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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By ppilotmike
Sorry to here that. R.I.P. Mas. Godspeed and...

Sorry to here that. R.I.P. Mas. Godspeed and tailwinds.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By ppilotmike
Oh boy!

..I can't wait for the trip write-ups!:D
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By ppilotmike
Question: Would it be possible to have the...

Question: Would it be possible to have the Arctic Air 24V "Real AC" run solely off of battery power, with an alternator charging said battery. In other words, the battery would be being "depleted"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By ppilotmike
Welcome Rich

I too sure wouldn't mind owning a 3. I've heard the best flyer of the line-up. Alas, I have a family I would like to take with me, so I'm building a 10.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By ppilotmike
Paddy..

..it sounds as though you and I think alike. Did you guys install an overhead console, or leave it out to keep it light and simple?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,270
Posted By ppilotmike
Yup..

..buy a new skin and start over. Oops rivets can and will save the day if you have situations in the future that require them. (Ex. you drill out an AN-3 rivet and experience a little wobble that...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By ppilotmike
My IcyBreeze dry weight is 16 lbs and it holds...

My IcyBreeze dry weight is 16 lbs and it holds about 30 lbs of "bagged" ice. If I fill it with hard glycol ice packs and enough water to submerge them, it all weighs about 50 lbs. It will fit in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,270
Posted By ppilotmike
Oops Rivets..

..have the same head as an AN-3 but the shank of an AN-4. However, if this condition is over a whole lot of holes, I'd start again, since you've hardly begun.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,939
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks guys!

As always, the VAF community proves its worth.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By ppilotmike
Vans has them. Give them a call.

Vans has them. Give them a call.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By ppilotmike
My experiences with the "poor man's" AC

Not a problem with the IcyBreeze, or any other ice box cooler that circulates the cold water through a coil that the air is pumped through. The condensation occurs inside the cooler and drips back...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By ppilotmike
Don't be a stranger!

..next time you guys fly into Colorado, let some people know you're coming, so we can drool over your finished plane.

P.S. Trip write-ups like this, that encourage even more people to move to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By ppilotmike
Another Data Point

My experience so far is very similar to Bob's. I've been building my 10 for 7 years so far. I went "slow build" on everything and built everything myself. However, I also have made some...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,939
Posted By ppilotmike
Myron, Can you point me to where I can...

Myron,

Can you point me to where I can investigate an upsized cooler. Model numbers, etc. would help, as would some more description of your mods to the stock mount. Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,723
Posted By ppilotmike
I had/have the EXACT same idea, except I'm...

I had/have the EXACT same idea, except I'm intending to use my Icy Breeze unit instead of what you show. The only hang up I've having now is: I really don't want the weight/cost of the overhead...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,800
Posted By ppilotmike
I'm no aerodynamacist..

..but I think a fairing would reduce the drag a little bit. However, you'd want to make sure not to use the air conditioning with the fairing in place. If you did make a fairing, I bet many people...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks for the post. Duly noted!

Thanks for the post. Duly noted!
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By ppilotmike
Just got my finishing kit last night..

..and I'm not too excited about starting on my doors. Thanks for the insights. This will help me not get too agitated if/when I have spots that don't match up exactly.
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By ppilotmike
Nicely Done!

The plane is looking good.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,285
Posted By ppilotmike
Terrible, terrible loss..

Tailwinds and blue skies, Jon. Your death has left an empty place in our community and some big shoes to fill.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By ppilotmike
I went with Isham..

..and still use all the tools in the kit, 7 years after starting on my project. Definitely upgrade to the DRDT2, pneumatic squeezer, tungsten bucking bar, Sioux Palm drill and add extra silver...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By ppilotmike
Denver-ish RV-10 Builders..

..I will be giving a presentation at my Chapter's next meeting about my experiences thus far building my RV-10. It's on Friday, October 19th, at 7PM, at the South Metro Fire Station (Main Board...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By ppilotmike
Mark, You should change your signature. It...

Mark,

You should change your signature. It still shows that you live in SC. I think it would be great to have a meet up with Tom. I also want to see how you're coming on your project, Mark, as...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By ppilotmike
Hi Tom.

I'm building an RV-10 slow build in Lakewood, CO, so not too bad of a drive for you. There is also another 10 I know of being built in the vicinity of Denver University, just a little east of me. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,355
Posted By ppilotmike
Sooooo true. This is not meant to be...

Sooooo true. This is not meant to be discouraging, but the elephant is BIG. Take small bites, don't look at it directly while eating and you'll eventually clean the plate... ;)
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By ppilotmike
I kept the sub-kits together (1,2,3,4,5,etc.) and...

I kept the sub-kits together (1,2,3,4,5,etc.) and just organized the parts bags into my storage box compartments, like I've done previously with all my other kits. Now, I'm pretty much out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,097
Posted By ppilotmike
"LIKE" Button on this..

"LIKE" Button on this..
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By ppilotmike
Want to..

..but can't see the pictures.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By ppilotmike
Very cool!

Thanks for the write-up and pictures.
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By ppilotmike
I humbly disagree with Carl about the tungsten...

I humbly disagree with Carl about the tungsten bucking bars. My tool set came from Isham, and originally I only got the steel bucking bar set (I think it comes with 3 different types). Later, I...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By ppilotmike
Pneumatic..

..all the way. I don't even own a hand squeezer, although I've used them before.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks Kyle!

Thanks Kyle!
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,335
Posted By ppilotmike
Anybody know the max width at the wheels/tires,...

Anybody know the max width at the wheels/tires, without the pants on? I think I'll be okay with head height, but I've got skinny garage doors..:(
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By ppilotmike
I got an Isham kit that came with the 3/32...

I got an Isham kit that came with the 3/32 pop-rivet dimple tool. Yes, you do use it in a couple locations. As I recall, I used them to dimple about 16-20 holes in my build so far (I'm working on...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By ppilotmike
Congrats Ron, on the support of your spouse.

Congrats Ron, on the support of your spouse.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By ppilotmike
What about truing the wings, for a 10?

Jesse,

Do you check alignment of the wings during install. I know that the other models require plum bobs and all sorts of alignment measurements, but I get the feeling that most 10 builders are...
Forum: Midwest 08-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By ppilotmike
If you want to explore Denver, pretty much any of...

If you want to explore Denver, pretty much any of the 3 GA airports near town are fine (KAPA, KBJC and KFTG - Listed from busiest to least busy and most amenities to least amenities). You should...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By ppilotmike
Question for the group..

..On a portable setup, is there a reason that it must be located within access of the pilot? In other words, could a portable unit be located out of reach of the pilot, and still be effectively...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By ppilotmike
+1

It was a really nice gathering. Thanks to all those who made it happen.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By ppilotmike
Well that explains why I don't remember having an...

Well that explains why I don't remember having an issue in this area of my build. I guess my paper plans were up to date.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,001
Posted By ppilotmike
Great pictures! I'm guessing your next build...

Great pictures! I'm guessing your next build will be a 10, no?
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By ppilotmike
Mark, You need to order the digital set of plans...

Mark,

You need to order the digital set of plans from Vans. It comes with all sections, in PDF format, loaded onto a thumb drive. It's very convenient to have all the plans at your finger tips. I...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By ppilotmike
I'll be there through the night airshow on...

I'll be there through the night airshow on Saturday night. Bob's right about 10 builders just sort of "stopping by" his place throughout the show. Besides the awesome RV-10 BBQ on Sunday before the...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By ppilotmike
I am at this point also..

..Has anybody used washers or something under the heads of the screws? I seem to recall seeing an airplane with tinnerman (?sp) washers under the heads to better support the loads..
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By ppilotmike
Here's my experience. I just fitted my cabin top...

Here's my experience. I just fitted my cabin top 2 days ago.

Initial Rough Cutting:
I first tried a pneumatic cut off wheel, like this...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By ppilotmike
Sounds like this will be an "expensive" trip to...

Sounds like this will be an "expensive" trip to Airventure! :)
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,776
Posted By ppilotmike
Dan, Thanks for breaking it down. Question: If...

Dan,

Thanks for breaking it down. Question: If I use the standard Vans setup, wouldn't I still see the benefit of "Ram Air" at cruise? Or, to put it another way, is the standard Vans setup...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By ppilotmike
Mike, If you're in a rented hangar, I think you...

Mike,

If you're in a rented hangar, I think you should have the Owner fix it before it potentially becomes your problem (i.e. falls on your plane, you or your guests). If you try to do it yourself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,417
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks everyone..

..I'm enjoying reading/following this thread. I'm rough cutting my cabin top to fit right now, so the timing is perfect. Thanks Randy for starting it, and thanks to the people who've been answering...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By ppilotmike
That's my plan. Thanks for confirmation that I'm...

That's my plan. Thanks for confirmation that I'm not nuts, Jesse.
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,004
Posted By ppilotmike
I arrive in OSH Sunday, late afternoon. Looking...

I arrive in OSH Sunday, late afternoon. Looking forward to seeing the usual suspects again this year. Boy, I sure would like to be one of the people with a flying 10, one of these years! Oh well,...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,978
Posted By ppilotmike
+1

Me too please. I want to know, the same as Rodrigo.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By ppilotmike
Thanks Todd!

Thanks Todd!
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By ppilotmike
This may be a silly question, but what are the...

This may be a silly question, but what are the benefits of going with a 3-bladed prop, besides the cool factor? Anybody want to lay out their version of the pros and cons of a 3-blade?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-08-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By ppilotmike
Yup. Love that sculpture.

Yup. Love that sculpture.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By ppilotmike
Awesome Pics, Paddy!

I totally agree with Paddy. Even though I sometimes find myself *****ing about how long it's taking, it's been a good experience for my kids too. My daughter and I also built a pedal plane in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 106,947
Posted By ppilotmike
Congratulations, Laura!

Now fly, fly, fly, and then, when your done with that, fly some more!
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,644
Posted By ppilotmike
Welcome to the Madness..

..I will add a bit to the posts above.

In my opinion, a slow build, with kids will likely be slower than you think. I also planned on a 5 year build, but here I am in year 7 and I'm still a few...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,040
Posted By ppilotmike
Cool!

Thanks for the write up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,230
Posted By ppilotmike
So glad the Fairy is Back!

Can't wait for yet another great OSH and great VAF gathering. Big thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who make it happen. This event has gotten very large since it first began...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By ppilotmike
It's only 59 days, 21 hours and 10 minutes away.....

It's only 59 days, 21 hours and 10 minutes away.. That's right around the corner!!! :D

Looking forward to seeing the "regulars" at OSH. Unfortunately, I'll be there without my wife and kids this...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,939
Posted By ppilotmike
Todd is correct. Vans will not let you delete...

Todd is correct. Vans will not let you delete the seat structures, just like they won't let you delete the safety latch kit. I suspect that, in their eyes, they need to provide you with these items...
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