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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... the OP is looking for a GNS480, not 430. ...

Ummm... the OP is looking for a GNS480, not 430. Two totally different animals.

Agree entirely that installing a 430W now doesn't make the best economic sense.

Buying a good used 480 makes great...
Forum: COMM 04-04-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sounds a whole lot more like mis-pinning of a...

Sounds a whole lot more like mis-pinning of a connector or mis-configuration of the serial port on the EFIS. As long as the EFIS and radio share a common ground (e.x. both are tied to the same metal...
Forum: Propellers 04-01-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some of us have been using "that other ground...

Some of us have been using "that other ground adjustable prop" for years. Yeah... Warp Drive. I have a 3-bladed Warp Drive (not on a Lycoming - that's inconsequential for this particular discussion...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Great post, Claude - love the...

Great post, Claude - love the regulation-by-regulation approach you took.

Oh, and a great big congratulations on getting the VFR restrictions lifted!

Now to a technical question or two.
1) what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With their Advanced AHARS device GRT sells an...

With their Advanced AHARS device GRT sells an optional upgrade to add multi-constellation satellite navigation. It works.

I don't know about the satellite receivers within the Mini and Sport EX.
Forum: GPS 03-28-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Sport 10.1 and Horizon 10.1 don't come with...

The Sport 10.1 and Horizon 10.1 don't come with the internal GPS that is found in the Mini and Sport EX. The internal flight planning capabilities of the EFIS allow one to provide the EFIS with...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Which GRT do you have? That's the critical...

Which GRT do you have? That's the critical question.
Newer GRT devices come with a little "puck" GPS which provides fantastic performance. Pair it with GRT's internal mapping feature and Synthetic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The answer from B&C when I asked was that,...

The answer from B&C when I asked was that, because they balance the alternator, no brace link is required to the starter. If a different alternator is used the brace link is required.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,190
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... that's a Glastar. Easily converts its...

Ummm... that's a Glastar. Easily converts its landing gear configuration. Take your pick, tailwheel or trike. Maybe trike in the morning then tailwheel in the afternoon.

On the never-ending RV15...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, I can see where the inspector is coming from....

OK, I can see where the inspector is coming from. Your entire installation is shifted to the right of the centre of your line of sight. This immediately introduces a bias with the centre of your...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a thought... If you are buying a Sport...

Just a thought... If you are buying a Sport 10.1, the work of installing it is actually not huge. You could do some of the work in chunks, saving a chunk for a rainy day, then another for the next...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Claude - if you could, please post a photo of...

Claude - if you could, please post a photo of your panel. That may inspire others (ok, me!) to conjure up potential solutions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Within Canada you have a few options. ...

Within Canada you have a few options. Aero-Recip, Aero Atelier, Aerotec to name a few. I've had good luck with Aero-Atelier.

The RV market seems to like "name brand" when it comes to resale -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Claude - perhaps a dumb question here... Does...

Claude - perhaps a dumb question here... Does the 175 produce an on-screen CDI indication? This might be your easy way out if the 175 rests within the 30 degree viewing cone.

BTW don't expect...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Canadian_JOY
GAD29B will get you the 429 interface you need to...

GAD29B will get you the 429 interface you need to get data from the 175 to the G5.
There's too little information in your post to provide any more detailed information since you've also referenced...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll take an initial crack at this. 1. Can my...

I'll take an initial crack at this.

1. Can my current GAD29 act in place of the GRT ARINC box, while simultaneously feeding my G5? Or will i need to buy and wire in the separate GRT ARINC box?
NO -...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-02-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,394
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of the aircraft featured in Ross's videos is...

One of the aircraft featured in Ross's videos is local to me. It's the 3.3L six cylinder Subie on the Cozy Mk IV. The builder/owner/pilot of this aircraft is a very methodical engineer who does not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The newer displays do not all have the ethernet...

The newer displays do not all have the ethernet link. Ethernet started with the HX product.

From GRT's product descriptions on their current website:
Sport 10.1: Six serial ports in and out, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Canadian_JOY
How much panel space have you? If you have lots...

How much panel space have you? If you have lots of panel space but limited budget, the Sport 10.1, otherwise the Horizon 10.1.

The new glass in GRT's EFIS products is substantially better than...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Call Aero-Tow - the owner is very helpful.

Call Aero-Tow - the owner is very helpful.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a bit of a hybrid instrument panel...

I have a bit of a hybrid instrument panel consisting of a GRT HX, Mini-X, and Sport EX. In addition I have a TruTrak Vizion 385 autopilot as well as a GNS480 GPS navigator.

There are some pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Excellent post documenting a very real (and...

Excellent post documenting a very real (and costly) technicality.

When ordering from ACS it is wise to state that you will only accept an ELT or ELT battery if it has almost all of its battery life...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,393
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My AeroTow tug had both a continuous-on red lamp...

My AeroTow tug had both a continuous-on red lamp and a Sonalert beeper to signal power was turned on. The company owner / product designer found a better solution to these annoyances. In the next...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-12-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I would add that whoever flies the first flight...

I would add that whoever flies the first flight should also have VERY strong technical knowledge of ALL the systems installed in the aircraft. That's one of the reasons I flew my own first flight -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As others have said, the G-switch "loop" in the...

As others have said, the G-switch "loop" in the harness is absolutely NOT optional. It MUST be installed.

To be clear, the G-Switch MUST be enabled otherwise the installation does not meet the...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,970
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I did the first flight in my aircraft. I'll...

I did the first flight in my aircraft. I'll commit heresy here by saying it was also my very first flight in the type, my very first time moving the airplane under its own power, but a long way from...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - I recently renewed insurance on my two...

Rob - I recently renewed insurance on my two aircraft. I am a member of both COPA and EAA so used both of those member benefit insurance programs. In fact I previously was with EAA's CPLAN...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,652
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those going the automotive blade fuse route,...

For those going the automotive blade fuse route, it's not a huge additional cost to use fuses with built-in LED failure indicators. These aid in quickly locating the blown fuse - look for the one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a look at Skysports capacitance fuel probes....

Take a look at Skysports capacitance fuel probes. The one I'm using is a 5-bolt SAE pattern sending unit. Feed it +12V and GND and it outputs 0-5VDC. I've been using one for something like a dozen...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a bottom-mounted antenna and have...

I have a bottom-mounted antenna and have confirmation that Aireon has "seen" and tracked my aircraft fairly reliably. It helps that it's a composite aircraft but it still has a ground plane which...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If one is installing heated seats there's an idea...

If one is installing heated seats there's an idea that's really worth considering. I'm not sure how much it would interfere with the "pre-packaged" solution for the RV14. I know it's something I...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If one spends a little while reading NavCanada's...

If one spends a little while reading NavCanada's future navigation planning documents it becomes clear that VORs are not going totally away but a lot of them are disappearing.

As Glenn mentioned, we...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You make a good point, Rob. Since I'm not party...

You make a good point, Rob. Since I'm not party to the details of the NDA I was merely assuming it covered discussion of performance of the TailbeaconX vis a vis Aireon monitoring.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Black map means no map data. Double-check you've...

Black map means no map data. Double-check you've got the map database properly loaded - it will show up in the boot up screen and is also accessible from the set menu. No version/date information...
Forum: Canada 12-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Do a search on threads having to do with the...

Do a search on threads having to do with the uAvionix TailbeaconX. It essentially is a transponder with just such a dipole antenna. Threads on this forum confirm that wingtip installations DO...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,280
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ross - just curious to know if you are still...

Ross - just curious to know if you are still doing the 10 amps for one hour capacity test on these batteries? If so, what voltage do they start at and what's their voltage at the end of the test?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, Vlad, for providing these details. I do...

Thanks, Vlad, for providing these details. I do hope the factory comes up with a better solution because those precession rates make "DG Mode" a non-starter.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Vlad - please take a moment to enlighten me. ...

Vlad - please take a moment to enlighten me. When you say "all over the place" what exactly do you mean?

I'm asking because none of the experimental EFIS systems have much of an option for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Let's look at this from a practical perspective. ...

Let's look at this from a practical perspective. You lose the primary alternator in flight... What's your priority now? Getting safely on the ground. That backup alternator is there to save your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll toss some thoughts in line with the OP's...

I'll toss some thoughts in line with the OP's comments here
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm very happy with my Mini-X. It's pretty...

I'm very happy with my Mini-X. It's pretty "loaded" with mapping, synthetic vision and backup battery. Of those features it's the backup battery that I value the most. Turn brightness down to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A second confirmation here - Mini-X with...

A second confirmation here - Mini-X with magnetometer definitely shows wind speed arrow. Wind is given as total speed plus broken down into headwind/crosswind components. VERY useful information.
Forum: Safety 12-25-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,974
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With respect to the OP's question about battery...

With respect to the OP's question about battery backup for the GRT screens, the answer is an unequivocal YES!

GRT has provided each EFIS with three separate diode-isolated power inputs, power 1,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-24-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,020
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's rare that I can do much other than read...

It's rare that I can do much other than read these threads and absorb information. Perhaps that's changing...

I'm peripherally involved in an aircraft equipped with a Rotax 912 iS engine. Rotax...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Remember the Sport EX has only one USB port. The...

Remember the Sport EX has only one USB port. The Bluetooth dongle plugs into a USB port. Unfortunately, so does the memory stick one wants to use to allow continuous data recording.

The net result...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,037
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Burning mogas is largely a function of engine...

Burning mogas is largely a function of engine compression ratio. Lycoming says 8.5:1 is the upper limit for the use of 91 octane fuels.

An IO-390 with lower compression would allow you to gain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll admit to not fabricating mine but rather to...

I'll admit to not fabricating mine but rather to having customized it to my application.

It's an older AeroTow unit, substantially oversized for the application. This thing is an absolute tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One last comment... If you find the old...

One last comment... If you find the old dinosaur-fueled engine gives you trouble, these machines are fairly easy to convert to electric operation. Use a 24V motor and speed controller plus a pair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,257
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I modify this process by clipping the end of the...

I modify this process by clipping the end of the twisted safety wire off at a reasonable length, bending it back on itself so one won't snag a finger on it and leave the little loop of safety wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,535
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rick - Just a quick comment... Be careful of the...

Rick - Just a quick comment... Be careful of the relative "arms" of the snowblower handles versus the linkage going forward to the aircraft. You as the fellow behind the blower want to be the dog...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
What an interesting discussion... Keep in mind...

What an interesting discussion...
Keep in mind that Nav Canada has responsibility for the surveillance of the skies in Canada for the purposes of ATC. They badly want to decommission ground-based...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,230
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Talk to anybody who has tried to buy a Deb or an...

Talk to anybody who has tried to buy a Deb or an A36... Just about every pre-buy comes up with something that either kills the sale or takes thousands of dollars of price adjustment to make right...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,727
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A few good comments have already been made here. ...

A few good comments have already been made here. I'll see if I can provide a little bit of a summary.
1) there is no ADSB mandate in Canada
2) while Nav Canada wants ADSB mandated, the Minister of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To build on Bob's response, that 1K resistor does...

To build on Bob's response, that 1K resistor does more than protect the power supply. It also increases the total resistance load on the power supply, thus acting as a current limiting device. That...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Pop them a quick email - you'll get a good...

Pop them a quick email - you'll get a good written response to clarify.

The internal pull-up is essentially a software-controlled connection between the analog input connector pin to an internal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 45,864
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who can't access the body of the AD...

For those who can't access the body of the AD I've pasted it's "applicability" text here. So sorry for those affected - this is very painful. 2020 is the year that just keeps on giving......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Most of the posts here are on the right track. I...

Most of the posts here are on the right track. I broke in my brand-new Lycoming O-360 on its first flight where I had to wait for OAT to warm up to -15*C so I know the challenges of cold-weather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One important detail has heretofore been missed...

One important detail has heretofore been missed in this conversation...

The Trig TT22 transponder often uses the TC20 control head to provide both control over transponder functions as well as...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-05-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,783
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This one definitely needs a great big "LIKE"...

This one definitely needs a great big "LIKE" button!!!

Isn't it funny how so many of us have that one favorite memory of the time when everything in the world was just perfect? I'm fortunate to...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some notes with a Canadian flavour... 1) Last...

Some notes with a Canadian flavour...

1) Last month new regulations for ELT carriage were published in the Gazette with a phase-in period. If you are not planning to install a 406MHz ELT now then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,359
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This video, posted by a local RV6A owner, is most...

This video, posted by a local RV6A owner, is most informative. By his own admission it took quite some time to locate the leak. The video provides excellent footage of the leak location as well as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,281
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I purchased a tug for our Glasair Sportsman......

I purchased a tug for our Glasair Sportsman... It's an older Aero-Tow model similar to their current Get-Jet which lifts the nose wheel off the ground. I made the purchase because moving the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not to pick nits but rather to ensure clarity and...

Not to pick nits but rather to ensure clarity and accuracy of the information provided...

In the situation where GMU11 magnetometer data is not available, I believe the more correct statement...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This technique is commonly used on some...

This technique is commonly used on some helicopters. One would want to ensure the hole is fully stress-relieved.

I've had very good success using round DIN connectors with gold-plated contacts....
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