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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rapid_ascent
The 430W has 2 ARINC inputs. Can those be wired...

The 430W has 2 ARINC inputs. Can those be wired one input to each EFIS and then selected via configuration or would this happen automatically or it doesn't work that way?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bob, What about the other direction? To the...

Bob,

What about the other direction? To the navigator.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rapid_ascent
I don't think setting the Baro twice would be a...

I don't think setting the Baro twice would be a big deal. That level of inconvenience is obviously not a problem for me.

Today though I was trying to figure out about hooking up the ARINC to both...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By rapid_ascent
At one point there was a backorder on the motor...

At one point there was a backorder on the motor mounts. Does anyone know if that is still the case?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rapid_ascent
A while back a read through some of the threads...

A while back a read through some of the threads regarding backup independence. I think I agree in concept that the backup unit should be independent, but it seems Garmin has made an attempt at that....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mini-X versus G5 as backup for G3x

I've been planning on having a Mini-X as a backup with my G3x system. I like the idea of the larger display as compared to the G5, being somewhat visually challenged. It seems to be a well thought...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By rapid_ascent
PMA8000B - Sold

Sold pending payment
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By rapid_ascent
Any Offers - FS: PMA8000B ?

Any one care to make an offer?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By rapid_ascent
Lowered Price - Looking for offers

I've lowered the price and I'm looking for offers.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-20-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By rapid_ascent
PS Engineering PMA8000B Audio Panel FS

I decided to get a GMA245 for my G3x system so I now have this audio panel for sale. It is in very good physical condition. It includes the tray, the backing plate and the little attachment blocks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,990
Posted By rapid_ascent
It must be the CO level.

It must be the CO level.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By rapid_ascent
Larry, There are some aluminum fittings that are...

Larry,

There are some aluminum fittings that are available for the scat to baffle attachment. To be honest I haven't gotten that far to make an actual selection , but here is an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By rapid_ascent
It seems like your plan should work. I have 2,...

It seems like your plan should work. I have 2, but I mounted them side by side. The tubing and the CAN Bus cabling need to loop between them either way you go.

I'm not sure I like the idea of having...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By rapid_ascent
Here is how I mounted mine to the firewall. This...

Here is how I mounted mine to the firewall. This is a 10 row oil cooler. This pic is just a test fit. The position of the mount is a little tricky since the scat tubing needs to be able to fit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By rapid_ascent
I asked Vans Support about this a couple of weeks...

I asked Vans Support about this a couple of weeks ago. At that time the parts were not on the web site. You have to call to order them. They will also send you a drawing to make your own if you want....
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By rapid_ascent
I mounted mine using a bracket similar to...

I mounted mine using a bracket similar to mfleming. I made my own bracket, but Stein sells one. I turned mine so the connector on the GMU 11 is sticking through the bulkhead lightening hole. That way...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used the FLOW EZY filters recommended by many...

I used the FLOW EZY filters recommended by many VAF members. They have a stainless steel screen and come in different filter screen sizes. I purchased the Series 4000 filter to get a large surface...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think you should think about the case where you...

I think you should think about the case where you would want to use the Endurance Bus. I think in that case you would be turning off the avionics switch. With your method you will be turning off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think you are going to have to make a decision....

I think you are going to have to make a decision. I don't think you can do what you want to do. The Avionics and the Endurance busses have separate power sources normally. The Avionics Bus is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By rapid_ascent
I stayed away from Tungsten bucking bars for a...

I stayed away from Tungsten bucking bars for a while due to their cost. Once I got one I realized what I was missing. I have a couple now. One thin one I think is about 3/8" wide.
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,863
Posted By rapid_ascent
Are you guys referring to the 2 or 3 blade prop?...

Are you guys referring to the 2 or 3 blade prop? I'm considering a 3 blade version but I'm pondering if having another adjustment like this is just complicating matters.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By rapid_ascent
Michel, I understand the benefits of each. I may...

Michel,

I understand the benefits of each. I may actually use some welding cable for certain things that need a more flexible wire. I was just pointing a difference between the two for the group. In...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By rapid_ascent
One difference that I saw is the Tefzel wire is...

One difference that I saw is the Tefzel wire is rated at 150C and the welding cable is 105C. Or at least the ones that I looked at. Maybe it matters, maybe it doesn't. I decided on the Tefzel for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By rapid_ascent
The manual has a lot of general information that...

The manual has a lot of general information that I think can fill in some of the holes you are seeing in the documentation. There is definitely a learning curve. In general the plans call out rivet...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By rapid_ascent
Igor, From what I understand this feature is...

Igor,

From what I understand this feature is only supported for the 245 over CAN. Refer to the referenced manual section above.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,372
Posted By rapid_ascent
One more comment on the tapered fins on the...

One more comment on the tapered fins on the Titan. I decided to go that route since as is posted earlier in this thread others have already figured that out. However, I believe that it is possible to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By rapid_ascent
Someone on another thread mentioned a generic...

Someone on another thread mentioned a generic adjustable alternator mount. You might search VAF to try to find that thread.
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By rapid_ascent
I recently installed a parking brake in my RV7A....

I recently installed a parking brake in my RV7A. Its not a big deal but it does take a little figuring on how you are going to mount the parking brake valve to the firewall if that is where you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mike, Thanks for that link. Not sure which path...

Mike,

Thanks for that link. Not sure which path I'm going to take yet but if I need to make a custom braid that vendor would be helpful.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By rapid_ascent
Larry, An alternative that I considered was...

Larry,

An alternative that I considered was making the fuel line doubler larger so that the starter relay could sit flush or a separate doubler could be used. I already had my fuel line doubler...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By rapid_ascent
Larry, It took me a bit to realize your pic got...

Larry,

It took me a bit to realize your pic got rotated.


I made a slight adjustment to the starter contractor position. I went back and forth with Vans support and they were fine with my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By rapid_ascent
Some people have better 3D CAD skills than I do...

Some people have better 3D CAD skills than I do so they have modeled the panel area in great detail. Solidworks is available through EAA. I grabbed a copy and I'm learning it. However since its a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,013
Posted By rapid_ascent
Before I got my hangar I found someone that was...

Before I got my hangar I found someone that was trying to rent a garage on their property. It was separate from their home and it would have been a perfect workshop. My hangar ended up being closer...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By rapid_ascent
I did something similar to David for my aft...

I did something similar to David for my aft fuselage. I made some plywood pieces to perform as a platform. What you can't see in the attached pics is that I put pieces of 1" foam insulation from HD...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By rapid_ascent
For my PMAG test switches I have 2 normally...

For my PMAG test switches I have 2 normally closed / momentary toggle switches so if I do nothing the PMAGs are provided power and everything works normally. Then, when I do my PMAG check I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By rapid_ascent
Check with lr172.

Check with lr172.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,013
Posted By rapid_ascent
Before I got my hangar I was looking for a...

Before I got my hangar I was looking for a workshop space. This might be a good alternative if you can find it. It might turn out to be the easier path in the short term.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,723
Posted By rapid_ascent
Sounds like 6.75 years. :D Seriously its...

Sounds like 6.75 years. :D

Seriously its impossible to say. It really depends on how much time you can commit to the build and your experience level. Also how much of a perfectionist you are. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By rapid_ascent
Steve, This sounds like a head scratcher from...

Steve, This sounds like a head scratcher from your description. I think it would help if you measure the voltage on these different busses as you go through your testing. That additional information...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-25-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By rapid_ascent
There are many ways to do this. I like the...

There are many ways to do this. I like the silicon tubing approach. I also ordered some brass and stainless fittings from McMaster. I still haven't actually hooked it up yet but lots of ways to skin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By rapid_ascent
In general I've found Vans to be very helpful. I...

In general I've found Vans to be very helpful. I would just give them a call and ask them to send you the instructions. They will probably be more than willing to send them to you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-25-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,805
Posted By rapid_ascent
Dan, Bob; Thanks for the comments. Sometimes...

Dan, Bob;

Thanks for the comments. Sometimes there is so much commentary its difficult to sort out the real facts. At least for someone who isn't knowledgeable in this area.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-25-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,805
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'm as confused about this as when I asked the...

I'm as confused about this as when I asked the question in my earlier post. I think I know the answer but without actually trying it as a test I can't prove it to myself based upon this thread. There...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a B&C 410H that I installed on my Titan...

I have a B&C 410H that I installed on my Titan IO-370. Not running yet, but a couple bits of information.

First I have a 90 degree oil filter adapter. You need a specific length so that the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-21-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can take the Vans CAD file and slice it up...

You can take the Vans CAD file and slice it up however you want. I started with a third party modular panel and now I have the pieces imported into the Front Panel Express tool. Here is a capture of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a similar situation where my two shunts...

I have a similar situation where my two shunts are close together which makes getting to the sense screws difficult. I don't really see it as a big issue though. I'm going to attach fusible links to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have 2 of the current shunts in my system. One...

I have 2 of the current shunts in my system. One for the primary alternator and one for the backup alternator. I want to be able to monitor current output to determine what my load is. My view is by...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a similar 40A relay for my endurance bus....

I have a similar 40A relay for my endurance bus. These relays from B&C look like a good choice.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By rapid_ascent
Garmin GAD 27 Mounting

I'm curious what others have done to mount their GAD 27 ?

Most of the signals seem to point to putting it somewhere in the central cabin area. The most likely area for me right now is under the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By rapid_ascent
Make sure you think about the angles that are the...

Make sure you think about the angles that are the support for the radio stack. On my panel I have a horizontal gap to allow for these. You may be able to hide them behind the display flange but you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,656
Posted By rapid_ascent
I suggest you work on some practice pieces for a...

I suggest you work on some practice pieces for a while until you get the hang of it. One thing is critical is to have the right air pressure. Too high air pressure the rivet gun becomes harder to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By rapid_ascent
I only have the RV-7A drawings but I'm going to...

I only have the RV-7A drawings but I'm going to assume the RV-6 is similar since your picture looks similar. I copied a section from the RV-7 drawing.

The lower angle piece is not notched. However...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,141
Posted By rapid_ascent
Doug, Yeah I bought 2 of the spot model for my...

Doug, Yeah I bought 2 of the spot model for my landing lights. I'm not sure what you mean by you are using the spot version for both your landing and taxi lights? How are you using the spot model for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By rapid_ascent
Michael, Thanks for that wire size reminder. For...

Michael, Thanks for that wire size reminder. For some reason I thought I used AWG 14 for my pitot heat but I went back and looked it up and I did indeed use AWG 12.

If you want to use PIDG crimp...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,141
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just ordered and received a couple of the blank...

I just ordered and received a couple of the blank mounting plates for $25/ea. My plan is to mount the Baja Designs Squadron Pro lights.
Forum: COMM 01-09-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,524
Posted By rapid_ascent
Claude, From your schematic it appears you...

Claude,

From your schematic it appears you connected the shields at both ends. The shields are only supposed to be connected at the audio panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah its hard to tell from the website. Most...

Yeah its hard to tell from the website. Most people want a flaps switch on the stick, but you'll probably will have to call them. I originally purchased mine from them as well, but I don't recall how...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By rapid_ascent
Maybe I should have been more specific. I had...

Maybe I should have been more specific. I had been reading the GMA 245 installation manual and I was thinking of the connector backshells that are shown in that document. They appear to be similar to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok. From these pictures I'm seeing what I didn't...

Ok. From these pictures I'm seeing what I didn't get exactly. The RV7A gear weldment in a way hides the fuel line as it comes through the side skin. So sure it seems you could move it aft. It doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By rapid_ascent
That is actually the thing. I too am like that to...

That is actually the thing. I too am like that to some extent but there are so many different things to investigate and figure out that it makes the project the right fit for me. I never get bored...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just went through this not too long ago. I...

I just went through this not too long ago. I managed to get it to work. I don't love it either, but it worked. You could order a GMA Garmin connector kit Stein. Those connectors would have the Garmin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ed, Yes that is what I meant by hiding the...

Ed,

Yes that is what I meant by hiding the hinges.

A quarter inch seems like a lot. What hinges did you use? Maybe I could just reduce the amount of offset. Maybe a 1/16" is more than sufficient....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By rapid_ascent
Talking To me as a first time builder it seems like it...

To me as a first time builder it seems like it would be very difficult to make money. Not saying I don't enjoy the process and the accomplishment but if I tried to look at it as a money making...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By rapid_ascent
While I don't know about the RV7 specifically. I...

While I don't know about the RV7 specifically. I did just complete the cabin fuel and brake lines on my RV7A. I don't see how it could be a problem if you came through the same location for your RV7....
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