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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Walt
Beringer are all tubeless while Grove makes both,...

Beringer are all tubeless while Grove makes both, however it’s hard to justify the extra cost for both the wheels and tires to go tubeless.
Goodyear is now making a 6 ply TL tire in 5x5 (costs more...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Walt
Tunnel accessibility for future maintenance?

Tunnel accessibility for future maintenance?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Walt
Yes you can raise the minimum brightness level in...

Yes you can raise the minimum brightness level in the setup menu.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Walt
Would you enlighten me to the regulation you are...

Would you enlighten me to the regulation you are referring to or where in the TCDS this requirement is?
(I just looked at the SR22 tcds and can’t find this requirement but maybe I’m missing it)

This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Walt
Sounds like you have some time to make a...

Sounds like you have some time to make a decision, try to find a ride in a RV with a Garmin and a Dynon panel, then decide.
Stop by if youíre in the neighborhood, always glad to talk avionics :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Walt
Pretty sure I have a 'sport' CPU and display, if...

Pretty sure I have a 'sport' CPU and display, if interested shoot me an email.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,404
Posted By Walt
Good info on ADB valves, the 45deg adapters all...

Good info on ADB valves, the 45deg adapters all use the 48108 filters, with the ADB valve, so the takeaway may be that if you have a 45 deg adapter you should probably stick with ADB filter. Please...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,404
Posted By Walt
From champion: Modern spin-on oil filters contain...

From champion:
Modern spin-on oil filters contain the element, incorporating the anti-drain back valve mechanism (and internal bypass valve 48108-1/48109-1), and are sealed in a disposable housing.
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By Walt
Need to order some parts to complete,...

Need to order some parts to complete, counterweight, fairings, rod ends. Took it down from its shelf today and cleaned it up.
Gonna involve some paint fiberglass work as well so not really a small...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By Walt
Still using the ďGusbusterĒ, been to osh every...

Still using the ďGusbusterĒ, been to osh every year all week with some pretty serious storms, hasnít failed me yet. To bad he gave up making...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,515
Posted By Walt
As soon as I find the time, I'm going to install...

As soon as I find the time, I'm going to install the original 8 rudder I built (supplied with the early 7 kits),
seeing all this damage definitely has increased my incentive.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,404
Posted By Walt
Although the above sounds great from a less-mess...

Although the above sounds great from a less-mess standpoint, it also means that at each start up the filter is empty and has to get re-filled before oil pressure starts to build. A big deal, probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By Walt
Iíve used standard amp butt splices for decades,...

Iíve used standard amp butt splices for decades, which included use on Boeing/Douglas, environmental splices were only required in certain locations like pylons/engines/wheel wells etc.. Donít see a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Walt
I rarely hook up roll trim, a spring bias trim...

I rarely hook up roll trim, a spring bias trim system is not very effective with autotrim in my experience
If you just keep the fuel balanced, there really is no need for aileron trim IMO.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Walt
No real experience with GRT AP, I know that I...

No real experience with GRT AP, I know that I don't trust the Trutrak units.
The Garmin AP is the hands down winner from my experience in both performance and pilot interface.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-31-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,024
Posted By Walt
Don’t underestimate the value of a 100% reliable...

Don’t underestimate the value of a 100% reliable AP for IFR in an RV, you haven’t lived until you get a complete reroute while in actual IFR conditions.
The AP is no-go item for me, the alternative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,640
Posted By Walt
Been very happy with the G3X. It's included with...

Been very happy with the G3X. It's included with the system so basically free, no installation other than an AOA line, easy to calibrate, good audio output,
optional GI260 display for glareshield...
Forum: Safety 07-23-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By Walt
RVSM runs from 29K-49K', not 18K. And yes, RVSM...

RVSM runs from 29K-49K', not 18K. And yes, RVSM aircraft do have critical areas around static ports.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-22-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Walt
In my experience the AFP systems run/flow great,...

In my experience the AFP systems run/flow great, but hot idles are not as good as Bendix or a carb. You may also check your nozzle size, they used to supply them with .028 nozzles I believe, changing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Walt
Pretty sure this looks better in theory than in...

Pretty sure this looks better in theory than in real life, I've talked to a few folks who started out with the same idea but ended up abandoning the project.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Walt
Best be careful with PMAGS and 9.6 unless you...

Best be careful with PMAGS and 9.6 unless you change the programming to limit advance.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,267
Posted By Walt
AC 43-13 gives you the recommended hardware...

AC 43-13 gives you the recommended hardware stack-up for attaching electrical conductors to aluminum structure.
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By Walt
Most of the paint is aft of the CG, so expect it...

Most of the paint is aft of the CG, so expect it to move further aft.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By Walt
Like this?

Like this?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,536
Posted By Walt
Itís in the Bose A20 manual

Itís in the Bose A20 manual
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Walt
Agree with this method.

Agree with this method.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,536
Posted By Walt
Lemo headsets locks you into 'your' aircraft...

Lemo headsets locks you into 'your' aircraft unless you keep a separate adapter handy ($59 ea), I use my headsets in various capacities, every plane has standard dual plugs.

Battery life is such...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Walt
SOLD, thanks!!

SOLD, thanks!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Walt
Once these things tumble it can take a bit of...

Once these things tumble it can take a bit of flying to get it to settle down/recalibrate itself so don’t be surprised if it does it again.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-14-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Walt
Still available, please donít say Iíll take it...

Still available, please donít say Iíll take it unless youíre serious.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,929
Posted By Walt
You might consider the TCM IO-370, won't run auto...

You might consider the TCM IO-370, won't run auto fuel "rated" at 195HP but in reality, it's closer to 205HP. Lighter than IO-360/IO-390 angle valves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By Walt
OVP is included (and works) with the B&C...

OVP is included (and works) with the B&C regulator, would not trust the PP to do the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Walt
If you have Garmin G3X you can put it in the data...

If you have Garmin G3X you can put it in the data bar field:

CLG - Climb Gradient Current climb gradient (climb rate divided by
groundspeed) in percent.

CLM - Climb Gradient (ALT/NM) Current climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,302
Posted By Walt
I recently swapped my Hartzell BA for an MT which...

I recently swapped my Hartzell BA for an MT which saved about 8 lbs, changed my BU alt from B&C to Monkworkz cut 3 lbs, changed BU battery from PC310 to TCW cut 3 more lbs.

I also raised my GW to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By Walt
Check the CGR30 install manual for many options...

Check the CGR30 install manual for many options for installation of the FT60.

"D. The flow transducer must be mounted so the wires exiting the transducer are pointing up, or the cap with five bolts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By Walt
Generally, the recommended location is between...

Generally, the recommended location is between the servo and fuel distribution manifold (spider). Not sure where yours is located from your post.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By Walt
Steve is ďthe Garmin peopleĒ !

Steve is ďthe Garmin peopleĒ !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Walt
I leave the lower on and just tie it so itís away...

I leave the lower on and just tie it so itís away from spinner.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By Walt
The G5 uses a CAN bus for this data which...

The G5 uses a CAN bus for this data which requires the use of a GAD29 ARINC converter, the G5 has no 429 inputs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,830
Posted By Walt
16-18 ft/lbs is the correct #. I safety customers...

16-18 ft/lbs is the correct #.
I safety customers filters so they don't freak out, but not my own. :eek:
I suspect some folks may not want to publicize their use of 'non-standard' practices, however...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-06-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By Walt
Grove also offers a tubeless wheel with an...

Grove also offers a tubeless wheel with an improved axle design.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By Walt
I run basically the same Weldon pump but mounted...

I run basically the same Weldon pump but mounted in the cabin due to heat concerns, even with a purge valve I didn't feel comfortable with the pump FWF.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Walt
As far as I know this old "white paper" procedure...

As far as I know this old "white paper" procedure still applies to units that do not have a "test' function.

https://dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/Dynon_Pitot_Static_Test_White_Paper-Rev_B.pdf
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Walt
RV6...

RV6 Before:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hood-Panel/i-cR5MVQF/0/2da97d18/L/IMG_0641-L.jpg

After:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hood-Panel/i-258C3bx/0/81003522/L/IMG_0631%20%282%29-L.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By Walt
Recently replaced a carb on customers aircraft,...

Recently replaced a carb on customers aircraft, rebuilt sourced from McFarlane direct from Marvel, looked like a brand-new unit and functioned perfectly out of the box.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By Walt
SOLD TruTrak GX AP and servos

Made to work with the G3X but I believe it will work just a well without.
$500...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-02-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Walt
I've been an EI fan for a long time, I've gone...

I've been an EI fan for a long time, I've gone from having all their separates, then the MVP50 and now the CGR30P, all have been trouble free and still have all the original sensors.
Quality product...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Walt
In case anyone cares, my P-S test box accuracy is...

In case anyone cares, my P-S test box accuracy is .2k@100 and .1k@200
Pretty hard to get that with a tape measure :D

Of course, most EFIS's don't have a way to calibrate airspeed anyway.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Walt
The calibration process for the G5 must be done...

The calibration process for the G5 must be done with a precision test box at 0/10k/20k altitudes. No shortcuts.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-26-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Walt
Grove and Beringer both have tubeless nose wheel...

Grove and Beringer both have tubeless nose wheel assemblies available which allows you to ditch the POS tubes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By Walt
The old fabric covered aircraft wire (I still...

The old fabric covered aircraft wire (I still have some from the old days which I still use for my 'B' lead) generally had a much higher strand count and was very flexible, similar to welding cable...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By Walt
You need Tubeless tires for the Beringers.

You need Tubeless tires for the Beringers.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,585
Posted By Walt
Looks like a rather large gauge cable, the larger...

Looks like a rather large gauge cable, the larger the cable the stiffer it is.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By Walt
Put me in the camp of enjoying more power today...

Put me in the camp of enjoying more power today with 9.6 and mags.
I'll worry about 100LL going away later (they were saying the same thing 20yrs ago).
At this point I'll probably be gone from this...
Forum: GPS 06-20-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Walt
Cam is most likely hitting the panel cutout, run...

Cam is most likely hitting the panel cutout, run into this all the time, itís caused by improper tray mounting.
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Walt
Yep what he said, GAE with G3X just makes things...

Yep what he said, GAE with G3X just makes things harder and is another source of error.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Walt
Hmmm, don't think ECI even made 390 cylinders?

Hmmm, don't think ECI even made 390 cylinders?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Walt
You may not even be able to purchase the extra...

You may not even be able to purchase the extra rack/connectors/config module.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,836
Posted By Walt
Danny king has a GDU470 mounted on the back of...

Danny king has a GDU470 mounted on the back of pilot seat in his 8
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By Walt
Find a new tech counselor, that sounds nuts to me...

Find a new tech counselor, that sounds nuts to me :eek:
(not sure how one would even go about leaving all bolts loose and torquing at the end). Crazy.
Forum: COMM 06-13-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By Walt
Never seen that, I think it boots back up to...

Never seen that, I think it boots back up to whatever was selected at shutdown.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Walt
Do you have a touch or non-touch...

Do you have a touch or non-touch system?
Generally the BU bat does not power the ARINC box, it comes up the same time as power is supplied to the 650/750, never seen that error but I alway wait for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Walt
Nice shelf, if you ever have to crawl in the rear...

Nice shelf, if you ever have to crawl in the rear fuse though (static system leak to come to mind) it could present a problem.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By Walt
Most modern engine monitors have a...

Most modern engine monitors have a MPG/range/endurance readouts.
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