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Forum: COMM 11-06-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,230
Posted By jsharkey
RX Timing Out?

My A220 does the same after about 30 minutes to an hour. And cycling the power fixes it. Anyone know why this is? And do Icom have a fix?

The A220 replaced an A210 with front panel and ribbon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,763
Posted By jsharkey
Glasgow Airport

May 17, 1979. In RAF Bulldog XX559 of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron. Was taxiing in from an intense lesson with Flight Lieutenant Atkinson when, short of the parking area...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,912
Posted By jsharkey
Pro Seal Only

I used Pro Seal only with allen head screws in case I ever have to remove from the gap. But to be honest if there is ever a problem it will be easier to remove the tank from the wing. Did that once...
Forum: ADS-B 05-31-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By jsharkey
Configuration Updated

I addd the Anonymous switch after I had configured the system using the GDL82 Install App. There is a configuration setting in the App to activate Anonymous operation. I hadn't activated it in the...
Forum: ADS-B 05-25-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By jsharkey
....going to check wiring!

May have switched optional output wires - the Fault Light and the Anonymous Switch!

Easy check and fix if that is the problem.

The PAPR User's Guide is pretty explicit in the fault table. Should...
Forum: ADS-B 05-25-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By jsharkey
GDL82 in Anonymous Mode?

I have been flying my RV6 with at GDL82 for the past few weeks and have been in the habit of checking the Public ADS-B Performance Reports. Yesterday for the first time I set the the switch to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By jsharkey
McMaster-Carr

McMaster-Carr can be a good source too for drill bits.

See below for NAS907 type D, split point aerospace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,241
Posted By jsharkey
Vermont / Upstate NY

Just paid $5.22 at DDH, a Vermont state airport. The nearby Cambridge Valley Flying Club at 1B8 is charging $4.35 for club members only - based on price of last on-field tank fill back in September....
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,216
Posted By jsharkey
Try this link

http://www.aircraftextras.com/E-Zout.htm
Forum: ADS-B 12-03-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
I wonder if the STC assumes that a ring terminal...

I wonder if the STC assumes that a ring terminal to the breaker is always an option and is easier that taking the GTX327 connector apart to install a pin at #14. In my case the harness was made with...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
RV12

....found it - WH-00142. Interestingly they splice into the GTX327 power and ground wires - and they don't wire up the fault light or the anonymous switch on the GDL82.
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
RV12 GDL82 Option

I saw some plans for adding a GDL82 to the RV12 avionics suite - which I believe was baselined with a GTX327. But I can't find them again.

Do you know if these install plans show the GDL82 powered...
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
GTX327 as Power Source for GDL82?

The GTX327 has a Switched Power Output (pin 14).

Note 3 on the wiring schematic for the GTX327 says not to exceed 1.5A at 13.75 VDC input voltage.

The manual for the GDL82 says maximum current...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
....I just checked our club's C172 that had the...

....I just checked our club's C172 that had the same antenna professionally installed recently with a GTX 345 upgrade. The antenna is mounted on the "roof" behind the windshield, without a doubler -...
Forum: COMM 11-26-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By jsharkey
Thanks for that - however one thing they did fix...

Thanks for that - however one thing they did fix on the A220 was to eliminate the ribbon cable. The dropping of receive almost seems like a software glitch or an accidental "time-out". You can set...
Forum: COMM 11-26-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By jsharkey
....any more luck finding a solution?

Any luck in finding a solution?
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,883
Posted By jsharkey
GA35 Antenna Mounting

I am installing a GDL82 with a GA35 antenna in my GTX327 equipped RV6.

I was planning on installing the GPS antenna on top of the foredeck in front of the tip-up canopy.

Has anyone else done that? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,660
Posted By jsharkey
Key Ignition

Keyed - L R Both and Crank - seemed simple at the time

Also when left in my open fronted, pole barn hangar I have a tiny padlock on the canopy latch - but a neighbor flyer questioned that and asked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By jsharkey
…..my YO360-A1A bought from Van's around 15 or so...

…..my YO360-A1A bought from Van's around 15 or so years ago has the modified governor pad cover and after discussing with tech support at Lycoming I didn't remove either of the crank plugs for my FP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,636
Posted By jsharkey
I used some wide Velcro with "loop" one side and...

I used some wide Velcro with "loop" one side and "hook" on the other. Hopefully you get the idea from the pictures. The softer "loop" is against the headset with enough of the "hook" wrapped around...
Forum: COMM 11-30-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,404
Posted By jsharkey
Switched to A220

After flying for several years my A210 started being glitchy.

I replaced with an A220 a year ago on the basis that it doesn't use a ribbon, was a straight swap in the tray and didn't need any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By jsharkey
Panel Brace

On my RV6 I moved the LH panel brace a couple of inches to the right to clear a Dynon D100. The brace doesn't align with or connect to the forward deck rib behind the sub panel. I didn't add any...
Forum: Northeast 07-18-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By jsharkey
....and great pancakes they were too. You might...

....and great pancakes they were too.

You might get some more people flying in from 1B8 next year.

Jim Sharkey
Forum: Northeast 07-10-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By jsharkey
Pics on Facebook

A great day and a great event.

https://www.facebook.com/ChapinField/photos/pcb.2045904885441956/2045898138775964/?type=3&theater
Forum: COMM 07-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,736
Posted By jsharkey
ICOM A220 Receive Dies

After multiple problems with my A210, and for simplicity in spite of misgivings, I swapped it for an A220. After less than a year that too is now playing up.

After a flight of an hour or so...
Forum: Northeast 06-07-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By jsharkey
Location?

Bayley's Field Airport 80ME ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By jsharkey
Nice Plane

.....and nice video of Goodwood!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,208
Posted By jsharkey
Congratulations!

Good looking plane. Enjoy it. And well done, you have earned the smile!
Forum: Reviews 01-29-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By jsharkey
Agreed

I flew with Mike almost ten years ago in the RV7 at Oswego NY. A great instructor who provided me with much needed RV familiarization before the first flight in my -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,169
Posted By jsharkey
Riveted tip-up canopy built per plans and no...

Riveted tip-up canopy built per plans and no crack after 10 years.

I did all the canopy work during a hot and humid New England summer, made sure it fitted well with no forcing needed, drilled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,461
Posted By jsharkey
How big are the dents?

It amazing how minor defects disappear as the build gets bigger. If the dents are small I'd leave them alone. Filler adds weight, attracts the eye and will eventually crack and flake off.

I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,146
Posted By jsharkey
....I'm an expat Brit :)

....I'm an expat Brit :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,146
Posted By jsharkey
Congratulations

Congratulations! Plane looks good. Old Sarum?

Jim Sharkey
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 136,538
Posted By jsharkey
Fellow Scot on the edge of the storm in Vermont...

Fellow Scot on the edge of the storm in Vermont just now. You'll enjoy it! :)

Nice picture btw.

Jim Sharkey
RV-6
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By jsharkey
Skeptical :)

Skeptical :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By jsharkey
Thanks Skid ...wondered why the difference...

Thanks Skid

...wondered why the difference though?

Jim
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By jsharkey
Gross Weight Difference between 6 & 6A

Anyone know why the gross weights recommended for the 6 and 6A are different? The weights for the 7 and 7A are the same.

Also what is the limiting factor on the 6s that requires the lower gross...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By jsharkey
I just swapped my 210 for a 220. The 210 was...

I just swapped my 210 for a 220.

The 210 was having intermittent audio, intercom, sidetone drop out and display problems. Particularly when hot. I'm told that it transmitted OK.

While the 220...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By jsharkey
I voted for the carbon weave

...however - I have one of the spongy Ray Allen grips with a singe PTT switch on top. It works well but I rarely "grip" it and generally fly with my left forearm resting on my left thigh and my left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By jsharkey
just use fingers Jim

just use fingers

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
Update

Made half a dozen short flights giving rides yesterday at the CVFC Fly-in.

For flights one and two the radio worked fine.

At the start of flight #3, and after having shut down and sat in the sun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
Same problem. I have pulled the plug out of the...

Same problem. I have pulled the plug out of the tray and dropped the harness for a better look at some of the joints. The radio was bought from GulfCoast and they made the harness. Might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
The TX illuminates and I get a carrier signal on...

The TX illuminates and I get a carrier signal on a handheld. Also get an RX when using the test button but nothing in the headset. The headset works fine when connected to the handheld.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
On the second leg of today's flight I lost...

On the second leg of today's flight I lost sidetone again. Fine on the first leg.

Does anyone know about the Interlock function on the A210 and CS-A210"cloning software"?

I have a single radio but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
I use the built-in A210 intercom. I'll try...

I use the built-in A210 intercom.

I'll try plugging into the passenger sockets.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
Flew yesterday and after 30 minutes lost transmit...

Flew yesterday and after 30 minutes lost transmit sidetone and intercom - again!

It would be good to get to the bottom of this on the A210.

Could it be something to do with settings?

Jim
Forum: Fiberglass 05-23-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,568
Posted By jsharkey
A mixture

My RV6 cowling is epoxy pre-preg fiberglass with nomex honeycomb and urethane foam core. The wheel pants and empennage fairing look like wet layup epoxy fiberglass. The RV6 wing tips are wet layup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
Changed Ribbon Cable Today

I changed the cable today. No obvious damage but it's hard not to get the front plate back on without folding the cable si there may have been some damage causing intermittent connection. We'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By jsharkey
Same problem

I have the same, or at least similar problem with my A210 but it only seems to happen in hot weather. I was about to install a cooling fan but perhaps I should replace the ribbon cable first. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By jsharkey
I have a much simpler set up that measures...

I have a much simpler set up that measures current flow to and from the battery and had a similar problem with an erratic Van's ammeter. After I started seeing some needle jumping on the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,729
Posted By jsharkey
Significant Differences of RV7

Three piece CNC machined wing spar - similar to RV8 - as opposed to two piece made from metal laminations and joined at the centerline

Taller rudder - similar to RV9 (although late 6s and early 7s...
Forum: Propellers 04-18-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By jsharkey
Define Clocking

Apologies if this is a dumb question.

I too have an RV6 with an O360-A1A and a 72/85 Sensenich.

When facing the front of the aircraft my prop stops with the left (stb in aircraft axes) blade below...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By jsharkey
Rock Island RI

Anyone ever experienced GPS outage in the eastern Long Island sound area? I did a couple of years ago. Very unnerving. It started working again 10 minutes later but I was glad that I'd drawn a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,258
Posted By jsharkey
Cherrymax rivets have a washer on the stem that...

Cherrymax rivets have a washer on the stem that acts as the driver for the locking collar and allows you to use pretty much any puller that is sturdy enough to pull and break the pin. The washer...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,644
Posted By jsharkey
Many thanks Steve Jim Sharkey

Many thanks Steve
Jim Sharkey
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,644
Posted By jsharkey
The current D100, GTX327 and Garman 496 is neatly...

The current D100, GTX327 and Garman 496 is neatly installed and easy to use. Looking to upgrade with minimal disruption. It's pretty much per the original RV12 set up. Should have made clearer in...
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,644
Posted By jsharkey
RV6 Options with GTX327 D100 & Garmin 496

This is a great set up and is neatly installed. Are there any straight forward options for moving forward with ADS-B out?

Does the GTX345 use the same tray, connectors and antenna as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,328
Posted By jsharkey
Van's CAD System?

Does anyone know what CAD system Van's uses?
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-28-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,473
Posted By jsharkey
Similar to Mel

Mine is mounted on the underside of the LH horizontal stabilizer fairing and connects through the magnetometer mounted on the rear deck. I put it there for simplified wiring, being shaded and far...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,009
Posted By jsharkey
Good to know Vlad :)

Good to know Vlad :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,009
Posted By jsharkey
Control Cable Grommets

Getting ready for my RV-6's annual condition inspection and amongst other things I bought some replacement engine control cable grommets - p/n 05-02633 - because every year they are perished, cracked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 150,938
Posted By jsharkey
Pure Inspiration

....thoroughly enjoying the ride Vlad
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 150,938
Posted By jsharkey
......wonderful travelogue Vlad - I can see a...

......wonderful travelogue Vlad - I can see a publishing deal :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,507
Posted By jsharkey
Zip Ties & RTV

In a couple of tight spots with very fine wires (e.g. the electric trim) I didn't use the back shells at all and instead sealed the wires and the back of the plugs with some orange RTV for protection...
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