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Forum: Alternative Engines Today, 08:45 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 33,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Listen Dan

You said, "...As an aerospace engineer, how would you pick a coupler?..."

I answered based on working as an Aerospace Engineer on a project like this, ie with the resources available to that...
Forum: Alternative Engines Today, 06:21 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 33,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Well...

Well, Dan...

If I was working as an engineer on a project like this, there would likely be a design TEAM, with specialists in materials and metallurgy, system dynamics (including torsional...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By rocketman1988
Vs

I am working on this right now, after my vs was built. If you haven’t built your vs, plan on putting a doubler with nut plates on the top rib.

I intend on securing the rg400 where I can...
Forum: Alternative Engines Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 33,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Listen Dan

Listen, it is NOT my responsibility, nor yours, to prevent people from trying different things.

We need not have your “approval” to experiment. You offer advice, like many others here and that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By rocketman1988
Prop

Is the prop clocked in exactly the same position as before it was removed?

If it is off even one hole, it could make a difference...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By rocketman1988
nested washers

If the holes are smaller in size, nested washers work well...

Put one on the front, one nested on the back, with a SS screw to hold them together. Very clean...
Forum: Alternative Engines Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 33,628
Posted By rocketman1988
Then...

Then go ahead and don’t watch...

Meanwhile, there are many folks here who ARE interested in this project...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By rocketman1988
Differences

I am pretty sure you can customize the thunderbolt whereas buying the regular lycosaurus, you get what they built...
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,337
Posted By rocketman1988
so...

So now we need to get that same "screenshot" from someone in ATC to see exactly what they see on their screen when you are in anonymous mode...

Anyone?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By rocketman1988
If...

If the battery was substantially drained it could indicate that kind of amperage...normal charge rate can be between 5-15 amps...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Because we CAN!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
Not enough...

The TJ 150 would be a better bet...337lbf instead of 292...

Of course, the price of these would exceed the price of the airplane but it would be really cool.

Of course there is that pesky 200KTAS...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
twins

Yes, the 310 and 320 were great flying airplanes...the 421 series was even better...

Looking at the 310, though, the performance gain doesn't offset the cost increase. Not much, if any, faster than...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By rocketman1988
Rv-10

I used the mlblueskunk fairing on my -10.

Unfortunately, I don’t think Steve is making them anymore...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,337
Posted By rocketman1988
Lighten up, Francis!

It was a hypothetical experiment and completely in jest.

If anyone needs to be told NOT to fly into a restricted area, they probably should be flying in the first place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By rocketman1988
Hey...

Use whatever works for you...

Next time you are out, try a couple of steep turns using only the VSI...:D
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,337
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

"...It astounds me how many people publish their SPOT tracking info on the internet. Just unbelievable..."

I am in agreement. Those are the same folks that go on Facebook and advertise, to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,269
Posted By rocketman1988
I think...

I think you should clarify; in one post you are using an IVSI, another you are talking about a VSI...there is a difference...

The IVSI depicts an instantaneous change and trend.

The VSI depicts...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,337
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...If I can shield my comings and goings from any dirtbag with a smartphone who would not otherwise know my home is unoccupied or my wife is alone because I'm 200 miles away, I'm going to exercise...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,337
Posted By rocketman1988
Clarification

From Garmin:

"...There are private pilots. And then there are extra-private pilots who want to keep their identities off the traffic screens of other ADS-B “In” equipped aircraft (containing...
Forum: Safety 02-17-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By rocketman1988
or...

Or, in the case of an LSA, the maximum wind...in this case 30 its from any direction.

I think has to do, as posted above, with the LSA and EAB distinction.

There will be a limit, on any aircraft...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
Cirrus mechanical single lever

https://www.flyingmag.com/how-cirrus-combined-throttle-prop-control-works
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By rocketman1988
Considering

Considering the tiny, tiny wires...not much!
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
look at

Here is an article discussing the Cirrus single lever system. It is mechanical but would lend itself, in concept, to automating the prop function.

The mod you are describing could certainly be...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Actually flaps are really a small part of the required runway problem with a canard...and no, the canard does NOT need to sweep. That was Beech's solution. There are other, less complex solutions...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
Loss

Well, the biggest loss is cash...the MTV9 is a little more expensive.

The gain is in weight, about 11 lbs heavier and, according to the techs, reliability of the prop...I am just relaying the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
Twin

And you believe that another “artificial” Vne wouldn’t also be applied to a new design? What do you think people are going to do if given the opportunity to build a good performing light twin,...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-15-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

Not sure why you would want the twin RV, except that it would be cool...

Let's say, for argument's sake, that you took an RV-10, removed the engine, installed a nose cone, and then put an engine on...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
Also...

Also, you need to consider which prop. The MTV12 that Vans recommends is rated for 300HP max. If you are going with a tuned engine, CAI, and EFII, you will likely be right near 300HP.

The MT guys...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By rocketman1988
And that...

And that is how you do customer service...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,815
Posted By rocketman1988
And

Many commercial aircraft use fuel to cool...things...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
And

If I remember correctly, I think the electric is also heavier...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By rocketman1988
Hydraulic

I spent a considerable amount of time researching this option. In the end, with the concurrence and recommendation of MT, I decided on the hydraulic. MT did not recommend the electric system for this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,951
Posted By rocketman1988
But...

But that 747 has far more inertia, and may NOT be able to recover a 30kt shear...in fact, most carriers have a stabilized approach criteria that mandates a go around if not within specified criteria....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,300
Posted By rocketman1988
No

When I work on it, I spend between 2 and 8 hours a day. I purposely did not list the longevity, which is 6 years, because I did not miss any kid functions or family events in that time. Those events...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,300
Posted By rocketman1988
build

I did both QB kits on my -10.

To be fair, my build is not stock...I am using EFII, planearound latches, Aerosport overhead and panels, showplanes cowl and induction, skybolts, etc.

And Steinair is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,300
Posted By rocketman1988
Good Luck

"Like I said I built my 7 in 10 months. I think If i spend 6 hours a day at 250 days a year (that's 1500 hours)"

It isn't a -7.

It is HUGE compared to a -7.

The cabin top will give you fits and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,300
Posted By rocketman1988
Uh...

I think you are dreaming to build a -10 in 14 months...

$225k is a pretty good number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By rocketman1988
Flap actuator

If anyone needs a new flap actuator for a -10, I have one to sell, installed then removed, never wired or flown...$275 shipped conus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By rocketman1988
Replacements

Those screws are rated about 60ksi...

Standard medium strength Grade 5 bolts are rated at 120ksi and Grade 8 at 150ksi

Not really any reason to use a Grade 8 bolt...or even a Grade 5, for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By rocketman1988
and...

"...I'm not disagreeing but are you truly pushing it to it's max "all the time" though? I think that the vast majority of the time, you are going to be operating at <70% power..."

That is exactly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

I think that is correct on the throttle body for the EFII...two IAT sensors and a TPS sensor.

As far as the prop goes, the Van's recommended MT prop, MTV12, is rated for 300 HP max. After quite a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By rocketman1988
Engine

That is almost what I have but with EFII instead of sds.

Mine did right at 290 on the dyno.
Forum: COMM 02-06-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By rocketman1988
And...

...and the wingtip antenna is problematic if you have ER fuel tanks in the tips...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,815
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, people keep confusing this Combined Cycle engine with a Diesel compression ignition engine...it is not.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By rocketman1988
Thanks!

A picture would be great!

I need to mount 2 antennas and comply with Garmin recommendations, so one is going to have to mount forward...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By rocketman1988
Easylift

I got the 600n struts from bansbach easy lift. Seem to work well and they were half the price of the vans hd ones...when I bought them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,272
Posted By rocketman1988
Here we go

Properly treated those batteries are very safe. I carry a company provided 26000 mah lithium battery plus an iPad, MacBook Pro, and iPhone to work every time I go.

I wouldn’t hesitate to carry an...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,648
Posted By rocketman1988
yep...

that's a fact!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,088
Posted By rocketman1988
products

There are many "ceramic" products out there ranging from tapes to paints to baked coatings.

To generalize and say that you can remove the ceramic coating and weld normally is a stretch. That may be...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By rocketman1988
Don't think so...

Not sure why...

I only have about 1.5" between the cabin top and the overhead console, at the most.

Looking at the antenna dimensions, I need 1.5" PLUS the 90 degree connector, which is going to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rocketman1988
Maybe...

Maybe

345 is for General Aviation

245 for experimental

Just guessing...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By rocketman1988
Antennas

Hey all,

Working on mounting antennas and had a couple of questions for the group.

1. I have the Aerosport overhead console. Has anyone had luck mounting a GA-35 or GA-57X antenna between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,931
Posted By rocketman1988
Traffic

I agree, If it's a Cub or similar, they may NOT be able to communicate.

As far as the traffic function goes, it is a real help (there are studies to prove it) in visually locating the target. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,931
Posted By rocketman1988
requirements

"...It would not be hard to make certain radio calls required by FARs, if equipped..."

...and those requirements will be completely unenforceable.

Don't get me wrong, people SHOULD be making the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By rocketman1988
Unless...

Unless you are into dozens of rainbow postage stamps...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
Funny

The ones I got in the bag are 3M branded...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmm...

Odd. The ones I got were VERY similar to the ones I bought from Cleaveland. Both in hardness and longevity...I think they even have the same markings on them...have to check.

The other one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,272
Posted By rocketman1988
Check out this one!

http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=332816022916&category=47349&pm=1&ds=0&t=1549217132345

800 watt motor!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,272
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

From what I have seen of people riding those, it takes more than an afternoon of practice!:eek:

The wipe outs are pretty spectacular!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By rocketman1988
But...

Take note that a good deal on 1" wheels can be had here:

http://www.surplussales.com/Tools-Accessories/T-Aabrasives.html

$15 for 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,931
Posted By rocketman1988
Umm...

"...If I may make a suggestion: Climb, but don't turn..."

The whole point of having a STANDARD method of collision avoidance is, obviously, to prevent a collision. It is also a STANDARD so that...
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