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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used Bruce's approach, but my implementation is...

I used Bruce's approach, but my implementation is slightly different. My fuel lines are routed differently. Take a look a Bruce's website. He documented it really well. Its a tight fit for sure and...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By rapid_ascent
A comment on the ACS separate drill bits. I have...

A comment on the ACS separate drill bits. I have found them not to be that great. I now buy from other sources. If you were referring to drill bit sets I'm not sure about that.

I have a drill bit...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,278
Posted By rapid_ascent
Try looking at CVS or Walgreens. That at least...

Try looking at CVS or Walgreens. That at least works out here in CA.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By rapid_ascent
The guys are having a little tongue in cheek fun...

The guys are having a little tongue in cheek fun on some of the previous posts. I hope you realize that.

I often find that I have to adjust the rivet lengths slightly from what the drawings call...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'll chime in on the primer. I started with...

I'll chime in on the primer.

I started with Ekoprime for my empennage. I decided I really didn't like it. I used white and it easily got scuffed and dirty. I then switched to Akzo. Yes it is...
Forum: Primers 05-06-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By rapid_ascent
I didn't like duplicolor. I tried a can or two. I...

I didn't like duplicolor. I tried a can or two. I think SEM is pretty good for rattle can primer. You can get it in green and grey. It's not cheap though. I use it some times when I just have a part...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mouser or Digi-Key would be a good bet. I do...

Mouser or Digi-Key would be a good bet. I do think if you can find the ones you want on Ebay you are likely to get a better deal. I bought a box of 100 ring terminals for a very good price. Like you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By rapid_ascent
AMP (now TE) makes a bazillion connectors. Which...

AMP (now TE) makes a bazillion connectors. Which ones are you referring to?
Forum: COMM 05-03-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By rapid_ascent
Look at Mouser.com. I think they carry Otto...

Look at Mouser.com. I think they carry Otto switches. Or just Google the part number.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ryan, That crack looks more like it could be...

Ryan,

That crack looks more like it could be where they glued the two halves together. I'm not sure if these are made in 1 or 2 pieces, but it would seem difficult to get a crack like that if it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok I think I understand it now. All this...

Ok I think I understand it now. All this flexibility makes it confusing. It appears Garmin was really thinking about you having 2 switches even though it can be done with one. I'm going to have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By rapid_ascent
Coming back to this thread. Hoping from some...

Coming back to this thread. Hoping from some input from G3X folks. My current thinking is like Michael's. Still hoping for confirmation either from Garmin or someone who has it wired and operational.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By rapid_ascent
Dave, That is pretty close to what I have G5/GDU...

Dave,

That is pretty close to what I have G5/GDU 460.

One comment, I ran out of room but your alt static switch could fit over on the left side beside the G5. I was trying to squeeze mine in that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,635
Posted By rapid_ascent
lr172, you bring up a good point. I think you are...

lr172, you bring up a good point. I think you are correct about the general range of required RPM. This is something to be aware of.

For this to scenario to play out though and actually to be a...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By rapid_ascent
Based upon the questions here I realized maybe my...

Based upon the questions here I realized maybe my ALT switch labeling wasn't as obvious as it should be so I changed it to MASTER / PRI ALT and EBUS / AUX ALT. Sometimes its good to have others...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,635
Posted By rapid_ascent
Larry, you don't really need your PMAGs on an...

Larry, you don't really need your PMAGs on an endurance bus. They can just be connected to your main bus. When you turn off the main bus if needed in the case of an electrical partial shutdown they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah I agree with Walt. It looks like his pic has...

Yeah I agree with Walt. It looks like his pic has the connector you were looking for too. Just to add another comment: the busbar needs to make electrical contact with the outer portion of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By rapid_ascent
My arrangement is pretty close to Matt's. I have...

My arrangement is pretty close to Matt's. I have the G5 up high on the left of the PFD.

I was originally concerned about the small screen size of the G5 but now that I have flown with it in rental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By rapid_ascent
Larry, I just modified my normal priming...

Larry,

I just modified my normal priming procedure which normally includes Alodining. I scuffed, cleaned and primed after masking the bushings. I used the powder coat matching rattle can paint...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By rapid_ascent
I do have individual switches for the 2...

I do have individual switches for the 2 alternators so I can turn off either. Master/Primary Alt and Endurance Bus/Backup Alt.

I was referring more to not needing a cross-feed switch for my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By rapid_ascent
Not sure. Just give them a call. They are always...

Not sure. Just give them a call. They are always very helpful.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can get the Garmin connector kits from...

You can get the Garmin connector kits from SteinAir. They are a little pricy but make for a clean installation.
Forum: Safety 04-25-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,322
Posted By rapid_ascent
As builders I think we can help eliminate some of...

As builders I think we can help eliminate some of these complicated control systems. Sometimes there are many options for adding switches. In general less is more. I recently went through my "final"...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By rapid_ascent
Certainly you can daisy chain the grounds, but...

Certainly you can daisy chain the grounds, but I'm not sure I would do it that way. Think about if you need to make a change later and you have to cut the chain.

Depending on the type of audio...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By rapid_ascent
Wow. That could be quite a wait.

Wow. That could be quite a wait.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By rapid_ascent
Monica, I can't help you with your slot swap. I...

Monica,

I can't help you with your slot swap. I am curious however about the overall lead time of your interior? I didn't realize it was that long.
Forum: Autopilots 04-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By rapid_ascent
I made a change from the Trutrak servos to the...

I made a change from the Trutrak servos to the Garmin. Some folks say that you can use the existing mounts. I would not suggest it. The servos while they have the same hole distance spacing they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By rapid_ascent
Randal, I would suggest you get a little flying...

Randal,

I would suggest you get a little flying time in working on your PPL to see if you like that part of it. Being an engineer you will probably enjoy the building part. The two aspects are of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just strip a small section say 1/4”. Then wrap...

Just strip a small section say 1/4”. Then wrap the stripped section of the other wire around the exposed wire. Solder the wires together and cover with heat shrink tubing. Simple. It does require...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-17-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By rapid_ascent
Tim, Where are you taking your voltage...

Tim,

Where are you taking your voltage measurements? You want to see what the voltage regulator is seeing. So you should use the ground on the regulator when you measure the sense voltage on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 47,585
Posted By rapid_ascent
Allen, My firewall is not done yet but I did...

Allen,

My firewall is not done yet but I did the recess in sections. First I cut the fiberfrax for all of the surfaces and it is held in place by the 3M fire barrier 2000. Then I cut pieces for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By rapid_ascent
Michael, I think you can actually use multiple...

Michael,

I think you can actually use multiple outputs that are controlled via a single input pot. That allows you to split up the units to different outputs. To be honest I haven't looked at this a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yes the panel and the upper firewall are angled...

Yes the panel and the upper firewall are angled forward very slightly.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By rapid_ascent
There are many different options for building...

There are many different options for building your electrical system. Some may be more complicated than required and possibly as a result actually inducing the possibility of failure where previously...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,277
Posted By rapid_ascent
My location seems to work as far as battery...

My location seems to work as far as battery removal. I was just working on adding the ground wire yesterday. I'm still not sure if I'll leave any of the forward side tabs but for now here is a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By rapid_ascent
Byron has some privately owned hangars so those...

Byron has some privately owned hangars so those might be difficult to find out about if you are remote. I was on the waiting list there before I got my hangar at KLVK. I think Byron will be the...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By rapid_ascent
Actually that is not completely true. You can use...

Actually that is not completely true. You can use the PWM outputs to dim cabin lights as long as they don't need more that 500mA. If you use LED lights that should be plenty.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By rapid_ascent
They could break in the future if they have been...

They could break in the future if they have been over torqued due to stress.
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By rapid_ascent
First we need to be clear what you mean by...

First we need to be clear what you mean by lighting. This could be interior or Landing Lights. For the interior one advantage is dimming. For the landing lights it could be wig-wag or you might be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well it sounds like this is another "fun" part to...

Well it sounds like this is another "fun" part to look forward to. I have the IO-370 so I hope that doesn't make it more complicated.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ryan, You didn't show any pics of the lower area....

Ryan, You didn't show any pics of the lower area. From looking at some of the other posts it seems there is normally an interference with the starter that needs to be cleared. If you haven't done...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By rapid_ascent
Funny. Hopefully he doesn't have an interest...

Funny. Hopefully he doesn't have an interest experimental planes. :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-08-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 81,979
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just thought about the blimp doing touch and...

I just thought about the blimp doing touch and goes and had to chuckle. :D
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By rapid_ascent
My marking may be confusing you. My "master" is...

My marking may be confusing you. My "master" is the PRI ALT switch under the DC Power section. This is a 3 position switch where the middle position is the BAT only. The AUX ALT switch is also a 3...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,653
Posted By rapid_ascent
Here is a pic of my planned...

Here is a pic of my planned arrangement.

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The PMAG switches on the right are the momentary test switches.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By rapid_ascent
Go to Digikey.com and search for pushbutton...

Go to Digikey.com and search for pushbutton switch. Then select ON - MOM and there are many to chose...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By rapid_ascent
If you put the tabbed washer on the front of the...

If you put the tabbed washer on the front of the panel most (or half) of the hole will be covered and not as noticeable.

Also another trick is to use the switch and the tabbed washer to mark where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'm not sure you will get the exact size that you...

I'm not sure you will get the exact size that you want. Check out Brown Tool. They have a good selection of reamers and they have a great deal on some new surplus ones. I found this one which is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By rapid_ascent
To me Z14 is too complicated. Too many switches...

To me Z14 is too complicated. Too many switches for configuration, but if that is what you have then I think the intent from looking at Z-27 or Z-28 is that the electronic ignition run from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By rapid_ascent
My ground block is mounted to the firewall (air...

My ground block is mounted to the firewall (air frame) and my current plan is to connect directly from the battery negative terminal to the ground block with a AWG 2 equivalent braid. Some may say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By rapid_ascent
Scott, a few general comments. First you will...

Scott, a few general comments.

First you will need a lot of space to store these kits if you buy them all at once. If you have the space then no problem there. I wouldn't worry too much about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By rapid_ascent
Since you guys seem to have the wig-wag...

Since you guys seem to have the wig-wag operational with the GAD27 maybe you could clarify the wiring. I'd like one DPDT switch with OFF-WIGWAG-LANDING configuration. If I want to use the wired...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By rapid_ascent
I followed Larry's approach. I painted the pieces...

I followed Larry's approach. I painted the pieces that I could and then I delayed as long as I could to paint the remainder of the interior. There is actually quite a bit of prep work with masking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,700
Posted By rapid_ascent
Maybe you need an RV with a "slideout".

Maybe you need an RV with a "slideout".
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used the 1TL1-4. Here is a link to Digi-Key. I...

I used the 1TL1-4. Here is a link to Digi-Key. I didn't see the need for the locking switch. The PMAG is supposed to keep working either way so I didn't think it was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have 2 PMAG test toggle switches (Honeywell TL...

I have 2 PMAG test toggle switches (Honeywell TL series) which are normally on and then momentary for the test position. That way they are normally on without me doing anything. I have a standard...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-20-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,805
Posted By rapid_ascent
I was thinking about adding a doubler down low at...

I was thinking about adding a doubler down low at the exit point. Russ M. said he could weld them on for me although its been a while since we chatted. I like that option myself. I used the piece...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just go to Mouser or Digikey and order any 10K,...

Just go to Mouser or Digikey and order any 10K, panel mount, single turn, potentiometer. Bourns makes high quality units.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By rapid_ascent
This may be an obvious one, but for the RS-232...

This may be an obvious one, but for the RS-232 links you need to connect the Transmit (TX) output to the Receive (RX) input.

Sorry I don't know what you know.:D
Forum: California 03-15-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By rapid_ascent
Walt, If you haven't seen Bruce's builder site I...

Walt, If you haven't seen Bruce's builder site I suggest you check it out. He did a great job of documenting the build process. I have referred to it many times.

I'm in Ramona some times but mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By rapid_ascent
You may be taking the wording too literally. I...

You may be taking the wording too literally. I could just mean that it was well built to professional standards.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By rapid_ascent
Vans sells a small doubler for the transponder...

Vans sells a small doubler for the transponder type antenna. I bought two of them. Mine are installed just aft of the firewall. I couldn't reach to do the riveting singlehanded so I rigged up my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By rapid_ascent
Rustoleum Paint FWF

I'd like to paint the little bracket that holds my brake reservoir. On some other items I've tried to use engine paint but I haven't had great success with the outcome. For something like this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bob, I don't have actual hours to report, but I...

Bob,

I don't have actual hours to report, but I can say that my GNS430W has the most connections of any of units that are in my radio stack. It also results in the need for a GAD29 for ARINC...
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