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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bayou Bert
Access Panels

I have a 9A.
I mounted my double GRT AHRS between the sub panel and the firewall.
Like the other post I put it on a shelf with screws that can be removed from the
bottom.
BUT..one of the best things...
Forum: Safety 10-27-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,535
Posted By Bayou Bert
When I started flying my 9A I had seen some post...

When I started flying my 9A I had seen some post of how to get out of
overturned RV. Some had bowie knives, small axes, screw drivers etc.
Swinging anything inside a cockpit, especially with someone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bayou Bert
HXr and Trutrak Control

I have the HXr and the Vision Trutrak installed in my 9A.
I have recently been working on my instrument ticket and have just gone
through the task of getting three different pieces of equipment to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 157,343
Posted By Bayou Bert
Giant V of Super Science

http://photos.smugmug.com/LIDO/i-nvhFsvK/0/71f6eee3/M/DSC_0020-M.jpg

This pic is the hub of the facility. It's located 25SM north of KREG, my
home port, in Gonzales, LA. The two lines at 90 degrees...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By Bayou Bert
Tee Lift Pad

I cut a 2x6 the width of fuselage at firewall. Took a piece of 4x4 and deck screwed it in center of 2x6. I cut 4x4 short enough to get floor jack under 4x4
when lifted against fuselage. I put piece...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bayou Bert
Success!!! Super Thank You

After reading the post this morning, couldn't wait to get to airport
and jump in Pearl to go try recommendations. I flew exactly as I did
on Friday, approach IAF from NNW, loaded the approach in 650...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bayou Bert
Thanks Bob

Thanks will give it a try. I have been in HD/Alt mode heading in direction
of IAF. I would then arm the AP as seen in the pic.
You are saying that after loading and activating approach in 650 then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bayou Bert
Procedure Turn

Jerry, have watched your videos many times. That?s how I learned
to arm EFIS for approach.
How do I get it to fly the turn (which GTN is directing) when gtn is feeding
the EFIS?
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,795
Posted By Bayou Bert
Congratulations Dudley

Fast build! Seems like no time since I brought you some
clecos and you were working on the aft fuselage.
Way to go! Enjoy it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bayou Bert
GTN-HXr-TT Vision 385 Killing Me

I am working on my instrument ticket. Learning to fly the 9A by hand
has been enjoyable. Then my instructor said it's time to make the plane
fly the approach on auto pilot. Progress came to a...
Forum: Autopilots 04-02-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Bayou Bert
GPSS VS?

I continue to have issues with my Vision 385. Since I posted a couple
of weeks ago, I have installed the new version, stronger black motor
pitch servo. I flew with it yesterday and it is not as...
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Most Grateful for the Help

I want to thank everyone for taking the time to reply with the solution
to the problem of me not understanding the VS to less than 100.
I am anxious to go try it out and see.
I will post when I...
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Date

I received the Vision in late 2014.
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Man oh Man

Thanks Jim and Bob, appreciate the help. Jim that is exactly what I did
this morning. Take off climb about 1400fpm, already had the destination
in the 650, put EFIS in GNAV, set 3K at 500 fpm, then...
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Yes on Switch

Thanks Bob, but I keep the switch on the HXr. I like the bigger numbers and
dealing with EFIS instead of the little AP head and little green numbers.
I was wondering if I need to just try letting the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Yes

The last action I usually do when going to AP
is hit the mode button on AP and make sure it shows
GPSS VS in the window.
Forum: Autopilots 03-20-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Bayou Bert
Auto Pilot Suggestions Needed BAD

I have the TruTrak Vision 385 in my 9A. I have the GRT HXr EFIS.
Today I was climbing out, had the destination loaded and activated
in the GTN 650 and turned on the AP at 2K with a 3K target at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By Bayou Bert
HXr-GTN650-TruTrak Help Needed

I am working on my instrument ticket and it's time to let the AP
fly the approach and holding if needed.
I can't get it together! I can put the approach in the 650, no holding,
and all works good....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 24,585
Posted By Bayou Bert
Great Troubleshooting Know the Pain

Great job Axel, I too had a similar problem with CS prop.
Engine built by rep firm for CS. When time to fly, found that
the engine/rpm would surge. Prop could not take changes to throttle,
lift off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,050
Posted By Bayou Bert
Right Crankshaft?

Ed, I have the Hartzel CS on my O-320 in my 9A.
Do you know if you have the right crank for CS?
I had to change out the crank to one with the cross tube on front
end of crank. Without cross tube in...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Bayou Bert
Coupled Approach Woes

I am trying to learn how to use the A/P to fly an approach.
Equip: GTN 650, EFIS HXr, Auto Pilot is Trutrak Vision 385, and
I have the selector switch so GTN can be switched to either EFIS...
Forum: COMM 06-11-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 938
Posted By Bayou Bert
Has Anyone Encounter This Problem?

Last month my wife and I were flying and she commented that at times
she could hardly hear me. We landed shortly after and I forgot it.
Last week a friend and I were bringing my plane home from the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By Bayou Bert
Aluminum to Glass Rear Skirt

I am in the process of getting my 9A ready for the paint shop.
The rear skirt (alum) is not good. I intend to remove and replace
with fiberglass. Dust off fiberglass skills from building.
I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Bayou Bert
Key Switch or Toggles

Larry, I had that problem at first with Slick on left and Electroair
on the right. With key switch would get backfire when checking mags.
Was told toggle switches would solve problem. Don't remember...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2017, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,107
Posted By Bayou Bert
Been Through This

I have O-320 with fuel injection, Slick on the left and Electroair
on the right. Started out with key switch. Un leaned I get 30 rpm drop
with Mag off and 110 drop with EI off. But before changing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,327
Posted By Bayou Bert
Didn't Have to Contact

He has been keeping up with my progress. Just a courtesy to
a nice guy. Made sure was putting sticker in right book.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,327
Posted By Bayou Bert
Messing With the Kids

I finally made it to over 40 hours on my 9A. Didn't tell wife anything
until I touched base with my DAR and made the sticker, signed and
put in the logbook. Next morning was beautiful and my wife...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Bayou Bert
GRT Users VOR Help

I am finally getting around to checking out the VOR reception
on the HXr. I have a GTN650 for one GPS/Com/and nav radio.
I also have the GRT Raim GPS.
I have not tried anything in the air yet due to...
Forum: Photography 03-22-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,590
Posted By Bayou Bert
Just Purchased D3400

Vlad, my daughter the photo guru, talked me into getting a D3400 in a bundle
package. Came from Beach Camera in NY. Both 55mm and 70-300.
I have used it once in the plane (9A) so far. I used the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,981
Posted By Bayou Bert
Taper Pin

Last year when I had the engine off, I did the taper Pin mod where
the nose gear mounts to the engine mount. There is no slack now, like
there is with a bolt. I already had all the AntiSplat nose...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,029
Posted By Bayou Bert
I have HXr and GTN 650, both running current...

I have HXr and GTN 650, both running current firmware.
I use the GRT log set to use 25kts to 25kts for flight time.
Flew this morning and when checked log, just my flights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,374
Posted By Bayou Bert
Steel Rods

Where do you purchase the steel replacement rods?
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-17-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,877
Posted By Bayou Bert
Thanks

Thanks to everyone for info. I am getting ready to change out the
static ports on the plane. They were already installed when I bought the
plane at about the 70% complete stage. It has Cessna...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Bayou Bert
Part of Checklist

I just made it a part of my checklist, both preflight and post, insert/remove
thumb drive. There are two types of files on the drive after a flight.
Like Bob said, you have thr excel spreadsheet,...
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-16-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,877
Posted By Bayou Bert
APRS Altitude

How accurate is APRS on showing altitude on a flight track?
I have been showing 300 feet higher than what my EFIS says
I flew.
Anyone know?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,450
Posted By Bayou Bert
Congratulations

Way to go Tom!
You have treated me like royalty and it was great appreciated.
The fuel lines you sold me were great for my 9A.
The short 90's for the Andair selector valve and SS flex all the way
to...
Forum: Propellers 06-16-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,993
Posted By Bayou Bert
CS Propeller Agony Update

I guess it has been so long the thread I started with the same name
is gone.
Time for update and conclusion.
Below is graph of RPM of take off this morning, from start of roll to 1000'.
This is after...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
No Hole

Scott, that hole you mention is on the left side of the case midway
on the 4" front main bearing. The prop governor pressurized area.
My case had no hole, not even on that had been plugged
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Update and Findings Exactly Nothing

The engine was pulled and Monday we tore it down.
First surprise and I understand rare was the two through bolts
that go through the case. My two were threaded into block and
did not rely on press...
Forum: Propellers 05-03-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Tough Right Decision

Yesterday, after much discussion between Don (Cajunwings) and
Aircraft Specialties, the decision was made to pull the engine.
This really hurts at this stage of getting to finally fly and learn.
I...
Forum: Propellers 05-02-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Engine Build

The engine started life as a D2G and was removed from a 172
with 1100 hrs for a bigger engine.
The engine was built by an noted engine builder in Atlanta.
The build log states that the engine was...
Forum: Propellers 05-02-2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Prop Removed

I removed the prop yesterday. Wanted to see config of my crank
and retrieve the numbers from the crank.
Prop end of my crank does not look like others I have seen on the forum.
There is no step down...
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
2nd Test Update

This is shot of remote pressure gauge reading at the governor
test plate.
http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t645/johnbert88/IMG_0735_zpsbijqh63j.jpg...
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Test Update

Shot of Test Plate I had friend make. It is bolted on in place of the
governor.
http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t645/johnbert88/42fc7672-d4fe-4a89-b166-bed19818c473_zpsr1jchgu4.jpg...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Path Forward

If the engine passes the leak down test Friday, then based on Bob, Dave and Jim's post on the the flex hose,
the flex line will be removed and a solid SS line installed. Don B aka Cajunwings has...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Not a High Flow Rate

The flex hose I have, that runs from governor adapter to the
prop, is a SS rated at 1500 psi. It too is new with 14 hrs of operation.
The leak down test by Lycoming requires the governor to be...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Thanks Jerry

Yep been done. I did transition training in a 6A (360/CS) owned by
CFII friend. He then flew with me in 9A under the APP and was very
bothered by prop behavior. Nothing like the 6A prop. In 6.5...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Oil Transfer Line and Fittings

I checked all this morning and all is clean and open.
Nothing anywhere.
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
All Gasket Holes Aligned

I checked alignment every time I have removed and installed
a governor on the engine.
The one thing I have not done is remove and check the flex hose
from gov to prop.
I plan on doing that in the...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
Oil Pressure and RPM

Blue RPM Left Scale
Orange Oil Pressure Right Scale

http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t645/johnbert88/Oil%20Pressure%20and%20RPM_zpsda8e4utt.png...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By Bayou Bert
CS Propeller Agony

My RV9A "Pearl" now has 13.9 flight hours in Phase I.
From the very first lift off, the prop has surged and was still
doing it yesterday when we flew.
Info on plane
Engine: O-320-D2G with FI
Starting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,987
Posted By Bayou Bert
The Real Test?

Walt, that's the real test?
Pump system up to 1000' and time leak down,
and it has to be no more than 100'/min?


Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By Bayou Bert
No on Stein

Called Stein and he told me to ask Paul how he
had angled his, and now, thanks to Paul I know.
Only problem, it takes someone knowing what they are doing
to turn out something useable that doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,647
Posted By Bayou Bert
Angled Bezel?

I have the GRT HXr on the left and the HX on the right.
When flying I normally keep the engine temp page up on the HX.
I want to angle the HX toward the pilot side but can't find any
info on how.
I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bayou Bert
RV-9A AFS AOA Checkout

I am almost ready to check out my glareshield mounted AFS AOA,
using the pitot/aoa probe.
In the AFS check sheet for the probe, they ask for two numbers.
recommended approach speed...flaps down...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bayou Bert
Intersection Fairing

I just installed all wheel pants and fairings. The two intersection
fairings at the wing don't fit very well. All the others great.
I think one problem might be the hose clamp. I am going to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,599
Posted By Bayou Bert
How Different?

Hi Mick, great looking design.
What is the difference in the wheel base dimension from center line
of front wheel to center line of the mains, old vs new?
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,521
Posted By Bayou Bert
I Confess

Can't stand it anymore since this post was started.
My RV9A, with Don Broussard (aka Cajunwings) as pilot, flew for the first time
Thursday morning for a short 30 minute flight. We had a tight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,737
Posted By Bayou Bert
Good Grief!

Glad you're going to be OK.
Fix you now, that's all that matters, everything else, later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By Bayou Bert
Angled Bezel

I have an 8" GRT HX on the right side of the panel.
Does anyone make an angled bezel so it would favor the pilot side?
I have tried several websites and have found nothing.
Any ideas would be greatly...
Forum: Reviews 09-17-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,695
Posted By Bayou Bert
No Way!

No way I could have done it without the hub and cables.
The best decision I made in the building process was to use
Approach Fast Stack. Now, realizing what it would have been like without
Tim's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bayou Bert
Thanks

Thanks Dan and Luke. I have been trying all positions to see what
feels the best. If I end up using the back position, then Dan, your fix
is easy to do.
Thank Ya'll
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bayou Bert
Seat Hitting Harness Attach Points

I have tried to find info on this subject and have drawn a blank.
I have Classic Aero interior. Yesterday I was trying out different
seating arrangements and when I move the back of the seat to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By Bayou Bert
Filter Help Needed

Trying to get things ready for first flight.
I have a K&N filter that I recharged too much.
Oil everywhere.
Don't really like the oil thing at this point.
I have the K&N E-3450 for my O-320 in a...
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