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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Electrogunner
Programmer

Dale,
PM sent
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Electrogunner
Camlocs

I had to move a couple of mine for being alittle overzealous. No harm no foul. Just shift a couple to maintain spacing and clearance. Only you will know. Well and all of us too.😉
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,284
Posted By Electrogunner
I used a standard brother label maker. I had no...

I used a standard brother label maker. I had no problem with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,284
Posted By Electrogunner
Labels

I used a label maker with a small font and put a pc of clear heat shrink over it. I already had a label maker and the clear heat shrink is cheap.
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By Electrogunner
Moving

Congrats on the big move. Having just done this a month and a half ago, I know how it feels. Keep up the momentum.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Electrogunner
Touch up

I just touched it up where needed after final install. It probably will not be the last touch up you do.
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Electrogunner
Top

That's how I did mine. Do as much finishing and painting of the the top interior as you can before install. Alot harder and dirty to do it after install. Use gravity...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By Electrogunner
Block

Bill.
I just used a teardrop shape dura block sanding block. Work the curve of the fairing at angles with the rounded section of the block and alternate the angle as you go, so you donít sand a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,357
Posted By Electrogunner
Cost creep

At the beginning I was budgeting 125k. I ended up at 150k. I have a overhauled engine and I found some previously owned avionics and such. 120k would be difficult for a comfortable XC IFR cruiser.
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By Electrogunner
Lay up

I did my layup per vans plans with the narrow strip first. It does not take much tint so I don't think you will have much color differences, I only used 2 batches. I had plenty of time with the pot...
Forum: Propellers 10-04-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Electrogunner
Prop gov

Whirlwind Aviation propellers stocks them as well.
Forum: Propellers 10-02-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Electrogunner
Prop gov

The way I think about it is the prop should go full if cable breaks, which is CW. So you will be pulling against the spring as you pull the lever back CCW.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Electrogunner
Slick start IO 540

I'm running a slick start on my NON impulse coupled left mag. My tach pick up is on my right mag. I have the right P lead run through a relay that closes/grounds when the start button is activated....
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Electrogunner
Valve

You will need the extension kit which comes with a new plate and couplers. A 6" extension is all you need. Just cut it to your specific length. I installed mine in the factory location and it worked...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By Electrogunner
Show planes cowl baffles

I am in the process of fitting the top cowl and cutting the baffling to fit I was wondering if any of you with a show planes cowl have any pictures of how the side baffling and front inlet meet up.
Forum: Safety 09-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 61,610
Posted By Electrogunner
Hangar

I have a large t hangar at S37 smoketown, PA if anyone needs it. I won't need it for about 2 weeks, at least. Have spare room available if needed as well, but must like dogs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Electrogunner
Cam lock

I just ordered a set from Fred. The cam lock without the lever is called the hex lock. He advised me to go with the cam lock with lever because of the weight. He said the hex lock is drastically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,024
Posted By Electrogunner
Cube

I did the same thing exempt mine is connected directly to the 90 out of the servo. With a 45 degree fitting on the out side up to the spider. There was about an 1/8" clearance between the cube and...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,498
Posted By Electrogunner
Lights

Check out pilotlights.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By Electrogunner
Scrap

Whewww. Good. I was getting ready to scrap this thing that Iíve been sweating on for 2 1/2 yrs. I always wiped the blood off though.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Electrogunner
Starter

Yes the firewall starter relay is needed as usual. I have the same starter.
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Electrogunner
Rear floors

The worst thing about the rear floors are once you get them in there and drilled, you have to pull them back out and do it again :(
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Electrogunner
Shop heads

I would have to look at the manual to be sure, but I think it facilitates getting the rear floors in. They are very tight, I damaged one when I did mine and had to order a new one from vans.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Electrogunner
Shimmy

Check the breakout force on the nose wheel. I think it should be around 25 lbs, but check that was from memory.
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By Electrogunner
Watson Aero in Louisville,GA has one that they...

Watson Aero in Louisville,GA has one that they use on a test stand. They have a website.
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Electrogunner
10

I have a 10 nearing completion you can take a look at. Pm me if you want contact info.
Forum: Northeast 08-07-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Electrogunner
Close

Don, you are very close to me. I just got a hangar at S37 after being on the waiting list for 1 1/2 years. If you ever want to get together and check out each others builds, pm or email your info. I...
Forum: Northeast 08-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Electrogunner
Tax

This is correct. When I had gotten a tax bill from harrisburg after registering my tail number. I called and talked to a very nice lady in the aviation tax Dept. I explained what it was and she said...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Electrogunner
Transponder antenna

Question
I am installing my transponder ant just aft of the firewall through the tunnel. Well, where it needs to be because of my fuel pump and plumbing it ends up under the fairing that extends back...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Electrogunner
Fairings

I concur how nice the fairings are. I just finished fitting mine, the shape fits the leg fairings and pants perfectly right out the box.
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By Electrogunner
Headset cables

I'm running my headset cables on top of the tunnel cover to the armrest location. It will be hidden by the aerosport center panel drop down and the armrest itself. Im leaveing a little slack in them...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,705
Posted By Electrogunner
Hinge

I installed a section of hinge on the sub panel and 2 quick release latches( actually used the ones Vans supplies for the oil door). Cut a plate of aluminum to fit between the hinge and the bottom...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,705
Posted By Electrogunner
Space

Can you utilize the space behind the right removable panel? I installed my ground tabs on the right side and made a hinged drop down for my fuse blocks and power converter also on the right side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,398
Posted By Electrogunner
Rules

I have not been to osh yet and still working on my -10, but I'll chime in anyway.
+10 for ironflight .They seem to already have enough problems with pilots not flying the notam'ed procedures and...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Electrogunner
Help

My wife and I did ours, with Temps around 70 or so. Plenty of working time, no need to rush. Just have everything you may need at hand including any clamping jigs. I clecoed mine in place to set up,...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Electrogunner
Doors

Have someone to help mixing up the epoxy while you spread it on the bonding surfaces. Also I used the slow hardener, to have extra time for positioning.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Electrogunner
Thanks. It looks like the cheaper ones fit the...

Thanks. It looks like the cheaper ones fit the Vans specified hole geometry.
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Electrogunner
Baffle wire seals

Does anyone know where to buy the plug wire wire seals that attach to baffle for the top plugs? I followed Vanís instructions for the cutout but then realized I probably should not have and bought...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 382,131
Posted By Electrogunner
Paint

Looks great Joe. S37 is right around the corner from me.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Electrogunner
Hardware

Check the hardware call out again. I seem to remember the head of the bolt being a larger diameter. The spacer material is correct.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-09-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By Electrogunner
Switch/breaker

I used switch /breakers for the pri and bu alternator fields, so that I can control their output if needed. I used a pull breaker for the flaps and everthing else is on drop down fuse blocks. Tapped...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Electrogunner
Spacer

Anyone have the flyboys cowling install spacer tool they would like to rent or sell?
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Electrogunner
Show planes cowl

I'm getting ready to hang the engine and work the baffling and cowl. What modifications need to be done to the vans supplied baffling for the SP cowl at the inlets? I'm trying to avoid doing things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Electrogunner
Replace

Replace. The bolt strength is compromised.
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Electrogunner
Tunnel covers

Yes, you still use the vans supplied tunnel covers. The aerosport products will sit on top of them. The vans tunnel covers are a structural support for the tunnel.
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By Electrogunner
Tunnel access

I bought the airward tunnel access covers. I installed two across from each other. Makes it easier to service the pump and filter. Easy to install, but glad I installed during the build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,420
Posted By Electrogunner
Gel coat

Yes the grey is gel coat. Minimizes alot of pinhole filling.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,987
Posted By Electrogunner
Button

I just hit the like button. Great job Paddy. I'll definitely be looking for a trip report.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Electrogunner
ATS

Aircraft tool supply sells a tool just for that very purpose. Or you could use a c clamp VERY gingerly. It should not take much pressure to push it out.
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Electrogunner
GDL 88

I just installed mine. I have a harness for the FS210 but haven't bought it yet. I've powered up my avionics but haven't flown them yet. What is your question? FWIW I installed mine in tailcone to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Electrogunner
Employees fairing

I was going to try there but was concerning about the steel elevator trim cables. As I understand steel can become magnetized from being worked or moving around. Just what the trim cables do. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By Electrogunner
Mag

I just installed mine and tested it on the top of the first rib aft of the baggage bulkhead. I had to have stainless cables made up for the rear seat belts as the steel ones would swing the HSI about...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
Posted By Electrogunner
Get started

To reiterate. Get it going and like Paddy said, try to do something everyday that you can. Even if it's just 15 minutes staring at it with the wheels in your head turning. It's amazing what can be...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,709
Posted By Electrogunner
Ramp check

I know FAA official, but I needed to finish off a couple to get my CG in check :) they might go for it.
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Electrogunner
Center support

How much do you need to remove?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Electrogunner
Multitool

I used the flat blade wrapped with sandpaper on my multitool to get a very consistent gap on my doors. You can vary the thicknesses of paper to get the desired gap. It worked very well and fast. I...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,709
Posted By Electrogunner
-10

I'm finishing my ten built in the next 6mo or so and I'm thinking about my CG. I have a G900X which is a little on the heavy side and my 3 blade weighs about 5 lbs more than the standard hartzell. I...
Forum: Builder Website Links 05-31-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,239
Posted By Electrogunner
Fuselage kit

I enjoyed the fuselage part of the build. When you can actually start to see the airframe come together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Electrogunner
Crate

Even for a -10 it will fit sitting on top of wheel wells. Just have to strap it down and leave tailgate down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Electrogunner
Escrow

I used escrow.com when I sold a Ferrari to a gentleman in Taiwan. Very easy and safe for both parties.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Electrogunner
Airframe parts kits

Parts for airframe in KIT form as sold by Vans is taxable in PA. As I was told by the very nice people in the aviation department of the state tax bureau in harrisburg. When I registered my tail...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Electrogunner
Holes

I added 2- 3/4" holes per side. I installed 4- 3/4" conduits from flap tube area to tailcone and 1- 3/4" each side from under door sill down and under baggage floor to tailcone. I used those for...
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