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Forum: ADS-B Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...If I can shield my comings and goings from any dirtbag with a smartphone who would not otherwise know my home is unoccupied or my wife is alone because I'm 200 miles away, I'm going to exercise...
Forum: ADS-B Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By rocketman1988
Clarification

From Garmin:

"...There are private pilots. And then there are extra-private pilots who want to keep their identities off the traffic screens of other ADS-B “In” equipped aircraft (containing...
Forum: Safety Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

Or, in the case of an LSA, the maximum wind...in this case 30 its from any direction.

I think has to do, as posted above, with the LSA and EAB distinction.

There will be a limit, on any aircraft...
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
Cirrus mechanical single lever

https://www.flyingmag.com/how-cirrus-combined-throttle-prop-control-works
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By rocketman1988
Considering

Considering the tiny, tiny wires...not much!
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
look at

Here is an article discussing the Cirrus single lever system. It is mechanical but would lend itself, in concept, to automating the prop function.

The mod you are describing could certainly be...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Actually flaps are really a small part of the required runway problem with a canard...and no, the canard does NOT need to sweep. That was Beech's solution. There are other, less complex solutions...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
Loss

Well, the biggest loss is cash...the MTV9 is a little more expensive.

The gain is in weight, about 11 lbs heavier and, according to the techs, reliability of the prop...I am just relaying the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rocketman1988
Twin

And you believe that another “artificial” Vne wouldn’t also be applied to a new design? What do you think people are going to do if given the opportunity to build a good performing light twin,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Not sure why you would want the twin RV, except that it would be cool...

Let's say, for argument's sake, that you took an RV-10, removed the engine, installed a nose cone, and then put an engine on...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

Also, you need to consider which prop. The MTV12 that Vans recommends is rated for 300HP max. If you are going with a tuned engine, CAI, and EFII, you will likely be right near 300HP.

The MT guys...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By rocketman1988
And that...

And that is how you do customer service...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,003
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Many commercial aircraft use fuel to cool...things...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
And

If I remember correctly, I think the electric is also heavier...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By rocketman1988
Hydraulic

I spent a considerable amount of time researching this option. In the end, with the concurrence and recommendation of MT, I decided on the hydraulic. MT did not recommend the electric system for this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,631
Posted By rocketman1988
But...

But that 747 has far more inertia, and may NOT be able to recover a 30kt shear...in fact, most carriers have a stabilized approach criteria that mandates a go around if not within specified criteria....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By rocketman1988
No

When I work on it, I spend between 2 and 8 hours a day. I purposely did not list the longevity, which is 6 years, because I did not miss any kid functions or family events in that time. Those events...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By rocketman1988
build

I did both QB kits on my -10.

To be fair, my build is not stock...I am using EFII, planearound latches, Aerosport overhead and panels, showplanes cowl and induction, skybolts, etc.

And Steinair is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By rocketman1988
Good Luck

"Like I said I built my 7 in 10 months. I think If i spend 6 hours a day at 250 days a year (that's 1500 hours)"

It isn't a -7.

It is HUGE compared to a -7.

The cabin top will give you fits and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

I think you are dreaming to build a -10 in 14 months...

$225k is a pretty good number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By rocketman1988
Flap actuator

If anyone needs a new flap actuator for a -10, I have one to sell, installed then removed, never wired or flown...$275 shipped conus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By rocketman1988
Replacements

Those screws are rated about 60ksi...

Standard medium strength Grade 5 bolts are rated at 120ksi and Grade 8 at 150ksi

Not really any reason to use a Grade 8 bolt...or even a Grade 5, for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...I'm not disagreeing but are you truly pushing it to it's max "all the time" though? I think that the vast majority of the time, you are going to be operating at <70% power..."

That is exactly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

I think that is correct on the throttle body for the EFII...two IAT sensors and a TPS sensor.

As far as the prop goes, the Van's recommended MT prop, MTV12, is rated for 300 HP max. After quite a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By rocketman1988
Engine

That is almost what I have but with EFII instead of sds.

Mine did right at 290 on the dyno.
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

...and the wingtip antenna is problematic if you have ER fuel tanks in the tips...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,003
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, people keep confusing this Combined Cycle engine with a Diesel compression ignition engine...it is not.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

A picture would be great!

I need to mount 2 antennas and comply with Garmin recommendations, so one is going to have to mount forward...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By rocketman1988
Easylift

I got the 600n struts from bansbach easy lift. Seem to work well and they were half the price of the vans hd ones...when I bought them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By rocketman1988
Here we go

Properly treated those batteries are very safe. I carry a company provided 26000 mah lithium battery plus an iPad, MacBook Pro, and iPhone to work every time I go.

I wouldn’t hesitate to carry an...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,250
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

that's a fact!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By rocketman1988
products

There are many "ceramic" products out there ranging from tapes to paints to baked coatings.

To generalize and say that you can remove the ceramic coating and weld normally is a stretch. That may be...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By rocketman1988
Don't think so...

Not sure why...

I only have about 1.5" between the cabin top and the overhead console, at the most.

Looking at the antenna dimensions, I need 1.5" PLUS the 90 degree connector, which is going to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe...

Maybe

345 is for General Aviation

245 for experimental

Just guessing...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By rocketman1988
Antennas

Hey all,

Working on mounting antennas and had a couple of questions for the group.

1. I have the Aerosport overhead console. Has anyone had luck mounting a GA-35 or GA-57X antenna between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By rocketman1988
Traffic

I agree, If it's a Cub or similar, they may NOT be able to communicate.

As far as the traffic function goes, it is a real help (there are studies to prove it) in visually locating the target. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By rocketman1988
requirements

"...It would not be hard to make certain radio calls required by FARs, if equipped..."

...and those requirements will be completely unenforceable.

Don't get me wrong, people SHOULD be making the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By rocketman1988
Unless...

Unless you are into dozens of rainbow postage stamps...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By rocketman1988
Funny

The ones I got in the bag are 3M branded...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmm...

Odd. The ones I got were VERY similar to the ones I bought from Cleaveland. Both in hardness and longevity...I think they even have the same markings on them...have to check.

The other one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By rocketman1988
Check out this one!

http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=332816022916&category=47349&pm=1&ds=0&t=1549217132345

800 watt motor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

From what I have seen of people riding those, it takes more than an afternoon of practice!:eek:

The wipe outs are pretty spectacular!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By rocketman1988
But...

Take note that a good deal on 1" wheels can be had here:

http://www.surplussales.com/Tools-Accessories/T-Aabrasives.html

$15 for 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

"...If I may make a suggestion: Climb, but don't turn..."

The whole point of having a STANDARD method of collision avoidance is, obviously, to prevent a collision. It is also a STANDARD so that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,753
Posted By rocketman1988
Resistant to change

I kind of like the new logo.

Truth be told, the old logo was essentially the same as Vans shoes logo...and that company has been around since 1966...

https://www.vans.com/history#1966
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,883
Posted By rocketman1988
taxi

For clarification, you are expected to taxi clear of the runway after landing. "Clear" is when the aircraft's tail is on the taxiway side of the hold short line. At busier airports, there is...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,354
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh, no!

"...The two best ways to reduce your risk is to fly an airplane with a slow stall speed (50knots or so), and don't stall from too far up..."

You can die in a 50 knot crash just as easily as in a 70...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By rocketman1988
Retreads

We used Desser retreads exclusively on all of our flight school training aircraft. We found that they last almost twice as long as the new name brands, and are a fraction of the price.

They are a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,331
Posted By rocketman1988
Or you could use...

Or, you could incorporate a Peltier Module to move the heat from the iPad into the surrounding air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By rocketman1988
Scooter

I purchased a Swagtron Swagger 5 scooter. It weighs about 27lb and will carry me around no problem...I weigh 265 lb. It has a 320 lb weight limit. Their customer service was excellent, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

If you are into it, check out instructables.com and search for digitizing, or 3d scanning.

They detail a neat little 3d scanning platform that you can make, and do your own 3d scan. Then there is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By rocketman1988
Velocity vector

If you are attempting to resolve the velocity vector in three dimensions, there is a bit more math.

That being said, if you have that calculation complete, it is not a big step to predict where you...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By rocketman1988
AC43-13

Rivet spacing, offsets, and patterns can be found in AC43-13...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By rocketman1988
Deutsch

I have tried many connectors including Sermos/Anderson, Molex, Metri-Pak, Weather-Pack, D-Sub, and Deutsch.

I much prefer the Deutsch connectors. They lock, are easy to assemble and disassemble,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,493
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow...

Here we go again...

It always the "That's the way it's always been done" crowd squaring up with the "Let's move into the 21st century crowd".

Quite frankly, it gets old.

If you like circuit...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

I was wondering the same ting about the aileron/wingtip rigging without the flaps...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,493
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

Flaps inop is a fatal issue? Things that make you go hmmm...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By rocketman1988
Wire

I am building a -10...

G3X touch with XM so:

GPS antenna for GTN 650
GPS antenna for GDL51R
XM antenna for GDL51R
Com 1 antenna
Com 2 antenna
VOR/LOC antenna
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,250
Posted By rocketman1988
batteries

You may want to research how much room there is on the -10 firewall for batteries...it is pretty tight, especially if you have the stock oil filter and a standby alternator...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-27-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,620
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow...

The arrogance here is out of hand...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-25-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmm...

Nord Lock has been around for a long time, and the wedge lock washers have specific uses. In these applications, yes, they ARE better. Specifically, they have a much greater locking force than...
Forum: Tools 01-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,870
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

Sorry to hear that.

I typically don't mind helping folks out, but I also have found that very few people even offer to replace what they take.

As far as tools, I am a tool guy...I really don't like...
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