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Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,412
Posted By MConner
Avionics failure in IMC

Ok so here I go exposing myself to the flame thrower to hopefully help someone else avoid my SNAFU.

I departed In my -10 at night on a stormy, night IFR flight plan for a 50 minute hop home after...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By MConner
Carl, I added planearounds cam mostly to avoid...

Carl,
I added planearounds cam mostly to avoid the flex in the doors at higher speeds. It is still possible to bow the doors enough to have the aft pin outside of the door block but it requires a...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By MConner
I have flown all three, the Callair has the best...

I have flown all three, the Callair has the best wing, the bird dog is fun to fly but comes in a distant third behind the Pawnee.
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By MConner
I have been a towpilot for 40 years. Even if it...

I have been a towpilot for 40 years. Even if it was legal, my -10 would require significant modification to the cowling to keep the engine cooled enough. This mod would then cause significant drag...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By MConner
As a corporate jet jock and RV-10 owner, I am...

As a corporate jet jock and RV-10 owner, I am used to door warning lights but I don’t understand the need for a light in my -10 to indicate if a door is open or closed.

It is in sight and reach and...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,884
Posted By MConner
The cheapest option should be to but a runout and...

The cheapest option should be to but a runout and overhaul it with a pro looking over your shoulder....
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By MConner
I have operated 540 Lycomings for 30years. ...

I have operated 540 Lycomings for 30years. Anything over 9 should be poured on the hangar flooor. Your motor will tell you where it wants to be. I would worry at less than 6 but think many motors...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-29-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By MConner
Still available?

I have considered adding a 305 or 307, is yours still available?
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By MConner
I live in Florida but I think my RV-10 has enough...

I live in Florida but I think my RV-10 has enough cabin heat to melt the windows. I have flown it several times at 17,500’ with OAT in single digits and just a crack of forward heat is more than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,883
Posted By MConner
non-builder log entries

I am a little confused as to what work I can do or sign off on my RV. I was not the builder so I have no repairman certificate. So if part 43 doesn’t apply to my plane, am I authorized to return it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By MConner
Take off at dawn and land before noon for the...

Take off at dawn and land before noon for the best ride. Rotor and wave are not present with upper level winds below 40 knots, mostly winter issues.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,648
Posted By MConner
611 612 370 1593# 104.9 Painted, basic...

611
612
370

1593#
104.9

Painted, basic interior

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,705
Posted By MConner
For those of us at sea level (Florida) who think...

For those of us at sea level (Florida) who think this is a mountainous terrain thread, let me share a recent experience.

I bought my -10 in Phoenix and wanted to take a trip through Napa and Tahoe...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By MConner
More comfortable rear seats?

Just took a family trip where the wife rode in back. She loves the room in our -10 but says the rear seats are pretty much a bench. Has anyone tried some more comfortable options?

Mark
48X
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MConner
I think you got it Gil, maybe I will try some...

I think you got it Gil, maybe I will try some shimming.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MConner
I am referring to the flat aluminum release lever...

I am referring to the flat aluminum release lever that you push to release the handle to rotate. Maybe a grommet to shim the screw that acts as it’s hinge?

Mark
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By MConner
Door release lever rattling

The thumb button on the inside door handles rattles on both doors. Is there an easy way to reduce the slop to eliminate rattling?

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By MConner
I have tussled with an ineffective carb heat on...

I have tussled with an ineffective carb heat on my -10. The small clamp on device did almost nothing. I plumbed the heat scat to one of my heater muffs without any forced air and it was equally...
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By MConner
Still narrow with no taxiway. The west side of...

Still narrow with no taxiway. The west side of the aerodrome is a grass runway in good condition. I landed north, turned left across the grass to the pump. Nice clean FBO, when leaving, I back...
Forum: Florida (North) 07-25-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By MConner
I stopped there for fuel on my way back from...

I stopped there for fuel on my way back from Texas. Nice folks, runway is VERY close to NAS Pensacola. Look over AOPA patterns in use. The Elgin (beach) VFR corridor is a piece of cake. As to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,214
Posted By MConner
I do NOT choose to fly close formation with...

I do NOT choose to fly close formation with people I do not know. It is very easy to fly into FDL and take the bus.

Mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By MConner
I agree with Steve, I rebuilt an O-320 years ago...

I agree with Steve, I rebuilt an O-320 years ago with a good IA looking over my shoulder the whole way. It was a great experience and had a good outcome.

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By MConner
Take one off then, I voted counterbalanced with...

Take one off then, I voted counterbalanced with c/s...540
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,245
Posted By MConner
Where can I get these numbers for my O-540...

Where can I get these numbers for my O-540 ?

Mark
Rv-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By MConner
Agreed, the length of the motor moves the heavy...

Agreed, the length of the motor moves the heavy alternator a long way forward. I saw the weight totals in the article. The process would be very simple if one left the pulley as is. No prop to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By MConner
I like this idea for moving some weight aft on my...

I like this idea for moving some weight aft on my nose-heavy RV-10. Do you have any weights for the pulley and belt. Is there much diffence in weight from a PP to the pad mounted unit?

Mark
40#...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By MConner
I just got back from a 1200 mile vacation trip in...

I just got back from a 1200 mile vacation trip in the -10. We saw our share of IMC and yes it is a decent IFR platform but no plane blasts through summer buildups at 170 knots well.

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,885
Posted By MConner
Human factors

I am a corporate jet pilot so I fly IFR for a living. I have been commuting to work (about an hour flight) for about 15 years in single engine planes, currently in my recently bought RV-10. I offer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By MConner
VOR/ILS

I just bought an RV-10 and had to make the same decision. I opted for the VOR/ILS in the form of a Garmin 650 (versus the 635 GPS only). In the past 10 years I seldom used the ground based navaids in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,687
Posted By MConner
I just bought an RV 10 and the selection process...

I just bought an RV 10 and the selection process was long and tedious. I rejected the first two at pre-buy. One had very poor quality finish work and a questionable motor. The second was dirty and...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By MConner
AirNav.com has comments on FBO’s too Mark

AirNav.com has comments on FBO’s too

Mark
Forum: Northeast 06-20-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By MConner
TEB vs HPN

I fly in there regularly for work and Teterboro is VERY busy with corporate jets. HPN is a longer drive to Manhattan but easier in and out. I do not know about Caldwell but it is much smaller so...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By MConner
Com 2 is there for a back up similar to carrying...

Com 2 is there for a back up similar to carrying a hand held. It is nice to be able to listen to an ATIS or monitor a CTAF while still talking to ATC on com 1. The transmitter works better than a...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,786
Posted By MConner
Nice piece of engineering Paddy. What route do...

Nice piece of engineering Paddy. What route do you plan to fly? Gander to Greenland, or to Iceland? Any issues with foreign governments with a home spun tank like this? What about safety gear...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,540
Posted By MConner
Grumman’s too

I tossed this out on the Grumman Gang and they are having the same debate about why Fuel flows increase with pump on. One friend has his transducer mounted in the cabin near the Fuel selector. That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By MConner
Price ?

Was there an added charge for the lessons?

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,975
Posted By MConner
Florida is aggressive too

On some previous planes I did not volunteer to pay any sales tax. They hunted me down and threatened a $5000 fine. I just bought an RV 10 out of state and promptly sent them the forms and a check...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By MConner
Ok tried it

tried the ELT antenna in the baggage area for com 2. Receive Works at about 85% as well as com 1 to the front, seems a little weak to stations behind me. Transmitter was reported 5 x 5 by ATC 40...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By MConner
Ok I tried it

I tried the ELT antenna in the baggage area for com 2. Receive Works at about 85% as well as com 1 to the front, seems a little weak to stations behind me. Transmitter was reported 5 x 5 by ATC 40...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By MConner
ELT antenna for com 2

My ELT antenna is mounted in the baggage compartment with the base at the top longeron and extending upwards in the fiberglass top. For length, it bends toward the center of the roof with about 1/2...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By MConner
Three bladed props “generally” feel smoother and...

Three bladed props “generally” feel smoother and have more ground clearance at the cost a a little speed and some added weight. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By MConner
Carl, Please help me understand how a the new...

Carl,

Please help me understand how a the new ELT’s broadcast on 121.5 also ?

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By MConner
ELT antenna for comm radio

In my RV 10 the ELT antenna is mounted in the baggage compartment with the base at the top longeron and extending upwards in the fiberglass top. For length, it bends toward the center of the roof...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,540
Posted By MConner
Sounds like it would be exposed to a lot of heat,...

Sounds like it would be exposed to a lot of heat, might just live with the high reading for the brief time I run the boost pump.
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,540
Posted By MConner
Not brief, stays high until the pump is turned...

Not brief, stays high until the pump is turned off.
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By MConner
Tiger vs RV-10

Dave,
I have owned a Tiger for the last 10 years and just bought a flying -10. The difference is significant. The -10 is far roomier and has about twice the climb performance. The glide is better...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,540
Posted By MConner
Fuel flow changes with pump on.

My fuel flow increases by 2 gph when I turn on the fuel pump. This is a carbureted O-540. Any ideas?

Mark
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Collapsible water bag

Bill,
I like the idea, have ordered a bag and will work on securing it.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Bill, O-540 with Hartsel blended prop. G3x (3...

Bill,
O-540 with Hartsel blended prop. G3x (3 screen) SL-40 comm, 327 transponder, minimal interior.

Two folks and full Fuel is 25# at the aft baggage bulkhead.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Bill, I can load 4ea 200# pax, 100# bags and 35...

Bill,
I can load 4ea 200# pax, 100# bags and 35 gallons of fuel and am in CG. Even with 10 gallons of fuel left, I am just at the aft CG.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By MConner
Ok further investigation and the clearance issue...

Ok further investigation and the clearance issue was the center gusset that supports the panel, nothing to do with the center post. We nibbled about 5” back on a line parallel to the glare shield...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By MConner
Instrment panel depth issues

I am installing more avionics and the support structure for the center steel rollover bar is limiting the depth. Has anyone modified that structure to make the top of the radio stack deeper?

Mark
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Bill, Thank you for your considered response. I...

Bill,
Thank you for your considered response. I have finally measured moments and calculated the amount of weight necessary to affect the change I seek. Although it is less at the very tail, the...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Ok let’s not get into a NASA research project...

Ok let’s not get into a NASA research project here. The post is a query about unsecured shot bags in the baggage compartment of the family cruiser versus a 5# weight at the tie down ring. I have...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
I agree, the CG is what it is. I do not do acro...

I agree, the CG is what it is. I do not do acro and and the chance of me getting a fully developed spin is almost zero.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
The sailplane has a flashing caution light that...

The sailplane has a flashing caution light that has to be cancelled that warns us that ballast is installed.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Kyle, caution noted. I am not planning to load...

Kyle, caution noted. I am not planning to load the plane outside the normal CG limit but right now it is at or ahead of the forward limit with no baggage/ballast.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
How and where will you secure your water ballast...

How and where will you secure your water ballast bag?

Mark
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Yes many sailplanes have a water tank in the tail...

Yes many sailplanes have a water tank in the tail for CG control. Not a bad idea but still needs to be secured and at the tail.
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,470
Posted By MConner
Removable ballast

I spend most of the time flying with one or two folks and little baggage. The CG is always just barely at the forward limit.

I know some folks toss in unsecured shot bags in the baggage compartment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,952
Posted By MConner
I say hype, not very useful on the 7” G3x. Might...

I say hype, not very useful on the 7” G3x. Might be better on a bigger display.

Mark
RV 10
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,029
Posted By MConner
Back up attitude

I just bought a -10 that has a 3 screen G3X with one ADAHARS and fly IFR a lot. My choice was to add a G5 with backup battery. The G5 will back feed the G3 displays with data if the ADAHRS 1 fails...
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