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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-05-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By rotoiti
Right, I know, I should have learned by now. :)

Right, I know, I should have learned by now. :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-25-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By rotoiti
Can I actually order P-MAG 200 now (Oct'18)? Is...

Can I actually order P-MAG 200 now (Oct'18)? Is there anyone who is actually flying with one?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By rotoiti
Thanks for the responses! There is a fresh...

Thanks for the responses!

There is a fresh thread about them on Beech Talk (thank you DR for not doing what Beech Talk is doing, gating their content behind a silly "real name" system). The thread...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By rotoiti
Victor Aviation engine shop in Palo Alto

Does anyone have experience or an opinion on that engine shop? I am potentially facing a full overhaul of my IO-540. They are a local shop for me which simplifies things, and supposedly endorsed by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
Lycon, I think, manufactured the high compression...

Lycon, I think, manufactured the high compression pistons and maybe cylinders as well. I am not sure and the documentation is sparse.

At this point I am thinking of just doing a complete overhaul...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
Unfortunately for me, things are not looking...

Unfortunately for me, things are not looking good:



I think I'll ask them to pull the remaining cylinders to check for damage.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
Also, looking back on my original post, I...

Also, looking back on my original post, I realized that I may have misrepresented what the mechanic was saying.

My mechanic's suggestion of "just adding oil" was based on oil consumption of qt/3h...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
I decided to pull all three suspect cylinders (2,...

I decided to pull all three suspect cylinders (2, 4 and 6). They have been sent to a shop. I'll update when I get more info.

@bobnoffs: yes, same shop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
I change oil every 25 hours. I just dropped the...

I change oil every 25 hours.

I just dropped the airplane at the shop. They did a compression check and apparently cylinders 2, 4 and 6 have compression values in high 40s :-O During annual in June,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
This engine has a regular breather. I have...

This engine has a regular breather.

I have talked with the mechanic and raised the concern again. He is going to check the valve guides. He is also going to look at the piston heads for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
Yes, I tried running it with 9 quarts, 8, 7 and 6...

Yes, I tried running it with 9 quarts, 8, 7 and 6 quarts respectively for about 10 hour periods each. The consumption was pretty much the same. I never flew with more than 10 qts.

Re: mechanic. He's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
Yes, I have no idea if the cylinders were broken...

Yes, I have no idea if the cylinders were broken in properly. I bought this airplane when it had 106 hours on it.

Spark plugs look fine, no fouling. I have dual LSE Plasma 3. My mechanic insists on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
385 hours on the cylinders, since 2012 I believe.

385 hours on the cylinders, since 2012 I believe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,792
Posted By rotoiti
High oil consumption on an IO-540

My RV-10 has an old engine (about 5,000 hours on it). It was top overhauled before installing in the -10, and it had installed all new, nickel cylinders at that time.

The oil consumption was always...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By rotoiti
This is exactly what I did, and it worked out...

This is exactly what I did, and it worked out great.
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By rotoiti
Regarding to time vs. money question, since I...

Regarding to time vs. money question, since I have a day job, this means "money" is preferred. I will be buying a new door then.

Lenny, yes, the window is cracked I think due to whole door bending....
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By rotoiti
Window is cracked a bit so I need to replace the...

Window is cracked a bit so I need to replace the glass. Otherwise, everything is in working order, no other damage.
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By rotoiti
Cabin door: repair or replace?

A hinge failed and I ripped out the cabin door of my -10 (it's a long story that I will share at some later time).

The question is, do I repair or replace the whole door?

Here is a photo of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By rotoiti
My preferences would be Fuel injected for...

My preferences would be

Fuel injected for reliable lean of peak operations and fuel efficiency.

Constant speed prop for greater range of power adjustments in multiple situations.

For 360, you have...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,254
Posted By rotoiti
A True Cross Country

This is a write-up of my first true cross-country (Pacific to Atlantic and back) trip in my RV-10. This included a visit to Oshkosh.

Since the write-up is quite long, I split it into four parts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By rotoiti
How's airball not addressing the yaw?

How's airball not addressing the yaw?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By rotoiti
When I was changing FP to CS last year, San Jose...

When I was changing FP to CS last year, San Jose FSDO inspector mentioned the only other major change I could make on my RV-10 would be to change the engine from piston to turbine. I asked him about...
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
I tried blowing test today, gently (and less...

I tried blowing test today, gently (and less gently too), as suggested by sailvi767, no elevator movement.

Going to fly the airplane either Friday or Saturday, will report back.
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
Fixed!

On Jesse's advice, I pulled the whole trim mechanism.

There were two things generally wrong with it. First, the castle nut wasn't tightened at all, it was completely loose but secured with a cotter...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,120
Posted By rotoiti
1280x800 looks good on a panel. Calling it...

1280x800 looks good on a panel. Calling it "retina class" is an overstatement though :)

I played with the unit at OSH and found it easy to manipulate and intuitive. I have no previous Dynon...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By rotoiti
I have a powerlet on baggage bulkhead in my -10....

I have a powerlet on baggage bulkhead in my -10. Works great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,934
Posted By rotoiti
RV-10, B&C alternator. Two "alternator" failures...

RV-10, B&C alternator.

Two "alternator" failures in 290 hours. One was a mystery field wire issue, much like scard's, solved by routing another field wire. Another was a failed alternator belt...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,947
Posted By rotoiti
Yup, I can see both now :)

Yup, I can see both now :)
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,947
Posted By rotoiti
Make sure you share the photo first and then...

Make sure you share the photo first and then change your link.
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
Did some investigation today. Left trim tab (the...

Did some investigation today. Left trim tab (the one that is moving less) moves about 1/16 of an inch regardless of trim position.

The right trim tab moves about 1/16" when at full nose up position....
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
Electric trim. MGL Odyssey II internal autopilot...

Electric trim.

MGL Odyssey II internal autopilot with Trio servos.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
Yes, there is a lot of play on the trim tabs when...

Yes, there is a lot of play on the trim tabs when everything is connected. The airplane currently has 290 hours on it. It is hard to say where the slack is coming from. I have not yet removed the...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,843
Posted By rotoiti
Maximum play on elevator trim tabs?

What should be ideally a maximum slack on the elevator trim tabs? When I am moving mine during a preflight, I can probably move them about 1/4 to 1/2 inch up and down (right one moves more than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,281
Posted By rotoiti
Nexus 6P + Naviator work great for me.

Nexus 6P + Naviator work great for me.
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By rotoiti
I have done the replacements this March, and yes,...

I have done the replacements this March, and yes, they work great.
https://miro.pub/index.php/flying/new-door-struts
Links to the product pages still work on my page.
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,421
Posted By rotoiti
I bought a flying one with A/C from Flightline...

I bought a flying one with A/C from Flightline A/C.

Apparently mine is an older system, where they have the belt run through a tensioner on both compressor and alternator sides. One of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By rotoiti
KPAO is my closest airport but there are no...

KPAO is my closest airport but there are no available hangars there. In fact, Jesse Saint commented that he never saw so may nice airplanes tied down outside there :)

I have a hangar in KSJC which...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,834
Posted By rotoiti
I should be there, 1 person. Flying my -10 to...

I should be there, 1 person.

Flying my -10 to KOSH for the first time this year, although I am told it's not the first time my RV-10 will be there :)

Planning to arrive Sunday morning VFR, weather...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-28-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By rotoiti
San Jose, CA to Boulder, CO

My trip report: San Jose to Boulder and Back.
https://miro.pub/index.php/flying/san-jose-to-boulder-and-back

Keep on building :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-25-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,796
Posted By rotoiti
Carl, the problem is new, appeared maybe 15-20...

Carl, the problem is new, appeared maybe 15-20 hobbs hours ago.

I have not yet tried replacing the plug wires, no. They only have 240 hours since new. Should I look into that?

I can swap the wires...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,796
Posted By rotoiti
I removed and re-seated the connectors on the...

I removed and re-seated the connectors on the coils. No change.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,796
Posted By rotoiti
airguy, curious, did replacing the ignition wires...

airguy, curious, did replacing the ignition wires fix your problem?

I have dual plasma iii, and LSE1 creates a lot of interference (it's gone when I switch LSE1 off). I have reseated all the cables,...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By rotoiti
I had an Aha! moment while searching the web for...

I had an Aha! moment while searching the web for the pulleys.

The system is part of Flightline A/C. This is one of their early systems, they dropped the pulleys in their later iterations.

I sent...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By rotoiti
I believe pulleys are there because of the...

I believe pulleys are there because of the clearance issues. The aircraft is equipped with A/C. The builder chose to put the A/C compressor on the right side, and moved the alternator to the left...
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By rotoiti
So after more than a month of searching,...

So after more than a month of searching, purchasing wrong parts over the internet and visiting literally 7 auto shops who couldn't help me find a replacement (when shown the broken part) I am back to...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,248
Posted By rotoiti
Red, hypothetically, of course.

Red, hypothetically, of course.
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,768
Posted By rotoiti
Following the advice in this thread, I ordered...

Following the advice in this thread, I ordered Bansbach struts (530N version). They work beautifully.

I wrote a little article (with pictures) on the replacement...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,569
Posted By rotoiti
6'6", 260 here. Very comfortable ride.

6'6", 260 here. Very comfortable ride.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By rotoiti
Awesome, I see them now. Thank you!

Awesome, I see them now. Thank you!
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By rotoiti
What is this part called?

... and where can I buy it?

https://goo.gl/photos/KGL1bUPtxfL6HHVF7

Is it a belt tensioner? Pulley?

The story:
On approach to Sedona, AZ my alternator light started blinking. When I landed I saw...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,768
Posted By rotoiti
By the way, part number 96131 still refers to A1...

By the way, part number 96131 still refers to A1 M10. The correct part number for A1 M8 is 96102.

For convenience, here are the links to these components (valid as of March...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,431
Posted By rotoiti
You can call them yourself, they're very...

You can call them yourself, they're very friendly.

See http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/builder-support.htm for a phone number and email.

And don't worry about the accent, they could understand...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By rotoiti
I did a flight test this Sunday. I don't have an...

I did a flight test this Sunday. I don't have an option to set the servo torque. According to the manual, only MGL servos can have their torque values set. The closest to torque setting I found was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By rotoiti
Just to be clear, I *want* a new panel (yes,...

Just to be clear, I *want* a new panel (yes, almost everyone does). Am I fine with the current panel? Yes, absolutely, I am, if everything is working fine.

Thanks aerhed, I will send you a PM.

Not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By rotoiti
Advice needed: do I want/need a new panel?

In most cases, the answer to the above question would be a "no" but please hear me out.

I purchased a flying RV-10, equipped with a single screen MGL Odyssey 2, MGL radio, and a Garmin GNS430W. The...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,896
Posted By rotoiti
This is how my old one...

This is how my old one looked:
https://goo.gl/photos/nNskzRX3YbbemFji8

This photo was accepted in February for this recall.

Hope this helps.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-19-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,365
Posted By rotoiti
And that video features my RV-10 in the...

And that video features my RV-10 in the background for a few seconds, yay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSxVNtm0l4&t=29
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,164
Posted By rotoiti
He never replied to any of my emails and...

He never replied to any of my emails and voicemails :-(
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,209
Posted By rotoiti
Two years ago, during Oshkosh, they were "almost...

Two years ago, during Oshkosh, they were "almost ready and will be available soon". Now, still vaporware. Color me skeptic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By rotoiti
What is considered normal oil pressulre on IO-540?

What is considered normal oil pressulre on IO-540?
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By rotoiti
I have plenty, I am local and work for the same...

I have plenty, I am local and work for the same company as you :)
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,029
Posted By rotoiti
Ah, of course, "old vs. new" was taken before...

Ah, of course, "old vs. new" was taken before tightening. There is no torque seal on it. Sorry, I am being paranoid about this. Triple and quadruple checking is way better than the alternative. Thank...
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