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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By Mconner7
Time in type seems to make about 10-15% discount.

Time in type seems to make about 10-15% discount.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,544
Posted By Mconner7
This makes a lot of sense now.

I have owned of a -10 for several years. I had the chance to fly my first two seat RV last week, it was a -6. I have a lot of time in many high performance aircraft including many aerobatic...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,796
Posted By Mconner7
And of all the speculations and intentions, Paddy...

And of all the speculations and intentions, Paddy made it happen by crossing the Atlantic twice……my hat is off sir!
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By Mconner7
Unless you love to build, consider buying a...

Unless you love to build, consider buying a flying plane. For 1/3 the cost of a cirrus, you can outperform it in almost every respect. I have seen -10’s advertised from the low 200’s to mid 300’s....
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,256
Posted By Mconner7
One more farther west.

One more farther west.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,256
Posted By Mconner7
How far with standard tanks?

How far with standard tanks?
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Mconner7
I used ant seize to grease them, and watch the...

I used ant seize to grease them, and watch the welds for cracks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,302
Posted By Mconner7
I had a friend who had his Super Cub destroyed in...

I had a friend who had his Super Cub destroyed in a tragic accident (he lost his son). He sold the data plate and the wreckage to someone who was rebuilding a basket case with no registration. It...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,261
Posted By Mconner7
600x6

Wow not sure how I fell out of this thread but I did not build my plane. The builder went to back country strips in Idaho and Montana and wanted the clearance for rough or gravel, strips. The wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mconner7
Why not bond lines?

As a 10 year owner of a Tiger (50 years of bonding vs riveting), I marvel at the thousands of rivets it took to stick my -10 together. I have wondered how many hours of construction might be saved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,476
Posted By Mconner7
Denver to SRQ

New personal best nonstop, flew my -10 with standard tanks 775NM in 4.5 hours from FSM to 48X.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-11-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,365
Posted By Mconner7
To be efficient, turbines need to be flown at...

To be efficient, turbines need to be flown at higher altitudes. We have several drawbacks to higher altitude ops. We suffer from lack of de-icing and we are limited by flutter margins. It has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,074
Posted By Mconner7
As a corporate jet pilot, I do not tip for normal...

As a corporate jet pilot, I do not tip for normal service. The line folks I know get paid well. This is not a service industry like wait staff that is based on tips. If someone does a great job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,444
Posted By Mconner7
Borrow a GDL-39 or Stratus and link it to...

Borrow a GDL-39 or Stratus and link it to Foreflight for your trip home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mconner7
A friend bought a -10 that is almost ready to...

A friend bought a -10 that is almost ready to fly. The local DER said that the person who applies for the airworthiness is the builder and he would issue that person a reprimand certificate. That...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Mconner7
I have played with flaps zero and find it yields...

I have played with flaps zero and find it yields better climb and even faster cruise above 10,000’ DA. Try both settings at different weights and altitudes, you may be surprised like I was.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mconner7
Bob wrote: The easy method to solve that is to...

Bob wrote: The easy method to solve that is to add your instructor as a named pilot to your aircraft insurance policy. I did that and it didn’t change my premium.

I have made a living offering pilot...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By Mconner7
I am glad at almost 64 that I have been doing it...

I am glad at almost 64 that I have been doing it all wrong but I am still an active Learjet pilot so I guess flexibility is a professional requirement.
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mconner7
I spoke with Les Staples who designed the SureFly...

I spoke with Les Staples who designed the SureFly SIM at Lakeland. He said the BEY’s are great. I like them because I can gap them wide on the SIM and narrow on my Slick and they almost never foul.
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By Mconner7
When I planned to buy a -10 about 4 years ago I...

When I planned to buy a -10 about 4 years ago I begged and pleaded but got no offers. I am in the Tampa Bay Area and am always available for intro rides.
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,719
Posted By Mconner7
I just pop riveted some scrap aluminum similar to...

I just pop riveted some scrap aluminum similar to the fiberglass ones posted above.
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mconner7
I should do some glide testing, I can tell you my...

I should do some glide testing, I can tell you my -10 does not glide as well as my AA-5B Tiger did.

The prop has a lot to do with the glide.

Pulling the prop to low pitch increases the glide a...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mconner7
With the prop pulled back I am guessing 7:1

With the prop pulled back I am guessing 7:1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,887
Posted By Mconner7
We had a trip to the Bahamas late on a Friday...

We had a trip to the Bahamas late on a Friday afternoon. I asked the wife to meet me at the airport or we would not make it before sunset and the out island strip had no lights. We were taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mconner7
I see the same indication in my non-injected -10....

I see the same indication in my non-injected -10. Pump on, flow goes up a fair amount. Following but do not want my red cube forward of the firewall due to heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mconner7
Thanks for the suggestions, I will pass them...

Thanks for the suggestions, I will pass them along.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mconner7
Shipping an RV

I have a friend trying to ship his -10, he contacted Stewart but they are vague about when it will ship. I spoke to another -10 owner yesterday who traveled 1000 miles to disassemble his -10 and...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,473
Posted By Mconner7
250 hp O-540, 160 knots 10.5 gph. I suggest you...

250 hp O-540, 160 knots 10.5 gph. I suggest you sit in both aircraft. The Sling looks great on paper (if you have more than double the money) but when I saw it at SnF I was amazed that it seemed...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By Mconner7
Taxiing with doors open

I have been holding the door about 6” open by hand since I bought my -10. I cannot imagine leaving them closed. Am I just lucky?
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,544
Posted By Mconner7
Leg room

I agree that the plane is more comfortable with no center console. It reduces hip space. I also agree that air conditioning is more weight and complexity than it is worth. I have a -10 in the Tampa...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Mconner7
None

I have neither a wedge or a tab. I need a small amount of right pedal pressure in climb and a little more left in descent. Otherwise the ball is centered at almost any cruise speed. If I needed...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,798
Posted By Mconner7
Broken step

I am not an expert welder but it is my opinion that the weld was not well done, it had poor penetration of the two surfaces. There was also some rust present. Since my plane has been flying for a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,171
Posted By Mconner7
Let me know if you upgrade, I may be interested...

Let me know if you upgrade, I may be interested in your old injection system.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,907
Posted By Mconner7
-10 flat

I had a tire go flat in a similar time frame. I pulled the tube out and pumped it up to about 150% of of its size and found a small crease in the tire had worn it through. I will not re-use tubes.
Forum: Autopilots 01-30-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mconner7
Wingtip antenna

I made an Archer knock off using scrap aluminum and it works great for both VOR and LOC. It is in my right wingtip. My com two uses a second ELT antenna in my baggage compartment. RV-10
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mconner7
Start with the baffles, they cannot waste any...

Start with the baffles, they cannot waste any cooling air. Buy some high temp RTV and put a light in the lower cowl under the motor. Any light you see other than the cylinder fins needs to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,325
Posted By Mconner7
Tampa Bay Area to Hickory NC and back. Drove to...

Tampa Bay Area to Hickory NC and back. Drove to Boone area and visited Grandfather Vineyard. Great trip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,343
Posted By Mconner7
Decrease this year.

Decrease this year.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mconner7
It wouldn?t scare me.

It wouldn?t scare me.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,252
Posted By Mconner7
Turbo

This from YouTube.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mzgnRirPdbE
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By Mconner7
Nose strut slot

I lengthened the slot and did not put anything back in. No changes noted but might try some speed tape to see if it makes any difference in CHT?s. Sure saved a lot of effort pulling the lower...
Forum: International 07-12-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Mconner7
Guyana

Ok here is the word from a guy that knows Guyana..

?New Regulations are coming into force that will address this. There are no current regulations governing experimental homebuilt aircraft.

The...
Forum: International 07-11-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Mconner7
He said to visit “Guyanese Pilots” group on...

He said to visit “Guyanese Pilots” group on Facebook...I am a member and have posted the question, will report back....
Forum: International 07-11-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Mconner7
I have a friend from Guyana, will ask him.

I have a friend from Guyana, will ask him.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,876
Posted By Mconner7
I put an Apex 30L-BX in my -10. 30 AH, 440 CCA...

I put an Apex 30L-BX in my -10. 30 AH, 440 CCA for $70. I can throw it away every year for a fraction of owning a Concorde or Odessey. I need the weight in back for CG. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,674
Posted By Mconner7
If there are 15,000 in a -7, how many does it...

If there are 15,000 in a -7, how many does it take to build a -10?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,991
Posted By Mconner7
I lean aggressively in the O-540 in my -10. I...

I lean aggressively in the O-540 in my -10. I have a 6 cylinder Garmin engine monitor and seldom ask for more than 60% power. Since I cruise up to 17,500? on longer legs, it sure helps to have the...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By Mconner7
And if my pitot ices over, the minimum speed...

And if my pitot ices over, the minimum speed function on the G3 autopilot try?s to do an outside loop like the Max 8.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mconner7
Tires and tubes time

Had a flat last week, was a worn tube. Am thinking Condor 600x6 6 ply with leak guard tubes (yes I have big tires as I fly off muddy grass).

On the road flying for work, what size is the nose tire?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 72,959
Posted By Mconner7
I spoke with Les Staples at SnF. The sim requires...

I spoke with Les Staples at SnF. The sim requires around 8 vdc to fire. If you only put one on then your mag is the redundancy. It uses the same wires and cap from Slick so it is a very simple...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By Mconner7
Just took my -10 from Tampa to Sedona and back. ...

Just took my -10 from Tampa to Sedona and back. I agree that the circular tour north, then eastern end, meteor crater then Sedona. There is a hotel at the airport with spectacular views. After...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,819
Posted By Mconner7
I agree with the others that think the 750 is not...

I agree with the others that think the 750 is not worth the extra dollars. I chose to use a 650/G5/dual G3xx. Does your plan have any secondary ADAHRS?
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By Mconner7
With a 40 amp main and a backup, I cannot see you...

With a 40 amp main and a backup, I cannot see you are in any danger of running your battery dry or overworking your 40 amp main. I have a 25 amp Honda that powers my <10 amp normal load just fine. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mconner7
Thanks for a great wing. I marvel at how...

Thanks for a great wing. I marvel at how efficient it is at high altitude despite its low aspect ratio.

Mark
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mconner7
Thanks Tim, Those speeds make sense and are...

Thanks Tim,
Those speeds make sense and are easily kept within. At the mid to upper teens, the indicated speeds are well below this limitation. It is nice to know what flap settings are most...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mconner7
Bob, Not sure how to rig flaps as I bought the...

Bob,
Not sure how to rig flaps as I bought the plane already flying. I am sure it is in the instructions. In a previous life as a Grumman owner, there was a rigging tool that was sat in top of the...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mconner7
I was surprised too, the obvious conclusion is...

I was surprised too, the obvious conclusion is the fuselage angle was lower and decreased drag.
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,354
Posted By Mconner7
Flaps zero

Just back from our trip from Tampa Bay to Sedona and back. My flaps have four presets on the G3X. The cruise position is slightly negative but to my surprise, while flying in the mid to upper...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,875
Posted By Mconner7
Frosted over again today

Sedona AZ to Monroe LA today in my -10. 30+ knots of tailwind at 17,000’. In a couple areas, some light precipitation that did not adhere to the airframe zeroed out my airspeed indicator rendering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,951
Posted By Mconner7
Never said Experimental

I have been owned my -10 now for over a year. I have flown it transcontinental twice, logged over 140 hours, at least 1/2 IFR and never uttered the phrase experimental. I have never been questioned...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,865
Posted By Mconner7
Logging

I just flew my -10 from Tampa to Sedona and took the cruise time to catch up on my logbook. The first two legs did not record on my G3X (non-touch). Is that a function of the date rollover?

Mark
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mconner7
Put an RV-10 in this position and how could you...

Put an RV-10 in this position and how could you exit?

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2017/09/vans-rv6-n812sm-accident-occurred.html

A friend had a Tiger flip over in marshy area, he got out through...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mconner7
Can the locking tab be rotated without the key...

Can the locking tab be rotated without the key inserted? Having climbed into the baggage area I know it would be difficult to have legroom to kick much even if there was no baggage.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mconner7
Baggage door egress

All the talk about ditching and rollovers has me wondering if it is practical to install a latch on the inside of the baggage door in case the plane is sitting on its doors?

Anyone done this?
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