drilling any holes in the RV-10 fiberglass canopy that are not called for in their plans, as the cabin top...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By DRMA
At the recommendation of Jason with Aerotronics,...

At the recommendation of Jason with Aerotronics, I have placed the following on my avionics bus:
- GMC 305 (A/P Contr.)
- GSA 28 (AP Pitch & Roll Servos)
- GSA 28 (Yaw Servo)
- GTR 20 (Com 1)
-...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By DRMA
I use a knee board to hold my iPad as well. ...

I use a knee board to hold my iPad as well. Bought the cheap one from Sportys (https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/ipad-air-rotating-kneeboard.html) and have been using it for about 4 years now. Easy...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By DRMA
If using dry ice, please be careful to have the...

If using dry ice, please be careful to have the aircraft well ventilated. While not a poison, you can't breath CO2, and if it builds up in the cockpit it could be just as deadly as CO.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-15-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By DRMA
Formation Clinics for the RV-10?

I notice that neither the Falcon nor KC Formation Training Clinics accept the RV-10. I'm not sure why that is since the RV-10 has about the same speed and climb as the rest of the RV fleet (with the...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By DRMA
If I recall correctly, these rivets are AN426AD4,...

If I recall correctly, these rivets are AN426AD4, so you should probably have been using a #30 drill bit to remove them. The #40 bit is for AD3 size rivets, and won't remove enough material to allow...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By DRMA
Anyone Using a Bogi Bar to Push an RV-10?

I've bought the Bogi Bar and the nose wheel pins, but haven't finished my RV-10 yet. However it seems to be a very well constructed tow bar and the service from Richard Bogert has been great, so I...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By DRMA
At the recommendation of the folks at Synergy...

At the recommendation of the folks at Synergy Air, I purchased a "Texas Palm Drill, 1/4" with standard chuck from The Yard Store. I've used this for a couple of years now to nearly complete my...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-30-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By DRMA
I highly recommend you get in contact with the...

I highly recommend you get in contact with the UTMB Aerospace Medicine Center in Galveston. Their phone number is 409-747-9176. Their website is...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By DRMA
Huzi, If you are spending much time in the...

Huzi,

If you are spending much time in the Houston area, suggest you try to make it to one of the EAA 302 monthly meetings in Conroe. We have a very active group of builders, with at least 3 of us...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-27-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,117
Posted By DRMA
I will also recommend the DRDT tool. I found the...

I will also recommend the DRDT tool. I found the dimples produced with it using Cleaveland dies to be very good and very consistent. And you don’t need hearing protection when using the DRDT.

I also...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By DRMA
I'm building an RV-10, so don't know what the...

I'm building an RV-10, so don't know what the RV-7 steps look like, but if it is a steel tube you are trying to cut, I would recommend a pipe cutter. Most plumbers will have one of these, so if you...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-26-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,117
Posted By DRMA
Tool Kits

There have been several posts this year regarding the various tool kits available. Suggest you do a search for them.

I bought my kit from http://www.cleavelandtool.com/ and have been very happy...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By DRMA
As I recall, I had to do some trimming, and had...

As I recall, I had to do some trimming, and had to add a shim on one side. I found that on my cabin top, the doors/gutters were not the same on both sides, so I had to do more trimming/fitting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,503
Posted By DRMA
Thanks for the update. Sounds like your return to...

Thanks for the update. Sounds like your return to flying and transition to the RV-6 was well planned and executed.

One suggestion as you proceed with your still-to-do and future goals. In executing...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,640
Posted By DRMA
I used Lord 7545 A/E adhesive (a 2 part adhesive)...

I used Lord 7545 A/E adhesive (a 2 part adhesive) on my RV-10 windows and front windscreen based on the recommendation of Aerosport Products and my experience in using it first for the overhead...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By DRMA
Charlie is correct, the typical bus is also...

Charlie is correct, the typical bus is also referred to as a bus bar as it is made up of a copper bar of significant cross section, that is protected by the fuse at the alternator output. As for the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By DRMA
Use either a fuse or a breaker, but not both....

Use either a fuse or a breaker, but not both. There is no good reason that I am aware of (and I am an electrical engineer) for placing a fuse and a circuit breaker in series. Just use a 10 amp...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By DRMA
One other possible option is to rent an...

One other possible option is to rent an unfurnished apartment and then furnish it via Craig’s List and thrift stores. We successfully did this for both daughters and 4 times including grad school and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By DRMA
I can't comment on Axsys Air as I have no...

I can't comment on Axsys Air as I have no knowledge of them. I do highly recommend Synergy Air in Oregon based on building my RV-10 empennage with them to get a great start on my build. For the...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By DRMA
I ran all the wires I could think of plus some...

I ran all the wires I could think of plus some spares from the panel location to the various points rearward before installing the fiberglass cabin top. It made running the conduit and wires much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By DRMA
Welcome to the world of Van's aircraft and the...

Welcome to the world of Van's aircraft and the RV-10 Priyo.


I agree with the recommendations above that you try to get enrolled in an EAA SportAir workshop. I took both the building a Van's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,150
Posted By DRMA
If you intend to paint the aircraft exterior...

If you intend to paint the aircraft exterior yourself, you will need a compressor with a significant CFM output, but probably still not as large as the IR compressor you are looking at. If you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,150
Posted By DRMA
I Prefer the Quincy Compressors

If you intend to paint the aircraft exterior yourself, you will need a compressor with a significant CFM output, but probably still not as large as the IR compressor you are looking at. If you...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 400,577
Posted By DRMA
Glad to hear you are happy with this kit. I have...

Glad to hear you are happy with this kit. I have been planning to order it for my RV-10, and so with your recommendation I will definitely order it.

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By DRMA
There is no separate QB plan set. Van's...

There is no separate QB plan set. Van's recommends you go through the slow build plans sent with the kit and confirm that each step has been completed on your QB. I did this on mine and found that...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By DRMA
Note that when I asked, Van's does NOT recommend...

Note that when I asked, Van's does NOT recommend mounting any antennas on the fiberglass cabin for structural reasons. So I have mounted my antennas on the aluminum skin behind the fiberglass cabin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By DRMA
I had Partain transport my empennage completed at...

I had Partain transport my empennage completed at Synergy Air in Oregon, along with my QB Wings and QB Fuse kits from Van's in a single shipment to Houston, TX. They did an excellent job, did the...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By DRMA
I bought the Rikon bench bandsaw at the start of...

I bought the Rikon bench bandsaw at the start of my RV-10 build. It has proven to be a good, well designed and constructed band saw for a reasonable price.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,517
Posted By DRMA
I purchased my Garmin avionics from Aerotronics...

I purchased my Garmin avionics from Aerotronics (advertised on the left of this page). Received great service and a very good price, with expert advice and after sale service.

Stein also has a very...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,442
Posted By DRMA
I have installed the Plane Around 180 door latch...

I have installed the Plane Around 180 door latch on my RV-10. I have also installed the Van's magnetic proximity switches on each of the 4 door pins. These are wired in series on each side so that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By DRMA
I used the Show Planes bracket on my RV-10 to run...

I used the Show Planes bracket on my RV-10 to run the cable over the top of the engine, since I couldn't run it from below due to installing an air conditioner compressor in that location. This...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By DRMA
I have installed AeroLED Pulsar NS90 and SunTail...

I have installed AeroLED Pulsar NS90 and SunTail lights for nav/strobe and also their AeroSun VX lights for taxi/landing lights. For the taxi/landing lights you need to modify the RV-10 wing tips to...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-31-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By DRMA
I'm building an RV-10 in my shop in Richmond, a...

I'm building an RV-10 in my shop in Richmond, a 20 min. drive south west of Sugar Land, so perhaps a 40 min. drive from the Medical Center area? I would be happy to show off my work if you are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By DRMA
Difficult to tell from your symptoms what it...

Difficult to tell from your symptoms what it might be, but to narrow it down I would suggest first that it must be one of your circuits with a breaker/fuse of at least a 9 amp rating. If the high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,196
Posted By DRMA
Ivan, I'm happy to share but I don't have an...

Ivan,

I'm happy to share but I don't have an easy way to post my files right now. My files are also a work in progress and so not yet complete.

However, there was another RV-10 builder who attended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,196
Posted By DRMA
Ed makes a good point. Wire labels are great,...

Ed makes a good point. Wire labels are great, but without good documentation they don't help much with trouble shooting or revisions. You need up-to-date complete as-built documentation to...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,044
Posted By DRMA
I got reasonably good fit with my doors. I think...

I got reasonably good fit with my doors. I think this was in part due to the extra effort I put into securing the doors to the cabin top while bonding the two halves together. In addition to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,196
Posted By DRMA
I first tried printing wire numbers on paper...

I first tried printing wire numbers on paper labels with my laser printer, cutting them into small strips, sticking them on the wire and covering them with clear heat shrink tube. This worked but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,196
Posted By DRMA
I found using heat shrink printed labels to be...

I found using heat shrink printed labels to be best. Identifies the wires at each end/termination in a way that won't fall off with time. Costs a bit more, but well worth it in my view.
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By DRMA
Congrats on this milestone. Any lessons learned...

Congrats on this milestone.

Any lessons learned regarding the move or attachment of the wings? I should be moving my RV-10 to the airport in a few months.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By DRMA
Tim, I'm building an RV-10 in my Richmond shop,...

Tim,

I'm building an RV-10 in my Richmond shop, about 20 min. south of Sugar Land. If you'd like to visit my shop to talk tools and building, please let me know. Or we could get together for lunch...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-18-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,646
Posted By DRMA
I attended the EAA Sheet Metal class and found it...

I attended the EAA Sheet Metal class and found it well worth the time and money.

Then a few months later I started my RV-10 build with the Synergy Air Empennage class, which I highly recommend for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,301
Posted By DRMA
I would recommend a video on trimming the...

I would recommend a video on trimming the fiberglass top for installation on the RV-10. I had to make several calls to your help desk as I was doing this part of the build as it seemed like I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By DRMA
Most spam cans have the tie down rings left in...

Most spam cans have the tie down rings left in place permanently. From what I have read, leaving them in vs. removing them doesn't make a measurable difference to speed or fuel economy, so the only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,200
Posted By DRMA
The roll servo is installed in the right wing per...

The roll servo is installed in the right wing per Garmin. I can't speak to any other brands as I'm using Garmin. Note that with Garmin, the trim servo is driven through the Auto Pilot servo (for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By DRMA
Smile 12 Volt Battery Clip Also Works

Or you can get a 12 volt battery clip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,200
Posted By DRMA
Robert, Welcome to the RV-10 building...

Robert,

Welcome to the RV-10 building experience. All of the above suggestions are good, particularly regarding not making an avionics decision now. I did however make the decision during my build...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By DRMA
You can buy them from Cleaveland tools....

You can buy them from Cleaveland tools. http://www.cleavelandtool.com/3M-Cut-Polish-Wheel-6/productinfo/3MW7A6/#.W7lIRfZFzIU

I got mine from them as part of a tool kit from Cleaveland. I've used...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,304
Posted By DRMA
I'll add my experience to the list above. I went...

I'll add my experience to the list above. I went with the QB wings and fuselage for my RV-10, and am very glad that I did. The 10 is a very large and time consuming project, even with the QB. As...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,959
Posted By DRMA
Justin, Where in Houston do you live? I...

Justin,

Where in Houston do you live? I attended one meeting each at all 3 of the EAA chapters in the greater Houston area and decided to join EAA 302 which is located in Conroe. This isn't the...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By DRMA
I didn't want to pull the tanks either, but...

I didn't want to pull the tanks either, but decided that it was what needed to be done. Once I started, pulling the tanks wasn't that hard. It took perhaps 30 - 40 minutes per tank to remove and...
Forum: Tools 09-20-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By DRMA
I bought the same Rikon 10" bandsaw at Rick, and...

I bought the same Rikon 10" bandsaw at Rick, and mine has been accurate as served me well during my RV-10 build. A bit more expensive than the benchtop band saws available at HomeDepot or Lowes, but...
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