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Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,200
Posted By vic syracuse
The switch posted in the prior post is not meant...

The switch posted in the prior post is not meant to be mounted in a panel. It is supposed to be mounted as close to the battery as possible.

Vic
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,200
Posted By vic syracuse
Use an in-line blade fuse holder

Yes, I know the LSE manual has it connected directly to the battery, but I have ALWAYS put an in-line fuse there right at the battery. One of the ones that are made to hold an in-line blade auto fuse...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-15-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,696
Posted By vic syracuse
They actually cancelled the air show today,and...

They actually cancelled the air show today,and most vendors were packed up by early afternoon, including Vanís. The really nasty weather spared the airport. The frontal system sure closed off the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-12-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By vic syracuse
Yep. We are here and answering lots of questions....

Yep. We are here and answering lots of questions. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By vic syracuse
I had one on my rv-7A and really liked it. Vic

I had one on my rv-7A and really liked it.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,677
Posted By vic syracuse
Iíve been using the large for a funnel for years...

Iíve been using the large for a funnel for years and really like it.

Vic
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,696
Posted By vic syracuse
Just a reminder that AOPA is having a panel...

Just a reminder that AOPA is having a panel discussion on Experimental aircraft in their forum tent at SNF this Thursday at noon. Mitch Lock and I will be participating. I think it is huge that AOPA...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By vic syracuse
Pre-buy

PM sent.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By vic syracuse
I have the Aero-Tow as well. Seems to be the best...

I have the Aero-Tow as well. Seems to be the best price/value and works really well. Specify the longer arms as mentioned above.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,075
Posted By vic syracuse
Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the...

Ted, I havenít heard from you on this but if the problem has come back it is the tail fairing if you are having to hold as much force as we did before. The best way to check it is to see if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By vic syracuse
I've worked on a couple of RV's that had 10:1...

I've worked on a couple of RV's that had 10:1 pistons in them, and they were beginning to show signs of needing an overhaul between 600-900 hours. Lots of blowby and dark oil.

My opinion, for what...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,706
Posted By vic syracuse
It's not a big deal. Consider them lightening...

It's not a big deal. Consider them lightening holes. :)
It's easier to insure everything stays aligned to just drill them while on the spar.

Vic
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By vic syracuse
The integration between the 2 is fantastic....

The integration between the 2 is fantastic. They've always worked very closely to insure that.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By vic syracuse
SOLD: Stratus 2S

I have a Stratus 2S for sale, in the case with A/C charger, power cord, suction mount, ADSB antenna, GPS antenna, and book.

I know they are still quite pricey new, and going for $575 on Ebay. How...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By vic syracuse
They work wonderfully, especially for tieing a...

They work wonderfully, especially for tieing a bunch of shields together.

Vic
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By vic syracuse
I'll take it, Phil. Vic

I'll take it, Phil.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,395
Posted By vic syracuse
Nice! Congratulations. Vic

Nice! Congratulations.

Vic
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,696
Posted By vic syracuse
I will be there all week with the RV-14 in the...

I will be there all week with the RV-14 in the Van's booth with the rest of the team.
I am also giving a presentation on Condition Inspections on Wednesday, and participating in the AOPA panel on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By vic syracuse
Mike, I am right down on the Southside of Atlanta...

Mike, I am right down on the Southside of Atlanta in a flyin community called Mallards, Landing. I am also the Van's East Coast Rep. I have an RV-10, and the Van's demo RV-14 and RV-12 at Henry...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By vic syracuse
All of Scott's airplane is an example of...

All of Scott's airplane is an example of attention to detail and ease of use. Continental couldn't have asked for a better RV-10 test bed for the diesel engine.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By vic syracuse
Well, I haven't done any FEMA analysis on it, but...

Well, I haven't done any FEMA analysis on it, but after mine broke from a gust of wind and put a hole in the rudder, I made a solid piece similar to the nylon one provided by Flyboys. It hasn't...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By vic syracuse
One example is sold by Flyboy accessories, called...

One example is sold by Flyboy accessories, called the internal rudder stop. Or you can make your own from aluminum. The kit rudder stops have been known to break the rivets in high wind conditions...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,709
Posted By vic syracuse
I wouldn't fret or cause concern where there...

I wouldn't fret or cause concern where there isn't any. :) The 7 happens to be the most popular kit. :)

Vic
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By vic syracuse
If it is on the FAA 51% aproved list, kindly show...

If it is on the FAA 51% aproved list, kindly show that to him. It is not needed.

Vic
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-01-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By vic syracuse
The ones spruce has are electric. The original AN...

The ones spruce has are electric. The original AN gauges had no electrical connection.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,583
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't know why mine crazed. It got really bad....

I don't know why mine crazed. It got really bad. The interesting thing is that there is another RV-10 on the field that is the same vintage (2009) and it's windshield is crazing with the same...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,583
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the...

Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the top cut and a cutoff wheel for the front. Interesting that i used the Cee Bailey windscreen and mine had the annoying bump on the lower right side. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By vic syracuse
Well deserved!

Well deserved!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,833
Posted By vic syracuse
I do them religiously (500 hr mag inspections)....

I do them religiously (500 hr mag inspections). Certainly worth checking all of the moving parts if you have an impulse coupling, as it failing can ruin your engine. The points always get replaced,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,833
Posted By vic syracuse
Mike is flying a TWIN. There's no way I would fly...

Mike is flying a TWIN. There's no way I would fly one of our single-engine airplanes without constantly paying close attention to the propeller, including complying with the manufacture's...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By vic syracuse
I wrote an article for KP that was published last...

I wrote an article for KP that was published last summer on the Thunderbolt engine, which you can probably read in the KP archives if you are interested. I now have 160 hours on mine in the RV-10....
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By vic syracuse
I see 165-170 KTAS on the 14A with 10 or less...

I see 165-170 KTAS on the 14A with 10 or less gallons per hour. I haven't spent a lot of time at LOP yet.

Vic
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By vic syracuse
My wife has convinced more wives than I have,...

My wife has convinced more wives than I have, including 2 the last month. So do bring her!
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,043
Posted By vic syracuse
The 14 is a really wonderful kit to build, and...

The 14 is a really wonderful kit to build, and the airplane is a joy to fly. Yes, I am the Van’s East Coast Rep but I get nothing for convincing you to build one. ��.

If you have an opportunity to...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By vic syracuse
I have a 10 down on the South side of Atlanta, at...

I have a 10 down on the South side of Atlanta, at Mallards Landing, GA04. I also have an RV-14 and an RV-12 over at Henry County airport, which is real close. KMHP.

Vic
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By vic syracuse
It's a standard gauge for a Stearman, and there...

It's a standard gauge for a Stearman, and there are a few shops that still repair them. As mentioned, check TAP.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By vic syracuse
You do have an inlet and an outlet to the heat...

You do have an inlet and an outlet to the heat muff, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,269
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, it's like the primer wars, and we can all...

Yes, it's like the primer wars, and we can all spout claims until the cows come home. Personally, I like a bit if redundancy, everywhere I can. Perhaps it comes from my time in the technology world,...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By vic syracuse
What Bob says is dead on. We rarely have the...

What Bob says is dead on. We rarely have the front heaters open, and we fly with only a light shirt on in the winter, even at OAT's in the single digits at altitude. Something is wrong with your...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By vic syracuse
This was one of the nicest RV-10's I have seen....

This was one of the nicest RV-10's I have seen. Kudos for a job extremely well-done by Richard!

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By vic syracuse
I have seen many kits take a LONG time to...

I have seen many kits take a LONG time to complete, across many individual owners. One took over 20 years. There is no limit as to how many people can work on the airplane, and there are allowances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By vic syracuse
Same requirements as in the US---a builder's log...

Same requirements as in the US---a builder's log is sufficient to show compliance with the 51% rule.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By vic syracuse
Depending upon where you have the flow sensor it...

Depending upon where you have the flow sensor it is possible to see the fluctuations you mention. As for the % power matching it, that is a red herring in this case, as the % power calculations also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By vic syracuse
There are lots of choices out there, as you...

There are lots of choices out there, as you mention, and all of them put out a quality product. Now that Lycoming is partnering with Van'as on the Thunderbolt engines, I see that as a stellar option....
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,507
Posted By vic syracuse
I routinely fly with ATC multiple times per week...

I routinely fly with ATC multiple times per week in the RV-10. When I am given a traffic alert by ATC, I reply that I am looking and have them on the ADSB. I have never been asked "what's ADSB."

Vic
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,387
Posted By vic syracuse
Try some Marvel mystery oil in the oil and in the...

Try some Marvel mystery oil in the oil and in the fuel.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By vic syracuse
OK. Sorry. I will work on it. I can't seem to get...

OK. Sorry. I will work on it. I can't seem to get to the same screen settings you showed me.
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By vic syracuse
OK. First post with Smug mug. Let's see if it...

OK. First post with Smug mug. Let's see if it works. :) I think th epictures will speak for themselves.

To be clear, I would never associate names with this type of stuff. I post it here so we all...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By vic syracuse
I did post a few pictures regarding this...

I did post a few pictures regarding this particular RV, but Iím hearing they arenít available anymore since photobucket changed their policy. I will try to sign up for smug mug and see if I can post...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,862
Posted By vic syracuse
I was the one who inspected the RV-10 that was...

I was the one who inspected the RV-10 that was mentioned above. I felt horribnle for the 2nd buyer, a first-time want-to-be builder who bought it without a prebuy inpsection. It was a huge loss, both...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By vic syracuse
I try not to think of all of the money and fuel I...

I try not to think of all of the money and fuel I have spent on airplanes in the last 40 years. What I do think about OFTEN is all of the memories and friends we have made along the way. They really...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By vic syracuse
Check for proper flow

Attach a shop vac to the inlet of the heat muffs and see what kind of flow you get in the cockpit.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By vic syracuse
I have mine configured the same: Reflex, 0, 15...

I have mine configured the same: Reflex, 0, 15 and full. I always take off with the flaps deployed to match the left aileron in the "down" position. In other words, move the stick to the right and...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,997
Posted By vic syracuse
If the air is lukewarm coming out of the vents...

If the air is lukewarm coming out of the vents check the engine compartment first. Something is wrong with the SCAT routing or it is blocked. I honestly think the RV-10 could heat our house while...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, with the proper size connector. Vic

Yes, with the proper size connector.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,723
Posted By vic syracuse
[QUOTE=TimO;1232945]I don't know that you're...

[QUOTE=TimO;1232945]I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic said. I take Vic's comments to be more along the lines of:

ALWAYS keep your head on a swivel, DESPITE your traffic...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,179
Posted By vic syracuse
I put the VOR antenna underneath the tail just...

I put the VOR antenna underneath the tail just ahead of the tie down. Can receive VOR's 90 miles out at altitude, and no issues when intercepting Localizer from left or right.

Vic
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By vic syracuse
Over 1300 hours behind 912's in Kitfoxes,...

Over 1300 hours behind 912's in Kitfoxes, RV-12's, and Just Superstols with no carb ice. That includes flight in actual IMC as well.

Vic
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,723
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't like the coasting aspect

I have spent a lot of time in Florida lately, where supposedly 65% of the World's flight training takes place. I have watched airplanes maneuvering in circles and the ADSB does NOT keep up with the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By vic syracuse
I have the same experience as Scott. At low temps...

I have the same experience as Scott. At low temps it can get stringy when you spray it, and it does require aggressive thinning.

A trick I found worked was to sit the spray gun AND parts in front of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By vic syracuse
I'm not so sure about what is being referenced...

I'm not so sure about what is being referenced here. There are bearings for the magneto drives that are press fitted into the engine case. Those should be left out. The larger magneto drive gears can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, that's been our experience as well. We leave...

Yes, that's been our experience as well. We leave from Atlanta on or about the 4th of July.

Vic
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