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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By trib
Belite turn coordinator query

My gyro turn coordinator is beginning to slow down and the red flag is having difficulty hiding. I have noticed the Belite turn coordinator and was wondering if anyone has put one of these in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By trib
I had initially thought that the water was coming...

I had initially thought that the water was coming from aft, primarily the empanage fairing, which is why I sealed it with vinyl tape. The tape was intact and no water could have found its way in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By trib
Water leak from underside

My 6A is pretty tight up top, even with a tip-up. I posted previously about a 3 piece fiberglass tray which prevents any leakage from the front canopy seal from making its way into the instruments,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By trib
Jared, I'm in Virginia Beach and can help you if...

Jared,

I'm in Virginia Beach and can help you if you can't find anyone closer. I have an RV-6A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By trib
Okay, I'll go ahead and try them together in...

Okay, I'll go ahead and try them together in under the cowling. I like that approach better anyway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By trib
I like to keep things hidden if I can. The...

I like to keep things hidden if I can. The antennas work fine if under glass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By trib
GPS cable routing

I'm installing a Stratus ESG to replace my KT=76A transponder and get ADS-B out. I already have my GPS antenna for the Garmin 300 XL under my cowling and don't have the room to give the required 1'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By trib
Transition training in Virginia- Introduction

I just wanted to let the group know that I am available for transition training in my RV-6A in Virginia at Chesapeake airport (KCPK).

A little about myself- I finished building my 6A in a short 13...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By trib
The drop will be significantly more when you turn...

The drop will be significantly more when you turn off the electronic ignition as it is much more efficient and its timing is variable. I am surprised at the magnitude of the drop. My rpm drops about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,087
Posted By trib
Flight Line Interiors.

How about the flight line interiors seats? They seem to be significantly lower in cost. Any feedback from those who have purchased these?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,261
Posted By trib
exit area mods

I changed to the much more expensive cooler, still seven rows but larger surface area, and it made no difference. What lowered my temps was the curved ramp for the cowling air exit. Check out the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,047
Posted By trib
Thumbs up Aluminum vents from Affordable Panels

Just in case anyone is interested, I just replaced my standard issue plastic van's eyeball vents in my 6A with AP's black aluminum vents (with plastic body) and they work great! Got tired of putting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By trib
Tom, what is the purpose of connecting resolver...

Tom,

what is the purpose of connecting resolver A and H to ground? What about resolver B?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By trib
That would be cool. I was really happy with the...

That would be cool. I was really happy with the setup and spent a lot of time to install the 300XL with a PS engineering radio/audio panel to have two radios and the GPS. You guys have given me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By trib
Unhappy Garmin 300XL failed

I was curious if anybody has any failure history on the 300XL. The reason I?m asking is that I purchased a used unit (individual on Barnstormers) with an 8130 certificate and after installation the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By trib
Thanks a lot, Tom. This is the help I was...

Thanks a lot, Tom. This is the help I was looking for!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By trib
I do have the pages from the IND-350A manual you...

I do have the pages from the IND-350A manual you have provided, as well as the install manual for the 300XL. The problem is the terminology doesn't match up between the two and the output from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,642
Posted By trib
Wiring help needed- Garmin 300xl to Collins IND-350a

I just purchased a Collins Ind-350A indicator to use with my 300 XL.
The wiring diagram in the Garmin install manual has a pinout for the 351A, but it appears to be somewhat different than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,007
Posted By trib
Question PAR 100EX install problem

Just talked with Don at DeltaPop while troubleshooting my installation of a PAR 100EX Radio/Audio panel (what a great guy!). He suggested I consult the wisdom of the Van's Forum.

Here is the issue-...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,737
Posted By trib
my original plan was to make this a single piece...

my original plan was to make this a single piece with recesses at the hinges, but found this to be impossible since the hinge arms actually go through the subpanel. They would be a low point- i.e....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,737
Posted By trib
In the post I noted that I have replaced the...

In the post I noted that I have replaced the standard seal from the kit with a larger one, which was just a 1/4" round hollow seal that I purchased at Home Depot. I have flown in light rain several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,737
Posted By trib
Tip up instrument rain guard- a permanent solution

I have previously tried a water resistant fabric rainguard but it still seemed to let some water in if it sat (puddled) in the fabric. Twice I have gotten my radio wet where it malfunctioned, either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By trib
No change in liability

I have Global, but have liability only at $295/yr for a million coverage. No change when I just renewed this December and I fly just less than 100 hrs/yr. Your hull coverage at $950 seems pretty...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 79,540
Posted By trib
hey

Hey Strike,

Great to see things are moving along. Chapter Christmas party is at my house on Saturday. Stop in if you are in the area. Wakefield avgas is under $5 now!
I will have been flying my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,382
Posted By trib
Not a good idea

I've seen a couple of A's with the tiedown bent when they drug it on a landing. From putting it together, it's pretty evident it is not strong in bending but very strong in tension. It's not made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,317
Posted By trib
Best GA airport near NYC?

My daughter graduated college this year and is an entry level buyer for
Bloomingdales (no more tuition for dad). Does anyone have advice on how to visit using the RV? I don't want to rent a car...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By trib
question for Dave and my schematic

Dave,

Looking at your schematic, it appears that when the switch is selected to AUTO, the J-102-13 is aligned to ground. From the schematic for the 155/300XL, I read that J-102-13 should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By trib
Now I get it

Thanks Dave,

I just spent the last couple of hours looking at the 155xl install manual and an install manual for an annunciator. I finally got that your sketch was of two switches, with the 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By trib
switch question

Dave,

I want to make sure I understand your sketch as far as wiring the single SPDT switch goes. You mention it is a momentary switch. I interpret this as a 1-7 type, (ON)-OFF-(ON) SPDT from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By trib
Dave, This is a quote from your earlier post...

Dave,

This is a quote from your earlier post which had a photo of your annunciator:

We built our own annunciator.
2 switches 4 LEDs 4 resistors.

Did you revise it to a single switch? Also, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By trib
Home built annunciator

I've seen a couple of posts where members have built annunciator panels for their GPS. I have installed a Garmin 155XL, which is the same GPS as the 300XL, just without the additional com. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,502
Posted By trib
inserts installed?

The fittings will leak if you haven't installed the inserts in the tubing- have you checked this? Of course I'm speaking from experience. I had a pesky leak I couldn't stop until I noticed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,328
Posted By trib
EGT probe placement

I have a vetterman exhaust system on an O360 engine. The probes are located 1 3/4" from the flange as this was the furthest I could get them without going below the slip joints and their mounting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,960
Posted By trib
annuciator panel details

MauiLovers (Dave and Tina);

can you provide the details on your home built annunciator above?

thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By trib
Airport advice- Jax and Ft. Lauderdale

My wife and I are flying to Florida from Virginia to check out the area and visit my sister in Ft Lauderdale. I'm looking for advice on which airport is the most RV friendly in the two areas. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By trib
I know you didn't actually ask any questions, and...

I know you didn't actually ask any questions, and you got no responses, which is unusual for a post. When I read this, I have to admit that I'm a little confused. I would not think there would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,517
Posted By trib
check grounds

I had a similar issue on my power supply during the past annual. I was checking voltage and kept getting a low voltage to the power supply (4-5 volts). Traced it to the fasttab on the ground wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,602
Posted By trib
Question Triple Tree Runway ok for nosegear?

I noticed several RVers spoke kindly of the Triple Tree flyin. From Va. Beach this looks like a workable distance and I'd like to attend. I was curious if any of those previously attending could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,268
Posted By trib
Thanks Bob, Dave and Trina. I'll head in that...

Thanks Bob, Dave and Trina. I'll head in that direction. The picture makes everything clear for the exit curve. I'll put that in and report back on the results, then see if I go the next step and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,268
Posted By trib
Sonny, Do you have any pictures of the curved...

Sonny,

Do you have any pictures of the curved cowl exit ramp? I replaced my cooler with the supposedly more efficient, definitely more costly (but same size) Aero Classics cooler, but had no change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,268
Posted By trib
How are your oil temps holding?

Sonny,

After 2 summers with the large cooler, what are your results? Were you ableto mount the 10 row cooler on the baffle?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By trib
Solved- apparently just air

So I bought an air gauge and 1/8" tee to put a mechanical gauge in common with the oil pressure sender. My sender has both a positive and negative wire, so is already grounded. I checked all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By trib
Skid, I think my sending unit is a VDO also. It...

Skid,

I think my sending unit is a VDO also. It has two leads going to the EMS unit. Where did you add a ground? The sender is mounted in a large rubber adel clamp, so not grounded currently. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,614
Posted By trib
Fluctuating oil pressure troubleshooting

Well, after 200 hrs on the 6A, I decided I was unhappy with my oil temps, which were running a bit high. At 75F OAT and 2500 RPM, I was seeing 210-212F on long trips (more than an hour). The max I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,469
Posted By trib
Sonny, replying to your question on how outside...

Sonny,

replying to your question on how outside temps affect the oil temperature- a lot! On my ECi, I have the same issue with high temps. On a flight last week of 300 mile each way, the trip out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,621
Posted By trib
My lightweight cover from flightline is...

My lightweight cover from flightline is essentially useless for water. I think a heavy dew would allow water in the cockpit. It's the silver one also. Looks great and does an excellent job with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,621
Posted By trib
Adding water protection to a lightweight cover

I have a lightweight cover, which I like carrying around much better than the heavy weather-proof cover. The only problem is that it is no good for shedding rain. I found a cheap, easy solution you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,093
Posted By trib
I was concerned about wasps too, and incorporated...

I was concerned about wasps too, and incorporated an idea from an earlier poster, but don't recall whose it was. Bend a piece of .032 lockwire about an inch long, basically doubling it back on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,568
Posted By trib
The grommet is not included with the tube or...

The grommet is not included with the tube or tire, and should have been part of your wheel kit. You definitely need one, as the sharp edges of the wheel where the grommet goes would quickly cut into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By trib
So, being technologically challenged, I have a...

So, being technologically challenged, I have a question. could a Kindle fire be utilized in the same manner for the map software? Since it is not bluetooth capable I guess the gps receiver could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,354
Posted By trib
I purchased some 5/8" hard poly tubing (milky...

I purchased some 5/8" hard poly tubing (milky white appearance) at the local home depot and inserted it into the holes instead of using bushings- from the seat back bulkhead to the forward spar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,017
Posted By trib
val ins

Checkout the Valcom INS 430. It gives you an ILS or VOR as appropriate (can only use one at a time, but can flip back and forth with the standby feaure), and marker beacons. Everything is self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,518
Posted By trib
I used a coax stripper which I bought for other...

I used a coax stripper which I bought for other radio and antenna wiring. $15 at your local radio shack.

here's the link http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062637

this will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,955
Posted By trib
You've probably upset Buzz Lightyear by taking...

You've probably upset Buzz Lightyear by taking Woody along instead of him. To Infinity and Beyond!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,955
Posted By trib
So I have the lycoming setup, with stainless...

So I have the lycoming setup, with stainless steel lines going to 3 of the 4 cylinders. All very well engineered and a solid system. I'd like to keep these and just tie from the solenoid to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,955
Posted By trib
Angry Fuel primer line problems

I know there have been many posts regarding the 1/8" copper tubing used for the primer from the solenoid to the lycoming tee. Does anyone have any details on replacing with braided hose? The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,248
Posted By trib
Great job Kent. 1 more RV for the chapter 339...

Great job Kent. 1 more RV for the chapter 339 squadron!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By trib
I understand the carbon fiber is much stiffer,...

I understand the carbon fiber is much stiffer, I'm not sure about the acting as a dissimilar metal. My understanding is that carbon is about the most inert material there is. Galvanic corrosion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By trib
Also, any opinions on using carbon fiber instead...

Also, any opinions on using carbon fiber instead of glass?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By trib
Thanks for the replies. As far as checking for...

Thanks for the replies. As far as checking for flat spots on the tires, I jacked up the wing and rotated the tires and was excited when I found flat spots right away. Later, I realized that of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,843
Posted By trib
Gear leg stiffener install

After operating for almost 2 years, I've come up with a gear leg shimmy, which occurs on both main and nose gear legs. I've been experimenting with all of the usual fixes and have pretty much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,716
Posted By trib
manufacturer recommended

Of interest to note, when I first installed fluid in my brake system, I used the Mobil synthetic ATF and had some issues with getting a good bleed, even when filling from the brakes with an oil pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,591
Posted By trib
Jeff, I have u-pins for mine also. Made them...

Jeff,

I have u-pins for mine also. Made them from 1/4" brass rod bending them in the vice with a hammer. Drilled matching holes in the rudder stops. I pin both left and right sides as I heard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By trib
I used 3 #8 flat head screws and platenuts on...

I used 3 #8 flat head screws and platenuts on each side. Might be opening a can 'o worms here, but I would stay away from rivnuts. I've seen my neighbor with a -4 cussing too many times when one...
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