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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,245
Posted By rocketman1988
Odds

“...the statistical odds...”

Like the change in draft of an aircraft carrier when a fly lands on it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By rocketman1988
time

When do you anticipate the new version will be available for purchase?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,530
Posted By rocketman1988
aerobatics

"...To me, anything more than an occasional roll simply isn't fun. Your poll presumes that the activity is fun; to me it isn't..."

Exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,530
Posted By rocketman1988
Poll

I have done aerobatics and have training but am not really interested in this facet of aviation. Most have been in a Decathlon and Skybolt. Building a -10 so...

According to your poll, I guess "I...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By rocketman1988
WD-1006 Torque tubes

Are you certain that the WD-1006 Rudder Torque Tubes are located properly?

There is a WD-1006-R and a WD-1006-L...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,039
Posted By rocketman1988
Um...

"...What's a good guess for dirt cheap cost on all that?..."

No such thing...this is aviation!
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
Calcs

Actually in training for a new aircraft for the next four weeks but I will try and get a print out for you...
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

It's nice when the data agrees with the math!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,781
Posted By rocketman1988
lines

If you are considering an EFII system any time in the future, the return lines should be 3/8", same as the supply lines...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By rocketman1988
No

No it actually was a ground loop problem...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

There are many more to choose from, if you don't like that one...

The point is, it doesn't matter WHAT kind of aircraft is involved, the potential for an accident is still there. What matters is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By rocketman1988
Funny...

Funny, Carl, that you can make that statement with absolute certainty.

I had a similar issue in my C172...and it WAS a ground loop issue. That is why I suggested it...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah, no

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HywcgsgrQQA

That's just one; many more are available.

It would seem that it is not the particular "tool" (aircraft) being used but the operator...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

There is a section in the Aeroelectric Connection book that may help.

All that happens when you push a PTT is the mic key wire goes to ground. I would start by looking at how it and the affected...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,278
Posted By rocketman1988
Bulkhead

Isn’t there a bulkhead just aft of that break?
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By rocketman1988
Fiberfrax

I am planning on using a layer of fiberfrax on the inside of the cowl in those areas...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By rocketman1988
SSDD

I have been hearing that line for almost a decade...

Shipping next month...

Ready by Oshkosh...

blah, blah, blah...

I waited for YEARS to get a set of these for my -10...never happened. At some...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By rocketman1988
try...

newegg.com

Computer fan covers...
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think, realistically, around 5 kts loss in cruise would be reasonable; the math supports that for the 3 blade versus two blade.

That said, if you read the boards, most people are flying around at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By rocketman1988
That is how it's done!

"...No LiPo either, would love to save the weight but not worth the risk to me personally..."

Nicely stated!

It is too bad that there are folks who would make this simple statement into a...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By rocketman1988
Pmag?

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

Been waiting for that almost a decade!
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Weird

That's weird. Have had Quincy compressors for decades and never had any issues...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,211
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Or you could use a wireless system.

Now where did I leave that key fob?;)
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Regrets

You have regrets about buying a Quincy compressor? What would they be?
Forum: Propellers 03-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
props

From Hartzell's website FAQ's. Highlighted for discussion.

"...
If 2-blade propellers are more efficient, then why don’t all propellers have 2 blades?

The short answer is because efficiency...
Forum: Propellers 03-09-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
Data point

"...But I can tell you that the stretched RV8 down here has a MT 3 blade and it is dreadfully slow, borrowed a 2 blade hartzell and it was 14 knots quicker..."

I would like to see some hard data on...
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Watch out

I have two of their roll around seats, as described above.

The casters are horrible and I had to replace them all. I am STILL finding those little BBs all over my shop. Put new caster on and they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By rocketman1988
Here we go!

Here we go again!:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Thanks Carl for your help!
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,606
Posted By rocketman1988
Buy a good compressor!

Buy a good compressor, you won’t regret it...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By rocketman1988
well...

Maybe I used a bit too large of a bead of lord adhesive but I did not want any voids. So, it squished out and I wanted to make sure of a nice clean fillet inside and out.

I had sufficient time with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By rocketman1988
Options

Are you going to be using electronic ignition/fuel injection? It changes the requirements if you are...and there have been quite a few debates about "what is best".

See this one: ...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,407
Posted By rocketman1988
Black Lord Adhesive

I'm not sure you'd have the time even with the small windows. The working time with the black lord adhesive is no more than 10 minutes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,664
Posted By rocketman1988
Then...

"...That and I simply don't trust my life on PC's, be they Windows or Apple based..."

Then I hope you don't ever fly on an airliner...are you ok with a TRS-80?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and you are basing that 1% on what?

I am quite familiar with ACMs but thanks for the basic review.

I would think that the engine manufacturer would have a pretty good idea of the bleed air...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
No

No, his airplane was not making 310HP during the test at 8000+' DA...but Van's wasn't making 260HP either.

As stated in the article's conclusion, the 2 bladed prop is more efficient. That is no...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By rocketman1988
True...

The kit I bought came with all of the required brake and wheel parts...I got the tubes and tires from Desser...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
True...

Very true and valid points...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By rocketman1988
Correction

"...It's expensive sure but it's not too out of the ballpark once you realize you're just buying piecemeal if you go with MATCO or stock..."

I ordered the Match RV-10 kit. Nothing piecemeal about...
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By rocketman1988
WOW...

Brake kit was more than $5000...WOW!

Anodized Red with Gold and Platinum accents?:eek:
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By rocketman1988
Wheels and brakes

I know others have recommended the $3300 Beringer wheels and brakes.

I chose the Matco option. Very well made and about $1300.

I guess the Beautiful Red of the Beringers makes up the $2000...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
Then...

"...Posts like Paul’s above mean nothing; there’s too much variation from plane to plane..."

Then you also have to conclude the same about posts like David's...
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,967
Posted By rocketman1988
Data please

I am very skeptical that there is a 10 knot loss with a 3 blade compared to the two blade. I would believe 2-3 knots...maybe.

If you have definitive, not anecdotal data, please share it...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and, as always, the devil is in the details.

What do you think happens when you start siphoning off bleed air?

Let me give you a hint:

TANSTAAFL

"There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
Good

I really hope you can keep it in that ballpark...it would certainly make a nice alternative to the 50+year old, $50k+ engines we are stuck with now...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm

You haven’t built a -10, then...several large, long cable runs...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-03-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
We will see

That is a pretty tall order. I hope they can achieve it...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-03-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
But

But at what price point?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By rocketman1988
Anyone remember

“Protect Essential!”

...and no, it wasn’t automatic...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

Those gigavacs are nice!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By rocketman1988
Unfortunately

“...If you can design redundant systems that cannot be defeated...”

Unfortunately, you cannot. If it is a mechanical system, it can be defeated.

The best you can do is minimize the risk involved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By rocketman1988
If

If the tab is full up that means it is commanding full nose down trim. The Rv-10 needs far more up trim than down and the way van designed the trim tabs, only one tab is used for Nose down trim; the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By rocketman1988
I think

Someone said that the likelihood of a contactor failure was about as much as a change in waterline on an aircraft carrier when a fly lands on it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By rocketman1988
Contactors

Reference the section in the book on contactors. I think the phrase that was used was contactor failure is “exceedingly rare”...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
Raptor...

Love it...

Point is, there are many other considerations than just pumping air into a vessel. Some of the more important things like the cyclical loading on the pressure vessel and windows need to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
Not true

That "bleed air" can easily com from a turbo or supercharger.

Not that it matters where it comes from. It would still be a substantial project...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,264
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

"... And then of course, if you just add a small bleed air port, you could add pressurization..."

I know it was kind of TIC but there is substantially more to the design of a reliable, safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By rocketman1988
And

The fun begins when the examiner decides to emulate a “below average” student and starts intentionally making common mistakes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By rocketman1988
Cfi

Are you comfortable in it? Can you fly it proficiently from the right seat? Would you be comfortable teaching a brand new pilot in it? All questions only you can answer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By rocketman1988
go here:

https://www.fibreglast.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By rocketman1988
Gov

Governments and crazy people? That’s redundant!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By rocketman1988
No ideal?

Really? I always wondered where the performance numbers came from...I guess you just pick them...
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