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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By steve murray
Hey Mike Yes, drove the Denali highway and...

Hey Mike

Yes, drove the Denali highway and camped a few nights along the side of the road, really spectacular drive.

For the Kenai section, my wife & I will be camping two days in Porcupine...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,619
Posted By steve murray
Great Photos, thanks for posting. I am currently...

Great Photos, thanks for posting. I am currently in Anchorage (been driving\meandering from my home in North Carolina since mid April! with a small popup camper.)

My wife is flying in commercially...
Forum: Southeast 03-29-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By steve murray
KSPA is a good friendly airport. Plenty of tie...

KSPA is a good friendly airport. Plenty of tie downs, and two courtesy cars.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By steve murray
RV/ Aviation Austin on Sunday March 25

In Austin this weekend for a wedding.

I have a few hours to kill before a Sunday 6:30 pm commercial flight out of Austin. Any aviation events on going? Anybody with an RV10 project underway I...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,522
Posted By steve murray
This is what I did based on researching through...

This is what I did based on researching through various posts. Use this with caution as I have yet to install the wings to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,446
Posted By steve murray
My sequence is: 1) Open the oil door and remove...

My sequence is:

1) Open the oil door and remove two hinge pins on top of firewall. These pins run along the top of the cowl\firewall joint and are curved. (Hinges meet off center on top of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By steve murray
I think there are two of us building in Asheville...

I think there are two of us building in Asheville with third completed in the last year.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,872
Posted By steve murray
At 5" 10" Height, what Rudder Position Should I use

What is the most comfortable rudder position for someone of my height (5' 10") forward or aft position? I am a long way from having seats, rails, cushions so it is hard to tell, looking for the...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By steve murray
Able to use Comant 121 VHF Antenna on Bottom?

I recently picked up two Comant 121 antennas as a package deal. These are the angled antennas not the bent version. I plan to use one on top behind the FG and was wondering if anyone has placed a ...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By steve murray
Archer Install question

I am getting close to installing Archer VOR antenna in RV10 wing tip. The instructions state to run the light wires via the red arrow. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,006
Posted By steve murray
I suspect the now have "nexus" (significant...

I suspect the now have "nexus" (significant physical presence) in Georgia as they list an east cost rep in Georgia on their web page, In my experience, one you have nexus in a state you are obliged ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By steve murray
What kind of Antenna is this?

I found this in the dark recesses of the hangar I rent. Is this a vhf antenna that I could install at my house to listen to airtraffic on my handheld ICom?

The picture is of one antenna on the...
Forum: Reviews 01-05-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By steve murray
Great Customer Service - Kuntzleman Electronics!

I find that great customer support seems to be the norm for most of the suppliers I use for home building. I just purchased set of strobes from a distributor of Kuntzleman lights and found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By steve murray
Cool Medical Insurance Coverage vs Life Insurance Coverage

Related but different topic, medical insurance vs life insurance.


I just retired and moved from company medical plan to my own privately purchased plan. All the medical policies I reviewed had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,092
Posted By steve murray
I noticed the earlier post about switches below...

I noticed the earlier post about switches below the angled panel possibly being in a tight position?

I am working on an RV10, how far above the instrument panel lower flange (this flange is where I...
Forum: COMM 12-27-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By steve murray
2nd VHf Com needed with Dynon System?

For those using the Dynon Skyview systems with the integrated VHF Com interface to the EFIS, because is has active 2nd channel monitoring and automated tuning, do you find the need for 2nd Com...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By steve murray
Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you...

Good idea on the two bottom center pads, sent you a PM with my contact details for some pic.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By steve murray
Engine Mount Pad Size

I am starting to work on installing ceramic fire barrier + stainless steel on the engine side of the firewall.

Can someone tell me the pad sizes of the engine mount for the six bolt points? I do...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,086
Posted By steve murray
Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early...

Hey guys, yes, the power plant is an early version Eggenfellener H6 3L engine with stock Subaru ECU. I typically plan on 155 knots at 2200 RPM and about 10 gals per hour at 7-8k altitude. I...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By steve murray
Flap Horn Position Picture

Looks like all the links to photos in this post are dead.

I am thinking (dreading) I may have my flap horns drilled in the wrong position. Anyone have a photo of the flap horn position with the...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,945
Posted By steve murray
Anybody have some pictures of the firewall...

Anybody have some pictures of the firewall location for fuel return location? The links to pictures in the previous posts are dead.

Much appreciated
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,287
Posted By steve murray
Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from...

Does BPE find a core for buyers or build new from ground up?

I am looking at std 8.5 pistons with EFII\SDS system for fuel injection and ignition. Not sure of the cost effectiveness of buying an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By steve murray
Hey Randy Yes, I have the Morosco tank with...

Hey Randy

Yes, I have the Morosco tank with machined flange. A hangar neighbor did point out a rough spot on the sealing flange so I hit it with scotchbrite to smooth it out.

Steve
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-17-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By steve murray
Coolant Pressure decreases with increased RPM

I have a Eggenfellner Subaru H6 engine. Recently I have noticed some coolant burping out of the overflow as I pull the power back for landing. This issue seemed to have increased over the past...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By steve murray
I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure...

I use 2200 RPM and 17 inches manifold pressure for straight and level and 12 inches manifold pressure for 500 ft./m descent. This is with zero flaps and gives me about 120 mph for the approach ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By steve murray
Feedback on BWIFLY Insurance?

Anybody used BWIFLY insurance broker? My insurance is about due and I got a postcard in the mail from them and looking for feedback?

Steve
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,870
Posted By steve murray
Hi, if you are not able to post, I would...

Hi, if you are not able to post, I would appreciate copy of pictures also.

"n62km" @ yahoo.com

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By steve murray
Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?

Do our canopies like/ tolerate alcohol?
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,670
Posted By steve murray
DJ, Thanks for your efforts with maintaining...

DJ,

Thanks for your efforts with maintaining this site. I have used it often.

Steve

RV8-Subaru H6 - 700 hours.
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,819
Posted By steve murray
Floor Panel (F1050) & Lwr Fuse Channel (F1041) Matched Drill Holes no longer line up?

Resurrecting an old post. I am having the same issue with mis-alignment between the match drilled holes in the the front floor panel (F1050) and lower fuselage channel (F1041).

Now that the skins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,840
Posted By steve murray
Hi Jeff, To be honest, as high power levels I...

Hi Jeff,

To be honest, as high power levels I have never heard my airplane external to the cockpit as no one has ever flown my plane but me. I suspect (have not measured) it is lower in decibels...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 119,307
Posted By steve murray
Scott While your stories are very interesting...

Scott

While your stories are very interesting and pictures are fascinating, I question the constant trespassing into peoples homes and personal belongings.

Someone's abandoned home and personal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,840
Posted By steve murray
I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner...

I now have just over 700 hours on my Eggenfellner EZ30 H6 with Subaru stock ECU I have 99+% confidence in the engine and always\constantly worry about the Prop gear box (I currently have the gearbox...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By steve murray
Leo, I think I will be following a similar...

Leo, I think I will be following a similar approach.

Does anyone know the maximum lateral swing dimensions of the door as it opens and final vertical dimension once they are fully open (Referenced...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,637
Posted By steve murray
Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that...

Hi Brandi. I will definitely take you up on that offer. Once I have the foam cushions in hand, I will PM you to work the details and have you talk to her. (This will probably be 6 months or so...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Project Planning - When to order Engine\Finish Kit

I am probably 6-12 months away from finishing the fuselage kit and starting to planning finances and timing for finish kit and engine. I am not yet certain where I will order the engine from so not...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,637
Posted By steve murray
Renewing old thread - RV10 seat cushion patterns?

Anybody have some seat cushion patterns they are able to share? My sister is a very talented seamstress but her love for me has it's limits.......said she will only sew my RV10 seat covers with a...
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,253
Posted By steve murray
Hi Mike Once you are done with the center...

Hi Mike

Once you are done with the center console mold, can you put me on the list for next to use? I am a few years away from flying but like the looks of this mod.

Thx

Steve
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By steve murray
RV10 - Fuel Pump Pre-Filter Mounting Ideas

Looking for some ideas on how to mount pre-filter for EFII fuel pumps. Anybody have pictures of their pre fuel pump filters mounting and plumbing?:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-06-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,346
Posted By steve murray
Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more...

Looks exciting Robert! looking forward to more info.
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,948
Posted By steve murray
Cool How did you bend this part

Any hints on how others bent the flange on the F1044B (3/4" x 3/4" x .125" ? I tried clamping in a vise and twisting with channel locks and the entire angle started to twist vs the flange...
Forum: Propellers 08-23-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By steve murray
I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT...

I have about 700 hours on my three blade MT electric prop. This is on my RV8 with a Subaru engine. Prop is a very smooth. A bit slow to respond when doing fast throttle changes or aerobatics. No...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By steve murray
Smile 1st Eclipse for my RV8

My wife & I took off today from 0A7 (just south of Asheville, NC) to go to 18A (Franklin County Georgia) to see total solar eclipse (about 30 minutes flight) Previously had evaluated Anderson SC and...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By steve murray
Section 29 - Modification of Bucking Bar?

Just finished all the drilling in section 29...whew, was nervous about the edge distance when drilling the upper & lower fuselage to the fit firewall weldments... with heavy use of these forums,...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,213
Posted By steve murray
Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build...

Congrats on the first flight!! I use your build log, thanks for posting it, very helpful

Steve
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By steve murray
Section 29 ....Help

Every time I do something I think is I think makes sense but is not explicitly stated in the plans I find out I was wrong. (The -10 plans are so much more advanced than my RV8 plans from 10 years...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By steve murray
Hi Terry I am new to this unit. I looked at...

Hi Terry

I am new to this unit. I looked at there install data. Am I understanding correctly that you do not need to mount a new antenna? And there is no hard connection to your transponder?

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for checking around for me with Asheville...

Thanks for checking around for me with Asheville RVer's I am about to phase out of full time work, in the next few months, after that, I need to get more connected with RV\EAA flying community...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By steve murray
Thanks Mike

Hey Mike, Thanks! I am going to check with Metal Supermarket in Greenville to see if they have it in stock. If they do not, I may try to give you a call to see if we can work something out. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By steve murray
Thanks for the Charlotte contact, I will try to...

Thanks for the Charlotte contact, I will try to call them. Unfortunately, I now have about 113" of stock for misc non-structural brackets..... I spent about 1/2 day bending it to the right shape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By steve murray
Argh ! #$%$ Just messed up Longeron

Just messed up the long 3/4 x 3/4 x 113" longeron....argh #!#!@$#@!:mad:

Anyone close to Asheville, NC area ordering a kit that I could add a 9" 6" piece of angle to?

So frustrated tonight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,258
Posted By steve murray
TCM IO 540 Engines

Anybody at the show talk to TCM about IO -540 clone engines? or have direct experience with getting an engine form them?

I am considering a new engine but will likely go with SDS or EFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,258
Posted By steve murray
Thx Dave for posting Vans Engine Pricing

Thx Dave for posting Vans Engine Pricing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,258
Posted By steve murray
Vans Engine Pricing at Osh?

Can someone take picture of the Vans engine pricing at the show. I will not attend this year and am trying to compare to IO-540 pricing from last year's show.
I am a year or two away from ordering...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By steve murray
Berck, Did you get this longeron edge hole...

Berck, Did you get this longeron edge hole distance figured out? :confused: I am several weeks behind you?
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By steve murray
F1042 - Nutplate Installation

I am deep inside section 28. On the F1042, page 28-3 shows 5 nut plate being installed but does not mention the two other nut plates on the opposite web.

A quick look through the plans and I could...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By steve murray
Routing of Fuel Return Line

Trying to figure out how to route my fuel return line out of the tunnel to the side skin and secure it to the floor. Any reason I cannot route the line through the open third hole (circled in red)...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By steve murray
After I drilled each hole with #12 bit, I put in...

After I drilled each hole with #12 bit, I put in a bolt with a bit of grease and let the threads help "pull" the bolt thru the hole and then I would drill the next hole to #12 size. (I will need to...
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By steve murray
Dennis, thanks for the advice. I noticed in your...

Dennis, thanks for the advice. I noticed in your tag line you have Eggenfellner H6, I have the same engine in my RV8. How many hours do you have on it now? I am just breaking 700.

Steve
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By steve murray
KVLL (Detroit Area) Airport\Transition Advice

Planning a trip from North Carolina to KVLL just north of Detroit in late July I have never transitioned this airspace before.

I can go IFR or VFR.

1) What type vectoring can I expect as GA...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,727
Posted By steve murray
Great post, I have had my head down too much...

Great post, I have had my head down too much also checking weather. Thanks for the honesty\post and reminding me the importance of heads up. Also like the reply about 10 second rule for cockpit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,839
Posted By steve murray
Tom - Thanks for the hints on how to attach using...

Tom - Thanks for the hints on how to attach using the washers, great idea. I use your website at times, I think you are making progress much faster than me. PS my wife & I were remember her trip...
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