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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and if you want the position indicator, the PHA actuator makes way more sense than trying to install, align, and calibrate for correct travel the POS POS sensor.

Do it, you won't regret it...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
but, but, but...

...but I like the neat indicators on the EFIS!

...and the PH Aviation actuator is top notch in fit and finish...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
here

https://www.phaviation.com/products/product-category/rv-10-14-flap-actuator/
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 PH Aviation

Definitely get the PH Aviation actuator. It is not difficult to install and it eliminates the POS POS sensor...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
As of now, the rudder spring bias system isn't...

As of now, the rudder spring bias system isn't set up to work with the pedals in question. I think it could be, but would take some modification...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By rocketman1988
note

Just a note about the rudder pedals.

If you decide on the aftermarket pedals, which are REALLY nice, make sure that you can actually get them.

The aftermarket pedals also may cause some issues if...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By rocketman1988
guess

I would venture to guess that IF someone were to build it that way, it would be a rare occurrence...
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,832
Posted By rocketman1988
Steve, Good luck!:rolleyes:

Steve,

Good luck!:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,832
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

I would be interested in seeing data on the extra 8 mph by scuffing the upper surface of a model boat.

The glass smooth bottom, however, is definitely an issue. I had the same experience...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By rocketman1988
What glue?

What adhesive was used on the window that you lost?
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By rocketman1988
glass

Aesthetic reasons...I am not planning on glassing over, however, my paint guy might want to do it!:D
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By rocketman1988
seats

There was no possible way to remove my stock seats without removing the flap torque tube cover.

I shortened the plastic slides on the front end by 3/4" and the seats are removable without removing...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

or shortening the front of the plastic seat runners to accomplish the same thing.

Don't forget the PH Aviation flap actuator with built in position sensor!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 165,591
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

But the demographic for the 14 (and the 10) is somewhat different than the other RVs.

I think most folks that choose the 14 or 10 want dream machines, and know that those type of airplanes come with...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By rocketman1988
It's...

It is almost like folding sun shades.

I found that putting the upper edge under the panel then twisting the aft edge outboard seem to work pretty well...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,197
Posted By rocketman1988
Me too!

I would like a copy too!

Thanks!

Rocketman@etczone.com
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By rocketman1988
syringes

I get my syringes from the farm store, usually less than a buck a piece.

Not worth the time to clean them so they go in the trash...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By rocketman1988
Dent

That is not just a dent, it is a priceless memory of time with your son.

The perfect airplane has never, and will never, be built...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used neither; just a 14 AWG for power and a 14 AWG for ground...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

If you know that the heaters are 100W and 70W, running at a system voltage of, say, 13.6V, then they will draw 7.3A and 5.1A respectively.

18AWG is good for 10A with a 35 degree rise, so separately,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 165,591
Posted By rocketman1988
GTSIO-520

I had a C-421 with the GTSIO engines. According to one of the designers of that engine, it was DESIGNED to be run hard. Babying that engine is worse.

I flew that 421 to TBO and the guy that bought...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

I drilled holes around the perimeter and made some clamps from scrap aluminum. Basically just a short piece of aluminum with a bend I one end. They are then checked to the cabin top and hold the...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By rocketman1988
updates

Airflow 20007X oil cooler. It is one size large than the stock one; about 3/4" longer and 2 more rows. The mod is very simple, basically adding a piece of aluminum angle to the stock mount and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By rocketman1988
Conduit

You may want to think the conduit thought through again. If you are using AOA, you will need TWO 1/4" tubes, plus any wiring for lights, strobes, aileron trim, roll servo, etc. You may find that 3/4"...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,333
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used epoxy/micro/cabo for the first two coats; put it on with a flexible squeegee.

Light sanding in between coats.

Then I used straight epoxy, applied with a 6" squeegee. Light sand between three...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 115,933
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Disconnect the A/P, trim the aircraft, reconnect the A/P.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By rocketman1988
G3X

If you go into the config page, you should be able to see what voltage the G3X is sensing from the probes. The GEA24 outputs a reference voltage of +5v or +12v depending on the pin, to the sensor,...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,416
Posted By rocketman1988
More than you think!

I have at least six, 40 drawer cabinets that are full...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-01-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe some hope!

I sent you a PM with the information of a guy that may be able to help...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By rocketman1988
difference

According to the rivet spec sheet, the 41H has a useable grip range from .032-.063 and the 42H has a grip range from...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Rationalization

"...The fact that I'm the one building this plane, and maybe I made a tiny little mistake someplace on a shop head that could lead to catastrophic airframe destruction, simply compounded that math in...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By rocketman1988
-10

A data point...

I have about 2650+ hours in my build, so far, and am still not flying. Hope to move to the hangar next month.

Low $200 is doable but if you are planning AC, full IFR, full interior,...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Chute

Weighs about 80 pounds and takes about half your baggage area. Be sitting down when you ask about thee price.

This has been discussed before but you need to sit down and weigh the potential...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
matco

There are ways to easily improve the return spring feel in the matcos.

The Beringers look really nice but I just couldn't pull the trigger on 3x the price...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Carl...

Yep...Not judging, just offering another data point!

Build it like you want to!
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I installed the extruded hinges and changed to skybolts...

...and yes, I fiddled with different pin sizes, lubrication, and the knuckles...

I could never get that 30" long side wire to go in...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Turner

http://www.mykitlog.com/display_project.php?project_id=2056
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, mainly vertical stab...the nose flange needs...

Yes, mainly vertical stab...the nose flange needs to be trimmed.

I found the same, to a smaller extent, on the horizontal stab.

Many, many mods available.

If you are interested, mykitlog.com has...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,604
Posted By rocketman1988
Welcome to the -10!

There are quite a few mods that most guys make, here are some:

planearound.com third door latch. It should be STANDARD on all -10's.

Billet trim cable mounts.

McMaster door seals.

Matco brakes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

If you are talking about the Kavlico sensors, the one Garmin is recommending looks exactly like the 50PSIG one with the brass body. It is still in the P4055 series.

If you are going to the all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By rocketman1988
the other one

If you need the other one, it is part number 011-04202-20 and is is a 75PSIG sensor.

HOWEVER

If you look on ACS, that part number is showing the ORIGINAL 50 PSIG sensor, so be aware. The 75PSIG...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,745
Posted By rocketman1988
.02

I am not flying yet but I installed a bypass valve in the SCAT tube prior to the firewall valves. The thinking being to still allow airflow through the heat muff but dump it overboard before the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,997
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Actually the one that seems to be the problem is the 50 psig sensor.

Also, garmin is recommending the 75psig sensor. They would not comment on the p255 series recommended by afs. It would stand to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,401
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

...and out of stock with a 12 week lead time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By rocketman1988
???

Are you talking about an oil cooler butterfly valve not working?

The oil cooler itself is passive; oil flows through it and back to the engine. There aid nothing electrical about the oil cooler...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,997
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

I talked to Garmin and they are recommending the 75psig sensor (which is apparently TSO'd). Part number they gave me was 011-04202-20.

They said they could not comment on any of the other...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By rocketman1988
chuckle

I know of one place that will actually rent their cub solo with just a minimum "check out".

That cub has spent a lot of time in the hangar being repaired!
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and there are B-777 Captains with 30,000 hours that take substantially more than 10 hours...what is your point?

The instructor will provide the endorsement when he is confident in the student's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh Oh...

There are many threads on electrical system architecture out there.

Be aware, it is like the Primer Wars!

I would look at some of Nuckoll's designs in the AeroElectric Connection book.

Remember,...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Why would you think 10 hours is excessive?

If that is what it takes, that is what it takes...

It has been my experience that folks who don't think they need the instruction, actually take longer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By rocketman1988
plug wrench

It lines up with the spark plug...a socket extension will fit through the hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,997
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

My question is this:

I am getting ready for a first start. Should I replace the sensor first?

Have they made any changes to the sensor design to warrant pre-emptively changing it?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By rocketman1988
Discretes

Thanks for that!

More specifically, as long as the configuration is NOT elevator or aileron trim in the G3X configuration page, the GP 1 and GP 2 are free to be used for something else, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By rocketman1988
Structural

You have to consider the shear load on the bearing surface area.

For a very simplistic 2D example; look at the cross sectional area of an AN3 bolt that is bearing on a .032 sheet. The bolt is .187...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

I had to do the same thing.

A question for the G3Xpert...

Can the GP 1 and GP 2 inputs now be used as a discrete (using the 5k resistor) or do they need to remain in None (disabled)?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

Such a simple thing...and people are comfortable flying without it...in IFR.

It is one of those things that is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,401
Posted By rocketman1988
My question...

I am not flying yet but my question is should I replace my FP sensor? Are the new ones a different design?
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By rocketman1988
I am...

I am going to use 1/16" closed cell self adhesive silicone foam available from McMaster...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,201
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

WOT...let it run!

Not really the same but I had a C-421 with Continental GTSIO-520's.

Ran it hard all the time after speaking with one of the original engine designers...

Those "troublesome"...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

Approach speed?

CG?

Elevator UP limit?
Forum: California 05-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,162
Posted By rocketman1988
floor

I have tried a bunch of different floor coverings, with varying success.

I have not been impressed...it is not so much the occasional puddles as it is the rubber from the tires. Usually when...
Forum: California 05-01-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,162
Posted By rocketman1988
Only

Only door I would use...Head and shoulders above the rest...
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