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Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... if you're building an airplane and don't...

Ummm... if you're building an airplane and don't have this chart AND the rest of the book that comes with it I would respectfully submit that you should be updating your technical library. AC 43-13...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The SEARCH function is a tool which will help you...

The SEARCH function is a tool which will help you find answers to these oft-asked questions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I bought the Teslong with the dual lens option,...

I bought the Teslong with the dual lens option, one on the end of the device and one on the side of the device. Switching between them requires the push of a button on the base of the flexible...
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to know what changes you might have...

I'm curious to know what changes you might have experienced after tweaking the vertical activity setting. If you've had a chance to tweak and fly I would appreciate knowing how this has turned out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lars - I think we've covered the high points here...

Lars - I think we've covered the high points here when it comes to installing the second magnetometer.

0) configure EFIS serial ports correctly to talk to the magnetometer
1) set magnetometer...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the...

Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the builder's log.

An aircraft constructed in Canada is governed by our regulations which allow for the use of professional construction. The US...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll see if I can answer this one... The...

I'll see if I can answer this one...

The installation manual is correct in its wording. The post by DFMenster is all about ensuring that we don't overlook the need to tell the EFIS, via the SET...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer...

DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer orientation. Definitely a critical step. Obviously my little pea brain was focused on the communications settings. Thanks for ensuring this discussion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mike - I don't know the answer to this question...

Mike - I don't know the answer to this question because I haven't hung any diagnostic equipment on the magnetometer power line. It's not a 12V line that can tolerate a bunch of loss. If I recall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,210
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of other color codes to add as...

A couple of other color codes to add as suggestions...

1) yellow = lighting circuits (radio and switch backlights, dimmers etc)

2) light blue = audio ground

3) purple = it was waaaay too late at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one...

This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one can indeed use one magnetometer's output to drive two displays. The other half of the answer is no, one can't practically do this because a single...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It gets easier with time and the development of...

It gets easier with time and the development of muscle memory. "Chair flying" helps building that muscle memory without burning expensive avgas!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oh boy, here comes a rabbit hole! I've been down...

Oh boy, here comes a rabbit hole! I've been down this rabbit hole myself.

GRT does some interesting things with magnetometer calibrations and the inter-display link (hereafter known as the IDL). ...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just remember, there is no other GA airplane on...

Just remember, there is no other GA airplane on earth that provides easier cockpit access than the 177, RG or fixed gear. This may not seem like a big deal but, in the case of my family, a brain...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,526
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, some folks posting here clearly didn't read...

OK, some folks posting here clearly didn't read the OP's question or operating conditions while others have posted helpful feedback. Let's hope this response falls into the category of helpful...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for posting this excellent information,...

Thanks for posting this excellent information, Alfio. I'm going to have to check our CANPASS expiry date... I hope we don't have to renew for another year or two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,461
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The only reason we have our Glasair Sportsman is...

The only reason we have our Glasair Sportsman is because the 2008 market collapse made it impossible for the owner of the kit to liquidate it at anything other than fire sale prices. Opportunity...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph - are you approaching this as a change to...

Ralph - are you approaching this as a change to the LCD itself or is there potential to address this solely as a backlight replacement? I'm coming from a point of ignorance, never having pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of the bugaboos involved in importing a...

One of the bugaboos involved in importing a Canadian-built amateur-built aircraft into the USA arises from differences in the respective country's rules regarding professional assistance.

In Canada...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-06-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Same plug as the Nissan Leaf EV if I'm not...

Same plug as the Nissan Leaf EV if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,246
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I simply use a very tight-fitting collar on the...

I simply use a very tight-fitting collar on the "starter" circuit breaker when I want to ensure nobody is going to crank the engine. (That includes when the aircraft is undergoing maintenance.) No...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,392
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Install a GRT Mini EFIS and you'll be able to...

Install a GRT Mini EFIS and you'll be able to control the TBX plus get a great little EFIS to boot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Silpruf is the standard material used in the...

Silpruf is the standard material used in the installation of Glasair Sportsman 2+2 windows. In that fleet there has been one known delamination at the top edge of a windshield. The builder believes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bruno - this is what you're looking for. It...

Bruno - this is what you're looking for. It takes the single antenna signal and splits it two ways to the GNS480 and SL30 inputs. Each radio then internally splits off the NAV and GS signals to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-28-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Of critical importance to this discussion... You...

Of critical importance to this discussion... You haven't provided any indication of how you are sourcing RPM data. Are you using a pickup that threads into the body of a magneto? Picking it up from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Remember your Artex 345 had to be programmed to...

Remember your Artex 345 had to be programmed to receive one particular RS232 serial data protocol. Make sure the programming of the ELT indeed matches that of the GPS, with Aviation Protocol, as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mini-X, HX and Sport EX installed. COMM 1 is a...

Mini-X, HX and Sport EX installed. COMM 1 is a GNS480. Comm 2 is an SL30. Audio is through the PS Engineering PDA360EX. Transponder is Trig TT22 with TC20 control head.

This solution works well....
Forum: Canada 04-21-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There's a 7A for sale on the Canadian aviation...

There's a 7A for sale on the Canadian aviation for sale FB site.

That having been said, if you wish to import, be aware that Transport Canada is not being held to any performance standards these...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-15-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Trim position indications are a real source of...

Trim position indications are a real source of frustration - not just with GRT equipment. The 5 wires going into the RAC trim servo are of very small gauge. Often they are too small to have been...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-15-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations on your first flight! Good to...

Congratulations on your first flight! Good to hear that all your pre-flight worries about break-in were resolved satisfactorily.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Multiple points to address here... 1) the...

Multiple points to address here...

1) the correct battery for the Integra 406AF is the BT200 2-cell battery

2) one commenter suggested fabricating one's own replacement ELT battery. This topic has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our airplane started out with the stock ACS...

Our airplane started out with the stock ACS engine controls. Throttle with friction lock, prop and mixture with push-button verniers.

At about 180 hours time-in-service the mixture cable started to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The worst part is that there really are airplanes...

The worst part is that there really are airplanes that look like the builder did exactly the same thing. Just tossed the wires in and called it "done". :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,468
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You can use the lightening hole by adding an...

You can use the lightening hole by adding an L-shaped bracket riveted to the rib such that it is not on the side with the protruding lightening hole flange. Attach an Adel clamp to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,560
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bax Seat: Log of a Pasture Pilot, by Gordon...

Bax Seat: Log of a Pasture Pilot, by Gordon Baxter. A compilation of his Bax Seat columns for Flyingmagazine.

Still available on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't think you are alone. When pulling a...

Don't think you are alone. When pulling a Beechcraft 99 wing apart to replace its time-expired spar in the outer bay of the wing I found a rather large bucking bar. It had shuffled around inside...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,747
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Many thanks for providing all this data!

Many thanks for providing all this data!
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,747
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for posting this info. Would you mind...

Thanks for posting this info. Would you mind adding the sources where you found these parts at those prices? This additional data would be most helpful.

Thanks!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-07-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,605
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this feedback. I don't think many of...

Thanks for this feedback. I don't think many of us feel comfortable in a Lycoming idling at 800 RPM as many of them are pretty "chunky" in idle at that low speed. By the same token, a 2200RPM...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,605
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to learn about the "seat of the...

I'm curious to learn about the "seat of the pants" experience. In the automotive world cars are rated on a scale for NVH - noise, vibration and harshness. How does this powerplant combination...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,762
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This situation really isn't that difficult to...

This situation really isn't that difficult to overcome with simple circuitry called a latching relay. Here's how it works.

Default "relay not active" condition is "brite".
Relay "active"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,704
Posted By Canadian_JOY
So the question to you, Alfio... Do you have a...

So the question to you, Alfio... Do you have a CH751 key?:p

I abhor key switches, more for the false sense of security they provide and the high risk of dangerous failure they provide than anything...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,972
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Dynon transponder options are actually...

The Dynon transponder options are actually re-branded Trig Avionics products with a little software tweak to make them exclusive to Dynon. I've been engaged in ongoing dialog with Trig on this...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,972
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This is most unfortunate news... uAvionix seems...

This is most unfortunate news... uAvionix seems to be working hard to drive prices UP rather than down. At least they have stepped away from the AV30C as being the only controller for the TSO'd...
Forum: Tools 02-17-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My neighbor refers to his simply as "the hot...

My neighbor refers to his simply as "the hot wrench". It works EVERY time! :D
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Education on leaning? If you lean too far you...

Education on leaning?

If you lean too far you will fall over.

There, I just couldn't resist! :-)
Forum: Tools 02-15-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Canadian_JOY
And here I was expecting this to be about the...

And here I was expecting this to be about the various sizes of hammers...
Thanks for the giggle!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Speed of rotation is definitely a factor. I have...

Speed of rotation is definitely a factor. I have a Mini-X, HX and Sport EX - all three are tied to the inter-display link so baroset is synchronised across the three EFIS units. I've had what...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this feedback. My first thought is......

Thanks for this feedback. My first thought is... "Really?" I was expecting something more like the TED "ball on the end of a short stick" antenna. Hmmm... now you've got me thinking! :eek:
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To tack an extra question onto those posed by the...

To tack an extra question onto those posed by the OP...

If anybody has seen one of these devices in the flesh, what does the supplied antenna look like? I've not been able to find a picture on...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It truly is up to the individual inspector, based...

It truly is up to the individual inspector, based on their personal risk tolerance. Transport has provided guidance which, if followed, would completely shut down inspections. MD-RA is doing its...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,078
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Carl - please forgive me for being so abrupt in...

Carl - please forgive me for being so abrupt in my comments, but I just have to say it.

You are absolutely NOT limited to the PDA360EX. Yes, it's a great audio panel. Yes it works very well. ...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,722
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Peeling this onion back layer by layer would lead...

Peeling this onion back layer by layer would lead one to believe the true root cause was a lack of design for maintainability.

It's a challenge to mount equipment in a manner which allows it to be...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm with Rob on this one... Put the 660 in the...

I'm with Rob on this one... Put the 660 in the panel and the tablet on the yoke. Let the 660 feed RS232 data to whatever else in the airplane that requires the data. Keep the tablet on the yoke and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,333
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I just checked since I really had no clue which...

I just checked since I really had no clue which Samsung tablet I have... DOH!

Mine is an 8" S2, T713, 32GB, to which I've added a 128GB SD card where I store all chart data. This device runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,637
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - it seems this process is getting more...

Rob - it seems this process is getting more difficult at TC has been reported to be less willing to issue ferry permits for non-type-certificated aircraft. And they are reasonably slow in processing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,072
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Terrific video! As a curiosity point, the EFIS...

Terrific video!

As a curiosity point, the EFIS on the right side was showing a red X, seemingly intermittently. What's the story there?

Merry Christmas to you - thanks for sharing some excellent...
Forum: RV-15 12-19-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 61,925
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a Sportsman owner I can add that cockpit...

As a Sportsman owner I can add that cockpit accessibility is GREATLY enhanced through having the strut in this location. My wife is mobility challenged. If the strut were located forward like a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,102
Posted By Canadian_JOY
John - to put it as bluntly as I can... There is...

John - to put it as bluntly as I can... There is NO down-side to using lacing cord. Only up-sides.

To answer your specific question, yes, lacing cord is rated for firewall-forward use. Clearly...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, we have the rule, as interpreted above, which...

OK, we have the rule, as interpreted above, which initially seems of benefit to those of us operating in the amateur-built category.

Then we have the reality...

If one ever has the opportunity to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tom - we haven't done business together but you...

Tom - we haven't done business together but you have reached out to me several times to provide advice - unbidden, with no hope of profiting from the advice you give. That puts you on the very short...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of thoughts here... 1) not sure where...

A couple of thoughts here...
1) not sure where the 0/0/0 idea is coming from. We are allowed to have errors as large as 10 degrees, or larger than 10 degrees if caused by operation of electrical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,995
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To build on Michael's very valid point, I've...

To build on Michael's very valid point, I've experienced that backfire and it isn't pleasant. As the engine is spinning down from lack of spark it's still sucking fuel and air in on every intake...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry - this information is not correct in the...

Sorry - this information is not correct in the Canadian context.

If you are relying on the heading indication of an electronic flight instrument as your primary compass indication, it MUST be...
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