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Forum: Painting your RV 03-25-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By carlrai
Poor results with Acrylic here

Had some Acrylic color matched and injected into rattle cans at NAPA. Used for interior components on an RV-14A.

Even after a year of cure, the finish is soft and can be picked/scarred with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By carlrai
GNX-375 Installation Manual

I've looked high and low for a GNX-375 installation manual and continue to come up empty.

Can anyone provide a pdf of the document?

Much appreciated!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By carlrai

Not my choice on this. I prefer toggles myself and as many multi function switches as possible to minimize panel space.

Thanks Mickey
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By carlrai
Thanks for your input Just what I needed.

Thanks for your input Just what I needed.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By carlrai
PMag wiring

Question for the brain trust regarding wiring a two PMag system:

If using an ACS keyswitch, can the P leads of the PMags be switched through the ACS switch as with magnetos with the breaker...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By carlrai
Cheap way!

I fold over a piece of blue painters tape on the end of a popsicle stick. Hold the washer between the layers of tape. I can make a few thousand of these for the price of the $41.50 tools. Any size...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 906
Views: 1,266,161
Posted By carlrai
Beautiful 8. Great nose art.

Beautiful airplane. Perfect mix of color and polish.

Love the nose art. Wiley is a hero. Not very bright but he never gives up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By carlrai
I'll be happy if I can get the nut started on the...

I'll be happy if I can get the nut started on the stud. How in the world did you get the nut started on the seemingly inaccessible lower left stud without removing the magneto or is that simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,580
Posted By carlrai
Spare plastic collet(?)

Had the same problem.
Called Spruce, described the part, ordered two.
Replaced and friction lock works again.
Sorry don't have the part number.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,622
Posted By carlrai

So Greg, if Iím reading correctly, this sounds like Z-12. Only difference Iím thinking about is Stdby connects only to a reduced load E Bus.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,622
Posted By carlrai
Great timing....

By coincidence, this morning I was going to install my stby alternator regulator and start the wiring.

All B&C alternators and regulators. Plan is to use the automatic switching feature of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By carlrai
F-00111 & F-00112

Those are the correct part numbers.

And the hole for the canopy release is a problem if you have an alternative to the position of the ugly handle.

Can use a snap bushing style hole plug but if...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By carlrai
Me too

Looking forward to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By carlrai

It's been a few years since i went but TT used to make arrangements with Enterprise for pick up and drop off at the site.
Looks like it's still available. Check website for info or give them a call...
Forum: Florida (Central) 09-05-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By carlrai
Global Pilot Academy

At Tampa Exec

Have known Chuck Norris for over 20 years. First class.
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,428
Posted By carlrai
+ 1 for B & C

My PP failed after about 100 hours on my RV-9A.
Next door hangar neighbor after around 150 hours.

Rebuilt PP alternators with new diode packs and regulators.
Sold and replaced with B & C.

Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By carlrai
Using Stratux with GRT SX

I've been using a RaspberryPi loaded with software providing serial out available from the GRT website for years now.

Similar to above, inexpensive 12V to 5 Volt adapter for power, USB to Serial...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-09-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,461
Posted By carlrai
Great Right Up Bill!

Well worth the time away from building!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,846
Posted By carlrai
Another great site for Knot Nuts

Grab a hunk of rope and go crazy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,441
Posted By carlrai
How about Tampa FSDO??

Has anyone in the Tampa Bay area received a LODA from the Tampa FSDO yet??
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,098
Posted By carlrai
Another video of Darwin's latch

A few things left to clean up, including DNA sample....
Forum: Painting your RV 05-28-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By carlrai
That would be Hawk at KZPH. He painted my 9A 12...

That would be Hawk at KZPH.

He painted my 9A 12 years ago. Still looks great. Looking for a recent photo.

Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,998
Posted By carlrai
Great Job Scott!

Congratulations! I'm more than a few Saturdays(??) away from this and posts like this help to keep me motivated.

One question though. What is the purpose of the familiar blue aviation tape in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 118,828
Posted By carlrai
Wrong day

When folks ask, I always respond immediately with "Saturday"
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,126
Posted By carlrai
Had similar experience

[QUOTE=Noah;1508603]Thanks Bill. Some good thoughts there.

I removed my diode pack and flipped it over. Here's what it looked like. Thoughts? The stator field wires all seemed intact, none broken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,195
Posted By carlrai
Can these be purhased?

Great tool but I have no access to welding equipment much less the skill to fabricate the small parts.

Would buy one in a heartbeat if they're for sale.
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 175,861
Posted By carlrai
Hey Dennis

Curious as to who did your painting. Have a good shop on my drome (ZPH) but want to check out others.

Appreciate it.
Forum: RV-10 11-25-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By carlrai
Check with Van's

Contact Barb or Ann at Van's.
They can send you a PDF of the packing list. Won't contain the "shipped" check boxes but it will help identifying the parts.

Good Luck!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,844
Posted By carlrai
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Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
Based at ZPH

There's a few of us at Zephyrhills. Two 9A's (now that Chris has moved), several 7's and a couple of 14's under construction (including my own.)

You're welcome to visit if you'd like to chat. I...
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-04-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,095
Posted By carlrai
You have A & P service available on your field as...

You have A & P service available on your field as well as another A&P/pilot based at Tampa North, Carlos Urbizu. (Flys a Mooney) I think he's in the first row of hangars, closest to I-75.

Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,477
Posted By carlrai
I had to replace on both an SL30 and SL40. ...

I had to replace on both an SL30 and SL40. Gagged on the price but I ordered them.

You may also want to try Stark Avionics in GA. He usually has better pricing on Garmin...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 203,239
Posted By carlrai
Yes - tell us who did the paint!!

Very interested in who did your paint.
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,269
Posted By carlrai
And to take it a step farther, FlyLEDs Seven...

And to take it a step farther, FlyLEDs Seven Stars will light a runway into tomorrow. Highly recommend. No modification to leading edge needed on a 14 as the cutout is sufficient for installation. ...
Forum: COMM 08-25-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,722
Posted By carlrai
You're swamped with requests for SL40 repair info

And I'd really appreciate the referral to service help for the older Garmin radios.

Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By carlrai
+1 for the Wen

I've been using the Wen for several years.
When shopping it was compared to the Jet and several others. The Jet sure looks like exactly the same drill press for considerably more money.

You won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By carlrai
Another trick to eliminate confusion

This may be overkill and simplistic.
When I scratch my head over left and right parts, I copy the pdf of the plans page in question using the snipping tool or snapshot.

Paste the .jpg or .png result...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By carlrai
Positronic Supplier?

Can you point to a supplier for this company? Digkey, Mouser, Allied, Newark don't list them.

Forum: RV-14 03-02-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By carlrai
Why not??

I'll watch this this thread for why it wouldn't. Great idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,082
Posted By carlrai
Have you used it for an emergency?

Checked it out. The small (tiny) size of this device makes it very attractive. It's available here in US at about $150 from Amazon...
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-10-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,766
Posted By carlrai
Well done Ken

This will be an excellent resource when I get started on the fuselage in a few months.
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By carlrai
Had same problem with mine:

I was lucky enough to have access to a lathe. I put the threaded end of the fitting into a collet and took off a couple thousandths at a time until I got a good fit in the steel tube. You're ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By carlrai
Just contacted manufacturer

No Longer Available. (SIGH)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By carlrai
Serial Input ADS-B

John - Curious which ADS-B receiver you're using for serial input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By carlrai
An alternative

I miss dealing with Fabian too. Great guy with a great product.
You may check with Up North Aviation.

I know he has files for the patterns but may not be set up to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
Great Idea Mike

Yup, checked with them and they not only have in stock but for considerably less than ACS.
Will pick up next week. 45 min flight. Courtesy car or Uber to pick it up. 45 min back.
Should be a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai

Good info, thanks.

Which primer did you specify?
I'd really like the 463-12-8 primer and CA-116 Curing agent. Don't see that listed on their cut sheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
Thanks Mike. That may be the solution. Not...

Thanks Mike. That may be the solution. Not exactly TB area but a Quick ride up and do a will call wouldn't be out of the question. I'll be checking to see if they have it in stock and their luck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
Yes they resolved my first lost shipment without...

Yes they resolved my first lost shipment without question. Good customer service.
Then UPS managed to drop kick the replacement. Poorly packaged and lost half a gallon in a gooey mess in the box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
They were the source of frustration.

Spruce was the source that hasn't learned how to pack gallon cans. That's why I'm looking for another source.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By carlrai
Source for Akso Primer in Tampa Bay area

Mail order for 2 gallons of Epoxy primer/catalyst has for me, proven to be impossible for UPS with one lost in shipment and another received with dented cans and missing nearly half the primer, not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,184
Posted By carlrai
Same as Bruce

I'm 6' even and an embarrassing 280#.
My numbers are essentially the same as Bruce however, when we get these nice little cold fronts I can get 2000'/min at 90kts in the cool dense air.
Forum: Autopilots 10-28-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By carlrai
Pitch Servo

Here's link to the TruTrak installation drawings. The TruTrak servo is same dimensions as the GRT. This should be all you need to install the bracket.
It would be best to have the servo in hand to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By carlrai
Check out George's upgrade

Hey Chris,
If you're around on a Sunday in near future, check out George's upgrade. He's in the hangar next to me at ZPH. Recut a new panel and prepared cut out for the same EFIS.

And by the way,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By carlrai
You're a good man Dan. Can't really carry much...

You're a good man Dan.
Can't really carry much but every bit helps.
Have they waved customs docs and other bureaucracy for these flights? Current sticker, etc?
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By carlrai
Clearwater- Perfect

Thanks Dan!
Ron contacted me via PM. Sent note back and waiting for his response.

How are you and Nan? No TT this year? They're having perfect weather and I'm sitting in my garage working on a 14...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By carlrai
Hadn't thought of Jan because he's out of the...

Hadn't thought of Jan because he's out of the area. Okeechobee isn't that far so it's an alternate.

Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By carlrai
Need a BFR

Looking for a CFI to do a BFR in the Tampa Bay area. Preferably on the Tampa side.

Really don't want to do it in a C172, preferring to do it in my 9A.

Appreciate any ideas from the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By carlrai
Up North!

Another recommendation for Bill at Up North Aviation.

Upgraded my 9A panel to all glass. Bill cut my panel and did an excellent, accurate job.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,605
Posted By carlrai
Check Google

Google double flared tubing. Lots of photos and how to video.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,527
Posted By carlrai
Waiting on a wing kit. Built two wings...

Waiting on a wing kit. Built two wings previously and didn't know about this great little fixture. Slow going with a hand seamer and a small square.
I assume this is used after fluting and between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By carlrai

I use this frequently.

Reasonably priced. Rugged. Never a problem. My experience with Grizzly tools always positive.

Grizzly Belt/Disc Sander...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-27-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,684
Posted By carlrai
Thanks Turbo

I did and appreciate the info. Hope to see you soon.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,684
Posted By carlrai
How do I get on the list?


Would like to find out how the group is notified and be added to the list.

Finally retired!! I'm an Old Fart like you!!
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