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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By BobTurner
Remove the governor, use a rubber-tipped nozzle...

Remove the governor, use a rubber-tipped nozzle on your air compressor hose and use air pressure to move the blades to full coarse.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By BobTurner
You’re right, in principle it shouldn’t make any...

You’re right, in principle it shouldn’t make any difference. In practice, many lean just a little too fast to let egt probes stabilize, so they see a peak a little later than they would if the probes...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By BobTurner
Receiver only. I know of no transmit-receive...

Receiver only. I know of no transmit-receive combo for less than $600.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 284
Posted By BobTurner
The far says ‘an airplane in which the pilot is...

The far says ‘an airplane in which the pilot is rated’.
So if you have a pvt certificate but are only exercising Sport privileges, the answer is yes. If you have a Sport certificate, no.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By BobTurner
I also use and like the Overcasters from ACS. But...

I also use and like the Overcasters from ACS. But note, they are optimized for left seat use (you can see further to the right than to the left. If you use them from the right seat it’s no big deal,...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By BobTurner
This is true. But it should not cause an...

This is true. But it should not cause an additional 0.5 volt drop when keying the transmitter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By BobTurner
I laughed when I got my stall warning buzzer,...

I laughed when I got my stall warning buzzer, directly from Vans. It still had its ‘Radio Shack’ label visible.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By BobTurner
The low voltage buss is feeding the radio, that...

The low voltage buss is feeding the radio, that causes an even further drop when it is keyed on? You have a poor connection between the alternator and that buss. With electrical power on (engine off)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By BobTurner
We have several older xm radios the size of a...

We have several older xm radios the size of a wallet. Work fine in the car, at home, and in the airplane (hockey puck antenna thrown up on glare shield, 12 volts in, audio out to intercom. Works...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By BobTurner
Have you done the Lycoming valve wobble test...

Have you done the Lycoming valve wobble test (looking for possible sticking valve)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By BobTurner
I also use and recommend Gallagher but note that...

I also use and recommend Gallagher but note that they are a ‘broker’, like an independent agent. They are not the insurance company, and they don’t set requirements - the insurance companies do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By BobTurner
1. You seem to have a good grasp of insurance....

1. You seem to have a good grasp of insurance. One good broker is all you should need - all the good ones solicit quotes from all the companies, as there aren’t that many. You’re choosing a broker...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By BobTurner
You’re going to get a variety of opinions, yes...

You’re going to get a variety of opinions, yes and no, on using a tender. But if you do decide ‘yes’, note the Odyssey is a sealed glass mat design, requiring, for best results, slightly different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By BobTurner
Hi from LVK. Unless you are an AP/IA, I assume...

Hi from LVK.
Unless you are an AP/IA, I assume you meant ‘owner assisted annuals’ on your Mooney. For an EAB (Experimental Amateur Built), any AP (IA not needed) can do the annual ‘condition...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By BobTurner
I’ll just note that I hope you meant ‘foot-lbs’,...

I’ll just note that I hope you meant ‘foot-lbs’, definitely not ‘in-lbs’.
As to torque values, there are lots of variables, such as recommended lubricant (or none), etc. And even TCM and Lycoming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By BobTurner
Primer line? Or a plug.

Primer line? Or a plug.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By BobTurner
For years Vans would load QB wings into a U- haul...

For years Vans would load QB wings into a U- haul for will-call pickups. Flap side down, tied to the wall, lots of blankets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,382
Posted By BobTurner
Forget the nose wheel-tail wheel thing. This ^^^^...

Forget the nose wheel-tail wheel thing. This ^^^^ is your real problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By BobTurner
Some radios do have a "transmit interlock"...

Some radios do have a "transmit interlock" feature. You run the PTT line for radio #1 to the interlock line for radio #2. This mutes (either totally or partially) radio #2 while #1 is transmitting,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By BobTurner
This isn't true for my -10, maybe because I have...

This isn't true for my -10, maybe because I have short legs and hence sit almost full forward. My worst case CG, both solo (forward cg) and loaded (aft cg) occurs when the fuel tank is empty.
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By BobTurner
Care to share any details? Brand/type of paint,...

Care to share any details? Brand/type of paint, primer? Cost? Time from reservation to finished?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By BobTurner
And, you got your answer, from an AP/IA. To go...

And, you got your answer, from an AP/IA. To go back onto a normally certified airplane, the AI has to certify that the engine conforms to its type certificate, and it’s near impossible to do that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, shop around but get the total (oil plus...

Yes, shop around but get the total (oil plus shipping) cost. I recently found a bundled okay price (oil plus shipping) from one of the discount places, but when I added a single $0.72 crush washer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, that is correct. Someone else reported here...

Yes, that is correct. Someone else reported here that he recently sent in ‘N number reservation requests’ and then sent in a registration request (with N number requests) and the registration went...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By BobTurner
Fortunately wire - compared to other aviation...

Fortunately wire - compared to other aviation parts - is relatively inexpensive. Biggest problem is forgetting to install a run you’ll need later. So sit down, with pen and paper, and list everything...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By BobTurner
Uh, no. Vans numbers for a stock RV10 show max...

Uh, no. Vans numbers for a stock RV10 show max speed at 211 mph (true), 75% cruise at optimum altitude at 200 mph (true), and Vne as 230 mph (true).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By BobTurner
I think what’s standard in the part 91 world is...

I think what’s standard in the part 91 world is to just ask your passengers for their weight. With only 1 (or three for a -10) passenger there’s too much variation to use an average.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,918
Posted By BobTurner
Larry, I think you’re mixing concepts. Va...

Larry, I think you’re mixing concepts. Va (maneuvering speed) is where the wing stalls before exceeding design limits. At and below Vno, a 50’ per minute vertical gust is insufficient for the wing to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,918
Posted By BobTurner
You understand that, by definition, Va depends on...

You understand that, by definition, Va depends on stall speed. So using TAS for Va is some sort of circular logic.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By BobTurner
Vas, I agree with the others. 25 g/hr is where...

Vas, I agree with the others. 25 g/hr is where you want to be for 100% power operation. What does your MP read before engine start? At RHV (essentially sea level) the gauge should read what ever the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By BobTurner
I agree completely. Usually max endurance (under...

I agree completely. Usually max endurance (under power) will be a higher airspeed than max endurance (prop windmilling)(same as minimum sink) not only because of the drag of the windmilling prop, but...
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By BobTurner
I forgot about KSQL. Not sure about rental cars...

I forgot about KSQL. Not sure about rental cars (call) but it does offer walking distance access to both CalTrain and BART. Only downside is, again, it is subject to the MVFR coastal stratus...
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, a few ideas… First of all, fly over it! (Wx...

Okay, a few ideas…
First of all, fly over it! (Wx permitting). Class B floor there is 3000’ so an overflight at 2000’ works well. Also a great way to see Alcatraz, North Beach area. For ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By BobTurner
Here’s what I did: Pick a smooth air day (minimal...

Here’s what I did:
Pick a smooth air day (minimal up/down drafts). Pick a safe altitude. Pull the power to idle, and stabilize the airplane in a 65 kias glide. Record the vertical speed (VS). Repeat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By BobTurner
You’ve partially answered your own question. An...

You’ve partially answered your own question. An aircraft designed with primary training in mind - whether a Basic Piper or Cessna - has landing gear built to take more abuse than any RV. So is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By BobTurner
+1. While having the gaps line up might result in...

+1. While having the gaps line up might result in a small dip in compressions, the usual recommendation is to fly and re-test. Doing a top overhaul because the ring gaps lined up was very poor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By BobTurner
The Repairman certificate lets the holder sign...

The Repairman certificate lets the holder sign off the annual condition inspection. Period. Nothing else. Anyone may legally work on an EAB aircraft. Experimental engine, data plate means nothing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By BobTurner
Of course you want them even. If they are both a...

Of course you want them even. If they are both a bit high or low, that can happen if they were rigged when the elevator was not clamped neutral - as suggested earlier.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By BobTurner
The difference is that the gtn (650, 750) cards...

The difference is that the gtn (650, 750) cards are keyed to a specific radio serial number. One card will only work in one specific radio. For the 430W, the software will only allow one download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. Many years ago -when you could still select...

Yep. Many years ago -when you could still select ‘ATC’ instead of music on an airliner - I was sitting in coach listening as we approached MSP. I clearly heard ATC call our flight number, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By BobTurner
I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know...

I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know the brand!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By BobTurner
This is a bad idea. 1. Aircraft coms use vertical...

This is a bad idea.
1. Aircraft coms use vertical polarization, which means a vertical antenna. If you slant the highest current part of the antenna up/down as much as possible inside the wing tip,...
Forum: GPS 06-06-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,667
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, you need to keep it. It performs the...

Yes, you need to keep it. It performs the important function of not allowing you to share a hangar-neighbor's data card.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By BobTurner
BTW: Have you spoken with your insurance agent?...

BTW: Have you spoken with your insurance agent? Depending on what the policy says, there is a good chance it doesn’t cover her flying. There is a fair chance it doesn’t cover you instructing. And if...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The instructor for my cfi told me the most...

+1. The instructor for my cfi told me the most important thing to learn wasn’t on the FAA test, and that was how far wrong you could let a student go, before you had to step in.
Forum: GPS 06-04-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By BobTurner
You can find dummy loads that have an BNC...

You can find dummy loads that have an BNC connector and can handle 5 or 10 watts, at least for short times. Just a suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By BobTurner
I may be wrong but I don’t think the gps display...

I may be wrong but I don’t think the gps display will show GS info.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By BobTurner
Both Garmin and Dynon require a speed - either...

Both Garmin and Dynon require a speed - either airspeed or gps ground speed - to reach a stable long term attitude solution. Did you have gps data going into the units? They should have auto-switched...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BobTurner
Both Dynon and Garmin software requires a speed -...

Both Dynon and Garmin software requires a speed - either airspeed or gps ground speed - to get long term attitude stability. The switch over from one to the other is supposed to be automatic. For IFR...
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,729
Posted By BobTurner
Glad you got it fixed.

Glad you got it fixed.
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By BobTurner
Different tax

As a CA resident keep in mind that CA assesses property tax on airplanes owned as of Jan 1. each year. So if it turns out that you’re ready for your A/W inspection in december, you can save a year’s...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 06-01-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,772
Posted By BobTurner
Personally I never count on ATC for what I’d like...

Personally I never count on ATC for what I’d like to do. Going down, I think the vfr corridor at 3500’ is your best option. You may need a wide downwind to get down to pattern altitude. (Assuming...
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By BobTurner
You should read up on the ADI. Although it looks...

You should read up on the ADI. Although it looks like an AI, it is not. In roll it’s like a turn coordinator, the ‘pitch indication’ is actually vertical speed based. All with some assist from...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By BobTurner
Con: You’ll likely find the -10 harder to get in...

Con: You’ll likely find the -10 harder to get in and out of. Of course as an EAB every -10 is different. Some have assist handles, some don’t. But the low wing is actually pretty high, so it’s one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking, you may need the following if...

Strictly speaking, you may need the following if you don’t have it:
1. 1090 based adsb-out (not UAT)
2. IFR rated and current
3. FAA medical (not Basic Med)
4. Oxygen mask (not cannula)
5. Current...
Forum: Propellers 05-31-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By BobTurner
What RPM are you seeing at the start of the...

What RPM are you seeing at the start of the takeoff roll? If it’s noticeably less, then you may need to adjust the internal hard stop. Otherwise, are you positive the control cable lets the governor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,842
Posted By BobTurner
A little excitement at KLVK?--Coast air at KMYF

So, the wife had a convention in San Diego this long weekend. Flew down Friday (LVK (SF Bay Area) to MYF(San Diego)), uneventful. Returned today. About halfway home, wife notes on her iPad an email...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By BobTurner
Remember that if you’re being paid to ferry an...

Remember that if you’re being paid to ferry an airplane you need a second class medical and a commercial license.
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By BobTurner
The door latch pins must penetrate thru the...

The door latch pins must penetrate thru the fiberglass AND thru the aluminum frame. They rely on the aluminum frame for strength. So yes, the fiberglass can be thin in that area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By BobTurner
Well, I know this isn’t much help, but this...

Well, I know this isn’t much help, but this problem and solution has been posted before, maybe you can find it by searching. IIRC it was a software set up issue. Maybe not having one efis declared...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By BobTurner
Did you set up the alarms in your efis? IIRC (I...

Did you set up the alarms in your efis? IIRC (I may not) you go to the General set up page, scroll down near the end. There are lots of alarms to turn on or off. I think maybe you can set volumes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By BobTurner
Me too. I didn’t see the fine print ‘…while...

Me too. I didn’t see the fine print ‘…while taxiing…’
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By BobTurner
Well, since the required day-VFR instrumentation...

Well, since the required day-VFR instrumentation is zero, you’re correct.

What IMHO is not okay is what looks like a single-point failure: your G5 backup is losing airspeed data. When your main...
Forum: Autopilots 05-24-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By BobTurner
A few thoughts: 1. Hopefully the builder...

A few thoughts:

1. Hopefully the builder understood that every wire downstream of the breaker must be able to carry the full breaker current limit. That means the individual wires to the avionics...
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