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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-12-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By von_flyer
I have a 330 non-ES for $500. Not sure if that...

I have a 330 non-ES for $500. Not sure if that fits your needs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By von_flyer
Can the PFD be shown on the right side and map on...

Can the PFD be shown on the right side and map on the left side using split screen on a single GDU460?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,834
Posted By von_flyer
Thank you. Dry transfer seems easiest for the...

Thank you. Dry transfer seems easiest for the DYI approach. I can CAD up exactly what I want. I assume placing a ruler on the drawing for scaling at the printer is helpful.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,834
Posted By von_flyer
Has anyone done dry transfer with artwork they...

Has anyone done dry transfer with artwork they created with CAD or other program format?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,834
Posted By von_flyer
Recommendations for instrument panel lettering

Iím looking for suggestions for methods and sources for custom panel lettering and graphics. Thank you in advance.
Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By von_flyer
Thank you Michael. So the hat switch does take...

Thank you Michael. So the hat switch does take the signal to ground, true low. I donít plan on a second trim switch so no GAD27.

I assume the GP1 input is configured in the G3X and displays the...
Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By von_flyer
Garmin GSA28 with Ray Allen trim

I would like to verify the wiring of the GSA28 elevator A/P servo also using a Ray Allen T3-12A trim servo. Here is what I have. In addition to verifying the connections perhaps someone can tell me...
Forum: Autopilots 11-12-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By von_flyer
Thank you for the responses. I have now...

Thank you for the responses. I have now contacted Mid-Continent.
Forum: Autopilots 11-07-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,330
Posted By von_flyer
TruTrak Vizion 385 display lighting repair

My backlight is intermittent on my Vizion 385 autopilot. I have an email into Mid Continent Instruments about repair. It is 4 years old so no warranty that I know of.

Have others experienced this...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By von_flyer
LSE coil mounting

Does anyone have an example of mounting the new style coils from Light Speed?

Here is the type I am needing to mount.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By von_flyer
Thank you for the replies. We are still in the...

Thank you for the replies. We are still in the planning stages and any information is helpful.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Posted By von_flyer
Licensing clarification for LSA

I am a bit confused on LSA categories and what can be done with the RV-12. We are looking at a possibility of a club owned RV-12 that we as a group would build.

Can an owner built RV-12 be...
Forum: Midwest 08-29-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,070
Posted By von_flyer
RockwoodRV-9, I am a CFI in the Flint Michigan...

RockwoodRV-9,

I am a CFI in the Flint Michigan area. CFI 30+ yrs, RV4, 6, 7, 7A, 9A time. I own a RV7. Recently gave transition training in a RV-9A. PM me and I can give you a phone number if you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,088
Posted By von_flyer
CeraKote on Vetterman exhaust

Has anyone coated their exhaust with CeraKote?

I am looking at the V series CeraKote rated to 1800F. I have questions for anyone who has experience with CeraKote.


"Cerakote V Series ceramic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,675
Posted By von_flyer
New tray and I rewired the entire com system...

New tray and I rewired the entire com system including new phone jacks (stereo) and mic jacks. Everything is shielded and grounded to a central point. Same antenna and coax. GTR200 is solid and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 674
Posted By von_flyer
Engine mount bushings

I have an AeroSport Power O-360 on a dynafocal mount and am looking for information on engine mount bushings.
Lord vs others?
What are the part numbers required?
Where to purchase the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,675
Posted By von_flyer
Just replaced a SL-40 with the GTR200 in my other...

Just replaced a SL-40 with the GTR200 in my other airplane. Fantastic radio. Built in intercom like the SL-40 however, wired for stereo "3D" sound. Receiver sensitivity is great, I can hear ATIS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,115
Posted By von_flyer
Curious how your plugs look.

Curious how your plugs look.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By von_flyer
I wonder how much drag deer whistles add? We...

I wonder how much drag deer whistles add?

We were lucky and the body of the deer hit the left gear leg, mainly fairing and wheel pant damage. Measurements are showing no damage to the gear or mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By von_flyer
Thank you for the input. I wasn't aware of the...

Thank you for the input. I wasn't aware of the "access hole" method of getting in there for repairs. I have two rivets that tend to form blue halos over time that may be addressed at the same time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By von_flyer
Need wing L.E. repair advice

I have a dent located in the leading edge of the left fuel tank caused by a deer head. (rest of the deer's location is another story with less appealing photos) My question is how would you handle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,775
Posted By von_flyer
Narrower fuselage.

Narrower fuselage.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-22-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
Posted By von_flyer
I am curious what your weight is with an...

I am curious what your weight is with an instructor and two parachutes.
Forum: COMM 02-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By von_flyer
GNS430 Main & GPS Software update

I cannot find much in this. I have a 430 (Non-WASS) with version 4.02 and 3.01 for Main and GPS software. Current versions I believe are 5.00 and 5.13.

Short of taking it to the avionics shop how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,884
Posted By von_flyer
Does anyone have experience with Flight Sim X...

Does anyone have experience with Flight Sim X from Steam? I am looking into loading this with the EAA Virtual Flight Academy on our EAA Chapter's flight sim computer. I understand they have a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-22-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By von_flyer
Garmin GTX335 ALT MODE - self select

Does anyone have their GTX335 transponder setup so that:

1. You power up by selecting STBY MODE.
2. It switches to ALT MODE automatically based on GPS data showing take-off speed.

???

My GTX330...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By von_flyer
I have a Flight Data Systems Pathfinder. FDS...

I have a Flight Data Systems Pathfinder.

FDS Pathfinder (http://www.fdatasystems.com/pathfinder-remote)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By von_flyer
Thanks for the PIREP. I too purchased a Horizon...

Thanks for the PIREP. I too purchased a Horizon EX to replace my long in the tooth WS. I did also purchase an ARINC module to communicate to the 430 and TT autopilot. I also have an ADS-b IN...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,211
Posted By von_flyer
Just a datum point. I am currently replacing my...

Just a datum point. I am currently replacing my Odyssey PC960 with an Odyssey PC960. Battery is 13.5 years in service. It doesn't owe me anything.

New Odyssey has a date code of 19333. Can I...
Forum: Tools 12-27-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
ATS
Views: 1,444
Posted By von_flyer
Nothing but great service from them. Very fast...

Nothing but great service from them. Very fast response and shipping just prior to Christmas during the rush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,776
Posted By von_flyer
Weekend fun

Took some air to air shots of my son Justin in his -4 and Gary, builder of my -7 in his -10. A whole lot of RVing going on.


http://www.halie.com/scale/50/oFq.jpg

And we did air to air shots of my...
Forum: Propellers 10-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,405
Posted By von_flyer
Just went through this a couple months ago when I...

Just went through this a couple months ago when I had the prop seals replaced and blades refinished. They stated the clocking of the front threaded holes may be different since they tighten the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By von_flyer
When I changed from the 7A mount to the 7 mount...

When I changed from the 7A mount to the 7 mount the engine moved forward about 3/4". I believe it is for CG. The empty CG after the mod was exactly the same as before the mod to taildragger.
Forum: COMM 08-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By von_flyer
GTR 200 PTT wiring question

Can the Garmin GTR 200 be wired so that a panel mounted PTT switch (one for pilot and one for co-pilot) is connected to the PTT input and ALSO be able to use an inline PTT (Telex type or similar)...
Forum: RV-4 08-09-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By von_flyer
Well done Devin! Your efforts added greatly to...

Well done Devin! Your efforts added greatly to the OSHKOSH experience for many in the RV world.


Always good to see you.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By von_flyer
Stumbled on to 52F

I was working in the Keller area this week and decided to find the 407 BBQ. I saw a tricycle RV with invasions stripes on the bottom of the wings make a pattern and land. Pulled up ForeFlight and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
Posted By von_flyer
Did you eliminate the canopy release function or...

Did you eliminate the canopy release function or move the handle some how?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,644
Posted By von_flyer
Which vividia boroscope are you using? Great...

Which vividia boroscope are you using? Great photos BTW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,029
Posted By von_flyer
I have often wondered if this was the delay in...

I have often wondered if this was the delay in the approval of the certified version of the "rudder trim tab" version of Uavionics ADS-b.
Forum: Propellers 03-14-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By von_flyer
Twist change - Hartzell

I have a Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF on my RV-7. I have heard that by increasing the twist of the blades they would be more efficient at the speeds we fly. I was told the stock blades are optimized for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,386
Posted By von_flyer
You've got that right Gary (builder of my 7)....

You've got that right Gary (builder of my 7). :D

Now I'm waiting for that "take your Dad to work day".
Forum: Northeast 02-12-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 71,552
Posted By von_flyer
Saw this somewhere. I think it happened last...

Saw this somewhere. I think it happened last weekend.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtwsRlhFDRJ/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1c3e7014h6864
Forum: COMM 01-16-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,556
Posted By von_flyer
Are there any future plans for Bluetooth control...

Are there any future plans for Bluetooth control of frequencies, parameters, etc?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,912
Posted By von_flyer
Nice. When I worked as a maintenance electrician...

Nice.
When I worked as a maintenance electrician for AC Spark Plug (1980ish) we used tube benders similar to this for mass production of lines for fuel tank units. About 20 benders, running much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,903
Posted By von_flyer
EuroMini ZiZZO Urbano

Can anyone confirm that 2 EuroMini ZiZZO Urbano 20" bikes will fit in a -7 with a tip-up canopy?


Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,791
Posted By von_flyer
Three points I would like to underscore that...

Three points I would like to underscore that already have been mentioned here:
1. Stick to a standardized wire color code
2. Clearly label each end of all wires
3. Document, document, document

40+...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By von_flyer
Question Flight Schools with RV-12

Are there any flight schools using RV-12's? Just curious.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,240
Posted By von_flyer
Does anyone use...

Does anyone use this?


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/acsregreaser.php?clickkey=27286
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,027
Posted By von_flyer
Since my daughter had lived there the past 7...

Since my daughter had lived there the past 7 years my RV-7 has been there many times. It is a very scenic trip. One hour from my back door to being on the island. Taking your own bikes is a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,814
Posted By von_flyer
Congratulations to Tom! Having seen him building...

Congratulations to Tom! Having seen him building the aircraft this does not surprise me. Well done!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-02-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By von_flyer
She's a great pilot and great friend. I gave her...

She's a great pilot and great friend. I gave her a ride in my RV-7 at our Cessna 120/140 convention and she went out and bought one. Easiest airplane to sell...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By von_flyer
I was thinking the resistor was to provide a...

I was thinking the resistor was to provide a current source to the input but from their manual...

"A 27 k Ohm resistor must be connected between the instrument and the mag P-lead as shown in figure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,925
Posted By von_flyer
My brother showed me a technique of running...

My brother showed me a technique of running painters blue tape on the fuselage, landing gear and spinner around the cowl pieces that will be removed. This prevents damaging paint if the cowl hits...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By von_flyer
I appreciate all the input. My plan now is to...

I appreciate all the input.

My plan now is to connect (GNS430 / GRT SPORT EX / GTX327)

RS232 Serial OUT1 from the 430 to the Sport EX Serial IN1
RS232 Serial OUT1 from the Sport EX to the 430...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By von_flyer
My understanding is that the discrete connections...

My understanding is that the discrete connections you are referring to are the connections on MFD2 only. There are still 4 analog inputs on MFD1. Are these redundant to ARINC429 data?

This is the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,262
Posted By von_flyer
Carling Contura V switches are available with a...

Carling Contura V switches are available with a dependent and independent LED. The independent LED can be powered by a lighting circuit, perhaps on when the NAV lights are on and controlled by a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By von_flyer
More questions... My -7 has three outputs from...

More questions...

My -7 has three outputs from the GNS430 connected to analog inputs on the GRT Horizon WS. They are VLOC Annunciate, GPS Annunciate, and ILS Energize from the GNS430.

Are these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By von_flyer
Thanks for the responses. Called and yes, the...

Thanks for the responses. Called and yes, the ARINC429 is required to display the ILS data or VOR data. No, the Sport EX doesn?t include ARINC429 as an option but rather a separate module.

More...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By von_flyer
GNS430 to GRT Sport EX

I am planning on:

Serial from Sport EX to GNS430
Serial from GNS430 to Sport EX

Questions are:

Do I need an external GRT ARINC429 module with GPS ARINC 429 connected to the GNS 430 OUT A/B and IN1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By von_flyer
Any Sport EX diagams?

Of those using the Sport EX do you have schematics showing connections to a Garmin 430 and a Garmin 327 by chance?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By von_flyer
G5 & GRT Sport EX

Will the G5 connect to the GRT Sport EX to provide GPS data or other backup data?
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,722
Posted By von_flyer
Tapered pin.

Tapered pin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By von_flyer
The fastest rate I see in the manual for WS...

The fastest rate I see in the manual for WS serial ports 3-6 is 9600 baud. I don't however see a max rate mentioned.
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,875
Posted By von_flyer
Interchangable links?

Does anyone know if the RV Rocket Steering Link from FlyBoy Accessories is a direct replacement for the JDAir steering link? Talking about just the link and rod end bearings.
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