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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By Walt
I'll go one step further and say that the builder...

I'll go one step further and say that the builder is actually the worst person to do the first condition inspection, they will assume things are good because that's the way they built it. Can't even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By Walt
Anyone, (qualified or not) can do...

Anyone, (qualified or not) can do anything/everything EXCEPT the annual condition inspection.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Walt
Iím guessing but magnetic heading errors more...

Iím guessing but magnetic heading errors more than likely.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Walt
Update your software is all to get the current...

Update your software is all to get the current geomagnetic field model.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,305
Posted By Walt
I use the Aithre in my own airplane and with my...

I use the Aithre in my own airplane and with my panel installs.
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,305
Posted By Walt
NTSB Asks FAA To Require CO Detectors For GA Aircraft

Required or not you should install...
Forum: COMM 01-19-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,128
Posted By Walt
Have you guys verified there is no pin in #5,...

Have you guys verified there is no pin in #5, thatís the interlock input (desense).
Forum: COMM 01-18-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,128
Posted By Walt
Iím currently waiting on a software update for my...

Iím currently waiting on a software update for my nav/com test set or Iíd offer to do the testing, not rocket science to test sensitivity.

Sensitivity:
SINAD greater than 6 dB when the RF level is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
Just because NASA has a spec doesn’t actually...

Just because NASA has a spec doesn’t actually mean they were approved for repairs on a space vehicle which is what that would imply.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,128
Posted By Walt
Transmit Interlock, desensitizes the receiver of...

Transmit Interlock, desensitizes the receiver of the non-transmitting radio.
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Walt
The Comant CI-105 is a 'wide band' antenna and...

The Comant CI-105 is a 'wide band' antenna and recommended for UAT receive/Xpdr frequencies (960-1090).
Forum: COMM 01-18-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,128
Posted By Walt
This is from some back and forth with Garmin a...

This is from some back and forth with Garmin a long time ago when I asked about standby sensitivity:

Question:
Radio does not break the squelch in active (no RX), but breaks it in standby/monitor....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
The failed joints I have seen have been from...

The failed joints I have seen have been from respected shops which likely have the right equipment and trained personnel. The problem in my opinion is not actually having a good view of the solder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By Walt
Donít think there is really anything to be gained...

Donít think there is really anything to be gained by doing that, and it makes the wiring inside the back shell to crowded IMO. The pigtail still has to brought outside and then attached to the back...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
I have repaired multiple CAN bus faults caused by...

I have repaired multiple CAN bus faults caused by bad solder sleeve splices, basically typical cold solder joint failures.
Sorry but I don’t save them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,279
Posted By Walt
So I thought I would give the gigaflight CAN bus...

So I thought I would give the gigaflight CAN bus wire a shot on my current panel install. Takes a little different technique to work with but overall I like it.
The main thing I like is no more...
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Walt
Use of double margin drills and clamping things...

Use of double margin drills and clamping things tight will help prevent that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Walt
Just for ref this is the one I use for HC 370...

Just for ref this is the one I use for HC 370 with piston squirters, works great but mounted on the firewall now.
Aero Classis HE
10611R 8001649 11 ROW 6" LONG CORE, 08-07432
$875.00
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Walt
That's the only way I know of that the FAA could...

That's the only way I know of that the FAA could officially bless it, no biggy, just curious.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Walt
Did the FAA actually bless it on a field approval...

Did the FAA actually bless it on a field approval 337?
Just curiousÖ
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Walt
The IM does not state it meets any TSO, so how...

The IM does not state it meets any TSO, so how would you be able to show that it does?

FAA Order 8300.16A APPENDIX A. Definitions (10) Meet Minimum Technical Standard Order (TSO) Established...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Walt
WTBís are an invitation to scammers so be careful.

WTBís are an invitation to scammers so be careful.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
AMP PIDG with genuine AMP crimp tools.

AMP PIDG with genuine AMP crimp tools.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 33,954
Posted By Walt
I'd be interested in one of those Surefly's, I...

I'd be interested in one of those Surefly's, I asked Jason at Osh last year if I could get a SF with a max advance of 28 for my HC 370 but the answer was basically nope.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
26ga wire is stupid in aircraft and I won't use...

26ga wire is stupid in aircraft and I won't use that either, typically 22ga is the smallest used.

As for the TC fast-on's, after 17 years and 2k hours with my original EI probes and wiring I think I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,028
Posted By Walt
I will not use solder sleeves for wire splicing,...

I will not use solder sleeves for wire splicing, shield terminations are the only thing I use them for.
Properly done crimp splices are quicker, easier and extremely reliable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By Walt
If you use the B&C published outputs for the...

If you use the B&C published outputs for the 410-H, at 2000 alt rpm [1540 eng] the output is 15amps, with the average glass panel drawing about 10amps that leaves a meager 5amps available for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-10-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Walt
Is this it... (So guess this is an altitude hold...

Is this it...
(So guess this is an altitude hold module, anybody need one let me know.)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,142
Posted By Walt
Personally I think Grove makes a much better...

Personally I think Grove makes a much better wheel/brake/master cyl Assy than Matco. I believe they also offer a tubeless rim now as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By Walt
You do know that vacuum pad alt wonít produce...

You do know that vacuum pad alt wonít produce anything below around 2k rpm right?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Walt
Doesn't really apply to G3X equipped aircraft,...

Doesn't really apply to G3X equipped aircraft, but if you feel the need to burn some gas I can probably help you with the update.

PURPOSE
GTN Xi Series Main software version 20.23 contains the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By Walt
For EAB aircraft SW updates for the GTN can be...

For EAB aircraft SW updates for the GTN can be found on the G3X SW page:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-01057-00
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Walt
I'm doing a 14 complete wiring job and panel...

I'm doing a 14 complete wiring job and panel right now, I elected to put them on the right side of the G3X MFD for a number of reasons.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By Walt
Call me old fashioned but I just prefer the...

Call me old fashioned but I just prefer the single weights when the temps allow (which is most of the time in TX).



The AS15w50 is a synthetic mix and although I'm sure it's a good oil, I prefer to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Walt
I agree with the above, the FCIII is overkill on...

I agree with the above, the FCIII is overkill on the 9 and is a heavy tire.
I prefer the Michelin myself.
MICHELIN AIR TIRE 500-5 6PLY 070-312-0
$166.90/Each are my go-to tires for the RV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,034
Posted By Walt
I switch to Multi XC20-50 in the winter months...

I switch to Multi XC20-50 in the winter months then back to AS W100 when it gets warm with a little Camguard just for grins.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Walt
I've installed (and used to run one myself until...

I've installed (and used to run one myself until I swapped over to the 245R) quite a few 245 and have always let them run off their built in photo cell, I have never heard a complaint.

I 'think' you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-04-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By Walt
I live in the states and gave up dealing with...

I live in the states and gave up dealing with Klaus after multiple failures, I can't even fathom doing that from half way across the world.

My advice, go with mags.
Forum: Reviews 01-03-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Walt
I use the A20 with them and they are so thin and...

I use the A20 with them and they are so thin and flexible that itís almost like youíre not wearing glasses at all.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Walt
Why not just let it use the photo cell, usually...

Why not just let it use the photo cell, usually works just fine for the AP.
Forum: Reviews 01-03-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Walt
Pirep: Flying Eyes sunglasses

Being somewhat 'particular' on eyewear I thought it was time to try to find another pair of sunglasses in case my trusty old ones got broke or lost god forbid. The problem for me has always been I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By Walt
It's not about the reliability of the ignition...

It's not about the reliability of the ignition per se, it more about the reliability of the aircraft electrical system.
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,669
Posted By Walt
I'm not so sure that suggesting folks NOT follow...

I'm not so sure that suggesting folks NOT follow the advice of Hartzell is a prudent or responsible one. I'm pretty confident that the folks at Hartzell have a bit more experience in the service...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,499
Posted By Walt
Rumor had it that he had been having trouble with...

Rumor had it that he had been having trouble with the engine from the get-go but decided to keep flying it :cool:
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Walt
Actually there is no 'required' test, but if it's...

Actually there is no 'required' test, but if it's not working, you'll get a nice letter from the FAA letting you know :eek:
But not a bad idea to get a PAPR report just to make sure all is working...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-28-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Walt
Having balanced hundreds of props and observing...

Having balanced hundreds of props and observing vibration levels at various RPM's, I can tell you that the change in IPS is negligible
from about 2200 up to 2500.

No problem doing it at 2400 with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By Walt
The B&C regulator provides a flashing "low volts"...

The B&C regulator provides a flashing "low volts" waring light output which works very well for master on engine not running.

I personally don't like having lights on (more load on the battery when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,784
Posted By Walt
I suggest you find someone very familiar with The...

I suggest you find someone very familiar with The RV and carefully inspect the installation/rigging. I think it unlikely the paint alone created your issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Walt
I think youíre talking about attitude not...

I think youíre talking about attitude not altitude. Altitude is not shared on the CAN bus but the horizon offset is.
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Walt
The GTX45R sells for $3450 not $5000. IMO that's...

The GTX45R sells for $3450 not $5000.
IMO that's a pretty fair price for a brand-new Mode S transponder with built in ADS-B receiver.
There is also the convenience of one box/one antenna to install.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Walt
The G5 (and the GSU25) can only be calibrated...

The G5 (and the GSU25) can only be calibrated using a P-S test box, the calibration procedure is accomplished at 0/10,000/20,000 altitudes.
Forum: Autopilots 12-20-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Walt
I have found that in general, troubleshooting...

I have found that in general, troubleshooting defies most logic, it's the illogical things that cause the problems, so using the standard "it should work" logic usually doesn't work. Just start...
Forum: Autopilots 12-19-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Walt
Good solution if you’re worried about runaway...

Good solution if you’re worried about runaway trim…https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/trimswitch11-15410.php
Forum: Autopilots 12-19-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Walt
Any chance you have the trim in/out reversed at...

Any chance you have the trim in/out reversed at the servo?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,683
Posted By Walt
Garmin?

19879
I do Garmin installs in TX if you have any interest going that route.
(no “recycled” equipment thought)
the above pic is just one example of the many 8’s I’ve done
Forum: GPS 12-14-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Walt
From the GTN IM: 3a. The GPS antenna should be...

From the GTN IM:
3a.
The GPS antenna should be mounted no closer than two feet from any VHF COM antenna or any other antenna which may emit harmonic interference at the L1 frequency of 1575.42 MHz....
Forum: GPS 12-14-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,579
Posted By Walt
The price of admission to IFR flying is not free...

The price of admission to IFR flying is not free at any level, Dynon likely can't afford the costs/ROI on developing their own navigator.
The cost's associated with managing databases across...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,618
Posted By Walt
"The actual cause of the accident was...

"The actual cause of the accident was insufficient lubrication, caused by the airline, manufacturer and FAA approving the extension of lubrication intervals, leading to increased risk of accelerated...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,170
Posted By Walt
Alternator output is the most common and most...

Alternator output is the most common and most useful IMO.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Walt
I guess they changed the assy for the 14? I would...

I guess they changed the assy for the 14?
I would double check with Beringer on that torque just to be sure.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Walt
The Beringer does use roller bearings, but I...

The Beringer does use roller bearings, but I don't recall them having a center spacer to avoid side loading them like the nose wheel does.
Forum: COMM 12-09-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Walt
I have a service manual for the SL40 from...

I have a service manual for the SL40 from Apollo.
No schematics, replacement parts are assy's only (boards), so Garmin didn't start that.

Even if you could get the schematics or find the parts,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Walt
Beringer fan here, tubeless.

Beringer fan here, tubeless.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By Walt
Maybe I missing something, from the Beringer...

Maybe I missing something, from the Beringer manual:

Torque axle nut to contact by hands, do not force. (WARNING)
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