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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By rvator4twa
GRT EFIS gouge

I have two Grand Rapids EFIS, one is a sport EX and the other a Horizon EX which was upgraded from the WS. Has anyone developed a simple “gouge” as Marines used to say, for these?
Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By rvator4twa
Rudder trim

Sent a private message before I read this. Would still appreciate a photo or two if possible. Will look again tomorrow

Thanks,
Ron Burn
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By rvator4twa
Rudder trim

N626JT,
One of my questions at least in thought is, if I have the mounting holes on top which seems logical, turning the knob to the right causes the left side to pull. Is that correct? I plan to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-05-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By rvator4twa
Rudder trim

Has anyone installed the Aerosport products rudder trim system in your RV-6(A)?
I have purchased it, not yet installed. I am hoping by trimming the rudder for cruise that the autopilot will fly wings...
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By rvator4twa
Trutrak

Traced the wires today and I had actually wired it properly but failed to follow through. The serial out port was off. A/P getting gps now. Didn’t get a chance to fly it yet. Now to see if I can...
Forum: Autopilots 10-03-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By rvator4twa
TruTrak

Thanks to everyone who responded, many more than once. I have often said that Marines like pictures, preferably in color. Will give this a shot tomorrow.
Forum: Autopilots 10-01-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By rvator4twa
Trutrak

Skid and Bob,
All I have is the internal gps with each EFIS. No 430. Would be happy just to track a course. Thanks for your responses and any others that may have similar equipment and if possible...
Forum: Autopilots 10-01-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By rvator4twa
Trutrak /GRT Horizon EX

Procrastinating can be problematic but after 10 years I am trying to get my DII VS to follow a GPS course. I have upgraded my original Horizon WS to the EX with its 6 serial outputs and added a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-13-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By rvator4twa
Weight and balance

Anyone have a program for the 6A?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By rvator4twa
Verifying EIS fuel pressure

I purchased a water pressure gage and a 1/4 to 1/8 reducer which I teed into the fuel pressure rail. It worked great and my EIS was off about 8 psi. Fuel pressure is important on an electric...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By rvator4twa
EIS 4000 fuel pressure

I do have the 4.8 voltage for it. Was just trying to verify pressure. Thanks.
Maybe it isn’t possible with a gage temporarily teed in.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By rvator4twa
GRT EIS fuel pressure

I have installed the EFII system 32 ( had the original EFII for 260 hours) and am setting the fuel pressure on my EIS4000 which converts electric current to fuel pressure. I have a pressure gage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,565
Posted By rvator4twa
Vinyl wrap

Just had the unpainted portion of my RV6A wrapped. My painter said it looks better than silver paint would have. You may need to find someone that does vehicles and be their first. I was their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,427
Posted By rvator4twa
Canopy cleaner

I had left electric tape on the outside for two years while sanding snd Plexus removed the sticky residue easily.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By rvator4twa
Special decals

I am having my largely polished RV-6A which has military stars and USMC squadron patches painted. I can get excellent replacement decals from Military Graphics where I bought the originals. What I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By rvator4twa
Rebuildable O360 cylinders?

I had a mechanic rebuild a core Narrow Deck O360 A1A engine ͏Fr͏o͏m a 62 Mooney and we used Superior Cylinders. I have the 4 removed ones that I would like to sell. Will be driving to OKC through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By rvator4twa
Hangar floor paint

Am moving to an upgrade hangar soon, rented not owned, and wonder about painting floor. Would like any experience with oil based gray. I know epoxy is the best but too expensive for rental.

Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By rvator4twa
Alternator change

6 or 7 months ago my 60 amp P,anePower alternator failed and Hartzell replaced it with a new 70 amp alternator. Is this a log worthy event and if so would it be in the engine or airframe log?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By rvator4twa
LED lights

I have been considering replacing my Vans lights with LED. Thanks for your video. I have the wigwams for them. Do you have that feature installed?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By rvator4twa
Brake O rings

The pair I ordered from Vans fit perfect and so will the 4 I ordered from Spruce as well. If you have been flying any length of time, when you order anywhere you might order some to consider...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By rvator4twa
Brake O rings

Thank you for the info, and your service.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By rvator4twa
RV-6A brake orings

The decals are nearly unreadable but one looks like Cleveland 30-9.
My o ring needs replacing as well as the brake pads. Ordered from Vans but not sure it is correct size.

Anyone else have this old...
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 45,253
Posted By rvator4twa
UAT Echo

I have been flying with the UAT Echo for about a week now and I would hate the thought of not having traffic and weather. I have had a few instances of disappearing and reappearing traffic as others...
Forum: ADS-B 09-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By rvator4twa
UAT ECHO antenna location

It works great.

Thanks for help.
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By rvator4twa
ECHO UAT, how do I get weather?

Just installed uAvionics UAT Echo with my GRT EX and secondary SX, thanks to Jeff at GRT. Will fly tomorrow to see it in action, but how do you pull up weather and storms? Can it only be done on...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By rvator4twa
Antenna distance

It is only about 4 or 5 inches in front of the step. ??
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,134
Posted By rvator4twa
Antenna location for UAT Exho on RV-6A

Am installing the UAT ABS-D unit to go with my GRT Sport EFIS. I have located the transponder type antenna just forward of the R step. I located it there as it provided easy access to drill thru the...
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,245
Posted By rvator4twa
Catto-balance or no?

Just had my 3 blade Catto prop balanced today so I will share results.
It cost $150 to set up and do dynamic balance check and he said it was okay but could be better. Was .19 but it went to .06...
Forum: ADS-B 08-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,599
Posted By rvator4twa
GRT help

I have gotten good answers from GRT by sending an email to Jeff,who often works in the evening. His explanations have been understandings o my limited knowledge of wiring.

Good luck,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By rvator4twa
Old LL100?

Is there a way to test or safely utilize 30 gallons of 8 year old LL100 drained from a non flying RV?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By rvator4twa
Silicon

Other than looking at it which I have, is there a technique to use to do this?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By rvator4twa
High silicone in oil analysis

I have changed the oil twice in my rebuilt O360 with mineral oil in each, once at 35 hours and again at 70. Both times silicone was high. That last time it was 34.5. I burn mostly 93 Octane ethanol...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By rvator4twa
Trim relay

True Paul. I had the relay deck 1 and am installing deck 2 which looks over twice as tall. Expect to not have that issue again.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By rvator4twa
Intermittent elevator trim

Thought extending slot for trim tab push rod fixed problem but not for long. According to Gary at Ray Allen, I need a new trim relay and to test it he said when access is available, tap the relay to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By rvator4twa
Babying engine

Thanks to all the great responses so far. I had a Subaru H-4 initially with an MT electric constant speed prop. I had the quietest plane in my area and even after it blew a piston, was impressed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By rvator4twa
Babying engine

Thanks to all the great responses so far. I had a Subaru H-4 initially with an MT electric constant speed prop. I had the quietest plane in my area and even after it blew a piston, was impressed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,725
Posted By rvator4twa
% power for engine health?

I love my O360 Lycoming with dual EFII and recently added the % power to my GRT EFIS. When I casually fly I am back at 35%power and with some leaning running about 125 mph and 5 gallons per hour or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By rvator4twa
Intermittent elevator trim

Had a flight with elevator trim inoperable. Tried a bigger fuse and worked again. After it quit again, I examined the area and discovered the threaded bar between the trim tab and trim motor was...
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,245
Posted By rvator4twa
Catto prop balance?

Axel,
Yes, I do mean a dynamic balance.
Ray,
Through a lot of circumstances, I do not have yet answers to cruise speed and rpm. I hope to get the needed items taken care of in a few weeks and then I...
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,245
Posted By rvator4twa
Catto Prop- balance or no?

I bought a used Catto prop for my RV-6A which has an O-360 with dual EFII system..
I am pleased with it all and the prop feels really smooth. Fixed pitch of course-
a 3 blade composite. I have 60...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-27-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By rvator4twa
EIS Editor/GRT4000

Thanks to all for your help. I did have to download the link for Flash Player which was shown. Oh how I appreciate those who like Mike who designed this editing tool that makes life simple for...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-26-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By rvator4twa
Virtual EIS

I have tapped and hoped on that page but maybe it is my IPad as I have a big blank white area under his project photo and all his project list to the left.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-26-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By rvator4twa
EIS4000

Wish it were that simple for me, but Marines like pictures )

Thanks
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-25-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By rvator4twa
EIS4000 programming

Thanks to a friend my EIS4000 is usable but I need to tweak it.I read about an EIS Editor for determining how to put what is available and then print out a code for programming it. I haven?t been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,200
Posted By rvator4twa
Auto,oil,filters

Will try the K&N HP 1002. I am using the 90 mount. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,200
Posted By rvator4twa
Auto filter

Just looked at K &N filters today and there is a wide range of them in the $13 range. Does anyone used these and what number? They have a wrench top and saftey wire hole.
Forum: Reviews 11-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By rvator4twa
EIO360

E I O. Sort of sounds like Old MacDonald. Might be a good idea but the engine plate would be wrong. Also, I wouldn?t have a clue how to.
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By rvator4twa
EFII

My RV-6A is on its second engine. The Subaru H-4 blew a piston after 170 flight hours. I elected to put a dual EFII system on my newly rebuilt Lycoming O360 and have really enjoyed it. Robert has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By rvator4twa
Fuel Decals

I currently have label maker style and wanted a more professional look. My RV is polished so an attractive color circle would be nice. Thanks. Vinal sounds best so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,616
Posted By rvator4twa
Fuel Tank decal

Does anyone know of a source of decals for 91 Octane or higher? Would love to have one that said 91 Octane minimum as my O360 (8.5/1) with dual EFII I burn mostly 93 Octane auto fuel, with or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By rvator4twa
Garmin GTX-327 altitude not reporting

Before I flew again from my engine changeover, my transponder checked out and was signed off. I noticed right away it no longer turned on automatically after airborne, but until I requested in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By rvator4twa
Radio antenna connector loosens

My SL-40 antenna is mounted ahead of the pilot brakes on the floor and has loosened enough 3 times that I think I am t am transmitting but cannot receive, nor am I actually transmitting. Since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By rvator4twa
GRT EIS4000 Nuisance trips

Have ground run my rebuilt O360 with dual EFII about an hour and still getting lots of warning light trips. At this point I don't care about leaning, or EGT spread as I can add those features later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By rvator4twa
GRT EFIS update

Thanks Bob and Larry for the replies. Got it to update this afternoon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By rvator4twa
Updating GRT EFIS WS

I have tried to update my GRT Horizon WS EFIS and keep getting a Checksum Directory not found message. I download it to my screen, extract all and when I copy it to disk, it stays in a file folder. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By rvator4twa
WS/HS GRT update

Thanks for the help. I will do the latest and be happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By rvator4twa
Update out of date GRT Horizon 1 EFIS

I purchased it from Steinair in 2006 or 007. and it might be called a HS or WS now. My single screen GPS GRT has not had any updates since mid 2013 when a piston failure on my H-4 Subaru put my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By rvator4twa
Inop led ovrpanel lights

The power pin had backed out just enough. Found it after a continuity check and removing plastic D sub cover.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 971
Posted By rvator4twa
Panel lights wiring

I am wiring my panel again after replacing my Subaru with a Lycoming O360 and my panel lights are not working. I have a (TCVR-2) two channel voltage regulator with a bezel of blue LED panel lights...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By rvator4twa
Heater cables

Needed to shorten them quite a bit and since I can't pull my panel with any ease, I drilled 11/32 holes to mount them. Fairly easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By rvator4twa
Heater cable thanks

Thanks to all for useable suggestions. Not sure which one I will do yet but the simple answer is as I feared, not simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By rvator4twa
Heater cable installation

I am ready to install a couple of Vans provided ACS heater pulls. Does the knob come unscrewed so it can be panel mounted thru a smaller hole in the panel, or do you drill a larger hole?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,701
Posted By rvator4twa
Battery Ground

My RV-6A flew about 200 hours with a Subaru and now I am replacing it with a rebuilt O360 with dual EFII systems. One of my helpers, a shade tree auto mechanic suggested that the firewall mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,703
Posted By rvator4twa
EIS engine display

Soon will be installing GRT EIS4000 with 4 CHT and 4 EGT. Wondering the,likes and dislikes of display such as 1-2-3-4 or in pictorial sequence as sitting in the cockpit looking forward. P.S. As a...
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