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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,243
Posted By BobTurner
+2. Me too, Maybe this is a west coast thing?

+2. Me too, Maybe this is a west coast thing?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. BTW, bad math. #1 is 16% higher than #3 in...

Yes. BTW, bad math. #1 is 16% higher than #3 in diameter, or 32% in area. I’d look for an induction leak on #3. Lean to peak egt during run up; pull throttle to idle. Does #3 egt go up more than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobTurner
IMHO this is a bizarre interpretation of the...

IMHO this is a bizarre interpretation of the rules. Basically, “I’m building this for my personal education, and I’m getting that education by watching others do the work.” I wouldn’t try that with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By BobTurner
Uh, if you have 4 things, each of which draws 1/2...

Uh, if you have 4 things, each of which draws 1/2 amp, isn’t 4 x 1/2 less than 5?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By BobTurner
No, that’s not the issue. The preface to the ACS...

No, that’s not the issue. The preface to the ACS (nee PTS) says that’s okay. The issue is the required ‘two different types of non-precision’ approaches. Some examiners take that to mean two...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By BobTurner
It’s in the ‘approved’ Garmin installation...

It’s in the ‘approved’ Garmin installation manual. The actual TSO requires you to install the box in accordance with the approved manual.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 960
Posted By BobTurner
Remember the fuses/breakers protect the wires,...

Remember the fuses/breakers protect the wires, not the electronics. So if you have 10 boxes that each draw 5 amps, you could put in one 60 amp breaker and use fat wires (maybe awg 9 gauge?) to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By BobTurner
Really, only when you are very close to finished....

Really, only when you are very close to finished. But some may have longish scheduling times. When you do make contact, ask the DAR for specific guidance, e.g., cowling off (probably yes), inspection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By BobTurner
:eek: Some clarification: Anyone may work or...

:eek:

Some clarification: Anyone may work or ‘service’ any EAB aircraft. The repairman certificate will allow you to sign off the required annual condition inspection, and, as you noted, only on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By BobTurner
Your logbook is more for you than the FAA. You’d...

Your logbook is more for you than the FAA. You’d be surprised at how much you forget. e.g., did I spray zinc chromate under there, or something else, or nothing? And most important: if you decide to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, here’s one: a few years back I was right...

Okay, here’s one: a few years back I was right seat to an instrument student in an RV10, doing the required cross country. It was actual IMC, with low ceilings but temps above freezing, perfect for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobTurner
As long as no one receives money or other...

As long as no one receives money or other compensation you can have as many builders as you wish. The faa will only issue one of the builders a repairman certificate, though.
Edit: when you said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By BobTurner
I kept a log, wrote on the plans, and took...

I kept a log, wrote on the plans, and took photos. When the DAR came out I had brought a computer to the hangar with the photos. The DAR just looked at the photos (try to get some with you in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,918
Posted By BobTurner
Yep, practice. And, take your time. You’ve heard,...

Yep, practice. And, take your time. You’ve heard, “measure twice, cut once”? I measure 5 times! Dimpling a row of holes, but two don’t get dimpled yet? Cover those not to be dimpled with tape before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By BobTurner
Yep, depends on what you’re comfortable with....

Yep, depends on what you’re comfortable with. I’ve experienced one unpublicised gps outage at the end of an approach (vmc by then), never did find out the cause. But it does happen, as does having a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,011
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, the first one. The others are for smaller,...

Yes, the first one. The others are for smaller, space limited wingtips. Only difference between left and right is the direction (up/down) of the connections (you can use a left on the right but the...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By BobTurner
Honestly, this is not so good. I would have...

Honestly, this is not so good. I would have suggested flying lower, to get higher MP and also better cooling. Are you keeping the oil level topped? Try keeping it at, say, 2 or 3 qts below max, see...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By BobTurner
It’s an RG? What does insurance cost? Is there a...

It’s an RG? What does insurance cost?
Is there a typo? I’d guess it’s nearly impossible to have (essentially) the same 75% cruise speeds but quite different 65% power cruise speeds.
Edit: I see a few...
Forum: Canada 01-12-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By BobTurner
Ron, better check this out. Previous Canadian...

Ron, better check this out. Previous Canadian posters have said their inspector counted a GTN as ‘1 box’, and they need two. Much stricter than US rules.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 01-12-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By BobTurner
You should be in the air now, or at least, no...

You should be in the air now, or at least, no later than Wed. If the wx doesn’t look good, drive or take the airlines. Same thing for the return trip. Be prepared to wait for good wx. And, BTW, stock...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t know. I have an Hx and vertical software...

I don’t know. I have an Hx and vertical software and HITS came standard. Truthfully, I don’t use the HITS.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By BobTurner
That’s a long reach to enter anything into the...

That’s a long reach to enter anything into the gps. Also, technically, doesn’t meet the TSO standard for IFR use.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By BobTurner
Go to ‘Graphical engine display setup’ in the...

Go to ‘Graphical engine display setup’ in the setup menus. Scroll down to ‘fuel flow max fuel’, make certain it is set to 60 (for standard rv10 tanks). If it’s blank it will always defer to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-10-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By BobTurner
Make certain you compare apples to apples. May...

Make certain you compare apples to apples. May posters say ‘$1 M’ liability when in fact any passenger - where most of the risk is - is only covered for $100K or so. Need to know if this is a million...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-09-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Same as 35 ft-lbs. Don’t forget a small amount...

+1 Same as 35 ft-lbs. Don’t forget a small amount of graphite lube on the threads, keep it away from the electrodes.
Also, even though the mags came installed, check their timing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By BobTurner
You don’t need the servos, but you do need the...

You don’t need the servos, but you do need the vertical software. Select FD on the autopilot menu.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By BobTurner
If your LED is labeled ‘12 volts’ then it will...

If your LED is labeled ‘12 volts’ then it will have a resistor built into it. Remember it’s directional, there should be a ‘+’ label on one lead. It won’t work if wired backwards.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,011
Posted By BobTurner
+2 on the Archer nav, but install it correctly! I...

+2 on the Archer nav, but install it correctly! I think I have seen photos of every way to install it incorrectly, including one where it was installed with the radiating element placed along side...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By BobTurner
Good question. As you probably know, EAB...

Good question. As you probably know, EAB (experimental amateur built) aircraft have a few limitations, one of them being that they cannot be rented out (or used in any way for compensation or hire)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By BobTurner
Make sure you go back far enough. The root cause...

Make sure you go back far enough. The root cause of this sort of thing often starts with ATC saying, ‘I have an amended clearance for you’, and the pilot accepting it instead of saying ‘unable’.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By BobTurner
Which explains why I couldn’t find the copilot...

Which explains why I couldn’t find the copilot jacks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,533
Posted By BobTurner
There is the answer. For myself, the building...

There is the answer.
For myself, the building experience was a joy. I’m glad I did it. But I also waited until retirement. I didn’t think I had time for a full time job, family life, and building,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By BobTurner
I ordered my tail kit the day after I retired....

I ordered my tail kit the day after I retired. But I’m not sure I fit the first category. Had a deal with the wife that I wouldn’t be less available than when I got paid to work for a living.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By BobTurner
In ALL cases. Otherwise the builder never...

In ALL cases. Otherwise the builder never finishes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By BobTurner
My opinions only: First, remember that building...

My opinions only:
First, remember that building an EAB if your sole intent is to sell and make money, is a violation of the FARs. But ‘intent’ is tough to prove.
Second, there are a few who do just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,881
Posted By BobTurner
That strikes me as unnecessarily low for that far...

That strikes me as unnecessarily low for that far out.
1. I try to descend at a rate that gives me a chance of making the airfield if the engine should quit.
2. 700’ or 1000’ over a city or town 10...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By BobTurner
Your roads must be better than ours. I spent a...

Your roads must be better than ours. I spent a lot of time really tying down the airplane to the truck bed. Right hand lane of the interstate is really torn up by the big rig traffic. By the time I...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By BobTurner
With ailerons neutral, stand in front of the wing...

With ailerons neutral, stand in front of the wing and sight down the top aft surface of the wing and over the ailerons. Is the right aileron vertically higher than the left? A 1/16” makes a big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By BobTurner
You could look for an fbo or other service that...

You could look for an fbo or other service that has an approved simulator. This won’t be cheap, but the device should be cleanable, and the cfi can maintain social distance.
This is a tough, personal...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By BobTurner
Since the hole thru which the pins pass must be...

Since the hole thru which the pins pass must be larger than the pins, the contact area there would be very small. Rivets, otoh, expand sideways to ‘fill the hole’. Also, the plate will have some...
Forum: Autopilots 01-04-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By BobTurner
For any of them (Dynon, Trio, TruTrak) the...

For any of them (Dynon, Trio, TruTrak) the installation time for the servos will all be the same. (But the servos themselves are different - Trio has a clutch, TT uses a shear pin, etc.)....
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By BobTurner
In flight, the doors want to open. The pins bear...

In flight, the doors want to open. The pins bear against the metal latch plate aft of the door, and on the door the load is carried by....a tiny bit of fiberglass? The purpose of the plate is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By BobTurner
Since you sound new to this: All but one aviation...

Since you sound new to this: All but one aviation insurance company use independent brokers. In principle any broker will get you the same quote, so you shop for a broker by their level of service....
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By BobTurner
I would first check your adsb-out settings on the...

I would first check your adsb-out settings on the GRT menu. Make sure ‘adsb-in on both 978 and 1090’ (not sure of exact wording) is checked, and not ‘just 1090’ or ‘just 978’.
To see if TIS-A is...
Forum: Autopilots 01-04-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By BobTurner
Look at the Trio Pro too. Only downside is it...

Look at the Trio Pro too. Only downside is it takes a 3 1/8” hole, if panel space is limited. Dynon will be cheaper, Trio gives redundancy.
Forum: COMM 01-03-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By BobTurner
Without seeing the schematic, not sure what...

Without seeing the schematic, not sure what happens if you use a common ground rather than a Mike Lo input for the mike lo - but it may be your noise source?
For sure, connecting pins 11 and 14 (PTT...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By BobTurner
1. You may be getting a target from an adsb...

1. You may be getting a target from an adsb ground station, and via direct reception. Make sure in your adsb set up you are sending that you receive adsb-in on both frequencies (978 and 1090).
2....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,085
Posted By BobTurner
I believe current FCC charges are $70 for...

I believe current FCC charges are $70 for operator’s license (good for life); $170 for station license (good for ten years).
IMHO a bit excessive considering there’s nothing but paper here.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-31-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,085
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking, that’s two different FCC...

Strictly speaking, that’s two different FCC licenses. An Aircraft Radio Station license for the airplane; and a limited radiotelephone operator license for yourself. They aren’t free.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By BobTurner
As well he should. Controls should always go stop...

As well he should. Controls should always go stop to stop. If your grip is hitting the panel that needs to be fixed.
Back to the OP: I can trim for any configuration at 65 kias or more, but in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By BobTurner
If this is true then your airspeed will be off in...

If this is true then your airspeed will be off in cruise, too. Easy to check - Tape over the pitot opening and see if the problem goes away. And if that’s the fix, you probably need to move the pitot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, that won’t work. RS232 and ARINC are two...

Okay, that won’t work. RS232 and ARINC are two different - both hardware and software - systems for sending data from one box to another. They are not at all interchangeable. I’d suggest you download...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
No, for all functionality you need both. The...

No, for all functionality you need both. The basic gps info travels over the RS232 network, while gps approach data goes over the arinc network.
Get into the gps set up menu (probably need to boot up...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
BTW, most will tell you, GRT has great products...

BTW, most will tell you, GRT has great products but lags behind in documentation. Here’s a tip: you can use the more complete, ‘legacy’ HX manuals (3 of them) for nearly everything. The internal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
If you designated the Garmin as a gps for the grt...

If you designated the Garmin as a gps for the grt it should work. Mine uses the 420 first, and reverts to the gps in my Skyradar if the garmin is off.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
I have a 420W, not a 175. And I am not at the...

I have a 420W, not a 175. And I am not at the airport. But I *think* the gps RS232 out format is set to ‘aviation’, not efis.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
Lots of possibilities. I'd start by making sure...

Lots of possibilities. I'd start by making sure the map data is loaded in the Horizon. If not, download it from GRT web site onto a memory stick, then transfer to the Horizon.
I think the RS232 out...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By BobTurner
??? Accident report says 9:15 am.

??? Accident report says 9:15 am.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,836
Posted By BobTurner
Well, as a matter of fact, and despite a previous...

Well, as a matter of fact, and despite a previous post to the contrary, compliance with FAR 91.205 is not required for an EAB if operated day, VFR, only. It's just a good idea.
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By BobTurner
Align ailerons with flaps in reflex, full...

Align ailerons with flaps in reflex, full up.
Don’t forget to clamp the elevator neutral, or the ailerons will come out wrong.
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. And Keep sanding.

Yes. And
Keep sanding.
Forum: Safety 12-29-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By BobTurner
The baggage door.

The baggage door.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-27-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By BobTurner
A few sellers may give you a funny look if you...

A few sellers may give you a funny look if you ask about "IFR certification". As an EAB that won't exist. The correct question to ask is, "Do your operating limitations allow operation under IFR if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,809
Posted By BobTurner
Bad sign. Time to walk away.

Bad sign. Time to walk away.
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