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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By blahphish
Thanks Dan! Glad to hear it will accept from...

Thanks Dan! Glad to hear it will accept from Foreflight, which would be a nice upgrade to my workflow. Now to figure out if I really want to spend ~$6k for an upgrade from the 430! Yikes. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By blahphish
Avidyne IFD440 + Dynon Skyview question

Can anyone tell me if the Avidyne IFD440 will accept flight plans from Skyview? I have a 430w now, which will feed the Skyview flight data, but it will not accept flight plans from the Skyview. I'm...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By blahphish
CS4-4 has a 1/4" grip length so the countersink...

CS4-4 has a 1/4" grip length so the countersink is to avoid using a longer grip pop rivet. Randy already said as much, I just wanted to expand a little because at first glance I was confused by that...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By blahphish
Here are a couple more data points for the...

Here are a couple more data points for the discussion.

I recently got my annual quote from Gallagher, whom I'm very happy with by the way, and completed my IFR rating shortly after that initial...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By blahphish
Hey Wes, just my 2c and definitely not an...

Hey Wes, just my 2c and definitely not an engineering perspective and probably not what you are wanting to hear, but I think you might be solving a problem that doesnt need solving. Hundreds of...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By blahphish
Hi Dan, Checkout our POH and Checklists and...

Hi Dan,

Checkout our POH and Checklists and feel free to use them as a template if you would like to.

https://n42bu.com/post/2013/03/27/Sharing-our-files
Forum: Southeast 08-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By blahphish
The fam and I camped on the island this past...

The fam and I camped on the island this past Spring and it was one of the most fun adventures we've done! Hope to see a bunch of fellow RV folks...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,607
Posted By blahphish
Talking Thanks all! Another great get together. Next year...

Thanks all! Another great get together. Next year Bill can get aerial photos from his newly completed RV-10 :)
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,845
Posted By blahphish
Brandi, Lucy and I will attend. Look forward to...

Brandi, Lucy and I will attend. Look forward to seeing all our RV-10 friends again! <3
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-28-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,554
Posted By blahphish
Its true what they say, they do grow up fast!...

Its true what they say, they do grow up fast! We'll be at Osh so look forward to seeing you all there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,554
Posted By blahphish
Left coast trip

Our adventure machine got us safely through 25 hours of flying and 4,000nm on an amazing trip out west. Gotta love RVs! More details in our trip write up here...
Forum: California 04-27-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By blahphish
SUCCESS! We did it VAF! SpaceX is amazing and is...

SUCCESS! We did it VAF! SpaceX is amazing and is everything plus more than I hoped it would be. The future is bright. The wifey had no idea we were getting a tour so it was a great surprise to put it...
Forum: RV-10 04-27-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,452
Posted By blahphish
Woohoo, thanks Bob, Gary, and others for making...

Woohoo, thanks Bob, Gary, and others for making this event happen once again. We'll be there and happy to help with clean up.
Forum: California 03-25-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By blahphish
I havent - I'll send him a message. Thanks for...

I havent - I'll send him a message. Thanks for the suggestion.



Hi Marc, we'll be flying into Cali, weather permitting, and KLGB is a likely destination. We'll most likely be in town Tuesday...
Forum: California 03-23-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By blahphish
Talking Hey Mike, yes its been a while and I'm feeling a...

Hey Mike, yes its been a while and I'm feeling a little guilty for being out of the scene lol. Building a toddler is harder than building an airplane, that is for sure! Yep, we're flying the -10 to...
Forum: California 03-23-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By blahphish
Long shot - SpaceX or Tesla anyone?

My wife and I will be getting a rare break from our 3 year old kid in about 10 days from now when we will be in California, and I had a grand idea of trying to surprise her with a tour of SpaceX or...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,406
Posted By blahphish
http://n42bu.com/post/2012/02/07/RV-10-Cost-Planne...

http://n42bu.com/post/2012/02/07/RV-10-Cost-Planner.aspx
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By blahphish
I put firesleeve on my control cables the entire...

I put firesleeve on my control cables the entire length. It wasnt very expensive to buy and a cheap insurance policy to extend the life.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-02-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,316
Posted By blahphish
AWESOME trip and photos Weasel!

AWESOME trip and photos Weasel!
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,790
Posted By blahphish
My lovely assistant Brandi had good results with...

My lovely assistant Brandi had good results with cleaning, wet sand, clear coat, wet sand, clear coat. Love that sexy carbon fiber look ...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,778
Posted By blahphish
I've never had any trouble with all default...

I've never had any trouble with all default settings. I cant think of anything helpful to suggest if you have already followed the Dynon auto pilot tuning...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,112
Posted By blahphish
Below are a few photos that might help someone....

Below are a few photos that might help someone. We opted for McMaster on our plane and so I'm in that camp and think they are great and in fact they still look brand new after 3 years and 500 hours....
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 479,098
Posted By blahphish
Thumbs up One of the coolest interior+panel ever. Thats not...

One of the coolest interior+panel ever. Thats not even just my opinion, it's concrete fact. :cool:
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 485,013
Posted By blahphish
Thumbs up Great job!

Impeccable workmanship and a job very well done. I loved seeing the photo on your site with Ayla helping with goggles equipped. Now lets hear some trip reports! :)
Forum: RV-10 08-11-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,591
Posted By blahphish
Thumbs up A while back I made a spreadsheet that you can...

A while back I made a spreadsheet that you can enter your own values in to help track the build time and cost. Maybe its something you would find useful:...
Forum: Reviews 07-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 71,627
Posted By blahphish
I went with the ETX36 because at the time the...

I went with the ETX36 because at the time the ETX900 didnt exist. If I were to do it again now I would do the 900 since it has redundant electronics and a fault monitor and a little more power too. I...
Forum: Reviews 07-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 71,627
Posted By blahphish
Just wanted to put another data point out there....

Just wanted to put another data point out there. We have been flying with the EarthX for almost a year now and it is solid. No complaints at all and the weight savings is great especially in the back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,066
Posted By blahphish
Glad to hear everything appears to be ok with the...

Glad to hear everything appears to be ok with the prop. I saw it happen and my heart sank with yours when it happened. You came over a couple days later and we chatted a bit so I just wanted to shout...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 485,013
Posted By blahphish
Woohoo! Congrats Paul!

Woohoo! Congrats Paul!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,137
Posted By blahphish
Talking Cease and desist

I demand for all of these new panel and quadrant concepts/implementations photos to cease at once! I just built my panel 3 short years ago and its far too soon to be drooling over the new hotness and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,128
Posted By blahphish
Was great to see you guys! Have fun down there...

Was great to see you guys! Have fun down there and looking forward to seeing you again at Osh.
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,712
Posted By blahphish
Great thread! It might also be very interesting...

Great thread!

It might also be very interesting to hear along with the Total Time what non-typical maintenance items were encountered. For example, not: 'changed tires every 250 hours' type of...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,016
Posted By blahphish
Lightbulb Here are a few goodies that you might consider:...

Here are a few goodies that you might consider:

Aerosport Seat Lever
Aerosport Rudder Trim
Aerosport Door Handle Upgrade
Planearound wheel pant bracket upgrade
Planearound 3rd latch
Sun visors -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-05-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,384
Posted By blahphish
AWESOME! Will definitely have to add this trip to...

AWESOME! Will definitely have to add this trip to the list for next year!
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,140
Posted By blahphish
Tim Olson has a pretty thorough one in case it...

Tim Olson has a pretty thorough one in case it helps anyone.

http://www.myrv10.com/N104CD/maintenance/20070225/index.html
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,103
Posted By blahphish
My experience is you can crack the heat open just...

My experience is you can crack the heat open just a little and open air vents to do the fine adjustments if needed. Non issue imo.
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,061
Posted By blahphish
Just my 2 cents - from what I've seen some people...

Just my 2 cents - from what I've seen some people fill that area in and some dont and I think its mostly a cosmetic choice as it isnt a big concern for leaking. Most of the time you would likely have...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,761
Posted By blahphish
LOL! Sean you know the twist and snap method can...

LOL! Sean you know the twist and snap method can be used on all living creatures. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,761
Posted By blahphish
Thanksgiving trip out West

Brandi, Lucy, and I piled into the -10 for yet another trip out West. What should have been an 8 or so hour flight turned into a much more full day of flying since we had to dodge some weather in TX,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,763
Posted By blahphish
We made it back from our trip to Guaymas Mexico...

We made it back from our trip to Guaymas Mexico without much incident. The only exciting thing that happened during the flight, which happened to us last time we went to Mexico as well, was that we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,763
Posted By blahphish
Thank you Miguel! Those key words will come in...

Thank you Miguel! Those key words will come in handy. Hopefully especially this one: Sandwich de pollo Con Tocino :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,763
Posted By blahphish
Ok thanks! Will be headed down to Guaymas next...

Ok thanks! Will be headed down to Guaymas next week. We flew there for the first time two years ago and were shocked to find how difficult it was to get through all the paperwork once we landed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,763
Posted By blahphish
Has anyone flown to/in Mexico recently that can...

Has anyone flown to/in Mexico recently that can share information on the new APIS "system" (spreadsheet)? The current AOPA information...
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,124
Posted By blahphish
One more data point to the list - we were...

One more data point to the list - we were planning on installing a handle and didnt and dont think we ever will. Looked at some that were suitable at Home Depot.

If you do end up doing it you might...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 86,236
Posted By blahphish
Thumbs up No cracks! Thanks Jesse

Happy to report my SB is completed and no cracks found, whew!

I happened to be going down to Florida and while I was down there I dropped in at X35 where Jesse Saint's shop is located and got a...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,737
Posted By blahphish
I installed an EarthX in my plane a few months...

I installed an EarthX in my plane a few months ago and am completely happy with it. I put it in the standard location for the -10 (behind baggage wall) and so my 2c on the battery box is that its not...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,400
Posted By blahphish
Nice write up Bill!

Nice write up Bill!
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 485,013
Posted By blahphish
Wow, that first shot is beautiful! How are the...

Wow, that first shot is beautiful!

How are the seat belts setup in that last photograph? It appears they might be attached to the seat back?
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By blahphish
Dang, I got all excited to make a post quick...

Dang, I got all excited to make a post quick because if you can sneak in a welcome aboard before Mike does then you are doing good! I just barely missed the mark :D

Welcome! Bring on the questions.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By blahphish
Wow! You guys have been very hard at work. Thank...

Wow! You guys have been very hard at work. Thank you!
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,205
Posted By blahphish
I installed my andair without using the extension...

I installed my andair without using the extension because at the time I was looking the extension was like $300 and I said no to that. I verified with Deems Davis who did the same thing prior to me...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By blahphish
My findings are like Bill's in that the unusable...

My findings are like Bill's in that the unusable fuel was probably about a cup in each wing. I pumped all of the fuel in each wing through the electric boost pump into a gas can. After that I drained...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,117
Posted By blahphish
Unfortunately this happened to me once too. Did a...

Unfortunately this happened to me once too. Did a very thorough W&B before the flight so that wasnt the issue in my case. I got distracted by line guy upon arrival and had two passengers and full...
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,737
Posted By blahphish
Operating temps appear to be 60c (140f) on the...

Operating temps appear to be 60c (140f) on the EarthX batteries. What is the normal temps in that location you are considering?

If you plan to have a 2nd alternator then the higher position picture...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,211
Posted By blahphish
Thanks for this great info Michael and for...

Thanks for this great info Michael and for starting this topic.

On long cross country trips I often think it would be nice not only for the people on the ground, but for the people in the cockpit...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,799
Posted By blahphish
AWESOME! I love how the lock is incorporated into...

AWESOME! I love how the lock is incorporated into the design.
Forum: RV-10 06-29-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By blahphish
Welcome to the team, Eric!

Welcome to the team, Eric!
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,751
Posted By blahphish
Lightbulb Please consider

+1 more to the 3rd latch. I hate to beat a dead horse but I feel the need to get preachy for future builders who may see this and are still on the fence about going with the Planearound.com 3rd latch...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 485,013
Posted By blahphish
Wow what a great picture! Thanks for sharing.

Wow what a great picture! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,432
Posted By blahphish
I just started having problems with my flap...

I just started having problems with my flap positioning system, but mine started giving trouble after 300 hours. The difference in my issue though is that I can still operate the flaps by holding...
Forum: RV-10 06-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,051
Posted By blahphish
Nice photo of the RVs and the background scenery...

Nice photo of the RVs and the background scenery looks beautiful too. I think that picture will inspire more 10s to be built in Switzerland for sure! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 1,093,760
Posted By blahphish
Awesome panel!! I'm jealous that you have the new...

Awesome panel!! I'm jealous that you have the new Dynon control modules for AP and the bugs. My panel is similar but those items didnt exist when we designed and now it seems tough to work them in so...
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