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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By wjb
Great video Cole! I gotta break away from the...

Great video Cole! I gotta break away from the double digit MSL airports at the coast and come east to fly over the rocks and check these places out ... once things cool down a bit out your way.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By wjb
My lower cowl is a bit higher that "stock" .....

My lower cowl is a bit higher that "stock" .. something happened in the fog of war with the The Pink Enemy during trimming ;-). In all cases, fit the baffle to the cowl!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By wjb
Hi Mike, The cowling needs to be fit so you can...

Hi Mike,

The cowling needs to be fit so you can set the forward edge of the baffle ramp to the cowl. You can see from the photo that I kept a good amount of the bracket above the screw to attach an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By wjb
Wire size does matter! .. how may of those "7...

Wire size does matter! .. how may of those "7 amp" wires are you routing to the terminal block, and how much net current to do expect going to from the block to the battery ground point? All...
Forum: GPS 07-19-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By wjb
I have the same configuration. My solution was...

I have the same configuration. My solution was to shorten the cables (so you don't have 6' of cable coiled up somewhere) and crimp on a BNC connector to the RG-174 cable. I simply disconnect at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By wjb
If it's a 3-row 15 pin connector (same shell size...

If it's a 3-row 15 pin connector (same shell size as a 9 pin, two row) - the pins are high density. If it's a two row 15 pin connector, they are standard density. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By wjb
It does use high density pins; Digi-Key will have...

It does use high density pins; Digi-Key will have a cross-reference for them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,028
Posted By wjb
Just absolutely outstanding! Congrats.

Just absolutely outstanding! Congrats.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-30-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By wjb
I had two Andair failures as well ... including...

I had two Andair failures as well ... including one 3h into phase 1. I switched to AFP and have been very happy since.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By wjb
Had the same issue ... sent it to Pacific Coast...

Had the same issue ... sent it to Pacific Coast Avionics in Oregon -- super fast service at a good price. The other avionics shops listed on the Artex page service big turbine-class planes, and they...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By wjb
I have both ... one the stick and one the panel...

I have both ... one the stick and one the panel just above and left of the throttle.

I only use the one on the panel. It's very convenient for all operations, especially fast reconfigurations on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By wjb
Too much fog....

The NorCal summer fog season is upon us; I had to leave my sweet ride in the hangar and fly as GIB with Pat in his 7 to a CAF fly-in lunch in Modesto. Needed and IFR clearance both out and in to HAF...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,876
Posted By wjb
Try going to your local Napa or equivalent auto...

Try going to your local Napa or equivalent auto parts store and ask if you can look through their stock of pre-molded tubes ... you might be able to find one with a 90 deg turn and the correct...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By wjb
Taoglas GPS

I'm using one of these with my G5:

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Taoglas/AA.105.301111?qs=WUa1z%2FNV9%252B0Zz8quINyrVQ%3D%3D

$14 at Mouser and other suppliers. The supplied connector is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,322
Posted By wjb
Joined the 200kt club

Finally got a good tailwind, 29 kts, to get me into the 200 kt winner's circle on a milk run today. And, bonus content: spotted Scott Chastain's "Descending Dove" on the Hollister, CA ramp. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By wjb
Nice! Thanks for sharing Cole.

Nice! Thanks for sharing Cole.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,512
Posted By wjb
Yea, I saw that too! I was able to snag a 6-pack...

Yea, I saw that too! I was able to snag a 6-pack of the Tempest equivalents; the individually packaged ones seem low on stock as well, generally.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By wjb
+1 on the easily configurability. The ones found...

+1 on the easily configurability. The ones found most useful are the CHT and Oil Temp warnings - both red and yellow. On hard climbs on hot days -- and during engine break-in -- its nice to get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By wjb
Congrats! We saw you at about 3 TTSN down in...

Congrats! We saw you at about 3 TTSN down in Hollister .. happy to see you're now in Phase II.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By wjb
I planned ahead and had our local mobile...

I planned ahead and had our local mobile transponder guy come by the hangar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By wjb
This is not exactly per plans, since I had to...

This is not exactly per plans, since I had to modify my snorkel to fit, but the plans are similar. The filter should drop in from the top, and I just need to remove the retention plate to...
Forum: Formation Flying 03-29-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By wjb
I put my name in; crossing my fingers to see if I...

I put my name in; crossing my fingers to see if I be deemed worthy!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,401
Posted By wjb
These are great! Any option to get them marked...

These are great! Any option to get them marked with 100LL/94UL? 94UL will be a thing here soon and my IO360-M1B can drink it, no problem, as well as the classic 100LL.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 108
Sticky: Baffle Mod
Views: 121,384
Posted By wjb
I went with a mini-duct per a later DanH post...

I went with a mini-duct per a later DanH post ..it was easy to make and gives more cross sectional area for the air to get through. YMMV, but my #3 has no cooling issues. I did a similar thing on...
Forum: Tools 03-16-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By wjb
+1 for Metcal .. best system Iíve ever used

+1 for Metcal .. best system Iíve ever used
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By wjb
Hi Scott ...they're just DPDT toggle switches,...

Hi Scott ...they're just DPDT toggle switches, though I went fancy and picked up mil-grade ones.

https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/187/honeywell_sensing_micro_switch_tl_toggle_product_s-1670289.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By wjb
I have two mag switches plus a push button for...

I have two mag switches plus a push button for the starter ... love it and it works like a champ. Schematic attached; starter will only activate when the L mag is on, R mag is off.

You'll need to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,072
Posted By wjb
I use these car baby shades, they stick on with a...

I use these car baby shades, they stick on with a suction cup and fold nicely into a small pouch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RSC8DJ9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By wjb
I just changed my pads Friday ... my brakes are...

I just changed my pads Friday ... my brakes are Matco but maybe Cleaveland is similar....

After removing the bolts to liberate the outer caliper, I next removed the inner slide bearings which allow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,175
Posted By wjb
I was checking tire pressure this weekend and...

I was checking tire pressure this weekend and checked the pads .. shot and time for replacement. 151 hours since first flight, 688 landings. Tires are getting bald, too!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By wjb
As Ariel reiterated, RS232 needs a ground to...

As Ariel reiterated, RS232 needs a ground to function -- one signal wire for one way communication (like the ELT) or two wires, for two-way, PLUS some ground reference, either a explicit ground...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By wjb
Even though it's an extra wire, I like the two...

Even though it's an extra wire, I like the two signals plus ground connected directly to the connector pins, with the braid separately tied to the backshell. It has the best signal properties, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By wjb
It works because you've tied both Garmin box...

It works because you've tied both Garmin box signal grounds together via the shield ties at the connectors (my option "B") -- Garmin's connector shells are tied to ground. While the ground tie back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By wjb
RS-232 is a "single ended" signalling scheme and...

RS-232 is a "single ended" signalling scheme and requires a ground reference to work properly (or at all)

This reference is generally achieved in one or more ways:

A) Direct ground tie, via 3 wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By wjb
My preference here is to crimp on regular density...

My preference here is to crimp on regular density Dsub contacts, male on one side and female on the other, connect, and then slide over a length of heat shrink and shrink it in place. Crimp...
Forum: California 01-27-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By wjb
Looks like this (on the day of my first flight...

Looks like this (on the day of my first flight :D:D)

Winter WX is quite a bit better than summer, fog wise. In fact, generally better and clear on the coast with haze and crud inland.

I'd bet...
Forum: California 01-26-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By wjb
Thanks for visiting KHAF! We love visiting RVs....

Thanks for visiting KHAF! We love visiting RVs. Happy Birthdays!

We had a treat on the flight back ... NorCal cleared our flight right across the bay at 4000' on the return -- right thru the middle...
Forum: California 01-25-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By wjb
Great trip!

Hi All,

We had 4 RVs fly into O22 on Sunday from HAF/SQL home bases, and initially shut down by a friend's hangar on the turf runway. We chewed the fat too long and didn't make it over to the main...
Forum: California 01-19-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By wjb
Hey, my airport resembles that remark! Sounds...

Hey, my airport resembles that remark! Sounds like fun -- and Columbia has been on my list for a while; let's see if the fog cooperates.
Forum: California 01-10-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By wjb
Hi Peter, welcome to the Bay Area! Lots of RVs...

Hi Peter, welcome to the Bay Area!

Lots of RVs in Watsonville and Livermore, both with active EAA chapters that probably can help with the CI and BFR.

We have 4 RVs in Half Moon Bay (two 7's,...
Forum: Autopilots 12-22-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By wjb
Here's a copy of my schematic pages that show the...

Here's a copy of my schematic pages that show the 2x GSA28s, GAD27, Ray Allen trim servos, and hat switch configuration. Works great in my plane.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By wjb
Wow, great video! Awesome!

Wow, great video! Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,004
Posted By wjb
Glorious Wx - two ship from WVI to HAF

Playing with the GoPro on a stunning fall day for a quick two-ship flight from WVI to HAF, in loose formation (I'm still a noob at formation).

Best viewed in 4k with audio turned up. Scout's honor...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,353
Posted By wjb
Wow, that's brilliant! I've been thinking that I...

Wow, that's brilliant! I've been thinking that I need to upgrade my super-bush-league solution to something less sketch .. I'm going to steal some good ideas from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By wjb
Congrats! Always happy to see another -7 flying!

Congrats! Always happy to see another -7 flying!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By wjb
I've seen this issue occasionally ... removing...

I've seen this issue occasionally ... removing the battery seemed to clear the startup issue (I have easy access to the back of the unit on my plane with the canopy open)

Taking with Garmin about...
Forum: California 11-11-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By wjb
This shared space was recently available at RHV...

This shared space was recently available at RHV .. may still be available; I was surprised that it was not snatched up in nanoseconds, based on the...
Forum: California 11-10-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By wjb
Here are two more KHAF cams at the terminal...

Here are two more KHAF cams at the terminal building:

http://69.227.253.62:8160/live/0/jpeg.jpg
http://69.227.253.62:8165/live/0/jpeg.jpg

Seems like a great trip! Bummer that I'm out of town this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,638
Posted By wjb
I had a hard time finding the mark on my starter...

I had a hard time finding the mark on my starter ... it was there, but barely ... it looked like a bit of mold flashing, not a designed-in mark or a nice hole like I've seen in other pics. I've...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,095
Posted By wjb
I did the following: 19 across the back top cowl...

I did the following:

19 across the back top cowl to fuse
5 vertical each side for the lower cowl to fuse (10 total)
3 each side, bottom between the exhaust stack bump and gear leg (6 total)
9...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By wjb
You can easily get by with a few buck for the...

You can easily get by with a few buck for the actual connector body itself, but I really like the high grade metal back shells that Garmin provides in their install kits. The jack screws have safety...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,095
Posted By wjb
Like DanH's suggestion, I pitched the individual...

Like DanH's suggestion, I pitched the individual mounting plates for continuous strips running across the top and sides (and bottom) of the cowl/fuse interface (I did 100% Skybolts) and decreased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,165
Posted By wjb
Hi Brian, any photos of your lock setup? I...

Hi Brian, any photos of your lock setup? I think I know what you did, but photos are so eloquent!
Forum: Photography 10-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By wjb
This is cool! I'm going to have some fun playing...

This is cool! I'm going to have some fun playing with this...:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Posted By wjb
If you want to post directly from Smugmug (ie,...

If you want to post directly from Smugmug (ie, the picture says on Smugmug and is served from there), you need to get a link from Smugmug via the "share" icon (square with up pointing arrow; see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,643
Posted By wjb
You can have the picture auto load if you put an...

You can have the picture auto load if you put an ... around the URL...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By wjb
I found this to work well for my tipper; silicone...

I found this to work well for my tipper; silicone d-shaped seal. Adhesive backing.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009RWG3TY?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,319
Posted By wjb
Just to reiterate the earlier posts: iPads come...

Just to reiterate the earlier posts: iPads come in two flavors: WiFi only without GPS and WiFi + Cellular w/GPS.

GPS works without a sim card in the cellular models and you can connect to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,495
Posted By wjb
Just a pretty...

Just a pretty pic!

https://photos.smugmug.com/N430WB/n-k6wFKr/Drop-box/i-CdLXpzX/0/234d0f11/XL/IMG_0004-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By wjb
Almost AOG - starter wouldn't crank

Hi All,

I was able to help an almost AOG -14 today get the fan started after what looked initially like a soft battery. After trying to give it charge, the battery looked fine; wouldn't pull any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By wjb
Hi Bill, I just put a G5 in my panel along with...

Hi Bill,

I just put a G5 in my panel along with an IFR upgrade. My thinking was to integrate it with the G3X to gain the benefits you listed, but add a battery backup and dedicated GPS antenna, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By wjb
100 hours

Clicked past the somewhat arbitrary 100 hour milestone this weekend and was looking through the log:


First flight: 17 June 2020.
Fixed the initial squawks: no IAS on first flight (!), fuel seep...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By wjb
Thanks for the videos! I have a 9 black so far...

Thanks for the videos! I have a 9 black so far and am enjoying playing with it. It's clear that GoPro keeps upping their game.

How do you start the cameras? Remote or smartphone? or just power on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,582
Posted By wjb
I had the same problem with the audio alerts ......

I had the same problem with the audio alerts ... all were broken, except for AoA, including the test buttons in the setup page. I've been talking with G3Xperts about this, but no resolution why...
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