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Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-13-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm kind of out of the builder loop, but there...

I'm kind of out of the builder loop, but there are a lot of us flying at Double Eagle in Albuquerque. I would guess at least a dozen RVs on the field. Weekend mornings are a good time to catch us....
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,611
Posted By Guy Prevost
It's late notice the but it looks like I have the...

It's late notice the but it looks like I have the opportunity to make the pilgrimage this year. Just me and my 5 year old!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Guy Prevost
I've had good luck making late arrangements to...

I've had good luck making late arrangements to stay in the dorms. More than once I've made it to Oshkosh for a couple of days during years I hadn't really planned to. Hopefully this year will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,758
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm glad I've been procrastinating on upgrading...

I'm glad I've been procrastinating on upgrading my 10's lighting. Basically I had two paths identified and they each had a significant downside. This resolves that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,176
Posted By Guy Prevost
I don't want to be anywhere that close to a...

I don't want to be anywhere that close to a fueled booster with an active and autonomous Flight Termination System enabled. There's a lot of energy stored in that fuel! :eek:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-22-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,778
Posted By Guy Prevost
Beautiful flying!

Beautiful flying!
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,750
Posted By Guy Prevost
I can't answer your question about the IFD440...

I can't answer your question about the IFD440 directly, but I flew different airplanes for years that were equipped with 430W and 530Ws. I earned my instrument rating behind those devices.

I fly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Guy Prevost
It's more of the count rivet hole mode on modern...

It's more of the count rivet hole mode on modern RVs. Most builders order replacement parts instead of recreating them. You have a pretty good indication you messed up or that you got a bad part if...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,720
Posted By Guy Prevost
Hey Dustyone--I'm getting blank boxes for your...

Hey Dustyone--I'm getting blank boxes for your photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,729
Posted By Guy Prevost
Lots of interesting ideas here. I've over...

Lots of interesting ideas here. I've over constrained myself somewhat in that I'm unwilling to have my wife and two toddlers mill around for a few hours while I wait at the airport for many of these...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,720
Posted By Guy Prevost
A Steer, A Tandem Bike, Mountain Bikes: What have you hauled in your RV-10?

I saw another thread recently that talked about how great a bearhawk is at hauling things. I don't think many people realize how much you can get in an RV-10. It's got the largest, most comfortable...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,743
Posted By Guy Prevost
I installed AFS in my RV-8a in 2007. I used them...

I installed AFS in my RV-8a in 2007. I used them again when I rebuilt my RV-10's panel last year.
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By Guy Prevost
After 500 hours in my RV-8 and many hours in...

After 500 hours in my RV-8 and many hours in other tandem aircraft, I just fly my RV-10 from the right. My wife is a pilot too--the left seat is hers.

G
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,358
Posted By Guy Prevost
Looks like a fun trip! Thanks for taking the...

Looks like a fun trip! Thanks for taking the time to post it!

Guy
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By Guy Prevost
Good plan Bugsy. Avidyne makes route planning...

Good plan Bugsy. Avidyne makes route planning incredibly easy, with all of the waypoint pre-populated on airways. I can flight plan faster on the IFD than I can even on ForeFlight. Come visit and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,729
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have a Reiff sump heater and a remote device at...

I have a Reiff sump heater and a remote device at home. Power on the road is the issue. I've even considered one of the goal zero power packs, but don't want to spend $1000 on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,729
Posted By Guy Prevost
How to preheat my engine when away from home?

Since I only have about 20 hours on the Barrett engine rebuild I'm extra sensitive about preheating right now. It's no problem at home, but traveling seems to be a different story.

A few weeks...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,974
Posted By Guy Prevost
No noise from mine, purchased about 1 year...

No noise from mine, purchased about 1 year ago.

Guy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 69,425
Posted By Guy Prevost
I think you will like living with your solution. ...

I think you will like living with your solution. The interior of my RV-10 is finished with gray Rustoleum stone by itself. I wouldn't have chosen it had I built the airplane, but I would now. I...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,511
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have two EarthX batteries on the firewall of my...

I have two EarthX batteries on the firewall of my RV-10. The first is mounted high and has had no issues. The second is mounted lower with only about 10" clearance from the exhaust. That battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Guy Prevost
A step bit is perfect. Make sure it doesn't walk...

A step bit is perfect. Make sure it doesn't walk on you and move your holes off center as they grow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Guy Prevost
Scott, Here's a photo of the nearly complete...

Scott,
Here's a photo of the nearly complete engine install and of the finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Guy Prevost
Part three

Somewhere in there, I got my BFR done in a friend’s C-170 (I’m tailwheel current again!), got the condition inspection done, and the airplane assembled with my little helpers. My two year old helped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Guy Prevost
Part two

With the plane out of service I decided to repair the cowling. The original fiberglass work was poor, the fit was poor, paint adhesion was poor, and the builder had riveted aluminum strips down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Guy Prevost
A Story About Engine Corrosion and Ugly Cowlings

When I traded my beloved RV-8a for an RV-10, I knew I was accepting some risk. The 10 met my highest priorities—good airframe and light weight with a forward CG. The systems weren’t what I wanted,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have a tail unit from FlyLEDS. Iíve been happy...

I have a tail unit from FlyLEDS. Iíve been happy and will eventually install the wingtip version too. Theyíre much less expensive, a VAF advertiser and there are several positive reviews here on VAF....
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm assuming you mean Santana tandem. I've...

I'm assuming you mean Santana tandem. I've eyeballed mine next to my 10 and think it would fit without the wheels if I could get it in there. I have yet to try. We're planning on having a coupled...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Guy Prevost
My engine is at Barrett being rebuilt after I...

My engine is at Barrett being rebuilt after I found the same thing. It was cam and followers.

Guy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,885
Posted By Guy Prevost
Troy, Thanks for taking the time to write this! ...

Troy,

Thanks for taking the time to write this! Your (former) blog was instrumental in our decision to upgrade from the RV-8 to the RV-10 as our family grew. It's good to see Jody working on her...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,103
Posted By Guy Prevost
My RV-10 has Bendix mechanical fuel injection, so...

My RV-10 has Bendix mechanical fuel injection, so this may be useless information.

I had a similar issue that was resolved by one (or both) of two changes. I moved my fuel flow transducer from...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By Guy Prevost
Nothing major. They were all things that a...

Nothing major. They were all things that a careful builder would have gotten right to begin with. That said, all of the little things add up. The biggies were correcting the flap rigging, and...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By Guy Prevost
I made too many changes at once to give you very...

I made too many changes at once to give you very objective answers, but I've had an MT 3 blade prop on my RV-10 and now have a 2 blade Whirlwind.

I made the change because for a few reasons. None...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By Guy Prevost
Thanks for posting! I've added it to the VAF...

Thanks for posting! I've added it to the VAF calendar too.
Forum: Safety 07-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Guy Prevost
Evenflo Amp boosters work well with 4 points in...

Evenflo Amp boosters work well with 4 points in my 10. I haven't tried a 5th point with them. It seams that the booster would redirect the 5th point enough to make it a liability--the booster works...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,264
Posted By Guy Prevost
I don't have any great photos, but here are a...

I don't have any great photos, but here are a couple of marginal ones.

In the photo below, you can see the tops of both batteries. One lesson learned that hard way is that the bottom battery needs...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,264
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have a lightweight whirlwind prop and dual...

I have a lightweight whirlwind prop and dual EarthX batteries on the firewall. I'm happy with my configuration.

I don't have to, but I typically carry 2ea 25lb sand bags in back when lightly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,425
Posted By Guy Prevost
That's fantastic Bugsy! It was awesome to see...

That's fantastic Bugsy! It was awesome to see photos of your son in the left seat recently too. Watching your kids do well is the true definition of success.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,259
Posted By Guy Prevost
You're not the first

My PlanePower backup alternator failed in the same manner a few months ago after 30 hours of flight. I've not posted publicly until now--it's really easy to damage a small company in these...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-22-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,046
Posted By Guy Prevost
AFS (Advanced Flight Systems) provides this as...

AFS (Advanced Flight Systems) provides this as well. My 5600Ts display battery voltage and alternator amperage simultaneously on both of my electrical systems. Alarm conditions are configurable for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,626
Posted By Guy Prevost
I hope your results are different than mine. For...

I hope your results are different than mine.
For the last year I've been seeing metal in the filter on my RV-10's io-540. I found one small shard in my pick-up screen. All told, less metal than...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Guy Prevost
Ha! No wonder it seamed so easy! I retract my...

Ha! No wonder it seamed so easy! I retract my statement and will edit my post above. Thanks for the catch.
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Guy Prevost
Doh! I transposed a couple of numbers in the...

Doh! I transposed a couple of numbers in the original version of this post. The scenario pictured below is for a 230 lb passenger, not a 320 lb passenger. In any regard, I believe my RV-10...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Guy Prevost
I'm off the ground within 1000' when DA at KAEG...

I'm off the ground within 1000' when DA at KAEG is 9k'-10k'. Climb rate is ~700fpm while keeping airspeed well over Vy. I've taken off from Telluride when the Density Altitude was 13,500 with 2...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,343
Posted By Guy Prevost
I flew a test flew a GTN650 in a friend's plane...

I flew a test flew a GTN650 in a friend's plane and chose to update my GNS530W to the Avidyne IFD540. My decision was partially due to the simpler upgrade, but I would make the same decision if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,393
Posted By Guy Prevost
There's also an extremely high probability that...

There's also an extremely high probability that he's monitoring this thread! Well done Dan!
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,344
Posted By Guy Prevost
It's not too bad. Wear long sleeves though.

It's not too bad. Wear long sleeves though.
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,344
Posted By Guy Prevost
The builder of my RV-10 did a pretty poor job on...

The builder of my RV-10 did a pretty poor job on the tanks. I had a leaky baffle and several weeping rivets. It was no big deal to cut access holes with a 5" hole saw. Van's sells cover plate kits...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,541
Posted By Guy Prevost
That's 'cause we stole the idea from you guys! :)

That's 'cause we stole the idea from you guys! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,541
Posted By Guy Prevost
I learned to fly in a champ, and had 3/4 of my...

I learned to fly in a champ, and had 3/4 of my subsequent time in my RV-8a. I fly yoke equipped airplanes from the left, but fly my RV-10 exclusively from the right. It's extra convenient, since my...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,156
Posted By Guy Prevost
Apparently I don't. I'll take some next oil...

Apparently I don't. I'll take some next oil change. I have both batteries near the right side of the firewall with the contactors just to the right of them.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,156
Posted By Guy Prevost
Possibly. I have two Earth X batteries on the...

Possibly. I have two Earth X batteries on the firewall and a lightweight prop. I've purposely kept the plane light with a forward CG. I keep two 25lb shot bags in the baggage compartment when lightly...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,192
Posted By Guy Prevost
Me too. I can get my front seats out with no...

Me too. I can get my front seats out with no modifications. I just have to pick up on the back a little as I get close to the covers.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-03-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,650
Posted By Guy Prevost
Thanks for taking the time to write that up...

Thanks for taking the time to write that up Scott! Another fantastic trip(s) report. Your trip reports were instrumental in our decision to make the switch from an 8 to a 10 once the kids arrived. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Guy Prevost
I had my 200RV done in 2013. It was less than...

I had my 200RV done in 2013. It was less than $600. It was significantly less expensive to have it done by the manufacturer than to have it done by American Propeller. That price was reduced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By Guy Prevost
I used in on my RV-8a on the nosegear fairing to...

I used in on my RV-8a on the nosegear fairing to protect it from scratches during lower cowl removal and on the nose wheel pant around the tow bar holes. It remained clear, virtually invisible and...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,025
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have both an ETX900 and an ETX680 mounted on...

I have both an ETX900 and an ETX680 mounted on the firewall. The two together are lighter than the Odyssey 680 they replaced. They're firewall mounted due to a lightweight WW prop.

The two Earth X...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,222
Posted By Guy Prevost
You can fly over it any time the airspace is...

You can fly over it any time the airspace is open. You can only touch down one day per year, and only by prior arrangement. If you follow any of the local EAA chapters or NMPA (New Mexico Pilot's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-10-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,222
Posted By Guy Prevost
Spaceport America Trip

Iím at least as much of a rocket nut as an airplane nut. For that reason, the opportunity to fly my RV into Spaceport America and land at an airport with a rocket symbol was a big deal for me....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,008
Posted By Guy Prevost
Reducing the restrictor diameter to .024" at the...

Reducing the restrictor diameter to .024" at the suggestion of Don Rivera worked for me in the RV-8. I live at high altitude, so I never needed the higher flow injectors anyway.

Guy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By Guy Prevost
Geoff in Santa Fe is all about making the...

Geoff in Santa Fe is all about making the checkride a learning experience. Everyone I know that has flown with him not only felt that he was fair and thorough, but that they were enriched by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By Guy Prevost
If you're willing to travel as far as Northern...

If you're willing to travel as far as Northern New Mexico, Geoff Veneklasen in Santa Fe is a DPE and an RV pilot. I did my instrument checkride with him and my wife did her PPL with him. Neither of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,514
Posted By Guy Prevost
I've never had an AFS 4500, but between my two...

I've never had an AFS 4500, but between my two RVs I've owned 3 AF3500 series displays and am now running dual AF5600Ts. I've never had a hardware problem. Any other issues have been minor and...
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