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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Richard Connell
Too long ago. Can’t remember. Are there any...

Too long ago. Can’t remember.
Are there any holes in your fuselage bottom skin now?
I vaguely recall there being no holes in the fuse bottom skin and using a strap duplicator to drill it based on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Richard Connell
Stick with them. Lube them. Give them some pre...

Stick with them.
Lube them. Give them some pre bend.
Grind and polish the tip to a bullet point.
They do wear in with use. Donít make a decision before 100h and a dozen or so remove/refits.
I can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Richard Connell
Neither the skin or rib going anywhere at those...

Neither the skin or rib going anywhere at those front rivets.
Yes it dosent meet spec but I’d ask the factory before junking it.
Maybe you get away with another rivet 2xD behind it.
Maybe it’s...
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Connell
Hi Matt 0 is bushing F. Check Lycoming SI to be...

Hi Matt
0 is bushing F. Check Lycoming SI to be sure for your engine.

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1098Q%20Propeller%20Flange%20Bushing%20Location.pdf

I initially had my...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Richard Connell
All the holes in the brackets will be pretty much...

All the holes in the brackets will be pretty much spot on as thereís no variability introduction from the builder.
Leave the bearings at 7/8 (half a turn +/- is ok)
Donít focus on how far in or out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,280
Posted By Richard Connell
Perfect timing tho. I did mine today!

Perfect timing tho. I did mine today!
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Richard Connell
From memory mine ended up being quite a bit...

From memory mine ended up being quite a bit longer. Around 3-4Ē or so. I think I had to fabricate from new stock. It really depends on how far forward you have your pedals. Iím one hole back from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-08-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,573
Posted By Richard Connell
Iíd take a look at this. It will probably produce...

Iíd take a look at this. It will probably produce some unwanted excitement imminently.

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Forum: RV-10 09-06-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,626
Posted By Richard Connell
Lol. You read my mind. Sounds a whole lot easier...

Lol. You read my mind. Sounds a whole lot easier than stressing about paperwork and getting under the skin of the manufacturer unnecessarily.
But alas times have definitely changed.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By Richard Connell
Iíve found that the crispest #8 dimple requires a...

Iíve found that the crispest #8 dimple requires a c-frame and hammer.
IMHO Squeezers or DRDTs donít cut it.
As mentioned above though, the hole needs to be pristine beforehand or...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,590
Posted By Richard Connell
What prop are you running Robert? I have the...

What prop are you running Robert?

I have the same engine and cowl setup as you but have the 3 bladed Hartzell.
I see very similar numbers to you (maybe a kt or two quicker) but I am only just LOP...
Forum: Propellers 09-03-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Connell
Thanks Joe, Its an "R" flange and It shipped with...

Thanks Joe,
Its an "R" flange and It shipped with manual 145. Interestingly the equivalent manual page though dosent have those instructions/options for combinations of R prop flange on a K engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Richard Connell
I kept the EGT / CHT and oil temp. Kept the fuel...

I kept the EGT / CHT and oil temp.
Kept the fuel tank (capacitive senders with Princeton converters)

Replaced/purchased the FP/OP/MAP pressure senders and the Hall effect ammeter sender.

I think...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Richard Connell
I did this exact switch on my RV7 back in about...

I did this exact switch on my RV7 back in about 2014. It was nowhere near as painful as I was expecting!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,426
Posted By Richard Connell
I guess the root cause is somebody with no idea...

I guess the root cause is somebody with no idea monkeyed with the fuel system.
how far further up the chain do we go?

My point is more that this is like any other incident in that the many holes of...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,426
Posted By Richard Connell
I suspect there were many oversights here, by...

I suspect there were many oversights here, by more than one person.
Given thatís the only practical place to tap off for the fuel pressure, ima guessing there was no fuel pressure gauge. Which...
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Connell
I reindexed the prop and took it for a spin...

I reindexed the prop and took it for a spin today.
Chalk and cheese. A large improvement. So good that I suspect the dynamic balance may not require much at all.
Thanks again Trevor.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Richard Connell
Only needed for GMU11 #2 30050

Only needed for GMU11 #2

30050
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Connell
Thanks Trevor, that is very helpful. I went and...

Thanks Trevor, that is very helpful.
I went and revisited some photos and SI1098 and it would appear I have the counterbore aligned with bushing F.
I’ll spin it around, balance and report...
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Richard Connell
Hartzell Composite Clocking

I have the 3bladed Hartzell composite on my RV10.
I’m up to about 50h TT so far and It doesn't seem as smooth as I was expecting. Definitely no better than my RV7 with a metal one.
I haven’t...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Richard Connell
The RV10 factory design already has an internal...

The RV10 factory design already has an internal rudder stop. Im pretty sure itís the only RV that does. As far as I can see it looks almost identical in dimensions to the flyboy one.

AnywayÖ. This...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Richard Connell
What problem are you trying to solve with an...

What problem are you trying to solve with an aftermarket rudder stop for an RV10?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Richard Connell
OTTO

They look like OTTO K1 and K2

https://www.otto-controls.com/k2-sealed-rocker
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Richard Connell
If you havenít already installed it, be careful...

If you havenít already installed it, be careful where you put that bung on the inboard end of the tank.
Thereís a limited number of spots that donít interfere with spar bolts, control rods etc.
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Richard Connell
PM David and I'll send you a link with all the...

PM David and I'll send you a link with all the photos.

Cheers
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Richard Connell
Tunnel access

Not an issue.
The whole tunnel top lifts off and moves sideways giving plenty of access to check the controls and plumbing.
I have an access panel in the passenger footwell for the fuel pump.
I...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Richard Connell
Yes

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1596873&postcount=19
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Richard Connell
LSE on my first plane. Cut wires. Routed through...

LSE on my first plane. Cut wires. Routed through firewall and used crimped DSUB to re attach.
Easy.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Richard Connell
The second way. I think you want as much meat as...

The second way. I think you want as much meat as possible between the skin and the hinge. The first way will just chip paint etc and be fiddly if at all possible to reinstall the tips.
Donít sweat...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-20-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Richard Connell
+1 no need to mount wings until the airport. I...

+1 no need to mount wings until the airport.
I disagree with the above though. The neutral position is known and easy to achieve in the stand.
IMHO itís much easier to get a good alignment on the...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By Richard Connell
That is correct, OD. Which isn't much help! I...

That is correct, OD. Which isn't much help! I just had an old ring at my desk to measure. Its a 6" ID ring.

The seal....
I haven't got a seal on as yet. Its a long story. I have some neoprene, and...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By Richard Connell
Kind words Dan. I have taken much inspiration...

Kind words Dan. I have taken much inspiration from your work. I am thankful for your sharing.

The rings are 6.5" or 165mm OD.

I bought some 6" James rings initially, but I was nervous that it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,062
Posted By Richard Connell
So do the NTPS GPS box method for varying...

So do the NTPS GPS box method for varying airspeeds except generate true mpg - by triangulating the FF not the GS.
The G3X economy number might not much use for this as Iím pretty sure itís GS not...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By Richard Connell
Thanks Bill. I have to confess that your RV7...

Thanks Bill.
I have to confess that your RV7 plenum which I saw on my good friend Cams engine was the motivation for me to attempt this. It looks fantastic.
I think I got lucky getting a result on my...
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,320
Posted By Richard Connell
RV10 Plenum.

Some people PMd and asked me to show some more pictures of my plenum.
I have a Barrett IO-540 with CAI, 9:1, showplanes cowl and a Hartzell 3 blade.

When I built my RV7 I never really enjoyed the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,062
Posted By Richard Connell
Ive just finished my new RV-10 testing - with...

Ive just finished my new RV-10 testing - with about 35h or so on it now.
Ive definitely noticed that lower RPM is more efficient, but Im yet to collect extensive data on this. Currently I cruise at...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Richard Connell
IMHO that note is a total red herring and...

IMHO that note is a total red herring and unnecessary.
Itís never been there for any RVs from the very beginning.
Who knows why itís turned up in the 14. The more verbiage, the more people seem to...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Richard Connell
Dimple Extra characters

Dimple
Extra characters
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,177
Posted By Richard Connell
I cut the flange of the sub panel. Providing you...

I cut the flange of the sub panel. Providing you reinforce it all again properly I see no issue with it.
I reinforced all around all 4 sides of stack hole with 063x1x2 angle and riveted them all...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,177
Posted By Richard Connell
The mounting requirements are in 3.4.1 of the...

The mounting requirements are in 3.4.1 of the install manual.
The 30 degree reference is there.
Mine works out at about 28 and it all calibrates fine.

As for the placement and visibility, I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,447
Posted By Richard Connell
Give Eliane a call. Sheíll give you more...

Give Eliane a call. Sheíll give you more information and pictures than youíll know what to do with. I found them one of the best vendors I have dealt with over 3 planes and almost 20y. All the more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By Richard Connell
And that error can be large. Like 5+ knots. More...

And that error can be large. Like 5+ knots.
More importantly though it means your altimeter is wrong while moving as well.
Highly recommend everyone does the box method and use the NTPS...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Richard Connell
Also

When you settle on the number. I find it helps to scribble it in sharpie on the outside of the baffles for next time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Richard Connell
I have a G5 and 2x GDU460 2xAHRS. One GMU11 Same...

I have a G5 and 2x GDU460 2xAHRS. One GMU11
Same issue. Have been going round in circles with Garmin for literally weeks and about 20flights trying to fix it. I reckon Iíve done a dozen pitch/roll...
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By Richard Connell
As an admittedly early adopter of aeroleds in my...

As an admittedly early adopter of aeroleds in my RV7 back in around 2009 and now Flyleds on my RV10 thereís really no comparison.
Iím very happy with my Flyleds.
Having first hand experience of...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,182
Posted By Richard Connell
Congrats! Looks awesome

Congrats! Looks awesome
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By Richard Connell
As a data point, I have observed the G5 with the...

As a data point, I have observed the G5 with the internal antenna drops in and out of lock in flight. The G3X without a GA26 reverts to the external navigator but the AHRS solution degrades...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,564
Posted By Richard Connell
Just before the weekend, but anyway... First...

Just before the weekend, but anyway...
First Flight of my RV-10 VH-XRK.
My hangar mate Glenn Bridgland completed the first 2 flights, and then I had a go.
All went smoothly.
Barrett with CAI,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Richard Connell
I flew my RV10 for the first time this...

I flew my RV10 for the first time this week.
2xGDU, 2XAHRS, G5, GTN, GNC
Because I'm not too sharp, I assumed I didn't need the GDU GPS antennas, as I have the GTN and a GNC in the system and this is...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,177
Posted By Richard Connell
Sorry missed this 26457

Sorry missed this

26457
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Richard Connell
The spacers circled below wear into the bracket...

The spacers circled below wear into the bracket over time and the whole thing loosens up.
There is an aftermarket solid spacer which reduces the severity of this....
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Richard Connell
I wired mine to the G3X as well. If you’re using...

I wired mine to the G3X as well.
If you’re using the vans reed switches you may still need to use relays etc if you want it to fail safe.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,411
Posted By Richard Connell
Baro Transition Altitude Alert

The G1000 has a transition altitude alert that annunciates climbing through the transition alt to remind you to set standard.
Probably not much use in the USA for experimentals as the TA is 18k
But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Richard Connell
Awesome work. You are at exactly the same stage...

Awesome work.
You are at exactly the same stage as me.
Actually I fired it up for the first time last week.
But I also started in June 2015!
I had already built a 7 so I wasnít as optimistic as...
Forum: RV-4 05-14-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By Richard Connell
RTM

Iím 99% sure for the 4 you need to line up the tooling holes with the TE.
or use the pattern as suggested above.
Ailerons first. Match flaps and tips to them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By Richard Connell
GTN Xi TSO Series install manual. If its good...

GTN Xi TSO Series install manual. If its good enough for that then that's good enough for me.

25304
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By Richard Connell
I made a 063 plate to hold nutplates. Waxed up...

I made a 063 plate to hold nutplates. Waxed up the nutplates and then glued it all in the pocket with the lightest micro mix I could make.
Added benefit is it makes the door super easy to remove....
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By Richard Connell
One of the main challenges of getting this right...

One of the main challenges of getting this right is not distorting the weave while you fill it with (heavy) resin.
Two ways to deal with that, either try get hold of some carbon cloth with binder on...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Richard Connell
Yes just use a short bolt on the plenum side...

Yes just use a short bolt on the plenum side flange only. Spacers on all the rest.
FWIW vans FWF plans have short bolts all round with no spacers between flanges.
I also have the 20007X with a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-22-2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By Richard Connell
This ^^ This is the first step. Have you done...

This ^^
This is the first step. Have you done anything non standard with the static ports?
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Richard Connell
Remember that the bit pilots in the already...

Remember that the bit pilots in the already installed nutplate.
Runout in the drill isnít going to be a problem unless itís very bad.
Try it out with a K-1100 nut plate riveted to some scrap 063 to...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,299
Posted By Richard Connell
Maybe look at the RV plastic parts rudder...

Maybe look at the RV plastic parts rudder lock?
My hangar mates 10 has something similar. Grabs the trailing edge and has a bungee and hook on each side that hooks under the trim tab arm/clevis on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,234
Posted By Richard Connell
Same here except I donít bother with punching a...

Same here except I donít bother with punching a hole. Just crack the filter until it flows slowly down the angle. Go do everything else. Drain/replace. By the time thatís done the filters empty. Iíve...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 03:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,762
Posted By Richard Connell
Kind of related. I almost had 2 bonfires started...

Kind of related. I almost had 2 bonfires started in my plane by carling toggles;)
An observation Iíd make is that these both happened in quick succession at around 7-800h and maybe 7 years in...
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