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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Walt
These guys are the pump...

These guys are the pump gurus:
http://www.cjaviation.com/

Not sure mounting on the forward side of the FW was such a great idea though, really should be on the cool side.
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,775
Posted By Walt
The adapter is included with the plug/connector...

The adapter is included with the plug/connector kit.
Forum: Tools 02-24-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Walt
I'm old school, still use my old rigid Olympus,...

I'm old school, still use my old rigid Olympus, no picture or movies, just the best view...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-23-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,951
Posted By Walt
If you're not an engine guy and don't plan on...

If you're not an engine guy and don't plan on installing and tweaking this yourself (and enjoy that kinda thing) then I would suggest you just stick with the standard FI/Ign system. Quite a big...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Walt
Most units will display that if they can't get a...

Most units will display that if they can't get a GPS signal after some length of time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,019
Posted By Walt
Same here, great unit, great company.

Same here, great unit, great company.
Forum: Autopilots 02-19-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Walt
Disengage auto trim and try it, sounds like maybe...

Disengage auto trim and try it, sounds like maybe the auto trim is running backwards.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,352
Posted By Walt
With the G3X system the flight stream is...

With the G3X system the flight stream is basically already built in, a separate FS would add nothing to the functionality.

The ease at which you can file an IFR flt plan with FF, load the expected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Walt
Fill your own bottles and no more issues :)

Fill your own bottles and no more issues :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Walt
Turn on the FD (flight director) and see what...

Turn on the FD (flight director) and see what it's commanding, the AP follows the FD. I assume you did the pitch/roll calibrations?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,984
Posted By Walt
Just to add to the above, I did add some holes in...

Just to add to the above, I did add some holes in the 'tangs' where you tie the baffles together (I use safety wire) on the very IB side , that helps to pull the IB end of the baffle in a bit closer...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-10-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Walt
Scam artists tend to use WTB posts quite often to...

Scam artists tend to use WTB posts quite often to contact 'victims', be careful.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,855
Posted By Walt
GPS aiding is not 'required' but improves...

GPS aiding is not 'required' but improves operation, for less than $80 you can add an external antenna which helps greatly with GPS reception.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Walt
AeroLed fan myself, great product and outstanding...

AeroLed fan myself, great product and outstanding company/customer service.
Forum: GPS 02-10-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,401
Posted By Walt
My thoughts... ADS-B antenna put anywhere you...

My thoughts... ADS-B antenna put anywhere you like, ADS-b dropouts don't cause me an issue and don't really care.
IFR navigators always external mounted, these are critical to safety.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,984
Posted By Walt
I swapped from 360 to 370, considered remaking...

I swapped from 360 to 370, considered remaking tapered baffles but thought I would try it first by just pulling the inner baffles in as far as possible and filling the gap on top. CHT's are great, no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Walt
I find amp meter provides useful info on system...

I find amp meter provides useful info on system loads and battery condition, costs nothing to install except a few extra wires.
Basically a piece of wire with terminals, so why not?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Walt
I suggest you go with newer style separate's, the...

I suggest you go with newer style separate's, the 73 is big/awkward/a real pain to wire & mount/no AOA/expensive to repair.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Walt
CFR Part 43 Appendix D includes...

CFR Part 43 Appendix D includes airframe/eng/prop.
You can put it all in the airframe book or a shoe box if you prefer, but it needs to account for everything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Walt
I do separate entries for airframe/eng/prop.

I do separate entries for airframe/eng/prop.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By Walt
If you're having start issues maybe it time for a...

If you're having start issues maybe it time for a new starter/contactors/etc.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-04-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,696
Posted By Walt
I've seen a number of glass panel installation...

I've seen a number of glass panel installation jobs that were embarrassing to even look at, so like most things in life, you usually get what you pay for.

When I do a panel, I usually wind up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By Walt
All I can say is once you fly with an AP control...

All I can say is once you fly with an AP control panel you will wonder how you lived without it (at least for IFR it's invaluable).
I won't install a panel without one.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Walt
1) 25/460 = back up ahrs data 2) 460/45R =...

1) 25/460 = back up ahrs data
2) 460/45R = traffic/weather
3) 20A /45R = GPS data
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,681
Posted By Walt
Definitely recommend checking torque on engine...

Definitely recommend checking torque on engine mount to firewall bolts, you can put a open end wrench on the nuts as a quick check, if you can turn them they need torque (I find these loose quite...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,196
Posted By Walt
"Aircraft engravers" does all my...

"Aircraft engravers" does all my placards.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By Walt
My go-to drill for primary structure are double...

My go-to drill for primary structure are double margin drills.
Close to reamer quality without the hassle.

https://www.panamericantool.com/double-margin-drills.html
Forum: GPS 01-27-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By Walt
These are great upgrades, I loaded the new...

These are great upgrades, I loaded the new software yesterday and all went smoothly. I especially like the quick page navigation feature, this really makes getting around the various pages super...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 992
Posted By Walt
That's why most speed controllers use PWM and...

That's why most speed controllers use PWM and don't just reduce the voltage.
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By Walt
Auto trim is so nice I can't imagine not having...

Auto trim is so nice I can't imagine not having it anymore.
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,000
Posted By Walt
I've heard this before but if the blades are not...

I've heard this before but if the blades are not tracking correctly or blade angles are not the same, it will cause an aerodynamic imbalance which cannot be 'fixed' by balancing. If blade tracing is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By Walt
Either way, the GMU11 current draw is minimal.

Either way, the GMU11 current draw is minimal.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Walt
No diodes needed, the relay coils are generally...

No diodes needed, the relay coils are generally not large enough to generate an appreciable amount of arcing.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Walt
The Trig TY96A is the same rack size as the SL40,...

The Trig TY96A is the same rack size as the SL40, you still need to change the rack and rewire though. If I couldn't fit a GTR200 in the stack this would be your next best option I think. At some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Walt
The unit should have come with the backplate and...

The unit should have come with the backplate and both connectors/back shells.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By Walt
Only the GDL39 will work with the non-touch GDU37X

Only the GDL39 will work with the non-touch GDU37X
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By Walt
"A picture is worth a thousand words" You can see...

"A picture is worth a thousand words"
You can see from the diagram below that using an ohm meter to check the P lead will always show a ground thru the coil with the points open or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By Walt
My preference is no connectors, can't have a...

My preference is no connectors, can't have a problem with them if there not there :D.
Chances are pretty good you'll never remove the wings.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,461
Posted By Walt
I have the Titan 370 and love it! With the HC...

I have the Titan 370 and love it! With the HC option it makes over 200hp.
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,000
Posted By Walt
I'm in N Texas/DFW area.

I'm in N Texas/DFW area.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,834
Posted By Walt
So you got 2 fat wires running up front instead...

So you got 2 fat wires running up front instead of 1?
I'm pretty sure the start contactor is located on the firewall for most 10's.
Forum: GPS 01-06-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Walt
Stein is correct, you can 'get by' without the...

Stein is correct, you can 'get by' without the GA26 to the G3X but I would never install a system without a 26 for the PFD and one for the G5.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,834
Posted By Walt
It would be silly to run a sense wire all the way...

It would be silly to run a sense wire all the way to the back, the voltage drop thru the large gauge supply wire (for start current) will have an insignificant drop in normal ops.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Walt
Totally agree, I would never install a reground...

Totally agree, I would never install a reground cam/lifters.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Walt
Sorry no I don't.

Sorry no I don't.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Walt
I have a used one, how about $100 with free...

I have a used one, how about $100 with free shipping?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By Walt
I would agree that bracing the panel is an easy...

I would agree that bracing the panel is an easy option to try.
The AHRS must be rigidly mounted to the structure, mounting it on rubber isolators or with Velcro is asking for trouble.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Walt
The non-touch are great units... but if I were...

The non-touch are great units... but if I were you I would seriously consider moving to the touches, once you have a taste of their capability you will not want to go back.

And yes you will have all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Walt
I've changed the tire a few times on mine and...

I've changed the tire a few times on mine and customers and have never used the tool even though I have one. The newer wheels are 2 piece instead of 3 piece, the 3 piece were a little more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Walt
The SRV02A kit includes everything you need...

The SRV02A kit includes everything you need (wheel/tire/bearing/axle), bolt on replacement.
The tubes for the 11.00 tires are ****, but you still have to add air occasionally like any tire.




Every...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Walt
Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I...

Been flying with mine now for around 7-8 years I guess, have installed many on customers aircraft. They are super high quality and with the tubeless tire design it makes it a no brainer for me.
I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Walt
IMO experience TransCal is top notch.

IMO experience TransCal is top notch.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-25-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,283
Posted By Walt
Smooth conduit is so much easier to pull wires...

Smooth conduit is so much easier to pull wires thru.....
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By Walt
Nickle antisieze during assy is best.

Nickle antisieze during assy is best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By Walt
I just removed and tossed an AS modified nose...

I just removed and tossed an AS modified nose wheel, bearings were toast, this is the second one I've seen.
IMO modifying the Grove was a mistake.
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Walt
Just stating the facts, if he wants to use the...

Just stating the facts, if he wants to use the gray code from a (non mod 9) ACK A-30 then rewire the harness for the encoder he wants to use.
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Walt
Appareo already told him it was set up for a...

Appareo already told him it was set up for a TransCal which has 2 plugs, the 15 pin for power and gray code (not used with the ESG) and the 9 pin for serial...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,149
Posted By Walt
If you install a new encoder you must also have a...

If you install a new encoder you must also have a repair station do a "altitude data correspondence test" to verify the new encoder matches your aircrafts altimeter.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,879
Posted By Walt
I've never seen a motor run without power or a...

I've never seen a motor run without power or a trim relay stick in a closed position.

I have seen plenty of bad wiring/connections and cheap switches fail.

Removing power from the system is one way...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Walt
+1 to the above, chances are you'll never pull...

+1 to the above, chances are you'll never pull the wings.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,879
Posted By Walt
Folks talk about 'runaway' trim as if it some...

Folks talk about 'runaway' trim as if it some kinda mysterious voodoo PFM event.
Trim doesn't just go off on it's own, very clearly the failure modes are controllable, namely good parts and good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,839
Posted By Walt
I think its stupid that infinity brings out both...

I think its stupid that infinity brings out both sides of the switches, makes the wire bundle impossible to work with. I always end up cutting up thier pretty harness to gather all the grounds...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,879
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure most RV guys would find this...

I'm pretty sure most RV guys would find this overkill/to costly but this is the 'old' way to avoid trim issues. You have to push both switch sections to activate trim, one switch is for trim and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,937
Posted By Walt
Don't be foolish and consider flying with one of...

Don't be foolish and consider flying with one of these cranks.
I have a friend that is very lucky to still be with us, his low time crank failed in cruise and he managed to glide to an airport.
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