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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Electrogunner
Crate

Even for a -10 it will fit sitting on top of wheel wells. Just have to strap it down and leave tailgate down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Electrogunner
Escrow

I used escrow.com when I sold a Ferrari to a gentleman in Taiwan. Very easy and safe for both parties.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,065
Posted By Electrogunner
Airframe parts kits

Parts for airframe in KIT form as sold by Vans is taxable in PA. As I was told by the very nice people in the aviation department of the state tax bureau in harrisburg. When I registered my tail...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By Electrogunner
Holes

I added 2- 3/4" holes per side. I installed 4- 3/4" conduits from flap tube area to tailcone and 1- 3/4" each side from under door sill down and under baggage floor to tailcone. I used those for...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By Electrogunner
Covers

Don,
I think there is a you tube video that Nova Bandit did. Search aerosport and it should come up.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Electrogunner
Sold

Sold. Thanks for the replies
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-28-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Electrogunner
FS VAL CLA 500 Dimmer

SOLD. SOLD
New never used VAL CLA 500 4 channel cockpit lighting dimmer . I decided not to use, so here it is. $75 shipped CONUS. Pm or email.
Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 970
Posted By Electrogunner
Dimmers

Well. I almost had my panel ready to install until this thread popped up. Hmmm. Thinking if I should add dimmers now. G900X. I think I have a couple potentiometers laying around somewhere.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Electrogunner
Door paint

That is correct
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By Electrogunner
Top

What I did
- I fit and clecoed the top secure.
- trimmed and fit doors,latch/pins and fit the mc master door seals and door gutters, fit all windows but not glued
- took top back off smoothed and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Electrogunner
Cover

Vic,
If Bill changes his mind, I'll take it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By Electrogunner
Dry tapper clearance

My engine builder had a go-no go gauge that he uses to determine pushrod lengt, just double ended feeler gage really . Did not seem very scientific as the clearance range is rather large and I think...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Electrogunner
Search

The search function here will give you enough info to last at least a couple years of reading. Have fun with the build is the most advice I can give though.
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Electrogunner
Other way

Justin, thatís why I installed with nylocs up. I was able to get the tips of my fingers to install the bolt up. I was going through your awesome build site. Are you going with the std vans cowl?
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Electrogunner
AN3-3A with std washer

I just installed mine after finding them on shelf as well. It gave about 2 theads showing past nyloc. I installed mine with nut on top, much easier. Note I could not find in build manual as well,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Electrogunner
Rod end

I would send a pic to sterling at vans. I suspect they would say build on because you have all edge distances and rivet spacing accounted for.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 9,244
Posted By Electrogunner
Wiring

KISS

Sometimes simple can be reliable too.

The last thing you want to think about in an actual emergency is ... Oh I need to toggle this switch before this one because.... I have a cross feed that...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Electrogunner
Flex

Ditto on above. I used hardlines in fuselage and used teflon/SS to connect the wing tanks and down gear legs to brake calibers.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Electrogunner
Dremel

^^ that's what I used to do mine
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Electrogunner
Moving

That was an awfully tight fit on that trailer!! Congrats on the big step.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,422
Posted By Electrogunner
-10

Very Very nice!! Congrats on a job well done. I look forward to hearing some numbers as well. motivation to get mine done
Forum: Reviews 03-03-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By Electrogunner
Watson Aero

I just finished a owner assisted engine build with James Watson at Watson Aero in Louisville GA. I can not say enough for this engine builder. He gave this engine his undivided attention all week...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Electrogunner
Pitot

It it helps. I had a Gretz pitot at one time that was metal. Must have been an older vintage maybe. I do not recall if it had a drain hole.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By Electrogunner
Lube

I just installed a set of matcos on a -10, and again nothing in the install docs mention it. Iíll stay tuned. But a little anti seize couldnít hurt.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Electrogunner
Section 29

Very nice. That's a big milestone in the build. It will start taking more and more of your workspace. I just put mine on gear and realized I need to do some major rearranging in the shop.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Electrogunner
Dip stick

+1 on this. I always dip the tanks on the club planes and plan to do so on th -10. I've never trusted fuel indicators, they are only right twice if lucky ( full and empty) floats stick.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Electrogunner
Rebuild

FWIW and another data point
I did the buy a core and rebuild thing on my IO540 for the -10. I purchased a core from a salvage company with a warranty that the case and crank were serviceable. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Electrogunner
VP 200

FYI there's a VP200 in the for sale section if you or anyone else needs a spare
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Electrogunner
Razor

razor edge. My hands can attest to that, it got me a couple times before it was permanently attached
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Electrogunner
Top

It does get fairly thin, probably 3/16Ē-1/4Ēor so. There will be plenty of material left to hold a countersink. Take off a little at a time until it slides in. I had it on and off probably 10 times...
Forum: GPS 02-07-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By Electrogunner
Coax

Just cut to length and crimp on a new connector. Stein has the crimper and connectors and a video on how to install connector.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By Electrogunner
Tools

There's a saying " it's not what tools you use, it's how you use them". Gently.
Forum: Southeast 02-01-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Electrogunner
Watson Aero

James Watson
Watson Aero
Louisville,GA
706-550-8628

Very knowledgeable about Lycomings
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-01-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Electrogunner
Oil door

opening the oil door after parking would help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Electrogunner
Motivator

I use a friend's flying -10 for motivation as well. I started putting an engine logbook together too . Going down to Watson Aero in GA end of February for an assisted engine build up and test run....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Electrogunner
Logbooks

Must be a good feeling when you have to start thinking about these things. Means you're almost done... I've enjoyed going through your build site. I'm doing logbook similar to yours but planning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,921
Posted By Electrogunner
New Ford Grey

FWIW the duplicolor engine enamel DE1611 New Ford Grey seems to be a good match for my lycoming that was repainted at OH.
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Electrogunner
Baggage

FWIW. The little decal that comes with the aerosport door compartment said 100lbs distributed load for baggage area.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Electrogunner
Prep

Thanks Carl. I will take that advice.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-24-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Electrogunner
Plexi prep

After scuffing the window edges for epoxy/fiberglass layups, what is used to clean the plexi for adhesion? I thought I read somewhere about using reducer, but I wanted some opinions. I googled it...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By Electrogunner
I think the original poster was referring to the...

I think the original poster was referring to the interior finish. I planned on just painting the glue transition inside with the same interior paint that I am using (jet flex). Use fineline tape...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-17-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Electrogunner
Wobbly

Tim,
Don't discount the obvious answer....have you been drinking?:)

I'm getting close to using that beauty of a prop I got from you..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By Electrogunner
Plane

The comment asking them to fly higher sooner. Sure then youíll have more then a fuel cap falling 😏
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,657
Posted By Electrogunner
Flight

Big congratulations Dave!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,636
Posted By Electrogunner
LOL

That one made me LOL. I say that at work all the time.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By Electrogunner
I did the same. Wondering if I need to buy new...

I did the same. Wondering if I need to buy new bolts now for final assembly? Thoughts anyone? May put a call into the mother ship as well.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Electrogunner
Tip rib

I did my initial fit for the wing tip but you may want to hold off on final fit and finish as I'm doing. Once aileron is rigged, I need to cut off 3/8- 1/2" of the trailing edge and rework so it...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Electrogunner
Handles

Bob,
I sent you a pm this morning with email for pics of the handles.

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Electrogunner
Exterior door handle

Anyone have a stock exterior door handle laying around that they didn't use? I inadvertently drilled the attachment hole off center and will not work. Be glad to pay for it. Figured someone has one...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By Electrogunner
FWF

I literallly just installed my stainless steel shower rod holders last week. Glad to see Iím not the only thrifty one in the bunch. I just could not spend $60/ea on them. I did cut mine down to the...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Electrogunner
FWF

Thanks Jesse. I sent Tim a message.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Electrogunner
Skin bends

I did mine couple months ago. I had a couple of pcs of granite backsplash that I used to clamp down to the table instead of making the wood clamp. It took quite a bit of force to get the roll right,...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Electrogunner
FWF wire lengths

I have Tim Hasse making up the harnesses for my G900x. He needed to know how long to leave the wires FWF to reach the sensors and probes. I didn't want him to leave a bunch extra and waste it...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-21-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Electrogunner
IO 540 assembly

I am in need of assisted assembly of my engine. The AP AI I was going to use has moved to the Midwest. I have everything back machined and tagged. I just need to pick up cylinder assemblies. I would...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By Electrogunner
Section 29

Yes in regards to checking for all edge clearances before drilling into the engine mount weldments on aft side of firewall. Section 29 is a very very long section with a lot of steps. Take your time...
Forum: RV-10 11-09-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By Electrogunner
Door mod

Ed has a very entailed write up and I think a video on their site. I just did the mod the other day. Works very slick, similar to how vans has you make the hinges for the removable rear seat backs.
Forum: Tools 11-05-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Electrogunner
Regulator

I use one of those cheap HF flow valves on my rivet gun. I keep my compressor regulator on 80 psi and I have a mark on the the HF valve for -3 and -4 rivets. This combo produces very good repeatable...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Electrogunner
Deburring

That's why I have a recliner and a frig full of beer in garage. 3m deburring wheels work great for edges. As for the holes, grab a beer and go at it.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-24-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Electrogunner
IFR

I'll start with I'm not instrument rated yet so take with a grain of salt please. Wouldn't approach normally give you a approach for sequencing, you would be talking to them anyway and they would...
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By Electrogunner
Forward fuselage skin

Mike,
Thanks for asking this as I was wondering as well. I want to hold off in this forward skin as long as I can.
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Electrogunner
Wing

I would take it after I move project to a hanger. But not for another 8 months or so.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Electrogunner
GAD 27

Sent an email to garmin but it's the weekend. So asking on here if the GAD 27 is compatible with the 900x? I could not get a definitive answer with search and google. I know the last 900x software...
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