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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Flyingleap
KT76 vs KT76A

I hope this problem is not related to the "OLD" KT76 with a million "one shots" in the design. The KT76A is "micro" driven. All "76"'s should have been junked by now, right? John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By Flyingleap
Small Particles

Bob, Those little black "bits" are so small from the underground tanks
they will go through the "filter" of the tank, the aircraft gascolator just fine ( it's just a screen), the fuel pump...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By Flyingleap
Small Black Particles

Paul is right!! A few (10) years back I found the same in my "tester" and started to make the FBO aware of the problem. Also, no additional fuel was purchased from that FBO(home base at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By Flyingleap
Hmmmm

What's the OVP doing when all of this is going on?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By Flyingleap
Tempest Plugs

Every annual I check the resistance of my plugs. Never let them go over 2000 ohms.
BTW... I have had one in ten new Tempest plugs (after maybe 50 hrs ) show "open". I think they have fixed the...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,666
Posted By Flyingleap
Garmin 430

Bob, I was told by a Garmin Rep at OSH there was 130K model 430/530's out there worldwide ( read, there is money in this line ). He also said it would be a long time before they ever stop...
Forum: COMM 11-29-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By Flyingleap
Out of the Box....

The avionics shop checked the antennas, 2:1, avidyne 440 units , two of them installed.
What I know about Avidyne is not a lot, but, they get real hot.
At OSH and Sun/Fun I could not keep my hand...
Forum: ADS-B 10-01-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,035
Posted By Flyingleap
Same here!!

I have a GTX327 and GDL82 . The same ATC claim of two targets in the same position after changing code from 1200 to ATC request. This has happened twice this month.... John
Forum: Midwest 08-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By Flyingleap
Louisville!!

Pete, Great choice, lived there almost 7 years. Churchill Downs has a great museum. My pic for bourbon is "Makers", a great tour, call ahead....their
production line is a hoot....
Go to Louisville...
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,011
Posted By Flyingleap
Baro Bad?

Jim, This a a little out of the box thinking but, your baro is from another pin of the transponder. In other words it comes from the processor to the output.
May be overloaded from a mass of...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,764
Posted By Flyingleap
Life limit ?

Jeff, I'm close to boarding the same boat you are in. My brother had over 16,000hrs(no airline), was flying a Falcon until he was 74 (ready to renew) and told by insurance they could not insure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flyingleap
Is it a bad case?

I was told by Divco they could repair and certify a case with a big hole in it
as long as you had all the pieces. What are the chances of finding all of them !!

The other good thing about Divco and...
Forum: ADS-B 05-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,613
Posted By Flyingleap
Garmin 330 and GDL82

A Garmin 330 as installed will not work with a GDL82 as the 330 is
Mode S. Had the same problem and installed a Garmin 327 transponder.
John
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Flyingleap
Hope this helps a little

https://www.steinair.com/product/9-pin-female-dsub-connector/

http://lane-pilot.com/AMP-91285-1-pin-insertionextraction-kit-for-DSUBs_p_21.html

http://lane-pilot.com/DSUB-machined-socket-contacts-St...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By Flyingleap
OK, I'm poking....I'm way out in left field here....

OK, I'm poking....I'm way out in left field here. Whirl Wind Aviation 74RV prop gov , vibration, maybe high oil pressure (first flight?), IO375, adjust oil pressure spring down so it is, maybe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
Posted By Flyingleap
Belly Mount

Everything Charlie and Mark X 2. As soon as he said "belly mount" my eyes perked up. Don't think I've ever seen better than 4 to 1 SWR on a Comant
bent whip ( the kind that is parallel to the fuse...
Forum: ADS-B 02-28-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,205
Posted By Flyingleap
Trust but verify

You know, the GDL82 is in series with the data stream from the transponder
and ATC asks for a "ID" and the GDL82 sees that you pushed "ID" and sends
the ICAO address just for a few seconds. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,464
Posted By Flyingleap
Air Certif

A few years ago I looked at my Airworthiness certificate and it was
"falling apart" . The FAA had to "see" the airplane ( I think it had to be in license too ) before he would give me a "reissue"...
Forum: ADS-B 02-24-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,205
Posted By Flyingleap
Ground Radar or ADSB

Yep, you have better equipment...

Chicago Midway:
- ASDE-X IN USE. OPERATE TRANSPONDERS WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING MODE AND ADS-B (IF EQUIPPED) ENABLED ON ALL AIRPORT SURFACES.

I always "thought" all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,464
Posted By Flyingleap
Tell us about it....

My wife is upstairs so she can't hear me typing .. I'm not allowed to
bring home another broken puppy, but, I have a 0 SMOH O360 wide deck
sitting in my garage for an RV (or ?) annnnd my wife...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,105
Posted By Flyingleap
Coax to L-Band Transponder

Bob, I did call Garmin regarding the length of the 400 coax cable from the GDL82 and the required L-Band transponder antenna. They said "as short as possible". I told them I was putting the...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,891
Posted By Flyingleap
Garmin 330

That's right "MODE C" , not "MODE S". The Model GDL82 will not
work with a Garmin 330 (also 33). John
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,154
Posted By Flyingleap
PP Alt Mod....

A bit off the subject but... I was given a PP ALT with a bad internal regulator.
Took it apart and it looks like you can take out the reg and hook up an external regulator to the internal field....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,831
Posted By Flyingleap
Very very sad news

Jon used to ride his bike around the airport, and stop to talk. I just can't believe it. Will really miss him. As you fly West Jon do a roll for me......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By Flyingleap
Jesse

I'll second that! Jesse is like the FBI, did a pre/pre buy for me. He'll tell you everything about the bird but YOU still have to make the decision.
The first person I'd call.....John
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-11-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By Flyingleap
Piper External Power

Rich,
My Piper plug (center) is wired to a contactor (master solenoid type) along with a connection to one terminal of the its coil. The other terminal of the coil is wired to a diode(pos) then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,856
Posted By Flyingleap
Had one too...

I just had an open on a tempest too. Champion had the worst problem for this
in my opinion. Also, I can't take the plug apart like the "tech" did.
I do like Tempest so lets see if this gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By Flyingleap
Short lived gaskets

Was talking with a engine builder last year (does about 8 to 10 Lycomings a month). He said intake gaskets have the asbestos removed which shortens their life. The problem was actually found by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,116
Posted By Flyingleap
Bead breaker...

Bud and Vic.... Yep, that's what I bought too. Works pwerfect, except for
spelling errors.
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,113
Posted By Flyingleap
Insurance

RV9otter, I thought the same as you about just getting the BasicMed even though there is still time left on third class but don't know how some insurance will handle the new reg. And the CFI/PIC...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,141
Posted By Flyingleap
Pull it !

I've seen enough. Pull the cylinder before more potential damage can occur.
Cut the filter, look for metal, pull the bottom screen for the bug chunks, and look at the cam, lifters.....now. If I saw...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By Flyingleap
Yes it is !!

Bob,
Yes, I have always said the airplane is trying to kill me and the more
experimental it is the easier it becomes.

Remember, three things will kill you....... John
Forum: ADS-B 03-23-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,750
Posted By Flyingleap
Need one too..

I'm also interested in 345 manual too. The 345 is not a plug and play for the 330ES but a look at the complexity of the install might be of help.
John
Forum: ADS-B 03-13-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,141
Posted By Flyingleap
Cable?

Garmin says 8.8ft RG400 max and 1.5db max loss. You had a G327, now G330ES. RG304 for a 12.5ft cable, RG393 for 17ft length and 1.5db loss.
They do say "must not exceed"... could this yield an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,314
Posted By Flyingleap
Bent Whip Comant

Nick, Never had much luck with a bent whip for SWR. If it's on the belly
and a tail dragger the SWR was about 4.5 on a Bird, when working.
An RV friend asked for his to be checked and got the same...
Forum: COMM 01-24-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,303
Posted By Flyingleap
KX155A

Yes, I have a KX155A that has a good display(not LCD) so it may never match up in connections? This one I bought has a transmit/receive problem and I just don't want to work on it due to the surface...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 83,273
Posted By Flyingleap
Test circuit...

Mike, Nice test rig. Add a load like a battery with a very low
internal impedance and a current pulse at TP2 to exceed the output current
rating of the regulator that goes to the battery. These...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By Flyingleap
Easy Peasy...maybe

Brad, if you need a bench setup, I have one, loan it to you for the KX155. Need a power supply, battery. Put it on the bench, power it up, blanket in hand, warm it up, frezzee mist in the other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,102
Posted By Flyingleap
O470....

Ahhh Bill.. The sweet sound of that O470 on our Cessna 180 was music to my ears. Fly it anywhere, even to farm pastures. Then one day my brother was heading for Dallas, mid route, BOOM, number six...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,102
Posted By Flyingleap
Tapping....

I couldn't help but notice the "11 STOH". WAG, but could the person who took
the cly's off just happen to remove one of the pushrods with the little "cap"
that mates the hydraulic unit to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By Flyingleap
Sidetone...

Answer: No
"Apply a standard mic input signal. Measure com audio out and while transmitting, verify sidetone is 1.4Vrms +/- 0.2Vrms"
Standard mic input is 70% mod. I believe...
John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,444
Posted By Flyingleap
Smell...and mice

OdorXit is the best for the smell. Had many mice in my Glasair wings. No major damage but the smell was overwhelming. OdorXit was the only thing that worked. John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By Flyingleap
Cage for ball

I have a O360-A4M. About two years ago an engine start showed zero oil pressure, shut it down. IA brought out his mechanical gage, attached to front of engine, yep zero. As I started to remove...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By Flyingleap
SD-8 STANDBY

Vic, you are right about the "standby" alternator SD-8. I had them on all three of my Pitts S1's as the only alternator. B&C makes a great product, never failed ever, but it is not an alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,483
Posted By Flyingleap
KTSO

Used to live in that general area. Great food and pies. Also, there is a upscale restaurant that requires a walk through the woods(1/4 mile or so). The problem is I never did take the walk so have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Flyingleap
Starter?

Yep, a Dynon might not like the kickback voltage along with if there
was a loose connection on the shunt with full 14 volts applied to input.
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Flyingleap
Starter?

Greg Does your shunt happen to measure the starter current too? Always wanted to know the inrush at initial rotation. Have heard anywhere from 400Amps to 150Amps.. John
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,213
Posted By Flyingleap
Linear...

Does this mean we have to go back to the "7805" linear regulators instead
of the switchers just to keep noise out of our comms?

John
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,461
Posted By Flyingleap
24V protection?

I have a Cherokee too. I don't think there is any way to protect the power plug input for a 24V. power cart. It pulls the relay, the diode to the master pulls the external relay, 24V applid...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-11-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,863
Posted By Flyingleap
Garmin 430 non waas

Todd,
There was something interesting in my log books about the 430 Nonwaas
installation I have that got my attention " The GPS system is supplemented by standard VOR/DME navigation for this...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,185
Posted By Flyingleap
This has been truly helpful

J.F. I think you have this in a nutshell.

I have to decide whether I want to pay for "W" and get WAAS approachs. Over the last five years the airports I pick in cross countries must have (weather...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,185
Posted By Flyingleap
My Bad !

Paul, Yes I should not have confused the issue with /G. My old 430, which I have delayed in upgrading ($3600) would give me a better unit (430W) , still plug compatible too. It is also required ...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,185
Posted By Flyingleap
/G

OK J.F. I have an old GNS430 and a Garmin 330 . My problem is to make
it both 2020 compliant and have /G.(have that now) The cost is $3600 to convert the 430 to WAAS and $1200 to convert the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,185
Posted By Flyingleap
The bottom line...

The new Garmin 335 is not much more than a Garmin 330ES, just a little cheaper.
It gets rid of all the wires in my cockpit(floating around) from the portable GPS
bluetooth to the Ipad. Is the 345...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 32,185
Posted By Flyingleap
Garmin 330

Please correct me if I'm wrong but the GTX330 or 330ES does not slide into
a GTX327. The tray is longer on a 330 and the plugs are different ( I think).
Might be a good idea to buy a new encoder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,248
Posted By Flyingleap
Audio Impedance

Those lines should be a 600 ohm impedance(resistance so to speak). You have a glass ship, nice static builder (like mine will be), hard to get rid of now (wicks), like you said. If it were me I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,248
Posted By Flyingleap
Audio....

This sounds more like a low level audio problem than a UHF signal problem.
Do you have static wicks? I may be way off here but you said it's "static".
Does that mean audio noise? Just a WAG....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,672
Posted By Flyingleap
Pillow blocks

That adapter takes the little pillow blocks for pulses of the engine and prop
combination, as has been said. My 69 Cherokee 180 has them. I'm not sure it cured the mag failure problems, five mags...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,970
Posted By Flyingleap
8130 Tags

When I send a cyl off to be overhauled by a FAA approved shop and have them
put the rings on, install in cyl, sign it off, pay a small fee, it's done. They do it
all day long. This has to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,181
Posted By Flyingleap
Haigh tail wheel weight

I remember years ago several guys would put 5 lb weights on the tail wheel
rod attachment(Pitts S1S). They said it would improve presentation on the snap. I never tried it because I thought the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Flyingleap
Nevermind.......wrong....not the op with a piper

Nevermind.......wrong....not the op with a piper
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By Flyingleap
I see you have a Piper

If it's the problem with the piper than you have no way of knowing if the alternator is on line or failed unless you seee the amp gauge at zero. When an alternator fails and battery starts lower, ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,980
Posted By Flyingleap
Shear?

Pierre Do you know if the PlanePower 30A 13.6V Alt have a shear shaft
like the B&C 20/30 Amp for the Vac Pad hookup? Just checking.
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,875
Posted By Flyingleap
Stupid idea

Scott.... Stupid question. Why did he have a 40oz container of 100LL between
his knees? That airplane is hard enough to fly...Maybe I'm missing something here.

I think I'll stay off his airline...
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