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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By MConner
According g to the G3 Xperts, ďThe 507 is NOT...

According g to the G3 Xperts, ďThe 507 is NOT compatible with the the non-touch G3x.Ē
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By MConner
Anyone have a link to an English version? I...

Anyone have a link to an English version? I donít speak Deutch.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,615
Posted By MConner
Not interested any more.

I was excited too until I saw some pictures of the installation. The chute fires horizontally from the fuselage just aft of the rear bulkhead. The straps are wrapped around the exterior of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By MConner
TAC Air

I have flown corporate into TAC Air for almost 20 years now. It is just across the parking lot to get to The Perfect Landing. Tell Dan Bryant the FBO manager that I sent you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By MConner
Great job, fly, fly, fly.

Great job, fly, fly, fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,244
Posted By MConner
We breathe DA

Just a reminder, your motor performs based on density altitude and so does your body. At higher than standard temperature, you are breathing less oxygen. You may be at 9,500í and think you are ok...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,244
Posted By MConner
Been at FL 190 in my -10, the DA was 20,800í. ...

Been at FL 190 in my -10, the DA was 20,800í. She had more if I had wanted to milk her for higher.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By MConner
Flying around in nice there.

Galin,
I see you flying to and from but is it practical to tool around and sightsee from the plane once in country? I seemed to remember that it was discouraged in Costa Rica but that was more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By MConner
EAB in third world

I have flown to Costa Rica many times in the private jet world but am considering a trip in my RV-10. Has anyone done this? Any issues with EAB in Mexico, Belieze, or CenAmer?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By MConner
I could use one, am in Bradenton, letís PM.

I could use one, am in Bradenton, letís PM.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By MConner
My RV-10 has a 25 amp Honda alternator. It is...

My RV-10 has a 25 amp Honda alternator. It is externally regulated and no OV protection. I am adding that protection and may upgrade the alternator to 60 amps soon as I have added a couple radios and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By MConner
Welcome to the cadre of RVaviators. You will love...

Welcome to the cadre of RVaviators. You will love your new pride and joy, hope we meet up somewhere and share some stories.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By MConner
Shutdown

https://generalaviationnews.com/2018/12/26/how-the-government-shutdown-impacts-general-aviation/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,504
Posted By MConner
121.5 ELTís

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2018/december/18/new-1215-mhz-elts-to-be-prohibited?utm_source=ebrief&utm_medium=email

I took mine out and replaced it with a 406 mhz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By MConner
If the OAT is colder than your previous...

If the OAT is colder than your previous observations, that keeps CHTís low and cold air is dense so your mixture will be leaner this higher EGTís.

If the OAT is the same as your previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By MConner
Wing bending weight

The question here is alluding to the concept of wing bending weight. All jet jocís know this term as it states that alll weight in the fuselage acts to bend the main spar based on G loading. Weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By MConner
Breakout force

I second the simple job of weighing the tail down and putting a simple fish scale on the nosewheel. When I bought my -10 the breakout force was VERY low. It is easily tightened and will almost...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,123
Posted By MConner
O-540

I bought one this year, it will do almost everything the injected model does without the hot start issues. I suspect I burn a gallon per hour more than Gammi balanced injector models.

I think that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By MConner
Wrong metal

Ok I stand corrected, just spoke with our maintenance director and he says that is an inconnel issue and not inherent to stainless, mea culpa.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By MConner
No exhaust stack grounding for me

Ok so letís use our exhaust pipes to ground the aircraft. When the knuckle dragging lineman pulls the clamp down the stack and scores your stack, it is going to crack there.

Why donít we use an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By MConner
Maneuvers not necessary

I just flew a cross country where I spent more than 30 mi utes above 10kí and got approved.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,208
Posted By MConner
Brake lines

I have seen a few cracks at the flair. Just had to re-do the flair on my 77 Tiger last annual. So at 41, the lines are fine again.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By MConner
Leaky vents

Mine are leaky too.

If someone has a couple extra, I would love to use them to try and modify them to stop the leaks.

PM pls.
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By MConner
Paul, I bought a finished -10 this spring and...

Paul,
I bought a finished -10 this spring and have flown it almost 150 hours. It has no trims at all. I do need a couple of pounds of right rudder in climb and left rudder in descent, the ball will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By MConner
Email address sent.

Email address sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By MConner
How much is enough?

I fly professionally and do regularly fly my -10 IFR. If I have an alternator failure, then I have a couple hours of main battery to get on the ground. That equates to about 300 NM plus time for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By MConner
Bill, my smaller Honda is working fine but I may...

Bill, my smaller Honda is working fine but I may be over taxing it so considering more amps.

Vin this is what I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By MConner
Great feedback Bill, ď I do replace my bearings...

Great feedback Bill,

ď I do replace my bearings and brushes every 80k-100kĒ

At 40 mph average, 80k = 2000 hours. That works out to 15-20 years at my current pace. I will be in my mid 80ís by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By MConner
Same question, why a $500 alternator when the...

Same question, why a $500 alternator when the Honda will bolt directly to the same mount I have?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By MConner
alternator upgrade

The builder of my RV-10 used a surplus Honda alternator. It is rated at 25 amps and now that I have installed three more radios, I want to upgrade to a 60 amp alternator.

What makes a $500 Plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,269
Posted By MConner
My RV-10 draws 7-8 amps once the battery is...

My RV-10 draws 7-8 amps once the battery is replenished. I have a 25 amp Honda alternator and am very happy.

I spent the last 10 years with a Grumman Tiger that ran a Ford alternator off a 1970 F100...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By MConner
My G3x and 650 antennas almost touch each other...

My G3x and 650 antennas almost touch each other and work just fine. No feedback on Dynon but I donít think these passive antennas are very sensitive to other passive antennas. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,069
Posted By MConner
Not slippery

Do not fret the handling of the -10. It is very capable and has great handling qualities. Yes it is a step above the PA series but with proper training and checkout, it is a pleasure to fly. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By MConner
Yes I fly IFR a lot. I practice with my G5 as it...

Yes I fly IFR a lot. I practice with my G5 as it has a 4 hour backup battery. No dedicated essential bus and one alternator. No vacuum system.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By MConner
Which battery?

My RV-10 starter is turning slower lately. I have a 4 year old Concorde RG 25XC battery. Battery technology is advancing at light speed and I am finding it overwhelming to make a good choice. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By MConner
ACK

I just replaced my Ameriking 121.5 to the ACK 406. It was the least expensive and so far works fine. I want the added safety of being tracked by satellites.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,010
Posted By MConner
Which battery

My RV-10 has a 4 year old Concorde RG25-XC. It struggles a little to pull the motor through its first compression stroke when cold (Florida cold is 70). It also had recently begun stalling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,149
Posted By MConner
I definitely want the PFD directly in front of...

I definitely want the PFD directly in front of me. The rest is personal preference but the steam guages are just there for back up. I like #3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By MConner
Wiring diagram needed

I have a GMC 305 autopilot controller and am trying to get it hooked in with my Non-Touch G3. Anyone have a link to the installation diagrams?
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By MConner
Inside antenna

I have three GPS antennas and an XM antenna, all on my glareshield, and they work flawlessly. I think inches of seleration is plenty for good reception. YMMV
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By MConner
I have 600x6 on my -10 and they work great on our...

I have 600x6 on my -10 and they work great on our grass field. And yes they fit.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By MConner
I fly off grass and love my bigger tires.

I fly off grass and love my bigger tires.
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,791
Posted By MConner
And a a 50 year old airframe with retracts and an...

And a a 50 year old airframe with retracts and an FAA strait jacket on changes to avionics and airframes? Not even apples and oranges.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By MConner
My plane had a single leading edge light. I too...

My plane had a single leading edge light. I too would like to have only had wingtip landing lights and I plan to add a second light in the opposite tip.

I would not have cut the skin if I was...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By MConner
Jerry, I have spent my career operating aircraft...

Jerry,
I have spent my career operating aircraft they have doors I cannot see. They need a light to tell me if they are not closed. With a door that is two feet from you, I fail to see the value of...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,791
Posted By MConner
A year ago I looked long and hard at the Comanche...

A year ago I looked long and hard at the Comanche 260 and the TwinCo vs the -10. While the Piperís is performance was impressive, there is half a century difference. Especially in the avionics.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,716
Posted By MConner
I have owned a couple of aircraft in a...

I have owned a couple of aircraft in a co-ownership setup. It worked out fine. I feel the most important issue to have in writing is how to get out. Being trapped when you want out is bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By MConner
Welcome aboard Rich. The generosity of the RV...

Welcome aboard Rich.
The generosity of the RV family has been one of the best parts of owning one. I had a similar experience when searching for the right plane for me. I love sharing my plane and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,045
Posted By MConner
To get max range, depleting a tank(s) completely...

To get max range, depleting a tank(s) completely has been common for decades.

It cannot be good for a motor to go from cruise power to off to cruise power again. I prefer to switch with a couple...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MConner
Mel, I am sure but now I am aware that the...

Mel,
I am sure but now I am aware that the starting position of the nut defines the hole that may or may not line up. There is a hole in each flat of the nut.

Is there any reason to have the hole...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MConner
Exactly, it is not likely that 10 year old...

Exactly, it is not likely that 10 year old bearings and new bearings will match the same hole due to differing depth . In conventional castle nuts there is no limitation to an exact hole alignment...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By MConner
Main wheel nuts

New owner, just installed new main wheel bearings.
Having trouble lining up the large aluminum nut with the cotter key hole in the axle. It seems to be too tight on one gear and too lose on the...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,997
Posted By MConner
I run a carbeurated O-540 (250 hp) and see about...

I run a carbeurated O-540 (250 hp) and see about the same numbers as the OP. I add another 1/2 gph and cruise at 160 knots at 10.5 gph. Our claim to fame is the low drag airframe. I can still get...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By MConner
Mine are below the panel high on each side. Keeps...

Mine are below the panel high on each side. Keeps them out of the sun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,844
Posted By MConner
Guess I am going with the GDL 82, there goes my...

Guess I am going with the GDL 82, there goes my flights above FL 180.

For $500 I will gimp my RV-10 and stay out of the flight levels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By MConner
Hurricane Michael

My neighbor was returning on his boat from a summer long cruise to Tennessee. He ran short on luck when Hurricane Michael ran him down in Panama City, FL. He wisely bailed out after putting her in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By MConner
Ken I like your idea, let me know what options...

Ken
I like your idea, let me know what options you find.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By MConner
Bob, Will they fit the same place as the plastic...

Bob,
Will they fit the same place as the plastic ones without any surgery?
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By MConner
I have a Vans panel and the vents are very loud....

I have a Vans panel and the vents are very loud. I can close them a little and they are fine but with Lightspeed ANR headsets I can still hear the vents screeching at me when wide open in flight.

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,951
Posted By MConner
A mag grounding Check is imperative. There was a...

A mag grounding Check is imperative. There was a recent fatality from a hot mag in a 182. I have found a broken P-lead twice in the past decade by doing a grounding check. I do it at shutdown,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,951
Posted By MConner
If I owned a 40 year old multi thousand hour...

If I owned a 40 year old multi thousand hour plane then I would worry about a worn out key switch. My plane that will serve me the remainder of my flying career without needing an engine overhaul so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,442
Posted By MConner
I have a LoPresti Boom Beam HID. It is very...

I have a LoPresti Boom Beam HID. It is very bright albeit not inexpensive.
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