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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Makes no difference, an RTD is basically a...

Makes no difference, an RTD is basically a resistor so you can connect to it either way. Just keep the power wire with the + sense wire and you will be fine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ColoradoSolar
It's been a couple of years so my memory is fuzzy...

It's been a couple of years so my memory is fuzzy but let me see if I can provide some answers.
- I did install the GAD13 in the tail because I would rather have a longer canbus than the wires from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I don't have any pictures of the process of...

I don't have any pictures of the process of making the mount but I basically did what you described, except that I didn't use a bolt. I used a piece of aluminum rod cut some threads on the outside,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ColoradoSolar
When I made my DIY GTP59 I used this...

When I made my DIY GTP59 I used this (https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/576-USW2883) sensor from Mouser.com and it has been working great for a couple of years.
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Scott and Eric thanks for the info, exactly what...

Scott and Eric thanks for the info, exactly what I was looking for. I had figured out the main motor wires but was unsure which wires were what for the pot. I'm glad Vans came out with this new...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By ColoradoSolar
New Flap Motor Wiring

I just received the new style Vans flap motor in my kit but I can't find any info on it. Does anyone know what the pinout is?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By ColoradoSolar
My guess is that it would reset to 5l as that is...

My guess is that it would reset to 5l as that is what the timer based version does. I have mine set to alert me every 30 minutes and if I landed at 20 minutes it would not alert me 10 minutes into...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I have an issue with my stripper which I think is...

I have an issue with my stripper which I think is an ideal. I can strip single conductor 22ga wire just fine but the individual conductors on 22ga 2 conductor shielded seem to have slightly less...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By ColoradoSolar
If you are only using the normally open and...

If you are only using the normally open and common pins on the switch then it doesn't matter which one of those is connected to ground. Also if one side is connected to ground don't connect the other...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,186
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I use an Epson PX-700 and while it was expensive...

I use an Epson PX-700 and while it was expensive it works really well and has a wide variety of label types and sizes.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I don't think the IO-540 (at least the ones from...

I don't think the IO-540 (at least the ones from Vans) come with impulse coupled slick mags. It states on vans' site
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Nobody else has an opinion?

Nobody else has an opinion?
Forum: RV-10 02-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Do you have A/C in yours? I am not worried about...

Do you have A/C in yours?

I am not worried about having to carry some ballast with just me or just 1 passenger. What I want to be able to do is carry 4, load it up to gross and still be in CG.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By ColoradoSolar
IO-540 Slick or Lycoming EIS mags

I plan on putting in my engine order before the March 15th price increase and I am torn on which mag option to go with. If I go with the Slicks then I will need to add the $1,100 Slickstart module....
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Battery Mounted to Firewall

Hear me out, I am thinking about using 1 or 2 EarthX batteries in the 10 I am building and I know they should be behind the baggage bulkhead in the battery tray but I am going to have A/C in my plane...
Forum: Safety 02-20-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,374
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I live at 8000' and I just took a reading and it...

I live at 8000' and I just took a reading and it was 97%. I don't think oxygen saturation is suppose to be altitude compensated, normal levels should be 95% or above no matter what altitude.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I don't think any of the GNC panels will control...

I don't think any of the GNC panels will control a non Garmin autopilot. You would be able to set the altitude and heading (not sure if those sync through to the TruTrak) but none of the mode buttons...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Very nice. Can't wait to get to that point.

Very nice. Can't wait to get to that point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
https://vansaircraft.com/kitstatus/

https://vansaircraft.com/kitstatus/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Greg, Thanks for the update.

Greg,

Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I guess we will see.

I guess we will see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I would be fine if some of the parts are on...

I would be fine if some of the parts are on backorder if I can still get enough parts to continue my build.

I could see where the backlog is starting to ease. If you watched Vlad's interview he did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I just received the coveted email that my wing...

I just received the coveted email that my wing kit is ready for crating and vans wants some money. That is about 1/2 of their state lead-time when I ordered it so I am super happy and hopefully means...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I was specifically talking about the SB wing kit...

I was specifically talking about the SB wing kit in this thread but I haven't gotten any information on either. I don't really expect to hear anything for the next few months since the lead time was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I placed my order for the slow build fuselage and...

I placed my order for the slow build fuselage and wing kit on October 4th and not gotten notified it was ready for crating.
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I would love to see some pics.

I would love to see some pics.
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Did you use a different center console or just...

Did you use a different center console or just don't have a center console? For either answer how did their carpet fit without their center console?
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By ColoradoSolar
SF Sport Aviation Interior

For anyone who has the SF Sport Aviation interior and/or air conditioning I would like to know how your experience was with installing it and how you like it. Bonus if you are near Colorado I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,209
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Looks like my empennage order was acknowledged...

Looks like my empennage order was acknowledged May 25th.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,209
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I received my 10 empennage kit a couple of weeks...

I received my 10 empennage kit a couple of weeks ago and I have not found any pre-drilled parts that are not final size holes. I only have the empennage kit so far though.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I have not noticed any pitch hunting but I can't...

I have not noticed any pitch hunting but I can't say for sure because it is usually a bit turbulent where I am so I wouldn't notice any hunting anyway :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-20-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,782
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I put mine under the right seat but I don't see...

I put mine under the right seat but I don't see why it couldn't be put under the left seat.
Forum: Safety 12-13-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,875
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I got my PPL in Alabama and did all the book...

I got my PPL in Alabama and did all the book learning about DA. When I moved to Colorado I took a mountain flying course but what really made it sink in was doing a flight review at KFLY on a hot...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,868
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I really like that Vans created the status page...

I really like that Vans created the status page but it says last updated November 9th. Makes it a bit useless if they are not going to keep it updated.
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,868
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I ordered my tail kit at the end of May, it went...

I ordered my tail kit at the end of May, it went to crating at the beginning of October and shipped last week. I am so excited to get started.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,292
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Mine seemed to be fine when I flew it today with...

Mine seemed to be fine when I flew it today with 8.92
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By ColoradoSolar
My personal opinion and others may disagree but...

My personal opinion and others may disagree but airframe grounding (as long as corrosion issues are dealt with) is a perfectly acceptable way to ground. I would ground most avionics and all audio...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By ColoradoSolar
My RV-6A regulator is just grounded to the...

My RV-6A regulator is just grounded to the airframe and I have had no issues with it working that way.
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Thanks for the replies everyone. Looking forward...

Thanks for the replies everyone. Looking forward to getting started hopefully soon.

Scott, I remember reading somewhere that you only need to deburr if needed. Did I read that right, feel the part...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,671
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Final Size Holes

For anyone who has received any RV-10 kit from Vans recently were all the parts that were match drilled in the past now final size holes or were there still some parts that were only match drilled?...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,742
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Mine is at 71.60 but I need to reweigh after my...

Mine is at 71.60 but I need to reweigh after my avionics upgrade
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-29-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,090
Posted By ColoradoSolar
You can see a TOD timer at the top of the flight...

You can see a TOD timer at the top of the flight plan page so you don't have to go all the way to the VNAV config page.

I would like to see a TOD marker on the display as well.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Thanks for the info. Need to look over my order...

Thanks for the info. Need to look over my order again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I have a 6A but I have the GSU25 mounted on the...

I have a 6A but I have the GSU25 mounted on the back of my GDU460 and it is working fine. YMMV
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By ColoradoSolar
The way I read it is you can't delete parts from...

The way I read it is you can't delete parts from a bag, just whole bags and once the order is sent to crating you can't make any changes. I am planning on deleting the whole bag but I am not sure if...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Andair Valve Question

I am about to order my fuselage kit and I have been reading over all the deletion threads and one thing I have a question about. I am going with the Andair valve and I know I should delete bag 487-1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I don't know for sure but my guess is that it...

I don't know for sure but my guess is that it uses both with inline diodes to keep the power separated. If that is the case then it would draw current from the higher voltage one (pwr 2 in this case).
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-05-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I didn't have to offset my radio stack to put the...

I didn't have to offset my radio stack to put the GDU in front of me. See the third picture here https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1518230&postcount=104 and I have a G5 on the left.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I removed the supports and just mounted the...

I removed the supports and just mounted the center stack (transponder, etc..) securely to the panel and sub panel. I have about 50 hours on the new panel and it is working fine. I even have the GSU...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,312
Posted By ColoradoSolar
That is a cool new feature and I can't wait to...

That is a cool new feature and I can't wait to play with it. Hopefully I never have to use it for real but it could be a life saver.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Sounds like you may have a wire on the canbus...

Sounds like you may have a wire on the canbus that may be broken and is not making good connection.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,795
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Nice solution. I am going to keep that one in my...

Nice solution. I am going to keep that one in my back pocket for when I get to the wings.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I did look at the reflection before I riveted it...

I did look at the reflection before I riveted it together and I thought the reflection looked ok but I will dimple another piece and see what the reflection looks like.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Already been practicing some removal. My first...

Already been practicing some removal. My first riveting was actually my 6A's panel upgrade. I figured the panel was non-structural so couldn't hurt anything too bad :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By ColoradoSolar
How do I check the height on a dimpled skin? My...

How do I check the height on a dimpled skin? My rivet gauge has one end that can be used to check the height but I am not sure how to use it when the parts are dimpled.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I did check them with the rivet gauge and they...

I did check them with the rivet gauge and they all just barely fit or were just slightly too big to fit. The shop head on the 3/32 rivets were around 0.140 to 0.146 in diameter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By ColoradoSolar
How do these rivets look?

I am working on the first part of the practice kit and I would like to get some feedback on how my rivets look. I apologize that the depth of field is so shallow and some of the photos are a bit out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,090
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Would be nice if VNAV TOD showed on the map for...

Would be nice if VNAV TOD showed on the map for the internal VNAV.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,721
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I just used standard M27500 cable

I just used standard M27500 cable
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Because of engine temps in my 6A I do full rich...

Because of engine temps in my 6A I do full rich takeoffs all the time including at Leadville (KLXV) and my home field at 8300msl with no issues. Our RVs have an abundance of power and don't require...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-15-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 143,632
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Here is my panel evolution. Original, 1st upgrade...

Here is my panel evolution. Original, 1st upgrade from last year and the newly finished panel.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-05-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Flying to Florida

I am going to visiting my daughter in the Bradenton area mid April (luckily the week after Sun-n-fun).

This will be my first time flying in Florida so it would be nice to get some local opinions on...
Forum: GPS 03-29-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By ColoradoSolar
Demo Mode

You know you can put the G3X Touch in demo mode by holding the Direct button while powering it on.

I have been using demo mode some while I am building my new panel and it is not in the plane.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,836
Posted By ColoradoSolar
I think if you have things like the GEA 24, GSU...

I think if you have things like the GEA 24, GSU 25, GAD 29/27 mounted behind the panel that your "out & back" distances will be much shorter than you think.

I don't have any can bus devices in the...
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