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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By rocketman1988
also...

also consider that the alternator in your car doesn't get switched off prior to start...

I am not advocating either way, just presenting some data points...
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By rocketman1988
one reason

If you think about how the voltage regulator works, you can find a reason...there may be others.

When you start cranking the engine, the bus voltage drops. The regulator sees this and allows more...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By rocketman1988
Door

I ended up trying the foam core on a test piece and compared it to a test piece using SORIC.

The SORIC piece was MUCH more rigid than the piece using the foam core...

Just a data point...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By rocketman1988
I used

I used Soric fabric. Interesting stuff, goes on like fiberglass cloth but doesn’t absorb the epoxy except in the hexagon cells. Makes the fiberglass sheet 8 times more rigid, according to the...
Forum: Reviews 12-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By rocketman1988
Bd

Did you consider using the BD COMBO lights? They have 2 spots and 2 diffused lights in each housing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-10-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for Deutsch

I am using Deutsch connectors from prowireusa.com.

The DTM series are good for up to 7.5 amps

The DT series can go to 13 amps.

The DTP series can go to 25 amps.

They are easy to use and weather...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By rocketman1988
Humorous...

“...A simple, safe airplane is all that one really needs...”

I find it humorous when people presume to know what I “need”.

Also, TLAR engineering is not recommended for replacing critical hardware;...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

#4 would eliminate #1 in post above

1. Insulate the engine side of the firewall with fiberfrax and SS foil BEFORE mounting anything on it.

2. COMPLETELY cover every opening in the tailbone PRIOR...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

My point is still that the level of intensity is still subjective; extreme turbulence in a 172 is quite different than in a 747...

At work, they are trying to integrate some of the newer aircraft's...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By rocketman1988
Even

Even at that low RH, if the water gets in a sufficiently tight space, it will take a long time to evaporate...but now we are splitting hairs...

If someone does do the test, please lost the results!
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By rocketman1988
Extreme turbulence

I always wonder about the “extreme turbulence” pireps.

By definition, this means that “the aircraft is practically impossible to control and may cause structural damage”.

Granted this is a...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By rocketman1988
Unless

Unless, of course, the water seeps in between the skin and bulkhead flange, and stays there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By rocketman1988
mcmaster

Here:

https://www.mcmaster.com/stainless-steel-foil
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By rocketman1988
Good on you!

Gil,

Good on you for adding your qualifying remark about "not using the VPX".

There are SOOOOO many people on these boards that believe their way is the ONLY way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

As the limited "up" throw actually will trim the elevator "down" yielding Aircraft Nose Down.

The increased "down" throw, trims the elevator "up" yielding Aircraft Nose Up.

You will need FAR more...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-04-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By rocketman1988
FMS

Ha, "high end" FMS's. I got a chuckle out of that.

I fly into that airport fairly often for work. The "high end FMS" I get to use is in the B-717, and I have used that fix...

The chuckle is...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By rocketman1988
Interesting

Are you running a standard FI system? I am using the flyefii system, consequently, I had to make an extension for the lower plenum to reach the throttle body.

You may also note that there may be a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,191
Posted By rocketman1988
Gain

The "gain" in this case, is the difference from the reduced HP available due to the incorrect timing and the correctly timed engine (rated HP).

It is really only semantics because, as you stated,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,191
Posted By rocketman1988
Or, in other words, a HP gain. In this case,...

Or, in other words, a HP gain.

In this case, the "gain" would be from the lower HP being produced from an incorrectly timed ignition...assuming it was indeed incorrectly timed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,191
Posted By rocketman1988
Following

Following this discussion. A 15 knot gain would require a substantial increase in HP, no doubt.

That being said, I'm quite sure that while a 253 kt GS is impressive, that it absolutely no proof of...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,682
Posted By rocketman1988
Trig

ALL headwinds and crosswinds can be calculated using sin and cos.

That being said, determining the design limits on the aircraft can have many variables. Some top examples would be the absolute...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By rocketman1988
But, but....

I am SO glad that I ran wires for discreet grounds. As previously stated, airframe grounds work fine...until they don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rocketman1988
VA-187

I used 6-32 screws and had no issues...

If you need something heavy duty, you might try mcmaster

Part number 1734K12.

304 SS duct flange...definitely overkill...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

...and your car windshield is GLASS, not plexiglass.

At one time I owned a C-421. It actually had an option for a heated windshield. That windshield was over $20k...and that was 20 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By rocketman1988
For?

I used the West system and have not had any issues on my -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rocketman1988
VA-187

I didn't think it was too thin to use on my -10. Can't recall if it was prepunched...I don't think it was.

I can check tomorrow and get a thickness of the material, if you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rocketman1988
vans

Vans has them part number VA-187...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep...

Yes, they are...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes...

Yes, a defroster is not a bad idea, however, if you are seeing it on the windshield, it is most likely happening at other areas on the airframe, typically on small radius curves and anything that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By rocketman1988
Mcmaster

McMaster has several options with plastic ribbing. Here is the part number for one:

5152K43
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,534
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

If you were getting "freezing moisture" on the windshield, where else might you be getting "freezing moisture"?...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By rocketman1988
Windshield

If you get to the point where you need a windshield, I have a stock Vans one that I’d make you a deal on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By rocketman1988
GAP26 Heated Pitot (unregulated)

Anyone interested in a Garmin GAP26 heated pitot (unregulated)?

I have decided to go a different route.

I purchased this new a couple of years ago and fitted it to my -10 wing but it was never...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh, I disagree...

It is NOT a little more difficult to rivet the UFF with the engine on, it is SUBTANTIALLY more difficult...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for TS Flightlines

Tom is AWESOME to work with!
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

Remember that it is FAR, FAR easier to rivet that forward section on BEFORE the engine mount goes on. After the mount is on, it is doable but challenging...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By rocketman1988
Forward skin

My opinion only:

Having the top forward fuselage off can help if you know EXACTLY where everything is going to go. The biggest benefit would be to be able to cut the clearance holes in the sub...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-27-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By rocketman1988
yeah, maybe not...

I agree with most of what you said, however, how do you get the loading dock to let you inspect the contents of the damaged crate?

My example would be the damaged empennage crate that I received. ...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By rocketman1988
why?

I wouldn't spend one cent to return anything.

You ordered a new part and it was damaged during shipping. You shouldn't pay for anything to get a new, undamaged part...

Almost every major purchase...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By rocketman1988
Switches

You really should size the switch properly. It isn’t any different than properly sizing a wire; you can almost always use a wire larger than required and almost never smaller. Switches are the same.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

Paypal sent!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Contact?

Did you receive my PM?

Email sent...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,628
Posted By rocketman1988
me too!

I will take a set...PM sent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

I am not opposed to putting the experiment in experimental, heaven knows, my-10 has tons of mods...however...this is messing with the core design of the aircraft.

It's one thing if the builder has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

"...The rear panel was moved back to allow more leg room and the owner claimed he could carry 4 adults with no weight issues..."

Really?

The specs on the -6 say empty weight should be around 965 lb...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By rocketman1988
I will take a PIDG crimper

I want a PIDG crimper. Email sent.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,479
Posted By rocketman1988
Check iut

Aircompressorsdirect.com

You will find a great compressor and won’t spend $2k...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
which antenna

What antenna did you use for the array?
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...23.3.5 Antenna Grounding Plane
Although no ground plane is required, the antennas typically perform better when a ground plane is used. The ground plane should be a conductive surface as large as...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

The Garmin install manual doesn't prohibit antenna installation beneath a composite skin.

I wanted to see if anyone who had done this has had any issues, that's all.

In reality, it is not a big...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

Knew there had to be at least 1 out there...

Is it actually mounted to the access panel?
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By rocketman1988
GPS Antenna Inside Overhead Console

Does anyone have any photos of GPS antennas mounted inside the overhead console?

If you have been flying with install, how is the antenna performance?

Deciding on interior or exterior mount for my...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

That's not going to work on the -10...

Here is a shot of the correct ones:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/heaterbypass3.php
Forum: Primers 11-13-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

So just decide whether you want the airplane to last 75 years or 125 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By rocketman1988
Not

On the -10, all of the isolators are the same...

Van's part number EA DYNA VI I(O)-540 is $125 EACH.

There is a new part number through Lord, and the new version costs around $250 EACH.

I called...
Forum: Tools 11-11-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By rocketman1988
tools

Nothing wrong with buying new tools!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,916
Posted By rocketman1988
Knots

Knots makes the mental math easier...

MPH is just annoying...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By rocketman1988
Opinions

I have had excellent service from the HF 14" bandsaw. I did convert it to metal cutting by reducing the blade speed and installing a quality blade.

That being said, I have had no issues whatsoever...
Forum: Tools 11-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By rocketman1988
nice saw

Nice saw, though a bit pricey.

I bought a Jet 18" for about the same price...that's my woodshop saw, though.

Don't forget a good quality blade...I like personally like the Lenox brand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By rocketman1988
Not sure it is what you want...

"...The FAA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that supports a crucial EAA ultralight and sport pilot training initiative. The NPRM amends 14 CFR 91.319(e)(2) to allow compensated...
Forum: Tools 11-06-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By rocketman1988
Love it

I converted mine to a true metal cutting saw and I love it!!

Works great...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By rocketman1988
Pix

I can’t get to the shop right now but if you look up mykitlog.com and search for Sunman , Indiana, you can find pictures of it...
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