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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By jwilbur
I have this setup. But I have both p-leads wired...

I have this setup. But I have both p-leads wired into the Dynon so when the one is grounded during start Dynon automatically picks up the other. I have not had any issues with the Dynon but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,940
Posted By jwilbur
I was around 30 and my wife convinced me to get a...

I was around 30 and my wife convinced me to get a sleep study because I snored a lot and she was worried about me. Not overweight. Not tired during the day at all. No health issues. I just snored.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By jwilbur
The software release I used for US contains the...

The software release I used for US contains the latest 9/13 database.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By jwilbur
Dynon Skyview 15.3.4 Release

FYI: Looks like Dynon just released software version 15.3.4 for Skyview systems on 9/13/2018.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,562
Posted By jwilbur
Maybe that's it. I've been doing lots of short...

Maybe that's it. I've been doing lots of short flights with lots of takeoff and landings. Good news is the error is always in "the right" direction in showing less fuel than is actually there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,562
Posted By jwilbur
Carl, What do you mean by "it goes away"? I...

Carl,

What do you mean by "it goes away"?

I have the red cube in this position and see the same behavior when turning pump on. But I see about 2 gallon error or more depending on total time I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,255
Posted By jwilbur
Databases

Databases on my gtn650 are a few months out of date. Do I need to update databases along with upgrading the software for the software to work? In other words is new software compatible with older...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,326
Posted By jwilbur
It's not just the length of the threads that...

It's not just the length of the threads that matter. It can't be allowed to turn at all or the push tube may become the new elevator stop.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,326
Posted By jwilbur
I don't think there was any real compression....

I don't think there was any real compression. That was just conjecture in the original post because the break wasn't seen until I started moving the nut. It's possible but it's hard to imagine how it...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,326
Posted By jwilbur
I got in there and fixed it today. Followed the...

I got in there and fixed it today. Followed the plans (as I did before). The difference this time is I made sure the safety wire was routed thoroughly along the side (actually kind of under), of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By jwilbur
Confirmed - same thing

Thanks everybody. Took off the mag. The gasket was torn. Appreciate all the help

And thanks to the guys from WhiteHawk Aviation (CJR) for shooling me on how to put a mag back on properly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By jwilbur
It didn't look like it was coming from there but...

It didn't look like it was coming from there but who knows. I'll check. Where the oil was gathering, preparing to drip, was where I described. Other areas seemed dry. But I'm still going to check all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By jwilbur
Oil leak help

It looks like there is an oil leak coming from under the lower hold-down clamp of my right mag (slick). Looks like the oil is seeping through the stud and out from under the hold-down nut. I recently...
Forum: COMM 08-13-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By jwilbur
antenna

Seems unlikely in this case, but just this past weekend I helped out an RV12 builder with a very bad Comm static problem. It was intermittent. He had redone the headset jacks and thought it was...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,326
Posted By jwilbur
You're right. Thank you. Way too tight.

You're right. Thank you. Way too tight.
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,326
Posted By jwilbur
serious control system issue

Doing my first annual. When checking the elevator control in the tunnel I found the jamb nut was loose about 6 turns. Upon further investigation I found that the F-1065 cross bar was scraping the...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By jwilbur
Berringer Nosewheel Maintenance

I have a berringer nose wheel on my RV10. I'm doing my first annual. Anybody know if there is any special maintenance task or special inspections necessary on this nose wheel? I've searched through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By jwilbur
Thanks

Thanks everybody. Glad to know it's a fairly common issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By jwilbur
Mixture cable split

Doing my first annual. Discovered a split in the outer sheath of my mixture cable. In the picture you can see the split in two places. Right side of the picture just right of the engine mount. Then...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 376,004
Posted By jwilbur
My true airspeed was the same coming back from...

My true airspeed was the same coming back from the paint shop as it was going .... But it sure felt faster.
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 376,004
Posted By jwilbur
Windows are standard Van's clear.

Windows are standard Van's clear.
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 376,004
Posted By jwilbur
Thank you. ... Not metallic. Just regular green.

Thank you. ... Not metallic. Just regular green.
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 376,004
Posted By jwilbur
Painted

Got it painted by Lancaster Aero at Smoketown airport in PA (S37). We are extremely pleased with the result. The quality is just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By jwilbur
had same prob

Before I was flying I had the same thing happen in the same spot. The skin has some flex there where you blend the windscreen to the skin. I once pressed the spot in the skin while working in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By jwilbur
oil return leak?

I had oil on the left side and it turned out to be a leak in the #6 oil return line. The worm clamp was a little too loose and oil was leaking out from there. Symptom was oil on the left side of the...
Forum: Reviews 03-31-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By jwilbur
BWI insurance

Just got a flyer from bwifly.com offering VANs aircraft insurance. Big letters say, "just announced for march 2018 - lowest rates in the country."

Before I end up downloading a virus or giving up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,858
Posted By jwilbur
No trouble

No trouble. Triad (Lycoming distributor) handled the whole claim for me. Had the cash within a few weeks. SB work done August 2017.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By jwilbur
POH

Many RV10 builders have graciously posted their POH on-line. In several of them they have listed all the limits they set. In setting my limits, I started with POHs I found on-line and then compared...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,021
Posted By jwilbur
I'm about the same height as Todd and used the...

I'm about the same height as Todd and used the aft position. I find it very comfortable flying with the seat positioned in the second notch from the front. Remember the seat does have a good range of...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By jwilbur
The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel...

The valve is mounted directly to the tunnel cover. I cut a hole in the center console to fit over the valve face. The disk you see is some rubber trim I had left over and is glued to the center...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By jwilbur
I'm using the Andair valve in the stock location...

I'm using the Andair valve in the stock location with the AeroSport center console. Here is a (bad) picture.

https://520lw.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/fuel_valve.jpg
Forum: Safety 12-01-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,744
Posted By jwilbur
EarthX Manual

In my opinion, the EarthX light is not really a fault indicator. It's really a "pay-attention-to-me" indicator.

You can boil down the EarthX manual to this:

1.... If your voltage is in the normal...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
Bob, This was it. I trimmed the ramps (including...

Bob,

This was it. I trimmed the ramps (including the vertical portions) and went for a flight today. Vibration gone. Dialed it all the way down to 2100 and it was smooth running all the way. What a...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
This is actually interesting that you had a...

This is actually interesting that you had a problem here. I happen to know that I have a spot where the ramp baffle is too close. My last few flights have been without the rubber material on the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
It's good to know mine isn't the only one like...

It's good to know mine isn't the only one like this. But I don't think it should behave this way.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
Someone else privately warned me of the same...

Someone else privately warned me of the same thing.



I suppose I should just fix it. Whether or not it's the primary source of my vibration it needs to be fixed. It seems to be a tough spot to get...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
Yep. That was a typo that I've now corrected. I...

Yep. That was a typo that I've now corrected.


I do fly over-square.



I also believe the whole over-square thing is a myth. But please let's not get into a debate about that. My question is...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By jwilbur
remove baffle material

I've got an annoying vibration. When I set high power and lower the RPM below 2350 it becomes noticeable. Lower the RPM and it gets worse. By 2200, it's really bad where I can feel it in my feet. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,462
Posted By jwilbur
RV10 rear side vents

Anybody have a 3d print idea for the RV10 rear side vents?
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,437
Posted By jwilbur
3D Print?

Anybody have, maybe, a 3D print solution for the RV10 rear side vents? I'm thinking maybe something like what Aerosport has but without the whole panel.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By jwilbur
As a point of reference the C172 I used to rent...

As a point of reference the C172 I used to rent had 2 comm antennas on top. I never had an issue in the air or on the ground. On my RV10 I put COM 1 on top and a bent whip for COM 2 on the bottom. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By jwilbur
RV10

The front windscreen of an RV10 is similar. My airplane is not painted yet but I had an issue where while working FWF I was leaning on the aluminum just in front of the windscreen and caused the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,596
Posted By jwilbur
I think the local FSDO option is probably...

I think the local FSDO option is probably hit-or-miss regarding an actual inspection. I had a FSDO guy come and he spent about 4 hours poking with a flashlight into every part of the airplane. I had...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jwilbur
True story. Still a little weird to think I built...

True story. Still a little weird to think I built this in my garage. First rivet driven in 11/2010. Hopeful to be out of phase 1 in 11/2017. A full 7 years.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jwilbur
intersection fairing

Actually I think it was the upper right intersection fairing. It's all better now so this is all theory.

The first time I noticed the issue was after a long climb on the first flight after the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
Plugs

Got the slickStart manual and did a field test. It checks out fine. I bought a buzz box, learned how to use it. I checked the mag timing. Both mags were at 28 degrees. Seems they came this way from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
This makes some sense. Thank you.

This makes some sense. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
If the retard points are not opening and the SS...

If the retard points are not opening and the SS is operating correctly wouldn't the engine NOT start at all? When the SS engages, I believe it grounds the normal points. If the retard points also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
Still in phase 1. 26 hours total on everything...

Still in phase 1. 26 hours total on everything since new.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
Only had a few minutes today so just checked the...

Only had a few minutes today so just checked the fuse. Fuse was fine. Was hoping for an easy fix.

Does the slickStart "buzz" when engaged?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By jwilbur
how to test a slickStart

I strongly suspect my slickStart is not doing what it should. For the first many flights I had no trouble starting the airplane. One or two blades and it's running. Lately, not so much. No change to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By jwilbur
I've got a standard IO-540 injected engine in my...

I've got a standard IO-540 injected engine in my RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By jwilbur
Engine clearing??

In my experience, when flying in a 172 with instructors and they pull the power to simulate an engine out situation, they will often "clear the engine" by adding in a little power every few minutes....
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jwilbur
That's got to be it. The nose gear, I mean. That...

That's got to be it. The nose gear, I mean. That all just makes sense. I'll pay attention if it happens again and see if I can yaw it away or slip or something and see if I can change it.

I suppose...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By jwilbur
Strange rudder

So I could use some speculations here. I'm stumped. I'm still in phase 1. First 15 hours I noticed I don't need a whole lot of rudder in cruise. Just barely put some weight on the pedal and it's...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,035
Posted By jwilbur
I glassed in a fitting that allows me to attach a...

I glassed in a fitting that allows me to attach a drain tube (and remove it). I'm glad I did. Had trouble starting engine first time. Looked on the ground after several tries and saw a puddle of oil...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By jwilbur
You'll need the wings on to do the upper...

You'll need the wings on to do the upper intersection fairings. But everything else you should be able to do now. The wheel pants and leg fairings took me 52 hours (not including the upper...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,758
Posted By jwilbur
VP-X

If you use a VPX, it will shut down the alternator field if it senses voltage getting too high.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By jwilbur
follow-up

Just a follow-up in case another builder has the same symptom.

It was a loose worm clamp on the oil return line to cylinder #5. Easy fix, I'm very happy to say.
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By jwilbur
Well, not what I was hoping to hear. .... I...

Well, not what I was hoping to hear. .... I appreciate the answer all the same.
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By jwilbur
IO540 Oil seepage

I've got 10 hours on my -10. About to do first oil change on new stock IO-540-D4A5. I've been pulling the cowl after every flight and I'm consistently seeing oil in the seam between the oil sump and...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,618
Posted By jwilbur
I also noticed recently when I did my W&B that a...

I also noticed recently when I did my W&B that a lot of the reported numbers for wheel positions from the datum were exactly the same as what Van's publishes in their example sheet. My main wheels...
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