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Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By mciaglia
I have agreed to have my -10 painted by the world...

I have agreed to have my -10 painted by the world famous Jonathan McCormick from Plane Schemers and Evoke aviation. I spoke with him last night and we discussed the various options, products and...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By mciaglia
Thanks...that probably the best advice

Thanks...that probably the best advice
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By mciaglia
Primer war...not really...just a question

What primer is best to use on the interface between aluminum and fiberglass. As I have done the empenage fairings I have elected to fill/fiberglass/fill the seam. There is exposed sanded aluminum and...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By mciaglia
They are explained in the infamous chapter 29. ...

They are explained in the infamous chapter 29. just kidding. I think they are tooling holes
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By mciaglia
As my finish kit arrives in a few weeks with the...

As my finish kit arrives in a few weeks with the exciting anticipation of doing the doors. I like the idea and methodologies demonstrated in the apove photo. Where do the clecos along the sides go?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By mciaglia
Iím in the Woodlands building a -10. Have...

Iím in the Woodlands building a -10. Have transitioned to the fiberglass stage of the build. You are welcome to come anytime to see it
Forum: California 10-18-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By mciaglia
Head to King City, CA and go to Tutima academy. I...

Head to King City, CA and go to Tutima academy. I loved it
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By mciaglia
I'm at the same spot as I am getting more and...

I'm at the same spot as I am getting more and more into the cabin top and having difficulty figuring the order. My one question is how is everyone dealing with having a painted and "finished" cabin...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By mciaglia
I think rocketman is referencing the fishing...

I think rocketman is referencing the fishing kit...thatís where the cowl, spinner and wheels are

I deleted all the rudder pedal assembly as I installed the control approach pedals
Defiantly the...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By mciaglia
Itís actually described in the instructions as a...

Itís actually described in the instructions as a way for access. So you might not need any additional inspections.
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mciaglia
Second time it came out perfect. I used a piece...

Second time it came out perfect. I used a piece of delrin shaved down to fit between the two horns. I triple checked the drill press and the drill once clamped into position.
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mciaglia
Had the hole welded this am. Take 2 on drilling...

Had the hole welded this am. Take 2 on drilling this
I think the pic gives the sense that the right one is lower. Theyíre equal in length. Thee right one is slightly forward relative to the left one....
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By mciaglia
Elevator horn drill

Well, I decided to go back to the empanage attach while I wait for my finish kit. I mounted the elevators and did the horn drilling. I followed the instructions exactly but ended up with an off set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By mciaglia
Aerosport Products produces a two lever throttle...

Aerosport Products produces a two lever throttle quadrant. Mine will be arriving Thursday and will post some pics
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By mciaglia
I just checked mine. Shop head forward. Installed...

I just checked mine. Shop head forward.
Installed rear seat floors without a problem. Other than once I put them I left them. Like many other builders I drilled, dimpled them installed them without...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By mciaglia
I did the same thing. Instead of trying to...

I did the same thing. Instead of trying to fabricate or buy new ones. I soldered a piece of 1/8" brass tubing as a coupler to in the piece that extends from the sender arm regaining the lost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By mciaglia
Awesome. Congrats on the decision and welcome to...

Awesome. Congrats on the decision and welcome to an amazing journey.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By mciaglia
2 years down

I just passed the two year build mark. It has gone faster than I could have ever imagined.

Completed to date:
Empanage
QB wings (75% done with remaining tasks)
SB Fuselage (getting ready to fit...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By mciaglia
I used a digital level. They get pretty accurate...

I used a digital level. They get pretty accurate up to .1 of a degree.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/23915004968_70fe8d58b9.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CrhDMS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/CrhDMS)...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By mciaglia
What a gorgeous plane

What a gorgeous plane
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By mciaglia
Just like you would with the stock setup. The...

Just like you would with the stock setup. The scat tubing goes over the fuel selector bracket to the right of the extension
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By mciaglia
New EFII Fuel Lines

There are a few companies with emerging technology for Electronic fuel injection and ignition. The problem is the complexity of the needed fuel lines associated with these. I spent countless hours...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By mciaglia
Congrats!!! I was wondering what you intended to...

Congrats!!! I was wondering what you intended to do. Good luck and stop by anytime to check out the build. Dave is right, come on up to EAA302 for some great guidance and assistance.

Good luck!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,965
Posted By mciaglia
What a great trip. This is why I spend so many...

What a great trip. This is why I spend so many nights working in the garage, so one day I can do the same with my family
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,539
Posted By mciaglia
Sending thoughts and prayers

Tom,
We have never met or even talked. Your message was heartfelt and I have seen the anxiety families go through being a doctor and delivering the messages from the other side. Your wife's...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By mciaglia
Thanks for all suggestions. I think I will plan...

Thanks for all suggestions. I think I will plan for a connector in the fuselage to better protect from the elements.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By mciaglia
Wing to Fuselage wiring

As I am completing the wings and the associated wiring (heated pitot, auto-pilot, trim, ziptip lights) I have a question.

Do most people leave a long tail of wire at the wing root so it can be...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,398
Posted By mciaglia
When installing the YD mount and the pitch trim...

When installing the YD mount and the pitch trim bracket, they use the same aft holes on the surface of the bell-crank bracket. Are shimms or washers used under the pitch trim bracket?
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,664
Posted By mciaglia
Family Build

Great seeing your ideas are brewing. I was in the same postion about 4 years ago. Bought the empenage for the -10 at OSH 16 and have been going strong for the last 2 years. I am probably one of...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,885
Posted By mciaglia
Iím confused by this set up. The tab is...

Iím confused by this set up. The tab is pronounced on the right side of the rudder, which in turn would cause a left rudder deflection as a result making most trim situations worse.

My Christen...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,885
Posted By mciaglia
Is there a need to rebalance the rudder after...

Is there a need to rebalance the rudder after installing a servo and trim mechanism?
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By mciaglia
Thanks for all the input.

Thanks for all the input.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By mciaglia
Fuselage systems, cabin top, interior paint... need some advice

As I have transitioned from deburring and riveting and have began installing many of the systems (brakes, fuel, control) I am beginning to have a feeling of uncertainty in the future.

I am planning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By mciaglia
Plane Schemers

I highly...highly...recommend planeshemers. Jonathan is awesome. He did so many versions without ever hinting that I had to start making solid decisions. He wanted to make sure that I was 100%...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By mciaglia
Woodlands RV10 Build

Brandon,

Suonds like you are doing your due diligence and need the push over the top. I spent several years doing the same. I finally decided at OSH 2016 to buy the empenage kit. It was the best...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,528
Posted By mciaglia
I'm looking for BOTH actually. Its amazing what...

I'm looking for BOTH actually. Its amazing what you can print for hand surgical patients from splints to replacing amputated digits. Then there is the ever important airplane parts
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,528
Posted By mciaglia
What 3D printer? Iím in the market

What 3D printer? Iím in the market
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By mciaglia
I read the same thing so I still looking

I read the same thing so I still looking
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By mciaglia
What is the size/length lock needed? I see many...

What is the size/length lock needed? I see many different lengths from 3/4" to 1 1/2"
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By mciaglia
Love my DELTAPOP

I have a 45 bend COM on my Christen Eagle II and am installing 2 on my RV10. The reception on my Eagle is amazing and crystal clear. He was super helpful when describing the proper technique for...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By mciaglia
Fuel Lines & Brake Lines

I am getting ready to tackle the brake and fuel lines. I know some people have upgraded to stainless steel lines from Bonaco / TS Flight etc..

Do most people just forget spending the time making...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-22-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By mciaglia
Just so you know, my house is for sale!!!! All...

Just so you know, my house is for sale!!!!
All plumbed for airlines, 220V compressor outlet, and you know you can build an RV10 in it :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,049
Posted By mciaglia
Bellisimo!!!!

Bellisimo!!!!
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,820
Posted By mciaglia
Man that looks amazing. Congrats again and good...

Man that looks amazing. Congrats again and good luck on the maiden
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,659
Posted By mciaglia
I never understood larger patterns and carrying...

I never understood larger patterns and carrying power especially with high sink rates. I fly a Christen Eagle that is a short coupled biplane that glides like a manhole cover. Tight patterns with...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-19-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By mciaglia
I'm in The Woodlands, North of Houston. Dave is...

I'm in The Woodlands, North of Houston. Dave is markedly farther along than I am, but you are more than welcome to stop by and check mine out as well.
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,820
Posted By mciaglia
Congrats!!! Canít wait to hear about the first...

Congrats!!! Canít wait to hear about the first flight
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By mciaglia
The rib that has the mounting bracket on is...

The rib that has the mounting bracket on is behind the skin. In the infamous chapter 29 you will bend the skins and they will not be in contact with the mounting bracket that is attached to the rib....
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By mciaglia
Welcome to the club of completing chapter...

Welcome to the club of completing chapter 29!!!

I think I want to get a T-shirt made

"I FINISHED CHAPTER 29!"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,229
Posted By mciaglia
Just another question and clarification regarding...

Just another question and clarification regarding this process. I am making the antenna doubler for my Delta Pop COM antenna's. they are going under the seats on my -10.

I currently have my...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 503,334
Posted By mciaglia
I think its time to move the wife's car out of...

I think its time to move the wife's car out of the 2 car garage. Its gettnig kinda big


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4605/38827825875_9b9b69447e_b.jpg
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,979
Posted By mciaglia
So awesome. Congrats!!! That live video feed...

So awesome. Congrats!!! That live video feed looks prettt slick
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By mciaglia
Thanks. I have the 4 bolts in place now as I am...

Thanks. I have the 4 bolts in place now as I am building the fuse so those will be the ones for wing install. Thanks
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By mciaglia
When fitting the wings for the first time...do...

When fitting the wings for the first time...do you use the supplied precision bolts or something differennt, saving those for the final install
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By mciaglia
Welcome to the dreaded landing gear mount. I had...

Welcome to the dreaded landing gear mount. I had the same issue. I took a AN-14 bolt and made a drift pin to help encourage the bolt holes into alignment. A rubber mallet is essential along with a...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By mciaglia
I felt the same way going into chapter 29. But...

I felt the same way going into chapter 29. But patients I think is the key.

Get the longerons as close to perfect as you can especially the unwanted twist correction. This sets the stage for the...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By mciaglia
Yup. Figured that was the...

Yup. Figured that was the solution
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145536160@N03/26630296519/in/dateposted-public/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,169
Posted By mciaglia
FOREVER

As a builder of a Christen Eagle II with my father (I fly the plane we build in the 80's) and now building an RV10 with my family I expect lifelong support. Christen Industries was sold and is now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,609
Posted By mciaglia
That cabin top looks AMAZING!!! I am planning on...

That cabin top looks AMAZING!!! I am planning on exactly the same. Why the "fake Zolatone" why not just use the Zolatone products?
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,114
Posted By mciaglia
Same problem..but hope to avoid

As I am muscling my way through chapter 29 I have come to the point of clecoing the front skins on for the first time. I have noticed what everyone has pointed out.
The lower F1040 side channel...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By mciaglia
Firewall bracket, F-1040 & F-1001B not the typical problem

So I have finally progressed through chapter 29 and up to now its been smooth sailing. I bent the F1040 and F1041 to the exact angle of 20 and 8 degrees using a digital level. After clecoing them...
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 33,916
Posted By mciaglia
Shane, I purchased the Echo and SkyFX external...

Shane,
I purchased the Echo and SkyFX external GPS single unit and got rid of the small GPS antenna. My rational was to decrease clutter in the cockpit (this is in my Christen Eagle II). Also,...
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