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Forum: Autopilots 09-25-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By AltonD
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=209215&highlight=Arinc+429
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
Ran the cal procedure this morning. All better. ...

Ran the cal procedure this morning. All better. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
Slider, I can see where that would have a huge...

Slider, I can see where that would have a huge impact. I have a tip-up, but will run the cal with the canopy closed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
You know, I had not thought about re-running the...

You know, I had not thought about re-running the calibration procedure since relocating the magnetometer.
Thanks, Ill give that a shot tomorrow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
12 years ago, the magnetometer was under the...

12 years ago, the magnetometer was under the vertical stabilizer. That worked great. Then the upgrade. The new unit now included the magnetometer and ADAHRS together. Under the Vert. stabilizer,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
My ADAHRS is also the magnetometer. Zero out the...

My ADAHRS is also the magnetometer. Zero out the heading, make a 90 turn, its off 30.
My G5 is dead on. The magnetometer for it is in the wing tip. Id put the ADAHRS there but it would be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By AltonD
ADAHRS location in the wing

Anybody mount their ADAHRS in the wing? If so, how did you do it and are you getting good results? I a, on my 4th location behind the baggage bulkhead with bad results. Even tried the Vans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,660
Posted By AltonD
I leave my strobes switched on. Very obvious if I...

I leave my strobes switched on. Very obvious if I forget the master. I had a master stick closed on me once. The strobes told the tale.
Forum: The RV Grin 08-07-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By AltonD
He had a pretty smooth hand on the stick. ...

He had a pretty smooth hand on the stick. Enjoyed the flight.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By AltonD
Thanks Mike, just what I needed. I missed this...

Thanks Mike, just what I needed. I missed this one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By AltonD
Last several oil changes, I punch a hole in the...

Last several oil changes, I punch a hole in the top of the filter, hit it with a couple shots of compressed air (just a little), then go home. Come back The next and change the filter. Seldom a big...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By AltonD
Plane power Alt stator part number

Anybody know the part number for a PP 12V/60A stator?
@ $900 a pop for a new one, I think I will fix up my core and keep it as a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By AltonD
Hang a Hartzell constant-speed, non-composite...

Hang a Hartzell constant-speed, non-composite prop on the front of an A model 7, unless you are loading lead bricks and exceeding gross, darn near impossible to drive the CG out aft.
YMMV
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By AltonD
If I do the deed, I'll put mine back up on the...

If I do the deed, I'll put mine back up on the scales to verify. Went in with 5 local builders and bought a set of scales. Money well spent.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By AltonD
Thanks for the help guys. Final what if, moves...

Thanks for the help guys.

Final what if, moves my CG .46" aft, still within limits, worst case.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By AltonD
Thanks, dug out my drawings. 4.125 x 4 =...

Thanks, dug out my drawings. 4.125 x 4 = 16.5"

Mel, he was referring to drawing #9. Saved me the trouble is going through all of them.

I am what-iffing changing out from a PC680 battery to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By AltonD
W&B tiedown arm

Anybody have the arm for the wing tiedown station? Inches behind the leading edge?
30 min. Drive to the airport, looking for the shortcut.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By AltonD
Prop balance service?

I am in need of a jam up prop balance. Probably within a couple hundred miles of southeast Alabama.
If anybody wants to travel to provide the service, I think I can arrange 5 or 6 planes, maybe a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,670
Posted By AltonD
I started to get the click, click, click, . . . ....

I started to get the click, click, click, . . . . . a couple weeks ago.
New starter, skytec PMA FW solenoid and PC680 battery back in March of this year.
I replaced the starter mounted solenoid with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,309
Posted By AltonD
The mother ships has it for...

The mother ships has it for sale

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1570105592-134-537&browse=engines&product=inverted-oil
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,709
Posted By AltonD
No pic at this time. Hangar is a 20 minutes...

No pic at this time. Hangar is a 20 minutes away.
basically, braided hose with a straight piece in the middle with two connections for the two black hoses from the pmags.
one end of the braided hose...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,709
Posted By AltonD
They made up the manifold fittings/hoses for me...

They made up the manifold fittings/hoses for me as well. works great.
For timing, I pull off the two black hoses and plug into a autozone tee with hose to time both mags at once.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,709
Posted By AltonD
I had a noise issue with my install. The Tach...

I had a noise issue with my install. The Tach was reading way high. I put the diode in at AFS recommendation (12 v system), this helped. Ultimate cause: I use a shielded wire for the tach signal....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,664
Posted By AltonD
Hey Steve, is there a link where I can get the...

Hey Steve, is there a link where I can get the "What's Changed" info for the 345? I have version 2.02

Alton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,255
Posted By AltonD
You wont find a new set of the Bose X, they are...

You wont find a new set of the Bose X, they are out of production and not supported.

I have both a X and a A20. A20 is much, mush quieter.
just my opinion.
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,149
Posted By AltonD
Friend had not turned on his tail number...

Friend had not turned on his tail number broadcast. Made it tough to get the report.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,512
Posted By AltonD
Send them to James Spann and ask him. I am sure...

Send them to James Spann and ask him. I am sure he will know.
https://www.facebook.com/jamesspann/
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By AltonD
RV7 firewall station for weight and balance

To save me from driving to the airport to measure, anybody have a firewall reference measurement for weight and balance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By AltonD
Always remove the ground first and install last.

Always remove the ground first and install last.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,109
Posted By AltonD
My favorite as well. Jon greeted my as I parked...

My favorite as well. Jon greeted my as I parked in HBC on my first trip to Oshkosh, 2011.

Very sad to hear of his passing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,029
Posted By AltonD
Question: will I have to reprogram my GTX345...

Question: will I have to reprogram my GTX345 after the update?

I think I know the answer, no, since it is stored the chip.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By AltonD
Yes, mine failed high.

Yes, mine failed high.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,537
Posted By AltonD
I had a loud squeal from my lightspeed ignition. ...

I had a loud squeal from my lightspeed ignition. I put a big electrolytic capacitor on the avionics bus. Noise gone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,405
Posted By AltonD
If you go to Plant City. read the notam, the have...

If you go to Plant City. read the notam, the have a temporary tower.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,405
Posted By AltonD
I was told they realized their mistake and would...

I was told they realized their mistake and would never burn the grass again. If they do, I am done with Sun N Fun.

If you are flying in, try to make an 0830-0900 arrival. Gets pretty busy after...
Forum: California 02-19-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,435
Posted By AltonD
Well, they get 50/50 on spelling.

Well, they get 50/50 on spelling.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,598
Posted By AltonD
I would pretty much guarantee the SL30 will fail...

I would pretty much guarantee the SL30 will fail in the checkride and the IPad will be off limits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,129
Posted By AltonD
Yes. Extra words

Yes.

Extra words
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,688
Posted By AltonD
I finally figured out and got comfortable with 6...

I finally figured out and got comfortable with 6 quarts in my RV7A/IO360M1B.
Very stable there. More than that, it just blows out the vent. I also have a oil separator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,134
Posted By AltonD
There is a template in the for sale section for...

There is a template in the for sale section for selling an airplane it might be a sticky.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,558
Posted By AltonD
That is what I did, sans the brace from the...

That is what I did, sans the brace from the cylinder head to the oil cooler. No issues in 400 hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,071
Posted By AltonD
In flight mag check? EGTshould go up when you do....

In flight mag check?
EGTshould go up when you do. The spike tells me one plug is miss firing.
When I first swapped to pmags, I had the same issue. I got religious about leaning while taxing. I...
Forum: COMM 10-25-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By AltonD
You can email G3Xpert <g3xpert@garmin.com> for...

You can email G3Xpert <g3xpert@garmin.com> for information, as well as Stein. I sent in my 430W directly, but it had to be returned to a dealer. My dealer got me the required RMA.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,257
Posted By AltonD
Defuniak, Fl. Monarch Aviation. But he is real...

Defuniak, Fl. Monarch Aviation. But he is real busy and you would need an appointment.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By AltonD
You have an RF issue getting into the trutrak....

You have an RF issue getting into the trutrak. Check your coax and antenna connectors for corrosion.
Forum: Safety 10-04-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 126,575
Posted By AltonD
Most insurances will pay for a Hurricane...

Most insurances will pay for a Hurricane relocation.
Forum: Safety 10-04-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 126,575
Posted By AltonD
Pretty sure we still have a few hangars...

Pretty sure we still have a few hangars available. Call Pete at the number above if you need to bail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,586
Posted By AltonD
I have not done this with FedEx, but have a UPS...

I have not done this with FedEx, but have a UPS account. Very useful.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By AltonD
A USB charger for a cell/iPad coming straight off...

A USB charger for a cell/iPad coming straight off the battery will pull it down. Even if nothing is plugged into it. I was leaving one plugged into the power adapter. Took a while to figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,235
Posted By AltonD
The best part of AFS is their customer support....

The best part of AFS is their customer support. Second to none. During my install, I had an issue (turned out to be the 430W), Rob sent me his personal cell #. I was able to find the problem sitting...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 126,575
Posted By AltonD
0J6

Southeast Alabama has two hangars available for Hurricane/Storm relocation. 850 dash 210 dash 2908 is the manager's number, Pete Crews.
Forum: COMM 08-30-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,921
Posted By AltonD
Maybe someone will chime in. I am looking for...

Maybe someone will chime in. I am looking for the same thing. I saw something earlier this year, but I am unable to find it using an archive search. I do remember seeing where the faceplate could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,859
Posted By AltonD
Bobby Potts in Tuscaloosa, AL did mine 5 years...

Bobby Potts in Tuscaloosa, AL did mine 5 years ago. Still happy with it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-22-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,543
Posted By AltonD
Let me know about the ramp fee. I hear it is just...

Let me know about the ramp fee. I hear it is just as great as the fuel price.
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,986
Posted By AltonD
My -345 is working great. Foreflight does just...

My -345 is working great. Foreflight does just fine with it.
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,183
Posted By AltonD
Beautiful place. I did not stay long. I did...

Beautiful place. I did not stay long. I did have to pop over to the other airport for fuel. It was easy to get into and out of.

on the ramp
http://i64.tinypic.com/riunuu.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By AltonD
1. engine mount sag? 2. That was the way I did...

1. engine mount sag?

2. That was the way I did it, adjusted spring tension.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,044
Posted By AltonD
Sometimes the stars line up, sometimes the...

Sometimes the stars line up, sometimes the rings.

In my high school days I worked at a motorcycle shop. When doing compression checks, if it were low, we would squirt some oil in the cylinder and...
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,183
Posted By AltonD
Visited Deerfield Park, TN44, just east of KJAU...

Visited Deerfield Park, TN44, just east of KJAU and 40 north of Knoxville. They had a fly-in a couple of years ago. Nice place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,390
Posted By AltonD
26.6 NMPG RV7A, IO360 M1B direct from Lycoming...

26.6 NMPG
RV7A, IO360 M1B direct from Lycoming (via Vans)
Dual P-Mags
http://i68.tinypic.com/2hokylz.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,493
Posted By AltonD
What are your numbers ROP? I lose as much as ten...

What are your numbers ROP? I lose as much as ten knots going from ROP to LOP.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-08-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,028
Posted By AltonD
If you can spare the weight: I had a prematurely...

If you can spare the weight:

I had a prematurely replaced RV battery sitting on the work bench. Charged it up before the trip, bought a cigarette lighter adapter from ORielies with pigtails. When I...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,479
Posted By AltonD
Very good idea!

Very good idea!
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,479
Posted By AltonD
Great find on the trim tab! Maybe that will cure...

Great find on the trim tab! Maybe that will cure your auto pilot problem. Check that the pitot and static are not reversed at the auto pilot, if it has separate inputs. We will not discuss how I...
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