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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By jclark
You are correct. Doesn't make sense although I...

You are correct.

Doesn't make sense although I was trying to say that if someone is considering such for whatever reason then that reason might apply to others.

I wouldn't do it. I'd want the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,957
Posted By jclark
Discussion: (First, I concur with Mel.) 1. By...

Discussion:
(First, I concur with Mel.)

1. By definition, you have at least made "major modifications" and that requires back into at least SOME Phase I.
2. It is NOT the same plane. Data plate in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By jclark
For some time now, these devices have come in two...

For some time now, these devices have come in two flavors (regardless of size or memory).

1. With hardware for "cellular service". That is, you can access the internet without the need for a local...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By jclark
This applies to the GRT equipment. I know that...

This applies to the GRT equipment. I know that Greg has tried a variety of these.
Don't know if they are shipping now nor do I know anything about...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By jclark
I have some PlanePower data that shows that (some...

I have some PlanePower data that shows that (some of??) the alternators were tested to a level that shows that they can in fact deliver a LOT more than the rated power. Don't have it before me but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By jclark
Maybe not all EarthX batteries have a charge...

Maybe not all EarthX batteries have a charge controller but I think this one does ..

https://earthxbatteries.com/product/etx104-back-up-battery/

On point #1, After some of my "extra" cranking, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By jclark
Not sure of his modification to get 3(x2) extra...

Not sure of his modification to get 3(x2) extra gallons but what you CAN do is install a 7-7.5 gallon tank directly behind the seat back protruding just a bit into the baggage compartment.

I know...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By jclark
As mentioned, there was compatibility between...

As mentioned, there was compatibility between some model(s) of the TRIO and NAVAID servos. I think they were the ONLY ones to do that.

TruTrak servos quickly became the "standard" some years ago....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,277
Posted By jclark
Lots of good info deleted but one (minor)...

Lots of good info deleted but one (minor) slightly different view.

Been running "Jeff Rose" ignition since 2002. Just changed it out for a second PMAG (because the plastic nipple on the MAP sensor...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-09-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,277
Posted By jclark
Lots of good info deleted but one (minor)...

Lots of good info deleted but one (minor) slightly different view.

Been running "Jeff Rose" ignition since 2002. Just changed it out for a second PMAG (because the plastic nipple on the MAP sensor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By jclark
Also, if you want to see an installation with...

Also, if you want to see an installation with external master contactor, I am close by down in Columbia (KCUB).

Wired my RV6 that way over 20 years ago and it still works fine.

I also made some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By jclark
With tanks completely empty and plane in "level...

With tanks completely empty and plane in "level flight attitude", I called the local fuel truck.

The truck's pumped MUST BE calibrated so I get the fuel crew (at a quiet time) to come out and put in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,037
Posted By jclark
A **THOUSAND THANK YOUs!!!** for that awesome...

A **THOUSAND THANK YOUs!!!** for that awesome experience.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,037
Posted By jclark
Got an "invite" to take a ride in the attached...

Got an "invite" to take a ride in the attached P51, a few years back. If I were to have a "bucket list" this would definitely be on it so of course I wasted not time saying **YES!!!**.

The only...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By jclark
You make an important point here. A lot depends...

You make an important point here.

A lot depends (per usual) on the “mission”.

“Fun smoke” plus safety/be-seen-to-be-avoided smoke is easily handled with the deep well up front.

A lot of my friends...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By jclark
I fly an RV8 with the somewhat traditional setup...

I fly an RV8 with the somewhat traditional setup of 180 HP LYCOMING with Hartzell Blended Airfoil CS prop.

I did some test flying of my friend’s 200 HP angle valve Lycoming with Whirlwind 200RV...
Forum: Safety 09-29-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 129,573
Posted By jclark
KCUB - Columbia, SC I have a hangar that can...

KCUB - Columbia, SC

I have a hangar that can accommodate several RVs.

(Although the rain is headed our way (Ian), if you need to get away from the coast, give a shout tomorrow.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By jclark
Another option ...

You can add another SX - same size, right next to the one you have.
Add +12, GND, serial In/OUT from/to the other SX.
You would not approach plates but you would have a display that you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By jclark
This is one of the largest gathering of RVs in...

This is one of the largest gathering of RVs in the Southeast excluding Sun-N-Fun.

About an hour and a half drive from Asheville.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By jclark
If your lifetime subscription is with SEATTLE...

If your lifetime subscription is with SEATTLE AVIONICS you may be able to have them transfer over to a different device.

One other thing that was mentioned but is worth repeating. Those GRT servos...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By jclark
What is your position source? My Trig TT-22 will...

What is your position source?
My Trig TT-22 will show LAT/LON when it gets valid data and can do the ADSB thing. If you have the TT-22, press the “FN” a couple of times to see it.

So maybe just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By jclark
First, DYNON makes great equipment. (Recently...

First, DYNON makes great equipment. (Recently flying behind such in an RV14.)
Second, what is "better" is in the eye of the beholder. All of these vendors make good stuff. It is "different" for each...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By jclark
Unless you need 15-20 gallons of smoke oil, put...

Unless you need 15-20 gallons of smoke oil, put it up front in the recess. The tank won't always be full of smoke oil.

If you need a few pounds in the rear baggage, add more to your tool bag that...
Forum: GPS 09-09-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By jclark
Thanks. I do in fact, boot the EFIS first and...

Thanks.

I do in fact, boot the EFIS first and boot GTN (and some other items) after the engine start.
Forum: GPS 09-09-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By jclark
GARMIN GTN 6XX: "VNAV Unavailable" ??

Setup: Garmin GTN 625, SL-30 + Trig TT-22 with control head + GRT Horizon 10.1

Problem 1: I get a "VNAV Unavailable: Barometric Altitude Lost" error message on startup.

Curiosity 1: I also was not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,819
Posted By jclark
Just another data point or two on the matter

And if you don't want to climb that fast, lower the nose and go

FAR, FAR, FAR

FAST, FAST, FAST.

Worked with my friend to get his RV8 squared away to make the trip to Airventure this year ( He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By jclark
FAA LODA response time

I know that it has been mentioned before but here is a tip of the hat to the FAA!

I submitted the form for a "Letter of Deviation Authority" (LODA) on a couple of RV's. For some reason, I was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,428
Posted By jclark
If the "Lester" number (I think that's the name)...

If the "Lester" number (I think that's the name) of 14684 is correct, then this is not a Plane Power alternator.

Several friends have used them (and made use of the limited "lifetime warranty" to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By jclark
Scott, You probably already know tis but, JUST...

Scott,

You probably already know tis but,
JUST IN CASE there are others reading this and are not aware ...


If you have a GRT EFIS, you can set the values to zero and then starting with empty tanks...
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By jclark
VERY NICE description of how to approach the...

VERY NICE description of how to approach the problem.

As a matter of space and preference, the EFIS units available can have a "remote" audio panel and comms if space becomes a problem. And I think...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By jclark
But wait .. there's more!

And to add further to what may cause some confusion, I am helping my friend with "updating" N332RT (the "RedTail" RV8 that got an "Oustanding Workmanship" award at OSH) to replace an earlier 12" HXr...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By jclark
Update/Correction to my post

I have the HORIZON 10.1 and the HORIZON HXr 10.4. I have HAD the 7” SPORT SX units.

The responses above are correct and now, you can get the Horizon 10.1 with the internal AHRS.

Regarding limited...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By jclark
Internal vs External AHRS

Ed,

I am right down the road from you at KCUB.

The most obvious difference between the Horizon and Sport products has been external (Horizon) vs internal (Sport) AHRS.

The. Sport is an easier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By jclark
Dynon DK180 USB data logger????

Does anyone out in forum land know of a "USB data logger" type "device" (not an on-board laptop) that can make it easy to capture data from the (older) DK180 without having to connect a PC upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By jclark
I just finished my third term on the Board of...

I just finished my third term on the Board of Directors (no longer on as of a few days ago).

I probably can put you in touch with whoever is the correct person when the time comes.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,587
Posted By jclark
I had a similar panel (Rev 2.0) in my...

I had a similar panel (Rev 2.0) in my RV6.

Current (Rev 4.0) is 10.1 with MINI (x2) in front of the pilot and EX in front of the copilot.
The MINIs became my (electrically) independent...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By jclark
I had an O-320 with a Hartzell constant speed...

I had an O-320 with a Hartzell constant speed prop for years on my 20 year old RV6. At "new engine time", I went with the "340 Stroker" from ECI.

Good things and bad things to consider.

1. I needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,945
Posted By jclark
About 10 minutes later we passed through that...

About 10 minutes later we passed through that same area with the same experience.

I had the honor of flying my friend's recently completed "RedTail RV8" to and from AirVenture (with him as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,396
Posted By jclark
This is an older thread but FYI, the iLevil 3AW...

This is an older thread but FYI, the iLevil 3AW has Pitot/Static input along with serial engine data input from the GRT EIS 4000. This information, along with traffice and weather is fed via wifi to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By jclark
I will let Vic comment in depth but as I...

I will let Vic comment in depth but as I understand it (have not been in the meetings Vic mentioned), the enthusiasm may not be as great now since there has been a lot of turnover with the Feds....
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By jclark
Saw Gary takeoff many planes ahead of us. He was...

Saw Gary takeoff many planes ahead of us. He was headed to NC and we were headed to SC.

Waited in the same LONG line. There was a DC3 that even made the controllers mad ... not ready, took way too...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,401
Posted By jclark
Good idea. I *SUSPECT* multiple failure modes...

Good idea.

I *SUSPECT* multiple failure modes when the wind is high enough.

1. Strong wind slams onto the rudder. The rudder cable is stretched. Slam the other way a couple of times. The rudder...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,068
Posted By jclark
ANd oh, Almost banged up my friend’s new plane...

ANd oh,

Almost banged up my friend’s new plane on landing (18).

Turning base, I lost sight of my friend ahead of me.
He later confirmed that we ending up with the wind shifting to more of a...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,068
Posted By jclark
Flew my friend’s new RV8 (“Red Tail”) with him in...

Flew my friend’s new RV8 (“Red Tail”) with him in it and along with another RV friend from KCUB. Flight was okay except for the haze we had to climb above AND the Chicago area wealther that did not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By jclark
What he said PLUS ...

Also, consider their solenoids. Can be used in conjunction with check valves.

If you want near "instant" on and off, wire your system so that you have a separate power switch to turn the PUMP on...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,561
Posted By jclark
You are correct ...

Your expectations are the same as mine.

While I don't have this particular ADS-B receiver, in the very early days I did a lot of the initial testing of various ADS-B receivers (SkyRadar, Dual,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By jclark
Positive responses from Hartzell

I recently have had problems with BOTH my "PlanePower" alternator and "SkyTec" starter, both acquired by Hartzell.

Any time there is an acquisition, you take the bitter with the sweet. Sometimes the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 806
Posted By jclark
Yet another panel upgrade upgrade

Now that I have been given the scoop on getting my pictures to work, I must give it a try! :)


Earlier this year I spent a bit of time upgrading the panel in "Papa Juliette" for, I think now, the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By jclark
AHA!!!! I had rescaled one of the photos and...

AHA!!!!

I had rescaled one of the photos and forgot to do the other.

But I totally missed the deletion instruction.

Again, thanks! I will now try a few more pics.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By jclark
Thank you very much!! But what did you do...

Thank you very much!!

But what did you do differently?

I want to know "how to fish".

I clearly missed something and it is probably right before my eyes. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By jclark
See call for help above regarding getting...

See call for help above regarding getting (Google) photos to show up.
Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By jclark
Check PM and phone for message.

Check PM and phone for message.
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By jclark
There is hope ...

I have been helping my friend Scott (who is traveling on vacation) with his new RV8. He too changed from the 200RV to newer (actually now "legacy") blades.
Standard Van's cowl, (already painted),...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By jclark
Is that the recommended timing? Have you checked...

Is that the recommended timing?

Have you checked and compared plugs?
(I was surprised years ago when I watched my aviation plugs being tested under "pressure".)

If any deviation in the plugs, new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,948
Posted By jclark
The short comment below are from having my RV6...

The short comment below are from having my RV6 O-320 (conical mount) engine off a couple of times and from having put the wings ON my RV6A back when dinosaurs roamed (still not flying :( :( ).


Re;...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By jclark
My images did not appear. What did I do wrong? I...

My images did not appear. What did I do wrong?

I know that at the end was just a link but I came back later and did "Insert Image" using link for each image.

I must have missed the class and not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,773
Posted By jclark
Yet Another Approach

???? Can anyone tell me why the photos are not showing here? I went back and I THINK, followed instructions to the letter. Assistance in finding the error of my ways is much appreciated. ???


Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By jclark
I concur with Jerry. BUT, if you turn SV off AND...

I concur with Jerry. BUT, if you turn SV off AND there is a difference, check your offsets.

Another point ....

This view will make even MORE sense when you are in mountainous areas.
The mountains...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By jclark
What Skid said but also ... At 127kts, is your...

What Skid said but also ...

At 127kts, is your plane in a level attitude?
Does the reference correlate with what you SEE outside, as in your nose is a little bit up relative to the horizon?

I seem...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-17-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,826
Posted By jclark
Remember Honda? And one day ... Electric

Does anyone remember the work of art that (I think) Honda had in the Continental booth at OSH some years ago?

I think it was 180 HP. It simply LOOKED awesomely engineered.

But alas, they did not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,218
Posted By jclark
Just to be upfront, I have Plane Power AND B&C...

Just to be upfront, I have Plane Power AND B&C Alternators. Not picking vendors, just sharing some info.

When I had issues with my “older” Plane Power and reached out to “management” (including...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,218
Posted By jclark
My recent input from Plane Power was that it is...

My recent input from Plane Power was that it is definitely good to have the blast tube pointed at the rear of the alternator and that it is MUCH BETTER to put the blast tube pointed directly at the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,218
Posted By jclark
ANL, YES ... But make it a 40

You DEFINITELY want the "ANL Breaker" or some sort of protection.
(I would make it a 40A in this case though.)

I know for a FACT that when things go wrong, you can end up with SMOKE coming out from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,548
Posted By jclark
Another input on wire colors

Below is my attempt at a color code used (where feasible) in total rewire of RV8.

RED = Power
Black =Ground (although is some cases this ended up WHITE_
YELLOW = Variable Control voltage (e.g.....
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