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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By rdrcrmatt
What about having a CFI with RV-10 time ride with...

What about having a CFI with RV-10 time ride with you on your first few flights?


When are you aiming for your first flight?

I'll PM you as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,453
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I agree with John. You can do RNAV...

I agree with John. You can do RNAV non-precision and LPV for precision according to the ACS.

We have a good number of LPV approaches in our area (MKE Metro).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-08-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 41,726
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Ross, Do you have approximate run times on the...

Ross,

Do you have approximate run times on the backup battery for a single and dual controller setup?

I'm intersted in 6 cyl, but I assume the times would be slightly different for 4 cyl too.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I highly recommend Vic Syracuse...

I highly recommend Vic Syracuse www.baselegaviation.com

He did my pre-buy and will do my condition inspection in June. Vic is a fantastic resource.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By rdrcrmatt
If you're serious, PM me contact info and I'll...

If you're serious, PM me contact info and I'll start keeping a list of serious interest to send to CAV someday as ammo to get them building a system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,804
Posted By rdrcrmatt
First, always get a quote for work to be done on...

First, always get a quote for work to be done on your aircraft. Make sure the shop knows they are not authorized to exceed that amount without authorization.

I'd recommend politely explaining your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By rdrcrmatt
EL Wire with a ring to redirect the light into...

EL Wire with a ring to redirect the light into the instrument and to block the light from obscuring the instrument.

Just an idea.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,713
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Send the oil out for analysis. Lycoming's SB for...

Send the oil out for analysis.

Lycoming's SB for metal in the oil is pretty clear. New filter, new oil, run it for a little and check...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rdrcrmatt
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=170229
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Regarding heated wings, both of the companies...

Regarding heated wings, both of the companies that were providing it have stopped.

I spoke with CAV, the makers of TKS. They would be open to designing a system for the RV-10 if enough people...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 87,940
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I find it very useful and very accurate in...

I find it very useful and very accurate in landing configuration / power off stalls. I typically touch down a little bit faster than 50kts, I'll give a full stall landing a try next chance I get to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By rdrcrmatt
What's wrong with the one from Van's? Besides...

What's wrong with the one from Van's?

Besides the price.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1554209889-64-51&browse=electrical&product=mag-switch
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Personally I much enjoy running my engine at RPMs...

Personally I much enjoy running my engine at RPMs that aren't screaming and high power settings. 25"/2300 has been working great so far, and perfectly fine according to the Lycoming power charts. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Most RV-10's I've seen do not have a cut-out in...

Most RV-10's I've seen do not have a cut-out in the wing leading edge for the lights. I've always assumed if there is a cut-out, that the builder put it there. But, I have not reviewed plans for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By rdrcrmatt
The kit came with brand new wingtips, specially...

The kit came with brand new wingtips, specially made to fit the LED modules.

The kit was the fiberglass wingtips themselves with integrated light in the back, fiberglas mounts that the modules mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I put a set on our RV-10 at the end of 2017. ...

I put a set on our RV-10 at the end of 2017. Wingtip fitment was great, we mounted using piano hinge.

We had an issue with static on our radios after installing the lights which Aveo immediately...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,601
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Would love to see a 250hp version of this engine....

Would love to see a 250hp version of this engine.

Are there other viable RV-10 turboprops? What happened to the TP-100?




RV-20?

Is that getting outside of what could realistically be done...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,601
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I wish DeltaHawk was still taking this approach. ...

I wish DeltaHawk was still taking this approach. Their new investors have set the direction to go certified first. I know they've been "just about to become available" for YEARS... but after...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,595
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We put them on our RV-10 and they're great. And...

We put them on our RV-10 and they're great. And they did include the connectors.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Now, what engine do you have in that thing? ...

Now, what engine do you have in that thing?

30" @ 2500RPM?!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By rdrcrmatt
What FLIR Camera are you using? And why FLIR? ...

What FLIR Camera are you using?

And why FLIR? Wondering what the IR is best for over standard video (or a low-light camera)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,779
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Or a user configurable option to make it a page.

Or a user configurable option to make it a page.
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,574
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Last night I was seeing 174 TAS, 24.5",...

Last night I was seeing

174 TAS, 24.5", 2300RPM, 14gph LOP, 2700' DA, 5500' MSL, 2°F.

Thunderbolt IO-540, Hartzell c2yr-1bfp/8068d (I think that's the number, from memory)

Just a data point for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,125
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Are you stuck at an airport away from...

Are you stuck at an airport away from home?


What trim system and control system do you have? What trim switches do you have and where are they located?

I've had to replace the hat switches in my...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,601
Posted By rdrcrmatt
nuh-uh! Have you seen how easily that Raptor guy...

nuh-uh! Have you seen how easily that Raptor guy is doing it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I'm doing my CFI right now in our RV-10 in Iowa. ...

I'm doing my CFI right now in our RV-10 in Iowa. I know the 10 has a lot more drag than the 9 but so far it's working out great. Very stable platform.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By rdrcrmatt
What makes Vy the best rate of climb? Excess...

What makes Vy the best rate of climb? Excess power. How does your engine make the most power? Full throttle and maximum RPM.
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,883
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We also have the Aerosport Products low profile...

We also have the Aerosport Products low profile handles, they're great, and easy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Balanced rotating assembly, pistons, rods, etc. ...

Balanced rotating assembly, pistons, rods, etc. Roller cam. Port and polish, volumetric balancing of the cylinders.

We went with dual slick mags, we will get a CPI2 in the near future. And a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We also have this kit on our RV-10. It looks...

We also have this kit on our RV-10. It looks great, very high quality stuff.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 41,726
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Sorry if you mentioned it earlier, but what's the...

Sorry if you mentioned it earlier, but what's the runtime on that battery?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Someone posted one on the RV-10 FB group about a...

Someone posted one on the RV-10 FB group about a month ago that looked great and easy to build.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I have a Smart Avionics PB-4 that I'd be happy to...

I have a Smart Avionics PB-4 that I'd be happy to rent out. Just need to do a balance and oil change on our 10 this weekend (new engine).

I'll start a new thread and a YouTube video for it once I...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I just put the A1A1F50-100-287/530N on and they...

I just put the A1A1F50-100-287/530N on and they work fine. The doors don't spring up, but they do stay in position just fine. I wish I would have gotten the 550's.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By rdrcrmatt
WOW ...........WOW.

WOW

...........WOW.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Well, at 0F it ended up running just fine. But,...

Well, at 0F it ended up running just fine. But, without the cowling on the oil temp went from 75F startup, to 78F after 5 mins running. Had it on the pan heater for 24 hours prior, and dropped 20...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I think this is a fantastic idea.

I think this is a fantastic idea.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,634
Posted By rdrcrmatt
there already is a really big fan in front of the...

there already is a really big fan in front of the cowling that doesn't do a good enough job cooling at WOT.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I added a TCW butterfly last winter, without we...

I added a TCW butterfly last winter, without we were gettingoil temps at most of 145. Now that we have it I can get 200 easily when it is 5F out.

We will see how it goes when it is -5F to -10F....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By rdrcrmatt
That’s what I figured. Just trying to be sure I...

That’s what I figured. Just trying to be sure I do it right. My family will be in this plane a lot.

The ramp is snowy. Suggestions on how to secure the plane? I’m okay using my car (it’s a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Very cold weather engine break in?

We are just about ready to start up our new Thunderbolt 540 on out RV-10. Thinking we will start later tomorrow or maybe Sunday.. but might not fly this weekend.

Today’s high was 2F. This weekend...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Woodlake Aircraft Refinishing in Sandwich, IL. ...

Woodlake Aircraft Refinishing in Sandwich, IL. Bob and his staff were fantastic to work with.

http://www.woodlakeaircraft.com/contact-us.html



Thanks!!
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Here's one of ours that just came out of...

Here's one of ours that just came out of paint.

http://n926g.com/p/20180627_Painted/IMG_1412.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,093
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Is anyone doing anything to isolate the VPX from...

Is anyone doing anything to isolate the VPX from the vibration of the airframe? I was thinking a set of rubber grommets to stand it off and isolate it might be a worthwhile venture.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Or, for simulating partial panel, just cover up...

Or, for simulating partial panel, just cover up the PFD, Navigator, etc and let your safety pilot have full instrumentation.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Ours is under the right seat and works fine. I...

Ours is under the right seat and works fine.

I no longer connect to it though. connecting to the G3X (GDU460) allows transferring of flight plans as well as ADS-B data.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Lots to cover, and I'm sure people smarter and...

Lots to cover, and I'm sure people smarter and more experienced than I am will chime in. Here's my list of concerns.

Was the engine preserved or recently run?
I know of an IO-540-C4B5 that was...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 41,726
Posted By rdrcrmatt
How do I get added to the waiting list? I'm not...

How do I get added to the waiting list?

I'm not sure about a single or dual setup, but I most certainly want a CPI-2 system.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Before we installed our interior, I just cut up...

Before we installed our interior, I just cut up and velcro'd down 2 black door mats to glare shield.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 87,940
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I would also like faster access to checklists,...

I would also like faster access to checklists, and would REALLY like to not lose my spot in them every time I change screens.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,728
Posted By rdrcrmatt
As I said on facebook, I REALLY wish this would...

As I said on facebook, I REALLY wish this would have been an option a few months ago.

Very excited about this engine!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By rdrcrmatt
They're ever finished?

They're ever finished?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,206
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I don't mean to burst your bubble, but you were...

I don't mean to burst your bubble, but you were really at FL174 or so. When hitting FL180 you switch to 29.92 on your altimeter.
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,994
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I've seen postings on various classified sites...

I've seen postings on various classified sites for top notch planes in the 250-260k range.

Again, excellent paint, perfect condition (newish) engine, current day high end avionics, beautiful...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I have a GMU22 in my RV-10. It's mounted one...

I have a GMU22 in my RV-10. It's mounted one bulkhead aft of the baggage wall bulkhead.

Works fine there.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By rdrcrmatt
+1 We worked with Robert @ First Pryority to...

+1

We worked with Robert @ First Pryority to purchase our flying RV-10. The process was painless.
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By rdrcrmatt
IIRC, the Angle valve engine is, what, 70lbs...

IIRC, the Angle valve engine is, what, 70lbs heavier than the parallel valve?

I have a C4B5 that's torn down for overhaul (case already overhauled) I'd like to sell as a core.
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By rdrcrmatt
I had been told to put one or two in the rear...

I had been told to put one or two in the rear fuse / empennage area. That was Vic's suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,965
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Thanks, Steve. I've emailed in the past about...

Thanks, Steve. I've emailed in the past about it, but haven't dug into the issue yet as there have been other things took precedence. With the new engine, we're finally planning to take it IFR, so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,965
Posted By rdrcrmatt
Our system has a couple times done the following...

Our system has a couple times done the following

Attitude indication on the G3X screens starts to drift showing a bank when straight and level. The G5 remains accurate.

I will get an AHRS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By rdrcrmatt
wow love that prop.

wow love that prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,655
Posted By rdrcrmatt
We would love to show up, 1 plane, me, wife and...

We would love to show up, 1 plane, me, wife and kiddo. But April wouldn't work for us. Oct certainly would.

Keep us updated!

Happy to pay registration fees in advance too.
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