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Forum: RV-10 07-12-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,066
Posted By TShort
During the rewire / panel upgrade we moved the...

During the rewire / panel upgrade we moved the battery to the firewall and switched to an EarthX.

Solo (I am 155#) with full fuel I am just aft of the fwd most CG limit. I usually fly with my tool...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,854
Posted By TShort
Do you really switch tanks every 5 liters? That...

Do you really switch tanks every 5 liters?
That seems awfully often … even if you are flying a -3.
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By TShort
I was gonna say the same thing. My OSH checklist...

I was gonna say the same thing.
My OSH checklist has the headset on it, so I don’t forget.

I have not experienced the breakdown on the A20s yet, as they get replaced every year at OSH. My X headset...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By TShort
Second vote for sending the data to Don. He has...

Second vote for sending the data to Don. He has a writeup and a spreadsheet on how to do it on his web site. He was quick to respond and recommend injector swaps for mine, it was a simple process.
Forum: Tools 04-24-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,722
Posted By TShort
Very cool. I would be interested in some of the...

Very cool.

I would be interested in some of the how you did it details…
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By TShort
I also installed DIY mini splits …. Agree that...

I also installed DIY mini splits …. Agree that their filters are terrible at best.

Here is an idea for a filter plenum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Li3Z7F8tE
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By TShort
I have a couple of the WEN 400 CFM units in my...

I have a couple of the WEN 400 CFM units in my 24x36 2 story shop. One upstairs and one down.
They do a decent job of clearing dust, and you can periodically turn them on, walk around the shop with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By TShort
Headset jack spacing

I’ve tried google but can’t find an answer.

Is there a spec for minimum spacing for headset jacks? Or a preferred distance for them to be spaced apart?

Thanks,
Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By TShort
After years of using a ceiling mounted electric...

After years of using a ceiling mounted electric resistance heater augmented with a propane salamander I bit the bullet this year and installed a couple of Pioneer DIY mini splits in the shop.

Best...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,608
Posted By TShort
The permatex I have sitting here on the bench...

The permatex I have sitting here on the bench says “adjustments can be made up to 24h after application”, leading me to believe there is some curing process; would giving the sealant time to set...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 31,684
Posted By TShort
My vote is to not close the thread ... I think...

My vote is to not close the thread ... I think there has been a lot of interesting (and generally non-confrontational) discussion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,963
Posted By TShort
This is good news; I asked at the Garmin booth,...

This is good news; I asked at the Garmin booth, and the guy at the counter told me a GTN Xi was required (I told him I had an RV-10 with GTN650 and G3X touch - perhaps he didn't realize it was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By TShort
Thanks, Bill. I thought 1 looked different but...

Thanks, Bill.

I thought 1 looked different but it didn't look like any of the "bad" valves I've seen. Oil seepage would explain that irregular appearance.

The plugs are still out, I may try and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By TShort
How do my exhaust valves look?

I'd like input from those with experience.

Lycoming IO-540 D4A5 in my RV-10. 315 tach hours since new.
Compressions fine all >70/80 cold. Runs fine no issues. I run LOP when on XC flights but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,012
Posted By TShort
Justin- Will do - thanks for the message. This...

Justin-

Will do - thanks for the message.
This has been on my to-do list for a while, but I just keep putting it off and using the time to fly instead!
I'll get some screenshots when I am at the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,012
Posted By TShort
So is it for sure 1K? I've been chasing an issue...

So is it for sure 1K?

I've been chasing an issue with mine since the panel re-do 3 years ago. It is SUPER sensitive, and only works through ~5-10% of the range. I've not troubleshot it much as I...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,183
Posted By TShort
I routinely fly 5+ hour legs with my ER tanks...

I routinely fly 5+ hour legs with my ER tanks (locally made copies of the HW ones, welded by a race shop).

I also have extended range bladders (AKA empty Gatorade bottles). The ER bladders tend to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By TShort
Doug- Thanks for the post - that is good info,...

Doug-

Thanks for the post - that is good info, and something to file away in the memory banks in case I am ever in that situation. Probably not something most of us would consider in the heat of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By TShort
This. My checklist has it on for higher risk /...

This.

My checklist has it on for higher risk / high workload phases of flight where in the (unlikely) event the mechanical pump quits, the electric is already running and ideally there is no power...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,207
Posted By TShort
I've had an EarthX mounted to the firewall of my...

I've had an EarthX mounted to the firewall of my -10 for 3 years now.

Initially had an issue with heat, the battery was replaced by EarthX. I built an aluminum box that is connected to a small...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-14-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,135
Posted By TShort
It's very windy here along the front range...

It's very windy here along the front range today.

Winds aloft over the Rockies are showing 40-60kt @ 14000'

I would not fly over or around / near the mountains today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,575
Posted By TShort
I removed the web between the holes on my QB...

I removed the web between the holes on my QB fuse, and installed an oval cover.

Dimpled both the tower and the cover (cover of same thickness) with no issues.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,714
Posted By TShort
Greg- I have this one, which has the best...

Greg-

I have this one, which has the best assortment of red ring terminals that I could find, but it does have a lot of blue/yellow as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,742
Posted By TShort
Easier on the ears, and in the summer you can...

Easier on the ears, and in the summer you can stay up in the cool air longer.

Coming back from the west I often start my descents for Indy in western or central IL. Always makes me feel like an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By TShort
I do the same thing - dump them all in a trash...

I do the same thing - dump them all in a trash can with hot water and simple green, stir them around off and on for a while and then rinse and into the wash. Turns out great and I haven't ruined the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,198
Posted By TShort
My brother did this on a car oil change 25+ years...

My brother did this on a car oil change 25+ years ago. Made a huge mess on the driveway.

Seems like it would take a lot of pressure to blow out a single gasket on a properly installed filter.
Forum: RV-4 12-30-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By TShort
Here's the...

Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5A7_oPAw9c

Old school for sure!! Fascinating ... there goes an hour tonight...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By TShort
Where is your CG when lightly loaded? With an...

Where is your CG when lightly loaded?

With an EarthX battery up front and the Hartzell BA prop, with just me on board (155#) I am just aft of the forward CG limit.

I don't run out of elevator, but...
Forum: Tools 12-29-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By TShort
Unfortunately I have not used it enough to run a...

Unfortunately I have not used it enough to run a battery down; like Marc said, I have several batteries that came with the other M12 tools I have, so I don't think it would be an issue.
Forum: Tools 12-28-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By TShort
I have that exact unit. Just got it a couple...

I have that exact unit. Just got it a couple weeks ago so not a ton of use, but so far I like it. Solid and well made like all the M12 stuff I have.
Forum: Safety 12-25-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,603
Posted By TShort
Mark- Glad you made it safely. Which direction...

Mark-

Glad you made it safely. Which direction were you coming from? Over the Arkansas valley the terrain isn't bad, but getting there mostly means crossing a lot of rocks. I have yet to do it at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By TShort
I did like Kyle and made a plate, but cut it so...

I did like Kyle and made a plate, but cut it so that the tabs all landed exactly on the top of the plate.

I did so after drilling all the switch holes, then just measured where the cut needed to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,928
Posted By TShort
This. I've been using one on the C-170 for 10+...

This. I've been using one on the C-170 for 10+ years, couple of Harbor Freight moving blankets on the cowling and the entire engine compartment is 80-90 degrees even in midwestern winter.

Cheap and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,876
Posted By TShort
Went for a sunset flight in the -10 last evening:

Went for a sunset flight in the -10 last evening:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By TShort
Ed- It was the -41H, for some reason I thought...

Ed-

It was the -41H, for some reason I thought it was a 3/32 rivet. My leaking rivet happened to be under the wing walk, so it is not something that is noticeable / visible.

Thomas
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By TShort
Ed- We did this on a leaking rivet on the -10 a...

Ed-

We did this on a leaking rivet on the -10 a couple of years ago. I'm pretty sure it was a -3 rivet ... let me see if I can track down the part number. Came from Spruce...

Thomas
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-22-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,350
Posted By TShort
“Security fee”? For what? Come down to KAEJ -...

“Security fee”? For what?

Come down to KAEJ - no fees, courtesy car, and the guys at the FBO are super friendly. Several good restaurants, town is a 5 minute drive away.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,030
Posted By TShort
PTT, AP disconnect, elevator trim and...

PTT, AP disconnect, elevator trim and flaps.

Those get used nearly every flight (AP disconnect not 100% of the time).

I also have ident, freq flip flop for the comms, and one to swap between COM1...
Forum: Midwest 11-21-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,047
Posted By TShort
Greg- I have a flying -10 at KUMP, and there are...

Greg-

I have a flying -10 at KUMP, and there are 3 being built on the field by good friends of mine.

Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,014
Posted By TShort
Carl- I'll have to look into that more, but I...

Carl-

I'll have to look into that more, but I hope not, as I bought the unit new ~2 years or so ago...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,014
Posted By TShort
False ELT alerts

I installed an ACK E-04 during the upgrade on the -10 a couple of years ago.

Since then, I have had 2 separate occasions where the thing has gone off and alerted the CAP.

Before all the comments...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By TShort
I read somewhere recently (here or Matronics?)...

I read somewhere recently (here or Matronics?) about a guy who replaced the windscreen in his -10, only to find out after completing the process that the new window was defective and had some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,583
Posted By TShort
Greg- Low numbers here, but I'll counter your N...

Greg-

Low numbers here, but I'll counter your N of 1 with my N of 2 (plus a couple other calls to chat about install / mounting, etc).

I ordered the backup alt for my -10 during the upgrade, easy...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-14-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 241,058
Posted By TShort
Revisiting this old post ... Did you just fill...

Revisiting this old post ...

Did you just fill the gap between tip and aluminum, or fill the pulled rivet heads as well?

Trying to decide how to attach / finish the empennage tips.

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,678
Posted By TShort
Interesting ... I hadn’t considered this. :D Any...

Interesting ... I hadn’t considered this. :D

Any idea what switching the alt off is worth?
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,708
Posted By TShort
My .02 I agree about fade on the stock brakes. ...

My .02

I agree about fade on the stock brakes. Keep in mind that you (mostly) need brakes to turn as well.

I have had one experience with brake fade during fairly heavy braking, and it happened...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,846
Posted By TShort
+1 for the Form-a-funnel, that is the only...

+1 for the Form-a-funnel, that is the only foolproof way I have been able to do it on the -10 (and I've tried all the other ways).

Well, foolproof if you secure the container the oil runs into well...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,671
Posted By TShort
jb- Thanks for the info. I've been following...

jb-

Thanks for the info.

I've been following PIREPs today. The winds up here (I am in BV now) are very gusty, again. Monarch pass is still 40+.

I drove up yesterday. Stopped in at the hangar,...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,671
Posted By TShort
So I got up this AM and the Monarch pass station...

So I got up this AM and the Monarch pass station was reporting gusts to 48+, so I bailed again.

Now it is back to the mid to low 30's.

Does anyone have experience flying the Arkansas valley in...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,671
Posted By TShort
jb- Thanks for the input. My brother (who lives...

jb-

Thanks for the input. My brother (who lives here in Golden) sent me the news article about the Bonanza, but I had not followed up to see the cause.

I'm still trying to decide if an early...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,976
Posted By TShort
Straight weight Aeroshell 100W plus Camguard, and...

Straight weight Aeroshell 100W plus Camguard, and I always preheat.

I bought into the extra corrosion protection from thicker oil when I have some down time where i don't fly.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,671
Posted By TShort
Wind and mountain flying

I'm hoping to get some insight (and perhaps some local knowledge from the CO guys).

My brother and I have a place in Buena Vista (KAEJ), and I fly the -10 in there a lot.

I've been cautious about...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,346
Posted By TShort
Michael- Very nice looking. Can you provide...

Michael-

Very nice looking.

Can you provide more detail / pics of how your top cowl interfaces with the inlets? I'm not sure I've seen anything like that before, it looks very...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By TShort
I have this setup with around 300 hours. What's...

I have this setup with around 300 hours.

What's the failure you are seeing?

Thomas
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By TShort
I doubt it; I had a plane power alternator...

I doubt it; I had a plane power alternator before my panel upgrade, and swapped to B&C.
The sound is the same before and after...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By TShort
Thanks. I pulled the impulse coupling and...

Thanks.

I pulled the impulse coupling and installed a Slickstart module ... the way I read that, I am back to the usual 500hr inspection?

Thomas
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By TShort
Thanks, Larry. A brief google search didn’t...

Thanks, Larry. A brief google search didn’t bring anything up for me.

I am nearing 300h on my original mags, was planning a 500h service but will look into this more.

Bob- on mine, when started in...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By TShort
I also have the whine after cooler starts...

I also have the whine after cooler starts (40-60F).
I preheat when it gets cooler than that.

Larry - can you expand on the "shorter inspection intervals on the 6 cyl mags"?

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,266
Posted By TShort
Thanks. Giving credit where credit is due - the...

Thanks.

Giving credit where credit is due - the diagram is from Tim at Approach Fast Stack - those guys built my wiring harnesses for me based on wiring plans and discussion back and forth over...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,266
Posted By TShort
Jim- Here is my wiring diagram. RS-232 to PFD1...

Jim-

Here is my wiring diagram.
RS-232 to PFD1 and MFD

I will have to re-verify based on what Steve said; I was pretty sure I get weather on the copilot screen (PFD2). It may be that I connected...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,266
Posted By TShort
I have a 3 screen G3X setup in the -10. I'd have...

I have a 3 screen G3X setup in the -10.

I'd have to look back at my wiring diagram to see how it is all connected; I have a 52R, and traffic / weather / etc is all available in the same format on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By TShort
I have had the same issue with my wing walk...

I have had the same issue with my wing walk peeling up in the front ... I just tell everyone it is because my airplane is so fast!





The previous owner glued down the old wing walk with what looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,710
Posted By TShort
Just ordered mine ... now I have to remember to...

Just ordered mine ... now I have to remember to bring it to OSH 2021 so I can get an autograph!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,341
Posted By TShort
I did what G3Xpert asked - disabled and then...

I did what G3Xpert asked - disabled and then re-enabled bluetooth on the unit.

After doing so (about 3-4 weeks ago) I have flown multiple times and the issue has not repeated itself once. So far so...
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