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Forum: RV-10 Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By BrianDC
Yaw Damper would be part of your autopilot if you...

Yaw Damper would be part of your autopilot if you decide to go that way. Plenty of opinions if it is truly necessary or not. This is NOT a replacement for a trim tab (fixed) or a rudder trim...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,125
Posted By BrianDC
First Steve Thorn aka "FlightChops" completed his...

First Steve Thorn aka "FlightChops" completed his IFR rating, now the 6-cylinder P-mags are shipping. What is this world coming to!

Seriously, I'm glad to hear that the P-mags are finally and...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By BrianDC
I believe you need to go through all the chapters...

I believe you need to go through all the chapters to verify that nothing got missed, but yea I think the QB specific items begin at chapter 19.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By BrianDC
Get a used GoPro. Has a time lapse mode and...

Get a used GoPro. Has a time lapse mode and editing software.

Or use any other camera and record in ďreal-timeĒ and use video editing software to speed it up to convert to time lapse.

Just high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By BrianDC
I'm going to give a guess that Andair doesn't...

I'm going to give a guess that Andair doesn't stock anything. Every post I read about them give a 2-6 week lead time on products. (At least that's what they will tell you, but reality will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By BrianDC
Let Vans know when you order (or when it's being...

Let Vans know when you order (or when it's being crated) that you need a lift gate service and to send you the shipping info once they have it. I called the shipping company once I had a tracking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By BrianDC
Or is this just that VANS doesn't know you are...

Or is this just that VANS doesn't know you are the registered owner of that specific kit serial number. I.E. if you asked "What mount was sold for kit # 1234", they won't be able to tell you if you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By BrianDC
Well, both pitot tubes use the same air hose, so...

Well, both pitot tubes use the same air hose, so that shouldn't be an issue.

I don't know about the Dynon, but the Garmin pitot system can use a simple switch to control the heater (the regulated...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-13-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,840
Posted By BrianDC
I gave up waiting for the six cylinder pMag. I...

I gave up waiting for the six cylinder pMag. I REALLY wanted to go this route early on in my build. Even stopped by their booth multiple years in a row. Finally got to the point where I had to...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By BrianDC
I'm basically at the same point. I was planning...

I'm basically at the same point. I was planning to prime the steps (inside and outside) similar to what I did with the pushrods. I think the plans mention you need to prime the step and touch up...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By BrianDC
Whatever you end up doing, post how it works out....

Whatever you end up doing, post how it works out. I'm basically doing the same setup but haven't run the lines yet. Figured I would be working the details out on it in the next few months.
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats on the flight. Post some photos when...

Congrats on the flight. Post some photos when you get time. It encourages those that take a little longer to complete our build. :)
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By BrianDC
Ok, so size of the cart is really up to you. I...

Ok, so size of the cart is really up to you. I sized it to fit the portable table saw that is stored in the bottom. I planned to build drawers or add a shelf above the saw, but never got...
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By BrianDC
I'll upload a more recent photo of what I built...

I'll upload a more recent photo of what I built as well as some dimensions as soon as I get home.

Basically it started as storage for my table saw but turned into a pretty nice tool stand. I...
Forum: Tools 09-28-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,622
Posted By BrianDC
Honestly what is in the toolkits offered by a few...

Honestly what is in the toolkits offered by a few of the vendors has just about everything you need save some c-clamps, a hack saw, compressor (if using air tools), and maybe a dead blow hammer. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,678
Posted By BrianDC
I think I first learned of the Element fire...

I think I first learned of the Element fire extinguisher on a previous thread. I'm considering this instead of a conventional extinguisher.

https://elementfire.com/

Basically looks like a road...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,907
Posted By BrianDC
Personally I would prefer that they at least...

Personally I would prefer that they at least slightly over-engineer their design vs under-engineered!

I'm sure there are examples of perfectly built RV aircraft but would much prefer some "safety...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,944
Posted By BrianDC
Very interested to see what comes from this. Not...

Very interested to see what comes from this. Not sure if anyone else has reported a window loss event like this or not, but with lots of folks discussing alternatives to the Weldon product its good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-15-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By BrianDC
Yea, the emp kit has all the hardware you need....

Yea, the emp kit has all the hardware you need. Unless you end up drilling out a lot of rivets you shouldnít need any extra hardware. Opps rivets are a good idea but hopefully you wonít need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By BrianDC
Can you get floss or a thin piece of copper wire...

Can you get floss or a thin piece of copper wire between the sheets. Thinking something like a PVC cable saw I've used in the past, but using something that won't damage the aluminum. Use friction...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By BrianDC
I put proseal on the flange of the j channel and...

I put proseal on the flange of the j channel and on the skin and slid it in. Easy enough to hold it off the skin(mostly) and it only dragged a little proseal.
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By BrianDC
I thought of doing that, but believe if you do...

I thought of doing that, but believe if you do that then installing the ribs becomes more difficult. Don’t think he ribs will fit over the j channel without some sideways motion or twisting. That may...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,061
Posted By BrianDC
This is not news, just someone applying what has...

This is not news, just someone applying what has been done in the Auto world to aviation. Wired did a piece on what someone could do if they had access to the CAN bus in Autos back in 2015 (Hint,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-12-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By BrianDC
Do a search on VAF regarding floor or firewall...

Do a search on VAF regarding floor or firewall insulation. DanH has posted a number of items on this topic. Any insulation installed on the inside of the firewall or between the floor and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,809
Posted By BrianDC
Personally, I'm doing timelapse videos of most of...

Personally, I'm doing timelapse videos of most of the build process. (I'm not recording or counting the time to deburr, prep for primer, or apply primer as I don't want to know how much time that is...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,548
Posted By BrianDC
I also found this spreadsheet by Brian and Brandi...

I also found this spreadsheet by Brian and Brandi quite helpful. Costs need to be updated and things will always take longer than you think!
10 vs 7 (or 14) is only something you can decide. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By BrianDC
Had to do a double take, thought there was a mass...

Had to do a double take, thought there was a mass arrival of CriCri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colomban_Cri-cri) :eek:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By BrianDC
VKX is a great place to visit (even if it's only...

VKX is a great place to visit (even if it's only to say you flew in the FRZ!). Procedures can be a bit scary for those that don't fly around here a lot, but it's really not that bad and truly the...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By BrianDC
Yep, nothing that says you can't just follow the...

Yep, nothing that says you can't just follow the plans and keep everything stock. Mods and suggestions here are just that, and as Todd points out everyone will have opinions. Spend time reading...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By BrianDC
Depending on your engine and fuel system setup,...

Depending on your engine and fuel system setup, you may not need a fuel return line.
Some fuel injection systems have the ability to recirculate fuel back to the fuel tank. This has a benefit for...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,808
Posted By BrianDC
I'm not sure VANS is selling the capacative kit...

I'm not sure VANS is selling the capacative kit anymore (at least I couldn't find it when I was looking a few months ago). Not sure what the story was.

But as Bob pointed out, it's just a different...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,881
Posted By BrianDC
Aft row of rivets isnít a huge deal. You could...

Aft row of rivets isnít a huge deal. You could drill out and re-rivet as you have access. Rivets on the nose are another story. Repairing those through an access hole sounds like the beginning of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By BrianDC
Good question: I haven't put any fuel in my...

Good question: I haven't put any fuel in my tanks yet, but also plan on storing them for a few years as I continue to work on the rest of the kit. Would love to hear what others have to say, but...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By BrianDC
I elected to do the blind rivets as I didn't...

I elected to do the blind rivets as I didn't purchase the special bar. Both blind and solid rivets work just fine. The question is will the appearance bug you?

99.999% of the population won't even...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,122
Posted By BrianDC
As Todd pointed out, this is basically the same...

As Todd pointed out, this is basically the same time as the Beer exchange, and hopefully not too far apart for each other. I expect I'll also be there a little late, but planning to attend. First...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By BrianDC
Nope, that sounds correct. G3X needs it own GPS...

Nope, that sounds correct. G3X needs it own GPS antenna for it's internal calculations, moving maps, etc. GTN need the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By BrianDC
Congrats Zack! I'm sure I'll be contacting you...

Congrats Zack! I'm sure I'll be contacting you in the next year to schedule some transition training in the 10!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,082
Posted By BrianDC
Sounds like a blast, I'm planning to be there!

Sounds like a blast, I'm planning to be there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By BrianDC
If the adjustable set won't fit through the hole...

If the adjustable set won't fit through the hole in the yoke easily, don't force it. Remember it needs to slide freely through the yoke to set the rivets.
If it's just barely getting stuck, can you...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By BrianDC
This, last thing you want is your plastic lines...

This, last thing you want is your plastic lines to melt where they connect to the pitot the first time you have the heat on. Also keep in mind you want some slack in the air lines to allow you to...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,513
Posted By BrianDC
Awesome job and congrats on the major milestone!

Awesome job and congrats on the major milestone!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,218
Posted By BrianDC
No, you don't need a 2-stage or 30 gallon air...

No, you don't need a 2-stage or 30 gallon air tank to build. Honestly even when match or final drilling, you are not constantly using the tool where you need 100 CFM output at 250 PSI. (sorry slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,891
Posted By BrianDC
I have a feeling that his post was a bit of a...

I have a feeling that his post was a bit of a troll since it was posted here with very little info. With that said, sharing how you inspect, address, and replace any serious corrosion would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,891
Posted By BrianDC
I have not been following this closely, but would...

I have not been following this closely, but would love to hear what you did to restore this aircraft. Wish you nothing but good luck and hope you enjoy the plane.

(Also completely understand the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,461
Posted By BrianDC
Depends on what you mean by works well? It's...

Depends on what you mean by works well? It's reading the height above ground, not MSL. If your strip is on the side of a hill, then yea it may go from 50 feet to 10 feet as the ground level quickly...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By BrianDC
Easy "rule of thumb": Set the travel for the...

Easy "rule of thumb": Set the travel for the DRDT-2 such that when you fully compress the dies (pull handle down) with your test coupon, there should be a slight deflection in the arms of the...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By BrianDC
I ended sanding the AN490HT8P Rod ends more than...

I ended sanding the AN490HT8P Rod ends more than the W-1018A as there was more material to sand on the rod ends. Remember VANS calls out to prime the inside of those tubes. Sanding so you can...
Forum: RV-10 04-28-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By BrianDC
I sanded down the pushrod ends to allow for a...

I sanded down the pushrod ends to allow for a good fit but still able to remove for debut and primer.

Got a sacrificial bolt that would fit the ends to chuck into my drill to allow easier...
Forum: Primers 04-28-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By BrianDC
Yep, just mix a new batch and spray. If you are...

Yep, just mix a new batch and spray. If you are packing up your gear and spraying the next day, I would suggest a wipe down to clean any dust or possible contamination before spray.

Typically if I...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By BrianDC
Dimpling parts after letting AKZO cure is what I...

Dimpling parts after letting AKZO cure is what I have been doing. As long as you let it fully cure dimpling isn’t an issue. If it does crack you didn’t let it cure enough or the surface wasn’t...
Forum: Tools 04-18-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,891
Posted By BrianDC
Donít have the numatix squeezer but it seems to...

Donít have the numatix squeezer but it seems to be a lighter device, possibly better control and consistent power vs a pneumatic squeezer.
Downside may be (and I stress may as I have no evidence)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By BrianDC
I have a digital copy of the instructions with...

I have a digital copy of the instructions with template. Just pm me your email and I can send over.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By BrianDC
Looks like there is a set sold by permagrit....

Looks like there is a set sold by permagrit.
https://www.permagrit.com/kt2/

Not sure how well they work or worth the trouble to procure.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By BrianDC
I keep 3 countersink cages just for my personal...

I keep 3 countersink cages just for my personal sanity. One for my #30 calibrated for CounterSinks and Dimples. One for #40, and the third is for the less used countersinks.
I think I only had...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By BrianDC
First, congrats on your new RV-10. For your...

First, congrats on your new RV-10.

For your question: There is no such thing as a maintenance manual for an experimental aircraft. Not sure what the regulations are for your area but assume...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,703
Posted By BrianDC
Guess I'm planning on bucking some of the advice...

Guess I'm planning on bucking some of the advice given in this thread.
Currently I think I'm in about the same place as Roman. Tanks are built but have not installed the back baffle. I have been...
Forum: Primers 04-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,894
Posted By BrianDC
I used one of the VANS shipping crates with some...

I used one of the VANS shipping crates with some chicken wire as a make-shift spray table. For larger parts, I also use a piece of plywood with a 1x1 nailed along one edge that I can put on some saw...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,304
Posted By BrianDC
I put in the duckworks leading lights with...

I put in the duckworks leading lights with Squadron Pros as well. By the time I was ready to order the FlyLeds, Paul had released the works kit, so I went ahead and ordered those.
I'm sure there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,703
Posted By BrianDC
Planning initial leak test with water. Think that...

Planning initial leak test with water. Think that is the typical method.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,624
Posted By BrianDC
Yea. Iím thinking the same thing. I currently...

Yea. Iím thinking the same thing. I currently carry a PLB as a renter but plan to continue to carry once my -10 is done. Figure itís a belt and suspenders type of thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,407
Posted By BrianDC
Nothing worse that holding an order for parts,...

Nothing worse that holding an order for parts, then finally pulling the trigger only to realize a day later that you missed 1 component. Spending $12-$20 in shipping for a $2 part hurts.
You can...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,531
Posted By BrianDC
Just like everything, everyone has their opinion....

Just like everything, everyone has their opinion. I personally think the Berringer wheels and brakes look fantastic. Sadly I decided not to upgrade.

I did elect to order the parking brake kit. ...
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