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Forum: RV-10 11-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By mciaglia
Clarrification

Just trying to confirm that the PH will work with VPX. Planning on replacing my flap motor instead of rigging a sensor, but a planning on the VPX.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By mciaglia
Sad to see something iconic come to an end. But...

Sad to see something iconic come to an end. But its a stark contrast to the homebuilt market. The number of orders I heard Van's took at OSH is amazing and the back-log at thunderbolt for engine...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By mciaglia
Dimple and fill with a rivet

Dimple and fill with a rivet
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,642
Posted By mciaglia
Nice, In your first photo what are the grey...

Nice,
In your first photo what are the grey plates that are riveted and bolted to the deck plate and the longerons?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By mciaglia
I'll throw my 2 cents in as well. Engine-- I...

I'll throw my 2 cents in as well.

Engine--
I ordered my thunderbolt the last week of May. Have no idea when it will arrive.
Avionics--
Placed my panel order with Stein the Monday after OSH. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By mciaglia
AVEO Interior Lights?

Has anybody heard any news about Aveo Engineering? I have been trying to order some interior lights for my -10 (The Eyebeam touch) from Spruce and they were back ordered for the last 8 months. Now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By mciaglia
As a Christen Eagle owner... You can call aviat...

As a Christen Eagle owner...
You can call aviat and the can sell you one (not cheap). Its manufactured in house with Aviat. I have all the installation manuals for it, that I can email you if you...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By mciaglia
Awesome and congrats. Was a surprise to see the...

Awesome and congrats. Was a surprise to see the maiden at my home airport KDWH!! Hopefully I'll be down the same path with the -10 next year
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,173
Posted By mciaglia
BIPLANE!!!!! The RV 16 has to be!!. I mean...

BIPLANE!!!!!

The RV 16 has to be!!. I mean everyone loves the -8, well 2 x 8 = 16 sooooo.... it must be a two winged -8 or BIPLANE!!!

YEAH!!!!
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By mciaglia
Itís personal preference and building style. For...

Itís personal preference and building style. For myself I followed this theory:
1. Fit cabin top
2. Remove and fit the overhead
3. Fit and trim for headliner
4. Fit cabin top back on
5. Do the...
Forum: California 07-01-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By mciaglia
Spent a week with the instructors Ken and Yuchi...

Spent a week with the instructors Ken and Yuchi at the Tuitima school. I can't say enough great things about it. best flight instruction I ever received.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By mciaglia
Regarding mass arrivals. I was in charge of the...

Regarding mass arrivals. I was in charge of the Christen Eagle 40th anniversary celebrated at OSH 2017. We had 40 eagles and tried to arrange for a mass arrival. The Pitts guys tried a few years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By mciaglia
I find it ironic that all the mass arrivals are...

I find it ironic that all the mass arrivals are certified planes coming into the

EXPERIMENTAL
AIRCRAFT
ASSOCIATION fly-in
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,815
Posted By mciaglia
If you have to ask...

I have read all the other posts and agree with everyone on here.
Buying/building a plane is such a luxury. If you have to ask for validation from a community of pilots, I think you already know...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By mciaglia
Sounds like a plan. I'm flying up in my Christen...

Sounds like a plan. I'm flying up in my Christen Eagle along with another Eagle out of Dallas and an RV-7. There is a Mexican place walking distance on the opposite side of the road as the airport....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-25-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By mciaglia
Already have my room booked at Watertown for a...

Already have my room booked at Watertown for a Saturday night stay with a dawn departure into OSH on Sunday
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-19-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By mciaglia
Think of all that extra weight by adding unused...

Think of all that extra weight by adding unused pins;)
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 432,231
Posted By mciaglia
Looks great!!!. I still have your build log...

Looks great!!!. I still have your build log bookmarked in my phone, lots of great information
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By mciaglia
Matco installation with Planearound spacer

Finally at the point of installing the wheels. I purchased the planearound spacer to repalce the 3 spacers that are supposed to be fabricated for the wheelpant bracket. MY question is:

Did people...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,610
Posted By mciaglia
I'll be there, if my wife and kids make it in...

I'll be there, if my wife and kids make it in time then +3
Forum: Safety 05-30-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,917
Posted By mciaglia
This just came across my news feed. Scary and...

This just came across my news feed.
Scary and sad.

Fatal mid-air collision...
(29/May/2019)
- United States of America
A private experimentally built Van's RV-4, registration N319RL, experienced a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,440
Posted By mciaglia
Great video and flying.

Great video and flying.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-11-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By mciaglia
Heard back from my rep. Very new product...takes...

Heard back from my rep. Very new product...takes about 2 weeks to get once ordered. Prices start at $500 per gallon
Forum: Painting your RV 04-11-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By mciaglia
I received the same info. Iím looking into using...

I received the same info. Iím looking into using it for the entire interior. The rep in Dallas didnít know much, but will be getting me some more info soon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By mciaglia
Patrick flew that RV4 awesome!! Congrats. Proud...

Patrick flew that RV4 awesome!! Congrats. Proud to have come in 4th behind him
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,176
Posted By mciaglia
Does MT or Hartzel prime their props? Was...

Does MT or Hartzel prime their props?

Was trying to take another never ending debate and if we combine them...maybe they will both be solved:D
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By mciaglia
THis is what I deleted with part numbers and my...

THis is what I deleted with part numbers and my intentions for each deletion

https://marksfamilyrv10.wordpress.com/changes-to-orders/

Thats awesome your at that point!!!
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By mciaglia
Yannick, Welcome to the most amazing adventure!! ...

Yannick,
Welcome to the most amazing adventure!! I have enjoyed every minute of research, building, fabrication and standing back admiring the work. Thanks for looking at my build and I hope it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,488
Posted By mciaglia
Just to add my 2cents. I met a guy last week at...

Just to add my 2cents. I met a guy last week at a bar wearing a Cirrus pullover wind breaker. I went up to him and started talking airplanes, mainly my Christen Eagle II (he was interested in...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,536
Posted By mciaglia
Congrats. I have your build log bookmarked and...

Congrats. I have your build log bookmarked and have followed from the beginning. Now for you onto bigger beginnings. From building to flying!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By mciaglia
Looks amazing!!! Guess I should buy something

Looks amazing!!!
Guess I should buy something
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By mciaglia
Aerosport Headliner

I have decided like many others to install the aerosport headliner. Did most people order the fabric with the headliner or go to their local fabric store later? HAving a hard time trying to pic a...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By mciaglia
Discounted for non-traumatic!!! I do a lot of...

Discounted for non-traumatic!!! I do a lot of dupuytren surgery. Call anytime,
I have patients from all over Texas and the US
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By mciaglia
As a hand surgeon... I wish VAN's would include...

As a hand surgeon... I wish VAN's would include my card in every kit. FREE HAND SURGICAL CARE to all VAN's RV'ers!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 82,419
Posted By mciaglia
My other plane is my family Christen Eagle II. ...

My other plane is my family Christen Eagle II. Dad and I built it (well he did and held the tools) in the 80's. Had the honor of flying it at OSH on Monday of the airshow as a demo fly-by with 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By mciaglia
In the same boat with my Eagle Decided on...

In the same boat with my Eagle
Decided on this
https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/kannad_amerifit.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,892
Posted By mciaglia
I must graciously disagree with the OP point A. ...

I must graciously disagree with the OP point A. RVís although a huge biggest component of the experimental aircraft do not represent the majority of aircraft at Oshkosh. From Cubs, certified,...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
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: 1,405
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: 1,405
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: 1,418
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: 2,566
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: 589
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: 7
Views: 1,215
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: 1,312
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: 823
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: 1,654
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: 1,632
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: 1,632
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: 1,632
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: 761
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: 912
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: 1,019
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: 1,645
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: 1,293
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: 693
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: 1,459
Posted By mciaglia
What a gorgeous plane

What a gorgeous plane
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
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: 1,901
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: 900
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: 7,627
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: 3,657
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...
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