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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Carl Froehlich
RV-10 for sale

PM me your email address and I will provide details.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Carl Froehlich
My opinion so take with a grain of salt. I view...

My opinion so take with a grain of salt. I view solder sleeves as a waste of money and clunky. Soldering a pigtail to a braided shield wire and covering with a piece of heat shrink is a very simple...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Three airplanes, all the same process: - Clean...

Three airplanes, all the same process:
- Clean with maroon Scotchbrite and Colman fuel
- Prime with PPG DP40LF
- Top coat with PPG single stage paint (one coat is all that is needed)

Total cost...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Firewall mounted batteries tend to suffer - as...

Firewall mounted batteries tend to suffer - as you found out. That said, having a big Concord battery in the back and a Li battery on the firewall is a combination that would rank last on my list of...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Talking No rings in the breeze for me! Worth at least 5...

No rings in the breeze for me! Worth at least 5 knots!

Carl
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Put a sleeve on the tiedown so that it acts as a...

Put a sleeve on the tiedown so that it acts as a stop. Another simple way is to use JB weld on a few threads next to the ring.

If doing a slow build wing move the tie down block lower so it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,045
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Not flying the RV-10 IFR drastically limits its...

Not flying the RV-10 IFR drastically limits its cross country capability. This plane is a dream to fly - VFR and IFR.

I did a slow build, new engine and prop from Van’s, dual screen SkyView,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Friends don't let friends stick ugly VOR antennas...

Friends don't let friends stick ugly VOR antennas on their nice RVs. Put it in the wingtip. Either buy the Archer antenna or build your own.

My wingtip antenna picks up VORs at 100nmi and the ILS...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Carl Froehlich
No leak test will find the “weeping rivet”. I...

No leak test will find the “weeping rivet”.

I put the tanks on the bench and put 5-10 gallons of 100LL in each. I let them sit for a few months in various postions looking for any telltale blue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,152
Posted By Carl Froehlich
For an RV-14 a ferry tank in the baggage...

For an RV-14 a ferry tank in the baggage compartment should be a lot easier, carry more fuel and you can take it out when not needed.

Various molded race car tanks work, or make your own to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I know that a loose connection on a circuit...

I know that a loose connection on a circuit breaker will yield the exact conditions you list (receives find but does not transmit).

Disconnect the radio from the VPX and temporarily connect it to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sure - I had a single SkyView install with a D10A...

Sure - I had a single SkyView install with a D10A backup. The remote compass was not necessary but did make compass calibration for the D10A easier. Of note, just finishing an upgrade to this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Carl Froehlich
There are a lot of ways to do this. I recommend...

There are a lot of ways to do this. I recommend you mind the guidance provided in the SkyView install manual on location. I tend to make a shelf between longerons (RV-8) or hang from the top of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I’ve had good luck using a heat gun (sparingly)...

I’ve had good luck using a heat gun (sparingly) to first soften up the tape. Get a corner up then slowly pull away applying heat as you go. Not too much heat. Start off with not enough heat and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I got a polished Hartzell 14” spinner for my...

I got a polished Hartzell 14” spinner for my RV-10 (James Cowl). It is beautiful but grossly overpriced. List price is around $1500. I found a kit airplane company that used them for their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I had an SL-30 in the first RV, still the best...

I had an SL-30 in the first RV, still the best NAV/COM out there. It does receive two VOR receivers (or VOR and an ILS) simultaneously - I used a single Dynon D10A to display them (primary VOR in...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By Carl Froehlich
We are of very different schools of thought on...

We are of very different schools of thought on how to finish a window - but we all get do build as we wish.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I make these antenna, so the reason for...

I make these antenna, so the reason for tuning.

If you are just buying the Archer antenna, don't change it.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Here is a nav antenna I made for a new RV-14A. ...

Here is a nav antenna I made for a new RV-14A. The overall tail length is long as the photo was taken before it was shorten during the tuning process. The black tape was use to temporarily hold it...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,860
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Some thoughts: - Never get anything like...

Some thoughts:
- Never get anything like expanding foam near your airplane.
- You can use mico to make a nice “bed” for the glass. Do that first to get everything fixed. Do not have so much that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I paint the powered coated parts to match the...

I paint the powered coated parts to match the rest of the plane. Light sand with 200 paper, wipe down, light primer and paint.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Not noisy enough to worry about a fix, at least...

Not noisy enough to worry about a fix, at least at this point in your build.

Be grateful that they provide a boatload of air. I’ve had a lot of non-RV pilots comment on the wonderful airflow, even...
Forum: GPS 10-02-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Jeff, It sounds like you got the normal Garmin...

Jeff,

It sounds like you got the normal Garmin TSO side after the sale customer service.

All the databases for the SkyView are free on the Dynon website. Never pay for them:...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Either Stafford or Manassas are close to the VRE...

Either Stafford or Manassas are close to the VRE for the trip downtown, but the VRE only runs on weekdays, north in the morning and south in the afternoon. Not much good for a Saturday game.

I...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I note on the standard Van’s wiring kit they are...

I note on the standard Van’s wiring kit they are very light on shielded wire.

Instead of trying to mitigate the problem, I recommend you strive to eliminate it. For your LED strobes run three #20...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Recommend you do not attempt to install the wings...

Recommend you do not attempt to install the wings with the aileron or flap attached. In addition to loosing much needed handholds, the wing becomes unwieldy and you could easily damage them.

Get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Carl Froehlich
700+ hours running BR8ES plugs with dual pMags. ...

700+ hours running BR8ES plugs with dual pMags. Never had anything like this. Typically changed out every year or every other year just because it is cheap and easy to do so.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Don’t rule out just buying a flying RV-6A or 7A. ...

Don’t rule out just buying a flying RV-6A or 7A. You could end up with more airplane for less money.

Carl
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Carl Froehlich
As with all such RV things, mission and wallet...

As with all such RV things, mission and wallet drive the decisions. I offer that any plan on carb now injection later, or FP now CS later is not a great idea as you end up spending a lot more money,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Thanks, that is what I needed. Carl

Thanks, that is what I needed.

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Need a photo or two

Need a photo of the servo orientation on a RV-8 IO-360-M1B engine. Would like to see fuel in, fuel out, throttle and mixture linkages.

Thanks,
Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The Van’s wheel pants are for the RV-10. James...

The Van’s wheel pants are for the RV-10.

James Cowl also sells this size of wheel pant. I used them on my RV-10.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I would never do that. Why would you want it...

I would never do that. Why would you want it bouncing around, stressing the hinges and bouncing against the back of the spinner?

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I never liked the look of Skybolts or other such...

I never liked the look of Skybolts or other such fasteners and have always used hinge material - but this is builder preference so decide what you want.

I note however that the lower cowl hinge...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Walt, I too figured Tefzel wire was a better...

Walt,

I too figured Tefzel wire was a better choice than welding cable - until I put a torch to a sample of each. The welding cable faired much better.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Carl Froehlich
One recommendation, don’t get enamored with...

One recommendation, don’t get enamored with tungsten bucking bars. They are great for a few rivets (less than 5%) but the small size tends to be a disavantage for normal use as it is harder to...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While cranking amps is a consideration, battery...

While cranking amps is a consideration, battery reserve (amp-hours) tends to drive selecting battery size.

Decide how many hours of flight you want to have on battery power alone. If this will be...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Carl Froehlich
It is common to take steps to prevent wire...

It is common to take steps to prevent wire chafing, no matter what the gauge. Many options available on how to do this. You select the appropriate method based on the specific circumstance.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Got a note from Allan. He is looking to ship...

Got a note from Allan. He is looking to ship replacement forward plates by the end of October.

Carl
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,964
Posted By Carl Froehlich
+1 on Jerry’s comment. While I agree this has...

+1 on Jerry’s comment. While I agree this has nothing to do with your excessive oil burn, use the recommended plug. If your mechanic does not understand electronic ignitions, don’t let him work...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Carl Froehlich
You have to order the F-00001 passthrough using...

You have to order the F-00001 passthrough using Van’s “the list”.

Carl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Carl Froehlich
3/8” diameter. I just got three if these for the...

3/8” diameter.

I just got three if these for the firewall passthrough: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/cablesafe2.php?clickkey=5442479

Carl
Forum: GPS 09-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Carl Froehlich
What Ted said is correct - if you configure the...

What Ted said is correct - if you configure the SkyView to automatically shift from GPS to LOC/ILS. I prefer to keep this a manual shift. Just decide what you want.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Carl Froehlich
#2 welding cable, like one of these:...

#2 welding cable, like one of these: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=%232+welding+cable

Use #6 welding cable for the alternator output.

The RV-14 comes...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Many threads on this. Short summary: Cold...

Many threads on this. Short summary:
Cold start:
- Throttle cracked open, Mixture at cutout.
- Boost pump on.
- Mixture full rich for about 5 seconds, then back to cutout.
- Crank, advance mixture...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By Carl Froehlich
What Bill said. While slotting of the aileron...

What Bill said.

While slotting of the aileron bracket will address a low or high aileron (common problem), it does not fix the ailieron that is not parallel to the wing - or not the same spacing as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Five point no matter what you get. I flew an...

Five point no matter what you get. I flew an RV-8 with just a four point - twice. It got pulled out and replaced with a five point. Hit one air pocket with a four point and you will find out for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,172
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Add the aileron trim kit. It is easy and worth...

Add the aileron trim kit. It is easy and worth the money.

Carl
Forum: GPS 09-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Carl Froehlich
You need to set the CRS to runway heading on the...

You need to set the CRS to runway heading on the SkyView for ILS and LOC approaches. You do not do this for GPS approaches.

Read page 4-14 of the Pilot User Manual:...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,172
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Key ignition switches are just a problem waiting...

Key ignition switches are just a problem waiting to happen.

Two ignition toggle switches and a push button to crank is the only way I’ll wire a plane.

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 646,978
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The local FSDO required that on my RV-10 before...

The local FSDO required that on my RV-10 before signing off. I did a 1”x1” printout and clear tape on the panel. Done.

No one says it has to stay there.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Rich, I offer if in level flight one aileron in...

Rich,

I offer if in level flight one aileron in trail and the other 1/4” down says rigging is not right. Add to that, the left aileron down would imply your left wing is heavy, not the right.

Look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,381
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Where is Allan?

Two emails sent to Allan asking when the replacement front plate will be sent. No response.

Anyone get an update from him?

Carl
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Sure - this is included in the SkyView and it...

Sure - this is included in the SkyView and it works quite well. While it does both, I find the audio AOA indication far more useful than the visual.

Carl
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Carl Froehlich
14” spinner

For those who want to step beyond the as provided plans.

In my opinion, the RV-10 cowl set up for a 13” spinner is just not to scale for this airplane. While I clearly understand the benifits of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Carl Froehlich
The base element on panel design is to separate...

The base element on panel design is to separate what stuff and wires stay in the plane, and what comes out when you pull the panel.

Below is a photo of my panel test fit on the new RV-8 project...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I put an access panel in my first project...

I put an access panel in my first project (RV-8A), never used it. The new RV-8 project will not have one.

Considering a standard EFIS install, removing one or both displays provides a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By Carl Froehlich
I’ve posted on this before. I installed the red...

I’ve posted on this before.

I installed the red cube in the RV-10 in the Van’s recommended postion - aft of the firewall in the tunnel. The boost pump does effect the reading when on, but over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Carl Froehlich
While you can do that, the easier way is to...

While you can do that, the easier way is to properly configure both the display backlight and keys to run off the photo cell.

Look at section 5.3.7 of the install manual on how to configure.

If you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Any discussion about injector size is a waste of...

Any discussion about injector size is a waste of time until you do a few good GAMI data runs.

For my IO-540 I replace 4 of the stock 0.028” injectors. Two ended up at 0.027”, one at 0.0275 and one...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Carl Froehlich
RV-10 right wing available

Reminder - I have a serviceable right wing sitting in the hangar and offer it free to anyone that crunches a wing and needs a replacement.

The wing comes without aileron, flap or wingtip.

Carl
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Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By Carl Froehlich
Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and...

Paint with the wings and tail off. Easier and you will get a better paint job.

Carl
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