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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'll eventually have a Pro Pilot and gold servo...

I'll eventually have a Pro Pilot and gold servo for sale, but not until after I start a panel upgrade. I'm still waiting on a GDU and other items, so they won't be available for awhile yet. Maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Mile High Relic
Your inseam is really more relevant than your...

Your inseam is really more relevant than your height. I'm also 5'4", but my inseam is 27", so those are some pretty short legs.

I have an RV6, but I believe the seat configuration is similar to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Mile High Relic
I had similar cracks in my RV6 in 2015. It was...

I had similar cracks in my RV6 in 2015. It was an engine mount that did not already have the gussets.

I'm definitely not an expert, but when I called Vans to talk about the repair, they said I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Mile High Relic
Aircraft Spruce usually seems reasonable to me. ...

Aircraft Spruce usually seems reasonable to me. I haven't bought any bolts, but I just received an order for mil spec screws, coax connect connectors, etc., and it all seemed very reasonable. 100...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,244
Posted By Mile High Relic
I like your diagram, especially the CAN bus...

I like your diagram, especially the CAN bus layout.

What is the reasoning for having a 20 Amp Circuit Breaker switch (as opposed to just a switch) for the Avionics Bus? It may be obvious, but I'm...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Mile High Relic
What email address would you like us to use?

What email address would you like us to use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By Mile High Relic
Have you tried a different headset? I have a...

Have you tried a different headset?

I have a Lightspeed Sierra that on occasion does almost exactly what you describe. Loud pop then buzz/static. It goes away if I move the cord "just so" and will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Mile High Relic
I ended up buying T's and fittings from a place...

I ended up buying T's and fittings from a place called Trimantec. You have to order in quantities of 10, and its $20 shipping, but if you need more than a few pieces you come out ahead since the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm 5'4" with a 27" inseam. I have a purchased...

I'm 5'4" with a 27" inseam. I have a purchased RV6.

I have the seat back on the furthest forward hinge line, and I use a square foam pad behind me, 2" thick I believe. With that set-up I have good...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-07-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Mile High Relic
I spent a few nights KGTU October 2016, and it...

I spent a few nights KGTU October 2016, and it was definitely GA friendly.

It's a bit of a hike to downtown Austin, but the Avgas price is less than KEDC. Uber was reasonable to the north side of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mile High Relic
Garmin prices

X as in extra expensive.

And it looks like everything else just went up in price. Sure would have been nice if Garmin gave a heads up like Lycoming did a few months ago.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,669
Posted By Mile High Relic
It is a good thing to consider. My VOR antenna...

It is a good thing to consider. My VOR antenna is pretty far back and pretty close to the ground, and doesn't present any major eyeball hazard.

My COM antennae on the other hand are very much a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Mile High Relic
In a single screen G3X panel, what happens to the...

In a single screen G3X panel, what happens to the remote audio panel if the G3X fails? I assume you are stuck on what ever radio (i.e. COM1) was set before failure. I'm still on the fence with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Mile High Relic
Yep. After following that now deleted thread...

Yep. After following that now deleted thread from a few days ago, and finding that the flat rate repair cost on the 355 was $1575, I revisited my thinking on on a combined GPS/COM versus separate. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Mile High Relic
Thanks Bob, and I do remember. I'll still have...

Thanks Bob, and I do remember. I'll still have the KX155 if I need to use some knobs. There is room in the stack for something like the GTR 200 or an audio panel, but not both. I'll just have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Mile High Relic
G3X options. GNC 355 versus GPS 175 + GTR 20

I'm going back and forth on whether to go with a GNC 355 GPS/COM ($6595) or a GPS 175 + GTR 20 combo ($4595 + $995).

I currently have a GX60, but you can't get databases for it anymore. If I wasn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Mile High Relic
The first question is always: Was anything at all...

The first question is always: Was anything at all recently changed?

Another "I'm no expert" here, but the first thing I'd do for troubleshooting (on the ground) is turn off the G5 and bring it back...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,867
Posted By Mile High Relic
Wow. Thanks for all the research and that very...

Wow. Thanks for all the research and that very thorough response. That helps explain everything very, very well.

After thinking more about the aluminum nut, I feel like it might get marred up with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Mile High Relic
A Father/Son team I used to play neighborhood...

A Father/Son team I used to play neighborhood poker tourneys with own a sheet metal business, but I haven't talked to them in years and they've grown into a big operation with a 64,000 sf building. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,867
Posted By Mile High Relic
I probably need it explained Barney style. ...

I probably need it explained Barney style. Regardless of that, while following your (now bolded) suggestion, I'm still left wondering whether to order the default (w/ bypass) or the non-bypass...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,867
Posted By Mile High Relic
I definitely appreciate all the input people have...

I definitely appreciate all the input people have made to this thread, but I can't seem to figure out what K&P option would replace the 48110. 48109 and 48110 have some different dimensions,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Mile High Relic
F-603, F-6103 or F-703

I'm in the planning stages (for many months) of a panel upgrade in my RV6.

In a thread on replacement panels from a couple months ago, Paul Dye and Mike Starkey recommended that a DIY approach was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By Mile High Relic
The reference might be the issue for me. I flew...

The reference might be the issue for me. I flew to an unfamiliar airport and the G5 was dead on the published airport altitude at 5150 using the local AWOS barometric reading. My altimeter and RMI...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,842
Posted By Mile High Relic
I may have a similar issue

I recently installed a pair of G5's and there is about a 60' difference between the altimeter and the G5.

I'm planning to fly tomorrow to a different airport so I'll have another datapoint.

OP,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Mile High Relic
The emag documentation indicates the solid tip...

The emag documentation indicates the solid tip BR8ES (#3961) is preferred over the screw on tip (#5422) version.

"Short Reach Plugs (uses SR plug adapter)
1) NGK Spark Plug BR8ES 2.5mm center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By Mile High Relic
You quote a web page from what some might...

You quote a web page from what some might consider a biased source that reads like a sales pitch. That page is EAA marketing.

Every safety seminar I've attended provided statistics showing that EAB...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Mile High Relic
There are a few noted in this thread. I used...

There are a few noted in this thread. I used drawio. Pretty basic, but free.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=204773

Searching the archives should find additional threads.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm registered as well. The Comfort Inn a few...

I'm registered as well.

The Comfort Inn a few blocks away from the class gets poor online reviews and PIREPs seem to agree with that, so I decided to get a car and stay about 5 miles away, just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Mile High Relic
Yep. See the picture a couple posts back for the...

Yep. See the picture a couple posts back for the minimum safe quantity in sump. :eek:
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mile High Relic
The description below is from what I bought on...

The description below is from what I bought on Amazon. It doesn't say it works with the 160, but I found it to be compatible.

Fimax Compatible Label Tape Replacement for DYMO 18051 1/4" Heat Shrink...
Forum: Tools 04-15-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mile High Relic
This thread discusses some current...

This thread discusses some current options.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=204465

Based on the responses in that thread I ended up buying the Dymo 160 and getting some heat...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,455
Posted By Mile High Relic
I have a 6, not a 12, but I put a piece of PEX...

I have a 6, not a 12, but I put a piece of PEX slit long ways (~8" long) snapped over the piston part of one of the struts anytime my canopy is open and I'm more than 1' away.

Harder to reach on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mile High Relic
I see. Well...I'm not putting in a G3X just yet....

I see.

Well...I'm not putting in a G3X just yet. But, 15-3 of that G3X installation manual does add a specific caveat to verbiage that mirrors what is in G5 manual where it says "In general, wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mile High Relic
I don't see a GMU 11 specific installation manual...

I don't see a GMU 11 specific installation manual on the Garmin site. The G5 installation manual has several sections that refer to the GMU 11, and page 58 of that manual says "In general, wing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mile High Relic
I was hoping this was the case, but I now believe...

I was hoping this was the case, but I now believe that if you have a flop tube in that tank, the sender can't be accessed at the wing root.

I really hope someone tells me I have that wrong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,911
Posted By Mile High Relic
Not many answers to this part of your post, and I...

Not many answers to this part of your post, and I realize I'm on the conservative end of the financial spectrum, but I would advise you to not buy any airplane at this time. 1. As previously noted,...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,287
Posted By Mile High Relic
That might be it. This link list the IFR/VFR...

That might be it. This link list the IFR/VFR database contents. No plates.

https://avdb.garmin.com/IFR_VFR_Chart_Effective_Dates.pdf
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,287
Posted By Mile High Relic
Is there a page on the Garmin site that defines...

Is there a page on the Garmin site that defines EXACTLY what "Flitecharts" is? I've looked for quite awhile without success. There are many references to it, what bundles it is included with etc.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mile High Relic
My thinking is that most people who fly their RV...

My thinking is that most people who fly their RV to Oshkosh aren't really interested in an unsolicited offer on their plane. If you are at Oshkosh and looking to sell, you'd put a sign on your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,871
Posted By Mile High Relic
Marvel Mystery Oil. I used it once based on a...

Marvel Mystery Oil. I used it once based on a DAR's recommendation as a way to diagnose whether I needed my exhaust valves reemed to address morning sickness concerns. He felt that if the addition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Mile High Relic
I had a similar question a few weeks ago since...

I had a similar question a few weeks ago since I'd decided I needed to document as much as I could on how my plane was wired since I was finding the documentation from the builder and previous owners...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Mile High Relic
Red binding post

I'm hoping someone can help me understand what the builder had in mind. My purchased RV6 has a red binding post on the subpanel. It seems possible/probable it is intended as a ground power...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By Mile High Relic
Me too....

Me too....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By Mile High Relic
Depends on what you mean. I'd consider an iPad a...

Depends on what you mean. I'd consider an iPad a reasonable back-up for charts, a marginal back-up for enroute navigation and unusable for anything else in the air. My iPad has overheated once in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,963
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'm going through a similar thought exercise as I...

I'm going through a similar thought exercise as I plan a new panel and agree with most of what all the previous posters said, although I think your radio stack is fine location wise. My IFR 6 pack...
Forum: ADS-B 03-12-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Mile High Relic
I don't enter any port number. I just give it...

I don't enter any port number. I just give it some really short name (like ua) and click save with the port field empty.

However, I also have to delete and re-add the custom entry every...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,244
Posted By Mile High Relic
Mine have been running this way for about 10...

Mine have been running this way for about 10 years. I don't have a VPX, and since the plane already had an old school key switch, that is what is used for the P-leads and start.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,553
Posted By Mile High Relic
Just bought the Dymo 160 at Staples for $36 (had...

Just bought the Dymo 160 at Staples for $36 (had to show them their own website though to get that price) and I have some 3rd party heatshrink coming from Amazon tomorrow.

There are a number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By Mile High Relic
I just finished reading an old loose leaf copy of...

I just finished reading an old loose leaf copy of the Aeroelectric Connection that came with the build materials of my purchased RV6. I really wish I had read it a long time ago instead of waiting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Mile High Relic
Very curious as to what causes the bad crimps

I'm just about to start a project where I will face the same issues you are confronting.

The D-sub video Stein has showing the red import crimper makes it seem as easy as insert pin, close the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By Mile High Relic
I don't know the answer either, but my niece and...

I don't know the answer either, but my niece and her husband live in Dillon, CO (9100' MSL) and have three dogs that seem very happy. On a more serious note, maybe the OP could ask someone at one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mile High Relic
I don't fly in/out of KAPA and haven't landed...

I don't fly in/out of KAPA and haven't landed there in a decade, but I fly by it all the time. I'm based at KBJC on the north side of town, and can recommend KBJC as an RV friendly place. KAPA is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mile High Relic
Fly or Drive is an important question.

I'll start with a saying about the three "F's" that goes "If it Flies or Floats, owning is more expensive than paying by the hour." Figuring out the last F is up to you.

TLDR: If I were you I'd...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,968
Posted By Mile High Relic
Mine are about 11"x16" and I'm guessing 3/8"...

Mine are about 11"x16" and I'm guessing 3/8" thick. They did bend a bit, but did well enough that I would bring them again.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-01-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,968
Posted By Mile High Relic
Someone mentioned plywood to put under your...

Someone mentioned plywood to put under your tires. I opted for a couple plastic cutting boards. The cutting boards are reusable even if they get soaked all week, and the price of plywood is absurd...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-19-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,148
Posted By Mile High Relic
I haven't posted a thing in years, so I'm...

I haven't posted a thing in years, so I'm probably not the best person to welcome you, but...Welcome to VAF.

Personally, as a non-builder but 10 year owner of an RV-6 I'd say you would be better off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,663
Posted By Mile High Relic
It is winter and you are in Minnesnowta. I'm...

It is winter and you are in Minnesnowta. I'm sure you told her more than a thousand times to put a hat on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,163
Posted By Mile High Relic
I'll be there in a couple weeks

I Flew in to North Las Vegas last year, and it was fine place to land. Tower was very busy when we arrived on a Monday afternoon. We came in from the east on the Cortez route through the class B. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,550
Posted By Mile High Relic
We took off a few minutes before the C-17 got...

We took off a few minutes before the C-17 got there. We saw him in the air about 7 miles out. The C-17 went around right? It sounded pretty hairy. And I guess there was a bunch of wash that hit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,638
Posted By Mile High Relic
After watching ping pong and tennis ball sized...

After watching ping pong and tennis ball sized hail pummel my neighborhood (and my beater Acura) a couple weeks ago I was really glad the plane was in a hangar up at the airport 5 miles away. My...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,775
Posted By Mile High Relic
I bought an RV-6 about three and half years ago...

I bought an RV-6 about three and half years ago with exactly 3 hours tailwheel time in a Citabria.

I believe the 6 is the best value in the entire RV line if you are going to buy an already built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,182
Posted By Mile High Relic
Beautiful job, Bob. Blue and polished is...

Beautiful job, Bob. Blue and polished is probably my favorite finish.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mile High Relic
I will send you a PM in case you are looking for...

I will send you a PM in case you are looking for someone local that will train in your plane.

I have flown with several good instructors in Denver, and they are all experienced in RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,760
Posted By Mile High Relic
A little late on the reply, but the wait for...

A little late on the reply, but the wait for County owned hangar space at KBJC is about 2-4 years. Get on the list now, it is reasonably priced but you have to survive the wait. KEIK, where Dave...
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