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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By rocketman1988
Something like this?

Found this picture...


https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ot0Xl8KE-xY/UNjfUeVfftI/AAAAAAAABsM/rh8DytFDVxQ/s1600/IMG_2538_1.JPG
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By rocketman1988
I wish

I wish that I would have used the Garmin trim insted of the vpx but it is working so probably will not rewire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By rocketman1988
Idk

I do not know, not familiar with that unit. If it is PWM then most certainly. Only thing to watch for is switching noise from the PWM unit…
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

On my -10, I use the vpx to schedule the speed trim. It also reduces the voltage to slow the speed of the servo. Through trial and error, I found that any percentage less than 80 causes the trim to...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By rocketman1988
Anti Splat

I just did the Main Gear Bearing Mod on my RV-10 and would like to give a shout out to Anti Splat. Once again, I am delighted with the product and more importantly, the SERVICE that they...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yes, the aerosport panels have inexpensive inserts so that’s really not a factor…
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By rocketman1988
One of

One of the guys I contacted in late 2020. He quoted 500 then but was really hard to get good communication from…
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By rocketman1988
data point

I have the symmetrical panel with the lower center console and upper quadrant.

As a data point, I have had no issues with room for knees and legs. I am 6'1" and 265 lbs...

I wanted a full screen on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By rocketman1988
Fluke

Fluke, hands down...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By rocketman1988
Both

The depth concern is basically for any panel; the sub panel is just too close to the panel for a typical aviation radio to fit without modifying the subpanel.

I chose to put screens on both sides...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By rocketman1988
I wonder

I wonder what that would have cost, IF he was available, to come to Indiana...

Just curious...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By rocketman1988
panel

I have the symmetrical panel.

You will not use the stock vans panel.

You will need to remove, or not install, the lower panel angle. The CF panel sits lower than the stock panel.

The new CF panel...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

...a journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step...

DO IT!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By rocketman1988
My experience

I had a similar experience with the INDY FSDO. My airplane was ready in October of 2020. They would not do the inspection because it was deemed "non-essential" due to covid.

There were three DARs...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,173
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

I have about 250k invested but not sure you could rebuild mine for that now…
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By rocketman1988
I used

I used two of the werner steps building my -10...they are great.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,295
Posted By rocketman1988
Me Too

I have had the same experience. I also have claimed damage and Duracell covered it to some extent. I now use Energizer and have had no issues...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By rocketman1988
Wow

That is a lot of gas, kind of makes the -10 into a two seater, assuming the builder did not increase the gross weight limit...

I would still have to believe that a hard landing was involved in...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,126
Posted By rocketman1988
Fuel

"...I urge caution when adding fuel to the wings (like replace the outboard leading edge with another tank). An RV-10 recently had the main gear collapse when landing with full fuel..."

The gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,246
Posted By rocketman1988
I like

Like it, especially the service bulletin section.

Any chance of being able to download the specific SBs for my aircraft in, say, an excel file for maintenance records?
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,874
Posted By rocketman1988
Pos

The POS has a linear movement. Most connect it to the rotary output of the torque tube which will flex the POS if rigidly mounted. Also, the POS doesn’t work well near its endpoints. Can you get it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By rocketman1988
Here you go

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/73301.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By rocketman1988
good luck!

"...I want the engine to be the very last thing that arrives and shows up to a plane that's ready for it to be bolted on and go for the first flight..."

There is still a ton of work to do after the...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,516
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually...

Actually, it wasn't you who I was referring to, so...

Remainder of reply deleted...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
My system uses a linear actuator to move a bell...

My system uses a linear actuator to move a bell crank which the springs attach to. There is about 2" of throw at the end of the bell crank. I needed to play with changing K, the spring constant, to...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
Be aware

Be aware that if you intend on using a servo to activate the spring bias system, you will need to find the neutral point by changing the springs…trial and error. The aerosport capstan allows for...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,516
Posted By rocketman1988
Pitot heat

Get the GAP26 Regulated Pitot tube.

Turn it ON after engine start.

Turn it OFF before engine shutdown.

Never have to worry about it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By rocketman1988
I think the only way to be sure is to remove one...

I think the only way to be sure is to remove one bolt on the cylinder and see if it is fully extended…
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,516
Posted By rocketman1988
Bla bla bla? Really?

Bla bla bla? Really?
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Sorry, the ride in the back comment was supposed to be funny…most of us never ride in the back…

I find that the yaw damper does make a difference in turbulence; not so much when it’s smooth. I am...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By rocketman1988
I am sure they told you that the bypass occurs in...

I am sure they told you that the bypass occurs in the last 1/16" of the stroke...and they aren't kidding!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By rocketman1988
Or, you can use a tool like the Mighty Vac vacuum...

Or, you can use a tool like the Mighty Vac vacuum bleeding system and not have to do any of that...:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
How often...

How often do you ride in the back?...:D
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,516
Posted By rocketman1988
The typical utilitarian nay sayers are...

The typical utilitarian nay sayers are out...

Build what you want, want what you build...It is a beautiful panel and if you like it, that is all that really matters.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,516
Posted By rocketman1988
Nah...

I have the symmetrical panel, so I do not have the real estate for the 750...but my 650 is in that location. Setting up approaches is a non issue. My autopilot head is mounted above the 650, and it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By rocketman1988
Make sure...

Make sure the master cylinders are FULLY extended, especially the last 1/16". If they are not, and you try and fill/bleed, you will have problems.
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

“Certainly not a yaw damper”…it may not be NEEDED but is certainly a nice option, especially for the back seat passengers…
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By rocketman1988
Garmin

I have the garmin g3x T system in my -10. I installed the yaw damper and aping bias rudder trim. The system easily auto trims the pitch and roll. I modified the spring bias to be controlled with a...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By rocketman1988
What I did...

I used two pieces of packing tape stuck adhesive to adhesive to make a sheet of plastic. I then taped this sheet over the hole and filled that area, from the inside, with pro seal/canopy...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By rocketman1988
No...

No, what you posted is a good reference but the book I was referring to was this:

https://www.asa2fly.com/Search.aspx?k=visualized%20flight%20maneuvers
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

Yep, pin 25…works great!
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,574
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry, "uncontrolled" is just a word that exactly...

Sorry, "uncontrolled" is just a word that exactly describes a particular airport...or airspace. You may "feel" that it is unprofessional but that is just your feeling...

Been flying and instructing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By rocketman1988
Or…

Or you can add a switch to the proper pin on the mfd to force it into off mode. Works great…
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,574
Posted By rocketman1988
Some of the blame...

Some of the blame likely is with the cessna pilot, as well. Although not REQUIRED to make those calls, it is a good idea to do so. I fly primarily from uncontrolled airports, and things run much...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

You may want to study the visualized flight maneuvers handbook to help with doing the maneuvers correctly; practicing what you think they should look like and not what they are supposed to look like...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By rocketman1988
Conduits

If I built another -10, I would run a conduit through the tunnel. I added a couple of holes at the choke point and ran some wiring in the overhead console…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,372
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Cell phone in airplane mode...LOL
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By rocketman1988
start here:

This is a good place to start...


https://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-01115-01_ap.pdf
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By rocketman1988
also...

The flutes on the reamers are very sharp; any side load can cause an oblong hole...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By rocketman1988
If…

If you use a step drill, be aware that it can and will walk if you are not holding it perpendicular to your work, and you will end up with more of a slot.

Many people use a 1/4” drill bit, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 624,256
Posted By rocketman1988
Based at I67

Too bad I wasn't there today, or we could have met...

Haven't been out there lately due to a death in the family...maybe next time.

That airplane has been there ever since I have been going there,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By rocketman1988
More info

After additional research, it looks like B&C changed the OV threshold on the new LR3D regulator to 16.25 volts.

I would be curious to see if the this was the regulator being used in the case of BMS...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,491
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry, Walt, it is obvious that you personally do...

Sorry, Walt, it is obvious that you personally do not like EarthX...and that is fine.

You should, IMO, not cherry pick information. Yes, EarthX is "an experimental" battery in most cases. The DO...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By rocketman1988
Build log

I used My Kit Log. When I started my project, it seemed like the way to go.

That said, I probably would not use it again. The program has not been updated or improved, in any meaningful way, in at...
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By rocketman1988
fans

I built a -10. The fans help keep the avionics area cool and yes, they will help to remove fog on the windshield...I think defrost might be a bit strong.

You may want to put a speed control, or at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

My voltages are rock solid with B&C alternators and regulators. Dual earthx batteries…
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By rocketman1988
Full readings

The only "single" sensor that will read the total fuel is if you build a capacitance system into your tanks; the stock floats, princeton capacitance probes, the CiES floats...none of them will read...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By rocketman1988
Call

Call the company. I spoke with them at Oshkosh and they were ready to help. If I build again, I will use them…
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By rocketman1988
nah

Privately owned, public airport was sold; new owner needs all the hangar space for his business...luckily, I have been on hangar lists in the area for years and my name came up...
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By rocketman1988
Sorry

Sorry I haven't gotten to an update; I have some elderly parent issues that came up over the last two weeks...

...and I got evicted from my hangar...I will try to get to it later this week but no...
Forum: Tools 10-17-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By rocketman1988
I used…

I used a Mastercool double flare tool. Make sure to look at the 37 degree model.

Check it out. There are diagrams of how it works. Basically, it compresses the length of the tube and then folds it...
Forum: Tools 10-16-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By rocketman1988
I think

I think most guys use the Rolo Flare to get the typical single flare.

I chose to use a double flare tool as specified in AC-43-13 for soft aluminum tubing, 5052 in my case...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By rocketman1988
Cabin top

No issues unpainted.
Forum: RV-10 10-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Might want to talk to the guy with the CD-230(?) that he had on his -10...
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