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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By Master Designs
Late fee waived by calling or emailing....

Awesome customer service from the Aviation division of ADOT. I emailed and they were more than happy to waive all (3) of my late fees as I never received the 2021 renewal notices. I paid within 5...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-20-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,536
Posted By Master Designs
I always thought of filling the bottom door seal...

I always thought of filling the bottom door seal with those pool noodle toys (end-to-end) when they are $1.00 each at the dollar store..... but I love the idea of the weight from the rebar. Maybe...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-08-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,536
Posted By Master Designs
TIP: Get some cheap a/c filters and cover the...

TIP: Get some cheap a/c filters and cover the hangar vents. The majority of the dust from our dust storms come in through the dang vents. Hope this helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,492
Posted By Master Designs
Yikes.....so sorry to hear that. A quick google...

Yikes.....so sorry to hear that. A quick google search of the email samueljollygarmins@gmail.com shows he's a popular scammer from Nigeria, always uses the "cancer" line and hits lots of different...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By Master Designs
There is only one power source to the...

There is only one power source to the tailbeaconX. If you currently have a rear position light, and use that power for the tailbeaconX, then when you switch off the "position light" switch, the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By Master Designs
I'm also going that route....

I'm doing the TailbeaconX and AV-30E on my RV-6A. I don't have a rear position light now, but since you need a TX and RX wire from the gauge to the tailbeaconX, I'm going to run a shielded...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,421
Posted By Master Designs
GIFTSTPC2B2C2???

Shouldn't an aircraft checklist should be for anyone getting in to safely start and fly that aircraft. If so, I wouldn't abbreviate something that only you know what it is.... i.e. GIFTSTPC2B2C2, as...
Forum: Tools 06-17-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Master Designs
Question Sealant Gun: SEMCO vs KNOCKOFF ?

Has anyone purchased the generic (knock-off) sealant guns sold by ACS, Yardstore, etc? They are about $110 to $130 new, whereas a used Semco 250 gun on eBay fetches about $60 to $80 with unknown...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-17-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Master Designs
Where in the valley of the sun?

I'd recommend finding out where in the valley he'll be living in, and what the nearest airport to him will be. Phoenix is HUGE :(, so posting location details would help narrow down a CFI for him.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-17-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By Master Designs
Question Hobbyair/Citation - Full Face OR Half Mask w/ Hood

For non-glasses wearing users of a fresh air respirator system like the Hobbyair or the Citation, do you prefer....

Full Face Mask - OR - Half Mask w/ Pull Over Hood

I want the eyes...
Forum: COMM 05-25-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By Master Designs
NFLIGHTCAM GOPRO HEADSET AUDIO RECORDING CABLE

So the AVCOMM headset splitter I mentioned above works GREAT for two passengers. I did however buy two new matching passive David Clark headsets to make sure the impedance would be the same for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Master Designs
Make sure they are VECTOR, and not RASTER files

Just make sure to tell your print shop to ONLY print them IF they are vector PDF's and not raster PDF's. Unfortunately, .PDF's can be either.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-29-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,903
Posted By Master Designs
I'm in as well. I'm at Phx-Mesa Gateway...

I'm in as well. I'm at Phx-Mesa Gateway (KIWA).

Maybe we do a "round-robin" for gatherings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Master Designs
Great tip to keep them lubricated. However, the...

Great tip to keep them lubricated. However, the replacement reason I'm asking about isn't due to the ball being tight or locking up, it's due to growing slop or play in the bearing over time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Master Designs
Question Rod End Bearings - Aurora vs. Heim

What is the general opinion on replacement rod end bearings.....go with the Van's supplied Aurora brand, or spend the extra bucks on a better quality rod end?

Aurora - GMW-3M-470 -...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By Master Designs
Thumbs up Perfect weather for the weekend!

WOW.....talk about the PERFECT timing for a cooling trend. The weather for tomorrow in Sedona is going to be AWESOME~!! See you there. :D
Forum: COMM 05-06-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By Master Designs
Headset Splitter: Do they work.....microphones in parallel??

I have a PS Engineering 2-place intercom and would like to have a headset splitter if I was to take a third passenger. However, when I called tech support at PS Engineering to ask, they mentioned it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,450
Posted By Master Designs
TIP: I've been told to dip the pin in rubbing...

TIP: I've been told to dip the pin in rubbing alcohol before inserting to provide a bit of fast drying lubrication.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,356
Posted By Master Designs
Does the tips shipping out of Florida come with...

Does the tips shipping out of Florida come with the REAR light module yet? They have been advertising the REAR light module being built into the wingtips since day 1; however, it doesn't look like...
Forum: ADS-B 02-07-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,223
Posted By Master Designs
I've had (2) GDL39's that lose bluetooth...

I've had (2) GDL39's that lose bluetooth connection and then will never connect again. I've worked extensively with Garmin tech support and they ended up sending replacements on both occasions. The...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-27-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,352
Posted By Master Designs
Not all aircraft in the judging area stays the...

Not all aircraft in the judging area stays the night...... I believe they just want to make sure those aircraft are parked in the morning, staying all day and then leaving late afternoon when the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By Master Designs
No worries......I won't be flying an RV either....

No worries......I won't be flying an RV either. :eek::D
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-16-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,724
Posted By Master Designs
Thumbs up Looks like it will be a beautiful day to fly to...

Looks like it will be a beautiful day to fly to Sedona tomorrow!! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,762
Posted By Master Designs
ACS now offers "custom cables", so maybe ACS made...

ACS now offers "custom cables", so maybe ACS made the cable even though you thought you were purchasing a cable supplied by Dynon?? I'd call ACS next.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By Master Designs
The laser can't/won't remove any of the...

The laser can't/won't remove any of the metal.....it will just remove the powder coating to expose the raw aluminum underneath. FYI....If the powder coat color isn't a contrasting color to the the...
Forum: Tools 03-19-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,009
Posted By Master Designs
Best Diagonal Cutters (Dykes) for Stainless Cotter Pins and Hard Safety Wire

I love 99% of my tools, but I need to get a good pair of diagonal cutters for cutting stainless cotter pins and 0.032" safety wire. I've got great cutters on my wire twisters, but I want a good pair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,461
Posted By Master Designs
I couldn't think of anything nice to say, so I'll...

I couldn't think of anything nice to say, so I'll just post a link to this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=102639 :D
Forum: Reviews 03-17-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,340
Posted By Master Designs
Thanks dynonsupport for that info. I thought...

Thanks dynonsupport for that info. I thought since it was 250w that it would work.

How about the Trig TT22? It's an all-in-one unit as well and would work in my application. Any reviews on the...
Forum: Reviews 03-17-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,340
Posted By Master Designs
Anyone running a Dittel KTX2 Mode S Transponder (Encoder built-in)?

It's fairly new, but curious if anyone has researched or installed the Dittel KTX2 Mode S Transponder? Looks to have the encoder built in? Pretty small and light. Thoughts?
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,470
Posted By Master Designs
Fix for your link: ...

Fix for your link: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1062 :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,646
Posted By Master Designs
I bought this one from ACS: ...

I bought this one from ACS: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/cruztools12-03772.php?clickkey=1845451

http://www.cruztools.com/products/prodimages/ptk1.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,859
Posted By Master Designs
That's the ONLY reason I haven't purchased, and...

That's the ONLY reason I haven't purchased, and won't purchase a Garmin camera, until they update it so you can wirelessly view what the camera is recording, WHILE it's recording. It's the #1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,350
Posted By Master Designs
Cy-Kick works GREAT in Arizona!

I don't like bombs because it coats EVERYTHING with that chemical.....everything I touch.

Keep your lights on 24/7 for a few days. Then order and spray Cy-Kick...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,778
Posted By Master Designs
Thumbs up Call Cleaveland.....they can get you anything not in their catalog/website.

I bought all my tools from Cleaveland and loved every minute of the purchase process.....they helped me select the right tools for my project creating a custom tool kit for my RV-4 rebuild, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Master Designs
Ahhhh...........that makes sense why the "Terrain...

Ahhhh...........that makes sense why the "Terrain & Obstacles" page works for you, since you have the IFR premium add-on subscription, which includes all of the VFR premium add-on subscription...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,950
Posted By Master Designs
Called Tech Support......Terrain Alerts requires the premium add-on subscription

I just got off the phone with Mark at Garmin Pilot Tech Support and confirmed an issue that they are looking into.

The "Terrain & Obstacles" page should now available in the standard subscription,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,462
Posted By Master Designs
I've been using the dished bottle jack extensions...

I've been using the dished bottle jack extensions from Bogert Aviation and the tie down ring from Cleaveland Tool for a couple of years now and it works GREAT! Plus, I have cool tie downs to carry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 37,787
Posted By Master Designs
Question It's not your fault....you were following instructions.

I would think (hope) that a set of replacement wingtips would be on their way to you from AeroLED's if their supplied instructions were wrong. :confused:
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,741
Posted By Master Designs
My personal answer would be it makes me wonder...

My personal answer would be it makes me wonder why the firewall wasn't removed and replaced if there was damage, structural or cosmetic, while replacing the weldments? It makes installing the new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,462
Posted By Master Designs
Bud- I can't help you with RV-12's in Sierra...

Bud-

I can't help you with RV-12's in Sierra Vista, but I'm sure you'd run in to quite a few at the Copperstate Fly-In later this month. http://www.copperstate.org/csj/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,017
Posted By Master Designs
I was able to successfully (first attempt) update...

I was able to successfully (first attempt) update my GDL 39-3D firmware last night using Garmin Pilot running on a Nexus 7 2013 after first letting Garmin Pilot upgrade itself.

g3xpert - Any ETA on...
Forum: COMM 09-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,727
Posted By Master Designs
I own (2) pairs of PFX's.....so, here are my thoughts so far.

I posted this in another thread, and thought I'd copy it here as well since I now own (2) sets of PFX's.

If you have the privilege, compare the Bose A20's, AKG AV100's and the Lightspeed Zulu PFX's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,345
Posted By Master Designs
If you have the privilege, compare the Bose...

If you have the privilege, compare the Bose A20's, AKG AV100's and the Lightspeed Zulu PFX's before you buy anything. Also, compare apples to apples. The latest from one company can't be compared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,561
Posted By Master Designs
Jean has a $15.00 landing fee now. I called last...

Jean has a $15.00 landing fee now. I called last week since I have an overnight trip to Primm, NV next month and was hoping the fee would provide some sort of overnight security.....at least a...
Forum: RV-4 09-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 340,388
Posted By Master Designs
Looks GREAT Arlie! What did you use to clean off...

Looks GREAT Arlie! What did you use to clean off the old dirt/gunk without removing the paint? Or did you repaint the interior?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,507
Posted By Master Designs
Great question....I saw that ad as well. Wonder...

Great question....I saw that ad as well. Wonder if a color camera for the same price would be better than HF's...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,972
Posted By Master Designs
Timothy- BIG THANKS for that confirmation. That...

Timothy- BIG THANKS for that confirmation. That is exactly what I have read when I researched it. Guess I'll wait until Garmin fixes that with a new model as that is important enough to me to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,972
Posted By Master Designs
Thanks so much for the info. If you get a chance...

Thanks so much for the info. If you get a chance to test it out, let me know. I guess that's now the only thing keeping me from buying a VIRB (besides a newer model being released very soon?) as I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,972
Posted By Master Designs
I've heard that there are issues with the...

I've heard that there are issues with the connection dropping off, so I'm hoping a bluetooth connection would be more reliable.

Also, per Garmin: "The current VIRB does not support preview while...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-25-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,972
Posted By Master Designs
I really want a VIRB, but will wait until: 1.) ...

I really want a VIRB, but will wait until:

1.) The video being recorded can be viewed live on a remote device.....like Garmin Pilot running on the tablet mounted on the panel.

2.) Bluetooth...
Forum: Propellers 08-15-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,196
Posted By Master Designs
Bill.....that makes sense to keep all the blade...

Bill.....that makes sense to keep all the blade manufacturing in CA. Glad to know that. Thanks for the clarification. :)
Forum: Propellers 08-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,196
Posted By Master Designs
This is what I learned at OSH when I spoke with...

This is what I learned at OSH when I spoke with one of the owners in the Titan/Whirl Wind booth on Saturday afternoon:

Titan Aircraft, the makers of the Titan T-51 mini mustang kits, wanted the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,489
Posted By Master Designs
Giving up on Aveo....

I spoke with Aveo at OSH and they did have 'another' prototype of the wingtip lights, but the design has changed some and it doesn't look like they are any closer to releasing the wingtip lights than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,227
Posted By Master Designs
I did some some searching on Sam James vs. Van's...

I did some some searching on Sam James vs. Van's Pressure Recovery and found this informative post:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=656658&postcount=11

Original thread for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-08-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,227
Posted By Master Designs
I'm ready to buy and would also love to hear any...

I'm ready to buy and would also love to hear any data or opinions on: Sam James vs. Van's Pressure Recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,738
Posted By Master Designs
You could also leave the steps on. I looked at...

You could also leave the steps on. I looked at buying a 6 that had the steps and it wasn't terrible. The builder actually added them to his 6 in order to aid him and his wife climbing up onto the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,738
Posted By Master Designs
I don't think Van's sells a "kit".....you just...

I don't think Van's sells a "kit".....you just order the parts you need and install using the RV-6 builders manual. As far as step-by-step instructions, I doubt you will find that......but do a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
Posted By Master Designs
Anyone with the Whirlwind GA200L GA prop?

I looked at both the Sensenich ($3,800) and the Whirlwind ($2,500) Ground Adjustable props for the O-320 at OSH last week and would love PIREP's on both.

Neal@F14 has great info on his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,059
Posted By Master Designs
FYI.....Mine doesn't have the spacers. Relocate...

FYI.....Mine doesn't have the spacers. Relocate the fuel pump?? I wonder if the cowl fits with the spacers installed?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,431
Posted By Master Designs
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like the battery...

Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like the battery isn't needed and the built-in AHRS system of the 3D version needs some refinement. Since it can't be determined at this time if the AHRS accuracy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,431
Posted By Master Designs
Garmin GDL 39 vs. GDL 39 3D....worth the extra $250? Is the battery needed?

Looking at picking up a Garmin GDL 39 to run Garmin Pilot on my Nexus 7 and wondering if the 3D version is worth the extra $250.00 The 3D version includes a built-in AHRS so it can show a backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,502
Posted By Master Designs
Holy Doom and Gloom Batman. I have to agree with...

Holy Doom and Gloom Batman. I have to agree with Jerry on this one....lighten up a little. Everyone got addicted to this sport a little bit differently. Who are we to say what the "kid at the...
Forum: Reviews 07-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By Master Designs
Did you ever get in touch with Stormforce? I'm...

Did you ever get in touch with Stormforce? I'm in the market for a set of tiedowns for OSH and deciding between Stormforce, FlyTies or making a set myself. If Stormforce is no-longer, or customer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,984
Posted By Master Designs
FYI....I've purchased the (closed) forged...

FYI....I've purchased the (closed) forged eyebolts for other projects locally at Lowe's and Home Depot. They are next to the regular eyebolts.

Here is a link:...
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