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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By nilberg
Beveling is what I did as well. I had no issue...

Beveling is what I did as well. I had no issue bucking using my favorite pointy tungsten bucking bar.
My log entry:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By nilberg
You are correct. I would think/hope that with the...

You are correct. I would think/hope that with the very small pressures/vacuum we are talking about, it would be very minor as the pressure is too small to cause flex in the tube/fittings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By nilberg
I would disconnect/plug all instrument...

I would disconnect/plug all instrument connections, then apply low positive pressure and do a soap test. That will at least eliminate/reveal if the leak is in the plumbing itself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By nilberg
Never to late to change

EAA has a service where they move your kitlog data over to eaabuilderslog.org
I got everything ported over there, pictures and everything.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By nilberg
This one I have to pass on. Iím doing maintenance...

This one I have to pass on. Iím doing maintenance on the ďnot-a-RV-but-still-fun-to-flyĒ Grumman today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,923
Posted By nilberg
I would start with a simple ohm test of the empty...

I would start with a simple ohm test of the empty tank to make sure there is no short between the plates and the skin/ribs.

Then of course, then make sure there actually is a connection between the...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-15-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By nilberg
Sounds like a plan to me.

Sounds like a plan to me.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-05-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By nilberg
Nice. 6 months is a long wait, but everything...

Nice.
6 months is a long wait, but everything gotta have a start.
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By nilberg
Iíll be there too.

Iíll be there too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Ö and now: the conclusion.

Got the software from Garmin and cable from a Garmin supplier.
The discrete (pin 16 and 30) were as expected disabled.
Pretty easy job to enable to PTC for pilot and copilot.
All good know, but my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By nilberg
EAA converted my Kitlog log to...

EAA converted my Kitlog log to eaabuilderslog.org.
It went flawlessly, even the pictures and build time got transferred.

Now I make entries on phone, iPad basically any web enabled device. Never...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-20-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By nilberg
2:30 would be perfect for me. Let me know when...

2:30 would be perfect for me.
Let me know when to show up.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-19-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By nilberg
When do you plan to return to KTME?

When do you plan to return to KTME?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By nilberg
Yes, assuming you're looking at 190-01115-01_an, ...

Yes, assuming you're looking at 190-01115-01_an, how to get in configuration is on page 35-2 (section 35.2).

Do I understand you don't have the complete manual?

If not, you can download from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By nilberg
Power up while holding the Menu button in. You...

Power up while holding the Menu button in.

You should look into reading up on G3X/G3X Touch Installation Manual, Section 35 (touch) or Section 34 (non-touch). It's all described in detail there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By nilberg
Donít sell yourself short. Most builders have no...

Donít sell yourself short. Most builders have no experience when they start.
Many probably donít even have your healthy focus on safety.

Knowing your limitations is great, cause itís motivation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By nilberg
PM sent Filler for short messageÖ..

PM sent

Filler for short messageÖ..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By nilberg
How many do you need ? I have 5 here in Texas....

How many do you need ?
I have 5 here in Texas. Have not used any for a long while.
No charge as long as you support the site……
Forum: RV-3 08-02-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,231
Posted By nilberg
Do the Lords mounts have limited shelf life? I...

Do the Lords mounts have limited shelf life? I bought a set 3 years ago and have yet to hang the engine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By nilberg
That is my understanding. With GMA 350 you can...

That is my understanding. With GMA 350 you can only set frequencies from G3x. Youíll use the panel buttons for the audio functions. For GMA 35 you probably have to go for GTN 750 as well for audio...
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By nilberg
I might be mistaken for this configuration: GTX...

I might be mistaken for this configuration:

GTX 23ES + GDL 52R:
Antennas
1. Transponder
2. ADSB
3. XM

I have this, so Iím ďsureĒ:
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,661
Posted By nilberg
Another benefit with GTX 45R is one antenna for...

Another benefit with GTX 45R is one antenna for transponder and ADSB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,925
Posted By nilberg
Iím a platinum level frequent member of that...

Iím a platinum level frequent member of that group.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By nilberg
I used FreeCAD for 3D (subpanel) and LibreCAD for...

I used FreeCAD for 3D (subpanel) and LibreCAD for 2D panel layout.
Both open source and continuously updated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Indeed. Thatís why I dropped frequency flip on my...

Indeed. Thatís why I dropped frequency flip on my stick.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Yeah, the installer is something of a tool....

Yeah, the installer is something of a tool. WaitÖ.. I did it myself :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Yes. What you describe is exactly what I have,...

Yes. What you describe is exactly what I have, with the exception of the voice commands not being enabled yet. Still havenít heard back from Garmin. I reached out to all the Garmin dealers in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-07-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
I certainly hope not. Telligence is a separate...

I certainly hope not. Telligence is a separate GTN/GMA thing (serial). Tuning is a G3x/GTN over another serial line.

Iím awaiting answer from Garmin on whatís missing configuration-wise.

Iíll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Looks that way. Iím checking with Garmin, just in...

Looks that way. Iím checking with Garmin, just in case there is something else overlooked in the settings.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By nilberg
I'm at the same stage, but were planning sikaflex...

I'm at the same stage, but were planning sikaflex only. There are several builders with sikaflex only that have flown for years now.

I'll hold off putting it in until everything else is in. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Looks like this tools are not available anymore....

Looks like this tools are not available anymore. I didn't know there was USB on the 350. Is it maybe managed from the 650?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,559
Posted By nilberg
Garmin Telligence - no joy

So I went ahead with the GMA 350 because I might as well have voice control of the GTNÖ.
Anyways, I canít get the the GMA to acknowledge my voice input. Iíve checked the PTC pin grounds when button...
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,143
Posted By nilberg
Yes, thatís right. The front releases the...

Yes, thatís right. The front releases the locking and the aft pushes the rod that disengages the hooks for the canopy.
Forum: RV-14 07-01-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,143
Posted By nilberg
My install (video) is for a 7, but in principle...

My install (video) is for a 7, but in principle should be the same.
I also installed a lock, mostly to prevent nosy peopleÖ.

https://youtu.be/aJKUWCIaI6Y
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By nilberg
Oh my. And I forgot to bring the popcornÖ..

Oh my. And I forgot to bring the popcornÖ..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,999
Posted By nilberg
And the various types of shield termination and...

And the various types of shield termination and CAN bus.
Garmin and Steinair have very good videos on the topic. But nothing beats guided hands-on practice.

I only have one thing that could be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,999
Posted By nilberg
I did the AEA experimental (=G3x) course. Itís...

I did the AEA experimental (=G3x) course. Itís pricey, but very good both from a wiring technique and system architecture perspective. It a mix of presentation and hands-on building a harness. It...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there

I'll be there
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,219
Posted By nilberg
Trying my best not to hi-jack a harness thread...

Trying my best not to hi-jack a harness thread and failing......

De-buzzing is a very good idea. I was wondering about making the left outboard more stiff. The bottom part is also connected to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,219
Posted By nilberg
Combine the two

As I was travelling in the NE last year being restricted to the hotel rooms due to COVID, I did a lot of planning virtually in CAD.
I stole the the idea of putting the subpanel structure in a jig...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,923
Posted By nilberg
You might also want to consider a different...

You might also want to consider a different solution for spacers:
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=N741BN&project=2288&category=9329&log=206547&row=180
Forum: Texas (South) 03-17-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By nilberg
Count me in.

Been a while. Just donít ask about my build progress.....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,396
Posted By nilberg
RV-7 Picture

As part of my Lifetime EAA membership, I get to personalize the membership card. My project is far from done, I rather have a pretty finished RV-7 on my card.

Any suggestions?
I will also need...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,119
Posted By nilberg
Iím in for Hooks.

Iím in for Hooks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By nilberg
I had three rivets on each side to nowhere. The...

I had three rivets on each side to nowhere.
The I stuffed it with flox:

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=N741BN&project=2288&category=12744&log=253445&row=57
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,373
Posted By nilberg
I asked Vans, during a Q&A session at Oshkosh, if...

I asked Vans, during a Q&A session at Oshkosh, if there were any plans to change the 7 tip up design similar to RV-14. The answer was ?No?.
Fair enough, they need to look forward ......
Forum: Texas (South) 02-14-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,347
Posted By nilberg
I?m out traveling, so I?m out for this time.

I?m out traveling, so I?m out for this time.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By nilberg
There will be door prizes ! Van's 2020 Calendar...

There will be door prizes !

Van's 2020 Calendar for the first 4 arrivals (but only if you didn't get one last month....).
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,009
Posted By nilberg
Sounds cool. Looking forward to the lights.

Sounds cool. Looking forward to the lights.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,472,935
Posted By nilberg
What type of fuse holders are those ?

What type of fuse holders are those ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,472,935
Posted By nilberg
Fitting panel and...

Fitting panel and avionics....
https://photos.smugmug.com/VAF/i-TVHVs33/0/9f3942f3/L/2020011412540865-380470178289315792-IMG_0465_heic-L.jpg

Sub panel cutout. Need to fit angles and stiffen things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By nilberg
Pretty sure they're not. RV-7 uses part number...

Pretty sure they're not.

RV-7 uses part number U-601-L-PC and U-601-R-PC (on DWG46)

RV-7A uses part number U-701A-L/R (on DWG 34A)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,567
Posted By nilberg
I managed to finalize my layout and get the panel...

I managed to finalize my layout and get the panel cut, painted and engraved (Steinair).

I also managed to use all my savings money on avionics, sans GTN-650, as if I knew GTN-650XI would come (which...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By nilberg
I actually have one of those actuators that you...

I actually have one of those actuators that you can borrow to test out the geometry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By nilberg
I have the grove cylinders, but the geometry...

I have the grove cylinders, but the geometry should be the same.
If you angle the pedal frame a little more forward the brake pedals can be tilted to reach the bolt hole on the cylinders.

I'll see...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By nilberg
Inside the Aviator Grill at the North Terminal,...

Inside the Aviator Grill at the North Terminal, sometimes people hang out just outside at the FBO.

https://photos.smugmug.com/VAF/i-RqbZFLg/0/07b3fe72/L/Picture3-L.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 12-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,503
Posted By nilberg
That looks really good. I can see you took into...

That looks really good.

I can see you took into consideration minimizing the connector as the original is just as deep as the GMU itself.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there. I might even bore you with my 3D...

I'll be there.

I might even bore you with my 3D and 2D panel designs.....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,019
Posted By nilberg
I took a slightly different approach and filled...

I took a slightly different approach and filled the void with flox (the coloring it's just me testing and not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,237
Posted By nilberg
titanhank, After a building hiatus, I?m looking...

titanhank,

After a building hiatus, I?m looking into the cable solution again.
What material and thickness did you use for the stand offs that secured the bulkhead fittings on the cable ?
Forum: Texas (South) 11-14-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,290
Posted By nilberg
I'll be there. I hope someone will join me as I...

I'll be there.

I hope someone will join me as I am dying to show off my 3D and 2D designs for my panel and avionics to someone that actually care. All I get from my wife is "yeah, that looks nice..."
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-13-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,265
Posted By nilberg
Thank you for sharing. Prudent use of checklist...

Thank you for sharing.
Prudent use of checklist is the first barrier, I also plan to install microswitches on both lock mechanism with a big red CANOPY OPEN light on my panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By nilberg
Two different approaches. Steinair do the...

Two different approaches. Steinair do the “classic” wiring from connector to connector between the units. While FastStack using a central hub, i.e. wiring from each unit connectors to a hub. I do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,977
Posted By nilberg
I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the...

I have not tried the FPE tool, but I found the the LibreCAD pretty easy to use and plenty of Youtube videos if you get stuck.

It works directly with the DXF format so no need to convert. I also got...
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