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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By vlittle
Check PM for more information. V

Check PM for more information.
V
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
New School/Old School HuVVer-AVI device 6-pack....

New School/Old School
HuVVer-AVI device 6-pack.

17032
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,908
Posted By vlittle
I am in the 'starter on the stick' camp in my...

I am in the 'starter on the stick' camp in my Harmon Rocket. I use the existing master switch to enable the button on the stick as shown on this diagram:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I think what you are looking for is a device that...

I think what you are looking for is a device that emulates a USB stick, but with built-in WiFi or BT to connect to an App on an iPhone that will connect to Savvy. In effect, a flight data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
My next panel under construction. Although...

My next panel under construction.

Although MakerPlane distributes the finished product, I still have retained the rights to make my own. Since I need seven of these for my next project, I dusted...
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,093
Posted By vlittle
He's the problem: I have been trying to spend...

He's the problem: I have been trying to spend my hard-earned money in the US. I continue to have supply chain problems because many US vendors don't know how to deal with Canadian customers.

In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By vlittle
Go with the QB, you won't regret it. The...

Go with the QB, you won't regret it. The additional cost for the QB will increase the value of the aircraft when you sell it and you will still learn all of the required skills to build your second...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Hi Carlos. Re-reading your post, I see that you...

Hi Carlos. Re-reading your post, I see that you probably meant 'front of the airplane' and 'rear of the airplane' not 'front of the panel' and 'rear of the panel'.

So, all of the huVVer-AVI...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
When in doubt, read the manual! :-) Dimension...

When in doubt, read the manual! :-) Dimension drawings on page 8 http://www.huvver.tech/wp-content/uploads/huVVer-AVI-V2C.pdf

Both the 2 and 3 inch versions are identical except for the size of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By vlittle
Digikey is another source for 3M products.

Digikey is another source for 3M products.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By vlittle
Hi Jim. I may have a solution to your problem,...

Hi Jim.

I may have a solution to your problem, but I am on vacation right now.
In my archives, I may have a Skyview wiring hub, similar to the one shown below. That’s the potentially good news. ...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By vlittle
My last job in the semiconductor industry was...

My last job in the semiconductor industry was mergers & acquisitions, usually in the hundreds of $millions, but one that was over $2 billion.

That was at a time where the valuation per patent or per...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,077
Posted By vlittle
Rans, Vans. A merger should be easy to spell.

Rans, Vans. A merger should be easy to spell.
Forum: Safety 07-23-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,370
Posted By vlittle
I developed visual and haptic (stick buzzer) AOA...

I developed visual and haptic (stick buzzer) AOA indicators several years ago, and provided prototypes to the FAA task force. In 2020/2021 I developed the OnSpeed visual energy indicator.

I was...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,873
Posted By vlittle
Rob Prior shot this (raw) video of the huVVer-AVI...

Rob Prior shot this (raw) video of the huVVer-AVI flight instruments mounted on the back seat panel, plus the one on the glareshield of my Harmon Rocket. It shows the OnSpeed energy display in...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,370
Posted By vlittle
This isn't the best picture, but it shows the...

This isn't the best picture, but it shows the energy display on the glareshield. The backseat instruments can also be selected to provide an OnSpeed energy display, which would be great for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By vlittle
it is nice to see you analyzing Bob's drawings. ...

it is nice to see you analyzing Bob's drawings. They were always meant to be educational, not prescriptive. I think many folks try to blindly follow them without understanding, and that can lead to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I have been asked how to get wireless data...

I have been asked how to get wireless data transmission using a Garmin G3X or G5 system. There is a straightforward way, as follows:

Using the default WiFi settings of the huVVer-AVI devices, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Tandem RV backseat panel

After a couple of years in development, I have installed a complete backseat panel in my Rocket.

This panel uses three of my huVVer-AVI displays, a shop-made panel, three nutplates and a 12V power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By vlittle
CFC at Boundary Bay does tail wheel training in a...

CFC at Boundary Bay does tail wheel training in a Citabria or Super Decathlon.
Good Luck.

VV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By vlittle
Scott was my guy as well.... but he is very...

Scott was my guy as well.... but he is very choosy about who he trains. I had many hours in formation with him, so he knew me and trusted me not to bend his airplane.

That's why I have asked him...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By vlittle
I have reached out to my RV tailwheel instructor...

I have reached out to my RV tailwheel instructor to see who is available for training locally.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-24-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,922
Posted By vlittle
Well put. Despite all of the resources available...

Well put. Despite all of the resources available that try to teach best wiring practices and electrical architectures, electricity is still a mystery to many otherwise talented and dedicated...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By vlittle
Brian. Absolutely the nicest tool after a...

Brian. Absolutely the nicest tool after a pneumatic squeezer that I have purchased to build airplanes was my angle drill kit. Everytime I need it, I think 'greatest tool ever'. I also buy lots of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-23-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By vlittle
I'm on the BOD of Iris Dynamics. We make...

I'm on the BOD of Iris Dynamics. We make computer-controlled high power linear actuators and deal with rare-earth magnets all the time.

These magnets need to be treated like handling a rattlesnake....
Forum: Canada 06-18-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,798
Posted By vlittle
My MDRA inspector told me to send in my...

My MDRA inspector told me to send in my application for registration 6 months ahead of my estimated final inspection date to avoid delays in getting flight authority.

My tax dollars at play. Take a...
Forum: Canada 06-14-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,680
Posted By vlittle
I agree, and my solution for the last 17 years...

I agree, and my solution for the last 17 years has been to use a freight forwarder. It's the e-commerce providers that have recently been getting in the way due to their enhanced security.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,855
Posted By vlittle
This makes sense. A bad diode will cause a...

This makes sense. A bad diode will cause a missing phase in the alternator output, which reduces the average voltage of the alternator.

The regulator corrects for this decline in average voltage by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Instrument Subpanel

This panel will fit in the cutout of a Dynon SkyView. It will be a development platform for more instrument work.

12599

And here’s the OnSpeed energy display:

12598

The blanks will be for the...
Forum: Canada 06-13-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,680
Posted By vlittle
Thickened Border for e-Commerce

For the last year, I have struggled buying from suppliers in the USA. These problems have often forced me to use Canadian suppliers at a 15-20% premium in prices and high shipping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By vlittle
With a 200 ohm resistor, you will see between...

With a 200 ohm resistor, you will see between 0.229 and 2.27 volts, depending on the pressure being measured.

A resistor is one of the most reliable electronic components, as long as it is properly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By vlittle
For the throttle, I used a 1/4 threaded aluminum...

For the throttle, I used a 1/4 threaded aluminum rod, a rod-end bearing with an aluminum stand-off bushing and a ball-end from Macmaster-Carr. I also added a trim switch. The flip-up rudder pedals...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By vlittle
The resistor will dissipate a maximum of 0.072...

The resistor will dissipate a maximum of 0.072 Watts (72 milliWatts) with that sensor. I would recommend at least a 250 milliWatt rated (1/4 watt) resistor or larger.

VV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By vlittle
From the photo, the resistor looks like a 201 ohm...

From the photo, the resistor looks like a 201 ohm or a 301 ohm resistor (the first band looks red or orange). The confusion is that is a 1% resistor, not the normal 5%. That is fine.

The voltage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
One more update on the status of my open-source...

One more update on the status of my open-source huVVer-AVI displays;

My open-source partner (MakerPlane.org) has begun fulfilling orders for the displays! This milestone marks the end of the first...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By vlittle
As a matter of fact, I wasn't wearing my grasses....

As a matter of fact, I wasn't wearing my grasses. That's how I misplaced the 'r'.
Forum: Safety 05-18-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By vlittle
“Most of the Country”? I told you a million...

“Most of the Country”? I told you a million times never to exaggerate!

VV from the left coast. 3000 miles away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,747
Posted By vlittle
Characteristic of only one plug firing on that...

Characteristic of only one plug firing on that cylinder. Easy to check.
VV
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By vlittle
On page 6 of this document...

On page 6 of this document http://www.huvver.tech/wp-content/uploads/huVVer-AVI-V2C.pdf I show an automatic fuel pump controller that has a manual overide. The switch is OFF-AUTO-ON. The ON position...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,914
Posted By vlittle
“ Much consideration has been given to the LSE...

“ Much consideration has been given to the LSE electronic ignition system's susceptibility to lightning strikes, static discharge and single event upsets. This environment is unique to aircraft and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,914
Posted By vlittle
I just went through the whole decision tree on...

I just went through the whole decision tree on electronic ignitions for aircraft. I built my first EI for a 1971 Toyota Corolla almost 50 years ago!

For various reasons, I ended up with my second...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,815
Posted By vlittle
This effect is quite noticeable in my Harmon...

This effect is quite noticeable in my Harmon Rocket, it was quite a challenge to bring flaps up, adjust trim, talk to the tower and push forward on the stick while climbing like a Rocket.

My first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,079
Posted By vlittle
CPC Series II use the same pins as a Dsub. Here...

CPC Series II use the same pins as a Dsub.

Here is an example: http://www.vx-aviation.com/sprocket/photos/panel_elec/schematics-2/CONNECTORS.pdf

The CPC provides all of the signals to my panel....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Update: I just posted my Release 2.0...

Update: I just posted my Release 2.0 (production) of the libraries, now available for download http://www.huvver.tech/huvver-avi/

None of the instrument displays have changed, but I added...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,425
Posted By vlittle
I have an app on my ipad called AircraftPower...

I have an app on my ipad called AircraftPower that does it all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By vlittle
Dynon's audio outputs have series resistors. The...

Dynon's audio outputs have series resistors. The point of this is so that you can tie them together with other similar outputs without concern.

It also allows you to attenuate the audio levels by...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,612
Posted By vlittle
"Apparently word of the six-cylinder evolution of...

"Apparently word of the six-cylinder evolution of the long-running 912-series engines had not yet reached Austria in time for them to actually design and prototype one. We’ll get back to you when we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,733
Posted By vlittle
I have determined, that with most (but not all)...

I have determined, that with most (but not all) electronic ignitions, when you pull back on power, the timing advances. This may not be ok in all flight regimes. I have an advance disable switch on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,520
Posted By vlittle
Righto, badly worded. I'm trying to point out...

Righto, badly worded. I'm trying to point out that both PIDG and AVIKRIMP brands are acceptable for various terminals and that they meet milspecs.

Thanks, Vern
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,520
Posted By vlittle
To be more specific, crimp terminals should meet...

To be more specific, crimp terminals should meet MS25036 specifications. Both Amp (TE) PIDG and Molex AVIKRIMP brands meet this specification. When I built my Rocket, the inspector actually asked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By vlittle
Check with baxter quadrants. They made a t handle...

Check with baxter quadrants. They made a t handle with switch for me.
VV
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I am playing Matchmaker on that. I can't speak...

I am playing Matchmaker on that. I can't speak for the parties involved but it's a natural outcome of this project to have a one-stop shop for OnSpeed and the huVVer devices that display the OnSpeed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Thanks, Carlos. Also, Release 1.0 (Production...

Thanks, Carlos.

Also, Release 1.0 (Production Release) of my GaugeWidgets library is now available for download http://www.huvver.tech/huvver-avi/

This includes the complete suite of flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Finally!

Well, it’s the end of the beginning! After thousands of hours and dollars we have reached production release.

Here are the details: https://makerplane.org/?p=2937

Here is a video: ...
Forum: Autopilots 04-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By vlittle
Dynon use a proprietary bus that uses twisted...

Dynon use a proprietary bus that uses twisted pairs and has two of them for redundancy, so thats two twisted pairs, plus the control wheel steering wire, power and ground.

That is seven wires...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Here's the final version of the 3" instrument. ...

Here's the final version of the 3" instrument. The 2" will use the same buttons. The screen size is the same between the two (2.4" diagonal).

I like the retro 90's Walkman look to the buttons.

In...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I am putting an OnSpeed ADAHRS in my new build,...

I am putting an OnSpeed ADAHRS in my new build, plus 6 panel mounted displays and one on the glare shield. Rather than drive the displays from my SkyView, I will use the OnSpeed box and have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
For those who are curious, here is a video of a...

For those who are curious, here is a video of a glareshield mounted huVVer-AVI-2 in my Harmon Rocket.

The video was made to establish how the device compared to my SkyView screen with direct...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I worked with GRT about 15 years ago with my...

I worked with GRT about 15 years ago with my original AOA display module. After that, no contact. I'd be happy to support them again. I already support Dynon/AFS and Garmin (G3X &G5) streams (in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
I will contact you offline and get this...

I will contact you offline and get this happening. There is a dimensioned drawing in the document here: http://www.huvver.tech/wp-content/uploads/huVVer-AVI-V1.pdf (will fit into standard instrument...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
3D printing, modern electronics, display...

3D printing, modern electronics, display technology, and pcb assembly services have finally converged to make it economical.

Writing the libraries was the most difficult part (and I ain't done...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,840
Posted By vlittle
Completed flight tests, removed the M5 version...

Completed flight tests, removed the M5 version and replaced it with the 2” (2.4”) bright screen device. A bunch of these should be out in the wild soon. Will be including the OnSpeed AOA display....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,079
Posted By vlittle
Nickel is good except in high humidity...

Nickel is good except in high humidity environments. Tin is resistant to water. So Deutsch connectors need to be sealed, while it is not a requirement for tin. So it’s a never-ending debate.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,079
Posted By vlittle
Gold plating is not a panacea. Gold is used for...

Gold plating is not a panacea. Gold is used for 'dry' connections (i.e. low current) such as low voltage signals. Put any appreciable load current through a gold plated connector and the gold will...
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