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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Flying Canuck
I fly a 9A so I can't help with the non...

I fly a 9A so I can't help with the non documented reference speeds. The flap extension speed is provided in the construction manual and the one from my model's manual states that the...
Forum: GPS 04-11-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can't speak to the second question and I have...

I can't speak to the second question and I have no experience with any GPS navigators before the GPS 175 that I have now. I can tell you what I've found with VCALC, yes it needs to be setup through...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Flying Canuck
For me it is an IFR with autopilot thing - only...

For me it is an IFR with autopilot thing - only for use when doing a coupled approach with VNAV. Pressing the GO AROUND button does a couple of things, the most important is it changes the autopilot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Flying Canuck
Funny timing on this. I installed my TOGA button...

Funny timing on this. I installed my TOGA button 20 minutes before you posted this. Just decided to do it the previous day to simplify by go around procedure by one hand movement. I placed it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Flying Canuck
I left my iPad and eyeglasses on my wing after...

I left my iPad and eyeglasses on my wing after landing at CYAM (Sault Ste. Marie) back in 2019 and only discovered it after a $50 shuttle ride into the hotel. Called airport security and they secured...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Flying Canuck
The step-by-step approach was the easiest since I...

The step-by-step approach was the easiest since I had to go through that list anyways. The inspector appreciated it as well as it made the actual equipment requirement part of the process go very...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Flying Canuck
How I got my plane authorized for IFR in Canada

I received my updated Special Certificate of Airworthiness and Operating Conditions today authorizing IFR flight. I thought I'd give a run through the process as it worked for me. Ultimately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By Flying Canuck
Put me down as someone who learned from your...

Put me down as someone who learned from your experience. Thank you for sharing, your video did a great job of capturing the terror of entering unexpected IMC without a plan. Perhaps the IFR equipment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By Flying Canuck
Testing my IFR equipment

Just finished installing my IFR equipment this past week, cranked out a new W&B yesterday, gained a few pounds (me and the plane). Sent off my application to remove the VFR Only operating condition....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Before I explain my setup, here is the most...

Before I explain my setup, here is the most relevant section of the CAR equipment list as it applies to allowing IFR flights. This is also the biggest difference in IFR requirements between the US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,600
Posted By Flying Canuck
There's no place like home

According to the logs, my new GPS 175 has now made 5 - 1115 NM return trips to a residential location in Bonner Springs, Kansas with each leg taking 1/4 of a second. Clearly the only reason it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,693
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took me a while to dial in my landings in my -9A....

Took me a while to dial in my landings in my -9A. Your speeds look about right, I use knots, but if I convert to mph my best landings are 67-71 mph over the fence. I had to develop a fair amount of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Flying Canuck
If I understand it correctly (I may very well...

If I understand it correctly (I may very well not), it's not just the wingspan that's the limiting factor, it's the airfoil itself. The -9 wing is optimized for more stable cross country type flight....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
The right bias for the HDX display is difficult...

The right bias for the HDX display is difficult to avoid, but in practice it isn't too bad since the PFD display portion is on the left side of the screen and is pretty close to perfectly centered in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here is my panel before some cleanup and...

Here is my panel before some cleanup and labelling. I'm also attaching an avionics interconnectivity block diagram that I made at the the request of the TC inspector.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
I have OAT with my Dynon Skyview and $700 CAD is...

I have OAT with my Dynon Skyview and $700 CAD is a steep price for a backup. In addition to the AMU fatigue I'm also getting a little tired of adding modules that need power and cabling in my already...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Technically it isn't the backup AI that is...

Technically it isn't the backup AI that is required, it a backup to the HSI (CDI/VSI). It's really a problem with a very well integrated single PFD (Skyview HDX), even though it's protected with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes the 175 has a CDI but no VDI, so it could do...

Yes the 175 has a CDI but no VDI, so it could do LNAV, however the manual clearly states that it is not certified for IFR. The mid point of the 175 is a little to the right of my Razor, it would just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just went out and tested the G5's preferred...

Just went out and tested the G5's preferred ARINC-429 Out settings on the GPS 175 and it appears to work just fine. I had another conversation with the Transport Canada inspector who thinks the AVMAP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just dug into the G5 installation manual and...

I just dug into the G5 installation manual and there is an diagram entitled "G5/GAD 29 to GNX375/SL 30 Interconnect Drawing" on page 7-21. It uses the serial port on the G5 for the SL30 and ARINC...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Flying Canuck
I will say one thing about the UI on the Razor,...

I will say one thing about the UI on the Razor, it isn't easy to work with in rough air. I'm sure it will get better with more familiarity but it suffers from a less precise touch interface that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
Larry, I'm thinking the same thing about using...

Larry, I'm thinking the same thing about using the G5 for only the GPS HSI/VSI.

I went out last night and took some measurements and intentionally tried an instrument scan with the AVMAP and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Flying Canuck
G5 - Nav AND Gps?

First some background. I'm working on getting my operating conditions changed to remove the "VFR Only" wording (Canada) so I can do IFR in my newly equipped RV-9A. The TC inspector has been really...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did get this flying but only recently. Haven't...

I did get this flying but only recently. Haven't been able to test ILS yet, nothing nearby. I do get decent VOR reception, haven't tested its limits yet. The COM radio has taken me a little longer to...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just brought in a Garmin GPS from ACS Corona. I...

I just brought in a Garmin GPS from ACS Corona. I used USPS (to Canada Post) and while I had to wait 3 weeks (!) to get it, it only cost me the GST and a $9.50 handling charge. You'll pay brokerage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By Flying Canuck
Force Skyview to backup battery

I think I know the answer to this - no - but maybe there's a way.

I'm just documenting my request to remove the VFR Only operating condition on my 9A with a Dynon Skyview HDX. In demonstrating that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,647
Posted By Flying Canuck
Simulated RNAV approaches

Now that I've (mostly) finished installing my GPS 175 and have completed a good portion of 2 different Instrument Rating ground schools, it was time to try out the new toys. Thursday I flew 20...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,869
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past...

I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past week. I also have the Dynon HDX and ARINC modules and am using the Dynon A/P. There is no need for the TX out of the ARINC-429 module to the GPS, just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By Flying Canuck
Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows...

Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows computer keyboard and what the reboot key combination is. Ctrl (1) +Alt (2) + Delete (5). That's such an easy way to visualize it that I'm all but...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
This here is the best case for installing your...

This here is the best case for installing your antenna on the underside. Simple defense... because I was inverted.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By Flying Canuck
Flying ILS with GPS waypoints

I'm on the final stages of equipping my 9A for IFR. I have the following (relevant) equipment.
Dynon SkyView HDX 1100
Garmin GPS 175 navigator
MGL N16 with Razor control head

I have just started an...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and...

Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and went out to the hangar to decide on my antenna mounting location. I've decided to mount it on top of the left front access panel. Will make for an easy...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175...

You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175 Installation Manual Antenna Location guidelines that I posted. I've attached the whole page.

This is an ordered list, so this is the 6th most...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-10-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,975
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No...

I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No regrets, not the best paint job but can't beat the cost of under $3000 Canadian.

Only caution I'd have with using an automotive paint shop is that they...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
If that was a question for me (the OP), I already...

If that was a question for me (the OP), I already have a GPS antenna on my glare shield (AVMAP Ultra) that I would need to relocate. It also might not meet the condition of being 3" away from the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Flying Canuck
The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is...

The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is Jepperson's. I'm not aware of any way to get charts for Canada into the SkyView, hence the need for an EFB.

I've heard that getting electronic charts...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well,...

I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well, but it's just data - no charts. Yes, you'll need something for data, the built in data doesn't show very much at all in Canada.

I also have...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction...

I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction document that is the key to getting Transport Canada to remove the VFR Only operating limit. This is somewhat more strongly worded. A couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,410
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens...

Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens the big doors, then it cools down very quickly. The joys of sharing a large hangar.
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
No question, you are not allowed to put the...

No question, you are not allowed to put the antenna under the plane. Since this doesn't point to a hidden installation on the top side of the plane, it can't really say anything about it. Just a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted...

Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted for brevity)


I also found this in CAR 551.108, looks similar to what you cited, but vague enough to be read in multiple ways (should, not...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention...

My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention of installation requirements. The GPS175 installation manual gives the following guidance for antenna installation and nothing much more.



This...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's an interesting idea. I've already the...

That's an interesting idea. I've already the access panels there, I could mount on top of one - although I'd have to watch for clearance from a GPS antenna on my glare shield. For putting it under a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
GPS Antenna - on or under the cowling

I finally got my GPS 175 that I ordered in November but have not been able to decide where I'm installing the GA 35 antenna. It's down to 2 options separated by 2 or 3 inches vertically. As far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,410
Posted By Flying Canuck
Way too cold

I'm a fair weather flyer, but usually not to bothered by flying when it's cold out, -20C is about as cold as I'll brave. We are in a deep freeze right now, it was -43C this morning with -56C wind...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,833
Posted By Flying Canuck
I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a...

I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a little less than $80 to clear. That was also a UPS shipment. Very simple process.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,985
Posted By Flying Canuck
I was left seat for my first flight, but my...

I was left seat for my first flight, but my engine builder was right seat and PIC. I had the required hours, but not much more than that. Was quickly glad to not be PIC as we had a loss of power and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,951
Posted By Flying Canuck
Nice weather here, a little chilly -10C or so. I...

Nice weather here, a little chilly -10C or so. I went out for a short test flight without my transponder (on its way back from an update to ADS-B out power). Purpose of the test was my newly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,475
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning...

Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning and flew out to the Red Deer Forestry strip, 59 NM West of home. Not much snow made this amazing spot accessible. The gentleman who maintains the field...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Flying Canuck
https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/...

https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/civil-aviation-integrated-management-system-ims-documents

Look for SI 500-024. They will email it to you and it spells it all out.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,040
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to...

Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to absorb the loss of a single navigation source and still be able to do an approach. A GTN750 technically has 2 different navigation methods (GPS and NAV...
Forum: COMM 01-10-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally!

Went out and swapped 3 pairs of pins (Skyview Audio was swapped too) and then tried it out. Everything audio panel related works as expected now. Pulled the plane outside and did a radio check on...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well another day and another update. My COM1...

Well another day and another update. My COM1 audio out issue is fixed, I figure that was a slightly loose seating of the radio in the rack. I did determine that I have no mic on either headset, but...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's how I understand it to work. There is only...

That's how I understand it to work. There is only one lo per com on the PMA. I did that tie in based on the GTR200 diagram for connecting to a GMA 240. It connects the COM 2 AUDIO LO on the audio...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did check the volume knob. I did not check the...

I did check the volume knob. I did not check the Receiver Out Gain setting in the config. Since I use the the Receiver Audio instead of headsets for output, this would need to be set properly. The...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's just because that diagram only goes out to...

That's just because that diagram only goes out to the intermediate connectors when I was passing the shield through a Molex connector. The only end devices shown are the two com radios. Shields were...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm...

My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm just back from installing it.

Noise isn't gone, but significantly better and definitely acceptable. I don't have a lot of time listening to my radio...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Flying Canuck
Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length...

Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length past shield termination made it much easier to work with. Harness v2 is done and just like any second time around effort, it turned out much...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at...

Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at Stein Air. It is identical to what I have, so now I'm blaming Garmin for the design. Back shells are usually my nemesis but the idea of having to work...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Flying Canuck
PMA8000B Back Shell

My question is somewhat rhetorical and this is mostly a rant.

Whoever thought the one piece back shell for the PMA audio panel was a good idea should have to do all of the harnesses themselves. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,844
Posted By Flying Canuck
You've clearly asked a question that every RV...

You've clearly asked a question that every RV pilot needs to find their answer for since we don't land at speeds or altitudes that we cruise at. In fact a drop from ~140kt to ~60kt is a massive...
Forum: COMM 01-05-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's what I figured. I never use the music...

That's what I figured. I never use the music input, so never really noticed an issue. I included a new jack in my purchasing so it will be correct when it is re-installed.

I'm going through my...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin...

I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin 11 and it made no difference to the stuck mic. Maybe marginally less noise but hard to say for sure. I also removed the TX interlock in from COM1 and...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Flying Canuck
A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL...

A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL and PMA all have their own interpretations of how this is all connected.

For the mic lo -

Garmin shows Pilot Mic Lo and Receiver Audio Out Lo being...
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