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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By TShort
Post the pics! I am always looking for ideas to...

Post the pics! I am always looking for ideas to upgrade my travel kit...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-01-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By TShort
Visors have been sold. Thanks

Visors have been sold.

Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-23-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By TShort
Nah - I have a flying -10. Too much work to fair...

Nah - I have a flying -10.

Too much work to fair in a flat base on the cabin top, sand, drill holes, etc etc.

I have not really found that I need them much in 250+ hours of flying the -10, so I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By TShort
FS - Rosen Visor set for RV-10, NIB

New in box set of Rosen visors for the RV-10. Pilot and copilot, all included hardware.
I pulled one out briefly to look at fit for install, the protective film is untouched.

Decided not to install...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By TShort
Lesson learned. I didn't think about it too...

Lesson learned.

I didn't think about it too well, I guess ... when using Hoppe's for cleaning (anything) it never stays on long. For the injectors, a run thru the ultrasonic cleaner in a bath of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By TShort
Injector cleaning

Like many, I have cleaned the "pills" for my injectors at annual by soaking them overnight in Hoppe's.

Couple of months ago I organized and stored my extra restrictors, thinking I might need them...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,380
Posted By TShort
My -10 has QB wings. I've replaced one weeping...

My -10 has QB wings.
I've replaced one weeping rivet on the top inboard R tank (under the wing walk, thankfully!). I have another that is starting to weep a tiny bit.

Also, the outboard end of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By TShort
I've used weathermeister since it came out, and...

I've used weathermeister since it came out, and really like it.

Started using weatherspork this year.

I now use both, and find the combo perfect for long trip planning. I've flown the -10 to KAEJ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-03-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By TShort
Greg- When I did it last year that was the...

Greg-

When I did it last year that was the hardest part.
I soaked everything in Coleman fuel for a while, then spent a lot of time with rags and brushes removing old crud.

New o rings might be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By TShort
Agree with the above. Krytox is the stuff. ...

Agree with the above.
Krytox is the stuff.

Disassemble, clean and reassemble. I did mine and a friend's, and it makes a world of difference.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 57,351
Posted By TShort
The photo link doesnít work for me...

The photo link doesnít work for me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By TShort
Congrats Rick!! Both on the anniversary and the...

Congrats Rick!! Both on the anniversary and the new kit. Good to see you and catch up with you this year at OSH.

Bring the checkbook again next year, it will be engine and prop time!

We still...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
Posted By TShort
Iíve tried almost all the different spray...

Iíve tried almost all the different spray cleaners and waxes etc., someone else posted this on here a while back. It is my favorite so far, leaves a great shine / polish and bugs seem to wipe right...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,238
Posted By TShort
Do you have data to compare cruise before /...

Do you have data to compare cruise before / after?
Curious how it affects the top end.
Forum: Reviews 07-16-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By TShort
I second this. I use weatherspork.com and...

I second this.

I use weatherspork.com and weathermeister.com for all my pre-trip weather planning. Both are paid, but I feel like I get my money's worth out of both.

I know the data is all out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By TShort
Any chance the tail springs might be coming, too?...

Any chance the tail springs might be coming, too? 😬
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,522
Posted By TShort
I take my Bose A20 to OSH every year, they go...

I take my Bose A20 to OSH every year, they go over it and refurbish the ear seals, etc. for free.

They no longer do the X, just the A20.

I have not had occasion to use their cust service otherwise.
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By TShort
To be honest, I don't notice it at all,...

To be honest, I don't notice it at all, especially now with the VPX ... I just tap the switch, first notch, tap again, full flaps.

Even before, I just got used to counting to 7, never really seemed...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By TShort
I've not measured the time to full deflection ......

I've not measured the time to full deflection ... but before I had the VPX, I had to do the same. I had little tape tick marks on the leading edge of the flap for 15 degrees, which I could see over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By TShort
Agree, the video was very informative. I learned...

Agree, the video was very informative.
I learned something new today, I wasn't familiar with the function / importance of the drain on the fuel pump.

So it sounds like there is a generic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By TShort
My kit is around 2005 vintage (the -8) - I had...

My kit is around 2005 vintage (the -8) - I had one skin (aileron, I think - I'd have to check) that was mis-bent at the trailing edge and resulted in significant deformity when trying to cleco it to...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,238
Posted By TShort
If it's ok, could Justin post them here? I am...

If it's ok, could Justin post them here? I am curious as well.
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By TShort
I did basically what Guy did; filled in the...

I did basically what Guy did; filled in the areas with foam, cut / sanded / trimmed to shape, and glassed over them.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By TShort
60 is stock for the -10, the floats donít really...

60 is stock for the -10, the floats donít really register until fuel has been burned, in my case usually around 20 remaining on each side. Probably early in the flight when both floats were still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,233
Posted By TShort
Lights lights lights. LEDs are so cheap now you...

Lights lights lights.

LEDs are so cheap now you can have lots of light easily. There are some great LED worklights to supplement overhead lights, too.

And a beer fridge, for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By TShort
No reason to think so. Stock 260hp lycoming from...

No reason to think so. Stock 260hp lycoming from vans running 100LL and standard mags.

Only thing I have done differently lately is doing leaning tests for injector balancing, so I suppose I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By TShort
Aviation spark plug failure

All-

Interested in opinions / thoughts on plugs.

I have the stock Lycoming from Van's in the -10. Slick mags, with slickstart module. Total time since new is now 220h or so.

Earlier this year I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 48,580
Posted By TShort
Yes - and I actually checked it with a torque...

Yes - and I actually checked it with a torque wrench as per the install manual.

Iím one of those that always reads the directions and tries to do stuff like that by the book...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 48,580
Posted By TShort
I just replaced the PP alternator on the -10 with...

I just replaced the PP alternator on the -10 with a B&C 40A (to go along with the pad mounted B&C backup alternator).

We lost the PP alternator on a night XC ~10PM.

Sent it back, turns out it was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,558
Posted By TShort
I used to use Foreflight a lot. Still have the...

I used to use Foreflight a lot. Still have the cheapest subscription.

But with 3 G3X touch screens in the -10, I never even get the iPad out anymore. VFR, I never need it.

I still use FF when I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By TShort
I am not sure how to answer in the poll; I...

I am not sure how to answer in the poll; I removed the sheet metal between the holes, and made an oblong plate to cover that area with dimpled nutplates (~20 IIRC, can post pics later). I copied...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,567
Posted By TShort
Already have the valve covers - installed, and...

Already have the valve covers - installed, and dog approved!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4759/38846179690_ce3ecee142_z.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/923/28168271737_aff877a9f2_z.jpg
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-25-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 30,567
Posted By TShort
I installed these on my IO-540 last annual. Very...

I installed these on my IO-540 last annual.
Very easy install, they seal really well. Worst part for me was getting all the old paper gasket off.

Very happy with mine, thanks Ross!

Any more cool...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By TShort
Mine is connected to the G3X, I have an ongoing...

Mine is connected to the G3X, I have an ongoing display of CO levels, and alerts above a certain level. I also installed the LED next to the test button on the panel.

The data stream is recorded in...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By TShort
I put one of these in the...

I put one of these in the -10:

http://www.fdatasystems.com/gd-40-co-detector/

I get alerts, and a readout in ppm (pretty sure those are the units) on the display of the G3X. Very happy with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 82,305
Posted By TShort
That's a great picture! Hard to tell what your...

That's a great picture!

Hard to tell what your hands are doing / how the controls are.

Is George flying, or is there a yoke? What do the controls look like?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By TShort
What kind of battery do you have? The EarthX Li...

What kind of battery do you have?

The EarthX Li ion batteries will pull a TON of current on initial charge, if you had run on th battery for a few minutes before resetting that may have been the...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By TShort
Yes, agree - and I considered this. But really,...

Yes, agree - and I considered this.
But really, the battery amp draw after a normal start diminishes quickly, and by the time you warm up, taxi, run up etc is a non issue with respect to current...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,095
Posted By TShort
I donít have one, but am interested to see the...

I donít have one, but am interested to see the data from this testing..:D
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By TShort
Thanks Walt. That is almost exactly my...

Thanks Walt.

That is almost exactly my situation, both in terms of panel / draw and flying.

I keep the lights on during the day for wig wag / visibility, but they are LED so not much current draw.
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By TShort
Yup, I have the 410-H as a backup and it works...

Yup, I have the 410-H as a backup and it works great.

Just wondering if anyone has downsized the primary to 40A. I canít really see any negatives, but just looking for other thoughts. In terms of...
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By TShort
40A alternator

I had an alternator failure in the -10, and am replacing the primary alternator.

Anyone using a 40A alternator as primary? I have the B&C accessory pad / gear driven backup, and am thinking about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,609
Posted By TShort
I got the unit, and got the email ... no plans to...

I got the unit, and got the email ... no plans to install in the near future (just finished condition inspection).

I appreciated the transparency and info, and was glad to get the email.

Thanks
Forum: Tools 05-14-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By TShort
+++ for me. I have lots of tools from them, very...

+++ for me. I have lots of tools from them, very well made and great prices.

I didn't realize this:




I highly recommend as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By TShort
I can see them all .... for now.

I can see them all .... for now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By TShort
Hi Dewey- I will look around in the hangar and...

Hi Dewey-

I will look around in the hangar and see if I can find my instructions.

The rudder locks require some fitting, and drilling a single hole (in the yellow lock, not the airplane). It is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By TShort
Fourth vote for the form-a-funnel. I made a mess...

Fourth vote for the form-a-funnel.

I made a mess of several oil changes on the -10 before I started using it. Including with ziploc bags and even the fancy oil change bag.

With the R mag and B&C...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By TShort
I've been plugging mine in after flights ...

I've been plugging mine in after flights recently, there is a significant amount of moisture that condenses in the output tube returning to the silica jug.

I have mine set up the opposite way,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
I'm headed to the hangar now to work on the...

I'm headed to the hangar now to work on the inspection more, will re-shoot pics so I have accurate data.

Thanks for pointing out the pic duplication!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By TShort
Couldn't see them yesterday or today...

Couldn't see them yesterday or today...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
Yeah, my error ... I took a ton of pics while...

Yeah, my error ... I took a ton of pics while going through the cylinders, from back to front (5 - 3 - 1, 6 - 4 - 2) and they all have long computer generated .bmp names.

I tried to figure out which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
OK, how about now? I still couldn't get flickr...

OK, how about now?

I still couldn't get flickr to upload some of the originals, it would take a couple, but most were just white screens. Maybe it doesn't like the .bmp files.

I converted .bmp to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
Sorry, what a pain. Normally I use flickr but it...

Sorry, what a pain.
Normally I use flickr but it wouldnít upload them, so I tried google...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By TShort
Air intake / neoprene

I have the stock Van's cowl setup on the -10.

The inlet to the airbox connects to the opening in the cowl, and is "sealed" with baffle seal material. This is particularly ornery when replacing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
I've got this...

I've got this one:

https://www.amazon.com/AbleScope-VA-800-Inspection-Vedioscope-Articulating/dp/B005NHJIDU

I can't recall what I paid at OSH, but it wasn't that expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By TShort
Borescope pics

I shot some pics with the vividia borescope (new toy from OSH last year) during the condition inspection.

This is new technology for me; anyone have any thoughts on what I am looking at / how...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By TShort
Thanks guys. Any pics? Kevin, I'm especially...

Thanks guys.

Any pics? Kevin, I'm especially interested in how you mounted the cube on top of the engine.

Todd - re: the firesleeve - I think I found it on ACS; how did you secure the ends over...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By TShort
Poll: Where is your red cube?

I'm planning to move the red cube out of the tunnel during the condition inspection, I have had erratic fuel flow numbers (+/- 0.5-0.7gph).

My tentative plan is to move it to the front of the oil...
Forum: Tools 04-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By TShort
I also have an inexpensive Ryobi band saw from...

I also have an inexpensive Ryobi band saw from Home depot that I use, as mentioned above the wood saws work fine for metal.

The main drawback to those is the throat depth, where the blade is...
Forum: Tools 04-02-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By TShort
I bought a milwaukee portaband saw and one of...

I bought a milwaukee portaband saw and one of these:

http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Portaband-Tables-Accessories_c_35.html

Works great for cutting metal, nice and compact.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By TShort
Recent thread discussing just...

Recent thread discussing just that:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169811
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By TShort
Iíd like one. I have a jig but not sure how...

Iíd like one.
I have a jig but not sure how complete the documentation is.

PM to follow
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