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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By JackinMichigan
Metal particles in oil filter

I recently changed the oil in my RV-10 (Lycoming IO-540 engine). The engine has a total of 50 hours and up till now it had been running break-in oil. This is the third oil change; once at 5 hours,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By JackinMichigan
IO-540 oil plug and oil change

My RV-10 finally hit 50 hours and last night I changed the oil from the break-in mineral oil to the standard ashless dispersant that it will be using for the rest of it's life. A couple of...
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By JackinMichigan
Did my ADS-B stop working?

I've been flying my RV-10 for about a year and a half now. For the first year I could track every detail of my flights thru Flightaware.com, but for some reason they've stopped tracking my flights. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By JackinMichigan
What determines max gross weight?

I recently completed max gross weight testing. I loaded my RV-10 with 500 extra pounds and got the CG to within 1/2" of max aft. I fully expected it to act a lot more sluggish, but apart form...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-31-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 684
Posted By JackinMichigan
Aircraft painting simulator software

I just clocked over 34 hours in my RV-10 and it's time to seriously think about painting. Does anyone know of a simple to use (and preferably free) software package that will allow you to experiment...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By JackinMichigan
I got my license at Kitze Aviation out of 1D2 and...

I got my license at Kitze Aviation out of 1D2 and I live maybe 1-1/2 miles from that airport. Unfortunately there's a multi-year waiting list for a hangar out there, so currently I'm at Willow Run...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By JackinMichigan
Oil door in cowl bowing in flight

The access door on top of the cowl has a significant bow to it while in flight. I've made the habit of taping it down with military grade duct tape, but that won't be an option once I get it...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,417
Posted By JackinMichigan
The issues we had with the QB kits: 1. In the...

The issues we had with the QB kits:
1. In the fuselage there were several parts that were riveted in the wrong orientation (upside down and such) which weren't discovered until well into the...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,417
Posted By JackinMichigan
What I would do different, had I to do it again.

As of this afternoon I have just under 30 hours in my RV-10, and I've compiled a list of everything I would do differently had I to do it over again.

1. I would have wired the headset jacks to the...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,774
Posted By JackinMichigan
The second one failed before the first engine...

The second one failed before the first engine start.
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,774
Posted By JackinMichigan
Reading zero. Not leaking. I have it hooked up...

Reading zero. Not leaking. I have it hooked up to a Garmin G3X for readout.

I had a local A&P share with me a trick to determine if wiring is the issue. Take a piece of wire and, with the...
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,774
Posted By JackinMichigan
It wasn't wiring, and the impeller wasn't stuck. ...

It wasn't wiring, and the impeller wasn't stuck. It just quit working.
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,774
Posted By JackinMichigan
Multiple fuel flow transducer failures.

I have the EI FT60 'Red Cube' flow transducer mounted in the center tunnel up near the firewall, just forward of the electric boost pump. It's the most inaccessible component on that entire...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
It quit AGAIN

The brand new red cube was installed, leak checked, tested by running fuel into a gas can. Today on engine start, it quit working, with essentially zero hours.

Very, very frustrated. With 20 hrs...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By JackinMichigan
I did as you suggested. I clamped the rod in a...

I did as you suggested. I clamped the rod in a vise and made sure it was bent at a sharp 90, then I took some Scotch Brite and polished the rod as much as possible.

And .... it worked!! Works like...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By JackinMichigan
Not Clear How This Effects Travel

I will inspect it thoroughly when I am back to the hangar, but right now I am unclear how this has much effect.
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By JackinMichigan
Is southeast Michigan too far

We have a flying 10 with 21 hrs on it so far.. hope to complete the 40 hrs in a couple of months. After that you could go for a ride. Used to travel to London quite a bit when working. My hazy...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By JackinMichigan
S/W fuel sender does not work

The fuel sender in the left tank was stuck. Bought a new one. Removed the old (which is not that old) and it sticks at the top of its travel. (full tank)

Took the new one out of it's box and it...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
Update on the failure

To update everyone. I posted originally that the fuel flow sensor quit (at 20 hrs). Next, I flowed a lot of fuel thru it into a gas can. Must have unstuck the rotor inside because it started...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By JackinMichigan
Tunnel access panels

I've had to tear the interior out of my RV-10 to diagnose a malfuctioning fuel flow sensor, which is down in the tunnel up against the firewall. While I'm doing this I'm going to add some access...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By JackinMichigan
IO-540 excessive RPM drop

I currently have 21 hours in my RV-10, brand new engine and prop, and I've been following the break-in advice by running it at 75% power as much as possible at near full rich. Lately when doing my...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
It quit working again

I started this conversation when my fuel flow sensor quit. Fixed it (about reply #6) by flowing a lot of fuel thru it. But now it has quit working again. The trouble shooting begins anew. Will...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
Got it Working

Did the fuel flow test and it's working again.

Don't know if I unstuck the sensor or the electrical gremlins blessed me just to keep me confused.

for your info, with an open fuel line the...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
I agree

First, thanks for the warning about blowing air thru it. I won't.

I guess Todd's opinion is that it is most likely an electrical problem. That is my first inclination too. However, lots of work...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,077
Posted By JackinMichigan
Fuel Flow Quit Working

On last flight (20 hrs total) noticed the fuel flow reading quit. I have the "red cube" flow sensor, whatever it's official name. I assume everybody has the same.

Asking for your opinion. Is it...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,357
Posted By JackinMichigan
All I can say is when I'm in straight and level...

All I can say is when I'm in straight and level cruise at 75% power I have to keep steady pressure on the left rudder pedal to keep the ball centered.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,357
Posted By JackinMichigan
That's brilliant. I'm definitely stealing this.

That's brilliant. I'm definitely stealing this.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,357
Posted By JackinMichigan
Yes. I was originally going to mount it on the...

Yes. I was originally going to mount it on the co-pilot side, but that's where my radio stack and Garmin GTN-750 is. The structure built into the panel to support all that makes it near-impossible...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,357
Posted By JackinMichigan
The hard part with that approach looks like it...

The hard part with that approach looks like it wouldn't be mechanical, but electrical. I'll assume you have a control switch somewhere on your panel.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,357
Posted By JackinMichigan
RV-10 rudder trim ideas

I ordered the Aerosport under-panel rudder trim kit and spent this past weekend attempting to install it. I finally gave up - it's waaaayy too busy under that panel for that mechanism to peacefully...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By JackinMichigan
chose not to go with yaw damper

I have a Garmin panel which supports a yaw damper. All it needs is wiring going to the servo. I wanted to install one but I couldn't figure out how to mount the servo. Later, I saw a sketch how to...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By JackinMichigan
Okay okay, apparently I was the dispensor of...

Okay okay, apparently I was the dispensor of crappy advice. I called the guy back and told him to ignore me and directed him to this site.

I do remember when geting my high performance...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By JackinMichigan
Buying an RV-10 for business use

I got a call today from a guy I've never met (not sure how he got my number) asking me about buying an RV-10 for use with his business; flying himself to customer locations and such. He had no...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By JackinMichigan
They fixed mine on warranty

I had purchased QB wings, so the leaky tank was their responsibility. It cost me $300 to ship the thing, but they fixed it and shipped it back at no cost. If you do not have the QB wings, I am sure...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By JackinMichigan
The screws are removed

From your reply I think you assumed that we could not get the screws out.

The screws are out, and the sender flange just sets there only attached by sealant. Should be easy, right?? Won't...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By JackinMichigan
Removing fuel sending unit

We sent our leaking fuel tank back to Van's to be repaired. They fixed the leak BUT now the fuel sending unit sticks. It will set at 30 gallons for days then suddenly drop to 12 gallons. It even...
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,152
Posted By JackinMichigan
I did, but I didn't know this info would be made...

I did, but I didn't know this info would be made public and available for several months. I just figured it was a more advanced way to avoid collisions.
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,152
Posted By JackinMichigan
Flightaware - this looks like Big Brother to me.

Out of curiosity I typed in my RV-10's number into google and I discovered Flightaware.com. On that site I can track every flight I've made over the past 4 months, complete with altitude, speed and...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By JackinMichigan
Can you please elaborate on this? I'm afraid I...

Can you please elaborate on this? I'm afraid I have no idea what the above statement means.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By JackinMichigan
The 'washer trick' cooling plenum modification.

I want to knock a few degrees of my #6 cylinder head temps, and I've heard tell of a quick-and-dirty plenum modification called the 'washer trick' which apparently entails fitting a flat washer on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By JackinMichigan
Thanks, I just ordered it...

I just ordered it... I am not clear as to who or how I send the monthly fees, but I am sure it will be explained when I get the package...

I just hope some one else doesn't tell me about some other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By JackinMichigan
Turning on my crankcase heater

I need a method to turn on (and off) my crankcase heater. I was told in an EAA meeting that Verizon has such a device. I just got off the phone with Verizon and they say they do not. Keep in mind...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By JackinMichigan
The 178mph speed I was referring to is the...

The 178mph speed I was referring to is the maneuvering speed, or structural speed, not the top speed. And in Michigan, particularly in the early Spring, the turbulence is such that you should...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By JackinMichigan
Yes, I've heard that you're to run a new engine...

Yes, I've heard that you're to run a new engine 'hard', but I haven't heard 'hot'. I've read that for the first 25 hours at least you should keep the power setting to 75%+ as much as possible at...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By JackinMichigan
Normal CHTs - should I stop worrying?

I've got just under 10 hours in my RV-10 as of yesterday, and since the first flight I've been fighting a battle with high CHTs. After much work this weekend sealing every leak and removing every...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JackinMichigan
Sorry if I got the story wrong...

From what I think you said is that software upgrades will not toggle the input source. Don't know...but somehow it got changed. Maybe we did it?? But alls well that ends well I say...

To anyone...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JackinMichigan
PROBLEM SOLVED

I talked to aerotronics yesterday.

First question from them was, "Did you upgrade your software?"

Answer, "Yes"

He said when you upgrade the software the upgrade toggles the Audio source from...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JackinMichigan
wiyh my own eyes

My son has been flying the plane and had me post this. He read the link sent here in and has gone into the config file. He said there are methods to test the sound and when he tests he gets no...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JackinMichigan
Volume is turned up

To our knowledge all volumes (stall warning for sure) are turned up.
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,545
Posted By JackinMichigan
Very Nice!!!!!!

I too found the FAA inspector nice, professional, and helpful.

I'm jealous!! Aerosport did not send me a Christmas card.. and I have about every Aerosport accessory they sell..

RV-10 N1861G (5...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By JackinMichigan
No sound from G3X touch

We now have 5 hrs on our RV-10. It is all Garmin, 2 G3X and GTN750. We just realized we are getting no sounds from the G3X. Radios work fine.

Anybody??? I will be calling Aerotronics Monday. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By JackinMichigan
Fuel pressure plunge - is this normal?

Fellows,

I currently have about 3 hours in my RV-10. The last time I was up I wanted to check the vertical speed when in a glide with the throttle set to idle.

I was gliding at idle for about a...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,009
Posted By JackinMichigan
I might have the wrong filter. I bought it...

I might have the wrong filter. I bought it online as a filter for an IO-540. Bought 3 of them.
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,009
Posted By JackinMichigan
First oil change - ran into an issue.

Gents,

Attempted to do the first oil change on my Lycoming IO-540 today after 5 hours of engine time (break-in oil) and ran into a problem. When I got the old oil filter off, the one that came...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By JackinMichigan
Thank you all.

I'm never disappointed when I post to this site. Thank you, I will seek these features out today.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By JackinMichigan
Garmin G3X fuel totalizer and timer/stopwatch

I have an RV-10 with a dual screen Garmin G3X that I took up for the second time today. While circling the airport there were two things I wish I had, and I have to believe there's a way to do...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By JackinMichigan
Calibrate your RV-10 fuel level checking dipstick

I always manually check fuel levels before a flight, and I wanted to get a clear plastic fuel level checking straw for my RV like I have for my club's Cessna 172. Unfortunately I couldn't find one...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By JackinMichigan
Fuel tank vent B nut leaking.

Is there a way to tighten the fuel vent B-nut on the inside of the tank without major surgery? My right wing perpetually drips fuel out of the vent when the tank is filled to over 25 gallons.

We...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,017
Posted By JackinMichigan
So back to my original question - what frequency...

So back to my original question - what frequency SHOULD I be using? If I need one assigned to me who does that, the FAA or the FCC? Who do I contact?
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,017
Posted By JackinMichigan
Air to ground frequency

I took my RV-10 up on its first flight this past Saturday, and I was talking to my father on the ground with a handheld tuned to 123.45. Mostly I was keeping him informed as to what I was doing and...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By JackinMichigan
I think that turned out to be it. The left tank...

I think that turned out to be it. The left tank was dripping fuel out of the overflow and leaking in several places, in spite of the fact it was a quick build and these tanks were guaranteed not to...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By JackinMichigan
First flight tanks were about 1/2 full. Second...

First flight tanks were about 1/2 full. Second flight tanks were completely full. Same smell both times.
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