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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 161,426
Posted By Paddy
Thumbs up Very Close!

Close but not quite Keith, the picture was taken at Ashford Castle, in county Mayo. Dromoland is in county Clare, about 50 miles south of Ashford. They do have falconry at Dromoland too :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-15-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 161,426
Posted By Paddy
Anyone guess where this is?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jG5nzMT/0/c240e3c3/L/i-jG5nzMT-L.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-14-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Paddy
Scales

How do you measure a plane with a scales that has a max capacity of 440lbs?
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy
Thanks for all the information and encouragement...

Thanks for all the information and encouragement Hermann. I'll be listening on freq over Greenland!
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy
Survival Suits

I saw that many of the ferry pilots used the neoprene immersion suits just pulled up to the waist in the cockpit with the intention of donning the rest of it before ditching if necessary. I had...
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy
Databases and ForeFlight

I have a G3X and a GTN650 in my plane. The databases for North America and Europe can both be installed on the GTN card but I need to carry a separate set of cards for the G3X for Europe and will...
Forum: International 08-14-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy
Good info

Thanks for that info Bryan. I heard that you and your DC3 buddies used up the last of the avgas at Iqaluit when you passed thru! They’re had their annual restocking since then thankfully :-)
I’ll...
Forum: International 08-13-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,198
Posted By Paddy
Ireland Trip

After a year's delay due to work/life commitments, my planned RV-10 trip to Ireland is back on. Planned departure from home base (LL10) is Sat Aug...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By Paddy
Jack Points

Another variation on the tie-down location for jack points. I made these up on the lathe in a few minutes. The taper angle is 90 degrees. The taper fits into the recess on top of the HF jack ram. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-26-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,562
Posted By Paddy
Progress

It looks like Hermann has landed in Kanger already (BGSF). Great progress on his journey back home :)

Good luck on the rest of the trip and stay safe!
Forum: RV-10 07-07-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By Paddy
Cylinder Damping

The cylinder body is attached to the door and the rod extending from the body is attached to the canopy. In this configuration, the last half inch or so of rod extension is slowed so the door...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,698
Posted By Paddy
Exactly

My thoughts exactly. My hangar is attached to my house and I have small kids. My plane doesn't have locks on the doors, but the key switch in the starter circuit was a no-brainer for me. Also, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,698
Posted By Paddy
Key switch

Why don't you put a key switch (not a mag switch) inline with your starter push button?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rpWrZ4L/0/120e9f69/L/i-rpWrZ4L-L.jpg
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Paddy
Flaps

The adjustment in the flap push rods will take care of this. You'll never think about it again once the plane is assembled. Build on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,345
Posted By Paddy
Cargo

We managed to get all this and 2 kids in the -10 for our trip to see the eclipse last year.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KfNNv6s/0/39a41320/L/i-KfNNv6s-L.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,070
Posted By Paddy
Airspeed ain't the problem folks...

Practice is certainly a good thing, but let's be real here - it takes true wanker to be incapable of comfortably flying an RV (or spam can) at 20+kts above clean stall speed. We're barking up the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-17-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,562
Posted By Paddy
BGSF

Looks like Herman has arrived at BGSF. Great to see his progress!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,019
Posted By Paddy
RV-10 Gust Lock

Here's mine. No moving parts, weighs 10oz. Works great and can't easily be forgotten. The fork engages the rudder pedals, push them both to tension the cables, then slide the round tube over the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,562
Posted By Paddy
Good Luck!

Great to see you're on the way Hermann! Remember - you and your RV-8 are welcome at my place outside of Chicago if you need a place to stay while you're in the area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Paddy
Adjustable set

My bet is that the adjustable set is bent. Take it out and roll it on a flat surface to find out. Ask me how I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,978
Posted By Paddy
Cooling

Andy, wouldn't an opening in the top cowl just let cooling air out without passing over the cooling fins of the engine? It would seem that this might make things worse from a cooling perspective. ...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-23-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Moving

Hi Colin,
Thanks for checking in, I appreciate the help. The move date is now a bit uncertain, so I'll have to wait and see before doing anything. The location could even be different...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-06-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,983
Posted By Paddy
Wow - looks like we have some hard core bike...

Wow - looks like we have some hard core bike riders on here - very cool!
I was a Cat-1 roadie myself a few years and many pounds ago...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By Paddy
Gastons

I flew in there about this time last year in the -10 with no problems. It's a one way strip but the surface is not bad.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-30-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Aero Country

Thanks Colin, I spoke with Ryan and will see if the -10 will fit. There's a C210 in the hangar he has, so while a 6 or a 7 would be fine, Ryan thought a -10 might be a bit of a squeeze. I'll be...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-29-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
T31

No, not yet - still looking. Move date will be later this summer. Any leads much appreciated!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By Paddy
Thanks!

Thanks Team X - much appreciated!
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Texas

There must really be something to this Texas thing - so many people say that. Come to think of it, I've never heard anyone here say anything similar about Illinois... :p
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Copy that. Having lived in Los Angeles for a...

Copy that. Having lived in Los Angeles for a while, commuting traffic is definitely something I want to avoid...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-18-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Aero Country

Thanks for the info on the facebook page Colin, I'll get on there today and see what I can find. As for where to live - we've just started looking. The office is located near the intersection of...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-17-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
T31 Aero Country

Thanks Andy - the move will be great for the family, but I'm bummed to have to leave my airpark home. Hopefully, I'll be able to find hangar space there!
Forum: Texas (North) 04-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By Paddy
Moving to Plano

Just found out today that my job is moving to Plano. Any intel on hangar availability at Aero Country or McKinney for a -10?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
Thanks G3Xpert!

Thanks for the update, Levi. Glad to hear there's something in the works, that's good enough for me. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
Walt - I'd be happy enough with a simple "we're...

Walt - I'd be happy enough with a simple "we're working on it" but there's been no response whatsoever so far :(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
Comfortably Numb...

Still no response from G3Expert? C'mon fellas - throw us a bone here!
Pink Floyd playing in my head now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
g3expert?

Still nothing from the Garmin guys? I hope they're just busy with the new stuff (which is really nice by-the-way)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
I was holding off as well since I was doing a lot...

I was holding off as well since I was doing a lot of IFR flying and didn't want to run into any problems. I finally caved a couple of weeks ago and installed V6.51. No problems noted, the full...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,568
Posted By Paddy
Garmin G3X (non-touch) Software Update?

I've asked a couple of times in other threads, but there hasn't been a response by any of the Team X guys yet. Here's the last reference I can find, from August 2018;

G3X (GDU 37X)
While the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,546
Posted By Paddy
G3X Non-Touch

Any news on a software update to the legacy G3X (non-touch) to enable the use of the GTN vertical nav feature specifically?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,644
Posted By Paddy
G3X Non-Touch

Any update on the availability of a software update to the G3X non-touch product to enable the most recent GTN vertical navigation capability?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,559
Posted By Paddy
Hi Marc, Good catch - I'd expect nothing less...

Hi Marc,
Good catch - I'd expect nothing less from the creator of the VPX!
The shunt is actually part of the G3X system, that version of the diagram showed it connected to the VPX in error - I've...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,559
Posted By Paddy
E-Buss Schematic

I also have a dual batt/dual alternator setup. My system is similar to what Brantel describes. The E-buss is controlled by a single switch that can be used either to cross-tie the two (LiFePo)...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,036
Posted By Paddy
Oil Level

I've stopped adding any more than 7qt to mine.
Forum: Canada 03-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By Paddy
CYGL

Michel,
I was not aware that avgas was available at CYGL. It would be a better fuel stop than CYVO on my route - thanks for letting us know! Is it in drums or pump and how much does it cost?
Forum: Canada 03-05-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By Paddy
My planned route is Leg 1: LL10 - CYAM (customs)...

My planned route is Leg 1: LL10 - CYAM (customs) - CYVO (fuel) - CYFB
Leg 2: CYFB - (BGSF for fuel if headwind) - BIRK
Leg 3: BIRK - EIWT

My Rv-10 will have a 40gal aux tank in place of the rear...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By Paddy
Transatlantic Route

Hermann,
I will be making a similar trans Atlantic trip in my RV-10 at the end of May. My trip is to Ireland and back. I will also use Val-D'Or as a fuel stop due to it's convenient distance from...
Forum: International 03-02-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By Paddy
Ireland

I'm not so sure I'd go out of my way to find aviation stuff in Ireland, given the variety of truly exceptional cultural attractions available. Check out Newgrange, an ancient and intact stone...
Forum: GPS 02-24-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Paddy
Missed Approach

The missed can be activated prior to reaching the MAP, but Nav guidance will continue to the MAP before the missed approach waypoints are sequenced.
Forum: GPS 01-31-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By Paddy
Crimper

Larry, I cut the plastic BNC connector off a couple of those antennas to thread the cable down the windshield post from the overhead. You can buy the BNC crimp connectors for the RG-174 cable...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,873
Posted By Paddy
Fluke 73 III

Is the Fluke 73 III a quality tool worthy of my RV?
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,362
Posted By Paddy
Oxygen

I like to keep things light, so I chose a portable 4-place system with a 22cf Jumbo D bottle mounted between the rear seats. However, it seemed I always brought it with me, so the weight savings...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Paddy
Lord Adhesive

Larry,
The Lord adhesive I got from Aerosport was a light tan color when cured. As another poster mentioned, the thickness of the adhesive varies with the depth of the joggle around the window quite...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-16-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,493
Posted By Paddy
Staniel Cay

Ivan,
I took the wife and kids on a island hopping trip to the Bahamas in the -10 in January of this year. We spent a few days in each place, beginning with Treasure Cay, then Staniel Cay and ending...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By Paddy
Deluxe Locking Caps

I bought the locking caps from Vans with my slow build wings. Also had to do a lot of work removing material around the flange to match the skin profile. The caps are very nice though, easy to open...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,111
Posted By Paddy
All one really needs?

Simple and safe - certainly. My '76 Cherokee is both of those things :p
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Paddy
HF Radio

I have a trans-atlantic trip planned for next year. Currently intend to take the Northern route via CYFB - BGSF - BIKF, which doesn't require HF. However, having HF anyway is probably a good idea. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paddy
Stick Wires

There's plenty of clearance to route the wires out the bottom of the stick on the -10 without drilling a hole. The challenge is the tight turn at the welded junction at the top of the stick. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By Paddy
ETX 900

I have an ETX 900 in my -10 and am very happy with it. Cranks the 540 with ease.
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paddy
Good discussion! An automobile windshield isn't...

Good discussion! An automobile windshield isn't designed to prevent ice buildup while driving. The defrost function is primarily designed to bring the glass temperature up to the ambient temp...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paddy
Hot plates

That's exactly my point. Those hot plates are small glass rectangles placed on the OUTSIDE of the windshield and draw in excess of 20 Amps when in operation! That's a lotta heat and way more than...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,094
Posted By Paddy
Heated Windshield

To expand on Carl's point, the amount of heat required to melt ice in a 150-200mph sub-freezing airstream is not trivial. In other words, it's not coming from any size or temperature of defrost fan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,690
Posted By Paddy
No Whining

Alright Vic - fair point about whining about past transgressions of others, 'nuff said about that. I guess my (poorly made) point was that the audience we seek to reach won't be found in discussions...
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