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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By MElstien
just curious about the difference...

Home Depot and Lowes have these in the plumbing aisle. What is the difference? These are critical parts so, like bolts, I buy from from an aviation source with a valid lot tracking system.

But...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By MElstien
F-1003B

According to my plans, it is F-1003B: Instrument Panel Lower Flange. Check page 41.1 and
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By MElstien
2 engine pre-buy inspections near Labelle FL

Hello,

I am looking for a qualified person, to inspect Qty 2 AEIO-540-D4A5 engines I am considering buying for my RV-10 project. They are near Labelle FL and removed from the plane, and preserved...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MElstien
Final Resolution

I thought I should post a final resolution.

Over the weekend I decided to test the left tank to check for leaks. No leaks found except at the inflatable balloon. I used the soapy water to...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MElstien
Still fiddling with it

Hello,

I am still fiddling with it to see if the float will fit between the vent line and the stiffener. I also called Stewart Lambert to see about trimming the actual float down by 1/4 inch or...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MElstien
OP" Additional Information and Progress

Tonight I spent a few more hours in the shop with my USB camera on a flexible wire and my ohm meter. I had already bent the wire per VAN's measurements including the return bend that acts as an...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By MElstien
RV-10 QB wings and fuel senders and leak testing order

Hello. I could use some feedback on what order to conduct the following tasks on my QB wings that were built in 2006. Any other advice would be very helpful. I have searched and read all the...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By MElstien
Response from VANs

As promised, Vans called me back after their proto lab took a look. The response was that indeed, those countersinks would need to be deeper than the 5-7 clicks suggested in section 5 but try not to...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By MElstien
VANS response

I called VANs today and spoke to support. They are awesome!

They are sending the issue to "Proto" and will get back to me. In the meantime we suggested making a more elaborate test sample...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By MElstien
#8 Screw Substructure Countersink depth Section 16-2

Hello,

I could use some simple confirmation of the proper depth for this countersink.

I am checking my QB wings and found that the nutplates on the inboard top edge have not been attached. These...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By MElstien
Fuselege Spar Spacers f-1004-spcr

Hello,

I am working on section 28 of a QB kit built in 2006, new to me. I have the QB wings as well. Section 28-9 has you attaching the 2 halves of the fuse and using F-1004-SPCRs to properly...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,665
Posted By MElstien
Control Approach Full Rudder Pedals are back

Hello,

I just talked to Paul at Control Approach and he has new sets ready now for welding and delivery around January 2018. If I heard him correctly, he has parts to build 20 sets. 14 sets, now...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By MElstien
PEM nuts for me

I an using the machined trim cable anchor brackets. I have some PEM nuts that I will clinch in place from the top of the bracket. I will countersink the mating side of the bracket to accept the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By MElstien
#6 it will be then

Thank you for the feedback.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By MElstien
Nutplate Jig for #4 double wing standard nutplates

Hello,

I plan on using screws (torx) to attach my wing and empannage tips. I choose #4-40 screws and standard double wing nutplates. (MS21047-L04 cheap from SkyGeek)

I am having trouble...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By MElstien
The skin is overlapping incorrectly

As the previous poster noted, skins overlap front to back so water in the slipstream and from top to bottom has a harder time gaining entrance.

Try removing the clekos and sliding the skin back 1-2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,147
Posted By MElstien
Thank you but what abuot the gap between the two pieces

I had noticed the protruding tip past the elevator, but I thought the difference was OK. Based on your observations, I must be wrong. I will pull the elevator tip out as you suggested.

Could you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,147
Posted By MElstien
Feedback and advice on my horizontal stabilizer tip fairings fitting

Hello, The sheet metal work requires less artistic sculpting than the tip fairings. I am not a sculptor. Can some people review my trimming and provide me feedback and advice before I fine tune...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,908
Posted By MElstien
Difference between CI-158 and CI-158-2

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between these 2 products? They seem identical.

Also is the RAMI AV-520 or 525 similar to the above models?

I am planning to mount this on the top of my...
Forum: Northeast 03-04-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By MElstien
NJ Locations

I second Hoboken and Jersey City. If he is OK with a short commute, he might want to look at Montclair.

All three are good, young places with a vibrant night life.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By MElstien
Any RV-10 Builders or Flying near Centennial CO

Hello,

I will be staying in Centennial Co for the next few days Mon-Wed and would like talk to other builders or look at flying -10s to aid in my build.

Michael
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By MElstien
Try Boelube on the pin

I also had the same problem. I put some Boelube on the pin and it went in much easier.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By MElstien
Final Answer and ability to assist others

I returned home from a business trip and my parts arrived and they work great? I was able to find: Flat Washers NAS1149F0416P on eBay. These are treated steel like the ones VANs ships but they are...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By MElstien
Final Answer from VANs

To close this thread out, VANs said a thinner set of washers is just fine, but they did not sell them.

Thank You.

I will probably buy the following from Aircraft Spruce

WASHER, FLAT...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By MElstien
Ordering WASHER, FLAT AN960PD-416L

These are .016 thick washers in Aluminum. It should do the trick.

I also sent an email to VANs for an official answer.
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By MElstien
Trim Bellcrank and washers

Hello,

Section 11-9 figure 2

I am finally assembling the elevator trim bellcrank on my RV-10. I do not seem to have enough clearance to insert both AN960-416L thin washers on either side. I can...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By MElstien
Cool Simple Answer

Thank you for the replies. I looked in my tool chest for my countersink cutter case and saw a number 12 sitting there nicely nestled in its blue foam.

I have been using the #40 an #30 exclusively...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By MElstien
Proper method to Countersink #12 Hole

Section 11-5 step 5 figure 5 and 6.

Hello, I am attaching the VS to the tailcone and it states that the 2 bottom holes need to be match drilled to #12 and then countersunk. I understand that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,866
Posted By MElstien
In need of contact for kit plan exhibitor.

I am building. -10 but during my walking tour of Sun n Fun on Friday I came across a new plane from overseas. It was a twin ducted fan fighter jet looking plane powered by 1 combustion engine. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By MElstien
+1 for tape

I found It was easier to tape over the factory head. More tape was used but much better results. I also found higher PSI worked better. Less hits on the head, less time to have the gun move. I...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By MElstien
Elevator Stops

Hello Rocketman,

I am just attaching the elevators (section 11-3) to the HS right now and making sure I have the freedom of travel required. I think the stop adjusts come later, I will have to...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,139
Posted By MElstien
SNF on Friday

Hello,

I will be there on Friday, but I am nowhere near flying yet. Would like to meet the people on this group. What is the best way to find the group?
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By MElstien
Elevator Travel

Thank you Rocketman.

That is exactly the type of answer I was looking for. I just rant out to buy a digital level as a double check to my college style protractor. I have 27.3 degrees down and...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By MElstien
RV-10 Elevator Travel

Hello, I could use a little double checking before I drill the WD-605 for the hinge/bearing. I have mounted the elevators and I have confirmed I get no binding and full and free travel 25 degree...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By MElstien
Curious too

I too am curious about your user name.

Regarding the thread, I did not have to use a lot of force. I would be more concerned if I had to use a lot of force, since most things line up very well . ...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By MElstien
Seperate the ribs

My ribs were a bit too close together (rib-to-rib: Left-to-Right). I separated them by pulling one out via the lightening holes a bit and inserted matching screws on both sides. Everything other...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By MElstien
Yes, bell crank ribs are riveted to bottom skins and to 1007 bulkead

Yes, the ribs are riveted in as of a few days ago. Pictures below.

I would take measurements of the holes and send them to VANs. This tray was never supposed to be match drilled so the first...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By MElstien
bellCrank ribs and battery Tray

I am at this part on my build. I read your thread and took my tray that assembled last night and fit it to the bell-crank ribs. I screwed in all #8 fasteners with washers and it fit fine. My kit...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,668
Posted By MElstien
Alodine the tubes instead?

I am getting to that part on my build for the elevator push tube. Couldn't you alodine them or have the alodined? Is there a need for primer on the inside since once sealed up, there is no way...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By MElstien
Hello, I have been traveling and unable to...

Hello, I have been traveling and unable to respond with proper information. I must say I was worried about the comment about the oversized hole. I am glad when I got home I was able to do some...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By MElstien
Bellcrank ribs to skin riveting

I still need to rivet the bottom skins in place but most of that should be easy. I will need to phone a friend for the few rivets on the bottom curved piece, then it is on to section 10-21

I was...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By MElstien
Thanks - those rivets are done and I am moving on

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I used the bucking bar suggested, with some electrical tape wrapped around it to protect near-by primed surfaces. It worked well.

I have a whole set of various...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By MElstien
Bucking bar use

Thank you Eric. I have a few of those bucking bars. Never used them. I am so used to my tungsten bar. I guess I could break them out. I wont be able to back rivet them though.

Let me try...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,834
Posted By MElstien
Tough set of rivets on tail cone under J stiffeners

Hello, I am riveting the tail cone skins to the bulkeads and came upon a few rivets that I cannot figure out how to set. These are several rivets that join the bulkhead to the skins but fall under...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,326
Posted By MElstien
Access hole in tanks to add capacitance plates?

Hello,

I am finishing up my empennage and about to move on to my QB wings and Fuselage. My wings were built in 2006. They currently do not have any fuel sender or capacitance plates in them. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By MElstien
Yes, I have some in my parts bin

I have just completed final drilling the tailcone and am ready to start taking it apart, deburring some 4,000 holes and priming and riveting. I read ahead and I do not see where those teflon parts...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By MElstien
I see a trend on 3/32 then #40

Hello,

Section 8-5 does say to use a 3/32 for the spar caps to the spar flanges. Then later, once the skin goes on, you drill through those holes again, only now with the skin on (3 layers) with a...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By MElstien
Happy Monday everyone, I just talked to Vans. ...

Happy Monday everyone,

I just talked to Vans. We quickly went through the plans on 10-11 step 2 and 3 and then page 10-12 step 9. His feedback was if I already drilled the side skins to...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By MElstien
3/32 vs #40 and my theory on why

I too have noticed the plans sometimes appear to interchange 3/32 with #40 but if you read the directions diligently and in order, it makes sense (to me anyway)why they call them out...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By MElstien
#40 match drill Longerons aft of top skins

Hello Patrick

Thank you for your response.

Page 10-11 step 2 does call for match drilling all those holes but only with a 3/32 drill. This is an undersized drill for a -3 rivet. I imagine...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By MElstien
When to final drill side skins to Longerons aft of top skins

Hello, I am on section 10-12 where I attach the top skins and then final drill all common holes with a #40 drill including the top and side skins to the longerons. It states to match drill the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,155
Posted By MElstien
Keep on building...

Hello Charlie,

This is unfortunate but common mistake. I am not qualified to provide feedback on a repair. What I can offer is, if you do decide to order a new skin, is to add the skin to my...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By MElstien
I would be interested in your solution. Last...

I would be interested in your solution. Last night I trimmed my RV-10 E-614 weights and mounted one set. I trimmed them using the band saw and then took the raised section off by using a chisel...
Forum: Northeast 10-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By MElstien
RV-10 Builder in Kinnelon NJ

Hello Charlie. I am near you and ised to work in Woodcliff Lake. Please Check your PM. Welcome to the group.
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By MElstien
Resulution

Hello,
I called Vans yesterday and they emailed me the updated page. I printed it out and it scaled perfectly. I am glad I asked because my plan page would have had me making the ribs about 0.25...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By MElstien
My page had no formatting on it

Thank you Michael,

I just checked my scans and the page has the page holes but no other formatting information, no page outlines, no title block like all the other pages. Odd.

I sent an email to...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By MElstien
Elevator Foam Ribs for Trailing edge - Need confirmation of template Dimensions

Hello,

When I first received my plans, I scanned them into PDF format 1:1. I print out copies as I build and make my building notes on them. I have misplaced the originals and up until this...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By MElstien
New E-905 Ribs arrived and are perfect fit!

The new E-905 ribs arrived today and they fit perfectly!

Now on to completing the match...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By MElstien
Update from VANs and some measurements

I called VANs and talks to Scott. Poor Scott, he is stuck at the factory and not at OSH. Scott's misfortune is my benefit.

He looked at the pictures and listened to my description. Scott called...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By MElstien
Additional Pictures of E-509 Alignment

I added some pictures. I also decided to remove the cleco from the spar. I then attached the top skin and all the 1008 ribs align and the 509 attaches nicely as well. But there is a gap between...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By MElstien
Elevator E-905 Rib not aligning

Hello,

I am on section 9-5 and I having problems getting the E-905 root rib for the elevator to align properly with the skin and the E-1002 spar. I have tried several different configurations,...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By MElstien
Response from VANs

I am doing fine, build-on was the response.

Thank you for the replies.
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