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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By ethand
Hello Reaver: I had to rebuild a right elevator...

Hello Reaver:

I had to rebuild a right elevator on my RV-10. The elevator is sitting in my hanger in Ramona. I live in San Diego and can bring it down from the hanger on Sunday if you are...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By ethand
In the Garmin installation manual, section...

In the Garmin installation manual, section 5.3:

For heated probe installations where the installer desires to shorten the provided aluminum tubing, a minimum of 8" of aluminum tubing should remain...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By ethand
RV-10 N77319 Slipped the Surly Bounds

After 6 years and 2 days of building, RV-10 N77319 took flight on Friday May 24th. Airplane flew well with the most significant squawk being the pitch trim was backwards (quick VPX change)

We...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By ethand
Congratulations Craig!!! Awesome job and well...

Congratulations Craig!!!

Awesome job and well done to stick with it to finish the incredible project

E
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By ethand
Hello Craig: I had my -10 inspection yesterday. ...

Hello Craig:

I had my -10 inspection yesterday. The inspector did not ask about Service Bulletins or ask for a log book entry.

That said, not a bad idea for future reference to have them listed. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By ethand
2173 Days.....I can stop Counting Now

N77319 was issued it's Airworthiness Certificate today. 2173 days of building 17 days short of six years.

Slow build wings, QB fuselage, Barrett Precision engine, Garmin avionics and Aerosport...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By ethand
Baffle Corners

What is your technique for closing the corner baffles with the baffle material?

Wrap one of the baffle pieces around a corner? Trim the top at an angle, put a small corner piece or?

Pictures?

I...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ethand
Thanks Rich! I was able to flip the bolt that...

Thanks Rich!

I was able to flip the bolt that Justin did and cleared bearing holder assembly.

All is clean now, will confirm the aileron travel

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Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ethand
Thanks Justin, I looked at that but have yet to...

Thanks Justin, I looked at that but have yet to try it. Will see if it helps.

Do you know if there is a spec for aileron up and down deflection? I see it for elevator and rudder but not...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ethand
Control System Interference

I am looking for a bit of direction and ideas from the VAF think-tank.

I posted a few days ago about my stick grip contacting the throttle. I think I have the mostly resolved or a path forward...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By ethand
Thanks Justin, I have the same type of set-up and...

Thanks Justin, I have the same type of set-up and think half an inch or so would probably do it.

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Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By ethand
Thanks for the replies. No dumb questions in...

Thanks for the replies.

No dumb questions in this environment.

Yes, everything is connected and rigged.

Will check the aileron angels to ensure they are not excessive and if not, will move the...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By ethand
Stick and Throttle Interference

I am a few months from my DAR inspection and had a few builders out this weekend to do a pre-inspection inspection and see what they could find with the airplane. I am happy to report none of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By ethand
Congratulations Justin. Incredible job. Looking...

Congratulations Justin. Incredible job. Looking forward to the first flight report.

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Forum: California 02-05-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By ethand
Hello Alexander: There are four GA type airports...

Hello Alexander:

There are four GA type airports in and around San Diego:

KMYF: I know of two RV-10's that are based there. I am sure there are other experimentals as well but I do not spend much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By ethand
Justin, can you post a link to the tables? I am...

Justin, can you post a link to the tables? I am starting the 180 page G3X set-up this weekend and would love to see what they recommend for settings.

I found a couple of POH's online and figured I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By ethand
Looks great. I am at a similar position with the...

Looks great. I am at a similar position with the gear leg and wheel pant fairings lurking in the background.

Do you have a timeline you are shooting for?

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Forum: RV-10 11-11-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By ethand
Cowling Modification to Fit

Frustrating day at the hanger today working on the cowling.

With the top and bottom cowls cut to sit on the hinges I have a gap down the right side where the two cowls join. The cowls are pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By ethand
I installed mine after the wings were closed up. ...

I installed mine after the wings were closed up. No issues.

I would wait at least until the leading edge skin is completely installed.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By ethand
Thanks Gasman. It is a Slick 6351 which I...

Thanks Gasman.

It is a Slick 6351 which I believe is an impulse mag based on a quick google search.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By ethand
Magneto Wiring

I am building my RV-10 with a single magneto and a single SDS EI. Each has a separate toggle switch and a push to start, so no key switch.

When I started looking at the Z 12 diagram I realized that...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,724
Posted By ethand
Reviving old thread.... My engine came with an...

Reviving old thread....

My engine came with an adapter inserted into the oil temp probe location. The adapter was safety wired and had a plug installed in it.

Question: Can I remove the adapter...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By ethand
San Diego -10's

e-mail sent

I am five years in to my build in San Diego with the engine hung and prop on the way. Electronics are in and wired. Would love to host you at Ramona where there is a second -10 being...
Forum: Propellers 09-20-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,131
Posted By ethand
Check that mounting studs project a minimum of 1.250 (31.75 mm) from face of engine

I went to install my PCU-5000X onto my newly received IO540 from BPE and found the studs were too short. Overall the studs on the motor were only about 1.75" and had to but new studs from Aircraft...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By ethand
Thanks everyone. I ordered from Stein yesterday...

Thanks everyone. I ordered from Stein yesterday for the stranded wire.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By ethand
Thermocouple Wire - Stranded or Solid

G3X system install and associated temp probes. Type K wire required.

Stein sells the stranded wire and ACS sells what looks to be more of a solid wire.

Will the solid work firewall forward or...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,960
Posted By ethand
Count me as a solo please Thanks Ethan

Count me as a solo please

Thanks
Ethan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By ethand
Slight Thread Drift.....

What are the hours for picking up the shipments? Doing the same with camping gear then driving in Sunday and do not want to get there only to find my gear is unavailable.

Thanks

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Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ethand
Thanks for all the replies. Will take a look...

Thanks for all the replies.

Will take a look next time I get to the airport.

E
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ethand
With the rudder centered and the pedals centered...

With the rudder centered and the pedals centered both cables have significant slack. If I press one pedal it travels an inch or two before the rudder starts moving.

All things are rest there is...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ethand
Rudder Cable Play/Slack

I installed the rudder today and the cables are very very slack. I have the control approach pedals so I assume there will be some level of modification required to the system.

The pedals are in...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By ethand
Order of Cowling

What order is the cowling vs the engine?

I am planning on doing the skybolt system at least along the firewall, and maybe the entire cowling.

Looking for things to do while I wait for my delayed...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By ethand
Thanks Bill and Paddy. Found Tim's write up on...

Thanks Bill and Paddy.

Found Tim's write up on his website about it and seems I am about correct in terms of right side travel. Will adjust the left to match the right when neutral

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Forum: RV-10 06-26-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By ethand
Trim Tab Travel

I am working on my trim tabs and find the left one does not have as much travel as the right.

The right one goes up 24 degrees and down the required 35 degrees with some amount of adjustment...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By ethand
Thanks

Perfect, thanks

E
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By ethand
Tail Strobe Wire Route

What is the routing for the wires to the tail strobe? Specifically the last few feet exiting the tail cone to the rudder and rudder fairing where the light lives?

With the tie down piece right...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-30-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By ethand
Parking

What days are you looking for parking?

I am camping @ Camp Scholler but do not have a car. He can park it on my site if you want.

I plan on being there Sunday to Thursday

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Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By ethand
OK, thanks. That is what I see in the manual as...

OK, thanks.

That is what I see in the manual as well but these two are experienced builders (one was a 10) and figured I would ask if there is something more to be done

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Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By ethand
Wing Install Measurements

What measurements should be completed prior to drilling the rear spar on step 3 of page 44-3?

Dihedral? Incidence? Was talking to a few builders at the airport on Saturday when we did the initial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By ethand
Not flying yet, but I purchased two of part...

Not flying yet, but I purchased two of part number 51055K92 from McMaster as they are the fast on types and transition from 1/4" metal to the 3/16 colored tubes in the safe air kit.

Purchased...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,736
Posted By ethand
There are a few options based on the edge size...

There are a few options based on the edge size you form and which side you want the bite piece to be on (bulb side or inside)

That said I used 1120a311. Other options are 1120a211, 1120a313 or...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,361
Posted By ethand
Congratulations Dave. Enjoyed the visit back in...

Congratulations Dave. Enjoyed the visit back in August.

So Jealous.

E
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By ethand
Thanks Ben. I also found a good picture on Ed's...

Thanks Ben.

I also found a good picture on Ed's site:

http://www.goodplaneliving.com/rear-heat-scat/

E
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By ethand
Those with Control Approach Pedals.....

How did you route the aft heater hose? With the rudder pedal cable connections in the tunnel and in the path of where the plans have you route the heater hose how did you manage?

Squeeze the hose...
Forum: California 11-03-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,992
Posted By ethand
Sent you a PM E

Sent you a PM

E
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By ethand
OK, thanks guys. I will go ahead and give...

OK, thanks guys.

I will go ahead and give Dresser a call and talk with them on which tires.

See all kinds of stuff on the forum for which tires and working through that information to make a...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By ethand
Used Tires

Close to putting the plane on the gear but still 18 months or so from flying.

Looking to see if anyone has any old tires they want to get rid of that I can use for now to put the plane on its feet...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By ethand
Visiting Michigan

I will be visiting my wife's family in Michigan from August 3 through August 9th. We will spend the first few days in the Saginaw, Bay City Midland area then up to Glenn lake outside Traverse city. ...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,087
Posted By ethand
For the people glassing in the rear windows, do...

For the people glassing in the rear windows, do you recall what cloth you used? Weight etc? I see a few options at aircraft spruce and not sure if I should use the same as the windshield or...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By ethand
Windscreen Fairing 4" from Windshield

Question for the brain trust:

Why do we sand and etch 4" from the base of the windshield on the F-1071 forward fuselage top skin?

The final layup calls for a 3.5" wide piece which covers about 2"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By ethand
CS4-4 Rivet

Does Aircraft Spruce have an equivalent to the cs4-4 blind rivet?

I looked in the archives but could not find an answer and I can get rivets from AS much sooner than Vans and looking to see if...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,230
Posted By ethand
Seat Hardware

I managed to throw away the seat hardware for the front seats used to connect the base to the seatback. The angle adjustments are still attached to the base, need the parts from the side pieces to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-29-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,755
Posted By ethand
Justin, sent you a PM. We are about the same...

Justin, sent you a PM.

We are about the same place structurally but I am ahead in wiring and doing similar on my RV-10

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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,102
Posted By ethand
Just numb. Did not know him but certainly...

Just numb. Did not know him but certainly followed his build.

Condolences to his friends and most importantly his wife and four kids. Let us know if there is any type of fund set up for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,770
Posted By ethand
I used Express SCH for my on-going build. Free...

I used Express SCH for my on-going build.

Free on-line

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Forum: RV-10 10-03-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By ethand
Also keeping the CF look on the cabin...

Also keeping the CF look on the cabin top/consul.

I attached the overhead with epoxy resin and a layer of fiberglass cloth then filled.

The interior of the cabin top is pretty rough. If you want...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By ethand
I am a bit ahead of you in that I have the top...

I am a bit ahead of you in that I have the top cut to size and am working interior paint as well.

I have the Aerosport overhead consul glassed in and will use the headliner as well. Where the...
Forum: California 08-31-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By ethand
There are a number of RV's at Ramona, Montgomery...

There are a number of RV's at Ramona, Montgomery and Gillespie airports, hopefully one of them will chime in.

Unfortunately I am still building my -10 in the garage. Drop me a PM if that does you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-25-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,220
Posted By ethand
Love that place. Multiple configurations, both...

Love that place. Multiple configurations, both directions (not all at the same time of course). Spent may a days racing there. Will be back again in November.

Just do not do off the track,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By ethand
Thanks for the replies. The 15A will be where...

Thanks for the replies.

The 15A will be where mine is done as well

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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By ethand
GAP 26 and VPX

I am working on wiring my -10 and confirming VPX circuit breaker values and came to the GAP 26. The Garmin manual (confirmed by the G3Xpert) says 20 amp CB required for a 14V system. VPX max...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,652
Posted By ethand
Firewall Passthrough

Where did you put your firewall pass through for wires, sensors wires etc and how big?

I plan on going with the SS kits from Spruce. After a search on line I found a few examples but looking to see...
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