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Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Strasnuts
I have both

I have both installed and have tried a few times to see the difference. The cat whiskers work twice the range of the bob archer. I'm not saying the bob archer doesn't work ok I'm saying my cat...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Strasnuts
Maybe someone can correct me but it seems Vans...

Maybe someone can correct me but it seems Vans will weld a tube that is already the size for the bushing. The weld deforms the tube and now the bushing is sloppy. That is what mine looked like. I...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Strasnuts
There shouldn't be a lot of force

There should be no less than 1/4 " reveal between the inner door skin and the outside edge of the fuselage flange (with the seal off) for the common McMaster 3/8 bulb seal to squish into. If it is...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Strasnuts
Got them!

Thanks for the replies. I just received an email with the drawings from a VAF’er.
This place is awesome.
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Strasnuts
Structure drawing

Anyone out there have a high resolution copy of the structure drawing of the RV10? I would like one to frame in my hangar but I'm having no luck finding one online that is decent quality.
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,418
Posted By Strasnuts
Here is one of the original posts on the Matco brakes.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=100415&highlight=matco+brake
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Strasnuts
I still have the stock seat belts and tell myself...

I still have the stock seat belts and tell myself I'm going to replace them every annual. The stock seat belts loosen in turbulence.:(
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,829
Posted By Strasnuts
+1 for Jonjay and Jesse. I've never experienced...

+1 for Jonjay and Jesse.

I've never experienced a hiccup in the 800+ hours of switching. I have a stock setup engine with an andair fuel valve.
I don't use the electric pump in the process.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,954
Posted By Strasnuts
Passengers

I would say 60% of the time I have 3 or 4. Love the ten! I wish I had 6-8 so my friends didn't have to roshambo on the trips we take.
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Strasnuts
Door latches

A safety strap is good if you catch your door early and you are not distracted while flying. If you want to easily close your door on the ground before takeoff the PlaneAround Latch works well. The...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Strasnuts
one more check

One thing to check if you have the PlaneAround latch is to make sure the pins are not pushing the cam shoulder or shaft down against the block. When I built the first latch I noticed this could...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Strasnuts
I fly there for work a lot. I have an RV10 in...

I fly there for work a lot. I have an RV10 in SLC but I am in FTG about twice a month.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By Strasnuts
Nice work Phil! Congratulations.

Nice work Phil!

Congratulations.
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,807
Posted By Strasnuts
gear racks

Jeff,

If you plan on going 180 degrees make sure you don't cut your gear racks per Vans' instructions. They need to be five inches so cut your ten inch racks in half making four five inch pieces. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,807
Posted By Strasnuts
I installed the Aerosport

I have the Aerosport Products handle on my RV10. It has a key locking feature and it doesn't have mechanical interference after 90 degrees of rotation. This allows you to have up to 180 degrees of...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,989
Posted By Strasnuts
Another option

I built the stops out of one piece of aluminum instead of two. I used the rivets called out in the plans. I have 760 hours and no problems. I know a lot of the builders replaced their rivets with...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,298
Posted By Strasnuts
Sanding the blocks

Delrin should be easy to sand and you want to sand the bottom surface that is against the cabin top. On my RV10 I sanded a spot for them on the cabin top then sanded the bottom of the guide a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,111
Posted By Strasnuts
Thought about it but didn't think there was a lot...

Thought about it but didn't think there was a lot of builders who would buy them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,111
Posted By Strasnuts
Here is what I did

Not sure this is relevant. I just read a couple posts and have to leave. Here is what I did for the brakes dragging. 750 hours and works...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,727
Posted By Strasnuts
PlaneAround kit parts

Whatever you do let me know what parts you need for the PlaneAround kit. I can sell them individually to save you money.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,259
Posted By Strasnuts
Talking I just did this and it worked for me!

My friend Scott Schmidt sent me this link when he noticed it here. He knew I had tried a few things to make my RV10 run smoother. I initially dynamically balanced the prop. That didn't change it...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,571
Posted By Strasnuts
Whiskers

As Scott said above, I have the cat whiskers on vertical. I also have the bob archer in the wingtip. The whiskers work almost double the distance of the bob archer when I compared them on the same...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,502
Posted By Strasnuts
Material

I recommend not using the cheap black material which comes with the FW FWD. I noticed a 10 degree drop after switching my baffle material to the silicone type. It doesn't fold up and stiffen like...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,863
Posted By Strasnuts
I like GUYS setup and if I had to do it again I...

I like GUYS setup and if I had to do it again I would go this direction. I have a 925 in the back and a two blade blended hartzell up front. I also have a heavy engine, a dash N1A5. I use half...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,432
Posted By Strasnuts
Nice trip write-up

We try to go down every year in the 10. Scott Schmidt is who introduced me to the area.

It's great to see other pilots' experiences. Thanks for sharing!

I know Baja Bush Pilots have recently had...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,090
Posted By Strasnuts
Things I would change

760 hours on mine I would have...

Mount the fuel transducer on the firewall not the engine.
Put my wood stiffeners on the back of the main gear from the start.
Install Garmin's YD
Use Cee Baileys...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-07-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,630
Posted By Strasnuts
Unhappy This is awful...I was talking to him last week. ...

This is awful...I was talking to him last week. I texted him Saturday afternoon without a reply. He was such a nice guy, always inviting me and anyone else who wanted to come over for salmon BBQs. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,877
Posted By Strasnuts
Cathy, I remember you saying you are not good...

Cathy, I remember you saying you are not good with names. Even the spellings are correct! Ya, that was fun, thanks for coming up and meeting my dog and me. Hopefully see you there next year.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-03-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,877
Posted By Strasnuts
HSF

That was a blast, maybe even two blasts. Nice write up.

Good seeing you there. I will be taking work off next year so I can stay Saturday night. I got there Thursday morning and was about the...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,064
Posted By Strasnuts
All above I agree with except try to balance some...

All above I agree with except try to balance some of the temps by adding back the front dams. They are there to move more cool air to the rear cylinders. After you add them back and the front...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 352,855
Posted By Strasnuts
Looks really nice John, Love the finished...

Looks really nice John, Love the finished product!
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,395
Posted By Strasnuts
It sounds like this example is from either a...

It sounds like this example is from either a poorly constructed door or a bad installation of the cam or both. There is no way this could happen on my doors. I guess if I had the incredible hulk...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,395
Posted By Strasnuts
Both pins in

I bet the doors you speak of with both pins in had limited travel. I try to get over 1-1/4" of pin extension after the first 30 degrees of cam rotation. I honestly don't believe a properly built...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By Strasnuts
I have them too

Dave,

I installed them on my RV and they are great with my tight seals.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,564
Posted By Strasnuts
If I was building a new 10

I would do it if I was in the building process again.
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,553
Posted By Strasnuts
had a lot of tools but...

I went with an Isham set and I was/am extremely happy with them. You won't regret getting started right away. Not sure what deals they will have at Oshkosh. Some vendors advertise the deals they...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,885
Posted By Strasnuts
I did this

Just read this thread and thought I would share.
When I mounted my gear I had one axle toed out and one in and wanted both slightly in. I set the toed out gear leg in the correct position and...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By Strasnuts
EXCELLENT BRUCE!

Excited to hear of the first flight.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,528
Posted By Strasnuts
Definitely, Call me when you are coming...

Definitely,

Call me when you are coming out.

8015803737
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,528
Posted By Strasnuts
Congratulations John!

Congratulations John!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-15-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,428
Posted By Strasnuts
Ha! I was wondering why every one of my takeoffs...

Ha! I was wondering why every one of my takeoffs look like that.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By Strasnuts
I'll try to make it if I don't work...

I'll try to make it if I don't work...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,428
Posted By Strasnuts
RV-10 takeoff at Alfonsinas Mexico

http://i67.tinypic.com/2ym96r6.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/2d8jtop.jpg


Photo was taking from Disciples of flight #disciplesofflight on instagram
Jim Hoddenbach
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,403
Posted By Strasnuts
The PlaneAround brackets have a 3/8s wide opening...

The PlaneAround brackets have a 3/8s wide opening for the original or aftermarket struts. John, are your strut ends wider than 3/8's? if so do you know how much?

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,189
Posted By Strasnuts
Great pics! I have been going down for 6 years...

Great pics! I have been going down for 6 years now. Thanks to Scott Schmidt for showing me the place in his 10. Your place looks really nice!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,189
Posted By Strasnuts
This one is Alfonsinas. It is not labeled on...

This one is Alfonsinas. It is not labeled on most aviation maps. Rancho Grande is just 2 miles south and is much bigger but no where to park.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,376
Posted By Strasnuts
Panel is awesome. You made it look like a...

Panel is awesome. You made it look like a million dollar plane!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,189
Posted By Strasnuts
I was heavy but close to 65. I had four skinny...

I was heavy but close to 65. I had four skinny adults with bags and 42.6 gallons of fuel. My stall horn was going off at touchdown but not my AOA. I could have been a touch slower....but crosswind...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,189
Posted By Strasnuts
Landing an RV-10 on a rough 2200 feet in the Baja

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOd9qI7quOA
Long video if you want to see just the approach and landing it is at about 12:00 on the video.

Another reason we fly...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,692
Posted By Strasnuts
Vans belts

I have the stock Vans seat belts and I wish I would have bought an aftermarket set. I have to consistently pull my lapbelt tight and warn the passengers to do the same. In turbulence the stock seat...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 75,554
Posted By Strasnuts
Coming along nicely!

Your build looks great Ken! I am working on my hangar at KBTF so moved the RV10 to 36U. I'll move it back when I get home from a work trip and call you. I would love to stop by and see the build...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
Posted By Strasnuts
1120A311 3/8 bulb 3/16 edge 1120A411 3/8 bulb 1/4...

1120A311 3/8 bulb 3/16 edge
1120A411 3/8 bulb 1/4 edge
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
Posted By Strasnuts
I agree with Bill

Dave,

Sorry been working too much. I read the replies, glad it's working smoother.

Sean
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
Posted By Strasnuts
Dave, Lube should not be necessary. Make sure...

Dave,

Lube should not be necessary. Make sure your block that the rotating cam pulls on isn't too high. If it is the door pins they will be pushing down against the block when the angled pins get...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,441
Posted By Strasnuts
Dave, I agree with Bob. The fiberglass doors...

Dave,

I agree with Bob. The fiberglass doors can be too flimsy and if your seals are too tight it will flex the door. Be careful with the center cam, it has a lot of mechanical advantage and can...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,313
Posted By Strasnuts
see mine on the field

Phil,

Stop by my hangar at Skypark and see my installation. No issues with mine after a couple hundred hours.

Hangar B in the NE corner.

Call or text 801-580-3737
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,085
Posted By Strasnuts
Door lights

My RV10 has the proximity switches from Vans wired through a ground loop and into the G3X. It has worked perfect for 580 hours now. I would like builders to try my doors to see how easy they close. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,241
Posted By Strasnuts
McMaster seal

Ya, I would try the 1120A411 which is the same bulb as the 311 but has a 1/4" lip. The 311 has a 3/16" lip. I started carving my top for the 411 and ended up with the 311. Make sure you at least...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,187
Posted By Strasnuts
Excellent

Nice ED!!!

Nice Geoff!!

Mine looks like the wright flyer next to those
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,507
Posted By Strasnuts
I did the slow build and would do it again. I...

I did the slow build and would do it again. I was fortunate to have a job which allowed me 30 hours a week to work on it and finished in 26 months. I really enjoyed the process.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By Strasnuts
Curious if it was planesense or planearound ;)

Curious if it was planesense or planearound ;)
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,782
Posted By Strasnuts
I just swear a bit while I jam the seat forward...

I just swear a bit while I jam the seat forward and aft until I dent the flap cover enough to pull the back of the seat up. I then bang the inside of the RV with the seal rails until I forcefully...
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