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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,590
Posted By rleffler
You have an RV, you are guaranteed a place to...

You have an RV, you are guaranteed a place to park and can always pitch a tent. HBC is the best place to camp at the show, but then I have a very biased opinion.
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,125
Posted By rleffler
Ralphís comments are spot on. I wouldnít assume...

Ralphís comments are spot on.

I wouldnít assume you have a certified unit. You need the full part number to make that determination. The certified units are rare, since the cost of the certified...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By rleffler
My suspicion is that the leak may be from an...

My suspicion is that the leak may be from an oring that may be about ready to fail. I suspect that when you applied brakes after landing, the position extended. This may have been when the fluid...
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,928
Posted By rleffler
Itís a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same...

Itís a spin off from WeatherSpork from the same folks.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By rleffler
The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the...

The Trutrak servos are not compatible with the 5600 unless you continue using the Digiflight head.

You would have to replace the servos with Dynon servos, which attach to the SV network. The 5600...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By rleffler
You just need to talk to your broker about...

You just need to talk to your broker about getting non-movement coverage. I was able to get liability as well as hull coverage during my build. I just raised the hull coverage amount every year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By rleffler
Like David mentioned, donít you already have...

Like David mentioned, donít you already have liability insurance on your aircraft? If so, it may be a simple of just adding them to your policy. That is pretty typical and usually it doesnít cost...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,182
Posted By rleffler
I painted mine before the first flight. No...

I painted mine before the first flight. No issues at all.

Mine was painted by an auto painter as well, but he is also a pilot with one certified and two EAB aircraft.

Your price seems reasonable....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By rleffler
My background as an audio engineer, dictates that...

My background as an audio engineer, dictates that you avoid ground loops at all costs. All my grounds are home run back to the forest of tabs, including the pitot. I originally had a Gretz pitot....
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,855
Posted By rleffler
I have the 900 as my main battery and a 680 for...

I have the 900 as my main battery and a 680 for my ebus. Both are mounted when the plans battery is located. I had previously modified the tray for a pair of Oddessy 680s.

They are working great!...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By rleffler
When I lifted my RV-10 fuselage, my son and I...

When I lifted my RV-10 fuselage, my son and I just picked it up and placed it on an EAA workbench. Getting off the workbench was a little more interesting, but not a big deal. Simply slide it...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,761
Posted By rleffler
Look at myrv10.com. Some of the data is dated,...

Look at myrv10.com. Some of the data is dated, since Tim finished building his 10 quite awhile ago. However much of it is still pertinent and good advice.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By rleffler
Yes, it’s a NAPA hose. I don’t know the part...

Yes, it’s a NAPA hose. I don’t know the part number.

I’m sure if you take the hose to a NAPA store they can identify it for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,620
Posted By rleffler
No big deal, just tie the grounds at the other...

No big deal, just tie the grounds at the other end of the harness. I have a single ground going the the connector, which one side has the grounds connected. While it may incur some risk, it also...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By rleffler
What Vic and Vern stated above....... Just sand...

What Vic and Vern stated above.......

Just sand and clean.

I used micro balloons to fill any gaps or voids, then two strips of fiberglass, then more micro to blend in the edges. I also did...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By rleffler
I have Reiff bands and pads on the cylinders,...

I have Reiff bands and pads on the cylinders, sump, and oil cooler. If I turn them on before going to bed, the oil is a toasty 90-100 degrees when I arrive in the morning.

I used to use a switch...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-12-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,559
Posted By rleffler
My experience is that theyíll work perfectly or...

My experience is that theyíll work perfectly or not at all.

What does work well mean?

I agree with Bevan. If packets are t getting to a receiver, then I would take a look at your antenna. I have...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,559
Posted By rleffler
I installed aprs over eight years ago and itís...

I installed aprs over eight years ago and itís still going strong.

It does a better job at providing flight route maps. This is primarily due to line of sight issues with adsb ground stations if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By rleffler
Gave my grandson his first ride in a RV. Last...

Gave my grandson his first ride in a RV. Last year for his birthday, he got the RV pedal plane in the same colors as my RV-10. My son, in the right seat, helped me build the RV-10 while he was in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By rleffler
Youíve provided some really valuable information....

Youíve provided some really valuable information. Did your engine data remain displayed? With the gps did the magenta line on you map disappear or just the lat/long data stream?

Many of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,205
Posted By rleffler
Joe is correct. There are many sources of...

Joe is correct. There are many sources of vibrations in a flying aircraft. Any human error in a non perfect crimp, or a wire that isnít supported adequately, etc will be a candidate to fail at...
Forum: Midwest 11-21-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By rleffler
There are five flying RV-10s in the central Ohio...

There are five flying RV-10s in the central Ohio area if you want to travel a bit further.

Take a look at Aerosportproducts.com. Geoff is just southeast of Columbus.
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By rleffler
Give Rhonda at Barrett Precision Engines a call. ...

Give Rhonda at Barrett Precision Engines a call. Sheís pretty good at helping you understand all the options, as well as what works and what doesnít.
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By rleffler
You want to check the break out force...

You want to check the break out force periodically. If it gets too loose, the nose wheel will weather vane into the wind and when hit hits the runway, it may start porpoising side to side. The end...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By rleffler
It depends if you are talking about actual effort...

It depends if you are talking about actual effort or calendar time. Recently the quick builds delays are long enough that you can build the standard build while you would have been waiting and save...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By rleffler
I had water in mine after one of years at OSH...

I had water in mine after one of years at OSH where we had a couple days of really bad storms.

Since then, when parking outside for extended times, I just put a piece of tape over the hole.

I also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,346
Posted By rleffler
Paul also addressed in his post. Here are some...

Paul also addressed in his post. Here are some more details. Rob originally installed a GTN650 in his RV-10, just many of us did because there were no ifr gps navigators AP on the market at the...
Forum: Propellers 11-01-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By rleffler
I recently had the same thing happen when mine...

I recently had the same thing happen when mine came back from Tiffin.

In talking with others, I found out it is quite common. They tighten to a torque value, which means the holes may not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By rleffler
Most AMEs wonít sign a Basic Med form.

Most AMEs wonít sign a Basic Med form.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By rleffler
There is one near Lexington. There are four in...

There is one near Lexington. There are four in central Ohio.
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By rleffler
Each and every install is unique due to the...

Each and every install is unique due to the various engine models and the accessories that we chose to install. Find a path that says clear.

Use a piece of string from a weed whacker or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,842
Posted By rleffler
My MiFi from Verizon costs about $20/month which...

My MiFi from Verizon costs about $20/month which provides WiFi service within the hangar. My Ring camera service is bundled in the alarm service at the house, so it doesnít have an additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,842
Posted By rleffler
I have a Verizon MiFi and a Ring camera at the...

I have a Verizon MiFi and a Ring camera at the hangar. It works pretty good. I half to throw a towel over it when Iím there working or it constantly sends alerts about hangar activity.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By rleffler
Rob doesn't have any in stock? With the 4500,...

Rob doesn't have any in stock? With the 4500, you have to use the AFS Arinc box. The Dynon version only works with the 5000 series.

It's be so long, I don't remember all the 430 pages. on my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By rleffler
I suspect you have a pin thatís loose in the...

I suspect you have a pin thatís loose in the connector or a wire break at the crimp. Itís not all that uncommon when working behind the panel to accidentally tugged on an another wire causing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,083
Posted By rleffler
It really depends on what you mean by gps...

It really depends on what you mean by gps data.

Like Bob stated, it could be a rs-232 issue, which can be either an open circuit or bad configuration.

Latitude/longitude coordinates are sent on the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,548
Posted By rleffler
Chapter 5 in the operations manual, not the...

Chapter 5 in the operations manual, not the install manual. I have the initial release of the doc. I donít know if there are updates available.
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,548
Posted By rleffler
Did you adjust sensitivity and gain on both the...

Did you adjust sensitivity and gain on both the Vizion and the 5600? Start with the Vizion, the fine tune with the same settings on the 5600.
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,893
Posted By rleffler
I have a similar apprehension with BK, but I...

I have a similar apprehension with BK, but I canít elaborate publicly.

I had the arinc receiver go bad in my Vizion. Trutrak had a hard time accepting they had a bad board in the head. I was...
Forum: GPS 09-12-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By rleffler
You can download updates before they are active. ...

You can download updates before they are active. When that happens, the GTN wonít install them until the first day of that period. Just leave the card in and youíll get prompted the first start...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,893
Posted By rleffler
Don, have you tuned the gain and sensitivity on...

Don, have you tuned the gain and sensitivity on both the AFS Pilot, then on the AFS EFIS?

Does it act the same in both the heading mode and gpss mode? What about manual heading mode on the AP...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By rleffler
Give Geoff at AeroSport Products a call to see if...

Give Geoff at AeroSport Products a call to see if he taxi light will work on a RV-14. I havenít spoken with him in awhile and donít know what Rv-14 specific products he has these days.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By rleffler
Iíve gone through a variety of wing walk...

Iíve gone through a variety of wing walk issues.......

One vendor stated that you need to clean the wing with isopropyl and not use mek or acetone. They claimed that mek and acetone left film that...
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By rleffler
Garmin was hacked this past week. Many of their...

Garmin was hacked this past week. Many of their websites and services are unavailable. There have been postings elsewhere that it was a ransom ware attack, but I have no direct knowledge.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By rleffler
I just spoke with him a little while ago. He...

I just spoke with him a little while ago. He was camping in Montana.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By rleffler
That was the first thing I checked, fortunately...

That was the first thing I checked, fortunately it was still isolated. In talking with Thomas this morning. He thinks it may be continuity of the rg400 line. I only checked the plead continuity.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By rleffler
I discovered an issue with mine last weekend...

I discovered an issue with mine last weekend while attempting to time the mags.

The left mag timing light doesnít ever go off. We did several tests to rule out any issue with the mag and it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By rleffler
Not everyone has a purge line. I have one, but...

Not everyone has a purge line.

I have one, but if I just topped the tanks, running it to purge fuel just dumps fuel out the fuel vent.
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By rleffler
I have the original armrest. My carpet is...

I have the original armrest. My carpet is underneath it. I didn?t have to cut the carpet. The armrest fit over it without any issues.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,993
Posted By rleffler
I didn?t think the lack of IFR had that big of an...

I didn?t think the lack of IFR had that big of an impact. I thought it was more like a 10-15% discount.

You?re almost a 180% of what I?m paying for $175k hull and you have more total hours than I...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,993
Posted By rleffler
I was about the same. Initially I had $200k...

I was about the same. Initially I had $200k hull, it now I just carry $175k. Year two dropped to about $1,800 and it?s remained pretty flat the last six years. Last year I saw a slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By rleffler
How far are you willing to fly? There are...

How far are you willing to fly? There are several in central Ohio I can recommend. If you email me, I can send your their contact information if you are interested.
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,468
Posted By rleffler
If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin...

If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin and install them yourself. I don?t believe there is a difference in the code. You can make the log book entry. You only need an A&P for your...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,095
Posted By rleffler
Yes, I know of at least one, mine. I ordered...

Yes, I know of at least one, mine.

I ordered mine about eight years ago. Ken has simply stated, no when I asked him the question. I kept asking the question over and over until I got an answer...
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By rleffler
Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can...

Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can move the Master EFIS pretty quickly should the PFD fail. There are also a couple other minor advantages over the Trutrak heads.

My Vizion and servos,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,946
Posted By rleffler
Who did you use at BAK? It?s about the same...

Who did you use at BAK? It?s about the same distance from the shop I?ve been using in southern Ohio, but significantly difference. Plus BAK has a much nicer restaurant too!

Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Reviews 04-10-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292,933
Posted By rleffler
Every Black Friday, you?ll get that opportunity.

Every Black Friday, you?ll get that opportunity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By rleffler
I don?t know the answer off the top of my head...

I don?t know the answer off the top of my head either. However, Champion has all their manuals online. I?m sure you?ll find the answer there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,527
Posted By rleffler
Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. ...

Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. Geoff?s main business is Aerosportmodeling.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,464
Posted By rleffler
Everyone can speculate, but in all reality it?s...

Everyone can speculate, but in all reality it?s too early. I suspect that decision won?t be made until the May/June timeframe when better data is available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By rleffler
On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in...

On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in Spartanburg and take Don?s class. You would enjoy the class. It?s only offered in November and March.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By rleffler
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,504
Posted By rleffler
I have Matco brakes and went through a similar...

I have Matco brakes and went through a similar exercise this past year.

There are two pairs of bushings that can warp if the bolts are over torqued and they get hot.

The rotor can warp too if over...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By rleffler
There are only two people that I know have...

There are only two people that I know have experience with both Aerosport options.

Geoff Combs went from verniers to armrest quadrant. Rob Hickman went from the original throttle quadrant mount to...
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