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Forum: Midwest 07-21-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,956
Posted By tommylewis
Smile We made it

Tom & Bonnie are parked in row 317 in HBC in N143EB our RV10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 841
Posted By tommylewis
Sent ours

I sent pictures of our RVs
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-13-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By tommylewis
My suggestion

Suggest you call SureFly, I believe they have any adapter board that will make it work, or they will know the solution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 216,828
Posted By tommylewis
Smile Our turn

Once again we had the experience of watching the ground speed exceed 200 knots. Because of the weather map for eastern half of the country this week, we left N TX on Sunday for N Indiana in our RV10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,660
Posted By tommylewis
My solution

I did my RV7a just like the Grumman Tiger as shown on this picture.

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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By tommylewis
my experience

While I do not have electronic shower of sparks on my IO540, if PMAG recommends that you remove it because of failures, I would remove it. With a PMAG you certainly do not need more spark. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By tommylewis
Don’t do this

“torque the bushings to 30-35 ft-pounds and plugs to 18 ft-pounds.”

That is the problem. Read the PMAG manual and follow their recommendation to only torque the plug after hand tighten the plug...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By tommylewis
PIREP please

Has Treasure Cay recovered from the hurricane and rentals are available?
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,905
Posted By tommylewis
BUT in my opinion you need that weight in the...

BUT in my opinion you need that weight in the rear of RV10. When it is just the two of us, I carry 50 lbs of lead shot in baggage compartment. I remove it when we have baggage or people in back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,373
Posted By tommylewis
Smile Our 2021

We flew about 170 hours on our RVs this year. First year in 25 years we did not fly to west coast, but still saw some country, including Kitty Hawk and Hudson River NYC.

20203

Was a good year!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-25-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,240
Posted By tommylewis
Smile Thanks

Merry Christmas! We enjoyed your video. We flew the Hudson River through NYC this summer and really enjoyed that flight but at night it really looks great!
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By tommylewis
I use this tool

I do not know why things changed on your GRT system, but I use this tool to look at my GRT data. In the spreadsheet, he describes how to setup your GRT to write both the demo file and CSV file to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,813
Posted By tommylewis
my solution

i use a eye dropper
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By tommylewis
My choice

Here is a picture of our RV10 with a handle mounted below back window mounted on the longeron.

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Forum: Midwest 08-22-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By tommylewis
My experience

I fly into Spearfish frequently during the summer. Call Laura at Eagle Aviation to check on car rentals, hangar and pilot rate at Holiday Inn. And they do have mechanics on site if you have an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-17-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,416
Posted By tommylewis
My experience

I have 30 hours on my pmag in our RV10 since winter upgrade. Happy customer here, but then I am bias as we have 2000 hours on PMAG in our RV7a. Would have more time on 10 but smoke in the west has...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By tommylewis
My experience

I had a similar experience with my 10 but when I realized that the cylinder that broke 400 in climb out also peaked first, I then changed out it’s restrictor so that it peaked last. I still got a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By tommylewis
My settings

mine for my RV10 with GRT EIS are
AUX3 left fuel tank 52 -- 157
AUX4 right fuel tank 52 -- 151
Forum: Midwest 05-28-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By tommylewis
Our plan

We are spending some time in the Black Hills this summer flying into Spearfish. My list of things to see are Rushmore, the train out of Hill City, Sylvan Lake, Spearfish canyon drive, Badlands...
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By tommylewis
mine

mine for my RV10 with GRT EIS are
AUX3 left fuel tank 52 -- 157
AUX4 right fuel tank 52 -- 151

good luck
Forum: Reviews 04-08-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,569
Posted By tommylewis
Thumbs down my first impression

If you are a WeatherSpork user you will be disappointed to find that imagery has been removed which I will greatly miss. So in my opinion, WeatherSpork now is less useful. That function was one...
Forum: Autopilots 04-05-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By tommylewis
where

Where do we order a xCruze 100 at that special price?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By tommylewis
Us too

We have also seen some clusters of traffic nowhere near any airport with no altitude and speed. And we have seen them all over the country. They disappear as you got close. I assume the adsb...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By tommylewis
My choice

I have used a Garmin GPS 18 PC as a GPS on my GRT HX system and it has worked great for years. Check it out.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/223
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,871
Posted By tommylewis
My opinion

Walt, I agree with your tire pressure recommendation BECAUSE we had a series of 4 flats on our RV7a after running mains at 35 pounds. That was what we always used in our Cessna and so did the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By tommylewis
No signs

No signs of engine issues, oil analysis looks great, compressions holding mid 70s, bore scope of exhaust cylinders look good, oil consumption running 6-7 hours per quart. At my age, I do not want...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,160
Posted By tommylewis
My view

The Video stream I watched last week said 80 % of venders and a daily limit of 30000 tickets. Two years ago they stated Tuesday and Wednesday were 15k to 20k and later in week were above 30k as TBs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By tommylewis
Smile Thanks

Thanks everyone, the RV experience has been great! I find it interesting to note the number of higher time RVs showing up with posts on VAF. They are a great planes and we have certainly enjoyed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By tommylewis
EB

Mike, 143EB is doing great, it now has 1010 hours on it, 830 since we bought it 11 years ago. I swapped out the Lightspeed for a PMAG this winter so I keep making changes to it.

take care Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By tommylewis
Smile N967BT makes it to 2000 hours!

On March 21, 2007, Mel inspected N967BT and deemed her air worthy. Today, 14 years and 3 days later she turned over 2000 hours while descending back into her home field of Pecan Plantation. It has...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-14-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By tommylewis
my preferred routing

my preferred route from N TX is 0R4 - KJKA - KFPY - KISM

I like to fly the coastal route from KJKA to KFPY. Call Pensacola Approach and they will hand you off as you proceed east.

Have fun.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tommylewis
my choice

I went with the Kanardia Horis in both our RVs because it is available as a 2 1/4 inch size. Have had it for 2.5 years now and works great.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-27-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,374
Posted By tommylewis
us also

Our condolences to Bob on Judy's passing, we enjoyed our conversations with Judy over the years as we bought many tools and even assisted at Sun n Fun booth coverage. Take care Bob
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By tommylewis
my solution

I used a Garmin GPS 18 PC as a GPS on my GRT HX system and it has worked great for years. Check it out.

https://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GPS_18x_Tech_Specs.pdf
Forum: ADS-B 10-21-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,939
Posted By tommylewis
my opinion

In my opinion, the only reason to install the MUX is so when you are flying in an non radar environment, where adsb is not required, your correct altitude will be sent out via adsb. When I flew to...
Forum: Autopilots 10-15-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,784
Posted By tommylewis
ADI replaemnt

I replaced my ADI units with the following

https://www.kanardia.eu/product/horis/

two years ago and have been happy with them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,908
Posted By tommylewis
It works on my GRT HX units. Follow the...

It works on my GRT HX units. Follow the instructions in the Excell spreadsheet under the "Welcome" tab. Scroll down to the "How to Setup Data Logging on your GRT EFIS" and follow those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,908
Posted By tommylewis
Great Job!

Super!! Been using your software this winter to monitor the engine data from my RVs and it has been a great tool. Thank you!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By tommylewis
GREAT!!

Congrats to you two as she starts her pilot training and hopefully you two have many years of flying experiences ahead. I believe one of the greatest blessings is to have a spouse that is also a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,346
Posted By tommylewis
my experience

I started using data logging on my GRT because I now have 1900 hours on my RV7a and felt I should be ready when something went haywire. I use the Excell spreadsheet available on this link and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,382
Posted By tommylewis
my response

If it were me, I would go to Airflow Performance web page and order two restrictors, one .0275 and one .0270, and change out number 1 cylinders restrictor with the .0270 and number 2 with .0275. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By tommylewis
I replaced my original wingtip lights in both my...

I replaced my original wingtip lights in both my RV7a and RV10 with these LED lights.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Single-Spotlights/p/108852015/category=0

They work well and no radio noise. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,455
Posted By tommylewis
Get well

Merry Christmas Mel. Get well and back to inspecting airplanes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,036
Posted By tommylewis
my choice

Since the HX screens are no longer available, I would upgrade to the ES. I have 3 HX screens in my RVs and love them.

http://grtavionics.com/home/efis-systems/horizon-ex-efis/

The geo referenced...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,579
Posted By tommylewis
New Update

Just noticed this fellow update his Excel spreadsheet to include Garmin data.
I have been using it to monitor GRT data logging and am pleased with this spreadsheet. Check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,422
Posted By tommylewis
my choice

I replaces my wing tip landing lights with Flyled landing lights last week and flew both RVs over the weekend and they work well. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,057
Posted By tommylewis
I have one

My RV10 has a Weldon pump A8163-A installed in the tunnel. This RV10 is 12 years old and has 950 hours on it. This last summer while on an extended summer trip as far from home as possible, Orcas...
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,718
Posted By tommylewis
Not here

Nope, not an issue here. Today we flew 5 hours in our RV10 with HX and Trutrak autopilot in the smoothest air ever, and no issue with wing rock.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,076
Posted By tommylewis
My choice

I replaced my Trutrak ADI with the Kanardia in both of my RVs last fall and am very pleased with how they work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 216,828
Posted By tommylewis
Our flight

On Friday afternoon on our last leg from TX to NH, about 90 west of Nashua, we had a nice quartering tail wind at 9500 when we had to deviate left to avoid
building clouds. When we turned back the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,189
Posted By tommylewis
Traffic alert

If it is the audio traffic alert that is your problem, just remove the audio traffic message. I never installed traffic or obstacles audio alert on my GRT HX units.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By tommylewis
my solution

Mount one of these blowing up

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N9ZQRI7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 50,174
Posted By tommylewis
New software

I got new EchoUAT transceiver software recently , 2.4.43, and have made 6 flights in the DFW area since with no disappearing targets yet. Certainly not an exhaustive sample, but a positive sign. ...
Forum: ADS-B 02-28-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 50,174
Posted By tommylewis
not my experience

Well, my experience is based on running an Android wifi only tablet without internal gps running Avare. It works fine with gps positions shown while flying when connected to the EchoUAT wifi. Have...
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 50,174
Posted By tommylewis
echo uat

Yes, the EchoUAT does send the gps position in the data stream on wifi.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By tommylewis
my installation

I installed the GRT magnetometer in the left wingtip of the RV7a 12 years ago and it has worked well there. When I bought an RV10 and upgraded the panel to GRT 8 years ago, I installed the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,749
Posted By tommylewis
Smile TX

Check out Pecan Plantation in Granbury, TX. With two residential airparks, 0TX1 and 66TE, and other features of this gated community, it is a great place to live. EAA Chapter 983 is a very active...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,808
Posted By tommylewis
My rvs

I use the Seattle Avionics sectionals, low alt IFR charts and approach plates on my GRT HX systems in my RVs. Works well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By tommylewis
my rv7a

my solution is the Garmin GPS 18, has serial and decent priced
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By tommylewis
GRT

GRT wiring diagrams are on their web page. Check it out.

http://grtavionics.com/home/horizon-ws-support/
Forum: COMM 11-26-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By tommylewis
Same here, this is why both mine are located at...

Same here, this is why both mine are located at the top to the radio stack. While the RV10 is not a slider, it fit better at the top of the stack there also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,455
Posted By tommylewis
in TX

I live at Pecan Plantation, Granbury, TX. Airport ID is 0TX1. EAA chapter is 983. Google it for info. Great place! Has second airpark just east called The Landings. Come check it out.
Forum: ADS-B 11-11-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,382
Posted By tommylewis
my experience

If you are in a non radar environment, your "sniffer" UAT will show an altitude of zero. On my summer trip to Alaska with two other RVs this summer, they could "see" me all the time,
but the...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,753
Posted By tommylewis
not me

For the last 9 years, when I change oil and filter in our RV10, I add 10 quarts which shows as 9 on the dip stick. After 12 hours it will be down to 8 so I add a quart.
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