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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,536
Posted By Deems Davis
This trip was an absolute delight. Judy and I...

This trip was an absolute delight. Judy and I count ourselves fortunate to have been a part of it. I've lived in AZ for 20+ years and never visited the places that Myron took us to! If Myron ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By Deems Davis
May also need Coml rating

IIRC, even in a certified a/c the pilot would need to have a Commercial rating, because of the Money being exchanged.
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,822
Posted By Deems Davis
I initially installed something very similar to...

I initially installed something very similar to this on my -10, and after an evening @ the Cedar City airport with 60 kt winds, it broke loose. It turned out that there was a MINIMAL amount of play...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,582
Posted By Deems Davis
I had a similar problem , and solved it by...

I had a similar problem , and solved it by placing a mirror copy on the other side. Bending the U channel really isn't that hard, and once both are installed, they are rock solid. Previous to this I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-15-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By Deems Davis
I don't have any insight into the 'inside'...

I don't have any insight into the 'inside' situation. The thing that put us off when looking several years ago, is that it's a Looooooong way out of town, and the traffic to get to anything close to...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,477
Posted By Deems Davis
With 130 hours, this has been my experience, It...

With 130 hours, this has been my experience, It holds much better @ 8-8.5 than above.
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By Deems Davis
Exclamation Airport Harrassment - Need Legal advice

When I arrived at the airport yesterday I was greeted by the RV KDVT constabulary and informed that my Tip re 'washing' the a/c had received front page billing on VAF! Finally, 5 minutes of stardom!...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By Deems Davis
Yeah, I mix in a mild detergent, a couple of tbsp...

Yeah, I mix in a mild detergent, a couple of tbsp per spray bottle , doesn't take much
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By Deems Davis
Washed w/o hose

I've washed my plane several times in it's 1st year, but never used a hose. Here in AZ no matter how quick you are, the water will evaporate and leave mineral residue. The locals taught me how they...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,960
Posted By Deems Davis
I had inflatable seals on a Baron, and the...

I had inflatable seals on a Baron, and the McMaster Carr seals, properly installed,are every bit as tight as the pneumatic seals without the cost/maintenance.
I was reluctant to go with these, but...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,564
Posted By Deems Davis
I bought my rear seats from Aero Classic and so I...

I bought my rear seats from Aero Classic and so I used the original rear seatback material. I think I might have some left, I'll have to check
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,564
Posted By Deems Davis
Here's a link to some pics

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Sec%20The%20Home%20Stretch/slides/DSC06496.html

Click forward there s/b 10-15 pics of installation.


Deems
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,564
Posted By Deems Davis
YEs, But...

Yes It's structural, but an opening can be crafted with doublers and reinforcements to maintain/increase the strength and still allow access without removing the entire bulkhead (Just like a wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,272
Posted By Deems Davis
Recently heard @ KDVT

Contacting tower at the standard reporting point (shooting range) we had 3 aircraft within 1/2 mile all headed inbound and converging.
KDVT : N519PJ you've got traffic 1/4 mi directly off your right...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,080
Posted By Deems Davis
I've still got the stock struts, I've also got...

I've still got the stock struts, I've also got interior upholstery on the doors.
http://deemsrv10.com/album/Interior/slides/DSC06299.JPG

The stock struts will hold the open, but occasionally they...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,240
Posted By Deems Davis
http://deemsrv10.com/album/Final%20Assembly/slides...

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Final%20Assembly/slides/DSC06988.JPG

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Control%20Approach%20Rudder-Brake%20Pedals/slides/DSC06602.JPG
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By Deems Davis
Replace the nutplate with one that has both...

Replace the nutplate with one that has both rivets only one one side.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,925
Posted By Deems Davis
You're building and airplane - aren't you?

Come on guys --- Your building an airplane (aren't you?) Looks easy enough to fabricate
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,389
Posted By Deems Davis
One Word

Insurance !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,707
Posted By Deems Davis
Why do we feel compelled to share the joy?

Why do we feel compelled to share the joy that aviation brings to us?????

I ask this rhetorically, as I also frequently find myself evangelizing to the earthbound,the wonders of flight and the joys...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By Deems Davis
I've got 100 hrs with the Rosen's on my 10, and...

I've got 100 hrs with the Rosen's on my 10, and IMO they are overkill. I also believe they are too big. The articulation is nice, but it's really not necessary in the -10 if I were to do it again I'd...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,447
Posted By Deems Davis
Another option

A few more $'s but another option Control Approach:

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Control%20Approach%20Rudder-Brake%20Pedals/slides/DSC06627.JPG

More...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Deems Davis
Ear Bending

And come prepared with an exit strategy, as you will definately get your ear/s bent!
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Deems Davis
Its a trade off

Rodolofo

The answer to your question lies in how you value certain items.
Price: generally the 2 blade is less expensive
Performance: The 2 blade will cruise faster than most 3 blade propellers,...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By Deems Davis
Check the angle of incidence for Autopilot

I fashioned a center console and mounted a TT autopilot in it. Later I learned that TT has a spec that limits the maximum angle that the AP can be mounted and my console exceeded the spec. Had to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,521
Posted By Deems Davis
Marble Canyon, Cliff Dwellers lodge.

Marble Canyon, Cliff Dwellers lodge.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-24-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By Deems Davis
Our 1st trip After Phase1 - Grand Canyon, Zion Nat Park

Here are some pictures Judy snapped on her 1st trip in N519PJ after completion of Phase 1. We flew from Phoenix, AZ to Provo,UT. and these pictures were taken over Grand Canyon and Zions Nat...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,168
Posted By Deems Davis
2 things that helped me

1. Initially I had the problem with the grip (CH/TOSTEN) hitting the panel even after they were cut down to min. I cut the verticalupright piece off fromn the curved portion, rotated the vertical aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By Deems Davis
Do a loop

Oregon
Couer D Laine , ID
West Yellowstone
Jackson Hole, Wy
Salt Lake City,UT
Las Vegas, NV
Lake Tahoe, Ca
Sonoma/Napa Valley, Ca
Grants Pass (Rogue River)
Home
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,087
Posted By Deems Davis
Flew again today, little change in oil temps

Well, thought I'd report on the results of installing the louvers. I flew again today for 1 1/2 hours MP 28-25 ", RPM 2500. Alt 3500-6500. and oil temps were pretty much the same 215-220,as were the...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,087
Posted By Deems Davis
I'm workong on some temp issues as well

I've got 4.5 hours on an 290 HP IO 540, w/ James Cowl and Plenum, 1st and 2nd flight showed oil temps peaking @ 232. OAT 75F 4500 ft, 24.5 sq. I already have the airflow 2006X installed. I removed...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,815
Posted By Deems Davis
Smile 1st flight N519PJ

Miracles do...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 499,435
Posted By Deems Davis
OK here's some interior shots

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Interior/slides/DSC07469.JPG

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Interior/slides/DSC07464.JPG

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Interior/slides/DSC07456.JPG

http://deemsrv10.com/album/In...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 499,435
Posted By Deems Davis
All dressed up and nowhere to go

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Final%20Assembly/slides/DSC07513.JPG
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,093
Posted By Deems Davis
Cut the slot as far fwd, and make a cover

I cut a similar slot as far forward as possible, and fashioned an aluminum cover attached with nutplates.

I've got a 3bld aero comp prop, and I can drop the lower cowl enough to clear the lower 2...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,464
Posted By Deems Davis
It's a combo RAM,Filtered,Alternate air

The red canister is a unit designed by Rob Bower that serves a combination of purposes.
1. It has a butterfly valve on the intake to allow for RAM air direct into the fuel servo. (increased MP, a...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Deems Davis
Not a DVD but how about 6600 pictures

Vlad I don't have a DVD but I did chronicle my build in pretty good detail. My construction log is indexed to the plans section, step by step. There is also a photo album which contains over 6600...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Deems Davis
You're absolutely right, Those fittings have been...

You're absolutely right, Those fittings have been secured as we get closer to wrapping this up.

THANKS

Deems
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Deems Davis
I disagree

I'm not sure I agree with it not being conductive to internal wiring. Notwithstanding the posts about weakening the RV8 stick, The RV10 stick is a different geometry entirely. I ran the wires inside...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,433
Posted By Deems Davis
I wouldn't worry too much, especially if they fit...

I wouldn't worry too much, especially if they fit the engine and the mounts. The 1st 2 sets Van's sent wouldn't even accept the bolts.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,433
Posted By Deems Davis
Be Careful about tha tpicture

Larry I don't think that those in the picture are the right mounts. It took me 3 times to get Van's to send the correct mounts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Deems Davis
Use Saran wrap

For some radius the fiberglass cloth is too purous and the radius too tight for the cloth to adhere to. In this case cut a piece of Saran/plastic sandwich wrap that is big enough to overlap the area...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,434
Posted By Deems Davis
Mine arrived today

Mine arrived today (2/10)
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By Deems Davis
Here's where I put mine

purge line coming from purge valve

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Sec%20FF4%20Fuel%20System/slides/DSC04985.html

purge line as it enters the center tunnel (enroute back to fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,364
Posted By Deems Davis
Roll it up and store it.

Adam, I began the 1st part of my build in a 16' x 16' area that was carpeted, I rolled up the carpet and stored it, (the pad got sacraficed) Then when I moved the build out of that area, I put down...
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Deems Davis
[/QUOTE]I can fix it by building up the leading...

[/QUOTE]I can fix it by building up the leading edge of the fairing with Micro to match the VS, but that's a lot of extra work. Did anyone else run into this problem? Do I need some cheese with my...
Forum: RV-10 12-16-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,490
Posted By Deems Davis
Is this what you're thinking about?

Is this what you're thinking about ? http://deemsrv10.com/album/Panel/slides/DSC06533.html


Phil, I bought a Lancair IV panel from Aerotronics (Gary Wirrel) and adapted it to my RV-10.

link to...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By Deems Davis
here's a link to an album

Rocky here's a link to a photo album of the installation on an RV-10, click the thumbnails to see larger pics.

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Sec%2048%20Gear%20Leg%20&%20Wheel%20Fairings/index.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,970
Posted By Deems Davis
PM me for Paul's contact information

My last conversation w/ Paul was regarding his intention to extend the product line to the 6,7 & 9 Rv's. He's thought through the issues and I'm not sure how much of the engineering and CAD work hes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,970
Posted By Deems Davis
Control Approach

It gets even better!

I just received new Black Teflon coated stainless steel brake lines from Bonaco Inc today, They are smaller that those you see in the picture above and should end up completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,042
Posted By Deems Davis
Yup [LP4-3'S

Yup LP4-3's , (used the underlying rib's in the baggage areas for added strength where possible.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,042
Posted By Deems Davis
IT's a RYO

No, I've grown tired of waiting on them, so I came up with this myself here's a link to some pics on the process. IT wasn't as hard as I thought. A little duct tape, some fiberglass, some filler,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,042
Posted By Deems Davis
Here's another option (cost less)

Credit for this needs to go to David McNeil who showed me the tip. Simple piece of piano hinge, cut, drilled and rivet4ed to baggage area, Folds nearly flush and can be hidden under carpet when not...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By Deems Davis
De Nada ... But Thanks should go to

Sheril Hilton and Robin Marks who showed me the...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By Deems Davis
Check out the inertial reel model

I went with Hookers when I found out they had an inertial reel model that attached to the same single point bolt/screw (It did require a bushing).

Check them out here:...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Deems Davis
No Seal for the -10

There is no rubber seal for the -10, it's the only one of Van's kits without it, it's easy enough to add if you want to. I know of one other builder that added it, I believe you can buy the material...
Forum: RV-10 09-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Deems Davis
As Scott said, it's not difficult

But it is time consuming, I did my own, because of misplaced ego gratification. I'm VERY leery about all things electric, but I had the time, and the education and experience were extremely...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,439
Posted By Deems Davis
Would like additional information re Idaho airpark

Sent you a pm. We're considering an Idaho move
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 372,936
Posted By Deems Davis
Panel with center console installed - test

http://deemsrv10.com/album/Panel/slides/DSC06541.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,054
Posted By Deems Davis
Can you provide some more information about the...

Can you provide some more information about the 'real" aircraft flex tubing, where you got it, part #.

THANKS
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,096
Posted By Deems Davis
Check these out

Jeff Bordelon (RV7 builder) makes and sells a very nice set-up.

My installation : http://deemsrv10.com/album/LED%20Nav%20&%20Strobes/index.html

Jeffs site: http://www.jeffsrv-7a.com/LEDPROJECT1.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,948
Posted By Deems Davis
I feel your pain - what price do we put on our dreams?

Bruce,
I'm in a similar situation, albeit I have a 1 year wait. I had a 'disqualifying' event occur last Dec, and had expected to have 1st flight in Jan or Feb. After working on the project nearly...
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