Home Brew – Pressure brake bleeder

Hours:  1

Sep. 07, 2020

The differential brakes on the RV-10 are rather important for steering at slow speed.  The castering nose wheel will not do much for you nor will the rudder as it is not effective at low speed.  This is where the...

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Home Brew – Static System Tester

Hours:  1

May. 31, 2020

The biennial IFR check came due for N7ZK.  As I don’t like surprises and per Carl’s direction decided it a good idea to fashion a static tester to ensure there were no leaks in my static system before the meter...

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Oil Change Done Right!

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Aug. 13, 2019

Alright so the oil filter on the back of the IO-540 is a bit of a challenge to get right.  As my maintenance plan includes changing the oil every 25 hours (oil is cheaper than engines) I have finally perfected...

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Tail #41863 Sold

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Aug. 11, 2019

Finally found the time to list tail #41863 and give it a second chance at seeing a runway one day.    

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Wing Jack

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Jul. 06, 2019

Carl showed me his super awesome wing jack for working on the main gear.   Need to build: a Harbor Freight 3 ton jack with the flat bottom, scrap of aluminum plate, a 2×6, galvanized floor flange (1″ diameter I think),...

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E-1008 Elevator Ribs Deburr Begin

Hours:  0.3

Jul. 16, 2018

Got a few elevator ribs deburred.  Used the 6″ bench grinder subsidised by the 1″ #7 3M wheel on the die grinder.

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HS-1002 Spar, HS-905, HS-904, HS-1004 Deburr holes

Hours:  1.2

Jul. 16, 2018

Un-clecoed the HS-1002 front spar assembly apart to deburr the match drilled holes and also dimpled the HS-905 nose ribs.  

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Replacement HS-1013 Spar Caps – drill and deburr holes. Match Drill HS-1002 Front Spar

Hours:  5

Jul. 15, 2018

Used (8) 1/2″ cleco clamps to hold each HS-1013 spar caps in place to drill the #30 holes.  Deburred the holes per plans then match drilled the #40 holes to finish size as I am unable to match drill the...

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