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Old 03-26-2018, 09:28 AM
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It's also nice to be able to do an oil change without removing the lower cowl.
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Some moderator is being a bit overzealous today. Seriously, a deletion due to technical comment?
Assuming that the deleted comment was regarding the OP's statement above, I agree (and if not, then just ignore this).
If this forum can't be used to offer unsolicited advice that is safety related, then in my opinion, it shouldn't even exist.

It isn't by accident that the RV community has evolved to the point where it would be recognized for improvements in safety that have occurred.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...safety-program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxCFB65fo0

Safety from a mechanical aspect comes from doing inspections.
Your engine should get a detailed inspection at every opportunity.
During an oil change with the engine completely exposed is an important opportunity.
Please don't take any short cuts with that.

This forum is full of "hey, look what I found" posts of things that could have been very serious if another 50 hr cycle were to go by. Many of the reports I would have been embarrassed to make, because in all likelihood they were problems that didn't just happen yesterday..... they had been showing signs for a long time.
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:51 AM
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Assuming that the deleted comment was regarding the OP's statement above, I agree
It wasn't, and I must apologize for my previous comment. I was being brain dead. A post I assumed to be deleted was actually in the other thread for this airplane.
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:16 PM
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Perhaps a lunch at Urbana, Muncie, or Columbus? A meeting of all the area RV-10s?
I would be keen to meet if work schedule allows. Count me in.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:03 PM
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Per your call sign and "resume", I'm guessing you rotorheads just feel more comfortable flying PIC in the right seat? Perhaps you could show us a panel pic?
Beautiful airplane!

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Here a few picts of the panel. It's an Aerosport carbon Fiber symmetrical panel and console with all Garmin Avionics. In my opinion, these two are two of the best vendors out there when it comes to experimental aviation.

Yes I'm a rotor head. With over 8,000 hours in helicopters I'm most comfortable with the control stick in my right hand and the power controls in my left hand, be it the collective in a helicopter, or the throttle and prop controls in an airplane:-). I flew left seat a mostly in helicopters in the military, and can do it no problem in the airplane, but for the first flight in my 10, I wanted to be as comfortable as possible in a strange new (to me) machine).




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It wasn't, and I must apologize for my previous comment. I was being brain dead. A post I assumed to be deleted was actually in the other thread for this airplane.
Dan and Scott:

Even though I MIGHT drain the oil by taking the scoop off and leaving the bottom cowl on, I would definitely have the top cowl off to change the filter. This would allow me to inspect most everything on the engine. The bottom scoop off leaves quite a bit of space to get to the goodies on the bottom of the engine too.

I do get the point though, to completely expose the engine for inspection (I was also an Aviation Safety Officer in the Army). Believe me, I have seen many times how the missing of small details in aviation has bitten someone in the backside !!!
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:08 PM
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I do get the point though, to completely expose the engine for inspection (I was also an Aviation Safety Officer in the Army). Believe me, I have seen many times how the missing of small details in aviation has bitten someone in the backside !!!
Glad to hear.

Something like checking the entire exhaust system for cracks is just one of the critical inspection items that would be difficult to do well with a bottom cowl is installed .... even if a large portion of the very bottom is removed.

Nice looking RV-10 BTW. I love seeing airplanes that rival the looks of an SR-22 at a fraction of the cost.
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