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Forum: Reviews 01-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By steve murray
Great Customer Service - Kuntzleman Electronics!

I find that great customer support seems to be the norm for most of the suppliers I use for home building. I just purchased set of strobes from a distributor of Kuntzleman lights and found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By steve murray
Cool Medical Insurance Coverage vs Life Insurance Coverage

Related but different topic, medical insurance vs life insurance.


I just retired and moved from company medical plan to my own privately purchased plan. All the medical policies I reviewed had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,069
Posted By steve murray
I noticed the earlier post about switches below...

I noticed the earlier post about switches below the angled panel possibly being in a tight position?

I am working on an RV10, how far above the instrument panel lower flange (this flange is where I...
Forum: COMM 12-27-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By steve murray
2nd VHf Com needed with Dynon System?

For those using the Dynon Skyview systems with the integrated VHF Com interface to the EFIS, because is has active 2nd channel monitoring and automated tuning, do you find the need for 2nd Com...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By steve murray
Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you...

Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you a PM with my contact details for some pic.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By steve murray
Engine Mount Pad Size

I am starting to work on installing ceramic fire barrier + stainless steel on the engine side of the firewall.

Can someone tell me the pad sizes of the engine mount for the six bolt points? I do...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,527
Posted By steve murray
Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early...

Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early version Eggenfellener H6 3L engine with stock Subaru ECU. I typically plan on 155 knots at 2200 RPM and about 10 gals per hour at 7-8k altitude. I...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By steve murray
Flap Horn Position Picture

Looks like all the links to photos in this post are dead.

I am thinking (dreading) I may have my flap horns drilled in the wrong position. Anyone have a photo of the flap horn position with the...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By steve murray
Anybody have some pictures of the firewall...

Anybody have some pictures of the firewall location for fuel return location? The links to pictures in the previous posts are dead.

Much appreciated
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By steve murray
Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from...

Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from ground up?

I am looking at std 8.5 pistons with EFII\SDS system for fuel injection and ignition. Not sure of the cost effectiveness of buying an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By steve murray
Hey Randy Yes, I have the Morosco tank with...

Hey Randy

Yes, I have the Morosco tank with machined flange. A hangar neighbor did point out a rough spot on the sealing flange so I hit it with scotchbrite to smooth it out.

Steve
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-17-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By steve murray
Coolant Pressure decreases with increased RPM

I have a Eggenfellner Subaru H6 engine. Recently I have noticed some coolant burping out of the overflow as I pull the power back for landing. This issue seemed to have increased over the past...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-30-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By steve murray
I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure...

I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure for straight and level and 12 inches manifold pressure for 500 ft./m descent. This is with zero flaps and gives me about 120 mph for the approach ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By steve murray
Feedback on BWIFLY Insurance?

Anybody used BWIFLY insurance broker? My insurance is about due and I got a postcard in the mail from them and looking for feedback?

Steve
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,479
Posted By steve murray
Hi, if you are not able to post, I would...

Hi, if you are not able to post, I would appreciate copy of pictures also.

"n62km" @ yahoo.com

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By steve murray
Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?

Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,731
Posted By steve murray
DJ, Thanks for your efforts with maintaining...

DJ,

Thanks for your efforts with maintaining this site. I have used it often.

Steve

RV8-Subaru H6 - 700 hours.
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,547
Posted By steve murray
Floor Panel (F1050) & Lwr Fuse Channel (F1041) Matched Drill Holes no longer line up?

Resurrecting an old post. I am having the same issue with mis-alignment between the match drilled holes in the the front floor panel (F1050) and lower fuselage channel (F1041).

Now that the skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,333
Posted By steve murray
Hi Jeff, To be honest, as high power levels I...

Hi Jeff,

To be honest, as high power levels I have never heard my airplane external to the cockpit as no one has ever flown my plane but me. I suspect (have not measured) it is lower in decibels...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 108,557
Posted By steve murray
Scott While your stories are very interesting...

Scott

While your stories are very interesting and pictures are fascinating, I question the constant trespassing into peoples homes and personal belongings.

Someone's abandoned home and personal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,333
Posted By steve murray
I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner...

I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner EZ30 H6 with Subaru stock ECU I have 99+% confidence in the engine and always\constantly worry about the Prop gear box (I currently have the gearbox...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By steve murray
Leo, I think I will be following a similar...

Leo, I think I will be following a similar approach.

Does anyone know the maximum lateral swing dimensions of the door as it opens and final vertical dimension once they are fully open (Referenced...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By steve murray
Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that...

Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that offer. Once I have the foam cushions in hand, I will PM you to work the details and have you talk to her. (This will probably be 6 months or so...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Project Planning - When to order Engine\Finish Kit

I am probably 6-12 months away from finishing the fuselage kit and starting to planning finances and timing for finish kit and engine. I am not yet certain where I will order the engine from so not...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By steve murray
Renewing old thread - RV10 seat cushion patterns?

Anybody have some seat cushion patterns they are able to share? My sister is a very talented seamstress but her love for me has it's limits.......said she will only sew my RV10 seat covers with a...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,744
Posted By steve murray
Hi Mike Once you are done with the center...

Hi Mike

Once you are done with the center console mold, can you put me on the list for next to use? I am a few years away from flying but like the looks of this mod.

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Fuel Pump Pre-Filter Mounting Ideas

Looking for some ideas on how to mount pre-filter for EFII fuel pumps. Anybody have pictures of their pre fuel pump filters mounting and plumbing?:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,091
Posted By steve murray
Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more...

Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more info.
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By steve murray
Cool How did you bend this part

Any hints on how others bent the flange on the F1044B (3/4" x 3/4" x .125" ? I tried clamping in a vise and twisting with channel locks and the entire angle started to twist vs the flange...
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By steve murray
I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT...

I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT electric prop. This is on my RV8 with a Subaru engine. Prop is a very smooth. A bit slow to respond when doing fast throttle changes or aerobatics. No...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By steve murray
Smile 1st Eclipse for my RV8

My wife & I took off today from 0A7 (just south of Asheville, NC) to go to 18A (Franklin County Georgia) to see total solar eclipse (about 30 minutes flight) Previously had evaluated Anderson SC and...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By steve murray
Section 29 - Modification of Bucking Bar?

Just finished all the drilling in section 29...whew, was nervous about the edge distance when drilling the upper & lower fuselage to the fit firewall weldments... with heavy use of these forums,...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,843
Posted By steve murray
Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build...

Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build log, thanks for posting it, very helpful

Steve
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By steve murray
Section 29 ....Help

Every time I do something I think is I think makes sense but is not explicitly stated in the plans I find out I was wrong. (The -10 plans are so much more advanced than my RV8 plans from 10 years...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By steve murray
Hi Terry I am new to this unit. I looked at...

Hi Terry

I am new to this unit. I looked at there install data. Am I understanding correctly that you do not need to mount a new antenna? And there is no hard connection to your transponder?

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for checking around for me with Asheville...

Thanks for checking around for me with Asheville RVer's I am about to phase out of full time work, in the next few months, after that, I need to get more connected with RV\EAA flying community...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By steve murray
Thanks Mike

Hey Mike, Thanks! I am going to check with Metal Supermarket in Greenville to see if they have it in stock. If they do not, I may try to give you a call to see if we can work something out. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for the Charlotte contact, I will try to...

Thanks for the Charlotte contact, I will try to call them. Unfortunately, I now have about 113" of stock for misc non-structural brackets..... I spent about 1/2 day bending it to the right shape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By steve murray
Argh ! #$%$ Just messed up Longeron

Just messed up the long 3/4 x 3/4 x 113" longeron....argh #!#!@$#@!:mad:

Anyone close to Asheville, NC area ordering a kit that I could add a 9" 6" piece of angle to?

So frustrated tonight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,693
Posted By steve murray
TCM IO 540 Engines

Anybody at the show talk to TCM about IO -540 clone engines? or have direct experience with getting an engine form them?

I am considering a new engine but will likely go with SDS or EFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,693
Posted By steve murray
Thx Dave for posting Vans Engine Pricing

Thx Dave for posting Vans Engine Pricing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,693
Posted By steve murray
Vans Engine Pricing at Osh?

Can someone take picture of the Vans engine pricing at the show. I will not attend this year and am trying to compare to IO-540 pricing from last year's show.
I am a year or two away from ordering...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By steve murray
Berck, Did you get this longeron edge hole...

Berck, Did you get this longeron edge hole distance figured out? :confused: I am several weeks behind you?
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By steve murray
F1042 - Nutplate Installation

I am deep inside section 28. On the F1042, page 28-3 shows 5 nut plate being installed but does not mention the two other nut plates on the opposite web.

A quick look through the plans and I could...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By steve murray
Routing of Fuel Return Line

Trying to figure out how to route my fuel return line out of the tunnel to the side skin and secure it to the floor. Any reason I cannot route the line through the open third hole (circled in red)...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,001
Posted By steve murray
After I drilled each hole with #12 bit, I put in...

After I drilled each hole with #12 bit, I put in a bolt with a bit of grease and let the threads help "pull" the bolt thru the hole and then I would drill the next hole to #12 size. (I will need to...
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By steve murray
Dennis, thanks for the advice. I noticed in your...

Dennis, thanks for the advice. I noticed in your tag line you have Eggenfellner H6, I have the same engine in my RV8. How many hours do you have on it now? I am just breaking 700.

Steve
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By steve murray
KVLL (Detroit Area) Airport\Transition Advice

Planning a trip from North Carolina to KVLL just north of Detroit in late July I have never transitioned this airspace before.

I can go IFR or VFR.

1) What type vectoring can I expect as GA...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By steve murray
Great post, I have had my head down too much...

Great post, I have had my head down too much also checking weather. Thanks for the honesty\post and reminding me the importance of heads up. Also like the reply about 10 second rule for cockpit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,220
Posted By steve murray
Tom - Thanks for the hints on how to attach using...

Tom - Thanks for the hints on how to attach using the washers, great idea. I use your website at times, I think you are making progress much faster than me. PS my wife & I were remember her trip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,220
Posted By steve murray
McMaster Car version of FiberFrax?

Anybody had any experience with this McMaster Ceramic fiber as a replacement for FiberFrax? Seems to be about 1/2 cost than Aircraft spruce?...
Forum: Southeast 05-26-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By steve murray
In Huntsville for Memorial Day Weekend - Aviation ongoings?

I will be at my Mother in-law's for the weekend in Huntsville, any airplane, r\c or aviation type events ongoing or someone building an RV that needs a 2nd hand for bucking bar?

Love my mother in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By steve murray
Smile I could not agree more. I started my RV8 in...

I could not agree more. I started my RV8 in Utah, put it in storage while I was in Dominican Republic for a few years....came out of storage to California through the FWF stage and was finished in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By steve murray
Ross, thanks for the estimates on electrical load...

Ross, thanks for the estimates on electrical load and info about the linear function of amps with RPM, very helpful for my future ground tests.

I need to call you as I am working on an RV10 and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By steve murray
Battery Capacity Test Electronic Ignition

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WL2rcUsXQYpOrdFK7kufMEvOKshd3Ij8Es54buWROGA_AqbZszMnZ5ReO1VJH6Q5DXUwfQt0RbLfoF3ECqr3fUBTONVdOUMA1DFMGENUgLxIrGVKa4aRinExM4JmtZdV6KvLM3iIugQIxdZ5DkMLe9c1cuB6YLuKvocnwP...
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By steve murray
Smile I have > 500 hours on my MT prop with Subaru...

I have > 500 hours on my MT prop with Subaru engine. As Dennis responded, it is a bit slower to respond than normal CS prop, so I take a bit of time with applying power vs. shoving it forward on...
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By steve murray
MT Prop

On my MT electric constant speed prop, loss of power leave the blades at the exact pitch setting just prior to power loss. No power to drive motor stops any prop pitch change movement. I have...
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By steve murray
Hi Andrew I probably fat fingered it somehow,...

Hi Andrew

I probably fat fingered it somehow, just send you another PM with my email address, thx for the help.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 03-28-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By steve murray
Thanks Andrew sent you a PM with my email...

Thanks Andrew sent you a PM with my email address

Steve
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By steve murray
Help - Gear Weldment bowing flange on F1004C

When I temporarily attach the landing gear mount (WD-1021-L-PC) per step 3 on page 25-3, it bends the bottom outboard flange on F-1004C out. This is occurring on both the left & right sides.

Any...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By steve murray
Hired an Inventory Control Manager for Fuselage Kit

Fuselage kit arrived, wow, what a big box. Even after building an 8, I find the number and size of parts on the 10 intimidating.

I did not do so well on the inventory process of my wing kit.... but...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-17-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By steve murray
I have completed an instrument currency checks in...

I have completed an instrument currency checks in my RV8. (Not actual IMC) I was able to find a willing instructor fairly quickly. At the time, I was based outside Atlanta (KLZU)

Steve
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