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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,829
Posted By GalinHdz
And on my Lycoming O-360-A4M. FWIW in 8yrs and...

And on my Lycoming O-360-A4M.

FWIW in 8yrs and over 700hrs of flying I have never had a problem with the adapters. YMMV

:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-19-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,829
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use the solid tip NGK BR8ES PN:3961 on my...

FWIW I use the solid tip NGK BR8ES PN:3961 on my dual P-Mag installation. There is no need to crimp or otherwise fixate the tip. Except for the solid tip, it is the same as the NGK BR8ES...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By GalinHdz
DANG!!! "Missed it by that much!" :(

DANG!!! "Missed it by that much!" :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,249
Posted By GalinHdz
AMEN to this statement! :cool:

AMEN to this statement!

:cool:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By GalinHdz
I hope you get offered a hangar real soon. If you...

I hope you get offered a hangar real soon. If you are not a member already, consider joining the St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association (SAAPA) (https://www.saapaclub.com/). We are a very active...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,943
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I also prefer a butt splice but solder...

FWIW I also prefer a butt splice but solder sleeves can and do work.

BTW, awesome "thread drift". :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By GalinHdz
Except for the massive traffic on 295 from Craig...

Except for the massive traffic on 295 from Craig towards NAS Jax. Little to no traffic from St. Augustine to NAS Jax. :D

Now if they are in Green Cove Springs then St. Augustine is actually closer...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,943
Posted By GalinHdz
This video...

This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FjjIVpk9U) shows how to join wires together using "solder sleeves", the original design idea. :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By GalinHdz
There are almost 200 persons on the hangar...

There are almost 200 persons on the hangar waiting list so getting a personal hangar here is not happening anytime soon. But the community hangar is a possibility, just gotta check with Atlantic...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By GalinHdz
You can tie down at Atlantic Aviation here in ...

You can tie down at Atlantic Aviation here in St. Augustine (KSGJ) (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KSGJ) and they have a large community hangar if you need it. FWIW I live near and fly out of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By GalinHdz
In addition to the airframe, rain takes a toll on...

In addition to the airframe, rain takes a toll on a propeller spinning at 2300+ RPM's. If you have a metal propeller then it isn't a big deal. If you have a wood or composite propeller then it can be...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-16-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By GalinHdz
Agree! I have known Mark for almost 13yrs and he...

Agree! I have known Mark for almost 13yrs and he is a superb engineer with a great product. I actually met with him and his wife today at Sun-N-Fun just to chat about "old times".

:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,943
Posted By GalinHdz
If you absolutely have to solder wires, I...

If you absolutely have to solder wires, I recommend you use one of these Solder Sleeves (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/soldering-sleeves_11-07902.php?clickkey=1378314), in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-13-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,943
Posted By GalinHdz
AFAIK there is no way to fixate the wires against...

AFAIK there is no way to fixate the wires against vibration in a typical P-mag installation.

:cool:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,943
Posted By GalinHdz
DO NOT SOLDER THE WIRE ENDS!!! The solder will...

DO NOT SOLDER THE WIRE ENDS!!!

The solder will wick up the stranded wire that is still covered by insulation. That creates a hard connection failure point inside the insulation. With typical...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-08-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use ones very similar to those, might even...

FWIW I use ones very similar to those, might even be the same ones. I have a dual E-Mag ignition so I have one switch per E-Mag. Here is what the setup looks like with the switches at the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,264
Posted By GalinHdz
Same with me and I just had mine done on Apr 3rd....

Same with me and I just had mine done on Apr 3rd. :cool:
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,390
Posted By GalinHdz
And DOD radars, used by FAA center controllers,...

And DOD radars, used by FAA center controllers, rotate at 10 rpms so an even greater possibility of latency error.


Guess you just have to "pick your poison" and decide which is best for you.

:cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I fought a "high" fuel pressure problem for...

FWIW I fought a "high" fuel pressure problem for months when I first my engine monitoring system installation. Turns out I had programmed the wrong sensor definition in the EFIS module. I programmed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By GalinHdz
What size alternator do you have? 35A, 60A, 70A?...

What size alternator do you have? 35A, 60A, 70A? How much total current (amps) is being drawn below 1000rpms?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By GalinHdz
Ahhhh, a flying mission, not MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. ...

Ahhhh, a flying mission, not MISSION IMPOSSIBLE. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,004
Posted By GalinHdz
Since the waiting list for hangar space at my...

Since the waiting list for hangar space at my airport (KSGJ) is more than 5yrs long, having the airplane in an LLC is a good idea. Those that have an airplane in an LLC sell the LLC and the new owner...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ My recommendation is to define...

^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ My recommendation is to define your mission first. THEN buy/equip your panel appropriately. As BobTurner posted; "Only you can decide what’s right for you and your budget."

FWIW, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By GalinHdz
Sounds like my experience with them when I did...

Sounds like my experience with them when I did the same conversion back in 2013. It am glad to have such great customer service from these companies. :cool:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By GalinHdz
This is why this forum is so AWESOME!!! I would...

This is why this forum is so AWESOME!!! I would have never thought about a different brand altitude hold module.

:cool:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By GalinHdz
You would have to contact TRIO for that. My...

You would have to contact TRIO for that. My question would be why do you need the schematic? :confused:
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; The potientometer is actually called a...

FWIW; The potientometer is actually called a "Rotary Encoder Control" which is a separate unit connected to the "Push Button Switch" which you called "Altitude Hold Button" in your post. You can see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,964
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^AMEN^^^^^ FWIW I have over 3Khrs as PIC and...

^^^^^AMEN^^^^^

FWIW I have over 3Khrs as PIC and still get nervous butterflies before every flight, even touch-n-go's at our airport. But as soon as I am in the airplane the nerves go away and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
This might be your best "long term" option but...

This might be your best "long term" option but only you can make that decision.


That was the inital diagnostic but when they swapped the KT76A with a different one from another airplane that was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
Hence the baffling nature of the problem. It...

Hence the baffling nature of the problem. It didn't make sense.

The analog signal represent "digits" based on how many microseconds they are from the 1st "start" pulse, and with transponders, an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
In my case the code was always 7700 no matter...

In my case the code was always 7700 no matter what. Yours gives different codes not just one specific code as in our case. Can you change from grey-code to RS232? Maybe that will correct your problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
You are correct it is actually an analog signal...

You are correct it is actually an analog signal but representing binary data when decoded. To make it easier for us humans to use it there is an octal to binary conversion that goes on the the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
Sorry, it was a KT76A not a KT76 my mistake. I...

Sorry, it was a KT76A not a KT76 my mistake. I corrected my original post.

To clarify; the transponder would not report any altitude at all. As soon as altitude reporting (Mode 3C) was turned ON,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
Thanks for this reminder but that AD...

Thanks for this reminder but that AD covered:

"...transponders transmitting misleading encoding altimeter information to ground-based ATC radar sites and nearby Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By GalinHdz
Weird Transponder Problem Found

The guys that are partners in a Grumman Cheetah in the hangar behind mine told me they had been fighting an issue with their transponder (King KT76A) for over 3 months. Their transponder worked fine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,958
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW, I use an empty 1gal milk jug with the...

FWIW, I use an empty 1gal milk jug with the bottom cut out of it. They are flexible enough to fit just about anywhere an oil filter is installed. You can even let the old oil filter just drop in to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ is the answer to your...

^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^
is the answer to your question.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By GalinHdz
You can get very bright LED's with little to no...

You can get very bright LED's with little to no EMI/RF filtering for under $20. But they will make your radios, GPS, EFIS or other sensitive electronics in your airplane useless when you turn them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By GalinHdz
IMHO mount the ADSB module as close to the...

IMHO mount the ADSB module as close to the antenna as practical, thereby reducing the length of the coaxial cable needed. The DB9/RS-232 connection length isn't as critical as the coaxial cable...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-15-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By GalinHdz
Where in Texas to Orlando? I used to live in...

Where in Texas to Orlando? I used to live in Houston and made this very trip 3 to 4 times a year. A friend of mine would do it in a C150, so the first time can be intimidating but it isn't a real big...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,122
Posted By GalinHdz
It's a deal. Meet up that is, not the paying for...

It's a deal. Meet up that is, not the paying for a propeller part. Fly that beautiful piece of art up here to St. Augustine (KSGJ) and lunch/dinner is on me. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By GalinHdz
DONE!!! I hope it helps. :cool:

DONE!!! I hope it helps.

:cool:
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,122
Posted By GalinHdz
Maximize the "cool" factor by having them design...

Maximize the "cool" factor by having them design a 3 or 4 bladed prop for your airplane. :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,122
Posted By GalinHdz
AWESOME!! I got the privilege to meet you and...

AWESOME!! I got the privilege to meet you and see your RV8 up close when we gave a talk at your local EAA chapter about flying to Cuba a few years ago. Seeing the quality of your work I know this...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By GalinHdz
Make sure you have a very good grounds and you...

Make sure you have a very good grounds and you don't have some corrosion or dirt in the connections. Make sure they have a good solid contact, especially the ground to the Dynon display and the Icom...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By GalinHdz
I have a dual classic Skyview with the ARINC-429...

I have a dual classic Skyview with the ARINC-429 module, Garmin 430W, FltPlanGo on an ANDROID tablet, a TRIO Auto Pilot a Garmin AERA and a VAL INS-429 receiver. I only pay for the G430W subscription...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By GalinHdz
This is not an appropriate forum.

This is not an appropriate forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By GalinHdz
Remember, stereotypes die hard. Some people in...

Remember, stereotypes die hard. Some people in other nations are convinced that Americans are Racist Bigots. Doesn't mean we all are. :(



My recommendation is to use a local FBO or handler the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,374
Posted By GalinHdz
"I am an American so I don't have to follow these...

"I am an American so I don't have to follow these rules. It is corruption and they are just trying to get a kickback."

Having spent years working at a US Embassy you can't imagine how many times we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By GalinHdz
I do the same thing except that I have a backup...

I do the same thing except that I have a backup copy and when I have completed 30 flights, I print out those flights and staple it into my paper logbook. IOW a paper version of my Excel spreadsheet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use a cheap Dymo P-touch label maker for...

FWIW I use a cheap Dymo P-touch label maker for the label then slide clear shrink wrap over it. Looks great and makes future maintenance or repair significantly easier.

8675
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; in 8yrs and over 900hrs of flying I have...

FWIW; in 8yrs and over 900hrs of flying I have never had this happen with my dual SkyView system. But failures happen to all systems, no brand is immune. That is why a well designed system with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; I feel the reboot combo is so important...

FWIW; I feel the reboot combo is so important that I put a label on each display to have it at all times in addition to having it in my checklist. The last thing I want is to be searching for that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By GalinHdz
You can use either one of the GRT Hall effect...

You can use either one of the GRT Hall effect Sensors (https://grtavionics.com/product-category/eis-probes/current-sensors/). Their sensor definitions files are already included within the Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By GalinHdz
Don't forget to get your Airworthiness...

Don't forget to get your Airworthiness Certificate corrected to show the new tail number. Do not request to change the AWC or the inspector can misinterpret and make you get an unneeded AW...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW; my Lycoming O360-A4M also seems to run best...

FWIW; my Lycoming O360-A4M also seems to run best at 6qt of oil. If I go over 7qts, it throws that extra quart out the breather tube within 1hr and stabilizes at 6qts. So, unless I am going on a very...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,185
Posted By GalinHdz
There are two steps to fully checking a self...

There are two steps to fully checking a self powered electronic ignition which is slightly different than a regular magneto. You have to check if the magneto works with and without ship power. I test...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,185
Posted By GalinHdz
Having a separate switch to test each pMag is not...

Having a separate switch to test each pMag is not only a good idea, it is recommended by the Mfg. FWIW, this is my setup.

7799

:cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By GalinHdz
FWIW I use a DYNON D6 as my backup. 11yrs and...

FWIW I use a DYNON D6 as my backup. 11yrs and over 1,000hrs of use with no issues whatsoever. YMMV

7647

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,176
Posted By GalinHdz
If it is worth it or not for you, is a decision...

If it is worth it or not for you, is a decision only you can make. Good luck.

:cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,176
Posted By GalinHdz
Hmmmm. Sounds like, in your case, building in not...

Hmmmm. Sounds like, in your case, building in not an option. It boils down to how bad do you want to build, how much you are willing to spend and how much risk you are willing to take. That my friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,176
Posted By GalinHdz
And contact the AOPA Airport Support Network...

And contact the AOPA Airport Support Network (ASN) volunteer for that airport, if there is one. You can search for the different Hawaii airport ASN's at this link....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By GalinHdz
^^^^^THIS^^^^^ I have a similar setup but with...

^^^^^THIS^^^^^

I have a similar setup but with two automotive relays in parallel, each with it's respective switch. This provides redundancy in case one of the relays goes bad on me. FWIW, after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By GalinHdz
To add on to what Auburntsts posted, before even...

To add on to what Auburntsts posted, before even looking at what 91.205 says you need to find out what YOUR operations limitations say about this. Here in the US it "should" say something along the...
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