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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe

Is it possible that the intake restrictions were there to slow the airflow through the heat muff and facilitate heat transfer? If the air is moving too fast through the muff, there will be minimal...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By rocketman1988
Ipads

The iPad with the keyboard is SOLD.

The iPad without the case is SOLD pending receipt of payment.


Thanks guys!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By rocketman1988
PM sent...

PM and emails sent...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By rocketman1988
iPad 2---SOLD

I have two iPad 2 tablets for sale due to purchase of a new model.

I thought I'd put them up here first before anywhere else.

They are both 64 Gb units with Verizon Cellular and in good...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah...

Yeah, I had to look twice at the Home Depot stuff before I realized that it was LATEX.

Ordered the correct stuff on amazon...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By rocketman1988
RIsk tolerance

I will be flying IFR. In the past 7000+ hours flying IFR with two IFR gps units available, I have yet to have ANY issues that would necessitate a VOR. My -10 will have two gps sources and an...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By rocketman1988
Vor

I am kind of thinking toward what Carl said about not ever using the VOR. I would be interested in hearing from anyone that did not even install a VOR antenna. Iím just not sure it even worth the...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think I used the 063...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, oh...

I'm pretty sure someone will chime in why as to NOT use Red RTV...

I used 3m Fire Barrier 2000+...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe

I seem to recall reading in a thread that you want the end points less than full travel. For some reason, 80% seems to be what I recall, leaving 10% on each end unused...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By rocketman1988
YD

Don't know if you are going Garmin but they reference this topic in the manual.

As you stated, the YD can contribute, but is not meant to be a trim tab...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

I would be curious to hear the reasoning behind having both.

From an aerodynamic standpoint, it doesn't make any sense. The fixed tab is used to create a new center point for the rudder by moving...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Why would you need a tab and the spring bias system?

With the spring bias system, you are moving the ENTIRE rudder to a new center point. The tab/wedge would serve no purpose.

The tab is also...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By rocketman1988
Got it

I will send photos when I return this afternoon...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By rocketman1988
Sure

Out running errands but I will send you some photos when I get back this afternoon...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By rocketman1988
Handles

Sorry, I couldn't find the originals...BUT I found a set of really nice CNC machined and polished ones that I would make you a deal on.

I opted for Aerosports low profile ones...

If you want me to...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe...

Let me check, I might still have them...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,395
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett

"...I'm a little confused by this quote. Do you mean that Barrett is not making their version of the IO-540??? If so where did you hear that??..."

Barrett is still building their variant. Give...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By rocketman1988
bolts

I used four 3/8" hardware store bolts. I ground off the threads and tapered the ends slightly.

Worked good. I would NOT use the tight tolerance bolts for a test fit...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Exciting and EXPENSIVE times, for sure!🤑
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By rocketman1988
Oil filter Adapter

I have an almost brand new oil filter adapter for sale.

It is a Superior SL2157 from my BPE IO-540.

It has about an hour of run time on it...just what they did on the dyno.

I am using a remote...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,792
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

I have the original windscreen and the Cee Bailey. They pretty much look like the same tint to me...

Anyone need an unused, untrimmed stock windscreen for a -10?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By rocketman1988
Dimple

Before I started my build, I did literally dozens of nesting test with a properly set DRDT and a hammer strike dimpler.

I found that you do have to go a bit deeper to get the dimple to nest in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

If the cage doesn't sit perfectly flat or is "rocked" while drilling, the counter sink will not be uniform...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By rocketman1988
Spinner/cowl

I made a plywood disk the size of the spinner on my MT prop/spinner then used the dimension from the spinner Back plate to the base of the prop hub to make nylon bushings. The bushings hold the disk...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,327
Posted By rocketman1988
Discussion

So in light of your post, how do you usually fly cross country in your -10?

I am not flying yet, so I am curious. Some guys, in search of that "efficiency" attempt to find the sweet spot between...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,327
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

"...The use of speedbrakes is often necessary and not an indictment of the pilot's skills..."

You would be surprised at the number of people I work with that do not understand this point...

It...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By rocketman1988
Governor

I had intended on using the MT governor in my -10. After having discussions with multiple people that actually had failures, I contacted an MT distributor to purchase one. In conversation, I asked...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By rocketman1988
Plexi

I believe itís plexiglass. Be careful, nothing with acetone, for sure...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

Will a Daniels DC-8 crimped work with these connectors? Are the pins standard sized?
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,766
Posted By rocketman1988
Return

Thatís how mine are...

Supply on the left, return on the right...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,766
Posted By rocketman1988
Return

I am using an EFII system. My return line is symmetrical with supply but on the opposite side of the tunnel. Supply runs forward on the left side of the tunnel and through the firewall. Return...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By rocketman1988
Universal joint

If you find that you need a universal joint for the and/or valve, I have one that I don't need...never been used. I also have 2' of extension that I will not be using all of...

Be happy to make you...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh, oh...

Well now you've done it! Opened up that can of worms:eek:

I am not flying yet. I knew that I wanted to go with electronic ignition for certain. Mags work, yes, I just think the electronic...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By rocketman1988
???

Good question! If you read the AeroElectric Connection, Bob talks about proper grounding and ground loops, etc.

I wonder if there is a way to quantify the difference between using the airframe as a...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By rocketman1988
wicks

While I was researching this for my -10, I came upon numerous sources available on the web. Some were generalized and some got in to surface mapping of the aircraft to determine p-static problem...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By rocketman1988
static wicks

There are some threads relating to this. It isn't as simple as just bolting them on...and the wicks themselves can flutter and potentially fatigue the area where they are mounted.

Not saying they...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-27-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By rocketman1988
Rivet tolerance

My tech counselor gave me an article on rivet replacement the first time he looked at my build. Reading through it verified what many have said...that drilling a rivet out for a minor error in...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By rocketman1988
Comms

As a data point, I have never had an issue contacting BPE. Once I placed a core deposit, I was assigned a core and engine construction was begun. I received a completion date that was acceptable to...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By rocketman1988
BPE

Yes, Rhonda found the core for my engine...and the run it on the dyno with the full EFII system...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By rocketman1988
Engine

You need to consider whether you are going to customize the engine or go with a stock setup. If you buy from Vanís, you will get what they sell. BPE built mine exactly the way I wanted. I think...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,847
Posted By rocketman1988
Barrett Precision Engines

I went with a BPE IO540 with 9:1, cold air induction, full dual EFII, billet rocker covers, and Reiff preheat system.

It did 290 hp on the dyno. Great customer service! Highly recommended.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By rocketman1988
Baffle

If you remove that piece of baffle, you will most likely reduce the differential pressure between the upper and lower portions of the cowl reducing your cooling capability. How much remains to be...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,636
Posted By rocketman1988
Play the game

So, I guess if you really want to play the game, you can request a manufacturer frequency...

Seeing as we are ALL manufacturers of said aircraft...:D
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By rocketman1988
Ailerons

It has been awhile since I did this section but the kit I received had the original RV-10 ailerons. The plans, however, were for the newer RV-14 ailerons. A call to Van's rectified the issue; they...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm...

So you wrapped a brass bushing with aluminum tape and put it inside a steel weldment? Isn't the point of the brass bushing to give a greater bearing surface as the control stick base pivot tube...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By rocketman1988
And..

And your fuel line(s) run through there as well!
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocketman1988
HAHA

An RV-10 for $60k :eek:
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By rocketman1988
QB Wings

Do a little research on the Pitot location, specifically when the aircraft is tied down, will the pitot interfere with the tie down rope/strap.

Aileron trim and roll servo in right wing. I am...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By rocketman1988
Because

Because, for example, being able to stop is a psychologically perceived value?

The physics are there, as well as real world examples...the aftermarket brakes WILL perform better than the stock...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By rocketman1988
Camlocs

The fixed receptacles are just that; the receptacle doesnít move within its mount. The floating ones can move a bit within their mount.

The spacing on the skybolts was 3 1/2Ē. CEnter to Center. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By rocketman1988
Info

You might check out the skybolt.com website. They have instructions for installing their product. I used the skybolt system with their remade flanges and I couldn't be happier. It turned out...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,063
Posted By rocketman1988
Build

You want the build to follow plans? Have you read ahead any? As you progress in the build, the plans assume that you have learned something along the way and tend to be more of a guide than "put...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,063
Posted By rocketman1988
QB

As I posted earlier, I have the QB wings and fuselage. There were a couple of minor issues but the overall quality was fine. I would not hesitate to do the QB again...

No one has built a perfect...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By rocketman1988
QB

I can say that I did not have some of these issues but did have some others. Overall I found the QB kit assembled correctly with minor errors.

That being said, NO ONE has built a perfect...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By rocketman1988
Build on

Unless the dents are huge or break through, build on. Some of the smaller ones can be "fixed" by placing the bucking bar behind the dent and using a plastic mallet to gently massage the dent...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,799
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh Man....

Bummer....
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By rocketman1988
Forward fuse

Many people can, and do, hang the engine before riveting that section. I have seen some that just hang the engine and press on and some that hang the engine and leave the lift attached to take the...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By rocketman1988
Pm sent again

Pm sent with address again...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By rocketman1988
Pm sent

Pm sent...let me know...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By rocketman1988
Adapters

I would sure like a set of those adapters! Feel like making a set?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By rocketman1988
Cooling

Letting more air in at that location may not do exactly what you think...
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