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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Well that depends on the engine. I know a guy that ordered a new engine a long time ago and still doesn’t have it. I had Barrett build mine and it took nearly 8 months to get it.

Plan wisely and do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By rocketman1988
probably...

Probably because the MTV 12 is rated for a maximum of 300 HP and the MTV 9 is rated for 450 HP. For those of us who have engines producing 300+ HP, the MTV 12 would be at or beyond it's limit during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

1. It will cost more than you think/plan.

2. It will take longer than you plan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow, that's a huge generalization. Let's go to...

Wow, that's a huge generalization. Let's go to Oshkosh and look at the RVs there and grade them all on workmanship. How many would be above your particular subjective bar? Would you consider those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

Disgraceful?...Probably.

Disgusting?...Definitely.

Dangerous?...Questionable.

The aircraft has been flying with that wiring, so the empirical evidence would suggest that it is NOT dangerous...and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...a lot of PVC insulation and automotive grade (not pidg) connectors to me..."

There are many, many flying aircraft out there with "automotive" wiring in them. That in itself has nothing to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,153
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Not that I would EVER endorse a rat’s nest like that, just because it’s not “pretty” does not mean it’s not “airworthy”...

I have seen many “airworthy” installations that looked pretty messy to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocketman1988
See anything?

See anything you need? Make me an offer!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By rocketman1988
Replace?

Replace? Probably not, however a good scroll saw can be a great complementary tool to the bandsaw. It allows inside cuts, where a bandsaw will not.

I have a nice Dewalt scroll saw, and with an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,140
Posted By rocketman1988
yeah...

"... Therefor this recommendation doesn't have to be followed. Owners are free to do what ever the want if they feel sure that the spec is way overly conservative..."

Yeah, what do the engineers...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,140
Posted By rocketman1988
^^^^^^^

In a heartbeat...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By rocketman1988
For Sale!

U-1019-L/R and U-1020-L/R Intersection Fairings for RV-10, New Untouched, $39 Each new $125 shipped for ALL four pieces

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in plastic wrap $163 each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By rocketman1988
lights

I decided to install these in my -10 overhead console:

https://www.pilotlights.net/micro-eyeball-led-light-12-24vdc-or-90-220vac-1w
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,661
Posted By rocketman1988
Like

Something more profitable like hoarding N numbers and selling them for big money?:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-02-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By rocketman1988
gap

1/4" for me...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By rocketman1988
Software

Not a fan but I saw an interesting piece of software awhile back. They take a picture of the person and digitally add the tattoo. Then they digitally age the person to see what the tattoo may look...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 924
Posted By rocketman1988
For Sale

C-1005 RV-10 Windshield, uncut still in plastic wrap $511 new $250 + shipping; I have a box that my Cee Bailey windshield came in.

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in plastic wrap $163...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,352
Posted By rocketman1988
Install rate

I would be curious as to the install rate in new RV-10s.

I am not interested in installing one in mine as giving up half the baggage area and 80+ pounds of payload is not appealing...

I am also...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

It is hard to figure out what each system has to offer, period!

I went with a Garmin G3X system. The install manual is over 1100 pages.

The user manual was in the crate with the panel. It's a...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By rocketman1988
Comparisons

Go to one of the aviation expos and play with each system. It will be a personal choice. Asking which is better here isn’t going to give you a valid answer as each person’s “best” is completely based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

Also remember to support the material being countersunk. If you do not, you will end up with inconsistent countersinks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm...

A government deadline...that's funny.

The only regret I have building my -10 is that I didn't start sooner.

Build now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,727
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm

“...It may not have vibrated the wing off,...”

Hard to say but it could be possible...

You want to see what flutter can do? Search for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge...

In an aircraft it happens much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
Hence

Hence the melted wire (fuse). So it was likely mechanical damage to the wire that caused the problem...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
That's funny!

"...Anyone that really wants to use a shunt should never us "fusible links". Use a fuse. Why would you want to design in a wire melting your protection?..."

That is EXACTLY what a fuse is; a wire...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-28-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By rocketman1988
+1 for Stein

The work stein did on my panel was AWESOME!

I noticed you used the phrase “plug and play”, too.

You might want to reevaluate that. The panel wiring is pretty complete, yes. There is still,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By rocketman1988
sorry...

Sorry, this has ACCIDENT written all over it in capital bold lettering.

Contactor failure, though possible, happens rarely. If you are concerned about it, carry a spare...they are inexpensive and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

My question would be WHY the small wires burned up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,727
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree!

"...I think that is a given every pilot should know..."

We are on the same page. The only reason for my comment is that, unfortunately, I think a lot of people DON'T know...and think flutter is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,727
Posted By rocketman1988
Vne

Putting your feet on the pedals and hand on the stick will not necessarily prevent nor stop flutter of flight controls; the best way to avoid it is to stay within the design parameters of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,454
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

Then we'll have to disagree...

I have witnessed the rubber jungle in the 727. In fact, the OE instructor almost had a coronary when the FO swiped the power off at 20-30 feet...

I also have many...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,667
Posted By rocketman1988
hahahahahahaha

Still made of Unobtainium!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By rocketman1988
Try

Try kydex. It’s a thermo plastic that holsters are made from. Other companies also use it to make interior panels...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

You don’t have to convince me...that’s why I said I have to chuckle...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By rocketman1988
Chuckle

I have to chuckle at some of these statements... Safety glasses are a must. Sleeves and gloves? Not a fan...especially around machinery. How many folks wear a watch or ring while working? And how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Don't forget the friction losses for flow within a pipe. If you really want to get a headache, look at the Darcy Weisbach Formula!:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 260,450
Posted By rocketman1988
In ear

Can’t stand in ear headsets, not the least bit comfortable, for me. I will keep my batteries...:D
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By rocketman1988
That’s good

Yeah, my scribe lines were not even close...sounds like you are on the right track.

Are you doing the mcmaster door seals?
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By rocketman1988
Trim

I don’t know if you have fit the cabin top yet but I wouldn’t fit the doors until the cabin top is fit.

That said, don’t use the scribe lines; mine weren’t even close. It is a tedious process to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-20-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,227
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Well, I was going to stay out of it...but...that last comment about poor design and materials was it.

I have been very happy, overall, with my EFII experience.

I was an early customer of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,136
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

Agree with the RV content...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

They ARE nice...just bought a set for my -10 with MATCO brakes. Installation was a breeze. Bought the HF screw jack, too, which also works great.

I ordered an extra arm, just to have, or if I need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By rocketman1988
Mcmaster

Mcmaster.com

https://www.mcmaster.com/stainless-steel-foil-tape
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,570
Posted By rocketman1988
Ha!

In this case, electrical...

Fairly sure I’m not gonna be the lightest (story of my life) and I’m definitely sure I’ve exceeded my cost margin...��
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,570
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks

Thanks for the reply.

I am really considering these lights but I am trying to figure how much margin I have in the aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,570
Posted By rocketman1988
yes

I read that too, hence my question...I would think that it would be 7 all the time and wasn't sure where the 8 came from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,570
Posted By rocketman1988
Seven stars

Just a quick question on the seven star lights. What is the actual current draw? I read that it was a maximum of 8 amps...so is it normally less or is it always 8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,306
Posted By rocketman1988
+1

^^^ what he said ^^^
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

There are rivet available that have anti twist wings on them for soft metals, like aluminum...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By rocketman1988
FS: Updated, More Items

Prices Updated!

C-1005 RV-10 Windshield, uncut still in plastic wrap $511 new $250 + shipping; I have a box that my Cee Bailey windshield came in.

C-1004-L/R RV-10 Rear Windows, uncut still in...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes Carl, those antennas were what was recommended...

I am also not a Garmin expert so I went with the expert’s recommendations...0
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By rocketman1988
antenna

"...Four GPS units Bob?..."

The GA35 is for the GTN650

The GA57X is for the GDL51R XM/GPS

The GA26C's are for the GDUs. These will go on the glare shield.

I will have to ask Stein about the GA26C...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,966
Posted By rocketman1988
But...

Halon may not poison you, however, it WILL suffocate you just like the fire.

That is specifically WHY we have PBE's located at every point a Halon extinguisher is present at work. If you discharge...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,586
Posted By rocketman1988
antenna

I have a dual G3x with xm system and GTN650.

2 - com
1 - vor/loc/gs
1 - GA35 GPS
1 - GA57X XM/GPS
1 - Transponder
2 - GA26C GPS for GDUs
1 - ELT
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-07-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,133
Posted By rocketman1988
Not the point

I said nothing about the useful load. The point was, at only 44” wide, you are going to be really tight with anything but lightweight adults. I instruct in a 172 that is the same width and it is a...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-07-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,133
Posted By rocketman1988
Sling

Yeah, it will likely be just as small as the low wing “four” seat version...and like the 172, hardly a four seat aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,502
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

"...Of course, this assumes that you don’t put weight on the nose gear during initial touchdown, to excessively load the nose gear. As Mel stated, the nosewheel is not meant to absorb vertical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,591
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

That’s a fact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,591
Posted By rocketman1988
Slide rule

I wouldn’t knock that slide rule...look through aviation’s past and you will find some really impressive design work that was done...you guessed it...on a slide rule...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,591
Posted By rocketman1988
And

...and those old cessnas weren’t primed either!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,591
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...I would assume, in an area with any significant shear flow in a Cessna you will find nicely deburred and smooth surfaces..."

...and that would be a faulty assumption. Having owned many...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,769
Posted By rocketman1988
Baffle kit

Yes you would THINK the va187 should be in the baffle kit because it is literally the first thing you do building the baffles... but no, it’s not there.

At least the shipping cost of the va187 was...
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