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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By AviatorJ
Rest assured Iím trained in fire safety. I agree...

Rest assured Iím trained in fire safety. I agree it can be dangerous so I take precautions.

Anyhow hereís the process- I disconnect the hose from the mechanical fuel pump. I used an AN fitting which...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By AviatorJ
I didn't do any air pressure test. All I did...

I didn't do any air pressure test. All I did prior to connecting everything during build was blow out the lines and made sure the fuel selector and everything was accurate.

Next time this happens...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By AviatorJ
Boost pump ĎAirlockí

When I first did my fuel testing I struggled to get fuel to actually move through my pump. I ended up putting a vacuum on the line right before the mechanical pump which I assume broke an airlock or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks guys. I heard from Hartzell and they've...

Thanks guys. I heard from Hartzell and they've not done testing on engines with 9:1 compression. However if it was a typical 260 HP engine there are no restrictions.

I am still working fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By AviatorJ
Cruise Power Settings

As I'm revising the 'POH' for my RV-10 I got to thinking about cruise power settings. My plane has an experimental fuel injected IO-540x rebuild with 9:1 compression coupled with a 3 blade composite...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By AviatorJ
Thatís where mine is located and tested out fine.

Thatís where mine is located and tested out fine.
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,684
Posted By AviatorJ
Nice work! It's fun when things start looking...

Nice work! It's fun when things start looking like a real plane.
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By AviatorJ
I honestly had issues with that method. I ended...

I honestly had issues with that method. I ended up using a digital leveler to get the 3% and you are correct it about 1/16th higher.



I missed that. I had seen 1/2 and full flap but honestly...
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats man!

Congrats man!
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By AviatorJ
When my flaps are in line with the wing I called...

When my flaps are in line with the wing I called that trailing position at 0 degrees. You can find this by pulling a flat edge at the aft part of the wing and adjusting the flap to be inline with...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By AviatorJ
My personal preference was to prep all parts...

My personal preference was to prep all parts through dry fitting (Which included deburing and dimpling) prior to spraying with AKZO, or whatever primer you're using.

It was more of a logistics thing...
Forum: Safety 04-24-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,368
Posted By AviatorJ
I used the program but only for my last flight...

I used the program but only for my last flight (2.8 hours of my 40 hour program).

I found the initial 'expertise' requirements too restrictive. If your additional pilot didn't go through test pilot...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By AviatorJ
Just bought the one for Tempests. We'll see how...

Just bought the one for Tempests. We'll see how it works.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By AviatorJ
Looks like the bag method is still the best. Iím...

Looks like the bag method is still the best. Iím going to pick up one of those tempest oil punch drainers and get Ďmostí the oil out. Then Iíll bag the rest... or try to.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By AviatorJ
That's actually how I did it on my 172. I...

That's actually how I did it on my 172. I honestly don't think there's enough room to put a bag around it, well enough forward that it would catch the oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By AviatorJ
There was a time that the QB kits were...

There was a time that the QB kits were significantly delayed. That was a number of years ago though. I think I received mine in around 6 months.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By AviatorJ
Tight Oil filter solutions

I'm coming up to my second oil change. The first was an absolute mess! I went ahead and installed a quick drain but that won't help with the tight fit of my oil filter. The 10 has very little space...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By AviatorJ
Garmin G3X (4XX) AoA Calibration

Working on refining my AoA calibration and seem to be having some issues that I'm probably overthinking. Couldn't find the answers in the Garmin guide or on the board so here we go.

When doing all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By AviatorJ
I bought Rosenís shades for the 310/340 and put...

I bought Rosenís shades for the 310/340 and put them in my RV-10. Seem solid, pricey but what isnít.....
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,658
Posted By AviatorJ
It's not the first flight, but it's still a Phase...

It's not the first flight, but it's still a Phase I take off! A friend of mine recorded it and I forgot about it.

https://youtu.be/PiTGLzcAAJU
Forum: Texas (North) 04-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By AviatorJ
There's several fly in neighborhoods around the...

There's several fly in neighborhoods around the Dallas area. I've landed at http://hiddenvalleyairpark.org/ a few times. Pretty neat place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By AviatorJ
Thatís exciting!

Thatís exciting!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By AviatorJ
Don't worry I don't get offended by forum posts. ...

Don't worry I don't get offended by forum posts. I would agree my original termination was weak and the stiff cable moving around probably didn't help.

My intent on starting this thread was to see...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By AviatorJ
Not sure I realized that, but that does make...

Not sure I realized that, but that does make sense. Those are the backseat jacks so I haven't used them. Guess we'll wait and see when I have my first passengers back there.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a new braided cable on order. Will...

I have a new braided cable on order. Will install it as I had my old one installed and see what noise I get. Noise isnít overly annoying but if I can remove it all together I would like that.

In...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By AviatorJ
I installed the wheel pants after 5 hours when I...

I installed the wheel pants after 5 hours when I did my first oil change. Didn't really have a reason other than wanting to do testing with the pants on.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By AviatorJ
I want to say that the noise did vary with RPM....

I want to say that the noise did vary with RPM. But that could have been another plane. It really was minor Andy didnít bother me once flying.

The ground loop was by design. At some point I read...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,314
Posted By AviatorJ
Engine Grounding?

Quick breakdown on my RV-10 grounding. I have a ground from the Engine (close to the starter) to engine mount. Then another ground from the back of the engine to the firewall. This then goes to...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
Okay here was how I resolved the heavy left wing...

Okay here was how I resolved the heavy left wing issue. It took a number of test flights as I would make a change, fill the plane up, go fly...

I had fiddled with the ailerons enough that it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By AviatorJ
Similar to Todd I have a (ON)-OFF-(ON) set up. I...

Similar to Todd I have a (ON)-OFF-(ON) set up. I am using the VPX though to manage positions. It's been great, about halfway through I changed from a relex, 10, 20, 30 degree setup to reflex,...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,246
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's an update. I'm 38 hours into Phase I and...

Here's an update. I'm 38 hours into Phase I and I've gone through 2 horns. They seem to melt a bit after 10 or so hours. They still work, however the sound goes from a 'freight train' sound down...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By AviatorJ
I have no issues with a dual panel setup and an...

I have no issues with a dual panel setup and an IBBS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By AviatorJ
I personally am only concerned if itís above 95...

I personally am only concerned if itís above 95 or below 55 PSI above idle. At idle with hot oil Iíve seen it below 40. Think the oil temp was 215F for that reading.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By AviatorJ
I appreciate all the responses. I took off...

I appreciate all the responses.

I took off yesterday kept it all forward up to around 2000 AGL before the engine temps started getting a bit high. I'm going to keep testing it out to see what works...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By AviatorJ
I did see that. More interested in what others...

I did see that. More interested in what others are using for power settings when taking off, the first 1,000 ft or so. Like those that posted in the above I find that going slower than 115 knots at...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By AviatorJ
RV-10 takeoff Power settings

Iím curious what others are using throughout takeoff and initial climb.

My home field is 1,200 MSL and at full throttle, forward prop Iím pushing 28Ē and 2680 RPM. Iím off the field in 500 ft, I...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By AviatorJ
Might just wait till I build my own 8.

Might just wait till I build my own 8.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By AviatorJ
I'll widen mine a bit too then. I used to be...

I'll widen mine a bit too then.

I used to be hyper focused on speed, now I just want things not to break!
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By AviatorJ
Cracked nose gear faring

23 hours into Phase 1 I was doing performance Takeoffs and landings today. I'm afraid I brought her down a little bit hard today on a 'short field' attempt. Taxi'd back and inspected my gear...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By AviatorJ
Thatís interesting, I would have assumed it was...

Thatís interesting, I would have assumed it was more complicated than that.
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By AviatorJ
Yah use postimage.org

Yah use postimage.org
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By AviatorJ
Iíve never flown a plane that didnít get oil on...

Iíve never flown a plane that didnít get oil on the belly, so itís fairly common. Every engine is going to have a different Ďstableí level. A few of my friends all with IO-540 have different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By AviatorJ
I think back in 2016 a few of us were having...

I think back in 2016 a few of us were having issues getting our hands on them. I ended up going a different route. They look cool though.
Forum: Fiberglass 03-16-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
Just to close out the thread. I've put on 7 or...

Just to close out the thread. I've put on 7 or so hours of flying since I made all my adjustments. I STILL have heavy wing, however it seems to be better since AP can now handle turning right with...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By AviatorJ
Some people use a single long bolt to attach the...

Some people use a single long bolt to attach the two. I myself have the materials for it but haven't done it yet. I did however add springs to the master cylinders to help brake release. Mine were...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By AviatorJ
That was sort of my take on it. For me my sole...

That was sort of my take on it.

For me my sole intent with backups is to get me out of the soup if something goes wrong. If it's an alternator issue, I have a backup. If something between the...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
So thatís for a rudder, would something like that...

So thatís for a rudder, would something like that work for an aileron too?

Crappy weather so still havenít flown. Also with my rerig my wingtips are only about 1/8Ē off or so. So at this point...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By AviatorJ
I have G3X setup and did mine a bit different...

I have G3X setup and did mine a bit different than the plans.

Instead of using the relays and sensors that Vans sends with the kit, I eliminated that by using 'normally open' sensors instead. Using...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
Crazy that something the size of a stirring straw...

Crazy that something the size of a stirring straw could have an affect. If I do end up needing a wedge (Which I would rather do than remounting the aileron hinge point), where have most people...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-11-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
I was able to wrap up several other items I...

I was able to wrap up several other items I wanted to complete before tackling my heavy left wing issue. So now back on working through the heavy wing. Decided to hold off on the wing tip splitting...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By AviatorJ
I thought he said shipping in October... just...

I thought he said shipping in October... just hasn't mentioned a year for the last 8 years.
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
Posted By AviatorJ
For tires I went with the dresser retreads along...

For tires I went with the dresser retreads along with the match brakes.
Sound proofing don’t remember the type but I used 1/2 inch thickness.
For sun visors I mounted a set of Rosens made for Cessna...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 407
Posted By AviatorJ
Here are...

Here are some-

http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By AviatorJ
If you're asking the cost of a system you can get...

If you're asking the cost of a system you can get a G3X 10" touch panel for about $4K and the servos are around $750 a piece. You'll have to price out ADAHRS, probes and what not as well.
Forum: Fiberglass 03-08-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
Not sure in the same seat, but with 20 gals out...

Not sure in the same seat, but with 20 gals out in the left tank and the aileron trim all the way to the right it's still wants to roll left. I'll do another aileron adjustment before correcting the...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-07-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
So based on those pictures thereís no thought...

So based on those pictures thereís no thought that it may be causing me to roll left with my hands off the stick? This is with two full tanks and my aileron trim all the way to the right. Ball...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-07-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm not the straightest of dremelers. I may end...

I'm not the straightest of dremelers. I may end up inadvertently taking extra material off.
Forum: Fiberglass 03-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,163
Posted By AviatorJ
Wing Tip Spliting

Having a heavy wing issue. I corrected some of it by rerigging the right aileron which was off by a good 1/8-1/2 inch. I flew today and while it's much improved it's still heavy on the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,054
Posted By AviatorJ
This will probably be less detrimental than...

This will probably be less detrimental than people think. It would not be in anyone's best interest to start changing Foreflights operations. Boeing will make it it's own business unit and leverage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By AviatorJ
I just uploaded mine. I guess it will stay on...

I just uploaded mine. I guess it will stay on this site for 30 days...

https://ufile.io/yz96n

I added not only my checklists but performance data and maneuver cheat sheets.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-06-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,691
Posted By AviatorJ
As a builder you're going to need to learn...

As a builder you're going to need to learn medical triage using nothing but duct or blue painters tape.
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,318
Posted By AviatorJ
I wonder if something like that would work with...

I wonder if something like that would work with infinity grips. I would probably have to custom make something.
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