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Forum: Southeast 09-07-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
North Atlanta RV Builders group meetup

This Saturday we are meeting at RYY (McCollum) restaurant.
Any builders or prospective builders in the Atlanta area are invited.
Will be several RV's flying in, and probably a few rides given.
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,870
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Will have one waiting for you if I get there...

Will have one waiting for you if I get there first. You going Saturday or Sunday?
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,870
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Congrats

Congradulations Kyle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Cross country

I did mine when I was already on a IFR cross-country from Fort Myers to Atlanta. Initial altitude was 10k. Asked the controller for 22k, he asked me to repeat it twice, then confirmed type of...
Forum: Florida (North) 05-20-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
ZephyrHills

There is a very large skydiving center a ZephyrHills (near tampa)
https://www.skydivecity.com/

They should be able to help you.

Also one Palatka.

Calling either should lead you to a rigger.

I'm a...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,697
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Also agree planearound is a must.

Also agree planearound is a must.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 34,031
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I chose to go with a VP-X for future flexibility...

I chose to go with a VP-X for future flexibility and the indications of issues it provides. So far in 8 years of flying twice it has alerted me to a burnt out light before I noticed them. (So much...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
No issues

Never had any water issues. With or without a cover on it, or flying in rain
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,471
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
So no closing down the bar...... Not going to...

So no closing down the bar......

Not going to make OSH this year, so have one for me.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Question Replace a Right Mag with Left?

Pulled my left mag when got the engine (YIO-540-D4A5) and put lightspeed in it?s place. Hit the 500hr mark and need to do maintenance on right mag. Are they the sam, can the left be installed on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,956
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Are you sure it is rebooting? I had a problem...

Are you sure it is rebooting? I had a problem with the backlight dimmer control having a intermittent short (my wiring), That caused the backlight to go to full dim (off). This causes it to look...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,934
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Follow up. Finally got out and did the oil...

Follow up. Finally got out and did the oil change.
Changed oil, filter, and checked oil screen. There was only 1 small carbon piece in the filter (1mm x 1mm x 3mm).

I pulled the pressure regulator...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,934
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Plan on doing a oil/filter change this weekend,...

Plan on doing a oil/filter change this weekend, and will check the screen and the pressure relief valve at the same time. From these comments and other research something blocking the relief valve...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,934
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
No, no change in brand or viscosity, started...

No, no change in brand or viscosity, started happening about 15 hrs into current oil.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,934
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Thanks for all the suggestions. The 100psi when...

Thanks for all the suggestions. The 100psi when cold is when the weather is cold, and as the oil warms up the pressure did go down to 70 at idle or with power up.

Now as soon as I get it started it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,934
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Low Oil Pressure at idle with cold oil

RV-10 with stock IO540.

For the past 4 years of flying, when starting and warming up at idle (~1000 rpm) while the oil is below 100 deg, the oil pressure is usually ~100 psi.

The last 2 flights,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I?m in lawrenceville and glad to show off or give...

I?m in lawrenceville and glad to show off or give a ride in a completed 10.
Plan on going on a short flight to pickup cheep fuel this weekend if you are interested. Probably Sunday morning or early...
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,085
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Thanks, thought landing and tiedown would be...

Thanks, thought landing and tiedown would be more expensive then that at the big airport
Forum: Florida (South) 03-22-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,085
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Fort Lauderdale - for a cruise

Going on a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale on March 31. Looking for best airport in that area with reasonable priced tie-down/hanger/fuel. And reasonable distance from the port for Uber or taxi. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,493
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I did a 10 fuselage with 5 hours of help from...

I did a 10 fuselage with 5 hours of help from others. 14 is similar enough that I would suspect you could do it with some extra work all by yourself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Don't know if they are renting them, but the...

Don't know if they are renting them, but the county has 4 open T-hangers in the building I am in. $300/month at LZU. Last I heard the commercial hangers were $350-$400/month at LZU
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,366
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Similar Gross 2700 empty 1692

Similar
Gross 2700
empty 1692
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,086
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
At the end of my flyoff of Phase I, the way home...

At the end of my flyoff of Phase I, the way home from my first cross country trip I did the same. About the same numbers but I did not record them. 23000 feet was climbing at 150-200fpm. Cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
No problem was nice meeting you

No problem was nice meeting you
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Might be able to help. Give me a call at 404 822...

Might be able to help. Give me a call at 404 822 8 zero 13
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Hmmmm. I wonder if cowl attach variations make a...

Hmmmm. I wonder if cowl attach variations make a big difference.
I have Camlocks on the perimeter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,803
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Search for posts from Jesse about things he found...

Search for posts from Jesse about things he found in tail attach brackets on RV's.

Seen some bad edge distances on longeron bolts connecting tail and fuselage.

Saw some very large holes drilled in...
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,766
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
The bottom of the door frame is the "In Flight...

The bottom of the door frame is the "In Flight Level" reference plane. That should be level to the floor, then you can use the floor as the reference plane.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,569
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yep common problem. Mine lasted 1 year. Cut it...

Yep common problem. Mine lasted 1 year. Cut it flat and rivet on some angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,803
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
As a owner of an older 182 for 10 years, and then...

As a owner of an older 182 for 10 years, and then a builder and owner of a rv-10, the flying and maintaining of the 10 and the capabilities are so much better.

Maintaining a 3 year old plane is so...
Forum: GPS 07-17-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Much of it is probably related to map and nav...

Much of it is probably related to map and nav data consistency and validation
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,349
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Add one more for me.

Add one more for me.
Forum: Southeast 07-12-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I have a seat available from Atlanta (LZU) 23-26...

I have a seat available from Atlanta (LZU) 23-26 if interested contact me at
Bill @ Fusion4.net
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,082
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I am also available if you make it down to...

I am also available if you make it down to Atlanta.
Bill @ fusion4.net
Forum: Southeast 04-11-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,611
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Sent you an e-mail.

Sent you an e-mail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,552
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
RV-14

Perfect would be a partnership with an RV-10 and RV-14 :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,698
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I will gladly give ride, but I have the G3X...

I will gladly give ride, but I have the G3X NON-touch.
and boy that was painful, the touch was announced the day before my first flight.
:mad:

Still love it though.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Mine are cut back about 1/8 to 3/16 and a small...

Mine are cut back about 1/8 to 3/16 and a small rubber seal installed. Don't remember where I got the rubber from, but it then fits nicely against the fuselage.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,654
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Rigging can wait for hanger. I wanted to get my...

Rigging can wait for hanger. I wanted to get my flaps fitted before paint, so bought some beer and invited some other builders over. We moved the plane out to the front yard, fitted, drilled and...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,985
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
None on the sides, just the bushings. Can access...

None on the sides, just the bushings. Can access it later with side panels off, so no need of conduate
Forum: Florida (South) 08-24-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,420
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Don't live down there, but will be in Ft Myers...

Don't live down there, but will be in Ft Myers for the entire week of thanksgiving. (Still a couple months away) If you are still looking for a ride at that time contact me.
Forum: Midwest 08-05-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,852
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I don't have the dimensions handy, but I built...

I don't have the dimensions handy, but I built 80% in my basement before moving to my 2 car garage. A single basement door you can get wings, HS, VS, and control surfaces through. The tail and...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,279
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I started putting nutplates on all the control...

I started putting nutplates on all the control surfaces for wicks during the build, and for grounding straps. Then I went to Oshkosh, and saw 2 RV's total on the line with them. Decided to try...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Prior years Cellular data was very slow due to...

Prior years Cellular data was very slow due to too many people on the temporary towers. I think your best bet would be to go offsite 5 miles or more so that you are on a different tower than all the...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
There is no reason you can't work on fitting the...

There is no reason you can't work on fitting the fuselage before the breaks/fuel lines. I bought the bonico breaks and fuel lines, and total installation time was just a couple of hours. I would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,087
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yes the G3X shows the position information from...

Yes the G3X shows the position information from the VPX. I have the GX pilot servos (TruTrack), not the newer garmin ones, so it seemed obvious at the time to send them through the VPX. Now the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,156
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Even if you have a WAAS position source for 2020...

Even if you have a WAAS position source for 2020 compliance, you still need an IFR Cert GPS to legally fly GPS based approaches. You may not use the screen for anything, as it will display them on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,822
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Mine is identical in all these respects. Sorry...

Mine is identical in all these respects.

Sorry have not done much tweaking, been too busy flying. If rigged to the manual there is not much rigging to be done. I have heard of some adding a shim...
Forum: RV-10 04-22-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,903
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yes with empty back seats the CG is very forward....

Yes with empty back seats the CG is very forward. Handles and lands fine without wieght, but you will have the stick ALL the way in your crotch and significant stick forces if you have no weight in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I had FBO fill right tank to top (RV-10 30.1...

I had FBO fill right tank to top (RV-10 30.1 gal). I did not want to waste their time. Then used a 5 gal gas can to transfer 5 gal at a time to left tank, calibrating on the way. Then back to...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,936
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I also have that setup. No problems. Tight, but...

I also have that setup. No problems. Tight, but no problems.
I have the 60amp and the 30 as my backup. With everything but heated pitot tube on I come in at 18 amps. (3 screen G3x, 650, VPX....)
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,874
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
You need Part number LW-16471 SUPPORT...

You need Part number LW-16471 SUPPORT ASSY-STARTER RING GEAR
Some were available on e-bay if you can't get lycoming to exchange yours.

I had put a note on Vans Lycoming order form that I wanted the...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,784
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Yep. Vans Lycoming, FS1-14. No problems. Works.

Yep. Vans Lycoming, FS1-14. No problems. Works.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,659
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
3 screen g3x with 650, all lights are LED, VPX,...

3 screen g3x with 650, all lights are LED, VPX, and a iphone and ipad charging on USB, and see 18 amps with all lights on. Only thing not on would be flaps/AP servos and Pitot heat. Have a 60 amp...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
If on the skin, then door alignment. If on the...

If on the skin, then door alignment.
If on the inside surfaces then for bolts to mount the top, done at end of fitting.

Either way they are probably not quickbuild mistakes.
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
YEs, guess it depends on the holes you are...

YEs, guess it depends on the holes you are talking about. Either way I assumed you would follow plans before enlarging any holes.:D
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,099
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Something for later :) With the cabin top on,...

Something for later :)

With the cabin top on, you will enlarge these to AN3 size holes for screw/bolts to bolt the cabin top to the body of the plane.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,425
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I think Jesse is a little high, I think...

I think Jesse is a little high, I think $150k-$200k is realistic. I had about 1/2 of Aerosports products, and feel I have an Automotive type finish. Did do my own paint, full IFR glass, vans new...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,832
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
VP-X :)

I used the VP-X, it has 32 breakers.
I used all of them, with one connected to a fuse box for 5 more circuits.
So in all I had 36 circuits in my RV-10. 3 screen G3X w/IFR, 3 power outlets, and 2...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,823
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I have a different (discontinued) spring bias...

I have a different (discontinued) spring bias rudder trim, and am very glad I installed it. Much more so for the help with the rudder flapping in a light wind than for using the trim itself. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 24,266
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Nothing significant about the cookie really. He...

Nothing significant about the cookie really. He just happens to be eating one upside down enjoying himself. Not thinking about what primer he used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,572
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
Or even just find a local EAA tech counselor (or...

Or even just find a local EAA tech counselor (or other RV builder in the area), and buy him dinner or give him a few bucks and he will probably help you for a few hours. Most builders would be glad...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,990
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
I agree with everyone else. I have a 3 screen...

I agree with everyone else.
I have a 3 screen 7"G3X (non-touch). and a 650.
Other than the radio, or setting up an IFR approch, I never look or touch it again in flight.

If I had the touch ability...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 75,844
Posted By bill@fusion4.net
GSU 73 is their legacy part. They separated it...

GSU 73 is their legacy part. They separated it into the 3 other parts, so you could buy what you needed, and also have redundant AHRS without needing redundent EIS or ARINC. GSU 73 works just fine,...
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