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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By Walt
The one I used won't fit on the baffle, 2 yrs...

The one I used won't fit on the baffle, 2 yrs later no oil cooling issues.
AERO CLASSIC OIL COOLER HE 8001649
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Walt
Did you set the 232 ports to connext fmt 1 in the...

Did you set the 232 ports to connext fmt 1 in the xpdr setup screen?
ref page 27-35 for all the settings.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Walt
Yes, but you have to replace them roughly 5X as...

Yes, but you have to replace them roughly 5X as often.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-29-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Walt
Along with tools and an extra alternator :D

Along with tools and an extra alternator :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,242
Posted By Walt
If I may, add the elevator TE to that list, I've...

If I may, add the elevator TE to that list, I've "fixed" a number of twitchy auto pilot problems the same way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By Walt
Excessive crank case pressure can push out a...

Excessive crank case pressure can push out a front main seal which will lead to rapid oil loss.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Walt
Why would you "ASSUME" that (bad idea), if you...

Why would you "ASSUME" that (bad idea), if you check the plug guide, you will see that the 40E is also spec'd for the 360's in most cases, it's one range hotter than the 38 is all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Walt
Bad assumption!

Bad assumption!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Walt
The MA-4SPA is for the 320. The MA-4-5 is the...

The MA-4SPA is for the 320.
The MA-4-5 is the standard for the 360, the 10-3878 is spec'd for your engine but the 10-4164
is generally recommended for the RV because it flows a little more than the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Walt
796/GDL are Sold!

796/GDL are Sold!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Walt
Autopilot sold, reduced price on 796/GDL39.

Autopilot sold, reduced price on 796/GDL39.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By Walt
Just to be clear, the G3X discrete signals are...

Just to be clear, the G3X discrete signals are inputs, not outputs, so I assume you are just paralleling the G3X inputs with your module to drive external LED's rather than have an EICAS message...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Walt
I checked with him, max was set to 29 deg, full...

I checked with him, max was set to 29 deg, full throttle/2400 rpm 8000 ft.
CHT around 375 until the event which then went to around 460-470 from his recollection.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Walt
Continental did STC testing on the engine I have...

Continental did STC testing on the engine I have which is the parallel valve 370 with 9.6 CR. Base timing is spec'd at 20 deg which is what I run (with Bendix mags) because I'm too chicken to go down...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Walt
Angle valve engine, base was set at 20 and max...

Angle valve engine, base was set at 20 and max advance I believe set to 9 degrees.
Showing the timing likely won't help you, by the time you realize it's happening it's too late.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,688
Posted By Walt
Detonation w/Pmags

Have a friend that is running an IO-540 angle valve with 10-1 pistons in a Glasair III. Brand new engine from Lycon with about 20 hrs. He installed dual Pmags with a switch to keep them in fixed...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Walt
Looks like the autopilot is sold pending funds.

Looks like the autopilot is sold pending funds.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Walt
Garmin 796 w/GDL39; Trutrak DII VSG w/2 servos--SOLD

Garmin 796/GDL39/interface cable. $695
TruTrak autopilot with 2 servos, DII VSG with GPS-S. $600
Working when removed for panel upgrade.
Please email me if interested or with offers.
Thanks, Walt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By Walt
My guess is a POS lightweight skytec?

My guess is a POS lightweight skytec?
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Walt
Bingo, not something to fret over...

Bingo, not something to fret over...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By Walt
Or just tell ATC you're having some issues with...

Or just tell ATC you're having some issues with the transponder and need to 'reset' it and it may be offline for a few minutes. I'm sure they would be happy to accommodate.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Walt
Totally spoiled on the way the GTN unit...

Totally spoiled on the way the GTN unit transitions automatically from GPS to an ILS, if you can afford it you won't regret it I assure you. Another one of the features I couldn't live without now is...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By Walt
Radios have been known to interfere with each...

Radios have been known to interfere with each other in various ways due to internally generated oscillator frequencies, power supply noise etc..
I mentioned this before but have you tried turning...
Forum: COMM 11-19-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By Walt
Maybe try turning off the 375 and see what...

Maybe try turning off the 375 and see what happens?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By Walt
You should not be reading an airspeed on the...

You should not be reading an airspeed on the ground...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,935
Posted By Walt
Going on 18yrs with my original Van's capacitive...

Going on 18yrs with my original Van's capacitive senders with no issues. Pretty darn accurate from full to empty. Just my experience. If installed correctly there's not much to go wrong.
Forum: Texas (North) 11-17-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Walt
I still use Griffin, he used to do my 3rd class...

I still use Griffin, he used to do my 3rd class but last time I just went basic med.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Walt
That's great but I still say the best alternator...

That's great but I still say the best alternator is the one that doesn't fail in the first place and PP has a less than stellar reputation :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,063
Posted By Walt
It's Never a good idea to run high voltage wires...

It's Never a good idea to run high voltage wires in the same bundle as sense wires if it can be avoided. (EGT/CHT run in the microvolt range)
You may get away with it but still not good practice.
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Walt
I'm pretty sure he asked for suggestions or...

I'm pretty sure he asked for suggestions or comments, and he got some very good ones.... take em or leave em.

Or perhaps it's more polite to do what you did and just say it's beautiful build it like...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Walt
Wow, except for the 750/650/375 Carl and I...

Wow, except for the 750/650/375 Carl and I actually agree on something!
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Walt
Personally, I don't understand the fascination...

Personally, I don't understand the fascination with 3 screens and aerosport type panels. From a functional perspective having 2 screens and the 750 in a flat metal panel allows everything to move...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,770
Posted By Walt
Sounds like the failure was going on for some...

Sounds like the failure was going on for some time, and the battery was 6 years old past it's normal service life IMO.



If you short the batteries terminals and kill it then I don't think it's fair...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,770
Posted By Walt
Has anyone had an Odyssey suddenly fail or smoke?

Has anyone had an Odyssey suddenly fail or smoke?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,297
Posted By Walt
I prefer Champion filters, for what it's worth if...

I prefer Champion filters, for what it's worth if you can't afford a $30 filter maybe you should find another hobby :eek:
Like always it boils down to risk vs reward.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,210
Posted By Walt
I used to hobby in high end watches where...

I used to hobby in high end watches where scammers were abundant, the rule of thumb was buy the seller first, no matter how good the deal if you can't confirm the seller is legit with references then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Walt
I'd like to see a retro-fit kit, as it stands now...

I'd like to see a retro-fit kit, as it stands now the cost to install one in someone's aircraft would be prohibitively expensive with the labor to modify/make the brackets compared to just replacing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Walt
No such thing as a "good" Cessna split switch...

No such thing as a "good" Cessna split switch :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Walt
Why not just put some fuel in it?

Why not just put some fuel in it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By Walt
Do you have the I terminal from the contactor...

Do you have the I terminal from the contactor going to the starter solenoid?
If yes I would disconnect it and put the jumper back on the starter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Walt
Nice job Rob, congrats!

Nice job Rob, congrats!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walt
Do whatever makes you happy. I fall into a...

Do whatever makes you happy.

I fall into a category of about 75 hrs/yr generally so 25hrs is approx every 4 months for me.

From Lyc Tech Tips (maybe this qualifies as "Data"):

a. 50-hour interval...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walt
Because a clean engine is a happy engine, it's...

Because a clean engine is a happy engine, it's the cheapest thing you can do to your engine to make it last longer.



Agree with Larry, plus the standard pre-filter from AFP I believe is 140 micron...
Forum: COMM 11-03-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By Walt
If the intercom is good but the radio is noisy...

If the intercom is good but the radio is noisy when transmitting, in addition to the above good suggestions on the mike itself, you may try turning down the mic gain in the 650.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Walt
Carl, We obviously have different philosophy's,...

Carl,
We obviously have different philosophy's, I'm a big fan of keeping things really really simple, I don't want folks to have to take a special course to teach them about their electrical system...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Walt
So in your case opening the master(s) does not...

So in your case opening the master(s) does not disconnect power from the busses? So I assume we now we have more switches to disconnect power?

Cockpit is still filling with smoke and you don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Walt
Sounds like tempting fate.... I wouldn't risk it.

Sounds like tempting fate.... I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walt
Maybe you should have said "my opinion"? Anyway...

Maybe you should have said "my opinion"?

Anyway my suggestions:
The fuel filter in the fuel servo is normally finer than the primary fuel filter so I check it religiously ever annual.
Sump screen:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Walt
So in the event of smoke in the cockpit, the...

So in the event of smoke in the cockpit, the usual procedure is to turn off the master (not sure what controls both batteries in your case),
what happens to your panel now?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By Walt
Bottom line, everyone is looking to Lithium to...

Bottom line, everyone is looking to Lithium to save a few pounds.
Gotta ask yourself... is the reward worth the risk?

I think it was Dick VanGrunsven that said, easiest way to reduce the weight of...
Forum: Canada 10-27-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By Walt
I thought this issue was solved long ago with...

I thought this issue was solved long ago with config modules?
As an example the below is from the Honeywell Rescu 406 ELT:

"A smaller lighter Aircraft Identification Module (AIM2) dongle replaces...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,492
Posted By Walt
It's easy to have 30K in avionics these days,...

It's easy to have 30K in avionics these days, there is no way on this green earth I would ever risk powering up a panel like this with a cheap Chinese $30 power supply :eek::eek::

If you can't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By Walt
Yea but 2024 T0 as called out in the drawing is...

Yea but 2024 T0 as called out in the drawing is much softer than T3 and less likely to crack.
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Walt
Was thinking exactly the same thing, could not...

Was thinking exactly the same thing, could not have said it any better myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Walt
Just don't forget these are flight control...

Just don't forget these are flight control attachments, a failure will likely result in you having a really bad day.
Rust or corrosion on these parts is unacceptable, consult the bearing manufacturer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Walt
Corroded or rusted pitch em...

Corroded or rusted pitch em...
Forum: COMM 10-21-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,450
Posted By Walt
Maybe try turning bluetooth off.

Maybe try turning bluetooth off.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,253
Posted By Walt
I'd be surprised if was able to develop power if...

I'd be surprised if was able to develop power if it really had that low a pressure, I believe 18psi in minimum for operation.
And yes standard FP is >25 psi.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Walt
A little loctite is your friend here also.

A little loctite is your friend here also.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By Walt
I'm not a big fan of 'oops' rivets, the head...

I'm not a big fan of 'oops' rivets, the head diameter gets so small that the tension strength on the skin is significantly reduced. If the material is thin enough you can use a pull type dimpler and...
Forum: Tools 10-17-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By Walt
Double flaring is nice but for low pressure stuff...

Double flaring is nice but for low pressure stuff maybe a bit of overkill.
This is the kit I use, makes perfect flares every time.
Imperial...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Walt
I would suggest you study the system...

I would suggest you study the system diagram/schematic to understand what it is you are doing with the test switch, then read the PMAG manual so you have a thorough understanding of it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Walt
Those old aluminum/extruded/welded brackets are...

Those old aluminum/extruded/welded brackets are junk and would break all the time. The brackets currently supplied with B&C/Planepower are heavy steel and never fail, the starter/alt support bracket...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Walt
Nope, they cannot talk to each other.

Nope, they cannot talk to each other.
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