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Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By Paddy
Congrats

Congrats Leo, you're going to love that plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Paddy
Skateboard Grip Tape

Skateboard grip for me. No problems holding on at 200mph and can be changed out when I feel like it. I have "EXPERIMENTAL" printed onto the grip as well as some other stuff and currently have it in...
Forum: International 01-09-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Paddy
Landing Permits

No Landing permits required for GA aircraft, including EAB for most of the Caribbean. Dutch colonies may be an exception.
Forum: Autopilots 12-20-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Paddy
A/P Switch

You don't need a stand-alone switch to change inputs to the Garmin A/P. Select internal nav (G3X) or external (GTN) via the EFIS. Nav/heading/track mode is selected on the A/P controller. A...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Paddy
Congrats!

Congrats Larry - great weather for engine break-in over the next few days!
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Paddy
-10 Approach Speed

90kts for me with half flaps. This speed allows a nicely stabilized approach, either with A/P or by hand. I've found it to be the sweet spot for being able to smoothly transition to a missed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Paddy
Knowledge is Power

If a person is going to build a plane in their garage, they had better know what they're doing. Two ways to know that you're doing:

1. Stick with the plans and build exactly according to the...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-11-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,113
Posted By Paddy
I'm on the south side of Grumman, nearest the...

I'm on the south side of Grumman, nearest the runway. Should be there around the end of January.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By Paddy
JetFlex WR

Another happy JetFlex WR user here. My hangar is attached to the house, so I chose it because of the need to avoid paint fumes getting into the living space. Very happy with the ease of application...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Paddy
Engine Mount Covers

I hammered a pair of covers out of some 3003 half-hard sheet. Annealed twice during the work if I remember.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9d59Vcq/0/21bc201d/M/i-9d59Vcq-M.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 12-08-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,113
Posted By Paddy
Hangar found!

Found a T hangar at Aero Country Airport T31. Looking forward to getting to know some new friends and places to fly.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paddy
TO/GA Switch.

The TO/GA button already installed is a DPST. Dual poles are required to isolate the ground between the GTN650 and the G3X. I hadn't seen that SteinAir had a DPST micro switch until you pointed it...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paddy
To/GA

You know, I did think about that, even left enough room for the wire inside the handle. Just got to think of something to replace the existing TO/GA button. Chaff maybe?
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paddy
W&B

Herman - I had to update both, the new handle is a whole Kilo lighter than the old one!
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By Paddy
Window Trim

Can't remember where I got it but here's the same stuff on Amazon. $35 for 50'.

Trim-Gard L Shaped Automotive Door Edge Guard 5/16" X 50' - Black-NE202-50
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By Paddy
Window Trim

I used car door edge guard to finish the interior of my windows. The profile is already ideal and it comes with 3M adhesive already applied. Just too...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Paddy
New Throttle Handle

While avoiding yard work work this weekend, I decided to make a new throttle handle. I never liked the way the original felt and the fact that it wasn't centered over the quadrant. This handle is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Paddy
Wing Walk

Get whatever you want, colors, graphics, whatever, for $20 a side here;
Boardpusher.com.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,113
Posted By Paddy
Move date received

Just got word that my job is moving to Plano in February. Hope that's enough time to find a hangar in the area. Aero Country or McKinney are closest to where we'll probably end up living. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,725
Posted By Paddy
Some interesting assertions here... particularly...

Some interesting assertions here... particularly given the relatively high population of engineers on this forum. Let's explore a little in the interest of physics and fun;

Firstly, a compressor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,725
Posted By Paddy
Lyc Power

As a young guy, I built several 3SGTE (4-cyl turbo) cars as well as a mighty 2JZ Supra, eventually learned how to keep them together too! :p

However... none of those motors were built to deliver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,725
Posted By Paddy
More power...

More cylinders...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Paddy
Beautiful

Beautiful setup you have there and nice Tundra as well!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Paddy
Portable Reg & Flow Maters

The 4-place regulator came from Aeromedix and the flow meters from eBay, don't recall the brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Paddy
Remote Valve

The built-in system I posted earlier in this thread uses such a high pressure regulator valve. The valve can be seen mounted to the main shut-off valve on the oxygen cylinder and the remote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Paddy
Budget Built-In System

After using the portable system for a while, I started looking into a built-in solution but the cost was prohibitive for the install kits on the market. Hence the roll-your-own approach. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Paddy
Portable 4-Place Setup

Here's my budget 4-place solution. Jumbo-D Cylinder, low profile valve, 4-port regulator with CPC connector sockets. The flow meters are from eBay, mounted to an aluminum plate that attaches to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Paddy
Roll-Your-Own 4-place Oxygen System

I've built both a 4-place portable system and now a built-in system in my -10, both roll-your-own style. The portable uses a Jumbo D cylinder, 4-place regulator, 4 flow meters and 4 oxysaver...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Paddy
Anti-Ice

With respect to getting any kind of defrost fan to help with in-flight icing, unfortunately physics is stacked against you. Good discussion about it in this...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By Paddy
Dunno. However, consider that the center of lift...

Dunno. However, consider that the center of lift in our straight wing birds is very close to the main spar and the CG is somewhere a short distance forward of that. This means that while supported...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By Paddy
The Proper Way

The manufacturer decides, which would be the builder in the case of an RV of course, so there's no standard procedure and we are all free to do our own thing. Lotsa folks choose to replicate...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,405
Posted By Paddy
Jacks

Incorrect. The jack points on an RV are bolted/riveted to the main spar. This is well forward of the main gear on nose dragger models. Placing the aircraft on jacks and stabilizing with a weighted...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By Paddy
Toggle Switches

Locking toggles for Mags in this application. Push button bezel lights up and starter switch becomes active when key on and engine <600rpm. Once engine starts and exceeds 600rpm, bezel light goes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By Paddy
Schematic

Here's a schematic showing one way to wire individual mag toggle switches with a push button starter (DPST) and a key switch for just the starter circuit. Working great for over 350hrs and 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Paddy
210

I'm interested in the Flightstream, how much do you want for it. As an aside, I'll be moving to Plano for work in the next few months, any intel on hangar availability at Aero Country?
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By Paddy
Too Much

$28K is about $10k too much for a nice pro job in my opinion. Mine was about $16k at a local shop in Illinois. Another Oshkosh award winner paid about the same for his -10 at a shop in Duluth and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By Paddy
DPST Starter Switch

It looks like you have a double pole starter button there. You could easily use one pole to engage the starter and the other to ground the left mag (even when it's "on"). That way, all you have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By Paddy
Thanks!

Thanks Team X for keeping us legacy users up to date. I continue to love mine!
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,116
Posted By Paddy
HS loading during takeoff

Not exactly, Bill. By the time the HS has enough authority (from airspeed) to rotate the aircraft about the mains, the majority of the weight is already borne by the wings at the center of lift...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By Paddy
Congrats

Congratulations Ben! You're going to love the -10, nothing like it out there as a long distance cruiser :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By Paddy
I haven't used a desktop sim for a long time. Do...

I haven't used a desktop sim for a long time. Do any of the current ones allow the user to replicate a GTN/G3X combo?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 52,716
Posted By Paddy
Thumbs up What a movie!

Wow - Herman, I agree - that has to be the best flying video I've ever seen! Well done!

Doug, maybe it should be copied in the photos/videos thread as well so nobody misses it?
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,116
Posted By Paddy
Tail Weight

An important distinction here is where the aircraft is supported to get the nose wheel off the ground. If the wings are supported at the jack points under the main spar, then the weight required on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,652
Posted By Paddy
Element

I just ordered an Element extinguisher. It seems like a better alternative to Halon, although I think I'll keep both in the airplane.
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Arrived!

Celebrating with friends and family who turned out to greet me at the airport. A day I will never forget...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Dublin City

I was gifted with the VOR D approach into Weston Airport, EIWT. The final approach course brings you right up the river Liffey, which runs through the city center. Given that I had never flown in...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Arriving in Dublin

Heading West here over Dublin bay. In the foreground is Howth Head. There's an estuary just visible to the North, I grew up right there, in...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Irish Coast

First glimpse of the Irish coastline after the North Atlantic crossing. A very welcome sight after several hours of open ocean...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Weather

There's weather out there.

This is just out of Reykjavik on the way to Ireland.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-tmxF8zJ/0/60dae4f1/L/IMG_6576-L.jpg
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
RATSU

The famous RATSU intersection on the North East corner of the Shanwick FIR. If you cross the atlantic in a little airplane (or even a big one), you'll be putting this one in your...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Reykjavik

Breaking out on the ILS 19 at BIRK

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-dGtfpVQ/0/22342ff8/L/IMG_6574-L.jpg
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Near Kulusuk

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-zFxfnWG/0/1f147500/L/IMG_6568-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-GrJBV25/0/56770c8f/L/IMG_...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Continuing Eastbound...

The Western side of Greenland where the icecap meets the Atlantic ocean and calves massive...
Forum: International 09-11-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Permissions

Hi Johannes,
Permission is required for both Greenland and Iceland in an N registered homebuilt. Here are the contacts I used to request permission;
For Iceland: fly@icetra.is
For Greenland: ...
Forum: International 09-10-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Leaving Kangerlussuaq Eastbound

Leaving BGSF, ATC kindly let me fly up the fjord before joining my filed route. Pictures don't do this any justice, it was spectacular to climb up the valley, see the arctic desert unfold beneath...
Forum: International 09-10-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
On the ramp at Kangerlussuaq

N415JS on the GA ramp next to a Partenavia from the local FlightSeeing operator. The pilot of this aircraft graciously put me up at his house for the night. We enjoyed Musk Ox burgers for dinner...
Forum: International 09-10-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Approaching the West Coast of Greenland

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-RZPt8FF/0/403fdfc1/L/IMG_6531-L.jpg
Forum: International 09-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Leaving the Canadian coast to cross the Hudson Strait

https://photos.smugmug.com/Transatlantic-Trip-/Transatlantic-Trip-/i-j66fw6r/0/1a120346/L/IMG_6517-L.jpg
Forum: International 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Back in the US of A!

N415JS arrived home to LL10 near Chicago on Saturday afternoon after a round trip of over 7,000nm. The airplane didn't have a single squawk the entire trip - what a wonderful machine. Thanks...
Forum: International 09-05-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
On the way home

N415JS left Dublin this morning and landed in Reykjavik this afternoon. This was a long one. Tomorrow is Greenland and a second leg to Iqaluit if the weather works out. Ill post pictures when I get...
Forum: International 08-31-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Greenland Coast

https://jamescarey.smugmug.com/RV-10-Build/n-NvWPV6/i-KXjsN73
Forum: International 08-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,324
Posted By Paddy
Arrived In Ireland

Well, after a year of planning, N415JS finally arrived in Dublin. This was a very emotional experience for me. My Dad worked for Aer Lingus as an engineer in the flight simulator department at...
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