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Where has N104CD Been?

  50 states - 4 Countries!
(See the video)

All Fifty Club Members!

Latest Updates      
Commentary
Why Build the RV-10?? Updated 11/9/2006
Tim's RV-10 FAQ
Added
5/17/2007
My Wife's Perspective on Building our RV-10 Added 11/15/2006
My Equipment Choices and Performance Specs Updated 9/11/2005
Transition Training Updated 2/23/2006










Some Favorite Pictures









New
9/6/2014
Service Bulletin SB 14-8-29 Performed

New
8/29/2014
OSH 2014 - A Great Year!

Updated
8/6/2014
Charles Flies the Mountains - Glacier N.P. 2014

New
6/25/2014
Summer Diversions - Bahamas/Florida 2014

New
11/21/2013
My RV Building Prayer  (RV-14 Site link)

New
11/21/2013
Colorado Getaway

New
11/21/2013
South Dakota Dad's Weekend

New
5/4/2013
Four RV-10's do the Bahamas!

New
4/12/2013
Schweiss Hangar Door Install

New
11/6/2012
Now I'm an RV-14 Builder too!

New
10/20/2012
Why you want an instrument rating (with video)

New
8/8/2012
New Control Cables

New
8/8/2012
OSH 2012!

New
8/3/2012
Been Everywhere video - Motivation!

Incomplete
7/7/2012
Finishing the 50 - North to Alaska! (Write-Up done...still doing videos)

New
6/9/2012
Oil Leak Solved!

New
5/20/2012
N104CD to Hawaii??

New
1/30/2012
HD In-Fligth Cameras

New
1/30/2012
My D-I-Y Tire Bead Breaker

New
12/31/2011
To the Deep South - Finishing the 48! (almost)

New
12/31/2011
Idaho Backcountry Getaway 2011
New
12/31/2011
North Dakota Day Trip

New
9/7/2011
Prop Crankshaft Seal Replacement

Updated
9/25/2011
OSH 2011! - Great Aerial Photos!

Updated
7/31/2011
Rapco Brakes now available for the RV-10!

New
6/18/2011
Segwaying Up the East Coast

New
5/8/2011
New ACK E-04 406Mhz ELT with new GPS

Updated
6/12/2012
Cowl Pin Fix and Alternator Maintenance

New
5/8/2011
PMA8000BT Audio Panel Function Update

New
4/14/2011
Baja Adventure 2010 - with the latest pilot toys!

Updated
6/8/2011
Better tires and Tubes

New
3/15/2011
Oil Cooling Modifications

New
3/15/2011
My new Light(er) weight Prop Lock

Updated
3/07/2011
Rudder Pedal Blocks for short folk
New
12/28/2010
The Ultimate Audio Entertainment System!

New
11/14/2010
Minor Oil Leak - Opportunity for a P.M.

Updated 11/23/2010 Wheel Fairing Mount Repair
New 10/26/2010 California 2010 - Winging it to the West Coast!
New 10/24/2010 St. Louis 2010
New 10/24/2010 Saved from cancelled flight by WSI WX!
New 10/24/2010 New PS Engineering PMA8000BT Audio Panel
New 10/24/2010 NavWorx ADS600B Transceiver for ADS-B
New 10/24/2010 OSH 2010
New 10/24/2010 New EGT Probe Time
Updated  4/22/2010 Bahamas Trip 2010 - With the Kids!
Updated 3/07/2011 2010 Condition Inspection and other Upgrades
New 1/11/2010 Christmas 2009 - Cold Flying to Florida
New 9/15/2009 Oil Cooler Airflow Splitter
New 8/24/2009 Traveling to Oregon - More Lessons in Weather
New 8/22/2009 LOP (Lean of Peak) Injector Tuning
New 7/14/2009 Heading to OSH for Campsites!
New 6/26/2009 Wife's Solo!
New
6/16/2009 Day Tripping with the RV-10 to Door Co. Wisconsin
New
5/27/2009 Fuel Vent Ice Protection
Updated
5/14/2009 Solid State Drive upgrade to my EFB
New 5/14/2009 NavWorx Mounting
New 5/11/2009 D-I-Y Dome Light
New 5/11/2009 Filtered Air Box Maintenance and Repair
New 5/11/2009 Rudder Pedal Blocks for short folk
Updated 5/11/2009 Bahamas Trip 2009
Updated 3/16/2009 Brake Maintenance and More (2nd set of linings)
Updated 2/28/2009 Panel Flying Impressions
Updated 2/28/2009 Safety-Trim install
Updated 6/8/2011 New Matco Front Axle Upgrade
New 3/10/2008 Slick Mag SB Performed
New 10/26/2008 NavWorX ADS-B testing in N104CD!
Updated 10/13/2008 New England with NYC Hudson Flythrough - (8 states/4 days)
Updated 9/9/2008 South Dakota Weekend
Updated 8/4/2008 OSH 2008 - Our Experience
New 7/18/2008 IFR Flight to OSH to reserve RV-10 builders campsites
New 6/2008 Bring your Best Friend along with Mutt Muffs!
New 6/27/2008 Trim Tab Re-Rigging and Performing Van's Service Bulletin 8-6-1
New 5/4/2008 Tire and Brake Line Replacement
New 4/15/2008 RV-10 Wing Stall Photo Series
New 2/22/2008 Safety-Trim Trim Controller Installation with Runaway Prevention
New 11/25/2007 Finally Alone - Rich of Peak and Lean of Peak Compared while Light
New 11/12/2007 Nellis/Vegas Trip - Things aren't always as you plan
New 11/04/2007 Adding Rudder trim to my Flying RV-10
New 10/28/2007 Overhead Antenna Cover and Lighting Console
New 10/16/2007 Weekend Getaway to Atlanta / Orlando
New 9/21/2007 N104CD's Aux Battery System
New 9/15/2007 WSI AV-300 Weather Receiver Upgrade!
New 8/1/2007 OSH 2007!
New 8/1/2007 Trim Relay Replacement
New 6/20/2007 Long weekend trip to Niagara Falls
New 6/10/2007 Economical RV-10 Travel - Mackinac Island Michigan
New 5/27/2007 Panel Design and Layout Theories
New 5/17/2007 Tim's RV-10 FAQ
Updated 4/1/2007 Spring Projects - Ground Power and Heater Duct Insulation
Updated 3/24/2007 Interior Lighting - I finally see the light! + First Flight with New Lights
Updated 3/14/2007 Updated my Power Diagram in prep for interior lights
New 2/25/2007 Annual Condition Inspection Performed
Updated 3/15/2007 RV-10 Axle Extension Replacement
Updated 12/17/2006 Oil Leak Found and Fixed
Updated 12/3/2006 Panel Flying Impressions
New 11/23/2006 CO Guardian install and other pre-winter projects
New 11/15/2006 My Wife's Perspective on Building our RV-10
Updated 7/13/2011 Tires and Brakes - Maintenance Stuff
Updated 11/9/2006 Improved Cylinder Cooling through Baffle and Cowl Work
New 10/16/2006 Grand Canyon / Vegas / El Paso Vacation Land of Enchantment Fly-In
New 9/16/2006
First Hard IFR Flight - Oregon Trip to Van's Homecoming 2006
Updated 8/17/2006
Vetterman Exhaust Extension
Updated 8/17/2006
TruTrak Pitch Servo Torque Enhance Mod #2
Updated 8/17/2006
Pinpoint AHRS Install

Updated 9/17/2006
Front Axle Wear Maintenance Issue

New 8/8/2006
First IFR/IMC Flight in the RV-10 Cross State

New 7/31/2006
Pinpoint GADAHRS Installation

Updated 7/5/2006 See Below - Finishing - Added Lightspeed info.

New 6/20/2006 Flight to Boone, IA - RV Fly-In

New 6/9/2006
Good Air-to-Air Shots

New 6/6/2006 Yellowstone Flight

New 6/6/2006 Section: Maintenance Notes

Updated 4/29/2006 Completing Van's SB-06-2-3

Updated 4/18/2006 Prop Balancing my RV-10

Updated 4/09/2006 Trip to Sun-N-Fun 2006

Updated 3/30/2006 Final Touches Before Sun-N-Fun 2006

Updated 3/24/2006 Wheel Fairings installed, Panel Shots, Headrest Monitors

Updated 3/10/2006 Panel Flying Impressions

Updated 3/5/2006 Interior Installed

Updated 3/5/2006 Passenger Flights

Updated 2/26/2006 First Passenger Flights

Updated 2/14/2006 DAR Inspection and First Flight! 2/12/2006

Updated 2/23/2006 Transition Training

Updated 2/9/2006 Taxi Time!

Updated 1/30/2006 Final Assembly Begins - Moving to the Airport

Updated
1/15/2006 Panel Section and Interior Section




The Project - My Builders Log
Below is a compilation of photos and information from my construction time,
along with maintenance and other information from the years following first flight.

My Misc. Pics
Updated 12/16/05





Added 2/14/2006






Empennage Started: 1/26/2004

Vertical Stabilizer Empennage Plans




 Rudder Empennage Plans

Horizontal Stabilizer Empennage Plans


Elevator Empennage Plans



Tailcone Empennage Plans


Wing Wing Plans Wing Inventory

                                                Section 16 - Wing Top Skin (first part)
                                                Section 17 - Wing Outboard Leading Edge



















Fuselage (QB)  Fuselage Plans












Revised 8/16
Revised 8/16







Finishing Kit  Finishing Kit Plans
Updated 9/10/05
Added 8/30/05
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Updated 7/5/2006
Added 2/9/06
Added 2/14/06

Engine Installation Firewall Forward Plans


Updated 10/22/05
Added 9/24/05
Added 11/08/05
Updated 10/30/05
Added 11/08/05
Added 11/27/05

Instrument Panel - Make sure you follow my Panel Page for more detail
Go to my Main Panel Page
My Power Diagram Current 03/14/07
My Load Analysis Outdated




Added 12/28/05

Added 1/15/2006
Updated 2/28/2009
Added 5/27/2007
Added 9/21/2007

Interior Design (Seats and more)

Updated 2/16/2006
Added 9/14/05
Updated 3/5/2006
Added 3/5/2006

Painting and Paint Planning



Added 10/6/05
Added 10/9/05
Updated 10/28/05
Added 10/30/05
Added 11/08/05

Prop

  • Hartzel C2YR-1BF/F8068D


Added 4/18/2006

Flights

Added 2/14/2006

Added 2/26/2006
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Updated 3/24/2006
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Added 10/26/2008

Updated 5/11/2009

Added 6/16/2009

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Added 1/11/2010

Updated 4/22/2010

New 10/24/2010

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New 10/26/2010

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New 12/31/2011

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New 5/20/2012

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New 10/20/2012

New 5/4/2013

New 5/4/2013

New 8/29/2014


Upgrades

Updated 8/17/2006
Added 8/17/2006
Added 8/17/2006
Added 10/28/2006
Updated 3/15/2007
Added 3/24/2007
Added 4/1/2007
Added 9/14/2007
Added 11/4/2007

Updated 2/28/2009

Added 5/11/2009

Updated 5/13/2009

Added 5/11/2009

Added 5/14/2009

Added 5/27/2009

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Added 9/15/2009


Added 3/28/2010

Added 10/24/2010

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Added 12/28/2010

Added 3/26/2011


Maintenance and Performance Notes All Sorts of Charts

Added 6/7/2006
Updated 8/17/2006
Updated 1/21/2009
Updated 3/24/2007
Added 11/7/2006
Added 11/7/2006
Added 12/17/2006
Updated 3/25/2007
Updated 7/13/2011

Added 6/27/2008

Added 11/9/2008

Added 1/21/2009

Updated 3/16/2009

Added 5/11/2009

Added 10/24/2010

Added 11/7/2010

Added 11/14/2010

Added 7/13/2011

Added 6/9/2012

Added 8/8/2012

Added 9/6/2014






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Standard Disclaimer:  The ideas, concepts, maintenance procedures and tips within this site may not be considered acceptable, and have come from a variety of potentially unreliable sources.  As with any do-it-yourself project, building an airplane and doing the maintenance is an "at your own risk" undertaking.  Treat any information you find on this page and on the web in general with caution and know that you alone are responsible for the safety of your airplane, and the maintenance performed.   Although the ideas posted here were put out with the concept of increased safety in mind, there are no guarantees.  (Hey, it's 2006, what's a guy to do)