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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By TroyBranch
High River AB Direct To Fairmont BC

On Sunday I took a friend up for a first flight in a small plane. The day was one of those perfect go any direction days. We say that living next to the rocks as there is many days you cannot go...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
Timmins to Calgary

We were now 1300 NM from home and it looked like we had good weather all the way. There was a severe cold from coming into Calgary and we planned to race it. Winds in the 40kt range were forcasted. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
Heading back home.

The vacation was coming to an end and we had one last item to attend. The band from high school had a plan to get together and play at the local bar. Many friends from high school had planned to be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
That is great to hear. We do remember meeting...

That is great to hear. We do remember meeting you, you hauled lots of stuff if I remember right. We missed Osh this year because of this trip and we hope to be back next year. Jody has been using...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
Touring my home town.

After a week or so of no flying I figured we better go explore the area. Our home airport of Bathurst was being worked on and was closed; this is why we kept the plane in Charlo. It is about an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
It was a 2.5 hour flight to Sudbury and we got in...

It was a 2.5 hour flight to Sudbury and we got in around noon. We spent the day visiting with family and touring the city. Went to the base of the 1200ft smoke stack and saw the big nickel. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By TroyBranch
4th Trip Across Canada

We hadn't flown the Ten to our home town in NB for 5 years. We always end up going some where else. We figured it was time we head back for a summer visit with our family. The new part about this...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By TroyBranch
I am planning to head over if all goes well. I...

I am planning to head over if all goes well. I will be in a red and tan RV10.

Not sure is I can convince the family to join me.:rolleyes:

C-GTJE
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,386
Posted By TroyBranch
We usually fill the seats. Even if we didn't,...

We usually fill the seats. Even if we didn't, the ten is a very economical travel machine we would want the comfort. Lots of room and not much more to operate that the two seat RV's. Very stable...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,214
Posted By TroyBranch
To clarify my post, the distance is the total...

To clarify my post, the distance is the total touch down roll. Meaning you touch down 300ft long...:eek: I would only operate out of 1000ft if I was light and the day was right.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,214
Posted By TroyBranch
Our elevation is 3500ft and with no wind and...

Our elevation is 3500ft and with no wind and light I can get stopped in 600ft and never more than 700ft. No wind take off is about 600ft. At see level I am always loaded so I never seen how short I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By TroyBranch
Talking Great right up. Looks like everyone had a great...

Great right up. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Its been a long time since I was there. We always fly right on by. I hope that we get that wind when we are heading to NB in July. We will...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By TroyBranch
There is a good chance that might be me. If so,...

There is a good chance that might be me. If so, sorry for costing you so much money. :D. The Rv 10 is a great airplane for so many reasons. Enjoy the build, it is as much fun as flying.
Forum: Propellers 04-27-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,597
Posted By TroyBranch
So it didn't end up being an engine out landing...

So it didn't end up being an engine out landing too.:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By TroyBranch
I agree with Paul, it looks like dirt/oil to me.

I agree with Paul, it looks like dirt/oil to me.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-27-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,872
Posted By TroyBranch
Just turn it while pulling, it will come out.

Just turn it while pulling, it will come out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,495
Posted By TroyBranch
WOW, to say the least. I am trying to figure out...

WOW, to say the least. I am trying to figure out how someone could think this is even close to OK. Why would they keep going? The dumped rivets wrecked the aft spar.:eek: Even without instruction...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 35,992
Posted By TroyBranch
I have always put a hole at the elbow going into...

I have always put a hole at the elbow going into the case. I don't care if there is no chance of it freezing, maybe it could clog by some other magic reason. A small hole is good redundancy and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,639
Posted By TroyBranch
Really nice write up Scott. Lots of great pics. ...

Really nice write up Scott. Lots of great pics. You have always made great use of the Ten. It is a plane that is hard to beat.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By TroyBranch
It is on the paperwork when you reserve your...

It is on the paperwork when you reserve your registration marks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-23-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 117,585
Posted By TroyBranch
Knew you would love Ram Falls and Wolf Lake. ...

Knew you would love Ram Falls and Wolf Lake. They are both great spots to just get away:D That was quite a day for you two. Did that turn co-ordinator keep doing what it suppose too.:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,513
Posted By TroyBranch
We will be back as we loved Courtenay. Sure...

We will be back as we loved Courtenay. Sure would love to land on Vargas or Nootka, just couldn't find the right person to confirm the ten was OK. Sure is quicker in the ten than the cub:D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,513
Posted By TroyBranch
Tofino http://i67.tinypic.com/6pqa1u.png Vargas...

Tofino

http://i67.tinypic.com/6pqa1u.png

Vargas Island

http://i66.tinypic.com/w86pz6.png

Tofino Area
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,513
Posted By TroyBranch
Calgary to Vancouver Island

When Vlad was out I had mentioned that I had not done many write ups lately as I had been doing the Videos. He insisted I should get back at it. Well you can thank Vlad for this one!

Last Friday we...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 36,227
Posted By TroyBranch
Vlad got in to High River just after a front line...

Vlad got in to High River just after a front line hit. Him and Chip did a great job getting it down in the Alberta wind. We quickly got them tucked away in the hanger and got to the beer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 36,227
Posted By TroyBranch
I am back from Osh just so you know.

I am back from Osh just so you know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By TroyBranch
Going in in the evening has always been the least...

Going in in the evening has always been the least busy for us.
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,392
Posted By TroyBranch
We wil be there. Thanks for making this happen...

We wil be there. Thanks for making this happen yet again, we always look forward to it. 2 adults and one child that eats like an adult and one child that don't eat much😜.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 65,697
Posted By TroyBranch
Carbon Cub EX2

First flight yesterday.:D:D

http://i64.tinypic.com/2vnhtfk.jpg
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
It does look like a gouge. With it being a Quick...

It does look like a gouge. With it being a Quick build wing, you would think I would only drill from the aft side. I am not one to not use a drill stop but maybe. If that was the case, you would...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
Yesterday I cleaned the area with a scotch brite...

Yesterday I cleaned the area with a scotch brite pad and took this shot. I need to do the dye test to put this to bed. It is to perfect of a curve to be a crack in IMO. But it sure looks like a...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
I wish my memory was so good to remember this...

I wish my memory was so good to remember this rivet from 2007/2008 and what I did:D LOL I must say I am quite proud at how well these rivets look:)

I will be down to the hanger tomorrow and reach...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
Next time at the hanger I will get as many...

Next time at the hanger I will get as many different angles as I can. Since the scuff marks stop you would think that it is a crack. But why such a perfect curve. There is no way I would have...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
A Bit closer. http://i64.tinypic.com/25ph6hc.jpg

A Bit closer.

http://i64.tinypic.com/25ph6hc.jpg
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
Does that ever happen!:D Sure is weird with such...

Does that ever happen!:D

Sure is weird with such a perfect arc.
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
Vans say to leave and monitor. It is not where...

Vans say to leave and monitor. It is not where they would expect the crack to be from the SB. I am going to see if I can get a better confirmation of what it is. My concern with drilling out that...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,616
Posted By TroyBranch
RV-10 800hrs Spar Crack

So this is what my spar crack looks like. The rivet just below the pushrod hole is the location. The spar has some scuff marks which looks like happened prior to the corrosion protection. I really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 98,555
Posted By TroyBranch
Rv10 800hrs...crack just starting

So I am one of the lucky winners. I got a crack just starting in the rivet just below the aileron pushrods opening. The spar has scuffs on it near the rivet that likely increased the chances of...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-29-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,740
Posted By TroyBranch
Stewarts

http://www.stewartsystems.aero/products/242/paint-stripper-paint-stripper

I have not used this but I have been told that it works well. Might be worth a try for the safe use consideration.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,857
Posted By TroyBranch
That is what my kids use (Bose X). The Zulu's...

That is what my kids use (Bose X). The Zulu's are to wide, they done even fit my wife. A20 work good to but as you said are a bit heavier.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-18-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
Nope, they told me that story. LOL. All mixed...

Nope, they told me that story. LOL. All mixed with new Sata cups and new stir sticks.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-18-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I would like to suggest that any new can of...

I would like to suggest that any new can of paint, you should spray a test sample. Never assume the can is good. I got the new gallons of red and sprayed my flaps a couple of weeks ago. Same...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I am using fire horn red. It is brighter to the...

I am using fire horn red. It is brighter to the red on my Rv 10 and also shinier. I will pm you a pick of it on the last plane I built.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-03-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
You wash the aluminum with their eco clean, the...

You wash the aluminum with their eco clean, the spray it with eco etch and scrub it with scotch brite, keeping it wet. Rinse with a wet terry towel and then spray wash clean with water. After it is...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-03-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I shot the red last night and it is perfect. ...

I shot the red last night and it is perfect. They have narrowed it down to trouble with the tint. It happened to another color with the same tint. All my planes have had red, I guess a change in...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-02-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I just received the test sample that SS sent with...

I just received the test sample that SS sent with the red paint that I will test. Their test sample had the same issue I am having. They missed it. I am quite confident my system was always good. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-02-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
This is interesting, I flushed my line with it...

This is interesting, I flushed my line with it based on info from a friend that is in the painting business. They do this as part of their maintenance program on the system several times a year. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-02-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I use tack rags designed for the water borne...

I use tack rags designed for the water borne paint. When it first happened I put every Armorol container in the house. Bought a new hose, went to half inch hose from the compressor to the filters...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-02-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
Solvent pop usually boils out. There is many...

Solvent pop usually boils out. There is many area that the finish sinks, like it is starting a fish eye but is not deep. All my surfaces are vertical where if I had to much paint it would at least...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I am mixing in the disposable Sata cups. All new...

I am mixing in the disposable Sata cups. All new stir sticks. Same process as I did on the first plane with no issues.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I clean the gun with water then lacquer thinner...

I clean the gun with water then lacquer thinner each time. I am using at Sata 4000B gun and disposable cups. Your method is worth a try. Not sure where the contaminant can be in the gun. Was this...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
On the test panels I used wax and grease remover,...

On the test panels I used wax and grease remover, thinner and alochol to clean it. All the same results. On primer the only item is 91% alcohol lightly sprayed on a high quality low lint new towel...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
Ecopoly top Coat. Great shine and almost no...

Ecopoly top Coat. Great shine and almost no smell. It is very forgiving...just don't by yellow.:rolleyes:
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
I tried one at the gun and it did nothing. ...

I tried one at the gun and it did nothing. Everything seems like paint to me, but I have been told different.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
The final Sata Filter is charcoal. The...

The final Sata Filter is charcoal.
The devilbiss is (Second filter)
Centrifugal Filtering Capacity: 5 micron

Coalescer Filtering Capacity: .01 micron

All fitting are specific to the filters other...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,670
Posted By TroyBranch
Stewarts Systems Fish Eyes

I know there is a lot of smart people on here and I need some help. I have painted my last airplane with SS and had no trouble. I love the paint. It worked perfectly. Now I am using it again and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,363
Posted By TroyBranch
ICF are really great for their insulation value. ...

ICF are really great for their insulation value. Our house basement is built with them and you can really notice the difference. They are glued together and then filled with concrete. I think you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,144
Posted By TroyBranch
What Dan said. Mine was spitting a couple of...

What Dan said. Mine was spitting a couple of years ago and I did just that. No issues since. The bolts that go through the spinner back plate was the issue. I think the aluminum plates seat or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,959
Posted By TroyBranch
Their engine is only rated that way for the Light...

Their engine is only rated that way for the Light Sport Rule. It is a 180 hp engine and if you build the plane as an experimental, place the throttle where you want and for however long you want. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,252
Posted By TroyBranch
Darren just arrived at Catalina. Left Calgary...

Darren just arrived at Catalina. Left Calgary just before noon on the first. He is making great use of the huge high pressure over the west.
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,582
Posted By TroyBranch
Glass RV-10

Today I was given an early Xmas gift by one of my Employees. I talk airplanes often at work and she is so nice to always listen. Her hobby is making all kinds of things out of glass. Everyone needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By TroyBranch
Tom is correct. It forces you to reset the...

Tom is correct. It forces you to reset the password every year.
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