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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Auburntsts
If the G5 can be wired to drive the servos in he...

If the G5 can be wired to drive the servos in he event of a G3X failure then yes I think that works.

As far as the electrical system, there are no hard and fast rules. My philosophy is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Auburntsts
Does the vinyl have an adhesive or electrostatic...

Does the vinyl have an adhesive or electrostatic properties like kitchen plastic wrap?

OT: I’m moving my 10 to VDF in August.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Auburntsts
Anti-chafe Tape for Gear Leg Fairings?

Anyone put anti-chafe tape on their gear leg fairings? Mine got stained with fuel and nothing I tried removed the stains. My fairings are currently getting repainted (not for the stains, but thatís...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Auburntsts
Like I said, itís my personal preferenceó for...

Like I said, itís my personal preferenceó for safety I prefer a more failure tolerant setup. The only thing that my TruTrak doesnít do that I wish it did is IASó it only does VS. I got my IR behind...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Auburntsts
For redundancy, as far as instruments, no, but...

For redundancy, as far as instruments, no, but you need to look at the electrical architecture since you are contemplating an all electric panel.

Yes, I advocate a standalone autopilot (note you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Auburntsts
For a data point, I have a 2-screen non-touch...

For a data point, I have a 2-screen non-touch G3X, GTN 650, SL30, TruTrak Gemini backup PFD, and a TruTrak GX Pilot 2-axis autopilot. I fly IFR all the time—shot a coupled LPV to minimums (saw the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,645
Posted By Auburntsts
So you don’t need an EFIS or TSO’d GPS to be IFR....

So you don’t need an EFIS or TSO’d GPS to be IFR. You touched on some of the basics.

1. Proper OPLIM wording.
2. Equipped IAW with 91.205
3. Current 91.411 and 91.413 inspections (although a...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Auburntsts
I’d go to the local FBO at VDF or a surrounding...

I’d go to the local FBO at VDF or a surrounding airport for help before resorting to someone halfway across the country. Someone in the Tampa area has scales.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Auburntsts
Is there a nearby EAA Chapter at VDF? I ask...

Is there a nearby EAA Chapter at VDF? I ask because a lot of times Chapters have them for members use and Iím moving my RV-10 there in August so would like to join the nearest Chapter.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Auburntsts
You'll get lots of opinions on those questions. ...

You'll get lots of opinions on those questions. However they've been asked before so I suggest reading these 2 threads first:

Tools -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,620
Posted By Auburntsts
The washer trick worked as advertised on #5 for...

The washer trick worked as advertised on #5 for me. Now only if there was any easy fix for #6.
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Auburntsts
I think that's another missing step. I installed...

I think that's another missing step. I installed mine at the same time I installed a lot of the misc panels and covers that I had intentionally left off until I was ready to close everything up for...
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Auburntsts
IIRC it's a missing step in the plans. Just grab...

IIRC it's a missing step in the plans. Just grab some AN3 hardware and press.
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Auburntsts
Sigh, I know the specs - I built and fly an...

Sigh, I know the specs - I built and fly an RV-10 after all. My question was specific to the OP's performance as his cruise speeds seems a bit fast to me for not having the gear fairings and wheel...
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By Auburntsts
Just curious -- are you seeing 170mph IAS or TAS,...

Just curious -- are you seeing 170mph IAS or TAS, at what altitude, and have you verified the indications with a GPS calibration run?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,746
Posted By Auburntsts
+1 for Form-a-Funnel

This is what I use as well -- maybe a drip or too on a hose I have to wipe up, but otherwise mess free to include the filter. I don't like the ziplock bag method because when you go to cut open the...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By Auburntsts
I seem to recall someone developed an electrical...

I seem to recall someone developed an electrical wing deicing system for the 10 which eliminates the issues with TKS. However, I agree that itís not really something that Iíd recommend pursuing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Auburntsts
Don't have an exact measurement handy, but I...

Don't have an exact measurement handy, but I think it's in the neighborhood of 7 inches. As the 10's lugs are almost horizontally in-line with the axle, they are definitely lower than the ones on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Auburntsts
The cheapest AC Air Technology tug is more...

The cheapest AC Air Technology tug is more expensive than the cheapest Best Tug.
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By Auburntsts
Well it's official, my RV-10 now has a new home...

Well it's official, my RV-10 now has a new home at KVDF -- Hangar 4601. I'll be moving her down around the 1st of June and look forward to meeting all my new neighbors!
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Auburntsts
I went for the least expensive for the type I...

I went for the least expensive for the type I wanted and have not been disappointed. At the time that was Rami for comm and Nav and Deltapop for transponder.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Auburntsts
Interesting. The Lycoming 540 Operator's Manual...

Interesting. The Lycoming 540 Operator's Manual states for an IO-540 with a 12QT sump that the minimum safe quantity in the sump is 2-3/4 QTs. Having said that, I make it a practice to never go...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Auburntsts
How much? A lot of 10s are about a half ball out...

How much? A lot of 10s are about a half ball out to the right in cruise due to the lack of VS offset in the design, or something to that effect. Typically resting your right foot on the pedal is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By Auburntsts
I suggest talking to a builder like Barrett,...

I suggest talking to a builder like Barrett, provide them your mission and they can help steer you in the right direction. As with all mods to the kit, look to yourself first and not to what others...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Auburntsts
Close-- it's 26 lbs

Close-- it's 26 lbs
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By Auburntsts
Ok, weíre just trying to help and the because you...

Ok, weíre just trying to help and the because you werenít the builder you might not be aware of the nose gear breakout force and the fact that it needs to be checked and adjusted periodically as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,741
Posted By Auburntsts
Absolutely! This happens all the time.

Absolutely! This happens all the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,741
Posted By Auburntsts
In the US it is simpler ó the flight review has...

In the US it is simpler ó the flight review has to be conducted in an aircraft for which the pilot is rated. No currency stipulation at all.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Auburntsts
I used rigid tubing in the cabin. For the fuel...

I used rigid tubing in the cabin. For the fuel lines from firewall to tanks I followed the plans except I didnít use the stock tubingóI upgraded to 5052.

For the brakes I used the stock tubing to...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Auburntsts
Iíd leave it.

Iíd leave it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Auburntsts
Ditto. Flew with mine installed for 2 years...

Ditto. Flew with mine installed for 2 years before the plane was painted. Having the camloc tools for the studs and recepticles makes the a job a breeze.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Auburntsts
Gotcha. This makes more sense as the previous...

Gotcha. This makes more sense as the previous answers did not jive with the scenario as I read it and based upon my experience with my GTN 650.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Auburntsts
I need some help understanding this. Why do the...

I need some help understanding this. Why do the step down fixes have to be complied with (ie decend vs stay level)? I’m also not following why the GTN didn’t cycle to LPV at the FAF and generate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Auburntsts
This is a good example of why pilots need to...

This is a good example of why pilots need to spend some time learning their GPS navigators. John Collinís recommends the following:
ďTo be proficient with the GPS, pilots should at least be able to...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Auburntsts
It's the S-1-26 (drive ratio 0.895:1). If...

It's the S-1-26 (drive ratio 0.895:1). If needed, the governor arm extension is 1035698.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Auburntsts
I blind riveted all of the fairings per the plans...

I blind riveted all of the fairings per the plans (RV-10) and riveting the bottom rudder fairing on is a non-issue. I had to remove my strobe for painting and it wasn't a problem extracting the...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Auburntsts
What was the fuel pressure reading while you were...

What was the fuel pressure reading while you were at idle before you applied power? Also have you looked at all of the engine data? I'd like to see the other engine parameters for the time period....
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
I marked the shaft at a point that aligns the...

I marked the shaft at a point that aligns the holes where I feel the lock works best for me -- I'll confirm but it's like the 3rd hole from the end meaning that the lock is a few holes from it's max...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
As I posted above, I've never had that happen. ...

As I posted above, I've never had that happen. Theoretically what you describe could happen, but in my experience the weight of the elevators and the friction of the system and the resistance of the...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
Absolutely. I don't have any pics but I'm going...

Absolutely. I don't have any pics but I'm going out to the hangar tomorrow and will take some. Note that the lock won't immobilize the stick nor keep the lock on the pedals if you pull the stick...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
Huh?

That's basically the same thing as the Aerosport Trim system.
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
Zero -- the springs aren't that stiff. They are...

Zero -- the springs aren't that stiff. They are perfectly adequate for the job they are designed for but they do nothing for large gust loads which is why the foot override in-flight works so...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,229
Posted By Auburntsts
I do the same as Bob. In cruise I'm a 1/2 to 3/4...

I do the same as Bob. In cruise I'm a 1/2 to 3/4 of a Ball out to the right and was simply resting my right foot on the pedal before I installed the trim system. I've set my trim to center in...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By Auburntsts
I've seen a lot of RV-10s and don't recall having...

I've seen a lot of RV-10s and don't recall having seen anyone use tinnermans there -- I certainly didn't. Doesn't mean you can't, but there's really no need since those screws aren't removed a whole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Auburntsts
How thick is the sheet you are cutting? The taper...

How thick is the sheet you are cutting? The taper Mike mentioned is really only an issue with say .063 and thicker. Also you might could just reverse the cutting blade to avoid it completely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Auburntsts
It's a dangerous tool -- a whirling knife that...

It's a dangerous tool -- a whirling knife that will show no mercy to the careless. You want the material being cut tightly clamped to the drill press table, no loose clothing, body parts well clear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Auburntsts
Fly-cutter in the drill press. Works well as...

Fly-cutter in the drill press. Works well as long as you respect it.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/images/FC53-Large.jpg
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Auburntsts
It's not that big a deal airspace wise, even the...

It's not that big a deal airspace wise, even the FRZ. It sounds worse than it really is in practice. I'm based at Manassas (KHEF) in the SFRA and I haven't had any issues in 12 years. And TFRs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Auburntsts
Got the answer from AeroLEDs....

Mike D'Amico from AeroLEDs got back with me - it is 5/64ths in case someone needs to know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Auburntsts
AeroLED NS90 Set Screw

I canít find my hex wrench that I use to install the NS90 set screw Ė can someone tell me the wrench size? I want to say itís 5/64 but want to make sure before I order another one.
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a similar setup (hidden hinge and 2...

I have a similar setup (hidden hinge and 2 Hartwell latches) and built the door using the same basic technique outlined in the plans for the stock door layout: foam covered by cloth. The difference...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By Auburntsts
What are the techniques for separating what's...

What are the techniques for separating what's left after the rough cut from the glue joint? Also are the techniques adhesive dependent (Sika vs weld-on vs Lord)?
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By Auburntsts
My painter just added sand (or something similar)...

My painter just added sand (or something similar) to some black PPG paint and painted my wing walks on. Works great. Prior to my paint job I used the Home Depot 3M tape on the wings and steps and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,927
Posted By Auburntsts
Holy necro-thread Batman! You do realize this...

Holy necro-thread Batman! You do realize this debate occurred 10 years ago, right? A whole bunch of RVs have been built in the interim without folks getting too spun up about this.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Auburntsts
I bought a Fuel Stik for the RV-10,...

I bought a Fuel Stik for the RV-10, http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/rvfuelstik.php at this past OSH, but I keep forgetting about it and it's still sitting on the shelf in my hangar. I...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,046
Posted By Auburntsts
:cool: Ahh, I had to go pull up your post on my...

:cool:

Ahh, I had to go pull up your post on my phone as my work computer was blocking your top pic so I was only seeing the bottom pic. I see now that we have the same muffs.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,046
Posted By Auburntsts
Interesting. My muffs do not look like that...

Interesting. My muffs do not look like that hence my confusion. My SCAT connections are not in line like the ones in your post, they are roughly 90 deg apart: the forward one is the inlet from the...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,046
Posted By Auburntsts
I don't think so -- we're not kidding about the...

I don't think so -- we're not kidding about the quantity of heat the system puts out. You can not fly with the system fully open for more than a few minutes -- I kid you not.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,046
Posted By Auburntsts
Assuming the SCAT is all good (FWF and cabin),...

Assuming the SCAT is all good (FWF and cabin), the baffle feed vents are good, and the heater boxes are opening properly, then my money is on the muffs. The heat is so strong and effective in a...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Auburntsts
Interesting -- my kit did not come with anything...

Interesting -- my kit did not come with anything remotely resembling the part number you listed for Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Auburntsts
I confess I have no idea what these wheel covers...

I confess I have no idea what these wheel covers are that you are referring to. Do you have a pic by chance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By Auburntsts
Interesting -- the last condition inspection was...

Interesting -- the last condition inspection was July 2016.
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