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Forum: RV-10 05-16-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By Phil
Welcome to the party. Youíll enjoy the...

Welcome to the party. Youíll enjoy the fiberglass work....
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By Phil
Check the rigging of your elevator trim tabs too.

Check the rigging of your elevator trim tabs too.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-04-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By Phil
Pancakes - This Saturday (3/7/20) - Near Waco

Date: 3/7/20
Time: 8AM - 10AM
Place: EAA Chapter 59's Hangar - McGregor Executive Airport (KPWG)

Kick off March with us at EAA Chapter 59's Pancake Fly-In Breakfast. The food will begin coming off...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,994
Posted By Phil
I just ran down a similar issue. It turned out...

I just ran down a similar issue. It turned out that I had an intake leak that would only rear itís ugly head at certain power/mixture settings.

It took a while for me to believe I had a leak,...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Phil
Iíve found that engine temps really play a role...

Iíve found that engine temps really play a role in my idle fuel flows.

On a cold engine, I can see 6.x gph. As the engine warms those number drop significantly. By the time I taxi out they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phil
Jon has some good advice and estimates. If kids...

Jon has some good advice and estimates.

If kids are involved, then the RV-10 seems like a no brainer. We fly ours everywhere as a family. The experience is awesome and the convenience is...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Phil
We have two here near Waco at KPWG including mine.

We have two here near Waco at KPWG including mine.
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By Phil
I donít recall exactly, but I think mine is like...

I donít recall exactly, but I think mine is like yours.

As long as the cable is secured at both ends and there is no binding as the elevator moves, I donít think it really matters.
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,420
Posted By Phil
Just want to share my decision point on go...

Just want to share my decision point on go arounds for a few of you and hopefully it will help someone.

Determining to go-around point is a critical (and in some cases life critical) decision and...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By Phil
TruTrak Yaw Damper - Install Photos

Howdy everyone,

I’m getting ready to install a TruTrak Yaw Damper in the -10 and TT doesn’t provide any installation information for the mounting hardware.

Does anyone have any photos of their TT...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Phil
I keep mine at McGregor (KPWG). We have a...

I keep mine at McGregor (KPWG). We have a couple of -10ís here and I can show you both of them.

Let me know when youíre coming up and we will try to work something out. Would love to give you...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By Phil
I am up in Waco and built my RV-10. I know it's...

I am up in Waco and built my RV-10. I know it's a ways away and I know there are closer 10's to you, but if you find yourself at a dead end, I can help you work your way out of it.
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By Phil
I would suggest googling K&N RU-4250. Something...

I would suggest googling K&N RU-4250.

Something tells me itís RU-4250. Not sure what it is, but I have a feeling that it might be a fruitful search. 😂
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,032
Posted By Phil
This isnít exactly a one off. I know of 3 that...

This isnít exactly a one off. I know of 3 that have come out and one was actually on the ground. The belief is the hot sun reflecting off the unpainted wing popped the window out of the joggle as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Phil
Once you know the trick, you never worry about...

Once you know the trick, you never worry about fighting stainless again.

https://youtu.be/FMzIHl1HMXc
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Phil
If you havenít gotten it in there yet, keep...

If you havenít gotten it in there yet, keep trying. Eventually it will drop in and youíre going to be scratching your head trying to figure out how it happened.

It just happens. No one knows...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,037
Posted By Phil
I can settle this. I was 32 years old. ...

I can settle this.

I was 32 years old. Newly married. No kids. I wanted to build an RV-7 for me and my wife. Why the 7? Because it was the right size and more affordable.

My wife...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,468
Posted By Phil
If it’s a new installation you’re okay going on...

If it’s a new installation you’re okay going on the high side. It will loosen up over the first 50 hours or so. Also be sure you’ve got it well greased and also exercise the pivot while you’re...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,870
Posted By Phil
I put a .063 plate in my FAB to keep from wearing...

I put a .063 plate in my FAB to keep from wearing through the fiberglass. At 200 hrs, I was doing my condition inspection and noticed that the aluminum plate is beginning to show significant signs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,772
Posted By Phil
This specific fitting was supplied by Air Wolf...

This specific fitting was supplied by Air Wolf with my remote filter setup. Thereís a chance they supplied a look-alike, but they do sell certified products so itís doubtful.

At the end of the day,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,772
Posted By Phil
I had the same issue with an AN fitting going...

I had the same issue with an AN fitting going into my remote oil filter mount. For months I tried to get the leak solved and never could do it. Time and time again Iíd pull the fittings out and...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Phil
Pretty common here in Texas. The taxi-in is...

Pretty common here in Texas. The taxi-in is noticeable after a few minutes on the ground. After it’s shut down and heat soaked, it’s even worse.

The AFP fuel bypass valve helps with the restarts...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-22-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,214
Posted By Phil
Absolutely a wife-friendly destination. She...

Absolutely a wife-friendly destination. She won't get bored, even if she's there a week.

I'd make the trip down there one day to see you too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,030
Posted By Phil
I've always believed there should never be a "War...

I've always believed there should never be a "War Bird" arrival. All of the arrivals should be "Performance Based" arrivals. If you can fly the performance profile for that arrival, then you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,024
Posted By Phil
My backup battery for my G3X will make a faint...

My backup battery for my G3X will make a faint whine when it is switched on. Itís not enough to be annoying, but itís enough to notice when the engine goes quiet. I kinda like it because it...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-02-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Phil
Absolutely! We will begin serving right around...

Absolutely! We will begin serving right around 8AM.

Looking forward to seeing you!
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Phil
Great, thanks. I didnít expect there to be...

Great, thanks.

I didnít expect there to be any guidance on it, but itís always better to make sure before you do something dumb. Now is the time to find out it doesnít exist; rather than after...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Phil
RV-4 Wire Route to Rudder

I have a friend who is selling his RV-4 and the new owner would like a position/strobe light on the tail. Heís not physically able to do the work and asked me to assist him with getting one...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By Phil
EAA Chapter 59: Pancake Fly-in and IMC Club (Nov 3rd)

The fall flying season is here and we hope you will be joining us at McGregor Executive Airport for EAA Chapter 59's Fly-In Pancake Breakfast! On the first Saturday of the month, and for more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Phil
Yeah I have him with the booster now, but it...

Yeah I have him with the booster now, but it doesnít do much good because I have to slide him all the way back to make clearance for the stick. When you slide the seats back on the -10, they also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By Phil
Kids - Booster Cushions

My son has become a wizard and instrument flight, but he's never seen much more than the panel of our RV-10 from the front seats. Giving him a heading and an altitude and he's every bit as good as...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,874
Posted By Phil
There’s a lot of people who have traveled that...

There’s a lot of people who have traveled that same path. I know of multiple people who brought their wife to the airport to show her the -14 thinking that’s what they wanted...... and they...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Phil
I noticed yesterday that I have .090ís on the top...

I noticed yesterday that I have .090ís on the top bends and on the sides (upper and lower attachment). The lower cowl at the firewall is .125ís.

No issues after 160 hrs despite the slightly...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,325
Posted By Phil
Reminds me of this...

Reminds me of this video...

https://youtu.be/XKQP_qz4B9A
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By Phil
Pancake Breakfast Fly-In (Waco Area) Aug 4th

EAA Chapter 59's monthly pancake fly-in occurs the first Saturday of each month and it happens to be this Saturday (tomorrow!)

The pancakes will start coming off at 8AM and usually runs until 10AM....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,183
Posted By Phil
When I was a kid, I accidentally topped off our...

When I was a kid, I accidentally topped off our Chevy suburban with diesel and we ran it out of the tank. The thing ran horribly, but it ran well enough to get us home and to run the tank dry on a...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-04-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By Phil
Chapter 59 (Waco): Pancake Breakfast (Sat - July 7)

EAA Chapter 59's monthly pancake fly-in occurs the first Saturday of each month and it happens to be this Saturday!

The pancakes will start coming off at 8AM and usually runs until 10AM. If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,151
Posted By Phil
I've been thinking of wrapping as a short-term...

I've been thinking of wrapping as a short-term solution....~2 years

Have any of you wrapped and then removed it for paint later down the road? What complications resulted from the wrap when...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-31-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 506
Posted By Phil
Chapter 59 (Waco): Pancake Breakfast (Sat - June 2)

If you're looking for some place to fly this weekend, come on out to McGregor Executive (KPWG) on Saturday morning for our monthly pancake fly-in.

The first cakes usually start coming off the...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,809
Posted By Phil
Donít over think it. Just do it and move on.

Donít over think it. Just do it and move on.
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,809
Posted By Phil
Kyle, Use a ratchet strap between the nose gear...

Kyle,

Use a ratchet strap between the nose gear and your motor mount or possibly even over the top of the motor (if you have a decent spot to put load on it without damaging anything). With a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,725
Posted By Phil
Another leaky tank thread

I have a rivet that that would prefer to have the fuel on the outside of the tank rather that the inside. I've begged it to stop and it won't. So I tried the Lock-Tite trick with no success. I...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By Phil
GDL-39 GPS Data?

I am in the market for a new iPad and if I can get away without having to buy a cell-enabled version for GPS, that would be awesome.

Does anyone know if a GDL-39 provides the GPS data to...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,856
Posted By Phil
I did this on my RV-10 (aft battery...

I did this on my RV-10 (aft battery configuration) with the Light Speed power wire. Coming off the battery there is a 15 amp in-line fuse. Then it goes on forward to a panel mounted 7.5 amp...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Phil
I ran a punch through the hole to align...

I ran a punch through the hole to align everything correctly. Clamped it with a small clamp and then removed the punch and drilled.

There was absolutely no side loading or slipping around at the...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Phil
Kyle, I don't have the measurement with me right...

Kyle,

I don't have the measurement with me right now, but something you need to consider is the prop choice. (really just the spinner)

Van's spinner and ends flush with the backing plate, while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,761
Posted By Phil
I hope it's something dramatically different than...

I hope it's something dramatically different than the traditional Vans line. Putting bigger engines in, keeping the same fuse with different wings, etc... Those are all neat but not much more to...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By Phil
My 540 behaves similarly when it's deeply over...

My 540 behaves similarly when it's deeply over square. If I'm running 2400 and 27", then it's fine. But when you start slowing the prop down it will start barking and letting you know by shaking. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By Phil
Assuming 4000 is meant to be 2400? What’s your...

Assuming 4000 is meant to be 2400?

What’s your Manifold pressure? There’s a good chance you are going way over square and that’s what you’re experiencing.

There’s technique in flying a CS prop...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By Phil
They should be able to move freely Dave. That...

They should be able to move freely Dave. That means daylight in the clevis.

I had mine tightened down and the inability of ne rudder to move feeely on the cables was causing the ball to slide out...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By Phil
Yep. What others said. There are two...

Yep. What others said.

There are two diaphragms in the pump. The lower one is the one that comes in contact with the fuel regularly. Then there is a cavity and another diaphragm on top of...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-14-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By Phil
Break Texas' July Heat: Ice Cream Social Fly-in - July 15th

For those of you in Texas, EAA Chapter 59 will be breaking the July heat with an ice cream social fly-in! Rumor has it that there will be a few batches of homemade ice cream there too. Hamburgers...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,714
Posted By Phil
New Airworthiness Certificate Issued

It's been a while since I've posted but wanted to share another certificate being issued. Vic Syracuse made the trip to Texas for me yesterday and performed the inspection. Many thanks to him...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,064
Posted By Phil
Pierre, Take a look at this historical map of...

Pierre,

Take a look at this historical map of the magnetic north pole. It's been wandering left and right for years. My guess is it's moving back in the opposite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,171
Posted By Phil
That may be true that is was E&O coverage...

That may be true that is was E&O coverage supplied by the agent as opposed to a back-stop policy within the insurance company. I don't know and Tony can comment on that if he would like.

But at the...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Phil
Looks like we have more than 1,412 kits sold with...

Looks like we have more than 1,412 kits sold with 427 reported flying. That means there are almost 1,000 kits in progress.

(like Bryan said), I'll bet there are a number of -10's right on the cusp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,171
Posted By Phil
Thumbs up Tony, First, and most importantly, I'm glad your...

Tony,

First, and most importantly, I'm glad your customers were made completely whole at the end of the day.

It's a shame that the insurance agent's error caused all this hassle instead of making...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Phil
Builder Numbers?

Just curious - for those of you who have recent acquired an RV-10 kit from Vans, what was your builder number? I'm just trying to get and idea of how many are under construction for a radio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By Phil
Heads Up - Black Friday Builder Stuff

I was looking through the pre-release black friday ads and the ever popular Werner Work Platform is listed for $17 this year. That is $2 cheaper than what I paid for it last...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,807
Posted By Phil
Paul, Are you measuring from the center of the...

Paul,

Are you measuring from the center of the hole, or from the edge?

http://www.orbitform.com/modules.php?name=Media&sp_id=111
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By Phil
Eric, Hope you're doing well. Here is an old...

Eric,

Hope you're doing well. Here is an old photo I found of mine.

I used zip ties to secure some baffle seal material on the step. The goal was to make the baffle seal material sacrificial and...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,418
Posted By Phil
With my prop on, it takes about my body weight...

With my prop on, it takes about my body weight 225# to get it up in the air. But even at that it doesn't take much tugging to pull the nose back down on the front end.

I used a concrete anchor in...
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