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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Walt
Also very handy if you want to hook up trim...

Also very handy if you want to hook up trim functions on 2 sticks.
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Walt
Try a different headset, some noise canceling...

Try a different headset, some noise canceling headphones can pick up stray signals when the wiring is not so good...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Walt
Modern mixture control replaces the 'Red knob'....

The old fashioned 'Red Knob' mixture control has been officially replaced
with this new state of the art mixture dial with custom placard :eek:

I think this old dog is going to need some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Walt
Yep what he said!

Yep what he said!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
With both coms on the bottom best not to forget...

With both coms on the bottom best not to forget hook up the interlock connection between coms which desensitizes the receiver when the other one keys up. Usually results in a loud squeal from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
I guess my experience in contrary to yours, or my...

I guess my experience in contrary to yours, or my plane doesn't know about the propagation rules?
And I think someone just called my airplane 'ugly' :eek:
But I get it, I've always valued function...
Forum: Reviews 04-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Walt
I've always liked spork, we'll see how the new...

I've always liked spork, we'll see how the new platform works out before I send em $$ to renew.
Not sure how the Safari/Ipad platform will behave when not at home with a fast internet. Even at home...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Walt
I put a 'Comdat' antenna on top, combination...

I put a 'Comdat' antenna on top, combination GPS/Com.
Had enough times of blocked communication on the ground to change it up.
Also the benefit of not overloading the com inputs is good.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,041
Posted By Walt
The NAS6605 series also run a few thousands...

The NAS6605 series also run a few thousands larger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,025
Posted By Walt
Bob, Not sure do you really mean $170 is too much...

Bob, Not sure do you really mean $170 is too much for an IFR cert (91.411, 91.413) ???
If you think it's to much maybe you should look into opening your own repair station.

My price which I consider...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Walt
You don't grease the back fittings, just remove...

You don't grease the back fittings, just remove them.

From Hartzell Manual:

B. Aluminum Hub Propellers
(1) Remove the lubrication fitting caps from both sides of the hub assembly.
Remove the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Walt
Rip it out!

My 2c.. enjoy life with a state of the art panel, pull it all out and start over with something like this and you will never look back, extra bonus is airplane value has a major increase.

10084
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By Walt
Let me know when you're ready to step up to a...

Let me know when you're ready to step up to a 1090ES solution with in/out all in one box (345) and be done with these UAT quirks. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Walt
The D10A is dinosaur (I'm actually surprised its...

The D10A is dinosaur (I'm actually surprised its still around), plus you can get the G5 + the GAD429 for less cost than just the D10A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Walt
Standard practice for aircraft is to pressure...

Standard practice for aircraft is to pressure bleed from the bottom up.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 328,986
Posted By Walt
How tall are you? Small cockpit with extended...

How tall are you? Small cockpit with extended panel = for short folks only.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By Walt
GDU 370's not 470's

GDU 370's not 470's
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Walt
Or perhaps a short detour to 52F on the way. I...

Or perhaps a short detour to 52F on the way. I understand the reluctance to stop as it's a long flight already and it would delay you a couple hours.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,615
Posted By Walt
Be sure to read the associated manual for the...

Be sure to read the associated manual for the device you plan to use, pass thru current is also limited.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By Walt
Considering that an airplane is an...

Considering that an airplane is an investment/asset, I look at it from the perspective of value added.
The demand is high for nice IFR equipped RV's if some day you decide to sell which we all will...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-03-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,005
Posted By Walt
Little airplanes have little power supplies...

Little airplanes have little power supplies (alternators), I always hate to waste energy unnecessarily so having pitot heat on all the time is wasting 7-8 amps avg. just seems wasteful and makes the...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Walt
As you add fuel is the voltage changing at each...

As you add fuel is the voltage changing at each step?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Walt
Nothing more than a new product announcement, I...

Nothing more than a new product announcement, I think everyone knows the high quality of the Beringer products (plus it looks cool).

Click on the link or not, makes no difference to me.

Won't work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Walt
New Beringer Tail Wheel for RV's

New Beringer tail wheel:

9935

https://www.beringer-aero.com/en/rubber-tailwheel

I'm checking on cost and availability and will post when I find out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Walt
New Beringer tail wheel available.

New Beringer tail wheel:

9934

https://www.beringer-aero.com/en/rubber-tailwheel
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,162,938
Posted By Walt
Could get interesting when you hit TOGA instead...

Could get interesting when you hit TOGA instead of disconnect or vice-versa.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Walt
I suspect the engine oil is the source of the...

I suspect the engine oil is the source of the carbon, what CHT's you run? (I suspect they are on the high side)
I probably have seen more stuck valves in superior cyl's than others.

I think...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,005
Posted By Walt
Ever since getting my IFR rating I tend to use it...

Ever since getting my IFR rating I tend to use it on every flight away from home, in some areas where there's no traffic controllers can be very accommodating with deviations.

Even if I fly the trip...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,444
Posted By Walt
Only trouble is if there is some guy sneaking in...

Only trouble is if there is some guy sneaking in on final you won't have a chance to see him. It always seemed prudent to me to level the wings on base and have one last good look that final was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Walt
Check with Don at AFP but I'm pretty sure for the...

Check with Don at AFP but I'm pretty sure for the 360/540 engines we have better success with the .024 or .026 nozzles.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,005
Posted By Walt
I believe this feature is only available with the...

I believe this feature is only available with the -20 version of the GAP26 regulated pitot tube. Nice feature though otherwise the more budget conscious still has to keep an eye oat when in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-30-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Walt
I think I have one, shoot me an email and I'll...

I think I have one, shoot me an email and I'll check when I get to the shop.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-29-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,005
Posted By Walt
All I can say is wow! One nice feature of the...

All I can say is wow!

One nice feature of the GI260 AOA indicator (mounts on the glareshield) is it has a 'Mute' button on it and shows visually right in front of you something is amiss, I figured...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 140,783
Posted By Walt
I rarely install MC/MW lights, the warning...

I rarely install MC/MW lights, the warning messages are already displayed on the PFD so more lights seem unnecessary IMO, and they dim with the screen brightness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,368
Posted By Walt
The only "Mystery" here is why anyone still uses...

The only "Mystery" here is why anyone still uses it knowing what's in it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,263
Posted By Walt
Don't remember where I got mine but similar to...

Don't remember where I got mine but similar to this one ACS sells;
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/1201683.php?clickkey=14117
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Walt
The 'Minimums' setting on the G3X is just a...

The 'Minimums' setting on the G3X is just a reminder, the AP will stay on the glide path until you do something (AP disc or TOGA).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,060
Posted By Walt
I remember when the airline took delivery of new...

I remember when the airline took delivery of new planes it was usually handled in the air flying over Nevada or some such tax tree zone :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,263
Posted By Walt
I quite often have to use a thread cleaner on the...

I quite often have to use a thread cleaner on the adapter and/or cyl so everything screws in by hand. If they don't go together easily somethings wrong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Walt
See post #2

See post #2
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Walt
We can always count on Dan for the science, which...

We can always count on Dan for the science, which just happens to coincide with real world experience in this case!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Walt
That's a LDG/TO every 6 minutes, do you ever...

That's a LDG/TO every 6 minutes, do you ever leave the pattern?
You obviously believe in being very frugal, std. practice is to install new tubes with new tires.
You've been pretty lucky IMO, maybe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By Walt
I've done a couple of RV10 panels where the...

I've done a couple of RV10 panels where the length of the bus is way more than the RV7. When the GI260 first came out it had some issues that were causing CAN bus failures so on one of these 10's we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Walt
Problem was the subject of an AD many moons ago...

Problem was the subject of an AD many moons ago with a discussion on the Aeroelectric website on how it was caused.
The failed encoder was likely caused by a failure in the xpdr, it may/probably will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Walt
You're right, just offering my opinion/advice...

You're right, just offering my opinion/advice when folks ask and in the interest of safety.
Do you think perhaps the folks are asking because they have not seen the past threads on the subject?

As...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Walt
How exactly is it dependent on his particular...

How exactly is it dependent on his particular aircraft?
Other than weight I can't think of anything that would make his "special" and all RV's are pretty close in weight give or take a few...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Walt
DO NOT split the GPS antenna output. And I agree...

DO NOT split the GPS antenna output.
And I agree with the above, install the 375 and sell the 327/GDL82/GDL39.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Walt
If you run 25 I suggest you carry a jack and...

If you run 25 I suggest you carry a jack and spare.
I run 45 all around on my A model.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Walt
Rudder front spar usually mid level and below.

Rudder front spar usually mid level and below.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Walt
You 'al know what I'm gonna say: Doesn't sound...

You 'al know what I'm gonna say: Doesn't sound like a good idea to me... KISS is your friend.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Walt
So after looking at this a bit closer, the...

So after looking at this a bit closer, the minimum/off threshold setting of 0.3 works perfect.
If you set it at 0v then the switch back to photocell does not occur when you turn off the dimmer and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,274
Posted By Walt
I prefer no slips, lots of stress on the...

I prefer no slips, lots of stress on the vert/rudder (I see lots of rudder skin cracks).
I've really misjudged things if I need to use full flaps and a slip.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Walt
You're running a Continental engine I assume? The...

You're running a Continental engine I assume?
The only other reason to use an alternate method on a Lyc is someone installed the flywheel incorrectly.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Walt
I like to keep it really simple for me and my...

I like to keep it really simple for me and my customers, so I just install standard (locking usually) toggles for L/R ignition and breakers above those switches for the Pmags if they are using them....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Walt
You should always have at least one GDU (PFD...

You should always have at least one GDU (PFD usually) connected to it's own antenna like a GA26C.
If I do a 2 screen system they both get their own antennas.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Walt
Jim, you are correct that is somewhat of a...

Jim, you are correct that is somewhat of a limitation on the lower end, never really thought much of it as in reality the display is so dark at that point I don't think you would ever turn it down...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By Walt
Yep, above is the way I do all engines.

Yep, above is the way I do all engines.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Walt
From the manual: The internal GPS receiver in the...

From the manual:
The internal GPS receiver in the specified GDU
is not responding. The affected GDU should be
serviced.

However it's most likely an antenna problem so double check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Walt
Brackets are screwed onto the riveted panels, and...

Brackets are screwed onto the riveted panels, and the top side pocket was an added benefit of installing the panel which was mainly to support the tank installation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 517,634
Posted By Walt
Steve, I love it! Shoot me an email so we can...

Steve, I love it! Shoot me an email so we can arrange getting a few.
Walt
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,881
Posted By Walt
1) no connector whenever possible 2) Amp butt...

1) no connector whenever possible
2) Amp butt splice
3) D-sub
4) CPC
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,881
Posted By Walt
Just curious what's the scope of your maintenance...

Just curious what's the scope of your maintenance activities, a couple aircraft or hundreds? I do agree that if you take extra care with them it helps, but it's still a 2 cent connector prone to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Walt
I'll grab a pic of the tank tomorrow, you can see...

I'll grab a pic of the tank tomorrow, you can see the 02D2 mounted below the eng quadrant in this pic. Perfect location as I can plug in and operate easily while flying and all the hoses are out of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By Walt
Check your settings Jim, here's a couple of pics...

Check your settings Jim, here's a couple of pics to help, these are my settings and should work for most foks, mine works perfect, the first 2 pics are with dimmer bus off, the last pic is with the...
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