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Forum: Safety 04-16-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,281
Posted By jliltd
2006 Aviat Husky with the Lycoming 200hp...

2006 Aviat Husky with the Lycoming 200hp angle-valve IO-360-A1D6 engine. Unlike the standard 180hp engine, when a Husky has the 200hp engine it gets a cowl flap. This bolt was one of two cowl-flap...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,281
Posted By jliltd
"certified" = "type certified". I was lazy and...

"certified" = "type certified". I was lazy and imprecise.
Forum: Safety 04-15-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,281
Posted By jliltd
Here is one I found..... In a certified airframe...

Here is one I found..... In a certified airframe no less. At least the cotter pin was in good shape.

https://i.imgur.com/hRtBh7r.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By jliltd
Here you go (better late than...

Here you go (better late than never):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RF-tray-connector-for-Bendix-King-ICOM-Narco-Better-than-TED-or-Deklin/124272842990
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By jliltd
For manual installation of switches / breakers I...

For manual installation of switches / breakers I just drill a round hole for the anti-rotation washer's tab instead of trying to make the square tab-sized hole. I can usually hide the hole under a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,602
Posted By jliltd
David, In my RV-3 any toggle switch along the...

David,

In my RV-3 any toggle switch along the bottom of the panel was primed for being inadvertently bumped while moving my hands around the cockpit. I had similar panel control placement such as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,989
Posted By jliltd
Your friend must be an aircraft dealer or sells...

Your friend must be an aircraft dealer or sells aircraft as part of his regular course of business. If your friend isn't an aircraft dealer or doesn't make a business of flipping airplanes then he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By jliltd
you are asking for opinions so you will get...

you are asking for opinions so you will get some.

For a ready to go out of the box installation I prefer Aero LEDs. They are lower profile and seem to be less prone to damage compared to the Whelen...
Forum: ADS-B 03-23-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By jliltd
If you are equipped with approved ADS-B out via...

If you are equipped with approved ADS-B out via 1090ES or UAT without anonymous enabled you can very well ask the FAA not to share your information but that doesn't mean squat due to the hobbyist and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,238
Posted By jliltd
Here is another vote for Deutsch connectors. I...

Here is another vote for Deutsch connectors. I use DTMs for singal and lower amp connections and DT's for larger gauge wires. It's easy to remember. If there is an M in the model it is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By jliltd
Thanks, Walt. I went and changed my settings to...

Thanks, Walt. I went and changed my settings to match yours. Seems to help. However, I found one issue with the dedicated backlight dimmer. The Bus input voltage provided by the dimmer starts at...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By jliltd
Great questions indeed and they highlight a true...

Great questions indeed and they highlight a true concern. If your ADS-B "out" solution is 1090 ES based then the aircraft owner's information is freely and readily available to all comers. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By jliltd
Interesting discussion. With a vertical oil...

Interesting discussion. With a vertical oil filter (90 degree adapter with filter mating surface on the bottom) wouldn't the filter drain down on its own overnight after shutdown? Or is there a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By jliltd
Every time I have played with my external dimmer...

Every time I have played with my external dimmer pot during daylight my G3X screen intantly goes so dim it is effectively blacked out where I cannot see anything. Not just gradually but...
Forum: COMM 03-18-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By jliltd
Sounds like you can't go wrong with the Trig. The...

Sounds like you can't go wrong with the Trig. The company itself is very innovative and smart. The equipment is well made, robust and simple to operate. And their support is excellent. In the USA...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By jliltd
I bought one of these compact oil filter drain...

I bought one of these compact oil filter drain funnels designed specifically for aircraft filters from fellow VAF'r Steve Melton (rvplasticparts.com) and couldn't be happier. Everybody in the shop...
Forum: COMM 03-18-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By jliltd
I have two aircraft with TY91's (the round...

I have two aircraft with TY91's (the round radio). Trig transceivers are fantastic radios that just work and simple to use. The built-in intercom in the TY91 is "okay" but personally I would always...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,625
Posted By jliltd
I am with Ironflight and others. Go with...

I am with Ironflight and others. Go with Michelin Air Stops. I was an ardent Leak Guard user until their quality went to ****. The Leak Guard Butyl tubes have gotten weak at the mold lines. True...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By jliltd
Not a good idea. The ants are attracted to the...

Not a good idea. The ants are attracted to the Ozone created by the circuit boards in the GPS and other avionics.....

https://i.imgur.com/M0CLWnt.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By jliltd
Unless you already have the data on a different...

Unless you already have the data on a different device, I would encourage a GAD 13 for the G5 install in addition to your GMU 11 and GAD 29. The GAD 13 is the OAT CAN Bus interface that adds density...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-10-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 1,137,804
Posted By jliltd
You're going to love it. I saw the advertisement...

You're going to love it. I saw the advertisement for that bird and it didn't last long. There is a reason.

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By jliltd
On a stand-alone G5 install you will like the GMU...

On a stand-alone G5 install you will like the GMU 11 and GAD 13 combo with the G5 as it gives wind speed and vectors at your altitude, and the GAD 13 will also provide density altitude and TAS. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,685
Posted By jliltd
I wouldn't consider the wing removal feature of...

I wouldn't consider the wing removal feature of the RV-12 a big deal. I have owned folding-wing trailerable EABs and quick wing removal aircraft. It is great marketing schtick but at the end of the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,778
Posted By jliltd
To clarify some of the terminology. The Garmin...

To clarify some of the terminology. The Garmin GDL 82 comes with a female Type B USB dongle that is part of the connector kit that gets pinned into the DSUB connector at time of installation. It...
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,778
Posted By jliltd
Yep. I had to change computer USB cables. The...

Yep. I had to change computer USB cables. The one I grabbed out of my schlock box wasn't good enough. It did the exact same thing over and over so naturally I took apart the whole airplane panel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,238
Posted By jliltd
Back on topic, it only makes sense that...

Back on topic, it only makes sense that equivalent materials with more pigment are less susceptible to ultraviolet breakdown (as a rule). This is the same reason sunlight-rated tie wraps are black...
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By jliltd
Steve might be on to something with the quality...

Steve might be on to something with the quality of GPS position. I try to get an external antenna involved when there is an aera linked to a GDL 5X or GDL 39. And when I do I always use an antenna...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,696
Posted By jliltd
Great news on the troubleshooting and support. I...

Great news on the troubleshooting and support. I was surprised by the auto-trim runaway because I know Garmin has the system programmed to disconnect trim servo if it runs more than a couple of...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By jliltd
I have 3 aera 660's talking to GDL 52's in three...

I have 3 aera 660's talking to GDL 52's in three different airplanes (and also helped set one up with an aera 760 in a Bird Dog and a yet another with an aera 796 in a Mooney). No trouble with false...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By jliltd
I have put on a lot of LED strobes/position...

I have put on a lot of LED strobes/position lights. For an out of the box product I prefer AeroLED product over Whelen mainly due to aesthetics and the great company dedicated to aircraft product...
Forum: COMM 02-06-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By jliltd
With two coms like that (and a VOR identify...

With two coms like that (and a VOR identify function) you really need an external audio panel. Yes, there are work-arounds that provide acceptable alternatives but they are DIY projects so if you go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By jliltd
AV-30 is a very easy install. I have put them in...

AV-30 is a very easy install. I have put them in an RV-3B, Aviat Husky and Cessna Bird Dog. The connector comes pre-wired with about a 3' harness with the function of each laser printed on the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,051
Posted By jliltd
1. uAvionix Echo UAT with SkyFX-EXT integral...

1. uAvionix Echo UAT with SkyFX-EXT integral GPS/Antenna (in and out and cheapest price)

2. Garmin GDL 82 UAT (excellent performance but a couple of hundred $ more than the Echo)
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By jliltd
I think you will be very happy with the AV-30. ...

I think you will be very happy with the AV-30. They work very well and are pleasant to look at. Make sure to add the OAT option.

My only change would be using an aera 760 in lieu of the iPad for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By jliltd
Having flown both, and troubleshooted the Dynon,...

Having flown both, and troubleshooted the Dynon, I vastly prefer the GTR 200B. Perhaps things have changed in the last 18 months but the Dynon com was really flakey two years ago and Dynon had a...
Forum: Tools 01-21-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By jliltd
I have an Aerocreeper. At time of order I...

I have an Aerocreeper. At time of order I upgraded the casters to 3" hard surface versions. That was a mistake because they work "too good" and the silly thing won't stay still and glides across...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,725
Posted By jliltd
I put a SureFly on an angle-valve IO-360 and set...

I put a SureFly on an angle-valve IO-360 and set it up for fixed-timing at the listed 25*. No manifold pressure line attached. The reason for this was after communicating with experienced people in...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,859
Posted By jliltd
That is an impressively clean and pleasing...

That is an impressively clean and pleasing cockpit. Love the panel. It doesn't look forced like a lot of tandem cockpits with just too much stuff. Even though it has all the goodies. Nice simple...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,355
Posted By jliltd
Are the connector kits and configuration module...

Are the connector kits and configuration module between the original GTNs and the new GTN xi versions exactly the same? I think the answer is "yes" but don't like surprises.

I have a GTN 750 new in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,710
Posted By jliltd
I would be looking for some lime rinds and empty...

I would be looking for some lime rinds and empty tequila bottles....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By jliltd
Great resource for the fundamentals. I would...

Great resource for the fundamentals. I would suggest that article gets updated to modern times addressing digital data bus wiring, LED lighting (noisy) and magnetometer shielding issues.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,678
Posted By jliltd
I like it just the way it is. You obviously did...

I like it just the way it is. You obviously did a lot of research. I prefer a G5 backup over a dual GSU 25 LRU's. I happen to have dual GSU 25's and no G5 and I am definitely going to add a G5...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By jliltd
The probe chassis needs to be electrically bonded...

The probe chassis needs to be electrically bonded to the airframe and is the point of the instructions calling for clean contact with the skin. The built-in bonding jumper is a belts and suspenders...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By jliltd
Wow. I hope the first shop wasn't a Garmin...

Wow. I hope the first shop wasn't a Garmin dealer. That's avionics data bus 101 to wire serial signal wires per the manual.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,623
Posted By jliltd
This is a photo of what a Squadron Pro with the...

This is a photo of what a Squadron Pro with the two different type of LED lenses as a single combo light looks like. The top two elements are spot and the bottom two have vertical fresnel-type...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By jliltd
This is the best way to do LED strobes. I also...

This is the best way to do LED strobes. I also do it with remote magnetometers. Shielded cable in both cases.
Forum: ADS-B 01-12-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,343
Posted By jliltd
The opt-out you mention is simply for public...

The opt-out you mention is simply for public systems but does not apply to private tracking companies like FlightAware, other private sites or individuals with ground receivers. Your airplane is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By jliltd
Vessel JIS screw drivers are the bomb. I love...

Vessel JIS screw drivers are the bomb. I love JIS and almost can't stand using a legacy Philips bit any more. My favorite JIS is the ball-grip ended Vessel. Every time I go to my tool box for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By jliltd
On the smaller gauge wires you strip twice the...

On the smaller gauge wires you strip twice the needed length and then double them over making the bare stripped portion thicker and fit them into a 18 or 20 gauge pin or socket. On the crimper set...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,343
Posted By jliltd
If you mean by "old" non-ADS-B transponder = Mode...

If you mean by "old" non-ADS-B transponder = Mode S transponder, then sure. Mode S is always gives out your N number. Always has. Even if squawking VFR. Legacy Mode C does not ever give out your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By jliltd
Also, if you are worried about heat shrinking the...

Also, if you are worried about heat shrinking the connection which makes it hard to disconnect, then just use the shrink tube over the connector and tie wrap each side without shrinking the tube. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,892
Posted By jliltd
Deutsch DT series. Good to 13 amps. ...

Deutsch DT series. Good to 13 amps. Spring-loaded lock. One hand release. No special tools or extractors. Environmentally sealed. If you need higher amperage then Deutsch DTP series are good...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,343
Posted By jliltd
I guess we think different down in Texas than...

I guess we think different down in Texas than y'all do up in Canada.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By jliltd
The OP shouldn't have to do that as we are...

The OP shouldn't have to do that as we are talking about the G5 as an encoder. The OP doesn't have a G3X. What you describe is for thr G3X to allow remote control of the transponder which is a...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By jliltd
The great thing about the GTR 20 (or any remote...

The great thing about the GTR 20 (or any remote LRU) is it can be installed anywhere in the airframe. I usually take into account where the antenna will be mounted and what kind of wire runs would...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,343
Posted By jliltd
Not if you have UAT "out" ADS-B with anonymous...

Not if you have UAT "out" ADS-B with anonymous mode enabled. The internal randomization of your ICAO code makes it impossible for anybody, including ATC to read your N-number. There are other ways...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By jliltd
But if I were a betting type I would bet there is...

But if I were a betting type I would bet there is a problem in the harness, configuration settings or pinning because it just doesn't make sense. If a GTX swap-out doesn't make it work then it could...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By jliltd
Pin 2 should work in lieu of Pin 19, but make...

Pin 2 should work in lieu of Pin 19, but make sure the GTX RS232 RX2 is set to ICARUS in the GTX Configuration Mode.

I have done this with half a dozen GTX 327's and have never had an issue with it....
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By jliltd
Claude, On your spreadsheet comments column (far...

Claude,
On your spreadsheet comments column (far right) why are you tying Com Audo Lo's to Mic Lo's at the PMA? Same mis-match between Com Mic Lo's and PMA Audio Lo's. Something seems amiss in the...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By jliltd
Ray, I thought the same thing originally until I...

Ray, I thought the same thing originally until I realized those green shield wires in the center of the drawing were passing through Molex connectors en route to the ultimate destinations. Basically...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By jliltd
For test probes for avonics connector pins down...

For test probes for avonics connector pins down inside the rack backplates I use thin welding rod and sharpen the end like a pencil. Then I run heat shrink down the length of it to insulate it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 520,943
Posted By jliltd
That sounds great. I bought a Prusa for Xmas and...

That sounds great. I bought a Prusa for Xmas and it just arrived in a plastic-wrapped box. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,602
Posted By jliltd
I bought the best RV-8 I could find. It was...

I bought the best RV-8 I could find. It was $125K. The receipts for parts and paint in the records added up to $40K more than I paid. Even though the builder did it all on his own, this total is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,827
Posted By jliltd
Yes. You should see pressure altitude on the GTX...

Yes. You should see pressure altitude on the GTX 327 screen as long as the G5 is powered on and configured properly with correct wiring.

GTX 327:

When you put the GTX 327 into configuration mode...
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