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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By wjb
Nice! Thanks for sharing Cole.

Nice! Thanks for sharing Cole.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,784
Posted By wjb
Yea, I saw that too! I was able to snag a 6-pack...

Yea, I saw that too! I was able to snag a 6-pack of the Tempest equivalents; the individually packaged ones seem low on stock as well, generally.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By wjb
+1 on the easily configurability. The ones found...

+1 on the easily configurability. The ones found most useful are the CHT and Oil Temp warnings - both red and yellow. On hard climbs on hot days -- and during engine break-in -- its nice to get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,484
Posted By wjb
Congrats! We saw you at about 3 TTSN down in...

Congrats! We saw you at about 3 TTSN down in Hollister .. happy to see you're now in Phase II.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By wjb
I planned ahead and had our local mobile...

I planned ahead and had our local mobile transponder guy come by the hangar.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By wjb
This is not exactly per plans, since I had to...

This is not exactly per plans, since I had to modify my snorkel to fit, but the plans are similar. The filter should drop in from the top, and I just need to remove the retention plate to...
Forum: Formation Flying 03-29-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By wjb
I put my name in; crossing my fingers to see if I...

I put my name in; crossing my fingers to see if I be deemed worthy!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By wjb
These are great! Any option to get them marked...

These are great! Any option to get them marked with 100LL/94UL? 94UL will be a thing here soon and my IO360-M1B can drink it, no problem, as well as the classic 100LL.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 108
Sticky: Baffle Mod
Views: 117,077
Posted By wjb
I went with a mini-duct per a later DanH post...

I went with a mini-duct per a later DanH post ..it was easy to make and gives more cross sectional area for the air to get through. YMMV, but my #3 has no cooling issues. I did a similar thing on...
Forum: Tools 03-16-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By wjb
+1 for Metcal .. best system Iíve ever used

+1 for Metcal .. best system Iíve ever used
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By wjb
Hi Scott ...they're just DPDT toggle switches,...

Hi Scott ...they're just DPDT toggle switches, though I went fancy and picked up mil-grade ones.

https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/187/honeywell_sensing_micro_switch_tl_toggle_product_s-1670289.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By wjb
I have two mag switches plus a push button for...

I have two mag switches plus a push button for the starter ... love it and it works like a champ. Schematic attached; starter will only activate when the L mag is on, R mag is off.

You'll need to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By wjb
I use these car baby shades, they stick on with a...

I use these car baby shades, they stick on with a suction cup and fold nicely into a small pouch

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RSC8DJ9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By wjb
I just changed my pads Friday ... my brakes are...

I just changed my pads Friday ... my brakes are Matco but maybe Cleaveland is similar....

After removing the bolts to liberate the outer caliper, I next removed the inner slide bearings which allow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,541
Posted By wjb
I was checking tire pressure this weekend and...

I was checking tire pressure this weekend and checked the pads .. shot and time for replacement. 151 hours since first flight, 688 landings. Tires are getting bald, too!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By wjb
As Ariel reiterated, RS232 needs a ground to...

As Ariel reiterated, RS232 needs a ground to function -- one signal wire for one way communication (like the ELT) or two wires, for two-way, PLUS some ground reference, either a explicit ground...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By wjb
Even though it's an extra wire, I like the two...

Even though it's an extra wire, I like the two signals plus ground connected directly to the connector pins, with the braid separately tied to the backshell. It has the best signal properties, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By wjb
It works because you've tied both Garmin box...

It works because you've tied both Garmin box signal grounds together via the shield ties at the connectors (my option "B") -- Garmin's connector shells are tied to ground. While the ground tie back...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-23-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By wjb
RS-232 is a "single ended" signalling scheme and...

RS-232 is a "single ended" signalling scheme and requires a ground reference to work properly (or at all)

This reference is generally achieved in one or more ways:

A) Direct ground tie, via 3 wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By wjb
My preference here is to crimp on regular density...

My preference here is to crimp on regular density Dsub contacts, male on one side and female on the other, connect, and then slide over a length of heat shrink and shrink it in place. Crimp...
Forum: California 01-27-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wjb
Looks like this (on the day of my first flight...

Looks like this (on the day of my first flight :D:D)

Winter WX is quite a bit better than summer, fog wise. In fact, generally better and clear on the coast with haze and crud inland.

I'd bet...
Forum: California 01-26-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By wjb
Thanks for visiting KHAF! We love visiting RVs....

Thanks for visiting KHAF! We love visiting RVs. Happy Birthdays!

We had a treat on the flight back ... NorCal cleared our flight right across the bay at 4000' on the return -- right thru the middle...
Forum: California 01-25-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By wjb
Great trip!

Hi All,

We had 4 RVs fly into O22 on Sunday from HAF/SQL home bases, and initially shut down by a friend's hangar on the turf runway. We chewed the fat too long and didn't make it over to the main...
Forum: California 01-19-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By wjb
Hey, my airport resembles that remark! Sounds...

Hey, my airport resembles that remark! Sounds like fun -- and Columbia has been on my list for a while; let's see if the fog cooperates.
Forum: California 01-10-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By wjb
Hi Peter, welcome to the Bay Area! Lots of RVs...

Hi Peter, welcome to the Bay Area!

Lots of RVs in Watsonville and Livermore, both with active EAA chapters that probably can help with the CI and BFR.

We have 4 RVs in Half Moon Bay (two 7's,...
Forum: Autopilots 12-22-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By wjb
Here's a copy of my schematic pages that show the...

Here's a copy of my schematic pages that show the 2x GSA28s, GAD27, Ray Allen trim servos, and hat switch configuration. Works great in my plane.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-02-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By wjb
Wow, great video! Awesome!

Wow, great video! Awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,855
Posted By wjb
Glorious Wx - two ship from WVI to HAF

Playing with the GoPro on a stunning fall day for a quick two-ship flight from WVI to HAF, in loose formation (I'm still a noob at formation).

Best viewed in 4k with audio turned up. Scout's honor...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,025
Posted By wjb
Wow, that's brilliant! I've been thinking that I...

Wow, that's brilliant! I've been thinking that I need to upgrade my super-bush-league solution to something less sketch .. I'm going to steal some good ideas from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By wjb
Congrats! Always happy to see another -7 flying!

Congrats! Always happy to see another -7 flying!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By wjb
I've seen this issue occasionally ... removing...

I've seen this issue occasionally ... removing the battery seemed to clear the startup issue (I have easy access to the back of the unit on my plane with the canopy open)

Taking with Garmin about...
Forum: California 11-11-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By wjb
This shared space was recently available at RHV...

This shared space was recently available at RHV .. may still be available; I was surprised that it was not snatched up in nanoseconds, based on the...
Forum: California 11-10-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,971
Posted By wjb
Here are two more KHAF cams at the terminal...

Here are two more KHAF cams at the terminal building:

http://69.227.253.62:8160/live/0/jpeg.jpg
http://69.227.253.62:8165/live/0/jpeg.jpg

Seems like a great trip! Bummer that I'm out of town this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,283
Posted By wjb
I had a hard time finding the mark on my starter...

I had a hard time finding the mark on my starter ... it was there, but barely ... it looked like a bit of mold flashing, not a designed-in mark or a nice hole like I've seen in other pics. I've...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,730
Posted By wjb
I did the following: 19 across the back top cowl...

I did the following:

19 across the back top cowl to fuse
5 vertical each side for the lower cowl to fuse (10 total)
3 each side, bottom between the exhaust stack bump and gear leg (6 total)
9...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By wjb
You can easily get by with a few buck for the...

You can easily get by with a few buck for the actual connector body itself, but I really like the high grade metal back shells that Garmin provides in their install kits. The jack screws have safety...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,730
Posted By wjb
Like DanH's suggestion, I pitched the individual...

Like DanH's suggestion, I pitched the individual mounting plates for continuous strips running across the top and sides (and bottom) of the cowl/fuse interface (I did 100% Skybolts) and decreased...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,780
Posted By wjb
Hi Brian, any photos of your lock setup? I...

Hi Brian, any photos of your lock setup? I think I know what you did, but photos are so eloquent!
Forum: Photography 10-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By wjb
This is cool! I'm going to have some fun playing...

This is cool! I'm going to have some fun playing with this...:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By wjb
If you want to post directly from Smugmug (ie,...

If you want to post directly from Smugmug (ie, the picture says on Smugmug and is served from there), you need to get a link from Smugmug via the "share" icon (square with up pointing arrow; see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,448
Posted By wjb
You can have the picture auto load if you put an...

You can have the picture auto load if you put an ... around the URL...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By wjb
I found this to work well for my tipper; silicone...

I found this to work well for my tipper; silicone d-shaped seal. Adhesive backing.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009RWG3TY?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,143
Posted By wjb
Just to reiterate the earlier posts: iPads come...

Just to reiterate the earlier posts: iPads come in two flavors: WiFi only without GPS and WiFi + Cellular w/GPS.

GPS works without a sim card in the cellular models and you can connect to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 24,178
Posted By wjb
Just a pretty...

Just a pretty pic!

https://photos.smugmug.com/N430WB/n-k6wFKr/Drop-box/i-CdLXpzX/0/234d0f11/XL/IMG_0004-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,938
Posted By wjb
Almost AOG - starter wouldn't crank

Hi All,

I was able to help an almost AOG -14 today get the fan started after what looked initially like a soft battery. After trying to give it charge, the battery looked fine; wouldn't pull any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By wjb
Hi Bill, I just put a G5 in my panel along with...

Hi Bill,

I just put a G5 in my panel along with an IFR upgrade. My thinking was to integrate it with the G3X to gain the benefits you listed, but add a battery backup and dedicated GPS antenna, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,401
Posted By wjb
100 hours

Clicked past the somewhat arbitrary 100 hour milestone this weekend and was looking through the log:


First flight: 17 June 2020.
Fixed the initial squawks: no IAS on first flight (!), fuel seep...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By wjb
Thanks for the videos! I have a 9 black so far...

Thanks for the videos! I have a 9 black so far and am enjoying playing with it. It's clear that GoPro keeps upping their game.

How do you start the cameras? Remote or smartphone? or just power on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,397
Posted By wjb
I had the same problem with the audio alerts ......

I had the same problem with the audio alerts ... all were broken, except for AoA, including the test buttons in the setup page. I've been talking with G3Xperts about this, but no resolution why...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 1,324,087
Posted By wjb
Here's my panel. After a summer of constant SF...

Here's my panel. After a summer of constant SF fog keeping me on the ground, it somehow grew some IFR capability (GPS175 + G5) ... funny how that works!

95 hours on it and it has been a joy to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,483
Posted By wjb
I found this link to a FAA presentation pretty...

I found this link to a FAA presentation pretty useful .. lots of links to other info sources at the end of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 849,646
Posted By wjb
N430WB in paint

Here's my bird, recently painted, 95 hours young. Such a blast to fly!

https://photos.smugmug.com/N430WB/n-k6wFKr/Painting/i-W5xpZSZ/0/d865d9de/XL/IMG_0355-XL.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,397
Posted By wjb
Audio alerts INOP after upgrade to v8.91

[Sent to G3Xpert email as well]

I upgraded my G3X system to v8.91 and have found that some of the audio alerts are INOP. They were working properly prior to upgrade.

My G3X is connected to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,292
Posted By wjb
Van's has .dxf files for the various panel blanks...

Van's has .dxf files for the various panel blanks at: https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/

Note, the Van's diagrams show the panel as a flat blank, while the actual panel has a 1" 90 degree bend...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,086
Posted By wjb
The GTR-200, at least, does have individual input...

The GTR-200, at least, does have individual input squelches for Aux1 and Aux2 (my alerts go through Aux2)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,086
Posted By wjb
I had a similar issue G3X + GTR200 radio. I...

I had a similar issue G3X + GTR200 radio. I turned up the alerts on the G3X to 100% (maybe 80% for AOA), and then adjusted the overall volume of the alerts coming in the aux mono input in the...
Forum: California 09-06-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,197
Posted By wjb
I'm game! :D .. as the fall progresses, the...

I'm game! :D .. as the fall progresses, the coastal fog disappears ... but the tule fogs comes as the wx cools, but there should be lots of opportunities to arrive "on schedule"
Forum: California 09-04-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,197
Posted By wjb
I won the lottery on this one ... the fog cleared...

I won the lottery on this one ... the fog cleared up around noon KHAF and was able to get in the air by 12:30 and into L52 by 13:45, where the local fog was rapidly clearing. I two-shipped down with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,875
Posted By wjb
I had to cut and move the supports too, as...

I had to cut and move the supports too, as suggested above. I have a G3X on both the pilot and copilot sides

One thing to consider when doing the layout is whether you want to put a radio/nav stack...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,323
Posted By wjb
These connectors are a smart choice; since they...

These connectors are a smart choice; since they are small, you can easily fish them through the pitot mast if you need to remove the pitot assembly, wiring and all. This is exactly what I did for my...
Forum: California 08-23-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,197
Posted By wjb
Haha! I'm based at KHAF, and yes the fog this...

Haha! I'm based at KHAF, and yes the fog this year has been atrocious. I'd have to win the toss twice times to make this trip work - I need VFR on both ends.

Been using the enforced hangar time to...
Forum: California 07-30-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,197
Posted By wjb
Hoping for no fog; I'll be there if the sun is...

Hoping for no fog; I'll be there if the sun is shining.
Forum: The RV Grin 06-25-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By wjb
Awesome! Seems he already has the RV grin...

Awesome! Seems he already has the RV grin figured out!
Forum: Safety 06-12-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,406
Posted By wjb
Though I was current (in Citabrias/Decathalons),...

Though I was current (in Citabrias/Decathalons), I flew my first ~20 hours with a local, super seasoned experimental pilot under the AC 90-116 additional pilot program. There is an authorization...
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