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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-27-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,787
Posted By Walt
Locking gas caps, new procedures donít do it for...

Locking gas caps, new procedures donít do it for me, Iíll just get gas somewhere else.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-27-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Walt
No Moolia T shirts either is the worst part, I...

No Moolia T shirts either is the worst part, I get one every year :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Walt
Trust me, problems donít miraculously fix...

Trust me, problems donít miraculously fix themselves, it will be back:eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Walt
I believe you are correct if you are talking...

I believe you are correct if you are talking about a 'Generator', an alt has the field spinning.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By Walt
My guess is excessive field current thru the alt,...

My guess is excessive field current thru the alt, bad brushes maybe.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By Walt
Yea but I saved some money by not putting brakes...

Yea but I saved some money by not putting brakes on the RH side :cool:
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By Walt
FWIW, here's my Weldon mounted behind the rudder...

FWIW, here's my Weldon mounted behind the rudder pedals.
No 'Dog House' to deal with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Walt
Curious what type of balancing machine your are...

Curious what type of balancing machine your are using? I'm not really sure how an exhaust system can create a vibration at the exact same freq as the blade rate/first order vibration unless the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Walt
I'd have to agree with you, just a glutton for...

I'd have to agree with you, just a glutton for punishment I guess, the up side is I don't have to pay for yoga classes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By Walt
Or depending on your avionics choice some...

Or depending on your avionics choice some transponders provide both functions so 'In' in not req'd.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Walt
Why not call Titan and find out? James K. Ball...

Why not call Titan and find out?

James K. Ball (J.B.) 251.436.8122
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By Walt
There's no dressing out big dings or cutting down...

There's no dressing out big dings or cutting down the tip on a composite blade.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,778
Posted By Walt
IMO, a GTN750xi is the best money you'll ever...

IMO, a GTN750xi is the best money you'll ever spend when it comes to panel mounted navigators. Go big or go home :D

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-dWN5CbH/0/XL/i-dWN5CbH-XL.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By Walt
Std torgue for a 3/8 AN bolt with fine threads is...

Std torgue for a 3/8 AN bolt with fine threads is 160-190" lbs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,252
Posted By Walt
Yep I know what you mean, most of my customers...

Yep I know what you mean, most of my customers have purchased their RV, some take very good care while others don't care at all. I've actually told a few folks that if they are not going to take care...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Walt
I think Tom at TSFlightlines will make you SS...

I think Tom at TSFlightlines will make you SS braided lines with #3 line and #4 fittings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Walt
P-MAG Annual/100 hr. maintenance Requirements

Posted for those folks that prefer to not read the P-MAG manual and may neglect the recommended maintenance.

Maintenance:
Annual or 100 Hr. Inspection (whichever comes first):
1. Check E-MAG web...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By Walt
Just as an FYI, the screen in the servo collects...

Just as an FYI, the screen in the servo collects debris inside the filter screen not on the outside.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure that Odyssey batteries recommends...

I'm pretty sure that Odyssey batteries recommends 14.2 to 14.5 for charging voltage.

If you go to the Technical manual they recommend 14.7 for a max charge rate.
I use 14.6 -14.7 personally at a set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Walt
Thats only on the larger 5:00x5 tire, the smaller...

Thats only on the larger 5:00x5 tire, the smaller 11:00 x5 tires use either the Desser or the new 'Deli' tire, both are good tires. Beringer recently switched to the Deli tire due to quality issues...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Walt
Risk vs reward: possible plugged breather vs a...

Risk vs reward: possible plugged breather vs a little oil on belly, pick your poison.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Walt
I 'assume' you went into the setup mode/audio...

I 'assume' you went into the setup mode/audio panel and set it to 245?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-12-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,908
Posted By Walt
Google to the...

Google to the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By Walt
If you didn't use a repair station with...

If you didn't use a repair station with pitot-static test equipment there really is no way for you complete encoder setup.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Walt
If the fan fails you will get a message to advise...

If the fan fails you will get a message to advise you of the issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By Walt
Are you sure the radio is fully inserted in the...

Are you sure the radio is fully inserted in the rack, I can't tell you how many times I've seen similar issues when the radio was not fully seated in the rack (and check that the connectors and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Walt
You try turning the prop to line up the splines?

You try turning the prop to line up the splines?
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Walt
Putting the xpdr in the back is fine, this is...

Putting the xpdr in the back is fine, this is where the coax needs to be kept to minimum length as the losses at xpdr freq's are quite high (6' cable max length is the 'norm').

As for the com,...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Walt
My 2c, put a Comdat (GPS/Com) antenna on top and...

My 2c, put a Comdat (GPS/Com) antenna on top and 2nd com on the bottom.
If you go with both coms on the bottom just hookup the interlock between com1 and 2 and it'll be fine, just keep them as far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,597
Posted By Walt
I think I'll apply for a LODA, just in case I...

I think I'll apply for a LODA, just in case I need it ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Walt
I haven't had to do this but according to the...

I haven't had to do this but according to the install manual the setup software is required:

The GMA 350/350H Configuration Tool (006-A0245-XX) and GMA 350/350H Configuration Tool Userís Guide...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-08-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By Walt
Check the Hartzell application guide, it has all...

Check the Hartzell application guide, it has all the info you need.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Walt
Yes, proper installation is the key to success. I...

Yes, proper installation is the key to success. I don't do fusible links or protect feed wires, that's what the master contactor is for.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Walt
My opinion, if the wire is short and easily...

My opinion, if the wire is short and easily routed and protected, why would you add multiple failure point(s)?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By Walt
If it's mounted between the engine driven fuel...

If it's mounted between the engine driven fuel pump and servo I would probably suspect the fuel pump.
I always mount the xdcr between the servo and spider.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Walt
Anything other than '0' on the network error is a...

Anything other than '0' on the network error is a problem, AP is usually one of the first things to drop off with a CAN bus error.
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Walt
Copied and pasted from a PMAG guru: Just the...

Copied and pasted from a PMAG guru:

Just the pMag.
- Jumper in for both parallel and angle head engines. This caps advance at 9 degrees.

All the jumper does is shift the curve, it does not cap...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Walt
If you're going to Osh you may want to stop by...

If you're going to Osh you may want to stop by the forum to catch the below presentation, basically everything you always wanted to know about PMAGS/Ignitions:

Aircraft Ignition Basics
Thu, Jul 29,...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Walt
And just an FYI from the PMAG IM on this topic (I...

And just an FYI from the PMAG IM on this topic (I know most people don't like to read manuals):

E-MAG has NOT tested the myriad of fuel, compression, and engine configurations, and cannot prescribe...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Walt
And how did you go about setting that max...

And how did you go about setting that max advance, did you use the EI commander, pmag EICAD program or just retard 5deg on install with jumper in?

PS: If anyone has questions about pmag setup our...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Walt
Personally not a fan of pmags on the angle valve...

Personally not a fan of pmags on the angle valve engines, which includes the 390, due to the aggressive advance.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-30-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Walt
And remove/disconnect any USB chargers...

And remove/disconnect any USB chargers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By Walt
I've always used Sandisc standard or ultra 16 or...

I've always used Sandisc standard or ultra 16 or 32G with no issues.
Be very careful removing/installing, use a very gentle touch, if it doesn't slip in easy stop, somethings wrong.
And do not add...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,617
Posted By Walt
And just to add a bit more to it, no...

And just to add a bit more to it, no prop/spinner/mounting system is exactly like any other for example a FP prop vs a CS and a million other variables.

Most pro balancers like the Microvib I use...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,617
Posted By Walt
FWIW, I split locations in 98% of my balance...

FWIW, I split locations in 98% of my balance jobs, unless you get extremely lucky and happen to have an existing hole in the location you need, splitting wts gives you the ability to move things...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Walt
I prefer the fine wire's REM38S however the new...

I prefer the fine wire's REM38S however the new prices are getting a bit out of hand, maybe on sale at Osh.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-27-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By Walt
I've seen lots of migrated pins, retainers are a...

I've seen lots of migrated pins, retainers are a good idea especially over the battery.
That situation could have been much worse. A boot on leads also helps prevent this from happening.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Walt
That's all fine and good... for you and your...

That's all fine and good... for you and your aircraft.

I suggest you stop telling folks that based on your "research" doing it your way is the correct way and basically the folks at Garmin don't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,908
Posted By Walt
I've heard of counterfeit plugs being sold on...

I've heard of counterfeit plugs being sold on ebay, just a heads up.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Walt
I suggest you contact Bob Archer and see if he...

I suggest you contact Bob Archer and see if he agrees with your implication that his rather ancient article, where he talks about hand held GPS and the likes of Loran, would apply to the installation...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Walt
I guess you'd be willing to bet you life on that...

I guess you'd be willing to bet you life on that because that's exactly what you're doing, and advising others to do the same is irresponsible, or perhaps you think you know more than the...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Walt
Looks cool, I'm sure removing the floor...

Looks cool, I'm sure removing the floor pans/center panels/fuel filter will be a joy come inspection time :eek:
All these great mods make maintenance much more difficult, which often translates to it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By Walt
Beringer has switched the 11:00x4-5 tires to the...

Beringer has switched the 11:00x4-5 tires to the Deli brand, when I spoke to them about the change they indicated that they also got fed up with the quality of the tires they were using...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-22-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,378
Posted By Walt
I've had/been using the same Thermarest for the...

I've had/been using the same Thermarest for the last 25 years at least, used to go camping with the kids a bunch, they're all grown now so but the same ones still have worked perfect at osh for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,666
Posted By Walt
I and my brother (with my recommendation) ran LS...

I and my brother (with my recommendation) ran LS plasma II and III, I ran dual systems for a while.
We both had multiple box failures over the years. The last straw for me is when Klaus was unable to...
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Walt
They do make break-out...

They do make break-out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Walt
Yes it is legal...

Yes it is legal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Walt
You need a 232 connection btwn G3X/GTN with...

You need a 232 connection btwn G3X/GTN with Connext to transfer flt plans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwXrA1RzqPc
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By Walt
Agree, looks like coarse thread bolt with MS fine...

Agree, looks like coarse thread bolt with MS fine thread nut, stripped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Walt
If you're using the Skytec lightweight PM starter...

If you're using the Skytec lightweight PM starter that is likely the problem as they draw huge amounts of current compared to a wire wound starter like the B&C or Skytel NL.
As a data point: I have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Walt
Not Garmin but I can assure you win 10...

Not Garmin but I can assure you win 10 works.

Steve/aka Longeze already mentioned it will work, Steve is "the" Garmin Guru.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Walt
Don't disagree, it would appear I will have to be...

Don't disagree, it would appear I will have to be more careful during "setup" with the Dynon systems, however it's practically impossible to have zero airspeed/alt excursions during initial setup...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Walt
I'm the guy that did the P-S test, I've done...

I'm the guy that did the P-S test, I've done plenty of Dynon's, all run in test mode except for the minor adjustment for alt offset to get '0' altitude within limits (you can't do the offset in test...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Walt
Maybe Garmin doesn't want to deal with another...

Maybe Garmin doesn't want to deal with another thread on VAF: "How do I load the software on my GTX transponder" :D
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