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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Auburntsts
I tried to go the Gretz route but could never get...

I tried to go the Gretz route but could never get it to work reliably at first, and then not at all so I gave up and swapped it out for a Garmin heated pitot and havenít looked back.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Auburntsts
Here's the Gretz install instructions. The last...

Here's the Gretz install instructions. The last page has a pic with the connector pin-outs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By Auburntsts
I love your definition of a ďfewĒ. Not...

I love your definition of a ďfewĒ. Not complaining thoughó itís a great event and Iím past watching the airshow, for the most part, anyways. Itís just one of those things you learn from experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By Auburntsts
I gotta a bit of a chuckle out of tható fluid is...

I gotta a bit of a chuckle out of tható fluid is right. In the past, the ďofficialĒ start time was immediately after the airshow, but in my experience if you waited that long you were waayyyy behind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By Auburntsts
Condition inspection #8. Why Iím doing it in...

Condition inspection #8. Why Iím doing it in June in Florida is beyond me.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-22-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Auburntsts
We come out of Tampa so we fly up the up...

We come out of Tampa so we fly up the up essentially the AL-GA Stateline to avoid the Atlanta Class B. Our legs are longer than yours so our first and only stop is to the immediate South of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,284
Posted By Auburntsts
FYI, Garmin has done 23ES updates in the past at...

FYI, Garmin has done 23ES updates in the past at OSH. They had a dongle— you just brought them the unit and they did the update. I’ve received 2 updates this way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,206
Posted By Auburntsts
Congrats Kyle--looking good!

Congrats Kyle--looking good!
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Auburntsts
Yep. Skip the insulation and invest in good ANR...

Yep. Skip the insulation and invest in good ANR headsets.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By Auburntsts
I have whatever brand that Van's sells with the...

I have whatever brand that Van's sells with the kit, whatever that is so I didn't vote for the brand, just the buckle type (airline metal to metal), and config (4-point for all 4 seats).
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,300
Posted By Auburntsts
Everyone has to do their own calculus based upon...

Everyone has to do their own calculus based upon their situation. I live on the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. Heat and humidity are present almost year round. However I opted to not install A/C as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Auburntsts
Whoops -- I completely forgot about the FL...

Whoops -- I completely forgot about the FL 18000MSL alt restriction for BasicMed, which is what I have. Soooo, maybe I'll try and take it up to between 17500 and 17999 and see how she flies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Auburntsts
Service Ceiling Test

So, one thing I've never done is a test on the Service Ceiling on my RV-10. No real practical reason to do it. I'm just curious so it would just be for grins and giggles (yes I know I'll need O2). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,710
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s a good option. Better, IMO, is having...

That’s a good option. Better, IMO, is having options to eliminate single points of failure. Maybe not much of a concern for VFR pilots but when I’m flying IFR in IMC I’ll take as many as I can get....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,710
Posted By Auburntsts
Maybe. Many of us that fly a lot of IFR like...

Maybe. Many of us that fly a lot of IFR like having the redundancy of 2 alternators.
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Auburntsts
Okayyy—I think you misunderstood my post. My...

Okayyy—I think you misunderstood my post. My point is the specs out of the operating manual (the way I posted it is the way the manual words it) indicates that a higher mech pump output psi is...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Auburntsts
Might not be an issue. For a lot of the common...

Might not be an issue. For a lot of the common IO-540s used in RV-10s (eg C4B5, D4A5, etc) the max pressure to inlet of the fuel pump is 35psi and to the inlet of the fuel injector is 45psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Auburntsts
FYI, the EAA website has a copy of each sign...

FYI, the EAA website has a copy of each sign listed in the NOTICE that you can download and print out -- no need to roll your own. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Auburntsts
That I can deal with because you're shooting the...

That I can deal with because you're shooting the approach and if it's VMC you can see the traffic crossing in front of you on base. It's mile after mile of slogging through the VFR arrival when its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Auburntsts
This is why a few years ago I started flying only...

This is why a few years ago I started flying only IFR into OSH and ditched the VFR arrival altogether. Just tired of the shenanigan's. I still study the entire "NOTICE" (not calling it a NOTAM is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,200
Posted By Auburntsts
Tom please concentrate on getting better ó orders...

Tom please concentrate on getting better ó orders can wait. Glad youíre home and on the road to recovery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,972
Posted By Auburntsts
I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this...

I sent my request to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov this morning, May 19th, 2022. I didnít use any form, just put the required info in the body of the email. Got my signed LODA back in 5 hours! Now thatís...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Auburntsts
Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day...

Yes. I have 2 dedicated cards for my 28-day database subscription and use a 3rd card for the once in a blue moon software update.
Forum: RV-15 05-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,223
Posted By Auburntsts
The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman...

The 15 needs to be like the Glasair Sportsman which can be ordered with a Nose-Wheel, or Tail-Wheel, or both Straight or Amphibious Float Landing gear. And the neat thing is after its built you can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a data point, but I use plain old regular...

Just a data point, but I use plain old regular 8GB SD cards I bought at Wal-Mart without issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,301
Posted By Auburntsts
My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR...

My $.02, rip it all out and invest in a good ANR headset.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By Auburntsts
Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I...

Mine started online circa 2003 (maybe 2002, I don't remember exactly) when Van's first published info on the prototype RV-10. Up until then, although aware of RVs, my focus had been on the 4-place+...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By Auburntsts
Holy necro-posts

You do realize you’re replying to 17-year old threads with this and your other recent posts, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Auburntsts
Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO...

Sounds like just the latest example of a FSDO inspector making up the rules as they go. It happens and I have personal experience. I hate it but sometimes itís best to just comply and move on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By Auburntsts
Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical...

Thanks—corrected, but it wasn’t a critical pedantic error on my part as I’m sure everyone got what I meant. Anyway, I purposely didn’t delve into the world of SIs as in a lot of those instances the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,687
Posted By Auburntsts
Sport Pilot medical requirements are less...

Sport Pilot medical requirements are less burdensome than BasicMed (no bi-annual course to take and no 4-year physical) at the cost of restricted privileges. So maintaining a medical (FAA or...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By Auburntsts
To each his own, but I stand by my...

To each his own, but I stand by my recommendation. Iíve never had an issue removing my seats without mods, but if it works then so be it, itís E-AB after all.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By Auburntsts
I would think long and hard before modifying the...

I would think long and hard before modifying the seat rails. Not sure how you got in at SnF but here’s how I do:

1. Slide seat to rear
2. Step in with both feet, right first, followed by left...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By Auburntsts
I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had...

I guess I've just been lucky then as I've not had any issues on the field or from Sleepy Hollow. I haven't camped in Scholler since 2011 so really don't remember if I had reception issues back then...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By Auburntsts
Iíve never had a cell reception issueómy carrier...

Iíve never had a cell reception issueómy carrier is Verizon. WiFi on the other handÖÖ.
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,794
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO the key is understanding standard...

IMO the key is understanding standard phraseology, knowing what to expect, and reacting appropriately. If the instruction is non-standard AND you’re not 100% sure what was meant, best to query and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,161
Posted By Auburntsts
9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If...

9am will get you in before the mass arrivals. If the weather is bad on Saturday guaranteed that Sunday will be a cluster no matter when you show up,

SOS bros on Waukau Ave is a great place to hang...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-14-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Auburntsts
No need to apologize. You ask good questions. ...

No need to apologize. You ask good questions. Bear in mind that legal and safe aren’t necessarily synonymous. In the end, it’s about how much risk are you willing to assume? Failure tolerant...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Auburntsts
A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the...

A magnetometer coupled with a display meets the FAR requirement for a magnetic direction indicator hence no need for a whiskey compass. Not aware of any FAR requirement for redundancy in avionics or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By Auburntsts
GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android...

GarminPilot is available on both iOS and Android platforms. However, in the past, the Android version was always lagged a bit behind the iOS version in terms of features. Not sure why or if that's...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Auburntsts
Well kinda. What you said was "There is no...

Well kinda. What you said was "There is no requirement for a TSO’d GPS" which in context is 100% correct but I can see where someone might misinterpret the comment. The clarification is if you want...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,469
Posted By Auburntsts
Clarification on transponder and pitot static...

Clarification on transponder and pitot static inspections. Part 43 appendix E & F tell you how to do it. Part 91.411 and 91.413 tell you that you have to do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By Auburntsts
Counter consideration

My cat-whisker is on the bottom of the tailcone under the HS. Risk of an eye poke is pretty low. In 7 years the connections look just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,983
Posted By Auburntsts
Another option

I opted for a traditional cat-whisker ó RAMI AV-12L. No complaints whatsoever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,996
Posted By Auburntsts
Plus the travel, food, and lodging costs which is...

Plus the travel, food, and lodging costs which is more than the booth cost. Auroraís a heck of a long way from Lakeland.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,996
Posted By Auburntsts
Yeah, the problem is a lot of vendors have a...

Yeah, the problem is a lot of vendors have a limited budget for these kind of events. They long since figured out that the return for the SnF investment was marginal at best. For some the decision...
Forum: Florida (South) 04-03-2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Auburntsts
No first hand experience, but Iíve heard good...

No first hand experience, but Iíve heard good things about Paragon https://www.paragonflight.com/ at Page (KFMY) in Ft Myers, but thereís other options at Page too. Naples is also an option since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,247
Posted By Auburntsts
Believe it or not, I use good old Leidos Flight...

Believe it or not, I use good old Leidos Flight Service (aka 1800wxbrief). I use GarminPilot as my EFB and EZWxBrief for my initial wx planning, but I file using Leidos.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-09-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By Auburntsts
I flew an LPV for my precision approach during my...

I flew an LPV for my precision approach during my checkride back in 2014. The Flight School, the Kings training material and obviously the DPE were in agreement that an LPV, while not technically...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,760
Posted By Auburntsts
That’s basically what a lot of us have been doing...

That’s basically what a lot of us have been doing for years for Monday’s RV social.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,290
Posted By Auburntsts
Disagree. Dollars to doughnuts that’s a B&C...

Disagree. Dollars to doughnuts that’s a B&C S701-1 continuous duty contactor with installed spike suppression diode and battery terminal jumper.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,290
Posted By Auburntsts
It’s just a continuous duty contactor with...

It’s just a continuous duty contactor with diodes, typically used as the battery contactor, but you can use it as a starter solenoid.
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,760
Posted By Auburntsts
Iím all for it at SOS Bros if you can get it.

Iím all for it at SOS Bros if you can get it.
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By Auburntsts
I bought a bunch of removable ones (similar to...

I bought a bunch of removable ones (similar to what’s pictured below) and was going to install the bases with rivnuts, but never got around to it. Since I’m about to hit my 7 year anniversary since...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By Auburntsts
This is incorrect. It most certainly can be...

This is incorrect. It most certainly can be done— just maybe not with every stock carbed engine. It’s that an imbalance is more likely in a carbed engine leading to running LOP being problematic.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,485
Posted By Auburntsts
Very interesting for sure. Can't wait to read...

Very interesting for sure. Can't wait to read more about it. Besides the specs and performance numbers that everyone wants to know, I'd especially be interested in what's all involved in converting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By Auburntsts
Well you asked for our opinions which we provided...

Well you asked for our opinions which we provided with rationale to support them. However, our opinions don’t mean squat. In the end each one of us has to make their own interpretations and move out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By Auburntsts
My 2 cents is he’s not. There are tons of...

My 2 cents is he’s not. There are tons of examples of FSDO inspectors making up things as they go along even when confronted with contradictory FAR evidence. That said sometimes it’s best to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By Auburntsts
Check your OPLIMs. When mine were issued they...

Check your OPLIMs. When mine were issued they included this statement ďCompliance with 14 CFR ß 91.319(b) must be recorded in the aircraft records with the following, or a similarly worded,...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,572
Posted By Auburntsts
Itís manageable. I have the 1200ETX which...

Itís manageable. I have the 1200ETX which replaced an Odyssey 925. I too fly with ballast, a 5 gal collapsible plastic camping water cube that Iíve been using since my first flight almost 7 years...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Auburntsts
A couple of pulled rivets might also work.

A couple of pulled rivets might also work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Auburntsts
Thereís the download instruction on the Garmin...

Thereís the download instruction on the Garmin site:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4451#Instruct

Plus instructions in the G3X install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By Auburntsts
In my experience, EAA Chapters are a crapshoot. ...

In my experience, EAA Chapters are a crapshoot. I’ve basically stopped attending my current Chapter because I just don’t get anything out of it. A lot of the membership are retired, have never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,057
Posted By Auburntsts
This flight actually happened on Tuesday, but...

This flight actually happened on Tuesday, but this was Charleston SC from 8000ft just after sunset. I was on my way back home to Tampa after dropping my son and his girlfriend off in Conway SC where...
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