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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,027
Posted By ReidVaitor
doesnt get any closer

I live in a HOA in california, I think we maybe have less than barely a acre between 4-5 row houses, it doesnt get much closer than that to your neighbors, I can actually hear them talking sometimes....
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,727
Posted By ReidVaitor
Flip not rotate tires

Yes tubes form to the tires. The tires are flip (inside now outside) not move to the other wheel. So you split rim; pull out tube put back in after flipping so it remains on outside of rim and flip...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,596
Posted By ReidVaitor
SL 00033

What do you mean unpublished?
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00033/
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,732
Posted By ReidVaitor
3 seats- no problem

Check out this past thread- https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=29542&highlight=seat+rv10
I have the bench seats, easy to build the spacer and make 60/40 seats. My two daughters are...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,106
Posted By ReidVaitor
seats and beyond

Whatever you think its going to cost.. add 20% !!
there is a really good site for everything -10 (and -14) check out myrv10.com, Tim covers everything you should pass on from Vans and get elsewhere....
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By ReidVaitor
I thought the question was any links? Gee next...

I thought the question was any links? Gee next time state you want a cool cap link… lol

Try this one
https://www.cafepress.com/+aircraft_vans_rv10_black_cap,650206121
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,931
Posted By ReidVaitor
What about the rest

I agree with the comments on logbook, no way this is 10 hours, looks like the person before you ran it rich and that gap is at least 1 year or a load of flying before you bought it, it may be...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-06-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,079
Posted By ReidVaitor
Payson Az- KPAN

I see the last review for Payson was over a decade ago, so update.
They have signs on taxi ways for each ramp including the camping parking. They offer a courtesy car that allows you to go local as...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By ReidVaitor
Link for 10 hat

https://vansaircraftbuilders.com/hat-rv10.asp
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,374
Posted By ReidVaitor
Blocking 3-4

You want 2 to be cooler cut the deflector down in front of it, that will cool #2
You want to cool 5 and 6 by diverting air over the cooler 3-4? yes that will work.
I have a mentor that was into CART...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By ReidVaitor
Sound levels

share what you have installed for sound insulation,
I donít recall my db but I sprayed a rubber fluid and think it my noise sounds pretty low.
Iíll check next time I fly to give a different...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By ReidVaitor
Best rv10 site

Back in our days Tim Olson was the guru we all followed intently. Now his site also covers the rv14 build but heíll always be the guru that got me through my build.
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,334
Posted By ReidVaitor
Sling tsi or rv10

Mojogrip did a comparison between the two planes, ( check it out on YouTube)when I saw it I thought it was like comparing apples to oranges. The two planes are simply different in so many ways. The...
Forum: California 04-18-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By ReidVaitor
Touch up painting

Unless someone knows how to use a spray gun, and by that I mean has practiced enough to know the settings to do it right, I agree there will be lots of overspray and orange peel. My airport doesnít...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By ReidVaitor
Why not?

Iím in no position to understand this as I have a wife who would never fly in a plane that she isnít able to fly safely to the ground when I canít.Iím young but birds do happen as well as unplanned...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,482
Posted By ReidVaitor
Rv10 which build route

I tend disagree with the hours needed to build the RV10. I literally did everything myself, no outsourcing anything, first build and it absolutely took less than 2000 hours, I know because I...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By ReidVaitor
Cee baileys difference

I worked with another builder originally to get the cee baileys windscreen and sides windows created for the -10. The cee baileys are within 1/8 of fitting right from the start. The 1/8 was added to...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,241
Posted By ReidVaitor
Personally, the plenum allowed me to control the...

Personally, the plenum allowed me to control the air over the cylinders. My #6 was always hotter than the rest, by putting deflectors and other attached to the plenum I was able to move it off of #4,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,846
Posted By ReidVaitor
New tires no shakes

I had the same issue with Monsters and replaced the tires with Wilkenson retreads, I have since experienced no vibrations at 30Kts and that was two years ago without rotating the tires or balancing....
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By ReidVaitor
plane apart but come on over

Im in Fullerton,be happy to talk and show you the plane.
PM me if you have any questions
Pascal
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By ReidVaitor
Air filter replacent

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/knfilter08-12163.php

Yep that is the correct replacement filter for the -10. I bought a new one to swap every year as I clean mine more than needed.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,850
Posted By ReidVaitor
3 seaters for kids

Chuck;
Itís rather easy to make a three seat rear with the -10. All you need is a cover over the center that attaches to the seat pieces on the bottom and you add the extension with a L bracket and...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By ReidVaitor
Wilkerson tires

I used a few desser retreads and finally settled for Wilkerson tires. Less expensive and to date far more balanced and better tires than any monster previously used.
Family owned and great to work...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,640
Posted By ReidVaitor
Anxiuos awaiting test results

I built a XHP30 X3 LED using a meanwell power supply and although its bright I dont think its as bright as 3800Lumen. My biggest concern with the DIY LEDs is the RMI that can occur with the wrong...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,005
Posted By ReidVaitor
Lord mount

As reminder there are two options- with the dampener-28
Without the dampener- -20

I just replaced mine since they were showing cracks and Vics seminar encouraged me to do it. I used the 3804-20 and...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By ReidVaitor
I?m willing

I?m in Fullerton, be happy to test prop, just flew to North Carolina and back and that is one of many trips I take cross country every year.
If you need another option beside Ethan, let me know, be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,402
Posted By ReidVaitor
Pricing the airport restaurant out of business

Sure California is out of control and big bear is up in the mountains but they used to have the cheapest gas in the area and prices for the restaurant we?re reasonable. Every time I go back up there...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 42,040
Posted By ReidVaitor
Surefly tach

The reason for having a working tach, in my mind, is that it helps with the Mag check. When I do a mag check I am checking both sides and seeing if there is a large difference between both, although...
Forum: Reviews 05-27-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,991
Posted By ReidVaitor
Anti splat feedback

I have had the privilege to work with Allan on some RV-10 prototypes. I was very impressed with his level of perfection. In my case, it was a gust lock, I flew out a half dozen times each time Allan...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,519
Posted By ReidVaitor
Big Crank

I've held off on Big Crank only because I heard many say it just flat out stops working after 18 months. But most dont and are really happy with the battery.
Thanks for the future updates!
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,519
Posted By ReidVaitor
Wheelchair battery

Been using the UB12350 battery- weighs about 24Lbs, about 315CCA. I have a full electrical panel and have most everything off for startup except the PFD, thats driven by a backup battery. Never had...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By ReidVaitor
Thumbs up And so you begin

Okay, time to move on to building than (congratulations on this step) check out (if you havent already) myrv10(period) com. That is the epitome of every step and decisions you'll need to make as you...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By ReidVaitor
Lots of options in area

I heard Mark?s plane was really nice, seen Dave?s plane and that is a really nice version as well. The good news is Vans plane is as bare as they get. So you?ll see every version from simple and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,645
Posted By ReidVaitor
See the country ideas

Don nailed it for suggestions by the west coast. As you plan this trip look for those who have done this before you. Tim Olson on his site has a whole write up on the 48 states he has visited, check...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,869
Posted By ReidVaitor
Ted antenna

I built a fiberglass shark fin and put the antenna inside it, looks like the expensive ones but it costs about $6 to build one
Create foam mold big enough to fit the antenna into, when you have the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-08-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,300
Posted By ReidVaitor
Angel flight

They are all I over the country
For Western coast https://www.angelflightwest.org/
Find your region Here http://www.angelflight.com/
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By ReidVaitor
LA visit

If going to Disney or other I?m at Fullerton. Be happy to meet up
Pascal
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,795
Posted By ReidVaitor
Dragging

If you have a parking brake.. let me know and I?ll suggest some fixes.
Forum: Safety 01-29-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,559
Posted By ReidVaitor
Rebooting

make sure you have latest firmware installed
Make sure the backup battery is disconnected
Try it again-
Both were issues in previous firmwares that have since been resolved.
If it works fine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,580
Posted By ReidVaitor
Hot egt

Maybe this was covered already and I missed it But I would check those spark plugs- remove them; clean them; gap them make sure that number three spark plug resistance is within range and not broken...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-06-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,380
Posted By ReidVaitor
Water based paints

I used Stewarts Systems for my -10 and 10 years later, contrary what I was told, its still holding on like new. Its a waterborne based paint and my family never smelled a thing when I painted the...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,293
Posted By ReidVaitor
Compression?

818- is that 30/80 on first cylinder? I don’t see where that was resolved..
Actually I see marvel was used for a stuck valve, which is fine, but nothing to show it resolved the issue with a retest
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,293
Posted By ReidVaitor
It?s the small things

When you mention- I have a good Mooney and Cirrus shop I've worked with for years but I haven't begun the process of trying to decide how to get a pre-purchase inspection done on an e-ab airplane

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,980
Posted By ReidVaitor
fumoto

been using this for years and has remained leakproof.
I had a brand bought from spruce that leaked after 2 years, the fumoto has been on the plane for 7 years and is so easy to twist open and...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 33,343
Posted By ReidVaitor
Why static not being picked up in dynamic

My guess, last person to do mine knew what he was doing (30 years in dynamic balancing of helo blades) and possibly the one prior to that didn?t. I don?t think it was any more than that. It wasn?t...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 33,343
Posted By ReidVaitor
Hartzell our of balance

I just went through this as well. Your photos look exactly like my case. For years I flew with a vibration, it was there from first start on. I had it balanced and was told it was almost perfect......
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By ReidVaitor
Fitting replacement

As service letter mentions those fittings are on the prop already,(3b) it’s the 106545that is mentions will replace them on the non grease side.
That is completed at prop overhaul, I assume by a...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,795
Posted By ReidVaitor
you'll only get more experienced not more details

And that is just the beginning of getting even more vague. The good news? you'll be a veteran by than.
Be sure to check out Tim Olsons site for his build steps, that will answer a plane load of...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By ReidVaitor
K&N filter info

Marc;
If its the standard oval filter the part number is E-3450 https://www.knfilters.com/air-filters/e-3450-round-air-filter

Pascal
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,407
Posted By ReidVaitor
3 blade vs 2

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169364&highlight=Hartzell+blade+prop
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,934
Posted By ReidVaitor
What is the problem exactly? it takes longer to...

What is the problem exactly? it takes longer to start? it doesnt start? it starts than dies?
Your in a humid area, did you check for water in the fuel?
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,123
Posted By ReidVaitor
moving it out

If it was me, I would remove the landing gear put the plane on a dolly and roll it out of the garage, than I would move it to a location that is wider. When you put that engine on the plane it will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,388
Posted By ReidVaitor
fuel pump

when you say- I replaced the fitting, connected everything back up and tried to start it.... no joy.
What didnt start the engine or the fuel pump? I just completely cleaned out the fuel filter and...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,232
Posted By ReidVaitor
One stop shopping

I get you didnt like the cirrus, but if you really want something between a glasair and RV, there is the Lancair IV that will meet the turbo, altitude and speed requirements, but not sure its below...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 931
Posted By ReidVaitor
Tube info?

what is the tube part number and place you ordered it from?
Thanks!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 339,327
Posted By ReidVaitor
rear seats and speed

I have had two wives and a kid; 3 kids and camping gear on floors, with plenty of space in the rear seating of my -10. How big are these blokes?

What is missing at Vans is a turbine plane. And I...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By ReidVaitor
Retreads

For what its worth, I worked very closely with Desser and Cee Baileys producing the plexi for the RV-10, so I had a biase, however I had their monster retreads and they lasted 1 year before I ended...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,073
Posted By ReidVaitor
Oil level at the level it stays

I struggled with the oil being run under 8qt for the first few dozen hours, once the engine broke in I called my engine builder and he told me to fly the plane and see where the oil stopped. It...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,025
Posted By ReidVaitor
RV-10 tug

That was true, I think its been resolved. We tested it late 2018 and it clearly was hitting the front fairing, they had a way of sliding in and locking in and were going to go back and make the mod....
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By ReidVaitor
VP-200 disable

the VP-200 is all about the engine data to get all the great features of the product. Unless you really need that new Garmin release, I would contact Garmin and get revert back. The automation and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,918
Posted By ReidVaitor
Touch was worth the upgrade for me. I needed a...

Touch was worth the upgrade for me. I needed a new display when my buttons started failing on the classic. Dynon had touch upgrade offer at the time.The touch has been a great feature I really like a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,485
Posted By ReidVaitor
Certified ADS_B only

Yep, I contacted the local FSDO and they told me that only certified TSOd ADS_B are part of $500 rebate. I installed ECHO as it was more for less than a certified version, even with the FAA rebate....
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,797
Posted By ReidVaitor
There is a better option

Following the threads I purchased Wilkerson tires- at $60 a tire I figured worst case scenario I replace next year. When I called Wilkerson to ask if the tires needed to be balanced, they sent me to...
Forum: Reviews 01-23-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,797
Posted By ReidVaitor
Unhappy retreads out of balance quickly

Waldo is right on when he says desserretreads "were significantly out of balance...requiring quite a few weights on the wheel." When i installed the tires they were balanced correctly, or so I...
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