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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Funguy
Blackstone

+1 Blackstone. Sign up online and they will send you everything you need to send a sample back to them. Everytime you send in a sample, they automatically send you a new sample kit. Results are...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By Funguy
Stud Length - O-320/360???

It took a bit of scavenging but I was able to find a vacuum adapter locally in great shape for a very reasonable price. Now in search of the studs...

Anyone have any idea what the length or part...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,794
Posted By Funguy
One more data point

My first Earth-X lasted just under 5 years and the warning light started to flash in flight. I did not notice any reduced performance but got a new one shortly after.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Canada 11-09-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Funguy
SFA

Just print and carry the PDF document that you linked to. I leave a copy in my aircraft permanently. It's good forever.

You previously had to apply for an SFA which was good for 180 days. That is...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By Funguy
P/N - Studs???

Hi Ernst,

Would you happen to have a Part Number for the studs? I have an O-320 and my Illustrated Parts Catalog seems to be missing those.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By Funguy
Vacuum Pump adapter???

Hi Ernst,

Thanks for the heads up on the vacuum pump adapter. I was shortly going to start on this installation and happen to be missing that adapter on my engine... This particular project just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Funguy
Howdayadothat???

Ok, I give. How do you flip the container and spout upside down and plugged in without spoiling a drop? I'm missing something...

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By Funguy
Thanks Bill. My inboard corner is pretty good but...

Thanks Bill. My inboard corner is pretty good but I was contemplating replacing the seal in that area so that certainly helps.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By Funguy
Thanks!

Hey Scott,

Thanks a bunch for both the photos and the drawing references. I have a suspicion that my aluminium side baffle to lower cowling gap is too large for the stock solution but that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By Funguy
Baffling Ramp Corner

I'm trying to close up the last egregious gaps in my baffling. This is an older RV-6 and I have not been able to find any good pictures of how others have handled the corners of the ramp on the lower...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By Funguy
Ambiguous Legislation

Guidance on this can be found at:
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/ltn4/subject-aircraft-select-luxury-items-tax-act.html

Take a look at the...
Forum: Canada 09-11-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Funguy
As far as I am aware, only the base maps...

As far as I am aware, only the base maps (terrain, lakes, etc.) are included in the GRT system. Airport, Nav, obstacles, etc. are not included and are only available via a jeppessen subscription. If...
Forum: Canada 09-09-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Funguy
Jeppessen

I'm afraid that there are no free Canadian aviation map databases... Jeppessen is your only option as far as I am aware.:(

Cheers, Sean
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By Funguy
Really Seperate Antennas

What Mel said. GRT has a note in the installation manual about seperation between the receiving antenna and other transmitting antennas. It's 3 ft from transponder, adsb-out and VHF. It's 6' from...
Forum: ADS-B 08-28-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By Funguy
Pirep

I can report that the Discovery works pretty nicely in its primary roll of ADSB-In. The antenna is a short TED ball on a stick type. The ground stations are pretty sparse in southern Ontario, Canada...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By Funguy
All is lost

Give up and replace them...

Worth exactly what you paid for it! However, I am real life EE when not playing at being a pilot.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By Funguy
It's here

I got my long overdue receiver today. So, giving some leeway for shipping internationally, figure on 16 weeks delivery. Looking forward to trying it out.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,193
Posted By Funguy
Looooong wait!

I ordered one on February 7th. I was told 7 weeks at the time. Still waiting... On the plus side, GRT does not take any money until it ships. It looks really promising at the right price.

Cheers,...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Funguy
Yep! Quarterly charges apply as a...

Yep! Quarterly charges apply as a minimum.
https://www.navcanada.ca/en/customer-guide-to-charges-sep-2020-en.pdf#page11

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,359
Posted By Funguy
Nope! Just reassurance it won't kill me...

Nope! Just reassurance it won't kill me immediately. I'll confess I continued to fly it until the new one arrived.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,359
Posted By Funguy
Non-Event

My first EarthX lasted moments past it's fifth birthday. It lived in my tractor for another couple of years.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,395
Posted By Funguy
Would I be correct that one would also have to...

Would I be correct that one would also have to purchase the threaded fitting to get the male threads. https://kandpengineering.com/product/threaded-fitting-3-4x16-x-3-4x16/

Thanks!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,395
Posted By Funguy
CH48110-1

Anyone have the cross reference for a CH48110-1

Thanks!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Painting your RV 12-20-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By Funguy
Very nice indeed! Cheers, Sean

Very nice indeed!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Canada 10-25-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,571
Posted By Funguy
Angry The shortish story is contained in AC No....

The shortish story is contained in AC No. 571-025.
https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/advisory-circulars/advisory-circular-ac-no-571-025#toc5

The Operational Test is on a 12 month...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By Funguy
Thanks James/Butch! I did some guesstimation and...

Thanks James/Butch! I did some guesstimation and found that the CofG does appear to be within limits with the Whirlwind (-22 lbs.) with due attention to max luggage and reduced fuel.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-07-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By Funguy
Weight and Balance

I'm also looking to replace a Sensenich on a RV-6. I'm tilting towards the Whirlwind. What did those who went in this direction do to compensate for the loss of weight with the new prop? I have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Funguy
CNJ4 Orillia Rama Regional

Great little airport with very nice restaurant. About an hour from Ottawa at RV speeds.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Funguy
Speed Sensitive

There are a lot of solutions to this problem other than a hard selection. We're hardly likely to be concerned about an obstacle below some arbitrary low speed. How about suppressing the alarm after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Funguy
Hi Phil, I have no idea about the Garmin App but...

Hi Phil,

I have no idea about the Garmin App but tried the Fltpln Go version and found it painful. The Nav Canada online flight plan filing system is reasonably straight forward and I set up a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Funguy
Wow

Thanks Derek!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 830
Posted By Funguy
VORs not in database

I recently noticed that a number of VORs in Southern Ontario are missing from both the Jeppesen database and the Fltplan Go database. For example YSO, which is the Simcoe VOR is depicted on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Funguy
GRT Obstacles

I have the Jeppesen obstacles subscription on my GRT Sport. I was wondering if there is anyway to get rid of the nuisance alarms while taxiing, takeoff and landing. It can be quite distracting to get...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
CG
Views: 3,304
Posted By Funguy
RV-6

RV-6, 71.7 with O-320 slider and Sensenich prop. Just completed last week.
Forum: Canada 06-13-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 26,237
Posted By Funguy
Smile Sufferance warehouse???

Never heard of a suffrage house Vern. Automatic spell check caught you again?:)

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,262
Posted By Funguy
ACS

ACS: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/Usher_flushCaps.php

There is a diagram at the bottom of the page with all the part numbers.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,250
Posted By Funguy
Southern Ontario

It was a beautiful weekend in Southern Ontario. The snow is almost gone from the bumps that we call ski hills. Here is a shot of the Blue Mountains near Collingwood, Ontario.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By Funguy
Hardware

Probably hardware. GRT has traditionally been very good on repairing hardware. My own recent hardware issue on a Sport EX was repaired for the cost of shipping after the warranty had...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,447
Posted By Funguy
No issues.

I ran a single PMag for many years and eventually went to dual PMags. I never had an issue starting on a single PMag and now start with both. YMMV.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 58,150
Posted By Funguy
Spectacular

That looks spectacular. Looking forward to seeing the details.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Funguy
Found it!

Many Thanks Bob! The EGT Bar graph does indeed show it as per 10.1.1.2 of the Pilot's guide.

1 - White
2 - Green
3 - Orange
4 - Blue.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By Funguy
GRT CHT/EGT Color code

I can't seem to find the color code for the CHT/EGT graphs. In other words, which cylinder is associated with which color?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-23-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,313
Posted By Funguy
EI with impulse magneto

No problem running EI with impulse or non-impulse mag. I replaced the impulse mag first and ran for a couple of years before replacing the non-impulse side. At the time, EMag was the most compelling...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By Funguy
Smells can be misleading...

I once had an influx of smoke shortly after startup. I could have sworn it was electrical and I have smelt a few. After a hurried shutdown and checking everywhere to no avail, I realised that on the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-19-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,488
Posted By Funguy
Thanks Scott. That's a great App. I was always...

Thanks Scott. That's a great App. I was always suspicious of the GRT numbers...

Cheers, Sean
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,231
Posted By Funguy
Pressure Sensor

It certainly looks like a pressure sensor. The connector looks similar to ones used in industrial or commercial applications.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-02-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,718
Posted By Funguy
Done that

Hey Mickey - I have spoken to technical support and they have not been able to resolve it remotely...

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-01-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,718
Posted By Funguy
Reversed

I recently installed the current transformer and it works as expected except in reverse. I am pretty sure I have it installed in the correct orientation... I may just flip it around.

Most of the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,238
Posted By Funguy
Going South

Hey Mark - I have one more thing to check and then it's most likely heading back for a check out. I have been following your other thread on the MAP sensor calibration and agree that it makes sense...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Funguy
Thanks!

Thanks Bill, I'll try that if no leads are forthcoming.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-30-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,238
Posted By Funguy
GRT Tech Support

Hey gents - Thanks for all your feedback. I did get ahold of Eric at GRT today and apparently on the Remote EIS R66, the warning light flashes only for low oil pressure. Specifically, if the oil...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Funguy
Usher Fuel Cap Latch and Post 33-ss

Any idea where to purchase an Usher Fuel Cap Latch and Post 33-ss? One of my latches is quite rounded and no longer lying flat.

Aircraft Spruce does not appear to stock it so presumably I might have...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-30-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,238
Posted By Funguy
R66

Hey Scott - I have the R66 which does not have a screen or an Ack Button. All that functionality is driven from the Sport EX EFIS. Bob has mentioned that the Ammeter also needs to see flow before the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-29-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,238
Posted By Funguy
RTFM

Bob - I don't believe you ever sleep. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I did kinda RTFM but went straight to the troubleshooting section which is quiet on this issue. I see that the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-28-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,238
Posted By Funguy
GRT EIS R66 - LED Light

I have the GRT EIS R66 Warning light hooked up and it flashes constantly. The documentation for the R66 is not particularly helpful but I did find the troubleshooting guide for the EIS 4000 and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-29-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By Funguy
Nicely done!

Enjoy!

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,481
Posted By Funguy
P-Mag tach

The P-Mag to EIS 66 tach signal works. I will be at the hanger tomorrow and can send you particulars.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By Funguy
Multimeter

Hi Peter,

There is no simple way to check the signal per se. It's a bunch of square waves. What you can do is check the continuity of the signal wire between the two devices. You will have to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 26,105
Posted By Funguy
Hmmm...

Thanks Ralph. The OV module is covered in Heat Shrink so i'll have to pull it apart to get a part number. That certainly bears further investigation.

Cheers, Sean
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 26,105
Posted By Funguy
Care to speculate???

On mine I have a no name externally regulated alternator with OV and separate Master and Alternator field switches. Prior to reading this thread, I never really thought about it but always turned on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By Funguy
Thanks to all

This conversation certainly went in a different direction than expected. I was really looking to hear the merits of rebuilt vs overhaul as offered by by good people at AS. As to the merits of leaving...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By Funguy
No problems

It runs like a top... No issues whatsoever. Its simply been 20+ years and 2000 hrs and the manufacturer suggests overhaul after 10 years regardless of hours. It would appear prudent to consider....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By Funguy
CARBURETOR - Rebuilt vs Overhaul

I have a 10-3678-32 on a 0320-E3B that has run flawlessly for well over the recommended 10 years with me being blissfully unaware of the 10 year recommendation for overhaul. Since I am reworking the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 58,150
Posted By Funguy
Retirement???

It only means you don't have too work! I hope to join you some day.:)

Cheers, Sean
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