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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By Guy Prevost
That's awesome. My condition inspection is...

That's awesome. My condition inspection is coming up--I've got to do a better job at getting my littles engaged. Right now they mostly fight with each other at the hangar. :(
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By Guy Prevost
Cool photos! You can't mention a folding bike...

Cool photos! You can't mention a folding bike (singular), but we're missing a photo! Folding tandem?

I've no interest in ball games, but I would attend one if I got to fly and bike there! (As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
As this crazy idea grows, I've had to revisit my...

As this crazy idea grows, I've had to revisit my original intent. How do I get enough pilots together to foot the bill for a Spaceport Visit?

The Trinity site tour is October 5. That's opening day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
The plan is October 2019. This is the place for...

The plan is October 2019. This is the place for info until I firmly commit, at which point I'll open up a detailed thread instead of this feeler conversation:
My action items:

Obtain Permission to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Guy Prevost
LOE 2019! ---Doug?

It appears that the last RV LOE was in 2015. It used to be one of the biggest events on the RV calendar. I'm considering a resurrection in 2019. I don't believe any emails I've sent asking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
Spaceport left a message yesterday and asked me...

Spaceport left a message yesterday and asked me to commit. Depending on the immediate financial commitment required, I may just do that.

I've emailed Doug twice to ask for permission to use the LOE...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Guy Prevost
Andy, hanging out with you and your dude was one...

Andy, hanging out with you and your dude was one of the highlights of the trip. Looking forward to doing it again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Guy Prevost
It's an Evenflo High Back Big Kid Booster. I...

It's an Evenflo High Back Big Kid Booster. I found it through someone else's post here on VAF. They're surprisingly inexpensive on Amazon. I keep the pilot's seat all of the way back except for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Guy Prevost
We had a weather window home on Wednesday morning...

We had a weather window home on Wednesday morning and took it. It was an uneventful trip, with a short stop in Hayes, KS. The guy in the left seat looked like this most of the way:
...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Guy Prevost
Part Deux

We hung out in Portage for a while, listening on Live ATC to the madness that's already been discussed ad-nauseum. It didn't seem like it was going to resolve quickly, so we saddled up and headed to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-06-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Guy Prevost
Oshkosh 2018 Father-Son Adventure

Every year, I block off Oshkosh week in my calendar. My wife has to plan vacation time a year in advance, so whether we go to Oshkosh or not, it's a great placeholder for some time off. This year,...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By Guy Prevost
My kids have practically grown up in our RV-10. ...

My kids have practically grown up in our RV-10. It's a great family airplane.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vacation/Ridgecrest4-CA-3D2017-to-visit-S/i-HDNdSBk/0/109d4bc8/XL/IMG_6262-XL.jpg

Guy
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By Guy Prevost
Same here. I've been wondering about this too. ...

Same here. I've been wondering about this too. Glad to know mine seems to be in family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
The stars align--next year.

Great input everyone!

Here's what I'm thinking. This year is out for me. My day job has me swamped and early October already feels like tomorrow.

I've done some research and all key events align...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
Scoot--We get along well, but I don't want to be...

Scoot--We get along well, but I don't want to be cell mates with you.
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,798
Posted By Guy Prevost
1596, 106.9". With 8 qts of oil, paint,...

1596, 106.9". With 8 qts of oil, paint, interior, fairings, and odds and ends I don't take out of the plane. It's intentionally nose heavy so that I can load it up when I want. When lightly loaded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By Guy Prevost
Question RV Fly-In at Spaceport America in NM?

I'm gauging interest here:

A couple of years ago I did a trip report (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142640) about an open house that was held at Spaceport America on White...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Guy Prevost
I like Madison. The fuel prices are really good...

I like Madison. The fuel prices are really good for a big airport (cheaper than anything in New Mexico). Hangar space is surprisingly affordable in case there is a storm coming. They have Uber and...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,159
Posted By Guy Prevost
I miss my 8a. I love my 10. I want another 8,...

I miss my 8a. I love my 10. I want another 8, but wouldn't sacrifice the 10 to do it. This year's trip to Oshkosh was just my son and I. I carried camping gear, 5 gallons of water and a full ice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,939
Posted By Guy Prevost
The boy and I had an uneventful flight home...

The boy and I had an uneventful flight home Wednesday. We had to dodge a few Midwest thunderstorms, but in general we flew in smooth air with light headwinds. The trip, complete with camping in HBC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,404
Posted By Guy Prevost
My 5 year old son and I tried once, waited a few...

My 5 year old son and I tried once, waited a few hours at Portage listening to LiveATC,and then bailed to a free hotel in Madison for the night. We’re saddling up soon for another try.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-13-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
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: 3,903
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: 611
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: 68
Views: 10,975
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: 4,552
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: 2,971
Posted By Guy Prevost
Beautiful flying!

Beautiful flying!
Forum: GPS 02-01-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,099
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: 793
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: 24
Views: 5,186
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: 6,262
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: 24
Views: 5,186
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: 6,038
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: 1,204
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: 2,570
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: 2,501
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: 6,262
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: 6,262
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: 7,261
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: 187
Views: 74,134
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: 15,899
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: 574
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: 2,638
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: 2,638
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: 2,638
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: 2,638
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: 1,010
Posted By Guy Prevost
I have a tail unit from FlyLEDS. I’ve been happy...

I have a tail unit from FlyLEDS. I’ve been happy and will eventually install the wingtip version too. They’re 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: 693
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: 1,209
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: 4,171
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: 5,295
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: 1,960
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: 1,960
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: 1,809
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: 837
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: 2,509
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: 2,509
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: 4,794
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: 5,500
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: 9,539
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: 15,284
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: 1,655
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.
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