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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,947
Posted By UnPossible
I have a Higher Power 44' x 16' door and it is...

I have a Higher Power 44' x 16' door and it is great. What I liked about the Higher Power is that door swing up and in... so when fully raised ~1/2 of the door is in the hangar and 1/2 is out.

Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By UnPossible
Removing Oil from inside of cowl fiberglass

Hey - quick question for the fiberglass experts. I am hopefully coming to the end of fitting the cowl to the fuselage. At some point I will likely paint the inside of the cowl to make cleaning...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By UnPossible
I know everyone works at a different speed, but I...

I know everyone works at a different speed, but I received my slow build fuselage in October and I had it to quick build stage by mid-February. I don't keep track of my hours, but it seemed to go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By UnPossible
Great timing on this question... I am working...

Great timing on this question... I am working with the guys at SteinAir on the panel for my 10, and I have this little voice in the back of my head nagging me to wait a bit, as an improved G3X screen...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By UnPossible
Anti-Splat Air/Oil Separator

Hey - plugging away on the FWF and I am shifting gears to mounting and connecting the Anti-Splat Air/Oil Separator. Anti-Splat recommends mounting the unit high on the firewall on the co-pilot side....
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By UnPossible
IO-540 Fuel Line Question

Hey - I working away on the FWF portion of my RV-10 build and have a quick question.... It looks like the fuel line from the wings to the fire wall to the engine driven fuel pump to the fuel servo...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By UnPossible
GI-260

Hey - I am working with the guys at Stein to plan the G3X system for the panel in the RV-10 I am building.

I am trying to decide if I want to add the GI-260 AOA indicator on top of the glare...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By UnPossible
PDF of instructions sent

PDF of instructions sent
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By UnPossible
Plans/Instructions RV-10 for air intake

I am working on the FWF portion of my build and thought that I'd tackle the air intake portion. I have the parts , but can't seem to find the plans anywhere.

I've checked the FWF plans and there is...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By UnPossible
Well after messing around for quite a bit this...

Well after messing around for quite a bit this evening, I have the two cowl halves fitting together pretty well.


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-rdzKwGh/0/acb3e695/XL/i-rdzKwGh-XL.jpg

My only...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,814
Posted By UnPossible
Fitting the Cowl - How good is good enough?

Well, I've waited a few days, and the cowl fairy has not flown in to fit my cowl :(... guess it's time to get busy.

I've spent a couple of hours trimming the cowl around the spinner area. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By UnPossible
I looked at Pegasus last night, but I only could...

I looked at Pegasus last night, but I only could find AL fittings in the size I am looking for. I need to order my FWF Oil and fuel lines... I'll call Tom and see if they have what I am looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By UnPossible
Source for steel AN fittings

Hey - I am looking for a steel AN823-8 fitting and Spruce is backordered until early June. I tried a search, but came up empty. Are there any other online suppliers I should check for steel AN...
Forum: GPS 03-16-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By UnPossible
I had a similar issue when I installed the...

I had a similar issue when I installed the GPS-20A in my 7A.... I checked and rechecked the wiring, re terminated all my connections... etc

When nothing worked, I called Garmin and they told me it...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By UnPossible
Shim between hinge and firewall

Hey - I am planning on using screws and nutplates, as opposed to the hinges to attach my cowling. Looking at the plans, it has you sandwich a 0.020" shim between the cowl attach hinge and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-07-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,705
Posted By UnPossible
I'm building a RV-10 at 0TX1 (Pecan Plantation)...

I'm building a RV-10 at 0TX1 (Pecan Plantation) and we have 4-5 flying 10s on the field. Glad to let you take a look if you want to drive down to Granbury.
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By UnPossible
Slotting Nose Gear Leg for Cotter Pin

Hey - I'm installing the nose fork assembly to the nose gear leg and running into an issue. When I tighten up the nut enough to set the break-out force to ~26 lbs, I can not get the cotter pin...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By UnPossible
Matco Brake Installation

Hey - does any one know of a build page that explains step by step how to mount the Matco brakes to the wheel once installed.

For the life of me, I can't figure out the sequence to get it all...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By UnPossible
I just ran into this same problem with the...

I just ran into this same problem with the starter contactor from B and C.

Fortunately, there was enough edge distance on one side to extend the slot enough to pick up the second nut plate hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,719
Posted By UnPossible
Great timing... I was planning on riveting on the...

Great timing... I was planning on riveting on the upper forward fuselage of my RV-10 this weekend..... now hoping to get parts so I can rivet it all together next weekend!
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By UnPossible
If you were doing it over, where would you place...

If you were doing it over, where would you place the forest of tabs?
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By UnPossible
That's the exact "chicken or the egg" issue I am...

That's the exact "chicken or the egg" issue I am wondering about. I get it's easier to wire with it removable, but at what point does it get to be next to impossible to rivet it to the fuselage with...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By UnPossible
I've got the cabin and the doors fitting well,...

I've got the cabin and the doors fitting well, planning on the final door fit after the cabin top is permanently attached....
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By UnPossible
Maybe a dumb question.... I am assuming that I...

Maybe a dumb question.... I am assuming that I won't be able to cut the openings in the sub panel until I have my instrument panel all designed and laid out? or are there some holes that are pretty...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By UnPossible
Tasks before attaching Cabin and Upper Forward Fuselage?

Hey - I am getting to the point where I am about ready to permanently attach the cabin top and rivet in the upper forward fuselage.

I have run all the heavy power wiring back to the batteries, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By UnPossible
Textured Paint for interior

Hey - I am looking for some textured paint for the fiberglass cabin cover and the interior of the doors, etc of the RV-10 I am building.

I'd like something with a bit of texture to hide my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-16-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By UnPossible
Dumb question.... what does the vent do for...

Dumb question.... what does the vent do for you?????
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By UnPossible
I haven't decided about the seals yet...... but...

I haven't decided about the seals yet...... but will need to soon
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By UnPossible
I have the cabin top fitting pretty well and...

I have the cabin top fitting pretty well and drilled to the fuselage. I have not trimmed the door openings in the cabin top yet, as the scribe lines were pretty crappy and I didn't want to regret...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By UnPossible
Trimming the doors

Hey - My finish kit was just delivered last week and it's time to get busy on the doors.

Looking at the plans, there are "minimum" trim dimensions listed. (ex. on the outer door, the minimum flange...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By UnPossible
I've reached out to NAFCO, as they are listed on...

I've reached out to NAFCO, as they are listed on the EAA website as offering financing for experimental projects. The person that handles these loans was out by the time I called, but I'll report...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By UnPossible
Aircraft Kit Loans - other than First Pryority

Hey - I just spoke with Doug Smith at First Pryority bank and learned that they recently have elected to get out of the kit loan business. :(

I used them for my 7A project, and was planning on...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By UnPossible
That is definitely on my list... just trying to...

That is definitely on my list... just trying to figure out what else I may not be thinking of... thanks
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By UnPossible
When to permanently attach cabin top?

Hey - I am at the section where you fit the fiberglass cabin top to the fuselage.
After a few days of sanding and fitting over and over again, it now fits well and I am about ready to match drill it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By UnPossible
Screws vs quarter turn fasteners around the firewall

Hey -

I am making good progress on my 10, and am looking ahead to working on the cowling. I am not a big fan of Van's hinges around the firewall, and on my 7A I used quarter turn fasteners all the...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By UnPossible
Flap Horn Misalignment

Hey - quick question. I recently drilled the flap tubes and horns, using the jig that Vans supplies. Everything looked great, so I went ahead and started installing in my fuselage.

Not sure what...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By UnPossible
Thanks for all the suggestions...... I double...

Thanks for all the suggestions...... I double checked everything and went ahead and riveted down the baggage and rear seat floors.

I figure if I forgot anything, I should be able to fit it in...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By UnPossible
You can't see it in this pic, but I have an...

You can't see it in this pic, but I have an antenna doubler on the first bay in on both the right and the left sides, with an access panel already cut into the seat pan.

I debated using air frame...
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,215
Posted By UnPossible
Anything I am forgetting before I rivet down the floors?

I am at the point I need to rivet down the baggage and rear seat floors to move ahead.

I think I have everything run that I need to run, but wanted to check with those that have gone before me.

I...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By UnPossible
I'd love to see some pictures if you have them

I'd love to see some pictures if you have them
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By UnPossible
Thanks Gil - I've already got a bunch of...

Thanks Gil -

I've already got a bunch of conduits going from behind the flap cover to backside of the baggage bulkhead.

Unless you can think of a good reason why I can't use the indicated holes for...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By UnPossible
Are these holes reserved?

http://i63.tinypic.com/xelw2h.jpg

Trying to figure out if the hole along the side wall on the spar right ahead of the step and the corresponding hole just under the rear wing spar are reserved for...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By UnPossible
Thanks for posting the link, but looking at the...

Thanks for posting the link, but looking at the 90 fittings, they all look like one end is designed to have a hose crimped to it.

I may give them a call on Monday to see if they have any male to...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By UnPossible
After looking this over, and giving it a lot of...

After looking this over, and giving it a lot of thought, I think I am going to go a similar route. Bill is out of the country for a week or two, so not sure if he, or someone at his shop will be...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By UnPossible
I'd love to see any pictures you have showing how...

I'd love to see any pictures you have showing how you brought the hoses out of the central tunnel (where the penetrations are on the bottom of the fuselage) and routed them to the side panels. I am...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By UnPossible
Airflow Systems AC System Refrigerant Line Routing

Hey - I am in the process of installing the bottom scoop for the Airflow Systems Air-conditioner in my RV-10.

Speaking with Bill, it sounds like some folks route the refrigerant lines down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,135
Posted By UnPossible
I live in an airpark near Fort Worth Texas and...

I live in an airpark near Fort Worth Texas and several of us have either built new hangars or replaced doors in the last few years with a HigherPower door. Everyone that I know that has one loves...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By UnPossible
OK - I am an idiot....... if there was a way to...

OK - I am an idiot....... if there was a way to screw up the rudder/ brake pedals, I found the way to do it! Thanks for your suggestions.... all is good now.

Jason
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By UnPossible
Maybe I am wrong, but it sure doesn't look like...

Maybe I am wrong, but it sure doesn't look like there are two different side flanges. Best I can tell, you get 4 of the F-1052B's with the holes all ready pre-drilled (which is causing the alignment...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By UnPossible
Well it turns out I had two problems... one of my...

Well it turns out I had two problems... one of my making and the other it looks like a design issue.

I did have the side flanges riveted on backwards. I have fixed that, but even with them now in...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,779
Posted By UnPossible
Brake Pedal Alignment

Hey - working on the rudder and brake pedals. When I built my 7A, I kind of remember clamping the rudder bars into alignment, and then clamping the brake pedals into alignment, and finally drilling...
Forum: Propellers 03-07-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,459
Posted By UnPossible
I am curious about the part # and the cost for...

I am curious about the part # and the cost for the Hartzell 2 bladed composite prop that would work on a RV-10. Would love to know the details.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,941
Posted By UnPossible
I used the start button out of a Honda S2000, but...

I used the start button out of a Honda S2000, but because of the amp draw had to add a secondary relay.
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By UnPossible
Fuselage level for rudder cable fairings

Hey - working on attaching the rudder cable fairings, and realized that I don't know how to level the fuselage on the ground so that the rudder cable fairing will be aligned in flight?

Level on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,785
Posted By UnPossible
Those look great..... now only if you'd jump back...

Those look great..... now only if you'd jump back into the RV-10 interiors business
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By UnPossible
Looking ahead, in a few steps the instructions...

Looking ahead, in a few steps the instructions have you install the rudder cables. Any reason not to put them in the tailcone before it is attached to the fuselage?
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By UnPossible
What else to do before I attach the tailcone?

Hey - quick question. I am quickly approaching the section in the build where the instructions have you attach the tailcone to the fuselage.

I am planning on installing my static tubing before...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By UnPossible
There are a few rivets on the RV-10 front skins...

There are a few rivets on the RV-10 front skins that are a real challenge to figure out how to get a bucking bar on them.

I think I have it figured out, but just in case I was looking for a longer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By UnPossible
That is still not quite long enough. I was...

That is still not quite long enough. I was hoping to find something with a grip length of around 0.2"

Thanks,
Jason
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By UnPossible
3/32" Pop Rivet with longer grip

Hey - does anyone know if a 3/32" pop rivet with a longer grip range than the MK-319BS? I have a handful of rivets that are a real challenge to buck, and I'd like to substitute a pop rivet.

It...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By UnPossible
Tunnel access panel location

Hey - looking at many of the "what would you have done different" posts, it seems like adding an access panel to one or both sides of the tunnel is at the top of the list. So I figured it would make...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By UnPossible
Just to close the loop, I spoke with Vans this...

Just to close the loop, I spoke with Vans this morning and they thought I would be ok with stop drilling the hole, but a new skin was only $50 so I decided to just replace it. Now I have plenty of...
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