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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By hobby_rv6
Go to the source

Since I still had some doubts, I talked to the man that designed and built my exhaust system, Larry Vetterman.
He patiently explained why probes are placed where they should be (think making sure...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,709
Posted By hobby_rv6
I used the 3 position manifold from Van's that I...

I used the 3 position manifold from Van's that I bolted to the firewall. I ran a hose from the AN fitting in the #3 cylinder to an AN fitting that attached to the bottom of the outer position in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By hobby_rv6
Standby alternator clearance

I recently received my Plane Power standby alternator that mounts on the vacuum pump pad and had my friendly A&P install it since I've been busy at work and have not had the time to get out to the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-25-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,512
Posted By hobby_rv6
Last year I flew from Dallas KRBD to Tallahasse,...

Last year I flew from Dallas KRBD to Tallahasse, FL. I filed IFR to Shreveport since Dallas was 800' overcast, with the intention of dropping IFR once I got into better weather over East Texas. I did...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By hobby_rv6
Thanks Matt. It's there now. HS

Thanks Matt.
It's there now.

HS
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,873
Posted By hobby_rv6
pdf with instructions

Go the this pdf on Bob Nuckols site-

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/D-Sub_Pin/Pin_Extraction.pdf


It goes into detail about how you remove a D-Sub pin.

Hobby Stevens
RV6
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By hobby_rv6
G3X Install Manual Update

The Garmin website shows an update to the G3X install manual (Rev. F, dated September, 2011).
But when you download the manual, it still shows Rev. E. from 2010.
Maybe Matt can check it out.

Hobby...
Forum: RV-10 09-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By hobby_rv6
Where did you purchase your Plane Power Standby...

Where did you purchase your Plane Power Standby alternator? The only dealer that I have found on the internet that advertises this alternator is Aircraft Spruce.
Thanks,
Hobby Stevens
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,259
Posted By hobby_rv6
Exhaust crack

I found a crack in my Vetterman exhaust (275 hours). Can anyone recommend a shop in the DFW area to repair this crack? Or should I contact Vetterman and get them to repair it?
It's difficult to see,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,120
Posted By hobby_rv6
Plane Power standby alternator

I see on the Plane Power website that they are now selling their 30A vacuum pad mounted standby alternator through dealers. But when I go to the various dealers' websites, no one is showing this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-26-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 61,912
Posted By hobby_rv6
KOSH web cams

For those wishing that they were at Oshkosk, you can view three real time web cams on www.oshkosh365.org under the EAA members only section. These web cams are mounted on towers situated around the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,455
Posted By hobby_rv6
EGT probe placement

I am in the process of replacing my original Van's single EGT probe with a new 4 probe EGT system as part of installing the Garmin G3X package. The instuctions that come with the new Alcor EGT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By hobby_rv6
airports like they used to be

Couple of years ago I flew from West Texas to Wash DC for a niece's wedding, and stopped in at Lawrence County Airpark in Burlington, OH. It's just on the north side of th Ohio River, across from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By hobby_rv6
What I want for my next panel upgrade

Some clarity -
about the timing of ADS-B ground station implementation in all of Texas and surrounding states, and the direction (and cost) that the various manufacturers are going to go, both TSO'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,063
Posted By hobby_rv6
flush mounted switch

Gil,
Look at the online Digikey catalog, page 2308. It shows the Apem line of vandal proof switches. I looked at several other manufacturers, and it appears that the required mounting hole is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,063
Posted By hobby_rv6
Bob, You are doing exactly what I did. I used...

Bob,
You are doing exactly what I did. I used three NO-NC toggle switches in a row, just to the right of my keyed master switch (which is only an off/on switch). The toggle switch closest to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,283
Posted By hobby_rv6
ham radio power supply

I just recently received my G3X equipment and won't be able to work on the airplane install for 6 weeks or so due to work constraints. However, I want to connect the wiring harness to all the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,558
Posted By hobby_rv6
Plug wire came loose

I have been flying my RV6 for 3 years (270 hrs.) and have only had one, maintenance related incidence with the older, brass connectors that screw onto the spark plug.
During a run up, I got a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,770
Posted By hobby_rv6
2nd battery vs. 2nd alternator

I don't want to start a primer war type of discussion, but I'm about to receive my dual G3X system from Stark for my RV-6 slider O-360-A1A C/S, and I would value any input from members of the forum...
Forum: Reviews 01-26-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 62,874
Posted By hobby_rv6
Just checked their website. Looks like they...

Just checked their website. Looks like they finally got their COSPAS approval and will be shipping shortly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,343
Posted By hobby_rv6
Mandrel tubing bender

Sorta RV related since my friend is flying his friend's RV6A until he can get his Cassutt flying again. The Cassutt has a broken exhaust pipe and he is looking for someone with a mandrel bender to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By hobby_rv6
Garmin G3X wiring lengths

I ordered a dual G3X package just before Christmas and Stark's needs to know the wiring lengths to make up the wiring harnesses. I had achilles tendon surgery recently and am just now getting to the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-03-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,345
Posted By hobby_rv6
What I am talking about is something for the...

What I am talking about is something for the home, hangar, or FBO situation - not for an airborn application. Currently I have a radio in the hangar tuned to the local tower frequency to listen to...
Forum: ADS-B 09-03-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,345
Posted By hobby_rv6
Home brewed ADS-B receiver

As an amateur radio operator, I occasionally use my 2 meter and 70cm hand held radios as the transceiver portion of a packet setup. I wire the audio output from my radio to a dedicated TNC (terminal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,843
Posted By hobby_rv6
Antenna cable length

Thanks Matt for the information. Looks like a single GPS/XM antenna will provide the redundency that I want.
About your comment concerning the antenna coax length for proper db gain, I had Stein...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,843
Posted By hobby_rv6
Garmin G3X external antenna

This may be a question for Matt B or Stein-
I'm strongly considering a dual Garmin G3X setup, with a GDU375 and a GDU370, which will be connected to a Garmin GNS430W and TruTrak DFII VSGV. Since...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-30-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 190,814
Posted By hobby_rv6
notam interpretation

tkatc
I fly into an airport that currently has a notam which includes the language "rwy clsd except dalgt vmc". My question is what is the FAA's definition of dalgt (i.e. daylight)? Is it between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,862
Posted By hobby_rv6
Just what I've been looking for

I've been flying my RV6 for over 2 years (240 hours), and have done some solo aileron rolls and wing overs. Previously did rolls and loops with Mike Seager in his RV6 during a transition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,592
Posted By hobby_rv6
Had flown quite a few different airplanes prior...

Had flown quite a few different airplanes prior to reserving N41HS for my RV6. Decided that certain numbers (multi-syllable like sev-en, nin-er, ze-ro, and FAA mandated "tree") and number...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,992
Posted By hobby_rv6
...Pierre, I checked the publication date for the...

...Pierre, I checked the publication date for the GPS RWY 27 approach at KAHN, and it was Nov 20, 2008, so the approach database in the 430W should not be the problem since you just recently received...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,992
Posted By hobby_rv6
Pierre, Is the navigation database on the 430W up...

Pierre,
Is the navigation database on the 430W up to date? Maybe the LPV part of the GPS approach is a new addition and not in your database on the 430W.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,565
Posted By hobby_rv6
Taking the EFIS plunge

For those of you that built (or bought) your airplane back before the electronic revolution, and have since upgraded your airplane to include an EFIS, what finally pushed you over the edge into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,693
Posted By hobby_rv6
Long term viability of EFIS vendor

You've raised an issue that I have been contemplating as I ponder the various EFIS vendors and models that are currently available. It's the issue of the long term viability of each vendor. No one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By hobby_rv6
If you have a df II with a screen dropping out...

If you have a df II with a screen dropping out lines, just send it in to Tru Trak for a replacement. I sent mine in on Tuesday; they got it Thursday, shipped it back to me on Monday; I got it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,855
Posted By hobby_rv6
I never had any doubts that I could build an...

I never had any doubts that I could build an airplane or that I would have any problems with the plans and construction manuals. (note that I had previously worked at an engineering company for 10...
Forum: GPS 10-12-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,503
Posted By hobby_rv6
GPS Position Lost

I too have a 430W that was updated when you could get it done for $1,500. And I also get the "GPS Position Lost" flag about every other flight. It usually lasts from 5 seconds to 15 seconds, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 29,117
Posted By hobby_rv6
I built a work table similar to the Chapter 1000...

I built a work table similar to the Chapter 1000 table. However, I did put mine on casters (with locking ones on one end). I also used solid core wood doors for the top. Check with your lumber...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,317
Posted By hobby_rv6
Smile MGL Xtreme at Airventure

Has anyone looked at the MGL Xtreme EFIS that is supposed to be at Airventure? If so, how about a pirep.
Forum: Reviews 05-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 76,616
Posted By hobby_rv6
I bought my Halo headset a little over a month...

I bought my Halo headset a little over a month ago and now have about 15 hours on it. I love the comfort and additional head clearance to the canopy. I was using a Lightspeed Twenty 3g which got...
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