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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Thermos
Wow Sean, that's great information! I had given...

Wow Sean, that's great information! I had given up on getting anything from the VAF collective so I went ahead and ordered the battery and thermal mounting box. It's good to know that everything...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,097
Posted By Thermos
I'm with you Glenn. I use Tail Lynx...

I'm with you Glenn. I use Tail Lynx cables/springs on my big-rudder RV-7 and even with no slack in the cables I wouldn't trust them to provide any serious protection. There's just too much flexure in...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,097
Posted By Thermos
Gust locks...what worked and what didn't?

I understand we're not supposed to discuss EAA policy with respect to the Oshkosh storm, so let's focus on effective (or ineffective) gust locks.

If you had control surface damage (and I'm sorry if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Thermos
Adapting an EarthX thermal battery box to my RV-7

Hi all -

I'm planning a switch from the PC680 in my RV-7 to the EarthX ETX-680 and I'd like to use the BB-TH insulated battery box. I've seen a couple of posts that mention modifying the box, can...
Forum: Midwest 07-22-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,667
Posted By Thermos
90 today and tomorrow, a little humid but not too...

90 today and tomorrow, a little humid but not too bad. Supposed to cool way down after some weather goes through tomorrow evening.

Bring your good gust locks and tie downs…

Dave
Forum: Midwest 07-22-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,667
Posted By Thermos
We arrived yesterday. Showers and bathrooms are...

We arrived yesterday. Showers and bathrooms are open at the homebuilt camping pavilion and coffee is up in the morning :) Don’t know about the camp store.

An hour or so ago I walked around the show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,448
Posted By Thermos
+1, automatic inflation is not a good idea even...

+1, automatic inflation is not a good idea even if you're right-side up in a closed cockpit. Manual is the way to go!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,325
Posted By Thermos
Hey Dan! Is the Beer Fairy considering a 2022 ...

Hey Dan!

Is the Beer Fairy considering a 2022 Oshkosh RV Social?

Inquiring minds want to know! :)

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,465
Posted By Thermos
THANK YOU Justin and the G3X team! For fellow...

THANK YOU Justin and the G3X team!

For fellow Mac users running machines with M1 chips, Parallels (https://www.parallels.com) may be an option to run this application on Windows in a virtual machine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 193,644
Posted By Thermos
Vlad violated restricted airspace and...

Vlad violated restricted airspace and photographed targets at a top secret bombing range used by the US military to train for potential escapes of genetically engineered dinosaurs from theme...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Thermos
It's definitely possible to export user waypoints...

It's definitely possible to export user waypoints from Pilot as a csv file (selection on the "User Content" tab under "Settings") and import to a GTN/GNX after a little massaging/renaming (don't know...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,520
Posted By Thermos
+1 on Ron's suggestion. A fellow RV builder...

+1 on Ron's suggestion. A fellow RV builder around here repaired wing leading edge damage from a dropped bucking bar using the same technique, worked out great.

And as Blain said, it does kinda look...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,401
Posted By Thermos
It's fun to irradiate something in a microwave...

It's fun to irradiate something in a microwave oven to evaluate its dielectric properties, but a material doesn't have to catch fire to still be capable of absorbing enough RF to interfere with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,403
Posted By Thermos
Getting it painted...

...and my spy at the airport tells me it should be done in a week or so!
Forum: ADS-B 03-14-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,649
Posted By Thermos
I'd like to see the source data on that...

I'd like to see the source data on that interpretation as well. Combined, 91.225 and .227 say where ADS-B is required, that if it's installed it must be turned on, and how it's supposed to work. If...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By Thermos
I use the DeltaPop transponder antenna with my...

I use the DeltaPop transponder antenna with my 45R, works great! The TED antenna should work as well, but I'm sure I go at least 10 knots faster with the streamlined DeltaPop antenna! :p Plus, Don...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By Thermos
What Greg said...I really like my Vetterman...

What Greg said...I really like my Vetterman trombone exhaust with mufflers. I need the extra heat for Winter flying in New England and the mufflers also keep cockpit noise down a little. And while...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By Thermos
Kevin - Does you transponder have a Bluetooth...

Kevin -

Does you transponder have a Bluetooth connection to the G3X Touch? Before Garmin updated their software interfaces, you had to set up a Bluetooth connection between the Touch and transponder...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By Thermos
Kevin - Also check to make sure your GTX45R is...

Kevin -

Also check to make sure your GTX45R is updated to the latest software version. Garmin is great about announcing G3X software updates in the E-AB community, but finding out about transponder...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By Thermos
I'd wonder how well the transponder case is...

I'd wonder how well the transponder case is sealed against moisture and about its operating/non-operating temperature limits. Remote transponders are routinely mounted aft of the baggage bulkhead so...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By Thermos
Following up on my earlier post - I'm...

Following up on my earlier post - I'm interested.

ds
Forum: Canada 02-17-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By Thermos
Only time will tell whether an installation like...

Only time will tell whether an installation like this will comply with the standards that TC will publish but from an electrical/RF perspective it should work. You may have an area off the opposite...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By Thermos
That might have been me. I sat on an ARINC...

That might have been me. I sat on an ARINC executive committee before I retired from my first job and Aireon presented some test results at one of our conferences that showed good reception of ADS-B...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By Thermos
Thank you David! I really like the idea of...

Thank you David!

I really like the idea of space-based ADS-B and I understand why it's so desirable in Canada and in remote environments. I hope there's eventually some time-limited accommodation...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By Thermos
A question from the cheap seats down south - does...

A question from the cheap seats down south - does NAV CANADA get to dictate aircraft equipage requirements and standards to Transport Canada?

Just curious...

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Thermos
If your AFS AoA is a standalone unit like mine,...

If your AFS AoA is a standalone unit like mine, it has a connection to the pitot tube. From the manual, AoA is a function of the difference between pressure at the upper and lower AoA pressure ports...
Forum: Northeast 02-09-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Thermos
Absolutely! ;) ds

Absolutely! ;)

ds
Forum: Northeast 02-02-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Thermos
Keep going Steve...took us 16 years to finish our...

Keep going Steve...took us 16 years to finish our -7, but now that we're flying it's been worth every second!

:)

Dave
Forum: Northeast 01-31-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Thermos
Hi Jamie, +1 on Alan's recommendation to check...

Hi Jamie,

+1 on Alan's recommendation to check out EAA 106, they're a great group and have at least three flying RVs.

There are a lot of RVs at Nashua (KASH) as well... -3, -4, -7 (me!) two -8s and...
Forum: COMM 01-28-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By Thermos
Most excellent! I really enjoyed building and...

Most excellent! I really enjoyed building and tuning mine, works like a champ.

Dave
Forum: COMM 01-26-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,378
Posted By Thermos
Hi Trent - Some answers to your questions - 1....

Hi Trent -

Some answers to your questions -

1. Material thickness does make a little difference in antenna performance. I used 0.025" and glued some foam to the outboard corners to protect them in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Thermos
Alton Bay NH ice runway (B18) looking good for 2022...

We've had a couple of weeks of really cold weather here in New Hampshire, so the ice is getting thicker over at Alton Bay and the runway may be plowed by next weekend!

More info at...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-15-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,925
Posted By Thermos
Thanks JD! Dave

Thanks JD!

Dave
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-13-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,925
Posted By Thermos
Love the paint JD, especially the blue! My...

Love the paint JD, especially the blue! My airplane goes in for paint as soon as weather permits. Can you tell me the paint code/ID for that shade of blue?

Many thanks -

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,194
Posted By Thermos
That's a really great strategy Scott, consider it...

That's a really great strategy Scott, consider it stolen! :D

Thanks!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,523
Posted By Thermos
The FAA is all in on WAAS GPS for the foreseeable...

The FAA is all in on WAAS GPS for the foreseeable future so your investment in an Xi won't be wasted. WAAS GPS and VOR will be what we have for enroute navaids until INSs become much smaller, much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,551
Posted By Thermos
Problem solved with some great help from Katie at...

Problem solved with some great help from Katie at Garmin tech support. She recommended back-loading v8.81 to see if the problem went away - which it did. After reloading v8.92 my audio problems were...
Forum: Tools 12-06-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Thermos
For our applications is there any functional...

For our applications is there any functional difference between Inconel and CRES? Inconel seems like dramatic overkilll unless Van's comes out with an RV-71A sometime in the future. :)

Dave
Forum: Tools 12-05-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Thermos
Found the same thing on the DMC website, Jim. You...

Found the same thing on the DMC website, Jim. You can get a new adjustable-tension tool with a 7" nose, shipped, for less than some sellers are asking on eBay. Same for the cable sets. Happy to give...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Thermos
Do the standard cable kits come with long or...

Do the standard cable kits come with long or short ferrules?

Dave
Forum: Tools 12-04-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Thermos
Thanks everybody! Looks like a tossup between 5"...

Thanks everybody! Looks like a tossup between 5" and 7".

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Tools 12-04-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By Thermos
Safe-T-Cable users...how long is your nose?

I'm thinking of asking Santa for a DMC Safe-T-Cable tool to do prop bolts, oil filters and other hard-to-safety things. If you use one, what nose size do you have? Do you need more than one nose for...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By Thermos
A clarification... The ADS-B system itself...

A clarification...

The ADS-B system itself wasn't out of service, only a software tool that allows operators without WAAS GPS for ADS-B Out to determine whether non-WAAS GPS accuracy is good enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By Thermos
Back in my Air Force days I heard our staff...

Back in my Air Force days I heard our staff meteorologists use the "gravity wave" reference. Maybe they and the physics guys should deconflict their terminology......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,437
Posted By Thermos
No Tail Lynx support for non-Vans tailwheels

Adding to this thread -

If like me you're not using a completely stock Van's full-swivel tailwheel setup, Brent won't sell you replacement tongue fittings. From Brent -

"I only support Van's full...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,551
Posted By Thermos
PIREPs on audio quality with v8.92?

Has anybody checked their audio alerts after upgrading to 8.92? I flew with this version for the first time yesterday and didn't hear any improvement - alert tones and voice prompts sounded like...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By Thermos
Gregg, There are a few of us at Nashua who are...

Gregg,

There are a few of us at Nashua who are also interested in formation training. Perhaps we can get together at your 'drome and/or ours to see how we might make that happen?

Dave
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By Thermos
A couple of things I did during my build, I think...

A couple of things I did during my build, I think they helped -

Some DC-powered things like pitot heat and landing lights are locally grounded, but *everything* that consumes or produces a small...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 105,495
Posted By Thermos
Here's one data point - Lycoming OEM crank -...

Here's one data point -


Lycoming OEM crank - $7400
Labor - $2400

With a couple of additional adds and tax, the price was just over $10k.

HTH
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 105,495
Posted By Thermos
I think you're right on target Martin. As...

I think you're right on target Martin. As frustrated as I am with Superior's response to this AD, they've been very helpful every time I've called with other issues/questions. Having said that, I'll...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 105,495
Posted By Thermos
I concur with Krea about everything except...

I concur with Krea about everything except blaming Lycoming. I bought a Lyc crank last June when the merde started flying on this AD/AMOC and if the price Jack quoted is correct, it's actually gone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Thermos
Thanks all, I appreciate your suggestions. Steve,...

Thanks all, I appreciate your suggestions. Steve, see you tonight!

Dave
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By Thermos
Fixing a broken finger...

...a broken gear leg fairing attach finger, that is!

I know many builders have had to fix broken gear leg attachment fingers - the portions of the gear leg that are held in place by breeze clamps....
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,354
Posted By Thermos
Some of the early test data released by Aerion...

Some of the early test data released by Aerion showed that the system is capable of receiving ADS-B transmissions from belly-mounted antennas. Nav Canada may have a hard time convincing Transport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,390
Posted By Thermos
On the way to Long Island from Boston.

On the way to Long Island from Boston.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,390
Posted By Thermos
A first-flight RV grin...

A first-flight RV grin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,551
Posted By Thermos
Thanks Walt! :) Dave

Thanks Walt! :)

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,551
Posted By Thermos
Hi Justin, Would you confirm that GTX Main 2.60...

Hi Justin,

Would you confirm that GTX Main 2.60 comes with ADS-B 3.22? I had 2.60 installed in June and my logbook entry from the avionics shop shows ADS-B 3.21.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,180
Posted By Thermos
There's always a...

There's always a way...

http://www.iwantarocket.com/rv6/birth.html

:D

ds
Forum: Interiors 09-10-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By Thermos
Pioneer Grips coming back

All,

I've been in touch with a gentleman named Skylar Thody who has purchased Pioneer Control Grips. He's been getting advice from Guy and plans to restart production. His website isn't live yet but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,551
Posted By Thermos
Justin, Will the TOD/BOD changes be worked into...

Justin,

Will the TOD/BOD changes be worked into a future non-Xi GTN software release?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,254
Posted By Thermos
Do your best to be prepared for the ramp check...

Do your best to be prepared for the ramp check with your ARROW documents but don't be nervous. The fact that the FSDO inspector asked you if he could do it means it's a low-threat event. As was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,399
Posted By Thermos
My wonderful wife and building partner got her...

My wonderful wife and building partner got her first flight in the airplane she helped to build! :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,839
Posted By Thermos
They do. I considered the Dynons but saw some...

They do. I considered the Dynons but saw some reports in VAF of problems with them, and the Princetons seemed to get better reviews. You might rescan the forums for pireps on the Dynons.

One good...
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