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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 01:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By jliltd
Nice set up Michael. That is a fantastic layout....

Nice set up Michael. That is a fantastic layout. Well thought out with the components exactly where they need to be. Second 7" GDU on the right is a nice touch for the co-pilot but really the only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By jliltd
If you haven't done it yet I would encourage you...

If you haven't done it yet I would encourage you to purchase the plexiglass layout patterns for the LRUs from Steinair. It does help. You will see then in Michael Flemming's firs post above. ...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By jliltd
When in doubt buy the next longer cable. There...

When in doubt buy the next longer cable. There is quite a bit wasted in the process of winding and swaging. Like a lot. I love my Safe-T-Cable tool but mainly use it where standard safety wiring is...
Forum: Tools 12-04-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By jliltd
When I was shopping I went for the medium length....

When I was shopping I went for the medium length. Another thing I found was that buying new direct from Daniels Manufacturing was as cheap and in some cases cheaper than the going rate on eBay for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By jliltd
I just bought two new GDL 39 cables from...

I just bought two new GDL 39 cables from Sporty's. Arrived a few days ago. The same cable works for GDL 39's and GDL 50/51/52's (nice). I don't think there is a shortage of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By jliltd
That's great news. I just got one in the mail...

That's great news. I just got one in the mail yesterday to try (and it appears to be the same thing that rocketbob recommends). I think the fact these are machined from billet aluminum helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,800
Posted By jliltd
I usually have LTL crates labeled for terminal...

I usually have LTL crates labeled for terminal delivery. Which means they call me when it gets to the local freight terminal so I can go pick it up with a trailer. This helps my schedule as I don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By jliltd
I have an RV-8 panel with a 10" G3X Touch. I do...

I have an RV-8 panel with a 10" G3X Touch. I do most smaller maintenance items by merely removing the G3X screen, which is further convenienced by not having the GSU 25 attached to the display...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,078
Posted By jliltd
Quite a few interesting and intelligent responses...

Quite a few interesting and intelligent responses on this thread. The idle mixture questions was answered with an idle RPM rather than a RPM roll at idle cut off. But that's okay as everything...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By jliltd
I do have one question about the above diagram. ...

I do have one question about the above diagram. The schematic makes perfect sense for a non-impulse right magneto. But then the switch contact terminal matrix table at the bottom of the page seems...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,208
Posted By jliltd
Landing on the upwind wheel is side slipping with...

Landing on the upwind wheel is side slipping with associated cross control, not crabbing.

It almost sounds like 727 technique. What you just described is what large swept-wing jets do because of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,208
Posted By jliltd
We all slide slip every time we land in a...

We all slide slip every time we land in a crosswind and want to align the aircraft with rhe runway centerline. We are flying the airplane sideways to maintain runway heading. That's done at an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,147
Posted By jliltd
I always set fixed timing. Especially with an...

I always set fixed timing. Especially with an angle valve. I am not looking to save 1 gallon per hour. I am looking for effortless hot starts while avoiding mechanical impulse couplers. I am way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By jliltd
The costs of lifts can probably be defensible in...

The costs of lifts can probably be defensible in more populated East coast and West coast locations due to rents. In fly-over country it is not uncommon to have T-Hangars with concrete floors,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,208
Posted By jliltd
Conventional naming of slips is opposite of your...

Conventional naming of slips is opposite of your terminology. Not that it matters because your naming is more intuitive than the old-school definition of each type of slip. I called them the same...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By jliltd
Technically it is forbidden to turn off compliant...

Technically it is forbidden to turn off compliant ADS-B equipment any time or place when an equipped aircraft is operated. Dudley Do-right rant off, I would. The rules are onerous.
Just land at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By jliltd
Not Recommended: Tailwheel Transporter II

If buying new, I would steer away from Tailwheel Transporter II. They advertised it would fit all RV's. I had an RV-3B and the tailwheel tire lift rods would not adjust enough to fit the tailwheel....
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By jliltd
When I bought my RV-8 it had the flaps and start...

When I bought my RV-8 it had the flaps and start on the stick. I couldn't understand that and was prepared to remove it as soon as practical. Came to find out I love both. Some like these. Some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By jliltd
Do the same sequence again, but during the...

Do the same sequence again, but during the filling process have somebody cycle the brake pedals as it is done. I have had this help purge air from the lines.

There is a filler system sold that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By jliltd
My first build was an Avid Flyer (the original...

My first build was an Avid Flyer (the original design that developed later into the kitfox, Montana Coyote, Just Highlander, Savanah etc....). It's wings were 6061-T6 aluminum tubes for spars with...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By jliltd
I have a cart for aircraft tools. Another for...

I have a cart for aircraft tools. Another for automotive. And one dedicated to avionics and wiring.

If you go this way the best piece of advice I could give is to make sure your boxes are no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By jliltd
Probably don't "need" the GPS version. I just...

Probably don't "need" the GPS version. I just went through this same decision as I only use my iPad for flying and nothing else (not even web surfing, email etc). It stays at the airport.

In the...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By jliltd
Not only don't worry about Canada. Don't worry...

Not only don't worry about Canada. Don't worry about re-entry into the USA. We have customers with N-numbered aircraft with 3" numbers (Cessna 210's, 182's, Bonanzas). They cross back and forth...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By jliltd
"swingng" a magnetometer is actually "calibrating...

"swingng" a magnetometer is actually "calibrating it". The digital sensor corrects airframe errors during calibration. The display instrument, whether large glass panel or small EFIS/PFD will...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By jliltd
The same applies to type certificated aircraft in...

The same applies to type certificated aircraft in the USA. To make sure it is followed Garmin and others make the requirement for a whiskey compass part of their STC instructions and must be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By jliltd
What kind of port (i.e. make and model) and panel...

What kind of port (i.e. make and model) and panel mounted or adapter?
Forum: GPS 11-11-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By jliltd
I have had 4 aera 660 units. Down to 3 after...

I have had 4 aera 660 units. Down to 3 after selling the RV-3B. Also have an aera 760. Never had any kind of trouble with them of any kind, much less your power problem. I am sure this doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By jliltd
Exactly. This old Mode C transponder was...

Exactly. This old Mode C transponder was designed by Garmin to do this auto standby stuff long before ADS-B. The GDL 82 was designed to give these older transponders compliant ADS-B out but the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By jliltd
I am talking about the transponder mode control. ...

I am talking about the transponder mode control. I don't think the GTX 32 has an air/ground selection. Although digital, it is an old Mode C remote transponder. The GDL 82 has provisions for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By jliltd
Garmin GTX 32 Remote Transponder Auto Standby

I have a GTX 32 remote-mount transponder controlled by a GTN 650. The transponder automatically switches to "standby" by itself after landing. It also automatically switches to ALT when airborne...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By jliltd
Brand new. Used about 4 times....

Brand new. Used about 4 times....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,206
Posted By jliltd
My objective for a re-design would be...

My objective for a re-design would be two-fold:

Q.). Make a sturdy and safe design that can support multiple taildragger types, such as Super Cubs, RV's, Swifts, Scouts and Cessna 180's. While I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By jliltd
I have a new one with the mounting clip (the...

I have a new one with the mounting clip (the bezel kits are sold separately). I will find it tomorrow at the hangar. Switch, clip or both. For cost of replacement as I can wait for the backorder. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,882
Posted By jliltd
I use the ACS Wish Lists function to keep pending...

I use the ACS Wish Lists function to keep pending order items and even make one for each aircraft or person. The only draw back I see on the Wish Lists is they show full price and don't reflect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,206
Posted By jliltd
Sign me up. I have a TMI and use it (and...

Sign me up. I have a TMI and use it (and sometimes abuse it) for all sorts of taildraggers. It is a bit light for the likes of an Aviat Husky with more weight on the tail than RVs. A precarious...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By jliltd
Also, if you buy them direct with Electronics...

Also, if you buy them direct with Electronics International they include the allen wrench. They sell them for $1 each in 5, 20 and 30 packs. As far as the Aircraft Spruce Q&A, don't believe half...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By jliltd
Yep. They work great. I have them on an Aviat...

Yep. They work great. I have them on an Aviat Husky (CGR 30P EIS) and an RV-8 (G3X EIS). I keep a spare set in the tool box to change out any Faston issues that arise. They seem a little funky to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By jliltd
/\ This. These set screw connectors were...

/\ This. These set screw connectors were designed specifically for engine sensors in high heat and vibration areas. They were designed by a EIS manufacturer who started out using Fastons and got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,888
Posted By jliltd
Best post of the week so far (IMHO). Not because...

Best post of the week so far (IMHO). Not because of the good writing and entertaining drama. No. Reading this just might save my life some day. Our experience and risk management grows as we...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By jliltd
It doesn't matter. Worth it. I did Pitts...

It doesn't matter. Worth it. I did Pitts transition training with him about 6 years ago and it seems he was between market and reasonable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,973
Posted By jliltd
If the timing allows and you really want to do it...

If the timing allows and you really want to do it yourself (very satisfying) I would encourage taking the AEA Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft course offered in Lee's Summit, MO. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By jliltd
Bruce is the the best flight and ground...

Bruce is the the best flight and ground instructor I have ever been around.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By jliltd
I have a camera off eBay ready to install and...

I have a camera off eBay ready to install and connect to the composite jack on the back of my G3X Touch GDU screen. As soon as the bird is down for condition inspection. Plan on putting it out on...
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,094
Posted By jliltd
Years ago my brother in law bought a Zenair STOL...

Years ago my brother in law bought a Zenair STOL CH 801 (yes, I tried to talk sense into him). We landed and hangared it at West Texas Airport in the dead of night. The next weekend the BOL went...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,195
Posted By jliltd
DT or DTM. Personally reserve the AFM8 for...

DT or DTM. Personally reserve the AFM8 for avionics only and use a generic crimper for the Deustch. I love the Deutsch connectors. Easy to install, de-pin, positive lock and weatherproof.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,803
Posted By jliltd
In my years in commercial aircraft manufacturing...

In my years in commercial aircraft manufacturing it was always stressed that torque seal (or even inspector's putty) was not intended to show movement. It was strictly a QC tool at the time of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,753
Posted By jliltd
Me too. You might even be able to use it as a...

Me too. You might even be able to use it as a tool holder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By jliltd
I think Scott nailed it explaining the 5052...

I think Scott nailed it explaining the 5052 series aluminum is more ductile and forgiving when it comes to cracking and fatigue over time. Ductility is a plus when it comes to cracking. I did a lot...
Forum: RV-4 10-20-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,115
Posted By jliltd
/\ | *** This! **** The tires come in...

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*** This! ****





The tires come in standard sizes so if you are buying new and get the exact same size numbers (i.e. 600-6) they will dimensionally be the same no matter the manufacturer. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-19-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By jliltd
So at what point does an engine move from...

So at what point does an engine move from standard (BR8) to pumped up (BR9). Is it compression ratio (say, below 9 or 9 or above)? Or is it ram air induction, turbo charging or overall HP? Curious...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By jliltd
If that is the case then constant card fiddling...

If that is the case then constant card fiddling will make me suggest a Stratus 3 to replace it. I installed two DeltaPop blade antennas on the belly for "in", each tuned for the two frequencies...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,554
Posted By jliltd
My RV-8 came with an Infinity grip with all the...

My RV-8 came with an Infinity grip with all the buttons. Start, flaps, autopilot disconnect, PTT. I really didn't like the looks of it and thought it was overdone and frankly silly. Then I started...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By jliltd
You must remove the old cement prior to apply new...

You must remove the old cement prior to apply new cement. One of the biggest mistakes I see with respect to interior work and weathstripping is where new glue gets swiped over old glue with the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-18-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,906
Posted By jliltd
I have a friend with a Stratux that stops working...

I have a friend with a Stratux that stops working on multiple occasions. Unfortunately I remote mounted it in a hard to reach area with external antennas so it has been a pain to acess. It seems...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 898,866
Posted By jliltd
I love the GDL 39 antenna formation mirror. And...

I love the GDL 39 antenna formation mirror. And talk about clean. The straight plain stick grip with PTT on the throttle. Very military and as Kelly Johnson intended. You think outside the new...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-15-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,644
Posted By jliltd
Halfway to Petit Jean. Fuel stop and hanging out...

Halfway to Petit Jean. Fuel stop and hanging out in Wichita Falls. Currently waiting for weather to clear up ahead.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,060
Posted By jliltd
At Boeing we had a saying. "A smiling rivet is a...

At Boeing we had a saying. "A smiling rivet is a happy rivet".

Not
Forum: GPS 10-11-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,112
Posted By jliltd
I too am all about external antenna for panel...

I too am all about external antenna for panel mounted aera GPS. For reference of the current project I am mounting the 760 in landscape orientation within a legacy center stack, so I modified one of...
Forum: GPS 10-11-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,112
Posted By jliltd
Steve, I was told back in 2017 at the Garmin...

Steve,

I was told back in 2017 at the Garmin Oshkosh booth that as long as either the GDL or aera had GPS the position would be shared to the other. I have installed 4 systems in 4 airplanes based...
Forum: GPS 10-10-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,112
Posted By jliltd
Meanwhile. I understand if the aera 660 / 760...

Meanwhile. I understand if the aera 660 / 760 has GPS signal it can share its position with a GDL 5x(R). But is the opposite true? If the GDL 5x(R) has GPS position can it share that back to an...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By jliltd
I had a good friend who flew pipeline that hit...

I had a good friend who flew pipeline that hit the only high mountain near MacGregor Range east of White Sands. The weather deteriorated and at the same time the military was jamming GPS. Very poor...
Forum: Tools 10-09-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By jliltd
Deutsch DTM connectors are great for the majority...

Deutsch DTM connectors are great for the majority of aircraft wiring tasks. For larger gauge wire you can go with Deutsch DT connectors (DT is larger than DTM where the "M" stands for miniature)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By jliltd
I bought a set of Rennsteig German crimpers. I...

I bought a set of Rennsteig German crimpers. I ran into them at the AEA Garmin training and Rennsteig is good stuff. Not necessarily better than AMP (which I also have and use for coax connectors)....
Forum: COMM 10-02-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By jliltd
Per the PM1200 installation diagram one set of...

Per the PM1200 installation diagram one set of PTT switches are to be connected to the headset jacks, and one set to intercom pins, not the jacks. So it is important to understand the PM1200 has two...
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