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Forum: RV-10 09-11-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm in a similar situation to the post above. ...

I'm in a similar situation to the post above. Bought an Aerotow on the used market for about 30% of what a new Best Tugs would have cost. This thing is the predecessor to their current "GetJet"...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a Glasair Sportsman builder/owner/flyer I will...

As a Glasair Sportsman builder/owner/flyer I will suggest your thoughts regarding Silpruf being rolled off are unfounded, IF you install the windows using the same methodology as is recommended for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... I think this might not be quite correct. ...

Ummm... I think this might not be quite correct. The Dynon system has in the past typically used a Floscan sensor while the GRT has always worked with the Red Cube.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-08-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm running a B&C 30 amp permanent magnet...

I'm running a B&C 30 amp permanent magnet "dynamo" on my C85-powered aircraft. That 30 amp dynamo is considerably larger in outside diameter than the one we're seeing here, and perhaps similar in...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's worth noting that MD-RA does not make policy...

It's worth noting that MD-RA does not make policy - that is the sole domain of Transport Canada. Transport Canada then tells MD-RA (as part of the delegation process) to what standard one should...
Forum: Tools 09-08-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, gents. As it turns out I received...

Thanks, gents.

As it turns out I received exactly the same reply from Teslong support, within minutes of the posts made here. Just goes to show the power of "crowd sourcing" information, especially...
Forum: Tools 09-08-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Teslong NTS500 Dual Lens Endoscope - How To Turn On Side-Looking Camera?

After reading Walt's glowing reviews I decided to order a Teslong Endoscope, the NTS500 Dual Lens version. It arrived yesterday and my initial impressions are very positive, save for one little fly...
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,492
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not All Nickle Leading Edges Are Bad

Just a brief note here to suggest that not all nickel leading edges are bad. I've had NLE on a 3-blade Warp Drive prop for about a dozen years and it is absolutely bullet-proof. Yeah, it looks a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,140
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, I just have to wade in here... Firstly, who...

OK, I just have to wade in here...

Firstly, who am I and why am I commenting? I have an airplane which contains an HX, one of the first batch of Mini-X (early adopter!) and a Sport EX as well as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No experience with a P-Mag - have burned tons of...

No experience with a P-Mag - have burned tons of 87 in my C85 engine, until we started getting alcohol in it here.

BUT I do have a P-Mag on my O-360. If you're worried about advance and octane, you...
Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,811
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm that describes my Sportsman pretty well. ...

Hmmm that describes my Sportsman pretty well. Just throw in "easily changed landing gear configuration, folding wings and sexy flowing lines" and you've nailed it! :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-11-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ooooh I love this math! The gearbox ratio seems...

Ooooh I love this math! The gearbox ratio seems very well chosen, too, getting right into that sweet spot of relatively low prop RPM and giving the ability to use a proven off-the-shelf prop. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,271
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Another option is just a variation of the idea...

Another option is just a variation of the idea you've mentioned above. Mount the CB's on a sub-panel which screws to the face of the main frame of the instrument panel. Wire the CB's such that you...
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By Canadian_JOY
THIS ^^^^^ is one of the true joys of FlyLEDs. ...

THIS ^^^^^ is one of the true joys of FlyLEDs. Terrific customer support.

When I purchased mine Paul emailed me a photo of the shipping receipt, literally as he was walking from the post office. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It really depends... saying "in fiberglass" is...

It really depends... saying "in fiberglass" is like saying "in marshmallow". Without defining exactly the layup schedule of that fiberglass and what load is going to be applied to the fastener it's...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-09-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
On the topic of reduction gearing, the Cessna 421...

On the topic of reduction gearing, the Cessna 421 is one of the most serene cruising experiences one can have in a piston-powered aircraft. At 1900 (prop) RPM it's just a very pleasant experience. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,271
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Like Walt, knowing I had the input capacity on my...

Like Walt, knowing I had the input capacity on my engine monitor, I installed a Hall Effect current sensor in both the alternator B lead and the battery feed wire. This way I can see both how much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,140
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mark - your problem very clearly is that pesky...

Mark - your problem very clearly is that pesky IFD-440. Just yank it out and ship it to me, I'll make that little problem go away. Heck, I'll even pay the shipping so you can easily get rid of this...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... from experience... the service loop...

Ummm... from experience... the service loop delays the fatigue issues.
The last aluminum hard lines I replaced were installed on a certified aircraft (Grumman AA5A). Yup, fatigue cracking of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Canadian_JOY
After reading several such tales of woe about the...

After reading several such tales of woe about the Tempest EZ Turn filters I opted to go back to my old technique of applying a thin wipe of DC4 compound to the gasket.

I honestly think that we...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,298
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ref the guillotine connectors... Yup, I love to...

Ref the guillotine connectors... Yup, I love to hate 'em, too, but they work, plain and simple.

Don't like 'em still? Crimp standard D-sub sockets on your wires, then affix the D-sub socket into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Yes, and no. Trying to get oxygen here seems...

Yes, and no. Trying to get oxygen here seems rather a large pain in the keester. Getting O2 might be easier where you are. Here it seems to be real work and significant on-going cost if one wishes...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-07-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a sidebar thought... Engineering for...

Just a sidebar thought... Engineering for maintainability is very important.

When looking at the videos I "think" I saw a direct-mount alternator (no belt) and a vertically-oriented oil filter. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow, for a bunch of folks who pride themselves on...

Wow, for a bunch of folks who pride themselves on being on the leading edge of technology it sure doesn't take much deviation from strongly conventional thinking to cause one to be shot down in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Anecdotal evidence... I spoke with a fellow who...

Anecdotal evidence...

I spoke with a fellow who had deployed one of these extinguishers to combat a petroleum-based fire in the workshop where he was building his Kitfox. Like Mel mentioned, he had...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,271
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Uh oh, it's mighty dark inside the mouth of this...

Uh oh, it's mighty dark inside the mouth of this alligator! :-)

I'll start by saying I am not a fan of black box power control. I participated in the design, marketing and installation of just...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-05-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mark - I take my hat off to you. You are blazing...

Mark - I take my hat off to you. You are blazing a new trail and trailblazers often do a lot of work for little reward. The trail you are blazing is one which might also bring substantial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A quick question which I don't think I've seen...

A quick question which I don't think I've seen addressed in this thread or in previous threads on this topic...

There are home oxygen concentrators which have the capacity to fill medical O2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mickey - to add some detail to Walt's answer, I...

Mickey - to add some detail to Walt's answer, I found this in the product description on the web page Walt linked.

"Two dual-lens options allow users to easily switch from a forward-facing camera...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, rocketman, for sharing this info.

Thanks, rocketman, for sharing this info.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Canadian_JOY
THIS ^^^ is the good stuff. Learning by rote is...

THIS ^^^ is the good stuff. Learning by rote is one way to do it, but learning WHY the buttonology works in a particular way really helps the information stick in our brain!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canadian_JOY
What was the Oshkosh special price? Really...

What was the Oshkosh special price?

Really disappointed to have been stuck on the wrong side of a border for OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Respectfully, Carl, your statement fails to...

Respectfully, Carl, your statement fails to address some of the more serious implications of an "under the emp fairing" installation.

One of the greatest challenges in ELT antenna placement is, as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Claude - I'm sorry to hear this has happened to...

Claude - I'm sorry to hear this has happened to you as I'm sure it's both frustrating and most unsettling. I'm glad to see you have documented your symptoms here such that others might benefit from...
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,413
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - take a look at the Glastar and Sportsman. ...

Rob - take a look at the Glastar and Sportsman. Gear attach points cost zero extra weight as they form an integral part of the 4130 chromoly steel "cage".

In the case of our aircraft currently on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,108
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a look at AC43.13, specifically at the...

Take a look at AC43.13, specifically at the workmanship standards around wires. In reading this wonderful tome we'll find the acceptable amount of nicked or damaged strands for our most common wire...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,477
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ron - ask yourself one question and answer it...

Ron - ask yourself one question and answer it honestly.

When the chips are down and your airplane is a mangled wreck and you can feel your lifeblood literally ebbing from you... Does it matter a...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,753
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This is actually one of the hot topics of debate...

This is actually one of the hot topics of debate in discussing future plans for the Glasair Sportsman - to keep the folding wings or ditch them. Those who have used them, often in potentially dire...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,185
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Given the stage of your build (from your...

Given the stage of your build (from your signature line) I would suggest waiting until Oshkosh next year would be not just prudent but pretty much mandatory. Build the supporting structure so it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My first red cube exhibited the weirdest failure...

My first red cube exhibited the weirdest failure mode... Remember, it's essentially a pulse generator. For a couple of months it started reading somewhat backwards. Lean in flight and the fuel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,185
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just to be clear... in Canada there is no...

Just to be clear... in Canada there is no bickering over ADSB weather/traffic. There is NONE planned to be offered by Nav Canada. Forget that dream.

The bickering comes from Nav Canada wanting...
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll toss in some thoughts - please remember they...

I'll toss in some thoughts - please remember they are thoughts which come from a point of contemplation, NOT a point of knowledge!

From what I can see in other electric aircraft designs, replacing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The fact remains that our TSB has no means by...

The fact remains that our TSB has no means by which to compel a manufacturer to fully share information. Yes, many manufacturers do, fully intending to advance aviation safety. Some, though, prefer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dave has pointed out a few items which raised...

Dave has pointed out a few items which raised flags for me. Of course that big question of why an ATP-rated pilot wasn't flying needle-all-airspeed when he lost primary attitude indication is a real...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Garmin GI 275 - TSB Report

This report hit the wire today. It documents a very hair-raising flight following failure of a dual GI-275 installation. The 23,000 FPM descent must have had the pilot thinking he would soon be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Different airplane (Glasair Sportsman) but same...

Different airplane (Glasair Sportsman) but same lighting conundrum. Ended up installing a Baja Squadron Pro in each wingtip. Comments about getting them mounted as far outboard as possible are ones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A half century in the air. Well done, Terry. It...

A half century in the air. Well done, Terry. It sounds like all those who contributed to Lauren's book easily recognized the value you've added to their lives.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-26-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Larry - to which one coat white primer are you...

Larry - to which one coat white primer are you making reference?

I used the Stewart Systems Eko-Poxy primer and it is none of the things you've mentioned. In fact I think I like it about as well as...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The understanding of "why", in the case of GPS...

The understanding of "why", in the case of GPS antennas, requires a pretty thorough understanding of electromagnetics in the L-band. There aren't a whole lot of folks who can distill all the...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a quick confirmation... yes, the process is...

As a quick confirmation... yes, the process is generic. I used DanH's instructions to cut and buff Eko-Crylic - worked just fine. As Wirejock mentions, you have to have sufficient paint thickness...
Forum: Tools 06-25-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,358
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm... interesting and thought-provoking...

Hmmm... interesting and thought-provoking observations here.

I purchased a couple of sets of cheapo made-in-China pliers. They work, ok, sort of.

I also have a pair of 6" reversible Milbar pliers....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,132
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I just secured a 12 year supply of the 3961...

I just secured a 12 year supply of the 3961 plugs. They just work. I'll still throw them in the garbage at every annual inspection. I love not having to worry about futzing around with spark plugs!
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,138
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Remember the structural deflection recommendation...

Remember the structural deflection recommendation for 406MHz ELTs... It's an easy test to do.

An applied load of 100lbs should result in less than 0.1" deflection (movement) of the mounted ELT....
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Justin - this is most helpful information. In...

Justin - this is most helpful information. In fact I believe it is information which did not appear in the GNS480 manual at the time it was updated to reflect the availability of ADSB+ protocol on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,356
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A simple "spark" test would be to use any...

A simple "spark" test would be to use any tachometer which is capable of sensing a P-lead impulse and wire it to the spark plug lead in question. You may have to wrap the sense wire around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oh man, I never would have thought of that...

Oh man, I never would have thought of that variable!!!

My hangar floor is paved rather than concrete. No chocks required as the aircraft has created its own divots in the asphalt. Gotta love that...
Forum: Safety 06-16-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,664
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Keeping to the "safety margins" theme, this...

Keeping to the "safety margins" theme, this installation may at first blush appear to meet the manufacturer's installation recommendations. However, when checking the TSO documents we'll find the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I will double up on Skysailor's information. ...

I will double up on Skysailor's information. GNS480 only outputs ADSB+ on Port 3. This provides the position information data stream.

Remote control of the transponder is via GNS480 Port 6.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,705
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I started out with a GRT WS, upgraded it to an HS...

I started out with a GRT WS, upgraded it to an HS then to an HX. At the time of upgrade to the HX I added a Mini-X as well.

Fast forward to a dark night doing simulated instrument (hood) work. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,198
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was that stupid line boy, four decades...

I was that stupid line boy, four decades ago.

The lessons learned best were the lessons delivered in a friendly, educational tone. There were a few more than I care to admit, and I still remember...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sounds like you're missing the RS232 NMEA0183...

Sounds like you're missing the RS232 NMEA0183 output from the GPS to the D100.
Forum: Safety 04-28-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,539
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Now THERE's a sound business practice. If you...

Now THERE's a sound business practice. If you can't accept it, go somewhere else. I work the same way, grading defects into "must fix / airworthiness", "should fix very soon if not in this visit",...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Another vote for the Samsung S2. The 8" screen...

Another vote for the Samsung S2. The 8" screen is a perfect size, and has never been a challenge from a cockpit viewabilty standpoint. I'm running FltPlanGO and it does so without any troubles.
Forum: COMM 04-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sounds a whole lot more like mis-pinning of a...

Sounds a whole lot more like mis-pinning of a connector or mis-configuration of the serial port on the EFIS. As long as the EFIS and radio share a common ground (e.x. both are tied to the same metal...
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