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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Walt
SOLD!!! That was fast!

SOLD!!! That was fast!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-20-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Walt
SOLD: Clarity Aloft Headset

Std Clarity Aloft Aviation headset, just returned from Clarity and looks like new (one earpiece was intermittent)
New assortment of ear plugs and new mic muff. Never taken out of the bag after...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Walt
No diodes needed, the relay coils are generally...

No diodes needed, the relay coils are generally not large enough to generate an appreciable amount of arcing.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Walt
The Trig TY96A is the same rack size as the SL40,...

The Trig TY96A is the same rack size as the SL40, you still need to change the rack and rewire though. If I couldn't fit a GTR200 in the stack this would be your next best option I think. At some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Walt
The unit should have come with the backplate and...

The unit should have come with the backplate and both connectors/back shells.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Walt
Only the GDL39 will work with the non-touch GDU37X

Only the GDL39 will work with the non-touch GDU37X
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Walt
"A picture is worth a thousand words" You can see...

"A picture is worth a thousand words"
You can see from the diagram below that using an ohm meter to check the P lead will always show a ground thru the coil with the points open or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 968
Posted By Walt
My preference is no connectors, can't have a...

My preference is no connectors, can't have a problem with them if there not there :D.
Chances are pretty good you'll never remove the wings.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Walt
I have the Titan 370 and love it! With the HC...

I have the Titan 370 and love it! With the HC option it makes over 200hp.
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,807
Posted By Walt
I'm in N Texas/DFW area.

I'm in N Texas/DFW area.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By Walt
For Sale, RV8A, Garmin IFR G3X, O-360-A1A, FP prop

Selling for a friend, I will be the point of contact for any info you need and will basically be handling the deal for him.

Airplane comes with fresh Condition inspection, stop by my hanger to have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,034
Posted By Walt
So you got 2 fat wires running up front instead...

So you got 2 fat wires running up front instead of 1?
I'm pretty sure the start contactor is located on the firewall for most 10's.
Forum: GPS 01-06-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Walt
Stein is correct, you can 'get by' without the...

Stein is correct, you can 'get by' without the GA26 to the G3X but I would never install a system without a 26 for the PFD and one for the G5.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,034
Posted By Walt
It would be silly to run a sense wire all the way...

It would be silly to run a sense wire all the way to the back, the voltage drop thru the large gauge supply wire (for start current) will have an insignificant drop in normal ops.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By Walt
Totally agree, I would never install a reground...

Totally agree, I would never install a reground cam/lifters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Walt
Sorry no I don't.

Sorry no I don't.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Walt
I have a used one, how about $100 with free...

I have a used one, how about $100 with free shipping?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By Walt
I would agree that bracing the panel is an easy...

I would agree that bracing the panel is an easy option to try.
The AHRS must be rigidly mounted to the structure, mounting it on rubber isolators or with Velcro is asking for trouble.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Walt
The non-touch are great units... but if I were...

The non-touch are great units... but if I were you I would seriously consider moving to the touches, once you have a taste of their capability you will not want to go back.

And yes you will have all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Walt
I've changed the tire a few times on mine and...

I've changed the tire a few times on mine and customers and have never used the tool even though I have one. The newer wheels are 2 piece instead of 3 piece, the 3 piece were a little more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Walt
The SRV02A kit includes everything you need...

The SRV02A kit includes everything you need (wheel/tire/bearing/axle), bolt on replacement.
The tubes for the 11.00 tires are ****, but you still have to add air occasionally like any tire.




Every...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Walt
Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I...

Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I guess, have installed many on customers aircraft. They are super high quality and with the tubeless tire design it makes it a no brainer for me.
I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By Walt
Interested in the altimeter, please send a couple...

Interested in the altimeter, please send a couple pics and price to my email.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Walt
IMO experience TransCal is top notch.

IMO experience TransCal is top notch.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-25-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By Walt
Smooth conduit is so much easier to pull wires...

Smooth conduit is so much easier to pull wires thru.....
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Walt
Nickle antisieze during assy is best.

Nickle antisieze during assy is best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,236
Posted By Walt
I just removed and tossed an AS modified nose...

I just removed and tossed an AS modified nose wheel, bearings were toast, this is the second one I've seen.
IMO modifying the Grove was a mistake.
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
Just stating the facts, if he wants to use the...

Just stating the facts, if he wants to use the gray code from a (non mod 9) ACK A-30 then rewire the harness for the encoder he wants to use.
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
Appareo already told him it was set up for a...

Appareo already told him it was set up for a TransCal which has 2 plugs, the 15 pin for power and gray code (not used with the ESG) and the 9 pin for serial...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
If you install a new encoder you must also have a...

If you install a new encoder you must also have a repair station do a "altitude data correspondence test" to verify the new encoder matches your aircrafts altimeter.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,373
Posted By Walt
I've never seen a motor run without power or a...

I've never seen a motor run without power or a trim relay stick in a closed position.

I have seen plenty of bad wiring/connections and cheap switches fail.

Removing power from the system is one way...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Walt
+1 to the above, chances are you'll never pull...

+1 to the above, chances are you'll never pull the wings.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Walt
I'm sure I have the probes.

I'm sure I have the probes.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Walt
Let me know if you're interested in any of these,...

Let me know if you're interested in any of these, make me a reasonable offer.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Avionics-4-sale/i-X7TzCNs/0/b271e3ab/L/2019081715361704-8240947332239325996-IMG_0713-L.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,373
Posted By Walt
Folks talk about 'runaway' trim as if it some...

Folks talk about 'runaway' trim as if it some kinda mysterious voodoo PFM event.
Trim doesn't just go off on it's own, very clearly the failure modes are controllable, namely good parts and good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,346
Posted By Walt
I think its stupid that infinity brings out both...

I think its stupid that infinity brings out both sides of the switches, makes the wire bundle impossible to work with. I always end up cutting up thier pretty harness to gather all the grounds...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,373
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure most RV guys would find this...

I'm pretty sure most RV guys would find this overkill/to costly but this is the 'old' way to avoid trim issues. You have to push both switch sections to activate trim, one switch is for trim and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 30,195
Posted By Walt
Don't be foolish and consider flying with one of...

Don't be foolish and consider flying with one of these cranks.
I have a friend that is very lucky to still be with us, his low time crank failed in cruise and he managed to glide to an airport.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,743
Posted By Walt
I find lots or airplanes with too many clamps...

I find lots or airplanes with too many clamps where things can't move, everything is so rigid that it can't flex, this is far worse than too few supports so don't get carried away to make it look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By Walt
Perhaps the good old Turn coordinator would be...

Perhaps the good old Turn coordinator would be useful as it shows yaw and roll, if the airplane is not rolling it will indicate yaw.
But I think the AHRS does the same thing only using electronic...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Walt
Just as a data point, I have G3X touch running...

Just as a data point, I have G3X touch running 8.72, 23ES, GDL50R, and 750Xi, no issues.
The 23ES can only supply the old TIS-A traffic to the 430 (via RS232), not TIS-B.
(I turn off TIS-A traffic in...
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,504
Posted By Walt
I just removed a 'front' heat muff from a 14 that...

I just removed a 'front' heat muff from a 14 that had failed, some of the parts had broken off and others were deformed.
Forum: GPS 12-07-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Walt
FS210 232 setting to CONNEXT Format 1? Did you...

FS210 232 setting to CONNEXT Format 1?
Did you follow the setup in the install manual?
It also helps to have Garmin Pilot installed so you can access the setting on the FS210.
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,383
Posted By Walt
I don't think the extra work/materials/failure...

I don't think the extra work/materials/failure points, and decrease in reliability are worth it to make the panel removable.
When you take out the big screen/screens, access behind the panel is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By Walt
Two reasons for the straight (superior) adapter,...

Two reasons for the straight (superior) adapter,

I use the B&C back up alt on the vac pad and it won't fit with the angle.

I prefer the way the vernatherm mounts/seats in the Lyc style adapter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By Walt
Totally happy with my Titan 370, with HC pistons...

Totally happy with my Titan 370, with HC pistons conservatively rated at 195HP :D
JB Ball at Continental is a great guy to work...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,383
Posted By Walt
From my perspective a to/from list offers...

From my perspective a to/from list offers little/no help when troubleshooting or trying to figure out the "big picture" of the system architecture.

The organization of the 'lists' are tough as well...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,383
Posted By Walt
Thanks Dan, labels are from Matt at Aircraft...

Thanks Dan, labels are from Matt at Aircraft Engravers, he's been doing my stuff for years and always looks great, easy to read and not very much $$.
http://engravers.net/
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,383
Posted By Walt
I don't usually take pics behind the panel but I...

I don't usually take pics behind the panel but I I'll start doing it to showcase my work.
Here's a couple pics I sent to the customer so he could see what lay behind the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Walt
In your situation I would just use 'Aviation In'...

In your situation I would just use 'Aviation In' from the 355 and continue to use the G5 as alt data, MAPMX has more data but mainly when talking to a PFD/MFD type display I believe, and yes when...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,383
Posted By Walt
I disagree with the above, that looks pretty...

I disagree with the above, that looks pretty normal for a lot of the RV world and like most of the wire jobs I rip out and start over with.

Can someone learn how to do it correctly, yes but most...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,919
Posted By Walt
Definately NOT!

Definately NOT!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Walt
The receptacle on the 625 is a pretty small M6,...

The receptacle on the 625 is a pretty small M6, kinda small for a battery connector I think.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Walt
If you end up with a failed 23 you may consider...

If you end up with a failed 23 you may consider installing the 45R, benefits would be remove the GDL and antenna, traffic weather available on all screens (touch only) plus to the 650. Would take a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Walt
Adjust the prop low pitch stop.

Adjust the prop low pitch stop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,732
Posted By Walt
I probably have a mag laying around if you want...

I probably have a mag laying around if you want to swap it out. Personally I don't think it would be hot fuel, under high power FF is high enough usually to avoid problems with fuel temps. One of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,732
Posted By Walt
Basic stuff, when was the last time the Magneto...

Basic stuff, when was the last time the Magneto was serviced? A bad condenser in the mag (they often fail when hot) can/will cause problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Walt
I have done BU bat's on com a few times but will...

I have done BU bat's on com a few times but will only do it with a separate TCW 6AH unit. The 3A unit is not really able to handle the com current draw.
It would s**ck to actually be on the backup...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,969
Posted By Walt
These work very...

These work very well...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/aplus-media/vc/989b9613-7ec3-4af8-ac68-2d7243ace5c0._CR0,0,300,400_PT0_SX300__.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,495
Posted By Walt
I've been running my B&C reg at 14.6 - 14.7v for...

I've been running my B&C reg at 14.6 - 14.7v for the last 15 years with the PC680, never had any issues with my batteries, however I do replace the battery every 3 yrs as preventive mntc.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Walt
When I swapped over to the the Titan 370 I added...

When I swapped over to the the Titan 370 I added an extra safety wire tensioner to the IB side of the inner baffle so I have 2 sets of safety wires pulling the inner baffle into position on the taper...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By Walt
Not sure if you're running the high compression...

Not sure if you're running the high compression 370 (9.6) but if you are, I would be very careful with advanced timing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By Walt
I'd suggest installing a GTX345/R, xpdr control...

I'd suggest installing a GTX345/R, xpdr control would then be thru the GTN and it would supply traffic/weather to the GTN as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt
I'm a Hylomar fan, use it on all gaskets.

I'm a Hylomar fan, use it on all gaskets.
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