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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Walt
Did that around oh around 18 yrs ago, but to the...

Did that around oh around 18 yrs ago, but to the best of my recollection, I followed the EI install manual and put them at the recommended 1.5".
(still running the original EI EGT probes)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Walt
That sounds really high, curious what your fuel...

That sounds really high, curious what your fuel flow is as I see about 1250 at TO pwr full rich with Bendix mags.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Walt
Probably be perfect for a James cowl...

Probably be perfect for a James cowl...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Walt
I'm quite certain they spec'd the fastener to...

I'm quite certain they spec'd the fastener to gain a little more clearance.
Personally I've always used the AN3 as called out in the Garmin documents with no issue.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Walt
You do want maximum servo arm throw, as close to...

You do want maximum servo arm throw, as close to the garmin stop on each side as practical normally. The less throw the servo arm has the more sensitive/jittery the the AP will become as it take less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,795
Posted By Walt
Great paint jobs are well... great, but are also...

Great paint jobs are well... great, but are also very expensive!

IMO judging should be based on more than just "pretty", which for many "builders" these days simply means how much money you have...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Walt
You should not move the arm to another hole in...

You should not move the arm to another hole in the servo arm or you will change the torque, it was spec'd there for a reason.
Adjust the length of the pushrod if you need to change the position of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,889
Posted By Walt
Ya Gotta love...

Ya Gotta love youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unxEdyW8RP8

Never seen a 'solder sleeve' called out for a splice repair in any document I've ever seen. On the other hand I have repaired a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 19,056
Posted By Walt
Certain carb P/N's flow more than others for just...

Certain carb P/N's flow more than others for just this reason, also known as the 'Mooney' mod. Old news, a google search should bring them up.

SERVICE BULLETIN
#All-62
TO: All Outlets
SUBJECI: Field...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Walt
My brother Rick is at Craig, KCRG and may be able...

My brother Rick is at Craig, KCRG and may be able to help you find something. I've been there plenty of times and super nice folks at the FBO.
email me and I'll send you his contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Walt
Sounds high to me, I typically run around 1350...

Sounds high to me, I typically run around 1350 ish, 1450 or a bit less is close to my peak.
I generally run ROP for best power, 20deg fixed timing on my 370 with HC 9.6.

1550-1600 seems rather...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,889
Posted By Walt
Hate to disagree but Solder sleeves are made for...

Hate to disagree but Solder sleeves are made for terminating the shield on shielded wire not joining wires.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Walt
Did you do it with the alt plugged in? I see bad...

Did you do it with the alt plugged in?
I see bad wiring/switches all the time for multiple reasons (especially cessna style switches and cheap breakers).

And verify the reg case/term 7 has a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By Walt
Measure at the alt itself, should be within .5 of...

Measure at the alt itself, should be within .5 of term 4.
Also suggest monitoring reg term 3 when it starts creeping up as that is the sense term.
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Walt
Yes there is, I think it's in the trim page,...

Yes there is, I think it's in the trim page, could walk you thru when I'm at the hanger.
I recommend you first pull the AP CB and verify trim runs correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By Walt
If you go now you'll have less to redo when you...

If you go now you'll have less to redo when you get back :eek:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By Walt
I can't imagine what those 7 units are? I run 2...

I can't imagine what those 7 units are?
I run 2 screens on one output, a GTN on another, CP lights on another.

Things like audio panel, GMA, GTR units really don't need dimmers, their internal ones...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Walt
I use Sandisk 32 all the time.

I use Sandisk 32 all the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,078
Posted By Walt
Rode since I was a kid, all makes/models, sold my...

Rode since I was a kid, all makes/models, sold my last one a K1200 when I had to buy the engine for the plane, never looked back.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Walt
SUMP ASSEMBLY - SL13861 0360 vertical induction,...

SUMP ASSEMBLY - SL13861
0360 vertical induction, I put one on my Titan engine with injection, runs much better I think :cool:
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Walt
Also very handy if you want to hook up trim...

Also very handy if you want to hook up trim functions on 2 sticks.
Forum: COMM 04-10-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Walt
Try a different headset, some noise canceling...

Try a different headset, some noise canceling headphones can pick up stray signals when the wiring is not so good...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Walt
Modern mixture control replaces the 'Red knob'....

The old fashioned 'Red Knob' mixture control has been officially replaced
with this new state of the art mixture dial with custom placard :eek:

I think this old dog is going to need some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Walt
Yep what he said!

Yep what he said!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Walt
With both coms on the bottom best not to forget...

With both coms on the bottom best not to forget hook up the interlock connection between coms which desensitizes the receiver when the other one keys up. Usually results in a loud squeal from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Walt
I guess my experience in contrary to yours, or my...

I guess my experience in contrary to yours, or my plane doesn't know about the propagation rules?
And I think someone just called my airplane 'ugly' :eek:
But I get it, I've always valued function...
Forum: Reviews 04-08-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,254
Posted By Walt
I've always liked spork, we'll see how the new...

I've always liked spork, we'll see how the new platform works out before I send em $$ to renew.
Not sure how the Safari/Ipad platform will behave when not at home with a fast internet. Even at home...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Walt
I put a 'Comdat' antenna on top, combination...

I put a 'Comdat' antenna on top, combination GPS/Com.
Had enough times of blocked communication on the ground to change it up.
Also the benefit of not overloading the com inputs is good.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,181
Posted By Walt
The NAS6605 series also run a few thousands...

The NAS6605 series also run a few thousands larger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,205
Posted By Walt
Bob, Not sure do you really mean $170 is too much...

Bob, Not sure do you really mean $170 is too much for an IFR cert (91.411, 91.413) ???
If you think it's to much maybe you should look into opening your own repair station.

My price which I consider...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,086
Posted By Walt
You don't grease the back fittings, just remove...

You don't grease the back fittings, just remove them.

From Hartzell Manual:

B. Aluminum Hub Propellers
(1) Remove the lubrication fitting caps from both sides of the hub assembly.
Remove the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By Walt
Rip it out!

My 2c.. enjoy life with a state of the art panel, pull it all out and start over with something like this and you will never look back, extra bonus is airplane value has a major increase.

10084
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,348
Posted By Walt
Let me know when you're ready to step up to a...

Let me know when you're ready to step up to a 1090ES solution with in/out all in one box (345) and be done with these UAT quirks. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Walt
The D10A is dinosaur (I'm actually surprised its...

The D10A is dinosaur (I'm actually surprised its still around), plus you can get the G5 + the GAD429 for less cost than just the D10A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By Walt
Standard practice for aircraft is to pressure...

Standard practice for aircraft is to pressure bleed from the bottom up.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-05-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 330,677
Posted By Walt
How tall are you? Small cockpit with extended...

How tall are you? Small cockpit with extended panel = for short folks only.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By Walt
GDU 370's not 470's

GDU 370's not 470's
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Walt
Or perhaps a short detour to 52F on the way. I...

Or perhaps a short detour to 52F on the way. I understand the reluctance to stop as it's a long flight already and it would delay you a couple hours.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,728
Posted By Walt
Be sure to read the associated manual for the...

Be sure to read the associated manual for the device you plan to use, pass thru current is also limited.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By Walt
Considering that an airplane is an...

Considering that an airplane is an investment/asset, I look at it from the perspective of value added.
The demand is high for nice IFR equipped RV's if some day you decide to sell which we all will...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-03-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,784
Posted By Walt
Little airplanes have little power supplies...

Little airplanes have little power supplies (alternators), I always hate to waste energy unnecessarily so having pitot heat on all the time is wasting 7-8 amps avg. just seems wasteful and makes the...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Walt
As you add fuel is the voltage changing at each...

As you add fuel is the voltage changing at each step?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Walt
Nothing more than a new product announcement, I...

Nothing more than a new product announcement, I think everyone knows the high quality of the Beringer products (plus it looks cool).

Click on the link or not, makes no difference to me.

Won't work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Walt
New Beringer Tail Wheel for RV's

New Beringer tail wheel:

9935

https://www.beringer-aero.com/en/rubber-tailwheel

I'm checking on cost and availability and will post when I find out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Walt
New Beringer tail wheel available.

New Beringer tail wheel:

9934

https://www.beringer-aero.com/en/rubber-tailwheel
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,165,799
Posted By Walt
Could get interesting when you hit TOGA instead...

Could get interesting when you hit TOGA instead of disconnect or vice-versa.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Walt
I suspect the engine oil is the source of the...

I suspect the engine oil is the source of the carbon, what CHT's you run? (I suspect they are on the high side)
I probably have seen more stuck valves in superior cyl's than others.

I think...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,784
Posted By Walt
Ever since getting my IFR rating I tend to use it...

Ever since getting my IFR rating I tend to use it on every flight away from home, in some areas where there's no traffic controllers can be very accommodating with deviations.

Even if I fly the trip...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,867
Posted By Walt
Only trouble is if there is some guy sneaking in...

Only trouble is if there is some guy sneaking in on final you won't have a chance to see him. It always seemed prudent to me to level the wings on base and have one last good look that final was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Walt
Check with Don at AFP but I'm pretty sure for the...

Check with Don at AFP but I'm pretty sure for the 360/540 engines we have better success with the .024 or .026 nozzles.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,784
Posted By Walt
I believe this feature is only available with the...

I believe this feature is only available with the -20 version of the GAP26 regulated pitot tube. Nice feature though otherwise the more budget conscious still has to keep an eye oat when in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-30-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Walt
I think I have one, shoot me an email and I'll...

I think I have one, shoot me an email and I'll check when I get to the shop.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-29-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,784
Posted By Walt
All I can say is wow! One nice feature of the...

All I can say is wow!

One nice feature of the GI260 AOA indicator (mounts on the glareshield) is it has a 'Mute' button on it and shows visually right in front of you something is amiss, I figured...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,567
Posted By Walt
I rarely install MC/MW lights, the warning...

I rarely install MC/MW lights, the warning messages are already displayed on the PFD so more lights seem unnecessary IMO, and they dim with the screen brightness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,580
Posted By Walt
The only "Mystery" here is why anyone still uses...

The only "Mystery" here is why anyone still uses it knowing what's in it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,403
Posted By Walt
Don't remember where I got mine but similar to...

Don't remember where I got mine but similar to this one ACS sells;
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/1201683.php?clickkey=14117
Forum: Autopilots 03-27-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Walt
The 'Minimums' setting on the G3X is just a...

The 'Minimums' setting on the G3X is just a reminder, the AP will stay on the glide path until you do something (AP disc or TOGA).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,018
Posted By Walt
I remember when the airline took delivery of new...

I remember when the airline took delivery of new planes it was usually handled in the air flying over Nevada or some such tax tree zone :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-27-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,403
Posted By Walt
I quite often have to use a thread cleaner on the...

I quite often have to use a thread cleaner on the adapter and/or cyl so everything screws in by hand. If they don't go together easily somethings wrong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By Walt
See post #2

See post #2
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,182
Posted By Walt
We can always count on Dan for the science, which...

We can always count on Dan for the science, which just happens to coincide with real world experience in this case!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,182
Posted By Walt
That's a LDG/TO every 6 minutes, do you ever...

That's a LDG/TO every 6 minutes, do you ever leave the pattern?
You obviously believe in being very frugal, std. practice is to install new tubes with new tires.
You've been pretty lucky IMO, maybe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By Walt
I've done a couple of RV10 panels where the...

I've done a couple of RV10 panels where the length of the bus is way more than the RV7. When the GI260 first came out it had some issues that were causing CAN bus failures so on one of these 10's we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By Walt
Problem was the subject of an AD many moons ago...

Problem was the subject of an AD many moons ago with a discussion on the Aeroelectric website on how it was caused.
The failed encoder was likely caused by a failure in the xpdr, it may/probably will...
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