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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-01-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,113
Posted By dmaib
What a beautiful airplane and the firewall...

What a beautiful airplane and the firewall forward is just off the charts. Kudos for a beautiful project.
Congratulations to you!
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmaib
Lots of airplanes have been utilizing weather...

Lots of airplanes have been utilizing weather uplink and traffic advisories, terrain warning, etc for ten to twenty years. Starting with TCAS back in the 90's on bizjets and airliners, terrain...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By dmaib
Door sills. Somewhere in the plans, but I can't...

Door sills. Somewhere in the plans, but I can't remember just where.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,840
Posted By dmaib
Totally agree with Todd. NOTAMS concerning...

Totally agree with Todd. NOTAMS concerning potential GPS inaccuracy due to military ops are surprisingly common. VOR may go away some day, but I'll bet it's going to be awhile. Like many have said, I...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,582
Posted By dmaib
I have the SafeAir tip tanks. They have a fuel...

I have the SafeAir tip tanks. They have a fuel vent line that protrudes from the bottom of the fiberglass tip, just like the main tank vent. Of course, complexity increases the opportunity for fuel...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By dmaib
Congratulations Dave!

Congratulations Dave!
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By dmaib
I don't think 3" numbers are a problem in Mexico...

I don't think 3" numbers are a problem in Mexico or The Bahamas. The issue is the requirement for 12" numbers to penetrate US ADIZ both outbound and inbound.
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,438
Posted By dmaib
Well, now that you 'splain it that...

Well, now that you 'splain it that way...................................! An interesting and complex problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,438
Posted By dmaib
I couldn't have said it better!

I couldn't have said it better!
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By dmaib
I could not find any info about the RV-10...

I could not find any info about the RV-10 Whirlwind prop on their website. Is this a brand new product that isn't on the site yet?
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By dmaib
Congratulations Dave! You're really getting close!

Congratulations Dave! You're really getting close!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,381
Posted By dmaib
It is critical, and I hit the jackpot on that...

It is critical, and I hit the jackpot on that spousal issue!❤️
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By dmaib
Another consideration is that if you have an...

Another consideration is that if you have an uncertified electronic ignition, MT does not warranty the propeller.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By dmaib
Mark suggested I always have the thumb drive on...

Mark suggested I always have the thumb drive on board when I first installed the system, so I have always carried it. Haven't had to use it. (Yet!)

Curious where you are having it repaired and will...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,561
Posted By dmaib
I'll second the recommendation for Sundance (HSD)...

I'll second the recommendation for Sundance (HSD) in Oklahoma City for fuel and/or overnight. Great fuel prices, very good FBO staff, and last year when we stopped in to visit friends they had Range...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By dmaib
The GRT pressure senders have a history of doing...

The GRT pressure senders have a history of doing just what you are describing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for posting.

Wonderful way to start my day! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Blackstone

I have been using Blackstone for more than ten years. Used another brand for a few years prior to that. Blackstone has been top notch. I've always used the prepaid mailers. They are a black plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 36,188
Posted By dmaib
Me too! Not sure what all the fuss is about.

Me too! Not sure what all the fuss is about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 36,188
Posted By dmaib
I agree. Lots of folks are getting wrapped around...

I agree. Lots of folks are getting wrapped around the axle, but I don't see any negatives here. It does what Congress mandated. I read the instructions and it seems pretty clear to me that the Dr....
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By dmaib
I've lost two Deltapop antennas like this....

I've lost two Deltapop antennas like this. Customer service was superb and he has now changed the bonding process and all seems to be well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Milspec

My nearly nine year old Milspec still look like new and function perfectly.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,650
Posted By dmaib
Hmmmm.............I've got one of those too!...

Hmmmm.............I've got one of those too! 😎
http://i65.tinypic.com/nb96id.jpg
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,673
Posted By dmaib
Thumbs up Looks really nice. I replaced my nosewheel with...

Looks really nice. I replaced my nosewheel with the Beringer about a year ago and would definitely go the whole Beringer route if building again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By dmaib
Thanks for the kind words, Bob. Tom, Tim is a...

Thanks for the kind words, Bob.

Tom, Tim is a lot closer to you than I am, so I would reach out to him first. If he cannot help you, send me a PM and we'll see what we can figure out. (Indianapolis...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By dmaib
Could not say it better myself.

Could not say it better myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By dmaib
Yep. I got the info I needed. Thanks.

Yep. I got the info I needed. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By dmaib
Question MT Propeller Torque

Re-installing my MT Propeller on my RV-10 following prop overhaul. I cannot find the correct torque values and MT is closed until Jan. 9 here in the US and in Germany. I think it is in the mid to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-23-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,730
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful story, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful story, Jerry. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,497
Posted By dmaib
Fifty years of flying, 19,000 hours and I have...

Fifty years of flying, 19,000 hours and I have had exactly three ramp checks. The last one was about five years ago at the Sebring Light Sport Aircraft show in Florida. Team of three FSDO inspectors...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,632
Posted By dmaib
The door issue has not affected my enjoyment of...

The door issue has not affected my enjoyment of my airplane one bit. I agree, and will tell anyone that asks, that the door design is one of the very, very, few design weaknesses on the airplane. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-12-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,369
Posted By dmaib
Wonderful photography! My wife and I have flown...

Wonderful photography! My wife and I have flown our RV-10 over a lot of these places in the last couple of years and it is a spectacular part of this wonderful country. One other nitpick. Cedar...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,632
Posted By dmaib
Rules to live by. Don't get complacent about any...

Rules to live by. Don't get complacent about any of the steps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,410
Posted By dmaib
My experience is almost identical to Jim's. Two...

My experience is almost identical to Jim's. Two primary alternator problems in 8 years and over 900 hours and both times the SD20 picked up the load as programmed in the VP-200, and allowed me to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,450
Posted By dmaib
You took the words right out of my mouth.

You took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: Tools 10-20-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,587
Posted By dmaib
I second the recommendation to take the Synergy...

I second the recommendation to take the Synergy Fundamentals class. Probably the best money I spent on my build.
Forum: Southeast 10-15-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
Posted By dmaib
North Carolina, mountains of northern Georgia,...

North Carolina, mountains of northern Georgia, Tennessee (Smoky Mountains).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,304
Posted By dmaib
I agree with Bob Turner. Tell 'em what you want....

I agree with Bob Turner. Tell 'em what you want. I got my seaplane rating back in May, so did not need a Flight Review last month when it normally would have been done. However, I needed an IPC, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,409
Posted By dmaib
What a beautiful family! Congratulations, my...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations, my friend!
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,037
Posted By dmaib
I put this Kunzelman Red LED flashing beacon...

I put this Kunzelman Red LED flashing beacon (http://www.kestrobes.com/beacon.htm) on my cabin top. It does not bother me at night and I like not having to run the strobes on the ground at night. AIM...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,211
Posted By dmaib
I have the black vinyl press on edge and it still...

I have the black vinyl press on edge and it still looks great on my flat black painted glare shield coming up on nine years and over 900 hours. I am pretty sure mine came from the aviation dept. at...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By dmaib
Hard to go wrong with B&C on alternators and...

Hard to go wrong with B&C on alternators and voltage regulators. However, I am very happy with National Air Parts (http://www.nationalairparts.com/) out of Deland, Florida. A few more $, but a VERY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By dmaib
I worked with a pilot for several years that had...

I worked with a pilot for several years that had come out of the Navy with a Commercial/Instrument AMEL, but had never gotten the ASEL. He got his ATP AMEL after leaving the military, but just never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By dmaib
Depending on what your needs are, a private or...

Depending on what your needs are, a private or commercial single engine add-on should be pretty easy. Find a good, knowledgeable CFI, and press on!
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Poll: Aileron trim
Views: 2,693
Posted By dmaib
Glad I have it and would install if building...

Glad I have it and would install if building again. Aircraft is fairly sensitive to fuel/payload imbalance. I would not install an electric rudder trim again, but might install one of the spring bias...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By dmaib
Changed to the Beringer nose wheel on my RV-10 a...

Changed to the Beringer nose wheel on my RV-10 a couple of months ago. It is definitely a superior product to the stock or Matco axle/nose wheel. Interestingly, I have had a gear shimmy at about 15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By dmaib
It's been several years, but I camped Army style...

It's been several years, but I camped Army style at Concordia with a gaggle of National Guard helicopters one weekend and it was very nice. My old Kansas buddies tell me it is even nicer these days.
Forum: Midwest 07-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By dmaib
I've had good luck in the past at Yingling...

I've had good luck in the past at Yingling Aviation at KICT. They have managed to find me a T-Hangar when I was worried about weather. Not free, mind you, but it seemed reasonable at the time. They...
Forum: Propellers 06-22-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,288
Posted By dmaib
I believe you are correct, at least in the USA....

I believe you are correct, at least in the USA. The TBO is 1800 hours or 7 years, if I recall correctly. Mine is now over seven years with 850 hours on it. I had MT USA look at it to make sure some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,889
Posted By dmaib
Jesse Saint, in Dunnellon FL, would be an...

Jesse Saint, in Dunnellon FL, would be an excellent place to start. Jesse is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I agree with Ed's comments on a parachute. Probably not practical on the RV-10 without...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 25,056
Posted By dmaib
I started out with the B&C 60A as primary and the...

I started out with the B&C 60A as primary and the B&C SD20 on the vacuum pad as the backup. I changed from the 60A at about 300 hours. No problems at all with the B&C, but I found a 70A National Air...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,172
Posted By dmaib
I installed these...

I installed these (http://www.mlblueskunk.com/Rudder_pedal_Extensions.html) back in 2008. They are very similar to the ones Todd has in his airplane. I consider them to be maybe the best aftermarket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,893
Posted By dmaib
Your local EAA chapter might be a good place to...

Your local EAA chapter might be a good place to get a lead on an instructor in your area.
I've been a CFII for more than 40 years. I didn't instruct for a living the whole time, but worked at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 70,215
Posted By dmaib
VLF antenna's?

VLF antenna's?
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,351
Posted By dmaib
I have the Flightline AC system and have been...

I have the Flightline AC system and have been flying with it since 2009. I had the tensioner bearing failure as well, back in 2010 or 2011. When I talked to John at Flightline, he told me that he had...
Forum: Propellers 06-06-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,252
Posted By dmaib
Great news.

Great news.
Forum: Propellers 06-05-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,252
Posted By dmaib
Those do not look exactly like mine, but my prop...

Those do not look exactly like mine, but my prop is painted black. I happen to live about 10 minutes from MT USA in Deland, FL and have flown over to have mine looked at. They assured me that it was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By dmaib
+1 for Hawk Aircraft Painting at Tampa Executive...

+1 for Hawk Aircraft Painting at Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF). I agree that it can take a bit of time for Joe to get it done, but he is great to work with. I just got my airplane back after a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-28-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,021
Posted By dmaib
Great trip write up. This is, indeed, what we...

Great trip write up. This is, indeed, what we build RV's for! Man, I wanted a Benjamin or a Sheridan when I was a kid. Never could afford one. Beautiful airplane, air rifle, and bride.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By dmaib
+1 for Sheltair at SAV. They were happy to stick...

+1 for Sheltair at SAV. They were happy to stick my airplane in a hangar for a couple of nights at a very reasonable rate. Good customer service and no perceived bias against GA/EAB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 93,605
Posted By dmaib
2008 RV-10 855 hours, no cracks.

2008 RV-10 855 hours, no cracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 93,605
Posted By dmaib
Can't swear to it, but it seems to me that I have...

Can't swear to it, but it seems to me that I have received notification from Van's on past SB's. However, in every case, I found out about it from VAF or Matronics first. The Van's website has all...
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