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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Auburntsts
Which G3X system and which update did you install?

Which G3X system and which update did you install?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Auburntsts
https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm

https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,485
Posted By Auburntsts
This is the first I've heard of the...

This is the first I've heard of the vernier-assist cable. It sounds OK but I don't find fine tuning the throttle a real issue with a traditional cable since for most of the flight it's never moved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By Auburntsts
Quick round-trip (5hr) up to Conway SC and back...

Quick round-trip (5hr) up to Conway SC and back to Tampa to take my son back to school after coming home last weekend for Thanksgiving.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By Auburntsts
Those same cloud formations extended all the way...

Those same cloud formations extended all the way to the North FL and South GA Atlantic coasts Sunday morning as I saw the same thing as I flew up to SC and back from Tampa to pick up my son Sunday...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-17-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Auburntsts
My BasicMed physical is due next year. Since my...

My BasicMed physical is due next year. Since my last one we've moved out of state and we switched to a new primary care Doc. Knowing I needed a physical within a year, I printed out the AOPA...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By Auburntsts
Me— never. But I’ve had plenty of pax in the...

Me— never. But I’ve had plenty of pax in the back in all kinds of conditions and no one has ever mentioned it. My kids, in particular, would have let it be known without question and they were asked...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By Auburntsts
My personal opinion is a yaw damper is not...

My personal opinion is a yaw damper is not needed. Others will argue the point but after 420 hrs I don’t see the need. Some have a Dutch roll but my 10 doesn’t exhibit it. Rudder trim, on the...
Forum: RV-15 11-08-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,296
Posted By Auburntsts
Greg Hughes Interview

Greg talked a bit about the RV-15 during this FLYING interview.

https://www.flyingmag.com/story/news/virtual-event-hughes/?fbclid=IwAR3Zmrdgw4gUz-X9aAOXez1yAl3qlYrs7Pj1-6EdyWRL5a5CNp7fZ4qRf3M...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,378
Posted By Auburntsts
RV-10 Paint, decent interior but not luxury car...

RV-10
Paint, decent interior but not luxury car worthy, etc, etc
1650lbs — so I’m pretty close to Vans target which is on the low side of practical IMO since almost no one builds a 10 to be a spartan...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-22-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Auburntsts
Press and hold the left most bottom soft key on...

Press and hold the left most bottom soft key on your PFD and then power up. That will place you into config mode.
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Auburntsts
We have Jupiter X7 folding e-bikes that we bought...

We have Jupiter X7 folding e-bikes that we bought at Osh this year. I loaded them naked (the bikes not me) but wasn’t super happy with doing that way. We’re gonna invest in some kind of bag for...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah it's at least over 100lbs heavier than a 540...

Yeah it's at least over 100lbs heavier than a 540 - that's a huge problem. I'm betting it's significantly more expensive than a new 540 too.. As a result, I thinking that for most the juice simply...
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By Auburntsts
What’s it cost and weigh?

What’s it cost and weigh?
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,469
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm in the market for a tug and this solution...

I'm in the market for a tug and this solution intrigues me. To solve the "push" issue, my 10 sec analysis would be to weld a section of horizontal square tube to the front in order to create a...
Forum: The RV Grin 09-13-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Auburntsts
We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with...

We used Kune's Country RV. Very satisfied with the camper and the customer service and we plan to use them again in 2022.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Auburntsts
Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom...

Don’t have an answer for you on your intercom volume issue. However, as an option I can say the stock setup with its own speaker vs routing through an intercom/audio panel is plenty loud to hear...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-30-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would...

I have a 10 based at Tampa Exec (KVDF) and would be happy to have you come out to the hangar and ask questions.

NOTE to MODs -- could someone move this thread to the Central Florida Forum? I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By Auburntsts
I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh...

I have four Bose A20s. I did my shopping at Osh years ago so I could try on various brands/models and simply like the Bose fit the best. Would love to have gone with a lower cost option but comfort...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,361
Posted By Auburntsts
B&C 60 Amp. ...

B&C 60 Amp. https://bandc.com/product/lx60-alternator-60-amps-homebuilt/#bracket-configuration
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By Auburntsts
One other thing to possibly look at is doing a...

One other thing to possibly look at is doing a GAMI lean test to see where #6 is peaking in relation to the other cylinders. That info might indicate the need to swap to a different size fuel...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive...

Yes you can buy them but they are crazy expensive IMO: https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-engine-baffle-motor-mount-covers/

Like Bill I simply rolled my own except I did my in...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By Auburntsts
Hey Rob, I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did...

Hey Rob,
I's Todd. Missed you at Osh but did stop by the Bearhawk booth to look at the 5. Anyway, yes the oil cooler does rob some cooling air, but in reality it's death of a thousand cuts, or air...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By Auburntsts
Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering...

Contact Mac and he'll help you out on ordering the PCU5000X:

Mac Paszkowski | Global Sales Mgr.
Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC.
E: macpaszkowski@aircraftpropeller.com
W: 224-676-6901
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By Auburntsts
2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I...

2016. Here's 2 threads about the issues that I and others had:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140638

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=140879
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By Auburntsts
I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have...

I've been very pleased with my PCU5000X. I have nothing but bad things to say about MT after my MT gov (which the PCU replaced) self-destructed in-flight.
Forum: Autopilots 08-18-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Auburntsts
I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a...

I'd be willing to bet that the likelihood of a bracket being reusable between servo brands is highly dependent on the RV model. Sounds like that for the RV-10, the brackets aren't reusable.
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Auburntsts
I figured as much, but thought Iíd ask anyway. ...

I figured as much, but thought Iíd ask anyway. Danke!
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Auburntsts
TruTrak to Garmin Servos

When I upgrade from my current non-touch G3X system to a touch G3X system, Iím also contemplating pulling out my 2-axis TruTrak GX Pilot autopilot (control head and servos) and installing Garmin...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,303
Posted By Auburntsts
Great except Van's has already stated that the 15...

Great except Van's has already stated that the 15 is a High-wing, back country capable (whatever that means) design. So I don't know where amphibian/flying boat comes into the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By Auburntsts
Just sent you a PM.

Just sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,876
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the...

Mine is mounted roughly halfway between the baggage bulkhead and the VS on top of the tailcone. Click on the pic below and you can clearly see it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,291
Posted By Auburntsts
While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the...

While watching arrivals on 27 on Saturday the 24th, I heard a number of pilots landing 36, including the C-17, on the wrong tower freq. ATC handled it in stride. About a dozen pilots in a row when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Auburntsts
Non-touch G3X replacement knob

So the knob on my G3X PFD cracked and wonít stay on. Looking for a replacement source be that Garmin or one of the usual avionics suspects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,575
Posted By Auburntsts
This just keeps getting better and better...

This just keeps getting better and better...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,286
Posted By Auburntsts
Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure...

Well the problem is you could have a GPS failure for a variety of reasons while enroute. Bad juju in my book. For me, I like having options in case of enroute failure or if there's something like a...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,928
Posted By Auburntsts
I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so...

I'm not planning to fly out until Aug 1st so you're more than welcome to come poke around mine.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,928
Posted By Auburntsts
Not really. One year we had almost a whole row...

Not really. One year we had almost a whole row but that was simply luck of the draw.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,928
Posted By Auburntsts
That will be awesome! Weíll be flying in the...

That will be awesome! Weíll be flying in the 23rd and parking in HBP.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,928
Posted By Auburntsts
Whatís your plans for Osh?

Whatís your plans for Osh?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Auburntsts
Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a...

Flew to Dallas (McKinney National (KTKI)) for a belated 4th of July weekend with some old friends. Got to check out the new Rangers Stadium and Texas Live venue. To be honest I prefer the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Auburntsts
Do it. Iíd hazard to guess that a goodly portion...

Do it. Iíd hazard to guess that a goodly portion that fly in could just as easily drive. We drove in our first 2 Oshís. IMO distance is mostly irrelevantó fly in if you can, at least once.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I’m trying to understand why you are...

I guess I’m trying to understand why you are wanting to verify the plate is current. All of the database dates are shown on startup and the boxes tell you if they are current or expired even if you...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Auburntsts
My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on...

My main G3X and GTN 650 antennas are mounted on top of the cabin between the doors with no ground plane. No issues in 6 years of IFR flying whatsoever.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,211
Posted By Auburntsts
It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next...

It definitely wasn't dark when I tried it. Next time I have the cowl off I'll try again utilizing your suggestions and see if that helps any.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,211
Posted By Auburntsts
I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV...

I tried it and had no success. Maybe my UV flashlight wasn't emitting the right UV spectrum to make the X/C 20W-50 fluoresce. :confused:
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By Auburntsts
I write it down to keep things organized and to...

I write it down to keep things organized and to make sure both I and the controller havenít botched something, but youíre right it isnít necessary. Itís just personal preference. Agree on the...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,696
Posted By Auburntsts
One of the benefits of using the stock seals is...

One of the benefits of using the stock seals is this is a non-issue.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By Auburntsts
I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even...

I use a kneeboard with pen & paper too even though I use an iPad with GarminPilot. Just prefer pen and paper. I write out CRAFT vertically and fill out each letter horizontally as I receive it:

C -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,719
Posted By Auburntsts
Standing by for a PIREP. Iíve held off going...

Standing by for a PIREP. Iíve held off going from 12.0 to 12.1 because of the issues noted above.
Forum: Florida (Central) 06-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By Auburntsts
Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a...

Another thumbs up for Sal. He weighed my RV-10 a few months ago. Top notch service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By Auburntsts
Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals,...

Despite what Garmin has in their install manuals, in my experience (and I’m not an engineer) GPS antennas work just fine without a ground plane. That said, like Walt I’m not a fan of FWF...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,628
Posted By Auburntsts
It's a non-issue. Build on.

It's a non-issue. Build on.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By Auburntsts
I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.

I have the stock belts. No complaints whatsoever.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-20-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be...

Just to pile on, a pilot that has basicmed can be a safety pilot but they have to be PIC. The foundation is 61.113. After that itís agreement before the flight that the safety pilot holding only...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-19-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Auburntsts
Thereís at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there...

Thereís at least 1 A&P in EAA Chapter 175 there at KVDF. Our monthly meeting is this Saturday at 0900 (breakfast at 0800). Swing by and chat. We meet in the Civil Air Patrol building. If no one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By Auburntsts
On the forum you need to use the simplest search...

On the forum you need to use the simplest search terms possible. For example try searching on “aileron SB”. IOW keep it short and to the point. If can also help if you can narrow the search to a...
Forum: Florida (Central) 05-12-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Auburntsts
I have an RV-10 at VDF. You're welcome to stop...

I have an RV-10 at VDF. You're welcome to stop by and check it out. There's also one newly flying 10 up at Brooksville and another under construction. However I'll let them chime in on their own. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By Auburntsts
Even faster is to thread an appropriate sized...

Even faster is to thread an appropriate sized screw just a few turns by hand to locate the nutplate. Use a side clamp cleco to hold it in place while you drill one side, remove the side clamp and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,506
Posted By Auburntsts
You really donít need a jig unless you want one. ...

You really donít need a jig unless you want one. Just as easy to use a nutplate as its own jig.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Auburntsts
I have a two 7" non-touch G3X screens, a GTN 650...

I have a two 7" non-touch G3X screens, a GTN 650 and an iPad mini. 99.9% of the time I fly with the following setup:

EFIS #1 - PFD
EFIS #2 - MFD displaying the moving map (or approach plate) and...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,516
Posted By Auburntsts
No worries. You’re welcome anytime. In any...

No worries. You’re welcome anytime. In any event I doubt I’ll have it done before the weekend after next as there’s some maintenance items I’m taking care of beyond the normal condition inspection...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,516
Posted By Auburntsts
Brad, Iím about halfway done pulling my 10 apart...

Brad,
Iím about halfway done pulling my 10 apart for this yearís condition inspection. If thereís anything you want to see or have questions about youíre more than welcome to come on over to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,641
Posted By Auburntsts
I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing...

I was over by Air Ops when the C-17 was doing it’s demo. The commentary/narration was absolutely brutal. Cheese overload with some downright incorrect “factoids”. Is it a “freighter” or a...
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