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Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By Noah
New rectifier assembly seems to have fixed my...

New rectifier assembly seems to have fixed my popping field breaker issue. Test flight today and all is well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By Noah
Thanks for the test procedure and diagnostic info...

Thanks for the test procedure and diagnostic info Bill, very helpful! I also found this video for troubleshooting and bench testing one of these...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By Noah
Yes, it sure does look like it from the cracks in...

Yes, it sure does look like it from the cracks in the rectifier, doesn't it? Curious, since my B-Lead was secured to the cover with a large zip tie about 2-3 inches from the B-Terminal so any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By Noah
Thanks Bill. Some good thoughts there. I removed...

Thanks Bill. Some good thoughts there.

I removed my diode pack and flipped it over. Here's what it looked like. Thoughts? The stator field wires all seemed intact, none broken there.



Where did...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,342
Posted By Noah
1200 Hr PP 60A Alt Failure - Options?

Hi Tim, curious whether you purchased these and what you found? If I read these prior posts correctly, I think you're saying that this alternator together with PP's modified VR/brush assy - when ...
Forum: COMM 02-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Noah
Bluetooth Earbuds As an Aircraft Headset?

I recently picked up a pair of bluetooth earbuds and I've been wondering if anybody has figured out a way to use these in place of a headset in an aircraft.

Because these earbuds fit snugly, they...
Forum: COMM 01-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Noah
Thanks but I'm just hoping to find the tray, not...

Thanks but I'm just hoping to find the tray, not the radio.
Forum: COMM 12-29-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By Noah
WTB: SL-40 Tray/Rack

Looking for a Tray / Rack for a Garmin SL-40 Comm. Email me if you've got one for sale?


Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,848
Posted By Noah
I'm not familiar with the RV-14 Alt Air Door...

I'm not familiar with the RV-14 Alt Air Door design on a snorkel - it's different than the design used on previous models? How about a photo of the hardware or the plans?
Forum: Midwest 02-28-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,944
Posted By Noah
I usually arrived and departed from the east, and...

I usually arrived and departed from the east, and flew under the Class B. No flight following, easy in and out. Just get the ATIS and talk to the tower. No special procedures.
Forum: Midwest 02-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,944
Posted By Noah
I've landed at St. Louis Downtown (KCPS) a bunch...

I've landed at St. Louis Downtown (KCPS) a bunch of times, pretty friendly, nice FBO, crosswind runway but a bit short. Not sure of the issue with providing a zip code (?) Not sure if they offer self...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By Noah
I'm coming up on 1200 hrs on my 10 yr old 60 amp...

I'm coming up on 1200 hrs on my 10 yr old 60 amp PP alternator with no issues. Whether you have problems or not might not be simply a matter of brand, it might be a matter of vintage.
Forum: ADS-B 12-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,622
Posted By Noah
Log Entry Requirement for ADS-B Installation

Can anybody point me to the requirements for a log entry for a new ADS-B installation in an experimental aircraft? Is the PAPR test REQUIRED BY REGULATION prior to making a log entry or is it just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By Noah
That's a new one, simple - I like it! Stainless...

That's a new one, simple - I like it! Stainless exhaust wouldn't be damaged, most heat will be lost via radiation & convection inside the cowl before reaching the cylinders so I can't imagine you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,390
Posted By Noah
Let's say you are filling out the application but...

Let's say you are filling out the application but your logbooks are at the hangar, so you estimate your hours in the last year and your total time. For argument's sake let's say you could be off by...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By Noah
When to Replace Ignition Wires

Is there a recommended time in service for ignition wires (automotive in my case) or are they replaced on condition only? I'm coming up on 1000 tach hours and thought that might be a good time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,267
Posted By Noah
My mistake, meant to say screws as per plans....

My mistake, meant to say screws as per plans. It's been awhile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,267
Posted By Noah
Both - Sika front 2/3rds, rivets rear 1/3rd

I did both.

Tip up canopy was Sikaflexed, no cracks, 1150 hours in 8 years.

Area over baggage compartment (RV7) was srewed as per plans. Cracked the first winter, crack emanated from a screw and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-04-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,447
Posted By Noah
Here is the link to request...

Here is the link to request permission:
https://fs28.formsite.com/CindyKrauss/form10/index.html?1543522325030
Can't wait to check it out - Thanks Vlad!
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By Noah
Both aircraft are experimental, does that apply...

Both aircraft are experimental, does that apply here?
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By Noah
Great question! These flights are hundreds to...

Great question! These flights are hundreds to thousands of miles and go for multiple days through / over all kinds of airspace. So primarily need it so I don't splat on the windshield of an airliner...
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By Noah
Swapping ADS-B transmitter between 2 aircraft

I need to equip 2 aircraft with ADS-B out. One of them is my RV, and the other, a manned hydrogen balloon, is only flown once or twice per year. I'm thinking of having compliant position sources,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Noah
How did you end up on this Mike?

How did you end up on this Mike?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
Posted By Noah
I reached out to my insurance provider who in...

I reached out to my insurance provider who in turn contacted my underwriter.

Sure enough, if I fly with a pilot who has Basic Med only, the underwriter wants the safety pilot (who would be acting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
Posted By Noah
Basic Med Implications for Safety Pilot Ops / Insurance

My medical expires soon and I am thinking of going Basic Med. One gotcha I can see with this is the safety pilot issue for IFR currency:

(From AOPA...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By Noah
Garmin GPS 18x 5Hz is what I used, and I believe...

Garmin GPS 18x 5Hz is what I used, and I believe what AFS sells or used to sell.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,474
Posted By Noah
Oh what fun it is to ride in a (one-horse open...

Oh what fun it is to ride in a (one-horse open sleigh) one hundred horse RV-12 :eek:!!!

Awesome milestone David, thanks for taking us along!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,980
Posted By Noah
Can anybody educate me on how to do a search like...

Can anybody educate me on how to do a search like this? Bottoms-up by piece part number rather than top down by engine model and serial number?? Is this really even possible / practical? Does anybody...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,980
Posted By Noah
How does one check ADs on an experimental engine...

How does one check ADs on an experimental engine or a certified engine that was rebuilt with experimental components (thus making it experimental)???
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,969
Posted By Noah
Plane Power alternators require a 500 hour brush...

Plane Power alternators require a 500 hour brush inspection.
Wobble Test required on exhaust valves in Lycoming engines at 1000 hours (if you have high chrome exhaust valve guides which newer...
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,958
Posted By Noah
Jose from Desser just told me on the phone that...

Jose from Desser just told me on the phone that they have *-NO-* 5.00-5 (or even 6.00-6) retreads in stock, and they don't expect any for the next 6-8 weeks! This includes both Monsters and Elites....
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-28-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Noah
Yes, interestingly. Earth X Battery. Can't...

Yes, interestingly. Earth X Battery. Can't imagine how this would affect things though, as nominal bus voltages haven't changed.

Yes, AFAIK.
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,958
Posted By Noah
How do you like them? I hear what everybody is...

How do you like them?

I hear what everybody is saying about Monster Retreads wearing longer but the weight penalty seems excessive. Has anybody weighed these? Any report on the actual weight...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Noah
Good idea CJ, if I don't find anything wrong, I...

Good idea CJ, if I don't find anything wrong, I will do this

No, never. And unfortunately, I do not know the initial raw capacitance values. Would have been a good idea to record those.

That's...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-27-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Noah
Good question, but no, no software updates. Good...

Good question, but no, no software updates. Good idea to check the reference voltage to the converters and ground connections. I was wondering about surface corrosion of the plates.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-27-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By Noah
Capacitive Fuel Level Bulletproof 1000 hrs - Until Now

My RV-7A has just shy of 1000 hours and the capacitive fuel level gauges (Vans plates in fuel tanks) have always been spot-on, until a couple of months ago, when I noticed they are BOTH reading...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By Noah
I've got a spare pitch trim indicator, never...

I've got a spare pitch trim indicator, never installed, looks like the only difference is the sticker. Let me know if interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,833
Posted By Noah
Do I have this right, your production aluminum...

Do I have this right, your production aluminum units are coming in at 292 grams, or 54 grams heavier, than the lycoming stock steel (238 grams), per cylinder?


Are you saying that the gasket's...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By Noah
Around 900 hours on my RV-7A Beringer nosewheel,...

Around 900 hours on my RV-7A Beringer nosewheel, no issues to report.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,765
Posted By Noah
My industrial gas supplier fills my medical O2...

My industrial gas supplier fills my medical O2 bottles with either a prescription or a pilot's license as proof of need. Got to have one or the other...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 44,432
Posted By Noah
Congrats on winning the Founder's Innovation...

Congrats on winning the Founder's Innovation Prize Vac!

It was great to hear your presentation, and to meet you and your colleagues on this project up at OSH last week. I wish I could get one of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,610
Posted By Noah
Congrats to Mike! Great looking ship, enjoy that...

Congrats to Mike! Great looking ship, enjoy that grin. Hope to see you guys in September!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,155
Posted By Noah
EAA has a helpful video on OSH procedures. And...

EAA has a helpful video on OSH procedures. And this is useful too:
https://pilotworkshop.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5146209990d253add0ccf45ba&id=2aa7b20d5c&e=1a56b1c21b

This can be a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,840
Posted By Noah
Glad to hear you finally got this resolved Ryan!...

Glad to hear you finally got this resolved Ryan!

I'm curious why hollow pins would ever be used in this application?
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,061
Posted By Noah
Wow, that is incredibly generous of you Tim, I...

Wow, that is incredibly generous of you Tim, I look forward to your next update!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,802
Posted By Noah
Yah I was all ready to buy the Echo when I read...

Yah I was all ready to buy the Echo when I read about the problems Tim has documented and his fixes for same - so I am going to wait to see if uAvionix fixes these problems - not interested in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,540
Posted By Noah
Very interesting idea! My Trutrak VGSV AP has a...

Very interesting idea! My Trutrak VGSV AP has a user programmable minimum speed (Don't most?) Maybe I should bump it up from 90 to 120 so that cooling in the climb is not compromised and I can set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,049
Posted By Noah
While you're in there have a look to see if...

While you're in there have a look to see if SB06-6-23 has been complied with.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb06-2-23.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,274
Posted By Noah
Great advice by Carl and Kahuna. At EVERY...

Great advice by Carl and Kahuna.

At EVERY ignition check before EVERY takeoff, look for all EGTs to rise by 20 or 30 degrees when you switch from both to one ignition, as well as a slight drop in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,113
Posted By Noah
Identical Installation

I have an ignition setup idential to the OP: PMag on Left, Lightspeed Plasma III on the right (Hall Effect) on an IO-360 A1B6 Angle Valve. The LSE fires the top plugs, the PMAG fires the lower plugs....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By Noah
Here's a couple more ideas: My Plane Power...

Here's a couple more ideas:

My Plane Power alternator requires disassembly and brush inspection every 500 hrs. Some people replace their alternator belt preemptively at 500 hrs instead of waiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,833
Posted By Noah
Any weight comparison to the stamped Lycoming...

Any weight comparison to the stamped Lycoming units yet?


I though I read that your other units for the parallel valve engines use a standard O-Ring seal. I gotta say that I prefer that over...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,061
Posted By Noah
<Ahem> I'm not the originator of this device,...

<Ahem> I'm not the originator of this device, TimO is, but I might be interested in something like this as well, due to the limitations inherent with the Echo as demonstrated and carefully documented...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 53,061
Posted By Noah
I assume you meant to say you don't get traffic...

I assume you meant to say you don't get traffic alerts?

I know the 4500 and prior AFS EFIS' don't provide any traffic alert functionality.

Tell us more about your GDL90 filter project that adds...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 62,830
Posted By Noah
I met Shane at Sun N Fun 2 weeks ago and had a...

I met Shane at Sun N Fun 2 weeks ago and had a chat about their new MUX wiring harness but as of last week, uAvionix is reporting that Shane (Shane@avionix on this forum) is "no longer with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,233
Posted By Noah
Interesting! I have used mine for 7 years with...

Interesting! I have used mine for 7 years with no issues like you describe, although I can see how that might happen. I suppose it might depend on how many amps your heater draws. Since this switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,233
Posted By Noah
You might consider trading off the higher...

You might consider trading off the higher purchase cost & operating cost of a cell-tower connected switch with the energy used by one of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Noah
Yes you can. I feed 3 RS-232 GPS inputs from one...

Yes you can. I feed 3 RS-232 GPS inputs from one GPS using a terminal strip with no problems. At higher baud rates, you need to be careful with noise / interference / shielding / twisting wire, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By Noah
Wow, I guess this thread illustrates why a...

Wow, I guess this thread illustrates why a postflight inspection / ignition check is a good idea!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By Noah
On the Garmin GNS430W, you can display the...

On the Garmin GNS430W, you can display the nearest ARTCC - I use that a lot. Not sure if other Garmin units have this capability.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,548
Posted By Noah
Have a read thru this...

Have a read thru this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=40089
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Noah
Any response from TCW?

Any response from TCW?
Forum: GPS 02-11-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Noah
Thumbs down FlyGarmin Annual Subscription lasts < 1 year!?

Last year on Feb 20 I purchased an annual FlyGarmin NavData subscription. Since then I have updated my database 3 or 4 times maybe.

This year on Feb 11 I logged into my FlyGarmin account only to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,471
Posted By Noah
I have done this. It's a little faint but works.

I have done this. It's a little faint but works.
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