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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By TShort
Hi Dewey- I will look around in the hangar and...

Hi Dewey-

I will look around in the hangar and see if I can find my instructions.

The rudder locks require some fitting, and drilling a single hole (in the yellow lock, not the airplane). It is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By TShort
Fourth vote for the form-a-funnel. I made a mess...

Fourth vote for the form-a-funnel.

I made a mess of several oil changes on the -10 before I started using it. Including with ziploc bags and even the fancy oil change bag.

With the R mag and B&C...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By TShort
I've been plugging mine in after flights ...

I've been plugging mine in after flights recently, there is a significant amount of moisture that condenses in the output tube returning to the silica jug.

I have mine set up the opposite way,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
I'm headed to the hangar now to work on the...

I'm headed to the hangar now to work on the inspection more, will re-shoot pics so I have accurate data.

Thanks for pointing out the pic duplication!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By TShort
Couldn't see them yesterday or today...

Couldn't see them yesterday or today...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
Yeah, my error ... I took a ton of pics while...

Yeah, my error ... I took a ton of pics while going through the cylinders, from back to front (5 - 3 - 1, 6 - 4 - 2) and they all have long computer generated .bmp names.

I tried to figure out which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
OK, how about now? I still couldn't get flickr...

OK, how about now?

I still couldn't get flickr to upload some of the originals, it would take a couple, but most were just white screens. Maybe it doesn't like the .bmp files.

I converted .bmp to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
Sorry, what a pain. Normally I use flickr but it...

Sorry, what a pain.
Normally I use flickr but it wouldnt upload them, so I tried google...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By TShort
Air intake / neoprene

I have the stock Van's cowl setup on the -10.

The inlet to the airbox connects to the opening in the cowl, and is "sealed" with baffle seal material. This is particularly ornery when replacing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
I've got this...

I've got this one:

https://www.amazon.com/AbleScope-VA-800-Inspection-Vedioscope-Articulating/dp/B005NHJIDU

I can't recall what I paid at OSH, but it wasn't that expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,921
Posted By TShort
Borescope pics

I shot some pics with the vividia borescope (new toy from OSH last year) during the condition inspection.

This is new technology for me; anyone have any thoughts on what I am looking at / how...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By TShort
Thanks guys. Any pics? Kevin, I'm especially...

Thanks guys.

Any pics? Kevin, I'm especially interested in how you mounted the cube on top of the engine.

Todd - re: the firesleeve - I think I found it on ACS; how did you secure the ends over...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By TShort
Poll: Where is your red cube?

I'm planning to move the red cube out of the tunnel during the condition inspection, I have had erratic fuel flow numbers (+/- 0.5-0.7gph).

My tentative plan is to move it to the front of the oil...
Forum: Tools 04-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By TShort
I also have an inexpensive Ryobi band saw from...

I also have an inexpensive Ryobi band saw from Home depot that I use, as mentioned above the wood saws work fine for metal.

The main drawback to those is the throat depth, where the blade is...
Forum: Tools 04-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By TShort
I bought a milwaukee portaband saw and one of...

I bought a milwaukee portaband saw and one of these:

http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Portaband-Tables-Accessories_c_35.html

Works great for cutting metal, nice and compact.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By TShort
Recent thread discussing just...

Recent thread discussing just that:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169811
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By TShort
Id like one. I have a jig but not sure how...

Id like one.
I have a jig but not sure how complete the documentation is.

PM to follow
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By TShort
OK, so flickr is doing some weird stuff with the...

OK, so flickr is doing some weird stuff with the photo orientation ... I can't get it to accept the 180 degree rotation. It displays the photos normally in my account, but the links are flipped. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By TShort
Here are Don's...

Here are Don's...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By TShort
I can post them if you send pics, t m short at...

I can post them if you send pics,

t m short at 'g'mail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By TShort
What's the updated design? I have a set on my...

What's the updated design?

I have a set on my stock -10, no install issues and they work great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By TShort
Wild blue innovations contact

Anyone have contact for Loal Wood, www.wildblueinnovations.com?

I had been in contact with him about some mods to my gust locks, it took me a while to get some needed measurements and now the web...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By TShort
I found that when dimpling with the C-frame I got...

I found that when dimpling with the C-frame I got better results if I hit twice. First hit would set the dimple, then the second (harder) hit would ensure that it was properly formed.

As others...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
So these are definitely sensitive to any debris; ...

So these are definitely sensitive to any debris; I pulled the one that failed, and there are a couple of tiny aluminum shavings in there. Cleaned out, all is good / functional again.

Is there any...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,459
Posted By TShort
By dirt bath he's referring to the insurance risk...

By dirt bath he's referring to the insurance risk of 2 extra souls on board if you crash.

I have an older (before the fuse was pre-punched) -8 kit. Having looked at the instruction manual on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,226
Posted By TShort
"Integrated back-up battery system" - the TCW...

"Integrated back-up battery system" - the TCW product.
Forum: Midwest 03-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By TShort
I've had good luck at both Erie and Longmont. ...

I've had good luck at both Erie and Longmont. Been into Longmont several times, friendly small airport.

When I was at Erie the place was pretty quiet. They've got self serve fuel, though.
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,994
Posted By TShort
Agree with all - there is definitely a bunch of...

Agree with all - there is definitely a bunch of junk, but good stuff to be found.

Their tool storage - chests and rolling carts - are a far better buy than any of the big names. I have several, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,343
Posted By TShort
During the panel upgrade, I chose to go with dual...

During the panel upgrade, I chose to go with dual alternator (B&C pad mounted backup) and a single battery (EarthX) firewall mounted.

I also have a G5 with backup battery.

I feel that in the -10...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By TShort
Those look great ... In fact, I looked at the pic...

Those look great ...
In fact, I looked at the pic several times thinking you had the logo on your actual blades, and wondered where the pic with the socks was - they fit so well it is hard to tell!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,715
Posted By TShort
Haha - I had to google that, my Australian is a...

Haha - I had to google that, my Australian is a bit rusty!

I was running fast, just for the purposes of maximizing TAS to see how far into the 200kt club I could get. Max RPM for the IO-540 in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,715
Posted By TShort
Rejoined the club on the way back from IA...

Rejoined the club on the way back from IA yesterday:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7885/32277424867_d99240f365_c.jpg

Rough math shows 278mph, over 20mpg - and I don't have my injectors balanced yet...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,050
Posted By TShort
I have one of these and really like...

I have one of these and really like it:

https://www.wildblueinnovations.com/Buy-a-Gust-Buster-System.html

No affiliation, just a happy customer. Easy to put in while you're still in the plane,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By TShort
I installed it last week, flew a 3+ hour cross...

I installed it last week, flew a 3+ hour cross country on Friday and had no issues. Traffic worked fine for me (GDL52R in my setup).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
I'm trying to keep things simple in terms of the...

I'm trying to keep things simple in terms of the timer, etc - I just set one on my apple watch, or use the switch tanks reminder or timer in the G3X system.

Now, I just need to figure out how to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
So it turns out the pumps aren't terribly hard to...

So it turns out the pumps aren't terribly hard to disassemble (at least the mechanical portion, the electrical components are potted in foam material). Just put a wrench on the fittings and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
Thanks. I went back and looked at the numbers,...

Thanks. I went back and looked at the numbers, we recorded 28 minutes and a few seconds. I think I just added some time to account for turbulence unporting the line / etc not realizing that running...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
This is the standard install for the hotel...

This is the standard install for the hotel whiskey tanks. I cannot see any way to avoid short periods of dry running unless the tanks are purposefully turned off early and fuel left behind, but this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
Dry running is a possibility, though in my case...

Dry running is a possibility, though in my case it would be very minimal; when we did the install, we filled the tanks and timed how long it took to run them dry. I set a timer when I flip the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By TShort
Facet fuel pump failures

I have two of these fuel pumps installed in the -10 for the aux tanks (hotel whiskey style).

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/facetpumps.php?clickkey=235826

specifically, model...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,800
Posted By TShort
For sure. But the OCD in me is bothered by the...

For sure. But the OCD in me is bothered by the looseness!

I am definitely going to have a look at the welds...
Forum: COMM 02-21-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,916
Posted By TShort
Jeez ... I will stick with my wimpy 10W. For...

Jeez ... I will stick with my wimpy 10W. For that much avgas I'll just fly closer if they can't hear me!
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By TShort
G3X and GTX35R anonymous mode

To follow on the other thread about anon mode, is there a way to enable anon mode in a G3X touch system with a GTX35R and GDL52R?

I've searched the install manuals and pilot's guide(s) but cannot...
Forum: COMM 02-21-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,916
Posted By TShort
Interesting thread, as I just upgraded the GTN to...

Interesting thread, as I just upgraded the GTN to 6.51 this afternoon and while fiddling around in the menus I noticed the wattage option.
I didn't click the 16W option (though I was tempted), but it...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,800
Posted By TShort
Ouch. My R step is a bit loose (small wiggle...

Ouch. My R step is a bit loose (small wiggle fore and aft). Getting in there to repair / replace isn't going to be easy. I suspect my steps are around the same vintage, will have to look at them...
Forum: Tools 02-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By TShort
I can't see any of the photos...

I can't see any of the photos...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,554
Posted By TShort
Not their torque stuff, but I have a lot of their...

Not their torque stuff, but I have a lot of their wrenches ratchets sockets etc, and I really like them. Very well made for the price point.
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By TShort
I have a GTN650 and a GTR. I will occasionally...

I have a GTN650 and a GTR.
I will occasionally use the GTN if I know the frequency, but it is really easy to use the touchscreen G3X to find frequencies and then just import them to the COMM. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By TShort
We have the same problem here in Indy in the...

We have the same problem here in Indy in the uninsulated steel T-hangars.

A buddy at the airport has a polished Hummel (OSH ultralight champion from a few years back) that was getting water...
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,380
Posted By TShort
What's a high temp? My uninsulated, not climate...

What's a high temp? My uninsulated, not climate controlled metal hangar gets pretty darn hot on a sunny summer day here in Indy ... I've not measured, but I bet 120F+ isn't unrealistic on a sunny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By TShort
I agree as well ... I am fascinated by a lot of...

I agree as well ... I am fascinated by a lot of the threads mentioned above, but always have to search (or bookmark) to find the old ones.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By TShort
Interesting point. Hatchbacks etc have struts...

Interesting point. Hatchbacks etc have struts and seals, which are compressed for 99.9+% of their lives.

Never thought about that.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By TShort
I leave mine open in the hangar, mainly because I...

I leave mine open in the hangar, mainly because I don't want to smash the door seals all the time.

Not sure which is better for the strut, but I think a strut replacement will be easier than a door...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By TShort
Bob- These are -38Es Cleaned gapped etc during...

Bob-
These are -38Es
Cleaned gapped etc during the panel upgrade / annual last winter. Total 153h, probably 50 or so since annual (tach time).

Vic -

Thanks for the input. I did check resistance; ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By TShort
Spark plug issue / questions RV-10

Last week I flew to lunch in the -10, and had a rough engine just after takeoff.

EFIS data showed #6 cylinder not firing on the R mag.
Pulled the plugs, top plug (R mag) had very weak spark in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,131
Posted By TShort
I think you meant...

I think you meant https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/

I was curious, so I went to the "supermarket" site and it's something else.

Thanks for the link! We have one here in Indy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,077
Posted By TShort
Mini 4 is my favorite size. Word on the street...

Mini 4 is my favorite size.

Word on the street is that apple may not make the mini anymore, has sorta been overtaken by the plus sized phones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By TShort
I fly into KAEJ just S of Leadville in the...

I fly into KAEJ just S of Leadville in the RV-10

I highly recommend the Colorado pilots association weekend mountain flying course. A day of ground school and a day of flying with an instructor and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By TShort
I had a false activation with my ACK in the -10...

I had a false activation with my ACK in the -10 this summer.
Out at the cabin with my brother and got a call from the CAP that they were standing next to the -10 on the ramp.

Id taken a friend...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By TShort
Before the panel upgrade I had some stuff back...

Before the panel upgrade I had some stuff back there. Not impossible to access, but definitely not easy. Or comfortable.

If you really need to cut a hole it is probably better to look into an...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,633
Posted By TShort
My main disagreement is with #1; when we redid...

My main disagreement is with #1; when we redid the panel, we moved the headset jacks (all 4) to the center console.
I really like not having all the wires protruding from the panel, and it cleans...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By TShort
Larry- I have an archer in the R wingtip on the...

Larry-
I have an archer in the R wingtip on the -10, and garmin roll servo out there.
Baja pro lights in both tips, and FlyLED nav / strobes in both tips. Also have facet aux pumps as well
Baja...
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