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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By MauleDriver
They did but to be honest I let it blow by me...

They did but to be honest I let it blow by me without comprehension. All I recall is that in both cases it was hardware and involved re-seating and/or replacing some internal video related...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By MauleDriver
Two of my three HX units seem to fail...

Iím at 1,000 hours on my Ď10 and a few things seem to be failing. One of two voltage regulators failed but I flew with one until I could swap it out - itís good to have redundancy. At 800 hours I...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,506
Posted By MauleDriver
My single experience with what I think was static...

My single experience with what I think was static caused me to lose a comm radio but I've come to the same somewhat contradictory conclusion (for my personal flying in my personal airplane).

With...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By MauleDriver
Iíve never dipped. The accuracy of my GRT fuel...

Iíve never dipped.

The accuracy of my GRT fuel Ďtotalizerí was a revelation. Cross checks using both the tank floats and the totalizer has proved more than sufficient.

However as many others have...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,506
Posted By MauleDriver
Regarding the Archers My problem with the Nav has...

Regarding the Archers
My problem with the Nav has been limited to a single ILS so far. A coupled intercept just doesnít work in that case and the needles jump around enough to make a hand flown...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,408
Posted By MauleDriver
Hereís what I did with some of the stick on...

Hereís what I did with some of the stick on material. Itís held up well for over 5 years and 1,000 hours. The pattern leaves the screws accessible, feet off the tanks, and no problem with the wing...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,506
Posted By MauleDriver
A few years ago, flying out west, I lost a com...

A few years ago, flying out west, I lost a com radio while encountering some 'snow virga' at 10k concurrent with observing some lightening or an electric discharge in my peripheral vision. I am not...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By MauleDriver
If you want to do it yourself, consider the...

If you want to do it yourself, consider the Approach Fast Stack Pro Hub product. It is a customized wiring hub and wire harness set for just about any combination of products you can come up with. ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
I still get the yellow spots. No concern on the...

I still get the yellow spots. No concern on the part of my FSDO. I don't think the yellow NACv result is a problem.
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,394
Posted By MauleDriver
I use 'experimental" for all ATC calls - about...

I use 'experimental" for all ATC calls - about 20% of the time I get "RV" in response but I always say "experimental".

For calls at uncontrolled airports I use "RV10" without my N-number. Might...
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
My reading of the yellow spots doesn't suggest...

My reading of the yellow spots doesn't suggest that there is necessarily a problem.

As far as the FSDO is concerned, they didn't ask for it, and while I broke the rule of not offering up more than...
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
I contacted my FSDO and emailed the Principal...

I contacted my FSDO and emailed the Principal Avionics Inspector the current AD, the Global AMOC and the Public ADS-B Performance Report. Withing 24 hours I rec'd this:

Based on the information...
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
The successful report was real. My ground...

The successful report was real. My ground testing process was the problem.

I had rolled it outside for a proper view of the sky and all. But I was shutting down my (3) EFIS screens (yes, 3...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By MauleDriver
You kind of answered your own question; some...

You kind of answered your own question; some alternatives are perceived to be better by some people, some of the time.

Another version of the same answer is that there is a certain minimalism in...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
Frankly, I assumed that I was taking off in...

Frankly, I assumed that I was taking off in receive-only mode at best. My intent was to get the report and start twiddling with the configuration. I was surprised with the success.

I never had the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
I think I'm ready for the AMOC work. I made a...

I think I'm ready for the AMOC work.

I made a flight over the weekend and pulled the Public ADS-B Performance Report for the flight. All looked good - no reds. I think that report is the final...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
See PM for good email. Thank You!

See PM for good email.

Thank You!
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,484
Posted By MauleDriver
I have a ADS600-B and 4.1.0 loaded on it (not...

I have a ADS600-B and 4.1.0 loaded on it (not sure how I know the release).
My intent is to go the AMOC route with my G430w. But I don't have a copy of the UAT console that will run, looking for...
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,911
Posted By MauleDriver
Perfect, Thanks Bob!

Perfect, Thanks Bob!
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,911
Posted By MauleDriver
Thanks to Bob and everyone here for all the work...

Thanks to Bob and everyone here for all the work and the effort to share it! I think I see the light at the end of this tunnel.

I have installed and been operating with this unit for a few...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,387
Posted By MauleDriver
I use 0 deg (in trail) for normal takeoffs, hard...

I use 0 deg (in trail) for normal takeoffs, hard surface, 3000'+ runway.

I use 15 deg for grass and/or short/obstacle. All my takeoffs at home airport are done this way, rarely elsewhere. I have...
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By MauleDriver
FWIW - I have the Van's standard ignition - 2...

FWIW - I have the Van's standard ignition - 2 mags, 1 retard, and a Slickstart. Simple has worked for me for the occasional hot start independent of 'how hot'.

I keep the boost pump off, crack the...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By MauleDriver
This is an important detail. The ailerons do...

This is an important detail. The ailerons do move slightly with elevator movement. I aligned the flaps/ailerons and tips apparently with the elevator in the pitch down direction. In flight I...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,955
Posted By MauleDriver
Z-14 Battery Pics...

Z-14 Battery Pics (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=MauleDriver&project=224&category=0&log=43554&row=148)

This might help. I did the same as Leffler but without the VPS.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By MauleDriver
Well, don't push too hard or overextend...

Well, don't push too hard or overextend yourself.

I don't know you so none of this may apply. After almost 5 years, paint and 'everything', I trucked the 'finished' pieces from my hangar home to a...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By MauleDriver
That is my experience and this is what I...

That is my experience and this is what I do...

I put 7 qts in at change time - it registers as 6.5 or so.

At about 40 hours I'll be below 6 qts. If it hits 5.5qts, I add some. Otherwise at 50...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By MauleDriver
I did a DIY set that work exceedingly well. Seat...

I did a DIY set that work exceedingly well.

Seat Belt Hangers (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=MauleDriver&project=224&category=7984&log=152315&row=15)

Note that the 'wide'...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,431
Posted By MauleDriver
Cheap $60 dollar job will do - very handy. In...

Cheap $60 dollar job will do - very handy. In this case, a line projected on the floor is super useful for the wheels. Easy to use. Will come in handy.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By MauleDriver
I used screws and my bracket is intact after 6...

I used screws and my bracket is intact after 6 years on a rough field. Didn't look like it would last.
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By MauleDriver
I finished up awhile ago but your initial take is...

I finished up awhile ago but your initial take is a good one. Esp the DRDT.

I would get a pnuematic drill since you'll have the needed air and high speed is good for aluminum work... and fast. Big...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By MauleDriver
I'll add one more experience concerning the...

I'll add one more experience concerning the 'Vans' IO-540 and SlilckStart. I bought and had my engine delivered around 2008 but didn't hang it until 2009.

In 2010 I figured out that I needed a...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By MauleDriver
You can do some cool stuff fitting an E-bottle...

You can do some cool stuff fitting an E-bottle (?) between the front seats.

I built a slim but very useful center console...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,801
Posted By MauleDriver
I'm in the Vic camp as far as speed goes. I fly...

I'm in the Vic camp as far as speed goes. I fly very close to the RV6 above.

Once on the final course, I go to 2500rpm and leave it alone. I pick a speed that is never <100 knots and non-reflex...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,982
Posted By MauleDriver
I'm definitely in the "get a Planearound-type...

I'm definitely in the "get a Planearound-type center cam installed standard" school. Several reasons for that:

Before the center cam, under certain conditions, my doors could definitely be closed...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By MauleDriver
Yes, it can be a good place to practice one's...

Yes, it can be a good place to practice one's painting procedure and technique if needed.

Do be sure to add some reflective heat shield where exhaust gets close to cowling - mine took 700 hours...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,937
Posted By MauleDriver
I have 4 years of maintenance experience with...

I have 4 years of maintenance experience with this (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=MauleDriver&project=224&category=7984&log=154391&row=14).

Simple and solid on hard surface...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By MauleDriver
Ideas? Here's a DIY approach example...

Ideas?

Here's a DIY approach example (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=MauleDriver&project=224&category=8533)
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,675
Posted By MauleDriver
Just measured mine: Front Wheel 3" at...

Just measured mine:

Front Wheel
3" at front
2.75" at sides
1.5" at rear

Main
2" at sides
2.5 inches front and back
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,675
Posted By MauleDriver
I think this nails it relative to perimeter...

I think this nails it relative to perimeter clearance and field type as well as perimeter versus ground clearance.

I operate off a pretty rough grass field and kept my clearance 'thumb like'. Even...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,646
Posted By MauleDriver
Steve, you da man (on a great team)! It's a...

Steve, you da man (on a great team)! It's a beautiful wing on a beautiful ship... and after giving up my LS6b, that's saying a lot!

I've always felt that getting a QB wing was a great decision...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By MauleDriver
Here's what I did - not sure what my bottle size...

Here's what I did - not sure what my bottle size is. Works fine.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=mauledriver&project=224&category=8533
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,890
Posted By MauleDriver
There are many ways to skin this cat.... I have...

There are many ways to skin this cat....

I have the B&C 40 amp and the SD-20

The SD-20 is on the vacuum pad - it's straightforward except for the 4th nut. After some asking around I noted that...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,339
Posted By MauleDriver
Just another data point. I do not have an...

Just another data point.

I do not have an overhead console except for a cereal bowl sized molding at the front of the overhead hosing instrument lights and some GPS antenna wiring. I do like the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,661
Posted By MauleDriver
For tapered thread fittings (like oil cooler...

For tapered thread fittings (like oil cooler hoses), I found Permatex High Performance Thread Sealant to be the fix. Permatex High Performance...
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,110
Posted By MauleDriver
Lot's of good advice all around. I would not...

Lot's of good advice all around.

I would not recommend a Bob Archer Comm antenna - just not good enough even for a 'backup'.

I do recommend Bob Archer Nav antennas. They work but not as well as a...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,925
Posted By MauleDriver
One wouldn't necessarily expect such a situation...

One wouldn't necessarily expect such a situation to degrade or improve roll control.

The problem that could occur is flutter. A situation where the control surface would begin to oscillate. This...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,123
Posted By MauleDriver
I have the exact setup described above. It is...

I have the exact setup described above. It is known as a "Z-14" in Bob Nuckolls Aeroelectric forum. It is a well evolved design that you are invited to copy as I did. I use a B&C 40amp and the B&C...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,029
Posted By MauleDriver
Great write-up and result! Clearly you put the...

Great write-up and result! Clearly you put the necessary time into researching and planning the job so that you could work with experienced non-aviation painters to get a great final job.

After...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By MauleDriver
FWIW, I have a similar setup (Vans engine, slick...

FWIW, I have a similar setup (Vans engine, slick start, retard mag, light wt start) and more often than not, it takes a second crank. But the 2nd crank is 100% reliable.

What I don't do is go to...
Forum: Tools 10-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,878
Posted By MauleDriver
Yes, you definitely want a band saw. I have a...

Yes, you definitely want a band saw. I have a Sears from quite a few years ago (80s) that I absolutely hate, though I finished a '10 with it.

Now my wife is using it a good bit and I still hate it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By MauleDriver
2) Consider that the building process you are...

2) Consider that the building process you are following is standing on well over 50 years of experience, several wars, many thousands of practitioners, etc. Suggest deburring the holes with a...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,454
Posted By MauleDriver
I assume you aware of the new axle assembly that...

I assume you aware of the new axle assembly that eliminates these problems.

If not, here is a good place to get the story. I'd highly recommend making the change. Not a peep out of anyone with...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 56,828
Posted By MauleDriver
My plate was cracked and I'm almost finished with...

My plate was cracked and I'm almost finished with the SB. Since finishing my project 3 years ago, I've been retired and maintaining my '10 as required.

I have <$100 spent on the work plus more...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 56,828
Posted By MauleDriver
That was 175 landings and 175 takeoffs on the...

That was 175 landings and 175 takeoffs on the rough grass field. An equal number or more on hard surface. In my experience on my field, the nosewheel takes a bit of a beating on takeoffs as well as...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 56,828
Posted By MauleDriver
I have cracks and am currently applying the fix. ...

I have cracks and am currently applying the fix. I'm based on a grass field that is considered a bit rough but Bo's, a Commanche, a Travel Air(sp), and up until recently, a flight school operated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By MauleDriver
I think you got it - not enough ARINC outputs on...

I think you got it - not enough ARINC outputs on the G430.

Just brainstorming here but I'm thinking that maybe you'll want to give up the ARINC link to the GRT and instead use the one output for the...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By MauleDriver
A rivet buddy is definitely the way to go. I...

A rivet buddy is definitely the way to go. I have long arms and am a bit anti-social so I closed up my QB wings solo using a stand and safety wire to hold the skin up. Solo wing skin riveting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By MauleDriver
I should add that if everything is setup 'right'...

I should add that if everything is setup 'right' and you have what I think is the optimal setup, controlling the AP is now done thru the GRT.

So operationally you would dial in a heading on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By MauleDriver
I have a similar setup (G430 GRT/HX and Trutrak)...

I have a similar setup (G430 GRT/HX and Trutrak) but can't talk to Stec specific issues. Not familiar with your installation either.

The optimal way to fly this setup is have the GRT control the...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,066
Posted By MauleDriver
I really wish I were close enough to give you a...

I really wish I were close enough to give you a ride. I just returned from Osh and have it parked in my home hangar in Durham NC.

I would be particularly interested in getting your impressions as...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,374
Posted By MauleDriver
I considered adding rudder trim and mocked up a...

I considered adding rudder trim and mocked up a spring bias design I had seen on a completed '10. I ended up deciding to install it post first flight.

Three years and 460 hours of cross country...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,342
Posted By MauleDriver
Data points; I started building at 52 and...

Data points; I started building at 52 and finished 5 years later (I had something else to fly). A good workspace is key to enjoying the build... in SC that means AC. Now coming up on 3 years flying...
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