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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By rleffler
There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in...

There is even an easier option. Don't rivet in the upper fuselage section until you're ready to glass in the front windshield. Just use clecos until ready to rivet.

I had the upper fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By rleffler
I've never been overly impressed with the catered...

I've never been overly impressed with the catered food. I'm sure that Van's is raising the cost to cover their expense. Personally, I'd rather have hamburgers and hot dogs and reduce the cost.

I...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By rleffler
I didn't do anything special per se in my...

I didn't do anything special per se in my RV-10.

I did put on aileron boots.

I also finished my interior with AeroSport Products panels, plus a couple that Geoff custom made for me. The lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By rleffler
I'm working Monday PM

I'm working Monday PM
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By rleffler
I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ. I do have...

I'm about an hours drive away in DLZ.

I do have a VP/X Pro in my RV-10.

We are having a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally on Saturday morning.

I'm not sure how much free time I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By rleffler
I did the same as David. I winched it by straps...

I did the same as David. I winched it by straps around the nose wheel.

Also, you need a person on the tail. I know of one person that scraped the tail on the ground after it was painted. All...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By rleffler
What has Trutrak said? You'll get as many...

What has Trutrak said?

You'll get as many opinions as there are posters on VAF. Trutrak's is the only opinion that truly counts.
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,258
Posted By rleffler
Read my post, did I say anything about...

Read my post, did I say anything about prioritizing traffic? I did start by stating, "Another known issue". It did address a problem with disappearing traffic in areas where there is multiple...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By rleffler
Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the...

Check out Tim Olson's website. You'll find the answers to many of your questions there.

He's daughter was about the same age as yours when he started the RV-10. She just passed her check ride...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By rleffler
I couldn't agree more. As a Technical Counselor,...

I couldn't agree more.

As a Technical Counselor, I'm amazed at the percentage of builders that I've talked with hadn't even considered doing fuel flow tests, even though its highly recommended. ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,258
Posted By rleffler
There is also another known issue with some of...

There is also another known issue with some of the other UAvionics receivers in metro areas where you may have line of sight to multiple adsb towers. The quick fix was to use the Flightaware ADSB...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By rleffler
Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and...

Wandering and slowness to react are all gain and sensitivity settings that aren't correctly set. This is assuming that you have the appropriate servos installed and they are still generating enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,935
Posted By rleffler
No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the...

No cars allowed in HBC. I suspect that the gazebo would be frowned upon as well.

There are plenty of homebuilders that camp at Scholler. Many RV specific campers are clustered in Scholler. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By rleffler
I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you...

I have a similar configuration. Trust me, you will want the access panels. I thought the same way you did. After two years of flying, I put access panels in the seat pan above the antennas.

After...
Forum: COMM 05-27-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By rleffler
I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve...

I canít offer any opinions on the Dynon. Iíve got a PSE8000BT that works as advertised. They have a new model that was just realized that supports two Bluetooth sources.

Mine is currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By rleffler
You may want to do some due diligence and call...

You may want to do some due diligence and call the FSDO responsible for OSH to see who may be on site during the week. That way you may be able to speak with somebody beforehand to set appropriate...
Forum: Autopilots 05-23-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,249
Posted By rleffler
Hard to provide feedback without understanding...

Hard to provide feedback without understanding more about your panel.

1. Who's EFIS do you have?

2. Is the ARINC line from the 650 wired directly to the AP or the EFIS?

3. Are you attempting to...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By rleffler
Just a data point...... After five years of...

Just a data point......

After five years of flying, I've had to go back there two times.

1. Replaced a failed Crossbow ADHRS. For some reason, I used slotted brass screws on the original install....
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By rleffler
Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s...

Dewey is correct. I replaced two Odyssey 680s with a ETX680 and a ETX900 in my RV-10.

Other than the price, I'm extremely happy with the purchase. I just wish it was less expensive.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By rleffler
We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just...

We had a local builder fabricate a tool for just such a purpose. It came in handy on my RV-10. You could tweak the entire trailing edge at once.

He was an engineer that never found a problem he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By rleffler
I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about...

I had about 300 hours and non-current IFR about the time of the first flight in my RV-10.

When I started the build, the underwriters were requiring 5-10 hours for most pilots. When I went to...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By rleffler
I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer...

I have a RV-10, so I can't specifically answer your question. But I would think if you set a level on the wing and aligned the flap with the level, that would be 0. Using a digital level it would...
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By rleffler
I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB...

I have AFS screens, but I have the Dynon 472 ADSB receiver and WiFi dongle. I've got the new version that just started shipping a few weeks ago.

I had no problems with Foreflight receiving ADSB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,153
Posted By rleffler
There really isn't any security changes around...

There really isn't any security changes around HBC. Their focus is to keep folks away for the exhibit halls and major through fares while they are setting up outdoor exhibits. Not really a big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By rleffler
No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. ...

No, I have Bluetooth in my audio panel. Although, I have thought about upgrading just my headset to Bluetooth. While PSE states that my 8000BT can support two sources, I've only been able to get it...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By rleffler
Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. ...

Personally, I would hold off on those decisions. They are going to be tightly coupled to your EFIS decision. I thought I knew which EFIS I was going to buy 80% through my build. Technology and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rleffler
Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent...

Yes, it's just adjusted once. Mine sits adjacent to the pitch servo in the empennage of the RV-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rleffler
It works just fine. I've been flying with both...

It works just fine. I've been flying with both for five years.

Wire it like it states in the Vertical Power install manual (5.19c) and the Trutrak install manual you'll be fine. The VP manual...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By rleffler
I second giving Geoff a call. With his new...

I second giving Geoff a call. With his new printer, he can do just about anything. Especially if you grab Solidworks from EAA and supply him all the files. Or barter a little advertising...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By rleffler
This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors...

This only applies to UAT only and not all vendors support this mode.
Forum: Autopilots 05-03-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By rleffler
When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I...

When I had a DigiFlight II, I found that if I started the approach high (i.e. above the IAF and FAF altitude) that about 10% of the time, it wouldn't lock on the glideslope.

The suggestion that I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By rleffler
It's a little bit of apples and oranges, since I...

It's a little bit of apples and oranges, since I have four EFIS in my RV-10.

If you are going to being flying any significant time in IMC, I would recommend two screens (for redundancy as you...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By rleffler
Mine have about 1/2" right angle at the forward...

Mine have about 1/2" right angle at the forward end. I use this to push and pull the right angle extension through the whole behind the cover.

I push this right angle aft until it hits the first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By rleffler
I was able to get positioners off ebay at a...

I was able to get positioners off ebay at a significantly less price than Daniels. Use your favorite ebay snipe tool and don't get caught up in high competition bids. It may take a few weeks, but...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By rleffler
I have the Andair replacements that are prosealed...

I have the Andair replacements that are prosealed into the original fuel rings.

I replaced mine for two reasons:

1. The lever assemble on one cap broke inflight and I lost the cap, along with...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,382
Posted By rleffler
I received my production version to replace the...

I received my production version to replace the beta unit this past week. It just depends on where you name falls on the replacement list. I donít know how many units are each production run.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,065
Posted By rleffler
You got three months. Quit loafing and get er...

You got three months. Quit loafing and get er done! :D

Actually, due to a health issue, I missed OSH one year. I had the pink slip, but the RV and me weren't quite ready to fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By rleffler
We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One...

We traveled with Mutt Muffs on our two dogs. One is large and the other is small/medium.

We've found that we don't put them on until just ready to take off. Let the dog hear all the noise while...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By rleffler
As you noted, people have done all of the...

As you noted, people have done all of the above.

I cut about two inches off the back of the stick. Basically up to where the powder coat starts. The does bring the stick closer to you, but I've...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By rleffler
It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.

It's not, it's lower than the stock panel.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By rleffler
I used them as well. The project was financed...

I used them as well. The project was financed much like a construction loan when you build a house. You borrow what you need, when you need it.

Be forewarned, they are a small bank and don't...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By rleffler
I did all my doors and rear windows with the...

I did all my doors and rear windows with the cabin cover and forward fuselage assembly just clecoed in place. This allowed me to work on the panel outside of the plane later into the build.

It's...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By rleffler
Granted, I did things a bit different than...

Granted, I did things a bit different than everyone, since my cabin cover was used to generate the data for the console and a mold for the headliner. The inside of my cabin cover is glass smooth,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By rleffler
I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey...

I haven't changed mine yet from the Odyssey settings yet. But then I've only flown it twice since I installed the EarthX batteries. I'm getting ready to start my condition inspection, so I'll...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By rleffler
That's basically what I did. You may still have...

That's basically what I did. You may still have more work on #1 after #3, but it should be minor. Painting the interior on the bench upside down is much easier that painting it in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By rleffler
So I won't tell you about the same box that is...

So I won't tell you about the same box that is more than half the cost.

http://www.wafer-shopping.com/4g-version-gsmautoac-for-usa-australia-europe-canada-p-351.html#.WtYjOjMUn5J
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By rleffler
No. But it's just a standard SMS device, so...

No.

But it's just a standard SMS device, so there is plenty of other apps you can use. You just have to send it a string to enable the various functions.

The full manual can be found on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By rleffler
Since we're experimenters..... This is same box...

Since we're experimenters.....

This is same box the Switchbox sells, but you have to set it up and configure it yourself. But you save quite a bit of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By rleffler
We're getting a bit off topic and I really don't...

We're getting a bit off topic and I really don't want to steal GRT's thunder, but....

I don't think it's FSDO that I'm worried about. I'm more concerned about insurance underwriters and their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By rleffler
I don't think it will ever happen. Because of...

I don't think it will ever happen.


Because of SteinAIr, Aerotronics, AFS/Dynon, and many more already provide that service.
The RV-10 market is significantly different than the other RV-10s. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By rleffler
I'm not sure I agree....... If the intent is to...

I'm not sure I agree.......

If the intent is to fly IFR, you still need a TSO certified GPS Navigator per the FAR.

Training for IFR in VFR conditions is ok in the early stages of training, but I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By rleffler
What standard is it being certified to meet? Or...

What standard is it being certified to meet? Or is there a new TSO for this category?

If this does nothing more than provide a competitive pricing option to Garmin subscriptions, I would consider...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By rleffler
No, I'm saying the bolt that holds the alternator...

No, I'm saying the bolt that holds the alternator that is located between the alternator and the oil filter is a pain to put in with the engine off the plane. It's even worse when the engine is...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By rleffler
Here's a photo of my SD-20, which has been...

Here's a photo of my SD-20, which has been relabeled the 40amp from B&C.

This is before I installed the oil filter adapter and hung the engine. I have to modify a ratcheting wrench to get the one...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By rleffler
I disagree..... Since you live just down the...

I disagree.....

Since you live just down the road, that probably isn't an issue. But for those of us that live farther away shipping and crating is a huge expense. The more you can bundle, the...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By rleffler
Start reading all the builder's logs. Tim's at...

Start reading all the builder's logs. Tim's at myrv10.com was the gold standard for quite awhile, but some of the information is a little dated due to updates in the last few years. He does talk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By rleffler
That's was my first thought as well. My...

That's was my first thought as well. My experience is that stereo headsets don't tend to work with mono intercoms unless you switch them to mono first.

If that's not the issue, have somebody...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 357,900
Posted By rleffler
It's an iPad tray. It lifts up above the...

It's an iPad tray. It lifts up above the throttle.

It will be interesting to hear Geoff's comments on how well the new design works.. I know he just made his first cross country with the new panel...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Bob. I installed a SD-20, which has...

I agree with Bob. I installed a SD-20, which has now been relabeled as a 40a. With the B&C spacers, it's a tight fit with oil filter. I highly recommend getting the B&C oil filter adapter to free...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,144
Posted By rleffler
The obvious question does your gps have a view of...

The obvious question does your gps have a view of the sky. It sounds like your donít have gps satellite sync, usually from being in a hangar.
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By rleffler
I'll have to caveat that I have a RV-10, but...

I'll have to caveat that I have a RV-10, but since we share a similar wing and empennage, I'll give you the RV-10 answer.

reflex is when the flaps are even with the bottom of the fuselage

0 degrees...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By rleffler
You can't use other people's settings. Because...

You can't use other people's settings. Because of the variables in how you mount the Ray Allen sensor, the actual resistance measurements will vary from aircraft to aircraft. All you need to do is...
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