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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By AviatorJ
You can buy all the ribbons you want online. My...

You can buy all the ribbons you want online.

My understanding is CAP squadrons are a bit hit or miss. They all have the same military themed cosplay bit, but some are better than others. My only...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,555
Posted By AviatorJ
Obvious personal opinion but that's too cluttered...

Obvious personal opinion but that's too cluttered for me, especially being a VFR.

I would remove the G5 and center the PFD infront of pilot. Have the MFD butt to the right of that. If you want the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with Airflow for the larger ‘Aussie’...

I went with Airflow for the larger ‘Aussie’ evaporator and the ability to customize the installation. That’s not for everyone so it’s great to see options. On the Aussie evaporator, believe it comes...
Forum: Midwest 05-09-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By AviatorJ
Come to Sundance (KHSD), it?s 4 miles or so from...

Come to Sundance (KHSD), it?s 4 miles or so from KPWA, and a fantastic GA airport.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By AviatorJ
I have VXs on my plane. I used shielded wiring...

I have VXs on my plane. I used shielded wiring just for the ease of running everything together. I did as you said grounded the shielding back to my ground block.

Good and bad news, good news is I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By AviatorJ
I used them on my build and they?ve worked great....

I used them on my build and they?ve worked great. Used a few in the engine bay and after a year/ 140 hours, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a QB... received my repairman's cert and...

I did a QB... received my repairman's cert and actually finished my first annual this week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By AviatorJ
That's going to be amazing looking!

That's going to be amazing looking!
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,498
Posted By AviatorJ
Good job! Safe flying!

Good job! Safe flying!
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By AviatorJ
Here?s what I used....

Here?s what I used.

http://buildingrv10.blogspot.com/2014/03/started-landing-gear.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,741
Posted By AviatorJ
95% of my first condition inspection.... going to...

95% of my first condition inspection.... going to leave the engine to the pros to inspect.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By AviatorJ
There's no G3X setups, however I like to fake fly...

There's no G3X setups, however I like to fake fly the Velocity Twin by Aerobask. They have a dual panel Dynon set up with a GTN 650 which is really close to my plane. I used it extensively getting...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By AviatorJ
Usually your stuck with what it comes with on...

Usually your stuck with what it comes with on these games. In another Sim game I used to Frankenstein panels together using different plane packages with a little bit of coding but rarely did the 3D...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 161,295
Posted By AviatorJ
Went up the other day and noticed a strong went...

Went up the other day and noticed a strong went so decided to make it a tail wind!

https://i.postimg.cc/rDSmqCXS/IMG-2035.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rDSmqCXS)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By AviatorJ
I find the AoA indicator on the G3X extremely...

I find the AoA indicator on the G3X extremely usable. My setup is different with my PFD using ribbons and doesn't have traffic or EFIS information displayed. It's all what you're used to I suppose,...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By AviatorJ
Built in AC is worth it to me. It was 47 and...

Built in AC is worth it to me. It was 47 and sunny today, was doing ground reference maneuvers and kicked it on. I have an Airflow Systems set up if you have any questions about that.
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,177
Posted By AviatorJ
Those interested in selling can msg me and I'll...

Those interested in selling can msg me and I'll put them in touch with the guy that was interested in mine. He was pretty specific he wants a full glass, 3-blade prop, leather, etc with AC in his...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,177
Posted By AviatorJ
As you mentioned there's not a large enough...

As you mentioned there's not a large enough secondary market on RV-10s to begin speculating 'Value'. I had a gentleman randomly offer me $300K for my RV-10, so does that mean it's worth $300K, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,439
Posted By AviatorJ
IFR conditions can be extremely varied. You'll...

IFR conditions can be extremely varied. You'll still need to avoid thunderstorms and known icing conditions in any RV. If you feel you'll need to fly in light ice then an RV isn't going to be for...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats on the first flight!

Congrats on the first flight!
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Only wisdom I have is to work out the...

Congrats! Only wisdom I have is to work out the bugs as they pop up. Don?t try to fly off your time the first week.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a lot of mods and if I was building again I...

I did a lot of mods and if I was building again I would, again use a majority of mods and do it pretty much the exact same way. My build log covers pretty much everything but if I'm really digging...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a...

I'm not sure if it's 'safe' but I've taxied a number of times just holding the door a few inches open. I have my AC up and going now so when it's hot I turn it on.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,157
Posted By AviatorJ
In my case I can't cut the power to either panel...

In my case I can't cut the power to either panel without physically removing the connector. I typically upgrade my MFD first, then the PFD.. do the menu thing then turn on all the avionics. Seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as...

I have a G3X with a 3-axis AP. I activate APR as I'm turning inbound for the IF. There is an audible alert for TOD (Might just say "altitude"), visual queues on the G3X and all that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By AviatorJ
Tailcone Harness management

https://i.postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ/IMG-1912.jpg (https://postimg.cc/21qDzqbQ)

Above is a picture of my Magnometer mount and how I previously was holding the harness away from the elevator rod. The CAN...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,103
Posted By AviatorJ
I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After...

I did a full Garmin setup dual G3X setup. After 100 hours of flying I can honestly say I would do nothing different on my Avionics be it different gear or layout.

The support I've gotten from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By AviatorJ
Just making sure you're aware of the options. I...

Just making sure you're aware of the options. I went with the Garmin one, just to save me the time fiddling with things. I agree though it's a big expensive for what it is.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By AviatorJ
You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one...

You can use the one from Garmin, or the -14 one from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By AviatorJ
I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a...

I actually think you're right. I'll mount it in a similar spot and see if I can successfully reach it with my existing harness. If not I 'll make some extensions out of aluminum tubing or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By AviatorJ
I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount...

I'm actually replacing my homebrewed -10 mount with one of these.

I get the part isn't symmetrical and is made to go more towards the port side.
Has anyone had any luck trimming the top of one of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,157
Posted By AviatorJ
I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to...

I like that fuel calculation feature. I seem to have a 1 gal delta... I never know if it's because I over filled or under filled. This should help me narrow it down.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By AviatorJ
Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom...

Your QB wings come essentially without the bottom skins, so you'll have some space to arrange things how you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By AviatorJ
I have two alternators, I did two alternator...

I have two alternators, I did two alternator shunts off the B leads... This is mainly because I have a VPX and that gives me a good bit of info as well.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1

Congrats! Good luck on Phase 1
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By AviatorJ
Here's a write up I did on...

Here's a write up I did on mine;

http://operationrv10.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-rv-10-quickbuild-details-and.html

My opinion on the mechanical stall system differs. I installed mine but really wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By AviatorJ
Most 10's are nose heavy, mine included fully...

Most 10's are nose heavy, mine included fully loaded out with all sorts of things. I left mine in the usual spot and even did a lithium battery. If I fly solo I have a 30 lb weight in the back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By AviatorJ
Do your due diligence and run the tank tests... ...

Do your due diligence and run the tank tests... I had no leaks, and now 100 hours of flying, still have no leaks.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-28-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By AviatorJ
$28K seems a bit absurd, even if it required...

$28K seems a bit absurd, even if it required stripping and a good bit of float work.

I went with GLO Aircraft Painting who is located north of Dallas. They did my 3 color paint job in the low...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats, was great to see it fly!

Congrats, was great to see it fly!
Forum: Autopilots 10-25-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a 507, oddly enough I use the track button...

I have a 507, oddly enough I use the track button a lot more than I thought I would have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By AviatorJ
I went to the FSDO, brought the plans, my MX...

I went to the FSDO, brought the plans, my MX binder and a laptop with my build log downloaded. We talked maybe 15 mins about the build process, assume he just wanted to be sure I built it and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By AviatorJ
A few years back a set of my A20s wouldn't...

A few years back a set of my A20s wouldn't automatically turn off. I sent them back under warranty for service. I don't remember it taking all that long. Can't remember how long though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By AviatorJ
Thanks, wrapped up my oil change at lunch. ...

Thanks, wrapped up my oil change at lunch. Started right up and all temps were normal. It is possible that I pumped to my gas in for a cold start.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By AviatorJ
On start - Weird EGT on cylinder 4

The other day when I started the plane #4 EGT wasn't rising, per the engine log it was lowering to 285 for about a min. One I started taxing it started then spiked to 1305 and then over the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,821
Posted By AviatorJ
I play on XP11 with a payware plane (Twin...

I play on XP11 with a payware plane (Twin Velocity). It has a Dynon PFD/MFD a GTN 750 and 650 modeled in it. It's close enough to my G3X/650 setup that I can practice some procedures on it.
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By AviatorJ
Fantastic! Good luck on the flying, it?s an...

Fantastic! Good luck on the flying, it?s an amazing aircraft.
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,687
Posted By AviatorJ
Congrats! I?m doing an IPC in the next few weeks.

Congrats! I?m doing an IPC in the next few weeks.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By AviatorJ
I do, the DAR required me to put a placard for...

I do, the DAR required me to put a placard for the back passengers. I used a sticker I received with the EAA builder kit. At some point I might change it but I'm not overly concerned. It gets the...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By AviatorJ
Pardon any typos in the document. IE the cover...

Pardon any typos in the document. IE the cover page... I'll correct them as I find them but there's bound to be a number of them in there.

Also here's a link to the Checklist Editor tool...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By AviatorJ
POH and G3X Checklists

Wanted to share the 'POH' I put together for the plane. I basically copied the format of some production aircraft and put it in a smaller 'mini binder' format. The idea is that one, it tracks info...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,138
Posted By AviatorJ
I went with Rockerswitch...

I went with Rockerswitch Pros....https://rockerswitchpros.com/

Only 7 months into flying but I still like them.
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By AviatorJ
https://postimages.org/

https://postimages.org/
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By AviatorJ
Don?t see the pictures. If you want to have a...

Don?t see the pictures. If you want to have a call I can get on the phone and help you sort through the parts. Shoot me an Msg.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By AviatorJ
What are your levels? I have an IO-540 with 9:1...

What are your levels?

I have an IO-540 with 9:1 compressions. It seems to spit out anything much more than 8 quarts.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By AviatorJ
Those look nice. Might plan on installing those...

Those look nice. Might plan on installing those at my condition inspection. Looks like per your pictures they'll work with Matcos.
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By AviatorJ
I ran 3 3/4 on each side, so 6 total. I used them...

I ran 3 3/4 on each side, so 6 total. I used them all, then again I have a lot of stuff shoved in my plane.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By AviatorJ
I like that idea Carl. I'm assuming Vans doesn't...

I like that idea Carl. I'm assuming Vans doesn't custom bend their corrugated metal. Does anyone know a match for the material?
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By AviatorJ
I have Dual G3X, G5 and a GTN 650. I have the...

I have Dual G3X, G5 and a GTN 650. I have the GA-35 for the GTN and two GA56's, one for the G3X and one for the G5.

All seem to work great!
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By AviatorJ
I have a Rod Bowers set up with my air tact...

I have a Rod Bowers set up with my air tact installed with quarter turn attachments. So taking that part on and off is about a 2 min job and extremely easy. Also gets me pretty much unfettered...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,430
Posted By AviatorJ
My evaporator is probably about 6" from two of my...

My evaporator is probably about 6" from two of my GPS antennas and I have no issues. My comm and magnometer is maybe 2' or so and I don't seem to have any issues with those either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By AviatorJ
Maybe some are most polished than others. I...

Maybe some are most polished than others. I loaded up the RV-10 one a few years ago and it was just a 3D model. I didn't want to mess with building a panel, skinning and modifying flight...
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