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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rocketman1988
G3X

If you go into the config page, you should be able to see what voltage the G3X is sensing from the probes. The GEA24 outputs a reference voltage of +5v or +12v depending on the pin, to the sensor,...
Forum: Tools Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By rocketman1988
More than you think!

I have at least six, 40 drawer cabinets that are full...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 06-01-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe some hope!

I sent you a PM with the information of a guy that may be able to help...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-31-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By rocketman1988
interested

interested #2
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-30-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By rocketman1988
difference

According to the rivet spec sheet, the 41H has a useable grip range from .032-.063 and the 42H has a grip range from...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Rationalization

"...The fact that I'm the one building this plane, and maybe I made a tiny little mistake someplace on a shop head that could lead to catastrophic airframe destruction, simply compounded that math in...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By rocketman1988
-10

A data point...

I have about 2650+ hours in my build, so far, and am still not flying. Hope to move to the hangar next month.

Low $200 is doable but if you are planning AC, full IFR, full interior,...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Chute

Weighs about 80 pounds and takes about half your baggage area. Be sitting down when you ask about thee price.

This has been discussed before but you need to sit down and weigh the potential...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
matco

There are ways to easily improve the return spring feel in the matcos.

The Beringers look really nice but I just couldn't pull the trigger on 3x the price...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Carl...

Yep...Not judging, just offering another data point!

Build it like you want to!
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

I installed the extruded hinges and changed to skybolts...

...and yes, I fiddled with different pin sizes, lubrication, and the knuckles...

I could never get that 30" long side wire to go in...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Turner

http://www.mykitlog.com/display_project.php?project_id=2056
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, mainly vertical stab...the nose flange needs...

Yes, mainly vertical stab...the nose flange needs to be trimmed.

I found the same, to a smaller extent, on the horizontal stab.

Many, many mods available.

If you are interested, mykitlog.com has...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Welcome to the -10!

There are quite a few mods that most guys make, here are some:

planearound.com third door latch. It should be STANDARD on all -10's.

Billet trim cable mounts.

McMaster door seals.

Matco brakes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By rocketman1988
Nope

If you are talking about the Kavlico sensors, the one Garmin is recommending looks exactly like the 50PSIG one with the brass body. It is still in the P4055 series.

If you are going to the all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By rocketman1988
the other one

If you need the other one, it is part number 011-04202-20 and is is a 75PSIG sensor.

HOWEVER

If you look on ACS, that part number is showing the ORIGINAL 50 PSIG sensor, so be aware. The 75PSIG...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By rocketman1988
.02

I am not flying yet but I installed a bypass valve in the SCAT tube prior to the firewall valves. The thinking being to still allow airflow through the heat muff but dump it overboard before the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Actually the one that seems to be the problem is the 50 psig sensor.

Also, garmin is recommending the 75psig sensor. They would not comment on the p255 series recommended by afs. It would stand to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

...and out of stock with a 12 week lead time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By rocketman1988
???

Are you talking about an oil cooler butterfly valve not working?

The oil cooler itself is passive; oil flows through it and back to the engine. There aid nothing electrical about the oil cooler...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

I talked to Garmin and they are recommending the 75psig sensor (which is apparently TSO'd). Part number they gave me was 011-04202-20.

They said they could not comment on any of the other...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By rocketman1988
chuckle

I know of one place that will actually rent their cub solo with just a minimum "check out".

That cub has spent a lot of time in the hangar being repaired!
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and there are B-777 Captains with 30,000 hours that take substantially more than 10 hours...what is your point?

The instructor will provide the endorsement when he is confident in the student's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh Oh...

There are many threads on electrical system architecture out there.

Be aware, it is like the Primer Wars!

I would look at some of Nuckoll's designs in the AeroElectric Connection book.

Remember,...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Why would you think 10 hours is excessive?

If that is what it takes, that is what it takes...

It has been my experience that folks who don't think they need the instruction, actually take longer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By rocketman1988
plug wrench

It lines up with the spark plug...a socket extension will fit through the hole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

My question is this:

I am getting ready for a first start. Should I replace the sensor first?

Have they made any changes to the sensor design to warrant pre-emptively changing it?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By rocketman1988
hf

Plenty at HF...if wear a medium...some large, few XL
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By rocketman1988
Discretes

Thanks for that!

More specifically, as long as the configuration is NOT elevator or aileron trim in the G3X configuration page, the GP 1 and GP 2 are free to be used for something else, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By rocketman1988
Structural

You have to consider the shear load on the bearing surface area.

For a very simplistic 2D example; look at the cross sectional area of an AN3 bolt that is bearing on a .032 sheet. The bolt is .187...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

I had to do the same thing.

A question for the G3Xpert...

Can the GP 1 and GP 2 inputs now be used as a discrete (using the 5k resistor) or do they need to remain in None (disabled)?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

Such a simple thing...and people are comfortable flying without it...in IFR.

It is one of those things that is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By rocketman1988
My question...

I am not flying yet but my question is should I replace my FP sensor? Are the new ones a different design?
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By rocketman1988
I am...

I am going to use 1/16" closed cell self adhesive silicone foam available from McMaster...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,989
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

WOT...let it run!

Not really the same but I had a C-421 with Continental GTSIO-520's.

Ran it hard all the time after speaking with one of the original engine designers...

Those "troublesome"...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

Approach speed?

CG?

Elevator UP limit?
Forum: California 05-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By rocketman1988
floor

I have tried a bunch of different floor coverings, with varying success.

I have not been impressed...it is not so much the occasional puddles as it is the rubber from the tires. Usually when...
Forum: California 05-01-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By rocketman1988
Only

Only door I would use...Head and shoulders above the rest...
Forum: California 04-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,627
Posted By rocketman1988
Higher Power door

check them out! Awesome, self supporting door...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By rocketman1988
also...

Check the rivets on the vertical part of the door jamb. The rivets are supposed to be AN426 flush rivets; mine were AN470 button head. The cabin top will not fit if the button head rivets are...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By rocketman1988
alternator

I have the BC410...I wanted to use the BC462 but I have an Airwolf remote oil filter system. I found that the BC462 will not clear the Airwolf adapter that is bolted to the case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By rocketman1988
Laser

Many, many years ago I had a Universal Laser. 18x24 bed. 30w, air-cooled, CO2 laser.

It was great fun and I really miss it, wish I hadn't sold it. It was awesome for working with plastics, anodized...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By rocketman1988
True

Had I not used the VPX, I would have the GAD27. I actually had it ordered and the avionics guys said it was mostly redundant so I opt to not install it...

It would have been nice to have another 10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By rocketman1988
really?

For those using the VPX, spending $600 on a GAD27 seems pretty silly just for lighting control when a $2 pot would work ask well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By rocketman1988
Front panels

I just did this.

It took numerous iterations to get a fit I was happy with. Some tips:

Consider wearing mechanics gloves; You will need to flex the panel to install/remove it, and you will be doing...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,198
Posted By rocketman1988
Cessna fuel system...

When they built the 172, they started with the fuel valve and built the airplane around it...Ask anyone who has had to replace or repair that valve!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,198
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and it will be made of Unobtanium!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By rocketman1988
also...

Also, the Baja Designs Squadron pro will fit...and there is a guy that makes an adapter for the duckworks mount...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By rocketman1988
Discrete

The gea24 has four discrete pins available, however, you can use some of the GP pins for additional discretes if you arenít using them. Itís a bit more involved when using the gp pins but not bad....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By rocketman1988
Permatex

I used high temp permatex nickel based anti seize...recommended by the exhaust manufacturer...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By rocketman1988
unless...

What if you flip over in the accident? Then the antenna would be shadowed by the empennage...




Sorry, couldn't resist...:rolleyes:
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By rocketman1988
yeah, but

Got to use someone to get that certificate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

If it isn't required for the AWC, why would the DAR imply that I couldn't get the AWC without a proper, legal installation?

No answer necessary, the FAA is run regionally...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By rocketman1988
DAR

You may want to discuss it with your DAR. It would seem that he will have the final say.

I am building a -10 and wanted to mount my ELT antenna beneath the empennage fairing. Ran it by my DAR and he...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By rocketman1988
No need?

Close tolerance bolts are specified for the spar attachment on the -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By rocketman1988
I used...

I used the 6 oz retainer with my Semco gun... That gun really eases the process...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By rocketman1988
Or...

Just buy an 1/8 of a pound of 3.5 rivets for about $6...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By rocketman1988
RVN

It is just a FB group...RV Nation...

I can't find the post now...it also may have been on the Vans Aircraft Builder group.

They had photos posted as well...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-13-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,717
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm... Modern - Yeah, that would be nice. Fast...

Hmmm...

Modern - Yeah, that would be nice.

Fast - Well, if you base it around an RV-10 design, those 50's-60's designs will likely be faster.

Crazy simple, all weather, go anywhere - Well, that's...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By rocketman1988
sides

Installation of the access panels on the sides has been detailed on the RVN site. Not sure it has been posted here...

Apparently it worked fine and the builder installed one access panel in each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By rocketman1988
Then...

"...I have IFR training but did not get certified for various reasons,..."

Then you are NOT IFR rated...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-12-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,717
Posted By rocketman1988
twins

I had a 1964 Cessna 320 Sky Knight. It flew great on one engine; fast and roomy...

The C-310R is a really nice twin, too. It also flew fine on one engine.

Now the early model Apache...not so much...
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