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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By BobTurner
Welcome to the club. The OAK fsdo has, for the...

Welcome to the club. The OAK fsdo has, for the most part, refused to do A/W inspections for the last decade. At least, when asked, they provided a list of DARs.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,145
Posted By BobTurner
The models listed have ‘folded’ trailing edges on...

The models listed have ‘folded’ trailing edges on the ailerons. The 10 and 14 have 2 piece, riveted trailing edges, which cannot be squeezed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,178
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, after the last FAR re-write, this is...

Actually, after the last FAR re-write, this is not strictly true. It now says that they must be ‘approved’. Same for gps used under ifr, ‘approved’. What does that mean? Well in 14CFR 1.1...
Forum: Northeast 11-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By BobTurner
Opps. This is completely different. Unless it is...

Opps. This is completely different. Unless it is absolutely free, no tit for tat, no dollars, using an EAB for hire is not allowed. The only exception is the decade old LODA for ‘transition...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,587
Posted By BobTurner
Bad math?

Empty weight of 1610 lbs (mine) plus 720 lbs of gas (not mine) equals 2330 lbs., which leaves 370 lbs of load available - enough for me (170), another 180 lb passenger, plus 20 lbs of bags. Exactly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,639
Posted By BobTurner
As Dave said, if you have boost pump on for...

As Dave said, if you have boost pump on for landing, mixture rich, the boost pump will pump gas into the induction manifold after the engine stopped turning - same as if you over-primed prior to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By BobTurner
The diagram shows the connections when using an...

The diagram shows the connections when using an impulse mag on the left, and a non-impulse mag on the right. The jumper disables the right mag on starting. If you are using two impulse mags (as it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,178
Posted By BobTurner
I’m not a lawyer, but I know that in legal jargon...

I’m not a lawyer, but I know that in legal jargon your question revolves around ‘strict liability’. e.g., you have a contract with the insurance company. Usually that contract requires you to...
Forum: Northeast 11-25-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By BobTurner
I would suggest you be more specific as to RV...

I would suggest you be more specific as to RV type. In particular as to tail or nosewheel, as well as model.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By BobTurner
Above post shows diagram. Yes, shield to proper...

Above post shows diagram. Yes, shield to proper terminals on both ends, the shield acts as a conductor in this application. You didn’t ask, but also note the jumpers installed on the switch - they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,178
Posted By BobTurner
I believe some have. In most cases this is not...

I believe some have. In most cases this is not legal, as the approved elt manual usually calls for a specific battery - one which is only available from the elt manufacturer!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By BobTurner
The points must be closed. Rotate the prop...

The points must be closed. Rotate the prop (carefully) while watching your ohmmeter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By BobTurner
Even back in 2008 the cheapest way for me to get...

Even back in 2008 the cheapest way for me to get the fuselage + wing kit to the Bay area was to fly commercial one way OAK to Portland, rent the U haul, drive to Vans, drive home (one very long day).
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,987
Posted By BobTurner
I regularly slip 152’s, 172’s, 182’s. They won’t...

I regularly slip 152’s, 172’s, 182’s. They won’t spin if you don’t stall them.
Forum: Flight Testing 11-22-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,351
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. I’ve spent time in an altitude chamber with...

Yep. I’ve spent time in an altitude chamber with a group of people, and it’s interesting how obvious impaired behavior is to those not (yet) impaired, while the hypoxic individual thinks everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By BobTurner
This thread started after the faa cited a pilot...

This thread started after the faa cited a pilot for flying day vfr with an inoperative anti-collision light. The pilot pointed out it wasn’t required equipment for day vfr, but the faa countered that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By BobTurner
The FARs already allow the PIC to turn off...

The FARs already allow the PIC to turn off anti-collision lighting ‘in the interest of safety’, e.g., blinding pilots on the ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By BobTurner
Not as well as you think. An air conditioner...

Not as well as you think. An air conditioner doesn’t ‘make’ cold. It just removes heat from one place and sends it somewhere else - out the back in this case. To use it in an airplane, you’d want...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By BobTurner
Email sent with regard to flyleds. Bob

Email sent with regard to flyleds.
Bob
Forum: Autopilots 11-20-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By BobTurner
SL30 is a great nav com. If you don’t have an...

SL30 is a great nav com. If you don’t have an audio panel, there is an internal setting that will direct the nav audio to the com channel. Use the internal volume level to pre-set the nav volume, and...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-20-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,351
Posted By BobTurner
Next time

Next time:
Wear a pulse oxymeter and report results.
Try flaps in trail. Steve (airfoil designer) has suggested you may see a few extra knots at this altitude with flaps in trail.
I don’t think...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-18-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By BobTurner
+1. I hope this is a sign that the relatively new...

+1. I hope this is a sign that the relatively new management is taking a serious interest in quality control.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By BobTurner
Bottom line with the 10 is, you can never walk...

Bottom line with the 10 is, you can never walk away from the plane outdoors without installing a rudder gust lock. Given that the almost standard Bogart tow bar can be adapted to lock the rudder, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By BobTurner
There are quite a few around, since most of the...

There are quite a few around, since most of the newer EFIS boxes include them. I think I’m in the majority in favoring audio warning tones over the visual display.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By BobTurner
Well, I would. Don’t misunderstand, I suspect B&C...

Well, I would. Don’t misunderstand, I suspect B&C has a better record. But the poll is flawed, it relies on self-reporting.
1. Unhappy owners will always self-report more than happy ones, and
2....
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By BobTurner
I have the Dynon pitot but since the AOA requires...

I have the Dynon pitot but since the AOA requires an in-flight calibration, I suspect it would work with any similar pitot However, I strongly recommend a pitot with a temperature regulated heater....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, so I misunderstood. You could start...

Okay, so I misunderstood. You could start training tracking courses, as well as the other stuff. I guess I’m an old guy (Well, it’s not a guess -:) ). I find the current over-reliance on the magenta...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-16-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By BobTurner
But only if they agree, of course. My HMO is...

But only if they agree, of course. My HMO is afraid of lawsuits from anything with aviation in its name.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By BobTurner
Unless I misunderstood, at this time the OP has...

Unless I misunderstood, at this time the OP has zero navigation equipment. There is no magenta line, no needles to move, nothing showing a course to track. His question was how little he could get by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By BobTurner
I looked, and the literature says the N16 can...

I looked, and the literature says the N16 can bring in a second VOR while tuned to either a first VOR or a LOC. I presume time-multiplexed just like the SL30.
Just a note, you can start your IFR...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By BobTurner
The problem is easy to visualize. If the MC...

The problem is easy to visualize. If the MC piston is partially or totally in the ‘brake on’ position, it blocks the reverse flow of fluid back to the reservoir. But in the ‘brake fully off’...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By BobTurner
Call a standard aviation insurance broker (I use...

Call a standard aviation insurance broker (I use Gallagher, and am happy). Some of the companies they represent offer ‘builders insurance’, and some of these include transportation coverage. But the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By BobTurner
There is no requirement to demonstrate gps...

There is no requirement to demonstrate gps approaches on the instrument practical test, just one precision (or LPV), two different non-precision approaches. e.g., if you have an SL30 or similar...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By BobTurner
Well….. I wish the gps navigator was higher. ...

Well…..
I wish the gps navigator was higher. You’ll spend head-down time setting up approaches. Depending on PFD annunciations it might even be out of TSO compliance.
Same for the autopilot...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By BobTurner
I’d bet such an announcement would mean a lot to...

I’d bet such an announcement would mean a lot to you, if you were on short final for 36.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By BobTurner
This ^^^ Also, next time consider the Royco fluid...

This ^^^
Also, next time consider the Royco fluid with the higher flashpoint.
Forum: COMM 11-13-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By BobTurner
Well,…. If the diplexer was ideal, you would have...

Well,….
If the diplexer was ideal, you would have gotten no signals with the gs and vor connections reversed. I’m surprised putting it right didn’t fix the issues. Triple check the the antenna, vor,...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By BobTurner
It all depends…

I have a strong preference for a second radio for atis, over one radio with a monitor function (I have both in my plane). Around here the approach frequency is usually very busy; getting atis off the...
Forum: COMM 11-11-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By BobTurner
The ideas you mentioned should work okay. You...

The ideas you mentioned should work okay. You don’t even need a switch, just turn down the #2 volume control if you don’t want to hear it.
You may want to keep cables, adaptors, etc handy so if #1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By BobTurner
I believe the SL30 contains the internal software...

I believe the SL30 contains the internal software (all commands passed thru RS232 lines) necessary to completely control it remotely. But I don’t know of any current efis or other box that has the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By BobTurner
I suggest you email the Garmin rep who frequents...

I suggest you email the Garmin rep who frequents this forum. This cannot be right - except for formation flight, the faa now recommends NOT going to standby on the ground - since that disables your...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By BobTurner
If we want to get into the FAA ‘word’ game, my...

If we want to get into the FAA ‘word’ game, my least liked word is ‘non-movement area’, which is, of course, the area on a controlled (…er, I mean Towered) airport where you are most free to move!
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,333
Posted By BobTurner
Are you claiming you’ve done a controlled study,...

Are you claiming you’ve done a controlled study, leading to the conclusion that people stay silent if you call ‘taking the active 12’, but they do reply if you add, ‘morons who don’t understand this,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By BobTurner
Your wish is already here. flyLed sells their...

Your wish is already here. flyLed sells their wingtip lighting in kit form. If you have the soldering skill to put it together, it’s just a little bit harder to take it apart, for repair.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By BobTurner
Me too. And, full flaps for landing, for sure.

Me too. And, full flaps for landing, for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By BobTurner
Not sure what is meant by "IFR Annual" or "IFR...

Not sure what is meant by "IFR Annual" or "IFR certification", unless the OP was referring to the pitot-static tests.
I second Ed's advice: It sometimes takes hours to really figure out an EAB...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By BobTurner
Hopefully you arranged the wiring so pushing trim...

Hopefully you arranged the wiring so pushing trim up while the passenger is (inadvertently) pushing trim down won’t trip the CB or blow a fuse. Likewise, I have heard of serious trim excursions when...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By BobTurner
A few comments. 1. Keep in mind that your...

A few comments.
1. Keep in mind that your checksheet is geographically dependent: all the MSL altitudes need changing if you’re in AZ, for example. Maybe make them all AGL if giving it to others.
2....
Forum: COMM 11-07-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By BobTurner
You might want to post what nav receiver you are...

You might want to post what nav receiver you are using. The GI106a is just the CDI/OBS.
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By BobTurner
…and, a commercial license and second class...

…and, a commercial license and second class medical…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By BobTurner
On older -10s there were two attach bolts per...

On older -10s there were two attach bolts per bracket-easy to remove. I hear newer 10s have rivets instead of the bolts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By BobTurner
Mostly, no. Transponders, and GPS used under IFR,...

Mostly, no. Transponders, and GPS used under IFR, must be TSO’d or have other FAA approval. Everything else, you’re on your own.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By BobTurner
I'm not up on the ELSA rules, but I can answer...

I'm not up on the ELSA rules, but I can answer your question for EAB: The answer is zero. There is no such thing as "IFR Certified" EAB. The FARs limit operations to day vfr, but most OpLimits...
Forum: COMM 11-03-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, if the intercom sounds okay in flight, it’s...

Okay, if the intercom sounds okay in flight, it’s not likely the mike. Proceed with Walt’s suggestion to reduce the gain setting in the 650.
Listening to Live ATC, can you detect any distortion or...
Forum: Rocket 11-03-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By BobTurner
To the OP: try Avemco. They don’t use brokers, so...

To the OP: try Avemco. They don’t use brokers, so Gallagher didn’t get a quote from them. Be sitting down, it seems like Avemco will quote nearly anything, but at a very high premium. For sure, try...
Forum: COMM 11-03-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By BobTurner
Are you saying that in-flight use of the intercom...

Are you saying that in-flight use of the intercom has low background noise? Or does it sound like your live-ATC transmissions?
As others have suggested, pull off the mike muffs and make sure you are...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By BobTurner
I’m not sure about European rules, but: 1. You...

I’m not sure about European rules, but:
1. You don’t need a separate antenna for ADSB-out because the signal is coming directly from your transponder. A mode S-ES transponder is both a transponder...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By BobTurner
You can bend the sticks with an appropriate...

You can bend the sticks with an appropriate press. First, fill it with packed sand to keep it from kinking. But even first-er, make sure you don’t just move the problem to full forward stick. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By BobTurner
You understand, I presume, that mounting the elt...

You understand, I presume, that mounting the elt antenna on the bottom of the airplane is contrary to the TSO’d installation instructions….
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By BobTurner
This is a safety feature; the autopilot will...

This is a safety feature; the autopilot will lower the nose to maintain a safe margin above stall, even if that means not holding altitude or tracking the GS. Auto trim won’t fix this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By BobTurner
Absolutely correct. You need a consult with a...

Absolutely correct. You need a consult with a lawyer.
Forum: Safety 10-30-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By BobTurner
Note the cfi exception is limited to maneuvers...

Note the cfi exception is limited to maneuvers required by the regulations for a certificate. So spins are okay (required for a cfi certificate) but for other aerobatics this exception generally does...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By BobTurner
The most recent Vans (and Vans...

The most recent Vans (and Vans employees/consultants) information (much posted here on vaf) for the -10 is: (1) flaps may be left in trail at all speeds, and (2) flaps in trail should produce...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,755
Posted By BobTurner
The technique described is straight from the...

The technique described is straight from the Lycoming manual. Of course, everyone has their own idea of the best way to start.
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