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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Flying Canuck
I have this setup (single HDX1100 + GPS175), it...

I have this setup (single HDX1100 + GPS175), it works quite well for what I've done with it. Coming up on my instrument rating, but still a few hours to knock out. I don't have any other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Flying Canuck
Let me chime in with another vote to wait. These...

Let me chime in with another vote to wait. These engines are meant to be used and the first start starts the clock on negative effects of not being used. An unused engine will collect moisture as it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,326
Posted By Flying Canuck
Replaced my Shorai LFX18L1-BS12 LiFePo battery...

Replaced my Shorai LFX18L1-BS12 LiFePo battery with a mirror image model (A1). This allows me to use the charger port on the battery. Had to be a little extra careful with the mounting as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,355
Posted By Flying Canuck
I just missed having to enter my -9A in your...

I just missed having to enter my -9A in your poll, and I mean just. If you'd said greater than or equal to 1101 pounds I would have had to confess. I picked up 5.5# from my initial weight with my IFR...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,847
Posted By Flying Canuck
Received my Shorai charger today. I don't think...

Received my Shorai charger today. I don't think I'm going to be able to leave the charger cable connected as the connector is a bit too long and is on the firewall side of the battery. Pulled the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,847
Posted By Flying Canuck
You may have hit on something there. I see that...

You may have hit on something there. I see that charger uses a dedicated charge port on the battery. It also looks like it's a pigtail connection so I can connect the charger though my oil door,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,847
Posted By Flying Canuck
I got my last one from saskbattery.ca, a bit more...

I got my last one from saskbattery.ca, a bit more expensive than the site you suggest, but with free freight it comes in cheaper by $20. And quick shipping from Regina.

I've got a line on the Shorai...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,847
Posted By Flying Canuck
Indeed it's a BS12, my memory gets a 12/13...

Indeed it's a BS12, my memory gets a 12/13 score.

I see deliveries Nov 12-24 for Amazon (coming from the US), not available on fortnine.ca which is where I got the first one and available to order...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,847
Posted By Flying Canuck
Lithium life - should I stay or should I go?

I swapped out my Odyssey PC680 for a Shorai LFX18L1-BS12 2-1/2 years ago. Saved 12 pounds and had good performance from the new battery. Until I didn't and it left me stranded.

I flew up to a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By Flying Canuck
My experience with wiring my plane was (and still...

My experience with wiring my plane was (and still is) filled with overthinking and more than a few bad connectors and poor decisions. I would summarize the lessons I've learn like this.

Get some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,373
Posted By Flying Canuck
I managed to build my 9A in just over 3 years...

I managed to build my 9A in just over 3 years because of my 'do something every day' agreement with myself. This was difficult to accomplish on the cold Alberta winter days. My insulated detached...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By Flying Canuck
I do but I don't recall hearing anything. Doesn't...

I do but I don't recall hearing anything. Doesn't mean there wasn't sound, but I didn't hear it, maybe tunnel vision. I'll make a point to verify the sound is working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Flying Canuck
It's been 3 years since this purchase, hope that...

It's been 3 years since this purchase, hope that means we're good the way it is.

To the original question, I haven't used Garmin Pilot at all, Foreflight works great for filing flight plans in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By Flying Canuck
That's for the full 32 degrees of flap extension....

That's for the full 32 degrees of flap extension. 15 degrees is 100 smph or 87 kts.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-02-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By Flying Canuck
You're using similar speeds to what I use, maybe...

You're using similar speeds to what I use, maybe 5KT faster. My best results come when I'm below 65KT on final, at or below 60KT crossing the numbers. I stall at about 44KT with full flaps. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,846
Posted By Flying Canuck
I did a trip in my -9A last month that covered...

I did a trip in my -9A last month that covered similar territory, albeit a little further north. I flew Summerside, PE to La Tuque, QC to Kapuskasing, ON to Dryden, ON on day 1 and Dryden to Yorkton,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,745
Posted By Flying Canuck
An oil change, but...

All I did this weekend was an oil and filter change but on Thursday I completed the return from my second East Coast excursion.

We departed Aug 15 from CYQF, Red Deer, Alberta and 29.5 hours, 5 legs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Flying Canuck
I use an MGL V16 (COM2) and N16 with my Skyview...

I use an MGL V16 (COM2) and N16 with my Skyview HDX. It works quite well, but since the HDX can only manage one COM via serial at a time, I've got a toggle switch to select what talks with the HDX....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By Flying Canuck
Here's an update on this - summarized by one...

Here's an update on this - summarized by one statement: Dynon Support is amazing.

Dynon received my HDX last Thursday, they didn't want to just ship it back unopened (I had found an electrical issue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By Flying Canuck
You are most likely right about that and it's an...

You are most likely right about that and it's an easy fix. It's also possible that I didn't see the damage. I highly doubt that the damage was such that the wire contacted the tray - that would have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well I guess my HDX is on an unnecessary trip to...

Well I guess my HDX is on an unnecessary trip to Dynon. Went out and check the harness voltage and the bus voltage, bus was a little over 13, harness was 7 and 3.5. Traced my wiring found that it was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By Flying Canuck
Okay, now I'm wondering if I've just sent my HDX...

Okay, now I'm wondering if I've just sent my HDX away for repair needlessly. The voltage was slightly below bus voltage when I checked it. I can check other circuits powered by the master switch to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-31-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,424
Posted By Flying Canuck
HDX will not power on

Let me first start by saying - yes, I will open a ticket with Dynon. It's the weekend so I thought maybe someone here had some experience with this issue while I wait for Dynon to get back to the...
Forum: GPS 07-28-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,865
Posted By Flying Canuck
I put one in this spring and am using it while I...

I put one in this spring and am using it while I work on my Instrument Rating. I don't have any experience with any other IFR navigators, but my experience with the 175 has been very good. The small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By Flying Canuck
Big instrument training push continues. 4.3 hours...

Big instrument training push continues. 4.3 hours simulated IMC Friday/Saturday. Had a genuine communications failure (couldn't hear ATC) for 25 minutes in uncontrolled airspace that had me stuck on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,464
Posted By Flying Canuck
Continuing my IFR training, logged my first 0.5h...

Continuing my IFR training, logged my first 0.5h of actual IMC. I quite enjoyed the experience until we saw a lightning flash a couple or three miles out. Immediately requested lower and were able to...
Forum: California 07-17-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,995
Posted By Flying Canuck
This is a little hard to look at for me, this is...

This is a little hard to look at for me, this is very close to the same paint scheme as my plane. At first glance it could be my plane. Glad the occupants are okay. Interesting how the left wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Flying Canuck
A bunch of firsts for me on Friday. Filed IFR for...

A bunch of firsts for me on Friday. Filed IFR for the first time and flew 2 non-simulated approaches - an ILS and a GNSS LPV. Was the first time I'd tried my N16 NAV radio with a GS/LOC. Performed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,712
Posted By Flying Canuck
I subscribed before I watched the first episode....

I subscribed before I watched the first episode. Great stuff.

So with the shrinking air filter, is horizontal shrinking okay as long as it is still flexible, has all of its height and is solidly in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
This is not a weak spark issue at all. The spark...

This is not a weak spark issue at all. The spark is very strong. The coil was replaced the first time the mag was looked at a couple of months ago because of poor spark. Internal timing was checked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Finally managed to get my post maintenance flight...

Finally managed to get my post maintenance flight done. Dave changed the capacitor in the right mag. He couldn't find anything wrong with it at all (he's only got 45 years of experience with mags). I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-02-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,742
Posted By Flying Canuck
Did you do a fuel flow test before first start?...

Did you do a fuel flow test before first start? Getting the fuel lines primed properly takes some effort.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes, I don't think the 50 years is too far off,...

Yes, I don't think the 50 years is too far off, might even be more.
I'm getting 250+ drop, it has pushed 400. Appears to have improved somewhat with the new plugs - although I've only got one sample....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yeah, Dave is in his mid 70s and has only one...

Yeah, Dave is in his mid 70s and has only one gear. He's worked on and flown countless types and is a walking encyclopedia. His time is a little hard to pin down, but he is working on it. Last I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Hey Ralph! This sounds like a good idea. No sure...

Hey Ralph!

This sounds like a good idea. No sure I want to sink much more $$$ right now, but it's worth looking at.

I don't know much about electronic ignition, do you need redundant battery power...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
I can't really say. I got them from my engine...

I can't really say. I got them from my engine builder, they are certainly not new, but were "zero time" as in 500 hours left on them. I am not privy to mysterious ways of the mind of my engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Bottom plugs are brand new, top plugs just...

Bottom plugs are brand new, top plugs just tested. The top plugs aren't likely to be in the same position as they were before my annual. The issue got better after the plug checks and replacements -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Okay I just need to stop saying things that show...

Okay I just need to stop saying things that show how much I need to learn. I have the impression that when I pull power to 15" or lower for short final, the RPMs come back without touching the prop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
That makes sense Bob. I was thinking more about...

That makes sense Bob. I was thinking more about leaning at full power, which wouldn't work because the governor is engaged. I think that happens around 1900.

I'll give that a try when I get the mag...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Not possible to lean for rpm with my C/S...

Not possible to lean for rpm with my C/S propeller (at least I don't know how). Mixture doesn't seem to affect this particular issue. If the engine is warm, I need to lean aggressively for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
In an unfortunate coincidence, I had a failed EGT...

In an unfortunate coincidence, I had a failed EGT probe for the past while. I replaced it 10 days ago, and I haven't flown since (have confirmed that it works). As such I don't have reliable EGT...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Yes, it's been checked and it's good. To be...

Yes, it's been checked and it's good.




To be honest, I don't know what I mean by that. It is my engine builder who is testing it, off of the plane. He rebuilds these things with some frequency and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,504
Posted By Flying Canuck
Excessive mag drop

I've got 2 regular Bendix magnetos. I've been chasing down an issue with the help of my engine builder where the right mag is seeing drops of 300+ rpm pretty much every time I do a mag check. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,663
Posted By Flying Canuck
You can't link directly to the CAFE reports. I...

You can't link directly to the CAFE reports. I suggest you go to https://cafe.foundation/v2/research_aprs.php and select the report you want from there. They're worth looking at.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,221
Posted By Flying Canuck
No flying this weekend, I'm in the middle of my...

No flying this weekend, I'm in the middle of my annual. Should be up again before next weekend. I did fly the 1/2 hour to Springbank on Monday to meet up with an instructor to get some instrument...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Flying Canuck
Well that had me going over why I submitted a...

Well that had me going over why I submitted a picture. The answer is we're both right. 3 years ago I sent my request for final inspection to MD-RA as was (and still is) required before applying for...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Flying Canuck
Problem with that is you need to send in a...

Problem with that is you need to send in a picture of your "completed" plane with the registration. I sent mine in as soon as I had the wings on. I had it ready to fly in about 3-4 weeks after that,...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Flying Canuck
You know, you're right. I'd forgotten, but my...

You know, you're right. I'd forgotten, but my initial C of A was issued by the regional MD-RA supervisor. The removal of testing limits was my first contact with TC (apart from registration).
Forum: Canada 06-07-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,172
Posted By Flying Canuck
Looks great Simon. What are you using as your...

Looks great Simon. What are you using as your second navigation source? I don't see anything on the panel.

Do you have problems with the iPad overheating in flight with it being that exposed?
Forum: Canada 06-04-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Flying Canuck
If I recall correctly, my original one back in...

If I recall correctly, my original one back in 2018 was about 3 weeks but a lot of that was MD-RA delays. My revised Special C of A at the end of testing in late 2018 was maybe a week, not much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,449
Posted By Flying Canuck
Short hop out to Drumheller, AB to meet up with a...

Short hop out to Drumheller, AB to meet up with a bunch of different pilots from a a Facebook group I'm in. We had a trio of airshow performers in a Rocket, a Long-EZ and a Harvard (T-6). Great time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Flying Canuck
The Go Around function is engaged with the...

The Go Around function is engaged with the external go around button OR the NOSE UP on the autopilot control panel. So the only thing the external button does (if installed in an appropriate...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,080
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm still dialing this in, but I bring it down to...

I'm still dialing this in, but I bring it down to 85 KT with 5 degrees of flap before intercepting the glideslope. That way I can pull back to descent power when I've got the GS, add 10 more degrees...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Flying Canuck
I do wish this wasn't included in the Go Around...

I do wish this wasn't included in the Go Around behavior. It works as described, when you press the button, the HDG/TRK bug will sync to the final approach coarse and the autopilot roll mode changes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Flying Canuck
You can connect it to multiple displays (pin 27)....

You can connect it to multiple displays (pin 27). You'll find everything you need in the SkyView System Installation Guide, available from the Dynon web site. Get the Pilot Guide and the AutoPilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By Flying Canuck
If you want to get technical, and who doesn't,...

If you want to get technical, and who doesn't, there is no TOGA function for the Skyview. There is a GO AROUND function that can be wired to an external button. This would activate the Go Around...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,323
Posted By Flying Canuck
covering up mistakes

Hypothetically speaking, the best way to hide a piece of orange masking tape trapped between the rear window and the channel that butts up underneath it is to glue a cleverly shaped piece of aluminum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,239
Posted By Flying Canuck
I'm told it was beautiful flying weather here in...

I'm told it was beautiful flying weather here in Alberta this weekend. Can't attest to how it looked - I was wearing foggles for most of my flight yesterday. Went out with a 8500 hour helicopter...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
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 05-15-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
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, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,154
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...
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