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Forum: RV-10 01-15-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think I used the 063...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, oh...

I'm pretty sure someone will chime in why as to NOT use Red RTV...

I used 3m Fire Barrier 2000+...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,082
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe

I seem to recall reading in a thread that you want the end points less than full travel. For some reason, 80% seems to be what I recall, leaving 10% on each end unused...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By rocketman1988
YD

Don't know if you are going Garmin but they reference this topic in the manual.

As you stated, the YD can contribute, but is not meant to be a trim tab...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

I would be curious to hear the reasoning behind having both.

From an aerodynamic standpoint, it doesn't make any sense. The fixed tab is used to create a new center point for the rudder by moving...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Why would you need a tab and the spring bias system?

With the spring bias system, you are moving the ENTIRE rudder to a new center point. The tab/wedge would serve no purpose.

The tab is also...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By rocketman1988
Got it

I will send photos when I return this afternoon...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By rocketman1988
Sure

Out running errands but I will send you some photos when I get back this afternoon...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By rocketman1988
Handles

Sorry, I couldn't find the originals...BUT I found a set of really nice CNC machined and polished ones that I would make you a deal on.

I opted for Aerosports low profile ones...

If you want me to...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe...

Let me check, I might still have them...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,325
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett

"...I'm a little confused by this quote. Do you mean that Barrett is not making their version of the IO-540??? If so where did you hear that??..."

Barrett is still building their variant. Give...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By rocketman1988
bolts

I used four 3/8" hardware store bolts. I ground off the threads and tapered the ends slightly.

Worked good. I would NOT use the tight tolerance bolts for a test fit...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Exciting and EXPENSIVE times, for sure!🤑
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By rocketman1988
Oil filter Adapter

I have an almost brand new oil filter adapter for sale.

It is a Superior SL2157 from my BPE IO-540.

It has about an hour of run time on it...just what they did on the dyno.

I am using a remote...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,779
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

I have the original windscreen and the Cee Bailey. They pretty much look like the same tint to me...

Anyone need an unused, untrimmed stock windscreen for a -10?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By rocketman1988
Dimple

Before I started my build, I did literally dozens of nesting test with a properly set DRDT and a hammer strike dimpler.

I found that you do have to go a bit deeper to get the dimple to nest in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

If the cage doesn't sit perfectly flat or is "rocked" while drilling, the counter sink will not be uniform...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By rocketman1988
Spinner/cowl

I made a plywood disk the size of the spinner on my MT prop/spinner then used the dimension from the spinner Back plate to the base of the prop hub to make nylon bushings. The bushings hold the disk...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By rocketman1988
Discussion

So in light of your post, how do you usually fly cross country in your -10?

I am not flying yet, so I am curious. Some guys, in search of that "efficiency" attempt to find the sweet spot between...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

"...The use of speedbrakes is often necessary and not an indictment of the pilot's skills..."

You would be surprised at the number of people I work with that do not understand this point...

It...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By rocketman1988
Governor

I had intended on using the MT governor in my -10. After having discussions with multiple people that actually had failures, I contacted an MT distributor to purchase one. In conversation, I asked...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By rocketman1988
Plexi

I believe itís plexiglass. Be careful, nothing with acetone, for sure...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

Will a Daniels DC-8 crimped work with these connectors? Are the pins standard sized?
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By rocketman1988
Return

Thatís how mine are...

Supply on the left, return on the right...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By rocketman1988
Return

I am using an EFII system. My return line is symmetrical with supply but on the opposite side of the tunnel. Supply runs forward on the left side of the tunnel and through the firewall. Return...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By rocketman1988
Universal joint

If you find that you need a universal joint for the and/or valve, I have one that I don't need...never been used. I also have 2' of extension that I will not be using all of...

Be happy to make you...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, oh...

Well now you've done it! Opened up that can of worms:eek:

I am not flying yet. I knew that I wanted to go with electronic ignition for certain. Mags work, yes, I just think the electronic...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By rocketman1988
???

Good question! If you read the AeroElectric Connection, Bob talks about proper grounding and ground loops, etc.

I wonder if there is a way to quantify the difference between using the airframe as a...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By rocketman1988
wicks

While I was researching this for my -10, I came upon numerous sources available on the web. Some were generalized and some got in to surface mapping of the aircraft to determine p-static problem...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By rocketman1988
static wicks

There are some threads relating to this. It isn't as simple as just bolting them on...and the wicks themselves can flutter and potentially fatigue the area where they are mounted.

Not saying they...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By rocketman1988
Rivet tolerance

My tech counselor gave me an article on rivet replacement the first time he looked at my build. Reading through it verified what many have said...that drilling a rivet out for a minor error in...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By rocketman1988
Comms

As a data point, I have never had an issue contacting BPE. Once I placed a core deposit, I was assigned a core and engine construction was begun. I received a completion date that was acceptable to...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By rocketman1988
BPE

Yes, Rhonda found the core for my engine...and the run it on the dyno with the full EFII system...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By rocketman1988
Engine

You need to consider whether you are going to customize the engine or go with a stock setup. If you buy from Vanís, you will get what they sell. BPE built mine exactly the way I wanted. I think...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett Precision Engines

I went with a BPE IO540 with 9:1, cold air induction, full dual EFII, billet rocker covers, and Reiff preheat system.

It did 290 hp on the dyno. Great customer service! Highly recommended.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By rocketman1988
Baffle

If you remove that piece of baffle, you will most likely reduce the differential pressure between the upper and lower portions of the cowl reducing your cooling capability. How much remains to be...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,625
Posted By rocketman1988
Play the game

So, I guess if you really want to play the game, you can request a manufacturer frequency...

Seeing as we are ALL manufacturers of said aircraft...:D
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By rocketman1988
Ailerons

It has been awhile since I did this section but the kit I received had the original RV-10 ailerons. The plans, however, were for the newer RV-14 ailerons. A call to Van's rectified the issue; they...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm...

So you wrapped a brass bushing with aluminum tape and put it inside a steel weldment? Isn't the point of the brass bushing to give a greater bearing surface as the control stick base pivot tube...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By rocketman1988
And..

And your fuel line(s) run through there as well!
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocketman1988
HAHA

An RV-10 for $60k :eek:
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocketman1988
QB Wings

Do a little research on the Pitot location, specifically when the aircraft is tied down, will the pitot interfere with the tie down rope/strap.

Aileron trim and roll servo in right wing. I am...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocketman1988
Because

Because, for example, being able to stop is a psychologically perceived value?

The physics are there, as well as real world examples...the aftermarket brakes WILL perform better than the stock...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By rocketman1988
Camlocs

The fixed receptacles are just that; the receptacle doesnít move within its mount. The floating ones can move a bit within their mount.

The spacing on the skybolts was 3 1/2Ē. CEnter to Center. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By rocketman1988
Info

You might check out the skybolt.com website. They have instructions for installing their product. I used the skybolt system with their remade flanges and I couldn't be happier. It turned out...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,037
Posted By rocketman1988
Build

You want the build to follow plans? Have you read ahead any? As you progress in the build, the plans assume that you have learned something along the way and tend to be more of a guide than "put...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,037
Posted By rocketman1988
QB

As I posted earlier, I have the QB wings and fuselage. There were a couple of minor issues but the overall quality was fine. I would not hesitate to do the QB again...

No one has built a perfect...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By rocketman1988
QB

I can say that I did not have some of these issues but did have some others. Overall I found the QB kit assembled correctly with minor errors.

That being said, NO ONE has built a perfect...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
Build on

Unless the dents are huge or break through, build on. Some of the smaller ones can be "fixed" by placing the bucking bar behind the dent and using a plastic mallet to gently massage the dent...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,785
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh Man....

Bummer....
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By rocketman1988
Forward fuse

Many people can, and do, hang the engine before riveting that section. I have seen some that just hang the engine and press on and some that hang the engine and leave the lift attached to take the...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By rocketman1988
Pm sent again

Pm sent with address again...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By rocketman1988
Pm sent

Pm sent...let me know...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By rocketman1988
Adapters

I would sure like a set of those adapters! Feel like making a set?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By rocketman1988
Cooling

Letting more air in at that location may not do exactly what you think...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By rocketman1988
video

I think there was a video of this on this board awhile back. I think it turned out that the breakout force was too little and in flight the nose gear was yawing slightly...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By rocketman1988
Nose gear?

Maybe the nose gear is not in trail? Just a thought...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By rocketman1988
Intersection fairings

I purchased the aftermarket intersection fairings:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Intersection-Fairings-for-RV10/productinfo/RV10IF4/#.WeePTUzMzVo

Best $195 spent. There is NO comparison between...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By rocketman1988
Messy

That fuel lube is some messy stuff...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By rocketman1988
These!

Washer Wrench Set...worth every penny!

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Washer-Wrench-Set-of-4/productinfo/WWR4/#.WePAGUy-K3c
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By rocketman1988
Top forward skin

Leave the top forward skin off and you may only need to get in there a couple of times...the only things I was in there for that I could not reach were the tail light/strobe wires and the pitch trim...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By rocketman1988
Help

Yes, I was able to do it by myself but it was challenging. I found that bent nose locking forceps were really handy to grab the bolt with. They made installing the bolts much easier...
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