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Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By RV10Pilot
I would suggest to wait until the engine is...

I would suggest to wait until the engine is mounted and the baffels are fabricated. This way you can adjust the are perfectly for your build. If you do it based on a published angle, odds are, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By RV10Pilot
Your n-number registration will show up online...

Your n-number registration will show up online before you get the post card in the mail.
Forum: Southeast 04-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By RV10Pilot
At a minimum, make sure you save your receipts so...

At a minimum, make sure you save your receipts so you can justify / support the actual cost of the finished plane, vs the tax man wanting tax on what they think it is worth.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By RV10Pilot
From the control valve servo page: Use Standard...

From the control valve servo page:

Use Standard kit (30mm travel) with Van's RV heater valves and TCW butterfly valves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By RV10Pilot
from the FDS GD-40 page: Four Ways to...

from the FDS GD-40 page:

Four Ways to Alert:

Digitally through your EFIS

AFS

Dynon - via switched input
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By RV10Pilot
From GD-40 Installation/Operation Manual RLY...

From GD-40 Installation/Operation Manual
RLY (Relay) This terminal connects to ground (is pulled low) when a CO alarm is present. Connect this to an EFIS “switch input” or it can complete
the circuit...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-19-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By RV10Pilot
Piper Warrior, Rental. But I am building a...

Piper Warrior, Rental. But I am building a RV-10. Hope that makes it RV related. :o
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-18-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By RV10Pilot
NYC Hudson River Corridor - Covid-19

Great weather and clear skies and no one is out flying. It was a perfect day to take a flight through the hudson river corridor with my son. There was so little traffic we had to check the radio to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,090
Posted By RV10Pilot
Electrical Fish Tape / Pole

You may want to try an electrical fish pole. If it is a straight run they work very well. Harbor Freight, Home Depot, Amazon have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,097
Posted By RV10Pilot
Not mine, but I was thinking of creating...

Not mine, but I was thinking of creating something like it for my 10. It is from the RV7/7A...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-08-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By RV10Pilot
scotch fine line tape 218

The name brad tape is scotch fine line tape 218. It comes in a variety of widths. Amazon has it, as would most local automotive paint supply house.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By RV10Pilot
How difficult would it be to drill out the nut...

How difficult would it be to drill out the nut plate and put the replacement in with pop rivets?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,993
Posted By RV10Pilot
Dremel works. Perma Grit disc is the best, but...

Dremel works. Perma Grit disc is the best, but for your one off use any of the dremel discs.

Or my prefered method is using a vibrating multi tool, cuts like butter and I find easier to control...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By RV10Pilot
You want to complete as much as you can inside...

You want to complete as much as you can inside the fuselage before you attach the cabin top. Fuel lines, break lines, paint the interior, cut the holes for de-fog fans and paint the glare shield (if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,444
Posted By RV10Pilot
Thanks for passing on the information. Saves me...

Thanks for passing on the information. Saves me a call. At least I can now make an informed decision.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,719
Posted By RV10Pilot
https://eaa.org/en/eaa/aircraft-building/building-...

https://eaa.org/en/eaa/aircraft-building/building-your-aircraft/next-steps-after-your-airplane-is-built/selling-and-buying-articles/part-1-protect-yourself

Dated 1999
"The good news is that it's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,719
Posted By RV10Pilot
CFR § 21.191Experimental...

CFR § 21.191Experimental certificates.
Experimental certificates are issued for the following purposes:
...
(g) Operating amateur-built aircraft. Operating an aircraft the major portion of which has...
Forum: COMM 01-28-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By RV10Pilot
Why not just one fuse protecting all the outlets?...

Why not just one fuse protecting all the outlets? Size the fuse to protect smallest wire. I don't know the specific current draw, but I can't imagine that 22 gauge wire and a 3 amp fuse wouldn't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,066
Posted By RV10Pilot
Does that mean that since I am the manufacture...

Does that mean that since I am the manufacture (not Van's) I get to specify the inspection procedure?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,444
Posted By RV10Pilot
Maybe the design decision was not about...

Maybe the design decision was not about structural strength of the screw.
Van's catalog only shows countersunk structural screws. The only exception is #6 screws and stainless screws. Maybe, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By RV10Pilot
In Line Fuse Holder

Yes connect it to one of the screws on the avionics bus and it will turn on and off with the avionics master. You can use one fuse for both devices or one fuse for each, which ever is easer.

Use...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-21-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,424
Posted By RV10Pilot
I used #4 screws to attach my bottom fairing.

I used #4 screws to attach my bottom fairing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By RV10Pilot
This is from the GRT website and the installation...

This is from the GRT website and the installation manuals for the echo UAT and the SafeFly GPS. (Please verify for yourself to make sure I am looking a the same components you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,476
Posted By RV10Pilot
Back ups Not Required

You are not Required to have any back up instruments. As long as you meet the minimum requirements, as described in the EAA article linked above you are legal to fly in the IFR system.

That being...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By RV10Pilot
Get a 3x gun. I have seen classified ads for...

Get a 3x gun. I have seen classified ads for people selling 2x guns to get a 3x. never the other way around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By RV10Pilot
Matco Brake Fluid...

Matco Brake Fluid Reservoir
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/reservoirs2.php?clickkey=4763
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/6/06-11225.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,254
Posted By RV10Pilot
I agree. That does not look like a grounding...

I agree. That does not look like a grounding block. Find the routing of the negative lead from the battery. It may go to a forest of tabs, something that looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By RV10Pilot
For a fine texture you could mix the paint with...

For a fine texture you could mix the paint with extra reducer and spray the final coat with excess air.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By RV10Pilot
I would use a backing plate when countersinking. ...

I would use a backing plate when countersinking. I would not add a backing plate to reinforce a less than perfect countersunk hole for this application.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By RV10Pilot
Here is a resource that may help. ...

Here is a resource that may help. https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/industry/vehicles-vessels-aircraft-guide.htm#Aircraft

To be safe it make make sense to take possession and close the deal when the plane...
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By RV10Pilot
Not my plane but another option for routing that...

Not my plane but another option for routing that fuel line. It runs above the sump aft and then turns...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-29-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By RV10Pilot
Thumbs up Thumbs up and subscribed. Great video. Keep...

Thumbs up and subscribed. Great video. Keep them coming.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,620
Posted By RV10Pilot
Do a 4 week taxi to take off program and you can...

Do a 4 week taxi to take off program and you can have the RV10 of your dreams with new avionics and zero time engine.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-24-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,285
Posted By RV10Pilot
Would these work...

Would these work https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HQMBM2D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I replaced my 8 foot fluorescents about 6 months ago with those LED bulbs and they work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By RV10Pilot
Put a bench seat in the back of the 10 with seat...

Put a bench seat in the back of the 10 with seat belts for 3 and you will have a 5 place plane. You should be able to keep it within weight and balance at least till your oldest becomes a teenager.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By RV10Pilot
Get your IFR ticket and then upgrade your panel...

Get your IFR ticket and then upgrade your panel if needed. With the additional knowledge and experience flying IFR your opinion of what you need may change. Especially since an upgrade to current...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,136
Posted By RV10Pilot
Would West System G-Flex qualify as...

Would West System G-Flex qualify as "similar"?
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By RV10Pilot
I must be the one that ordered the shorter one. ...

I must be the one that ordered the shorter one. This is what I ordered:
A1 M8 Hinge Eye Endfitting
B0N0F50-100-247/XXXN Gas Spring 4"(100mm) Stroke 10"(247mm) Extended Length Customer Selected Force...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By RV10Pilot
Minimum or acceptable minimums. Depending on the...

Minimum or acceptable minimums. Depending on the airspace you are flying in the G3x and an ELT would be the minimum, using the G3x gps for navigation. More practical minimums would be the addition...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By RV10Pilot
https://planearound.com/ https://img1.wsimg.com/is...

https://planearound.com/
https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/85ec6025-f02d-4bd9-b354-d9bef14e3672/ecada8bf-6408-4862-b6cf-bb766a2d9eba.jpg/:/cr=t:0%25,l:0%25,w:100%25,h:100%25/rs=w:400,cg:true
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By RV10Pilot
You don't want to completely block the flow of...

You don't want to completely block the flow of air to the heat muff, just reduce the flow. The heat exchanger needs some air flow. No flow will seriously shorten the life of the muffler and heat...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By RV10Pilot
I made my own out of fiberglass. Use a greek...

I made my own out of fiberglass. Use a greek yogurt single serve container and clay to make the form.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,917
Posted By RV10Pilot
67Q is available. Short and Three...

67Q is available. Short and Three syllables.

Tailnum.com seems to be down. It was a nice way to search for available tail numbers.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By RV10Pilot
I just mated the two together without doing...

I just mated the two together without doing anything to the already primed quickbuild parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,259
Posted By RV10Pilot
Does EAA have anything to say about this? I...

Does EAA have anything to say about this? I could not find anything on there web site.
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By RV10Pilot
The empennage kit will take a lot more time to...

The empennage kit will take a lot more time to complete than the quickbuild wings. The quickbuild wings will go very fast. You may want to consider getting the fuselage kit prior to the qb wings.

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By RV10Pilot
Maybe TimO can help

It just a lead that could potentially help. Here is a photo of the instructions. I know it doesn't directly help but maybe you can reach out to TimO and he still has a copy that he would share with...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,293
Posted By RV10Pilot
Doug has a bunch of free publications that he...

Doug has a bunch of free publications that he used for studying for the IFR checkride oral portion. here: http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/myIFRCheckride/my_ifr_checkride.htm
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By RV10Pilot
I used nut plates and #8 countersunk screws. #6...

I used nut plates and #8 countersunk screws. #6 screws would have been fine also.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By RV10Pilot
The idea was not mine, so I do not have pictures,...

The idea was not mine, so I do not have pictures, but the final product looks almost exactly like what Paddy shows.

Paddy do you have any specifics on the door edge guard you used?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By RV10Pilot
The 7A with an IO-320 will be lighter, have...

The 7A with an IO-320 will be lighter, have longer range and better fuel. It will be slower and have a longer take off distance. The 360 will have a higher resale value and it will sell faster, all...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-22-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By RV10Pilot
The accompanying video is on youtube. Burt is so...

The accompanying video is on youtube. Burt is so young, but then it was filmed 30 some years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9GTYsNBiaE
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By RV10Pilot
Added to my Spruce "wish list". Thank you for...

Added to my Spruce "wish list". Thank you for the post.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By RV10Pilot
Interior Window Trim

For the inside window trim especially if the cabin top interior painted here is what Cory Bull did. Unfortunately the pictures have disappeared into the ether along with tiny pic. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By RV10Pilot
Did a search on "The List" and didn't find...

Did a search on "The List" and didn't find anything for VENT-00004, but I did find this:
KNOB KIT FOR RECT. SIDEWALL VENT
BAG 3116
$21.00

Is this a bag with the knob and no.4 screw?
Is it for 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By RV10Pilot
Dimple

Don't forget that the rivet holes for the nutplates will need to be dimpled or countersunk so the attachment can sit flush. So there are a few more tools that you will need to have.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By RV10Pilot
I would assume that you also have this...

I would assume that you also have this document.
http://approachfaststack.com/pdf/literature/Complete%20ApproachFastStack%20PRO-G_RevC_Manual-080205.pdf
I would think you want to wire the transponder...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By RV10Pilot
"Needed" lol When it comes to tools you can...

"Needed" lol When it comes to tools you can never have too many.

The general guidance on yokes is the same if it is a standard build or quick build, and I can't imagine it changes on which model RV...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By RV10Pilot
I would assume that the conversation during the...

I would assume that the conversation during the DAR inspection would make it clear that you did build the plane. Is that sufficient? What documentation would you recommend? Would a handwritten...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By RV10Pilot
Both Office Max and Staples will make spiral...

Both Office Max and Staples will make spiral bound presentation books. On my quick search it looks like officemax will laminate the individual pages but may only be letter size paper. Staples will...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-02-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,090
Posted By RV10Pilot
Thayercraft 7500 9.6 oz

I used 7500 it is a boat or tooling type weave at 9.6 oz/sq yd. I got it from Thayercraft https://www.thayercraft.com/9.6-oz-7500.html You do want to use a bi directional cloth in the 7-10 oz/yd...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,361
Posted By RV10Pilot
Charlie, Will the Chrysler alternator fit into...

Charlie,
Will the Chrysler alternator fit into the B&C boss mount?
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