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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.

Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By BobTurner
I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone...

I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone in the wingtip (tuned for com frequencies and 'tipped' to get the leading edge as vertical as possible (you want vertical polarization). The wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By BobTurner
You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure...

You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure there is no confusion. The standard Op Limits will say, "Day VFR unless equipped iaw FAR 91.205... (I think that's the right number)". Just make sure...
Forum: Southeast 04-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By BobTurner
Bad news

CA appraises property every year, on Jan1, for their fair market value. You get the tax bill in august. If prices ‘have skyrocketed since’ you bought it, showing them the purchase check may not help....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By BobTurner
One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new...

One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new grease, which is a bit hard to find. The new grease is NOT compatible with Aeroshell 5/6 so do not switch to the new grease unless you can completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,009
Posted By BobTurner
Other way around. It would be a very good price....

Other way around. It would be a very good price. Isn’t that what I said? Maybe I need to repeat high school English.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,009
Posted By BobTurner
But not out of line for an ifr...

But not out of line for an ifr pitot-static/transponder check.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By BobTurner
Well, never say never, but in principle their...

Well, never say never, but in principle their accuracy shouldn’t drift.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By BobTurner
To make it easier to remember which zerks to...

To make it easier to remember which zerks to remove, Hartzell now allows you to remove and discard the two zerks that get removed to allow old grease out, and replace them with plugs. The parts cost...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By BobTurner
+1 on the previous posts. Also, although the fuel...

+1 on the previous posts. Also, although the fuel drains are not too expensive, you may find that a simple O ring is all they need.
When adding 2 gal at a time, rap on the inboard rib a few times...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By BobTurner
It’s because while the cylinders may produce a...

It’s because while the cylinders may produce a certain amount of power, what’s actually measured and used in the specific fuel calculation is ‘shaft horsepower’ - how much power is available to turn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,009
Posted By BobTurner
I’m not a lawyer, but I think a real lawyer would...

I’m not a lawyer, but I think a real lawyer would say, “Never assume”.
PS. My -10 is N48HT, so I think I can ‘decipher’ your N number!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By BobTurner
+1. There’s nothing ‘cheap’ about GRT, a 430W or...

+1. There’s nothing ‘cheap’ about GRT, a 430W or an SL30 (finest nav com ever built, imho). Given all your problems, I’d say you’re on the right track - wiring. I’d start by looking at the coax and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By BobTurner
The radios you correctly quoted as providing full...

The radios you correctly quoted as providing full nav output via RS232 were Apollo Avionics designs. (RIP)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By BobTurner
Really? I’d consider that a poor practice, as...

Really? I’d consider that a poor practice, as someone flying below gross weight might think it’s okay to do abrupt control inputs just below that blue line, when in fact he may be over Va.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By BobTurner
Of course Va varies with weight, decreasing as...

Of course Va varies with weight, decreasing as weight goes down.
In a departure from the rules for normally certified aircraft, Vans has stated that their published Vne is meant to be true airspeed,...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By BobTurner
Having previously owned a 182, now a -10: The 182...

Having previously owned a 182, now a -10:
The 182 has more cabin volume. The -10 can carry more weight (both planes with full tanks) but you need to watch the aft cg. Only real downside (assuming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By BobTurner
It sounds like one or more of your brake...

It sounds like one or more of your brake cylinders are ‘hung up’, and not returning to the full open position (max extension). This is not uncommon if the bottom brake pedal pivot bolt is too tight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,939
Posted By BobTurner
This is the best argument, imho, for an LLC. In...

This is the best argument, imho, for an LLC. In CA every registration change invokes another round of sales taxes - avoided by an LLC. By the way, in the US a "use tax" is really a sales tax in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By BobTurner
Mike Segar (spelling?) is a cfi near Vans in...

Mike Segar (spelling?) is a cfi near Vans in Oregon, and he has some access to Vans' demonstrator aircraft for giving dual transition training, as well as his own aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By BobTurner
I and others have just responded to a similar...

I and others have just responded to a similar request (‘rv7a cfi needed...’). You should read it to see why you will have more success finding a cfi after you have your airplane available....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By BobTurner
As gmcjetpilot explained, this is a sticking...

As gmcjetpilot explained, this is a sticking point. The FARs forbid the use of EAB aircraft for compensation or hire, so unless the cfi is free, the fars say he may not furnish the airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By BobTurner
Caution: Everyone (me too) loves the choices they...

Caution: Everyone (me too) loves the choices they made. Only you can decide what’s right for you and your budget. Fortunately it’s hard to make a bad choice. For the record, I thought GRT was best...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-02-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,968
Posted By BobTurner
If you have one of the temperature-regulated...

If you have one of the temperature-regulated pitots, I’d say leave it on, with the possible exception of cold wx starts, when you might not want any excess current draw. These things draw about 10...
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By BobTurner
No one mentioned STS (Santa Rosa), in the...

No one mentioned STS (Santa Rosa), in the terminal building. And Livermore has a new restaurant (opened just pre-pandemic, closed, I think now open at 50%) in the terminal building. Lodi has...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,408
Posted By BobTurner
So I wonder: How does the stall-spin fatality...

So I wonder: How does the stall-spin fatality rate in Canada compare to that in the US?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By BobTurner
How far ROP do you run? If LOP there should in...

How far ROP do you run? If LOP there should in principle be no carbon, it would all be CO2.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,408
Posted By BobTurner
That accident was actually the classic ‘Who’s in...

That accident was actually the classic ‘Who’s in charge’ accident. The pilot flying was a very senior pilot but he was still ‘checking out’ in the 777. There was a training pilot on board, who was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By BobTurner
The quote is correct, but note TSO 129 refers to...

The quote is correct, but note TSO 129 refers to older, non-waas gps receivers. This does not apply to the newer TSO 144/145 waas receivers.
That said, I agree with the spirit. For actual IMC...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By BobTurner
There was a fairly heated discussion here a few...

There was a fairly heated discussion here a few weeks ago, as to whether or not punching a vent hole allowed dirty oil and contaminants to drain back into the engine. I’m not sure a consensus was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By BobTurner
I have a -10 with a Skyradar mounted on the right...

I have a -10 with a Skyradar mounted on the right sidewall, behind an interior cloth panel. Two antennas are glued to the fiberglass windscreen posts, one each side. Works fine. IIRC the box is held...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By BobTurner
The reason for this ‘rule’ is that you’re more...

The reason for this ‘rule’ is that you’re more likely to not have the two pieces slightly separated when you drive the head on the thinner piece.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By BobTurner
I worry more about non-notamed outages. With no...

I worry more about non-notamed outages. With no notice, I’ve watched a 650 degrade from LPV to LNAV, then go to a big red X, while below 1000’ agl on an approach. We were in vmc by then, but it makes...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By BobTurner
On the <trioavionics.com> web site I see manuals...

On the <trioavionics.com> web site I see manuals and pin outs for the EZ vertical control module. Is that what you’re looking for? Otherwise give them a call.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By BobTurner
Your understanding is correct, #2 and #4 are...

Your understanding is correct, #2 and #4 are running leaner than the others.
As you can see by your data, you likely can’t achieve perfect balance for all power settings. You need to balance for...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,968
Posted By BobTurner
Over all, you got thru it without a disaster, so...

Over all, you got thru it without a disaster, so a good learning experience. In that spirit, may I offer a few suggestions for next time?
1. “With you” is jargon, totally unnecessary. Worse, the...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,968
Posted By BobTurner
Perhaps there is a reason the GTN installation...

Perhaps there is a reason the GTN installation manual specifies a maximum distance from the primary AI. Likewise, the back up mini efis needs to be close enough to be in your typical scan - otherwise...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-29-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,408
Posted By BobTurner
That 77 knots was a ground speed on downwind,...

That 77 knots was a ground speed on downwind, meaning the IAS was likely lower.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,104
Posted By BobTurner
I attach a bolt with a nut, so the thing I insert...

I attach a bolt with a nut, so the thing I insert a bolt into is a plate nut.
But, the thing I rivet onto structure is a plate, so nut plate.
Is this like damper vs dampener?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,036
Posted By BobTurner
I know Doug asked to keep it aviation related,...

I know Doug asked to keep it aviation related, but I cannot let false information stand. Lottery winnings are generally taxable by federal income tax, which, in the US, is graduated: the higher your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,036
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking - to be legal here - you don’t...

Strictly speaking - to be legal here - you don’t have to buy anything. If you read the fine print, you can enter without paying anything. But yes, if you get money, the IRS will come looking for you.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By BobTurner
The rules are very clear that that is not...

The rules are very clear that that is not allowed. Adsb and transponder must use the same PA source.
If you want my real opinion, I think this is just like the ‘two weeks to taxi’ programs. Someone...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, I agree. Which is one reason I didn’t buy...

Yes, I agree. Which is one reason I didn’t buy one of these sniffing units.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
True, but he’ll still need to ask for class C...

True, but he’ll still need to ask for class C permission with no mode C. That’s not working either.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By BobTurner
I thought so too, but apparently not, as the faa...

I thought so too, but apparently not, as the faa has accepted UATs that ‘sniff’ the transponder signal to get the PA. But as I said, above, I thought they had to send a substitute, like gps altitude...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,219
Posted By BobTurner
I kept the Vans stall warning as well as two...

I kept the Vans stall warning as well as two different (!) AOA systems. If doing again, I’d delete the Vans stall warning and cover the slot. Main reason: with good noise cancelling headphones I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By BobTurner
It sounds like you have a UAT that ‘reads’ the...

It sounds like you have a UAT that ‘reads’ the transponder transmission? I thought the faa allowed UATs to substitute gps altitude (along with some code letter) when no transponder data was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
Call norcal on the phone, ask for permission to...

Call norcal on the phone, ask for permission to come in with mode A, no adsb. But first check the grt’s rs232 settings, and have a look behind it for any loose wires.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By BobTurner
Always remember everything has to work together....

Always remember everything has to work together. Does the garmin adsb-in interface with the Dynon efis? If not, a 175, Dynon transponder, adsb-in box is about the same cost as the 375.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
Until you get it fixed, you should probably: turn...

Until you get it fixed, you should probably: turn adsb-out off; run transponder in mode A; avoid mode C required airspace. Or risk a nasty letter from the FAA.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
Your transponder and adsb-out both broadcast...

Your transponder and adsb-out both broadcast pressure altitude. (ATC computers change it to calibrated altitude for controllers). Your Hx sends pressure altitude out in its data stream when formated...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By BobTurner
IIRC fuel level sensors are another extra-cost...

IIRC fuel level sensors are another extra-cost ‘option’.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By BobTurner
So if it is an analog signal, how can it be...

So if it is an analog signal, how can it be sending pulses ‘at the wrong time’?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By BobTurner
The TSO expense is the problem. People may recall...

The TSO expense is the problem. People may recall that the gps used for adsb was also very expensive until the faa changed ‘must be TSO’d’ to a manufacturer’s statement that it met the ‘performance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By BobTurner
Shows you what I (don’t) know. I always thought...

Shows you what I (don’t) know. I always thought gray code was an analog system.
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By BobTurner
I usually drive my grt Hx with a Garmin 420W. But...

I usually drive my grt Hx with a Garmin 420W. But my SkyRadar adsb-in has what I presume to be an inexpensive gps built in, and I designated it as gps2 in the efis, and, yes, it can drive the maps...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
From the 327, you should have a wire from pin 19...

From the 327, you should have a wire from pin 19 (most likely)(RS232-in #1) or pin 2 (less likely)(RS232-in #2) running to one of the RS232-out pins on one of the Hx units. The Hx port should be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By BobTurner
What model transponder? Do you have a stand-alone...

What model transponder? Do you have a stand-alone encoder? One way of sending PA data from the Hx to a transponder (and then from the transponder to the 430) is to set an RS232 out port on the Hx to...
Forum: Southeast 03-24-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By BobTurner
Check with your insurance agent. There’s another...

Check with your insurance agent. There’s another current thread about having trouble insuring five.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,770
Posted By BobTurner
Well, actually, you can. You just have to follow...

Well, actually, you can. You just have to follow the same rules as Cessna and Piper.
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,770
Posted By BobTurner
Again, these are US rules: 51% of the work must...

Again, these are US rules: 51% of the work must be done by ‘amateurs’, that is, people who are not hired or paid. Since a Vans QB has a significant (45%?) amount of the work done, this means the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By BobTurner
At least for the -10, both Vans and FlyLed sell a...

At least for the -10, both Vans and FlyLed sell a combination white nav + strobe that mounts aft-facing in the bottom of the rudder.
Forum: GPS 03-24-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By BobTurner
Apparently the cost of getting a TSO is...

Apparently the cost of getting a TSO is phenomenal. For a while GRT offered a $750 software package with their HXr and $500 gps which contained every US gps approach, but no TSO. They said up front,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By BobTurner
Well, if anyone can, Jenny (Gallagher agency)...

Well, if anyone can, Jenny (Gallagher agency) can. Be prepared to answer questions like, ‘Is your club non-profit?’ ‘Do you hold out to the public as having planes to rent?’ ‘Who (ratings, time in...
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