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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,562
Posted By philb
To enable you to put an extension on end of your...

To enable you to put an extension on end of your socket to get the plug out...
At least on my 10, i can't fit a plug socket and the wrench inside of the baffle, need the extension through the hole,...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By philb
this from the ad, makes you think they are...

this from the ad, makes you think they are reselling burraway...:

Precisely deburr or chamfer both sides of a hole in a single pass. Each burraway tool has a replaceable double-action blade made of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By philb
Aircraft spruce has them. search "ACS grommet"...

Aircraft spruce has them.

search "ACS grommet"

They have several different sizes that should do the trick....

Phil
RV10 built/flying
Bountiful, UT
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By philb
+1 on the toilet bowl beeswax! Also, get the...

+1 on the toilet bowl beeswax!

Also, get the Irwin screw extractors- come in a 3 size pack for about 20 bucks- the DE-1 size fits #6 and #8 screws. Have yet to find an obstinate screw that won’t...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-08-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,796
Posted By philb
As luck would have it, I've got 230 hours on the...

As luck would have it, I've got 230 hours on the tach, AND an impulse coupled mag requiring a 250 hour inspection. Good opportunity to upgrade to the Surefly.

Installation was plug and play awesome...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,582
Posted By philb
Tail ends up being about an eighth of the build....

Tail ends up being about an eighth of the build.
I was about half done with my -10 by the time I did tail/emp/wings/fuselage aluminum.

The next half was glass and panel/systems/options/upgrades....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By philb
Yep, that's correct - you won't find them on the...

Yep, that's correct - you won't find them on the current 540 engine builds.
When Mattituck built mine, there weren't as many EI options, so I went old-school.

That's why if I was building up now,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By philb
I've got two Slicks on my IO-540, without...

I've got two Slicks on my IO-540, without slickstart or any other supplemental boost. Mahlon (actually David - signature on the block!) built me a good one!
Always starts quickly, hot or cold, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By philb
Just wait till you drop a magneto cushion into...

Just wait till you drop a magneto cushion into the sump….
Phil
RV10, flying
Bountiful, UT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By philb
ACS has historically been very good with customer...

ACS has historically been very good with customer service - would be surprised if they didn't make things right when pointed out to them.

Often, you'll even get replies to this forum....

Phil
RV-10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By philb
I’ve been unable to troubleshoot my three false...

I’ve been unable to troubleshoot my three false alarms thus far. Rewired, added suppressor, ran wires alone. Replaced remote and audio batteries.

After third alarm, third main battery, I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,252
Posted By philb
a blue plastic remover tool?? Phil

a blue plastic remover tool??

Phil
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,093
Posted By philb
Yep, my plans called out a 45 degree bevel facing...

Yep, my plans called out a 45 degree bevel facing forward- assuming this is still the case….
P44-7 on my 2004 era plans

Phil
Rv-10
Bountiful, Utah
KBTF
Forum: Safety 05-09-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,471
Posted By philb
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=93018

Phil
RV-10
Bountiful, UT (KBTF)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-30-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By philb
Not to rain on your parade-...

Not to rain on your parade- congratulations!!

Although with the way people are get maimed with gender reveals these days...

Maybe somebody out there has new technology or a jet!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-30-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By philb
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=153683

Phil B
KBTF
-10, flying
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,038
Posted By philb
Match drilled RV- Airstream! Phil RV10 Bountiful...

Match drilled RV- Airstream!

Phil
RV10
Bountiful KBTF
Utah
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,930
Posted By philb
life circumstances cause you to abandon the build...

life circumstances cause you to abandon the build - happens quite often.

I took a long time to finish my 10, but as i approach retirement - when I order my next one, I'll order kits sufficient to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,609
Posted By philb
Call the good folks at Gallagher- they’ll give...

Call the good folks at Gallagher- they’ll give you the scoop.

http://www.ajg.com/lightaircraft


Phil
RV-10
Bountiful. KBTF
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By philb
yep, mine is completely off, too. I've had so...

yep, mine is completely off, too.
I've had so much fun flying haven't had a chance to fix it yet! will probably get around to it when I paint - the hinge pins are so tight they don't move.

Phil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,176
Posted By philb
Got a head start on the “Fly Utah”...

Got a head start on the “Fly Utah” challenge!

Hit up 7 airstrips on Christmas Eve. This is over Flaming Gorge, coming into Dutch John strip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,654
Posted By philb
Gallagher is usually really responsive, and their...

Gallagher is usually really responsive, and their folks are often on the forum. I would try them again.

I'm $2600 for 200K hull and 100K per passenger, 1 million each occurrence

RV-10, 160 hours in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By philb
That would have been helpful, huh😂 This was the...

That would have been helpful, huh😂

This was the email I got from the head of the shop:


Thank you for your email regarding your inquiry on the TMXIO-540 engine built by Mattituck.
I regret we no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By philb
I completely agree. I got one of the last 540s...

I completely agree.

I got one of the last 540s before Mattituck shut down. After the transition, I sent an email to the head of the shop that built my engine asking more specifics, was told “no...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-28-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,061
Posted By philb
Do you have the “blanks” that aerosport provides...

Do you have the “blanks” that aerosport provides for initial fitting?

You can wax the blank, screw it in, then squeegee in some micro, let set, then remove the blank.

You can do the same thing...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,650
Posted By philb
Hi Don, As a follow up, I installed the vizion...

Hi Don,

As a follow up, I installed the vizion head, other than the additional pin out for the leveler, completely plug and play. Benefit is that do have the new warranty on the head. I really love...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By philb
This depicts flaps down.... Phil

This depicts flaps down....

Phil
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,886
Posted By philb
I just isolate the crew input from the...

I just isolate the crew input from the passenger's input, and the whine goes away....

:eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,208
Posted By philb
You're right - the biggest efficiencies come when...

You're right - the biggest efficiencies come when you can string together at least several hours daily, multiple days in a row - takes less time to mentally catch up to the next task. Having a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,724
Posted By philb
+1 on flying my RV in Vans shoes- great tactile...

+1 on flying my RV in Vans shoes- great tactile feel, won’t wear anything else. I grew up in SoCal, they took me thru high school- just rediscovered them in the past few years!!

Phil
rV10
Bountiful,...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,355
Posted By philb
I just had exactly the same thing happen to me...

I just had exactly the same thing happen to me couple of months ago. Roll pin just backed out.

When I talked to Bruce, (i hadn't opened up the servo yet) he suggested no repairs were possible, so I...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By philb
I installed the system without the springs early...

I installed the system without the springs early in phase I, then connected the springs later in phase 1. Lots of cussing to get them engaged, for sure! No noticeable force difference, but makes a...
Forum: Autopilots 07-07-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,037
Posted By philb
I had a problem with a freewheeling roll trutrak...

I had a problem with a freewheeling roll trutrak servo on my -10.

Email to bendix, got the autoreply to contact mid-continent.

Emails (3) to mid-continent and phone calls (2) until talked to live...
Forum: Autopilots 05-31-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By philb
Thanks, Bill, Might be in the market- continuity...

Thanks, Bill,

Might be in the market- continuity on torque wire is good, and 5 v when autopilot on. The control arm just freely pivots. Going to give mid-continent a ring. Trutrak used to refurbish...
Forum: Autopilots 05-27-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By philb
Man, if that works, you're due about $800 of your...

Man, if that works, you're due about $800 of your favorite beverage, and maybe it teaches the Bendix techs a thing or two!

It totally acts like a torque issue, - loose wire would be a great...
Forum: Autopilots 05-27-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By philb
Servo repairs?

Has anyone had experience repairing Trutrak servos?

Had a DSB-C roll servo go out. Completely stopped providing torque sufficient to move controls, not shear screw. Makes anemic stepping sound ...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,953
Posted By philb
The -10 has rubber channel called out and...

The -10 has rubber channel called out and provided for that gap. Probably more aerodynamic/cosmetic than cushioning though.

Phil
RV10
KBTF
Bountiful, Utah
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By philb
OMG, gonna get me one- I always lay down a...

OMG, gonna get me one-

I always lay down a couple strips of duct tape down the fairing when I drop the cowl, then spent half hour with mineral spirits getting the gunk off - this is the perfect...
Forum: COMM 02-16-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By philb
Smile It could be those stratospheric...

It could be those stratospheric gremlins...😳

Phil
KBTF
RV-10
Forum: Tools 12-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 1,846
Posted By philb
They were back ordered on the compression...

They were back ordered on the compression tester.

I ordered thru ACS, and got a 1 month backorder, est January.

I then went to ATS and ordered, there was no mention of backorder, so I canceled the...
Forum: Autopilots 11-11-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,461
Posted By philb
Unfortunately found the same thing with TT. If...

Unfortunately found the same thing with TT.

If I ever got to talk to a tech, I might get somewhere, but every time I called, nobody was available, but they would ?get right back when they were...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,465
Posted By philb
take a look at the RV 10 main gear airstops at...

take a look at the RV 10 main gear airstops at spruce

$83 for straight stem, $175 for angled stem! more than double just for the stem!

Phil
RV-10
Bountiful, Utah
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,826
Posted By philb
Mike Howe?s/Rick Barnes?s RV10 Spent hours and...

Mike Howe?s/Rick Barnes?s RV10

Spent hours and hours pondering his site. When I moved the project to the hangar (same airport)- he was the first guy to nose his way in, introduce himself, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,463
Posted By philb
Stein has a good selection of terminals in his...

Stein has a good selection of terminals in his terminal kit - I think I would spend more than $85 in time thinking about it and manually ordering! - this worked out well for my -10 - ended up using...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,650
Posted By philb
Thanks guys! Pretty timely that it would post,...

Thanks guys!

Pretty timely that it would post, but TruTrak good to me on the upgrade to a new 385 Flat Pack. New unit with a 3 year warranty at a good price.

They did make sure I knew about the...
Forum: Autopilots 05-31-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,650
Posted By philb
Thanks Bob! Totally agree on the warranty- it?s...

Thanks Bob!

Totally agree on the warranty- it?s on me, just trying to figure best way forward at this point. I?ve got 2 of the 5600?s so sounds like I?ve got options. The plug and play of a vizion...
Forum: Autopilots 05-31-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,650
Posted By philb
AF-Pilot replacement

Hi Guys,
As luck would have it, got bit by the slow build.
Purchased an AF-Pilot 7 years ago, but just got around to flying 6 months ago.

Never worked out of the box despite in the field trouble...
Forum: Autopilots 04-06-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By philb
My vne is 200, vs1 is 60 I initially set up min...

My vne is 200, vs1 is 60

I initially set up min as at 80 and max as at 190 (coinciding with manual recs), but then liberalized to 60 and 200 based on some posts in AFS forums.

Regardless, the MAX...
Forum: Autopilots 04-06-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By philb
AF-Pilot issues

Sent this to trutrak several times over past few weeks, and left couple of voice mails, but no reply - if anybody has any thoughts, welcome your input - it's pretty specific about the product, so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,358
Posted By philb
I sure do (riveting without a partner) I think I...

I sure do (riveting without a partner)

I think I drilled up to a #30, machine countersunk and used a cherry for the two most forward in that line. can hardly tell.


Phil
Salt Lake City
RV-10...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,443
Posted By philb
Smile "She's all done now" said no EAB....

"She's all done now"

said no EAB. ever.

Beautiful work and tribute!

Phil
RV10, "done" :)
Salt Lake City
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,910
Posted By philb
To clarify- I also did the seat stop/nut plate...

To clarify-

I also did the seat stop/nut plate mod that allows for easier removal of the seat stop bolts- no need to mess with nuts- just a socket on an extension...

Phil
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,910
Posted By philb
I installed Aerosport’s extended handle that...

I installed Aerosport’s extended handle that lifts the factory latch, and made the seat rail modification commonly used.

I can remove the seat stop ( 2 an4 bolts), lift the latch, remove the seat...
Forum: Tools 09-24-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,556
Posted By philb
I know for sure my very first order was to...

I know for sure my very first order was to cleveland tools - and they had the engraved countersinks. Subsequent orders to various vendors have all had the printed - i completely feel your pain - the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By philb
Skygeek in New York? Phil B Salt Lake City RV-10...

Skygeek in New York?

Phil B
Salt Lake City
RV-10 - finishing


oops - sorry, not exactly left, but there you go....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By philb
try pilotshop.com $127 Phil Barnette Salt Lake...

try pilotshop.com
$127


Phil Barnette
Salt Lake City
RV-10 waiting inspection
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,840
Posted By philb
I had a great experience staying in Vernonia at...

I had a great experience staying in Vernonia at the ?Ride Inn?. Very clean, just the basics, reasonable rates, with discount for flight training with Mike. I think this place got a bad rep several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By philb
Slick 6351

Hi Guys,

Purchased my TMXIO-540 from Mattituck (obviously a slow build) - it shipped with a left impulse coupled magneto. I'm aware of the SB for recurring inspection, and had initially planned on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By philb
Harbor Freight and Lowe's came through! used to...

Harbor Freight and Lowe's came through! used to do a lot of endoscopy, but this was made more difficult by not having the grabber tool pass through the endoscope.

Very easy to visualize with the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By philb
Got a good look at it with a borescope- thank you...

Got a good look at it with a borescope- thank you harbor freight! Straight down.

It does look look like I?ll be able to get to it from a drain hole - hopefully will fit!

Yikes- wasn?t looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By philb
Mag cushion

Any tricks to retrieving mag cushion dropped into engine🙁

Tried search function, but can?t see where anybody has fessed up...

Phil
RV-10 finishing (or so I thought...)
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By philb
PM me your contact info - I?ll send mine to you,...

PM me your contact info - I?ll send mine to you, just sitting on shelf gathering dust.....

Phil
Salt Lake City
-10 awaiting inspection
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,334
Posted By philb
i thought i recognized his name from a previous...

i thought i recognized his name from a previous crash and subsequent lawsuit out near Sisters, OR. Not to speak ill, and with no speculation on cause.
Peace to his family.

Phil Barnette
Salt Lake...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,901
Posted By philb
Stein will be happy to take your money!

Stein will be happy to take your money!
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