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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,626
GRT Autopilot

I have both GRT Sport HS & SX installed in 7A and either (switchable) will do a great job of driving my GRT autopilot. Both good in rough air, but I do have the HS adjusted for a softer ride and the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,017
In those airplanes is imperative to stay clear of clouds but far too many don't.

Gethomeitis is blamed but the real question is why do VFR pilots fly into cloud rather than turning back, and in my opinion the aviation community has spent far too little time on investigating and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Plastic thingy!

Had this slippage problem a while back and if I remember correctly I removed the plastic block from the cable and then reversed it on the cable (front to back) with good results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Takes a bit of work but I attached the bottom "u"...

Takes a bit of work but I attached the bottom "u" shaped baffle material on the cowling, it slides up and around the air box. Makes removal & installation easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,092
I would also suggest you climb at a higher speed....

I would also suggest you climb at a higher speed. When not staying in the circuit I use 120 Kt. in my 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,890
Baffle Tie

I used small but stiff springs under the nut with washers at each end of spring. There is a lot of thermal expansion/contraction going on. Still looking good at 1000 hours.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,640
Altimeter Test

Hi Bill

See the link in post # 7 (pertinent info copied below) which I believe gives the regulatory answer for testing the EFIS altimeter system.

"(2) Altimeters which are of the air data computer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,640

There is no need for you to add a extra altimeter and encoder. All altimeters VFR or IFR when used in the radar environment must meet the same bi-annual test standards.

There should be an altimeter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,335
Master Switch - Off

On many Lycoming powered RVs, just turning off the electrical master switch has no effect on anything. The alternator will continue to power the main buss and continue to keep itself energized. To...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,666
Greasing Wheel Bearings

I have an old Cessna 100 series Service Manual that says grease wheel bearings at first 100 hours and then every 500 hours thereafter.

Works for me, I probably only taxi 20 miles in 100 hours of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Out of Round ?

Looks like shimmy on both main gear. Poor quality tires may be the culprit.
I would jack it up and check for out of round tires, and if OK and lots of tread on them maybe have the wheel assemblies...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,746
Equipment list

The equipment list is a great place to list make, model and serial numbers, then if there is an A/D or service bulletin on equipment it is easier to check the equipment list than pulling the cowl or...
Forum: Canada 09-26-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Oxygen Refills in Great White North

Check with the local fire department, they get lots of oxygen re-fills and oxygen tank re-certifications.

As for me, welding shop. All types of compressed oxygen comes from the same liquid oxygen.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,283
More GRT stuff

Re-read your post and I see you want a flight director display. The GRT flight director is great in flight, on approach, or anywhere the autopilot can be used.

One limitation of the GRT flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,283
GRT for me

Have only experience with GRT, I have two different GRT Sport models in IFR 7A running different AHARS software versions for redundancy.

Really like GRT's free 58 day Nav database updates covering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,251
Welcome to Canada (the Great white North)


Flying South to USA (file e-APIS Northbound first then Southbound)
(1) Call the CBP office at airport of entry two + hours prior to book an arrival...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,344
RPM - Be Airport Friendly

At 2700 RPM some props make a lot of noise, please be airport friendly and pull it back at a safe altitude around built up areas. 25 squared is a good climb power until 3000' AGL.

Correct me if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,407
Switches I find it convenient to have the mags...


I find it convenient to have the mags and master switch along the top of the panel, that way I can see them from outside while standing on the ground.

I like to do a last minute double...
Forum: Canada 05-16-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,531
Encoders & Static System


Has anyone ever seen "TSO" specifications for an encoder or are there just performance requirements that can be met with proper testing?

Static systems -another post noted.

"Another issue...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,490
Rudder bar friction

I agree with Pete, there should be as little friction as possible in all control surfaces so they easily return to neutral in flight and do not put aircraft out of trim.
Forum: Autopilots 03-14-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
GRT Autopilot

Had a Trutrak ADI 2 autopilot system in my RV-7A for three years and it worked very well and great in turbulence.

Last winter I upgraded my panel and put in a second GRT Sport EFIS and installed the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-26-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,029
GRT Autopilot Servo Problem

Celstar, glad your install problem is solved.

Since my post in August evaluating the GRT autopilot I have had a puzzling roll servo problem. The roll mode gradually became very sluggish and...
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,029
GRT Autopilot Report

Replaced my Trutrak ADI 2 autopilot with GRT Autopilot in my 7A this past winter.

My system uses two GRT Sport's, both with AHRS and one with Vertical module and a external Airinc 429 module. System...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Wiring ?? Problems

Had a lot of problems with similar equipment except 2 GRT Sports which use an external Airinc 429 module to communicate with my Garmin 420W.

After a month checking wiring and settings GRT told me to...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 63,931
ACK 406 Delivery Update

I ordered my ACK 406 about two years ago, Pacific Coast Avionics just called and said they had arrived today and they will send mine out tomorrow (April 8, 2011).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,851
Scrap Plexi

The scrap plexi pieces will have different thickness and can be cut into small spacers and used as shims around the roll bar.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,647

I have been climbing out at about 124MPH or 108 kts.

Hi Dana, these are travelling machines pick that climb speed up to 120 Kts.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,693
ILS Speed

120 Knots for me also, aircraft is more stable.
In fact for instrument practice I climb, cruise and descend at 120 Kt and then aircraft is always in trim for autopilot engagement/disengagement (ADI...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-26-2008, 01:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,318
Coupled Approach

7A with GRT Sport EFIS and TruTrak ADI 11, cannot couple to the localizer but find that setting the ILS inbound track (GPS) on the A/P and then adjusting a few degrees as required keeps me on loc and...
Forum: Canada 03-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,063
Calgary VFR Kelowna

Hi Rick

1) Follow the Trans Canada highway, and maybe cut a few corners however in April the mountain snowbanks will be deep enough that you don't want to do much walking out if things go bad.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Perhaps we need to create a support group.

Yes it is really depressing. I dropped into Van's last week for a look see and the only thing I could think of to purchase was some "O" rings for the fuel quick drains. Not stocked, they told me to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Checking for Loose Bolts/Nuts

Torqu-Seal made by Organic Products Co, Irving Texas is better than using nail polish or a paint pen. This is because when you remove the nut the Torque-Seal will flake off and have to be re-applied...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Center Cover

Hi Bill

Thinking about future removal I made three mods to mine (7A)

(1) Cut at the forward bend, added a tab and plate nuts so that the bottom piece could be removed for inspections without...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,364
406 ELT

There are some big problems here in the great white North. Last spring I was looking for a ELT for the RV-7A, Artex ME406 looked reasonable. ARTEX is located right behind Vans so I dropped in for a...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 21,634
Door Latch

Looks like a great improvement, very neat. Might I suggest labeling so the door could be opened should the pilot be incapacitated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,277
Pax Warning Placard

Great White North -> readily legible from each passenger station, or displayed on side of fusalage and readily legible to persons entering aircraft.

With sliding canopy many of us are putting the...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,536
[QUOTE=Lycosaurus;195292] Here's some things...


Here's some things I've heard from MDRA inspector, or from other people that were inspected by...
Forum: Safety 01-31-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Thanks Alex

Thanks Alex,
That was the type of information I was interested in getting. One never knows what to expect the first time one encounters this situation.
Glad to hear RV's are capable of cautious...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,311
I seem to remember reading about this on the...

I seem to remember reading about this on the forum somewhere. Who knows where. The hoses were hooked up wrong. Exactly how they were hooked up and what was done to correct it escapes...
Forum: Safety 01-30-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Taxi on Slippery Surfaces

Expanding and clarifying the intent of my origional question. - Has anyone been on packed snow or glare ice and found that the wheel brake does not have enough traction to turn (swing) the nose wheel...
Forum: Safety 01-30-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Taxi on Slippery Surfaces.

I have taxied many aircraft types on slippery surfaces but never a nosewheel RV.

So my question is, with brakes for steering, how hard is it to taxi on wet snow or ice (assuming that wind is not a...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,054
Hi Hugh Did the trip from Langley BC to...

Hi Hugh

Did the trip from Langley BC to Summerside in 04 with a week in Oshkosh on return, unable NFLD due wx.
A few RV's in Langley are planning to go to Oshkosh this year and I would also like...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,597
Elevator Trim Bias

Hi Steve

I see you have RV-4 and the following info applies to RV-6/7 so may not work for you.

Assuming electric trim with limited servo travel, I have found it is best to have the system rigged...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,473
Air Bubbles in Brake Line

When I first filled the brakes on my aircraft with fluid by pumping fluid up from the master cylinders the brake fluid pushed all the air up and out the reservoir leaving the lines full, no air...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,842
--------------------------------------------- Hi...

Hi Bill

Yes, after cleaning and letting the old pro-seal dry completely, I just pro-sealed over top of the old pro-seal. Leak was pin hole at edge of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,842
It appears to be leaking from about half way out...

It appears to be leaking from about half way out in the back. I suspect it is towards the bottom since I did not have the tank totaly filled and it still leaks. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,931
Bob have you ever considered/investigated some...

Bob have you ever considered/investigated some type of brush seal around inside of wheel pant opening and tire ??
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Improving the Improved

The new baffle setup is similiar to the way I made mine. One suggestion I have is to use a small sturdy compression spring under the 960 washer(s) to allow for expansion and contraction as cylinders...
Forum: Southeast 10-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Hot Avionics

On my first RV I found that after shut down with warm avionics and sun heating the black glareshield the behind the panel air temperature remained quite high for an extended period due to a lack of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
I had a few puckers at the rear corners of my...

I had a few puckers at the rear corners of my baffle seals and like others have suggested I cut small "V" slots in the material, however I went one step farther and stitched the "V" slots closed with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,711
Cockpit Lights

Another method which will allow access and servicing after forward skin is on is to mount the light and switch on a triangular cover plate mounted over the windshield brace. Drill and tap # 4 or 6...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039

Just did this a few weeks ago for RV-7A and have 4.59 sq/ft for one flap and 45 degrees deflection.

George in Langley BC
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
pitot line location

Then of course you could use a 90 degree fitting and run the pitot line forward through the wing spar web just outboard of the fusalage, then bring it inboard just behind the F-902 so it stays hidden...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Lower Baffle Safety Wire


I give up.... I don't see how / what I'm meant to do for the lower baffles and the safety wire. I understand I need to use the 'brake line' to protect the oil return, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,081

$1,000,000. each occurrence Combined Single Limit bodily Injury and Property Damage with $100,000 per passenger seat limit.

My insurance agent says that chances are a crash will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-02-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,606
Brake Resonance

When my 6A was new I had trouble with high pitched resonance and reducing the size of the loop in the brake line (at axel) cured the problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847

Garmin charges $450 flat rate and the authorized dealers cannot repair. Only upside is it comes back to me with an updated card.

Any similar stories out there with this unit? :mad: :mad: :mad: ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,445
Elevator Balance

And don't forget you will be adding the weight of the electric trim servo!!
Forum: Canada 03-03-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,083

You are right Kevin, I just read the exemption and see that I did make a mistake. I was going to see if I could delete my last post but your reply beat me too it.
Forum: Canada 03-03-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,083
Wing Loading

A hard figure of 20.4 Lb Sq/ft would just be too simple. I read it is the lesser of a "hard formula" or 20.4 lb sq/ft. I have not worked this out as yet and hope the 20.4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Airflow & Yarn

I have used small pieces of masking tape over the forward 1/4 inch of two or three inch long strips of knitting yarn. In areas that you cannot see, such as around gear fairings you can get some idea...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,894
Boost Pump Switch Location

There are occasions when I want to activate or confirm the position of the boost pump and light switches without looking. An emergency (not yet) or more commonly on night touch and go landings. Boost...
Forum: GPS 01-18-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,462
[QUOTE=JonathanCook]George, Thank you for the...

[QUOTE=JonathanCook]George, Thank you for the information about needing the annunciator. I checked with GRT, and I do need to have the annunciator lights and switches to have the 300xl IFR. I see...
Forum: GPS 01-16-2007, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,462
To expand on what Paul states above. The 300XL...

To expand on what Paul states above. The 300XL requires 2 (external) switches, Waypoint Sequencing and GPS Approach, plus five annunciator lights (message/waypoint arrival/waypoint hold/approach...
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