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Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By rleffler
Not an issue. There are a couple simple mods...

Not an issue. There are a couple simple mods that maintenance a breeze. Iíve been flying for almost ten years.

1. Cut the tunnel cover at the fuel selector area. This allows the removal of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,800
Posted By rleffler
Iíve been flying for nine years with just an AOA...

Iíve been flying for nine years with just an AOA in my RV-10. The stall warning is redundant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By rleffler
Iíve found that the Pedal RV was much more...

Iíve found that the Pedal RV was much more difficult to build than my real RV. I even went with the pre-built kit. Many of the parts were problematic.

Iím glad youíve finished and it looks great.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By rleffler
I will be posting mine for sale in the next few...

I will be posting mine for sale in the next few days along with a 5500, Trutrak Vision and servos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,800
Posted By rleffler
AFS uses two databases, one for flaps up and the...

AFS uses two databases, one for flaps up and the other for flaps down. I donít know the differences between the two sets of data.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,008
Posted By rleffler
Iím two in from the taxiway in row 335.

Iím two in from the taxiway in row 335.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By rleffler
Good luck finding a seller that will assume the...

Good luck finding a seller that will assume the risk of shipping it to you. Most will want you to take ownership and pay in full prior to releasing the kits to you.
Forum: RV-10 07-16-2022, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By rleffler
Mine arenít glue onto the cabin cover. After...

Mine arenít glue onto the cabin cover. After ten years of flying theyíre just fine. Iíve never experienced somebody grabbing them and pulling them off.

Make sure the you have the version of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,581
Posted By rleffler
I wired for both at all four headset locations. ...

I wired for both at all four headset locations. Itís worked out really well for the last ten years. You never know when somebody wants to use their headset.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By rleffler
Donít guess. Get a copy of the plans. They are...

Donít guess. Get a copy of the plans. They are available from both Vanís and Garmin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By rleffler
Search is your friend. The only effective way...

Search is your friend. The only effective way to communicate with Andair is to call them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By rleffler
Iíve done both over the lake and around Chicago. ...

Iíve done both over the lake and around Chicago. Unfortunately itís always been a very hazy and gray day when Iíve done the shoreline.

I tend to fly IFR to OSH and there are only two routes for me....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By rleffler
If it were me, I would do the second option. ...

If it were me, I would do the second option. The structure wonít be weakened by drilling out the rivets. If that makes you nervous, Set a bunch of rivets in a spare set of parts, then practice...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By rleffler
Iím the same as Carl now for about nine months. ...

Iím the same as Carl now for about nine months. Works great! Quite a bit better than the original G3i that was previously installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,628
Posted By rleffler
Rod Bowerís ram air option does bypass the filter...

Rod Bowerís ram air option does bypass the filter when ram air is selected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By rleffler
Sort of..... The two external modules supply...

Sort of..... The two external modules supply some of the functions of the knobs, but not all. In my opinion the joystick is the most used knob, at least by me.

The buttons or touchscreen can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By rleffler
You can use either touch screen functions or...

You can use either touch screen functions or buttons/knobs on AFS screens at your discretion.

I believe the 5700 is the only device that doesnít come with knobs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By rleffler
G

Iím guessing that the chart has some typos on it. My guess is the $99 is VFR charts and the $119 is IFR charts.

If you canít wait until Black Friday, you can usually get a lifetime subscription for...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By rleffler
There are at least three of us in the Columbus...

There are at least three of us in the Columbus area. Iím based at DLZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By rleffler
I donít think anyone is expecting to apprehend...

I donít think anyone is expecting to apprehend thrives real time. My primary goal for for the video camera and motion detector is to inform me when anyone enters my hangar, specifically airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By rleffler
1. Yes 2. Itís been two years and no issues...

1. Yes

2. Itís been two years and no issues yet. It sits on top a parts bin on the bench. Itís at the back of the hangar. Iím not concerned about the location. By the time somebody gets...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By rleffler
I went through two seats of the tubes that Larry...

I went through two seats of the tubes that Larry mentioned. I was constantly putting air in them. I switched to Michelin tubes this fall. Iíve only put air in once after the temps dropped to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By rleffler
I did something very similar. A Verizon MiFi...

I did something very similar. A Verizon MiFi and some Ring Cameras. The Ring camera has a motion warning option where it announces ďWarning, you are being recordedĒ. Iíve also caught airport...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By rleffler
I made a template, which later became a doubler. ...

I made a template, which later became a doubler. It was aligned with a rib under the rear seat. It may be off a degree or two, but doesnít seemed to have an impact.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By rleffler
I have APRS installed in my RV-10.

I have APRS installed in my RV-10.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,858
Posted By rleffler
Steve mentioned red ants. How problematic are...

Steve mentioned red ants. How problematic are they in homebuilt camping?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,444
Posted By rleffler
Just a friendly reminder, the 6cyl Pmags are...

Just a friendly reminder, the 6cyl Pmags are being installed in more aircraft daily. These products arenít supported on the 6cyl Pmags, at least not at the moment.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By rleffler
Even though the FAA may be transmitting the data...

Even though the FAA may be transmitting the data stream, each EFIS vendor needs to update their software to display the recently added data.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,835
Posted By rleffler
Itís been quite a while since that was done. ...

Itís been quite a while since that was done. Many folks quit attending the Vans dinner due to lack of content and the price increases. But even then, it was just a small subset of folks that...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,835
Posted By rleffler
Most likely. The two events have been a...

Most likely. The two events have been a conflict since the beer exchange started a few years ago.

The RV-10 dinner had been running much longer. My first one I attended was back around 2007, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By rleffler
I found it was faster to reach Matt on Facebook. ...

I found it was faster to reach Matt on Facebook. But I really havenít used Kitlog in over ten years.
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By rleffler
Lots of questionsÖÖ.. Whose brakes do you...

Lots of questionsÖÖ..

Whose brakes do you have?

I know at least on the RV-10, the rudder pedal frames can be out of square. This causes side loading of the cylinders. This wears the o-rings in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By rleffler
Take a look at this part. Itís got two npt ports...

Take a look at this part. Itís got two npt ports that you can attach the pmag manifold pressure tubes with the appropriate fitting....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,106
Posted By rleffler
Greg, I donít have any direct experience flying...

Greg,

I donít have any direct experience flying into Vegas. It was always faster and less expensive to travel commercially when I visited my sonís family when he was based at Nellis.

One of the...
Forum: Autopilots 01-30-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By rleffler
What you are describing works just fine. Many of...

What you are describing works just fine. Many of the early certified aircraft have installed the Bendix version of the Vizion since the Dynon servo certification was delayed by the FAA.

I have the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By rleffler
I think you will make the install more complex...

I think you will make the install more complex and add more points of failure. How will you terminate the rj45 to the db connectors? The ethernet cables typically have a smaller gauge wire, which...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By rleffler
Iíve done several 4 hour trips with an 80lb lab. ...

Iíve done several 4 hour trips with an 80lb lab. She was loaded through the door over the wing. Weíve lifted her on the wing and weíve use a step stool to help her climb up. We usually tried to...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By rleffler
I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. ...

I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. They work just fine.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/rvall1.html

The retrofit caps do have a smaller hole since they are prosealed into the existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By rleffler
No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. ...

No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. You would have to talk with AFS about options.

If you have the standard ACS, then the guage will show whatever the switch is set to at the moment. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By rleffler
Correct, hence the left and right in the...

Correct, hence the left and right in the configuration.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,738
Posted By rleffler
I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three...

I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three years. Iíve only had one BMS issue, which was self inflicted. I left the master on and the BMS did itís job. I always carry my charger with me...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By rleffler
Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. ...

Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. Just remember that there is a left and right config on the EFIS. You just need to ensure you configure the correct pin.

I used both. It switches rpm...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,652
Posted By rleffler
Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I...

Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I used my mini for ADSb. I had a clamp mount to the cabin cover support bar. I could lower it, but then it covered the avionics in the center...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By rleffler
I donít think you have to worry about the panel. ...

I donít think you have to worry about the panel. You donít fly with your feet flat on the floor. Iím 6í 2Ē and Iíve had a 6í 4Ē passenger with no issues on legroom or headroom. Like Bob...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By rleffler
This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to...

This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to the panel.

https://shop.dynon.com/products/usb-port-panel-mount-12-length
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,697
Posted By rleffler
Locally, there arenít a whole lot of...

Locally, there arenít a whole lot of options.

Spirit will cost a premium, but they are the local Garmin dealer.

The other option may be TRM In Chillicothe. I donít know their relationship with...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,385
Posted By rleffler
I had some install problems, it everything is...

I had some install problems, it everything is working fine now.

My rudder pedal frame wasnít square. It was out by 1/8Ē. It side loaded one of the master cylinders, which cause one of the orings...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,385
Posted By rleffler
I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle...

I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle Flight Custom III 15 x 6.0 x 6.
Forum: GPS 12-15-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,359
Posted By rleffler
I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do...

I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do is just fine if all you fly is in VFR conditions. Having current NAV data is a requirement if you fly IFR. Iím sure that you are already aware, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,305
Posted By rleffler
Never will happen! :D I have enough problems...

Never will happen! :D

I have enough problems seeing what Iím lacing with bifocals and my hands are busy lacing, flashlight in my mouth, so Iím not sure how to aim the Video camera.
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,786
Posted By rleffler
Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and...

Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and spoke to a local group. One of the topics that caught me off guard was that they showed photos of failed props due to too much grease. The photos...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By rleffler
I agree, I got my cables from them over a...

I agree, I got my cables from them over a decade ago. Theyíve always had great service, but in the beginning, the folks answering the phone wouldnít service aircraft owners. You had to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,204
Posted By rleffler
Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty...

Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty good about addressing damage and will take care of it for you. They have more leverage because they are the carrierís client. If the carrier doesnít...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,165
Posted By rleffler
You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to...

You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to cut, will depend on which panel and armrest you install.

When it comes time for your condition inspection, taking the entire tunnel cover may require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,720
Posted By rleffler
Iím not having any issues, but I also have a...

Iím not having any issues, but I also have a lifetime subscription.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By rleffler
The wheels and brakes are different...

The wheels and brakes are different configurations between Matco and Cleveland. At least they are on a RV-10.
Forum: Northeast 10-28-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By rleffler
Iíve already reached out to Chris privately,...

Iíve already reached out to Chris privately, since he lives just a couple miles from me. If anyone is interested in central Ohio RV activities, please contact me directly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By rleffler
Mel beat me on this reply. 😀 I put everyone...

Mel beat me on this reply. 😀

I put everyone that helped with the build. This was anyone that put in more than 5-10 hours. It was a short list, but I felt that was also a form of recognition and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By rleffler
No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P...

No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P friend is not being compensated, the FAA doesnít care. You can have 50 builders and still meet the 51% rule. With that said only one of you can apply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 76,776
Posted By rleffler
There is a version that is much newer and is the...

There is a version that is much newer and is the current v16 release on the AFS website.

Do you have the v16 version of Data Manager too?

If you use ForeFlight of FlyQ, you can update all your...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By rleffler
There are several of us with them in central...

There are several of us with them in central Ohio, which is about an hour an half flight north in a RV. Slightly longer in other aircraft. :D

Geoffís business is located nearby. Heís usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,570
Posted By rleffler
Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice...

Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice seeing you at OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,434
Posted By rleffler
Desser and Spruce have them in stock from...

Desser and Spruce have them in stock from multiple manufacturers. Desser has better pricing. I’m about to pull the trigger on three new tubes and a tire for the nose wheel. Desser was about...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,434
Posted By rleffler
The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with...

The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with those that have a ninety degree valve stem. Drill a 3/4Ē hole in your wheel pant that aligns with your stem. You can find a cap for the hole at just...
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