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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Part of my job at Gulfstream was comparing ILS...

Part of my job at Gulfstream was comparing ILS and LPV approaches, and I regularly downloaded the FAA databases of each. (The ILS database is no longer public...)

As I recall, when there was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I built my table, I made two slots for the...

When I built my table, I made two slots for the DRDT-2, each one a foot from the end, instead of just one in the middle. This meant that a four foot piece of plywood worked well.

I let gravity hold...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The way to get more utility from the MFD is to...

The way to get more utility from the MFD is to operate the MFD in split screen mode, with the knob-selectable content on the left (inboard) side and the one of three screen choices on the outboard...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One advantage of having a G5 is that it has...

One advantage of having a G5 is that it has different hardware and software from the other Garmin G3X components. That gives freedom from common mode failures that you might otherwise be wary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Thanks to all for the good comments and...

Thanks to all for the good comments and discussions, but I think this thread has pretty much run its course, as evidenced by the increasing number of not quite on-topic comments.

I'll post the cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What were the stress factors? Good question… *...

What were the stress factors? Good question…
* Startle factor. It’s real.
* Possibility of an electrical fire, and the need for a precautionary off-airport no-flap landing. I practice no-flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. Savannah is home base, I know all the...

Hmm.

Savannah is home base, I know all the taxiways and frequencies, easy to fly in to, and for me, much less workload than some airport I've never landed at. No clearances to write down, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Magnetos and carburetor.

Magnetos and carburetor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On that aera cross country, the backup was the...

On that aera cross country, the backup was the iPhone with ForeFlight, so the aera 660 was not a single point of failure, to abuse the terminology.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Alternator is a 87 Suzuki Saluki 14824 or 14870...

Alternator is a 87 Suzuki Saluki 14824 or 14870 with just over 1,000 hours, installed by the original builders.

There was some electrical issue a few years back, don’t remember what, but the good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pulled the cowling. Fan belt appears okay, no...

Pulled the cowling. Fan belt appears okay, no obvious loose/broken wires. Time to call in the A&Ps…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pleasant phone call and email (below) from the...

Pleasant phone call and email (below) from the FAA. They’re just doing their follow up. The lady who called is from the maintenance side. I’ll pull the cowling later today and see if there’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've been employed by companies in the jet...

I've been employed by companies in the jet airframe industry and have researched master caution and master warning lights, alerting systems in general, and observed how pilots react to them in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You jogged my memory… when I was load shedding, I...

You jogged my memory… when I was load shedding, I looked at the aux fuel pump and said that I didn’t need it (in cruise) and never revisited that decision. There’s a term for failing to reconsider,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure what an additional warning light would...

Not sure what an additional warning light would provide -- the G3X Touch already provides that function, and I was surprised how attention-getting that VOLT was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,058
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Alternator failure flying home from Thanksgiving

Halfway home from Knoxville, TN to Savannah, GA, in the lower corner of the PFD, two red warning texts appear: VOLTS and AMPS. Uh, oh.

I’d waited for good weather to fly home from Thanksgiving as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,569
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
ON https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/, there is a...

ON https://fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/, there is a header that announces incompatibility with MacOS Ventura.

The email you want is probably G3Xpert@garmin.com

I emailed them about this problem and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,663
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my RV-9A, I look out the canopy at the...

On my RV-9A, I look out the canopy at the flaps... sometimes. My switch is a preselect in the sense that each successive push gives another "notch" of flaps -- 10°, 20°, 40°. Flaps up is all the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
No flap landing (on purpose). I'd forgotten what...

No flap landing (on purpose). I'd forgotten what they look and feel like, but it was a greaser anyway.
Forum: Safety 11-13-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Here's what it looks like to fly without...

Here's what it looks like to fly without reference to airspeed or altitude, only energy, as per Chapter 4 of the Airplane Flying Handbook. And there are no instruments in the plane that directly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,799
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
As for turning the transponder off when in...

As for turning the transponder off when in formation... Double check ADS-B regulations. For example, the way the rules are written now, it's just about impossible for ferry a plane with inoperative...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'm kind of an odd duck with respect to flight...

I'm kind of an odd duck with respect to flight plans. I always program them into the G3X directly and have never felt a need to upload them. Also, the aera is only a backup and I do not normally use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my RV-9A, the GDL 52 is hardwired to the two...

On my RV-9A, the GDL 52 is hardwired to the two screens via RS232, and I have two bluetooth connections available for the aera660 and the iPhone.
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
In my RV-4, landing with full flaps and the tail...

In my RV-4, landing with full flaps and the tail on the ground, a crosswind once blew me maybe 10 feet laterally because the wing was still generating too much lift with full flaps. Don't know if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,467
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Here's part of my hardware wish list: * Database...

Here's part of my hardware wish list:
* Database updates transfer from one screen to the other. Probably requires more than CANbus.
* Video screen capture, not just screenshot capture
* Video capture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,071
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Kind of dragged myself out to the airport after...

Kind of dragged myself out to the airport after Men's Group this morning, but after I got going, started having more positive thoughts. Then I hit a rainshower, definitely low IFR, but was out the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,588
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Competing views on the FARs? Can't claim to be...

Competing views on the FARs? Can't claim to be surprised. There was at least one egregious error on the recent FIRC. And often, the "correct" answer depends on the local FSDO, regardless of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,588
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not a direct answer, but my RV-9A is not a good...

Not a direct answer, but my RV-9A is not a good IFR platform. It likes to wave a wing at every gust, and does this in the pattern, too. I find that I need to maintain proficiency both hand flying and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,917
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure how much of my SOP is correct or...

Not sure how much of my SOP is correct or hearsay...
* I use 16 GB for the G3X and 8 GB for the GTN so that I can tell them apart
* On the GTN, I insert the card and hold down the Home key before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Yup. From the Garmin web site: The Garmin...

Yup. From the Garmin web site:

The Garmin Aviation Database Manager is not yet compatible with the recently released macOS Ventura. Thank you for your patience as we work to update the Garmin...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Nose tire pressure? The RV-9A is happy at 50 psi,...

Nose tire pressure? The RV-9A is happy at 50 psi, starts to shimmy a little at 40 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
When I pulled the motor mount on the RV-4, I got...

When I pulled the motor mount on the RV-4, I got pallets from the grocery and put them under each wing with a tire on top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A good idea from the FIRC (Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic)

CFIs have to renew their certificates every two years, and a common way is with 16 hours (or more, if you look up things) on line. Rarely are there good things said about online FIRCs -- it's more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,366
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You might be thinking of an old Kitplanes...

You might be thinking of an old Kitplanes article. Chuck Berthe, another man and I were all asked to write about what we thought were the best handling airplanes. They both voted for RV-4. I owned an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
PTS for private/commercial airplane have been...

PTS for private/commercial airplane have been superseded by the ACS. From the current FAA Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards, VII. Slow Flight and Stalls, PA.VII.A.S3 and S4. (Yes, I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Blame the FAA. They want stall recoveries with...

Blame the FAA. They want stall recoveries with minimum altitude loss, instead of airmanship.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Spelling wasn’t the reason. There are all kinds...

Spelling wasn’t the reason. There are all kinds of flight reviews… something like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,995
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After all the instrument hand flying practice...

After all the instrument hand flying practice over the last few weeks, it was time to do one approach on autopilot. Saw a few things I'd not seen before, wasn't made a few mistakes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
You can possibly do it in an RV, but there are...

You can possibly do it in an RV, but there are all kinds of hoops to be jumped through, even if it was certified. Sorry, I don’t have a reference. Are you an AOPA member?

Ed
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-14-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 141,025
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Ideas for consideration

HI John -

My panel is similar to yours, but yours is nicer. Here are a few configuration ideas to consider...
* The parameter bar can show all kinds of neat navigation data. Don't waste that space...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,405
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My RV-9A has two G3X Touch screens, and I have it...

My RV-9A has two G3X Touch screens, and I have it configured with flight instruments and multi-function windows on each side. (Splitting the right side screen moves the center of the multi-function...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
——————————————————— One of the exemptions is for...

———————————————————

One of the exemptions is for pilots who get regular proficiency checks at their airline job.[/QUOTE]

Touché!

How do I get FAR egg off my face? Not sure that MEK would work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
whats this "flight review" you speak of, never...

whats this "flight review" you speak of, never had one in over 20 years of flying
:D:D:D

FAR 61.56

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (f) of this section, a flight review consists of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,589
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
What was your last (biennial) Flight Review like?

By way of background, a CFI buddy just gave a flight review in a Cherokee 180 to a 5,000 hour commercial pilot whose stall and rudder skills were… deficient. And I’ve flown with RV pilots with skills...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Instrument practice! Trying to get my skills back...

Instrument practice! Trying to get my skills back after too many hours of full automation and autopilot.

Not that this is a big deal, but to get the avionics to display the needles for an LPV...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,845
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Read somewhere that Phillips screws were designed...

Read somewhere that Phillips screws were designed so that you couldn't over-tighten them, instead the screwdriver would pop out.

Don't know if that's true or not.

I always have a supply of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hurricane IAN and winds aloft

First of all, condolences to those who were pounded in Florida. I know two people there... and to those who are getting drenched in the Carolinas.

Savannah was spared, as Ian rotated by off shore....
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The login request has been removed from webinar,...

The login request has been removed from webinar, so you can watch it without giving any information. This is standard NAFI practice a few days after the presentation.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Interesting observation! Here's what I think is...

Interesting observation! Here's what I think is going on...

In the low speed spirals under discussion, the speed range is limited. In the RV-9A, speeds start at 70 knots and, even after the...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sorry, out of my control. I tried to post the...

Sorry, out of my control. I tried to post the link to the presentation itself, but…
Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Stall/Spin or Low Speed Spiral, turning Base to Final

So I re-read the posting rules, and I think this is legit...

On Wednesday night, I was the presenter at the monthly NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors) MentorLIVE webcast, presenting...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,627
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the RV-9A, don't need aileron trim. However,...

On the RV-9A, don't need aileron trim. However, would like to have rudder trim, especially for high speed descents at low power, but don't really *need* it, either.

My take? Add it if you want more...
Forum: Tools 09-21-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
That's like the story of the man whose wife...

That's like the story of the man whose wife asked, "Don't you have enough tools?" and he replied, "Why" Do you know were there are some for sale?"
Forum: Tools 09-19-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Tried to send you an email but your mailbox was...

Tried to send you an email but your mailbox was full!

I don't *need* another indicator but I would like a spare.

Thanks,

Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A useful exercise is to determine what tasks you...

A useful exercise is to determine what tasks you want to be able to perform in the field: remove cowling, clean spark plugs, put air in the tires, etc., and choose your tools for those...
Forum: Tools 09-17-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Making a 3/16" Socket

The RC Allen trim display finally lost enough LED segments that it needed to be replaced. I have a spare, but before starting to fuss with a bunch of thin wires, I wanted to see how much slack in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pool Noodle Aileron Control Lock

https://imgur.com/a/hBp8587

Well, so much for using imgur.com for image hosting... VAF doesn't expand this as an image, even with the IMG tags. Hmm. Better than nothing, I guess.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-16-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Dont forget Vans service bulletins and, although...

Dont forget Vans service bulletins and, although not absolutely required, any ADs on components.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pool noodles for aileron control lock

So I cut some sections of heavy duty pool noodles, cut a slot in each, and slid them over the wingtip and part of the aileron, one on each side.

Work perfectly in the hangar with no wind…
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-15-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On an ILS, IIRC, you need to identify the FAF and...

On an ILS, IIRC, you need to identify the FAF and that used to be done with the Outer Marker -- but other ways work, also.

For an anecdotal answer, check out how many audio panels these days do and...
Forum: Tools 09-15-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,247
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Was in the neighborhood and went by Ace Hardware....

Was in the neighborhood and went by Ace Hardware. They had a nice selection of Craftsman sockets, and I got a 12 point, 15/16" deep socket with the shallow well.

Now to replace the belly strobe and...
Forum: GPS 09-14-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 412,687
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My aera 660 has a possible WiFi bug and has for...

My aera 660 has a possible WiFi bug and has for some time, and it was not accepting the software update from the Mac. Carl at Garmin tech support talked me though a bunch of things, and we finally...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another point has to do with the landing gear. I...

Another point has to do with the landing gear. I don't know how stout RV gear is for this purpose, but on other planes, the gear is beefed up to absorb the impact of landing under parachute. If the...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Garmin GTN650 does not have an on/off switch.

Garmin GTN650 does not have an on/off switch.
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