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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By BobTurner
This is the best reason to get some dual, even if...

This is the best reason to get some dual, even if it’s mostly ground training. Make sure you understand proper use of the mixture control.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By BobTurner
Make sure the jumpers on your key switch are...

Make sure the jumpers on your key switch are configured for ‘start on both’.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By BobTurner
See post #17.

See post #17.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By BobTurner
Since your friend is new to EAB, just to be sure...

Since your friend is new to EAB, just to be sure he’s up to date with the latest legalities:
1. His RV may not be used by a cfi to give instruction for hire. The FAA acknowledged that they screwed up...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By BobTurner
This ^^^ is what you want to read. I assume you...

This ^^^ is what you want to read. I assume you have the small adaptor gizmo. In addition to pin 5 (plus some ground pin) for RS-232 gps input using format "ADSB+", you need to have pin 13 (power on)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-09-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, I did exactly what you are asking about -...

Yes, I did exactly what you are asking about - twice. The original Dynon probe was recalled, they sent me a new one. IIRC I used some thread locker compound. Forces are all shear, so you don’t need...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By BobTurner
IIRC the plans call for reinforcement of all...

IIRC the plans call for reinforcement of all large cutouts. So edge distance is really whatever the minimum width is of the reinforcements.
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By BobTurner
I guess my memory is failing. Thanks, I’ll edit...

I guess my memory is failing. Thanks, I’ll edit my post.
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By BobTurner
Edir: fixed error. Also, factory props for the...

Edir: fixed error. Also, factory props for the last few years come with some synthetic Nyco grease which is not to be mixed with AeroShell 5 or 6.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By BobTurner
Don’t forget the custom bucking bar for the...

Don’t forget the custom bucking bar for the elevator skin.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-05-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By BobTurner
FS Duckworth HID power supply and bulb

For sale:
Whelen power supply HDACF,
Two Whelen A650 combo nav/strobe lights for wingtip mounting (red, green)
Whelen A500A combo tail strobe/nav(white) light
All working when removed, less than 300...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By BobTurner
“Smooth” is slang for “combined single limit”....

“Smooth” is slang for “combined single limit”. e.g., no per-person sub-limits, such as the common $100K per passenger.
To the OP: CSL is very hard to find in the current EAB market. Last summer, I...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The shelf life is ridiculously small. I...

+1. The shelf life is ridiculously small. I always wonder what the condition is of the grease in the prop.
Forum: COMM 12-30-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, you can parallel PTT switches. But of...

Yes, you can parallel PTT switches. But of course, you need to have a means of directing only one mike to the com at a time, e.g., parallel all the pilot’s switches, feed them into your audio...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,801
Posted By BobTurner
This is hard to say. Remember, the -14 was ‘rivet...

This is hard to say. Remember, the -14 was ‘rivet holes supplied to final size and finish’ from day 1. Most 10’s were match-drilled/deburred. We need a recent builder of a 10 to chime in.
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By BobTurner
You haven’t answered the important question: How...

You haven’t answered the important question: How does the Echo UAT get its pressure altitude data? If it gets it via hardwired RS232 from the EFIS (same source as the transponder) then you have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By BobTurner
Many local EAA chapters have scales you can...

Many local EAA chapters have scales you can borrow, or rent for a small fee. The procedure is not difficult.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,284
Posted By BobTurner
A soldering iron for #2 wire?

A soldering iron for #2 wire?
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By BobTurner
On my 10, and at least one other 10 I’ve flown,...

On my 10, and at least one other 10 I’ve flown, the solo cg is close to the forward limit (I have short legs), and full flap landings always have the stick fully back. At least the good ones.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By BobTurner
Opps, I agree with Mike, if you really mean...

Opps, I agree with Mike, if you really mean ‘right off’. I mis-read the column label as the usual ‘right only’.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By BobTurner
IMHO there is nothing terribly wrong here,...

IMHO there is nothing terribly wrong here, although the numbers suggest the right mag is firing slightly later than the left one. I’d check the timing one more time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By BobTurner
IMHO the market is crazy so there’s no rational...

IMHO the market is crazy so there’s no rational way to answer your question. However, I do think there’s a difference if you really meant ‘530’ (e.g., non-WAAS) vs ‘530W’ (WAAS).
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, I meant on a short flight. I doubt it's the...

Yes, I meant on a short flight. I doubt it's the problem, but an easy test. Otherwise, it's not obvious to me what the issue may be.
Edit: PS In he past, I have used Excel to look at the CSV files,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By BobTurner
Trouble shooting rule #1: Always try easy stuff...

Trouble shooting rule #1: Always try easy stuff first, even if unlikely. I’d try the download again, with a different memory stick. Preferably the one that came with the efis.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By BobTurner
IIRC the logic was that some of the rivets to be...

IIRC the logic was that some of the rivets to be removed were hard to get at and/or in the aft spar. Vans engineering judged that there was some risk of damage to the aft spar if repairs were not...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Need wiring diagram. You cannot simply...

+1. Need wiring diagram. You cannot simply parallel existing trim wiring (including hat switch) and autopilot trim commands, without asking for trouble.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By BobTurner
As we have previously discussed, flying under the...

As we have previously discussed, flying under the ‘open pilot’ clause protects the owner, but not you; unless the policy has a waiver of subrogation, the company may sue you to recover whatever they...
Forum: Safety 12-13-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,282
Posted By BobTurner
I saw in the video that they were unable to...

I saw in the video that they were unable to determine the mixture setting. [RV related]: some years back a jet jockey purchased an RV10, then complained, here on VAF, about its poor performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By BobTurner
Easy to make from left over foam used in trim...

Easy to make from left over foam used in trim tab, plus a layer or two of fiberglass/epoxy. First use a balsa wood wedge, stuck on with tape, cut it down trial and error until you have the right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,209
Posted By BobTurner
One is KRHV in San Jose. Built years ago in a...

One is KRHV in San Jose. Built years ago in a pasture, it’s now closely surrounded by houses and shopping malls, and the new neighbors are not so neighborly. Lead contamination is only the latest...
Forum: Safety 12-11-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,759
Posted By BobTurner
This is in fact what I do, personally. My real...

This is in fact what I do, personally.
My real issue (thread drift) is how to teach instrument students circling approaches, without, at some point, conflicting with vfr traffic. It’s rare, locally,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By BobTurner
It seems I’m guilty of ‘watering hole stories’,...

It seems I’m guilty of ‘watering hole stories’, and I apologize for any misinformation. Nonetheless, I stand by my conclusion: Hartzell forbids mixing its new (Nyco) grease with its old choice...
Forum: Safety 12-10-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,759
Posted By BobTurner
Larry, take a look at the RNAV(gps)26 KTCY circle...

Larry, take a look at the RNAV(gps)26 KTCY circle to 30 approach. A pilot operating under IFR is actually forbidden from joining the left hand vfr traffic pattern.
There are times when you just need...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By BobTurner
1. These days, with so many having adsb data, you...

1. These days, with so many having adsb data, you may be able to check the wind at your destination prior to the last tank change. Plan to arrive with most of the gas in what will be the raised wing...
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,012
Posted By BobTurner
Newer Hartzells now ship with 2 zerk fittings and...

Newer Hartzells now ship with 2 zerk fittings and 2 plugs, so it’s hard to get it wrong.
The manual seems to emphasize to not over-grease.
Finally, newer Hartzells now come with a different, hard to...
Forum: COMM 12-09-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By BobTurner
Steve, I agree with everything you wrote. And if,...

Steve, I agree with everything you wrote. And if, in fact, Garmin has the only source of some parts, then they will get that business. But by refusing to sell the latest service manuals, they take...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,570
Posted By BobTurner
Well, I’m not above naming names. At nearby Byron...

Well, I’m not above naming names. At nearby Byron (C83) there is a busy parachuting operation. The jumpers land, assemble, and depart near the approach end of 12. Even when the wind and traffic favor...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,735
Posted By BobTurner
During the day I always run strobes on, but...

During the day I always run strobes on, but usually nav off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By BobTurner
You could ‘accidentally’ mangle the pink slip,...

You could ‘accidentally’ mangle the pink slip, ask for a replacement. I think it’s free. Google ‘replacing a lost or damaged airworthiness certificate’.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,735
Posted By BobTurner
I disagree. There will be times, at night, when...

I disagree. There will be times, at night, when strobes blind other pilots when on the ground. Common sense, as well as the FARs, allow you to turn them off in such cases. The nav lights, though,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By BobTurner
Just remember, Alaska airlines lost a 727 because...

Just remember, Alaska airlines lost a 727 because a jackscrew had been serviced with an incompatible grease. Likewise Hartzell recently changed their grease recommendation, but cautioned to keep...
Forum: Safety 12-07-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,759
Posted By BobTurner
This brings up another whole issue. At a local...

This brings up another whole issue. At a local uncontrolled field, a pilot flying under IFR using the approach to runway 26 is mandated to circle to a right base entry, to land on runway 30. But VFR...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By BobTurner
I think you’ll find the instructions from Dynon...

I think you’ll find the instructions from Dynon recommend not cutting the metal lines from the new pitot tube, if you’re transitioning to nylon or plastic. You need some free-air run of the metal...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By BobTurner
I believe you are correct.

I believe you are correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By BobTurner
I am currently in the midst of a minor upgrade,...

I am currently in the midst of a minor upgrade, but may be finished, with luck, this week. Can he come to LVK? I can show him/give a ride in my plane; and show him the -10 next hangar over, which has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By BobTurner
I use a Trio Pro /w auto trim. It’s a PWM (pulse...

I use a Trio Pro /w auto trim. It’s a PWM (pulse width modulated) output, with the positive pulse width controlled by airspeed (higher airspeed, smaller pulse width, slower trim speed). It works even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By BobTurner
These days I’d say the insurance company will...

These days I’d say the insurance company will require some sort of transition training, before solo. Anywhere from 2 to 10 hours. But the phone call is free. Call a broker (I use and recommend...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By BobTurner
Welcome to the club. The OAK fsdo has, for the...

Welcome to the club. The OAK fsdo has, for the most part, refused to do A/W inspections for the last decade. At least, when asked, they provided a list of DARs.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,357
Posted By BobTurner
The models listed have ‘folded’ trailing edges on...

The models listed have ‘folded’ trailing edges on the ailerons. The 10 and 14 have 2 piece, riveted trailing edges, which cannot be squeezed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,406
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, after the last FAR re-write, this is...

Actually, after the last FAR re-write, this is not strictly true. It now says that they must be ‘approved’. Same for gps used under ifr, ‘approved’. What does that mean? Well in 14CFR 1.1...
Forum: Northeast 11-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By BobTurner
Opps. This is completely different. Unless it is...

Opps. This is completely different. Unless it is absolutely free, no tit for tat, no dollars, using an EAB for hire is not allowed. The only exception is the decade old LODA for ‘transition...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,244
Posted By BobTurner
Bad math?

Empty weight of 1610 lbs (mine) plus 720 lbs of gas (not mine) equals 2330 lbs., which leaves 370 lbs of load available - enough for me (170), another 180 lb passenger, plus 20 lbs of bags. Exactly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,088
Posted By BobTurner
As Dave said, if you have boost pump on for...

As Dave said, if you have boost pump on for landing, mixture rich, the boost pump will pump gas into the induction manifold after the engine stopped turning - same as if you over-primed prior to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By BobTurner
The diagram shows the connections when using an...

The diagram shows the connections when using an impulse mag on the left, and a non-impulse mag on the right. The jumper disables the right mag on starting. If you are using two impulse mags (as it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,406
Posted By BobTurner
I’m not a lawyer, but I know that in legal jargon...

I’m not a lawyer, but I know that in legal jargon your question revolves around ‘strict liability’. e.g., you have a contract with the insurance company. Usually that contract requires you to...
Forum: Northeast 11-25-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By BobTurner
I would suggest you be more specific as to RV...

I would suggest you be more specific as to RV type. In particular as to tail or nosewheel, as well as model.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By BobTurner
Above post shows diagram. Yes, shield to proper...

Above post shows diagram. Yes, shield to proper terminals on both ends, the shield acts as a conductor in this application. You didn’t ask, but also note the jumpers installed on the switch - they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,406
Posted By BobTurner
I believe some have. In most cases this is not...

I believe some have. In most cases this is not legal, as the approved elt manual usually calls for a specific battery - one which is only available from the elt manufacturer!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By BobTurner
The points must be closed. Rotate the prop...

The points must be closed. Rotate the prop (carefully) while watching your ohmmeter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By BobTurner
Even back in 2008 the cheapest way for me to get...

Even back in 2008 the cheapest way for me to get the fuselage + wing kit to the Bay area was to fly commercial one way OAK to Portland, rent the U haul, drive to Vans, drive home (one very long day).
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,489
Posted By BobTurner
I regularly slip 152’s, 172’s, 182’s. They won’t...

I regularly slip 152’s, 172’s, 182’s. They won’t spin if you don’t stall them.
Forum: Flight Testing 11-22-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,514
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. I’ve spent time in an altitude chamber with...

Yep. I’ve spent time in an altitude chamber with a group of people, and it’s interesting how obvious impaired behavior is to those not (yet) impaired, while the hypoxic individual thinks everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By BobTurner
This thread started after the faa cited a pilot...

This thread started after the faa cited a pilot for flying day vfr with an inoperative anti-collision light. The pilot pointed out it wasn’t required equipment for day vfr, but the faa countered that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By BobTurner
The FARs already allow the PIC to turn off...

The FARs already allow the PIC to turn off anti-collision lighting ‘in the interest of safety’, e.g., blinding pilots on the ground.
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