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Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By CDN
Optimal oil level

My O-360 was happiest at 6 qts when the max is 8 so I assumed that 50% more engine would require 50% more oil. You know what they say about assumptions, well, anyway this was wrong.

I was filling...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,636
Posted By CDN
The Knik was always one of my favourite flights,...

The Knik was always one of my favourite flights, just 10 minutes from my place in Chugiak. Did you land at the packed glacial mud strip by Lake George? A lightly loaded RV9a should have no trouble...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-13-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,450
Posted By CDN
I used the G3 ignitions instructions to modify...

I used the G3 ignitions instructions to modify one of my bendix s-1200 mags. The other ignition is a CPI from SDS. I run NGK BR8ES plugs on both ignitions, .018 gap on the ones for the mag and .032...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,231
Posted By CDN
Another recommendation for Paintless dent remover

Amazon search for PDR paintless dent repair tool. I used one on my truck hood and I also pulled some dents out of an insulated steel garage door with one.
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By CDN
Bruce's cover

I have one of Bruce's lightweight covers. Its perfect for short duration uses and is not meant to be used for permanent tie down parking. We've used it in Las Vegas and Phoenix to keep the interior...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By CDN
NGK plugs

Aircraft Spruce has the BR8ES with solid terminals. It's not listed specifically as such but that's where I buy mine and they're always solid tops.
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By CDN
oil door

I used the hidden hinge, 2 of the latches like rvdave, and reinforced the door with 3 layers of carbon fiber. BTW the latches can sometimes be found on eBay for about $5, NIB,NOS. Mine came in a...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By CDN
Second accessory pad

I'm not sure if it would work but my IO540 has another accessory pad on the aft, right bottom side of the accessory case. I think it was originally for a hydraulic pump and it looks to be the same...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By CDN
PM full

RV82014

I received your PM and attempted a reply but your inbox is full and will not accept any more messages.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By CDN
Whirlwind RV-10 prop

I have a custom painted Whirlwind RV-10 prop on my RV-10 and I love it. It's my second Whirlwind prop, the first was a STOL 200CS installed on my Glastar.

Over 10 months I have about 160 hours on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,479
Posted By CDN
AFS has the capability built-in

Bill Boyd,
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I am running dual AFS 5600s and it has the yaw damper. See my earlier post regarding the beta testing of the installation kit. Rob has been running a...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,755
Posted By CDN
EarthX with a 540

I have used both an ETX900 and an ETX1200 in my RV-10. Both seem to crank the engine the same speed (very fast). The battery was mounted on the firewall far too close to the exhaust which caused a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By CDN
WX radar coverage Canada

This link shows wx radar coverage from coast to coast on a single pic.

https://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By CDN
XM weather in Canada

The XM service in Canada is pretty good across the country. You will get reception pretty far north but anything north of 60 is unreliable. The high resolution radar is very similar to Nexrad in...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,257
Posted By CDN
First Flight

Congrats! I hope the feeling of accomplishment and pride is with you every time you step in the airplane. It really is a great design.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,964
Posted By CDN
RV-10 QB

Hi Randy,

Thanks for the compliment on my RV-10. It was nice meeting you today and I'll get you up for a flight soon. Maybe I can fly to Villeneuve (or whatever airport is closest to you) soon and...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By CDN
Covering H-stab end rib holes

On an aircraft that I had previously the end ribs in the H-Stab called for aluminum tape and I think that was mainly to keep water and dust out. That aircraft had a different mission to be used on...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,735
Posted By CDN
IO-540 10:1 compression

I've attached a link to a kitplanes magazine article. There's a small section on compression that you may find of interest.
Something not mentioned in the article is that one of the negatives of...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,340
Posted By CDN
Aerosport Power

Have you called Aerosport Power? Aerosport did my engine and I recommend them with great confidence. They were excellent to deal with and the price was competitive. They've been popular with RV...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By CDN
I can't comment on the quality or ease of...

I can't comment on the quality or ease of installation of the Hendricks door latches but whatever you get I highly recommend the Planearound 3rd latch system. Since you are at the door stage it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,479
Posted By CDN
Yaw damper

Rob Hickman asked me if I would be willing to beta test this kit a while back when I was enquiring about his setup. He's been running one for a couple years now. I installed this Dynon yaw damper...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By CDN
Battery on firewall needs heat shielding

My RV-10 now has 35 hours on it and I've been removing the cowling regularly to check everything out. Up until now everything was checking out fine but now I've discovered that my choice of battery...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 375,869
Posted By CDN
Silverhawk FI

The mixture lever is there but hidden behind the throttle lever in these pics. The throttle quadrant is the new one from Aerosport Products that's made specifically for their quad arm rest. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 375,869
Posted By CDN
Heater controls

The actuators that control the cabin heat valves are from TCW Tech. They have detents as you rotate the knob and they allow for very fine adjustments. As for the durability, they are good for at...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 375,869
Posted By CDN
RV-10 C-GNCX interior pics

C-GNCX (Gina's -n- Colin's Ten) has completed the 25 hour test phase and everything is functioning as it should.

The panel is built using mostly Advanced Flight Systems/Dynon products. It contains...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By CDN
S-1200 Bendix

I forgot to mention that I wired my mag to use the retard breaker for starting along with the CPI but I have not installed a starting booster. I have started it on the mag alone but it's not as easy...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By CDN
The 1200 series Bendix mags deliver the strongest...

The 1200 series Bendix mags deliver the strongest spark of any of the mags out there and were developed for high altitude use. Using these mags in the RV-10 is possible but it is a very tight fit. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,254
Posted By CDN
EarthX in RV-10

I have an EarthX ETX900 in my RV-10. With it powering the Skytec starter it spins the IO-540 seemingly effortlessly. I went with the 900 mainly for the additional capacity, not the extra cranking...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,581
Posted By CDN
This information is imperative for safe flight. ...

This information is imperative for safe flight. Today I used the timing light and the MAG POS was set to 91 from the factory setting of 80. As Toolbuilder said the timing could be off by 10s of...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,581
Posted By CDN
Hidden CPI control box

I hid mine away. The new Guardian Avionics iPad mini dock is mounted in the center of my panel. It took a little effort to carefully hack up the mount but it turned out decent.

Once everything is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,227
Posted By CDN
Nice 6

Steve, great job and nice write-up. I'll stop by on the weekend to see it up close if you're around . It looks like you're happy with the paint shop decision (judging by the beautiful results) so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,629
Posted By CDN
PCU5000 RV-10

A friend of mine has one on a rocket and a Ravin, both with IO-540s. I have one in my Glastar and I've added my name to the list for one for my RV-10 project. They are great governors, the design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,879
Posted By CDN
IFlyRV10 still in operation

I received my parts today. The brackets look great and they should save me a few hours of construction time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,879
Posted By CDN
IFlyRV10 still in operation

I'm reopening an old thread to post my experience with Steve at IFlyRV10.com. I ordered a few small parts from Steve's online store and didn't get any response for about 10 days. After reading this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,305
Posted By CDN
PMag and USB to Serial Adapter

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/StarTech.com+-+2-Port+USB-to-RS232+Serial+DB9+Adapter+Cable/9684767.p?id=1218265847693&skuId=9684767&st=usb%20serial&cp=5&lp=5

I use this one and it will talk to both...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,751
Posted By CDN
EAA Lacing Cord video

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=635353221001

The video above shows a very good knot for lacing cord.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,225
Posted By CDN
Discrete component temperature range

The type of capacitors that you find in most magnetos have a maximum operating range of 85 or 105C (185 or 221F), depending on the manufacturer. I hope that they use the ones with the higher...
Forum: Northwest 12-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,864
Posted By CDN
Flying From lower 48 to AK

I've been lurking on this site for quite some time and this is my first post. What you are proposing is something that I have a fair amount of experience with and I live in and fly out of Anchorage....
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