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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,788
Posted By cderk
Would something like this work to carry as a...

Would something like this work to carry as a backup?
https://earthxbatteries.com/shop/earthx-jump-pack
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By cderk
The GEA24, at least on my configuration page, has...

The GEA24, at least on my configuration page, has two inputs to monitor voltage and 2 inputs for shunts. Not sure if there is a way to get a 3rd.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By cderk
Dan - i read the article, which is interesting. ...

Dan - i read the article, which is interesting. My question is, did he really mean you canít assume that the engine is grounded just by its connection to the engine mount? There is an ear on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,788
Posted By cderk
This is really good to know. I had not heard of...

This is really good to know. I had not heard of this prior to your post... not flying yet, but was planning on EarthX, and Iím in the Northeast, so by the time Iím ready for first flight, there is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By cderk
How close are you to first flight? It was...

How close are you to first flight? It was suggested to me by Lycoming to NOT drain the preservative oil out until the last possible minute before flying for the first time. Iíve left my prop off......
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By cderk
why not ground your engine to the engine mount? ...

why not ground your engine to the engine mount? there are actually ears on the engine mount for this purpose.
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By cderk
I did, but only a small one for my avionics. The...

I did, but only a small one for my avionics. The battery is grounded locally in the back.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By cderk
Don't know if I'm going to have issues or not,...

Don't know if I'm going to have issues or not, but I've located mine in the tailbone too using the Garmin mount. I have my two autopilot servos, battery, oxygen tank, transponder and ELT all mounted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,757
Posted By cderk
I wish I could say, "I just spent $20k on my...

I wish I could say, "I just spent $20k on my panel".
:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,866
Posted By cderk
So if this soft touch stuff goes sticky, how are...

So if this soft touch stuff goes sticky, how are the tosten grips holding up? i just received my military style grips for my -10. haven't installed them yet, but that will suck if they get this way...
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,107
Posted By cderk
Thatís what I was thinking Steve. The autopilot...

Thatís what I was thinking Steve. The autopilot would control everything and just tell the pilot to advance or dial back the throttle to control the airspeed.
Forum: Autopilots 10-30-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,107
Posted By cderk
I would settle for the following functionality on...

I would settle for the following functionality on the G3X :D

The auto land functionality with cues on the PFD/MFD for the non-pilot passenger to advance throttle/reduce throttle to get to the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By cderk
Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it...

Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it to a boat shop. Most have folks that are good with fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By cderk
Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it...

Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it to a boat shop. Most have folks that are good with fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By cderk
Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it...

Or if you dont want to learn fiberglass, take it to a boat shop. Most have folks that are good with fiberglass.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By cderk
... but the RV-10 is not considered a Light-Sport...

... but the RV-10 is not considered a Light-Sport aircraft. Was this something that the DAR required you to do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By cderk
One word of caution. Not all supplies are...

One word of caution. Not all supplies are created equal. I bought a MeanWell supply, which is a decent brand. All my avionics seem to work fine except both radios. Squelch is constantly broken on...
Forum: Tools 09-29-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By cderk
If youíre just starting out, Iíd recommend...

If youíre just starting out, Iíd recommend contacting cleaveland tools and just purchase their kit. Yes, Iíve had to buy a few things here and there, but they did a great job putting the kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By cderk
about 4 months for a Thunderbolt IO540. Totally...

about 4 months for a Thunderbolt IO540. Totally worth it. can't wait to fly this thing
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By cderk
Wait until you get to the windows, I mean the...

Wait until you get to the windows, I mean the cowl, I mean the baffles. Lol. Itís ALL a PITA!
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By cderk
Just donít put the door seal under it - just...

Just donít put the door seal under it - just start and stop the seal at the attach bracket.
Forum: Northeast 09-21-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By cderk
I believe that Nemacolin has plenty of hiking...

I believe that Nemacolin has plenty of hiking around... but the resort itself is pretty expensive. Does look pretty nice though.

https://www.nemacolin.com
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By cderk
Bill - here are the instructions that came with...

Bill - here are the instructions that came with mine that describe repositioning the arm:

http://testaircraftpropeller.com/pdf/INSTALLATION-GUIDE.pdf
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By cderk
Correct - if you remove the safety wire and...

Correct - if you remove the safety wire and loosen all those screws, the whole thing rotates. When I ordered mine, I guessed at the angle. I was way off, which kind of sucks, but it was simple to...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By cderk
I think there is Bill... i had to reclock mine. I...

I think there is Bill... i had to reclock mine. I had to cut away their awesome safety wiring and the whole thing spins. I have not adjusted the upper and lower limit, i'm hoping that it wont need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 278,217
Posted By cderk
Now that you mention intakes on SCAT tubes, a bug...

Now that you mention intakes on SCAT tubes, a bug screen holder that you can slide in there would be nice too. I guess the user would have to supply their own material. There is a write up in the...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By cderk
I put the 35 and 57X on top of the cabin, the two...

I put the 35 and 57X on top of the cabin, the two pucks on the glareshield. I know... I know... my plane will fall out of the sky because i penetrated the cabin top
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,745
Posted By cderk
You donít really need the GPS antenna portion of...

You donít really need the GPS antenna portion of the GA57X. The GDL51R will get the GPS info from the GDU (according to Garmin). I used the GPS portion of the 57X for the G5, and used the two pucks...
Forum: Northeast 09-05-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By cderk
iíve Flown into KBST and Youngís Lobster Pound...

iíve Flown into KBST and Youngís Lobster Pound will pick you up... personally i thought that their lobsters were fantastic. So if youíre flying up to Maine, iíd Highly recommend it.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By cderk
I have a t-shirt that my ex-wife gave me (while...

I have a t-shirt that my ex-wife gave me (while we were still married, yet its more fitting now), that seems to apply here.

It read, ďIt seemed like a good idea at the timeĒ
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By cderk
Congrats - youíre in for the experience of your...

Congrats - youíre in for the experience of your life. Itíll be exciting, itíll **** you off, itíll make you smile and itíll make you cry.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,937
Posted By cderk
The airport shut down because of the C-5 fire.

The airport shut down because of the C-5 fire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By cderk
OSH Show Specials

Perhaps I missed the OSH 19 Show Specials thread. Unfortunately I couldnít make the show this year and was wondering if anyone out there is offering show specials. Iím pretty far along in my build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By cderk
July 2018 Sport Aviation

Check out the July 2018 issue of Sport Aviation magazine. There is a good article in there on how to create some simple vent screens. Might not prevent all of them, but I’m sure it will...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 428,806
Posted By cderk
I shouldnít have to work in the tunnel. I put...

I shouldnít have to work in the tunnel. I put the inspection panel on the side for inspection, but Iím putting filters in wing root. I dont want to be spilling fuel in the cabin during conditional...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 428,806
Posted By cderk
Panel Has Arrived

https://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s605/cderk/25D93328-1721-4159-9D3E-15D833E0B585_zpsleraj9zw.jpg...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By cderk
DJP - What did you use for your headliner and how...

DJP -
What did you use for your headliner and how did it attach? Looks very nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By cderk
Couldnít be happier with the service I got from...

Couldnít be happier with the service I got from these guys - met them at Oshkosh two years ago:
https://www.pilot.bank/
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,440
Posted By cderk
Yes, this worked for me. I dont remember the...

Yes, this worked for me. I dont remember the exact part numbers, but somewhere on VAF, there are part numbers for the end pieces that make it easy to install, with no milling required.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By cderk
This is how mine are installed and they seem to...

This is how mine are installed and they seem to work fine. Iíve got the 600N versions and maybe my doors are extra heavy, but i dont seem to have an issue of anything slamming open. In fact, when i...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By cderk
Temp controller

Bill -
Is it compatible with other servos? Iíve got my -10 under construction and have the TCW servos installed for front and rear heat and then the Aerosport servo installed for the overhead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By cderk
I just went up to the Bar Harbor area yesterday...

I just went up to the Bar Harbor area yesterday to drop off my Archer that I sold. If youíre looking for an excellent lobster experience, check out Youngs Lobster Pound in Belfast (KBST). There is...
Forum: Northeast 06-16-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By cderk
RV-10 in Northern NJ

Rob -
I have a -10 under construction in Northern NJ. Zip code is 07656. More than welcome to come check it out if youíd like. Structure is pretty much complete. Engine has just arrived -...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,062
Posted By cderk
Bill - I just now noticed what you did with your...

Bill - I just now noticed what you did with your tail number... very clever. I love it!
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,062
Posted By cderk
Yes, you're correct. On my installation, there...

Yes, you're correct. On my installation, there is too much play in the whole setup and its pretty easy to have the door locked, pull a little harder than normal (but not unreasonably hard) and be...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,062
Posted By cderk
I donít even have the ACS ones working. I can...

I donít even have the ACS ones working. I can lock the door and still turn the handle. Havenít found a lock that works well yet
Forum: Northeast 06-09-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By cderk
Bummer... I just saw this. Iím about 20 minutes...

Bummer... I just saw this. Iím about 20 minutes from TEB and am building a -10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By cderk
Thats great news - thanks for the write up. I...

Thats great news - thanks for the write up. I drove up to Lycoming a few weeks ago to witness my Thunderbolt engine being built. While I was there getting the tour, we talked about the school and...
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By cderk
Iíd definitely recommend coming to the RV10...

Iíd definitely recommend coming to the RV10 social on Sunday... unfortunately camping is on a first come, first served basis, so unless you plan up front, who knows where youíll get to camp.
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,774
Posted By cderk
Thanks Bob, I will be there solo this...

Thanks Bob, I will be there solo this year.

Regards,
Charlie
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By cderk
I too had this question and Garmin says its OK to...

I too had this question and Garmin says its OK to cut... just make sure there is no debris left.

I have 1/4" pneumatic lines run through my wings for both pitot and AOA. Stein sells adapters that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,770
Posted By cderk
I just did mine Larry... the instructions say to...

I just did mine Larry... the instructions say to use wheel bearing grease. So does this mean I need to take the nose gear off every year?
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By cderk
This sounds about right for me too. I think i...

This sounds about right for me too. I think i bought mine at 15 feet just in case (you can always cut some off). I ran from the stock battery location to the firewall and have enough left over that...
Forum: Northeast 05-20-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By cderk
Depends on what altitude. Iím based in the area...

Depends on what altitude. Iím based in the area and i fly in the NY airspace all the time. Controllers are very accommodating. I have not gotten vectored all that much. If its VFR as youíre...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
Iíd rather not move it - its not ready. The...

Iíd rather not move it - its not ready. The minute it gets moved out of my garage, productivity will go down exponentially. I still have my engine to install, all my avionics and more fiberglassing...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
extra points for coming up with the same solution...

extra points for coming up with the same solution i had on more than one occasion.
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
The trim isnt much - maybe 1/2"... but I agree,...

The trim isnt much - maybe 1/2"... but I agree, its easy to remove.

Maybe I should ask the question a little differently - has anyone every installed the engine PRIOR to installing the landing gear?
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
There is no rudder, VS or HS. This is just the...

There is no rudder, VS or HS. This is just the fuse.
Width is an issue AND height is an issue.
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
As I mentioned above - the height and the width...

As I mentioned above - the height and the width is off by about 2 inches in each dimension. in otherwords, the opening height is about 2" too short and the opening width is 2" too narrow.
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
The opening is too small - has nothing to do with...

The opening is too small - has nothing to do with the door itself. Youíre right, the door can be pushed up further. Iím off on the height and width by about 2Ē each dimension
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,197
Posted By cderk
The Inevitable Happened...

Cross-posted on the RV10 Facebook page...

Whelp, i had a bad feeling going into this and my worst fear came true. I got the plane up on its gear on Saturday. Doesn’t fit through the opening of my...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,963
Posted By cderk
Congrats Craig - fantastic milestone... now the...

Congrats Craig - fantastic milestone... now the exciting stuff begins!
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