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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By DGlaeser
14 Michigan winters/summers on my RV-7A tip up,...

14 Michigan winters/summers on my RV-7A tip up, and it is as solid as when it was first done. I am with Chief Pilot, would absolutely do it again, and highly recommended to other builders.
Forum: Autopilots 04-22-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By DGlaeser
I had the same issue a number of years ago and...

I had the same issue a number of years ago and found this on a Trutrack forum:

I am happy to report that the RF problem I was having with the Trutrak autopilot has been solved. One of the posted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By DGlaeser
I prefer a no-touch screen! Unless it is dead...

I prefer a no-touch screen! Unless it is dead calm, touch screens are a real pain IMHO. I suggest you try before you buy :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By DGlaeser
My 7A has been flying with a SikaFlex canopy for...

My 7A has been flying with a SikaFlex canopy for 14 years. I live in Michigan so it has seen a wide range of temperatures. I see absolutely no degradation in the Sika whatsoever. The primer is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By DGlaeser
++ on all the previous comments. I’ve been using...

++ on all the previous comments.
I’ve been using GRT in my RV for 14 years. Jeff DeFauw just answered questions for me about a planned upgrade last Monday at 10 pm!! I wasn’t expecting an answer...
Forum: ADS-B 03-13-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By DGlaeser
I added a uAvionix Echo - and the GRT Safe-Fly...

I added a uAvionix Echo - and the GRT Safe-Fly GPS.
It does require adding another 'ball on a stick' antenna on the bottom of the plane, and mounting the GPS receiver antenna (I put it on the...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By DGlaeser
CG is probably the least of your worries...

CG is probably the least of your worries :eek:
The airfoil change is the big issue, especially on landing. You have likely heard all the warnings from instructors along the way… Like the videos...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,607
Posted By DGlaeser
I am still in shock after getting a call this...

I am still in shock after getting a call this morning with this news.
Anyone who built a plane in SE Michigan knew or knew of Ted.
Ted inspected my RV-7A over 13 years ago. I flew with him a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,960
Posted By DGlaeser
A loooong time ago when I was in Aero Engineering...

A loooong time ago when I was in Aero Engineering school, we did flight testing in a Cessna 206. To validate static pressure we had a 200’ or so plastic tube that was deployed in-flight through the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By DGlaeser
My old Sport and current Sport EX didn't/don't...

My old Sport and current Sport EX didn't/don't dim automatically. Not sure GRT stuff does that...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,459
Posted By DGlaeser
I agree, but he mentioned a ramp check... I...

I agree, but he mentioned a ramp check... I thought that implied checking credentials related to a flight. If not, I stand corrected :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,459
Posted By DGlaeser
Since he is a student pilot, he should have his...

Since he is a student pilot, he should have his logbook with his solo and XC endorsements with him. I agree don’t show it unless asked, but since the endorsements are no longer part of the medical...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By DGlaeser
No way to tighten the calipers - and you wouldn’t...

No way to tighten the calipers - and you wouldn’t really want to anyway because that would likely cause them to bind up.
You can lightly ride the brakes to stop the noise but that increases wear and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By DGlaeser
When the brakes are off the calipers sometimes...

When the brakes are off the calipers sometimes rattle. The inside caliper is floating on the alignment pins and if a bit loose can make that rattle sound. When you apply the brakes it is no longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,710
Posted By DGlaeser
The Van's float gauges show full at 15 gal (on my...

The Van's float gauges show full at 15 gal (on my RV-7A) so make sure you use that number for 'full' in the formula. Anything above 15 gal is not shown on the EIS because the floats can't report...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,276
Posted By DGlaeser
About the only thing to troubleshoot is power...

About the only thing to troubleshoot is power connections.
Be sure to check both positive and ground connections.
If those are good, then it is time for GRT to troubleshoot...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,037
Posted By DGlaeser
The airport opens at 7am so plan your butt crack...

The airport opens at 7am so plan your butt crack early arrival accordingly :rolleyes:

Arrival taxiing is not usually a long affair. Make sure you have your sign. If you are arriving early, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,387
Posted By DGlaeser
The good news is that those bolts are for shear...

The good news is that those bolts are for shear only, so torquing the nut is not a concern. The nut is just to keep the bolt from coming out 😎 There are numerous designs (sailplanes for example)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By DGlaeser
Talking I will give that a try! Thanks :D

I will give that a try! Thanks :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,993
Posted By DGlaeser
G300 question for the Garmin Expert

The G300 in SkyCatcher I use for instruction has a configuration module issue - it doesn't remember the last Tach or Hobbs times between flights. :mad:

It shows a Configuration Module not found...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,655
Posted By DGlaeser
Bill Hutchinson fundamentally has it correct. ...

Bill Hutchinson fundamentally has it correct.

However in this case a Light Sport (only) pilot is NOT rated in an Archer (not an LSA). So he can not log PIC, only dual.

If the pilot has a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By DGlaeser
The hot busses are near the (rear mounted)...

The hot busses are near the (rear mounted) batteries, and have all the fuses. Wires run from the busses to the front where everything else is located.
No key, just a start button which activates...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By DGlaeser
I have an electrically dependent Subaru in my...

I have an electrically dependent Subaru in my RV-7A, with a dual battery single alternator system.

Each battery has a Hot Bus (no contactors) which powers a fuel pump and sends 2 power leads to the...
Forum: GPS 02-15-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By DGlaeser
It was (I was told) one of, if not the, first IFR...

It was (I was told) one of, if not the, first IFR GPS certified unit. Was way before EFIS’s so whoda thunk there would be a need back then 😎.
Plus, it is Garmin - they decide what we need!
Forum: GPS 02-14-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By DGlaeser
I had the same question a dozen years ago when I...

I had the same question a dozen years ago when I hooked up a GRT Sport.
The 300XL does not send the time ☹️
I bought a cheap ‘hockey puck’ WAAS GPS and hooked it up as GPS2. My startup checklist...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,443
Posted By DGlaeser
The main reason for separate aircraft, engine,...

The main reason for separate aircraft, engine, and prop logs is in case those items are separated from the aircraft and sold independently. In that case each item has a log that can go with it - a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By DGlaeser
When you eventually get it... The “drop in...

When you eventually get it... The “drop in replacement” is almost correct. The power wire pin is different between the two.
Forum: ADS-B 12-30-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
Go to the link to my screens in post 13. The only...

Go to the link to my screens in post 13. The only difference for you is to use the internal gps for #1 instead of a 300XL (that is why I don’t use the internal gps).
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,802
Posted By DGlaeser
Cool To me, success is making making a 'non...

To me, success is making making a 'non traditional engine' work by overcoming whatever challenges presented themselves. I expected some teething problems, and was not disappointed :rolleyes: That...
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
I love happy endings:cool:

I love happy endings:cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By DGlaeser
I use Dresser retreads. Last a LOT longer than...

I use Dresser retreads. Last a LOT longer than new tires.
I also sprung for AirStop tubes - and have not regretted it!

There is another thread about brake pads. I don't remember the results...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,416
Posted By DGlaeser
I have an Eggenfellner H6 Subaru in my RV-7A,...

I have an Eggenfellner H6 Subaru in my RV-7A, with an SDS ECU.

I bought the SDS controller and Plexus O2 sensor a number of years ago.
I modified the original exhaust - from baffles + 1 outlet to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By DGlaeser
Your AME will probably treat it as a prostrate...

Your AME will probably treat it as a prostrate exam :eek: :D (‘tail end’ exam)
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
I had the blinking as well and it was a setting...

I had the blinking as well and it was a setting which had 2 GPS signals going to the same input (the display switches between them causing the blinking).

Here is a link to my setup...
Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
Here is a link to pictures of my Sport ES setup...

Here is a link to pictures of my Sport ES setup screens.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14XMCLIj05hjQeY50pMycsrOn6c8uVwwh?usp=sharing

Hopefully it helps :rolleyes:
Forum: Reviews 11-12-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,958
Posted By DGlaeser
Another Anti Spat satisfied customer.

I just installed a Nose Job 2 on my RV-7A. Everything went smoothly!
I never saw 'curved' bolts before, but they did the job perfectly :cool:

Here are...
Forum: ADS-B 11-12-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
I will get some tomorrow...

I will get some tomorrow...
Forum: ADS-B 11-11-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,052
Posted By DGlaeser
With the Sport ES there are a number of screens...

With the Sport ES there are a number of screens to do the setup.
The only complaint I have with GRT is that their documentation of the setup is lacking. The good side is that a call to support...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,536
Posted By DGlaeser
I had a similar failure, suspected the switch,...

I had a similar failure, suspected the switch, but it was actually the relay that failed. Do some testing to verify the actual failed component :cool:
Forum: Autopilots 10-16-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,952
Posted By DGlaeser
The xCruze 110 is a drop in replacement for the...

The xCruze 110 is a drop in replacement for the ADI-II. Only one wire (power) needs to be changed in the plug. I just did it a couple of months ago.

The XCruze adds the ability to climb and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By DGlaeser
Yes, the GPS and Cell chips are a package. But...

Yes, the GPS and Cell chips are a package.
But you don't need to activate the Cell part. The GPS works just fine if you don't have a cell plan :cool:

Depending on how you use the iPad, you may...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,356
Posted By DGlaeser
I agree that it is strange, and I was very...

I agree that it is strange, and I was very skeptical, but I was also amazed at the difference it made. Somebody more versed in RF than I would have to explain it :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,356
Posted By DGlaeser
Also check the shielded wire grounds on your PTT...

Also check the shielded wire grounds on your PTT connection to the audio panel. I had a similar issue and that is where I found a problem. Fixed it and the issue went away.
Forum: Autopilots 07-27-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,360
Posted By DGlaeser
Something to consider... I just upgraded my ADI...

Something to consider...
I just upgraded my ADI pilot II to a Gemini. They just renamed it - xCruze 110.
It is almost a direct plug in replacement- the power wire is the only one that has changed....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By DGlaeser
Make sure the Sport EIS setup page has the AUX...

Make sure the Sport EIS setup page has the AUX input numbers for the fuel levels the same as the EIS, and that the format is set the same (integer per your post).

When I set up my Sport EX, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,398
Posted By DGlaeser
Looks like some oil canning of the skin, even on...

Looks like some oil canning of the skin, even on the area outside the aileron. Watching the TE, I don?t see any movement...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By DGlaeser
If you start using 100LL regularly, I suggest you...

If you start using 100LL regularly, I suggest you also start using Decalin RunUp, a lead scavenging additive. It doesn't eliminate lead issues, but drastically reduces them.
I use it in my Subaru...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By DGlaeser
The ARINC should be connected to a GPS. The TT...

The ARINC should be connected to a GPS. The TT should be connected to the EFIS via a serial connection.
The EFIS drives the TT, based on what it gets from the GPS via the ARINC connection.
There...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By DGlaeser
Bottom line is you have to try it. Bluetooth is...

Bottom line is you have to try it. Bluetooth is a bit of a wildcard with respect to multiple connections.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,640
Posted By DGlaeser
Hi Terry, If I were doing it, I?d use Goop :cool:

Hi Terry,
If I were doing it, I?d use Goop :cool:
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 35,008
Posted By DGlaeser
In order to get the attitude indicator in...

In order to get the attitude indicator in Foreflight, you need it connected to a Stratus that has an AHRS.

The Echo does NOT have an AHRS, so no attitude info.
You get weather and traffic on the...
Forum: GPS 03-12-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By DGlaeser
Yes. You need it even to see the glide slope on...

Yes. You need it even to see the glide slope on the EFIS. RS232 only sends lateral data.
Forum: Tools 03-12-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,180
Posted By DGlaeser
Took me about 1 min to get used to it :cool: One...

Took me about 1 min to get used to it :cool:
One of those tools that will need to be pried from my cold dead hands :eek:
Forum: COMM 03-10-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,813
Posted By DGlaeser
The radio equipment grounds can be co-mingled...

The radio equipment grounds can be co-mingled (see below), but the headphone jacks MUST be isolated from the airframe. The jacks come with special washers for this purpose. If you've done this,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By DGlaeser
I agree with Butch. I have a Sport and one wire...

I agree with Butch. I have a Sport and one wire (RS232) connects it to the EIS. All offsets/factors are set on the EIS.
You can set limits on either unit (or both if you really like alarms :cool:)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By DGlaeser
I just used the same crimper for both BNC and TNC...

I just used the same crimper for both BNC and TNC connectors (GDL-82 installation). Worked with no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,668
Posted By DGlaeser
Operation Good Cheer

I joined about 250 of my close personal friends flying Christmas gifts for foster care kids all over Michigan for Operation Good Cheer. My flight was from the PTK base to Holland MI, (KBIV).
We were...
Forum: GPS 11-30-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By DGlaeser
I have a Sport WS (the original model they made)....

I have a Sport WS (the original model they made). GRT had to configure the GPS/uAvionix unit because I can?t do it on the Sport. Mine works perfectly.

Sounds to me like a configuration issue. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By DGlaeser
I had a similar experience in my GRT equipped...

I had a similar experience in my GRT equipped plane a while back. It happened just before OSH so I took the opportunity to quiz Greg - prez of GRT - about it. He said the VDO sensors literally have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,519
Posted By DGlaeser
Nope. 1/2 oz per 10 gal. I?ve been using it in my...

Nope. 1/2 oz per 10 gal.
I?ve been using it in my Subaru when i use 100LL, works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By DGlaeser
If mine ever came off, I would use Goop to...

If mine ever came off, I would use Goop to re-attach it. Amazing stuff!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By DGlaeser
Thumbs down Just about all my engine/electrical stuff goes...

Just about all my engine/electrical stuff goes through one firewall pass-through. I used a cut down SS handicap handrail from the aviation aisle of Home...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,591
Posted By DGlaeser
Well... technically you need to be IFR rated to...

Well... technically you need to be IFR rated to accept an IFR clearance. Just so you know...:cool:
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By DGlaeser
I would use the 430 and move on... Lack of ADS-B...

I would use the 430 and move on... Lack of ADS-B position redundancy is extremely low on my worry list.
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