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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Walt
The old fabric covered aircraft wire (I still...

The old fabric covered aircraft wire (I still have some from the old days which I still use for my 'B' lead) generally had a much higher strand count and was very flexible, similar to welding cable...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Walt
You need Tubeless tires for the Beringers.

You need Tubeless tires for the Beringers.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By Walt
Looks like a rather large gauge cable, the larger...

Looks like a rather large gauge cable, the larger the cable the stiffer it is.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Walt
Put me in the camp of enjoying more power today...

Put me in the camp of enjoying more power today with 9.6 and mags.
I'll worry about 100LL going away later (they were saying the same thing 20yrs ago).
At this point I'll probably be gone from this...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,293
Posted By Walt
FYI, the new sensors supplied by garmin look the...

FYI, the new sensors supplied by garmin look the same as the ‘old’ ones.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-20-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,297
Posted By Walt
If the terminals on the master short to ground...

If the terminals on the master short to ground the it will energize the master contactor. Check for clearance between it and surrounding structure.
Forum: GPS 06-20-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By Walt
Cam is most likely hitting the panel cutout, run...

Cam is most likely hitting the panel cutout, run into this all the time, it’s caused by improper tray mounting.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-19-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By Walt
GTN is sold, thanks for all the inquiries.

GTN is sold, thanks for all the inquiries.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-19-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By Walt
Price Reduced, $11,500

Price reduced, not gonna do anyone any good sitting on my shelf:D
Pickup in TX or FL next week.
$11,500, ($5000 less than a new one)
Forum: ADS-B 06-18-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By Walt
Yep what he said, GAE with G3X just makes things...

Yep what he said, GAE with G3X just makes things harder and is another source of error.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Walt
Hmmm, don't think ECI even made 390 cylinders?

Hmmm, don't think ECI even made 390 cylinders?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-16-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By Walt
SOLD--Garmin GTN750

This is the non Xi version, owner is upgrading to Xi so this 6 year old unit (I installed 2016), working perfectly, is in mint condition,
will be sold with new tray/connectors/config module etc.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Walt
You may not even be able to purchase the extra...

You may not even be able to purchase the extra rack/connectors/config module.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By Walt
Danny king has a GDU470 mounted on the back of...

Danny king has a GDU470 mounted on the back of pilot seat in his 8
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Walt
Find a new tech counselor, that sounds nuts to me...

Find a new tech counselor, that sounds nuts to me :eek:
(not sure how one would even go about leaving all bolts loose and torquing at the end). Crazy.
Forum: COMM 06-13-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By Walt
Never seen that, I think it boots back up to...

Never seen that, I think it boots back up to whatever was selected at shutdown.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Walt
Do you have a touch or non-touch...

Do you have a touch or non-touch system?
Generally the BU bat does not power the ARINC box, it comes up the same time as power is supplied to the 650/750, never seen that error but I alway wait for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Walt
Nice shelf, if you ever have to crawl in the rear...

Nice shelf, if you ever have to crawl in the rear fuse though (static system leak to come to mind) it could present a problem.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Walt
Most modern engine monitors have a...

Most modern engine monitors have a MPG/range/endurance readouts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,697
Posted By Walt
I have a micro switch on the flap torque tube so...

I have a micro switch on the flap torque tube so I have a FLAPS eicas message whenever the flaps are not retracted.
You can probably guess why I did that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By Walt
No position sensor required but flap input power...

No position sensor required but flap input power is required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Walt
Send it to Brad for a spa day and install new...

Send it to Brad for a spa day and install new wires and plugs, that’s what I’d do.
Another likely cause is broken/loose wires on the connector which you will obviously check when you remove it.
(I’ll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Walt
When was the last time the PMAG was serviced?

When was the last time the PMAG was serviced?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Walt
Garmin does...

Garmin does...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,084
Posted By Walt
MICRO SWITCH Military-Grade Toggle Switches, TL...

MICRO SWITCH Military-Grade Toggle Switches, TL Series

Amp rating Up to 20 A, ac and dc capability
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,646
Posted By Walt
Don't get me wrong, I think Brad and the others...

Don't get me wrong, I think Brad and the others at EMAG do a great job and provide excellent service, a model company in that regard.
I just think some of the touted advantages as compared to mags...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,646
Posted By Walt
I would argue that automotive plugs with adapters...

I would argue that automotive plugs with adapters are not 'better', just cheaper.
Fuel burn only improves because you are able to run further LOP if that's your thing.
If you pay someone to take of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By Walt
Not that many, the latest is 8.04 which came out...

Not that many, the latest is 8.04 which came out in 2019
Prior to that was 8.02 which came out in 2015.
If the things below don't effect you then no real reason to upgrade from 8.02 to 8.04.
If you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,127
Posted By Walt
Not trying to jump into this but, the 23ES has to...

Not trying to jump into this but, the 23ES has to be done on the bench with a test connector you make and then tie it to your computer via serial port and a 232 converter unless you made special...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Walt
If you care about the G5 acting in it's intended...

If you care about the G5 acting in it's intended purpose, as a stand-alone backup, then it should have it's own antenna. And not sure about the real economics of installing a homebrew antenna, if it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Walt
I'd recommend using an antenna that meets the...

I'd recommend using an antenna that meets the requirements of the G5, it would be a shame to burn out the GPS power supply by using an antenna that draws too much current.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,084
Posted By Walt
Yep, cheap Carling switches only recommended for...

Yep, cheap Carling switches only recommended for those on a SERIOUS budget.

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/switches/toggle-switches/?orderby=price-desc
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,084
Posted By Walt
I’d get rid of the riveted switches :eek:

I’d get rid of the riveted switches :eek:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Walt
A stiff elevator would be the first place to...

A stiff elevator would be the first place to look...
Forum: GPS 06-05-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Walt
Wow so much ‘information’, you really don’t need...

Wow so much ‘information’, you really don’t need any antenna connected to power up the GTN safely.
(Do not put a 50ohm dummy load on the GPS connector)!

The only precaution would be not to key the...
Forum: GPS 06-04-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Walt
Nav antenna is not required for operation.

Nav antenna is not required for operation.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Walt
Check your Brake torque plates! Are yours installed Backwards?

Keep seeing this error so thought I would let folks know that the Van's drawings don't do a very good job at showing this installation but it's pretty important.

If you take off the wheel and see...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Walt
Assuming you have a data card in the PFD and can...

Assuming you have a data card in the PFD and can remember when that occurred I would suggest sending that data file to the G3X folks so they can look at what happened, it may help figure out why it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Walt
You’re looking for lateral play mainly not...

You’re looking for lateral play mainly not ‘ripple’.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Walt
PMAG’s need to be removed for bearing check every...

PMAG’s need to be removed for bearing check every 100 hrs/cond Insp.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Walt
You need to hook up auto pitch trim, and keep the...

You need to hook up auto pitch trim, and keep the fuel “balanced”.
(When you disconnect the AP the airplane should stay pretty close to straight/level)
The AP servos are not supposed to be working to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Walt
EI...

EI CGR30
https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-P7mnBHw/0/3ca435bb/X2/2022052909440092-2374285820372522538-IMG_1815-X2.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Walt
Thanks Robert, glad you're using it,...

Thanks Robert, glad you're using it, standardization is a good thing.
The GTN series has a few things going for it especially if you are using the airplane to get your IFR rating in.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Walt
What size oil cooler?

What size oil cooler?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Walt
One of my favorites. GTN650, com 2 remote...

One of my favorites. GTN650, com 2 remote mounted, G5 backup, ADS-B in/out via remote transponder, autopilot, etc..

https://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7756-1200.jpg
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-03-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Walt
TCW has been making backup batteries for quite...

TCW has been making backup batteries for quite some time and I’ve installed many, never heard of any problems. May cost a little more but it works well for it’s intended function.
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Walt
Removing the CB panel and other ‘stuff’ will make...

Removing the CB panel and other ‘stuff’ will make future maintenance/inspection in the "tunnel" much more difficult.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Walt
Ok if you don't mind higher oil temps.

Ok if you don't mind higher oil temps.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,217
Posted By Walt
Wouldn't ever consider it, when I have the wife...

Wouldn't ever consider it, when I have the wife onboard (which is quite often) she tends to shed clothes :D
Forum: Propellers 06-02-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Walt
You might check with McFarlane, they treated me...

You might check with McFarlane, they treated me very well on my recent MT purchase.
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By Walt
For those interested yesterday's flight at 7500'...

For those interested yesterday's flight at 7500' pretty well confirms no or negligible speed loss compared to what I was used to seeing on the Hartzell BA.
Note the RPM, would never cruise at that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Walt
I think it was the brainchild of the folks at the...

I think it was the brainchild of the folks at the old planepower which now make the Surefly ignition.
To me it looked like another unnecessary gadget for those that cannot grasp the concept of hot...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Walt
Ferry permits are available to move aircraft with...

Ferry permits are available to move aircraft with expired inspections.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,069
Posted By Walt
When’s the last time you’ve heard of an RV being...

When’s the last time you’ve heard of an RV being stolen?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,069
Posted By Walt
Agree, don't need or want a key, just toggles for...

Agree, don't need or want a key, just toggles for me :eek:
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Walt
Or request one from the FAA for no cost.

Or request one from the FAA for no cost.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Walt
The MX11 is a 2 coil design with no PWM, here’s...

The MX11 is a 2 coil design with no PWM, here’s the application note with a description:
(Yes pull in and holding...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Walt
Recent post about my switch to MT from the...

Recent post about my switch to MT from the BA.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206034
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Walt
I’ve been using the Gigavac MX11-S for many years...

I’ve been using the Gigavac MX11-S for many years with no issues.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Walt
Not sure if the fan is thermostatically...

Not sure if the fan is thermostatically controlled or not, but voltage input/grounding issues can cause a variety of anomalies and reboots.
A few minutes to swap the units can probably eliminate that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Walt
Might try moving it over to the MFD position to...

Might try moving it over to the MFD position to see if behaves the same.
Forum: GPS 05-21-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Walt
I’ve done my share of STC installs as both an IA...

I’ve done my share of STC installs as both an IA and certified repair station, the only document that gets sent to FAA is the 337, and they don’t send or approve anything back, that’s just a record...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,059
Posted By Walt
Don’t forget the PMAG limitation with the -12,...

Don’t forget the PMAG limitation with the -12, and the extra weight of the -9 would help with CG.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Walt
All aircraft altitudes are based on barometric...

All aircraft altitudes are based on barometric which will be different than GPS altitudes, with the correct barometric setting altimeters are quite accurate.
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