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Forum: RV-10 09-29-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By WrightsRV7
CS rivets are indeed fine

Nothing at all against CS, cherrymax. and alike when used or needed, it was just a personal preference that has been passed on to me by some old mechanics that I have had the pleasure to work with...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By WrightsRV7
inspection panel parts VA-195C/D

I used one inspection panel supplied in the kit since I did not install the wing stall-warning indicator. They are cheap and easy to install in the baggage area with lots of room for wrenches, and...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,951
Posted By WrightsRV7
wish we could tow with a 10..... :-)

Even given all the legal restrictions and having towed a lot with a C-182, it intrigued me to consider....I think besides all the rules, and possible cooling issues (which I think might be minor,...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,755
Posted By WrightsRV7
protection/failure modes...risk management...etc

The safety of one cathode material over the other is debatably, and being done by people much smarter than I...and the safety of the anode, lithium metal build up, etc.....we all fill our cockpits,...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By WrightsRV7
my bad & apology

was reliving the RV7 build days....should have gone out to the hanger and looked...yes indeed, a rear spar there is for the 10...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By WrightsRV7
just to be sure...

are talking elevator or stabilizer? There is no "rear spar" in the elevator. Important to get all this straight, no pun intended, before asking or giving advice...? The elevator has a front spar...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,755
Posted By WrightsRV7
its not does it work.. but when it fails...

I am sorry, the issue with Li batteries is not can they crank, can they sit, can they deliver amps, but when they fail under charging when everything else is working....the stats will tell over time...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By WrightsRV7
keep it simple....

I have chimed in before on these "fuel flow testing" threads and I truly worry about testing pieces of equipment to collect too much data. Analysis-Paralysis. There are high pressure and low...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By WrightsRV7
angle is given, then cleco & inspect, rebend...etc

I just clamped the angle (leg perpendicular to leg being bent) in vice (with aluminum protection plates etc), so the bend leg is sitting horizontal, and hit with mallet until the called out angle...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By WrightsRV7
dito Vic's suggestion and be careful

The only way for fuel to come out that tube is a bad diaphragm, if you turn on the power and run the electric pump, you now have hot wires and fuel in in the same general area.....be careful as you...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By WrightsRV7
a bit different approach...

I take a somewhat different approach from above. I make and assume flooded. I prime for 2 seconds with throttle at idle, mixture in. Then quickly put it at full throttle, mixture full lean, start...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
lycoming No. 1458G

Just want to add....most connecting rod bolts are torqued values (40 ft-lbs), see Lycoming SI-1458G, at least affecting the RV10 owners who bought the new YIO-540-D4A5, even if stretch bolts are...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
no information worth repeating

I read the entire article, if he has a so-called less invasive procedure he is as bad as Lycoming with disclosure....nothing put in print. I work R&D, understand if I tell you I have to shoot...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
ONE out of SIX failed.....

Well Triad has been good so far to work with and then using a local shop (West Coast Air Creations at KRIR) who have been fantastic to work with. Not sure if anyone is keeping score, but in the...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,740
Posted By WrightsRV7
avionics consistency and longevity..

In my second RV now, but what I based panel and layout was the vendors ability to stay consistent with design....i.e the holes in the panel!...:)

Upgrades, hardware & software are a way of life now,...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
Triad was a good lead, thanks Joe!

Well call is in Triad, they are of course well versed with this SB, yet to see anything in the mail to get started, but a great shop to work with on the phone. Thanks again Joe for the lead to...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
Thanks...

Still learning how to search the forum correctly....appreciate the bump to the link Dan. Having read it, sounds like VANS is not committing to being a distributor, disappointing I think. I hope if...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,432
Posted By WrightsRV7
Lycoming SB 632B

What a wonderful world it is....pay 45K for a NEW engine and then SB632 shows up, however, not in my mailbox...which I find odd. Nevertheless, there are a lot of NEW Lycoming engine purchasers...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By WrightsRV7
stock cooler works great!

I fly in some of the hottest weather in the country, gateway to death valley...need I say more. I depart with ground temps at 110 and have no issue with oil temp whatsoever using the stock cooler...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By WrightsRV7
individual cylinders....

My point, was that of course as each fuel line is assembled starting at the tank, it should be purged by the builder...if you use a filter, or heaven forbid, an inject port to catch the "waste" from...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By WrightsRV7
fuel flow test mandatory....????

With a new engine delivered from Lycoming I strongly disagree with a "mandatory" fuel flow measurement and breakdown of ones flow system. These new, pre-run engines come with a detailed engine...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By WrightsRV7
tire wear/useage/cost in the 10

My 7 had a "toe-in" issue on one side more than the other, just required a tire removal, then "flip", at conditional inspections, which at least for me (who does a bearing clean & pack at each...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By WrightsRV7
floor access...

I will second Bob Leffler's suggestion for access in particular through the baggage floor. I ran one 3/4" plastic conduit under the rear seats and called it quits for "access" there. I have the...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By WrightsRV7
paint thickness x 2......

Just keep in mind these will get painted and that has thickness and needs a place to go....so a precision fit is not needed, and in fact, will cause you problems, down the road when you paint the...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By WrightsRV7
bolt length per instructions...

Agreed Scott there is no FAA reg, but on the other hand, why not use all the strength that soft aluminum fork can provide? There is ample room on the backside of the fork from the tire when threads...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By WrightsRV7
suggestion on bolt length...

I found the supplied bolt to be short and preferred to use a stainless version(McMaster Carr). This area sees a lot of moisture when operating outside the hanger. I was worried about how little the...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,683
Posted By WrightsRV7
priming the inside of tubes...and fit

I am little surprised with the fit issues, never saw this so far with two builds. Not sure how the cuts are being made to length, this can roll the edge over etc....nevertheless, it is what it is...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By WrightsRV7
mags with engine delivery....

Just a recent data point for a new IO-540-D4A5 purchase late in 2016. Still no impulse coupling mag, you are not billed for a high voltage kick-supply, and it is suggested to get the ~1200$ solid...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By WrightsRV7
wiggle room...

I measured using the spar or spar rivet line and the edge of the horn rib with a simple L-square, this should be 90 deg when the elevator is fit onto the horz stabilizer (down the road). What I...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By WrightsRV7
Dual Dynon comms

They work great and with Dynon it is plug and play as likely know. I had two set up in my RV7 and loved it, just had single switch for transmit select, Both fed into the intercom 100% of the time, so...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,193
Posted By WrightsRV7
good to be prepared...to fly partial anything

Installing a cabin-based alternate air is a good thing, does add one more place for a leak....but at least an easy one to find and we do build to suit, and making ourselves comfortable in the cockpit...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By WrightsRV7
43_13_2B good guidance...

Using 43.13.2B is always a good reference point, rarely the answer...it provides the drag formula so you can anticipate load...then you decide how to handle that...

D=0.000327 AV2 (The formula...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By WrightsRV7
just one option...

I personally pad the carpet (similar to what Airtex sells), then use velcro strips to attach carpet/padding to the metal floor. Worked on enough certified aircraft over the decades and seen...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By WrightsRV7
lots of options for you...

I personally align it so it drips on the exhaust pipe, helps take care of some oil, rest always makes it on the belly....:rolleyes: With a new engine blow-by is not such a problem, so oil separator...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,360
Posted By WrightsRV7
rivet with at least hinge pin in place

Something I have found in my builds is that having the hinge pin in place during riveting, and ideally a scrap hinge-half in place, are very helpful in retaining the hinge shape as the rivets are...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By WrightsRV7
sag with age.....

I saw closer to 1/4" sag after about 400 h of flying (RV7), but did not bring out the caliper to confirm...So I think you did good and if it drops a little, that looks and flies just fine too! This...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By WrightsRV7
back up power-a definete yes you should

Just curious, do you have a backup power system at all? Seems you are entirely dependent upon one master switch, one battery, one charging system to keep you in the air? Certainly your thought on a...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,176
Posted By WrightsRV7
aveo strobes....

Very happy with the AVEO nav/strobe performance and at the time, meeting the FAA night requirements was an important decision factor for me. Not sure what the AVEO lifetime warranty is worth, hope I...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,633
Posted By WrightsRV7
another weight data point...

Weighed N56GZ in at 1596 lbs (107.6 moment) with complete SF interior except the quad-console, do have the center console with arm rest. Plane has metal 2 blade prop, single PC925 in the back (and...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By WrightsRV7
90 deg check too..

You may well be past this and riveting onward, but I would check for a good 90 deg angle of the elevator counter balance weight to the elevator spar (before match drilling, riveting, and attaching...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By WrightsRV7
recheck other parts too...

Certainly concur with Jesse on getting new horn, give that a try. Oblong holes are never a good thing. My experience when holes don't line up, it is not the part but me....:) It continues to amaze...
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By WrightsRV7
it is overkill...

Sand out a couple of inches to where you are doing the glass work...tape so some of the sanded area is covered, 1/4".... let the guys/gals doing the real and final finish sand out further.. that's my...
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By WrightsRV7
thank you...

thanks to all for the comments, history, insight, and data...it is amazing how some pilots wishes drift around in direction....careful what you wish for...:) I personally feel there are a lot more...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By WrightsRV7
Other trim tab at Neutral position

Just a bit more information. I ran both trim tabs to neutral, unplugged the right trim servo, so now only left servo was active (it is a dual electric servo system). In my system, this would be...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By WrightsRV7
Single Trim Tab Operation- On purpose!

Ran the experiment, not with the most forward CG limit, however found that with my std build RV-10 that single tab operation that it was fully acceptable at take off (full fuel and pilot, 30 lbs...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,544
Posted By WrightsRV7
really, does an open door help......

there is no upside, and pun intended, to opening the door. Tipper, slider, etc....we all loved that Cessna/Piper emergency checklist item that said "open door", like many have mentioned, that did...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By WrightsRV7
ball in the middle?

Curious when flying where is the ball? Most RV10s, mine included need some right rudder trim, this certainly affects the roll. Second, are you using a concrete floor to get those numbers or are...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By WrightsRV7
slide back, check edge distance

I slide mine back just enough to catch the flat area up top, about one hole diameter from looking at the pic on yours. This still gave plenty of edge distance in the metal brace (i.e. 1.5 dia to...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By WrightsRV7
equal attach points

Thought about that option and think it is a good one too. I choose the two servo option for a bit of redundancy and thinking about an option to switch one out one for takeoff-cruise operations and...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By WrightsRV7
elevator trim at landing...

I too have a very stock RV10 (IO-540 D4A5, Hartzell metal 2-blade, typical Dynon/Garmin avionics) and surprised with the difference, but really good to hear about your data point, thank you Bob. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By WrightsRV7
Very Good points...Thank You....

I too got an ear full from Vans, and I fully listened and appreciated their point of view. We all appreciate Vans gives us incredible support and what a superb plane, no matter what model. In fact...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By WrightsRV7
tabs "out" of sync issue

Good question...Ray Allen supplied me with two servos having very close, but not identical run speeds. What I have found that after a flight of many touch & goes, some cruise (2 h), and then...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By WrightsRV7
Dual Servo Electric Elevator Trim

Well N56GZ has flown through phase I and out of the coral, now the fun phase. I installed dual electric servos on the elevator trim and have found them to be quite nice, effective, and from all...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By WrightsRV7
cosmetic or repair

The feedback on using AC43 are good ones to consider. I am not an A&P, but been around awhile working under them, and having a damaged hole is not usually considered a repair or a structural defect...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,966
Posted By WrightsRV7
fuel filter?

Although the procedures read fine, I did run my pump system with filter installed. I did several line flushes prior to attaching filter/pump, filled tanks off while off the plane, shook and drained,...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By WrightsRV7
Question IO-540 D4A5 magneto replacement

Have a question for those who pulled a magneto in the new Lycoming D4A5 and replaced it with an EI system. What, if anything, was done or needed to insure that all gears/parts stay where they...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,278
Posted By WrightsRV7
sounds like an "easy fix", still "hurts"

Been there done that, have had to redo way too many hinge assemblies from similar perspective induced oops......I suspect very little fiberglass redo will be needed and your fit should stay perfectly...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By WrightsRV7
the taste of humble pie

I found the CHT probe holes with much embarrassment... just a long day and did not widen the search enough...So you were right Bob, they are indeed there.:rolleyes:

Still working the Alternator fix,...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By WrightsRV7
IO-540-D4A5 & planepower Alt

Nice brand new YIO-540-D4a5 engine from Lycoming and "parts" not fitting...

My Dynon probe kit for a Lycoming 6 cyl injected engine has bayonet CHT probes, this new engine does not have a 1/8" npt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,390
Posted By WrightsRV7
thanks Kyle..

Have friends swinging by after work to check on it....so should know in a bit if it made it to the correct address...then it sits til my return which is tomorrow, thank goodness.
Cheers, Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,390
Posted By WrightsRV7
lycoming engine delivery....

Just a heads up for those who may have recently bought a new Lycoming engine through Vans. I am on travel and just found out that UPS delivered my new XIO-540 at the house, at least in...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,684
Posted By WrightsRV7
tach time versus real time

Keep in mind tach time, what TBO is based on, "runs" faster at the higher RPM...so you will get to that wonderful destination perhaps a bit faster AND for sure your major overhaul bill even faster!...
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