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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Walt
Not doing me any good sitting on the shelf, price...

Not doing me any good sitting on the shelf, price lowered to $1250!
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Walt
The GTN uses a very clever mechanism to pull it...

The GTN uses a very clever mechanism to pull it in and push it out the rack, the hex screw must be turned all the way to left to push the unit out of the rack and release it, at that point you pull...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Walt
Another option is the Weldon, I mounted mine on...

Another option is the Weldon, I mounted mine on the firewall on the inside, certified pump that's been around a long time, internal bypass valve so plumbing is a bit easier, was able to eliminate the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Walt
You didn't say what eng you have but 4 bangers...

You didn't say what eng you have but 4 bangers don't do well at low RPM, I suggest 2400 ish as normal minimum rpm, reduce MP as required.
My std cruise is 2400/22 but if just puttering around...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Walt
I suggest you stick with the Garmin recommended...

I suggest you stick with the Garmin recommended install.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By Walt
FWIW, I will only use Honeywell TL toggles,...

FWIW, I will only use Honeywell TL toggles, locking for important stuff and non locking for everything else.
I will not install rockers, the small push on terminals are prone to loosening and I just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By Walt
My goto is Loctite 567. FYI: Fuel lube is not a...

My goto is Loctite 567.
FYI: Fuel lube is not a thread sealant.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Walt
I know accounts have been hacked in the past,...

I know accounts have been hacked in the past, glad to see that it's a solid member of VAF making the post and not a scammer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Walt
Be cautious here, not sure why anyone would want...

Be cautious here, not sure why anyone would want the 650 vs 650xi...
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By Walt
Leaving brake pressure applied for an extended...

Leaving brake pressure applied for an extended period may have undesirable results. You should always chock and release PB.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By Walt
The database bundles are separate for the...

The database bundles are separate for the G3X/GTN, the full 'bundle' (includes everything) will do all the G3X screens, look for the one that costs $149 yr.
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,374
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure if I just stop posting this...

I'm pretty sure if I just stop posting this thread could be deleted :D
But good luck with that.... Pis*ing people off is in my nature, and I'm darn good at it, just ask my wife. :eek:
I failed charm...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By Walt
Garmin LPM for G5 11393

Garmin LPM for G5

11393
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Walt
Page 35-37 of the G3X install manual details the...

Page 35-37 of the G3X install manual details the cal procedure.

Approach Target AOA Calibration (Optional)
This procedure sets a specific point (1.3 x stall speed is suggested) on the AOA gauge to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By Walt
Good on you for taking the extra time to do it...

Good on you for taking the extra time to do it right, you'll sleep better now.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Walt
John S pretty much nailed it. On a slider or an...

John S pretty much nailed it. On a slider or an RV10 it becomes a job just to pull the screen to access plumbing if the GSU is attached.
I would say that one of the biggest headaches I run into...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Walt
Does it count that I've had lots of problems...

Does it count that I've had lots of problems doing P-S checks on aircraft that have mounted the AHRS to the back of the screen?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By Walt
Garmin uses PWM so you can slow it way down with...

Garmin uses PWM so you can slow it way down with no issue.
Using both VPX and Garmin at the same time may not work great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By Walt
Related thread I...

Related thread I started:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195120
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By Walt
OK to put it another way, what is the benefit of...

OK to put it another way, what is the benefit of integrating the VPX into the trim system? You should know this because you built it...

PS: you're the one that stated "I dunno why", I would think...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By Walt
Why does trim need to go thru the VPX in the...

Why does trim need to go thru the VPX in the first place?
Seems like you've added another level of logic/complexity/failure mode to what is normally a pretty simple system.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Walt
WTB: RV7 Horiz stab

If you have a Horizontal kit/tail kit, built or not, I may be interested as I have a customer that needs a new Horiz stab. If you have one already built the workmanship would need to be top notch for...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By Walt
Have you ever flown around a thunderstorm and...

Have you ever flown around a thunderstorm and wondered what would happen to your all electric airplane if you got zapped by a lightning bolt :eek:
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By Walt
FYI, the ASplat 'mod' has no fasteners OB of the...

FYI, the ASplat 'mod' has no fasteners OB of the rib (unlike the Van's SB repair which carries the reinforcement further out, hence the difficulty of installing the Van's repair compared to this mod).
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By Walt
In my opinion the 'mod' is worse than nothing as...

In my opinion the 'mod' is worse than nothing as it is based solely on eyeball engineering and makes people think that it has some real value to improve the strength of the Horiz, there is absolutely...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By Walt
I'd keep the Slick.

I'd keep the Slick.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Walt
I've never mounted a GSU25 on the back of a GDU,...

I've never mounted a GSU25 on the back of a GDU, and never had a problem with any of them. Mounting on the back of a GDU makes access behind the screen so much harder and impractical I would never do...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,358
Posted By Walt
Interesting you bring that up, see my post on one...

Interesting you bring that up, see my post on one of those installs:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195120
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By Walt
Horiz Stab cracks/repairs: Don't do this...

If you find cracks on the horizontal web (ref SB 14-01-31 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-14-01-31/)) please do the repair recommended by Van's.
This aircraft is...
Forum: Autopilots 05-07-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Walt
Nope not me, got my hands full keeping up with...

Nope not me, got my hands full keeping up with RV's.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Walt
Some engines will shake as they come up from idle...

Some engines will shake as they come up from idle to say 1200-1500, have you tried just running the vib test as around 1200-1500 or above so the motor is running smoothly? Some engines just idle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Walt
I'll be around the hanger on Sat, might have time...

I'll be around the hanger on Sat, might have time for a flight...
2 7's and and a 14 currently in the hanger.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Walt
I've seen something as simple as loose connectors...

I've seen something as simple as loose connectors on the GSU cause issues.
It would have to be seriously out of balance for a prop imbalance to cause that.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Walt
Page 2-20: To test for the installation of the...

Page 2-20:
To test for the installation of the Apple iOS compatible configuration module, enter config mode, select the System Information page, highlight PFD1, press Menu, and run the Apple...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Walt
You don't need the flightstream with Garmin...

You don't need the flightstream with Garmin touch. Are you sure you have the non-apple module, I didn't think any of the touch units came with those unless someone converted from the non touch unit....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX23ES Transponder

Gently used, removed for upgrade to 45R, tested prior to removal and works perfect.
Will include tray, new connector, etc., latest software installed.
Reduced to $1250 includes shipping...
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Walt
What I meant was the ease at which...

What I meant was the ease at which entering/revising flt plans while in the air is a world apart easier on a 6.9" screen vs a 2" screen.
The 750 on screen map editing also works fantastic (rubber...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Walt
Entering flight plans, revising flt plans on the...

Entering flight plans, revising flt plans on the go (ATC clearance changes), vertical nav, ILS are just a few of the more obvious ones.

The 750 has a high res map if that's what you want, and it...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Walt
My suggestion if you plan on flying IFR, ditch...

My suggestion if you plan on flying IFR, ditch the 375/3rd screen and install a 750xi.
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Walt
Make sure the elevator doesn't have any drag, it...

Make sure the elevator doesn't have any drag, it should 'freefloat', stiff controls will usually make the AP twitchy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Walt
Are just listing those, or did you actually put...

Are just listing those, or did you actually put all those on your stick?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,733
Posted By Walt
How many does the VPX accomodate? My typical...

How many does the VPX accomodate?
My typical panel has about 15 brkrs and 10 slot fuse panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,842
Posted By Walt
Garmin connector kit might work a little...

Garmin connector kit might work a little better.... their connector/backshells rock!

https://lxavionics.co.uk/image/cache/catalog/Garmin/GAD29CnKt-500x500.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 144,584
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure if you turn off auto-trim then...

I'm pretty sure if you turn off auto-trim then manual trimming is available without AP disconnect.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Walt
Just curious, would there be any advantage from...

Just curious, would there be any advantage from controlling the 345R via the 650 vs the G3X?
Forum: Safety 04-28-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Walt
Yes this plane (luckily) had Alt2 on all the time...

Yes this plane (luckily) had Alt2 on all the time which was just enough to keep things running but not charge the batteries.

I did discuss the problem/situation with the owner, and he is now acutely...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Walt
An AI (which I am) cannot ground an aircraft,...

An AI (which I am) cannot ground an aircraft, only a fed can do that.

I have a standing agreement with all my customers, if you bring it to me we fix everything (airworthiness) that needs to be...
Forum: COMM 04-27-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Walt
Try a local ground at the strobe box rather than...

Try a local ground at the strobe box rather than running the ground all the way up front, it basically becomes an antenna at that point.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Walt
I have built a number of panels with backup alt...

I have built a number of panels with backup alt but no on/off switch for the BU. When I feel like the owner is not system savvy, I think it's easy/safer to just leave the BU 'on' all the time, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,950
Posted By Walt
I have a collapsed RV8 tank out back that...

I have a collapsed RV8 tank out back that occurred from a mud dobber plugged vent.
Actually the same aircraft had both vents get plugged, but we were able to repair the other tank.
Pilot almost lost...
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Walt
The GTR200 has great sensitivity which is a good...

The GTR200 has great sensitivity which is a good thing.
First thing I would do is check antenna coax is a properly installed RG400 and antenna is modern style that is properly grounded.
If all that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Walt
Dynon is aware that doing this may cause...

Dynon is aware that doing this may cause issues:

"SkyView systems with more than one display normally only output audio alerts from one display to minimize audio distortion. In a SkyView system that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Walt
Don't know the what kind of output the Dynon uses...

Don't know the what kind of output the Dynon uses but this sounds like bad advice to me, typically tying audio outputs together is a no-no.
I'm pretty sure if you lose the PFD for some reason lost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,739
Posted By Walt
I suggest you or someone else go back to finding...

I suggest you or someone else go back to finding out what's wrong with the airplane electrical system, no reason it shouldn't work normally with a std battery.
Forum: Safety 04-24-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Walt
Technically "advanced" (EFII) aircraft operation and sales...

Kinda scary stuff for me...

Finishing up a Condition Insp on an aircraft for a new owner today, the aircraft is a 'modern' RV, recently purchased with 390, glass panel, full EFII, dual batteries and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,641
Posted By Walt
The last 2 years I flew in (18/19) the way I saw...

The last 2 years I flew in (18/19) the way I saw things develop was because they (controllers) quit letting people land.
Plain and simple, downhill from there.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By Walt
Just a data point, loaded up the new software...

Just a data point, loaded up the new software yesterday with no issues.
Glad to see all the improvements, especially the G5/AHRS compare.
Customers with GTN's will love the new fuel management page...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Walt
I know there are lots of proponents of this...

I know there are lots of proponents of this philosophy (mostly based on I don't want to spend the money), however, aviation safety/reliability is based on required inspections and repair being...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Walt
Whenever you replace pads you should ensure they...

Whenever you replace pads you should ensure they are not dragging/locking up, verify the caliper still 'floats'. Just rocking the airplane back and forth with the tire will tell you if they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Walt
Congratulations to all, a great future lies ahead...

Congratulations to all, a great future lies ahead for these youngsters!
Nice job Ernie :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,133
Posted By Walt
Begs the question... does EFI give you more HP...

Begs the question... does EFI give you more HP over more traditional FI/mags on the same engne?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By Walt
Funny, guess they just don't update their IM's...

Funny, guess they just don't update their IM's very often as they all still read 1.5"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By Walt
EI (Electronics International) still recommends...

EI (Electronics International) still recommends 1.5" and I consider them to be one of the premier manufacturers of engine monitoring equip.. My impression is other manuf probes are not as robust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By Walt
My 370 with 9.6 CR, so approx 200-205 hp, burns...

My 370 with 9.6 CR, so approx 200-205 hp, burns about 17GPH at TO @ SL.
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