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Forum: Propellers 09-23-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,381
Posted By jliltd
The torque correction based on extender length is...

The torque correction based on extender length is a simple ratio. If an extender is set 90 degrees the arm does change by the diagonal hypotenuse distance. So a math calculation will be more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,880
Posted By jliltd
Based on your information concerning the date of...

Based on your information concerning the date of the assembly of your ECI Titan / Eagle XP engine kit I would immediately bore scope the cylinders. My RV-8 had these very symptoms with the exact...
Forum: Propellers 09-22-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,381
Posted By jliltd
When the prop manufacturer does maintenance they...

When the prop manufacturer does maintenance they usually strip off everything, including the roll pins and nuts on the studs. So while it worked great back in 2017 that doesn't matter since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By jliltd
If you set up a dealer account the trigger level...

If you set up a dealer account the trigger level for free shipping is lower. In the USA non-dealer accounts have to buy $350 minimum for free shipping. Dealer accounts need to buy $295 to trigger...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By jliltd
All three aeras updated today to new release. ...

All three aeras updated today to new release. Every aircraft back to normal operation both wired and Bluetooth with full GDL control and no update looping.

Thanks for the quick response Garmin.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By jliltd
Best switches I have found for PTTs and...

Best switches I have found for PTTs and Autopilots. It's what S-Tec sells for a disconnect. High quality. Crisp snap action:

Otto P7-571222 Momentary Push Button Switch Water Proof Normally Open...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By jliltd
With no mention yet of the differences between...

With no mention yet of the differences between the G3X Touch behavior verses the aera 660 behavior, or the differences between hardwired vs Bluetooth. When engineers patch software the more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By jliltd
Justin. I have 4 aera 660's, one GDL 50, two GDL...

Justin. I have 4 aera 660's, one GDL 50, two GDL 52's and and one G3X system. All hard wired with bare wire kits. When I ran the aera 660 software update it would not send the update to the GDL 5x...
Forum: GPS 09-11-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By jliltd
Okay. So I got two aera 660's to download and...

Okay. So I got two aera 660's to download and install their updates over wifi with, one with a GDL 50 attached via hard wire cable and the other with the GDL 52 attached via hard wire cable. While...
Forum: GPS 09-09-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By jliltd
Great news! I am on the way to the airport...

Great news! I am on the way to the airport where I have a G3X Touch flight deck, 4 aera 660's, one 760, three GDL 52's and one GDL 50 waiting (I always go non-R on the GDL 5xs). Time to fire up...
Forum: California 08-24-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By jliltd
Unless you register the aircraft in any kind of...

Unless you register the aircraft in any kind of entity, including general partnership, LLC, PLC, corporation or even DBA. Then the Texas local appraisal district will charge excise tax. If an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By jliltd
I used to always use these fuses with lights in...

I used to always use these fuses with lights in them that illuminate when the fuse blows. Unfortunately when the light is activated the light circuit causes an ohm meter to show continuity when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
Posted By jliltd
BOM ADAHRS cannot send that data to G3X.

BOM ADAHRS cannot send that data to G3X.
Forum: International 08-23-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By jliltd
Typically yes. But there is a cycle of cartel...

Typically yes. But there is a cycle of cartel in-fighting that comes around every few years and it is best advised to avoid Mexico until one or the other side wins. Once there is a victor thee are...
Forum: International 08-23-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By jliltd
At this particular time you are really not...

At this particular time you are really not missing much in Mexico. The State Department has put out a warning against US citizens traveling in Mexico. Primary concern is kidnapping. There is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
Posted By jliltd
That' exactly what a G5 is for. In the case the...

That' exactly what a G5 is for. In the case the main GSU AHRS LRU goes down the G3X system will link up to the G5 internal ADAHRS and keep on trucking. Days of dual GSUs kind of went away with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,981
Posted By jliltd
I too have built with SIPs. They are very easy...

I too have built with SIPs. They are very easy and quick to go up. What I did was coordinated with the local metal building supplier to design just the exterior wall columns and trusses / pearlins....
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,423
Posted By jliltd
Then there are the EZCreeper...

Then there are the EZCreeper guys....

https://ezcreeper.com/model-m/
Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,423
Posted By jliltd
I bought an AeroCreeper at Oshkosh 2019 and it...

I bought an AeroCreeper at Oshkosh 2019 and it was delivered home a couple of weeks later. This was an original AeroCreeper and the newer Deluxe model didn't exist yet.

After a year of use I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By jliltd
If you want a backup with IFR approaches consider...

If you want a backup with IFR approaches consider the aera 760 portable. It can interface to the GTN via MAPMX or revert to stand alone navigation.
Forum: COMM 07-30-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,946
Posted By jliltd
Okay. Now that we've fixed the GTR problem...

Okay. Now that we've fixed the GTR problem breaking squelch on every flight, how do we keep the passenger from breaking wind on every flight? Based on experience it's not easy starting that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,182
Posted By jliltd
LEMO all the way. More compact. Quicker...

LEMO all the way. More compact. Quicker connect/disconnect. No more battery issues. And one more item that I discovered. Most folks can't borrow your headset since they don't have the LEMO plugs...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,705
Posted By jliltd
And on a related note, the Vans RV-15 stabilator...

And on a related note, the Vans RV-15 stabilator is up out of the weeds in a taildragger three-point attitude, unlike the Rans S-21. Honestly the S-21 is a very fast capable aircraft but I have...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,019
Posted By jliltd
I can say one thing that's a huge deal. The...

I can say one thing that's a huge deal. The stabilator is much higher off the ground to it's contemporary competitor, the Rans S-21. I have never like the looks of the S-21 taildragger in three...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By jliltd
My only suggestion based on your initial thinking...

My only suggestion based on your initial thinking is to ditch the idea of the Sandia Quattro 340 and go with a Garmin G5. I know you already have it in the box but do yourself a favor and put it up...
Forum: GPS 05-15-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By jliltd
I have an aera 660 with a GDL 52 with an active...

I have an aera 660 with a GDL 52 with an active SXM subscription. So I have both FIS-B and SXM data available. I don't know which source is priority. The GDL 52 is hard wired to the aera 660 via...
Forum: GPS 05-15-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By jliltd
Garmin Portables TFR Database Error

I have a question about the accuracy of Garmin's TFR descriptions as they are shown on the maps of our aera 660's and 760's. There are three contiguous TFRs along the border between the US and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By jliltd
For AMP Terminals I like the aircraft quality PEW...

For AMP Terminals I like the aircraft quality PEW crimpers made in Germany by Rennsteig. The AEA had Rennsteig tools in their classroom and I was impressed enough to order up a Rennsteig 619 060 3...
Forum: Tools 05-07-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By jliltd
I purchased one of those 1/4" drive digital with...

I purchased one of those 1/4" drive digital with beep. Snap-On Tech Angle (12-240 in-lb). It is great and checks calibration automatically on power up. It can also account for torque extenders by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,108
Posted By jliltd
There are instances where there is more than one...

There are instances where there is more than one shield drain wire used at the same shield termination. Such as when daisy chaining shields between adjacent wires. So on a drain that bonds to a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By jliltd
That's exactly what I did. ECI to Superior both...

That's exactly what I did. ECI to Superior both non-tapered. So your Lycoming cylinders will fit the baffles just fine without modification.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By jliltd
My fins were not tapered. They were exactly like...

My fins were not tapered. They were exactly like Lycoming factory. Otherwise the direct swap out to Superiors would have required baffle modification, which it didn't. Remember ECI was marking their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By jliltd
My ECI Titan IO-360 did not use the tapered...

My ECI Titan IO-360 did not use the tapered cylinders. It is effectively a Lycoming clone. Different animal from the 370.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By jliltd
Yes. The ECI Titan cylinder manufacturer is no...

Yes. The ECI Titan cylinder manufacturer is no longer in business. Any parts they made have therefore been orphaned with no support. Continental Titan has no business connection with the original...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,931
Posted By jliltd
Actually, if an aircraft is equipped, then...

Actually, if an aircraft is equipped, then turning off ADS-B at any time or in any airspace or even on the ground while aircraft is operated (i.e. engine running) is not allowed per FARs. So the...
Forum: GPS 04-03-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By jliltd
Garmin GTN 750 Internal Battery Replacement

Just got a message that the internal GPS battery in a GTN 750 is running low and needs to be changed. Has anybody done this DIY (this thing is way out of warranty date).

Thanks.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By jliltd
I second the great support from VAL. I buddy is...

I second the great support from VAL. I buddy is re-vamping a Cozy and couldn't fit the VAL comm and nav radios' depth in the panel. He contacted VAL and together they engineered a way to make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,311
Posted By jliltd
My first aircraft was an Avid Flyer kit plane. ...

My first aircraft was an Avid Flyer kit plane. Took me 4 years to pay off the loan I took out to buy it (and 5 years to finish the kit). I started while still in college. Paid as I went and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 02:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,311
Posted By jliltd
This is an excellent write up and dead on. ...

This is an excellent write up and dead on. George is obviously a seasoned TW CFI. I notice in many of these types of threads the “time it kick it” pilots have A model RVs in their signature block. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 01:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,311
Posted By jliltd
Thatís like saying 99 percent of all aircraft...

Thatís like saying 99 percent of all aircraft accidents have a licensed pilot at the controls or 99 percent of automobile accidents have a licensed driver at the wheel or even the majority of twin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,203
Posted By jliltd
Highly...

Highly recommended

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/21/article-2162558-13B6CBC5000005DC-385_634x461.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,608
Posted By jliltd
Lexan (polycarbonate) cannot take fuel contact. ...

Lexan (polycarbonate) cannot take fuel contact. So if avgas didn't craze or melt the ring material it must be Plexiglass (acrylic or Perspex overseas) or some other material. One of my pet peeves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,430
Posted By jliltd
One other bit of advice. Since you are in...

One other bit of advice. Since you are in Houston, take the opportunity to go visit with Bruce Bohannon at Flyin' Tiger Field near Angleton. He can get you up in two or three different classic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,430
Posted By jliltd
I have both a Cessna 140 (showplane) and a...

I have both a Cessna 140 (showplane) and a Luscombe 8A (ramp tramp with excellent bones). My advice would be to go with the Luscombe. I live at 4,000' MSL in the hot desert. Solo I would take the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-22-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By jliltd
First Formation Clinic article out today

Dana did an article about our participation in the Pine Bluff formation clinic with Bulldog flight back in 2018. Just now published in Barnstormers. Part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By jliltd
Great point. If it's only the wires and the...

Great point. If it's only the wires and the control module is still serviceable despite being unavailable then the only option for the OP might be some fine desoldering/soldering or hire it out. At...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By jliltd
Thanks, Justin. That is very helpful. I will...

Thanks, Justin. That is very helpful. I will pass it on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By jliltd
I just wonder how wires and audio jacks could...

I just wonder how wires and audio jacks could become obsolete over time. These are not IC chip components that manufacturers typically use as an obsolescence-based upgrade path excuse.

I had a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By jliltd
GMA 245R Bluetooth call privacy

I have reviewed the G3X pilotís manual. Garminís link to the GMA 245R audio panel operatorís manual on its site only shows the GMA non-remote model (no R in the model name) with physical buttons. ...
Forum: Safety 03-17-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By jliltd
You wouldn't by chance be using a VPX bus system,...

You wouldn't by chance be using a VPX bus system, would you? We have an RV-8 here with VPX and found out that one of the VPX outputs presented with a short shut down the whole avionics bus. The...
Forum: ADS-B 03-15-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,931
Posted By jliltd
Wow. Talk about apples and oranges. This thread...

Wow. Talk about apples and oranges. This thread is about whether an approved ADS-B out system can be removed from an aircraft to become non-compliant, yet still airworthy and flyable outside of...
Forum: ADS-B 03-14-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,931
Posted By jliltd
Wrong-O Buffalo. You were right on the fact if...

Wrong-O Buffalo. You were right on the fact if equipped it must be on at all times the aircraft is operated anywhere on the ground or in the air (even in the middle of nowhere). But nothing says...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,574
Posted By jliltd
What you got there was RG142B. It's actually...

What you got there was RG142B. It's actually more expensive and has slightly less loss than RG400. It is suitable for aircraft. Most avionics manufacturers allow RG142B and many used to specify it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,163
Posted By jliltd
Crimping any pin, socket, ring terminal, butt...

Crimping any pin, socket, ring terminal, butt splice etc.... Has the same rule of thumb as a buzz job. Only one pass allowed. Like the pilot who goes back for a second pass and gets turned in by a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By jliltd
1.) All EarthX batteries have a BMS. It is...

1.) All EarthX batteries have a BMS. It is built into the battery itself. So the answer is yes. In my case the BMS alert wire it is connected to a discrete G3X system GEA 24 input to flash a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By jliltd
I left the master on by mistake with my 3 year...

I left the master on by mistake with my 3 year old EarthX and it discharged it down to zero. Now when fully charged with the LiPo4 specified charger I keep it on as a tender it has the same trouble...
Forum: RV-3 03-02-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By jliltd
Here is where I put the remote-mount oil filter...

Here is where I put the remote-mount oil filter in my former RV-3B. Not a lot of room to work with but I also had the stock straight firewall without a recess like David did. I mixed and matched...
Forum: COMM 02-25-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By jliltd
Installing VHF com in automotbile via line level

Not directly RV related but avionics related....

I have a spare Trig TY91 transceiver and was thinking about installing it in our remote airport Land Cruiser. The install itself is straight forward...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 998,641
Posted By jliltd
You might want to investigate switch guards for...

You might want to investigate switch guards for those rockers based on location. When confronted with similar set up I found myself constantly knocking the switches on and off as I moved my hands...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By jliltd
When I lay out a panel in CAD I leave a little...

When I lay out a panel in CAD I leave a little index tooth in the hole so when the laser cutter makes the holes it leaves that tooth for the anti-rotation groove. This is easy to do when using a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By jliltd
I will guess that you have a GTX 45R, not a GTX...

I will guess that you have a GTX 45R, not a GTX 45.

I would not consider splicing the transponder wires. You probably have more than one RS 232 circuit and probably the HSDB ethernet cable, which...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 401,622
Posted By jliltd
Bottom line. You have to buy the $60 bare wire...

Bottom line. You have to buy the $60 bare wire kit. Period. I went round and round trying to get signals out of the dock cable the same as you. I took a combo aera/GDL cable and thought I could...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,657
Posted By jliltd
We do it all the time on the border with Mexico. ...

We do it all the time on the border with Mexico. For example at KDNA. Don't know about Canada. Perhaps there is not such thing in Canada. But it appears that both Nanaimo BC and Penticton BC are...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,657
Posted By jliltd
Without only a Mode C transponder you can still...

Without only a Mode C transponder you can still cross the border and then fly in non-mandated airspace, which is effectively below 12,500 feet everywhere inside Class G including any uncontrolled...
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