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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Nick Leonard
Lead Deposits

If I'm not mistaken what you are seeing is lead deposits which are gold to silver in color on most bore scopes. Most scopes don't have very good color rendition which has to be taken into account...
Forum: Tools 04-11-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,782
Posted By Nick Leonard
Sharping the shear blade

I have a four foot shear that needs to have the blade sharpened. Any ideas on how or who does this sort of thing?
Forum: California 10-28-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,567
Posted By Nick Leonard
Sacramento RV-1

I built and keep my RV-10 at KSAC. Please call or come up anytime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,398
Posted By Nick Leonard
RV-10 Installation and Review

I recently installed the Landing Height Controller in my RV-10. I decided to evaluate it in my airplane for possible inclusion in the SwitchBlade Flying Sports Car ( or...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,128
Posted By Nick Leonard
RV-10 Icon

Does anyone have an RV-10 icon file that I could use for my AFS display? I assume that it is the same as the Dynon.

I appreciate the help.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,261
Posted By Nick Leonard
Remote tire pressure monitor

Has anyone found a remote tire pressure monitoring system with sensors that will work on our tires? Most senders appear to be quite large and I'm not sure that they will fit inside the wheel...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,836
Posted By Nick Leonard
Matco to Grove Master Cylinders?

I have had trouble with the right wheel master cylinder not returning all the way out and causing the brakes to overheat and lock up. Doesn't do it all the time but often enough. Has anyone had a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,137
Posted By Nick Leonard
Same Fuel Pump Problem

We have had the same problem with the electric fuel pump not working, not once but twice. Replaced it the first time about a year or so ago. Second pump failed but giving it a tap with a hammer got...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 974
Posted By Nick Leonard
RV-10 Flap Motor Dimensions?

Does anybody have the stroke and/or the total length (center of attachment bolts) for the flap actuator/motor)?

Many thanks,
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By Nick Leonard
Bill, You're right. I need to narrow it down...

Bill, You're right. I need to narrow it down somehow. Thanks for a great suggestion, even though it will be a pain in the butt to get into the tunnel twice.

Just curious as to whether I'm the only...
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By Nick Leonard
Intermittent Electric Fuel Pump

I have had an on-going issue with the standard electric fuel pump with 500 hours on it. The symptoms are that it won't always run when the engine is cold. This occurs only in about 1 in 15 starts...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,263
Posted By Nick Leonard
Flap Position Selector

If I'm not mistaken, all of the current flap positioning systems use a "push to select" position. That is, press down once to go to the next down position or press and hold to continue to full down...
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,076
Posted By Nick Leonard
I could probably make it from Sacramento (KSAC)...

I could probably make it from Sacramento (KSAC) for a little RV-10get together.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By Nick Leonard
Sheared Rudder Stop

It started when my rudder gust locks came loose on one side during a high wind allowing the rudder to slam against the right rudder stop (RV-10). This completely sheared off the horizontal rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,986
Posted By Nick Leonard
Tubed vs. Tubeless Tires?

I saw that Cirrus has tubeless tires on Beringer wheels as one of it's features, so it begs the question; why are tubeless tires not more common on experimentals. Availability? Cost (Beringer or...
Forum: California 09-19-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,172
Posted By Nick Leonard
Builders at KSAC

There's a large RV builders group at Executive. We meet for breakfast at the Aviators Restaurant on Saturday at 8:00. All are welcome.

Forum: Polishing your RV 07-03-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,241
Posted By Nick Leonard
Vacuum Plating and other processes

There is a process called Vacuum Plating that is used to cover all kinds of material and although somewhat cost effective, it doesn't hold up when left outside.

My local plastic retailer (Tap...
Forum: Polishing your RV 07-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,241
Posted By Nick Leonard
There must be a way...

There must be a way to cover fiberglass parts with other materials to be able to eventually accept a metal finish (steel, chrome, aluminum, ?) that could be polished...right?

Make a negative mold...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By Nick Leonard
Glad to show you my -10 at KSAC.

Glad to show you my -10 at KSAC.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By Nick Leonard
Thinning Proseal

I make no statement as to whether this is a good use of proseal and I would certainly not use it as the primary way to seal the fuel tanks but proseal can be thinned with MEK. I have used it to...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,201
Posted By Nick Leonard
Geoff, I think that we are right when it comes to...

Geoff, I think that we are right when it comes to properly bonding the two halves together. Had I to do it over again, I would have added a layer of carbon fiber where able and paid more attention...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,201
Posted By Nick Leonard
Starting over on doors

I just got back from a wonderfully trip to Oshkosh and now have about 50 hours on the Hobbs. On the flight home I determined that I need to do something about the doors and would like to seek the...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,779
Posted By Nick Leonard
Princeton probes seem to be working well

I used the Princeton bendable probes in my RV-10. I mounted the base in the lowest position I could in the end of the tank. It has a large base that held it about 1.5" off the bottom of the tank so...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,855
Posted By Nick Leonard
Window edges

I had the same problem. Where the windows were higher than the surrounding area, I tended to sand through the glass tape while trying to get a smooth transition. It wasn't obvious until I was about...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,995
Posted By Nick Leonard
Using the XM weather requires some basic...

Using the XM weather requires some basic knowledge and a lot of experience with it. I view the information from a ground up perspective...that is, the metars give you useful information about what...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By Nick Leonard
Chris, I am one of those from the North hangars...


I am one of those from the North hangars at Sac Exec (KSAC) and I'm building a RV-10. There is an active group of builders at Exec and I would be glad to show you the -10 and introduce you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,107
Posted By Nick Leonard
Flap Speeds

If you look at most any spam can, they have a different flap speed for the approach flap setting than for full flap deployment. This makes sense because the stresses on the flaps at 20 degrees...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,257
Posted By Nick Leonard
Using XM Weather

There is no question that the cloud information from the XM Weather is not likely to be what you see when you get there, especially if the is no moisture associated with them. The cloud tops can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,853
Posted By Nick Leonard
Tracking Airports with Google Maps

I have been using the Google maps for my flights as well but learned something new when I saw yours. I hadn't realized that I could change the marker icons, so now mine is all updated for various...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,007
Posted By Nick Leonard
A minor thing...

It look like a great panel that should meet your mission needs for a long time to come. I have a minor suggestion about separating the Carb Heat from the Cabin Heat. I know that there would be no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,150
Posted By Nick Leonard
It's about integration not more door bells

Although there are certainly more features that could be added to the various units already on the market (and as Doug pointed out, somebody is already doing most of them), I think we are at the...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,670
Posted By Nick Leonard
RV-10 Brake Pedals


Count me in. The price seems very reasonable.

Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,550
Posted By Nick Leonard
Paul, Have a look at When you...


Have a look at When you look at the cost of shipping a box with all that someone would need with the 396/496, it gets pretty expensive. If you have to make it pay a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,369,273
Posted By Nick Leonard
Bob, It looks like you not only took out the...


It looks like you not only took out the Blue Mountain (why?) but there was also some sort of radio/CD player that is not in the new panel. Is that temporary or was there a problem with that as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,891
Posted By Nick Leonard
Why not rent your weather?

I have found this discussion about flying with weather in the cockpit to be very interesting, primarily because I have been looking at a startup business based renting the 396/496 on a weekly basis. ...
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