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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By jliltd
Nice last sentence. 🙂. Meanwhile I may have a...

Nice last sentence. 🙂. Meanwhile I may have a couple of KX175B's around. King added five to the model number for the TSO'd versions, whichbare basically the same inside. I will advise my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
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: 10
Views: 2,941
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: 10
Views: 2,941
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: 1,462
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: 1,251
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: 1,843
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 2,115
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: 3,382
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: 493
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: 423
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: 7,485
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: 7,485
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: 7,485
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: 4,951
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: 2,209
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: 2,189
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: 2,189
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: 369
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: 1,092
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: 497
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: 1,092
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: 497
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: 1,315
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: 3,382
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: 3,382
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: 1,392
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: 1,925
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: 20
Views: 2,594
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: 20
Views: 2,594
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: 901
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: 501
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: 824
Views: 973,293
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: 1,973
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: 1,094
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: 676
Views: 387,897
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: 3,945
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: 3,945
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...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,945
Posted By jliltd
And don't think that if you don't live in Canada...

And don't think that if you don't live in Canada you don't need a diversity ADS-B out antenna. If you fly to/from the lower 48 to Alaska and penetrate Canadian ADS-B mandated airspace you will need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2022, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By jliltd
I have a parallel valve IO-360 in my RV-8 and an...

I have a parallel valve IO-360 in my RV-8 and an angle-valve IO-360 in my Husky. Neither have an air/oil separator. For both I add 1/2 quart when it dips below 4. Anything above that blows out. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By jliltd
Here is one more option for you if you want...

Here is one more option for you if you want flight deck ADHRS backup. Since you are experimental airframe you can install two GUS 25 LRU's and configure one as primary and the other as failover. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By jliltd
Yes. As Garmin gets bigger and bigger sometimes...

Yes. As Garmin gets bigger and bigger sometimes you get representatives on the phone or at the Oshkosh tent that don't know as much about their equipment as your average home builder. I find it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By jliltd
Yep. You heard correct. The GI 275 cannot...

Yep. You heard correct. The GI 275 cannot provide backup air and attitude data to the G3X flight deck if the flight deck air data LRU goes down. Bu the G5 can do it. So with a GI 275 as a backup...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,574
Posted By jliltd
That Deka is a 22lb AGM lead acid battery. So...

That Deka is a 22lb AGM lead acid battery. So it's kind of an apples and oranges thing to compare to to a lightweight Lithium Iron Phosphate battery.
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-04-2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By jliltd
The two-transducer solution for engines with...

The two-transducer solution for engines with return lines is very common on Continental fuel injected engined aircraft. You could add one to your return line and get more precise calculations. ...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By jliltd
“When flying to Vegas, always top your tanks as...

“When flying to Vegas, always top your tanks as soon as you land. When you’re flat busted or someone’s calling in a marker you got full tanks and no delays” - Phil Barrett, founder of West Texas...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By jliltd
Michelin "Air Stop" tubes. NOT Aeroclassic "Leak...

Michelin "Air Stop" tubes. NOT Aeroclassic "Leak Guards". The Leak Guards separate at the molding lines after chafing inside the tire walls. The Air Stops will not do this under same conditions. ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By jliltd
Sorry. This isn't an experimental amateur built,...

Sorry. This isn't an experimental amateur built, but rather a fairly new factory air tanker fire-fighting aircraft. The aircraft is staying in it's hangar in USA until an AWC for the new registered...
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By jliltd
Selling from US to Canada how to set up ADS-B

If I sell an aircraft equipped with a GTX 345 into Canada and we de-register it from the US Registry and get new C numbers from Canada for the flight across the border, how to we address the ADS-B...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,303
Posted By jliltd
Almost right. Change the last 3 words of the...

Almost right. Change the last 3 words of the last line of your first paragraph from ď3rd Class MedicalĒ to ďBasicMed medicalĒ
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,720
Posted By jliltd
NASA uses them as splices. See post # 40.

NASA uses them as splices. See post # 40.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-18-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By jliltd
Part 2

Part 2 out today.... When we were kids we were told to always wear new under ware in case we were in an accident and had to go to the hospital. So now the same thing is true about cleaning the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By jliltd
Most transponder / DME antennas of any make and...

Most transponder / DME antennas of any make and model work just fine. If you go with UAT out I would encourage a "UAT" tuned antenna from the likes of DeltaPop or TED. If you are buying then why...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,720
Posted By jliltd
When I do a shield drain splice with a solder...

When I do a shield drain splice with a solder sleeve I use masking tape as a tool to hold the drain bonding wire against the shielded wire a few inches out from the solder sleeve. I do this to keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,026
Posted By jliltd
In the case of 26 AWG I would strip twice the...

In the case of 26 AWG I would strip twice the normal length and twist the strands tight together and then bend and fold the bare wire in half, effectively doubling the thickness of the conductor that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,720
Posted By jliltd
Bill. Solder splices for all manner of wire...

Bill. Solder splices for all manner of wire splicing is approved by NASA per "NASA WORMANSHIP STANDARDS" Book 4, section 4.07. Solder splice joints as well as legacy solder joints with proper...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-17-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By jliltd
Petit Jean 2021 Article Part 1

Here is an article written by Dana about our Petit Jean 2021 Fly In experience. Part 1.

https://eflyer.barnstormers.com/2022/721/featured-article/721-eFLYER-FA01.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By jliltd
Links to 90 and 180 degree charge cables: Three...

Links to 90 and 180 degree charge cables:

Three foot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By jliltd
Oly. I hear you on USB C port location. ...

Oly. I hear you on USB C port location. Meanwhile, you could get one of these 90 degree connector charge cords. I use them in my cars and airplanes and they are very unobtrusive. It would make...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,869
Posted By jliltd
I have RAM mounted a few aera 760s and always use...

I have RAM mounted a few aera 760s and always use the supplied cradle screwed onto a standard RAM B sized diamond base, B size round base or B size AMP base and then hard wire power and ground at a...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,493
Posted By jliltd
Since you are making your own bare wire cable you...

Since you are making your own bare wire cable you have gone too far off the reservation for me. Everything you need should be in the documentation for each device. But yes, I think the JPI can be...
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