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Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Lenny Iszak
fixed it for you

Here's the fixed DXF file:

http://311lz.com/docs/rv-6_panel.dxf

I tried it and it loads fine into FrontDesign. Btw those guys are awesome. They made awesome panels for me.
Their software will only...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,295
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I did what Jessie said, same length rod bearing...

I did what Jessie said, same length rod bearing on the aft end of the push rod. I think there was a discussion about it in the forums at that time.

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I got one of those single wheelie things...

I got one of those single wheelie things recently. It's an InMotion V5F+, it can go 30 miles on a single charge and max speed is 16mph, weighs around 27lbs. Easily fits through the baggage door of...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,471
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bob, add Lenny & Anda to the list. Thanks for...

Bob, add Lenny & Anda to the list.

Thanks for doing it again! year #11, woahh!

Lenny
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have two 12" screens, and a center stack, so...

I have two 12" screens, and a center stack, so there's no room for the G5 other than on the far right. I don't anticipate needing to use it, but if I do, I can definitely see it just fine where it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bob, my AF-5800T screens don't have a can bus....

Bob, my AF-5800T screens don't have a can bus. The older ones did. I'm thinking maybe the serial or Arinc ports on the G5 could pick it up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Lenny Iszak
G5 remote baro input

I just installed a G5 as a backup in the panel, replacing 2 1/4 steam gauges + and ADI.
I love everything about this little unit. From the way it's installed, to its cool battery backup, bright...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By Lenny Iszak
A couple of years ago I spoke to the AirGizmos...

A couple of years ago I spoke to the AirGizmos guys at OSH. I complained about the deteriorating webbing issue, and also the plastic locking thingy didn't hold the webbing in place properly. They had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,652
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Darin, did you test fly that (blue) inlet ring on...

Darin, did you test fly that (blue) inlet ring on the baffle side? I was always wondering if a curved inlet would work better than the stock "cutout" in the baffle.


Lenny
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,652
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Marc, you can use sceet tubing instead of scat....

Marc, you can use sceet tubing instead of scat. It's smoother on the inside, as the wires are covered with an additional layer of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Starter solenoids pull around 5 amps. Use a 7.5A...

Starter solenoids pull around 5 amps. Use a 7.5A fuse instead. They are much stronger than a master solenoid, since they are switching hundreds of amps.

Besides going with a higher sized fuse make...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I'm using an Ecotrons box. Have almost 300 hours...

I'm using an Ecotrons box. Have almost 300 hours on it now. It uses Bosch LSU 4.9 sensors. No display, just feeding an analog 0-5V signal to an Efis input.
These boxes are a bit more expensive than...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Congrats on your first flight! The VPX might be...

Congrats on your first flight!

The VPX might be slowing down your trim motor too much when your airspeed gets higher. I don't have a VPX, but I built a similar speed sensitive trim controller, and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I think GRT can use the signal from the P-lead,...

I think GRT can use the signal from the P-lead, if that P-lead acts like a real P-lead. You might want to consult with Surefly about that. I don't see any published manuals online.
I would love to do...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Dan, yes you got it right. Just get any webhost....

Dan, yes you got it right. Just get any webhost. I use 1and1.com for a lot of my stuff. Amazon AWS is nice but it's a little hard to figure out for a newbie.
Since you own the domain, you can move it...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,293
Posted By Lenny Iszak
exhaust shields

In addition you could use some of these where the exhaust pipes get close to the cowling.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/exaustheatedshield.php?clickkey=20271
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,994
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Woah, that's disturbing! Good catch Vic! Just...

Woah, that's disturbing! Good catch Vic!
Just checked some old pictures of my 2009 engine that came from Van's and it also had the red cap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Smile Steve, Thanks for that! I'll install it and...

Steve,

Thanks for that! I'll install it and check how many green bars I get, especially in maneuvering flight like Gary mentioned above. Just didn't want to add one more GPS if I didn't have to, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Thanks for all the replies! I will try it without...

Thanks for all the replies! I will try it without a GPS antenna first and see how it works. I'll report back.

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Garmin G5 external GPS antenna needed?

I'm installing a Garmin G5 in my RV-10 and wondering is the unit's internal GPS antenna adequate or do I need to connect an external one?

Thanks,
Lenny
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,631
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have these on all my relays/contactors, way...

I have these on all my relays/contactors, way better than diodes. They protect against spikes in both directions. $0.48 each at Mouser.

P6KE18CA
STMicroelectronics BI-DIRECTIONAL TVS DIODE 18V...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I took apart one of those portable generators a...

I took apart one of those portable generators a few months ago (courtesy of hurricane Irma), and to my surprise there wasn't any electronics in it. Basically it's just two spinning coils connected...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,629
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Krea, Keep Van's door latch mechanism, but...

Krea,

Keep Van's door latch mechanism, but instead of the safety latch, get the one from planearound.com. Looks and works better and helps align the door pins while closing it.
Then you can get a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,672
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What Noah said above. Don't just look at RPM on a...

What Noah said above. Don't just look at RPM on a mag check, watch the EGTs rise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,396
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Mark, I had the same breakout force issue like...

Mark,

I had the same breakout force issue like Brian on that video. The nosewheel doesn't return to center and it's causing this yaw. It usually stays like that throughout the whole flight. Mine did...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By Lenny Iszak
It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw...

It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw because I didn't notice it much, my buddies saw it when we flew in formation. The breakout force was down to 13lbs.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I had the same problem at around 70 hours. The...

I had the same problem at around 70 hours. The belleville washers loosen up after a while.

Here's a picture of what it looked like on my plane:

http://www.311lz.com/images/tailshot.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,643
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Jesse Saint is probably your best bet. He could...

Jesse Saint is probably your best bet. He could even help you sell it. He's done great for a couple of friends of mine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,757
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Got mine too, beautiful work Ross! Thank...

Got mine too, beautiful work Ross! Thank you!

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By Lenny Iszak
High CRI doesn't do any good if they flicker, and...

High CRI doesn't do any good if they flicker, and most of them do.

I got 9 of these in my hangar. They use high quality Meanwell drivers, Phillips LEDs and most importantly (to me anyway) have zero...
Forum: Safety 02-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bill, Here's the settings page for the Two-Sided...

Bill,

Here's the settings page for the Two-Sided printing. I think that's what you are looking for.

Word -> File -> Print... > Copies and Pages dropdown to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Some of those SF260s (the luckier ones) are...

Some of those SF260s (the luckier ones) are registered as Experimental Exhibition category.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 02-03-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,676
Posted By Lenny Iszak
SUA status is also included in ADSB broadcasts,...

SUA status is also included in ADSB broadcasts, just don't know any device that can display it.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What do you mean by that? Did the tube fail or...

What do you mean by that? Did the tube fail or the tire?
The stock tubes loose air pretty quickly. Michelin Airstop tubes hold pressure much longer, but they are also a lot more expensive. Low...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,694
Posted By Lenny Iszak
didn't work for me.

I have the same D4A5 engine from Van's with the BA 2 blade prop, and had to get the same bushings 79024-S and 72155-S.
My half order vibrations in cruise doubled up after the reclock and rebalance....
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bill, Sent you a couple of emails. I found the...

Bill,

Sent you a couple of emails. I found the installation instructions from Steve, (iflyrv10) and a few pictures of the installed mechanism.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have Steveís version on my plane. Itís not too...

I have Steveís version on my plane. Itís not too late to pick up a set of door handles from Geoff. They look great, are functional and are using Vanís original door mechanism, also compatible with...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By Lenny Iszak
http://halie.com/ Some more info about it...

http://halie.com/

Some more info about it here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=150728
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,465
Posted By Lenny Iszak
rotor balance

Wouldn't changing the pulley change the rotor balance?
At 6,000rpm you are still looking at significant vibration if you have a rotor imbalance, and it might eventually break the armature wires off,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Lenny Iszak
wideband

I'm using the Bosch Wideband sensor (Bosch 17025). I once got 80 hours out of one. It seems that it takes only one time to forget to lean for a long taxi and the sensor gets fouled. It teaches good...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Lenny Iszak
You got it on right when you can see a slight...

You got it on right when you can see a slight bulge on the right side corner against the fuselage, more so than the left one.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What kind of ignition setup you have? Van's had...

What kind of ignition setup you have? Van's had been shipping IO-540 engines with a straight and a retard mag, and they forget to mention (or at least they used to) that you need a SlickStart module....
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By Lenny Iszak
We have a Dahon Mariner and a Downtube 9FS. The...

We have a Dahon Mariner and a Downtube 9FS. The Dahon is much better built but more expensive. The Downtube has front suspension and it's way more comfortable to ride.
The seat sucks on both of them,...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Nah, you are correct. Didn't know which engine he...

Nah, you are correct. Didn't know which engine he has. Could still be a mag issue though.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,100
Posted By Lenny Iszak
carbon brush SB on Slick Mags

Bob's post reminds me, did you check for the carbon brush SB on your mags? That would cause them to fail after a couple of hours.
Upload your engine logs to Savvy and take a look at the data. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,375
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have both in my plane. One screen displays XM...

I have both in my plane. One screen displays XM the other ADSB.

XM has base reflectivity and composite radar while ADSB has composite only, and composite almost always looks worse.

XM also has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Here's a serious landing light for...

Here's a serious landing light for you:

https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/XL80-LED-Light.asp

Check to make sure it fits, it's pretty large, but crazy powerful! I have two of them on my...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By Lenny Iszak
If you have the IFlyRV-10 flush handle, you have...

If you have the IFlyRV-10 flush handle, you have something like this on the inside. More opportunity for loose screws. If that rear one comes off you could lose the rear pin and then the door.
Might...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By Lenny Iszak
My right tire is also worn on the outside much...

My right tire is also worn on the outside much more than the left one. Brake pads on the right are a bit more worn too. Down for condition inspection, so I'll be looking into it shortly. Doesn't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By Lenny Iszak
The cigarette lighter plug makes a real crappy...

The cigarette lighter plug makes a real crappy connection. Even at 10 amps it will heat up.
I installed one thinking I'll charge the battery through it with a regular charger and I don't like how hot...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Just parked mine in Newport News (KPHF), Atlantic...

Just parked mine in Newport News (KPHF), Atlantic Aviation, $40 service charge, waived with 15 gallon fuel purchase, no tie-down fees. Sweet deal and nice people.
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lenny Iszak
My engine came from Van's in 2009 with a straight...

My engine came from Van's in 2009 with a straight and a retard mag. Never seen a retard mag before and looking into it I figured out that I needed a SlickStart for it to start reliably. Not sure why...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Jessie, try a LOP mag check. If you have an...

Jessie, try a LOP mag check. If you have an ignition system problem it is more likely to show up while LOP.

Lenny
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I used to see that pressure drop on a climb to...

I used to see that pressure drop on a climb to higher altitudes when I had a FloScan sensor in the tunnel.
I replaced the FloScan with a redcube and mounted it between the fuel servo and the spider....
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Chris, Try to schedule a demo ride with Van's in...

Chris,

Try to schedule a demo ride with Van's in the factory RV-10. They are usually out at another airport close by giving demo rides during the show.

I was already building for a couple of months...
Forum: Tools 03-20-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,562
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I built a CNC router using a K2 frame and...

I built a CNC router using a K2 frame and Probotix controller and motors and Mach3 software. It works great for foam, plastics, wood and very light aluminum work.
Routers are not rigid enough for...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-13-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,515
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Tim, It's not that hard. Daytona's airspace is...

Tim,

It's not that hard. Daytona's airspace is pretty much similar to what i wrote about Palm Beach above. Lots of flight training there.
Lots of traffic following the shoreline too. Get flight...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-12-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,515
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Plan your flights for the morning hours. In June...

Plan your flights for the morning hours. In June thunderstorms pop up like clockwork every day. Flying over the shoreline is usually smoother than inland.
Don't know about IFR but VFR Palm Beach will...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,105
Posted By Lenny Iszak
"Window is cracked a bit"... if it's cracked from...

"Window is cracked a bit"... if it's cracked from the whole door bending it may mean that the two door halves have separated in some places to allow it to bend. In that case you're better off just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By Lenny Iszak
When you are doing your prop balance you can see...

When you are doing your prop balance you can see the alternator peak show up on the vibration spectrum. Make sure you do it on a balancer that can show you the full spectrum.
To find the peak just...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-04-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,277
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Xantrex Echo Charge

After playing around with a few different systems I ended up with a Xantrex Echo Charge charging a 12A AGM battery.

It only charges the battery when the bus voltage is above 13V.
I have a hall...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,858
Posted By Lenny Iszak
check the engine monitor logs

Frank,

I wouldn't be concerned with the engine builder, they do a fine job and it's probably the best engine you can have in your RV-10.
However, these high compression cold air induction engines...
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