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Forum: Fiberglass Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Or you can apply clear packing tape to the empennage where the fairing fits, then apply epoxy/flox/cabo to the fairing flanges, and install the fairing. When the epoxy had cured, remove the fairing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

"...To the OP: you’re going to see some friendly - and sometimes not so friendly - banter here..."

Wow, a bit sensitive?

My comment was in no way meant to be "not so friendly"...in fact, the...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,146
Posted By rocketman1988
still

Still won't protect from a lot of the torsional damage seen at Osh2022...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By rocketman1988
yep

Yeah, I saw a preety good deal on an old Narco nav/com, KX155 w/GS, and two indicators. He'd probably even throw in the marker beacon receiver for free...substantially less than $60K...:rolleyes::D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,593
Posted By rocketman1988
Are you

Really going to go down that road?…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

“…Then there's the whole thing about keeping your nose clean for the next XX years and avoiding doing anything dumb in a plane ...”

Or a car, or a party, or on Facebook, or…you get the idea.

Get...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...and yet in a particularly strong wind, even this setup could be subject to the torsional damage displayed in this thread.

There is no perfect solution except to be where the storm isn't...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
adjustment

That would be great, I think mine needed a bit more to be really secure...it will be interesting to see what you come up with!
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
Adjustment

Is that adjustment adequate for the RV-10, too?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By rocketman1988
I did...

I removed the vernatherm that came with my engine and installed it in my air wolf system.

I have an oil cooler butterfly valve as well but have no problems maintaining 190 degrees on the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,569
Posted By rocketman1988
stall warning

I installed the stock stall warning and the G3X AOA.

I removed the stock warning during phase 1, as it was a nuisance, provided no additional information, and most importantly, removed a piece of...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
As has been mentioned in other posts, the rudder...

As has been mentioned in other posts, the rudder can still be damaged due to excessive torsional loads...adding additional support points along the TE would certainly help.
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,452
Posted By rocketman1988
Elastic is a bad idea...look into resonance. A...

Elastic is a bad idea...look into resonance. A perfect example is a homemade harmonica...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,546
Posted By rocketman1988
...and he isn't kidding! He turned my RV-10...

...and he isn't kidding! He turned my RV-10 bearing mod wheels in a day.

Shipping, on the other hand, took 8 days...(4 out, 4 back).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By rocketman1988
Works great on my -10 and results can be easily...

Works great on my -10 and results can be easily seen over the course of a 4 hour flight as fuel is burned...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
It would be interesting to see some actual...

It would be interesting to see some actual data... In your example, a 90 lb side force spread over a relatively small area of the trailing edge of the rudder. Even if the TE was able to support that...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

I was surprised at the tension that could be applied…
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By rocketman1988
Personally, I think the planearound third latch...

Personally, I think the planearound third latch should be standard required equipment on the -10. Using this latch makes it virtually impossible to not latch the door correctly. Couple that with the...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,062
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

How much tension was set on those two gust locks? I know that when I setup mine, there were at least three adjustment holes that would work. I can see if the gust lock was set to the minimum tension...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By rocketman1988
Or

Or maybe it will be an option to delete and save $3k
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,195
Posted By rocketman1988
Messenger

Yes, my experience definitely was not what he said…and I had been with my company for two decades…

Not shooting the messenger, just providing a data point…
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,195
Posted By rocketman1988
insurance

...Expect increases at 70 and 75, establish company loyalty, fly regularly, document training, and add an instrument rating if you can..."

Some comments:

Increases? Definitely, if you can even get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By rocketman1988
Curious

"...Beringer is the best period..."

I would be curious as to how you define "best"...

Not flame bait at all, just genuinely curious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By rocketman1988
BIG cost No flats? I’d like to see that in...

BIG cost
No flats? I’d like to see that in writing…lol
Beringer probably will stay in business
Resale? You aren’t going to extract the acquisition cost
Yes, they look cool…too bad you won’t see them...
Forum: Tools 07-23-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By rocketman1988
be aware...

Be aware that the hf may not be exactly the diameter the you are looking for...

I found that to be the case when drilling for a snap bushing; the holes were either too small, or a bit too large to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...They just can't make them work reliably with the heat seen under the hood. I suspect they also don't want the liability associated with thermal runaway issues. Recalls are VERY...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By rocketman1988
Smaller and lighter wires is certainly true but...

Smaller and lighter wires is certainly true but really not a player in our aircraft. Most wiring is 16, 20, 22 AWG which is pretty small to start with...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By rocketman1988
Cracks me up...

It always ends up the same argument; the way "I" did it is the only right way...

Hilarious!
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By rocketman1988
I have + up the left side and - on the right;...

I have + up the left side and - on the right; absolutely no intereference or noise on any radio…
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By rocketman1988
If you are building a -10, you will be well over...

If you are building a -10, you will be well over 100 amps for the starter inrush current…and the airframe must carry it all, just as the #2 cable connected to the starter does.

Will the airframe...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By rocketman1988
In your opinion…

In your opinion…
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By rocketman1988
Yep

"...I think most of us choose to spend more on gas to go faster, e.g., we value our time more than the gas cost. So I really don’t understand all the hoopla about this. iMHO it’s just an interesting...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By rocketman1988
And

If the humidity and temperature are right, low pressure air can cause the moisture to condense and this will result in the formation if a “contrail”…
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,258
Posted By rocketman1988
What I did

That is what I did; #2 ground up the right side to a power bushing. Engine ground to the other side of bushing and forest of tabs inside…
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By rocketman1988
Glue

I have found that E6000 adhesive (or shoe goo) works great…
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,195
Posted By rocketman1988
video

Watching the video of the suspension demo would make rubber pucks unlikely...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,632
Posted By rocketman1988
only

Only about 9 gallons...
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,632
Posted By rocketman1988
Curious

I am also curious as to the mounting of a 26 lb block of leadings that area...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By rocketman1988
led

The most current LR3D regulator will work with both incandescent AND LED indicator lights.

Might call B&C and see if they will trade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By rocketman1988
Why?

"...It saddens me that so many people just don't even give the hinges a chance..."

Why? Just because one person likes the hinges doesn't mean it is the "right" way to do it. Everyone has their own...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,195
Posted By rocketman1988
Width...

I wonder how wide it is...If those are 15" tires I would guess it is in the 42"-44" range.

Wondering how us XL pilots will fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,679
Posted By rocketman1988
Skybolts

I have a three piece split cowl on my ten…all skybolts. Putting the cowl on or taking it off takes less than 5 minutes by myself, less with help. The split cowl allows removal or installation with no...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By rocketman1988
I just purchased the ultimate gust lock for my...

I just purchased the ultimate gust lock for my -10. I have the aerosport stick boots.

My solution for the clamp block was to cut an opening in the boot to allow the sides and aft portion of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By rocketman1988
also..

You might also consider using proximity sensors to monitor retraction and connect them to a G3X discrete...
Forum: Flight Testing 07-05-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

Climbing to those altitudes will likely prevent you from maintaining the recommended high power settings required for engine break in…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By rocketman1988
Fans

I have two Noctua 120mm fans installed and they work great…
Forum: Tools 06-30-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,889
Posted By rocketman1988
Well said. I'm a tool guy...consequently, I have...

Well said.

I'm a tool guy...consequently, I have many tools that are probably not "needed" but do a much better job at what they were specifically designed for than making that pair of channel locks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

For another data point, I have a box of misc Adel clamps that my Dad got from a rep 40 years ago...there are black and silicone red clamps as well as some of the solid white coating (unknown type)....
Forum: Tools 06-27-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,889
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

It doesn’t really matter how nice a setup you have if you do not put everything away after each build session…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,920
Posted By rocketman1988
As an engineer, I would be interested in your...

As an engineer, I would be interested in your criteria for defining an “inferior design”…
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By rocketman1988
You also need to account for the difference in...

You also need to account for the difference in props…:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe not a stock -10

A stock -10 probably wont get to those numbers but I can tell you that I typically cruise at about 172-174 KTAS and 200 KTAS can be easily reached in a descent...

Running a 290 hp Barrett EFII...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By rocketman1988
odd...

I have a friend with an RV-10 that has a 10:1 Thunderbolt 540 with CAI and EFII an it runs just fine...only complaint is, like you said, cranking the beast...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

Consider EFII or SDS. I know of another builder with 10:1 and EFII and his runs just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By rocketman1988
Pretty sure

Pretty sure cleaveland tool sells them…
Forum: COMM 06-16-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

You may try formatting the sd card, too. The garmin units also seem finicky about the format especially if done on a Mac; I have had a brand new sd card not work, formatted on a Mac and not work. I...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,624
Posted By rocketman1988
Congrats!

Congrats! Now have fun!
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

Note that the BC-462H is slightly larger in diameter than the 410...

It makes a difference if you intend on using the airwolf remote oil filter. Not quite enough room for both without modification....
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually, Ross, I consider you as one of the...

Actually, Ross, I consider you as one of the leaders. I also agree that some verifiable performance numbers would be welcome.

Where I have an issue is when people make claims about perceived safety...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,597
Posted By rocketman1988
Chuckle

As is almost always the case, the nay sayers are out in full force.

Is an alternative engine for most? Absolutely not, but then people put up the same old arguments about electronic fuel injection...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By rocketman1988
door

It's too bad that vans didn't make the door opening just 3/8" narrower; then what is depicted in the plans would have worked great...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By rocketman1988
Nose wheel

Definitely check the nose gear; I have had to adjust mine twice…
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By rocketman1988
Insulation

If I did it again, I would skip the insulation.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,456
Posted By rocketman1988
I have an Intel based MacBook Pro and Parallels...

I have an Intel based MacBook Pro and Parallels runs just fine on it...
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