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Forum: ADS-B Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The 8 and 9 are strictly for other functions...

+1. The 8 and 9 are strictly for other functions the 330 can do, not squawk code. I thought there was even a space between the 7 and 8 to help make that clear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By BobTurner
Haven't they heard of self-serve? Practically all...

Haven't they heard of self-serve? Practically all smaller airports are now self-serve/automated credit card pumps, for exactly this reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By BobTurner
+1. What are you going to do differently?...

+1. What are you going to do differently? Especially if you have a smaller (just members) customer base?
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By BobTurner
This is confusing. The GTN is a gps, and does not...

This is confusing. The GTN is a gps, and does not itself know the pressure altitude, unless it is being fed in from some other source. The G5 does work because, as an EFIS, it contains a pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By BobTurner
Not completely. Read the fine print. If your...

Not completely. Read the fine print. If your father has an accident, the insurance will pay you - but, they reserve the right to sue your Dad to get their money back. Most policies even require you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By BobTurner
As discussed in above posts, one RS-232 OUT...

As discussed in above posts, one RS-232 OUT signal may be spliced into two wires, each going to an RS232-IN port. (Vice versa doesn’t work.) But do you need to do this at all? For example, my MFD and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By BobTurner
Don’t forget anywhere over 10,000’.

Don’t forget anywhere over 10,000’.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By BobTurner
My personal recommendation is to give it a try,...

My personal recommendation is to give it a try, based on your description of the grass. As you note, if you remove them you need to figure out how to support the gear leg fairings, or remove them...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By BobTurner
Make certain the rudder pedals are not depressed...

Make certain the rudder pedals are not depressed at all (brake cylinder piston fully retracted). The first bit of travel closes a valve to the reservoir.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,010
Posted By BobTurner
Update

I was at LVK today, and the AOPA RV10 is still there. It is for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By BobTurner
Here at LVK the hangar waiting list has 105 names...

Here at LVK the hangar waiting list has 105 names on it, with typical wait about 2 years.
Local citizens equate more hangars with more noise. An FBO at OAK has proposed moving to LVK, and basing the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Yes, there is a danger in underinsuring your...

+1 Yes, there is a danger in underinsuring your hull. The insurance company will just total it and sell salvageable parts. OTOH, if you over-insure, the insurance companies get nervous. They’re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By BobTurner
Most states that have a sales tax also have a...

Most states that have a sales tax also have a ‘use tax’. The use tax is just an end run around the constitution, which forbids states from imposing taxes on interstate commerce. You generally pay one...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 80,251
Posted By BobTurner
Every so often there’s been a blimp at LVK doing...

Every so often there’s been a blimp at LVK doing exactly that. They use the field south of 25L, come in right over the south hangars, drag their tie down ropes on the grass. Also, overheard on LVK...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,639
Posted By BobTurner
I wouldn’t think mid-60’s to be a concern for...

I wouldn’t think mid-60’s to be a concern for insurance, if your health is okay. As I said, here in the US $2M smooth is virtually unattainable. I blame our crazy contingency laws, which of course...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,639
Posted By BobTurner
1. Premiums are increasing for most people. 2....

1. Premiums are increasing for most people.
2. Your post suggests you may be approaching a certain age where insurers get nervous. Of course they won’t acknowledge that for fear of discrimination...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By BobTurner
When you finish your airplane, it must be...

When you finish your airplane, it must be inspected by the FAA or a DAR (designated airworthiness rep). They will want ‘proof’ that you built the airplane, especially if you want the Repairman...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By BobTurner
‘You cannot have too many tools.’ Usual...

‘You cannot have too many tools.’
Usual assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, torque wrench. More specialized: timing box for conventional mags. jack with adaptor of some sort for changing tires....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By BobTurner
This is bad advice. There are lots of ‘one way’...

This is bad advice. There are lots of ‘one way’ installations. For example I feed rs232 data out from my SL30 in to my grt EFIS. But I have no interest in pushing frequencies to the SL30, so there is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,639
Posted By BobTurner
It’s for a -10.

It’s for a -10.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By BobTurner
Did you install aftermarket products in the...

Did you install aftermarket products in the center tunnel area? Read “Mod’s and Improvements for a completed airplane” post #23.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.

Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By BobTurner
I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone...

I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone in the wingtip (tuned for com frequencies and 'tipped' to get the leading edge as vertical as possible (you want vertical polarization). The wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By BobTurner
You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure...

You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure there is no confusion. The standard Op Limits will say, "Day VFR unless equipped iaw FAR 91.205... (I think that's the right number)". Just make sure...
Forum: Southeast 04-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By BobTurner
Bad news

CA appraises property every year, on Jan1, for their fair market value. You get the tax bill in august. If prices ‘have skyrocketed since’ you bought it, showing them the purchase check may not help....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By BobTurner
One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new...

One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new grease, which is a bit hard to find. The new grease is NOT compatible with Aeroshell 5/6 so do not switch to the new grease unless you can completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,200
Posted By BobTurner
Other way around. It would be a very good price....

Other way around. It would be a very good price. Isn’t that what I said? Maybe I need to repeat high school English.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,200
Posted By BobTurner
But not out of line for an ifr...

But not out of line for an ifr pitot-static/transponder check.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By BobTurner
Well, never say never, but in principle their...

Well, never say never, but in principle their accuracy shouldn’t drift.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By BobTurner
To make it easier to remember which zerks to...

To make it easier to remember which zerks to remove, Hartzell now allows you to remove and discard the two zerks that get removed to allow old grease out, and replace them with plugs. The parts cost...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By BobTurner
+1 on the previous posts. Also, although the fuel...

+1 on the previous posts. Also, although the fuel drains are not too expensive, you may find that a simple O ring is all they need.
When adding 2 gal at a time, rap on the inboard rib a few times...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By BobTurner
It’s because while the cylinders may produce a...

It’s because while the cylinders may produce a certain amount of power, what’s actually measured and used in the specific fuel calculation is ‘shaft horsepower’ - how much power is available to turn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,200
Posted By BobTurner
I’m not a lawyer, but I think a real lawyer would...

I’m not a lawyer, but I think a real lawyer would say, “Never assume”.
PS. My -10 is N48HT, so I think I can ‘decipher’ your N number!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By BobTurner
+1. There’s nothing ‘cheap’ about GRT, a 430W or...

+1. There’s nothing ‘cheap’ about GRT, a 430W or an SL30 (finest nav com ever built, imho). Given all your problems, I’d say you’re on the right track - wiring. I’d start by looking at the coax and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By BobTurner
The radios you correctly quoted as providing full...

The radios you correctly quoted as providing full nav output via RS232 were Apollo Avionics designs. (RIP)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By BobTurner
Really? I’d consider that a poor practice, as...

Really? I’d consider that a poor practice, as someone flying below gross weight might think it’s okay to do abrupt control inputs just below that blue line, when in fact he may be over Va.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By BobTurner
Of course Va varies with weight, decreasing as...

Of course Va varies with weight, decreasing as weight goes down.
In a departure from the rules for normally certified aircraft, Vans has stated that their published Vne is meant to be true airspeed,...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By BobTurner
Having previously owned a 182, now a -10: The 182...

Having previously owned a 182, now a -10:
The 182 has more cabin volume. The -10 can carry more weight (both planes with full tanks) but you need to watch the aft cg. Only real downside (assuming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By BobTurner
It sounds like one or more of your brake...

It sounds like one or more of your brake cylinders are ‘hung up’, and not returning to the full open position (max extension). This is not uncommon if the bottom brake pedal pivot bolt is too tight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,993
Posted By BobTurner
This is the best argument, imho, for an LLC. In...

This is the best argument, imho, for an LLC. In CA every registration change invokes another round of sales taxes - avoided by an LLC. By the way, in the US a "use tax" is really a sales tax in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By BobTurner
Mike Segar (spelling?) is a cfi near Vans in...

Mike Segar (spelling?) is a cfi near Vans in Oregon, and he has some access to Vans' demonstrator aircraft for giving dual transition training, as well as his own aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By BobTurner
I and others have just responded to a similar...

I and others have just responded to a similar request (‘rv7a cfi needed...’). You should read it to see why you will have more success finding a cfi after you have your airplane available....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By BobTurner
As gmcjetpilot explained, this is a sticking...

As gmcjetpilot explained, this is a sticking point. The FARs forbid the use of EAB aircraft for compensation or hire, so unless the cfi is free, the fars say he may not furnish the airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By BobTurner
Caution: Everyone (me too) loves the choices they...

Caution: Everyone (me too) loves the choices they made. Only you can decide what’s right for you and your budget. Fortunately it’s hard to make a bad choice. For the record, I thought GRT was best...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,777
Posted By BobTurner
If you have one of the temperature-regulated...

If you have one of the temperature-regulated pitots, I’d say leave it on, with the possible exception of cold wx starts, when you might not want any excess current draw. These things draw about 10...
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By BobTurner
No one mentioned STS (Santa Rosa), in the...

No one mentioned STS (Santa Rosa), in the terminal building. And Livermore has a new restaurant (opened just pre-pandemic, closed, I think now open at 50%) in the terminal building. Lodi has...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,854
Posted By BobTurner
So I wonder: How does the stall-spin fatality...

So I wonder: How does the stall-spin fatality rate in Canada compare to that in the US?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By BobTurner
How far ROP do you run? If LOP there should in...

How far ROP do you run? If LOP there should in principle be no carbon, it would all be CO2.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,854
Posted By BobTurner
That accident was actually the classic ‘Who’s in...

That accident was actually the classic ‘Who’s in charge’ accident. The pilot flying was a very senior pilot but he was still ‘checking out’ in the 777. There was a training pilot on board, who was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By BobTurner
The quote is correct, but note TSO 129 refers to...

The quote is correct, but note TSO 129 refers to older, non-waas gps receivers. This does not apply to the newer TSO 144/145 waas receivers.
That said, I agree with the spirit. For actual IMC...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By BobTurner
There was a fairly heated discussion here a few...

There was a fairly heated discussion here a few weeks ago, as to whether or not punching a vent hole allowed dirty oil and contaminants to drain back into the engine. I’m not sure a consensus was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By BobTurner
I have a -10 with a Skyradar mounted on the right...

I have a -10 with a Skyradar mounted on the right sidewall, behind an interior cloth panel. Two antennas are glued to the fiberglass windscreen posts, one each side. Works fine. IIRC the box is held...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By BobTurner
The reason for this ‘rule’ is that you’re more...

The reason for this ‘rule’ is that you’re more likely to not have the two pieces slightly separated when you drive the head on the thinner piece.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By BobTurner
I worry more about non-notamed outages. With no...

I worry more about non-notamed outages. With no notice, I’ve watched a 650 degrade from LPV to LNAV, then go to a big red X, while below 1000’ agl on an approach. We were in vmc by then, but it makes...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By BobTurner
On the <trioavionics.com> web site I see manuals...

On the <trioavionics.com> web site I see manuals and pin outs for the EZ vertical control module. Is that what you’re looking for? Otherwise give them a call.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By BobTurner
Your understanding is correct, #2 and #4 are...

Your understanding is correct, #2 and #4 are running leaner than the others.
As you can see by your data, you likely can’t achieve perfect balance for all power settings. You need to balance for...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,777
Posted By BobTurner
Over all, you got thru it without a disaster, so...

Over all, you got thru it without a disaster, so a good learning experience. In that spirit, may I offer a few suggestions for next time?
1. “With you” is jargon, totally unnecessary. Worse, the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,777
Posted By BobTurner
Perhaps there is a reason the GTN installation...

Perhaps there is a reason the GTN installation manual specifies a maximum distance from the primary AI. Likewise, the back up mini efis needs to be close enough to be in your typical scan - otherwise...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-29-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,854
Posted By BobTurner
That 77 knots was a ground speed on downwind,...

That 77 knots was a ground speed on downwind, meaning the IAS was likely lower.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,254
Posted By BobTurner
I attach a bolt with a nut, so the thing I insert...

I attach a bolt with a nut, so the thing I insert a bolt into is a plate nut.
But, the thing I rivet onto structure is a plate, so nut plate.
Is this like damper vs dampener?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,010
Posted By BobTurner
I know Doug asked to keep it aviation related,...

I know Doug asked to keep it aviation related, but I cannot let false information stand. Lottery winnings are generally taxable by federal income tax, which, in the US, is graduated: the higher your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,010
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking - to be legal here - you don’t...

Strictly speaking - to be legal here - you don’t have to buy anything. If you read the fine print, you can enter without paying anything. But yes, if you get money, the IRS will come looking for you.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By BobTurner
The rules are very clear that that is not...

The rules are very clear that that is not allowed. Adsb and transponder must use the same PA source.
If you want my real opinion, I think this is just like the ‘two weeks to taxi’ programs. Someone...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, I agree. Which is one reason I didn’t buy...

Yes, I agree. Which is one reason I didn’t buy one of these sniffing units.
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