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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Flying Canuck
I was just wondering how you were coming along on...

I was just wondering how you were coming along on this build. Sorry to see you let it go, good luck finding someone who can give this a good home. If I had time, space and money I'd be right there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning...

Took advantage of a beautiful Saturday morning and flew out to the Red Deer Forestry strip, 59 NM West of home. Not much snow made this amazing spot accessible. The gentleman who maintains the field...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Flying Canuck
https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/...

https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/reference-centre/civil-aviation-integrated-management-system-ims-documents

Look for SI 500-024. They will email it to you and it spells it all out.
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to...

Hard to say for sure. We need the ability to absorb the loss of a single navigation source and still be able to do an approach. A GTN750 technically has 2 different navigation methods (GPS and NAV...
Forum: COMM 01-10-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally!

Went out and swapped 3 pairs of pins (Skyview Audio was swapped too) and then tried it out. Everything audio panel related works as expected now. Pulled the plane outside and did a radio check on...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well another day and another update. My COM1...

Well another day and another update. My COM1 audio out issue is fixed, I figure that was a slightly loose seating of the radio in the rack. I did determine that I have no mic on either headset, but...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's how I understand it to work. There is only...

That's how I understand it to work. There is only one lo per com on the PMA. I did that tie in based on the GTR200 diagram for connecting to a GMA 240. It connects the COM 2 AUDIO LO on the audio...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did check the volume knob. I did not check the...

I did check the volume knob. I did not check the Receiver Out Gain setting in the config. Since I use the the Receiver Audio instead of headsets for output, this would need to be set properly. The...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's just because that diagram only goes out to...

That's just because that diagram only goes out to the intermediate connectors when I was passing the shield through a Molex connector. The only end devices shown are the two com radios. Shields were...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm...

My new "no connections" harness is built and I'm just back from installing it.

Noise isn't gone, but significantly better and definitely acceptable. I don't have a lot of time listening to my radio...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Flying Canuck
Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length...

Okay, it really wasn't that bad. The extra length past shield termination made it much easier to work with. Harness v2 is done and just like any second time around effort, it turned out much...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at...

Just had a look at the Garmin connector kit at Stein Air. It is identical to what I have, so now I'm blaming Garmin for the design. Back shells are usually my nemesis but the idea of having to work...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Flying Canuck
PMA8000B Back Shell

My question is somewhat rhetorical and this is mostly a rant.

Whoever thought the one piece back shell for the PMA audio panel was a good idea should have to do all of the harnesses themselves. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,048
Posted By Flying Canuck
You've clearly asked a question that every RV...

You've clearly asked a question that every RV pilot needs to find their answer for since we don't land at speeds or altitudes that we cruise at. In fact a drop from ~140kt to ~60kt is a massive...
Forum: COMM 01-05-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's what I figured. I never use the music...

That's what I figured. I never use the music input, so never really noticed an issue. I included a new jack in my purchasing so it will be correct when it is re-installed.

I'm going through my...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin...

I'd love to report success but no joy. I cut pin 11 and it made no difference to the stuck mic. Maybe marginally less noise but hard to say for sure. I also removed the TX interlock in from COM1 and...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL...

A big part of the confusion is that Garmin, MGL and PMA all have their own interpretations of how this is all connected.

For the mic lo -

Garmin shows Pilot Mic Lo and Receiver Audio Out Lo being...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Direct cable connection is viable, I can build a...

Direct cable connection is viable, I can build a complete harness connecting the audio panel to the 3 radios, 2 headsets and a music port with new wire and new DSub housings for about $200. Replacing...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Two reasons I'm using Molex, ease and cost....

Two reasons I'm using Molex, ease and cost. Didn't say two good reasons. I shied away from D-Sub because I had issues getting consistent results and the pins get expensive. I have become much more...
Forum: COMM 01-03-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Flying Canuck
Help me get my Audio Panel Install working

This is reaching out to a very special someone(s) out there that likes reading schematics and can see what I've done wrong. Only the brave and willing need read on. First some background.

I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Flying Canuck
Depends what you mean by small. A filtered search...

Depends what you mean by small. A filtered search at Digikey shows 9 Mom-Off-Mom DPDT screw terminal toggle switches in stock, all with actuators in the 16.5-17.5mm range.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for the specific suggestions. I like the...

Thanks for the specific suggestions. I like the idea of pulling the GPS off of the GPS175 for both the Skyview map and the ELT, by my count that would free up 2 serial ports. My only problem is that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Flying Canuck
This isn't the Skyview network that is out of...

This isn't the Skyview network that is out of space, it the serial ports. None of the items that I have are Skyview network able. I've got the A/P and knob modules and the dual SV network ports are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Flying Canuck
Out of Serial Ports Skyview HDX

I'm in the middle of an IFR upgrade and I'm adding a NAV/COM that emulates an SL30 (MGL V16/N16/Razor). This connects to my Skyview HDX via one of the serial ports, there are 5 made available. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,274
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are right, I confused Va with Vno. So then,...

You are right, I confused Va with Vno. So then, Vno would be the number at the bottom of the yellow arc. It is in fact Vno that I was taught about. I guess I'll stop looking at Va when I encounter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,274
Posted By Flying Canuck
This post has me curious. I don't have a "yellow...

This post has me curious. I don't have a "yellow arc" on my RV9A's EFIS. I do have the maneuvering speed marked, but on a 9 this is a VERY low number - 118 mph (102.5 KTS). The 7/8 is 142 mph.

From...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks Larry, that helps make sense of it.

Thanks Larry, that helps make sense of it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's just a "hidden" switch to add a little...

That's just a "hidden" switch to add a little security to the system since I removed the key. Probably will never be turned off unless I park outside somewhere I don't trust. Right up there with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
No, only the left mag has impulse coupling. I...

No, only the left mag has impulse coupling. I was just going to use a procedure to start on left mag only. I do like the idea of enforcing that though, more than the idea of lighting up for a hot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thank you. That explains why I was getting the...

Thank you. That explains why I was getting the results I was. Of course I can't wrap my head around how the open circuit would actually enable the mag. I'll just trust my simple design and proceed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes, no question I'm confused. My DPDT On-On...

Yes, no question I'm confused. My DPDT On-On switches are doing exactly what I expect them to, but when the p-leads are connected, I just get continuity between each pair of pins (1-2) and (2-3)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,005
Posted By Flying Canuck
Panel upgrades

One week into my IFR upgrade. Took a week off work and got a lot done. Got the MGL V16 and N16 radios installed under my map box, finished all of my wiring harness conversions for that and the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-20-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By Flying Canuck
Question P-Lead Puzzle

So, I just replaced my ACS keyed ignition with magneto toggles and a start push button. I understand the fact that a disabled mag is grounded and the circuit opens when you enable the mag. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Flying Canuck
No flying for a few weeks

Was going to go for a last flight yesterday before panel upgrade time - but the weather wasn't great. So time to start the upgrade. Finished my wiring harnesses for an audio panel and MGL...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Flying Canuck
Give Digikey.com a try. They are not all that far...

Give Digikey.com a try. They are not all that far from you in Thief River Falls, MN. I did a quick search for 3pos rectangular housings from one of the AMP companies and there are 77 varieties to...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By Flying Canuck
I don't think this has been mentioned in this...

I don't think this has been mentioned in this thread, there is a large difference between Canada and the US regarding licensing for night flight.

In the US you gain the privilege to fly at night...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By Flying Canuck
Maybe I have a minority opinion here, but I love...

Maybe I have a minority opinion here, but I love night flying. Living at the latitude that I do, night starts at 5pm and lasts until 8am at this time of year so night flying creates a lot of...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,338
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did my own wiring - after the EAA course - and...

I did my own wiring - after the EAA course - and despite my best attempts at staying organized, it is still messier than I'd hoped. Still looks fantastic compared to this one. Zip ties to mount the...
Forum: Tools 12-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Flying Canuck
If the extra blades you got are the stock wood...

If the extra blades you got are the stock wood blades, you'd be better off ordering some blades for metal. They're cheap and cut the thicker aluminum parts like a hot knife through butter. Way too...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By Flying Canuck
Lots of good responses here and I'd echo them and...

Lots of good responses here and I'd echo them and add a bit.

Plan switch location and order by phase of flight - from left to right I have my masters (Batt/Alt, Avionics, AutoPilot), my lights,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Flying Canuck
Thanks for catching that. I took that from the...

Thanks for catching that. I took that from the other post, just looked at the ACS instructions and see that it is definitely the LEFT mag that's the impulse coupler. Start process makes complete...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just saw someone in another thread mention that...

Just saw someone in another thread mention that the ACS ignition switch disables the left mag when starting if you have the jumper wired (which you should if you have a right mag with impulse...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,141
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm planning to just use a Permatex gasket maker...

I'm planning to just use a Permatex gasket maker compound, easy to find, inexpensive and in my opinion would do a better job around corners and holes than an adhesive foam tape. Also not nearly as...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Flying Canuck
Lit Starter Button and Mag Switches

An earlier classified for an ACS keyed ignition switch got me thinking. That item becomes available when people convert to a push button start setup, so I thought, why don't I look into that. So I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took a short flight out to the mountains west of...

Took a short flight out to the mountains west of home in Red Deer, Alberta. Destination was overflight of Ram Falls airstrip, a field that my flying club maintains that I flew into back in August....
Forum: COMM 11-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Flying Canuck
They do have a video called that, but it's for...

They do have a video called that, but it's for their iEFIS product. It does show the included items but there is nothing in there that you can use to infer what's with the products I bought.

I was...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Flying Canuck
MGL Radios - unboxing

Received my MGL order today, V16 COM, N16 NAV and Razor control head. Didn't have to wait for long, ordered on November 3, shipped on November 10 after fulfilling a back order on one item.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By Flying Canuck
Back in the air

After 6 weeks of minor maintenance no-goes, weather no-goes and a dislocated shoulder, I was finally able to get back up for a flight today. Just a local flight with a couple of steep turns, a couple...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,141
Posted By Flying Canuck
I bought the kit for my 9A tip-up but haven't...

I bought the kit for my 9A tip-up but haven't installed it yet. I did have a complaint about the way the instructions read. It has you use the 2 model specific key holes (on the tabs) to position the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,016
Posted By Flying Canuck
Rainier has recently stepped away from this forum...

Rainier has recently stepped away from this forum and no longer represents his company here. According to his company's forums (quoted below), he's written this forum off as a Garmin only community....
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Flying Canuck
The ARINC-429 only needs RS232 RX, there is no TX...

The ARINC-429 only needs RS232 RX, there is no TX on the D25 connector (on the Dynon 429 module).

If you haven't already, check out Figure 155 on page 12-6 in the latest SkyView System Installation...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm planning a 175 to HDX and worked out the...

I'm planning a 175 to HDX and worked out the connections as follows.

GPS175-J1751 <---> ARINC-D25
--------------------------------------
#5 ARINC 429 OUT 1A <---> #23 ARINC 1 RX A
#6 ARINC...
Forum: COMM 11-03-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's a shame. I placed my order this morning,...

That's a shame. I placed my order this morning, ACS didn't show it to be too long of a wait, just a couple of weeks. Hope for similar from mglavionicsusa.com
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,652
Posted By Flying Canuck
I think this is a very common issue. I too missed...

I think this is a very common issue. I too missed the middle 8 rivets. Ended up putting in pop rivets. Might have even been after I was already flying.
Forum: COMM 10-31-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By Flying Canuck
MGL V16 availability

Rainier, or anyone else who knows, any idea what the wait time for a V16 at the moment? I'm about to order a V16/N16/Razor combo from mglavionicsusa.com and they show the V16 as available to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By Flying Canuck
Sounds like either the flap nose breaking away...

Sounds like either the flap nose breaking away from the wing skin or a bushing catching the hole in the fuselage. I've had both. The bushings don't travel in a straight line so the hole has to be big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,486
Posted By Flying Canuck
Last month I placed 2 orders with Vans, the need...

Last month I placed 2 orders with Vans, the need for the 2nd one didn't arise until after I'd placed the first and Vans wasn't allowing edits. I wasn't in a hurry for the first so I picked USPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,352
Posted By Flying Canuck
Sadly, this memory just became much more...

Sadly, this memory just became much more significant as my Dad passed this morning. So glad to have had the chance to share the flight with him, he loved it so much. Thanks for starting this thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,013
Posted By Flying Canuck
This triggered something for, I had my wallet...

This triggered something for, I had my wallet stolen last summer. I totally forgot that little card was in it. Guess I'll have to get a new one. Thanks for the memory poke.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,944
Posted By Flying Canuck
Not nearly enough

Haven't been able to fly much lately, weather and equipment issues. On Friday I changed out a leaky nose wheel tube. While lowering myself to the hangar floor to remount the wheel I discovered the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,352
Posted By Flying Canuck
Dad

Bringing my 1 year old plane across the continent last summer to visit my parents and taking them for a flight. My Dad's health has deteriorated significantly, I won't get another of that moment....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,408
Posted By Flying Canuck
The author is Dave Hadfield who, among other...

The author is Dave Hadfield who, among other claims to fame, is the brother of our most famous Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,429
Posted By Flying Canuck
Mine was too small gauge of wire from the...

Mine was too small gauge of wire from the contactor to the starter, I had 8 AWG, 4 AWG worked 10 times better. Of course it doesn't burn through either like my 8ga did. I increased the ground size...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-10-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,701
Posted By Flying Canuck
I had 55 hours on the Hobbs over 7-1/2 months...

I had 55 hours on the Hobbs over 7-1/2 months when I left for my first major cross country - 6.5 hours to Denver. I didn't have trust issues with the plane, did have a few ground handling issues but...
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