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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
I'm not a fan of lawsuits, but like many of you...

I'm not a fan of lawsuits, but like many of you I'm out a fair chunk of money for a new non-Superior crankshaft and installation, and it looks like Superior has gone NORDO again on this one.

Does...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Thermos
+1 on aerospace-quality LED lighting design. I...

+1 on aerospace-quality LED lighting design. I have one incandescent bulb in my airplane (and would have none if B&C would update their LR-3 regulator design :)). Whelen Orions are dead quiet, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,378
Posted By Thermos
That's beautiful work, Matt! :) Dave

That's beautiful work, Matt! :)

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Thermos
This is almost exactly what I have, the only...

This is almost exactly what I have, the only exception is that my transponder antenna is just aft of the firewall between the exhaust outlet and gear leg. I don't have as much time on my airplane as...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Thermos
I haven't been to the Pilots Cove Cafe at Sanford...

I haven't been to the Pilots Cove Cafe at Sanford (KSFM) but I hear it's good!

https://www.pilotscovecafe.com

HTH

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Thermos
Some good information on ownship ghosts in...

Some good information on ownship ghosts in ForeFlight...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Thermos
I'm not super familiar with how Stratus boxes...

I'm not super familiar with how Stratus boxes identify ownship ADS-B replies, but my guess is they don't. It's likely up to ForeFlight software to decide that a really close ADS-B target is in fact...
Forum: ADS-B 04-07-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Thermos
Very cool Dan, I was hoping you'd experiment and...

Very cool Dan, I was hoping you'd experiment and I'm glad to see your results. Your UAT transponder transmits about once a second and if it takes MGM's radar and tracking software a couple of sweeps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By Thermos
A couple of questions since my curiosity is...

A couple of questions since my curiosity is piqued... :)

Do you recall how far away the targets were when you first saw them on the display?

What ADS-B equipment are you using?

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,332
Posted By Thermos
To Dan's original question - Target tracking...

To Dan's original question -

Target tracking software on the FAA's approach radar computers runs a "fusion" algorithm to combine individual returns from primary radar, Mode 3/S transponder and ADS-B...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I just did my first coupled ILS at ASH a...

Mike,

I just did my first coupled ILS at ASH a few days ago and found I have a few things to learn about how the G3X and GTN/GPS do vertical steering on approaches. For normal VNAV, like an arrival...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Thermos
What MacCool said...best words in this thread....

What MacCool said...best words in this thread.

A little stress keeps you on the edge of your seat and that's a good place to be in any airplane.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,061
Posted By Thermos
My Air Force squadrons (31 TES/419 FLTS at...

My Air Force squadrons (31 TES/419 FLTS at Edwards) were quick to hand out callsigns. My own, Thermos, resulted from a poor wardrobe selection (plaid shirt) and overconsumption of malt beverages with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
I've already installed a replacement Lycoming...

I've already installed a replacement Lycoming crank and now that I understand Superior's plans for the proposed AMOC, I agree with the view across the pond that a reground crank would always be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-12-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 193,085
Posted By Thermos
Hey Vlad, better be careful flying around in...

Hey Vlad, better be careful flying around in those Hill AFB MOAs with a big red star on your plane! :p

Dave
Forum: Reviews 03-12-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Thermos
I just bought a PJ2 for backup comms in the RV....

I just bought a PJ2 for backup comms in the RV. Fit and finish is just a little off in some areas, although I can be pretty picky about small stuff like that. But it works fine, it's easy to use, the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Thermos
Unfortunately Garmin doesn't make transponder...

Unfortunately Garmin doesn't make transponder software updates available for user installation. It'll have to be done on the bench by an avionics shop, or if you've got a USB connector wired to your...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Thermos
G3X software updates definitely handle the G3X...

G3X software updates definitely handle the G3X system LRUs, but I'm 99.99 percent sure they don't include the GTN or transponder. Perhaps Garmin will confirm one way or another.

FWIW, the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Thermos
You might check the software versions in your G3X...

You might check the software versions in your G3X and GTX-45R. My -45R worked fine for the first two flights, then on the third flight I got a TXP FAIL (or something like it) message on the G3X. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By Thermos
What kind of primer did JPL use on the...

What kind of primer did JPL use on the helicopter?

There, it's an RV thread again...:p

ds
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,932
Posted By Thermos
+3. I have the Aithre EX 2.0 wired to one of the...

+3. I have the Aithre EX 2.0 wired to one of the analog inputs on my G3x Touch with caution and warning limits programmed to generate CAS messages. The sensor goes through a powerup self-test routine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,224
Posted By Thermos
Some suggestions -

For the Garmin crew -

A trim-in-motion audio annunciation would be helpful, especially with autotrim enabled. RV control forces are light enough that some unintended stick force could cause the...
Forum: Northeast 02-10-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,186
Posted By Thermos
Alton Bay (B18) is opening!

Good news from the frozen northeast - the Alton Bay, NH ice runway (B18) is opening this afternoon or tomorrow morning, check NOTAMS for latest info. More info on the Alton Bay FB page -


Dave
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,814
Posted By Thermos
Not to be critical, but that's not correct....

Not to be critical, but that's not correct. Adding mass to the wings, even symmetrically, will most definitely increase moment of inertia about the yaw and roll axes and will affect all the stability...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Thermos
Luca, Did you open and close/save the G3x log...

Luca,

Did you open and close/save the G3x log file in Excel before you tried uploading it to the Savvy website? I did, and even though I didn't change the file at all, the Savvy file reader wouldn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,582
Posted By Thermos
Whatever method you choose, please make sure you...

Whatever method you choose, please make sure you take into account the connector backshells and associated wires that hook to each box when you're developing your layout. I didn't, and had a few...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,195
Posted By Thermos
Miss Lily wants more dog posts too, and would...

Miss Lily wants more dog posts too, and would love to see some Vansdogforce swag!

Were looking forward to flying Pilots n Paws missions!

:)
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,195
Posted By Thermos
Quoting Warren Oates in Stripes..."lighten up,...

Quoting Warren Oates in Stripes..."lighten up, Francis!"

:p
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,743
Posted By Thermos
Thanks all for your kind words! About access in...

Thanks all for your kind words!

About access in flight, I agree 100 percent with Nick.

In almost 40 years of flying and instructing in rental airplanes, and in flying the Archer I owned for...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,949
Posted By Thermos
A side question - how many times can Nordlocks be...

A side question - how many times can Nordlocks be reused, if at all? The manufacturer's website says they can as long as some resistance is felt when removing the associated fastener. OTOH, Matco...
Forum: Reviews 01-21-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,593
Posted By Thermos
I'm using the Condor pneumatic tailwheel and fork...

I'm using the Condor pneumatic tailwheel and fork from Flyboy with Lynx tailwheel cables/springs. Can't speak to the difference between Matco and Condor, but I love the steering authority on the...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,743
Posted By Thermos
I wanted a clean, uncluttered panel and also to...

I wanted a clean, uncluttered panel and also to retain the canopy hinge release handle so Com 2 (GTR-20) and transponder (GTX-45R) went under the panel. Electrical protection is all fuses except for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Thermos
Same here. Many of the connections to the GAD-27...

Same here. Many of the connections to the GAD-27 are higher current draw items like flaps and landing lights that also go to the fuse blocks. My alternator/battery power bus feeds come in from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,447
Posted By Thermos
Thanks Steve, and I appreciate all your help and...

Thanks Steve, and I appreciate all your help and advice! :)

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,447
Posted By Thermos
Thanks Vlad! That's Newfound Lake, 1P1 and...

Thanks Vlad! That's Newfound Lake, 1P1 and Plymouth NH are 3 miles or so past the mountains at the north end of the lake.

Ice is indeed forming on Alton Bay. Still a ways to go, but we're supposed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,447
Posted By Thermos
Burned off some more of my 40 hours on Saturday...

Burned off some more of my 40 hours on Saturday and Sunday. The air in central New Hampshire was glass-smooth yesterday so it was a perfect opportunity to do some checkouts of the G3x Touch autopilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By Thermos
I had a Insight Strikefinder in the Archer I...

I had a Insight Strikefinder in the Archer I co-owned for several years, it had been installed by the previous owner. We were never able to get rid of nuisance strikes on the display that I assume...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Thermos
Hi Mickey, I installed one of...

Hi Mickey,

I installed one of these...

https://www.enginebridge.com/product/eiwifi/

In addition to controlling/programming E/PMags, it generates analog voltages for a bunch of PMag parameters like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
One RVer's experience dealing with the Superior crankshaft AD

Good words, Martin. I went through the same stages of grief, denial, resignation...it's no fun at all.

I had just scheduled my airworthiness inspection when the AD NPRM dropped. My DAR and I agreed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
That info should be in the AD NPRM docket...

That info should be in the AD NPRM docket (https://beta.regulations.gov/docket/FAA-2018-1077/document) along with the metallurgical analyses for each failed crank.

HTH

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
The applicability of ADs to E-AB aircraft is a...

The applicability of ADs to E-AB aircraft is a hot topic. Rather than reignite it I'll just say that legalities aside, an insurance company would take a justifiably hard look at paying out for an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
UPDATE - FAA published final Superior crankshaft AD today

The Superior Air Parts crankshaft AD went final today. View/download it at -

https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/A075F4B8A321D68F8625863B0064921B?OpenDocument

It becomes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Thermos
Is your GTX-23 software up to date? I had some...

Is your GTX-23 software up to date? I had some problems with my G3x Touch and GTX transponder, called Garmin and found out my transponder software was a couple of versions behind. Might be worth a...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,390
Posted By Thermos
Which shop did this work?

Several posters have mentioned knowing the shop that did this work, but are reluctant to name them. If you did, you'd help others avoid a hack job like this.

My $0.02.

Dave
Forum: Safety 11-13-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,719
Posted By Thermos
With the utmost respect, testing an ice...

With the utmost respect, testing an ice protection system can be extremely risky - you'd be jumping into a potentially (probably, really) critical flight condition just to see if the tape works. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,697
Posted By Thermos
Hey Vlad, come on back to 1P1...we'll have some...

Hey Vlad, come on back to 1P1...we'll have some chili!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,697
Posted By Thermos
Our RV flew for the first time this weekend...

Our RV flew for the first time this weekend :D

https://youtu.be/GxmjAy2emno

Big thanks to Mike Henning (RV-4, KASH) for shooting the videos!

Dave
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Thermos
Maybe a typo? "Mmt" isn't in the FAA's official...

Maybe a typo? "Mmt" isn't in the FAA's official contraction guide, but "mnt" (monitored)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Thermos
Are you using the hollow rivets (or something...

Are you using the hollow rivets (or something shaped like them) and locations for static source as specified by Van's? If not, there's a good chance that this is part or all of the problem. The plans...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By Thermos
TJ, Are your Princeton senders packaged in black...

TJ,

Are your Princeton senders packaged in black plastic boxes? If so, you’ll have to take the cover off to access the button and blinky LED.

Being the gEEk that I am, I measured the sender’s...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By Thermos
Yes, if you have the two-point senders you'll...

Yes, if you have the two-point senders you'll need to calibrate them with the tanks empty and full. You'll calibrate intermediate points through the G3x fuel calibration menu.

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Thermos
Mike, Cleaveland's back rivet set has a much...

Mike,

Cleaveland's back rivet set has a much thinner sleeve. Or you could do what I did and sand off a bit of my thick-collar rivet set sleeve so that it fits between the flange and rivet.

Hope...
Forum: APRS Tracking 09-01-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,603
Posted By Thermos
Hi Tom, When you say your j-pole doesn't seem to...

Hi Tom,

When you say your j-pole doesn't seem to work do you mean that it doesn't work at all, or that you aren't getting the APRS transmission range you expect?

Wingtip-mounted dipole antennas...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,069
Posted By Thermos
Oops. and more words

Oops.

and more words
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
AOA
Views: 9,691
Posted By Thermos
Thanks, that's good to hear. Did they happen to...

Thanks, that's good to hear. Did they happen to mention if they're doing an update for the standalone AoA Sport/Pro systems as well? Would probably mean a box or ROM swap, but I'd be interested.

Dave
Forum: COMM 07-08-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,618
Posted By Thermos
Don, I'd love to hear more about how this works...

Don,

I'd love to hear more about how this works for you. Been thinking about a little airborne-mobile operation myself...but gotta get airborne first!

73

Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,071
Posted By Thermos
Compensating for gear leg fairing twist?

Fellow VAFers -

I carefully followed the directions for eliminating twist in my gear leg fairings, but as I work through aligning the left fairing it appears that I still have a little twist - maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
Good evening JP, Unfortunately, I don't have any...

Good evening JP,

Unfortunately, I don't have any better information...sorry! I know it's frustrating. This has been going on for months now and I decided to forge ahead on my own path.

Happy to...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,294
Posted By Thermos
That's a great deal even with the wifi dongle....

That's a great deal even with the wifi dongle. Thanks for mentioning it, I just placed an order!

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,019
Posted By Thermos
Ron, I've lived your spectrum pain most of my...

Ron,

I've lived your spectrum pain most of my USAF military/civilian engineering career. Getting any frequency assignment, let alone one in the VHF AM Air band, requires hugely bureaucratic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Thermos
Dean, Not sure if you're still in Mass, if you...

Dean,

Not sure if you're still in Mass, if you are (or even if you aren't) try Joe Edmunds at Coastal Milling Works in Medford MA - http://www.coastalmillingworks.com.

I'm sure Joe would be happy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 141,224
Posted By Thermos
Anthony, You should be able to do that right now...

Anthony,

You should be able to do that right now with the G3x Touch, just get a Ray Allen position sender -

http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/indsens.html

Find a good place to mount it,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,445
Posted By Thermos
Last week I emailed Bill Ross at Superior, spoke...

Last week I emailed Bill Ross at Superior, spoke with the FAA's engineer and called AOPA as well.

Nothing new from Superior - they disagree with the AD and Bill says they're working with the FAA....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Thermos
Thank the 99s...

...they paint compass roses all over the country! Perhaps one of the airports on this page is close to you -

http://colorado99s.org/airmarking.aspx

HTH

Dave
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