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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By bjdecker
Easy...

I walk over to the avionics shop, borrow their laptop with the Garmin toolchain and recent firmware image, then walk back to my hangar, plug my GTX 345 into the USB cable and run the tool.

Update...
Forum: Autopilots Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By bjdecker
Download the G3X Installation Manual,...

Download the G3X Installation Manual, 190-01115-01_AN, Revision AN. Search the PDF for GMC 507
...and the G5 Installation Manual, 190-02072-01, Revision...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By bjdecker
They are there...

BEARING M3414M 3/16X1/4 MALE RD END $13.00
BEARING MD3614M 3/16 X 3/8 ROD END ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By bjdecker
As for me -- I'll safety wire the prop bolts...

I'm with you Paul -- Not only sleep better, but worry less during flight.

Just thinking about various threads that have been running around here about build quality, attention to detail -- I don't...
Forum: ADS-B 06-11-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By bjdecker
I think, but not 100% sure, the Garmin Aera's are...

I think, but not 100% sure, the Garmin Aera's are looking for Connext Format 1 data on the RS-232 input -- this is in addition to the Baud, Parity, etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By bjdecker
Sort of, on the side of the Garmin units there...

Sort of, on the side of the Garmin units there is a production label that contains serial number, part number, assembly number, etc etc. If there is a mod level, the corresponding "dot" will be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By bjdecker
Smile I wonder if that was the same guy asking about...

I wonder if that was the same guy asking about transporting a cat in an RV-7.

What could possibly go wrong :)
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By bjdecker
It's there...

it's in "the list" as BEARING F3414M, a search also finds it --

3/16X1/4FEM R/E BEARG
BEARING F3414M
$20.00
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By bjdecker
It's in the release notes -- change the ARINC...

It's in the release notes -- change the ARINC input on the GTN (that is receiving data from the GAD 29) from EFIS FORMAT 2 to GDU FORMAT 2.

I missed it also -- what's not clear is what the G3X needs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bjdecker
Wondering out loud... What happens when you...

Wondering out loud...

What happens when you power everything up EXCEPT for the GNC255? Does the G3X immediately show a magenta CDI or does it wait for the GNX375 to get a 3D position solution? What...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By bjdecker
I gave up...

After several tries to get the aluminum to fit, I gave up and used stainless steel washers, nuts and screws.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By bjdecker
One of the failure modes of the Cleveland brake...

One of the failure modes of the Cleveland brake slave assembly is the deformation and rupture of the outer rim of the O-Ring channel of the slave piston. If this has failed, you will need a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bjdecker
Correct - you would need to move the pins on the...

Correct - you would need to move the pins on the G3X to match the serial configuration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By bjdecker
From page 2-7 of the G3X Installation Manual,...

From page 2-7 of the G3X Installation Manual, revision AN:

When two external navigation sources are connected to the G3X system, the determination of which
source is #1 and which is #2 is determined...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By bjdecker
Not in the plans, but a neat trick -- On the...

Not in the plans, but a neat trick -- On the center block, F-680, install a couple of AN960-10 washers in between each half of the block. This will allow you to tighten the bolts (AN3-22A) to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By bjdecker
The RV-14 doc's are a little more clear vis-a-vis...

The RV-14 doc's are a little more clear vis-a-vis the Mouse Hole.

See comment "Trim as necessary" in the attached pic.

The U-00018 analog is the WD-409 in the RV-7.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By bjdecker
Don't forget to relieve the half moon notch at...

Don't forget to relieve the half moon notch at the bottom of the F-712 to accommodate the weld "bead" in the WD-409.

The holes will line up, don't remove material with a drill. Use an awl or...
Forum: Tools 06-08-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,668
Posted By bjdecker
#29 drill is too small for a #6 screw. Use a #27...

#29 drill is too small for a #6 screw. Use a #27 or #28 drill (~ 9/64")
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By bjdecker
Data

What are your CHTs during climb, cruise, descent & what is the OAT, Pressure Altitude for same.

Same question for Oil Temp.

And lastly, do you have temperature risers installed in front of #1 & #2?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By bjdecker
PM Sent...

PM Sent...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By bjdecker
Bond in some Tinnerman washers.

Bond in some Tinnerman washers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By bjdecker
Did you measure the resistance of the plug wires?...

Did you measure the resistance of the plug wires? You mentioned continuity, and that's good -- but what about ohms?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By bjdecker
IIRC the -A3B6D variant is essentially the same...

IIRC the -A3B6D variant is essentially the same as the -A1B6; 200HP, 20° Spark Advance, Angle Valve, 8.7:1 Comp. Ratio. The difference is the propellor clocking, governor location, and the magneto...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By bjdecker
What everyone else has said -- Don't obsess on...

What everyone else has said -- Don't obsess on the "When to start the clock...". Master On? Oil Pressure off the peg? Crossing the hold short bars?

Pick one that's convenient, then - focus on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By bjdecker
...Or it could have been an errant piece of...

...Or it could have been an errant piece of carbon fouling one + of the plugs.

Did it clear up?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-06-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By bjdecker
https://www.cleavelandtool.com/products/stainless-...

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/products/stainless-tie-down-ring

...Big Fan...

Only down side is that the hole is a little on the small side and doesn't accommodate some tie down ropes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By bjdecker
More likely to run into a forced error (i.e. GPS...

More likely to run into a forced error (i.e. GPS "testing" at WSMR or Kingsbay) than a geometry problem given the size of the constellation these days...

But, your point is well taken. Good...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By bjdecker
Potential RMI/EMI from the LNA in GPS35.

Potential RMI/EMI from the LNA in GPS35.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By bjdecker
Avionics Systems

^^ ^^ ^^ ^^

Highly recommend Avionics Systems, they've done 2 of my panels, and about to start a 3rd.

And they also did the work for Mike Patey (Scrappy).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By bjdecker
On melting...

...Looking at the myriad of AN426AD rivets that attach the firewall to the substructure and imagining what happens when those melt; little jets of fire come in to the cabin from everywhere...

Those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By bjdecker
Gotta ask "Why?" -- Probably because the aircraft...

Gotta ask "Why?" -- Probably because the aircraft that was used in the certification process had a heated windscreen and that caused some reception issues...(as a wag.)

Otherwise, I don't understand...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By bjdecker
Bigger struts

I swapped out the 100N for 150N struts and taxi with the canopy open all the way.

I also have a "taxi camera" so I can see what's happening out the right hand side of the aircraft.
Forum: GPS 06-04-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By bjdecker
Went dual G3X Touch + GTN 650 (then 650Xi), GTX...

Went dual G3X Touch + GTN 650 (then 650Xi), GTX 345, GTR 200.

I regularly fly in places with continuous light to moderate chop (KLBB) and have never missed an icon or button push. The bezel on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By bjdecker
Paint...just make sure that it's non-metallic,...

Paint...just make sure that it's non-metallic, and 0% graphite...

Cover/wrap the antenna with painters tape, spray with paint of choice and then observe satellite reception/constellation...If it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By bjdecker
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By bjdecker
The rudder whose name shall not be spoken :)

The rudder whose name shall not be spoken :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,109
Posted By bjdecker
Following the other thread, if V2 did develop a...

Following the other thread, if V2 did develop a fault not only should it be removed but all of the attachment hardware should also be removed/replaced...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By bjdecker
If the top of your rudder looks like the ends of...

If the top of your rudder looks like the ends of the elevator then you have a counterweighted rudder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By bjdecker
There are nut plates. See attached.

There are nut plates. See attached.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By bjdecker
Lightbulb From the Q revision of the G3X Pilots Guide...

From the Q revision of the G3X Pilots Guide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,900
Posted By bjdecker
Global Aerospace still has me as Persona Non...

Global Aerospace still has me as Persona Non Grata after "The Great Flood of 2015"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By bjdecker
+1 on the UREM##BYs... Flew with them in the...

+1 on the UREM##BYs...

Flew with them in the Mooney 205 and the bottoms of the old RV-7 before I switched to LSE P3 & all automotive..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By bjdecker
The instructions you found pertain to the...

The instructions you found pertain to the Non-touch G3X (GDU 370).
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By bjdecker
The RS-232 channels are the *only* communication...

The RS-232 channels are the *only* communication mechansim from the GMC 305/307 to/from the Roll Servo and the G3X Touch.

GMC 507 only supports CANbus.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,900
Posted By bjdecker
Insured hull value will drive up the price --...

Insured hull value will drive up the price -- $90K hull ~ $1000, $180K hull ~ $2000, and so on.

You might want to just pursue liability coverage only until you build more time, then add on the hull...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By bjdecker
"That'll buff right out..." Seriously, remove...

"That'll buff right out..."

Seriously, remove the rudder and inspect the rear spar of the vertical stabilizer, the forward spar attach to horizontal stab front spar attachment, and the horizontal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By bjdecker
Spec on the FT-60 is 8 -...

Spec on the FT-60 is 8 - 30Vdc

https://www.iflyei.com/wp-content/uploads/FT-60-Info-Rev-F.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By bjdecker
Thinking aloud... At startup, the current sunk...

Thinking aloud...

At startup, the current sunk by the EarthX battery will be significantly higher than the PC680, but for a shorter period of time. This isn't a problem per se, unless the...
Forum: COMM 06-01-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,432
Posted By bjdecker
I have Rev. Q I can send you... Send me a PM...

I have Rev. Q I can send you...

Send me a PM with contact details.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,649
Posted By bjdecker
Update the firmware in the GTN to version 6.71 --...

Update the firmware in the GTN to version 6.71 -- instructions here: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=12529

Once complete, boot the GTN in configuration mode -- Home + Power...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By bjdecker
Draggy… ;)

Draggy… ;)
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By bjdecker
Are these the bolts that are breaking?

Are these the bolts that are breaking?
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bjdecker
There should also be a chapter on Transponder...

There should also be a chapter on Transponder Antenna Location, in the GTX 3xx Part 23 AML/STC it's chapter 3.10.2.

If you fly in airspace around densely populated areas, you probably will not...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bjdecker
It is a bit far aft isn't it; I could see it...

It is a bit far aft isn't it; I could see it causing issues working under/around the tail, especially if you opted for the DP ULD version (read: sharp!)
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,165
Posted By bjdecker
Dan H. / Steve Smith should weigh in here --...

Dan H. / Steve Smith should weigh in here -- could this pressure increase at the cowl exit actually be a "good" thing; ala Shrinking Exit?
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bjdecker
What was the length of the RG-400 (or similar)...

What was the length of the RG-400 (or similar) from the GTX-45R to the Antenna?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,601
Posted By bjdecker
DO IT...

This is no crazier than buying a Mooney 231 that you really liked and you only had 120 hours...So no, not stupid at all.

As others have said, get the currency, get the insurance, get the...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bjdecker
Cool -- That's good to hear. Unfortunately, that...

Cool -- That's good to hear.

Unfortunately, that doesn't meet installation requirements and as a result the required output power will (should - mathematically speaking) suffer.

Just out of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By bjdecker
"...Loud hum..." Sounds suspiciously like a...

"...Loud hum..."

Sounds suspiciously like a ground loop.

Do you have "standard" 1/4" & 3/16" phone & mic plugs or are you using LEMO style?

If the former, do you have these installed on your...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By bjdecker
Check yourself...

Fast forward in the plans to section 26-11, see Figure 1.

If you are going to use a 1090ES unit (e.g. Garmin GTX345, GNX375) the antenna goes under the baggage compartment, and not in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,590
Posted By bjdecker
#41 -- wow...just, wow...

#41 -- wow...just, wow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By bjdecker
Sorry Larry...slack cut... I'd hold on to them...

Sorry Larry...slack cut...

I'd hold on to them also, because you never know when you're going to want to build a -7 or -8 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By bjdecker
HS-609PP are the spar doublers. HS-411APP/BPP is...

HS-609PP are the spar doublers.

HS-411APP/BPP is the hinge bracket.

PP == Pre-Punched,
PC == Powder Coat (typ. in WD parts)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By bjdecker
Completely different...

The RV-9 uses a piece called HS-906 to serve as the doubler for the H-stab rear spar assembly. The rear spar is also a single piece of aluminum that runs the entire length of the H-stab.

Looks like...
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