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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Kellym
Torque is a very INEXACT measurement of how much...

Torque is a very INEXACT measurement of how much compression is achieved on a gasket. The amount of lubricant and type of lubricant on the seal will greatly affect the torque.
The precise measurement...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,670
Posted By Kellym
Tri-flow comes in both squirt bottles and spray...

Tri-flow comes in both squirt bottles and spray cans. Found in most bike shops and Ace Hardware FAA/PMA section. The airframe in the type certified world that probably has more rod ends than any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,538
Posted By Kellym
Quite frankly, I have run fine wires, and have...

Quite frankly, I have run fine wires, and have had more trouble with them, at least in the Champion brand than with massives. Most eventually failed resistance test badly, going over 100K ohms. One...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,722
Posted By Kellym
I just described a rudder trim tab that I made,...

I just described a rudder trim tab that I made, which requires no special attachment. I cut a piece of scrap to match the tail light mount on the right side, and left most of it squared off on the...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,165
Posted By Kellym
Why would you not correct the level flight rudder...

Why would you not correct the level flight rudder with some form of wedge or trim tab so that rudder is only needed when climbing or descending?
I flew for a couple years with a wedge, which was...
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,442
Posted By Kellym
I don't recall where I got my internal stop, but...

I don't recall where I got my internal stop, but it is made of UHMW plastic, not nylon. Just looked at it yesterday as part of my condition inspection. Some light marking at contact points, but no...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,165
Posted By Kellym
True. I have 2 years, ~140 hours flying my RV-10....

True. I have 2 years, ~140 hours flying my RV-10. I have nothing but a small wedge taped to the rudder. The rudder forces needed for climb don't strike me as a lot different than a C-172. Barely...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,370
Posted By Kellym
A couple notes of caution. The early discussions...

A couple notes of caution. The early discussions of toggle switches sent shivers down my back. A friend crashed his Titan T-51 when reaching for a flap switch he brushed against the electronic...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,850
Posted By Kellym
Tim Olson has two very good write ups using an...

Tim Olson has two very good write ups using an adjustable paint roller stick with a few ABS parts to create a very strong, OSH worthy control lock.
http://www.myrv10.com/
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,483
Posted By Kellym
I would recommend adhering to MUCH lower limits...

I would recommend adhering to MUCH lower limits for flight. EPA outdoor ambient air limits are 35 ppm for ONE hour, and 9 PPM for 8 hours.
Your body is much more sensitive to CO at altitude, and...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By Kellym
[QUOTE=moosepileit;1237313]Nothing trapped in the...

[QUOTE=moosepileit;1237313]Nothing trapped in the filter media follows that oil backwards into the engine, eh?]
The oil system pushes oil through the filter at 50-90 psi. You can adjust your...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By Kellym
Folks, a fellow mechanic shared with me the...

Folks, a fellow mechanic shared with me the easiest way to deal with the oil filter, if you have compressed air available.
1. punch hole near the back of the can on the upside.
2. Attach air blow...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Kellym
Congratulations on the completion. You could set...

Congratulations on the completion. You could set a redline on MAP of 31" since there are special procedures if atmospheric exceeds 31", and if your ram air inlet is so effective to create a boost,...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Kellym
I don't know what interiors all the FFZ 10s have....

I don't know what interiors all the FFZ 10s have. However, I have a pretty complete Aerosport interior in mine at CHD. There are a few items Geoff has offered since I finished mine. I do have the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,883
Posted By Kellym
Why add to the already significant W&B problem....

Why add to the already significant W&B problem. Chose the battery you want, but put it in the original location. You will then have to calculate the arm and weight you need to achieve the equivalent...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,366
Posted By Kellym
Gil, I was going to put one on top and one on...

Gil, I was going to put one on top and one on bottom. My CFO vetoed that plan on appearance. So I have both on belly. Only place I have ever had a little issue was Prescott at the north end of 12,...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By Kellym
You can not mix the plugs used for electronic...

You can not mix the plugs used for electronic ignition with the mag plugs without causing significant problems. The gap for all magneto fired plugs is the quoted .016-.021 regardless of engine. For...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By Kellym
I'm at Chandler with RV-10 I finished(a relative...

I'm at Chandler with RV-10 I finished(a relative term) about 18 months ago, made it to OSH and back with it this year.
There is another unfinished 10 on the field and was another with Chevy engine...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,744
Posted By Kellym
Well aware of that. Note that most carbureted...

Well aware of that. Note that most carbureted O-540s have Petersen STC, including those with the same 8.5 compression and parallel valve cylinders, as used in the Comanche 250, and PA-32-260. They...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,152
Posted By Kellym
Excellent questions. Mooney specifically...

Excellent questions. Mooney specifically authorizes other brands, just calling for the mil. spec. Last I looked, PRC brand was roughly 80-100% more money than Chemseal Flamemaster.
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,744
Posted By Kellym
I suppose some of the alternative FI systems may...

I suppose some of the alternative FI systems may need different starting procedures. With stock Bendix RSA injection and Bendix S1200 mags, I have no issue with hot starts. The engine in stock,...
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,744
Posted By Kellym
What makes you think that? The engine was...

What makes you think that? The engine was certified on 91/96 octane, just like the 180hp 4 cylinder engines. Same cylinder, same compression ratio (if you go with stock). What kind of approval are...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By Kellym
60 in/lb Also there is an orientation of the...

60 in/lb Also there is an orientation of the injector to reduce dripping.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,599
Posted By Kellym
You are correct that the 91.207 requirement is...

You are correct that the 91.207 requirement is for an inspection as you cite.
There is nothing specifying who can do it. For standard airworthiness certificate aircraft it has to be a licensed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,599
Posted By Kellym
65.81 is a requirement for A&P's. It refers to...

65.81 is a requirement for A&P's. It refers to aircraft, not type certificated aircraft. That is a bigger bug a boo than 43.13.
An A&P that has not worked on a Rotax is not able to inspect that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By Kellym
I worried about belly performance on the ground....

I worried about belly performance on the ground. However, I found having a type certified aircraft with all of the com antennas originally on the top of the airframe, lined up in a row caused...
Forum: Reviews 02-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,181
Posted By Kellym
I don't recall for sure, but I think Partain...

I don't recall for sure, but I think Partain advertised here, at least at one time.
I had QB RV-10 fuselage and wings delivered by Partain, back in 2010. Then the finishing kit, along with...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,359
Posted By Kellym
See what performance you have at 700 hours on...

See what performance you have at 700 hours on your mags. Slicks don't generally do well after 500 hours, and by 1000 hours need so many parts that you can do better with new. Bendix are more durable...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,359
Posted By Kellym
I was given a choice by my engine shop of new...

I was given a choice by my engine shop of new Slick, or either variety of overhauled Bendix. I chose the S1200 model because of its superior high altitude performance. The downside is that the mags...
Forum: Propellers 09-04-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
I don't know if MT has a good grip on the...

I don't know if MT has a good grip on the situation My 860-5 was listed by serial number under some other model designation. My up-grade was done because of the s/n being listed and because mine is...
Forum: Propellers 08-31-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
Not unusual for the feds. From the IA test...

Not unusual for the feds. From the IA test guide:
Malfunction or Defect Reports
All malfunctions or defects that come to the attention of the holder of an IA should be reported on FAA Form 8010-4....
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
Correct Bob. I went back to my Matronics archives...

Correct Bob.
I went back to my Matronics archives for explanation by the late Jim Ayers, an MT distributor, dba Less Drag Products:
"The -3 and -5 governors are identical, except for the final...
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
My question is why Lycoming and MT literature...

My question is why Lycoming and MT literature show different gear ratios for wide and narrow deck engines IF all P-860 governors are the same except for clocking? Clearly the gear ratio does differ...
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
I emailed Peter Marshall, manager of MT-USA, and...

I emailed Peter Marshall, manager of MT-USA, and he replied that my governor was on the internal tentative service bulletin and advised that I send it in.
Forum: Propellers 08-24-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,827
Posted By Kellym
It is clear that the P-860-3 will work on both...

It is clear that the P-860-3 will work on both the wide and narrow deck engines. It is also clear that it has the gear ratio specified for the narrow deck. The rpm specified is for the governor, not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 99,097
Posted By Kellym
Interesting checklist. Particularly the constant...

Interesting checklist. Particularly the constant speed prop removal.
For anyone using a checklist from other than Part 43 Appendix D, compare it to that reg, which for most operating limitations is...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,677
Posted By Kellym
As a result of reading previous threads, and the...

As a result of reading previous threads, and the classic 15-30kt shimmy on my -10 that is otherwise ready to fly, I checked the torque of the gear leg socket bolt. Right at spec, BUT, I could turn...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,877
Posted By Kellym
Caution..........better to have help to mix more...

Caution..........better to have help to mix more as you need it. Mix too much and you can run out of pot life or worse, have the reaction go uncontrolled and self combust. Depends on your work space...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,402
Posted By Kellym
You can only pressurize with the boost pump from...

You can only pressurize with the boost pump from the pump to the firewall. If no leaks there, your leak is in the unpressurized portion from the tank to the boost pump. If you have a means of...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,565
Posted By Kellym
Given that many certified aircraft in the same...

Given that many certified aircraft in the same weight class only have 200 hp at sea level and safely operate out of the same airports at same DA's, and the stock engine provides 200 hp at 9000 DA,...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,121
Posted By Kellym
There is no need to modify the ribs. I mounted 2...

There is no need to modify the ribs. I mounted 2 Dynon Skyview 10" in the AeroSport symmetrical panel, with a center stack of PSEng audio panel,GTN650, SL30 mounted low in the cutout. Only had to...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Kellym
Well, you can buy a used engine that is already...

Well, you can buy a used engine that is already broken in and well on its way towards TBO, or you can buy an overhauled engine from some f the VAF sponsors and have them put an extra couple hours on...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,368
Posted By Kellym
It seems the major variables between planes are...

It seems the major variables between planes are in no particular order:
Type of fuel valve and height above the floor, type of boost pump, filter and filter location, type of fuel lines in the...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,968
Posted By Kellym
The simple answer is get one quart, keep it...

The simple answer is get one quart, keep it refrigerated and use it reasonable sparingly. If you want a real good seal, after riveting the ribs in place, before you install back panel, make up a...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,673
Posted By Kellym
Not to mention that for overhaul, angle valve...

Not to mention that for overhaul, angle valve cylinders cost almost double the price of parallel valve cylinders, and there are no aftermarket cylinders.
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By Kellym
Keep in mind that the design performance criteria...

Keep in mind that the design performance criteria of most, if not all Vans aircraft is to operate of Van's 600 ft grass strip. Also keep in mind that all Lycoming engines that come stock with 8.7:1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,336
Posted By Kellym
Can't say enough about Tempest, their improved...

Can't say enough about Tempest, their improved procucts, etc.
I teach a class for pilots on how to do preventive maintenance on their aircraft. I pass around a fine wire plug that had been dropped,...
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,122
Posted By Kellym
I'll be the contrarian. RG-58 has worked fine in...

I'll be the contrarian. RG-58 has worked fine in certified aircraft for more than 50 yrs. There are reasons the RG400 is needed for transponder, GPS that operate in the 1000 MHz vicinity, but is...
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,722
Posted By Kellym
Just my opinion, how I am doing my RV-10. Marker...

Just my opinion, how I am doing my RV-10. Marker Beacons are disappearing faster than NDBs. I have a hard time finding one to see that my receiver is still working in my flying aircraft.
I am putting...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By Kellym
The last number on the sealant is the working...

The last number on the sealant is the working life in hours at 75F.
B 1/2 is 30 m in, B2 is 2 hours. Each 10 degrees warmer cuts that number in half. No, you cannot mix, refrigerate and use later....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,842
Posted By Kellym
I would agree. A friend nearly lost his RV7A when...

I would agree. A friend nearly lost his RV7A when the alternator fried his P and E mags from 20+ volts and high amps output causing engine stoppage at low altitude after takeoff. Fortunately he...
Forum: GPS 12-31-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,293
Posted By Kellym
Several points. The FAA does NOT require avionics...

Several points. The FAA does NOT require avionics be installed by certified shop. Any A&P can do it IF they have the experience. AC 20-138A (for GPS install guidance) does not require avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,191
Posted By Kellym
Hmm, Vans spec for 260 hp engine is 201 mph at...

Hmm, Vans spec for 260 hp engine is 201 mph at 75% with only 2200lbs wt. 197 at gross. My calculator says that is 195 hp. Either your airframe is super slick or you are making more power than you...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kellym
I'm planning on being there. Thanks, Myron

I'm planning on being there. Thanks, Myron
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kellym
Yes, when the correct value is 75" lbs, you are...

Yes, when the correct value is 75" lbs, you are applying 33% more torque than called for. That is a lot.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kellym
That table is for bolt torque not specifically...

That table is for bolt torque not specifically called out in the assembly portion of the overhaul manual. Extra torque just weakens the bolts and creates uneven torque on the case halves. More is...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Kellym
NO. Too much torque. See para 7-94 of the...

NO. Too much torque.
See para 7-94 of the overhaul manual. Specifically called out at 75"/lb.
Page 7-17 in my copy. Phil, if you need an electronic copy of the OH manual, send me a PM.
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,818
Posted By Kellym
There are at least 3 RV-10s in the lengthy...

There are at least 3 RV-10s in the lengthy "finishing" phase in the Phoenix area...2 at CHD(including mine) 1 at FFZ. There is a flying RV-10 at DVT, 2 at FFZ and one at Yuma that I am aware of.
Kelly
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,913
Posted By Kellym
I would avoid the stock PR1422/CS3204 B-2 Proseal...

I would avoid the stock PR1422/CS3204 B-2 Proseal with a passion. It will make later removal of the sending units near impossible. Either neoprene gasket, or the non-hardening version of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,438
Posted By Kellym
2 Questions: Her websites indicates front seat...

2 Questions:
Her websites indicates front seat covers can be installed by builder rather than shipping her the seats.
Wife is concerned about the cost and time to take the plane from AZ to WI for...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By Kellym
Thanks for all the replies. I had already final...

Thanks for all the replies. I had already final drilled mine, and just had to procure some AN3-3A bolts. I installed the most difficult one first, upside down, with the nut and washer on top. The...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By Kellym
Thanks Todd. I have to check whether I did the...

Thanks Todd. I have to check whether I did the final drilling or not. Makes sense. Shame that Van's never issues any corrections to the plans to fix such omissions.
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