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Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By BuckWynd
Smartdraw

I used SmartDraw. It's a very versatile, powerful program. It does much more than just electrical diagrams, but that's the feature I linked you to here:

https://www.smartdraw.com...
Forum: Propellers 11-24-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,624
Posted By BuckWynd
Spacer/Prop extension

Does anyone know if the 3-blade 330 prop requires a 2.25" spacer/prop extension with a stock Vans RV-8 cowl?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By BuckWynd
There's no part number 923016. Perhaps it was...

There's no part number 923016. Perhaps it was supposed to be 923106ERL.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By BuckWynd
Tempest has a product called EZ-Drain. I'm...

Tempest has a product called EZ-Drain. I'm assuming this is something different. Is this something you're selling?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,272
Posted By BuckWynd
Michael, I think you'll find that your CANBUS...

Michael,

I think you'll find that your CANBUS runs will end up being somewhat shorter than what you've depicted in your first diagram. In many cases, there won't be a need to make those 12-inch...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,272
Posted By BuckWynd
Just to clarify... There are no out-and-back...

Just to clarify... There are no out-and-back "spokes" on a CANBUS. It is one continuous run, with very short "nodes" at each unit of perhaps 3 inches. And the units connected to it don't have to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 898,901
Posted By BuckWynd
Here's my new panel, shortly after I fired it up...

Here's my new panel, shortly after I fired it up for the first time this week. Still a few things to tie up and finish, but you get the idea.

Some details:

The panel was painted with PPG basecoat,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
Because they are popular, and have a good...

Because they are popular, and have a good reputation in the RV community. The same reason people pick most of their products. I had no previous experience with the Molex Lite-Trap connectors. They...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
Hi Paul, Thank you for your explanation of your...

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your explanation of your rationale to use the push-in connectors on your product. I genuinely appreciate you taking the considerable time to do that.

I understand the need to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
To be VERY clear, these are sample photos of the...

To be VERY clear, these are sample photos of the type of connectors I'm referring to, not photos of my project!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
Hi Mike, Yes the wires were supported as well as...

Hi Mike,

Yes the wires were supported as well as they could be, mechanically. The fact is, you simply can't indefinitely vibrate a bare wire conductor that's mashed underneath a screw mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By BuckWynd
Sean, Do you recall how much the PCU5000 reseal...

Sean,

Do you recall how much the PCU5000 reseal cost? I'm about to send mine in for the same thing. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
The fact is, these green Euro connectors are used...

The fact is, these green Euro connectors are used in our aviation products because they are easy to install on a circuit board, they're cheap, and they're available. But just because we are used to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
You mean like electronic ignition modules and...

You mean like electronic ignition modules and magnetos mounted directly on an engine? I agree completely!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
That's a good idea, Ed -- perhaps the...

That's a good idea, Ed -- perhaps the manufacturers of these devices should include them with their products, or at least mention them in the instructions. But they don't. In fact, they specifically...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By BuckWynd
Dear Homebuilt Electronics Manufacturers...

Time for a bit of a rant. Over the past two weeks, I have experienced TWO separate failures of what I consider to be inappropriate electrical connectors. One of them resulted in a loss of power to...
Forum: Propellers 03-16-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,571
Posted By BuckWynd
One more datapoint to add, as of March 2021: As...

One more datapoint to add, as of March 2021:

As of very recently, Whirl Wind Aviation has now designated ALL of their props except for the 300 series into a LEGACY product line, meaning they are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By BuckWynd
CANBus wing root connector?

Everything electrical in my wings has wing root connectors. That will make it easy to install the wings after everything is painted someday. I am installing a Garmin G3X system, and the autopilot...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,412
Posted By BuckWynd
FYI: I recommend you use this link to go right to...

FYI: I recommend you use this link to go right to the applicable part:

https://youtu.be/KvyUK10y0Cc?t=86
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By BuckWynd
There are some inconsistencies in the product...

There are some inconsistencies in the product descriptions out there. For instance, when you do a search at Aircraft Spruce, the referenced part number for the "new" Fuel Pressure sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,972
Posted By BuckWynd
The pods are called Smokewinders, and they're...

The pods are called Smokewinders, and they're make by Sanders Smoke Systems: http://sanderssmoke.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By BuckWynd
RV-8 forward cross-brace: Drill holes?

I am aware that the plans say that "no material may be removed" from the forward cross-brace between the gear towers. But I'd really like to use that brace to help support a relatively lightweight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,859
Posted By BuckWynd
Congrats!

Way to go, Squaz! You're an inspiration.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,469
Posted By BuckWynd
I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to...

I used a set of heavy-duty ratchet straps to widen the support. They allowed me to spread the bar to about 26-1/4", which resulted in the desired final width of 24-3/8".

Don't pull on anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 26,690
Posted By BuckWynd
You can create whatever term you want, but it...

You can create whatever term you want, but it has no legal standing or enforceability. "AD" is a term for a specific FAA document, not something you just make up. (There's no regulation that says I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,663
Posted By BuckWynd
If I'm not mistaken, the pilot is the same...

If I'm not mistaken, the pilot is the same gentleman who used to custom-bend RV-8 control sticks for lots of us, back in the mid-2000s. My condolences on the damage to his plane.

JonJay, I will PM...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 181,329
Posted By BuckWynd
Here are a couple of those stories: Memories Of...

Here are a couple of those stories:
Memories Of The Orphanage -- Two Men Relive Their Days At A Montana Home And Give New Insight Into A National Debate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,652
Posted By BuckWynd
I would like to see some scientific testing of...

I would like to see some scientific testing of that, too. I do know that "AeroElectric Bob" did a write-up that suggests Fast-Ons are certainly very suitable for aircraft use, despite some long-held...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,652
Posted By BuckWynd
Perhaps this is a good time to ask why solder is...

Perhaps this is a good time to ask why solder is being used in a crimped terminal in the first place. A properly crimped connection (using aviation-grade crimp terminals, the correct crimping tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By BuckWynd
The silence is deafening.

I placed an order for a volt/ammeter with them over six weeks ago. Over the past two weeks I have left voicemails, emailed them, and also used the "contact us" pop-up feature on their website, trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,374
Posted By BuckWynd
+1 for the screw-starter tool. They're available...

+1 for the screw-starter tool. They're available at the big box stores, or online: http://www.toolsource.com/phillips-screw-starter-pocket-clip-p-71158.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,124
Posted By BuckWynd
I'm not touching that with a ten-foot... pole. ...

I'm not touching that with a ten-foot... pole. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,716
Posted By BuckWynd
Folks, he's being humble. That airplane was a...

Folks, he's being humble. That airplane was a Bronze Lindy winner at Oshkosh this year!

(Way to go, Squaz -- I haven't seen it since it was bare aluminum. VERY nice!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,638
Posted By BuckWynd
Just wondering if anyone has used a "Thermo Cube"...

Just wondering if anyone has used a "Thermo Cube" switch (http://www.thermocube.com/) for their engine preheater.

It looks like they have five different temperature ranges available, three of which...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,314
Posted By BuckWynd
That's the most motivational set of photos I have...

That's the most motivational set of photos I have had the pleasure of viewing in a long time. My congratulations to both the builder and photographer!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,113
Posted By BuckWynd
Invasion stripes

There is some information about the specs for invasion stripes on the following sites:

Wikipedia "Invasion Stripes" article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_stripes)

Air-Land-Sea Weapons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 267,150
Posted By BuckWynd
Flew these for a few...

Flew these for a few years:
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/misc/DayJobs-A10.jpg

Then spent seven more in these:
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/misc/DayJobs-T38.jpg

Now flying part-time in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,977
Posted By BuckWynd
Test-fit yourself first!

To anyone who's thinking about fabricating a "sloping side panel" modification in their RV-8, I would strongly advise you to spend a little quality time actually sitting in a similarly-equipped...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-29-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By BuckWynd
Pat, I think you should listen to what Steve is...

Pat,

I think you should listen to what Steve is saying very carefully. He is too much of a gentleman to over-dramatize or expand on his opinion, but he really knows what he is talking about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,226
Posted By BuckWynd
I've managed to get quite a few hours flying with...

I've managed to get quite a few hours flying with both the new GTN-650 and GTN-750 in a non-RV aircraft, and I must say that I was a bit skeptical of them at first. My biggest concern was using them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,213
Posted By BuckWynd
Congratulations, Jason. Welcome to the fraternity...

Congratulations, Jason. Welcome to the fraternity of aviators! That PPL is is the start of a wonderful, life-changing process of learning.

Best of luck as you also begin to build an RV. That, too,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,407
Posted By BuckWynd
I don't think anybody is suggesting that Dick...

I don't think anybody is suggesting that Dick Rutan's level of experience makes it "OK" to fly low over a highway. I think the point was that, as a community, we have always had a problem with people...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,965
Posted By BuckWynd
Not specifically aimed at RV-7s, but there are a...

Not specifically aimed at RV-7s, but there are a couple of general RV construction videos available at www.HomebuilderVideos.com (http://www.homebuildervideos.com/)

Very suitable to all models.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,939
Posted By BuckWynd
OK. I guess I get to post, then. I have about 5...

OK. I guess I get to post, then. I have about 5 hours of flying with both a Garmin 750 and a 650, wearing USAF Nomex gloves, and I find that the touch screens work about half the time. I have now cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,407
Posted By BuckWynd
Advice for aviators and YouTube users

Please forgive this interjection into the topic at hand, but it IS related.

In my mind, there is "risky" flying and there is "blatantly illegal" flying. I see them as two separate issues, albeit...
Forum: Safety 10-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,461
Posted By BuckWynd
Yes, they do. And there's a link to Tina's Pilot...

Yes, they do. And there's a link to Tina's Pilot Shop (with a photo of desert tan gloves) right there on the *front page* of VAF. ;)
Forum: Texas (South) 10-06-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,237
Posted By BuckWynd
It's also worth noting that Canyon Lake Airport...

It's also worth noting that Canyon Lake Airport has had some serious flooding in the past. (I realize that the current drought in Texas makes this seem like a non-issue, but things change. Property...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,767
Posted By BuckWynd
In about 1993, I was sitting #1 for takeoff at...

In about 1993, I was sitting #1 for takeoff at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, TX in a T-38 with my student. It was a hot day, so we still had our canopies open as we accomplished our pre-takeoff...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,396
Posted By BuckWynd
Really nice job, Brent. I've enjoyed your posts...

Really nice job, Brent. I've enjoyed your posts on VAF, and your airplane is an inspration.

Love the way the black-and-white spinner turns gray when it's rotating. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-06-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,777
Posted By BuckWynd
Awesome, Craig! I'm sure you know how fortunate...

Awesome, Craig! I'm sure you know how fortunate you are to live (and fly) in such a beautiful place.

The Drift HD-170 is definitely my current favorite for getting inexpensive HD aerial footage. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,230
Posted By BuckWynd
Nope, just lightened it up so the colors could be...

Nope, just lightened it up so the colors could be seen better!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,409
Posted By BuckWynd
Thanks, Steve! That meet-up will be a treasured...

Thanks, Steve! That meet-up will be a treasured memory from OSH 2011.

(And it looks like floppy hats are gaining ground as a fashion accessory in the RV-8 community...) :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,258
Posted By BuckWynd
Why in RV-9/9A section?

MODS: Can we please move this discussion from the RV-9 Section to the General Discussion area so people like me who only read certain sections will find it? :) Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,608
Posted By BuckWynd
They're called "canopy breaker tools," and you...

They're called "canopy breaker tools," and you can find a MUCH lighter and probably equally-effective tool called the Piranha available at:

Flyboy Accessories...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By BuckWynd
I like that idea, but I think I'd make the oil...

I like that idea, but I think I'd make the oil cooler knob RED and the alternate air knob BLUE, since oil is sort of "red" and air is sort of "blue." :) Maybe it's just me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
Posted By BuckWynd
Stock or Grove?

Do you have stock Van's gear legs, or the Grove gear? If you have the Grove airfoiled gear (not sure if the non-airfoiled gear legs are the same), that would account for the difference in thickness,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-09-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,298
Posted By BuckWynd
Yo're right, there's no manual in the box, but...

Yo're right, there's no manual in the box, but there is a manual you can download from the Apple site: http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad

It has lots of little tips you'd never figure out by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,577
Posted By BuckWynd
Chris, The "RV Builder Basics" video might help...

Chris,

The "RV Builder Basics" video might help you, too.
http://www.homebuildervideos.com

[Disclaimer: I'm the producer...] :D
Forum: Painting your RV 04-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,230
Posted By BuckWynd
Let me introduce you to one that has shades of...

Let me introduce you to one that has shades of both. :D It's on my field, and it can ALWAYS be seen, regardless of the background sky...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,991
Posted By BuckWynd
Has anyone put a G1000 in an RV-8?

No, I'm not gonna do it. :D But a friend of mine is considering it. He found a used Garmin G1000 EFIS system, and an initial session with a measuring tape suggests it is physically possible to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,315
Posted By BuckWynd
Glenn, The idea is that there are several "key"...

Glenn,

The idea is that there are several "key" altitudes in the engine-out pattern that, if achieved, will determine if you can continue as planned -- or if you'll have to either extend/shorten the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,979
Posted By BuckWynd
Interesting. My kit is 2006 vintage, so perhaps...

Interesting. My kit is 2006 vintage, so perhaps there have been some changes. My plans show at least 2" needs to be trimmed off the flap's top skin along a curving line. I'll be doing the flaps in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,280
Posted By BuckWynd
Military offset grips

For what it's worth... All the fighter and trainer aircraft types I flew in the AF had offset grips. Finding "center" has never been the slightest problem, even under very high workloads.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,979
Posted By BuckWynd
Greg, I can answer that one for you -- (sorry...

Greg,

I can answer that one for you -- (sorry for jumping in, Roee).

On the -7 and -8 (and maybe others), the top skins of the flaps are intentionally built too long and have to be trimmed several...
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