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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 27
Posted By rleffler
Most of the answers to your questions can be...

Most of the answers to your questions can be found with a few minutes of using Google.

Yes, the airport closes at 8pm. The airshow has been known to run long, so there is no hard time it will end....
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By rleffler
I should have one with me if you need to borrow...

I should have one with me if you need to borrow it. Assuming that the weather cooperates this weekend. It looks like the cold front will be hovering over Dayton Saturday morning.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By rleffler
You never know when it will pay off in the...

You never know when it will pay off in the future. My son helped me consistently through high school. My daughter started helping me occasionally after her brother went to college.

My son flies a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By rleffler
I have two as well that I'll sell for $30 each. ...

I have two as well that I'll sell for $30 each. I'll cover shipping if somebody wants both of them. Or I could bring them to OSH if you respond quickly. (I'll be one of those crazies trying to fly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By rleffler
I installed a VPX pro six years ago. I do have...

I installed a VPX pro six years ago. I do have two friends that recently install the AFS ACM module. Both are extremely happy with their installations.

These are really an apples to oranges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By rleffler
The function of the gate has changed over the...

The function of the gate has changed over the last year or so after HBC has over run what used to be some of the vendor parking.

The gate is still there, but I don't know how late it is open. One...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By rleffler
Here's another source with several mounting...

Here's another source with several mounting options:

http://aerosportproducts.com/vents.htm
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rleffler
As you stated, wheel and tire sizes are the...

As you stated, wheel and tire sizes are the same.

There are many choices for tubes and tires. As you know, Van's tend to go with the frugal choice on most things. That means that there are better...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,470
Posted By rleffler
I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. ...

I showed your bear repellent photo to my son. These are a couple aircraft from Japan headed to Red Flag, but had to stop to address a mechanical issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By rleffler
I just finished installing one in my RV-10 this...

I just finished installing one in my RV-10 this past weekend.

It took me 4-5 hours to fabricate the new mounting brackets and get them installed.

The installation was simple and straight forward. ...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By rleffler
Give Zac or Geoff a call.

Give Zac or Geoff a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By rleffler
Wing Walk Failure / Repair Options

This past winter, the wing walk material failed. It basically unlaminated from the adhesive, leaving the adhesive on the wing. It's happened a couple times, so I'm replacing in with another brand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By rleffler
I did the same. btw, one of the principals of...

I did the same. btw, one of the principals of the company is a RV-10 builder. I haven't talked to them in a couple years, so I don't know if it's flying yet.
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By rleffler
I used the AirWard panel as well. Itís a nice...

I used the AirWard panel as well. Itís a nice kit if you donít want to take the time to fabricate your own panel and doubler.

For the with Aerosport Products panels, taking the forward cover off...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By rleffler
Typically, while holding the toe brakes, then set...

Typically, while holding the toe brakes, then set the parking brakes. All the parking brakes does is to hold the current hydraulic pressure being applied. Be forewarned, most parking brakes will...
Forum: COMM 06-20-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By rleffler
You can download and install the software updates...

You can download and install the software updates for an experimental direct from garmin’s site. I don’t have the url handy, but search on vaf should yield it.

You get Nav data from flygarmin.com. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By rleffler
Scott, The EAA's recent communications blast...

Scott,

The EAA's recent communications blast soliciting volunteers for the build caught me by surprise. Or are they recruiting for other roles that you aren't managing?


bob
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By rleffler
There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in...

There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in the upper fuselage section until you're ready to glass in the front windshield. Just use clecos until ready to rivet.

I had the upper fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By rleffler
I've never been overly impressed with the catered...

I've never been overly impressed with the catered food. I'm sure that Van's is raising the cost to cover their expense. Personally, I'd rather have hamburgers and hot dogs and reduce the cost.

I...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By rleffler
I didn't do anything special per se in my...

I didn't do anything special per se in my RV-10.

I did put on aileron boots.

I also finished my interior with AeroSport Products panels, plus a couple that Geoff custom made for me. The lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,528
Posted By rleffler
I'm working Monday PM

I'm working Monday PM
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By rleffler
I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ. I do have...

I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ.

I do have a VP/X Pro in my RV-10.

We are having a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally on Saturday morning.

I'm not sure how much free time I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By rleffler
I did the same as David. I winched it by straps...

I did the same as David. I winched it by straps around the nose wheel.

Also, you need a person on the tail. I know of one person that scraped the tail on the ground after it was painted. All...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By rleffler
What has Trutrak said? You'll get as many...

What has Trutrak said?

You'll get as many opinions as there are posters on VAF. Trutrak's is the only opinion that truly counts.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,705
Posted By rleffler
Read my post, did I say anything about...

Read my post, did I say anything about prioritizing traffic? I did start by stating, "Another known issue". It did address a problem with disappearing traffic in areas where there is multiple...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,157
Posted By rleffler
Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the...

Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the answers to many of your questions there.

He's daughter was about the same age as yours when he started the RV-10. She just passed her check ride...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By rleffler
I couldn't agree more. As a Technical Counselor,...

I couldn't agree more.

As a Technical Counselor, I'm amazed at the percentage of builders that I've talked with hadn't even considered doing fuel flow tests, even though its highly recommended. ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,705
Posted By rleffler
There is also another known issue with some of...

There is also another known issue with some of the other UAvionics receivers in metro areas where you may have line of sight to multiple adsb towers. The quick fix was to use the Flightaware ADSB...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By rleffler
Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and...

Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and sensitivity settings that aren't correctly set. This is assuming that you have the appropriate servos installed and they are still generating enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,177
Posted By rleffler
No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the...

No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the gazebo would be frowned upon as well.

There are plenty of homebuilders that camp at Scholler. Many RV specific campers are clustered in Scholler. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By rleffler
I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you...

I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you will want the access panels. I thought the same way you did. After two years of flying, I put access panels in the seat pan above the antennas.

After...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By rleffler
I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve...

I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve got a PSE8000BT that works as advertised. They have a new model that was just realized that supports two Bluetooth sources.

Mine is currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By rleffler
You may want to do some due diligence and call...

You may want to do some due diligence and call the FSDO responsible for OSH to see who may be on site during the week. That way you may be able to speak with somebody beforehand to set appropriate...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By rleffler
Hard to provide feedback without understanding...

Hard to provide feedback without understanding more about your panel.

1. Who's EFIS do you have?

2. Is the ARINC line from the 650 wired directly to the AP or the EFIS?

3. Are you attempting to...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By rleffler
Just a data point...... After five years of...

Just a data point......

After five years of flying, I've had to go back there two times.

1. Replaced a failed Crossbow ADHRS. For some reason, I used slotted brass screws on the original install....
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By rleffler
Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s...

Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s with a ETX680 and a ETX900 in my RV-10.

Other than the price, I'm extremely happy with the purchase. I just wish it was less expensive.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,954
Posted By rleffler
We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just...

We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just such a purpose. It came in handy on my RV-10. You could tweak the entire trailing edge at once.

He was an engineer that never found a problem he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By rleffler
I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about...

I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about the time of the first flight in my RV-10.

When I started the build, the underwriters were requiring 5-10 hours for most pilots. When I went to...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,954
Posted By rleffler
I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer...

I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer your question. But I would think if you set a level on the wing and aligned the flap with the level, that would be 0. Using a digital level it would...
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By rleffler
I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB...

I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB receiver and WiFi dongle. I've got the new version that just started shipping a few weeks ago.

I had no problems with Foreflight receiving ADSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,564
Posted By rleffler
There really isn't any security changes around...

There really isn't any security changes around HBC. Their focus is to keep folks away for the exhibit halls and major through fares while they are setting up outdoor exhibits. Not really a big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By rleffler
No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. ...

No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. Although, I have thought about upgrading just my headset to Bluetooth. While PSE states that my 8000BT can support two sources, I've only been able to get it...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By rleffler
Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. ...

Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. They are going to be tightly coupled to your EFIS decision. I thought I knew which EFIS I was going to buy 80% through my build. Technology and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By rleffler
Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent...

Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent to the pitch servo in the empennage of the RV-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By rleffler
It works just fine. I've been flying with both...

It works just fine. I've been flying with both for five years.

Wire it like it states in the Vertical Power install manual (5.19c) and the Trutrak install manual you'll be fine. The VP manual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By rleffler
I second giving Geoff a call. With his new...

I second giving Geoff a call. With his new printer, he can do just about anything. Especially if you grab Solidworks from EAA and supply him all the files. Or barter a little advertising...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,875
Posted By rleffler
This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors...

This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors support this mode.
Forum: Autopilots 05-03-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By rleffler
When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I...

When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I started the approach high (i.e. above the IAF and FAF altitude) that about 10% of the time, it wouldn't lock on the glideslope.

The suggestion that I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By rleffler
It's a little bit of apples and oranges, since I...

It's a little bit of apples and oranges, since I have four EFIS in my RV-10.

If you are going to being flying any significant time in IMC, I would recommend two screens (for redundancy as you...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By rleffler
Mine have about 1/2" right angle at the forward...

Mine have about 1/2" right angle at the forward end. I use this to push and pull the right angle extension through the whole behind the cover.

I push this right angle aft until it hits the first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By rleffler
I was able to get positioners off ebay at a...

I was able to get positioners off ebay at a significantly less price than Daniels. Use your favorite ebay snipe tool and don't get caught up in high competition bids. It may take a few weeks, but...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By rleffler
I have the Andair replacements that are prosealed...

I have the Andair replacements that are prosealed into the original fuel rings.

I replaced mine for two reasons:

1. The lever assemble on one cap broke inflight and I lost the cap, along with...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,870
Posted By rleffler
I received my production version to replace the...

I received my production version to replace the beta unit this past week. It just depends on where you name falls on the replacement list. I donít know how many units are each production run.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By rleffler
You got three months. Quit loafing and get er...

You got three months. Quit loafing and get er done! :D

Actually, due to a health issue, I missed OSH one year. I had the pink slip, but the RV and me weren't quite ready to fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By rleffler
We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One...

We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One is large and the other is small/medium.

We've found that we don't put them on until just ready to take off. Let the dog hear all the noise while...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By rleffler
As you noted, people have done all of the...

As you noted, people have done all of the above.

I cut about two inches off the back of the stick. Basically up to where the powder coat starts. The does bring the stick closer to you, but I've...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By rleffler
It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.

It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By rleffler
I used them as well. The project was financed...

I used them as well. The project was financed much like a construction loan when you build a house. You borrow what you need, when you need it.

Be forewarned, they are a small bank and don't...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By rleffler
I did all my doors and rear windows with the...

I did all my doors and rear windows with the cabin cover and forward fuselage assembly just clecoed in place. This allowed me to work on the panel outside of the plane later into the build.

It's...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By rleffler
Granted, I did things a bit different than...

Granted, I did things a bit different than everyone, since my cabin cover was used to generate the data for the console and a mold for the headliner. The inside of my cabin cover is glass smooth,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By rleffler
I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey...

I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey settings yet. But then I've only flown it twice since I installed the EarthX batteries. I'm getting ready to start my condition inspection, so I'll...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By rleffler
That's basically what I did. You may still have...

That's basically what I did. You may still have more work on #1 after #3, but it should be minor. Painting the interior on the bench upside down is much easier that painting it in place.
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