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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Walt
The way I like it as well: (same as mentioned...

The way I like it as well: (same as mentioned above by RV6n6r)
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By Walt
ESP is a 'cool' feature, but I suspect most RV...

ESP is a 'cool' feature, but I suspect most RV drivers leave the default 'off' as I do, it conflicts with normal RV fun yankin and bankin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Walt
Backups

How about 3 screens, dual GSU25's, GI275 (just in case) :eek:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DG5Wnbc/0/L/i-DG5Wnbc-L.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By Walt
Those are cherry, not cherrymax

Those are cherry, not cherrymax
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Walt
They are quite stiff so may be more likely to...

They are quite stiff so may be more likely to cause shimmy, also tougher on the airframe as they won't absorb as much landing 'impact'.
My preference for RV's is 6 ply.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Walt
The nice thing about 2 GSU's and a G5 is in case...

The nice thing about 2 GSU's and a G5 is in case of a 'soft fail' you have a tie-breaker. 3 sources are better than 2 :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Walt
Michelin makes a 6 and 8 ply tubeless, 10 ply is...

Michelin makes a 6 and 8 ply tubeless, 10 ply is a little much for a 14.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Walt
IMO, minimum for IFR is 1 GSU25 and a G5. If you...

IMO, minimum for IFR is 1 GSU25 and a G5.
If you want to add a bit more redundancy, than 2 GSU25's with G5 (or GI275).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By Walt
MENU button...

MENU button...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,298
Posted By Walt
Garmin AP has upper and lower airspeed limits to...

Garmin AP has upper and lower airspeed limits to avoid stalls/overspeed when engaged.
I never fly an approach at 70k, I like 85-90 with 20deg flap.
For me TOGA then throttle, pitch then power, engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,510
Posted By Walt
See post #1

See post #1
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Walt
Garmin GI275 / G3X integration is here!

So, with the latest 9.12 SW, the GI275 now shares data with the G3X, but remains totally independent as a back-up.
No CAN bus connection, data is shared via 232 with the G3X and HSDB from your...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-29-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By Walt
EI...

EI CGR30P

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-cRk2zXg/0/L/i-cRk2zXg-L.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By Walt
Wow, great stuff, some very nice updates here,...

Wow, great stuff, some very nice updates here, Nice work guys!
What will the G3X 232-port setting be for the G3X/GI275 interface to work?
GI275 Teaser (more to...
Forum: COMM 11-28-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Walt
So, you can wire your entire panel yourself,...

So, you can wire your entire panel yourself, except for your PSE audio panel or intercom.

Every other manufacturer I know of will honor their warranty regardless (and some stuff is way more complex...
Forum: COMM 11-28-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Walt
You're right, no contest; Garmin 245 with GTR200...

You're right, no contest; Garmin 245 with GTR200 :D
And unless PSE policy has changed, there is no warranty unless its 'dealer' installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,982
Posted By Walt
I'm willing to bet it was either an auto unit or...

I'm willing to bet it was either an auto unit or PP?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Walt
After so many years of flawless operation I’m not...

After so many years of flawless operation I’m not to worried and will do normal SW update when it comes out.
Maybe the new SW will enable the GI275 integration?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,651
Posted By Walt
The SBS has slightly better specs than the 680 if...

The SBS has slightly better specs than the 680 if that matters to you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,651
Posted By Walt
I’ve been using the SBS J16 for quite some time,...

I’ve been using the SBS J16 for quite some time, no issues, from my research I think it’s a bit better than the 680.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By Walt
The 11” iPad Pro is my favorite, bright and...

The 11” iPad Pro is my favorite, bright and legible.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,935
Posted By Walt
NO unprotected wires off the battery, ie: hot...

NO unprotected wires off the battery, ie: hot buss wire should be fused, personally don’t see any need for an always hot buss.
NO 22ga wires FWF unless they are signal wires (master sw).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Walt
Probably a good idea to flip on PH anytime flying...

Probably a good idea to flip on PH anytime flying in rain/snow/visible moisture, helps to keep the probe clear of moisture.

Also think it’s a good idea keeping the lines up high to keep water from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Walt
The GTX45R provides traffic/weather to the GTN...

The GTX45R provides traffic/weather to the GTN and 2 G3X displays.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By Walt
So looks like you need a good Fluke to determine...

So looks like you need a good Fluke to determine charge, very small voltage change between 30-90%.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By Walt
Exactly how do you determine charge state?

Exactly how do you determine charge state?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By Walt
Never heard of using a helicoil to reduce...

Never heard of using a helicoil to reduce size/change thread pitch.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,823
Posted By Walt
Standard practice is same gauge or one gauge...

Standard practice is same gauge or one gauge thicker.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Walt
Another option from...

Another option from McFarlane:https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/products/product/TOOL129/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,822
Posted By Walt
That’s cheating, real mechanics don’t use fancy...

That’s cheating, real mechanics don’t use fancy tools or wear gloves (no gloves when applying pro seal either) :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,177
Posted By Walt
Names withheld to protect the innocent :cool:

Names withheld to protect the innocent :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,342
Posted By Walt
PPG/PRC Desoto 890 is my go-to or 1422

PPG/PRC Desoto 890 is my go-to or 1422
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,342
Posted By Walt
Let me guess, ‘chemseal or Flamemaster’

Let me guess, ‘chemseal or Flamemaster’
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,177
Posted By Walt
The Hall effect sensors I’ve seen don’t seem to...

The Hall effect sensors I’ve seen don’t seem to hold up very well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By Walt
Not crazy at all and yes that is generally where...

Not crazy at all and yes that is generally where it ends up after I gut 90% of the wiring and redo most everything electrical (sorry but the general level of workmanship when it comes to wiring is...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,024
Posted By Walt
I will install the Aithre with a Garmin panel...

I will install the Aithre with a Garmin panel install if requested.

https://aithreaviation.com/products/aithre-shield-ex-3-0
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By Walt
Perhaps some folks are confusing how much for a...

Perhaps some folks are confusing how much for a "panel in a box" which you install yourself vs bring the airplane to a shop (what I do) for a panel change and complete install, they are two...
Forum: GPS 11-16-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Walt
Well start imagining where to put dual antennas,...

Well start imagining where to put dual antennas, they cannot be shared.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Walt
The old original ray allen relay deck-1 fails a...

The old original ray allen relay deck-1 fails a lot, if that's what you have change it to the newer -2, I've not seen any problem with the -2 decks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By Walt
Sorry for the confusion, it was in ref to Carls's...

Sorry for the confusion, it was in ref to Carls's method of "risk mitigation" by having dual busses/2 batteries with half a dozen contactors and associated switches to control it all, in which case...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By Walt
Adding more complexity increases risk IMO, to...

Adding more complexity increases risk IMO, to each his own though, no need to rehash this again.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By Walt
Or fly single engine IFR? I’m a dedicated...

Or fly single engine IFR? I’m a dedicated believer in KISS.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By Walt
Here we go again, a quick search will give you...

Here we go again, a quick search will give you some different opinions, personally I put avionics masters in all panels I build.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Walt
A few years ago there were some SW issues with...

A few years ago there were some SW issues with internal fault monitoring, that’s been a while and was corrected, I’ve not heard of any other problems.
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,385
Posted By Walt
The AEROLEDS wing tip will also be available in...

The AEROLEDS wing tip will also be available in fiberglass.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,910
Posted By Walt
Can you tell which one is new? Just removed belt...

Can you tell which one is new?
Just removed belt for replacement which was new in 2013, less than 500hrs. RV7
Also showed signs of distress on the sides and significant wear to cogs (?).
New one is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,500
Posted By Walt
Probably the same thing that happens when a...

Probably the same thing that happens when a neglected impulse coupler fails, parts fall into the accessory case and cause bad things.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By Walt
Trying reaching out to Steve aka LONGEZ on VAF,...

Trying reaching out to Steve aka LONGEZ on VAF, he's the G3X guru.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-09-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,500
Posted By Walt
Mags have higher spark energy than most...

Mags have higher spark energy than most...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By Walt
Hence the reason it makes it hard to justify the...

Hence the reason it makes it hard to justify the 510, the GTN loads lightning fast compared the G3X's.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,034
Posted By Walt
The only reason to install a 510 with a G3X/GTN...

The only reason to install a 510 with a G3X/GTN would be to run Database Concierge for database updates, is that what you do?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Walt
Why would anyone want MB?

Why would anyone want MB?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Walt
I think calling those crimpers "proper" is a WAG...

I think calling those crimpers "proper" is a WAG at best, crimpers are actually precision tools made to precisely crimp specific terminals, in the certified world where I used to play, they were...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,189
Posted By Walt
Like these headset...

Like these headset covers...
https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/cache/400-400-/catalog/graphics/1/11-12191a.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By Walt
He contacted me and after looking at some pics,...

He contacted me and after looking at some pics, it's going to be a lot more work than just straightening the legs, lots of additional structural work will be required and I'm too busy to take it on.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Walt
The crimping tool is as important as the...

The crimping tool is as important as the terminals, those terminals wouldn’t work in my AMP crimpers. And having to shrink each one, ain’t gonna happen.
Just don’t see what benefit they would offer.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Walt
A simple check valve at the tank would take care...

A simple check valve at the tank would take care of that with no pilot action req'd.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Walt
As noted above definitely better to run it back...

As noted above definitely better to run it back to a tank.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By Walt
Might be a good idea to check with "mom" before...

Might be a good idea to check with "mom" before cutting holes in stressed skin to be sure it's properly reinforced.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,910
Posted By Walt
I get the feeling from this thread that some...

I get the feeling from this thread that some folks take better care of their cars than they do their aircraft.
Maybe we could reduce the mechanical accident rate if we took maintenance a little more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-30-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By Walt
I prefer to use the Gigavac...

I prefer to use the Gigavac MX11;https://www.sensata.com/sites/default/files/a/sensata-gigavac-mx11-series-open-contactors-datasheet.PFD
I use the B&C for the starter contactor.
Forum: COMM 10-28-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Walt
Garmin gives an ‘expected ship date’ when ordered...

Garmin gives an ‘expected ship date’ when ordered so dealer should be able to supply that info, but 2-3 months sounds normal.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-26-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,124
Posted By Walt
This is why I shy away from prebuys anymore;...

This is why I shy away from prebuys anymore; people are under the impression that it would be ensuring the aircraft was built exactly per plans with zero deviations and you're responsible for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By Walt
I’m a Kannad fan, false triggers are unacceptable.

I’m a Kannad fan, false triggers are unacceptable.
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