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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can't offer any advise but I'd be interested in...

I can't offer any advise but I'd be interested in what you find. I have the same setup as you (HDX, GPS175, emulated SL30) in my 9A. I know there are no HDX simulations out there. You might be able...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm not an engine guy at all, but it seems to me...

I'm not an engine guy at all, but it seems to me that the only red flag not listed is a prop strike. Not run, improperly stored, quit in flight last time it was run resulting in a crash landing, no...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Flying Canuck
I do have a Dynon engine monitor, but I didn't...

I do have a Dynon engine monitor, but I didn't bring the logs home. Maybe I'll run out and grab them.

We've been in the 7-10C range for OAT.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Flying Canuck
One quirky cylinder

I trying to get some dual instrument time in that I need before I can write my instrument rating written test next week. My engine is having other ideas, had to scrub several flights over the last 2...
Forum: COMM 05-01-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Flying Canuck
How did you go about getting the firmware...

How did you go about getting the firmware updated? I got the installer from MGL. I built a custom harness to connect a USB-DB9 RS232 adapter to the Razor DB15 with RX/TX/GND from the DB9 and power....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By Flying Canuck
I like my map box, if for no other reason than it...

I like my map box, if for no other reason than it gave me something to attach my remote devices to. I have my transponder on top and the COM2 and NAV radios underneath. Makes very good use of the...
Forum: Canada 04-29-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Flying Canuck
They are 12vdc 52x10mm fans. They are switched,...

They are 12vdc 52x10mm fans. They are switched, toggle is up and just left of the throttle. I don't use them often, but they work well for light defog.
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Flying Canuck
You won't find it published anywhere because it...

You won't find it published anywhere because it doesn't exist. Your passenger can be as heavy as you can fit into your weight and balance calculation and this will depend on the weight of the pilot,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By Flying Canuck
I have mine on the left, works fine visually. I...

I have mine on the left, works fine visually. I did notice in my last flight that the reach across to the knob on it with my right hand (left hand on stick) is at the edge of easy reach for me when...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By Flying Canuck
Is there a passenger limit? As far as I'm aware,...

Is there a passenger limit? As far as I'm aware, you need to placard the baggage limit but that's the only posted weight limit. There is a specifically worded passenger warning that needs to be...
Forum: Canada 04-28-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes I do. I actually discussed it with the...

Yes I do. I actually discussed it with the inspector, thinking that maybe it wasn't really needed. My thinking was that my Skyview ADAHRS, with its backup battery was a magnetic heading indicator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,922
Posted By Flying Canuck
My plane has spent a total of 10 nights outside...

My plane has spent a total of 10 nights outside of a hangar, none of those in the natural habitat of mud daubers (honestly I don't know that). What I do know is that my original screen covers were a...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Flying Canuck
HDX to MGL V16 - truncated frequency

I've got a small annoyance with my installation. I have a Dynon Skyview HDX and an MGL V16 VHF transceiver with a Razor control head. I also have a Garmin GTR200 (COM1). I use a toggle switch to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By Flying Canuck
A bit of maintenance this past week and today....

A bit of maintenance this past week and today. Got my left magneto timed properly on Monday, what a difference 2 degrees makes! Spent the day today moving my G5 magnetometer (completely unreliable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Flying Canuck
I fixed my issue (#3 CHT) by securing the...

I fixed my issue (#3 CHT) by securing the connectors a little better. They were tied to my engine mount on either side of the connection but had a little wiggle room at the connections themselves. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm another one who started my build early in my...

I'm another one who started my build early in my training. I bought a partially started empennage and quick build wings a couple of weeks after my first solo. One important thing that I needed to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Flying Canuck
I have the same problem on the same cylinder on...

I have the same problem on the same cylinder on my IO-320 with Silver Hawk FI. I can trace the behavior back to a specific point in time on a flight back in August. I am certain that the readings are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By Flying Canuck
I fly a 9A so I can't help with the non...

I fly a 9A so I can't help with the non documented reference speeds. The flap extension speed is provided in the construction manual and the one from my model's manual states that the...
Forum: GPS 04-11-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can't speak to the second question and I have...

I can't speak to the second question and I have no experience with any GPS navigators before the GPS 175 that I have now. I can tell you what I've found with VCALC, yes it needs to be setup through...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By Flying Canuck
For me it is an IFR with autopilot thing - only...

For me it is an IFR with autopilot thing - only for use when doing a coupled approach with VNAV. Pressing the GO AROUND button does a couple of things, the most important is it changes the autopilot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-10-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By Flying Canuck
Funny timing on this. I installed my TOGA button...

Funny timing on this. I installed my TOGA button 20 minutes before you posted this. Just decided to do it the previous day to simplify by go around procedure by one hand movement. I placed it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By Flying Canuck
I left my iPad and eyeglasses on my wing after...

I left my iPad and eyeglasses on my wing after landing at CYAM (Sault Ste. Marie) back in 2019 and only discovered it after a $50 shuttle ride into the hotel. Called airport security and they secured...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Flying Canuck
The step-by-step approach was the easiest since I...

The step-by-step approach was the easiest since I had to go through that list anyways. The inspector appreciated it as well as it made the actual equipment requirement part of the process go very...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Flying Canuck
How I got my plane authorized for IFR in Canada

I received my updated Special Certificate of Airworthiness and Operating Conditions today authorizing IFR flight. I thought I'd give a run through the process as it worked for me. Ultimately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,912
Posted By Flying Canuck
Put me down as someone who learned from your...

Put me down as someone who learned from your experience. Thank you for sharing, your video did a great job of capturing the terror of entering unexpected IMC without a plan. Perhaps the IFR equipment...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,912
Posted By Flying Canuck
Testing my IFR equipment

Just finished installing my IFR equipment this past week, cranked out a new W&B yesterday, gained a few pounds (me and the plane). Sent off my application to remove the VFR Only operating condition....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Before I explain my setup, here is the most...

Before I explain my setup, here is the most relevant section of the CAR equipment list as it applies to allowing IFR flights. This is also the biggest difference in IFR requirements between the US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Flying Canuck
There's no place like home

According to the logs, my new GPS 175 has now made 5 - 1115 NM return trips to a residential location in Bonner Springs, Kansas with each leg taking 1/4 of a second. Clearly the only reason it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,062
Posted By Flying Canuck
Took me a while to dial in my landings in my -9A....

Took me a while to dial in my landings in my -9A. Your speeds look about right, I use knots, but if I convert to mph my best landings are 67-71 mph over the fence. I had to develop a fair amount of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By Flying Canuck
If I understand it correctly (I may very well...

If I understand it correctly (I may very well not), it's not just the wingspan that's the limiting factor, it's the airfoil itself. The -9 wing is optimized for more stable cross country type flight....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
The right bias for the HDX display is difficult...

The right bias for the HDX display is difficult to avoid, but in practice it isn't too bad since the PFD display portion is on the left side of the screen and is pretty close to perfectly centered in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here is my panel before some cleanup and...

Here is my panel before some cleanup and labelling. I'm also attaching an avionics interconnectivity block diagram that I made at the the request of the TC inspector.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
I have OAT with my Dynon Skyview and $700 CAD is...

I have OAT with my Dynon Skyview and $700 CAD is a steep price for a backup. In addition to the AMU fatigue I'm also getting a little tired of adding modules that need power and cabling in my already...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Technically it isn't the backup AI that is...

Technically it isn't the backup AI that is required, it a backup to the HSI (CDI/VSI). It's really a problem with a very well integrated single PFD (Skyview HDX), even though it's protected with a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes the 175 has a CDI but no VDI, so it could do...

Yes the 175 has a CDI but no VDI, so it could do LNAV, however the manual clearly states that it is not certified for IFR. The mid point of the 175 is a little to the right of my Razor, it would just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Just went out and tested the G5's preferred...

Just went out and tested the G5's preferred ARINC-429 Out settings on the GPS 175 and it appears to work just fine. I had another conversation with the Transport Canada inspector who thinks the AVMAP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just dug into the G5 installation manual and...

I just dug into the G5 installation manual and there is an diagram entitled "G5/GAD 29 to GNX375/SL 30 Interconnect Drawing" on page 7-21. It uses the serial port on the G5 for the SL30 and ARINC...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Flying Canuck
I will say one thing about the UI on the Razor,...

I will say one thing about the UI on the Razor, it isn't easy to work with in rough air. I'm sure it will get better with more familiarity but it suffers from a less precise touch interface that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
Larry, I'm thinking the same thing about using...

Larry, I'm thinking the same thing about using the G5 for only the GPS HSI/VSI.

I went out last night and took some measurements and intentionally tried an instrument scan with the AVMAP and the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Flying Canuck
G5 - Nav AND Gps?

First some background. I'm working on getting my operating conditions changed to remove the "VFR Only" wording (Canada) so I can do IFR in my newly equipped RV-9A. The TC inspector has been really...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did get this flying but only recently. Haven't...

I did get this flying but only recently. Haven't been able to test ILS yet, nothing nearby. I do get decent VOR reception, haven't tested its limits yet. The COM radio has taken me a little longer to...
Forum: Canada 03-05-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just brought in a Garmin GPS from ACS Corona. I...

I just brought in a Garmin GPS from ACS Corona. I used USPS (to Canada Post) and while I had to wait 3 weeks (!) to get it, it only cost me the GST and a $9.50 handling charge. You'll pay brokerage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Flying Canuck
Force Skyview to backup battery

I think I know the answer to this - no - but maybe there's a way.

I'm just documenting my request to remove the VFR Only operating condition on my 9A with a Dynon Skyview HDX. In demonstrating that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,969
Posted By Flying Canuck
Simulated RNAV approaches

Now that I've (mostly) finished installing my GPS 175 and have completed a good portion of 2 different Instrument Rating ground schools, it was time to try out the new toys. Thursday I flew 20...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past...

I just finished installing a GPS 175 this past week. I also have the Dynon HDX and ARINC modules and am using the Dynon A/P. There is no need for the TX out of the ARINC-429 module to the GPS, just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By Flying Canuck
Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows...

Easy way to remember this is imagine a Windows computer keyboard and what the reboot key combination is. Ctrl (1) +Alt (2) + Delete (5). That's such an easy way to visualize it that I'm all but...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
This here is the best case for installing your...

This here is the best case for installing your antenna on the underside. Simple defense... because I was inverted.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-15-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By Flying Canuck
Flying ILS with GPS waypoints

I'm on the final stages of equipping my 9A for IFR. I have the following (relevant) equipment.
Dynon SkyView HDX 1100
Garmin GPS 175 navigator
MGL N16 with Razor control head

I have just started an...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and...

Finally braved the cold (still around -22C) and went out to the hangar to decide on my antenna mounting location. I've decided to mount it on top of the left front access panel. Will make for an easy...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175...

You are probably referring to the Garmin GPS 175 Installation Manual Antenna Location guidelines that I posted. I've attached the whole page.

This is an ordered list, so this is the 6th most...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-10-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,201
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No...

I did my own paint, prior to assembly. No regrets, not the best paint job but can't beat the cost of under $3000 Canadian.

Only caution I'd have with using an automotive paint shop is that they...
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
If that was a question for me (the OP), I already...

If that was a question for me (the OP), I already have a GPS antenna on my glare shield (AVMAP Ultra) that I would need to relocate. It also might not meet the condition of being 3" away from the...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Flying Canuck
The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is...

The data from PocketFMS is good as I'm sure is Jepperson's. I'm not aware of any way to get charts for Canada into the SkyView, hence the need for an EFB.

I've heard that getting electronic charts...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well,...

I've been using PocketFMS on my HDX. Works well, but it's just data - no charts. Yes, you'll need something for data, the built in data doesn't show very much at all in Canada.

I also have...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction...

I've just had a look at the Staff Instruction document that is the key to getting Transport Canada to remove the VFR Only operating limit. This is somewhat more strongly worded. A couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens...

Yes indeed, quite well. As long as nobody opens the big doors, then it cools down very quickly. The joys of sharing a large hangar.
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
No question, you are not allowed to put the...

No question, you are not allowed to put the antenna under the plane. Since this doesn't point to a hidden installation on the top side of the plane, it can't really say anything about it. Just a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted...

Here is the CARs reference (points a-i omitted for brevity)


I also found this in CAR 551.108, looks similar to what you cited, but vague enough to be read in multiple ways (should, not...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention...

My reading of the CARs didn't catch any mention of installation requirements. The GPS175 installation manual gives the following guidance for antenna installation and nothing much more.



This...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's an interesting idea. I've already the...

That's an interesting idea. I've already the access panels there, I could mount on top of one - although I'd have to watch for clearance from a GPS antenna on my glare shield. For putting it under a...
Forum: GPS 02-08-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,637
Posted By Flying Canuck
GPS Antenna - on or under the cowling

I finally got my GPS 175 that I ordered in November but have not been able to decide where I'm installing the GA 35 antenna. It's down to 2 options separated by 2 or 3 inches vertically. As far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,552
Posted By Flying Canuck
Way too cold

I'm a fair weather flyer, but usually not to bothered by flying when it's cold out, -20C is about as cold as I'll brave. We are in a deep freeze right now, it was -43C this morning with -56C wind...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,247
Posted By Flying Canuck
I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a...

I used clearit.ca on my c/s prop and it cost a little less than $80 to clear. That was also a UPS shipment. Very simple process.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,376
Posted By Flying Canuck
I was left seat for my first flight, but my...

I was left seat for my first flight, but my engine builder was right seat and PIC. I had the required hours, but not much more than that. Was quickly glad to not be PIC as we had a loss of power and...
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