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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,024
Posted By apatti
Pancake Breakfast - Middle Georgia

Hi All,
I am posting the following for Mr. Bill:

EAA Chapter 468 Hosting Pancake Breakfast

Peach State Airport, GA2, Williamson, Georgia

8:00 - 10:30 25 October, '14

Blueberry pancakes, eggs...
Forum: COMM 06-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By apatti
SL40 inop

All,
My SL40 is suddenly inop. No receive audio. No static when I pull the volume knob. No TX light when I press PTT. Front panel lights up. I can set and flip flop frequencies. COM1 (Garmin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,198
Posted By apatti
In my case, it was a slightly loose connection to...

In my case, it was a slightly loose connection to the electric fuel pump. I only smelled fuel when the boost pump was on during takeoff and landing. No dripping or blue stain. Just the odor.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,854
Posted By apatti
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, mine has always been...

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, mine has always been surprisingly good as well; until recently, that is. I also have 4.4.2 and build KOT49H (not sure about the Kernel). I have powered off and back on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,854
Posted By apatti
Nexus 7 GPS dead

Anyone else having trouble with their Nexus 7 GPS? Mine cannot get a lock; only occasionally "sees" any satellites. Makes my Garmin Pilot less useful. Research shows that there were some software...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,566
Posted By apatti
During the build process I used long threaded...

During the build process I used long threaded bolts with nuts like this to keep the spacing of the bulkheads that accept the wing spars exactly the right distance apart. I don't recall the size of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,290
Posted By apatti
Well, I am going with the "fat finger" theory. I...

Well, I am going with the "fat finger" theory. I played with the trim on the ground for about 20 minutes including taxing around and doing a run up or two. Never could repeat the problem.

About a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,290
Posted By apatti
I had this happen to me today. During my run up...

I had this happen to me today. During my run up I noticed both the pitch and roll trim were pegged. The pitch trim was full aft, nose up. The role trim was full right. I never use the roll trim. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,496
Posted By apatti
Isn't it more efficient for one person to spend 5...

Isn't it more efficient for one person to spend 5 seconds typing out the airport name than for 200 readers to spend 5 seconds each googling it? I write a lot in my profession and I find that I spend...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By apatti
Yep, this is the email I got from Usher a month...

Yep, this is the email I got from Usher a month or so ago:

The screw is:
MS35265-63, SCREW, MACHINE, FILLISTER HEAD, 10-24 UNC-2A
Can get them at aircraft spruce or Spencer Aircraft or could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,171
Posted By apatti
David, I did include the 1/8 inch gap. My...

David,
I did include the 1/8 inch gap. My understanding is that this allows for relative movement between the plexi and the steel tube as they expand and contract at different rates relative to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 34,857
Posted By apatti
I absolutely agree and made my choice...

I absolutely agree and made my choice accordingly! It just doesn't have to be an either/or thing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,268
Posted By apatti
MS35265-63, SCREW, MACHINE, FILLISTER HEAD, 10-24...

MS35265-63, SCREW, MACHINE, FILLISTER HEAD, 10-24 UNC-2A per email from Usher.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,195
Posted By apatti
Wow! Congrats on several fronts. It is hard to...

Wow! Congrats on several fronts. It is hard to imagine life getting any better than this!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 34,857
Posted By apatti
I never got the warm fuzzies from them either. I...

I never got the warm fuzzies from them either. I also thought it was just me. After all, this was VAN's! As can be seen from reading this thread, it can't be Van's! During the build I had some OK...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,268
Posted By apatti
Does anyone have a source/part number for those...

Does anyone have a source/part number for those screws? I have buggered them up pretty good and want to replace them next time I remove them.
Forum: Safety 07-23-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By apatti
Another happy grad of Jan's training (class of...

Another happy grad of Jan's training (class of June 2011). I thoroughly tested that relaxed and calm demanor trying to master cross wind landings. He maintained his cool throughout. I felt as...
Forum: Southeast 06-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By apatti
Thanks for asking this. I need the same down...

Thanks for asking this. I need the same down Macon/Warner Robins way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By apatti
So, if my PC680 is sitting at say 12.6v, is it...

So, if my PC680 is sitting at say 12.6v, is it wrong to assume that after considerable time (a week or more) thay my auxillary battery would charge up to around 12.3v (assuming the diode drops .3v...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,042
Posted By apatti
"In Russia, we could fly three families in a...

"In Russia, we could fly three families in a plane this size."
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By apatti
Yes, it is a schottky and is only supposed to...

Yes, it is a schottky and is only supposed to drop about .3v. The aux battery measurement is at the input to my GRT EIS. The PC680 voltage is being sensed at the input to the GRT display units. If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,114
Posted By apatti
Auxiliary Battery Charging

All,
I am having trouble keeping my auxillary battery charged. I would appreciate any assistance the group could provide. Here is what I have...

My main battery is a PC680. Coming off the PC680 I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,719
Posted By apatti
jthocker and others, Do any of you that have...

jthocker and others,
Do any of you that have remoted the GDL 39 have any trouble with Bluetooth reception with a tablet computer on the instrument panel?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,464
Posted By apatti
I don't exaxtly recall the prices when I bought...

I don't exaxtly recall the prices when I bought mine (probably about 5 years ago). But I do recall saving $100-200 and getting a thicker, guranteed canopy by going the Todd's. Oh, I also got a free...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,464
Posted By apatti
I also had to significantly modify Van's skirt to...

I also had to significantly modify Van's skirt to fit my Todd's canopy. I pretty much cut of the rear third on both sides and layed up new glass. Spent most of the summer on it; most of that trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By apatti
I used it for the first time this year. I may be...

I used it for the first time this year. I may be paranoid, but I did it first on AOPA's website. First of all that helped me organize things. Second, their website alerts you to possible problem...
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By apatti
Oh, and one other thing. When buying a home...

Oh, and one other thing. When buying a home consider staying north of I12. That seems to be the dividing line insurance companies use when it comes to worrying about another Katrina like storm. If...
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By apatti
My information is a bit dated. I lived there...

My information is a bit dated. I lived there (Slidell) until 2005 and I have visited the airports around there only a couple of times since.

The closest will be L31 (St. Tammany). It is about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,541
Posted By apatti
Wiser, perhaps...

Socrates said "I am the wisest man alive. For the one thing I know is that I know nothing." Building revealed to me so much more of what I don't know. Ergo, I am wiser. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,287
Posted By apatti
I had very similar symptoms. I finally found a...

I had very similar symptoms. I finally found a loose connection at the firewall ground screw terminal. My engine ground and battery negative connection come to this firewall terminal. The other...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,447
Posted By apatti
Great plane and great photography! Would love to...

Great plane and great photography!

Would love to hear more on the photography technique. The prop disc suggests a relatively slow shutter speed (the 3 blade prop helped). However, the shots are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,821
Posted By apatti
Got 'em. Thanks, Ward!

Got 'em. Thanks, Ward!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,821
Posted By apatti
From where do you get the extended cap screws? ...

From where do you get the extended cap screws? What exactly are they called? I have searched Matco, Bogert, and Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,097
Posted By apatti
Oh, well. I talked to them a couple of months...

Oh, well. I talked to them a couple of months ago and they said they would have the capability to link an Android table to an HX or HS system by Oshkosh. As the saying goes... there are lies, darn...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,097
Posted By apatti
Any News at Oshkosh from GRT?

Any news at Oshkosh from GRT? They were supposed to announce the ability to link an Android tablet via WiFi to their legacy EFIS's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By apatti
KNEW is a good choice. I read about some very...

KNEW is a good choice. I read about some very nasty "service" fees at MSY on Airnav. Overnight parking downtown is very expensive if it is not included with your room. Someone said $20. I paid...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,227
Posted By apatti
My 430W GPS antenna is under my cowl and works...

My 430W GPS antenna is under my cowl and works fine. I originally had my backup "hockey puck" GPS (Garmin 18) up under the cowl as well. It was intermittent. I moved it to the glare shield and it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,952
Posted By apatti
Me too!

Very timely! I was starting my first condition inspection today and found this bolt on my left main was loose. I figured I had forgotten to tighten it all the way. As I was putting the wheel pant...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,421
Posted By apatti
For all of you out there who want ?statistical...

For all of you out there who want ?statistical proof? that this device is working, I want to remind you that there is no such thing. Statistical analysis will only allow you to accept the hypothesis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,178
Posted By apatti
Ditto. Ditto.

Ditto. Ditto.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,328
Posted By apatti
For what its worth...

A local -8A builder told me that all he did was get up under the wing and press his back against the main spar to lift the wheel off the ground and let it spring in. He did one side and then the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Posted By apatti
I got mine from Aircraft Spruce. Here is the...

I got mine from Aircraft Spruce. Here is the link (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/2diaytube.php).
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Posted By apatti
I have a "Y" in mine and one of the smaller (and...

I have a "Y" in mine and one of the smaller (and nicer) vents on each of the side instrument panels. They fit well. There was plenty of room behind the panel. The material is very light. So, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,227
Posted By apatti
Daniel, You may have already done this, but......

Daniel,
You may have already done this, but... Have you read the manual for your current camera lately? I looked up the specs on your camera and I am not sure I see anything that newer point and...
Forum: Southeast 04-03-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,858
Posted By apatti
Yeah, I was at Lowe's yesterday picking out...

Yeah, I was at Lowe's yesterday picking out paint. Do you think I should use a heavy nap roller or a short nap roller on the fiberglass parts? :) Given the quality of my fiberglass work, I am...
Forum: Southeast 04-02-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,858
Posted By apatti
Excellent! Thanks. I look forward to seeing...

Excellent! Thanks. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Forum: Southeast 04-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,858
Posted By apatti
Falcon Field RV Squadron 2012 Flyin Date?

Anyone know if the date for the KFFC RV Squadron 2012 flyin has been announced?

Thanks,
Forum: Reviews 03-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,374
Posted By apatti
I've been meaning to pass along my recent...

I've been meaning to pass along my recent experiences with Abby. This looks like a good opportunity. I purchased a set of seats for my RV8A from Abby about three years ago. I finally started...
Forum: GPS 03-05-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,522
Posted By apatti
If this is the case, then 38.4K isn't fast enough...

If this is the case, then 38.4K isn't fast enough either for a true 5Hz refresh rate. You would need 4270 bytes (5 X 854). So, the minimum would be 42.7K baud. What is the next standard rate? 56K?
Forum: GPS 03-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,522
Posted By apatti
Jim, I don't have an answer to your question...

Jim,
I don't have an answer to your question about the Skyview. However, I did have to re-configure my GPS-18's baud rate and was eventually successful using Garmin's interface. I happened to have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By apatti
Dan, Thanks. I will check those connectors. ...

Dan,
Thanks. I will check those connectors. Like you said, easy and cheap.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By apatti
Kevin, Thanks for the reply. This isn't one I...

Kevin,
Thanks for the reply. This isn't one I had thought of. However, I don't think this could be it. On Friday when I last flew, the winds were pretty calm (less than 6 or 7 knots if I recall...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By apatti
RPM variations

All,
Recently I have noticed that when I do a run-up I have trouble with the RPM varying. I throttle up to 1700 rpm and note the RPM will vary from approximately 1660 to 1730. I see this variation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,172
Posted By apatti
Its February. You live in Minnesota. And, you...

Its February. You live in Minnesota. And, you were able to stand outside and talk to the neighbor. Be thankful for the little things! :)

Like Boom... there were several times later in the build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,751
Posted By apatti
Tram, I have quite a few toggle switches I ended...

Tram,
I have quite a few toggle switches I ended up not using. I bought them from either Stein or B&C. So they are the very good quality kind. I ended up going with lighted rocker switches. So,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,471
Posted By apatti
I have knee trouble as well. Virtually no...

I have knee trouble as well. Virtually no menisci left in the left knee. I do find that Glucosamine/Chrondrotin helps me and have been taking it for over 10 years. I usually require true...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-01-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By apatti
Thanks for the reply Leland. It is good to know...

Thanks for the reply Leland. It is good to know that they stop working if they fill with fuel. That makes sense.

The dampener I am considering is the one described in the FlowScan documentation. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,112
Posted By apatti
Pulsation Dampener (Damper)

Has anyone gotten positive results from installing the pulsation dampener (damper) mentioned in the FloScan documentation? I have the FF sensor installed on the firewall between the gascolator and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,897
Posted By apatti
I am using the ones in this thread (Post #11). ...

I am using the ones in this thread (Post #11). (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=43510&highlight=rocker+switches&page=2)They are 20A DPDT lighted rockers. I actually ran...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By apatti
Here is a pic...

Here is a pic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/harryhawk58/6027086069/) of my panel. I left the right side open for an iPad or similar device. I took my wife's iPad to the hangar just last week and it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By apatti
Fred, I am with Terry on this. I just started...

Fred,
I am with Terry on this. I just started flying. sometimes I look at parts of the tail and sort of cringe. I know I could do a much better job now. If any of my cosmetically challenged...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,988
Posted By apatti
Ah, yes, the KISS principle. Excellent results. ...

Ah, yes, the KISS principle. Excellent results. The camera records images well. But, your eye for what makes a good shot is what really makes the difference. That silhouette shot of the bridge...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,988
Posted By apatti
Hi Pete, Great pics and a great write up. I...

Hi Pete,
Great pics and a great write up. I always enjoy your photos. What equipment do you use and what software do you use for post processing?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,634
Posted By apatti
Revive this thread

All,
This thread came up when I did a search on a problem I am having with my newly flying 0360-A3A. Since the thread is 3 years old and has some conflicting posts, I thought I would ask for some...
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