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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By Joe
It will never show up on the network as it...

It will never show up on the network as it connects to a serial port. (Mine is connected to Port 3.)

Assuming you have it wired correctly to a serial port, it will start displaying traffic and...
Forum: Oregon 06-25-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Joe
Craig, I'm afraid 'edstepec' is right: it's...

Craig,

I'm afraid 'edstepec' is right: it's going to be awful stinkin' hot during your visit. But if that doesn't stop you, there are two activities around noon on Saturday, June 26 (tomorrow).

One...
Forum: Oregon 06-25-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Joe
BBQ at Pearson

At Lenhardt today I got wind of a recurring BBQ at the Pearson airport Wednesday evenings. Can anyone supply the details? Is it open to the general RV-public?


Thanks,
Joe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,101
Posted By Joe
Rudder Trim

I bench-tested the components for electric trim on my RV-8A's rudder. The two aluminum parts on the right form a bridle (I think that's what it's called) that captures the right rudder cable just...
Forum: Northwest 04-25-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By Joe
And another: Gary inspected my Long-EZ last June...

And another: Gary inspected my Long-EZ last June in the height of the pandemic. Thanks, Gary.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Joe
C&K momentary action SPDT switch

This is what you want. It's a miniature C&K momentary action SPDT switch that comes with an optional push-on black plastic button. If you email me (jdubner@yahoo.com) I'll try to look up the part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By Joe
Flew to Cottonwood, AZ

In an attempt to beat the 90+ degree heat in the Phoenix area, I flew from Falcon Field to Cottonwood for breakfast Saturday morning with friends (two Long-EZs and a VariEze).

Still, it got plenty...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By Joe
EDIMAX EW-7811UN

Joe, there's nothing really "standard" about a Windows USB WiFi dongle but I have two of these and they work with my two SkyView D1000s (two airplanes): EDIMAX EW-7811UN 150Mbps WiFi Nano USB...
Forum: Oregon 02-09-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By Joe
Yes, must add my +1 for Gary Brown. ...

Yes, must add my +1 for Gary Brown. Knowledgeable and competent. RV builder repeat offender (he'll fly to your location in his RV-7) as well as extensive experience with numerous other airplanes. ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,628
Posted By Joe
How's that working out for you? (Recent flight of...

How's that working out for you? (Recent flight of N219PB) (https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a1dc38&lat=28.826&lon=-96.934&zoom=13.1&showTrace=2021-01-08)

"Opt out" doesn't do much when you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-01-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Joe
It was in the handle!

This.

It didn't rattle but I took off the handle and found it there today. Mystery solved. Thank you and thanks to BillL. too.

Might look for some O-rings as the retainers are even tougher to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Joe
Now that makes sense. I'll see if it can be...

Now that makes sense. I'll see if it can be found.

O-rings seem like a good workaround but they would have to be very thin. You can see I've had to counterbore the hole to get clearance for the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Joe
Thanks (and howdy, neighbor). That's what I did...

Thanks (and howdy, neighbor). That's what I did on two of them and thought there could be an easier/better way with those expensive Skybolt tools. Took me more than 30 seconds and I roughed up the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Joe
Skybolt Fastener retainer installation

I'm having a devil of a time installing Skybolt fasteners' retainers on my (non-RV) cowl. I couldn't find a good procedure in the Skybolt catalog (196 pages!). I did remove the stud from the...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-13-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,303
Posted By Joe
I misspoke somewhat. A few months ago I...

I misspoke somewhat. A few months ago I discovered KC2TPD-2 (a.k.a. N666BK) was no longer showing up and traced the problem to the symbol. I edited my code to change the RV symbol to a small...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-13-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,303
Posted By Joe
Specifically, 164 stations in the past 30...

Specifically, 164 stations in the past 30 days.

I obtained this figure by querying a database I keep of APRS position reports in the CONUS that use the large or small airplane icon. Only flying...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-09-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,303
Posted By Joe
APRS forever

I was an early adopter of APRS tracking but now I use both APRS and ADS-B. I find coverage varies depending on location. In parts of Nevada the ARTCC can't even hear me on the radio, much less see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-30-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Joe
I experienced this in cruise on my newly-finished...

I experienced this in cruise on my newly-finished RV-8A using Skybolt quarter-turn fasteners at the high end of the manufacturer's spacing recommendation.

The fix was to lay down two layers of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,905
Posted By Joe
It happened to me twice, once in level flight and...

It happened to me twice, once in level flight and once in a climb (trying to get on top). Both were solid IMC and the AOA alarm was my first indication of icing as I was "on the gauges" and not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,905
Posted By Joe
My situation was similar to yours: heated pitot...

My situation was similar to yours: heated pitot tube and AOA-ready Dynon SkyView but no AOA probe. I fabricated one in the style of the plans-specified pitot tube and bent the end to a "pleasing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By Joe
Some questions about the shear screw itself

Surely I cannot be the only one wondering: what are the specs on the Dynon servo shear screw?

Why can't it be obtained from another source (i.e. locally)?

And for extra points: why can't Dynon...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,728
Posted By Joe
Under the wings

There's nothing wrong with putting a comm antenna on the bottom surface of the wings. Mount it on an inspection cover if you're hesitant to do something irreversible.

I have a ham APRS antenna...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By Joe
Page 7-12 in the RV-8/8A Construction Manual...

Page 7-12 in the RV-8/8A Construction Manual (from the preview plans) has a section titled "Attaching Flaps to the Wings" that specifies both methods.

In my '8A I elected to use the "two-pin from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,015
Posted By Joe
Which Camloc fastener?

I need a slightly longer version of the quarter-turn cowl fastener Van's Aircraft sells as HW 212-12 and HW 2600-3W (see the Van's catalog page...
Forum: Autopilots 07-07-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,070
Posted By Joe
Following up my own post for the archives: The...

Following up my own post for the archives:

The cleaning/lubrication seemed to do the trick. Ops checked during two flights and the ADI is its normal self again.

Good thing too, because although...
Forum: Autopilots 06-29-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,070
Posted By Joe
I did not know Mid-Continent handled TruTrak...

I did not know Mid-Continent handled TruTrak repair but just fired off an email. Thanks.


The climb rate indicator line (don't know what else to call it) was hung up near its maximum. The roll...
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,070
Posted By Joe
Trutrak ADI repair?

Is anyone repairing the long-obsolete Trutrak ADI? My 2-1/4 inch unit recently went Tango Uniform and it fills a need for backup in my glass panel.


As most know, Trutrak Flight Systems was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe
Repaired by Vetterman

After talking with Clint at Vettermans, I USPS'd the #4 pipe to him on June 8. Clint expertly repaired it and I received it by UPS yesterday, June 18. Here's what the repair looks like:


...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe
Success!

With a helper on the other side of the airplane holding the crossover pipe I was able to rotate the #4 pipe and work the slip joint apart. Soaking in Mouse Milk overnight didn't hurt and I didn't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe
Slip joint

Thanks. I went out to the hangar and checked. Right you are -- on both counts. There is a slip joint (it's the thing I've been putting Mouse Milk on each time the cowl is off) and it is frozen. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Joe
re: FAA Experimental Registration done FAST!

My experience was nearly identical: mailed my forms on May 21 and received my registration on June 4 (even with the 3-day FAA mail quarantine and the Memorial Day weekend).

Kudos and thanks to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe
Kai, nice to hear from you! OK, that's...

Kai, nice to hear from you!

OK, that's encouraging. Tomorrow I'll look into taking off the #1/#2 crossover pipes too. And if you're flying around, please land here, taxi over, say "hi" and have a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By Joe
RV-8A Weld Crack at #4 Exhaust Flange

This is for an '8A, not an '8 or any of the other RVs.

Caught this on an oil change: my Vetterman exhaust developed a crack in the weld at the exhaust flange for the #4 cylinder. Naturally this is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By Joe
Terry, you can obtain one direct from the...

Terry, you can obtain one direct from the manufacturer: Duckworks.
http://duckworksav.com/Individuals.html

It'll set you back $15. :-)

--
Joe
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,223
Posted By Joe
Yeah, mine is one of them. Apparently one...

Yeah, mine is one of them. Apparently one Immelman and a couple of loops will fail the test, presumably based on NIC.

Otherwise it's fine and has been for years.

I don't do aerobatics in "rule...
Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,009
Posted By Joe
I agree. tar1090 is a nice piece of work with a...

I agree. tar1090 is a nice piece of work with a lot of time and effort by "wiedehopf" who made it available to all (open source on GitHub...
Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,009
Posted By Joe
Here in western Oregon I do. But for various...

Here in western Oregon I do. But for various reasons I'm feeding ADSBexchange (https://www.adsbexchange.com/), not FA.

This is a composite of ADSBexchange's coverage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By Joe
Tom, Sounds like you're finished and happy with...

Tom,

Sounds like you're finished and happy with your installation but perhaps this will help someone else in the future.

I removed a 1/8" NPT plug near the fuel inlet on the carburetor and ran a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,177
Posted By Joe
Here's my RV-8A From a combination of APRS and...

Here's my RV-8A From a combination of APRS and ADS-B (http://dubner.us/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=N227JD&start=2019-01-01&stop=2019-12-31&tiny=1&elim=9).

http://dubner.us/misc/2019%20Flying.jpg

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Joe
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,668
Posted By Joe
Could it be a leaking primer system?

Recently I experienced a badly leaking primer system that caused my newly-overhauled carburetor to seem to run overly-rich. Fuel was continuously being leaked into the cylinders (bypassing the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Joe
Thank you, Noel. I believe you're right and I...

Thank you, Noel. I believe you're right and I was coming to that same conclusion based on my experience with the unit after I removed it.

And just now I found this on the Aircraft Spruce web page...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Joe
Leaking primer solenoid

On a refurbishment project I installed a new fuel primer valve, a Parker 12V solenoid valve from Aircraft Spruce (part number 05-04368). From the get-go, in the "OFF" position (no voltage to the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-28-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,962
Posted By Joe
KLEE it is!

That will work! Leesburg looks like just the ticket and $3.99 self-service gas is the icing on the cake.

Thank you, Tom and Paul.

--
Joe
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-28-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,962
Posted By Joe
Airport for The Villages

My East coast brother has a place in The Villages and I'm considering an occasional wintertime visit. Naturally, I would fly my RV (from here in western Oregon) so it raises the question: what...
Forum: Propellers 01-27-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,333
Posted By Joe
Prop tip speed (and other prop parameters)

Many years ago, Ed Dokus wrote a program to design propellers, sort of a spreadsheet to "what if" a propeller. Enter your parameters, click "Calculate" and see results to include thrust and...
Forum: APRS Tracking 01-03-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,767
Posted By Joe
Bruce, you may use my site...

Bruce, you may use my site (http://209.237.86.241/cgi-bin/alltracks.cgi?call=N5771H&days=360) to view your last 360 days of flight:

http://dubner.us/cgi-bin/alltracks.cgi?call=N5771H&days=360

--
Joe
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By Joe
VOR/ILS

Not necessarily, depending on what you have in your panel AND the availability of suitable nav aids. The VAL Avionics NAV 2000 (https://www.valavionics.com/nav-2000.html) will interface directly...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-21-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,190
Posted By Joe
My experience at Jean, 0L7, ("owned" by the same...

My experience at Jean, 0L7, ("owned" by the same Clark County Airport Administration) varied somewhat.

I bought 18.67 gallons at Jean and another few gallons at Henderson (after pump troubles at...
Forum: Northeast 08-14-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By Joe
Great Barrington, MA (GBR)

Answering my own question here: landed GBR this morning after an easy 0.6 hour flight from Bridgeport, CT...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By Joe
Thanks. I looked up KPSF on airnav.com and one...

Thanks. I looked up KPSF on airnav.com and one comment mentioned a landing fee and another said there was no courtesy car. So still looking ...

Anyone have firsthand experience with Great...
Forum: Northeast 08-13-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,138
Posted By Joe
Looking for RON base

The trouble with building an extra day into a cross-country plan is what to do with the extra day when everything goes as planned :-) But it's the kind of trouble I prefer over being pressed for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Joe
Thanks again for the tip, Claude. We're staying...

Thanks again for the tip, Claude. We're staying at KRRL right now and can verify everything you said. When we parked, Josh from the FBO gave us the keys to the car and told us we could keep it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Joe
Jereme, I'm surprised we haven't already met as...

Jereme, I'm surprised we haven't already met as I've been to Cody a number of times (it's my GF's home town and her uncle lives in Worland). I've been to a couple of pancake breakfasts at your EAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Joe
KRRL

I had not heard of, much less considered KRRL, Claude, but I will now, I particularly like your wife's recommendation <g> -- that cinches it for me as I'm traveling with my lady. Appreciate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Joe
Hangar at DXR

Jake,

Yes, yes, and YES! That would be super. And very generous. Even a place to tie down would be OK.

I'm departing Cody on Tuesday morning and hope to make DXR well before the weekend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By Joe
Fuel stops KCOD to KDXR/KBDR?

Looking for fuel stop recommendations for flying my RV-8A from Cody, WY to somewhere near Easton, CT (probably Danbury or Bridgeport). Using skyvector.com I've tentatively decided on the great circle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By Joe
Very good, Craig. You'll particularly appreciate...

Very good, Craig. You'll particularly appreciate them in your -8 in the forward baggage floor and the consoles. Using a small ratcheting handle allows me to access those "impossible" screws where...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,280
Posted By Joe
Micro Fasteners 6-lobe screws

Sorry to be replying after you already ordered screws.

A company named Micro Fasteners sells 6-lobe (Torx) SS machine screws that are superior in many ways to the plans' screws. I'll let the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By Joe
I had the same dilemma six years ago when I...

I had the same dilemma six years ago when I finished my RV-8A and wanted a 2.25" attitude indicator to backup my Dynon SkyView. Electric ones (e.g. Mid Continent) are crazy expensive but I located a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,080
Posted By Joe
The other only reason is convenience. Tiedowns...

The other only reason is convenience. Tiedowns and gust locks are quick and easy to access at a stop.

Another only reason is for a small oxygen bottle if one doesn't have room inside the cockpit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By Joe
Sorry to join the dog pile but your email is...

Sorry to join the dog pile but your email is disabled.

IMO Dynon tech support has diminished over the years. In shopping for a new panel I recently asked some SkyView Classic questions but was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,718
Posted By Joe
Sent my KX 155 to Bevan Aviation

Also +1 on Bevan Aviation (Bevan-Rabell, Inc.). Mike Gros is the most knowledgeable avionics bench tech/manager I've spoken with, readily shares his knowledge, and does first-rate work.

My KX 155...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,766
Posted By Joe
That was my experience too. I met plenty of...

That was my experience too. I met plenty of friends from the canard aircraft community (almost a dozen) but basically zero RV'ers. When I left Sunday before the airshow my white aircraft was filthy...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-07-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,766
Posted By Joe
Copperstate fly-in

Yesterday I flew down from Independence, OR to take advantage of a weather window (and a tailwind that peaked at 69 knots). So far it's pretty quiet in airplane...
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