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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By dmaib
Thank you Mark. That's exactly what I needed.

Thank you Mark. That's exactly what I needed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By dmaib
PCU5000X Overhaul

I have a PCU 5000X prop governor that has performed flawlessly for nearly 11 years and 1100 hours on my IO-540-C4B5 three blade MT combination. I am getting ready to do the condition inspection and...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,370
Posted By dmaib
I bought...

I bought http://www.powertow.com/ThunderVolt-12-Volt-DC-Aircraft-Tug-_p_17.html back in 2008 when I was finishing my airplane. Still working fine. I'm on my 2nd battery. When I replaced my Odyssey...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,612
Posted By dmaib
Excellent advice!

Excellent advice!
Forum: Propellers 03-06-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,507
Posted By dmaib
Vic's observations are very much correct. Data...

Vic's observations are very much correct. Data between two airplanes flying side by side doesn't mean much. My initial comments are from 10+ years of flying with a few (very few) side by side...
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,507
Posted By dmaib
Yep. I'm afraid so.

Yep. I'm afraid so.
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,507
Posted By dmaib
True with the MT. Not sure about any other brands.

True with the MT. Not sure about any other brands.
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By dmaib
Very common on all the -10s I've flown here in...

Very common on all the -10s I've flown here in FL. I almost always open my oil door after shutting down on a fuel stop or a lunch break to try and let some of that heat escape.
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,787
Posted By dmaib
The newer Flightline kits do want it mounted in...

The newer Flightline kits do want it mounted in the baggage compartment. No way I would take up baggage compartment space for the AC. Mine is the old one, like yours, mounted in the tailcone. I have...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-19-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By dmaib
Thanks everybody for the info. WX was looking not...

Thanks everybody for the info. WX was looking not so good, so we drove to Fredricksburg yesterday. Spent the night and poked around Fredricksburg all afternoon yesterday. Had a very casual dinner at...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-18-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By dmaib
Central TX Airport eats?

Hi all. I see this thread has been quiet for a few years. We are in Temple, TX for a few days visiting our son and DIL. I'd like to find an airport diner/cafe within 30 minutes or so flying time from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-03-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,589
Posted By dmaib
Looks like a very nice destination, Ivan. You've...

Looks like a very nice destination, Ivan. You've given me the "fever" to make another Bahamas trip.
We love Staniel Cay, but I think we'll try Hawks Nest next trip.
Forum: Propellers 12-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By dmaib
I've had an MT on my RV-10 with an IO-540-C4B5...

I've had an MT on my RV-10 with an IO-540-C4B5 for ten years. I have one mag and one Lightspeed ignition. I live about 20 minutes from MT USA in Deland, FL. They've been great to work with over the...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By dmaib
Make sure the prop/engine are a certified...

Make sure the prop/engine are a certified combination and that your engine is certified. (no experimental ignition or fuel systems, etc.) MT does not warranty props that are installed on...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By dmaib
Is the Airport Diner still open at Fredricksburg?

Is the Airport Diner still open at Fredricksburg?
Forum: Midwest 10-13-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By dmaib
Gorgeous! Man, I do miss those beautiful fall...

Gorgeous!
Man, I do miss those beautiful fall days. Always been my favorite time of year. I do not miss my snow blower.:D
Forum: Midwest 08-28-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By dmaib
Agree with KHSD, Sundance Airport. I've been in...

Agree with KHSD, Sundance Airport. I've been in there a couple of times. Extremely GA friendly and helpful staff.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By dmaib
The "torx" stainless screws from Microfasteners...

The "torx" stainless screws from Microfasteners are 100 degree, so work fine with aviation tinnerman washers. I have them on my wingtips, vertical stab fairing, and wheel pants. I don't have them...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By dmaib
Curt, I am in New Smyrna Beach. We are leaving in...

Curt, I am in New Smyrna Beach. We are leaving in the airplane early Monday AM, heading up to North Carolina for a few days of relief from the heat and humidity. How long will you be in Orlando?
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,324
Posted By dmaib
I actually thought about installing one back in...

I actually thought about installing one back in 2008 when I was finishing up my airplane. Just never got around to it. I can imagine having a bit of fun with it from time to time.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By dmaib
I used to own a hangar on a city owned airport....

I used to own a hangar on a city owned airport. The land lease for the hangar was an initial period of 20 years and an option to renew for another 20. I believe that kind of arrangement is not...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,098
Posted By dmaib
Ten years and more than 1000 hours in our 10, and...

Ten years and more than 1000 hours in our 10, and I'd guess I only have someone in the back seat once or twice a year. The last time was my wife and I and another couple flew up to South Carolina to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,893
Posted By dmaib
Are there any motels, BNB's, etc. on the island?...

Are there any motels, BNB's, etc. on the island? Looks like we have a new destination on our list.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,047
Posted By dmaib
I think it is an approved medical. FAA says you...

I think it is an approved medical. FAA says you are good to go as long as you meet the Basic Med requirements. That's FAA approval, it seems to me. The fact that the insurance companies are fine with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,322
Posted By dmaib
I'm late to this conversation, but my LODA has...

I'm late to this conversation, but my LODA has the same restrictions that Bob Turner mentions. Transition training only. No Flight Reviews, Instrument Proficiency, High Performance endorsement, etc....
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,858
Posted By dmaib
I'm still missing something here. (I did not...

I'm still missing something here. (I did not sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night). If I have it locked in place, I can still pull the stick back, which pulls the forks off the pedals. Correct?...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,858
Posted By dmaib
Todd, I bought the Anti-Splat gust lock a few...

Todd,

I bought the Anti-Splat gust lock a few months ago and I simply cannot get it to work. Do you happen to have any photos of your installation? I have talked to Alan a couple of times but can't...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,751
Posted By dmaib
Nine years (installed mid-2008) and 1050 hours...

Nine years (installed mid-2008) and 1050 hours and my windscreen still looks pretty much like new. Used Weldon and followed Vans instructions very carefully. Plexus has been used almost exclusively...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,733
Posted By dmaib
What a beautiful airplane and the firewall...

What a beautiful airplane and the firewall forward is just off the charts. Kudos for a beautiful project.
Congratulations to you!
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,870
Posted By dmaib
Lots of airplanes have been utilizing weather...

Lots of airplanes have been utilizing weather uplink and traffic advisories, terrain warning, etc for ten to twenty years. Starting with TCAS back in the 90's on bizjets and airliners, terrain...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By dmaib
Door sills. Somewhere in the plans, but I can't...

Door sills. Somewhere in the plans, but I can't remember just where.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,074
Posted By dmaib
Totally agree with Todd. NOTAMS concerning...

Totally agree with Todd. NOTAMS concerning potential GPS inaccuracy due to military ops are surprisingly common. VOR may go away some day, but I'll bet it's going to be awhile. Like many have said, I...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,764
Posted By dmaib
I have the SafeAir tip tanks. They have a fuel...

I have the SafeAir tip tanks. They have a fuel vent line that protrudes from the bottom of the fiberglass tip, just like the main tank vent. Of course, complexity increases the opportunity for fuel...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,681
Posted By dmaib
Congratulations Dave!

Congratulations Dave!
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,225
Posted By dmaib
I don't think 3" numbers are a problem in Mexico...

I don't think 3" numbers are a problem in Mexico or The Bahamas. The issue is the requirement for 12" numbers to penetrate US ADIZ both outbound and inbound.
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By dmaib
Well, now that you 'splain it that...

Well, now that you 'splain it that way...................................! An interesting and complex problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,931
Posted By dmaib
I couldn't have said it better!

I couldn't have said it better!
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,663
Posted By dmaib
I could not find any info about the RV-10...

I could not find any info about the RV-10 Whirlwind prop on their website. Is this a brand new product that isn't on the site yet?
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,697
Posted By dmaib
Congratulations Dave! You're really getting close!

Congratulations Dave! You're really getting close!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,501
Posted By dmaib
It is critical, and I hit the jackpot on that...

It is critical, and I hit the jackpot on that spousal issue!❤️
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By dmaib
Another consideration is that if you have an...

Another consideration is that if you have an uncertified electronic ignition, MT does not warranty the propeller.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,500
Posted By dmaib
Mark suggested I always have the thumb drive on...

Mark suggested I always have the thumb drive on board when I first installed the system, so I have always carried it. Haven't had to use it. (Yet!)

Curious where you are having it repaired and will...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,993
Posted By dmaib
I'll second the recommendation for Sundance (HSD)...

I'll second the recommendation for Sundance (HSD) in Oklahoma City for fuel and/or overnight. Great fuel prices, very good FBO staff, and last year when we stopped in to visit friends they had Range...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By dmaib
The GRT pressure senders have a history of doing...

The GRT pressure senders have a history of doing just what you are describing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,397
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for posting.

Wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,665
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Blackstone

I have been using Blackstone for more than ten years. Used another brand for a few years prior to that. Blackstone has been top notch. I've always used the prepaid mailers. They are a black plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 49,000
Posted By dmaib
Me too! Not sure what all the fuss is about.

Me too! Not sure what all the fuss is about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 49,000
Posted By dmaib
I agree. Lots of folks are getting wrapped around...

I agree. Lots of folks are getting wrapped around the axle, but I don't see any negatives here. It does what Congress mandated. I read the instructions and it seems pretty clear to me that the Dr....
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,238
Posted By dmaib
I've lost two Deltapop antennas like this....

I've lost two Deltapop antennas like this. Customer service was superb and he has now changed the bonding process and all seems to be well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,665
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Milspec

My nearly nine year old Milspec still look like new and function perfectly.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By dmaib
Hmmmm.............I've got one of those too!...

Hmmmm.............I've got one of those too! 😎
http://i65.tinypic.com/nb96id.jpg
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,605
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Looks really nice. I replaced my nosewheel with...

Looks really nice. I replaced my nosewheel with the Beringer about a year ago and would definitely go the whole Beringer route if building again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By dmaib
Thanks for the kind words, Bob. Tom, Tim is a...

Thanks for the kind words, Bob.

Tom, Tim is a lot closer to you than I am, so I would reach out to him first. If he cannot help you, send me a PM and we'll see what we can figure out. (Indianapolis...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,064
Posted By dmaib
Could not say it better myself.

Could not say it better myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By dmaib
Yep. I got the info I needed. Thanks.

Yep. I got the info I needed. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By dmaib
Question MT Propeller Torque

Re-installing my MT Propeller on my RV-10 following prop overhaul. I cannot find the correct torque values and MT is closed until Jan. 9 here in the US and in Germany. I think it is in the mid to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-23-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,870
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful story, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful story, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,067
Posted By dmaib
Fifty years of flying, 19,000 hours and I have...

Fifty years of flying, 19,000 hours and I have had exactly three ramp checks. The last one was about five years ago at the Sebring Light Sport Aircraft show in Florida. Team of three FSDO inspectors...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 36,617
Posted By dmaib
The door issue has not affected my enjoyment of...

The door issue has not affected my enjoyment of my airplane one bit. I agree, and will tell anyone that asks, that the door design is one of the very, very, few design weaknesses on the airplane. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,442
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful photography! My wife and I have flown...

Wonderful photography! My wife and I have flown our RV-10 over a lot of these places in the last couple of years and it is a spectacular part of this wonderful country. One other nitpick. Cedar...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 36,617
Posted By dmaib
Rules to live by. Don't get complacent about any...

Rules to live by. Don't get complacent about any of the steps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,482
Posted By dmaib
My experience is almost identical to Jim's. Two...

My experience is almost identical to Jim's. Two primary alternator problems in 8 years and over 900 hours and both times the SD20 picked up the load as programmed in the VP-200, and allowed me to...
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