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Forum: Northeast Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By cderk
Lehigh Valley Hangars

I’m relocating to the Bethlehem PA and cannot find a hangar. If anyone has one they’re not using or knows of anyone who might be interested in subleasing please let me know. In particular I’d be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By cderk
Im more than happy to bring beer as well, as long...

Im more than happy to bring beer as well, as long as everyone promises no Bud Light, Miller Lite, Corona, etc. Rule should be that its only local beers!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2022, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By cderk
^ that is the trick… only works with GTN xi....

^ that is the trick… only works with GTN xi. Would be nice if it worked with the non xi navigators. Shows BOD, so why not TOD?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By cderk
I would venture to say that many builders would...

I would venture to say that many builders would have a difficult time building without VAF as a resource. Either that or Van’s would need to add exponentially more technical support staff to their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By cderk
There was me, you, Jim, the guy parked behind me...

There was me, you, Jim, the guy parked behind me and two in front of me for sure :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By cderk
It says in 1.1 Terms: “The term GTX 3X5” includes...

It says in 1.1 Terms: “The term GTX 3X5” includes all unit models.
When you download the app and look at the release notes there is a table that includes all GTX 325, 335, 345, 35R and 45R models
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,167
Posted By cderk
Smithsonian Bound

Spent Saturday at the Smithsonian at Dulles, and had the RV10 on static display. Always a fun event.

Also had Potomac Approach ask me to slow down on downwind. With the wind pretty sporty I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By cderk
GTX45 Update

For those of you who have a 45 or 45R and are trying to figure out what this update will do, after a bunch of back of forth, i was pointed to the release notes for a previous version of the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By cderk
Justin Will you be doing upgrades to software at...

Justin
Will you be doing upgrades to software at Oshkosh this year?
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,216
Posted By cderk
There is a new product just coming to market -...

There is a new product just coming to market - EcoFlow Wave. Its a 4000 BTU unit which is a little more than the ZeroBreeze... i'd love to give it a try, but their return policy looks like they...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,216
Posted By cderk
I have an RV10, live in the northeast, did not...

I have an RV10, live in the northeast, did not install AC and kick myself in the a$$ every time i fly during the summer. It’s uncomfortable on the ground when temps are above 80 - I will not taxi...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By cderk
Yes, i had a conversation with Bill two weeks ago...

Yes, i had a conversation with Bill two weeks ago and he told me he’d be out of the country for a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,803
Posted By cderk
I recently had my RV10 cleaned and then sealed...

I recently had my RV10 cleaned and then sealed with a ceramic coating. I have to say - forget about speed increases… the ease by which bugs come off the leading edges with just plain water and a...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By cderk
Van's charges $1000 for the unbuilt -10 tank...

Van's charges $1000 for the unbuilt -10 tank parts alone... ask me how I know :)
I would think you could get at least what the parts are worth.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By cderk
Thanks Walt - I can certainly give that a try. ...

Thanks Walt - I can certainly give that a try. Prior to getting these "new" units, everything worked fine. Do you think the MFD/PFD position has anything to do with the fan working or not? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By cderk
G3X Touch - A Slow Death

Question for the G3X users...

Had Garmin send me two "new" units to replace mine under warranty. Flew yesterday, was IMC, and noticed that the PFD stopped responding to touch. Got on the ground,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By cderk
have you checked in with zack (Van's east coast...

have you checked in with zack (Van's east coast rep) in PA? I know he has a 10 and a few others down there that he does training in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,067
Posted By cderk
As others have done, I have no key, just the...

As others have done, I have no key, just the start button and a hidden starter enable kit
Forum: Autopilots 05-01-2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By cderk
Right behind the elevator bell crank servo

Right behind the elevator bell crank servo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By cderk
But the problem is that it’s not up to you… but...

But the problem is that it’s not up to you… but to each their own. I’d rather call and get clarification and not have to move it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By cderk
I would highly recommend checking with whatever...

I would highly recommend checking with whatever DAR you plan on using to make sure they are OK with ELT antenna mounted that way… mine said I had to mount it according to the manufacturers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By cderk
I have a bunch. Pm me with your email address and...

I have a bunch. Pm me with your email address and I can send a few
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By cderk
I’m sure if you look at aircraft accident...

I’m sure if you look at aircraft accident statistics, talking on a phone is not a distraction that causes problems. There is no difference between talking on a phone versus talking to a passenger....
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,787
Posted By cderk
Me either. My setup is completely stock. When I’m...

Me either. My setup is completely stock. When I’m running heat, it definitely gets warm, but not something to be concerned with.
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By cderk
Your RV will not be tail heavy with AC. When I’m...

Your RV will not be tail heavy with AC. When I’m alone in mine, i frequently have additional ballast in the baggage compartment.
Forum: Northeast 02-21-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By cderk
The situation in NJ for hangars sucks quite...

The situation in NJ for hangars sucks quite frankly. I have my plane based at KMGJ and drive an hour to get there. There are hangars available, and prices are not ridiculous like they are in NJ.
Forum: Northeast 02-16-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By cderk
Not in NYC, but not far in Bergen Co, NJ

Not in NYC, but not far in Bergen Co, NJ
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2022, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By cderk
https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-be...

https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-belt-headset-hangar/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 03:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By cderk
Ah…. That’s good information Bill. That’s really...

Ah…. That’s good information Bill. That’s really an installation issue. I had the same thing and it’s my own fault. The way these things work is you command it to a certain position. The controller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By cderk
I do the same thing… in fact, during my...

I do the same thing… in fact, during my preflight, i exercise the shutter full open and closed prior to starting the engine. In my hangar, i can hear the servo move open/close. When I’m outside,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,510
Posted By cderk
Sounds like another primer wars discussion. I...

Sounds like another primer wars discussion. I run full electronic ignition, so maybe I’m just OK at taking risks?

I personally dont think this is a big risk. First I think chance of failure is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By cderk
^ this is my SOP as well. Very good advice.

^ this is my SOP as well. Very good advice.
Forum: Safety 01-29-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,023
Posted By cderk
I don’t have a DIY engine heater, but I did build...

I don’t have a DIY engine heater, but I did build my own cell phone switch to turn my heater on as well as a portable space heater to warm the cabin…

Parts list at the end of the video....
Forum: Safety 01-29-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,634
Posted By cderk
If we weren’t dealing with COVID right now the...

If we weren’t dealing with COVID right now the FAA has the portable chamber they bring to Oshkosh. Very eye opening, and kinda fun.
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By cderk
One note about that… definitely go with the GDL51...

One note about that… definitely go with the GDL51 or 52. You can add XM to the GDU’s, but in doing so, you can only control XM from that GDU. The GDL, at least my understanding, will allow control...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By cderk
I am currently paying $5 a month for my XM radio...

I am currently paying $5 a month for my XM radio subscription in my plane. I’m using the Garmin XM receiver (GDL51R)
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By cderk
Why wouldnt you use Lord adhesive as one of the...

Why wouldnt you use Lord adhesive as one of the options? I’m guessing that will be up there as many folks have built according to the plan.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By cderk
What about something like...

What about something like this?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087TG6BWT/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_SDJ016MTWX0SC425AB15?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By cderk
I dont have wx, but use the radio on almost every...

I dont have wx, but use the radio on almost every flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By cderk
Ive been to Alton Bay with the Archer i owned...

Ive been to Alton Bay with the Archer i owned years ago. I’m interested in knowing how well a plane with a castering nosewheel does on the ice. I’d love to do it again, but hesitant about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By cderk
Allan - happy to help. Live in Northeast US and...

Allan - happy to help. Live in Northeast US and its cold as **** here. FLew over the weekend. Departed when it was -1 degrees.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,452
Posted By cderk
if its good enough for the airlines...

if its good enough for the airlines...
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By cderk
Ashley - what mount are you using?

Ashley - what mount are you using?
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By cderk
iPad Mounting in RV10

I don’t “need” an iPad in the 10, but there are a few times where its nice to have - especially when getting rerouted. Seems like its easier to do with Foreflight and then send it to my panel versus...
Forum: Safety 12-30-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By cderk
Propeller Specialized Services LLC

I’m hoping no one used these guys recently. This is from the local FAA Safety team:

“During the time period between January 29, 2016, and March 25, 2021, Trinity Specialized Services, LLC dba...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,355
Posted By cderk
Finished my 10 in April 2020. Took me 4.5 years,...

Finished my 10 in April 2020. Took me 4.5 years, slow build, averaged about 10 or so hours a week… some weeks a few more, some a few less. I maybe had a stretch of 30-45 days where i didnt work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,817
Posted By cderk
Little Under 100 Hrs

A little disappointed that I didnt quite hit 100 hours. This was year two of having Norma Jean flying. What an awesome machine!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By cderk
Justin - If you have a G3X and did the 9.0...

Justin -
If you have a G3X and did the 9.0 update, the G5 is already updated, correct?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By cderk
They do… new firmware was released the other day…

They do… new firmware was released the other day…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,983
Posted By cderk
I installed 5 of these in my hangar and they work...

I installed 5 of these in my hangar and they work really well
https://www.harborfreight.com/5000-lumen-4-ft-led-hanging-shop-light-64410.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,392
Posted By cderk
Seems reasonable to me...

I think these increases are really reasonable. Being in manufacturing myself, our cost of aluminum has gone up 12% this year. Other vendors have sent us notices of price increases 3 times - 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By cderk
It’s probably not a great idea to do that… only...

It’s probably not a great idea to do that… only because Van’s has permission to reuse the images in their calendar. Might not be great for someone to reuse someone else’s work and put it online. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,811
Posted By cderk
I’ve seen this issue as well… i typically just...

I’ve seen this issue as well… i typically just hit the direct to button on the navigator and reselect the waypoint I’m currently navigating to. It was a little disheartening when this happened to me...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By cderk
Garmin G3X - VPX Integration

There is an RS232 connection between the VPX and G3X system that provides stuff like flap position to the G3X.

Seems like there is a TON of other information that ISN’T being shared that would be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By cderk
So you’re saying that Van’s instructions are...

So you’re saying that Van’s instructions are wrong???
Mine is supported by attaching to the motor mount, which is accordance with the instructions.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,153
Posted By cderk
I find it hard to believe that you ordered...

I find it hard to believe that you ordered something 9/19 and the crate date is 2.5 years later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,331
Posted By cderk
You can also fly my 10 in XPlane - apparently...

You can also fly my 10 in XPlane - apparently someone took my design and created it.

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/search/&q=Flyingthe10&quick=1
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,978
Posted By cderk
I dont have the dimensions, but here is the full...

I dont have the dimensions, but here is the full panel pic
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,978
Posted By cderk
Not sure if Geoff has any of them left, but I...

Not sure if Geoff has any of them left, but I used his G900 panel. its for two screens, side by side, and the right screen is angled slightly toward the pilot. I really like it. I don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By cderk
… and if you ever get the opportunity to take a...

… and if you ever get the opportunity to take a tour, I highly recommend it. I was lucky enough to coordinate the tour when my Thunderbolt was being built. The folks there definitely take pride in...
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,785
Posted By cderk
If you want something equipped and with the...

If you want something equipped and with the fit/finish of something certified plan on $250k. 3-5 years is doable. I did mine in 4.5 and it was slow build, and I have a full time job as well. ...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,780
Posted By cderk
Do you really think you can survive more than 5...

Do you really think you can survive more than 5 hours non-stop without having to take a leak?
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By cderk
I use my rudder lock all the time as well, but...

I use my rudder lock all the time as well, but this is one of the other reasons i always try to park with the nose into the wind, even if its inconvenient.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By cderk
Dan - if its vibrating after lift off, try...

Dan - if its vibrating after lift off, try tightening the axle. I had this same issue on my 10 and its because the nose wheel was spinning too freely. Once I tightened it up, problem went away.
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