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Forum: RV-10 11-05-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,827
Posted By aturner
Bob, I've pondered the same question, here is...

Bob, I've pondered the same question, here is what I have:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021144333_d9f9c70956_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hFQbkF)

The graph shows mixture sweeps at 2000 to...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By aturner
My -10 was painted at Griggs Aircraft...

My -10 was painted at Griggs Aircraft Refinishing, Skyhaven Airport, Tuckhannock PA. The work was good quality and a good value.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1959/45235937951_903b56b67a_c.jpg...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By aturner
For whatever it is worth, I have more than 400...

For whatever it is worth, I have more than 400 hours on my stock original tires and brakes. Tires will need replaced before too long (I did flip them once), but brakes have a lot of life left.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By aturner
A simple point, but one often forgotten here on...

A simple point, but one often forgotten here on VAF: when you have measurement error, as we do when evaluating aircraft performance, just because you can't measure any increase in speed due to a mod,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By aturner
Bass Islands

Dave, take her out to the Bass Islands in western Lake Erie. Put in Bay is probably your best bet...visit Perry's Monument, the caves, hike around. There are also places to stay on Kelly's Island....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By aturner
I was there in mid-June. The long runway was in...

I was there in mid-June. The long runway was in good shape. Taxiing to parking in the trees was a bit rough, take it slow. No promises that the fish are still biting though....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By aturner
It is a bit further north in the...

It is a bit further north in the Selway-Bitterroot, but Moose Creek is nose wheel friendly and has great fishing.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48116955576_d6ea4f1b92_z.jpg...
Forum: International 08-29-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,872
Posted By aturner
Like. A great accomplishment, from the building...

Like. A great accomplishment, from the building to the flying adventures. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 108,980
Posted By aturner
Lost Lake Montana

So there we were, cruising across the plains of Montana just south of the Missouri Breaks, admiring the jaw dropping beauty of a landscape spattered with both rain and sun, when we came upon...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By aturner
Ryan Field

Ryan is a very special place, and thanks to the generosity of Ben and Butchie Ryan, and the stewardship of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, it is open to all of us. You need to get a safety...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,798
Posted By aturner
I wrestled with the 182 vs. RV-10 choice when I...

I wrestled with the 182 vs. RV-10 choice when I began my project, as flying into the backcountry was an important part of the mission. The -10 has turned out to be a great choice for my family....
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By aturner
Wheel pants are built close to Van's plans...

Wheel pants are built close to Van's plans (1-1/2"?), but perhaps fractionally lower. Very little clearance on rough turf. Not optimal, but it worked out. They can take some abuse.
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,457
Posted By aturner
RV-10 in the backcountry

From time to time folks ask how the -10 does on rough fields so I thought I would post a quick report on my experiences. My two sons and I just returned to Pennsylvania from a trip in which we hiked...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,266
Posted By aturner
Larry, after flying my -10 for a year and seeing...

Larry, after flying my -10 for a year and seeing cylinder head temps consistently on the cool side, I removed the louvers and covered the slots with an aluminum blanking plate. Results over the past...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By aturner
Did the problem arise in early April? If so,...

Did the problem arise in early April? If so, check your date and time to see if they are correct. The GPS clocks rolled over in April, creating problems with some of our units, including flight logs....
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-03-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,491
Posted By aturner
I'm impressed. Any intention to sell plans? I...

I'm impressed. Any intention to sell plans? I know of one buyer.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By aturner
ditto Vlad

What Vlad said. The meteorological data are easy enough to get, it would make an interesting study to ask what time period yields the highest portion of VFR weather across the country. I'm pretty...
Forum: Midwest 04-16-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By aturner
37N

Garrison Dam Recreational Airpark is a good visit. There is fish hatchery within walking distance. They are raising the endangered pallid sturgeon, among other cool fish. Educational and enjoyable....
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By aturner
I am a little further away .... Clarion. But if...

I am a little further away .... Clarion. But if you are passing by, don't hesitate to get in touch. aturner@clarion.edu

-Andy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By aturner
Sandy, I take it you hiked from the airport? Is...

Sandy, I take it you hiked from the airport? Is there a decent trail system linking the airport to public lands?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By aturner
Dewey, do you have the Hartzell manual for your...

Dewey, do you have the Hartzell manual for your prop? It explains that the low pitch stops should be set such that the prop is against the stops for takeoff. The governor only come into play as the...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By aturner
Dewey, I feel for you, you are in a tough spot....

Dewey, I feel for you, you are in a tough spot. My perspective is that I would not describe removing the wings in the field as easy - those bolts can be tough to get back out. Lots of issues with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By aturner
Good choice. We have flown our RV-10 into...

Good choice. We have flown our RV-10 into Leadville several times now and it has become one of our favorite destinations. Weíve skied at Ski Cooper, but also visited in summer to camp in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 510,766
Posted By aturner
Dave, it is very awesome, nice work.

Dave, it is very awesome, nice work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,878
Posted By aturner
Lots of choices in building a -10 and what is...

Lots of choices in building a -10 and what is perceived as necessary by one person isn't by another. I am a simple person who likes simple things, and the beauty of building your own plane is that it...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By aturner
Bob, stock engine and attention to detail on the...

Bob, stock engine and attention to detail on the airframe. I fussed over details that most don't, like the cowl exit. Another example is that I would cut a hole in my arm before I cut a hole in my...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By aturner
Steve, cool, thanks for the analysis. Van's...

Steve, cool, thanks for the analysis. Van's published numbers for the various models show about a 10mph difference between top speed at sea level and 8000 ft. ?? Here are my own empirical data for...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By aturner
As Bob explained, maximum available power will...

As Bob explained, maximum available power will produce the highest TAS at sea level. RV’s with recommended engines will not exceed Vne in level flight, that is part of the design process. If you wait...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-31-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 134,524
Posted By aturner
Iíve been following the S-21 closely, and...

Iíve been following the S-21 closely, and appreciate the feedback the builders are posting. Please keep us updated. Like everyone else, I would really like to see Vanís enter this market.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By aturner
Ed, are you thinking of the binomial...

Ed, are you thinking of the binomial distribution, or Bernoulli trail?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By aturner
I have pedal mounted reservoirs, and like them....

I have pedal mounted reservoirs, and like them. They are very easy to check and service. I have a -10, which may have more room and easier access to the footwell than other models. ? I prefer the...
Forum: Midwest 05-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,152
Posted By aturner
Is Trigger Gap near your...

Is Trigger Gap near your route?

http://theraf.org/content/trigger-gap-safety-briefing

If you are enjoying flying into fields like this one, you might consider supporting the Recreational Aviation...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,931
Posted By aturner
There is always some error when measuring...

There is always some error when measuring airspeed, so it can be difficult to determine the effect of an individual modification. Just because we canít measure it doesn't mean it doesnít have an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By aturner
Mike, I have an extra antisplat air-oil...

Mike, I have an extra antisplat air-oil separator, sized for the IO-540. If you are interested in taking it off my hands and giving it a try, let me know. aturner at clarion.edu

Andy
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,464
Posted By aturner
Congratulations Dave, what a beast!

Congratulations Dave, what a beast!
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,888
Posted By aturner
We used a standard tilt bed tow truck and the -10...

We used a standard tilt bed tow truck and the -10 fit fine. Did not take long to load and strap down. The mover was a pilot and friend, which helped, but it wasnít difficult. I think most drivers...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,410
Posted By aturner
Bill, on that flight we were running about 165...

Bill, on that flight we were running about 165 kts., and fuel burn was 9.2 gph. Much of the flight was at 12,000 ft or better, altitude matters. Here is a plot of our cross country flights where I...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,410
Posted By aturner
Just one perspective here Bill from someone who...

Just one perspective here Bill from someone who has been flying their -10 with for several years with the standard tanks, mostly on long cross country flights (in the literal sense of...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,761
Posted By aturner
Like Guy, we make several family camping trips a...

Like Guy, we make several family camping trips a year in the -10. Four people and gear for a week or two, no problem. Lots of great, great memories and accomplishments. No cows yet, but I've been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By aturner
Randy Thompson specializes in the small...

Randy Thompson specializes in the small continentals and has a good reputation. He is in Olinda CA.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,802
Posted By aturner
Last month we made a trip in the RV-10 from...

Last month we made a trip in the RV-10 from Pennsylvania to central Kansas for a weekend of Pheasant hunting. Trip home, Great Bend Kansas to Clarion Pennsylvania, 1046 statue miles, nonstop in 5.2...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By aturner
Builders who choose to substitute parts will...

Builders who choose to substitute parts will offer rationalizations, but IMHO the real answer to your question lies more in the human psychology of spending and purchasing and perceived value, and...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,289
Posted By aturner
Cliff, this has been hashed over before, but the...

Cliff, this has been hashed over before, but the "problems" with the doors is not with the design, but the execution of the design. My doors are stock, with the exception that I added Sean's center...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By aturner
No way I would cut an unnecessary hole in the...

No way I would cut an unnecessary hole in the leading edge of the wing just to fill two little holes. Are the holes not dimpled? If for some reason the tank cant come off, I guess I might try a gob...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By aturner
I personally would not judge the value of any...

I personally would not judge the value of any modification by how common it is......There is a lot of information in the archives on the value of an exit duct. Pros and some cons too. Dave Anders has...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,356
Posted By aturner
My wheels also differed from the published datum.

My wheels also differed from the published datum.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-29-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By aturner
Give Precision Airmotive a call and explain your...

Give Precision Airmotive a call and explain your problem. As I recall, they simply had me trade my straight arm for an offset arm, no cost.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By aturner
Yes, I simply removed the heat shroud from one of...

Yes, I simply removed the heat shroud from one of the mufflers, so it is cooled by lower cowl air. The other works as normal. Fabricated a steel cover plate to bolt to the firewall to cover the hole...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By aturner
I have just a single heat muff installed, feeding...

I have just a single heat muff installed, feeding rear outlets. Pennsylvania based. In three years of all season flying, we were cold just once on a flight back home from Florida in winter, but the...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By aturner
Drive over to Clarion I would be happy to show...

Drive over to Clarion I would be happy to show you my -10. If you can catch me home......we've logged more than 60 hours in the past three months, traveling around the country. Send me an email...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,669
Posted By aturner
I'll echo Ernst and suggest the it is more a...

I'll echo Ernst and suggest the it is more a matter of technique. I prefer the one hand technique (outside arm, inside leg), but in any case would be willing to bet that with a bit of practice, she...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-14-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,744
Posted By aturner
The boys and I just returned from a fun hiking...

The boys and I just returned from a fun hiking trip to the Adirondacks. We flew into Marcy Field, a very nice grass field, shouldered our packs, and hiked into the mountains for a couple of days....
Forum: Builder Website Links 08-14-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,626
Posted By aturner
Stop up to Clarion and I would be happy to show...

Stop up to Clarion and I would be happy to show you a flying RV-10. aturner(at)clarion.edu
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By aturner
Vans supplied original tires, sat on gear in shop...

Vans supplied original tires, sat on gear in shop for 1.5 years, now flying for 3 years and almost 300 hours.
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,308
Posted By aturner
My numbers are almost exactly the same as Bob's....

My numbers are almost exactly the same as Bob's. 1605 empty. And I got there about the same way....stock airplane with basic interior. Must be a Turner thing. I personally prefer the painted look to...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,906
Posted By aturner
Mine too. Consider building a bracket that has...

Mine too. Consider building a bracket that has the vertical support aligned with the nose gear fairing, instead of offset by 3/4". I would post photos, but well, that just isn't working out for me...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By aturner
Phil, congratulations, it sounds like you took...

Phil, congratulations, it sounds like you took the right approach to getting the job done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,362
Posted By aturner
My flight testing shows an improvement of 0.3...

My flight testing shows an improvement of 0.3 nmpg per 1000ft. I can get 170 kts. on 10.0 gph, but only at 10,000 ft. and higher. The effects on altitude on RV-10 performance are really...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-24-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,310
Posted By aturner
John, thanks for the report, but I was wondering...

John, thanks for the report, but I was wondering if you had any more detailed performance data for comparison with other airplanes....I see "155KTAS on 9.5-10.5 GPH depending on temps and...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,584
Posted By aturner
I suspect the screw is acceptable, but not...

I suspect the screw is acceptable, but not pretty. If it was me, i would want a 426-5 rivet in there, but if you can't get to the backside to buck, you will have to shop for a pulled rivet to fill...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,007
Posted By aturner
And keeping in mind that most of the GTN's they...

And keeping in mind that most of the GTN's they sell go at full price to the certified aircraft market, this is a discount specifically aimed at the experimental community. Forgive me if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By aturner
Impulse coupled mags on any IO-540 with fifth...

Impulse coupled mags on any IO-540 with fifth order counterweights is a problem, according to Champion. Hence SB1-98A requiring inspection every 250 hours....
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