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Forum: RV-14 11-23-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A MUCH better method is to obtain a large (5"...

A MUCH better method is to obtain a large (5" works) semi-flexible rubber sanding disk mount to attach to an angle grinder. Attach an abrasive disk to the mount and then GO SLOWLY. This method...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-18-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Have you been able to detect any electrical noise...

Have you been able to detect any electrical noise from this power converter?

One of the reasons I gave up on any kind of video work is that, in our norther climate, camera batteries just don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,754
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Goo Gone works very well dissolving adhesives. ...

Goo Gone works very well dissolving adhesives. Lighter fluid works as well but clearly comes with the risk of being highly volatile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Kannad Integra represents "best of breed". ...

The Kannad Integra represents "best of breed". Not the cheapest, but definitely the best.

I've installed and recommended the installation of Kannad ELT's for over a decade. Their service record...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This post is pure gold. Get ahold of your...

This post is pure gold. Get ahold of your inspector and find out directly from them what their expectations are. Some are ok with flashlight and mirror, some aren't. Inspection cameras are not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I haven't yet updated the software in my...

I haven't yet updated the software in my HX/SportEX/Mini-X. I have a question into Jeff DeFouw to clarify magnetometer calibration procedures in my particular mix of equipment. I'll report back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,543
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In Canada we aren't required to do a biennial...

In Canada we aren't required to do a biennial flight review. Instead we are required to show proof of recurrent training every 24 months. Often this is done through a self-paced study of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-09-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,321
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have found it easier to trim the end of a zip...

I have found it easier to trim the end of a zip tie to form a narrow plastic spatula to clear out the grease from the aft holes. It allows me to ensure that I'm scooping out old grease rather than...
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a cheapo Black & Decker "gyro" driver - it...

I have a cheapo Black & Decker "gyro" driver - it works well. Recently, though, I've been going back to my ages-old standby - a 1/4" drive Snap-On speed wrench with a hex bit adapter on the end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 33,350
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Carl - thanks for this thought. I suspect air...

Carl - thanks for this thought. I suspect air leakage to be improbable in this case but I can assure you that removing the mechanical fuel pump DID fix a long-standing oil leak from its crappy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 33,350
Posted By Canadian_JOY
While my aircraft is not a low-wing aircraft, I...

While my aircraft is not a low-wing aircraft, I have been experiencing significant vapor lock conditions with the O360-A1F6 engine. This engine had a mechanical fuel pump installed.

I have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The 10" Knipex are plenty for #3 rivets. Just...

The 10" Knipex are plenty for #3 rivets. Just make sure you have the jaws perpendicular to the rivet body. They make squeezing rivets soooo easy.
Forum: Safety 09-13-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,749
Posted By Canadian_JOY
He is recovering from a runaway trim condition. ...

He is recovering from a runaway trim condition. The trim in some aircraft can overcome the strength of the autopilot servos and cause them to disengage. We don't have a full enough description of...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,749
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Something like 30+ years ago we had a problem...

Something like 30+ years ago we had a problem with the UH-60 Blackhawk fleet. Every once in a while one of them would be flying nap-of-the-earth and would suddenly dive straight into the ground,...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of the more salient questions is that which...

One of the more salient questions is that which addresses how the aircraft is turned.

While I have an Aero-Tow it's an older version of the T3, thus I do not have experience with the T1.

The...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,208
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a thought... Many who consider salvaging...

Just a thought...
Many who consider salvaging their amateur-built aircraft do so in some belief that it's a good way to avoid future liability claims. I won't comment on this way of thinking but I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,939
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Marc Cook did a very good comparison in the...

Marc Cook did a very good comparison in the September, 2009 issue of Kitplanes magazine in which the IO-360 parallel-valve and IO-390 angle valve engines flown back to back in the Glasair Sportsman. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To all posters in this thread... PLEASE PLEASE...

To all posters in this thread...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (yes I'm shouting this)
File a Service Difficulty Report (Canada) or equivalent FAA document. The FAA doesn't know about faulty equipment if we...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,909
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow. Simply wow. I recently made a change to my...

Wow. Simply wow. I recently made a change to my fuel system and have had it independently inspected by two sets of knowledgeable eyes in addition to my own. Still, my spidey senses are tingling...
Forum: COMM 08-26-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,431
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I hate to say it, Phil, but I think you may have...

I hate to say it, Phil, but I think you may have lost sight of the forest and while being concentrated on the trees. I say this respectfully. I also say it as a multi-decade avionics guy and an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,180
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My hangar mate has one in his RV8A. My strong...

My hangar mate has one in his RV8A. My strong suspicion is that it adds appreciable weight when compared to a spin-on filter. The thing is very well machined and looks quite professionally-made....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... from your comment I would suspect you...

Ummm... from your comment I would suspect you don't shoot very much pistol with lead bullets. Getting the lead removed from chambers, forcing cones and barrels is a tough enough challenge that most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I run 91 octane alcohol-free mogas at least 50%...

I run 91 octane alcohol-free mogas at least 50% of the time. I never have any form of lead fouling in spark plugs - in 225 hours of operation our O-360 has produced one tiny ball of lead in one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,750
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A 20' sea container has been used in the past,...

A 20' sea container has been used in the past, with a second one for parts storage.

Farm outbuildings are useful for building.

Empty space that's not necessarily on the ground floor. There was a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some "must have" things for your flyaway kit: 1)...

Some "must have" things for your flyaway kit:
1) duct tape
2) zip ties
3) safety wire
4) rescue tape or other self-fusing rubber tape
5) whatever vision-enhancing things you usually use (LED headlamp...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,046
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to know what (if anything) you found...

I'm curious to know what (if anything) you found in the intake valve guides and valve stems?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,106
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The tractor photo above was provided as a...

The tractor photo above was provided as a reference for tire tread patterns which have proven effective in winter ramp operations. Yes, I could use that tractor as a tug but I don't as I don't want...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,106
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our requirements for a tug to be used in snow/ice...

Our requirements for a tug to be used in snow/ice are very different from those who operate in more temperate regions. Just looking at the wheels on DanH's device makes me certain they would work...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In this response I believe one of the most basic...

In this response I believe one of the most basic principles of navigation is perhaps overlooked. One doesn't have a radio which monitors two nav fixes for the purpose of redundancy. One uses the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just add your fav' barbeque sauce and the taste...

Just add your fav' barbeque sauce and the taste will improve! ;)

I've been using this same technique for years with positive results... My voice is as garbled with a homebrew mic muff as it is with...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,868
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm glad to see this event had a positive outcome...

I'm glad to see this event had a positive outcome - well done!

I come from another "brand" of aircraft, Glasair. If one does a search on youtube one will find a series of videos posted by Zach...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Trig told me (prior to product release) that...

Trig told me (prior to product release) that their nav/comm would be a form/function replacement for the SL30 but not a fit replacement (i.e. not a slide-in replacement). I would very much like to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Please do share the progress of this retrofit. ...

Please do share the progress of this retrofit. This will be interesting to see.
Forum: The RV Grin 08-14-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Well done! (I should mention that in North...

Well done!

(I should mention that in North America most folks won't properly understand the qualifications listed in your signature line. Here "lame" means, well, pretty much useless. Of course in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,312
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I just honed my exhaust valve guides using the...

I just honed my exhaust valve guides using the ball hone mentioned previously. A 1/2" Flex-Hone in 320 grit was my "first pass". One valve guide cleaned up with this. Two others required stepping...
Forum: RV-15 08-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 14,215
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lots of kits are out there. To name but two, the...

Lots of kits are out there. To name but two, the Rans S21 and Glasair Sportsman - neither are flying dinosaurs.
Forum: Tools 08-14-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I had similar concerns on a different aircraft. ...

I had similar concerns on a different aircraft. I found that flooding the tank with Co2 acted as an excellent purge of gas fumes, to the point where I could no longer detect any gas smell by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Why not send Trig an email and ask this question...

Why not send Trig an email and ask this question directly, and post the response here to further inform this discussion?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't rule out the new Trig TX56A and TX57A. ...

Don't rule out the new Trig TX56A and TX57A. While these have been newly introduced I suspect they will be excellent radios, much like a current-manufacture SL-30.
Forum: Safety 08-13-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Canadian_JOY
These are excellent points. To these points I...

These are excellent points.

To these points I would add these personal items from lessons learned over the years.

1) Never pick an airplane up from maintenance when the shop is closed - you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Since the journey log is the only log we are...

Since the journey log is the only log we are required to keep, I try to suggest to folks that it's a terrific place to store information which might save you some time further down the road.

For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Phil - I would urge you to probe your thinking...

Phil - I would urge you to probe your thinking more deeply. What is legal is not always what is wise. Flying with the minimum is not always safe, either.

Radios can, and do fail. Having a second...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The D180 is referred to as a "legacy" device. It...

The D180 is referred to as a "legacy" device. It IS dimmable. It is a series of button pushes which is so familiar to me that I do it from muscle memory, thus my recollection of the keystrokes is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A very proud moment, caught by one of our local...

A very proud moment, caught by one of our local EAA chapter members who arrived ahead of us. OK, it's not an RV, but every RV pilot who has ever landed ON the dot knows how good THIS feels - wheels...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,080
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, now I'm confused. Which is the NAPA cross...

OK, now I'm confused. Which is the NAPA cross reference part for a 48110? I bought a NAPA one a while ago and am now trying to figure out which of my airplanes it's supposed to fit. DOH!

EDIT: ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-31-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,605
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A local builder put a similar, non-turbo'd Yahama...

A local builder put a similar, non-turbo'd Yahama on his CH701 using a belted reduction drive. Throttle response was almost silly-fast and the power output was impressive. Visually these engines...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,694
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have GRT equipment. It's important to...

I have GRT equipment. It's important to understand that GRT has "computed AOA" available on all their EFIS devices. GRT also offers "sensed AOA" on their more modern EFIS devices. I have the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is a question... Why on earth would...

Short answer is a question... Why on earth would you want to try to use a residential or automotive wiring product in an aviation environment? We have a hard enough time keeping electrical systems...
Forum: Autopilots 07-27-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The difference is the Mini-X won't fly any kind...

The difference is the Mini-X won't fly any kind of vertical profile provided by an external navigator.

The Mini-X also won't give you turn anticipation.

The basic VFR autopilot that comes "in the...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,106
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Have you tried to get in and out of a...

Have you tried to get in and out of a Kitfox?
RV15 is in a very different class than a Kitfox. Getting closer to the Glasair Sportsman.

The Kitfox is a one-person machine for any kind of...
Forum: RV-15 07-22-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 114,106
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a couple of thoughts here... 1) Many...

Just a couple of thoughts here...
1) Many aircraft can be worked on by opening the cowl rather than removing it. Off the top of my head I would suggest all of the Grumman AA5 series as "more modern"...
Forum: COMM 07-15-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In fact failure to plug and unplug causes the...

In fact failure to plug and unplug causes the headset connections to become tarnished and unusable over time. I've replaced more than one headset jack for exactly that reason. Plus they're cheap,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... if you're building an airplane and don't...

Ummm... if you're building an airplane and don't have this chart AND the rest of the book that comes with it I would respectfully submit that you should be updating your technical library. AC 43-13...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The SEARCH function is a tool which will help you...

The SEARCH function is a tool which will help you find answers to these oft-asked questions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I bought the Teslong with the dual lens option,...

I bought the Teslong with the dual lens option, one on the end of the device and one on the side of the device. Switching between them requires the push of a button on the base of the flexible...
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to know what changes you might have...

I'm curious to know what changes you might have experienced after tweaking the vertical activity setting. If you've had a chance to tweak and fly I would appreciate knowing how this has turned out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lars - I think we've covered the high points here...

Lars - I think we've covered the high points here when it comes to installing the second magnetometer.

0) configure EFIS serial ports correctly to talk to the magnetometer
1) set magnetometer...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the...

Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the builder's log.

An aircraft constructed in Canada is governed by our regulations which allow for the use of professional construction. The US...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll see if I can answer this one... The...

I'll see if I can answer this one...

The installation manual is correct in its wording. The post by DFMenster is all about ensuring that we don't overlook the need to tell the EFIS, via the SET...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer...

DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer orientation. Definitely a critical step. Obviously my little pea brain was focused on the communications settings. Thanks for ensuring this discussion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mike - I don't know the answer to this question...

Mike - I don't know the answer to this question because I haven't hung any diagnostic equipment on the magnetometer power line. It's not a 12V line that can tolerate a bunch of loss. If I recall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,621
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of other color codes to add as...

A couple of other color codes to add as suggestions...

1) yellow = lighting circuits (radio and switch backlights, dimmers etc)

2) light blue = audio ground

3) purple = it was waaaay too late at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one...

This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one can indeed use one magnetometer's output to drive two displays. The other half of the answer is no, one can't practically do this because a single...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It gets easier with time and the development of...

It gets easier with time and the development of muscle memory. "Chair flying" helps building that muscle memory without burning expensive avgas!
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