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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-02-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By mfleming
Dynon OAT For Sale (SOLD)

Oooops....bought before I decided to go Garmin.

Dynon 100433-001 OAT

$35 + shipping

Never installed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-02-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By mfleming
Plane Power 70amp Alternator

My loss, your gain.

$375 plus shipping.

I purchased this Plane Power AL12-EI70/B alternator from a VAF member at the beginning of my build, before I realized it was too big physically for my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,101
Posted By mfleming
How did you clean the tank of gasoline to prevent...

How did you clean the tank of gasoline to prevent having an explosive atmosphere when cutting?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By mfleming
Hahaha...that is so true. I get wrapped around...

Hahaha...that is so true. I get wrapped around the axel when I have to pay $12 for a $8 item...it's not rational but oh well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By mfleming
That looks great but I'm so tired of being nickel...

That looks great but I'm so tired of being nickel and dime to death with shipping.

I'm buying this compression union...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By mfleming
My first thought exactly but it was the weekend...

My first thought exactly but it was the weekend and I wanted to put this job behind me.

Since B&C does not provide a locking device, I'm assuming they don't think it needs one. Vic, who sees so many...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By mfleming
-7 but the fuselages are the same. Vans sure...

-7 but the fuselages are the same.

Vans sure recommends leaving the stick height the same.
Iím using the Ray Allen G407F. I cut the stick down so when the grip was installed the height remained...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By mfleming
B&C Voltage Regulator Screw Security

-7 wiring in progress :D

Following the B&C manual for mounting the LR3D regulator, mines on the pilot side of the firewall. All the wires were ready to attach to the regulator when I noticed that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,062
Posted By mfleming
I guess Iím lucky, just bought my Shield 1.0...

I guess Iím lucky, just bought my Shield 1.0 directly from Aithre about a month ago.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,062
Posted By mfleming
This is the one I'm installing. Aithre Shield EX...

This is the one I'm installing. Aithre Shield EX 1.0 (https://aithreaviation.com/products/aithre-shield-ex-1-0) Connects to my Garmin GEA 24.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By mfleming
RV-7 - I'm not flying yet but I'm also mounting...

RV-7 - I'm not flying yet but I'm also mounting the GMU 11 on the aft deck. The unit is straddling the right lightning hole. The connector comes up through the left lightning hole. All stainless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By mfleming
It's my understanding and the way I wired all my...

It's my understanding and the way I wired all my AeroLEDS lights is that the shield ground is different than the case ground.

The black wire from the light attaches to the shielding around the 3-20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By mfleming
All these suggestions are great. Looks like I...

All these suggestions are great.

Looks like I got a case of target fixation when I tried to lump all three 3-20 shields together. After dinner Iíll do a test daisy chain and finish up in the am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By mfleming
AEROLED SWITCH WIRING

Searched for photos and tips but no joy.

My AEROLED Pulsar NS Navigation Lights and Suntail are NAV/Strobe LEDs. The instructions for installing are posted below.
For those that have gone before me...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,454
Posted By mfleming
Iím getting ready to make the decision on...

Iím getting ready to make the decision on mounting my Garmin GPS WAAS antennae.

Weíre either of yours WAAS?

Also, doesnít the ADS-B get its position from the WAAS antenna?

Iím thinking historical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By mfleming
NO....Van's is selling us the whole plane...You...

NO....Van's is selling us the whole plane...You can start and finish a RV with what they have for sale.

Th OP was just caught off guard that the FWF kit was not listed as a kit in the main order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By mfleming
So, there is no URL associated with the photo on...

So, there is no URL associated with the photo on your phone.
A URL relates to the web address of a photo on a photo hosting website like Flicker for instance.
Here is an example of a url:

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By mfleming
Well said...

Well said https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By mfleming
+1 or 10 on the Deutsch connectors. Use the DTM...

+1 or 10 on the Deutsch connectors.

Use the DTM (https://deutschconnectorstore.com/product/deutsch-dtm-series-connector-kits/) series for the small wire low amp (up to 7.5amp) connections.

Use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,571
Posted By mfleming
I agree with you the FWF kit was a bit of a...

I agree with you the FWF kit was a bit of a surprise and thanks for alerting new builders that may have missed this.

The reason the FWF kit is not on the kit order form is it's technically not a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By mfleming
Different starter contactor but this is how I did...

Different starter contactor but this is how I did it. I'm a -7.

Here's your photo rotated :D
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By mfleming
Or you could just leave it out entirely, as you...

Or you could just leave it out entirely, as you most likely will have an AoA and won't need it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mfleming
Not sure what you did when uploading the photos...

Not sure what you did when uploading the photos but on my computer they try to download when clicking on the thumbnails instead of displaying in a new tab...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,902
Posted By mfleming
I will Have the IBBS 6ah battery. On back-up...

I will Have the IBBS 6ah battery.

On back-up battery

PFD
MFD #1
GEA 24
GSU 25 #1
GMU 11
Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By mfleming
This is my simplified drawing for my Garmin...

This is my simplified drawing for my Garmin system. My system has a GAD 27.

Without the GAD 27 all your pin outs look correct when I compare them to my master drawing. Without a GAD 27, you will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By mfleming
Wiring Switch - Which Post?

So the a search didn't pull up any references to this question.

Is there a convention on wether one attaches the wire that goes to the device on the bottom post or the middle post on a SPST switch?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By mfleming
So, If I remember correctly the STC requirements...

So, If I remember correctly the STC requirements for two SureFlys is that the second one be tied into a back-up battery.
If you have a behind the panel back-up battery, you could use the hot side of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,924
Posted By mfleming
E6000...

E6000...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By mfleming
So when the avionics switch is off and you flip...

So when the avionics switch is off and you flip the master on the avionics relay energizes and the power to the avionics buss is opened...
Isnít there a momentary surge to the avionics?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By mfleming
Assuming you're just running one Surefly. Since...

Assuming you're just running one Surefly.
Since we're not constrained by the STC that would be legal. Personally I would run the extra wire.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By mfleming
Not flying yet but I also have a avionics buss....

Not flying yet but I also have a avionics buss. I'm using this (https://bandc.com/product/spdt-sealed-relay-12v-40a-w-terminals/) relay from B&C.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By mfleming
My Gad 27 will be mounted on the sub-panel next...

My Gad 27 will be mounted on the sub-panel next to the GSU 25's and to the left of the GAD 29. The IBBS and GEA 24 are on drop down trays between the firewall and sub-panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,937
Posted By mfleming
You’ll get some pretty passionate responses to...

You’ll get some pretty passionate responses to this question but I’m not installing anything but a single comm and the GNX 375. There are many of us who believe the VOR/ILS is no longer needed. AND...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mfleming
According to Garmin, yes, but I'm not sure what...

According to Garmin, yes, but I'm not sure what you would do different.

This is right out of the G3X installation manual. Page 15-3

"Use nonmagnetic materials to mount the GMU 11, and replace any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By mfleming
I'm running a 2 pin Deutsch DT connector for the...

I'm running a 2 pin Deutsch DT connector for the heated pitot, a 6 pin Deutsch DTM for the lights and a Dsub connector for the GSA 28 roll servo.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By mfleming
You're probably right. I ran 14awg from the my...

You're probably right. I ran 14awg from the my GAP 26 (unregulated) to the wing root. But when I started doing the fuselage wiring I chickened out and ran 12awg from the panel to the wing root. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By mfleming
I'm working on installing my GMU 11 right now....

I'm working on installing my GMU 11 right now.

This is how I deal with the non-magnetic tool issue. For instance I needed to use a #1 Philips...I placed the tip of my #1 into a drawer of very light...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,524
Posted By mfleming
Is 14awg large enough? The Garmin manual shows...

Is 14awg large enough? The Garmin manual shows that the GAP 26 can pull 12 amps. The wire chart in 43.13 shows that 12awg would be needed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By mfleming
Great news...back to basics with the trouble...

Great news...back to basics with the trouble shooting...I bet you got it https://vansairforce.net/community/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By mfleming
Unhappy Relocating the GSU 25 may be needed

It's most likely vibration.
Garmin does not recommend mounting the GSU 25 to the back of the PFD.
Garmin specifically recommends mounting the GSU 25 to a solid structure. Page 19-6 in the G3X...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,150
Posted By mfleming
Your speaking my language ;) After living and...

Your speaking my language ;)

After living and flying in Alaska for 30 years, I'm anxious to use all these gadgets to make life easier, plus it's fun!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,150
Posted By mfleming
Of course your right. Stuff happens a lot is...

Of course your right.

Stuff happens a lot is the nature of aviation. And being prepared and current is vital... for whatever oneís aviation endeavors.

In VFR flying, as Iím sure your aware, when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,150
Posted By mfleming
That's like saying flying VFR without expecting...

That's like saying flying VFR without expecting to fly IMC, is just fooling yourself.

My commercial go go go days are over.

One certainly can flight plan and file expecting VFR conditions, using...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By mfleming
I don't know exactly why....but printing ANYTHING...

I don't know exactly why....but printing ANYTHING is influenced by the application sending the file to the printer and the printer itself.

I use the full version of Photoshop to print sections of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,068
Posted By mfleming
No used parts should be in the kit...that's just...

No used parts should be in the kit...that's just weird...call Vans.

As far as the last photo showing the ribs with a curve...that's normal. Happens when the part is formed. You'll use fluting pliers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,150
Posted By mfleming
Since this thread is over 13 years old, I...

Since this thread is over 13 years old, I suppose a mild drift wonít upset anyone.

The original OP asked how many of us use the IFR capability of our RVs.
To me there are two parts to this...
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,013
Posted By mfleming
Thatís so very true and I think itís a common...

Thatís so very true and I think itís a common delusion for aircraft ownership in general.

This is my fourth year of building. I have saved most receipts but not all. Last December I totaled all the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-24-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
freakshow108, your PM receiving permissions are...

freakshow108, your PM receiving permissions are turned off. Email me at the email in my signature.

The GNX-375 is the top tray and you can see. the tap in the upper right for orientation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-24-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
So the hinged fuse block tray to the right of the...

So the hinged fuse block tray to the right of the avionics trays will be screwed to the bottom of the IP with three # 8 screws. I'll leave enough of a service loop so the tray can drop down for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-23-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
Well after realizing that a precise fit was not...

Well after realizing that a precise fit was not needed due to having angles support the opening, the cut was a non event. Also, I realized that the GTR-200 would fit between the IP and the SP if I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
A lot of great suggestions. Another...

A lot of great suggestions.

Another question:

Did you reinforce the sub panel cut-out or were the angles for the radio stack enough?
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,013
Posted By mfleming
Hahahaha....:D

Hahahaha....:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
So therein lies my confusion....measure...

So therein lies my confusion....measure what?

From my perspective, I have no frame of reference...must be some tricks...lasers, strings...something :confused:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Sub Panel Mod for Radios Stack

-7 Slider sub panel modification to accommodate radio trays.

Because I'm just starting the wiring for the basic system (not avionics), I decided that the GTR-200B and GNX-375 trays should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By mfleming
There is nothing unusual about an RV from a...

There is nothing unusual about an RV from a mechanical perspective. Any A&P would be perfectly capable of working on one.

Where the rub comes, IMHO, is the difference between the certified world...
Forum: Tools 12-11-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By mfleming
This works for me. Handy and neat at the same...

This works for me. Handy and neat at the same time.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-08-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,153
Posted By mfleming
Do both :D I just ordered my engine with a left...

Do both :D

I just ordered my engine with a left Pmag and a Slick mag on the right. I plan on removing the Slick and installing Surefly.

The Surefly gets its power from a wire connected to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By mfleming
Are you planning on a modified engine. Aero Sport...

Are you planning on a modified engine. Aero Sport was significantly higher than a Lycoming from Vans and no delivery time commitment on a recent quote.

When I did my research all the aftermarket...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,005
Posted By mfleming
I'm at the stage of figuring out where to place...

I'm at the stage of figuring out where to place my LRUs behind the instrument panel. I kept laying the access plate reinforcement over the guide holes and trying to imagine what I actually could...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By mfleming
Thatís it really. The outputs go to whatever...

Thatís it really. The outputs go to whatever devices you want to keep powered up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By mfleming
So it does not look like the "back-up power...

So it does not look like the "back-up power master switch" kills the incoming power to the back up battery.

I was going to put this unit on a fuse but now I'm thinking a pullable breaker. If for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By mfleming
Standby Battery Master Switch purpose

This has me a little confused.

Here is a snippet of my avionics wiring drawing showing the TCW IBBS backup battery.

What does the Switch labeled "Stby Bat Master" on pin 1 do?

The power comes in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,106
Posted By mfleming
It's most likely the battery contactor. Use a...

It's most likely the battery contactor.

Use a voltmeter and place the red lead on the small contactor terminal and the black lead to ground. Flip the master switch on, if the voltage jumps up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,677
Posted By mfleming
This is my mobile tool set-up. Worked great...

This is my mobile tool set-up. Worked great throughout the build.
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