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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,583
Posted By NTex
Also home to Mooney ...which I spy in the middle...

Also home to Mooney ...which I spy in the middle photo :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By NTex
Allen, Looks good. One minor thing to consider...

Allen,

Looks good.

One minor thing to consider - the radio is significantly deeper than the autopilot controller. You may want to verify there is no interference, if so you can swap the GMC 507 and...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-19-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,724
Posted By NTex
DFW hangar space wanted

Hi all - sold the RV and looking for a house for a bonanza. It's 34' wingspan was more than the RV..

Looking for ANYWHERE in DFW to just be under a roof until I can find a permanent solution....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By NTex
You have to enter confirmation more by holding...

You have to enter confirmation more by holding the menu button.

Then, scroll down to transponder, click that, and scroll down until the transponder offset field. Then enter the appropriate value.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,811
Posted By NTex
Mike,Brian... I think you're right. Those look...

Mike,Brian... I think you're right. Those look pretty close. Gary, I would check that out.


Tankerpilot75 - yes good call! Stein's a great resource for both materials knowledge. In this case, this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,102
Posted By NTex
Steve, I like this optical magnifier thing......

Steve,

I like this optical magnifier thing... what is it?

Thanks
Chris
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By NTex
I had trouble with the 7.0 upgrade too. Prior to...

I had trouble with the 7.0 upgrade too.

Prior to the upgrade, no anomalies were found and the system was working 100%.

During the 7.0 upgrade, all the G3X LRUs updated just fine.

The G3X 7.0...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By NTex
You're on the right track. The colored wires from...

You're on the right track. The colored wires from the servo go to your position readout (looks like an EMS engine monitor in your case.)

The white wires are power. One is ground one is power....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By NTex
Good morning- Can you move one (or both) of the...

Good morning-

Can you move one (or both) of the washers inside the flap brackets? Then there should be room on the threads to expose the hole on the castle nut for the cotter pin.

It has to rotate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,875
Posted By NTex
Any update, did it work with a resistor? Thanks

Any update, did it work with a resistor?

Thanks
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By NTex
If you can't get anything else lined up, you can...

If you can't get anything else lined up, you can use my t-hangar at KAJO.

I'll even help but you have to buy the beer!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,164
Posted By NTex
wow, nice job and congrats on getting it to the...

wow, nice job and congrats on getting it to the airport!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,726
Posted By NTex
Interesting. Most bonanzas have a flap on the...

Interesting. Most bonanzas have a flap on the left, gear on the right. Of course, a lot of inadvertent gear ups have happened because of this. Maybe they are certified under the CAR rules but pretty...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,145
Posted By NTex
Nearly past this point, but during my avionics...

Nearly past this point, but during my avionics install here's what I struggled with:

-CAN bus architecture
-acceptable signal wire splicing techniques (CAN bus related)
-where/how to mount all the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By NTex
Thanks everyone for the replies! VAF is a great...

Thanks everyone for the replies! VAF is a great resource.

I failed to mention this is for my backup battery that will not have any starting function. The main battery has the appropriate wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By NTex
EarthX battery terminal size

Anyone install EX680 model battery?

Want to confirm I have all my terminals accounted for before I put my order in.

Literature says M6 bolt so ~0.25 inches.

So a 0.25 inch yellow (10 AWG wire)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By NTex
Thanks to Steve and N96TJ for confirming the...

Thanks to Steve and N96TJ for confirming the writeups are incorrect and the drawing is right!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By NTex
G3X GTX23 interconnect error

All,

Can someone double-check interconnects for me?

The G3X installation manual , Rev AD, page 25-80, "LRU Pinouts for the GTX 23" states:

"RS-232 input channel 1 is used to receive pressure...
Forum: Safety 02-09-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,912
Posted By NTex
Yup, just ask this guy if alphas are bad for...

Yup, just ask this guy if alphas are bad for you:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoning_of_Alexander_Litvinenko


This isn't affirming the radon hazard discussion, just pointing out the incorrect...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,910
Posted By NTex
IFD database cost

What options are available for IFR data subscriptions on the IFD-440, is it only Jepp?


Does anyone know how much navigation/obstacle/terrain data is?

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,511
Posted By NTex
Charlie - my interest in this thread was mainly...

Charlie - my interest in this thread was mainly for the environmental splices for purchase at aircraft spruce that Bill linked to. As you pointed out, that's an expensive way to make a simple butt...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,511
Posted By NTex
And you do *realize* that if I used PIDG splices...

And you do *realize* that if I used PIDG splices for the CANBUS or RS232 splices on the backshell the bundles would be enormous, right?

Just trying to follow what TFM says.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,511
Posted By NTex
Thanks for the part number... I'll keep my eye...

Thanks for the part number... I'll keep my eye out. I wish the DMC AFM8 would do it... as much as I like tools it seems silly to get one for about 10 total connections. Oh well.


Chris
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,511
Posted By NTex
Bill, Do you know what model crimp tool will...

Bill,

Do you know what model crimp tool will work with those connectors you linked to? Seems the "real" ones are very expensive. Is there a cheap or generic alternative?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By NTex
Borrow crimp tool

All,

I would like to borrow an environmental splice crimper for Raychem D-436 barrels. These are the barrel connectors referenced in the installation manual for splicing signal wires.

I think they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 35,145
Posted By NTex
Good job, I'm sure it wasn't as easy as it looks...

Good job, I'm sure it wasn't as easy as it looks :)

Can you share some of the fuel flow and power specs?
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,607
Posted By NTex
Yup, I can see that as being a vacation of sorts....

Yup, I can see that as being a vacation of sorts. Too bad about the travel, though.

You lost me on the costs though... I'm guessing you meant Synergy is 7.5k - 10k more than a quickbuild? The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,586
Posted By NTex
Bert, Whatever came of this? I see you're flying...

Bert,

Whatever came of this? I see you're flying now so I'm guess you found the right cable.

I'm having the same issue with a bendix fuel servo.

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,607
Posted By NTex
I've seen a few of your posts about synergy, no...

I've seen a few of your posts about synergy, no doubt wally is awesome. I appreciate his eaa hints for homebuilders and it's good to know vans entrusts the rv-12 to him.

Out of curiousity, what's...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By NTex
Brent, I haven't seen the -14 plans, but what...

Brent,

I haven't seen the -14 plans, but what you're describing sounds like a hole size for a 3/32 rivet . They are designated in engineer speak as AN(X)-(Y)-(Z) (where X is 426 or 470, Y is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-11-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,904
Posted By NTex
Ah, gotcha... I'm ignorant with this stuff, so...

Ah, gotcha...

I'm ignorant with this stuff, so thanks everyone for chiming in with their experiences.

The avionics manuals are good, but the hard part for me is finding locations for all the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,904
Posted By NTex
Thanks for all the quick replies! I'll put it in...

Thanks for all the quick replies!

I'll put it in this location and call one more thing done...

This is a delta pop transponder antenna, FYI.




Isn't the aircraft skin the ground plane? Or are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,904
Posted By NTex
transponder antenna location

Does anyone have experience mounting their transponder antenna near the firewall near the co-pilot rudder pedals?

Found this example...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,923
Posted By NTex
quick release

I wonder if something like this would work..

https://www.pivotpins.com/products/bea-standard-ball-lock-pins/1820

Like you, I think a removable canopy will be good for maintenance. But I don't see a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-05-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 447,144
Posted By NTex
Awesome, congrats looks great!

Awesome, congrats looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,210
Posted By NTex
Here's a question related to 'assistance'... I'm...

Here's a question related to 'assistance'... I'm pretty slow in the head, and don't really understand how that all works when it's time to register the plane and apply for the EAB airworthiness...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-08-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,349
Posted By NTex
fuel pump in new manifold?

Is the new fuel pump the same as the old one?

As you can see, mine is a disaster

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WsStdmlEPMY/VpBxZ8XOEMI/AAAAAAAALMk/ZWkf52zVyaY/s1600/IMG_20160108_193349.jpg

If it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,796
Posted By NTex
+1 get a concrete contractor to polish/grind...

+1

get a concrete contractor to polish/grind that down. http://www.csda.org/

Also, check to make sure your door is level and vs the concrete being out of level.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,991
Posted By NTex
I don't have any time in the 12, but my guess...

I don't have any time in the 12, but my guess would be you don't have any instruments/engine parameters with the screen inop?

This did not occur to me until now - with 100% digital cockpits, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,445
Posted By NTex
GAD 27.... what have I missed?!

GAD 27.... what have I missed?!
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By NTex
Offset

Tom,

I'm re-doing my canopy too; I think it's the hardest part of the build.

Anyway, I had the same trouble with DWG 48/49 but Bruce has some awesome build photos (and workmanship) that I've used...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,599
Posted By NTex
bump

Can anyone shed some light on this?

I'd love to use the disposable paint cup system, but not sure which adapter is needed (if at all?)

Seems a few people on here are using the Harbor Freight HVLP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,112
Posted By NTex
While it's fun to rag on the builder of this...

While it's fun to rag on the builder of this plane, I also keep a few things in mind.

1) My workmanship is poor, and I'm not nearly as good a craftsman as some who post on here. But with that said,...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 518,650
Posted By NTex
wow

Very well done! That looks like an airliner. Superb layout. Looks like some thought went into that and it's very polished.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-17-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,716
Posted By NTex
Redbird KRBD (aka dallas executive) and it is...

Redbird KRBD (aka dallas executive) and it is probably the closest field to the cotton bowl 15 miles away.

Fuel prices are high, but ambassador will probably put you in a hangar.

I'd rent a car...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,498
Posted By NTex
For the archives, I'll also point out the seat...

For the archives, I'll also point out the seat and seat ribs are slightly different as well. There may be some more subtle differences in structural elements but I haven't compared them enough....
Forum: GPS 07-17-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By NTex
Awesome. Thanks Ian for the quick response. It...

Awesome.

Thanks Ian for the quick response.

It made sense that it's the antenna separation that matters, not the coax - but I learn something new each time I look at avionics.
Forum: GPS 07-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By NTex
antennas vs coax cable spacing

When picking out antenna mounting locations, are the separation requirements for spacing for the physical antenna or does it apply to the coaxial cable that carries the signal as well? Looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,706
Posted By NTex
Sorry can't help with the sikaflex removal, but...

Sorry can't help with the sikaflex removal, but what's up with the crack?

I am getting ready to install the canopy and was thinking about using sikaflex specifically to avoid the cracks. I've heard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By NTex
Wink Thanks Bill! Looks like a plan update in order...

Thanks Bill!

Looks like a plan update in order :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By NTex
Question So, bumping old post but could not find a...

So, bumping old post but could not find a definitive answer in the plans or forums about this.

Looks like DWG 21 shows the static line traversing the F-706 and F-707 bulkheads from its aft origin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By NTex
Heads up - looks like the Avidyne IFD540 GPS unit...

Heads up - looks like the Avidyne IFD540 GPS unit (and other models?) have an AD that just came out.

LINK TO AD (http://ad.easa.europa.eu/blob/20151051_Emergency.pdf/EAD_US-2015-10-51_1)

This...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 36,232
Posted By NTex
Ross/Robert, Is the EFII system a collaboration...

Ross/Robert,

Is the EFII system a collaboration between you two?

It seems that Ross knows a lot about it, is why I ask. Or is the EFII just using the SDS "box"?

If so, is there an advantage of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,925
Posted By NTex
If the engine is anything like a Fairbanks Morris...

If the engine is anything like a Fairbanks Morris OP engine, this should be pretty reliable! Neat to see some new products coming out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,043
Posted By NTex
And the AFS control module is both of 'em!...

And the AFS control module is both of 'em!

Except instead of electronic circuit breakers, it uses ATC fuses for power distribution. Makes for a nice and clean setup, in my opinion. I'm sure there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,043
Posted By NTex
Ron, I think you're talking about approach fast...

Ron,

I think you're talking about approach fast stack modular wiring.

http://approachfaststack.com

I would really love it if afs would sell their control box, which is essentially a fat stack...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,693
Posted By NTex
Pat, What are those reinforced sections on your...

Pat,
What are those reinforced sections on your push tube?

Just curious.

Chris
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 65,616
Posted By NTex
Agreed - what good is the back up if it's...

Agreed - what good is the back up if it's inop?

My suggestion is to steal a page from Cessna's playbook. When I checked out in a 172 that had the G1000 (to decide if I would even want a Garmin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By NTex
Thanks - sent you a PM with my email address

Thanks - sent you a PM with my email address
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,065
Posted By NTex
Dennis, How did this work out for you? Also,...

Dennis,

How did this work out for you?

Also, how is the battery supported on the right side? I see the left side uses bolts to mount into the vertical angle that is behind the firewall, but can't...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,877
Posted By NTex
Halon

Hey guys,

For those of y'all who have halon fire extinguishers, do you put on 02 before you use it?

I'm wondering if the extinguisher puts out the fire but also puts out the pilot from lack of air....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,710
Posted By NTex
Mark, As it happens I just installed my ELT...

Mark,

As it happens I just installed my ELT today. I used van's ELT bracket (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1416387725-132-612&browse=airframe&product=bracket) and it is pretty...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,549
Posted By NTex
Unfortunately, Alex does not have the 7A anymore....

Unfortunately, Alex does not have the 7A anymore. Maybe you could use the 7 and go for a tailwheel endorsement while your at it?

From his website:

RV7-A is no longer available for Transition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 78,993
Posted By NTex
careful...

Alex,

Don't take this personally but I want to caution people looking for a fix from exploring this idea further.

I would strongly discourage you (and anyone else) from doing any of the 2 things...
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