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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Auburntsts
For the RV-10 (at least) the hatch access doubler...

For the RV-10 (at least) the hatch access doubler is part VA-195C and the hatch itself is VA-195D. These are what come as part of the stall warning...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By Auburntsts
Steve, I see version 8.04 for the GTX's has just...

Steve,
I see version 8.04 for the GTX's has just come out. Are you guys planning to continue the practice of providing on-site updates at OSH 18?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Auburntsts
I'll be kind of a dissenter and say fly without...

I'll be kind of a dissenter and say fly without them. At least for me I wasn't really wanting to go fast during those initial test flights, plus I wanted to easily inspect the tires and brakes after...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Auburntsts
You have to pick a specific flight regime,...

You have to pick a specific flight regime, typically the one where you spend the most time. For most RVer's that have gone this route, it's cruise.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Auburntsts
Really? Is it listed on their website?

Really? Is it listed on their website?
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Auburntsts
You got bad gouge --it's usually one or the...

You got bad gouge --it's usually one or the other, not both. I have the Aerosport system spring system and it works well. Those that go with the fixed tab tend to epoxy on a wood or plastic wedge...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By Auburntsts
Way to go Dave!

Way to go Dave!
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Auburntsts
Michael, come on man. You just need to suck it...

Michael, come on man. You just need to suck it up and just fly your 10 over the pond and camp with us in Homebuilt Camping. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By Auburntsts
If it's going to be hangared, no. I flew for 2...

If it's going to be hangared, no. I flew for 2 years before mine was painted. If it's going to sit outside all the time, I'm no expert but think it would be prudent to prime the fiberglass to...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,270
Posted By Auburntsts
CAUTION - Unnecessary thread creep post!

Couple questions for you guys:
1. Are your kegs already carbed? If so do you release some pressure prior to flight?
2. Do you fly with CO2 and/or Beer gas bottles (depending on the style) and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,218
Posted By Auburntsts
+1 on this. I have replaced just about all of my...

+1 on this. I have replaced just about all of my #6 Philips head screws for torx head ones so I use a regular torx bit (T10?) with this little wrench. The torx bit is just a run of the mill one...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Auburntsts
Ditto. BTW, the plans recommend doing it this...

Ditto. BTW, the plans recommend doing it this way. Less chance of screwing up some critical hardware/parts. Save the close tolerance bolts for final assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,506
Posted By Auburntsts
Do you happen to have a pic of how your towbar...

Do you happen to have a pic of how your towbar attaches? I'd love to get a tug but new ones are way too expensive. Heck I could buy a brand new riding lawnmower for half what a decent aircraft tug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Auburntsts
First is money -- being able to buy...

First is money -- being able to buy anything/everything when you're ready for it, buying quick build kits, attending factory supported build programs, attending a builder's course vs learning on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By Auburntsts
I have an Infinity grip so lots of buttons/switch...

I have an Infinity grip so lots of buttons/switch options. Regardless of the grip brand you have, I agree on keeping it limited to switches that you want to access without having to look for it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Auburntsts
I have AeroLEDS, but from a control concept, I...

I have AeroLEDS, but from a control concept, I have a separate switch for each so I can have both off, either on, or both on. During the day (99.9% of my flying) I tend to fly with only the strobes...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Auburntsts
Going to have to disagree with Bob on this one. ...

Going to have to disagree with Bob on this one. I have Bose A20s and can hear the stock stall horn just fine.

I agree with Kyle on deferring as much as possible until later as there's not much that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Auburntsts
I will go out on a limb and say most RV builders...

I will go out on a limb and say most RV builders build pretty close to the plans. Modifications tend to be mostly non-structural and/or cosmetic in nature, but where they are structural they tend to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Auburntsts
Not all of them are being decommissioned. ...

Not all of them are being decommissioned. There's the VOR MON.
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Auburntsts
There's a number of times I wish I had a door...

There's a number of times I wish I had a door like that. Taking the baggage bulkhead covers off and putting them back on is not a fun chore, even with a bit driver.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-29-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I don't understand the desire to use only...

I guess I don't understand the desire to use only GPS for training and the checkride. IFR equipment is not the place to get cheap IMO. Although 99% of the time I fly IFR only using GPS as the Nav...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Auburntsts
For anyone who really wants to know the ins and...

For anyone who really wants to know the ins and outs of the GPS system, I suggest heading over to https://www.gps.gov/ to learn the real scoop as there's some mis-info in this thread.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-28-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
I have 2 bearing pointers that can be slaved to...

I have 2 bearing pointers that can be slaved to any of my nav sources, but I'm not sure for a VOR approach that's a suitable sub for a CDI in the context of monitoring the underlying NAVAID during...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-28-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
Gotcha. Based upon our discussion, I now vaguely...

Gotcha. Based upon our discussion, I now vaguely recall this change but as I only have an HSI and no second CDI (not counting the GTN's builtin one), I can't use the rule change and have to rely on...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-28-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
I stand corrected on the course guidance...

I stand corrected on the course guidance prohibition, but don't you still need the Nav radio and 2 CDIs to do it?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-28-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
Might want to rethink that. Do you have the ref...

Might want to rethink that. Do you have the ref where you can use GPS for primary course guidance from the FAF to the MAP on a VOR approach? The GTN will give you a banner on approach activation...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-28-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,779
Posted By Auburntsts
You need a Nav radio. You can't legally fly a...

You need a Nav radio. You can't legally fly a VOR, LOC or ILS without one. On a VOR approach you can use the IFR GPS for course guidance up until the FAF beyond which you have to switch to the VOR...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By Auburntsts
It's optional for a VFR flight plan, but not...

It's optional for a VFR flight plan, but not necessarily for an IFR one. It depends on your OPLIMS. As I posted above here's the exact wording out of my OPLIMS:

"The pilot in command of this...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,208
Posted By Auburntsts
The purge valve is not a bypass valve for the...

The purge valve is not a bypass valve for the pump nor does it replace one. It's purpose is to allow you to push cool fuel all the way to the spider to assist in starting (eliminates any fuel vapor...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,208
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't have the AFP pump so can't comment on...

I don't have the AFP pump so can't comment on that--I have the EFII pump, which has internal pressure relief bypass. Anyway the purge valve is mounted right next to spider and when closed bypasses...
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,208
Posted By Auburntsts
Meh...

Different strokes for different folks. I like mine and the AFP FI system that it's a part of.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By Auburntsts
I like mine....

Not the greatest pics, but it should give you an idea. My straps came with my FlghtLine Interiors RV-10 package. The strap attaches with 2 screws that mount into rivnuts. No reinforcement of the...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Auburntsts
That's exactly what I did. I used boat...

That's exactly what I did. I used boat registration decals on the VS for 2 years until it was painted.
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Auburntsts
The 3" numbers are OK if you don't plan to fly...

The 3" numbers are OK if you don't plan to fly outside the US. Otherwise you need the 12" ones. Part 45, subpart C has the details.
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By Auburntsts
Can't speak for Myron, but I fly between 8000...

Can't speak for Myron, but I fly between 8000 and 10000 (I don't have O2), WOT, leaned to 11.5 gph, 2350 RPM which usually nets me 160 KTS TAS. More often then not I'm also close to or at my GW of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Auburntsts
The default is Garmin data. IIRC Jeppesen is an...

The default is Garmin data. IIRC Jeppesen is an option.
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By Auburntsts
For Tower/ground on initial contact I use...

For Tower/ground on initial contact I use Experimental RV 728TT. On Subsequent calls I omit the Experimental. For calls to app/dep/center I just use RV 728TT.

Here's the wording out of my OPLIMS:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Auburntsts
Do you want IFR database currency and/or...

Do you want IFR database currency and/or Flitecharts? If so, then I believe the least expensive option for the coverage you want would be the North American OnePak.

I have the US Standard +...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,314
Posted By Auburntsts
Not sure why anyone would feel the need to add...

Not sure why anyone would feel the need to add speedbrakes on a 10. I've got 200+hrs on my 10 now and there hasn't been a single minute IFR or VFR where they would have been useful to slow down or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By Auburntsts
My first Garmin was a handheld 55 AVD with a yoke...

My first Garmin was a handheld 55 AVD with a yoke mount (still have it in fact). IIRC I bought it in...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Auburntsts
Can't answer your question directly, but you...

Can't answer your question directly, but you might want to give MT-Propeller USA a call and find out what the overhaul price is before assessing whether to replace with a new one or not. The cost...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Auburntsts
Same advice anywhere not on the firewall. And if...

Same advice anywhere not on the firewall. And if its an A-740 the mounting hole size is 3/8'".
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't recall and I didn't mention it in my log,...

I don't recall and I didn't mention it in my log, but I 100% sure I did one of two things for those 2 nutplate rivets that are under the flange. I ether used a bucking bar that has a "foot" that...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to be clear, if the OP is talking about...

Just to be clear, if the OP is talking about drilling the cable mounting holes in the F-10105 Control Cable Bracket on the Instrument Panel lower flange, no grommets or pass-throughs are required.
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Auburntsts
This might help:...

This might help: http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/speeds.pdf
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Auburntsts
Agree with Bob. The windscreen and windows in...

Agree with Bob. The windscreen and windows in the 10 are Plexiglass and not polycarbonate (e.g.Lexan).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,788
Posted By Auburntsts
I've got Garmin and neither Garmin nor any of the...

I've got Garmin and neither Garmin nor any of the other brands has given me any reason to switch. However, I'm pretty sure I'd have said the same if I had another brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,708
Posted By Auburntsts
Methinks this thread has run its course and has...

Methinks this thread has run its course and has probably long outlived any usefulness. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,708
Posted By Auburntsts
So what's your objective with this thread? You...

So what's your objective with this thread? You seem to be striving make some sort of point but to what end?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-12-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By Auburntsts
The big thing is for primary IFR nav, it has to...

The big thing is for primary IFR nav, it has to be a TSO'd box (129, 196, 145, or 146) and if it's a 129/196 non-WAAS GPS then you have to have "an alternate approved and operational means of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,708
Posted By Auburntsts
Sigh. Yes, I get that and I didn't mean to imply...

Sigh. Yes, I get that and I didn't mean to imply that Vans doesn't need to market. Obviously they do, I just don't happen to think that traditional marketing is particularly effective at generating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Auburntsts
Exactly! I’m way more concerned with someone...

Exactly! I’m way more concerned with someone swiping one than one falling off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Auburntsts
Here's what I did based upon the approved min...

Here's what I did based upon the approved min octane for my Lycoming:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4570/38991443341_52e881362a_b.jpg
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Auburntsts
2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650,...

2-Screen non-touch Garmin G3X, a Garmin GTN 650, and a Garmin SL 30.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,708
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't see how you can quantify VAF's...

I don't see how you can quantify VAF's contribution to Van's sales via a simple poll. As your poll indicates, VAF is only factor for some and that's a only tiny sample of the whole RV builder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Auburntsts
It makes some tasks easier as everything is...

It makes some tasks easier as everything is displayed in one place vs having to page around and it can free up screens to show other data, but that's primarily personal preference. For example, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Auburntsts
You could. Only the nav database is required for...

You could. Only the nav database is required for IFR flight. All of the other databases are just gravy and aren't legally required to be kept current.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes it's legal. The TSO'd navigator with a...

Yes it's legal. The TSO'd navigator with a current database fills the navigation square and any EFIS, regardless of brand, that provides for the proper system annunciations and nav display (and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Auburntsts
In the past the Android version of GarminPilot...

In the past the Android version of GarminPilot always seemed to be a few steps behind the Apple version, but still worked just fine. I'm a fan of Samsung Galaxy Tabs although my current device is an...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Auburntsts
Nah. Just best practice to use steel for fuel...

Nah. Just best practice to use steel for fuel line fittings and to firesleeve fuel lines FWF. Everything firewall aft can be aluminum.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By Auburntsts
You might want to consider replacing those...

You might want to consider replacing those aluminum fittings with steel ones.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Auburntsts
Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not...

Don't have static wicks on my 10 and while not statistically relevant, I haven't experienced any p-static flying through various forms of precip: mist, light rain, heavy rain, snow, and clouds....
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