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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By rleffler
I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. ...

I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. They work just fine.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/rvall1.html

The retrofit caps do have a smaller hole since they are prosealed into the existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rleffler
No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. ...

No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. You would have to talk with AFS about options.

If you have the standard ACS, then the guage will show whatever the switch is set to at the moment. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rleffler
Correct, hence the left and right in the...

Correct, hence the left and right in the configuration.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,391
Posted By rleffler
I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three...

I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three years. Iíve only had one BMS issue, which was self inflicted. I left the master on and the BMS did itís job. I always carry my charger with me...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rleffler
Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. ...

Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. Just remember that there is a left and right config on the EFIS. You just need to ensure you configure the correct pin.

I used both. It switches rpm...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By rleffler
Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I...

Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I used my mini for ADSb. I had a clamp mount to the cabin cover support bar. I could lower it, but then it covered the avionics in the center...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By rleffler
I donít think you have to worry about the panel. ...

I donít think you have to worry about the panel. You donít fly with your feet flat on the floor. Iím 6í 2Ē and Iíve had a 6í 4Ē passenger with no issues on legroom or headroom. Like Bob...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By rleffler
This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to...

This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to the panel.

https://shop.dynon.com/products/usb-port-panel-mount-12-length
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By rleffler
Locally, there arenít a whole lot of...

Locally, there arenít a whole lot of options.

Spirit will cost a premium, but they are the local Garmin dealer.

The other option may be TRM In Chillicothe. I donít know their relationship with...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By rleffler
I had some install problems, it everything is...

I had some install problems, it everything is working fine now.

My rudder pedal frame wasnít square. It was out by 1/8Ē. It side loaded one of the master cylinders, which cause one of the orings...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By rleffler
I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle...

I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle Flight Custom III 15 x 6.0 x 6.
Forum: GPS 12-15-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,460
Posted By rleffler
I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do...

I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do is just fine if all you fly is in VFR conditions. Having current NAV data is a requirement if you fly IFR. Iím sure that you are already aware, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,712
Posted By rleffler
Never will happen! :D I have enough problems...

Never will happen! :D

I have enough problems seeing what Iím lacing with bifocals and my hands are busy lacing, flashlight in my mouth, so Iím not sure how to aim the Video camera.
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,984
Posted By rleffler
Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and...

Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and spoke to a local group. One of the topics that caught me off guard was that they showed photos of failed props due to too much grease. The photos...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By rleffler
I agree, I got my cables from them over a...

I agree, I got my cables from them over a decade ago. Theyíve always had great service, but in the beginning, the folks answering the phone wouldnít service aircraft owners. You had to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By rleffler
Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty...

Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty good about addressing damage and will take care of it for you. They have more leverage because they are the carrierís client. If the carrier doesnít...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By rleffler
You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to...

You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to cut, will depend on which panel and armrest you install.

When it comes time for your condition inspection, taking the entire tunnel cover may require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,878
Posted By rleffler
Iím not having any issues, but I also have a...

Iím not having any issues, but I also have a lifetime subscription.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By rleffler
The wheels and brakes are different...

The wheels and brakes are different configurations between Matco and Cleveland. At least they are on a RV-10.
Forum: Northeast 10-28-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By rleffler
Iíve already reached out to Chris privately,...

Iíve already reached out to Chris privately, since he lives just a couple miles from me. If anyone is interested in central Ohio RV activities, please contact me directly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By rleffler
Mel beat me on this reply. 😀 I put everyone...

Mel beat me on this reply. 😀

I put everyone that helped with the build. This was anyone that put in more than 5-10 hours. It was a short list, but I felt that was also a form of recognition and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By rleffler
No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P...

No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P friend is not being compensated, the FAA doesnít care. You can have 50 builders and still meet the 51% rule. With that said only one of you can apply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 66,878
Posted By rleffler
There is a version that is much newer and is the...

There is a version that is much newer and is the current v16 release on the AFS website.

Do you have the v16 version of Data Manager too?

If you use ForeFlight of FlyQ, you can update all your...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By rleffler
There are several of us with them in central...

There are several of us with them in central Ohio, which is about an hour an half flight north in a RV. Slightly longer in other aircraft. :D

Geoffís business is located nearby. Heís usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By rleffler
Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice...

Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice seeing you at OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,043
Posted By rleffler
Desser and Spruce have them in stock from...

Desser and Spruce have them in stock from multiple manufacturers. Desser has better pricing. I’m about to pull the trigger on three new tubes and a tire for the nose wheel. Desser was about...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,043
Posted By rleffler
The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with...

The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with those that have a ninety degree valve stem. Drill a 3/4Ē hole in your wheel pant that aligns with your stem. You can find a cap for the hole at just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By rleffler
I agree with George and Mickey. The recommend...

I agree with George and Mickey.

The recommend method to determine airspeed is to fly a box, not just a headwind and tailwind. The process is well documented so I wonít repeat it here.

On Tim...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By rleffler
I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a...

I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a tool to get one nut tighten. I used a slim profile ratcheting wrench and cut it down to fit in the space. I donít recall the exact length, but it...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By rleffler
I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer...

I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer length since you already have one on your oil adapted to validate itís the appropriate length. I couldnít find any photos, but mine look just like...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By rleffler
I think even Jeffreyís description is an...

I think even Jeffreyís description is an understatement. Mine takes a lot of force. I even had to use a thin pry bar to get it to move up and to pull the bottom out over the seat rail.

Iíve got to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By rleffler
There are two types of electronic circuit...

There are two types of electronic circuit breakers. Make sure you have the correct one selected and validate the license key is still installed.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By rleffler
H3R RT-A400 replacement

I was doing my condition inspection when I noticed one of my H3R RT-A400 extinguishers was empty. My other one appears to be full.

It appears that they had significant issues with the RT models...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,305
Posted By rleffler
Especially when moving pins in a high density...

Especially when moving pins in a high density dsub!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,931
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Greg. During transition training,...

I agree with Greg. During transition training, I had a hard time adjusting to information being in different parts of the screen and being able to quickly find it my scan.

Alex D. then had me put...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By rleffler
A couple commentsÖÖ. I forget to set reflex more...

A couple commentsÖÖ.

I forget to set reflex more than I set them, but it does give you a 1-2kts improvement. At least in my aircraft.

I disagree about the important statement. I would have...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,680
Posted By rleffler
It took me less than a half hour to retrofit in...

It took me less than a half hour to retrofit in my flying RV-10. I highly recommend Pat Hatchís flap motor.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By rleffler
This is a good question for Dynon support. I...

This is a good question for Dynon support. I would recommend giving them a call.

Your existing engine sensors may be compatible with the Dynon EMS, but Dynon would have to validate that. Unless...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By rleffler
Plenty of activities for the kids. They is a...

Plenty of activities for the kids. They is a dedicated area just for them. Take a look at the Kidventure pages on the Airventure web page. There is also a hands on area in the EAA museum for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By rleffler
As Paul mentioned, most of the RVíers arrive the...

As Paul mentioned, most of the RVíers arrive the weekend before and depart mid-week. It really depends on your goals and objectives for attending. Unfortunately, the forum schedule is only posted...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By rleffler
Vanís or Aerosport Products.

Vanís or Aerosport Products.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By rleffler
You are over thinking the problem. The number...

You are over thinking the problem.

The number and size of wiring for most the avionics vendors are about the same.

You can run a 3/4Ē conduit that you can get from Vanís by enlarging a tool hole...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,931
Posted By rleffler
I didnít have any shimmy with the kit tires until...

I didnít have any shimmy with the kit tires until I replaced them with the same Goodyear tires Scott has.

When I first replaced them I used that factory pressure settings and had the stereotypical...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By rleffler
This was the eighth OSH for my Rv-10. No issues...

This was the eighth OSH for my Rv-10. No issues with water. I use a Bruceís cover. I do put a tape over the top of wing AOA port, just so I donít have to drain it later.
Forum: The RV Grin 07-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By rleffler
There are four in the Columbus area, with a fifth...

There are four in the Columbus area, with a fifth under construction. Iím based at DLZ. You are welcomed to stop by. Iíll also be at OSH next week. Please use the email option in my profile to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-17-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,091
Posted By rleffler
I paid about the same for 30 from NAPA about a...

I paid about the same for 30 from NAPA about a week ago. I bought a two year supply plus some spares to get through the supply chain issues. I donít believe there is a need to stock up on larger...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,193
Posted By rleffler
Iíll be arriving in HBC on Saturday morning and...

Iíll be arriving in HBC on Saturday morning and staying through Thursday morning.
Forum: RV-10 07-12-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,193
Posted By rleffler
Iíll be arriving at HBC Saturday morning. Should...

Iíll be arriving at HBC Saturday morning. Should be a good turnout for RV-10s this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By rleffler
The easy method to solve that is to add your...

The easy method to solve that is to add your instructor as a named pilot to your aircraft insurance policy. I did that and it didnít change my premium.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,649
Posted By rleffler
I agreeÖÖ Iím fortunate in that many of the...

I agreeÖÖ

Iím fortunate in that many of the examiners around here are willing to do checkrides in EAB aircraft. I did investigate when I was thinking about getting my commercial rating in my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By rleffler
I was going to suggest something along a similar...

I was going to suggest something along a similar thought process.

Have you checked for continuity in all the power pins in the harness connector? As well as the point you split the line coming from...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-01-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By rleffler
I think you are asking the wrong questions. 1. ...

I think you are asking the wrong questions.

1. What would you use for navigation in IMC if you lose contact with the GPS satellite? (I.e. GPS jamming)

2. Whatís the required equipment to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By rleffler
There could be another root cause to check. I...

There could be another root cause to check. I had a similar issue. The rebuild fixes the issue with the cylinders. The black is most likely caused from side loading putting more friction on the...
Forum: Midwest 06-25-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By rleffler
If you are referring to my post about breakfast,...

If you are referring to my post about breakfast, we meet at a different airport every Sunday morning. Itís not always Muncie. Most of the airports we visit are in Ohio, but we do make it to...
Forum: APRS Tracking 06-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,600
Posted By rleffler
I have both tooÖ.. they each have their purpose.

I have both tooÖ.. they each have their purpose.
Forum: Midwest 06-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By rleffler
Define close byÖÖÖ I participate with a Sunday...

Define close byÖÖÖ

I participate with a Sunday morning breakfast flight group and weíll be there at 8am. I anticipate there being at least two RVs. Most of us are from central Ohio.

Iím based at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By rleffler
Did you check the notams to see if there was any...

Did you check the notams to see if there was any military gps jamming going on where you were flying?
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By rleffler
I donít remember those as problematic, but would...

I donít remember those as problematic, but would have been at least ten years ago whenI riveted those. My tungsten bar was smaller than the traditional steel bars. I also purchased a variety of...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By rleffler
Then there is always the baggage door........

Then there is always the baggage door........
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,687
Posted By rleffler
I have had the ultra 30 for awhile, it’s a great...

I have had the ultra 30 for awhile, it’s a great camera. Mine is mounted on the overhead console in my RV-10, slightly forward of the front seat occupants.

My only gripe is that that audio input...
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 110,324
Posted By rleffler
Ralphís comments are spot on. I wouldnít assume...

Ralphís comments are spot on.

I wouldnít assume you have a certified unit. You need the full part number to make that determination. The certified units are rare, since the cost of the certified...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By rleffler
My suspicion is that the leak may be from an...

My suspicion is that the leak may be from an oring that may be about ready to fail. I suspect that when you applied brakes after landing, the position extended. This may have been when the fluid...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,150
Posted By rleffler
Itís a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same...

Itís a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same folks.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By rleffler
The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the...

The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the 5600 unless you continue using the Digiflight head.

You would have to replace the servos with Dynon servos, which attach to the SV network. The 5600...
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