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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some notes with a Canadian flavour... 1) Last...

Some notes with a Canadian flavour...

1) Last month new regulations for ELT carriage were published in the Gazette with a phase-in period. If you are not planning to install a 406MHz ELT now then...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This video, posted by a local RV6A owner, is most...

This video, posted by a local RV6A owner, is most informative. By his own admission it took quite some time to locate the leak. The video provides excellent footage of the leak location as well as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I purchased a tug for our Glasair Sportsman......

I purchased a tug for our Glasair Sportsman... It's an older Aero-Tow model similar to their current Get-Jet which lifts the nose wheel off the ground. I made the purchase because moving the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not to pick nits but rather to ensure clarity and...

Not to pick nits but rather to ensure clarity and accuracy of the information provided...

In the situation where GMU11 magnetometer data is not available, I believe the more correct statement...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This technique is commonly used on some...

This technique is commonly used on some helicopters. One would want to ensure the hole is fully stress-relieved.

I've had very good success using round DIN connectors with gold-plated contacts....
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-19-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - let me run this past you as a process... 1)...

Bob - let me run this past you as a process...
1) set 75% power as displayed on GRT EFIS screen
2) note MAP
3) add 0.3" MAP to make up for known/calibrated MAP sensor error
4) observe GRT-generated %...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-19-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't forget the inaccuracies of MAP measurement...

Don't forget the inaccuracies of MAP measurement as an influence on accuracy of the % power reading. I have calibrated mine and found it to be inaccurate by 0.3" which equates to about 3% power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll second this recommendation that the ACK's...

I'll second this recommendation that the ACK's are a substandard device.

My first recommendation remains the Kannad, despite their expensive battery pack replacement. Their in-service record is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If purchased two years ago it should have had the...

If purchased two years ago it should have had the static suppressor included in the installation kit.
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Castoring nosewheels CAN land on ice. One needs...

Castoring nosewheels CAN land on ice. One needs to exercise caution and be extremely ready to pull the mixture at ANY time in order to kill thrust and stop the prop before it contacts a snowbank. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-16-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 131,268
Posted By Canadian_JOY
What an epic read of an epic "experimental...

What an epic read of an epic "experimental aviation" story! I really take my hat off to you, Charlie, for sticking with this project.

I'm a huge fan of Honda engines and, thanks to the rational,...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Matco hydraulic line-lock parking brake valve...

The Matco hydraulic line-lock parking brake valve is an excellent item to install. It's simple and very effective.

Yes, my airplane has a tendency to walk away from me if I turn my back on it on a...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,480
Posted By Canadian_JOY
How is its attitude solution? I've been hearing...

How is its attitude solution? I've been hearing murmurings the AV30 attitude might not be as rock-solid as we might like...

When I first spoke with the "inventor" at OSH a few years ago and saw the...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing this info, Andrew. My Vizion...

Thanks for sharing this info, Andrew. My Vizion 385 sometimes displays vertical lines, either ON or OFF. The vast majority of the time the display is perfect, hence my belief that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I had a wonky attitude indication in the Adaptive...

I had a wonky attitude indication in the Adaptive AHARS. At night. During instrument training, so black dark and under the hood. HX and Mini-X diverged following a climbing turn. I used secondary...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-13-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just thought of something... if you are using an...

Just thought of something... if you are using an EFIS aux input, make sure the "internal pullup" setting is turned OFF otherwise your sensor reading from a powered sensor will never be right.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm... taking 4.8V excitation power from the EIS...

Hmmm... taking 4.8V excitation power from the EIS to power the sensor and feeding its output into an analog input on the EFIS. And you get weird readings. This sounds suspiciously like an issue...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Is that the hot side or cold side of the...

Is that the hot side or cold side of the firewall? Sorry, I'm not seeing the picture well. I think it's the cold side. That starter cable shouldn't have any effect on the current sensor. Your path...
Forum: Autopilots 11-11-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Andrew - what's failing in the displays? Is...

Andrew - what's failing in the displays? Is there anything we owners can do to improve their longevity?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,478
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I scratched my head quite a bit while pondering...

I scratched my head quite a bit while pondering this scenario. I ended up with an Essential bus, powered by its own battery. The battery is charged via a circuit breaker and Schottky diode from the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I've used the OP's method extensively, albeit...

I've used the OP's method extensively, albeit with flat nuts, internal tooth lock washers and flat washers.

The key to success is in ensuring the fiber lock nut subsequently used to affix the...
Forum: GPS 11-06-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just the capability to do ionospheric corrections...

Just the capability to do ionospheric corrections through the use of different carrier frequencies will bring a very significant enhancement to navigational accuracy. While we have "LPV" now with L1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You might find you get a lot more responses if...

You might find you get a lot more responses if you update the title to read GRT instead of DRT...

What do you want to install in your aircraft - what functionality? Just an EFIS? EFIS + engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,419
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for that summary. There's one small...

Thanks for that summary.

There's one small interpretation which many here (and at least one experimental avionics vendor) believe can be applied, and it's an important one. For amateur-built...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,817
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Please considering modifying your pre-flight...

Please considering modifying your pre-flight inspection policy to include a full walk-around inspection any time you may be motoring the prop. Sometimes "stuff" in on or near an engine or prop and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,419
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It would be most helpful if you would quote the...

It would be most helpful if you would quote the regulatory reference to back up this statement.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,653
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Walt - just wait 'til you get outside the USA... ...

Walt - just wait 'til you get outside the USA... Database prices are a much larger variable, thus a much stronger influence on total cost of ownership.
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If Mehrdad makes you an offer like this, I'd...

If Mehrdad makes you an offer like this, I'd suggest you take him up on it in a heartbeat. There is only up-side to doing so and no down-side.

Having done a business transaction with him I can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Canadian_JOY
From a purely technical perspective, running...

From a purely technical perspective, running high-current wires adjacent and parallel to small-signal sensor wires is generally a bad idea. Doing so opens up the possibility of coupling nasty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Canadian_JOY
That's one way to do it... the other way is a...

That's one way to do it... the other way is a slight modification on this theme. The use of discrete nuts on those screws eventually will drive you insane should you ever decide to move or replace a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The internal 15psi limit is, in some ways, a good...

The internal 15psi limit is, in some ways, a good thing. I say it's a good thing because it's one limit that is absolutely critical because you absolutely want to know when the oil pressure has...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Check to ensure your fuel pressure sensor is WELL...

Check to ensure your fuel pressure sensor is WELL grounded... that is always the first place to look. It should read a very low resistance between case of the sensor and the primary grounding point...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,653
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of my airplanes has a legacy Dynon EFIS -...

One of my airplanes has a legacy Dynon EFIS - D100.

My other airplane has three GRT EFIS, a Mini-X, an HX and a Sport EX.

My only beef with GRT is their technical documentation is weak.

The...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you are shipping it back, get them to...

If you are shipping it back, get them to calibrate the MAP sensor. Mine is off by quite a bit.

Unlike the EIS-4000 etc, the EIS-66R has an INTERNAL MAP sensor which does not allow for user...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's a very, very good idea to use some form of...

It's a very, very good idea to use some form of witness paint to allow quick visual verification that fittings have been torqued and have not come loose. One technique is to use nail polish to draw...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ditto on Reiff. Turbo XP on our O-360, plus a...

Ditto on Reiff. Turbo XP on our O-360, plus a good custom-fit Thinsulate engine blanket from Aero-Covers. Power is controlled by a simple wifi-enabled switch connecting through a cellular data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Unfortunately it's nearly impossible to produce a...

Unfortunately it's nearly impossible to produce a fully-formed answer to your question because the question itself is far from fully formed. What's missing is a list of what you expect to have in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My estimate of error was mis-stated in a previous...

My estimate of error was mis-stated in a previous post. I thought the error would have contributed to a mis-reading of % Power by 3-5%. If I made it sound like the MAP error was 3-5% I apologize...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In fact it was Jeff at GRT who came back to me...

In fact it was Jeff at GRT who came back to me with the rather astonishing answer that the MAP sensor in the EIS-66R cannot be calibrated by the user. It seemed he was as surprised by this as I was....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - since I have a pitot-static tester which I...

Bob - since I have a pitot-static tester which I have calibrated against my recent triple altimeter calibration, which in turn was done by an avionics shop with a pitot-static tester calibrated to a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the link to that station pressure...

Thanks for the link to that station pressure calculator, Carl. That will provide an excellent cross-reference against which to sanity check my test data.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for your comment. I just completed full...

Thanks for your comment. I just completed full calibrations of all three altimeters (that was an expensive trip to the local avionics shop!) so I have very good faith in them and have used them to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Canadian_JOY
MAP Sensor Calibration and % Power

Reaching out to the brain trust to hopefully provoke a good discussion on this topic. I've just installed a GRT EIS-66R engine monitor; it features an internal manifold pressure (MAP) sensor. I've...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-15-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Circling back on this one following completion of...

Circling back on this one following completion of installation of the GRT EIS-66R in place of the previous AF2500 engine monitor.

Firstly there are two important bits of info one needs to consider. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,811
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm.... how do I say this without causing...

Hmmm.... how do I say this without causing offense to somebody? I guess I'll just shoot from the hip like I usually do, and apologize in advance for any hurt feelings.

Firstly, most A&Ps are "ok"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,191
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Coming back to an earlier post in this thread,...

Coming back to an earlier post in this thread, I'll chime in with my "me, too" comment...

I'm unabashedly a "glass" guy, through and through. But I'm also old enough and have spent a lifetime in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-07-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing your realistic comparisons on...

Thanks for sharing your realistic comparisons on overall costs. I agree - the $50K up-charge by Glasair just doesn't work out on my calculator. Gasoline is going to be my flying friend for a while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By Canadian_JOY
We get real winter here. More watts = Better...

We get real winter here. More watts = Better Plain and simple.

Went with Reiff Turbo XP including oil cooler heater. Control it via wifi switch. Aircraft is hangared in what amounts to little...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-05-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Kurt - your comment about the fuel savings paying...

Kurt - your comment about the fuel savings paying for the engine is interesting to me. Are you basing these numbers on 'road diesel' or 'farm/commercial diesel' or Jet-A?

I've looked at Glasair's...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-04-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Kurt - as a fellow Sportsman owner...

Kurt - as a fellow Sportsman owner (O-360-powered) I'm curious to know your performance numbers so I might contrast them with mine. Would you mind sharing, please?
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There is an RV10 (flying) based at Carp CYRP,...

There is an RV10 (flying) based at Carp CYRP, just outside Ottawa.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I think one very important fact or rather one...

I think one very important fact or rather one very important question is being glossed over here...

WHY do you feel you need a charger? Is it to do regular maintenance charging in between...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,594
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oil consumption is HIGHLY variable, as you've...

Oil consumption is HIGHLY variable, as you've seen in posts here.

I'll offer two examples here... My ~200hrs since new O-360 gets filled with 6 quarts plus the recommended amount of CamGuard at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob clearly hasn't paid Garmin's flat repair fee...

Bob clearly hasn't paid Garmin's flat repair fee to fix a broken on-off switch on a piece of avionics!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... SEARCH is your friend here! This topic...

Ummm... SEARCH is your friend here! This topic has been covered extensively in multiple threads. Bottom line is taxiing for a mile is not a wise choice.

Your engine has been "run in" by the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-23-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The more common problem with these tachometers is...

The more common problem with these tachometers is not the instrument itself but rather the sending unit. Especially if the sending unit is attached directly to the accessory case of the engine.

I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Other than aerobatics the Glasair Sportsman...

Other than aerobatics the Glasair Sportsman checks all those boxes.

I have a bag full of Grumman time and love those airplanes. Still, they are tight for two guys who are anything but toothpicks -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,942
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I checked mine on a factory-new O-360. I think...

I checked mine on a factory-new O-360. I think the mags were installed so they looked pleasing to the eye. The way they were installed clearly had nothing to do with engine timing! Their timing...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-15-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The suggestion to use the Van's and UMA senders...

The suggestion to use the Van's and UMA senders is a good one. BUT... I had two of them fail in quick succession when mounted directly to the accessory case. I bought a 12" tach drive cable from...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The intent of the regulations around the ID plate...

The intent of the regulations around the ID plate is that it must be fireproof and should not be easily removed. With this in mind, rivets are definitely preferred. Monel rivets if you have them so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,594
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A viewpoint from another part of the world...

A viewpoint from another part of the world (Ontario, Canada)...
Regular 87 octane, 10% ethanol mogas is roughly equivalent to US$3.00 /US gallon
100LL Avgas is roughly equivalent to US$5.25/US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,600
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As others have mentioned, electric bills will...

As others have mentioned, electric bills will cause heart stoppage, thereby invalidating your pilot's medical!

Hydronic is the way to go in our climate. Insulation under the slab is a must.

Keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,334
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for confirming Savvy now works with GRT...

Thanks for confirming Savvy now works with GRT EIS-66R data files.

As an update from this corner of the world, I've finally got the EIS-66R installed. It's controlled by a newly-installed Sport EX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 89,144
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll maybe refine Bob's statement a little bit. ...

I'll maybe refine Bob's statement a little bit. If one has the Ray Allen trim motor with built-in position sensing then trim position sensing is part of the trim motor (5 wires... two for motor...
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