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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,087
Posted By paul330
I am an ex-RAF QFI so, if I can think that far...

I am an ex-RAF QFI so, if I can think that far back, here goes:

Instrument Rating Exam Testers are Picked - IRET/PICD.....

IAS - what you see in the cockpit
Rectified AS - IAS corrected for...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By paul330
I stand corrected as I don't have the plans to...

I stand corrected as I don't have the plans to hand - I must be going mad (quite possibly......) But, as I said, I didn't have to make any adjustments so it could well be that the CNC machining is...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By paul330
I understand that the ailerons are folded on the...

I understand that the ailerons are folded on the 2-place models and that the radius at the trailing edge is critical. However, the -10 uses a 2-piece aileron with a riveted trailing edge section so...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By paul330
I'm not sure that's true - but it's a long time...

I'm not sure that's true - but it's a long time since I hung the wings.

IIRC, the instructions DO tell you to check the critical measurements - dihedral, incidence and sweep. The idea is that the...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By paul330
Couple of quick thoughts - Twisted aileron. If...

Couple of quick thoughts -

Twisted aileron. If you rivet the trailing edge starting at one end and continue to the other you will get a twist. You need to random rivet. If the aileron lines up...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,030
Posted By paul330
Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade but I...

Not wishing to rain on anyone's parade but I really don't think that the -10 needs any sort of rudder trim/yaw damper.

I have a very small wedge on the rudder which keeps me trimmed in the cruise...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By paul330
Well, that's "disappointing"........ So there is...

Well, that's "disappointing"........

So there is an add-on for Mode A/C but if you have a Mode S you are SOL.....

Looks like plan B - buy a Dynon XPNDR and GPS2020. Or hope that South Africa...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By paul330
Thanks. Why would you want to transmit a random...

Thanks. Why would you want to transmit a random 24-bit address?
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By paul330
GTX328 and ADS-B

The GTX328 is a 327 but with Mode S so it has all the aircraft data programmed which it transmits to ground stations. It can’t, however, do ADS-B out. Is it compatible with the GDL82 or is its...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By paul330
When I fitted the SB plate, I had great...

When I fitted the SB plate, I had great difficulty getting the bolt in. I finally realised that the "top hat" had not gone fully down on its stem. A technical tap fixed it.......
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By paul330
Just make sure you clamp everything tight before...

Just make sure you clamp everything tight before you rivet or there will be gaps between the spar and the angles. Spring-loaded clamps won't do it......
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By paul330
Depending on what flap control system you fit,...

Depending on what flap control system you fit, you can have whatever settings you want. Most people use the numbers you mentioned with 0 or 15 for take-off.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By paul330
Thanks for the replies - looks like this is not...

Thanks for the replies - looks like this is not an unusual problem.

I suspect that maybe the bushings have not been properly "clamped" - maybe because of paint or manufacturing tolerances - or I...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By paul330
Nose Gear Mount Wear

I have an issue with my nose gear. There has been some occasional "knocking" from the gear during taxi which I had put down to the Belville washers needing adjusting. However, during the Annual...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,287
Posted By paul330
As I understand it, the cabin top is a structural...

As I understand it, the cabin top is a structural member subject to being able to take the load in the event of a roll over. With that in mind, the UK LAA issued a Mandatory Mod requiring the paint...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,668
Posted By paul330
Really? That's a good reason for deviating from...

Really? That's a good reason for deviating from standard practice? If it is subject to rotation then you use a bolt/castellated nut or cotter pin/split pin. End of..... The fact that your...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By paul330
Congrats - a great milestone. My Aerosport...

Congrats - a great milestone. My Aerosport engine had been pickled for over 2 years but started 3rd blade - frightened the bejeezers out of me!

Concerning the RPM. Static RPM is controlled by the...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,450
Posted By paul330
Most of the posters seem to have installed some...

Most of the posters seem to have installed some sort of sound-proofing so here is an alternative data point.....

I put in nothing. I have a Flightline Interiors upholstery package and Bose A20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By paul330
I don't know exactly how it works in the US but I...

I don't know exactly how it works in the US but I suspect at some stage you will have had your records counter-signed/certified by a second party. I can't see how this certification can still be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By paul330
I also have the AmeriKing and am less than happy...

I also have the AmeriKing and am less than happy that they have lost their FAA approval. However, I wouldn't ditch it just yet necessarily. I had an issue with mine activating unprovoked and it...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By paul330
Without the engine, the fuselage is very light...

Without the engine, the fuselage is very light and can be lifted with 2 or 3 people. I simply put it on a couple of trestles. Then lift it off onto its gear with a trestle to support the tail and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,842
Posted By paul330
Well, dare I say, the "incentive" is to not push...

Well, dare I say, the "incentive" is to not push more lead into the atmosphere. I know it's not much in the big scheme of things and it's not something that keeps me awake at night but if an...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,281
Posted By paul330
I also use 15 as standard since my home strip is...

I also use 15 as standard since my home strip is 2000' grass and not as smooth as it might be - not to mention 5000' DA in the summer. I also like the routine of doing it the same way every time. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,305
Posted By paul330
For my day job, I fly B777. Our altimeter limits...

For my day job, I fly B777. Our altimeter limits are +/-50 of airfield altitude with QNH set (that's 20' instrument error plus 30' for up to 1mb due to rounding down - as "Control" alludes to). The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,507
Posted By paul330
I had similar with my AmeriKing unit. Turned out...

I had similar with my AmeriKing unit. Turned out to be the remote battery run down and sending a false activate signal - supposed to last 3 years but didn't. I now change it each annual
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By paul330
It's a metaphor - "in the manner of one engaging...

It's a metaphor - "in the manner of one engaging in sport" ie, lively, exciting, precise......
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,934
Posted By paul330
I'm afraid that the RV10 hates going backwards....

I'm afraid that the RV10 hates going backwards. The tow bar is purely for steering and/or pulling. If you try and push on it you will come to grief. The only way is to get help with a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By paul330
Red connects to ship's power via a CB. Green and...

Red connects to ship's power via a CB. Green and white go to the "ON" terminals on the switch. Common goes to ground.

It's not normal to switch the ground side but I don't see why this won't work.
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By paul330
Well, the "popping" can't be...

Well, the "popping" can't be normal.....

However, I find that my N01 EGT falls rapidly after landing - much quicker than the others. I have just assumed that it is due the heat dissipating quicker...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By paul330
A point which some may not have thought of...

A point which some may not have thought of concerning heat -

In the UK, there was a mandatory mod forbidding dark colours for the cockpit top. The reason was that the structure could be weakened...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By paul330
It's not just about being "sexy". Yes, the 3...

It's not just about being "sexy". Yes, the 3 blade is supposed to be a few knots slower in the cruise but take-off and climb are supposedly improved. My AP looks after several RV-10s and mine is...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By paul330
No, it's not easy.......:D However, i have now...

No, it's not easy.......:D

However, i have now got the knack and can do it relatively painlessly with 2 people without disassembling anything else. Bit late now, but a decent gap between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,702
Posted By paul330
Everything said here is true but,to a certain...

Everything said here is true but,to a certain extent, over-thinking things. What you really don't want to do is fly slower that your best glide - a few knots faster doesn't really make much...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By paul330
As the article shows, the risk is greatest over...

As the article shows, the risk is greatest over 25k. However, I woudn't go scuba diving and then fly at 20k......
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By paul330
Just bear in mind that anything over 18,000 risks...

Just bear in mind that anything over 18,000 risks decompression sickness - "the bends".....
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,732
Posted By paul330
Rumour has it that it is knot or 2 slower than...

Rumour has it that it is knot or 2 slower than the Hartzell 2 blade in the cruise. However, I wouldn't swap. It is so smoooooth...... Everyone who flies in my aeroplane comments on it.

About...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By paul330
Whilst I was doing the build, I realized that his...

Whilst I was doing the build, I realized that his part was simply not going to be up to the job. I made a simple mod by doubling up with a mirror image - turning it from a "C" to an "H".
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By paul330
Don't know if you have made the wing root aileron...

Don't know if you have made the wing root aileron bellcranks yet, but for some reason, the plans show the left bellcrank on the right of the page and vice versa. Had me scratching my head for hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,603
Posted By paul330
I've just become a traitor and taken delivery of...

I've just become a traitor and taken delivery of a Bearhawk Bravo quick-build. I was bit worried VANS might have designed a similar aircraft and I might have been sorry. Having said that, I have...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By paul330
Thanks to everyone for the input - especially Dan...

Thanks to everyone for the input - especially Dan for his informative tutorial.

I'm not exactly cooking the cylinders at the moment so there is no rush to get this done. As Dan surmises, I don't...
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By paul330
Wow! - I'll get back to you...........

Wow! - I'll get back to you...........
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By paul330
Thanks for the input Dan. If I simply...

Thanks for the input Dan.

If I simply temporarily cover a portion of the duct inlet with AL tape, would that validate the experiment? Why do you think that restricting the oil cooler flow won't...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By paul330
Just to keep this thread going as I haven't...

Just to keep this thread going as I haven't totally solved the issue......

The ol' "washer between the baffle and cylinder" trick worked beautifully on the No5 and took 20F off the temperature. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,853
Posted By paul330
Don't know about the mainland but I can give you...

Don't know about the mainland but I can give you some figures for UK:

Fuel - around $8/usg
Aircraft Hire - $150-200 for a light single (including fuel)
Landing Fees - normally about $12-15 - some...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 06-10-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,694
Posted By paul330
That is one of the worst things I have ever...

That is one of the worst things I have ever read............

It is hard to believe that people can behave that way. Trouble is that the authorities end up with the "must do something" syndrome and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By paul330
If your static RPM is 2610 at sea level, that's...

If your static RPM is 2610 at sea level, that's about right. That will be the max set by the fine pitch stop on the prop. As you accelerate, the RPM will increase with the airflow and the governor...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,037
Posted By paul330
I don't think there is a 4-seater out there which...

I don't think there is a 4-seater out there which will let you take 4 pax, full fuel and 100lb of baggage...........

I think part of the answer is to shed some lbs - win-win ;):D
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,037
Posted By paul330
Mine weighs in at 1650lb which I think is pretty...

Mine weighs in at 1650lb which I think is pretty average. So with full fuel load I can get 4 reasonable (not Texas!) size adults.....

My problem comes if I reduce the fuel to 2/3rd load to get...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2017, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,149
Posted By paul330
I have the 3-blade MT on my -10 and I can tell...

I have the 3-blade MT on my -10 and I can tell you it is super-smooth. Everyone who has flown behind a 2-blade prop comments. Also, there are no resonance issues so no limited RPM bands.

Yes, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By paul330
Rather than try to ratchet down the tail, I have...

Rather than try to ratchet down the tail, I have found it easier if you have a second bod who pushes down on the tail and then just fit in a strop of the correct length.
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,304
Posted By paul330
If I remember correctly, I simply clamped it to a...

If I remember correctly, I simply clamped it to a piece of wood and ran a block along the edge. It doesn't have to be particularly accurate - you are just trying to make sure it clears the elevator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By paul330
Air Race

In a couple of months I am going to be taking part in Race for Rhinos in Botswana - check out their Facebook page......

This is not Reno - it's basically a handicapped navigation and flying accuracy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By paul330
Couple of ideas off the top of my head: - piece...

Couple of ideas off the top of my head:

- piece of bent, stiff wire to try and bend the flange up a bit
- longer pop rivet. Start to set it just enough to stop it coming through the flange hole. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By paul330
I fly out of a 600m grass strip on a 3* slope. ...

I fly out of a 600m grass strip on a 3* slope. We take off down-slope, normally with a 10kt tailwind. Altitude is 3000' with a DA of around 5000'. Max weight I've used so far has been around 2550...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,743
Posted By paul330
Had me going for a while there...

Had me going for a while there Vic.......:D

Isn't the problem that people are trying to align the elevator horns rather than the elevator trailing edges? If you clamp the elevators in line and then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,440
Posted By paul330
I bought my IO540 from them and it runs sweetly. ...

I bought my IO540 from them and it runs sweetly. Also had good support when I needed it to time my mags.

Have you considered their IO375? 190-195hp and I'm guessing it is considerably cheaper.
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,187
Posted By paul330
My CG is definitely further back than I would...

My CG is definitely further back than I would like as I have a MT prop plus an ELT, strobe pack and ADAHARS behind the baggage bulkhead. I haven't flown 4 people and baggage yet but running the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,917
Posted By paul330
This (and the name) looks very similar to the...

This (and the name) looks very similar to the AmeriKing unit. They have been effectively shut down due to certification issues with the FAA - is this a resurrection?

In any case, I had an issue...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By paul330
One more thing - Install Manual p4-30 - have you...

One more thing - Install Manual p4-30 - have you configured the 255 serial port correctly?
Forum: COMM 03-07-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By paul330
Hmmm.... sort of reached the limit of my...

Hmmm.... sort of reached the limit of my knowledge!

The only thing I could suggest now is a bad crimp/connection/pin on the rx line. Or, double check that you have the correct wire to the SV - some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-07-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By paul330
Or you could sell the 9 and buy a...

Or you could sell the 9 and buy a 9A.....

Otherwise it seems like an awful lot of work for not much return.
Forum: COMM 03-06-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By paul330
Simple thing possibly - check the NAV monitor. ...

Simple thing possibly - check the NAV monitor. Ask me how I know........

As for interfacing, you need to configure one of the serial ports to GNC255 - it's listed as one of the standard interfaces....
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