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Forum: Job Board Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By BobTurner
Small correction

For an EAB, the condition inspection can be signed off by (1) an original builder with a limited repairman certificate, or (2) an A&P. An IA is not required.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By BobTurner
Aren't these "bolts" actually "nuts"? Or am I...

Aren't these "bolts" actually "nuts"? Or am I confused?
I agree, if the cylinder hold down nuts were loose, an inspection is warranted.
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By BobTurner
The pedal adjustments on the 10 involve moving...

The pedal adjustments on the 10 involve moving bolts, and also changing out the cable links, so it’s not something you want to do every day. Also, both sets of pedals move together - move right side...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By BobTurner
To edit a title you have to get a moderator...

To edit a title you have to get a moderator involved. But you can edit the text.
The issue is, don’t do just a static test to 20,000’ while leaving the pitot open to ambient pressure. That puts a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-04-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BobTurner
If you plan on getting instruction in your...

If you plan on getting instruction in your airplane, now or in the future, you should get the LODA. It’s easy, all done via email. Only one LODA is needed, either you or the cfi should have one.
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By BobTurner
I also have a Trio, and also love it. I like the...

I also have a Trio, and also love it. I like the idea of a slip clutch rather than a shear pin. My guess is that they both are similar when it comes to ease of installation, and available hardware....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,535
Posted By BobTurner
As noted by Seagull, you’ve got the usual...

As noted by Seagull, you’ve got the usual definitions backwards. But as he noted, the airplane doesn’t care, they’re both ‘slips’.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By BobTurner
This is a long shot, but check the flare angle is...

This is a long shot, but check the flare angle is correct. Aviation and automotive use different angles. As others have said, ovrr-tightening is not the solution. Open it up and look. Yes, you’ll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By BobTurner
Here in the US the ‘airport diagram’ found in the...

Here in the US the ‘airport diagram’ found in the ifr charts packet for an airport with an approach shows msl altitudes of the approach ends of runways, as well as the airport reference point.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By BobTurner
This would be called a ‘static port placement...

This would be called a ‘static port placement error’, due to the static port being in a place where it senses accelerated air (top of the wing would be bad). It also covers changes in airflow induced...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By BobTurner
See the numbers on the left side, next to the...

See the numbers on the left side, next to the lines? Those ARE inches. Put a ruler on them and check, if you don’t trust your printer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By BobTurner
That’s not correct. What the guys in the tower...

That’s not correct. What the guys in the tower actual do: They know their true altitude. They have a well-calibrated altimeter. They turn the Kollsman knob until the altimeter reads the true...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By BobTurner
Jim, I sent you a PM.

Jim, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By BobTurner
Remove the governor, use a rubber-tipped nozzle...

Remove the governor, use a rubber-tipped nozzle on your air compressor hose and use air pressure to move the blades to full coarse.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By BobTurner
You’re right, in principle it shouldn’t make any...

You’re right, in principle it shouldn’t make any difference. In practice, many lean just a little too fast to let egt probes stabilize, so they see a peak a little later than they would if the probes...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By BobTurner
Receiver only. I know of no transmit-receive...

Receiver only. I know of no transmit-receive combo for less than $600.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 494
Posted By BobTurner
The far says ‘an airplane in which the pilot is...

The far says ‘an airplane in which the pilot is rated’.
So if you have a pvt certificate but are only exercising Sport privileges, the answer is yes. If you have a Sport certificate, no.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By BobTurner
I also use and like the Overcasters from ACS. But...

I also use and like the Overcasters from ACS. But note, they are optimized for left seat use (you can see further to the right than to the left. If you use them from the right seat it’s no big deal,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By BobTurner
This is true. But it should not cause an...

This is true. But it should not cause an additional 0.5 volt drop when keying the transmitter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By BobTurner
I laughed when I got my stall warning buzzer,...

I laughed when I got my stall warning buzzer, directly from Vans. It still had its ‘Radio Shack’ label visible.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By BobTurner
The low voltage buss is feeding the radio, that...

The low voltage buss is feeding the radio, that causes an even further drop when it is keyed on? You have a poor connection between the alternator and that buss. With electrical power on (engine off)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By BobTurner
We have several older xm radios the size of a...

We have several older xm radios the size of a wallet. Work fine in the car, at home, and in the airplane (hockey puck antenna thrown up on glare shield, 12 volts in, audio out to intercom. Works...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By BobTurner
Have you done the Lycoming valve wobble test...

Have you done the Lycoming valve wobble test (looking for possible sticking valve)?
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By BobTurner
I also use and recommend Gallagher but note that...

I also use and recommend Gallagher but note that they are a ‘broker’, like an independent agent. They are not the insurance company, and they don’t set requirements - the insurance companies do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By BobTurner
1. You seem to have a good grasp of insurance....

1. You seem to have a good grasp of insurance. One good broker is all you should need - all the good ones solicit quotes from all the companies, as there aren’t that many. You’re choosing a broker...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By BobTurner
You’re going to get a variety of opinions, yes...

You’re going to get a variety of opinions, yes and no, on using a tender. But if you do decide ‘yes’, note the Odyssey is a sealed glass mat design, requiring, for best results, slightly different...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By BobTurner
Hi from LVK. Unless you are an AP/IA, I assume...

Hi from LVK.
Unless you are an AP/IA, I assume you meant ‘owner assisted annuals’ on your Mooney. For an EAB (Experimental Amateur Built), any AP (IA not needed) can do the annual ‘condition...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By BobTurner
I’ll just note that I hope you meant ‘foot-lbs’,...

I’ll just note that I hope you meant ‘foot-lbs’, definitely not ‘in-lbs’.
As to torque values, there are lots of variables, such as recommended lubricant (or none), etc. And even TCM and Lycoming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By BobTurner
Primer line? Or a plug.

Primer line? Or a plug.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By BobTurner
For years Vans would load QB wings into a U- haul...

For years Vans would load QB wings into a U- haul for will-call pickups. Flap side down, tied to the wall, lots of blankets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By BobTurner
Forget the nose wheel-tail wheel thing. This ^^^^...

Forget the nose wheel-tail wheel thing. This ^^^^ is your real problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By BobTurner
Some radios do have a "transmit interlock"...

Some radios do have a "transmit interlock" feature. You run the PTT line for radio #1 to the interlock line for radio #2. This mutes (either totally or partially) radio #2 while #1 is transmitting,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By BobTurner
This isn't true for my -10, maybe because I have...

This isn't true for my -10, maybe because I have short legs and hence sit almost full forward. My worst case CG, both solo (forward cg) and loaded (aft cg) occurs when the fuel tank is empty.
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By BobTurner
Care to share any details? Brand/type of paint,...

Care to share any details? Brand/type of paint, primer? Cost? Time from reservation to finished?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By BobTurner
And, you got your answer, from an AP/IA. To go...

And, you got your answer, from an AP/IA. To go back onto a normally certified airplane, the AI has to certify that the engine conforms to its type certificate, and it’s near impossible to do that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, shop around but get the total (oil plus...

Yes, shop around but get the total (oil plus shipping) cost. I recently found a bundled okay price (oil plus shipping) from one of the discount places, but when I added a single $0.72 crush washer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, that is correct. Someone else reported here...

Yes, that is correct. Someone else reported here that he recently sent in ‘N number reservation requests’ and then sent in a registration request (with N number requests) and the registration went...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By BobTurner
Fortunately wire - compared to other aviation...

Fortunately wire - compared to other aviation parts - is relatively inexpensive. Biggest problem is forgetting to install a run you’ll need later. So sit down, with pen and paper, and list everything...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By BobTurner
Uh, no. Vans numbers for a stock RV10 show max...

Uh, no. Vans numbers for a stock RV10 show max speed at 211 mph (true), 75% cruise at optimum altitude at 200 mph (true), and Vne as 230 mph (true).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By BobTurner
I think what’s standard in the part 91 world is...

I think what’s standard in the part 91 world is to just ask your passengers for their weight. With only 1 (or three for a -10) passenger there’s too much variation to use an average.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,322
Posted By BobTurner
Larry, I think you’re mixing concepts. Va...

Larry, I think you’re mixing concepts. Va (maneuvering speed) is where the wing stalls before exceeding design limits. At and below Vno, a 50’ per minute vertical gust is insufficient for the wing to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,322
Posted By BobTurner
You understand that, by definition, Va depends on...

You understand that, by definition, Va depends on stall speed. So using TAS for Va is some sort of circular logic.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By BobTurner
Vas, I agree with the others. 25 g/hr is where...

Vas, I agree with the others. 25 g/hr is where you want to be for 100% power operation. What does your MP read before engine start? At RHV (essentially sea level) the gauge should read what ever the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By BobTurner
I agree completely. Usually max endurance (under...

I agree completely. Usually max endurance (under power) will be a higher airspeed than max endurance (prop windmilling)(same as minimum sink) not only because of the drag of the windmilling prop, but...
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By BobTurner
I forgot about KSQL. Not sure about rental cars...

I forgot about KSQL. Not sure about rental cars (call) but it does offer walking distance access to both CalTrain and BART. Only downside is, again, it is subject to the MVFR coastal stratus...
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, a few ideas… First of all, fly over it! (Wx...

Okay, a few ideas…
First of all, fly over it! (Wx permitting). Class B floor there is 3000’ so an overflight at 2000’ works well. Also a great way to see Alcatraz, North Beach area. For ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By BobTurner
Here’s what I did: Pick a smooth air day (minimal...

Here’s what I did:
Pick a smooth air day (minimal up/down drafts). Pick a safe altitude. Pull the power to idle, and stabilize the airplane in a 65 kias glide. Record the vertical speed (VS). Repeat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By BobTurner
You’ve partially answered your own question. An...

You’ve partially answered your own question. An aircraft designed with primary training in mind - whether a Basic Piper or Cessna - has landing gear built to take more abuse than any RV. So is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By BobTurner
+1. While having the gaps line up might result in...

+1. While having the gaps line up might result in a small dip in compressions, the usual recommendation is to fly and re-test. Doing a top overhaul because the ring gaps lined up was very poor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,833
Posted By BobTurner
The Repairman certificate lets the holder sign...

The Repairman certificate lets the holder sign off the annual condition inspection. Period. Nothing else. Anyone may legally work on an EAB aircraft. Experimental engine, data plate means nothing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By BobTurner
Of course you want them even. If they are both a...

Of course you want them even. If they are both a bit high or low, that can happen if they were rigged when the elevator was not clamped neutral - as suggested earlier.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By BobTurner
The difference is that the gtn (650, 750) cards...

The difference is that the gtn (650, 750) cards are keyed to a specific radio serial number. One card will only work in one specific radio. For the 430W, the software will only allow one download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,913
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. Many years ago -when you could still select...

Yep. Many years ago -when you could still select ‘ATC’ instead of music on an airliner - I was sitting in coach listening as we approached MSP. I clearly heard ATC call our flight number, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By BobTurner
I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know...

I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know the brand!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,447
Posted By BobTurner
This is a bad idea. 1. Aircraft coms use vertical...

This is a bad idea.
1. Aircraft coms use vertical polarization, which means a vertical antenna. If you slant the highest current part of the antenna up/down as much as possible inside the wing tip,...
Forum: GPS 06-06-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,758
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, you need to keep it. It performs the...

Yes, you need to keep it. It performs the important function of not allowing you to share a hangar-neighbor's data card.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By BobTurner
BTW: Have you spoken with your insurance agent?...

BTW: Have you spoken with your insurance agent? Depending on what the policy says, there is a good chance it doesn’t cover her flying. There is a fair chance it doesn’t cover you instructing. And if...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The instructor for my cfi told me the most...

+1. The instructor for my cfi told me the most important thing to learn wasn’t on the FAA test, and that was how far wrong you could let a student go, before you had to step in.
Forum: GPS 06-04-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By BobTurner
You can find dummy loads that have an BNC...

You can find dummy loads that have an BNC connector and can handle 5 or 10 watts, at least for short times. Just a suggestion.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By BobTurner
I may be wrong but I don’t think the gps display...

I may be wrong but I don’t think the gps display will show GS info.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By BobTurner
Both Garmin and Dynon require a speed - either...

Both Garmin and Dynon require a speed - either airspeed or gps ground speed - to reach a stable long term attitude solution. Did you have gps data going into the units? They should have auto-switched...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By BobTurner
Both Dynon and Garmin software requires a speed -...

Both Dynon and Garmin software requires a speed - either airspeed or gps ground speed - to get long term attitude stability. The switch over from one to the other is supposed to be automatic. For IFR...
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,806
Posted By BobTurner
Glad you got it fixed.

Glad you got it fixed.
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By BobTurner
Different tax

As a CA resident keep in mind that CA assesses property tax on airplanes owned as of Jan 1. each year. So if it turns out that you’re ready for your A/W inspection in december, you can save a year’s...
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