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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By rocketman1988
Soldering

There really shouldnít be much, if any, soldering in your build. Pretty much everything is crimped. Just make sure you use a quality tool that is correct for the job...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
Guys, Thank You...

Thank you to the numerous PMs and thread posts on currently flying systems and your experience with them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
Exactly

That is why I asked for someone that actually has experience with a working system...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

Pm sent...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
questions

"...Ok, so as a trained engineer/designer, what can you contribute to the discussion? How would you increase reliability, reduce risk, and simplify operation?..."

Those are fair questions. Since I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
Bus Manager

I do not own a Bus Manager.

I do own A Dual EFII System from Robert.

I am following these discussions as I am currently contemplating the electrical system for my -10.

I am planning on a dual...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
more

Catchy rant Bob, but that trusty Boeing has separate systems to support the left and right engines, yes? Is there some single electrical failure which would shut down both engines?

Can't say for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
Thumbs up yep

Well stated.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,403
Posted By rocketman1988
wow

I fly for a living and you guys are scaring me...


Just for a couple of data points:

There were MILLIONS of hours flown safely in the B-727, and it had human intervention required..."Protect...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By rocketman1988
YD

Yep, Yaw Dampers and Rudder Trim are two DIFFERENT things...

Garmin seems to think so, too...

Engineers too...

The great thing about experimental aircraft is that you get to do whatever you want,...
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
exactly

thats my plan, too...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

Cost?
Weight?
Recurring maintenance cost?
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
But

That is NOT what a yaw damper is for...needing constant rudder pressure is a job for rudder TRIM, not a yaw damper. In fact, it specifically says in the Garmin installation manual that the yaw...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, those sides get pretty thin, in fact, you end up sanding them into the radius to get them to fit.

Too late now, but if the cabin top door width would have been just 1/4" less, the fitting would...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By rocketman1988
Pretty sure..

Pretty sure those braces are supposed to stay bent. I was able to clear everything by spreading the cabin top sides (pink top).

If you have the QB fuselage, make sure that all of the rivets in the...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By rocketman1988
Wish I had...

Wish I had done this with my cooler as well. Unfortunately, kind of late now. I opted for a larger cooler on the stock mount...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

Also:

Stock windows or Cee Bailey's
Stock Brakes or Matco (Berringer)
Stock Flap Actuator or PH Aviation Actuator with built in Position Sensor
Stock Cowl or Showplanes
Stock Wheels and Tires or...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By rocketman1988
Oh yeah...

My first plane was a C-172 and it was a HORROR story for sure (and expensive!)...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By rocketman1988
Disagree

I also think you sent him away for no good reason, and pretty much agree with the previous posts as to why...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By rocketman1988
Gas struts

You can get the 600 n struts from bansbach for half what vans charges for them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Posted By rocketman1988
Be CAREFUL

Be extremely careful using Loctite! Read the info in the particular loctite you are using as it WILL ATTACK some plastics....
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Thickness?

What is the thickness and material of the arm?
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By rocketman1988
Well

Vanís probably doesnít have anything like that however, if you call them, they could tell you what they think.

As the manufacturer of your plane, you have the final say as to what is approved or...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmm

Looks like garmin is doing what lycoming did when they stopped selling the experimental engine kits...

Why get a piece of the overpriced pie when you can have it all...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By rocketman1988
Where?

Where are removing material?
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

My Cee Bailey windows have been fitted and needed very little adjustment. I have not done the windscreen yet, other than to set it in place. Seem to fit fine.
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By rocketman1988
I wish

I wish I still had access to the fluid dynamics programs I used in college. It would be a fairly simple task to model that intersection and get some numbers...

Really not necessary though cause they...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By rocketman1988
Drag

As was previously posted, filling those areas is predominantly for aesthetics. Though there may be a minuscule drag decrease, it will likely be imperceptible.

That being said, someone who is...
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By rocketman1988
Matco

I have the Match setup...very nice.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By rocketman1988
True...

True but Jesse has some really nice wing fillet fairings that probably will reduce the intersection drag...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By rocketman1988
Filing

I had to file my flaps, as well, to clear the fuselage when reflexed...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By rocketman1988
Details

It appears that the speed is about the same, and the weight is likely about 1 lb more...it definitely a more robust actuator.

As for the cost and availability, give Pat a call at PHAviation.com. He...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By rocketman1988
New Flap Actuator for the RV-10!

Great news!

We will no longer have to deal with an external flap position sensor on the RV-10!

I just finished installing one of the prototype flap actuators from PHAviation.com. These actuators...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By rocketman1988
Short story

The short story is the washer trick only works on cylinder #5 (or 3 on a four cylinder engine.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By rocketman1988
try here

You might give Steve from MLSkunkworks a call. It says that they do weighing and will come to you on their website...

http://www.mlblueskunk.com
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By rocketman1988
Cables

I did not use the cables on the heat valves, I went with l ear actuators so I canít help there.

I am using the Aerosport symmetrical panel and quadrant, NOT the 310 panel. I ran the Governor cable...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,002
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

The endless time on the waiting list for the P200 finally drove me to the FLYEFII system.

...And boy am I glad that happened!

:D
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,002
Posted By rocketman1988
Pmag

The 6 cylinder Pmag appears to be made of Unobtanium.

It's been "a few weeks" for quite some time...

Kind of like the Deltahawk Diesel...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rocketman1988
Corrosion

Are you also accounting for the corrosion that will occur at EVERY place in the aircraft where there are dissimilar metals?

Check this chart...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rocketman1988
rings

From an engineering standpoint, you could probably calculate the drag increase, however, from a real world perspective, that increase will likely be overshadowed and basically undetectable...unless...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,726
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah

Stability and control are not the best areas to employ TLAR engineering...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By rocketman1988
Delivery

I received my QB wings and fuselage from Partain. Definitely build the wing cradles before they get there. Search the forums and you will find drawings and dimensions. The cradle I built holds both...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By rocketman1988
Spacers

I am not using any spacers. I AM using the Airwolf remote oil filter adapter.

The interference, in my case, was from the diameter of the 462. The length would have been no issue.

Can't say...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By rocketman1988
Alternator

I can give you a data point.

I am using the Airwolf remote mount oil filter.

The BC-410 fits fine. There is not much clearance on the oil filter adapter but it is adequate.

The BC-462 WILL NOT...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By rocketman1988
locks

I got mine online at a lock shop, and yes, they are just cabinet locks. I also got a set from ACS. It was a NIGHTMARE trying to get three locks keyed the same (and expensive). Comparing the ACS...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By rocketman1988
TKS

Seems like it would be doable...BUT

At what cost?

The stem for the Cirrus aircraft would be comparable to what the -10 would need. The EMPTY weight of the system is 60 lbs. The weight of the...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,504
Posted By rocketman1988
Yeah, no...

That setup wonít work on the -10...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Do not purchase without a thorough pre buy. Use someone who knows RV-10s if at all possible... you will save yourself a lot of heartburn...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By rocketman1988
Vanís?

The factory is in aurora, maybe somebody there would have an idea
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Get a GoPro camera an video a flight. There are a couple of guys that make mounts for the camera that screw into the wing tie down hole...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,347
Posted By rocketman1988
Nose gear

Check the breakout force on the nose gear. Once the airplane is in the air, even a slight displacement of the nose gear from Center will cause a corresponding yaw.

There is a video out there on...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By rocketman1988
showplanes cowl

The showplaces cowl actually has an inner fairing to smooth the flow around the nose gear...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By rocketman1988
lines

5 -10 minutes for fabricating each line? You must have used the stock soft aluminum...

I opted for 5052 tubing in the tunnel. It took FAR longer than 10 minutes per line but then again the 5052...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,092
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

According to NTSB data, there are about a dozen GA ditching a year. The didn't break that out into aircraft type. Considering the millions of hours flown by GA aircraft every year, I think that...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Yd

I think that, with these airplanes, it comes down to more of a want than a need...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Both

Both are being discussed. Some are using both, others are using just the yaw damper to do double duty while noting that the engineers donít recommend it...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Trim

The trim removes the conitous load from the servo. With the garmin system, for example, the roll servo and pitch servo can be wired with the electric trim to automatically trim off the control...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,007
Posted By rocketman1988
Engineers

Yeah, what do those engineers know, anyway...🤔

Could it be that the servos are much better at changing a position than continuously holding one? <rhetorical>
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By rocketman1988
Congrats! Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the club!

A small bit of advice up front:

You will be receiving many boxes and crates over the next few years. It is really exciting when they show up, and you can't wait to dig into...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,222
Posted By rocketman1988
Pix

I will try to get some pix tomorrow...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,392
Posted By rocketman1988
Bracket

Myron, which bracket did you use for the YD? Garmin want like $750 just for the mount...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,392
Posted By rocketman1988
But

Per the garmin manual, the yaw damper is NOT a replacement for actual rudder trim...
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