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Forum: RV-10 11-30-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Richard Connell
This has changed since I built mine due to the...

This has changed since I built mine due to the landing gear weldments being redesigned.

Some of those holes get drilled out for the bolts that capture the weldment. They obviously don't get...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Richard Connell
Can you actually identify where the cowl edges...

Can you actually identify where the cowl edges are butting up against the fuselage skins? Is there paint removed from the metal?
In my experience the black streaks after flying in IMC or rain are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Richard Connell
PEc

One other addition, moderate static position errors will also produce indicated altitude errors as well.
These can be significant. Significant enough to be well outside tolerance for a precision...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Richard Connell
If you buy them from vans you can ship them to my...

If you buy them from vans you can ship them to my US mailbox and Ill put them in with my next mailout of random stuff to Sydney.
PM if interested and I'll give you the details.
Cheers
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By Richard Connell
This has been hashed out a lot. As Carl says....

This has been hashed out a lot.
As Carl says. Straight from the horses mouth no additional balancing required for a 10.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=276189&postcount=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Richard Connell
There must be lots of variables I guess. Hose...

There must be lots of variables I guess. Hose lengths/diameter/construction etc.
I put 1000h on my 7 with exactly the same setup and never noticed any MAP fluctuations.
Yet the IO540 was all over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Richard Connell
Garmin says between the hose and the sensor. But...

Garmin says between the hose and the sensor.
But that was too hard for me so I put it in the cylinder head as Tom suggests.
I had significant MAP variation even at cruise power.
If you put it at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By Richard Connell
I wonít comment on the value for money. The...

I wonít comment on the value for money.
The world has changed dramatically in the past few years and demand exceeds supply by a long way in many parts of the economy. So the cost of labor has risen...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,424
Posted By Richard Connell
I’m not sure what Tim ended up doing, but I had...

I’m not sure what Tim ended up doing, but I had the exact same issue as he described and replaced the port with the Cleveland machined copy of the vans rivet and it fixed it entirely.
The seating of...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,501
Posted By Richard Connell
I think this sums it up best. If you are a 7...

I think this sums it up best.
If you are a 7 builder and you are nervous about what occurs well past Vne then the best mitigation is investing in the training to ensure that dosent occur.
By all...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,501
Posted By Richard Connell
Given the low absolute numbers of occurrences...

Given the low absolute numbers of occurrences there’s little basis to assume that the result would have been different with the smaller rudder. Or an RV6/8/9/10/14.
Is there an unreported series of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,128
Posted By Richard Connell
Itís straightforward to change the timing and...

Itís straightforward to change the timing and advance/fixed without removing the Surefly.
You can access the dip switches with an inspection mirror and a pick.
I literally just did this morning.
Forum: Propellers 11-02-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Richard Connell
Sent you a PM Ashley.

Sent you a PM Ashley.
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Richard Connell
Over the top with the SP bracket. No issues to...

Over the top with the SP bracket.
No issues to report.
Perhaps marginally easier than underneath as you donít need to clamp it to many things for separation going over the top and where you do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Richard Connell
A laser level works perfectly for all of these...

A laser level works perfectly for all of these measurements.
Also great for general levelling, wheel pants etc..
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Richard Connell
That rivet line is on the bottom of the aircraft...

That rivet line is on the bottom of the aircraft so it won't be seen.
Its a 90deg sharp bend expanding out to a conical bend.
You need to roll and twist simultaneously to get the desired shape.
It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,396
Posted By Richard Connell
So you can tune from G3X and display CDI on...

So you can tune from G3X and display CDI on G3X?
My understanding of the Trig NAV is that there’s no ARINC output so you’ll need to have a standalone CDI with the requisite extensive wiring of output...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By Richard Connell
I have camlocs. Had a push button on the last...

I have camlocs. Had a push button on the last RV.
Assuming you check your fuel each time you check your oil then the phillips shouldn't be a big deal.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,909
Posted By Richard Connell
I asked Garmin a few times but got radio silence....

I asked Garmin a few times but got radio silence. Must be a state secret.
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,477
Posted By Richard Connell
If it was me Iíd drill (or ream) the 40s out to...

If it was me Iíd drill (or ream) the 40s out to 30s - rivet and move on.
If you are concerned about edge distance or upsizing dosent solve the misalignment then put some more rivets in.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,270
Posted By Richard Connell
This just wasn't my experience with the RV7. Sure...

This just wasn't my experience with the RV7. Sure if you tried to pull them as the prop was still spinning down maybe, but leave it just a few mins and they fine. They have too little mass to stay...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,816
Posted By Richard Connell
I learnt a few new words every year removing...

I learnt a few new words every year removing various hard to get Philips from seat pans near the edges etc.
my language has improved dramatically since I replaced them with torx.

I wouldnít use...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
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, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,653
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
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, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
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, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,804
Posted By Richard Connell
Perfect timing tho. I did mine today!

Perfect timing tho. I did mine today!
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,307
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,191
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,132
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,071
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, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
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 09-02-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
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, 02:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,949
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 09-01-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,949
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Richard Connell
Only needed for GMU11 #2 30050

Only needed for GMU11 #2

30050
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
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, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By Richard Connell
Yes

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1596873&postcount=19
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
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, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,019
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
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, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
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, 09:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,019
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, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Richard Connell
Dimple Extra characters

Dimple
Extra characters
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,353
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,353
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,826
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
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...
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