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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,714
Posted By Auburntsts
Iím not going to hold my breath. Iíve tried...

Iím not going to hold my breath. Iíve tried texting in the air before and itís pretty marginal in my very limited experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By Auburntsts
Just for clarification, both the GTN 650/750 and...

Just for clarification, both the GTN 650/750 and SL 30 have internal diplexers so an external one to separate the Nav and GS signals apart is never required. However, if you have 2 NAV radios but...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes, it's on purpose. The nose skins, being...

Yes, it's on purpose. The nose skins, being U-shaped, are like a spring -- wanting to pull apart at the edges. By placing a slight bend on those edges it will help them lay flat against the...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,256
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm going to offer some food for thought from a...

I'm going to offer some food for thought from a different point of view -- is your wife actually mentally prepared to bail out? Please be brutally honest with yourself and with her. My $.02, based...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,742
Posted By Auburntsts
My 10 is a solid 160KTS plane on 11.5 GPH LOP,...

My 10 is a solid 160KTS plane on 11.5 GPH LOP, near GW, WOT @ 2350rpm, from 8 to 10K. I can go faster but have to burn a lot more gas to do -- I prefer to have greater endurance especially IFR. For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,714
Posted By Auburntsts
Meh, thatís the same as it has always been. I...

Meh, thatís the same as it has always been. I do typically shoot to arrive before them, but what Iíve seen they usually do a good job of getting them on the ground relatively quickly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,714
Posted By Auburntsts
No. That's the same verbiage that's been there...

No. That's the same verbiage that's been there for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,714
Posted By Auburntsts
The Fond Du Lac diversion procedure is new. ...

The Fond Du Lac diversion procedure is new. There appears to be a few IFR changes but my cursory read doesn't show anything earthshattering.
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Auburntsts
Sorry, wasn't trying to to be flippant. Nothing...

Sorry, wasn't trying to to be flippant. Nothing wrong with a strap. but what are you trying to accomplish? There can some bonding already through the rod end bearing and the hinges if you remove...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Auburntsts
Another option is to not bother.

Another option is to not bother.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,888
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a nit, but it gets to Capt Johns comment. ...

Just a nit, but it gets to Capt Johns comment. E-AB aircraft arenít ďairworthyĒ by FAA definition as they donít have a type certificate to conform to. Thatís why our condition inspection log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,888
Posted By Auburntsts
Since my oplims state it, I always preface my...

Since my oplims state it, I always preface my call to a tower and only a tower with “experimental” and only on my initial call. There is no requirement to preface a call to any other ATC facility. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,888
Posted By Auburntsts
I was flying back into Tampa today IFR after a...

I was flying back into Tampa today IFR after a 2-day trip up in Alabama and for the first time ever I was given a speed reduction. But not once but twice— both times for 30 knots!!
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah I'd wait on the trim and just install it...

Yeah I'd wait on the trim and just install it once. It's not the easiest thing to install so no need go through that butt pain anymore than you have to.
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By Auburntsts
I mounted my HS and VS while the emp was still in...

I mounted my HS and VS while the emp was still in my basement and got everything aligned and drilled and then took it alloff and put it storage. Once I got the project out to the hangar, a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Auburntsts
Ha! This is me every time I go into to Ace, Home...

Ha! This is me every time I go into to Ace, Home Depot, or Lowes! Except I go in for a $3 paint brush and walk out with $100 of you name it. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,336
Posted By Auburntsts
Put me down as another one who prefers to have...

Put me down as another one who prefers to have all the IFR tools available in my tool kit to give me options even though I fly enroute and terminal GPS 99% of the time (legacy G3X, GTN 650, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Auburntsts
A bit tangential as your main question has been...

A bit tangential as your main question has been answered, but on the topic of hardware I swapped all of my #6 Phillips heads for torx heads as itís ridiculously easy to strip the Phillips heads out.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Auburntsts
I would think getting to the baggage area from...

I would think getting to the baggage area from the front seat after a successful ditching would be exceedingly difficult even in the best of circumstances. I’ve never had aircraft roll over training...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,940
Posted By Auburntsts
Nothing to add list wise but donít forget Target...

Nothing to add list wise but donít forget Target is just a short shuttle bus ride away if you do forget something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By Auburntsts
Not really. The center vertical row of rivets...

Not really. The center vertical row of rivets that are in line with the hole all looked clinched, especially the top 2. That typically happens with a rivet thatís too long for the material...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By Auburntsts
Itís fine. Youíll never see it once itís mounted...

Itís fine. Youíll never see it once itís mounted to the VS.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Auburntsts
I flew with mine off for about 18 months until I...

I flew with mine off for about 18 months until I got near my paint slot on the schedule. I finally put them on about 6 months prior.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Auburntsts
To continue the theme of using the Home Depot...

To continue the theme of using the Home Depot aviation department I used 40lbs bags of mulch. I needed the mulch for the house so I killed 2 birds with one stone.

Day to day I use a 5 gal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Auburntsts
Rob, I bought my kit off Amazon. Like most tools...

Rob, I bought my kit off Amazon. Like most tools thereís a range of quality. This one is most likely on the bottom end but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I should have been more clear in my first...

I guess I should have been more clear in my first post about the toggle's action. An action in parenthesis means momentary so (on)-off-(on) means momentary (ie spring loaded) in both the up and down...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Auburntsts
I started off with GarminPilot on an Android...

I started off with GarminPilot on an Android tablet years ago. When that tablet died I switched to an iPad mini which we already had and switched over to the iOS version of GP. The iOS version was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By Auburntsts
I have infinity grips with (on)-off-(on) toggles...

I have infinity grips with (on)-off-(on) toggles for my flap switches. I originally ran my flaps via my VP-200 but when it went Tango Uniform I opted for the TCW controller. It has worked just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,957
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess it's all about expectation management. ...

I guess it's all about expectation management. This was my first Sun-n-Fun since about 2001-2002. We volunteered at the event with EAA Chapter 175 so this was new for us to be working vs just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes — the fee for camping is separate from show...

Yes — the fee for camping is separate from show admission. The NOTAM is usually released mid-to-late May IIRC. As for advice there’s tons of posts on that but here’s a few tips:
— sunscreen
— hat
—...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By Auburntsts
The HBC pavilion has power outlets so you should...

The HBC pavilion has power outlets so you should be good to go. The only issue is sometimes all the outlets/power strips are in use.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By Auburntsts
I voted 1 batt/ 2 alts but for clarity sake since...

I voted 1 batt/ 2 alts but for clarity sake since the poll was very specific, I have a B&C 60 amp belt driven, primary alt, a PlanePower FS1-14 30amp gear driven backup alt on the vacuum pump pad and...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Auburntsts
Maybe, I guess. I modified bucking bars and my...

Maybe, I guess. I modified bucking bars and my rivet puller, but I didn't modify any of my CSK cages. My point is there's usually more options than absolutes when it comes to building.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,330
Posted By Auburntsts
Luckily I've only had a couple of "bad"...

Luckily I've only had a couple of "bad" airport/FBO experiences, and even "bad" is relative as no one was rude or anything just the service didn't live up to the fees or gas prices. There's also...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Auburntsts
And those 5/16" CSKs are only used for the 2...

And those 5/16" CSKs are only used for the 2 holes for the front seatbelt to cabin roof attachment bolts. Lots of guys just borrow one vs buy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,479
Posted By Auburntsts
No radio call -- I just watch closely and...

No radio call -- I just watch closely and proceed to the runway. If I see movement of any kind before I pass I'll stop and give way.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Auburntsts
FYI, my cube is covered in firesleeve for fire...

FYI, my cube is covered in firesleeve for fire protection as the cube's body is made of aluminum not because of a desire to protect it from normal operating temps. Since my fuel lines are...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Auburntsts
Initially just a couple of hi-temp zip ties but...

Initially just a couple of hi-temp zip ties but later I added some safety wire just to be on the safe side.
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine is between the mechanical fuel and the...

Mine is between the mechanical fuel and the servo. Itís not mounted to anything just suspended by 2 sections of fuel line roughly halfway between the pump and servo. I also covered it with a...
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Auburntsts
There’s a lot more that goes into IFR...

There’s a lot more that goes into IFR certification than just GPS position accuracy, particularly on error detection and correction, but there are other differences too. Also the non-WAAS 430/530 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,967
Posted By Auburntsts
Did anything you signed or told them give them...

Did anything you signed or told them give them authorization to do any work necessary? Otherwise I'd call the manager to discuss why they performed work without approval and that any work performed...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-29-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,631
Posted By Auburntsts
I think you both are technically right to a...

I think you both are technically right to a degree:

Part 61.3 states:
(c) Medical certificate.
(1) A person may serve as a required pilot flight crewmember of an aircraft only if that person holds...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Auburntsts
To answer your question I think its a non-issue. ...

To answer your question I think its a non-issue. If you're still concerned coat the bolts with grease or your favorite corrosion inhibiter and press on. As for the slop, have you completed mounting...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By Auburntsts
Guys I think he's talking about the 4 door hinge...

Guys I think he's talking about the 4 door hinge pins (the bolts) not the latching pins.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,687
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s the tug that Dave in post #3, and Reid in...

That’s the tug that Dave in post #3, and Reid in post #18 were talking about.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Auburntsts
Very little. 99% of the work involves...

Very little. 99% of the work involves shaping/finishing existing parts to size/condition and not fabrication from raw stock. Even then a lot of the parts that require fabrication are available ready...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Auburntsts
Nah. Nothing wrong with the concept but I like...

Nah. Nothing wrong with the concept but I like having maximum control and the ability to dial up whatever MP/RPM combination I want. The work load reduction mentioned in the article is a joke as...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By Auburntsts
I generally climb out at 120 KIAS, WOT, RPM...

I generally climb out at 120 KIAS, WOT, RPM dialed back to 2400 after reaching pattern altitude for cooling and hold that all the way to my target. After leveling off and accelerating to cruise I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By Auburntsts
Iím probably a version or 2 behind on my GTX 23...

Iím probably a version or 2 behind on my GTX 23 software. Whatís the version number for this years update?
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-05-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Auburntsts
Paging David Maib for intel!

Paging David Maib for intel!
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-28-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Auburntsts
It's not a pitot check per se, but the equipment...

It's not a pitot check per se, but the equipment used requires connecting to the pitot from what I saw when they did my 411/413 checks. In fact, to get my G3X to display altitudes properly the tech...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-27-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Auburntsts
I don’t have an answer for you but I’d like to...

I don’t have an answer for you but I’d like to know more about this supposed “Garmin” issue. I’ve got a total Garmin panel and have had my system checked 3 times now: the first 2 when I had a Gretz...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By Auburntsts
I have the AFP FI system (FM 200) and haven't...

I have the AFP FI system (FM 200) and haven't noticed the issue you are describing.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-16-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,934
Posted By Auburntsts
To each his own. Yes there is more risk flying...

To each his own. Yes there is more risk flying single engine IMC but it still can be done safely--thousands of pilots, myself included, do it all the time. It just boils down to proper planning,...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm not far away from Lakeland in Tampa (KVDF)...

I'm not far away from Lakeland in Tampa (KVDF) and while I'm not planning to fly into Sun-n-Fun at the moment, if you're willing to make a short detour I can possibly hook you up.
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Auburntsts
Have you bought your antenna? I have a RAMI...

Have you bought your antenna? I have a RAMI AV-12L and it came with 25ft of cable with the appropriate connecters for the antenna on one end. As I mounted mine on the tailcone I didn't have to...
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Auburntsts
I've got mine mounted on the bottom of the...

I've got mine mounted on the bottom of the tailcone under the HS and haven't had any "poking" issues in almost 4 years of flying. If I built another one I wouldn't hesitate to use that location...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-05-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Auburntsts
Thanks Carl!

Thanks Carl!
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-05-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Auburntsts
Tampa CFI/CFII

I just moved to Tampa and I need a Flight Review and maybe an IPC. I'm now based at Tampa Exec (KVDF). Anyone have any CFI/CFII recommendations, ideally based at KVDF?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,790
Posted By Auburntsts
I just got through listening to about 4 hours’...

I just got through listening to about 4 hours’ worth of LiveATC archived audio of Fisk Approach from the afternoon of Sunday, July 22nd. Here’s my non-expert opinion based upon that and watching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,790
Posted By Auburntsts
We arrived Saturday morning IFR so other than...

We arrived Saturday morning IFR so other than landing with the highest crosswind I've ever attempted in my RV, it was a total non-event for us. Had we been VFR, I don't think I'd have done more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Auburntsts
Not so fast....

Not necessarily easy depending on your firewall penetration method. I used the eyeball style pass throughs and getting those tiny screws in place in the confines of the firewall recess behind the...
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