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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By DerekS
I didn't but mud daubers are evil.

I didn't install it, but the only thing that gave me pause was the potential for a pitot static issue. The Garmin AOA works well, and provides a reliable stall warning as long as the pitot static is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By DerekS
Serial

I'm pretty sure you are stuck on the reset feature unless it magically appears in a future update

The problem with the pin would be catching the second annunciation.

Scope creep ahead....

If you...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-21-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,020
Posted By DerekS
Not impossible

Doubt that anyone has made money on it yet, and some would argue the fleet is still young but its been done....


https://www.continental.aero/diesel/engines/cd300.aspx
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By DerekS
They exist both with and without an impulse...

They exist both with and without an impulse coupling you will have to take a look.

The last one took off had an impulse with spacer on the left side but I don't know how common an option that was....
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By DerekS
Actually.....

Actually, if you are set up to do that - it is.

My experience was as follows:

Show up, tell the officer what you've got. Airplane parts are NAFTA so no duty. You will get picked out, go to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-14-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By DerekS
All valid approaches, no wrong choice in my mind....

All valid approaches, no wrong choice in my mind.

I would also suggest thinking about it in the context of a pilot not as familar with the plane as they should be. Either clear annunciation or a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,532
Posted By DerekS
Canada IFR requirements

Not a requirement, but experimental airplanes are special and not covered by the bilateral agreements so it is close, part 91 is sufficient.

//Snip
The aircraft shall be operated under Day VFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By DerekS
Yes - much better than my argument! Derek

Yes - much better than my argument!

Derek
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By DerekS
Nope but....

I have always assumed you needed two, but thinking about it I've never seen it written. I don't know of any that are single COM and IFR amateur built.

The single failure and be able to continue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By DerekS
11.9v

11.9 volts suggests you have them wired as per the top option and have a bunch of resistance towards the sensor.

Also means your config should be set to voltage rather than resistive which might be...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,919
Posted By DerekS
Here you go:...

Here you go:


https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/rudder-gust-lock
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By DerekS
Trim Motor reversed in the autopilot settings?...

Trim Motor reversed in the autopilot settings? Its more exciting when you do it on pitch....

The servo should be easily able to overpower the aileron trim. At least it can on my -10, so it would...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,766
Posted By DerekS
Overhead without A/C

Yes it does. I did add the Aerosport controller since the overhead has vents out the side that can't be opened and closed as delivered. One could easily close them as the main vents provide lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,395
Posted By DerekS
Converted a paper airplane into a real one....

Started my weekend early on Friday. All the paperwork has been in place for a few weeks on my RV-10 for a few weeks.

I got back from transition training with Zach on Thursday. I was as current as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,074
Posted By DerekS
Or buy an adaptor

I wired 6pin only, if someone wants to use non-powered headsets, I have an adaptor in the glovebox. 6 to regular is an easier adaptor than the other way around since you don't have to conjure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,781
Posted By DerekS
For sure they still make it. I'll second the...

For sure they still make it. I'll second the suggestion to give them a call. They've done a lot of planes so have pictures of any configuration I could think of.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,781
Posted By DerekS
Sorry for the tardy response. It's a dry micro so...

Sorry for the tardy response. It's a dry micro so not too much wieght most of the quantity went into was smoothing the curves behind the doors. Most of the penalty was time building up and sanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By DerekS
Hi, I assume you are looking for this to remove...

Hi,

I assume you are looking for this to remove your VFR only restrictions in Canada.

https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/523_008.pdf

Derek
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,146
Posted By DerekS
It will trap you....

One very eye opening exercise Bryan the dunker guy does during his egress training is a save the baby exercise. Inflate a small infant life jacket in a confined space and you get to save the baby....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,146
Posted By DerekS
Different days, different answers

Spent some time in my youth sailing dingy's on lake Ontario. Michigan will be pretty similar.

July the air is warm, but you are motivated to get back in the boat pretty quick if you fall out,...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,101
Posted By DerekS
Having tried to aviate in a number of different...

Having tried to aviate in a number of different countries over the years I've observed in each country the need to be a little bit "better" than the worlds largest fleet - normally due to some...
Forum: Canada 06-20-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,101
Posted By DerekS
One more data point

I completed the final inspection on my RV-10 last week. (Woohoo). I had a Aerolabs gascolator in the tunnel so no issues there but did have a conversation with the inspector about what would be a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,781
Posted By DerekS
I did a lot, and then buried it

I was undecided at the time, so made it properly smooth and painted it before installing it. It was quite a bit of time making all the curves smooth and building up with Micro.

By the end of the...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By DerekS
A short history

Md-ra will ask for a "short history" of your build as part of the final inspection, but I've not seen any other formal requirements. I just made the notes and dates on the plans as I did the steps.
Forum: Canada 04-12-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By DerekS
Another Data Point

For those wondering how long its currently taking...

Submitted early October,2021 Received it early Feb,2022 - so yup 6 months is a typical time frame.

And yes I got the bill for Nav Canada and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,017
Posted By DerekS
For what it is worth.... not really the same but...

I'm not flying yet, and I may well have to move it but I "chose" my ELT antenna position at the end of a long day, and after I drilled the hole in the top of the fuselage I realized the antenna was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,773
Posted By DerekS
Both

I've been paying for both for the last few years. Foreflight since it is the better app IMHO, and Garmin pilot since I'm an Android phone guy.

The Foreflight price increase made me take another...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-17-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By DerekS
Mine didn't bottom out...

I'm not an engine guy so take with a grain of salt. Just did this a few weeks ago. Once I got the old ones out, which involved two nuts tight enough together that I was worried about pulling the...
Forum: Canada 02-24-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,236
Posted By DerekS
UAT In Canada

NavCanada won't provide the weather, but https://cifib.ca/ will. A neat little project.

I fired up the panel and the weather magically appeared. Limited to SW Ontario at this time. Getting closer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By DerekS
Van's makes it (MUCH) cheaper...

Part Number IE RC-1 CAP
In Stock
8.00
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By DerekS
TLAR answer since I don't know the internals.....

PPS says the following about these pins.

Specification Min Typ Max
Output Voltage 0 V Ė BUS
Output Current (at VO=BUS/2) Ė Ė 10 mA
Low Output Resistance Ė 10 kΩ Ė

It's a bit of a strange...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By DerekS
Depending on which inputs you use you get different behaviour

From page 26-5 of the manual.


The GAD 27 has 9 discrete inputs that can be configured as Active Low or Active High. The GAD 27
discrete inputs conform to the following specification:
Low: Vin <...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By DerekS
Mine has a large head.. but

When my boy was 3, did the same search but had him at Oshkosh to try them all...

DAVID CLARK DC PRO-X2 was the best fit by far, but pricey.

I ended up using a set of Bose X, they fit smaller...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By DerekS
One other thought

Are these spacers installed?
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,323
Posted By DerekS
Something is definitely off...

Something there really does not look right to me.

If I see the picture right, You have a cut out where there there should be a big thick piece of 3/4 angle acting as a stop. My 1st thought was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By DerekS
GPS Position

It provides your current GPS position to the ELT, which the 406 ELT includes in the message it sends to the satellite. Much more accurate than triangulation.

Derek
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By DerekS
Not horrible

In my mind, a VPX without a screen is basically the same as fuses you can't reach in flight. Not horrible from a failure mode perspective, but you likely want to fix before next flight.

Next thing...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 645,243
Posted By DerekS
Hi Martin, Not questioning the decision at all,...

Hi Martin,

Not questioning the decision at all, in my mind both are valid solutions and widely used. Keeping the engine running makes a difference.

The bus tie issue is a real one for sure, and...
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 645,243
Posted By DerekS
Dual bus

Hi Martin,

I did think about that and indeed my Glasair which is single bus has them separate. Indeed the 1st drawings had them separate here too. I wanted to get my switch count down. I don't see...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 645,243
Posted By DerekS
Another variation on the same theme.

Another variation on the same theme.

Standard panel to maximize leg room, only one standard cutout in the subpanel for the GNX375 and the NAV/COM. It should meet the requirements for IFR in Canada,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-22-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By DerekS
Arrow Nope but

Hi,

The inputs on the G3X won't flow enough current. They are designed to sense rather than flow current so they have a lot of resistance.

If you see a diode designed to work with 12ish volts it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By DerekS
Nav Canada is shutting them down faster than they...

Nav Canada is shutting them down faster than they update maps. Simcoe was in the sixth waveÖ..

http://https://www.navcanada.ca/en/air-traffic/navaid-modernization-program.aspx...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,661
Posted By DerekS
Iíll second the comment about it doesnít take...

Iíll second the comment about it doesnít take much. I was able to go from a fail to 5 years of no faults by moving the wires a few inches further away.

In my case was a mid wing GMU installation,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,392
Posted By DerekS
I'll be the third to jump on a variation this...

I'll be the third to jump on a variation this idea. My wife and I did 2 or 3 hours at OSH a few years ago before we started on our 10. This and building a tool box was enough to convince us we had (...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,589
Posted By DerekS
I IFRed my Glasair a while back so Iíve been...

I IFRed my Glasair a while back so Iíve been through the process once. As always with TC you are constrained by both regulations and the interpretation of the guy with the stamp.

Currently in the...
Forum: GPS 09-26-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,362
Posted By DerekS
Garmin GDL51 & Canada

Hi Wayne,

Just wondering if you managed to solve the issue. Very tempted by the GDL 51 but if the folks at XM haven't figured out the logistics for those of us north of the 49th it is a bit light...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,323
Posted By DerekS
Spoon trick......

Curiosity got the better of me.... found this...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=80070
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,461
Posted By DerekS
Alternative

If you are not set on those... for rocker switches the classic choice would be the Honeywell AML series switches and a AML61 to hold them in place (which puts them side by side).

AML61EC8D would be...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,976
Posted By DerekS
Current Delivery Time for Vans

Hi,

I was just asked to send my last funds for the Vans IO-540, so I'm likely the most current lead time measure, I did thunderbolt not sure if that helps or hinders.

Ordered 4/24
Ship 6/07.

11...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By DerekS
Check the bend on the tab of the rib.

I remember having the same problem. But it was is a distant memory.

If I remember correctly, it turned out to be the bend on thick rib where it connects to the spar.

It was a bit underbent which...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,998
Posted By DerekS
The VP-X folks have a good answer for you

Stolen from:

http://verticalpower.com/_documents/_pdf/contactor_wiring.pdf


Which has pictures and diagrams for all of your needs - or at least pretty close... no external relay but the ideas are...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,653
Posted By DerekS
My Experience

I have mine quite close to the pitot, and am using Dynon's temperature regulating probe which I imagine is noisier than just an on/off spike since it has to regulate.

First time I tested it was...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,377
Posted By DerekS
Based on my sample set of 2 doors.... I'd...

Based on my sample set of 2 doors....

I'd suggest that you likely can't have too many things holding it in place. It's not easy to get enough even pressure sufficient to spread the cabosil without...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,377
Posted By DerekS
I did mine yesterday

Hi,

Another data point. I just finished trimming the doors (yesterday) and have hung them on hinges (today).

For me none of the window marks made sense, but the forward and aft holes positioned...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,397
Posted By DerekS
Jason, A little more info: in my case both the...

Jason,

A little more info: in my case both the Dynon and the mechanical horizon were fine on the ground, they picked up their slant in the air. I've not wrapped my head enough around the problem...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,397
Posted By DerekS
G5 on an angle

Jason/Justin,

My Glasair had a D10A installed in an angled panel like yours. It would constantly show a bank as did the mechanical horizon that preceded it. (About 8 degrees in my case). Eventually...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,397
Posted By DerekS
Random thoughts

I'm in the process of doing the same layout, but using a standard panel - so don't have a good feeling for where the conflicts are with structure in the Aerosport, but you'll likely have to check. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,116
Posted By DerekS
Built in encoder

Mark - It's a good call out. ADS-B is definitely part of the plan. The integrated encoder approach is certainly a reasonable one. I was aware of the Garmin add-on, but not of the Trig solution so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,116
Posted By DerekS
Thanks for that link - an older version of the...

Thanks for that link - an older version of the document also came up while going through the restriction lifting process.

As explained to me both the primary and backup CDI's needed to be in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,116
Posted By DerekS
More TC

I went through this process with my Glasair. TC was happy to guide me to compliance, and tell me what they wanted. The watch out especially for folks bringing in perfectly fine US IFR airplanes in to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 35,125
Posted By DerekS
Another 2

My build is starting to look like an airplane, looking forward to meeting everyone.

Derek
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,822
Posted By DerekS
2 more

Thanks for putting this together, looking forward to meeting the -10 crowd
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 158,332
Posted By DerekS
GNC255 ?

Steve / Matt,

This is some exciting news.

In the interest of eliminating a single point of failure, will the G5 display a glide path / LOC from a GNC255 through its serial port?

In Canada IFR...
Forum: RV-10 02-29-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,349
Posted By DerekS
Price Increases.....

You just missed the price window. See the link for a history of delivery times and prices... The Internet never forgets.

http://www.changedetection.com/log/vansaircraft/kit-prices_log.html
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