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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By Flying Canuck
Simulated RNAV approaches

Now that I've (mostly) finished installing my GPS 175 and have completed a good portion of 2 different Instrument Rating ground schools, it was time to try out the new toys. Thursday I flew 20...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past...

I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past week. I also have the Dynon HDX and ARINC modules and am using the Dynon A/P. There is no need for the TX out of the ARINC-429 module to the GPS, just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Flying Canuck
Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows...

Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows computer keyboard and what the reboot key combination is. Ctrl (1) +Alt (2) + Delete (5). That's such an easy way to visualize it that I'm all but...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
This here is the best case for installing your...

This here is the best case for installing your antenna on the underside. Simple defense... because I was inverted.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-15-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Flying Canuck
Flying ILS with GPS waypoints

I'm on the final stages of equipping my 9A for IFR. I have the following (relevant) equipment.
Dynon SkyView HDX 1100
Garmin GPS 175 navigator
MGL N16 with Razor control head

I have just started an...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and...

Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and went out to the hangar to decide on my antenna mounting location. I've decided to mount it on top of the left front access panel. Will make for an easy...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175...

You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175 Installation Manual Antenna Location guidelines that I posted. I've attached the whole page.

This is an ordered list, so this is the 6th most...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-10-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,511
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No...

I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No regrets, not the best paint job but can't beat the cost of under $3000 Canadian.

Only caution I'd have with using an automotive paint shop is that they...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
If that was a question for me (the OP), I already...

If that was a question for me (the OP), I already have a GPS antenna on my glare shield (AVMAP Ultra) that I would need to relocate. It also might not meet the condition of being 3" away from the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Flying Canuck
The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is...

The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is Jepperson's. I'm not aware of any way to get charts for Canada into the SkyView, hence the need for an EFB.

I've heard that getting electronic charts...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well,...

I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well, but it's just data - no charts. Yes, you'll need something for data, the built in data doesn't show very much at all in Canada.

I also have...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction...

I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction document that is the key to getting Transport Canada to remove the VFR Only operating limit. This is somewhat more strongly worded. A couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens...

Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens the big doors, then it cools down very quickly. The joys of sharing a large hangar.
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
No question, you are not allowed to put the...

No question, you are not allowed to put the antenna under the plane. Since this doesn't point to a hidden installation on the top side of the plane, it can't really say anything about it. Just a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted...

Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted for brevity)


I also found this in CAR 551.108, looks similar to what you cited, but vague enough to be read in multiple ways (should, not...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention...

My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention of installation requirements. The GPS175 installation manual gives the following guidance for antenna installation and nothing much more.



This...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's an interesting idea. I've already the...

That's an interesting idea. I've already the access panels there, I could mount on top of one - although I'd have to watch for clearance from a GPS antenna on my glare shield. For putting it under a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flying Canuck
GPS Antenna - on or under the cowling

I finally got my GPS 175 that I ordered in November but have not been able to decide where I'm installing the GA 35 antenna. It's down to 2 options separated by 2 or 3 inches vertically. As far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By Flying Canuck
Way too cold

I'm a fair weather flyer, but usually not to bothered by flying when it's cold out, -20C is about as cold as I'll brave. We are in a deep freeze right now, it was -43C this morning with -56C wind...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,028
Posted By Flying Canuck
I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a...

I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a little less than $80 to clear. That was also a UPS shipment. Very simple process.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,040
Posted By Flying Canuck
I was left seat for my first flight, but my...

I was left seat for my first flight, but my engine builder was right seat and PIC. I had the required hours, but not much more than that. Was quickly glad to not be PIC as we had a loss of power and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,294
Posted By Flying Canuck
Nice weather here, a little chilly -10C or so. I...

Nice weather here, a little chilly -10C or so. I went out for a short test flight without my transponder (on its way back from an update to ADS-B out power). Purpose of the test was my newly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning...

Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning and flew out to the Red Deer Forestry strip, 59 NM West of home. Not much snow made this amazing spot accessible. The gentleman who maintains the field...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Flying Canuck
https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/...

https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/civil-aviation-integrated-management-system-ims-documents

Look for SI 500-024. They will email it to you and it spells it all out.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to...

Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to absorb the loss of a single navigation source and still be able to do an approach. A GTN750 technically has 2 different navigation methods (GPS and NAV...
Forum: COMM 01-10-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally!

Went out and swapped 3 pairs of pins (Skyview Audio was swapped too) and then tried it out. Everything audio panel related works as expected now. Pulled the plane outside and did a radio check on...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well another day and another update. My COM1...

Well another day and another update. My COM1 audio out issue is fixed, I figure that was a slightly loose seating of the radio in the rack. I did determine that I have no mic on either headset, but...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's how I understand it to work. There is only...

That's how I understand it to work. There is only one lo per com on the PMA. I did that tie in based on the GTR200 diagram for connecting to a GMA 240. It connects the COM 2 AUDIO LO on the audio...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did check the volume knob. I did not check the...

I did check the volume knob. I did not check the Receiver Out Gain setting in the config. Since I use the the Receiver Audio instead of headsets for output, this would need to be set properly. The...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's just because that diagram only goes out to...

That's just because that diagram only goes out to the intermediate connectors when I was passing the shield through a Molex connector. The only end devices shown are the two com radios. Shields were...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm...

My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm just back from installing it.

Noise isn't gone, but significantly better and definitely acceptable. I don't have a lot of time listening to my radio...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Flying Canuck
Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length...

Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length past shield termination made it much easier to work with. Harness v2 is done and just like any second time around effort, it turned out much...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at...

Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at Stein Air. It is identical to what I have, so now I'm blaming Garmin for the design. Back shells are usually my nemesis but the idea of having to work...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Flying Canuck
PMA8000B Back Shell

My question is somewhat rhetorical and this is mostly a rant.

Whoever thought the one piece back shell for the PMA audio panel was a good idea should have to do all of the harnesses themselves. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,063
Posted By Flying Canuck
You've clearly asked a question that every RV...

You've clearly asked a question that every RV pilot needs to find their answer for since we don't land at speeds or altitudes that we cruise at. In fact a drop from ~140kt to ~60kt is a massive...
Forum: COMM 01-05-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's what I figured. I never use the music...

That's what I figured. I never use the music input, so never really noticed an issue. I included a new jack in my purchasing so it will be correct when it is re-installed.

I'm going through my...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin...

I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin 11 and it made no difference to the stuck mic. Maybe marginally less noise but hard to say for sure. I also removed the TX interlock in from COM1 and...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL...

A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL and PMA all have their own interpretations of how this is all connected.

For the mic lo -

Garmin shows Pilot Mic Lo and Receiver Audio Out Lo being...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
Direct cable connection is viable, I can build a...

Direct cable connection is viable, I can build a complete harness connecting the audio panel to the 3 radios, 2 headsets and a music port with new wire and new DSub housings for about $200. Replacing...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
Two reasons I'm using Molex, ease and cost....

Two reasons I'm using Molex, ease and cost. Didn't say two good reasons. I shied away from D-Sub because I had issues getting consistent results and the pins get expensive. I have become much more...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By Flying Canuck
Help me get my Audio Panel Install working

This is reaching out to a very special someone(s) out there that likes reading schematics and can see what I've done wrong. Only the brave and willing need read on. First some background.

I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Flying Canuck
Depends what you mean by small. A filtered search...

Depends what you mean by small. A filtered search at Digikey shows 9 Mom-Off-Mom DPDT screw terminal toggle switches in stock, all with actuators in the 16.5-17.5mm range.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for the specific suggestions. I like the...

Thanks for the specific suggestions. I like the idea of pulling the GPS off of the GPS175 for both the Skyview map and the ELT, by my count that would free up 2 serial ports. My only problem is that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Flying Canuck
This isn't the Skyview network that is out of...

This isn't the Skyview network that is out of space, it the serial ports. None of the items that I have are Skyview network able. I've got the A/P and knob modules and the dual SV network ports are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Flying Canuck
Out of Serial Ports Skyview HDX

I'm in the middle of an IFR upgrade and I'm adding a NAV/COM that emulates an SL30 (MGL V16/N16/Razor). This connects to my Skyview HDX via one of the serial ports, there are 5 made available. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,664
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are right, I confused Va with Vno. So then,...

You are right, I confused Va with Vno. So then, Vno would be the number at the bottom of the yellow arc. It is in fact Vno that I was taught about. I guess I'll stop looking at Va when I encounter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,664
Posted By Flying Canuck
This post has me curious. I don't have a "yellow...

This post has me curious. I don't have a "yellow arc" on my RV9A's EFIS. I do have the maneuvering speed marked, but on a 9 this is a VERY low number - 118 mph (102.5 KTS). The 7/8 is 142 mph.

From...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks Larry, that helps make sense of it.

Thanks Larry, that helps make sense of it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's just a "hidden" switch to add a little...

That's just a "hidden" switch to add a little security to the system since I removed the key. Probably will never be turned off unless I park outside somewhere I don't trust. Right up there with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
No, only the left mag has impulse coupling. I...

No, only the left mag has impulse coupling. I was just going to use a procedure to start on left mag only. I do like the idea of enforcing that though, more than the idea of lighting up for a hot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thank you. That explains why I was getting the...

Thank you. That explains why I was getting the results I was. Of course I can't wrap my head around how the open circuit would actually enable the mag. I'll just trust my simple design and proceed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes, no question I'm confused. My DPDT On-On...

Yes, no question I'm confused. My DPDT On-On switches are doing exactly what I expect them to, but when the p-leads are connected, I just get continuity between each pair of pins (1-2) and (2-3)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By Flying Canuck
Panel upgrades

One week into my IFR upgrade. Took a week off work and got a lot done. Got the MGL V16 and N16 radios installed under my map box, finished all of my wiring harness conversions for that and the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Flying Canuck
Question P-Lead Puzzle

So, I just replaced my ACS keyed ignition with magneto toggles and a start push button. I understand the fact that a disabled mag is grounded and the circuit opens when you enable the mag. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By Flying Canuck
No flying for a few weeks

Was going to go for a last flight yesterday before panel upgrade time - but the weather wasn't great. So time to start the upgrade. Finished my wiring harnesses for an audio panel and MGL...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Flying Canuck
Give Digikey.com a try. They are not all that far...

Give Digikey.com a try. They are not all that far from you in Thief River Falls, MN. I did a quick search for 3pos rectangular housings from one of the AMP companies and there are 77 varieties to...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,747
Posted By Flying Canuck
I don't think this has been mentioned in this...

I don't think this has been mentioned in this thread, there is a large difference between Canada and the US regarding licensing for night flight.

In the US you gain the privilege to fly at night...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,747
Posted By Flying Canuck
Maybe I have a minority opinion here, but I love...

Maybe I have a minority opinion here, but I love night flying. Living at the latitude that I do, night starts at 5pm and lasts until 8am at this time of year so night flying creates a lot of...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,411
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did my own wiring - after the EAA course - and...

I did my own wiring - after the EAA course - and despite my best attempts at staying organized, it is still messier than I'd hoped. Still looks fantastic compared to this one. Zip ties to mount the...
Forum: Tools 12-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Flying Canuck
If the extra blades you got are the stock wood...

If the extra blades you got are the stock wood blades, you'd be better off ordering some blades for metal. They're cheap and cut the thicker aluminum parts like a hot knife through butter. Way too...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,834
Posted By Flying Canuck
Lots of good responses here and I'd echo them and...

Lots of good responses here and I'd echo them and add a bit.

Plan switch location and order by phase of flight - from left to right I have my masters (Batt/Alt, Avionics, AutoPilot), my lights,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for catching that. I took that from the...

Thanks for catching that. I took that from the other post, just looked at the ACS instructions and see that it is definitely the LEFT mag that's the impulse coupler. Start process makes complete...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just saw someone in another thread mention that...

Just saw someone in another thread mention that the ACS ignition switch disables the left mag when starting if you have the jumper wired (which you should if you have a right mag with impulse...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,660
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm planning to just use a Permatex gasket maker...

I'm planning to just use a Permatex gasket maker compound, easy to find, inexpensive and in my opinion would do a better job around corners and holes than an adhesive foam tape. Also not nearly as...
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