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Forum: Painting your RV 05-04-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By BobTurner
There's a shop in Salinas. I forget their name.

There's a shop in Salinas. I forget their name.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By BobTurner
No. Example: 5 lbs 20' back from the datum or 50...

No.
Example: 5 lbs 20' back from the datum or 50 lbs 2' back from the datum will both "balance" (e.g., put the cg in the same place). But if the center of rotation is the same as the datum, the 5 lbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By BobTurner
50 deg rich of peak is the middle of the "danger...

50 deg rich of peak is the middle of the "danger zone", probably the worst place to operate. Go to 150 F rich of peak.
I agree, 3000' DA is not "high". Run full rich there.
To keep the tail down,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By BobTurner
Sure. The moment of inertia of interest for spins...

Sure. The moment of inertia of interest for spins is (W)*(r^2), not (W*R)^2.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,159
Posted By BobTurner
I have read reports here on VAF of brake pistons...

I have read reports here on VAF of brake pistons that were installed backwards, e.g., their O rings became exposed with only a relatively small extension. You might check yours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By BobTurner
1. Blade is a little bit better in terms of...

1. Blade is a little bit better in terms of efficiency (how much power actually gets radiated).
2. Even though it is bigger, blade is a bit less drag (1/4 knot??).
3. I’ve seen few damaged blades,...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By BobTurner
I usually fly more like 10,000’ for those low...

I usually fly more like 10,000’ for those low power settings where 55%, lean of peak, I get 160 ktas on 10 gal/hr.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-01-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By BobTurner
For me, the fans are to cool the avionics air....

For me, the fans are to cool the avionics air. It’s not a lot, so I have no idea how important it is. But they’re on if the master is on.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-30-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By BobTurner
Drill lots of small holes.

Drill lots of small holes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By BobTurner
I just made a second trip with the tilt bed...

I just made a second trip with the tilt bed truck. Wings in a cradle, everything tied down. (You can’t appreciate how rough the right lane of 580 is until you’ve driven it in a truck.)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-29-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By BobTurner
There is an important detail missing, which is,...

There is an important detail missing, which is, ‘cfi to furnish -9’, or ‘customer will furnish the airplane’. The former requires LODA, extra insurance costs, etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By BobTurner
This goes back a long ways so I may not be...

This goes back a long ways so I may not be remembering this correctly, but here goes....
1. I don’t think grt ever really supported this. The script was written by a customer, I think.
2. I seem to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By BobTurner
IMHO everyone has come to the correct conclusion...

IMHO everyone has come to the correct conclusion (near the PFD) but for the wrong reason. You want the backup within your normal scan, so a failure of either the backup or the primary PFD is detected...
Forum: Tools 04-28-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By BobTurner
Hi Mike, I use this method myself, but: 1. I put...

Hi Mike,
I use this method myself, but:
1. I put a scrap, double nutted bolt in the vice, and use a socket. I don’t want to mar the fitting on the torque wrench.
2. I include a correction for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. This is exactly the same as my -10. Getting...

Yes. This is exactly the same as my -10. Getting that left end bracket 1/16” lower made a huge difference.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,195
Posted By BobTurner
Try contacting G3xpert, who you can find on this...

Try contacting G3xpert, who you can find on this forum (search). I’m sure he can answer your question.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247
Posted By BobTurner
Many of us have forgotten how truly lacking some...

Many of us have forgotten how truly lacking some pilots’ knowledge of such basics really is. Some years ago, a local flying club private pilot hopped into their completely stock (mags, etc) 172.
1....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By BobTurner
Poor English? No POH is ‘required’.

Poor English? No POH is ‘required’.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By BobTurner
You can always install a pot to supply 0-12 volts...

You can always install a pot to supply 0-12 volts to the dimmer input on the 430. The manual dimming can be selected to override the photo cell.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-24-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By BobTurner
I think you found your answer. But I am confused...

I think you found your answer. But I am confused about the need for a left-right switch. I have the EIS-6000, and it accepts inputs from both mags, and displays rpm properly during mag checks (but...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By BobTurner
Is this the intercom with the internal fuse? I...

Is this the intercom with the internal fuse? I forget the model number, one of the early Garmin intercoms used an internal fuse to protect the electronics against an accidental short at the output,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,098
Posted By BobTurner
The courts can and do decide if a regulation...

The courts can and do decide if a regulation issued by a government entity does or does not comply with the law.
For example, when I got my CFI in 1990, I was required to possess a class II medical....
Forum: COMM 04-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By BobTurner
It does sound like you are correct. Double check...

It does sound like you are correct. Double check that the setup is correct (selected com1 or whatever the 430 is wired to, volume turned up, check the squelch if it’s manual (I forget). Look at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By BobTurner
Ed I have a -10, so the -9 may be different. On...

Ed
I have a -10, so the -9 may be different. On the -10 the step structure goes into a tube, where it is held in place by a nut/bolt. Yes, you need to get under the baggage floor to access that bolt....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By BobTurner
I think the answer is no. But what specifically...

I think the answer is no. But what specifically do you have in mind?
1. Mode. By law, you must run it on ALT (mode C) 100% of the time.
2. Ident. You can run a wire directly from the 327 to a stick...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t have this harness/intercom, but here’s...

I don’t have this harness/intercom, but here’s the standard guess:
1. Usually wires within each bundle are color coded. The instructions should say “Attach yellow wire here, white with green stripe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By BobTurner
Stand in front of the wing, ailerons both...

Stand in front of the wing, ailerons both neutral, and sight down the top of the wing. Does your sight line flow smoothly onto the top of the aileron? Or is the leading edge of the aileron higher, or...
Forum: RV-3 04-22-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,585
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, ALL type certificated aircraft use IAS...

Actually, ALL type certificated aircraft use IAS for Vne, because the FARs require it. (A placard stating different Vne, in IAS, for different altitudes, is allowed.) Although EAB aircraft are exempt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,098
Posted By BobTurner
That’s not the issue. The issue is that the court...

That’s not the issue. The issue is that the court went further, and stated that a cfi giving instruction was also ‘carrying persons for compensation or hire’. This is contrary to previous faa...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By BobTurner
For this step make sure the elevator is clamped...

For this step make sure the elevator is clamped neutral. First time, I forgot.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By BobTurner
So I should get half credit, as there is no...

So I should get half credit, as there is no autopilot CB!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By BobTurner
You won't really get 4 frequencies, more like...

You won't really get 4 frequencies, more like "2+2". e.g., select both radios' audio out to "on" on your audio panel. Put both radios (assuming they do it) into "monitor mode". You will hear the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By BobTurner
Autopilot?

Autopilot?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By BobTurner
What airplane? Folded trailing edge ailerons or...

What airplane? Folded trailing edge ailerons or riveted?
I would recommend against "fixing" the problem by installing the fairings. Two wrongs don't make a right!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By BobTurner
Good plan. It’s either the probe or the wiring.

Good plan. It’s either the probe or the wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By BobTurner
Some confusion here. If someone is a ‘named...

Some confusion here. If someone is a ‘named insured’ (listed by name on the ‘who this policy covers’ page), then the insurance company will defend and cover him. No waiver of subrogation is needed -...
Forum: ADS-B 04-20-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The 8 and 9 are strictly for other functions...

+1. The 8 and 9 are strictly for other functions the 330 can do, not squawk code. I thought there was even a space between the 7 and 8 to help make that clear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By BobTurner
Haven't they heard of self-serve? Practically all...

Haven't they heard of self-serve? Practically all smaller airports are now self-serve/automated credit card pumps, for exactly this reason.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By BobTurner
+1. What are you going to do differently?...

+1. What are you going to do differently? Especially if you have a smaller (just members) customer base?
Forum: GPS 04-19-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By BobTurner
This is confusing. The GTN is a gps, and does not...

This is confusing. The GTN is a gps, and does not itself know the pressure altitude, unless it is being fed in from some other source. The G5 does work because, as an EFIS, it contains a pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,659
Posted By BobTurner
Not completely. Read the fine print. If your...

Not completely. Read the fine print. If your father has an accident, the insurance will pay you - but, they reserve the right to sue your Dad to get their money back. Most policies even require you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By BobTurner
As discussed in above posts, one RS-232 OUT...

As discussed in above posts, one RS-232 OUT signal may be spliced into two wires, each going to an RS232-IN port. (Vice versa doesn’t work.) But do you need to do this at all? For example, my MFD and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By BobTurner
Don’t forget anywhere over 10,000’.

Don’t forget anywhere over 10,000’.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,651
Posted By BobTurner
My personal recommendation is to give it a try,...

My personal recommendation is to give it a try, based on your description of the grass. As you note, if you remove them you need to figure out how to support the gear leg fairings, or remove them...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By BobTurner
Make certain the rudder pedals are not depressed...

Make certain the rudder pedals are not depressed at all (brake cylinder piston fully retracted). The first bit of travel closes a valve to the reservoir.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,304
Posted By BobTurner
Update

I was at LVK today, and the AOPA RV10 is still there. It is for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By BobTurner
Here at LVK the hangar waiting list has 105 names...

Here at LVK the hangar waiting list has 105 names on it, with typical wait about 2 years.
Local citizens equate more hangars with more noise. An FBO at OAK has proposed moving to LVK, and basing the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Yes, there is a danger in underinsuring your...

+1 Yes, there is a danger in underinsuring your hull. The insurance company will just total it and sell salvageable parts. OTOH, if you over-insure, the insurance companies get nervous. They’re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By BobTurner
Most states that have a sales tax also have a...

Most states that have a sales tax also have a ‘use tax’. The use tax is just an end run around the constitution, which forbids states from imposing taxes on interstate commerce. You generally pay one...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-15-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 81,618
Posted By BobTurner
Every so often there’s been a blimp at LVK doing...

Every so often there’s been a blimp at LVK doing exactly that. They use the field south of 25L, come in right over the south hangars, drag their tie down ropes on the grass. Also, overheard on LVK...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,279
Posted By BobTurner
I wouldn’t think mid-60’s to be a concern for...

I wouldn’t think mid-60’s to be a concern for insurance, if your health is okay. As I said, here in the US $2M smooth is virtually unattainable. I blame our crazy contingency laws, which of course...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,279
Posted By BobTurner
1. Premiums are increasing for most people. 2....

1. Premiums are increasing for most people.
2. Your post suggests you may be approaching a certain age where insurers get nervous. Of course they won’t acknowledge that for fear of discrimination...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By BobTurner
When you finish your airplane, it must be...

When you finish your airplane, it must be inspected by the FAA or a DAR (designated airworthiness rep). They will want ‘proof’ that you built the airplane, especially if you want the Repairman...
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By BobTurner
‘You cannot have too many tools.’ Usual...

‘You cannot have too many tools.’
Usual assortment of screwdrivers, wrenches, torque wrench. More specialized: timing box for conventional mags. jack with adaptor of some sort for changing tires....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By BobTurner
This is bad advice. There are lots of ‘one way’...

This is bad advice. There are lots of ‘one way’ installations. For example I feed rs232 data out from my SL30 in to my grt EFIS. But I have no interest in pushing frequencies to the SL30, so there is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,279
Posted By BobTurner
It’s for a -10.

It’s for a -10.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By BobTurner
Did you install aftermarket products in the...

Did you install aftermarket products in the center tunnel area? Read “Mod’s and Improvements for a completed airplane” post #23.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.

Yes, it is relatively new. Last year or two, iirc.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By BobTurner
I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone...

I have one com on the belly, and one Archer-clone in the wingtip (tuned for com frequencies and 'tipped' to get the leading edge as vertical as possible (you want vertical polarization). The wing tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By BobTurner
You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure...

You may wish to call your DAR tonight to be sure there is no confusion. The standard Op Limits will say, "Day VFR unless equipped iaw FAR 91.205... (I think that's the right number)". Just make sure...
Forum: Southeast 04-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By BobTurner
Bad news

CA appraises property every year, on Jan1, for their fair market value. You get the tax bill in august. If prices ‘have skyrocketed since’ you bought it, showing them the purchase check may not help....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By BobTurner
One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new...

One other thing: new Hartzels come with a new grease, which is a bit hard to find. The new grease is NOT compatible with Aeroshell 5/6 so do not switch to the new grease unless you can completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By BobTurner
Other way around. It would be a very good price....

Other way around. It would be a very good price. Isn’t that what I said? Maybe I need to repeat high school English.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,465
Posted By BobTurner
But not out of line for an ifr...

But not out of line for an ifr pitot-static/transponder check.
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