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Forum: COMM 04-02-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks for sharing your experience with the...

Thanks for sharing your experience with the install. That is encouraging.

Ben. Your last name is spelled like everyone wants to spell my last name, only mine doesn't have the 'r', so it's...
Forum: COMM 04-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Michael Burbidge
SL40 died, repair or GTR 200

My Garmin SL40 Comm Radio died. I can send it in for repair, which according to the avionics shop will be about $850 or I could get the new model, GTR 200.

The GTR 200 is attractive for a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Starter/Alternator Link

When do you need a link between the starter and alternator? Here's my setup.

B&C Alternator Boss Mount
B&C Starter

9735
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Protecting leg fairings

At the bottom of the main gear, the leg fairings are very tight, and can eat into the gear. What do you do to protect the gear from the fiberglass fairings. I have used electrical tape successfully....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,594
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Alodine

Looks good.

I don't know what good it does to Alodine the outside skin, before it gets scuffed up for painting. It's Alclad, so it's pretty resistant to corrosion to begin with.

I'd spend my effort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Maybe it's just the photo, but the holes in...

Maybe it's just the photo, but the holes in general do not look very crisply dimpled. The immediately surrounding skin should lay very flat.

How are you dimpling these? I assume with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,391
Posted By Michael Burbidge
My 9 whistles at about the same speed. Annoying,...

My 9 whistles at about the same speed. Annoying, but I’ve not been able to pinpoint the source.
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Why isn't it a good place for the Garmin ADAHRS,...

Why isn't it a good place for the Garmin ADAHRS, or the GMU-11? Is the only reason because of the CAN bus length, or are there other reasons.

Michael-
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Stall Warning Switch

I'm just installing my stall warning switch, before installing the leading edge. It's not easy getting installed even with full access. I can't imagine removing it and re-installing through the...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,811
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Gascolator screw size

What size are the screws on the blue Gascolators from Vans? Are they 8s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Red face Flying Hippos!

A lot of you probably fly multiple aircraft types. As for me, I haven't flown anything but my RV-9A for the last 5 years (360 hours). I also haven't flown a lot of types before that. I trained in a...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Wing kit wiring harness

The wing kit came with wiring harness. I'm going with Garmin GX3 system. It came with 4 basic harnesses. Two for lighting, one for each wing (WH-00011) One for the roll servo (WH-00013) and one for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,594
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Tape and Stability

Sometimes small practice parts are actually more difficult to rivet without making mistakes like I see you making. The reason being is you do not have other parts of the structure to help provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,058
Posted By Michael Burbidge
#2

My wife is in category two. I think mainly because she is terrified of flight in general. She has learned to tolerate a commercial flight, though it has to be a 737 or bigger. “Young inexperienced...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,369
Posted By Michael Burbidge
EkoPrime

Another +1 for Stewart systems EkoPrme. The only drawback is that it leaves a yellow dust in every nook and cranny in the garage.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Orientation of W-1027A

W-1027A is the fore most wing walk doubler skin. It is almost symmetrical fore/aft. But the wholes in the top and bottom of the skin have 1/16 more edge distance than the other. I cannot see any...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By Michael Burbidge
W-1013A

My RV-14 wing kit only came with 2 W-1013A Aileron Bracket Spacers. The plans call for 4.

After emailing Vans, I think I just discovered why. SB 16-28-03 shipped with my wing kit. My understanding,...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Transition training 9 to 14

I did transition training with Mike Seager before flying my 9A. I’m currently building a 14A. Would you suggest transition training in a 14A? I’ll have about 500 hours in my 9A when I’m ready to fly...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Page 16-02

I finally found where the top flanges are dimpled. Page 16-02. And yes there it says to dimple all top wing ribs except those under the wing walk doublers (W-1027A and W-1027B).

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,540
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Dimpling wing rib flanges

On page 14-02 of the wing instructions it says:

"Step 3: ...Dimple all holes (except those called out in Figure 5) in the lower flanges of all wing ribs and flap hinge ribs. This includes the single...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Countersinking wing spar

On page 10-03 Step 3 instructs to countersink 7 specific #40 holes in top and bottom flange. Then step 7 instructs to countersink remaining skin and rib attach holes.

Two questions:

1) Why was step...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Feathering

More sensitive feathering would be very useful, particularly when you have to put the shank that moves against the manufactured head, as is the case with installing the tank attach nutplates on the...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,687
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pneumatic Squeezer Trigger

I bought my Pneumatic Squeezer from Cleveland Tools at the beginning of my first build.

The trigger has always be more like an on/off switch than a controllable trigger. It is very sensitive and is...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pictures

By the way I did not mean to disparage Vans Aircraft or imply poor quality. It was more of a note to self. I've often thought to myself as I'm filing out punch marks on the edge of parts, that my...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Machine marks–wing spar

I found it interesting that the machine marks on the doubler part of the wing spar were not removed before assembling the spar. Of course I have no way of removing those or otherwise deburring the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Michael Burbidge
The general guideline is to put the manufactured...

The general guideline is to put the manufactured head on the thinner material. Not always possible, but when it is, that is the way to go. If you put the shop head on the thinner material, sometimes...
Forum: Northwest 09-05-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Sammamish

Hi Hermann,

I live in Sammamish. I built and fly an RV-9A out of Paine Field. I’m also building another. A 14A. Happy to show you my airplane and build.

Send me a private message if you’re...
Forum: Northwest 08-26-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By Michael Burbidge
RV-9A

I’m an RV-9A pilot based at Paine Field.
Forum: Tools 08-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,694
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Can't pull CCR-264SS-3-2

I have three manual rivet pullers. None of them will grab the mandrel of a CCR-264SS-3-2 pop rivet. One of my pullers is sold by Cleavland so at least that one is a quality tool.

Does anyone have...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,468
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Van's supplied static line and quick diconnects

Is there any reason why I can't use a quick disconnect such as https://www.steinair.com/product/fitting-t-14/ with the static line tubing supplied by Van's?

Michael
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,584
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Yup. My question was about the other piece, not...

Yup. My question was about the other piece, not the rudder stops.
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,584
Posted By Michael Burbidge
To save weight

Is the notch out of F-01411D to save weight or for clearance from some part above?

It is a pain to cut out. I've already messed up one part. Ordering another.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,430
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Nice tool

Hi Darin,

That tool looks great. I already put a slight break, aft of the dimples using my hand seamer. I think it will work out fine.

Michael-
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,430
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Break trailing edge of elevator skins

Somehow I missed the step instructing to put a slight break in the trailing edge of the elevator skin. I've already dimpled. Here are my options:

1) Rivet the trailing edge without the slight...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Flight following

I suppose if I went on a flight with flight following, they would notice if my transponder dropped off.

Michael-
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Stratus

Cool. I have a Stratus. I didn't know about that feature.

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,311
Posted By Michael Burbidge
ADS-B Performance Report Failure

I had a Garmin GDL-82 installed in my RV-9A in January. On the first couple of flights I pulled an ADS-B Performance Report and everything looked good.

This week I tried to pull a report on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,694
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Your plane

Bruce,

I think you just wanted an excuse to show us your airplane. And why not, it is a beauty!

Michael-
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,677
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Washington

The state of Washington has a similar program. There's about 110 participating public use airports. Each airport has a stamp. The state printed books that look something like a passport book. You...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,123
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pmqg

How many people have had a pmag loose it?s reference to TDC?
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Love it or hate it

Wow, seems like either you love it or hate it.

I don't want to change much from the standard Van's setup. Just wanted to understand how the CAN Bus works with it. Sounds like it does.

Michael-
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Van's Harness and the CAN Bus

I'm planning on a G3X Touch based avionics system. Many of the avionics and other devices, such as the magnetometer, AHRS, AP Servos sit on the CAN Bus.

The standard Van's Harness that ships with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks

Thanks for all the responses. Last time around I spent way too much on shipping. I'm determined to batch up orders this time to save on shipping.

But I'll probably wait on the proseal.

Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks

Thanks for the explanation. That's cool.

Michael-
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Shelf life of Proseal

Does anyone know what the shelf life of unmixed Proseal is. i.e. How far out is the expiration date marked on the can?

I'm trying to decide whether to order with my Wing Kit or not.

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Cool

That's really cool. How did you do that? I have all my track logs in Foreflight, but I'm not sure how to aggregate them together.

Michael-
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,942
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Required testing after installation

Hi,

I just had ADS-B Out installed (Garmin GDL-82). The shop that did the work is in airspace where ADS-B-Out is required. Can I fly my airplane out of that field without applying for an exception?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Michael Burbidge
2 - 4 weeks

https://www.vansaircraft.com/order-a-kit/kit-prices-and-lead-times/ says RV-14A Empennage kits are 2 - 4 weeks out. I ordered mine on Monday.

I ordered both the Empennage and Wing Kit, since the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,334
Posted By Michael Burbidge
ADS-B Install

I flew my RV-9A from Paine Field (KPAE) (https://www.painefield.com/) down to Normandy Aircraft (S36) (https://www.normandyaircraft.com/) to get ADS-B Out Installed. (Garmin GDL-82)

I would have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,357
Posted By Michael Burbidge
IFR

Steve,

If I'm going with a GNX 375, what is the yearly database bundle for US that would enable me to fly IFR, with a G3X Touch system?

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,836
Posted By Michael Burbidge
How?s Frank

I?m facing similar decision. I would love to know what Frank is up to now and how it has worked out.

Michael
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks!

Ah yes thank you. It’s so clean. I love it. That’s what I want.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks for the explanatio! A photo with the...

Thanks for the explanatio! A photo with the current setup would be great if you find it.

Michael
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks! Funny though when it was on your website...

Thanks! Funny though when it was on your website it had a GNX-375 in it. Did you guys Photoshop that? No foul if you did. Just curious which navigator it actually has in it.

It?s a beautiful panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,415
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Picture on Garmin website

Hi Steve,

After Oshkosh Garmin took down the picture of their RV7 panel. Any chance I can get a copy of it. I want to follow that design.

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,798
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Picture

Hi Tom,

How about a picture of your setup?

Michael
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,773
Posted By Michael Burbidge
GNC 355 vs. GNX 375

The GNC 355 has a com radio while the GNX 375 has ADS-B In/Out.

Besides those differences, are there any differences in the GPS based navigation and approach capabilities of the two...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks Walt. Very nice.

Thanks Walt. Very nice.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Hi Walt, I?d love to see a picture behind that...

Hi Walt,

I?d love to see a picture behind that panel. How do you fit al the wiring and other stuff that support that panrl?

Michael
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Video of Splicing CAN Bus for a node

Do you know of a video that demonstrates good technique for splicing into the CAN Bus to daisy chain on a new segment?

Michael-
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,686
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Slides

Pahan,

The slides are no longer available. Any chance you could fix the links?

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Mark I don't have an EFIS. Just basic round...

Mark I don't have an EFIS. Just basic round avionics. I'm thinking of upgrading to an IFR capable airplane based on Garmin G3X Touch and the GTN 650 or GNX 375 (haven't decided which yet).

Darin...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Installing Garmin Autopilot services on finished RV9

How difficult is it to install Garmin Autopilot roll and pitch Servos (GSA 28) on a finished RV9? From the drawings the pitch doesn't look too bad, but the roll looks like it might be difficult due...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-29-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,361
Posted By Michael Burbidge
A favorite

Nice! I?m based at KPAE. Forks is one of my favorite destinations.
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