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Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The login request has been removed from webinar,...

The login request has been removed from webinar, so you can watch it without giving any information. This is standard NAFI practice a few days after the presentation.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Interesting observation! Here's what I think is...

Interesting observation! Here's what I think is going on...

In the low speed spirals under discussion, the speed range is limited. In the RV-9A, speeds start at 70 knots and, even after the...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Sorry, out of my control. I tried to post the...

Sorry, out of my control. I tried to post the link to the presentation itself, but…
Forum: Safety 09-23-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Stall/Spin or Low Speed Spiral, turning Base to Final

So I re-read the posting rules, and I think this is legit...

On Wednesday night, I was the presenter at the monthly NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors) MentorLIVE webcast, presenting...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On the RV-9A, don't need aileron trim. However,...

On the RV-9A, don't need aileron trim. However, would like to have rudder trim, especially for high speed descents at low power, but don't really *need* it, either.

My take? Add it if you want more...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I've got one with 1/2" holes, I believe. Also...

I've got one with 1/2" holes, I believe. Also includes crush plate.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I would so like the 750 but that would require...

I would so like the 750 but that would require massive panel rework. Sigh…
Forum: Tools 09-21-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
That's like the story of the man whose wife...

That's like the story of the man whose wife asked, "Don't you have enough tools?" and he replied, "Why" Do you know were there are some for sale?"
Forum: Tools 09-19-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Tried to send you an email but your mailbox was...

Tried to send you an email but your mailbox was full!

I don't *need* another indicator but I would like a spare.

Thanks,

Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A useful exercise is to determine what tasks you...

A useful exercise is to determine what tasks you want to be able to perform in the field: remove cowling, clean spark plugs, put air in the tires, etc., and choose your tools for those...
Forum: Tools 09-17-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Making a 3/16" Socket

The RC Allen trim display finally lost enough LED segments that it needed to be replaced. I have a spare, but before starting to fuss with a bunch of thin wires, I wanted to see how much slack in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pool Noodle Aileron Control Lock

https://imgur.com/a/hBp8587

Well, so much for using imgur.com for image hosting... VAF doesn't expand this as an image, even with the IMG tags. Hmm. Better than nothing, I guess.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-16-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Dont forget Vans service bulletins and, although...

Dont forget Vans service bulletins and, although not absolutely required, any ADs on components.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Pool noodles for aileron control lock

So I cut some sections of heavy duty pool noodles, cut a slot in each, and slid them over the wingtip and part of the aileron, one on each side.

Work perfectly in the hangar with no wind…
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-15-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On an ILS, IIRC, you need to identify the FAF and...

On an ILS, IIRC, you need to identify the FAF and that used to be done with the Outer Marker -- but other ways work, also.

For an anecdotal answer, check out how many audio panels these days do and...
Forum: Tools 09-15-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Was in the neighborhood and went by Ace Hardware....

Was in the neighborhood and went by Ace Hardware. They had a nice selection of Craftsman sockets, and I got a 12 point, 15/16" deep socket with the shallow well.

Now to replace the belly strobe and...
Forum: GPS 09-14-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 402,001
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My aera 660 has a possible WiFi bug and has for...

My aera 660 has a possible WiFi bug and has for some time, and it was not accepting the software update from the Mac. Carl at Garmin tech support talked me though a bunch of things, and we finally...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another point has to do with the landing gear. I...

Another point has to do with the landing gear. I don't know how stout RV gear is for this purpose, but on other planes, the gear is beefed up to absorb the impact of landing under parachute. If the...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Garmin GTN650 does not have an on/off switch.

Garmin GTN650 does not have an on/off switch.
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
IIRC, the main reason for an avionics master was...

IIRC, the main reason for an avionics master was the old germanium transistors, which could be tender. No longer applicable.

IIRC...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,108
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. The WiFi on the 660 died some time ago and...

Hmm. The WiFi on the 660 died some time ago and it was way too expensive to get the unit overhauled, so now I do database updates via the USB connection on my computer. Tried to do an upgrade from...
Forum: Tools 09-10-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'm sorry I posted this thread. This could get...

I'm sorry I posted this thread. This could get expensive...

My 3/8" drive Craftsman deep sockets are 12 point, all the way down. My excuse is that the tools are 50 years old...

And I just sorted my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Check out Garmin G3X Touch Feature Wish...

Check out Garmin G3X Touch Feature Wish List:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=121861&highlight=g3x
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Yes, and I could probably use some of the 3/4"...

Yes, and I could probably use some of the 3/4" drive sockets as bucking bars... :)
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
With low expectations, I went shopping for a 3/8"...

With low expectations, I went shopping for a 3/8" drive, 15/16" deep socket.
* NAPA is on the way to the airport. Their wall assortment of sockets was well picked over and sparse.
* Lowes was on the...
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
More than that for shipping...

More than that for shipping...
Forum: Tools 09-05-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,422
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Socket pricing

The other day, I needed a 15/16" deep socket, 3/8" drive, for something on the RV-9A. Fortunately, I was able to borrow one from the shop on the field.

Today, I looked on eBay and found a Craftsman...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,152
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
After a week of crappy weather, and a week on...

After a week of crappy weather, and a week on steroids due to CMC osteoarthritis (a new phenomenon in my right thumb, hurt like ****), the weather looked doable and the drugs were out of my system,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Lots of radios are set up to be on the right side...

Lots of radios are set up to be on the right side of the pilot and tuned with the right hand, so that your hand doesn't block the view of the screen.

I've found over the years that taking a hand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm, getting into fine points above my pay grade,...

Hmm, getting into fine points above my pay grade, but I definitely get autopilot disconnect warnings with G3X Touch and 307. Don't know who does what with the 507. Don't know about miscompare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my RV-9A, the G5 is on the CAN bus and...

On my RV-9A, the G5 is on the CAN bus and provides backup ADHRS functionality to the G3X. Even though the G5 and ADHRS are both Garmin products, they use different hardware and software to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Another possibility -- your choice -- is to...

Another possibility -- your choice -- is to separate the radio / airspace training from the flight training. I have no idea how many apps / web sites there are for radio training, or how many are any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Great answer! My plane came with circuit...

Great answer!

My plane came with circuit breakers, and when I'm doing large database uploads, I pull the breakers on everything that's not getting data uploaded... or new software. Don't know how...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-29-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,921
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's lots of newbies who are in over their...

There's lots of newbies who are in over their heads, so providing unbounded enthusiasm can show up more accidents and in higher insurance rates for all of us, maybe in more closed airport.

"It's a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got a personal email from Garmin on this, so...

I got a personal email from Garmin on this, so let's give them an A++ for customer support. If the G3X is configured for experimental, my statement is true, but if configured for certified, this is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
The point of a TO/GA switch is primarily for IFR....

The point of a TO/GA switch is primarily for IFR. Your profile says RV-12....

TO/GA puts the G3X autopilot into TO (takeoff mode). wings level and pitch up. The other side of the double pole switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
My panel is also all Garmin, and after 570 hours...

My panel is also all Garmin, and after 570 hours with the Garmin panel, including IFR, X-C, and local flying, I agree with you on the utility of the panel. But my experience is different in a few...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
APPENDIX C RS-232 TEXT OUTPUT FORMAT in the G3X...

APPENDIX C RS-232 TEXT OUTPUT FORMAT in the G3X Touch installation manual describes the 115.2 kbaud serial output.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
https://www.eaa.org/videos/6311043679112 Here's...

https://www.eaa.org/videos/6311043679112

Here's the link to the EAA video. You have to be a member to watch it, but you are already, aren't you?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-25-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There is a serial output at 115.2 kbaud, with air...

There is a serial output at 115.2 kbaud, with air data, engine and nav in separate data blocks at different rates. You have to provide the data capture hardware and parsing software. I think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
EAA just had a video on RTV alternatives. Don't...

EAA just had a video on RTV alternatives. Don't have the link handy, sorry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
RV-9A and soft, soggy grass

If I get evicted from my hangar due to airport construction, one possibility is a nearby grass strip. As you can guess from the title, the ground can be less than firm... It would be easy enough to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Cowlings, engiene accessibility, and T-hangars

Last night, there was a meeting with the Savannah Airport director. Two quotes are memorable: T-hangars are becoming a luxury; and Hangars that are affordable for pilots are money-losers for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
BTW, the tech fixed it in an hour. If I'd tried...

BTW, the tech fixed it in an hour.

If I'd tried to do it, I might have spent all day. He knew what he was doing, I would have klutzed around and taken apart lots more than was needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I'd never heard of it, either, but avionics shops...

I'd never heard of it, either, but avionics shops stock spare fans... One shop says that it's not the fans per se, but a broken wire.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 194,072
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Me, too. I think that it is mislabeled as...

Me, too. I think that it is mislabeled as distance (implying straight line) to destination as opposed to distance to fly along approach, etc.

What's worse is that if you get vectored past the IAF,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 113,498
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
One point of stickiness is upgrading software for...

One point of stickiness is upgrading software for certified avionics. Your airplane may be experimental, but there are still requirements that don't care what kind of airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Murphy's Law at work

So I'm flying home from Oshkosh after visiting friends in Cedar Rapids. Very, very long story later, I made it home with the GTN650 telling me cooling fan failure (not that unusual for GTN650s) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,365
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
A big part of it is incestuous flight...

A big part of it is incestuous flight instruction.

When I was teaching Aviation Safety (not flight or ground instruction) at a big name aeronautical university in Arizona, I had a CFI - employed at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,365
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
More thread drift: I've stalled my RV-9A in a 78°...

More thread drift: I've stalled my RV-9A in a 78° bank at 55 knots. How? 0.95 Gs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
On my slider, I used painter’s tape. Peeled off...

On my slider, I used painter’s tape. Peeled off some paint but I’m not sure that the primer was done properly.

Occasionally, the canopy is hard to pull back, so I’m reluctant to try any rubber...
Forum: GPS 08-13-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I can guess as to why the charts come out later,...

I can guess as to why the charts come out later, but I'll let somebody who knows answer that one.

To ease the pain on the chart upload, I make two SD cards and upload both screens at once. Since the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
All those red zone limits are set in G3X...

All those red zone limits are set in G3X Configuration Mode, and are easy to reset. Next time the parameter to red, get the numerical readings and see if those parameters deserve to be indicated as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Not sure that military test pilot training is as...

Not sure that military test pilot training is as relevant as light plane experience. You're not interested in a handling qualities assessment as much as you want someone who can get the plane off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Taken care of! The daughter of a VAFer lives in...

Taken care of! The daughter of a VAFer lives in town and is going to visit her dad tomorrow.

:-)

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Anybody in or stopping at Sheboygan?

I've got a package at the FBO that I forgot to pick up when I left, and they're not able to ship it to me. So if anybody can grab it and send it my way...

Thanks!

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Hmm. I've found that I wanted more screen real...

Hmm. I've found that I wanted more screen real estate than the GTN650, and I've to think long and hard about the lesser screen real estate of the 355 et al.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Already covered with three GPS units in the...

Already covered with three GPS units in the panel: both display screens have WAAS GPS built in (but not approach capable), plus the external IFR GPS/VOR/ILS unit.

If I were building a new panel,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-08-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Glass cockpit failure modes

Ever since my RV-9A went all glass, I've struggled to learn all the system failure modes, a task much more involved than in the days of steam gauges and manual calculations.

One level of analysis is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,218
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
There's a whole bunch of questionable psychology...

There's a whole bunch of questionable psychology at the bottom of all this. It's not clear that the controllers and pilots have the same goals for flight safety; there's considerable pressure on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,218
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Taking action

I've forwarded this link to the EAA volunteer who is in a position to make things happen, and to the airport itself via their web site.

Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,668
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Had to be at AirVenture Saturday night for the...

Had to be at AirVenture Saturday night for the Awards ceremony, and by Sunday the storms were starting to move in across Tennessee, etc. Mountains plus small plane plus fatigue means go visit my Iowa...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
I got spares (two of em) for $11 each from...

I got spares (two of em) for $11 each from Aircraft Spruce.

The shop screwed up the first replacement. Different shop this time, but still..

Ed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2022, 02:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Ed_Wischmeyer
Did your Garmin G3X or Dynon record your Oshkosh landing?

There’s an excellent possibility that the digital flight data from your landing can provide valuable safety data if we can assemble, say, a hundred landings at Oshkosh. The landings do not have to be...
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