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Forum: Florida (Central) 01-12-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By togaflyer
If your near KMTH, I have a RV 10 with the G3X...

If your near KMTH, I have a RV 10 with the G3X touch set up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By togaflyer
I used bed liner in a can from Advanced, O Riley,...

I used bed liner in a can from Advanced, O Riley, etc. it applies a nice texture. A couple of coats provided nice coverage. It is durable and does not chip, and is paintable. I did the side...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By togaflyer
A speed where you are at the FAF with 1/2 flap. ...

A speed where you are at the FAF with 1/2 flap. 85-90. Everything Jim Said. If your set up at the FAF, your work load is reduced. With landing assured or you go missed, your one click with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,505
Posted By togaflyer
I’m the guilty party that started the debate...

I’m the guilty party that started the debate after my Earth X battery had an issue. So I want to clarify a few things. I’m a firm believer that you should know before you go. This is why this forum...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,898
Posted By togaflyer
The loss of Suzanne is a loss to all of us. She...

The loss of Suzanne is a loss to all of us. She was such a courageous person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard and Lori Gurr.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By togaflyer
Jim, PM sent.

Jim, PM sent.
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By togaflyer
Do you have an IO540D4A5 engine. If so, are...

Do you have an IO540D4A5 engine. If so, are either one of the mags a Slick impulse coupling type. If so, that may be an issue. Per Slick, they highly recommend removing any Slick impulse from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By togaflyer
Yep, any battery can fail. The added BMS circuit...

Yep, any battery can fail. The added BMS circuit is just an additional thing that can fail. I have a Piper type external power plug installed, so if I have a weak battery I can jump it. BMS fails...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By togaflyer
Finally got my Odyssey 925L, installed it, and...

Finally got my Odyssey 925L, installed it, and flew home. I was able to get a battery from a company called Batterymart.com which is a good company to deal with. Spoke to them directly and was able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By togaflyer
12 feet overhead will allow for singles and light...

12 feet overhead will allow for singles and light twins, and some motor homes will fit. You might get a little more height if you were to go with accordion doors vs a hydro lift type door. Bifold...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
Ya and I looked and there is no way it would work...

Ya and I looked and there is no way it would work anyway. Wishful thinking. Just discovered that UPS tossed my new Odyssey battery on the wrong truck and it went to New Jersey somewhere. Talk about...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
Carl, thanks. So a battery question for all. I...

Carl, thanks.

So a battery question for all. I was at Costco and saw a group 51R AGM battery (you can also get this battery at Advance Auto, etc). 450 cca, 85 amp hours. Battery is 9.25 long and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By togaflyer
Do all the above. If you can hook aux power up,...

Do all the above. If you can hook aux power up, practice while sitting in the airplane. Punch in flight plans, change them, etc. Do everything you can think of and develop a flow pattern with your...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
Carl, can two 625 be ran with a single buss one...

Carl, can two 625 be ran with a single buss one switch system. Would there be any benefit (if you can) over a 925. Thanks.
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
FYI Accident investigators have traced a fire...

FYI

Accident investigators have traced a fire that destroyed a UPS Boeing 747 in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 to the lithium batteries being carried in the cargo hold. Unless something is done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By togaflyer
I installed a Piper style Jump plug when I built...

I installed a Piper style Jump plug when I built the plane. If I have a weak battery all I need to do is plug in a jump pack. It’s the BMS that is the Achilles heal. I agree with Amir that you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By togaflyer
During my discussion with Earth X, there was no...

During my discussion with Earth X, there was no mention about powering up landing lights or anything else to warm the battery up. And I could not find anything on their WEB page or manuals that...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
FYI I made a detailed posting in the general...

FYI I made a detailed posting in the general discussion section concerning the Earth X. I have an Odyssey being shipped. Does anyone have the station distance for recalculating W&B for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By togaflyer
Earth X battery vs Odyssey battery

I have been AOG up in Groton Ct since Saturday with an Earth X battery that had a circuit failure. I bought the battery April 2017 at SnF and it is 31 months old. The airplane’s first flight was in...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
The one thing I am now aware of with the Earth X...

The one thing I am now aware of with the Earth X is that the battery can be fully charged and usable, but the protective circuit can fail. In this case my guess was that you have also lost the...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
What hurts is that Saturday I was at the runway...

What hurts is that Saturday I was at the runway hold line about to receive my release on a blue sky day when the battery warning came on solid. Sometimes it is what it is.
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks everyone. Just got a get home battery, so...

Thanks everyone. Just got a get home battery, so now just need a decent fly day.
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,075
Posted By togaflyer
Battery for the RV10

So Iím stranded in Connecticut with a bad Earth X battery. If I canít work out something quickly with Earth X I need a B-plan. I need a battery that I can toss in and go, no retrofitting work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By togaflyer
AOG at KGON

My Earth X battery went rouge on me today. Went to start the plane, prop moved about 10 inches then I lost all power on the plane. After two minutes, power came back on, after cycling the battery...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By togaflyer
I’m 6’4 and around 225lbs. No overhead and no...

I’m 6’4 and around 225lbs. No overhead and no center armrest. Plane is very comfortable. Good headroom without the overhead console. We knock out 4 hours flights in comfort.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By togaflyer
Silpruf works great. I used it to adhere the...

Silpruf works great. I used it to adhere the windows and fill the joggle. Just FYI, DO NOT get any silicone product on any surface you plan to paint later because it will cause a fish eye on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks for the info. I realized I can pick up V1...

Thanks for the info. I realized I can pick up V1 East of Charlotte to JFK. It adds only about 60 miles compared to staying West of everything and it gives me the lower MEAs. Weather is looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By togaflyer
Flight planning help for the North East

Heading to Groton Ct. for Thanksgiving with our kids. 15 hours drive vs 5 hour flight, so I would prefer flying. I have been doing some flight planning from our airport (9A0) near Gainesville Ga....
Forum: Painting your RV 10-31-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By togaflyer
Evoke Aviation Gadeson Alabama. Excellent work....

Evoke Aviation Gadeson Alabama. Excellent work. Jonathan and his crew are top shelf. He worked with Lori on the design and did much of the finish fiberglass work along with the two stage paint job,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-18-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,387
Posted By togaflyer
This was our first time at Petit Jean. All the...

This was our first time at Petit Jean. All the folks who volunteer to put this event on and make it happen are TOP SHELF, just the best. From the first contact with the air boss, you feel like your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By togaflyer
Martin, I would call AOPA. The RV 10 that is...

Martin,

I would call AOPA. The RV 10 that is their sweepstake plane this year came from Canada.
They recent went through the process of bringing it in and obtaining a U.S. registration.
Forum: Autopilots 10-16-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By togaflyer
Got or thinking of a GMC 307

Just FYI

Sportyís Pilot Supply has a new Webinar on the GFC 500, which is basically the GMC 307 with a Track button and certified. It is a good presentation on the operation of this system. Itís...
Forum: Autopilots 10-16-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By togaflyer
Got or thinking of a GMC 307

Just FYI

Sportyís Pilot Supply has a new Webinar on the GFC 500, which is basically the GMC 307 with a Track button and certified. It is a good presentation on the operation of this system. Itís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,605
Posted By togaflyer
Iíve switch to the Bunny

So after many years of using Duracell batteries, I’m done with Duracell and have switched to Eveready batteries. Over this last year, those Duracell’s have failed and leaked in three of my...
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By togaflyer
The Garmin folks got back, this is what they sent...

The Garmin folks got back, this is what they sent me:

Why don’t you also try flying in PIT mode with pitch = 0, and VS mode with VS = 0 and see if you feel the pulsing in other than ALT mode.
...
Forum: Autopilots 10-06-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By togaflyer
I checked the flight controls and very smooth...

I checked the flight controls and very smooth with no resistance. I was going back over the configuration section in the install manual. On page 34-89, the section for the fine adjustment amount...
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By togaflyer
Autopilot pulsating

I have a Garmin set up with the G3X Touch, Garmin servos, and the 307 autopilot control head in my RV 10. I used the recommended setting, that Garmin provides, for the AP configurations. I keep...
Forum: Safety 09-25-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,330
Posted By togaflyer
Get a high visibility vest (orange hunting vest)...

Get a high visibility vest (orange hunting vest) from Walmart or a sporting good store, a bright LED flashlight that has a blinking mode, and a signal mirror. These items are inexpensive and are...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By togaflyer
I have some 3m clear vinyl protectant (stuff used...

I have some 3m clear vinyl protectant (stuff used to protect your car paint) which I put on the lower bulk head panel. You can put a stripe across the top of the lower panel. Then all you need to do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By togaflyer
Had to go the force load method but got the...

Had to go the force load method but got the updated nav loaded. Thanks all.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By togaflyer
I did load it in the hanger with the door down...

I did load it in the hanger with the door down this time. I will try it Monday outside. Thanks, great help from everyone.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By togaflyer
It was FAT32, but I reformatted it again, making...

It was FAT32, but I reformatted it again, making sure it was still in FAT32. Also re down loaded the Garmin download wizzard, then reloaded the data. I will load it Monday and see if it fixed it. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By togaflyer
GTN Nav database not loading

First time this has happened. Updated the GTN 650 with latest data. Everything but the navigation data base was updated. Got another SD Drive, reloaded the data from Fly Garmin again. Check to make...
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By togaflyer
Last year two of mine failed simultaneously while...

Last year two of mine failed simultaneously while in flight. Garmin replace them. There were great to work with.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By togaflyer
Onboard ends of horizontal

I have seen where some RV 10’s horizontal stabilizer outboard lightning holes have been taped over with aluminum tape. Just wondering the reason. Thanks...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,199
Posted By togaflyer
Hey Kyle, the Bailey’s glass almost fits perfect...

Hey Kyle, the Bailey’s glass almost fits perfect out of the box. I just had to sand down an edge a little for the final fit. Not saying the method I used looks better or anything else. It does not...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,199
Posted By togaflyer
The bonding failure, as others said, could be...

The bonding failure, as others said, could be from poor prepping to squeezing out to much material when it was installed, leaving only a skin coat to adhere the window. Going forward, I would...
Forum: International 08-19-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,388
Posted By togaflyer
Safe travels Jim. When you see EIRE on a cliff...

Safe travels Jim. When you see EIRE on a cliff slope you know you have arrived!
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 438,204
Posted By togaflyer
Fortunately when I finished the build and it came...

Fortunately when I finished the build and it came to the interior and exterior colors, My wife and daughter said, for your safety, step away from the plane.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By togaflyer
Anyone else have this issue with a GTN

So I loaded the new software in the GTN 650 and the G3X touch. Went to set up the blue tooth to connect the MFD to the 45R transponder for the weather. No Blue tooth. Talked to Mike at Garmin and he...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 438,204
Posted By togaflyer
Test photo

I think I figured out the picture posting. Anyway, 4.5 years of building, three moves, and one hurricane passing through during the build. Jonathan at Evoke aviation worked with Lori on the design...
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By togaflyer
I picked them up at Oshkosh. The internal spring...

I picked them up at Oshkosh. The internal spring one is made by Curtis Superior Valve Co in Arizona. Part no. CCA-2500. Got it from B and B Aircraft Supply. As a back up I got the original type...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By togaflyer
Yes. Been flying the plane for a year and both...

Yes. Been flying the plane for a year and both are starting to show rust. I was told that back in 2013 they were made out of metal. New ones are marine brass or stainless. I was also told the...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By togaflyer
Fuel drain

Im replacing the original fuel drain valves and was thinking of using a couple of the longer stem fuel drain with the internal spring vs the Vans standard issue drains. Is there any interference with...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By togaflyer
ELT is not compatible. Helo and airplanes have...

ELT is not compatible. Helo and airplanes have different impact geometry.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By togaflyer
Adding to Jason’s post. One and two comm...

Adding to Jason’s post. One and two comm antennas are located just aft of the rear spar under the rear seat pans. Placed them as out board as I reasonably could. Cut access panels above them and...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,920
Posted By togaflyer
Rich and Lori Gurr will be there. And thanks.....

Rich and Lori Gurr will be there. And thanks.....
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,586
Posted By togaflyer
Van’s (also Cirrus) have a bulletin re: reducing...

Van’s (also Cirrus) have a bulletin re: reducing nose shimmy. The recommendation is to reduce tire pressure. Had the same issue with the recommended tire pressure. I reduced my nose about 4-5...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By togaflyer
So awesome. Congratulations!

So awesome. Congratulations!
Forum: Northeast 05-20-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By togaflyer
How is the FBO there. We will be spending several...

How is the FBO there. We will be spending several days at a time there, so just want to make sure it’s not a “got you” FBO, like how your typical Signature Aviation operates. Also on a side note,...
Forum: Northeast 05-17-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By togaflyer
How is Groton Ct

Anyone with experience with KGON. My grandkids, oh and their parents :), are relocating to that area, so we will be making routine trips there. Also open to other options. Thanks......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By togaflyer
The GTN 650 and the GTX touch is a great set up....

The GTN 650 and the GTX touch is a great set up. The 650 now has a full key board display so it’s easy to type in your waypoints. You will use the 650 as your FMS. All flight plans, approaches, etc...
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