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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By noelf
Just a heads-up. The FAA requires a wait period /...

Just a heads-up. The FAA requires a wait period / no fly after receiving the shot. It is either 24 or 48 hours. I don't remember which.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By noelf
Hi Bill, Noel here. I need to update my personal...

Hi Bill, Noel here. I need to update my personal info here, but...
I have relocated to St Mary's Airport (2W6) and have both my -6A and my C 150 in hangars here.

When I built my -6A, it used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 159,734
Posted By noelf
Hi Vlad, Noel here. What camera are you using...

Hi Vlad, Noel here. What camera are you using these days?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By noelf
Well, there is another way to get a stuck -6A...

Well, there is another way to get a stuck -6A gear leg our of the socket.
First, remove the wheel assembly, all of the brake stuff and fluid lines.
Next, unbolt the gear leg socket assembly from the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-28-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By noelf
Hopefully you have the original construction...

Hopefully you have the original construction manual and drawings, or the RV-6A construction CD, or the FD Plans for the RV-6/6A memory stick.

The construction manual has the builder match drill the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By noelf
If you are using the FAA, then you will be using...

If you are using the FAA, then you will be using your regional FAA FSDO. Each FSDO office has their own Airwortheness Inspectors and each seem to use their own approach to "inspecting" Experimental...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-12-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By noelf
Congratulations Terry.

Congratulations Terry.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By noelf
Years ago I had a hangar at Syler City (KSCR). In...

Years ago I had a hangar at Syler City (KSCR). In the past there was a long wait list for a hangar. It was a 55 minute drive from my home in Cary an not much going on RV wise. Very friendly FBO...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By noelf
The sooner you get on a waiting list the sooner...

The sooner you get on a waiting list the sooner you can get one. Call the airport and see how long the list is at this point...probably several years.

Where you end up living will determine where...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 02-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By noelf
After 30 years of living in the Raleigh area, 6...

After 30 years of living in the Raleigh area, 6 months ago I moved to Solomons, Md. ( I still need to update my VAF profile). Raleigh Executive Jetport in Sanford (KTTA) has 15 or so active RV's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By noelf
Correct. List yourselves as co-owners. Whoever is...

Correct. List yourselves as co-owners. Whoever is listed first should be the one that list the owners address. This will be the address that the FAA will use to send registration renewal notices.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By noelf
The EAA gift shop /book store is a great source...

The EAA gift shop /book store is a great source books on "how to" for aircraft building. Years ago I purchased all of the Tony Bengelis books... Great read.

Oh yes. The EAA video hints are also very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By noelf
I don't remember the Dynon com radio being able...

I don't remember the Dynon com radio being able to tune in VOR or ILS frequencies. Some pilots may want that ability and go another route.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By noelf
Stein has exactly what you are asking.

Stein has exactly what you are asking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By noelf
Sportie's has a number of flashlights that may...

Sportie's has a number of flashlights that may work. You will probable need to make your own mount.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-19-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By noelf
It has been many years ago that I went through...

It has been many years ago that I went through this. The control stick weldments came with the brass bushing inserted into the weldment and was held in place with a zip tie. I do not recall specific...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 49,043
Posted By noelf
I read through the 6-pages of AD information...

I read through the 6-pages of AD information contained in the Federal Register Docket. It looks like crankshafts shipped prior to 7/31/2012 are not affected. Also listed are the affected serial...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By noelf
Many years ago I cracked my windshield on my -6A...

Many years ago I cracked my windshield on my -6A tipup durring the initial installation. I ordered a replacement from Vans. Cost of windshield plus shipping was right at $1,000.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By noelf
I believe the newer style nose wheel pants...

I believe the newer style nose wheel pants bracket was documented along with the "shortened" nose wheel fork and the rework of the nose wheel gear leg. This is all documented on Van's web site.
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,349
Posted By noelf
Talk to Terry Gardner down The road at KTTA. He...

Talk to Terry Gardner down The road at KTTA. He runs an Experimental completion center there and is very knowledgeable on the RV line of aircraft. I have done a number of avionics designs and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By noelf
One wire was AWG 22; the other wire was 16. That...

One wire was AWG 22; the other wire was 16.

That is quite a size difference. What is the rating on the CB? You might want to do a load calculation on those two circuits and see if the #22 wire is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-13-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By noelf
Options: 1. Re crimp the two wires into one...

Options:
1. Re crimp the two wires into one single crimp ring terminal.

2. Position the ring terminal closest to the CB tab, form the wire to have it want to lay in a position so that the exposed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-11-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By noelf
Several options here. I have had to modify a 1/4...

Several options here. I have had to modify a 1/4 inch deep well socket for some of the planes I have worked on. Just grind down the outside perimeter of the socket to get it over the nut and between...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-06-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
Posted By noelf
I used my wife's fingernail file. With the upper...

I used my wife's fingernail file. With the upper and lower cowl in place, I ran the file along the split line and got the gap uniform and smooth. Then primer and paint.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,042
Posted By noelf
If you are curious about the retainer in the...

If you are curious about the retainer in the D-sub connectors...
Take a new connector and remove the metal housing surround. You will find the plastic insulator will split apart. Carefully look into...
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,578
Posted By noelf
CQ1 ?? From days long ago, I rember CQ1 as the...

CQ1 ??
From days long ago, I rember CQ1 as the call sign for Captain Midnight. He was the lead in the television series Captain Midnight. I also had his decoder ring and was a member of the SQ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,252
Posted By noelf
The 2 year certification for the altimeter /...

The 2 year certification for the altimeter / transponder is performed on the ground with calibrated test equipment. It is attached to the static ports on the aircraft (and depending on the equipment,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,744
Posted By noelf
Yes, same problem here. I now use safety wire on...

Yes, same problem here. I now use safety wire on the aft most screws for the #4 cylinder. I have also seen these same screws missing on certified aircraft that use a -360 engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,587
Posted By noelf
Just finished reading the book. WOW! Thank you...

Just finished reading the book. WOW! Thank you Paul. And this got me to wondering what must go into the successful deployment of the USAF's new Space Force.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,587
Posted By noelf
I just picked up the book at Barns&Noble.

I just picked up the book at Barns&Noble.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-17-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By noelf
IMSMC, do not penetrate the 60 mile ring unless...

IMSMC, do not penetrate the 60 mile ring unless you you have taken the free web accessed course on the SFRA for Washington DC. Then, if you have taken the course, you will know how to file and which...
Forum: COMM 07-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,727
Posted By noelf
Just a few comments: If you are looking to use...

Just a few comments:
If you are looking to use your aircraft as a "mobile" on the amiture radio bands, then adapting into the audio panel may be worthwhile.

If you are looking for a HF solution for...
Forum: COMM 07-01-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,344
Posted By noelf
Have you visually verified that the radio fully...

Have you visually verified that the radio fully seats in the tray? For the SL 40, the back of the faceplate must just touch the front of the mounting tray when fully seated. If it seats on the...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By noelf
The config module is included with the GPS 175....

The config module is included with the GPS 175. It will be physically located in a special holder that is part of the metal backshell assembly of the large connector for the GPS unit. This module...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By noelf
A formation team I work with: the smoke system...

A formation team I work with: the smoke system first requires it to be armed and then next is "smoke on". All have the switches on either throttle or stick. For formation work, all eyes are always on...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By noelf
Do they know how to properly balance the...

Do they know how to properly balance the elevators after paint.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,638
Posted By noelf
What are the CHTs? Is each cylinder instrumented?

What are the CHTs? Is each cylinder instrumented?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By noelf
aRound The World

aRound The World
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By noelf
The GNS 430 back shells do not have the same...

The GNS 430 back shells do not have the same provisions for attaching the shield drain wires as the newer Garmin connectors which incorporate provisions for 8-32 threaded holes which accept 8-32...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By noelf
As far as I can tell, there are only two...

As far as I can tell, there are only two suppliers of the high quality, all metal, bells and whistle, strain relief back shell components. One is Garmin, the other is Avidyne.
For the Garmin 430, my...
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,420
Posted By noelf
I own several aircraft, one being a Cessna 150...

I own several aircraft, one being a Cessna 150 with a full Garmin stack, including a GTN 650. I had to go to my local Garmin dealer just to see what the current release level of s/w was for all the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By noelf
Really what I was asking is there a place on the...

Really what I was asking is there a place on the Garmin website where I can look and see what the latest versions of the s/w for the various Garmin boxes I have in my aircraft. I own both Certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By noelf
How do I find the most recent s/w for the other...

How do I find the most recent s/w for the other Garmin equipment in my certified aircraft, and for the experimentals as well?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By noelf
There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650...

There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650 that can be connected to a momentary push button called CDI Source Select. It allow rapid toggle selection of either VOR/GS or GPS information to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By noelf
The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the...

The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the ones holding the EGT probes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By noelf
No issues here with the hinge attach method, but...

No issues here with the hinge attach method, but then I don't fly that much any more. I have two different sets of wing tips and use the hinge method to rapidly change from one set to the other. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By noelf
Just something you can try: Using the chart...

Just something you can try:
Using the chart suplament (airport facilities directory) compare the painted runway numbers with the runway headings in the document. They are usually several degrees...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By noelf
Bad idea. Don't do it.

Bad idea. Don't do it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By noelf
I have found that the maximum wire size that can...

I have found that the maximum wire size that can be used in the High Density D sub connector pins and sockets is 22AWG.

The Standard Density pins and sockets will accept 20AWG. Just be sure to set...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,677
Posted By noelf
I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of...

I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of wing tips. One set is all painted, the other is not.
The not painted set I modeled smoke cartridge attach brackets and ignition system for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,134
Posted By noelf
Sounds like an Encoder problem.

Sounds like an Encoder problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By noelf
I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at...

I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at Oshkosh many years ago but ended up using a different type. Andair is located in the U.K.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By noelf
Just another data point. I was helping a friend...

Just another data point. I was helping a friend wire up the panel in a very slow build RV-9. Configuration was:
Apollo SL 15 audio panel
Garmin GNS 430 with GI 106
Apollo SL 30 with MD200-306
Plus a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By noelf
Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the...

Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the fiberglass FAB and glass in a notch on the backside of the FAB to clear the nosewheel strut for easier removal / installation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By noelf
On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side...

On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side of cockpit and the heated air control on the right side of the cockpit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,581
Posted By noelf
A good locksmith store. They sell everything with...

A good locksmith store. They sell everything with a lock and can duplicate anything.
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By noelf
Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA...

Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA Certified Avionics Repair shop) can perform your transponder check/ cert. They are located at Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) in Sanford. There are a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,425
Posted By noelf
Thank you Justin.

Thank you Justin.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,425
Posted By noelf
GDL 82 Annunciator Requirement?

I am helping a friend install a GDL 82 with his GTX 327 transponder. The installation manual shows an optional connection for an ADS-B OUT FAIL lamp. Is this really optional, or is it required to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By noelf
My break line fitting exits the floor just...

My break line fitting exits the floor just forward of the gear leg on my -6A. I used a right angle bulkhead fitting to keep the profile low. This necessitated a small "blister" to be fabricated in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By noelf
The installation manual for the TransCal and the...

The installation manual for the TransCal and the 327 are available online. Without knowing wether you are wiring up Gray code or serial, it is just a guess here.
The 327 connector has two ground...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-04-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,766
Posted By noelf
Formation Flights and ADSB

The FAA has released a new Advisory Circular 90-114B on the use of ADSB. Section 4.3.1.3 covers use during formation flights.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By noelf
Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that...

Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that join the spars together?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By noelf
It has been a long time, but there is an input...

It has been a long time, but there is an input and output port for the solenoid. I looked at the design when I installed the unit and determined that if it was installed backwards it was possible for...
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