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Forum: GPS Today, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By FORANE
No plus extra characters for minimum post length.

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By FORANE
Hey Bob GRT HX here also. Tablet is Avare. ...

Hey Bob

GRT HX here also. Tablet is Avare. Similar tap sequence on Avare, but first one has to pan the map to locate the airport. Would be easier to simply tap the 650 as it already knows the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By FORANE
I agree regarding traffic being easier to view on...

I agree regarding traffic being easier to view on the tablet. I believe I would also prefer radar on the tablet. It would be nice though to be able to pull up the latest metar for destination...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By FORANE
Thanks for the enlightenment Justin. I didn't...

Thanks for the enlightenment Justin. I didn't realize the Garmin navigator had this disadvantage. For clarification, the 3 devices you mentioned are also the only means to get traffic on the 650xi,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By FORANE
Garmin GTN650xi ads-b display of traffic & weather

Is a GDL88 the only way to get FIS-B weather into a GTN650xi?
Did Garmin really make the GTN650xi weather input a proprietary format?



Just removed a GNS430w and installed a GTN650xi in its place. ...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By FORANE
The navaid servo should be compatible with trio...

The navaid servo should be compatible with trio heads.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By FORANE
Trio pro pilot would fit in that hole. Run wires...

Trio pro pilot would fit in that hole.
Run wires to second servo location.
Mount servo, possibly using preformed bracket.
Pin wires to connectors.
Go into settings, adjust as needed and fly.

I'm a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By FORANE
Thanks, will do. Edit, just checked. Looks like...

Thanks, will do.

Edit, just checked. Looks like Lafayette Avionics offers the PMA 450C version as opposed to the B version. Slight difference and slightly less expensive... not sure I would notice...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By FORANE
Thanks Frank I was able to look up this guy and...

Thanks Frank

I was able to look up this guy and the beechtalk guy despite not having an account with either business. It appears they are the same guy. I would contact him but he's asking more...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,411
Posted By FORANE
this smells fishy

I posted a WTB in the classifieds and received this PM:

You have received a new private message at VAF Forums from morrisondarren239, entitled "PS Engineering PMA 450B".

This is the message that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By FORANE
Ok thanks for the info. Not a member...

Ok thanks for the info.
Not a member...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By FORANE
WTB: PS Engineering PMA 450B

Looking to upgrade from a PMA 8000BT.
WTB PMA 450B outright or possibly trade for 8000bt + cash
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-24-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 692
Posted By FORANE
FS: Garmin 430W with install pack

FS: Garmin 430W

Good cosmetic condition and working perfectly; just removed for upgrade to GTN XI.

Included with 430W:
Tray & backplate
Garmin GA 35 WAAS GPS Antenna - this is a new unused unit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,801
Posted By FORANE
Yeah, when my ring broke in the prior post pics,...

Yeah, when my ring broke in the prior post pics, compression was good, oil consumption went to a quart an hour suddenly and the affected cylinder plug was oily.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,801
Posted By FORANE
As above, the allowable oil consumption per...

As above, the allowable oil consumption per Lycoming is dictated by hp and is fairly large.
I would also be concerned if your oil consumption increased precipitously like mine did on the titan x-340....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By FORANE
Don't know if the Rotax would be any different...

Don't know if the Rotax would be any different than on other motors, but a 3 blade may be noticeably smoother.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By FORANE
When I had a loose belt it too would squeal...

When I had a loose belt it too would squeal briefly upon startup. The other symptom I noticed was a transient ammeter drop during both startup and also when I increased RPM to full throttle during...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By FORANE
Might place a WTB in the classifieds here. ...

Might place a WTB in the classifieds here. That's how I found my Titan X-340.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By FORANE
Investigate the Titan x-340. Narrow deck 320...

Investigate the Titan x-340. Narrow deck 320 clone with stroker 360 crankshaft results in effectively 9:1 CR on standard 320 pistons and dyno'd 184 hp.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By FORANE
The parts you need are the 33ss latch and post,...

The parts you need are the 33ss latch and post, and o-rings part numbers 50 and 70. Those who have stated the latch gets rounded off are correct.

I was able to order parts in August 2021 by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By FORANE
Torque for oil cooler lines

Does anyone know the recommended torque for the 3/8 npt inlets to an oil cooler?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By FORANE
FLIR

Any recent FLIR products available on the market?
I have a GRT HX and have seen the option on their website for a FLIR camera. It doesn't list any specs. How does one compare specs on a FLIR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By FORANE
EMS for 3-1/8 hole

Dynon made a EMS that fits in a 3-1/8 hole.
Are the mini GRT EFIS units capable of being setup as engine monitors?
Other small options for engine monitors that fit in the standard hole?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,543
Posted By FORANE
2 pics, One of prototype made out of PVC. Second...

2 pics,
One of prototype made out of PVC. Second out of aluminum. Both mounted to rudder pedals and frame with screws on pedals and heavy duty hose clamps on frames.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,543
Posted By FORANE
We made some for our 9a.

We made some for our 9a.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By FORANE
What I did when we had our 9a was bungee cords...

What I did when we had our 9a was bungee cords from seat back to sticks, and soldered copper tube with U shape to fit rudder pedal holes, and rudder bumper on other end to wedge against spar under...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By FORANE
Plus one on all accounts in the post above. We...

Plus one on all accounts in the post above. We had the same issues and solutions when we had out 9a.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,104
Posted By FORANE
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000093988184.html...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000093988184.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.3f0b7f83J6xzHF

I chose the one I linked above on the basis of features:
articulating head
good price
Uses my phone as a...
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,944
Posted By FORANE
Good luck. Depending on your current...

Good luck. Depending on your current performance, this may not significantly improve the issue. Our 9a had the 2 static ports behind the baggage area on the side of the fuselage. I have tried...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,944
Posted By FORANE
The default settings would almost immediately...

The default settings would almost immediately result in a crash when used in my Lancair.





Yes, this is correct, never did in either aircraft. I used the pro pilot altitude hold in cruise only. ...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,944
Posted By FORANE
Sure would be great if the fix was so simple. I...

Sure would be great if the fix was so simple. I don't think it is though. I installed a trio pro pilot in our RV 9a and the lancair. We have experienced stability trouble as described in both...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By FORANE
VHF RFI detector

Question for the group...

Is there a more sophisticated quantitative method to track down RFI instead of a qualitative hunt hoping to notice a causal factor?

I know usb chargers frequently cause...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By FORANE
ECI assembly date 3/2015. It's Axel's old motor.

ECI assembly date 3/2015. It's Axel's old motor.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,738
Posted By FORANE
Krea Not sure if you remember coming to East TN...

Krea

Not sure if you remember coming to East TN to look at our 9A a few years ago when we were selling it. I should have kept it...

I also have a Titan in our Lancair. It's a x-340. Interesting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,237
Posted By FORANE
I just had 4 Titan x-340 cylinders overhauled by...

I just had 4 Titan x-340 cylinders overhauled by Gibson aviation. Turnaround took about 8 weeks but they look good.
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,539
Posted By FORANE
3 degrees doesn't seem like much reflex. In the...

3 degrees doesn't seem like much reflex. In the Lancair community, 7 degrees reflex is the typical negative flap setting in cruise. I can say negative 7 degrees in my lancair definitely is faster...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By FORANE
https://www.sitka.com/porky/porky.htm

https://www.sitka.com/porky/porky.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By FORANE
Usher UD-3 fuel caps The bottom plate is threaded...

Usher UD-3 fuel caps
The bottom plate is threaded and is used to set o-ring tension.
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,407
Posted By FORANE
Rudder pedal extenders

Rudder pedal extenders
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By FORANE
I bought a premade harness. I suppose one could...

I bought a premade harness. I suppose one could reverse engineer a repair for broken / damaged lead even if you did not make the original. The harness is nice. We've been using the 3961 plugs at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-07-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,411
Posted By FORANE
scammer reporting

After agreeing to purchase a gtn 650 in the classifieds, I received the following pm from a different vaf member username gravity with 0 post count. Is there a standard means of reporting...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,007
Posted By FORANE
And does GT propellers make blades compatible...

And does GT propellers make blades compatible with a MT hub?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By FORANE
I believe you run 2 of these valves in lieu of a...

I believe you run 2 of these valves in lieu of a whistle slot. Perhaps that is a better setup. I don't know. I am mostly interested in preventing blowout of nose seal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By FORANE
My cylinders are currently removed for overhaul...

My cylinders are currently removed for overhaul due to a broken ring.

My oil temps had been running higher than normal all summer. I presumed it was due to warm weather operations. Looks more likely...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,606
Posted By FORANE
It never shutdown or displayed an overtemp...

It never shutdown or displayed an overtemp warning. My 430 install included an avionics blast tube from a naca scoop for cabin ventilation. That was continued to be used with the 440.

The...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,606
Posted By FORANE
Things didn't go so smoothly when I installed a...

Things didn't go so smoothly when I installed a 440 in place of a 430w. The 430w had great satellite lock, the 440 kept loosing satellite lock. Same tray, same gps antenna, the 430 held position,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By FORANE
I have had a G5 fail in flight. My D3 has never...

I have had a G5 fail in flight. My D3 has never failed and it will keep working in the event of pitot and static blockage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,532
Posted By FORANE
I'm not cheap enough to use pledge in it's place,...

I'm not cheap enough to use pledge in it's place, but cheap enough to have tried it after reading reviews.
Forum: COMM 09-08-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,675
Posted By FORANE
Uh, so no audio means no squeal (in addition to...

Uh, so no audio means no squeal (in addition to no audio of any sort)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By FORANE
MT is in Germany of course. Perhaps contact them...

MT is in Germany of course. Perhaps contact them directly with pictures and request guidance?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By FORANE
I've used chapstick. Is fuel lube the...

I've used chapstick. Is fuel lube the manufacturers recommend lubricant?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By FORANE
The problem I've encountered with multiple of...

The problem I've encountered with multiple of these caps is the bottom corner of the latch gets rounded off resulting in gradual incremental failure of the overcenter mechanism. The latch then fails...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,970
Posted By FORANE
I too just contacted them. They told me to...

I too just contacted them. They told me to contact ACS. ACS said they don't sell the parts, just the o-rings or entire cap. I contacted usher again and they agreed to sell me the posts but I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By FORANE
Yes. I'm thinking the latch becomes rounded...

Yes.
I'm thinking the latch becomes rounded resulting in gradual failure of the overcenter mechanism. All of mine have had the same failure mode.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By FORANE
Usher UD-3 fuel cap overcenter loose again

The Usher UD-3 fuel cap overcenter mechanism seems to be a failure mode for these fuel caps. I have replaced 3 of them and now have a 4th that has a weak overcenter. Anyone have any suggestions for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,636
Posted By FORANE
Having the extra fuel onboard makes a huge...

Having the extra fuel onboard makes a huge difference. I wish I could carry more. When we had our 9A I didn't have extra fuel and was always afraid to run a tank to empty (or even close to it). ...
Forum: Safety 06-15-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,740
Posted By FORANE
Electric props are controllable.

Electric props are controllable.
Forum: ADS-B 06-04-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,997
Posted By FORANE
I had a Stratux that worked for a while then...

I had a Stratux that worked for a while then failed. Troubleshooted it, got it working again for a while...finally bought a Dynon. The Dynon has been more reliable for me. YMMV
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,898
Posted By FORANE
What if the man has 4 watches? What if one of the...

What if the man has 4 watches?
What if one of the altimeters is strictly backup and intentionally not connected to the static system in order to serve as a backup for frozen static altimeter...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,898
Posted By FORANE
multiple altimeters in the plane, do all require certification?

When there are multiple altimeters in the panel, is each and every one required to be certified when doing the biennial static check for IFR operations?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By FORANE
air exhaust check valve for air/oil separator discharge

I have an antisplat aero Crankcase vacuum kit:
https://antisplataero.com/products/crankcase-vacuum-kit-complete

Thinking about replacing the check valve. Can anyone tell me the thread size and tube...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,893
Posted By FORANE
They are 14mm plugs. They do not require an...

They are 14mm plugs. They do not require an adapter on my Titan which came from the factory tapped for 14 mm spark plugs.

Installed a G3I harness with Slick mags:
https://www.g3ignition.com/

The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By FORANE
Dynon DRX

I have a Dynon DRX in the plane that sends ads-b traffic to a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 running Avare. The GPS location drops out from time to time resulting in a black screen on Avare. I suspect the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By FORANE
Are you sure it is the Trio and not the Altrak? ...

Are you sure it is the Trio and not the Altrak? Is it this...
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