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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By Walt
Pretty sure I have one that just came out for a...

Pretty sure I have one that just came out for a new panel, shoot me an email and I can check tomorrow it's what you are looking for.
Also have a D10A that came out of the same aircraft.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Walt
I'm not a big fan of 'oops' rivets, the head...

I'm not a big fan of 'oops' rivets, the head diameter gets so small that the tension strength on the skin is significantly reduced. If the material is thin enough you can use a pull type dimpler and...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Walt
Double flaring is nice but for low pressure stuff...

Double flaring is nice but for low pressure stuff maybe a bit of overkill.
This is the kit I use, makes perfect flares every time.
Imperial...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Walt
I would suggest you study the system...

I would suggest you study the system diagram/schematic to understand what it is you are doing with the test switch, then read the PMAG manual so you have a thorough understanding of it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Walt
Those old aluminum/extruded/welded brackets are...

Those old aluminum/extruded/welded brackets are junk and would break all the time. The brackets currently supplied with B&C/Planepower are heavy steel and never fail, the starter/alt support bracket...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Walt
Nope, they cannot talk to each other.

Nope, they cannot talk to each other.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Walt
Good advice!

Good advice!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Walt
I've seen lots of problems with the Van's RV14...

I've seen lots of problems with the Van's RV14 supplied harnesses/connectors, I would start there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 1,229,603
Posted By Walt
Another RV7 panel leaves the...

Another RV7 panel leaves the shop....

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-C7j87Qk/1/a9962b2c/XL/2021101218134449-8807965131132635509-IMG_1526-XL.jpg
Forum: COMM 10-11-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
True for a new antenna on an already painted...

True for a new antenna on an already painted aircraft, but on an un-painted aircraft (per the OP) I would just install the antenna, mask it off obviously, and paint around it.
Forum: Safety 10-11-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By Walt
I have spotted a few of these cracks on older...

I have spotted a few of these cracks on older RV6's, they were always on the side or back and are not easy to spot unless you know what to look for.
Despite the owner thinking it was fine 10 hours...
Forum: GPS 10-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,811
Posted By Walt
External antenna is your friend and dirt cheap...

External antenna is your friend and dirt cheap :D
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/garminAcss5.php
Forum: Autopilots 10-10-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Walt
Make sure these roll/pitch trim servo functions...

Make sure these roll/pitch trim servo functions are disabled.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Walt
Because it's easier to install there would be my...

Because it's easier to install there would be my guess...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,916
Posted By Walt
Or better yet after someone gets whacked with the...

Or better yet after someone gets whacked with the prop when it cranks accidently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Walt
The pro tools are pretty expensive, this is what...

The pro tools are pretty expensive, this is what I use, with dies comes to about 1K, definitely does a nicer job then the average homebuilder tool.
And I've redone lots of poorly installed...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
Reality is you can choose to believe what you...

Reality is you can choose to believe what you read on VAF or just go the manufacturer/and or FAA guidance and use that. I'm not making this stuff up. I'm pretty sure Carl or anyone else on VAF...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
Personally I prefer to mount on bare skin given...

Personally I prefer to mount on bare skin given the option, it's the preferred method.

From 43.13 2b:

b. Th e electrical bonding of the antennas to the aircraft skin of a metal aircraft is best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Walt
I see many folks over tighten taper bearing...

I see many folks over tighten taper bearing pre-load, this will cause premature failure.
General rule 'hand tight' is pretty close to the correct pre-load for taper bearings.
(then loosen enough to...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Walt
Just start building and before you know it you...

Just start building and before you know it you will be experienced :D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-08-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By Walt
TX fly-in 10/9- Hilltop and Gainsville

Looking for somewhere to go sat 10/9:
Antique fly in at KGLE Gainsville
BBQ (free to pilot) at Hilltop 0TE4
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Walt
My bet is on the antenna or cable (antennas do...

My bet is on the antenna or cable (antennas do not belong in the engine compartment no matter how folks say theirs works fine there).
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Walt
Diversity refers to the transmission and...

Diversity refers to the transmission and reception of data from 2 antennas on a transponder, one on top and one on bottom, the GDL is an ADS-B receiver only.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Walt
Same POS IMO.

Same POS IMO.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Walt
They have been the subject of quite a few...

They have been the subject of quite a few airworthiness bulletins and AD's.
Definitely not my first (or second) choice.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By Walt
Love it, I'm still trying to tame the language...

Love it, I'm still trying to tame the language skills I learned from 25 yrs in the airline, some folks just don't understand how important it is to use word skills when working on stuff, they...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Walt
Totally agree, the navigator belongs in the...

Totally agree, the navigator belongs in the center stack, not down below or over on the right side of the panel.
And forget the 3rd display in the middle (unless your goal is purely maximum glass),...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,857
Posted By Walt
I just did a SW update for a customer with a 625...

I just did a SW update for a customer with a 625 and noticed the same thing, will send G3X guys an email to ask about this.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By Walt
The type with the Dies for stripping Tefzel is...

The type with the Dies for stripping Tefzel is what you should use:
(but you won't like the price, link below)
Don't waste your money on the cleaveland tool linked...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By Walt
This is what I used in the airlines and the same...

This is what I used in the airlines and the same thing I use now: (AMP red/blu)
Never had a terminal come off. Can be used on all PIDG and Faston red/blu terminals.
Never used a "ferule".
PS: I only...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By Walt
It probably helps that you live in Minnesota! Be...

It probably helps that you live in Minnesota!
Be careful if you go to Dallas or PHX in the summer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By Walt
Exactly, that's why you REALLY want the boost...

Exactly, that's why you REALLY want the boost pump in the cool zone to be able to pressurize the system to avoid vapor lock. If fuel is boiling in your backup pump you may not be able to get fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By Walt
FWF mounting is convenient, but now the pump is...

FWF mounting is convenient, but now the pump is exposed to the high under cowl temps which means boiling fuel.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By Walt
The Honeywell toggles I use avg in the $30-$50...

The Honeywell toggles I use avg in the $30-$50 range, come on over to the dark side Mel and get a real switch :eek:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-28-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,714
Posted By Walt
P-Mag, about $1900 (plus mag gear, plugs,...

P-Mag, about $1900 (plus mag gear, plugs, switches, breaker, wiring, etc).
Mag Ovhl, avg $400.

So you can Ovhl the mag about 5 times for the cost of the Pmag install (assuming no labor charge).

The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Walt
Treadwear Inspect treads visually and check...

Treadwear
Inspect treads visually and check remaining tread. Tires should be removed when tread has worn to the base of any groove at any spot, or up to 1/8 of the tire circumference.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Walt
Perfect excuse to upgrade to the touch :eek:

Perfect excuse to upgrade to the touch :eek:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Walt
As mentioned PPG 890/1422 is the only thing I...

As mentioned PPG 890/1422 is the only thing I will use, it's never let me down.
Don't know anything about the 3M products.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Walt
Don't have one, I personally will/have only used...

Don't have one, I personally will/have only used 890 or 1422 in tanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By Walt
Idle mixture set correctly?? On a...

Idle mixture set correctly??
On a Bendix/Silverhawk FI system (std on Lyc) the boost pump should have no effect on how the engine runs unless the pressure is over 45 psi.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Walt
Agree, 1422 is also good, if I remember correctly...

Agree, 1422 is also good, if I remember correctly Boeing switched to 890 for better corrosion inhibitor. Either one is good. I grew up with Boeing/MD and that’s what we used in the airline world for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Walt
I will only use...

I will only use PPG:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ps890.php
Stick in the frig or freezer to extend the life.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 95,748
Posted By Walt
Just donít forget everything you install will...

Just donít forget everything you install will have to come out some day, black boxes fail.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Walt
I've been running the Weldon for about a dozen...

I've been running the Weldon for about a dozen yrs now, I mounted it forward of the pass rudder pedals so I didn't have to use a 'dog house' which takes up to much leg room. Built in press regulation...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Walt
I purchased a pair of Scheyden's at Osh probably...

I purchased a pair of Scheyden's at Osh probably 5-6 years ago, a little pricy but still my favorites, 1.5 reader that is correctly positioned for the RV panel. Gradient lenses (gold tint), bottom is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Walt
Looks like it's (past) time to change all of them...

Looks like it's (past) time to change all of them if you ask me :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 882,127
Posted By Walt
FYI, for normal operation the 'Stby battery'...

FYI, for normal operation the 'Stby battery' (backup battery source for GDU/GEA24/GSU25) switch should be left on, turn on prior to start and turn off last at shutdown.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 882,127
Posted By Walt
Looks Familiar! :D

Looks Familiar! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Walt
I've seen various oil temp gauges read low, for...

I've seen various oil temp gauges read low, for example the old gauge Van's used to sell normally ran about 20d low in my experience. So make sure your gauge is reading correctly. Very few 360...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,853
Posted By Walt
Cleaning oil from the belly is a time honored...

Cleaning oil from the belly is a time honored tradition and I encourage people to enjoy it.
Aviation is all about risk vs reward, what's the risk of a clogged vent system vs not having to clean the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Walt
390's tend to flood easily from my experience,...

390's tend to flood easily from my experience, the LH mag is usually an impulse or shower of sparks?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By Walt
I wouldn’t exactly call $295 Uber $$ for the GTN...

I wouldn’t exactly call $295 Uber $$ for the GTN nav database in the scheme of airplane units.
You would not be able to legally fly IFR from the g3x anyway.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Walt
From the manual: GPS data is used for ADAHRS...

From the manual:
GPS data is used for ADAHRS sensor drift correction, so at least one source of GPS data is required. This requirement can be met by installing a GPS 20A, or by connecting a GPS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Walt
There is actually a piece there, hard to see in...

There is actually a piece there, hard to see in the pic though, my CHT's rarely top 350 and oil temps generally 180-200 so I'm pretty happy with cooling.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Walt
HE cooler with IO-370, high compression with...

HE cooler with IO-370, high compression with squirters, no oil temp problems in Tx
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,080
Posted By Walt
This is why I think oil analysis is pretty much a...

This is why I think oil analysis is pretty much a waste of money, no one has ever torn down an engine based on oil analysis, so all it does is give you something to worry about. Keep flying it and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Walt
Sounds like the increased current flow from...

Sounds like the increased current flow from transmitting is creating a low voltage situation which will cause things to reboot.
Power supply/connections and grounds is the first place to start...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Walt
You sure itís not in ĎISOí mode?

You sure itís not in ĎISOí mode?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,857
Posted By Walt
If you have a GTX45R, pull up to my hanger with...

If you have a GTX45R, pull up to my hanger with your dongle hanging out, I'll do it for free!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,793
Posted By Walt
Some units just had pins that rotated into the...

Some units just had pins that rotated into the mating block, that is what this looks like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Walt
The belt around my waist seems to keep shrinking...

The belt around my waist seems to keep shrinking :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,857
Posted By Walt
Yes, main SW did not change: SERVICE BULLETIN...

Yes, main SW did not change:

SERVICE BULLETIN (Aug 26, 2021)
NO.: 2178 Rev B
GTX 45R/GTX 345 Series ADS-B Software Version 3.22
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Walt
I installed the P/N 8001649, but I would suggest...

I installed the P/N 8001649, but I would suggest a quick call to Pacific oil coolers just to verify.
This is the cooler I installed on my 7 with my IO370 HC which has piston squirters, oil temps are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Walt
I used the Aero-Classic HE series as recommend by...

I used the Aero-Classic HE series as recommend by Pacific Oil coolers.
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