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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By awmuhs
we joined the 2 holes

Our kids were having trouble getting the connectors thru either hole so we got out the Dremel and made them into one hole.

Southern Arizona Teen Aviation working away in Tucson, Arizona
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,097
Posted By awmuhs
No epoxy and flox for me

Right or wrong I bought the McMaster door seal, sanded the door frame edge as best as I could and then installed the door seal.

No knife edges. No places where it went on badly. I have 600 hours on...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,979
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 get together

I will be there solo. My bride has to work so she can support my airplane.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 mechanic

What do you need done?

I keep the RV10 that I built at KTUS. Do you need help with something?

I have an A&P friend that inspected my airplane and helped me fix a couple things before I got my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By awmuhs
RV12 and RV12 iS tailcone difference

Our teen building group, Southern Arizona Teen Aviation, is building 2 RV12ís

We received our first tailcone just before the iS version was released. Our second one was ordered after. We opted to...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By awmuhs
Gps Antennas

I mounted my garmin and dynon GPS antennas side by side on the cabin top about 6 inches forward of the seam with tail cone.

Didnít think to ask if it was a bad idea.

Found out after it as done that...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,739
Posted By awmuhs
noisey vents

All of your airplanes must be quieter than mine. With the engine at full throttle and all of the air noise from going 170 knots i cannot hear any change in noise level whether they are open or...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,810
Posted By awmuhs
lycoming engine and propeller

i strongly reccomend a tried, true and reliable Lycoming engine. After all that building work why risk a problem when you have 3 of your friends/family on board.

I admire those that are working on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,463
Posted By awmuhs
slow arrivals

I did find the sentence about slow aircraft arriving between 7 and 7:30AM. I understand the reasoning that generally early means light traffic. What I am trying to understand is how an 80kt airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,463
Posted By awmuhs
Ditto on following slow airplanes

in 2017 I followed a Zenith 701 (it cruises at 80 kts) that pulled it back to 65kts. I could see planes backing up behind me on the traffic display. One guy passed me and the Zenith by going over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,516
Posted By awmuhs
Oshkosh get together

I would be interested.

Our non-profit is building an RV12IS with a group of high school students.

Myself and 2 other Mentors will be there.

Tuesday or Wednesday would be great.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-02-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By awmuhs
While watching your video I noticed similarities...

While watching your video I noticed similarities between the paint scheme on the leading edge your wings and mine

Can you post a pix of your...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,278
Posted By awmuhs
sunday dinner

only 1 for me this year.

Thanks for organizing this event.
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By awmuhs
access hole

I cut in a rectangular hole in the tunnel on the pilot side so that i could access servicing the fuel filter without taking off the top cover. I made a cover for it because it seemed like the right...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By awmuhs
Oshkosh RV10 dinner and social

Is their going to be one this year?

How can I help?
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By awmuhs
added a piece of foam

I added a piece of closed cell insulating foam berween the fire wall and the unsupported end of the Slick start module so that it wouldnít vibrate. Its been fine for 3 years.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-07-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By awmuhs
Hangar space

Ryan,

I keep my 10 in a hangar at KTUS. There are at least 6 other RVís based there. I believe there is hangar space there. you can call Mike Crumrine at 520-907-3413 He manages the Hangar rentals...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By awmuhs
door alarm

Let me know when you want to come down
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By awmuhs
baggage door switch

I installed mine so that when the tab that holds the door closed engages it operates a micro switch. Door closed and latched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,406
Posted By awmuhs
Building an RV10

I completed my QB RV10 three and a half years ago. Great experience.

My building experience before that consisted of attending the EAA 2 day build class and going to Synergy building assist in...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By awmuhs
Strap pictures

Thank you all for your pictures, ideas and comments.

My 5 foot 2 wife doesnít know it yet but she will appreciate them as well.

I think I now have a plan on what I will do. Pix of my installation...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By awmuhs
N Numbers

I have flown in the Bahamas and Mexico with my 3" tail number markings without a problem.

Stashed in the back of the plane I have 12" numbers if I get questioned and can put them on in a pinch.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,084
Posted By awmuhs
Iflyrv10 door strap installation

Does anyone have a picture of where they installed the pull down strap? How well does it work there? Would you pick a different spot if you did it again?

I have a short wife who could use a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,676
Posted By awmuhs
Finish kit

Anyone know when the finish kit will be available?
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By awmuhs
Tucson RV10

Gil I have an aerosport interior and overhead console. I am at KTUS if you want to take a look.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By awmuhs
QB fuselage

If i compare the mistakes I made to the ones on the QB fuselage and wings that I bought. My list is a hole lot longer.

Unless you are planning to build a grand champion airplane buy the the QB...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,236
Posted By awmuhs
before or after

I installed my Planearound center latch before I bonded the doors halves together. It worked out just fine
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,805
Posted By awmuhs
aeroleds is coming out with an RV10 kit

Aeroleds is developing a wing tip landing light kit for the stock wing tips.

I do not think it is ready today but I believe they have built some kits that they are testing right now so it shouldn't...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,578
Posted By awmuhs
petite wife

My wife is 5' 1". She loves our RV10. To get in she reaches forward for the door frame as she puts her foot on the step.

You will have a hard time finding another airplane that has the performance,...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,276
Posted By awmuhs
Thank you

Thank you to all that put together the RV10 get together tonight.

My wife and I had a great time.

It seemed to me that there was twice as many people this year as last.

Is that true or is the beer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By awmuhs
Lamers website info

Thanks for the website info.

My wife is traveling to The Milwaukee airport on Tuesday from the bus park.

I bought her a ticket by going to the website you listed.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,929
Posted By awmuhs
lots of room in a 10

My wife and I have flown our RV6A on many long cross country flights. We have flown our RV10 on many long cross country flights mostly just the 2 of us.

I only fill the back seats of the 10 about 5%...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By awmuhs
Fly in Arizona in the summer

We took off this morning from ktus in our RV10 at 6AM. temp on the ground was 90 deg. Amazingly 2000 ft above the ground we had a temperature inversion and 95 deg temp.

Aside from the warm temps the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,274
Posted By awmuhs
La Posada Hotel

My wife and I just stayed at La Posada in March. Wonderful historical hotel. Reasonable rates with an amazing 5 star restaurant. As Gil mentioned "Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona" is...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By awmuhs
Slick start

I had same experience as RONSIM. I do not understand why there isn't more info on slick start provided with the Vans IO540 engine configuration.
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,276
Posted By awmuhs
head count?

Are you trying to get a head count at this time?

my wife and I will be there.
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,369
Posted By awmuhs
where do keep the RV10

Phil,

Where do you keep the RV10? I live in Tucson and have not seen another RV10 in the Tucson area. I hangar mine at KTUS.

We have a group that flies for an occasional breakfast if you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,770
Posted By awmuhs
High school students building airplanes

We have started a non-profit organization here in Tucson, Az for the purpose of working with high school students and building a Vans RV12.

Our organization is Southern Arizona Teen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,032
Posted By awmuhs
Wing X Pro

I did a test flight today in my Dynon equiped RV10. Foreflight was able to upload flight plans and receive weather data. I could not get Wing X Pro to do anything with the Dynon wifi modules.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By awmuhs
Dynon Tech support

I was able to talk to Dynon tech support late yesterday and this morning. Dynon was able to duplicate my symptoms with their D2 and Wing X Pro. My D2 has 2.0 rev 0728 firmware.

I signed up for a 30...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By awmuhs
Dynon D2 wifi to Wing X Pro

Has anyone had success getting a Dynon D2 to communicate with an IPAD Pro running Wing X Pro?

I can get the WIFI connection established but it does not appear to be sending any GPS info to the IPAD....
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,234
Posted By awmuhs
experimental placard

I also put mine on the baggage bulk head cover. it is high enough to be seen from the entry door. Passed inspection by the FSDO on the rfirst visit.
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
Posted By awmuhs
ran wiring inside of stick

my tosten grips had the wires coming out the bottom so I ran the wires inside the stick. No wrapping or need to conceal the the wiring.

The wires were long enough to extend all the way to the end....
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
Posted By awmuhs
ran wiring inside of stick

my tosten grips had the wires coming out the bottom so I ran the wires inside the stick. No wrapping or need to conceal the the wiring.

The wires were long enough to extend all the way to the end....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,974
Posted By awmuhs
replace the O ring

I just had to deal with this problem on the#4 cylnder. I had oil seeping from one of the large bolts on top. the O360 engine has about 1600 hours since new.

We removed the cylinder and replaced the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-31-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,812
Posted By awmuhs
Arrivals

Increasing the number of flyins will require an easier approach procedure.

I flew in Early Friday. It was relatively easy but talking to Class B ATC does scare some people off.

Instead of trying to...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-27-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,812
Posted By awmuhs
copperstate parking

I am surprised they don't want all of experimentals/aircraft of interest parked in the show area regardless of how long they will be there. Maybe it is safety issues in that they don't want any...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-26-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,812
Posted By awmuhs
Copperstate flyin

Has anyone read the arrival Notam for the flyin? Or does anyone have any insight into where i should park my beautiful RV10 that I would like judged but don't plan to stay overnight.

the notam seems...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,524
Posted By awmuhs
crank shaft plug

As I remember the sheet metal plug has a slight convex shape to it. I was told to hit it with a a ball peen hammer in the center until it was concave at which time it came out easily using a...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,135
Posted By awmuhs
panel layout

I checked the pix I took when building my panel. My GTN & PS eng trays protrude through the the sub panel.

One more thing. The cables from the EMS connectors look like they are routed down and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
Posted By awmuhs
Gallagher Ins

Ditto on Gallagher for me
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,699
Posted By awmuhs
Thank you for putting it together

please put me down for 2. I think my beautiful wife will make it this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 108,690
Posted By awmuhs
RV10 SB inspection

I was able to get the aft side of the inspection done using a boroscope. It is tight but you are able to get in to see the rivets in question without removing the aileron.

My 10 with 250 hours and...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,800
Posted By awmuhs
upholstery for seats

I got my combination leather and cloth seats from Oregon Aero about 2 years ago. Couldn't be happier.

The center of the covers, where he you really need them to breath is cloth. Everything else is...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By awmuhs
sun n fun

i may be there Thursday with my 10, but will be there Friday for sure.

Bob, will you be heading up the Sunday night gathering at Oshkosh again this year?
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By awmuhs
flexible sander

i made a curved sqeege like one of the earlier guys mentioned.

Then i used a flexible sander like the one that Aircraft tool supply sells. part #15078. it costs about $6.

I also sanded at an angle,...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,397
Posted By awmuhs
Amen

Amen Ian. I did exactly as you describe, per plans. Only adding flush door handles and the safety cam on the doors. It took me 25 months. Everything else was as the kit was delivered. Standard...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,662
Posted By awmuhs
IFR panel

I agree that the copilot display cannot be used very easily by the pilot, especially in actual IFR when you want to minimize head movement

I used the panel that came with the kit and have 2 Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,175
Posted By awmuhs
Little Italy

We love flying into MYF. Great services and not to far from the coast.

Last time we went we got a room in the area called Little Italy. It is on India street. Do a hotel search using "little italy"....
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,001
Posted By awmuhs
slickstart required

I went through all of the RV10 service info and revisions on Van's website and did not find any mention of the engine or Slckstart.

Thank you all for your responses and ideas.

That issued is...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,001
Posted By awmuhs
SlickStart

OK, I have a confession to make. so as not to complicate my story when I asked about the RB mag last night in post #8 I didn't say that I had already installed the Slickstart.

I was trying to...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,001
Posted By awmuhs
Slickstart

So I think what you all are telling me is that with nothing connected to the RB terminal the RB does nothing to help me start the engine.

In addition for reliable starting I really need Slicstart or...
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