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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Walt
Idle mixture set correctly?? On a...

Idle mixture set correctly??
On a Bendix/Silverhawk FI system (std on Lyc) the boost pump should have no effect on how the engine runs unless the pressure is over 45 psi.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Walt
Agree, 1422 is also good, if I remember correctly...

Agree, 1422 is also good, if I remember correctly Boeing switched to 890 for better corrosion inhibitor. Either one is good. I grew up with Boeing/MD and that’s what we used in the airline world for...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Walt
I will only use...

I will only use PPG:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ps890.php
Stick in the frig or freezer to extend the life.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-23-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 93,837
Posted By Walt
Just dont forget everything you install will...

Just dont forget everything you install will have to come out some day, black boxes fail.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Walt
I've been running the Weldon for about a dozen...

I've been running the Weldon for about a dozen yrs now, I mounted it forward of the pass rudder pedals so I didn't have to use a 'dog house' which takes up to much leg room. Built in press regulation...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,730
Posted By Walt
I purchased a pair of Scheyden's at Osh probably...

I purchased a pair of Scheyden's at Osh probably 5-6 years ago, a little pricy but still my favorites, 1.5 reader that is correctly positioned for the RV panel. Gradient lenses (gold tint), bottom is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Walt
Looks like it's (past) time to change all of them...

Looks like it's (past) time to change all of them if you ask me :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 875,509
Posted By Walt
FYI, for normal operation the 'Stby battery'...

FYI, for normal operation the 'Stby battery' (backup battery source for GDU/GEA24/GSU25) switch should be left on, turn on prior to start and turn off last at shutdown.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 875,509
Posted By Walt
Looks Familiar! :D

Looks Familiar! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Walt
I've seen various oil temp gauges read low, for...

I've seen various oil temp gauges read low, for example the old gauge Van's used to sell normally ran about 20d low in my experience. So make sure your gauge is reading correctly. Very few 360...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By Walt
Cleaning oil from the belly is a time honored...

Cleaning oil from the belly is a time honored tradition and I encourage people to enjoy it.
Aviation is all about risk vs reward, what's the risk of a clogged vent system vs not having to clean the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Walt
390's tend to flood easily from my experience,...

390's tend to flood easily from my experience, the LH mag is usually an impulse or shower of sparks?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By Walt
I wouldn’t exactly call $295 Uber $$ for the GTN...

I wouldn’t exactly call $295 Uber $$ for the GTN nav database in the scheme of airplane units.
You would not be able to legally fly IFR from the g3x anyway.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Walt
From the manual: GPS data is used for ADAHRS...

From the manual:
GPS data is used for ADAHRS sensor drift correction, so at least one source of GPS data is required. This requirement can be met by installing a GPS 20A, or by connecting a GPS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Walt
There is actually a piece there, hard to see in...

There is actually a piece there, hard to see in the pic though, my CHT's rarely top 350 and oil temps generally 180-200 so I'm pretty happy with cooling.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Walt
HE cooler with IO-370, high compression with...

HE cooler with IO-370, high compression with squirters, no oil temp problems in Tx
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,858
Posted By Walt
This is why I think oil analysis is pretty much a...

This is why I think oil analysis is pretty much a waste of money, no one has ever torn down an engine based on oil analysis, so all it does is give you something to worry about. Keep flying it and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Walt
Sounds like the increased current flow from...

Sounds like the increased current flow from transmitting is creating a low voltage situation which will cause things to reboot.
Power supply/connections and grounds is the first place to start...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Walt
You sure its not in ISO mode?

You sure its not in ISO mode?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,944
Posted By Walt
If you have a GTX45R, pull up to my hanger with...

If you have a GTX45R, pull up to my hanger with your dongle hanging out, I'll do it for free!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By Walt
Some units just had pins that rotated into the...

Some units just had pins that rotated into the mating block, that is what this looks like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Walt
The belt around my waist seems to keep shrinking...

The belt around my waist seems to keep shrinking :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,944
Posted By Walt
Yes, main SW did not change: SERVICE BULLETIN...

Yes, main SW did not change:

SERVICE BULLETIN (Aug 26, 2021)
NO.: 2178 Rev B
GTX 45R/GTX 345 Series ADS-B Software Version 3.22
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Walt
I installed the P/N 8001649, but I would suggest...

I installed the P/N 8001649, but I would suggest a quick call to Pacific oil coolers just to verify.
This is the cooler I installed on my 7 with my IO370 HC which has piston squirters, oil temps are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Walt
I used the Aero-Classic HE series as recommend by...

I used the Aero-Classic HE series as recommend by Pacific Oil coolers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By Walt
Wrong carb for a 360??? Should be MA4-5 on a...

Wrong carb for a 360??? Should be MA4-5 on a 360.

The cylinder wall problems/cyl AD's were on older engines made and sold by ECI, the new 'Titan' (now Continental) engines don't have that issue that...
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Walt
Hate to say it but many/most of those answers can...

Hate to say it but many/most of those answers can be found in the Pilot or install guides, which few people actually read.
Personally I think reading is a lost art, easier to post in the forums or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,944
Posted By Walt
This is great stuff, loaded the SW in the 470's...

This is great stuff, loaded the SW in the 470's and 750Xi this morning with no issues, now I just have to go flight test it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Walt
I know where I can borrow one for you to plug in...

I know where I can borrow one for you to plug in and try.
Doesn't sound like an audio panel problem though.
Forum: Job Board 09-09-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Walt
That's great, Mike needs some help on the Desk!!

That's great, Mike needs some help on the Desk!!
Forum: Tools 09-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Walt
Yep button on the probe 'connector'.

Yep button on the probe 'connector'.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-08-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Walt
What sells: Paint and Panel.

What sells: Paint and Panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Walt
Oops, my bad, I've never used the GTR as an...

Oops, my bad, I've never used the GTR as an intercom/audio panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Walt
Squelch is only for the receiver, it has no...

Squelch is only for the receiver, it has no effect on alerts.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-07-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Walt
More questions about high alt operation, the Pmag...

More questions about high alt operation, the Pmag thinks it's running at reduced power due to low manifold pressure so it will be advanced, not sure what effect this will have on "full power" TO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Walt
Earth x will auto disconnect under some...

Earth x will auto disconnect under some circumstances to protect itself, probably not a desirable feature for electrically dependent AC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Walt
If flying had a 1% accident rate I'd find another...

If flying had a 1% accident rate I'd find another hobby! :eek:
(not sure why anyone with an all electric airplane would also run an 'experimental' battery)
Forum: COMM 09-06-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By Walt
Typo? nav audio is 17/18...

Typo? nav audio is 17/18...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Walt
You make some good points. I can see it from both...

You make some good points. I can see it from both sides and the certified world offers some additional challenges compared to EAB. If it was EAB Garmin can give you an RMA and you can handle it...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By Walt
Why not just put a 9 pin connector on and be...

Why not just put a 9 pin connector on and be done, better mechanical support and easy to unpin if you need to remove down the road. You ever try cutting off adhesive heat shrink from a 22/24ga wire...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Walt
If you don't feel comfortable posting the details...

If you don't feel comfortable posting the details please feel free to email me, I still feel like you are saying Garmin dealers won't support you.
I'm actually not far from you and am curious about...
Forum: Autopilots 09-05-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Walt
Maybe some additional details would be helpful...

Maybe some additional details would be helpful rather than painting all dealers with that brush.
Warranty on LRU's is one thing, warranty on "installation" belongs to the installing dealer.
Forum: Autopilots 09-04-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By Walt
This is actually kinda sad, I was installing TT...

This is actually kinda sad, I was installing TT APs in RVs 10 years ago and I talked to Andrew about becoming a dealer/installer because even though Alex D. is right down the road he never...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By Walt
Yea I definitely would not fly it until fixed,...

Yea I definitely would not fly it until fixed, and even after (assuming it's something simple) you will need to keep a close eye on it, hopefully you didn't cause/have any major issues.

PS: I would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By Walt
I would do as suggested above, known good gauge...

I would do as suggested above, known good gauge and oil pressure relief valve good place to start.
I tend to run very close to the max.

Specs:
Oil Pressure - Normal Operation @ 75 to 245F (24...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,308
Posted By Walt
Wow, that's really low... has it always been that...

Wow, that's really low... has it always been that way?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-04-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By Walt
If you/next owner ever plan to equip for IFR that...

If you/next owner ever plan to equip for IFR that panel may not work so well.
I'm a fan of the center stack/standardization when able.
Upgrades are inevitable.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Walt
If the system is dry, I prefer to blow a little...

If the system is dry, I prefer to blow a little air in the fuel tank vent (be careful) and let the fuel flow either out the eng pump or servo inlet line. Running the pump even for a short period of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By Walt
You might check with Electronics International, I...

You might check with Electronics International, I have the Van's plate installed and they supplied a simple converter to work with their system, no problems in 20 yrs.

From the G3X manual:

For...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By Walt
Lots of folks make composite panel inserts if...

Lots of folks make composite panel inserts if you're interested:

https://www.shur-lok.com/salesapp/product_dls/Advance_Composites.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Walt
I don't solder anything except headset jacks and...

I don't solder anything except headset jacks and CAN bus connections, properly installed crimp butt splices (amp) are an aviation industry standard and more reliable than any connector, easily cut...
Forum: Autopilots 08-30-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Walt
Torque settings or inadvertent disconnect will...

Torque settings or inadvertent disconnect will not cause the AP to X out.
Forum: Autopilots 08-30-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Walt
Config-System shows each of the LRU's, scroll to...

Config-System shows each of the LRU's, scroll to GSA28 and you'll see "CAN bus error" anything other than 0 is bad.
CAN bus troubleshooting PDF below.
You can look at each LRU as well.
In the manual:...
Forum: Autopilots 08-30-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By Walt
Kinda sounds like a CAN bus problem, the AP is...

Kinda sounds like a CAN bus problem, the AP is less fault tolerant than the other LRU's.
Take a look at the bus on the config menu, anything other than '0' is a problem.
There is also an advanced...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By Walt
A Recommendation from Vetterman (the 'man'): "my...

A Recommendation from Vetterman (the 'man'):

"my summation is the the springs are too light or not strong enough because as they heat up they lose tension and a separation is likely the cause unless...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By Walt
The ball joints should not leak like that, I...

The ball joints should not leak like that, I would take them apart and see what's going on.
Leaking exhaust is a serious problem, if you don't have a CO detector you should probably install one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,185
Posted By Walt
As soon as I saw that chart it reminded me why I...

As soon as I saw that chart it reminded me why I hated management jobs!
Ditch the charts and spend that time building instead.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Walt
Tunnel access for annual cond inspections???

Tunnel access for annual cond inspections???
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,602
Posted By Walt
Take a look at the top of an SR22, it has a row...

Take a look at the top of an SR22, it has a row of antennas, why do you suppose they did that?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,313
Posted By Walt
Make sure you use gold plated switch contacts for...

Make sure you use gold plated switch contacts for low level/signal switching.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Walt
Did you follow the G3X IM guide on performing...

Did you follow the G3X IM guide on performing them in correct order during calibration?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,685
Posted By Walt
You have to have 232 to draw the course/magenta...

You have to have 232 to draw the course/magenta line.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,480
Posted By Walt
For those that like to shop best price as a...

For those that like to shop best price as a priority you will likely give up support, had you'd been a local customer of mine (or Stein) I can assure you your experience would have been much...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By Walt
I run Bendix mags with Fine wire plugs, pretty...

I run Bendix mags with Fine wire plugs, pretty much bulletproof system if you service them occasionally, and if there is a problem practically every mechanic in the world can help you fix them or has...
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