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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By AviatorJ
Ordered it from Vans with the Prop.

Ordered it from Vans with the Prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By AviatorJ
Iím shooting for February/March for first flight....

Iím shooting for February/March for first flight. Hope to have the plane done and ready to start engine testing and all that by January.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By AviatorJ
Wings attached..

Since I moved the plane to the hangar on Saturday my progress hasn't slowed. In fact I think it's motivated me to push on. Today I drove up there for a very long lunch and put the wings on. Then I...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By AviatorJ
I resolved them myself. I'm sure if they were...

I resolved them myself. I'm sure if they were substantial issues against airworthiness then that would be a different story. My items were rivets in places that shouldn't have them yet, or pan head...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 380,120
Posted By AviatorJ
It will look even better once I clean it! I used...

It will look even better once I clean it! I used the RV-10 Glare Shield kit from South Florida Aviation. It's a nice quality kit and turned out nice. Hard to tell in the pic but the faux leather...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By AviatorJ
You'll defiantly want to verify and work through...

You'll defiantly want to verify and work through the plans. I think I spent a good 6 hours or so on this and found some issues.
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 380,120
Posted By AviatorJ
Tonight was finishing up some of my interior...

Tonight was finishing up some of my interior install and decided to put the seats in. Shut the plane doors and took some pictures. I really like everything about what I ended up...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By AviatorJ
To the OPs question of backup analog vs glass, I...

To the OPs question of backup analog vs glass, I would say go glass. There is something somewhat aestically pleasing with having a few analog gauges a s I seriously considered that. However panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By AviatorJ
Iím sure the stock lines work fine. But I really...

Iím sure the stock lines work fine. But I really like the quality of lines from Tom and canít say enough good things about his customer service. He really helped me work through the FWF items.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By AviatorJ
You mean like a vectorized graphic that you can...

You mean like a vectorized graphic that you can use Adobe Illustrator or some CAD type program to mess with? I previously searched for an RV-10 graphic with no luck. Ended up just drawing over it...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By AviatorJ
Gregís site outlines it fairly well. ...

Gregís site outlines it fairly well.

http://www.nwacaptain.com/aircondtioning.html

Bill at Airflow might send you the documents. The gist is a compressor up front, a condenser and scoop on the...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I'm...

Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

I'm actually not concerned with it getting wet. Like mike I'm putting mine under a bracket, there's also limited places water can get in, and worse case...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By AviatorJ
Too late on both those options. Iím too deep into...

Too late on both those options. Iím too deep into Mikes solution!
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By AviatorJ
Flaps question

I do not have my wings on but would like to go ahead and mount my position sensor, but it's a bit dependent on the travel. As I'm messing with this I need some clarifications on a few things to...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,020
Posted By AviatorJ
A few years back I was flying from Austin back to...

A few years back I was flying from Austin back to Oklahoma with wife and two of my kids in tow. Took our time getting up, took a bit too long at lunch and the next thing you it about 1 pm on a hot...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Very exciting.

Congrats! Very exciting.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By AviatorJ
I stuck an under desk headset hangar to my...

I stuck an under desk headset hangar to my overhead. Seems to work well so far.... sitting in the garage.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By AviatorJ
If memory serves me right I believe BPE has to...

If memory serves me right I believe BPE has to modify the engine mount to accommodate the cold air induction setup.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,078
Posted By AviatorJ
I did exactly what Carl suggested. However once...

I did exactly what Carl suggested. However once I finished all my runs I filled each fitting up with 3M fire barrier too.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By AviatorJ
You can take pics and bounce it off people. ...

You can take pics and bounce it off people. Ultimately I always talked to Vans to see what they thought. 9 out of 10 times it was to reorder parts, I also had to reorder a new Spar after messing up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AviatorJ
To close this out here is what I...

To close this out here is what I found-

https://i.postimg.cc/ppN17xRS/Magneto.jpg (https://postimg.cc/ppN17xRS)

So in my case I need to remove the ACS ground from my ground tree. Go ahead and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AviatorJ
You're absolutely right, maybe I was missing...

You're absolutely right, maybe I was missing something on the post I was reading. Either way looking to do just the conventional type of wiring on the Mags and can't seem to find any solid info or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AviatorJ
Learned these connections are called P-Leads,...

Learned these connections are called P-Leads, with different types where some are grounded on both ends, some arenít. Also learned different ways to do this with toggles to reduce the risk of having...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AviatorJ
Bendix 1200 wiring

I have a set of Bendix 1200 magnetos I'm wiring up to my ACS ignition switch. I used 18 ga shielded wire between the post on the Mags and the starter switch. I followed the ACS and VPX instructions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By AviatorJ
I concurred with the thought a single angle...

I concurred with the thought a single angle wouldn't be secure enough. Added a...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By AviatorJ
I had no issues with the stock scat one side of...

I had no issues with the stock scat one side of the valve. It could be because I made a new valve bracket to accommodate my Aerosport center console. I have sine done what Carl did and did a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By AviatorJ
Ran into a CAN bus length issue with putting it...

Ran into a CAN bus length issue with putting it in the wing. I'll be able to see if I have any calibration issues before I adhesive this mount down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By AviatorJ
I believe it suggests 10 feet from any type of...

I believe it suggests 10 feet from any type of servos. Unless you're going to mount these on a stick hanging off the plane you're going to be hard pressed to get this type of clearance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By AviatorJ
Outside of the VPX, CO2 detector and a few random...

Outside of the VPX, CO2 detector and a few random things everything else is Garmin. I have Dual G3X's, the 245 audio panel, the 507 AP head, GTN 650, Remote comm, remote transponder with ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,978
Posted By AviatorJ
Guess that depends who you talk to, and what your...

Guess that depends who you talk to, and what your setup is. It was suggested to me to go with the GMU11. They did the harness as well and kept it down to 40' I beleive.



What I was told because...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By AviatorJ
That's my plan as well. Going to wait until I...

That's my plan as well. Going to wait until I get seats, carpet and such. Then just slap one of those lights on.
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By AviatorJ
Make a couple of...

Make a couple of these;

http://www.eaa1000.av.org/technicl/worktabl/tablefig.htm

I actually made a 3rd only 4 ft long that I put on casters and ended up covering with carpet. I've used that a ton...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By AviatorJ
Funny the little things I got hung up on during...

Funny the little things I got hung up on during this build. Overhead lights were one of those things. With a full glass panel and lighted switches I didn't feel the need for glare shield lights. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By AviatorJ
Oh man I have sweat all over this plane that...

Oh man I have sweat all over this plane that probably hasn't been wiped up. Especially since working Avionics and crawling under the panel.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By AviatorJ
Those look great! I was also wanting to use...

Those look great! I was also wanting to use Paul's stuff but had to push on with my build. It all worked out because I'm using the Aerosport trim control which isn't compatible.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By AviatorJ
You can. I did this on my HS horn, worked fine

You can. I did this on my HS horn, worked fine
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By AviatorJ
I should of copied Mikes solution. I ended up...

I should of copied Mikes solution. I ended up running them to the side like others and they are a pain to fish through. I also did 3 each side and will probably end up using all of them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By AviatorJ
Okay thanks, I'll do 15' runs.

Okay thanks, I'll do 15' runs.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By AviatorJ
Fuselage to Wingtip Measurement

My wings are in the hangar but I'm going ahead and starting to run my light wires. I want to leave enough wire from the fuselage exit to run it down the wing later. I was thinking the wings all...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's what I used:...

Here's what I used: https://www.amazon.com/SUPER-MARCO-TORNADO-Compact-Vehicles/dp/B01FMN90KU

The description says it's under 2 lbs. Maybe with the inline fuse and wiring it's about 2 lbs.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with a Marco Tornado. It had the highed...

I went with a Marco Tornado. It had the highed DBs listed and is pretty loud!
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By AviatorJ
That was actually my inspiration!

That was actually my inspiration!
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By AviatorJ
To honk at other airplanes getting in my lane!

To honk at other airplanes getting in my lane!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm going to pick up 1 amp versions of what Carl...

I'm going to pick up 1 amp versions of what Carl listed. These seem cleaner and more compact.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks for the feedback, didn't realize they made...

Thanks for the feedback, didn't realize they made little fuses I can just solder in. I might do that, or do the fusible link from B&C, not sure yet.
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By AviatorJ
RV-10 Airhorn

Had a chance to wire up the airhorn I bought for the plane. Sorry for the shotty production quality, just thought it would be fun to have the kids help with the test. My daughter almost dropped her...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By AviatorJ
Trying to grasp the idea of making a 'fusible...

Trying to grasp the idea of making a 'fusible link'. The internet tells me that each fusible link is four wire gauge sizes smaller than the wire it is designed to protect.

I would like to set these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
Can't speak for 'OldGuy', but in my case I would...

Can't speak for 'OldGuy', but in my case I would have to flip the back up battery switch to power my two G3X screens, EIS and ADAHRS... now if all that takes a dive then I have my G5.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By AviatorJ
Great point! I've been using molex connectors or...

Great point! I've been using molex connectors or spade connectors with heatshrink on anything I may have to remove in the future; lighting, fuel pump, flap actuator ect. Usually it's only 2 wires so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
I struggled with the want/need to hang the GPS...

I struggled with the want/need to hang the GPS and/or a Comm off the IBBS. In the end I went with the standard TCW drawing showing just the PFD/MFD/ADAHRS/EIS hanging off it, keeping it under the 10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By AviatorJ
I followed Gilís advice a few weeks ago and went...

I followed Gilís advice a few weeks ago and went with DPST switches for any rocker Iím using with the VPX. Actually finished wiring them all up this evening.

For wiring I found using a rheostat from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By AviatorJ
It does, going to exactly that since it's working...

It does, going to exactly that since it's working for you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By AviatorJ
That right you just jogged my memory on that. I...

That right you just jogged my memory on that. I think I was deciding to go with some shielded wire just for convenience. I'll have to think a bit on what I want to do with that.

How do you use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By AviatorJ
AeroLED Shielded wire and routing

https://s15.postimg.cc/5wko16dcn/Lights.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/5wko16dcn/)

There's a crop of my light section of wiring. The Yellow, red and blue lines off to the right go to VPX pins. The...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,198
Posted By AviatorJ
I didnít think about letting the plugs hang below...

I didnít think about letting the plugs hang below the subpanel. I did however put Adel clips in similiar places.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
In too deep on those lights. I've already done...

In too deep on those lights. I've already done the wingtip mod for the VX's and have the lights sitting in my garage. I thought it seemed high as well but when I put some current through them and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
Need some help now working through my logic. ...

Need some help now working through my logic. When I run into issues of uncertainty I hyper focus until I resolve them. So I spent last night and this morning making a spreadsheet, doing some pivots...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
I've been digging around a bit in more detail. ...

I've been digging around a bit in more detail. Stein was right about the G5 and the 245 (Audio Panel). Garmin suggests 5 amps breaker on both these. So I'll go with that.

I just have a lot of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
Going to have to rework some of my VPX stuff. I...

Going to have to rework some of my VPX stuff. I get that breakers are there to protect the wires but with the VPX youíre limited somewhat on breakers of various sizes. So if I can get away with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By AviatorJ
Breaker Sizing

I'm to the point now where I'm splitting my harness power wires for installation into the VPX. I had previously set up my VPX CB size using their Planner tool and have made adjustments to that over...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,198
Posted By AviatorJ
I didn't build my own harness so I would have had...

I didn't build my own harness so I would have had to thought about the transponder in the back earlier. Good idea though, I'll do that on my RV-8 build!

Mounting the GSU 25 on the little left...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,198
Posted By AviatorJ
Wanted to show what I ended up with. There were...

Wanted to show what I ended up with. There were a lot of decisions on the fly, some solutions worked through and then redone because I wasn't happy with the result.

The IBBS is above and behind the...
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