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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By togaflyer
I would consider moving your Alt Air to the far...

I would consider moving your Alt Air to the far right since it will be rarely used. Consider moving your TOGA up on the panel (same area) since it looks to be in a place it can be accidentally bumped...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By togaflyer
The McFarlane throttle does not have a release...

The McFarlane throttle does not have a release button. It has a throttle friction adjustment only. You do not have a release button like on the prop and mixture control. You do have the ability to...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By togaflyer
I went for more leg room, simple system, and...

I went for more leg room, simple system, and wanted to keep weight down. I did not go with the Aerosport set up for those reasons. If those are not factors and you want that sports car feel, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks all. Thought it might be too good to be...

Thanks all. Thought it might be too good to be true.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By togaflyer
Portable AC is it possible?

I saw this. Itís a portable AC about 29 pounds with battery pack. Thought maybe this could be incorporated in the plane for those summer days. But since it is portable it can be left out when more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By togaflyer
You don’t really need a separate taxi light for...

You don’t really need a separate taxi light for your 7A. If it was conventional landing gear (i.e. an RV7) it makes a difference since there is an angle difference between approach vs taxi. I would...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By togaflyer
Could you Y off of the right side to feed both...

Could you Y off of the right side to feed both sides. I don’t think we have ever pulled the heat knob out more than 1/4 of the way. I also ran a 1 inch hose the the rear vents (vs the 2 inch). We...
Forum: GPS 11-20-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By togaflyer
Update…….I reloaded the (latest) software into...

Update…….I reloaded the (latest) software into the 650 and so far the flickering seems to have been resolved. I have some good cross country flights coming up so that will be the real test.
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By togaflyer
You definitely have it all. Just food for...

You definitely have it all. Just food for thought. With the Touch screen you can operated the 750/650 on the touch screens except loading approaches. You just toggle the external/internal GPS on...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By togaflyer
I have the yaw dampener installed and it’s works...

I have the yaw dampener installed and it’s works good. You get spoiled with the Garmin 3 axis system installed. I also installed The Aerosport rudder bias trim. It does two things. One, when the AP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By togaflyer
With the G3X touch Yes that is correct. They do...

With the G3X touch Yes that is correct. They do the same thing, but you cannot remove primary flight info on the PFD as you can with the MFD. If your PDF fails, the MFD will switch and default to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By togaflyer
Make sure you save all tie down/hanger rental...

Make sure you save all tie down/hanger rental receipts, fuel receipts, maintenance work, etc for the airport you will be keeping the plane at in Arizona. Eventually, if your plane is in California...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-03-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By togaflyer
His employer’s corporate office is located in...

His employer’s corporate office is located in Plano so Plano it is. Great info on the flying clubs, I sent him info on both clubs. I looked at KTKI and it seemed to be the best one for me to fly...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-02-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By togaflyer
Plano Tx information

My son is being transferred to Plano in January. So if you were early 30ís, single, making good money, have the flying bug (halfway through Private pilot training) and would like to buy a place, what...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By togaflyer
The GTX 45R is the way to go. I recommend the...

The GTX 45R is the way to go. I recommend the Comant CI 105 blade antenna. It’s a small blade antenna that does both transponder and ADSB so one antenna needed instead of two. I located the antenna...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By togaflyer
Thank to all. It all makes sense now. Just...

Thank to all. It all makes sense now. Just enough but not too much, like Mike stated above.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By togaflyer
Mike, so does this mean it is not torqued. I...

Mike, so does this mean it is not torqued. I thought a bolt through a bushing was normally torqued to specs? Even many castle nuts get torqued, i.e. engine mount bolts etc.
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By togaflyer
Flap hing bolts

I torqued my flap hing castle nuts. Since there is a bushing, I torqued the nuts to 55 inch pounds. With this setting the flap do not move freely and have a little resistance. The flap motor had no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By togaflyer
G100 UL

I did some reading on Gami G100UL fuel that is working its way as a replacement for the 100 LL. This company has spent years developing a potential direct replacement for 100LL fuel. Reading their...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By togaflyer
Well that’s the only thing I miss about my...

Well that’s the only thing I miss about my Saratoga. You could put two full size bikes through the rear baggage door. But the other 99 percent its all about the -10. So looking at folding peddles...
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By togaflyer
It is 6.72 which is the latest version.

It is 6.72 which is the latest version.
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By togaflyer
Chris, Good idea. I think first I will used a...

Chris, Good idea. I think first I will used a fresh formatted SD and reload the current one. If that doesn’t resolve it then plane B I will load the previous software, fly with the old one and see if...
Forum: GPS 10-23-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By togaflyer
Pulled the unit checked wiring (both power and...

Pulled the unit checked wiring (both power and ground) nothing unusual. I believe if it was a power issue (power or ground) and if it loss power even for a second, the GPS would dump my flight plan. ...
Forum: GPS 10-22-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By togaflyer
GTN 650 screen flicker

Sent this to Garmin after this anomaly occurred.

During my flight on Friday my GTN 650 display blacked out several times during a 3.8 hour flight. The screen would flick off for a very brief moment...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By togaflyer
Those folding bikes are nice but at 6’04 and...

Those folding bikes are nice but at 6’04 and 230lbs I would look like a clown riding a mini bike. :)
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By togaflyer
Loading bikes in the 10

Iím looking for the best way to load two mountain bikes inside my 10. The bikes are 29r with XL frames. Want to make sure the interior doesnít take a hit. I figure front and rear wheels need to...
Forum: RV-10 10-16-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By togaflyer
Flew over a year with the plane unpainted. No...

Flew over a year with the plane unpainted. No issues. Just wash it down every couple of weeks with car soap. Also, get a Bruce or equivalent cover. I have a Bruce that covers from the spinner to...
Forum: COMM 10-14-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks for the recommendations. Definitely there...

Thanks for the recommendations. Definitely there is a slight volume difference but just as mentioned above, just a little tweaking of the com volume and then the headset volume does the trick. Back...
Forum: COMM 10-13-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By togaflyer
Steve, my wife is normally my co (non) pilot. ...

Steve, my wife is normally my co (non) pilot. She has never mentioned that the com volume was low. Each time another pilot has flown co pilot I had to turn my com volume (i.e. GTN com one) from 43...
Forum: COMM 10-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By togaflyer
GMA 245 volume

On my GMA 245 the co-pilot com volume is operates lower than the pilot side. Is there a way to balance the pilot and co pilot sides so the com volume is equal. The issue comes from the com radios 1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By togaflyer
What the Garmin expert said. It’s designed to...

What the Garmin expert said. It’s designed to disconnect when switching from external to internal. So this is what I do. As soon as you switch, you just need to reactivate the nav on the A/P.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By togaflyer
Bill, definitely tie into the CAN bus. The G5...

Bill, definitely tie into the CAN bus. The G5 operates with a different software so if the G3X software somehow became corrupted it would not affect the G5. There are no negatives integrating it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By togaflyer
External/internal nav and the A/P

When using the Touch screen for en route flight planning, the A/P will disconnect from the nav mode to Roll when you switch from external to internal navigator (and back to external). Is there a way...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,249
Posted By togaflyer
Did you rotate the tires. Left straight across to...

Did you rotate the tires. Left straight across to right (and visa versa) so the inboard wear is now outboard. Best way to get longevity out of your tires. I switched mine across after the second...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By togaflyer
Well worth it! You will have full braking...

Well worth it! You will have full braking authority when needed the most.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By togaflyer
You might want to consider rotating the mains,...

You might want to consider rotating the mains, left to right. If wearing on the inboard, put the side more worn on the outboard side when rotating them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By togaflyer
Thats good to know!

Thats good to know!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By togaflyer
Unfortunately as more people leave that state,...

Unfortunately as more people leave that state, others will be required to share the loss of tax revenue.
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By togaflyer
If your using Garmin with a POS 12, you don’t...

If your using Garmin with a POS 12, you don’t need to hassle making sure the POS 12 extends almost all the way out and in during the flap cycles. The Garmin system will program properly as long as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By togaflyer
I understand there are many complex issues when...

I understand there are many complex issues when it comes to system operations. Your information is detailed and I appreciate the time and the information you provided. Being a typical greedy pilot I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By togaflyer
Steve, yes I have the one GTN 650. The system has...

Steve, yes I have the one GTN 650. The system has performed flawless. Last week I was IFR, and had to quickly divert to an airport and shoot a GPS approach. A Great Wall of red had cut me off from my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
Posted By togaflyer
GPS approach with G3X touch Only

In order to bring up a GPS approach (situational awareness only) on the G3X Touch, what database is required in order to be able to load an approach without an external source. I have the Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,686
Posted By togaflyer
Justin, other then SnF or Osh, is there another...

Justin,

other then SnF or Osh, is there another access to get the GTX 45R updated?

You will need GTX Main Software 2.60, which includes ADS-B software 3.22. Other than that, there are no...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,758
Posted By togaflyer
When all is ready, fit the window then scribe the...

When all is ready, fit the window then scribe the edge of the window around the joggle with a fine tip dry erase pen. Remove the window and blue tape around along the edge of that mark. Once you set...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,758
Posted By togaflyer
I pre fit the windscreen to the top and sides of...

I pre fit the windscreen to the top and sides of the joggle. Then marked off the bottom run with a dry erase on the area where it edge fits on the airframe. I then ran blue tape about 1/4 inch...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,686
Posted By togaflyer
So is this the first clue that the GTN 650/750...

So is this the first clue that the GTN 650/750 are going to be left out of any future improvements or will the upgrades for the GTN Xi trickle down to the GTN units?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By togaflyer
A friend rolled into the Osh camp ground the...

A friend rolled into the Osh camp ground the Saturday before Osh opened and said it was tough getting a spot. Other campers I talked with said campground was packed solid. Lots of RV (ground based)...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,758
Posted By togaflyer
Did it per the Sportsman 2+2 method. Used...

Did it per the Sportsman 2+2 method. Used Silpruf. Did the windscreen the same way, but slightly modified because there is no bottom joggle support for the bottom edge. Turned out great. 3 plus...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-16-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By togaflyer
Thanks for the info. I think the 50 hour mark is...

Thanks for the info. I think the 50 hour mark is a good point and ensures the engine is fully broken in.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By togaflyer
You could swap the inboard ones to outboard...

You could swap the inboard ones to outboard (outboards to inboards). Also consider lock nuts vs castle nuts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By togaflyer
New engine and LOP

A hanger neighbor asked me how many hours should be on an engine before she can begin running it LOP. I would think at least 50 to 100 hours, but I want to make sure Im providing her accurate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By togaflyer
Whoever rents your hanger, have them add you onto...

Whoever rents your hanger, have them add you onto their policy. Most aircraft insurance covers non movement liability and damage. It’s almost like having an umbrella policy. I have been doing that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By togaflyer
UPDATE******** I spoke to Bill Ross at Superior...

UPDATE********

I spoke to Bill Ross at Superior and explained my situation. He reached out to my engine shop and afterwards, Mr. Ross told me that he decided they would provide new lifters at no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By togaflyer
Patrick your right didn’t catch that one. Thanks...

Patrick your right didn’t catch that one. Thanks for getting it right for me. Corrected it on the original post. Yes it was properly stored. All 12 lifters had the same ware. I will post pictures...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-23-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By togaflyer
Flow divider fitting size

I need to order a steel elbow for the connection of the fuel line to the flow divider.
(Out of town right now). Is it a 3/8 fuel line to 1/4 NPT fitting for the divider?

Thanks.....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By togaflyer
Superior Air Parts Lifter failure

My engine, an IO 540 for an RV 10 was built in the beginning of 2016. The engine was stored inside a climate controlled environment until I hung it at the end of 2017. Airplane got its airworthy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-14-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By togaflyer
Plug removal Plane Power Fly Safe

Need to pull the harness plug from the Plane Power gear driven back up alternator. I’m having a senior moment and can’t figure out how to release the connector from the alternator. Thought you pushed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 159,350
Posted By togaflyer
Have the VNAV TOD information off the GTX be...

Have the VNAV TOD information off the GTX be displayed on the G3X touch screen.
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By togaflyer
Just food for thought. I use 7:1 in Fore Flight....

Just food for thought. I use 7:1 in Fore Flight. The glide path ring gives me a conservative assessment of what is around me and where I can go. In a real situation when you have to transition your...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,906
Posted By togaflyer
The IO 540 was designed to humiliate you at the...

The IO 540 was designed to humiliate you at the pumps. Right after you get out of the plane open the oil door to let heat escape. If your doing a quick turn around (hour or less) you will experience...
Forum: Florida (South) 05-10-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By togaflyer
Homestead is probably your best choice if driving...

Homestead is probably your best choice if driving to Key Largo. Marathon is a great airport but fuel is more expensive and hanger space is limited and costly. Drive from Homestead is a little easier...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By togaflyer
My transponder receives ADSB in and blue tooth’s...

My transponder receives ADSB in and blue tooth’s out to my ForeFlight (or Garmin pilot app). The mini I Pad is my convenience tool. Since I have it, and have space on the panel to place it, I use....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By togaflyer
I operate two 10 inch touch and an I Pad mini (on...

I operate two 10 inch touch and an I Pad mini (on a holder as a center screen) on my panel. I use the mini for flight planning etc. In flight it is operated as a 3rd screen moving map with traffic,...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,575
Posted By togaflyer
Yes the 750 is definitely sweet. Another option...

Yes the 750 is definitely sweet. Another option is use an I pad mini as your third screen. In my center stack I have the audio, auto pilot, and the 650. it is located at the bottom half of the...
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