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Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By rvanstory
You hit the nail on the head! The voltage and...

You hit the nail on the head! The voltage and output pins were backwards. Switched them and works great now! Thanks for the clue!
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By rvanstory
I have confirmed the correct sensors in setup...

I have confirmed the correct sensors in setup page and that the correct sensors were installed correctly (right sensor for fuel & oil) on the firewall side of things.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By rvanstory
Kavlico Sensor setup question...

Have my engine and panel in and wire getting ready for first ground runs. I have a Garmin G3X and have a question about the Kavlico sensors (NOT related to the leaks some have had). All other...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By rvanstory
Private Message sent....

Private Message sent....
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By rvanstory
Engine Monitor Parameters

Just got my G3X panel installed and starting to play with all the buttons (yahoo!!).

Wanted to start with setting up engine monitor parameters and alarms. It's been much harder to find...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,921
Posted By rvanstory
Aerosport was approximately $2k higher than a...

Aerosport was approximately $2k higher than a Thunderbolt Engine, then add the lost $1k discount on prop because they weren't ordered at same time from Van's adds up to about $3k more. But, at the...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,921
Posted By rvanstory
I just installed a brand new IO-540 engine built...

I just installed a brand new IO-540 engine built by Aerosport Engines.https://www.aerosportpower.com/

They were still able to get new 540 kits earlier in the year. Has something changed...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-14-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By rvanstory
Yep! Thanks for catching that error! It is...

Yep! Thanks for catching that error! It is Poly Fiber Smooth Prime.
Forum: Fiberglass 05-13-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By rvanstory
Here's a pic of my finished top using Poly...

Here's a pic of my finished top using Poly SuperFil. I was happy with results....
Forum: Fiberglass 05-13-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
Posted By rvanstory
+1 for Poly Fiber SuperFil! It sprays real nice...

+1 for Poly Fiber SuperFil! It sprays real nice if you dilute as per instructions. If you spray VS brush or roll, it will take very little sanding to get a nice smooth service.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By rvanstory
Good timing. Was in process of installing my...

Good timing. Was in process of installing my GMU11 yesterday. In the process, I learned from another builder to NOT permanently install the GMU11 until you are able to run the interference test as...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By rvanstory
I have not installed these yet (getting close...

I have not installed these yet (getting close though). Planning on using the stock pre-drilled hole in firewall that Van's designed for this purpose. It's almost directly behind your knob location...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By rvanstory
I used Sherwin Williams P60 G 2 industrial was...

I used Sherwin Williams P60 G 2 industrial was primer. Itís what Vanís uses on quick builds. Itís SUPER easy since itís self etching. No sanding or scuffing. Just clean parts with acetone and...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By rvanstory
Bill has a good list to follow. I think most...

Bill has a good list to follow. I think most builders seems to wait and paint after skins are on. Here's a pic of what I painted on my fuse. If I were doing it again, I would simply paint the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By rvanstory
Here's a possible resource. ...

Here's a possible resource. https://www.caro-engineering.com/

Look at her book called "Efficient Power Plant Installation". It has a chapter on the firewall itself, passthroughs, layout, etc... ...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By rvanstory
That's my only reason. I realize some build...

That's my only reason. I realize some build solely to fly and functionality is the most important consideration (weight VS looks). Others want to add some appearance into the equation. Neither...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By rvanstory
Thank you Paul and Carl! Just the answer (and...

Thank you Paul and Carl! Just the answer (and experience) I was hoping for!
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By rvanstory
Paint for Engine Baffles

I've decided to paint the aluminum pieces of the engine baffles. I have some PPG single stage urethane left over from interior that would be the right color.

Has anyone painted their baffles with...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By rvanstory
One more suggestion.... Look at post #25 on this...

One more suggestion....

Look at post #25 on this thread. I made this mod to my lower cowl today. Made a HUGE difference on ease of getting on and off. Should make step your on easier too. Sure...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By rvanstory
I just finished this fitting. Started with two...

I just finished this fitting. Started with two halves in about the same shape it looks like yours are in (close but not perfect). Found that it does make a difference in final fitment! Getting...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By rvanstory
Filtered air box question

Installed the Filtered air box today and getting ready to form the transition from snorkel to FAB. I added 1/8Ē washers between FAB and servo as per instructions to accommodate for engine sag down...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By rvanstory
I made my own out of scrap piano hinge and .125...

I made my own out of scrap piano hinge and .125 aluminum. The price was REALLY good, FREE NINETY-NINE.

It seems if you blind riveted them onto a rib, it would hold fine. Here's a pic of what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By rvanstory
Hope this helps. The side flange is angled, so...

Hope this helps. The side flange is angled, so don't have an accurate measurement for it at both ends. But, if you center your louver holes, you should be fine. Let me know if you need something...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By rvanstory
This is not an attempt to suggest to you what to...

This is not an attempt to suggest to you what to do, but thought it was worth sharing what changed my mind about adding any sound insulation.

1st year of build went to OSHKOSH and attended one of...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 459,562
Posted By rvanstory
John, Looked at your profile and saw your...

John,
Looked at your profile and saw your location and I think I live fairly close to you. Sent you a Private Message. Would love to come see you plane in person if possible.
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 459,562
Posted By rvanstory
Plane is VERY impressive! But even more...

Plane is VERY impressive! But even more impressive to know you built this in 13 months!!! It took me that long just to build the cabin top and doors. :) I can't even imagine how you and your wife...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By rvanstory
Not as elegant of a solution as you found on ACS,...

Not as elegant of a solution as you found on ACS, but here's what I'm using. Stainless steel sleeve and 3M fire barrier....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,563
Posted By rvanstory
A "friend of mine" had just had his autopilot...

A "friend of mine" had just had his autopilot control unit replaced in his Mooney 201. Before the 1st flight with this new controller the avionics shop showed him how to tweak the unit in flight so...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvanstory
It's my understanding that it will fit without...

It's my understanding that it will fit without any modification if you use the standard exterior door handle from Van's. If you opt to use the Aerosport low profile door handle set...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,083
Posted By rvanstory
Thankful for this forum! Working on cowl now. ...

Thankful for this forum! Working on cowl now. Thought the bracket looked pretty "flimsy", so found this thread. Decided to "roll my own" based on experience of those that had this piece crack. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By rvanstory
I did the same. Since a pic is worth 1,000...

I did the same. Since a pic is worth 1,000 words, thought I'd post a couple of this...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By rvanstory
Use the ones that line up and drill new holes for...

Use the ones that line up and drill new holes for the ones that don't. I had same issue and found out it's common.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvanstory
Will at Aerosport saw my post and emailed me...

Will at Aerosport saw my post and emailed me these pics. (GREAT customer service!) They designed this cover to work with or without the Aerosport low profile door handle. If you do use the low...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By rvanstory
Built my dolly from wooden saw horses from Lowes...

Built my dolly from wooden saw horses from Lowes and furniture dollies from Harbor Freight. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvanstory
Aerosport Door Handle Cover Issue

Installing my doors tonight and went to put on the Aerosport interior door handle cover plate. I had already fitted it to the door, but once the lock was installed, the plate won't fit flush due to...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 454,429
Posted By rvanstory
Panel is Built!

Just got this pic from Aerotronics today of my completed panel ready to be shipped! Can't wait to see it in the plane.

Can't say enough good about Andre Todd and others at Aerotronics. They...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By rvanstory
Bill, picture is not showing up. Any chance you...

Bill, picture is not showing up. Any chance you could repost? Iíd really like to see how yours is set up.
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By rvanstory
Circling back to close the loop on this question...

Circling back to close the loop on this question for others who may experience the same question in the future.

This line is often supplied by engine manufacturer, not Vanís or FWF hose kits. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By rvanstory
Here is a builders log with pics of a hinge...

Here is a builders log with pics of a hinge cover. (Credit to Robin Marks) http://www.painttheweb.com/painttheweb/RV-10/Doors.aspx

Here's a couple of pics of how they did it....
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By rvanstory
Fuel Line Question

Installing the engine on my RV-10. Installing the IO-540 from Aerosport Engines with a Precision Airmotive Fuel Servo. I need the fuel hose that goes from the Fuel Servo output up to the Fuel...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By rvanstory
Hinge nut plates

Slightly off topic of your question... One of the best mods (if you haven't already done so) is to add nutplates to the door side hinges. This saves considerable time taking on an off the doors...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By rvanstory
I have the same charger as you with the SAE plug....

I have the same charger as you with the SAE plug. The main reason I needed a EC5 plug is that I also purchased the EarthX Jump Pack.

https://earthxbatteries.com/shop/earthx-jump-pack

Seemed...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By rvanstory
Earth X Charging Port

I know several others are using Earth X in their planes. Wanted to share this mod with you. Earth X sells a cable that you can permanently mount to battery to use with their charger and/or...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By rvanstory
Thanks Larry. The solenoid from ACS was 2" on...

Thanks Larry. The solenoid from ACS was 2" on center and the holes on my firewall are 2.5" on center. The holes are oval, but not enough.

Did see on ACS reviews that someone else had this problem....
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By rvanstory
Starter Relay bolt pattern

Just received a starter relay from ACS for my RV10. But, the bolt pattern was too narrow to fit the nutplates on the RV-10 firewall.

I would assume all relays are "standard" bolt patterns??? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,871
Posted By rvanstory
First to answer the questions you did ask... 1)...

First to answer the questions you did ask...
1) If you want to fly with other "couples", an RV10 is your only viable choice from Vans.
2) Are your estimated costs reasonable? Maybe for some,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By rvanstory
No comment on whether to prime or not (I am) BUT...

No comment on whether to prime or not (I am) BUT if you do prime you don't have to have a booth. I used SW self etching primer that Van's uses and LOVED it! Easy to spray outside and dries really...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By rvanstory
We can both agree on that statement!!! Seems at...

We can both agree on that statement!!! Seems at this stage of the build without Van's specifically calling out every rivet and every hole that I am making it much harder than it needs to be. :)
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By rvanstory
Larry, I live in New Braunfels too. Would it be...

Larry, I live in New Braunfels too. Would it be possible to come see your installation?
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By rvanstory
I like those too, but the largest size hole is...

I like those too, but the largest size hole is .260. I'm using a center console throttle quadrant and the longer cables I purchased are .334 wide. So, the center hole is too small.
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,541
Posted By rvanstory
Advice on Control Cables Through irewall

Really struggling with making a decision regarding the control cable pass throughs the firewall. I followed the plans earlier and have three 5/8" holes for the cables. But, plans also call for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,184
Posted By rvanstory
Roll your own baggage tie downs

Resurrecting older post with pics. Decided to make my own. I liked the hinge idea, but wanted something thicker than .063 hinges for the hooks. So, made hook tie down out of 1//8" aluminum and...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By rvanstory
Engine & Avionics Installation parts

Both my engine and avionics should be here in about 2-3 weeks. I'd like to order some supplies now VS waiting till I need them before I order. Have several questions about what parts / supplies...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By rvanstory
It seems building an airplane is a lot like...

It seems building an airplane is a lot like "life" at times. In this case the anticipation of the challenge was much worse than the challenge itself! Fix took just a little more than an hour. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By rvanstory
I hate it when totally rational logic forces me...

I hate it when totally rational logic forces me to do something I donít want to do. Looks like Iíll be replacing 2 nut plates today. With 72 screws in the 4 seat rails, I was sure hoping to...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By rvanstory
Seat Rail Advice

Installing seat rails today. In the process I had 2 of the corner nut plates "bend" as I attempted to insert the screw to hold them down. Removing these is a little bit of a pain, not to mention...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By rvanstory
Yes. Just sent you a PM with contact info. Thx.

Yes. Just sent you a PM with contact info. Thx.
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By rvanstory
Free Fuse Stand

I have a stand to support the fuse of an RV-10 while building. (I'm sure other models would fit too) Fuse is up on wheels now and I no longer need the stand. It's free to anyone who wants to...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,046
Posted By rvanstory
Rick, Here's another alternative to the classes,...

Rick,

Here's another alternative to the classes, it's a "how to" video by an RV builder that'll show you all the basics you'll need to build an RV. The 14 is the most advanced kit with the best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,958
Posted By rvanstory
I looked at a LOT of N-number combinations with...

I looked at a LOT of N-number combinations with the "ease of speaking" at the top of my list. Finally found one that rolled off the tongue well AND had some meaning. N783V is my reserved number. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,502
Posted By rvanstory
Though the question was asked several times, I...

Though the question was asked several times, I didn't see a definitive answer... should a builder reclock the prop while building like Bill did? I'll be installing mine after 1st of the year and...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By rvanstory
I'm well outside 100 miles in New Braunfels, but...

I'm well outside 100 miles in New Braunfels, but would love to visit with you about the project. I too fly a M20J (for over 10 years) and been building a RV-10 for 2 3/4 years. It's a much further...
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