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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By cojaken
AFS AOA calibration

I am recalibrating the AOA on my RV-9A.

I am having trouble with the step that requires executing a zero G maneuver with full flaps, without exceeding the maximum speed for flaps extended.

Can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-26-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,374
Posted By cojaken
Bruce, I believe Bill R.'s current...

Bruce,

I believe Bill R.'s current recommendation for Max Advance is 32.2 as per this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=177586
Forum: GPS 06-27-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By cojaken
Terrain database 2.04 was still current in...

Terrain database 2.04 was still current in January 2022
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By cojaken
Is there not a special applicator in the bottle?

Is there not a special applicator in the bottle?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By cojaken
AFS AOA Landing Warning Override

The latest version of the AFS 5400 software gives the AOA a “landing warning override”. Without a radar altimeter, how does it know I’m landing?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By cojaken
AFS angle of attack indicator

I recently had a bug block my pitot on short final and lost airspeed indication.

I landed successfully, but realized afterwards that the AOA might have helped me, if I had looked at it! I have the...
Forum: Reviews 12-05-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,614
Posted By cojaken
I have this bar in my O-320 engined 9A and donít...

I have this bar in my O-320 engined 9A and donít hesitate to recommend it - great product!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By cojaken
Procedure to modfy K&N E-3260 for O-320

I am about to replace the E-3260 K&N air filter on my O-320 engined RV-9A and would like to refer to Vans' instructions to modify the new replacement filter.

Where can I find these please? I have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,405
Posted By cojaken
wonderful! Thank you!

wonderful!

Thank you!
Forum: Midwest 06-16-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,765
Posted By cojaken
See you there!

See you there!
Forum: Reviews 06-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,447
Posted By cojaken
Would you clarify “ 2- It would be best if the...

Would you clarify “ 2- It would be best if the air hose hangs straight down on the tool while in use.”?
Do you mean the weight of the air hose hanging straight down is enough to stop the tool...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,790
Posted By cojaken
Here's an excerpt for a post I made some time ago...

Here's an excerpt for a post I made some time ago about replacing an alternator supplied by Vans:

"I decided to buy a re-manufactured alternator from Denso which is the new name for the original...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By cojaken
I can select the 430 or the internal flight plan...

I can select the 430 or the internal flight plan on the AF5400. My thought is that it only changes the pilot interface, since both will be using the 430 for the GPS data.
Iím not really sure of what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By cojaken
Back on track

Is there a reason to send the flight plan to the GNS430W?
If I have it in the AF5400, isnít it using the 430 to steer the airplane and I just have a different user interface to modify the flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By cojaken
Flight plan from AF5400 to GNS430W

I can make my flight plan on Foreflight and transfer it to my AF5400 using the AFS WiFi Adapter.

Can I get it from the AF5400 to my GNS430W or am I going to have to install a Garmin Flight Stream...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By cojaken
Carl - this is not a new problem. It has existed...

Carl - this is not a new problem. It has existed since I purchased the airplane almost 3 yrs and 200 hours ago. It's just reached the top of my list :-)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By cojaken
Thanks for all the input. As said the EMS is an...

Thanks for all the input. As said the EMS is an AF3500.

Iíll get to work and let you know what I find.
Forum: Reviews 03-05-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By cojaken
My G5 is installed as a back up attitude...

My G5 is installed as a back up attitude indicator. An RS232 connection to one of the AF5400 serial ports allows the G5ís ADAHRS to be used as a back up by the EFIS.

I do have an external GPS...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By cojaken
The engine monitor is an AF3500.

The engine monitor is an AF3500.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By cojaken
PTT interference w/CHT readings

I have an obvious interference by activating my PTT switch causing a marked reduction in CHT readings.

Where would I start to troubleshoot?
Forum: Reviews 03-04-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By cojaken
G5 with AF5000 series

I just installed a Garmin G5 and wired it to function as the back up ADAHRS for my AF5400T in accordance with Advanced Flight Systems installation instructions.

Works great! Kudos to Advanced...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By cojaken
Brian, The need for a GPS position and waypoint...

Brian,
The need for a GPS position and waypoint was indeed my issue. Duh!

Just started IFR training and learning to use the OBS button.

Thanks again.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By cojaken
Brian, i will head back to the airport in the...

Brian,

i will head back to the airport in the morning, pull the airplane out of the hangar, select a waypoint and try again.

Just started IFR training and learning to use the OBS button.

Thank you!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 993
Posted By cojaken
GNS430W "OBS not available"

Upon booting my GNS430W, everything works on the test page, including the CDI displayed on my AFS5400T and control of the OBS value from the CRS knob on the EFIS.

But when the GNS430W is fully...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,773
Posted By cojaken
Responding to post #18

GOFT says that he assumes that turning the key to RT grounds the right magneto. No-one responded.

I believe when I turn my key to RT, the left mag is grounded and I'm running on the right mag.

If...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By cojaken
I ran one Pmag and an impulse mag for about 150...

I ran one Pmag and an impulse mag for about 150 hours before changing the impulse mag out for a second Pmag last week.

Everything worked flawlessly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,047
Posted By cojaken
Steve, would you please enlighten me further...

Steve, would you please enlighten me further regarding your concern with the zip tie?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,221
Posted By cojaken
Thanks everyone for your observations, which...

Thanks everyone for your observations, which greatly helped my thinking process, resulting in a decision to go with the second Pmag.

I ordered it on Monday and it arrived Tuesday! They are no longer...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-21-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,221
Posted By cojaken
Thanks Mike. I have full confidence in the Pmag....

Thanks Mike. I have full confidence in the Pmag.

None of the failures I imagined were of the Pmag itself, but imagining these dual failure modes in the airplane may be paranoid?

Anyway my question...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-21-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,221
Posted By cojaken
Restarting dual Pmags

I have been running one Pmag and one Slick on my RV-9A O-320 for about 150 hours and 18 months now. I am very happy with the Pmag.

It is about time to inspect the Slick and I am considering...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-18-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By cojaken
My understanding is they do not need to be...

My understanding is they do not need to be serviced, unless the interval inspection described above reveals a problem.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By cojaken
Solved

Thanks all.

Because the AF5400T is the smallest of the Advanced EFISs and has the fewest butttons and knobs, some functions can only be accessed through the touchscreen. This includes setting the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By cojaken
Thanks Bob. The autopilot and CDI are behaving as...

Thanks Bob. The autopilot and CDI are behaving as expected, following the flight plan from the GPS. Itís only Flight Director that is not behaving as expected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By cojaken
AF5400T Flight Director

As a VFR pilot, I have only recently started investigating the Flight Director on the AF5400T in my RV-9A.

I have a GNS430W and a TruTrak Digiflight II autopilot. The autopilot follows a flight plan...
Forum: Midwest 08-23-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,404
Posted By cojaken
You might consider Steve Flattum. He lives west...

You might consider Steve Flattum. He lives west of Chicago and travels to Denver.

He did my transition training in my RV-9A and owns a 7A. I was very pleased.

PM me if you want contact information.
Forum: Midwest 08-05-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By cojaken
That's John NYS at Skyhaven OK01. PM me if you...

That's John NYS at Skyhaven OK01. PM me if you need his telephone number.
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,807
Posted By cojaken
My buddy installed Jet Shades on his Bonanza. He...

My buddy installed Jet Shades on his Bonanza. He loves them and thinks they make a real difference.
Forum: Midwest 06-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By cojaken
You should contact W&C Aircraft Works at KBNW ...

You should contact W&C Aircraft Works at KBNW http://www.wcaircraft.com/
I don't think they're in the hangar rental business but they have lots of contacts in the area and are an awesome place to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By cojaken
There's nothing like a slider when taxiing in the...

There's nothing like a slider when taxiing in the summer in Wichita or Scottsdale!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,389
Posted By cojaken
I have a Sensenich fixed pitch 70CM7S9-0 (79),...

I have a Sensenich fixed pitch 70CM7S9-0 (79), which is limited to 2600 RPM, on my RV-9A that has an O-320.

I have never seen 2600 RPM and think I would have to be in a very purposeful dive at full...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 28,270
Posted By cojaken
Deepest condolences Allan. Colin

Deepest condolences Allan.

Colin
Forum: Midwest 12-22-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,172
Posted By cojaken
Thank you for posting. Great photos....

Thank you for posting. Great photos. Congratulations to Kate!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By cojaken
Leveling the ADAHRS fixed the issue. Thank you...

Leveling the ADAHRS fixed the issue. Thank you Rob & Skysailor.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By cojaken
EICAD wiring harness diagram

The diagram for wiring a Pmag to a DB9 plug for connection to a PC to use with the EICAD program, appears to have disappeared from the ?Pmag timing explained? thread.
Can anyone provide a link to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By cojaken
I upgraded one of my two 3500s to a 5400. They...

I upgraded one of my two 3500s to a 5400. They still share the screens although ADSB traffic and weather will not show on my remaining 3500 and I can only get XM weather to display on one screen at a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-09-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By cojaken
Bill R., From reading the sticky ?Pmag timing...

Bill R.,

From reading the sticky ?Pmag timing explained? I understood setting the Max Advance? to 33.6 is best for an O320.

From this thread I?m understanding 32.2 may be better.

Am I reading it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,695
Posted By cojaken
Here's an excerpt for a post I made some time ago...

Here's an excerpt for a post I made some time ago about replacing an alternator supplied by Vans:

"I decided to buy a re-manufactured alternator from Denso which is the new name for the original...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,490
Posted By cojaken
AF5400 Skid/Slip Ball

.... is slightly off center when the airplane is stationary on the ground and I assume therefore that there is also an offset when in coordinated flight.

Does anyone know of an installation issue or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,348
Posted By cojaken
What phase of flight are you experiencing this...

What phase of flight are you experiencing this temperature at?

If you try to climb out at Vy you are likely to experience elevated temperatures. It seems to be a popular choice to climb out at ~110...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-10-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By cojaken
I recommend Steve Flattum - also an airline guy....

I recommend Steve Flattum - also an airline guy. He did my checkout in my RV-9A and combined it with a flight review. sfrvcfi at gmail.com
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,892
Posted By cojaken
Is it possible to hold the pulley with a strap...

Is it possible to hold the pulley with a strap wrench while torquing the nut? Same method as when you put a drive gear on a magneto.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-03-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,697
Posted By cojaken
So I'm running the WiFi adapter on my AF5400 and...

So I'm running the WiFi adapter on my AF5400 and my iPad running Foreflight is connected to that. Will I have to connect to a different (EngineBridge) WiFi network to interact with that?

I did...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By cojaken
I?ve got to the point where I?m ready to time the...

I?ve got to the point where I?m ready to time the Pmag. If I understand correctly, it doesn?t matter whether cylinder number one is on the compression or exhaust stroke since the plug fires on both....
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,647
Posted By cojaken
Philb, there is a Vizion head for sale in the...

Philb, there is a Vizion head for sale in the Classifieds
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By cojaken
Thank you Mark33, however, based on the otherwise...

Thank you Mark33, however, based on the otherwise deafening silence in response to my post, it seems TBFI is not a popular technology.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 96,306
Posted By cojaken
I am about to replace one of my Slicks with...

I am about to replace one of my Slicks with electronic ignition and do appreciate you all sharing your viewpoints. It's an education and will allow me to make a better informed choice.

Thank you!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-01-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By cojaken
TBFI anyone?

I run an O320 in a 9A. Honestly the performance, economy, CHTs and EGTs are good, so why fix something that's working? Well the main motivation is simplification, if its available and I don't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-30-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,552
Posted By cojaken
I recently upgraded my 3500EF non-S to a 5400T...

I recently upgraded my 3500EF non-S to a 5400T and kept my 3500EM non-S. I can share my experience if you PM any questions.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By cojaken
Thought ... initial adjusting via EICAD should...

Thought ... initial adjusting via EICAD should not be a repetitive thing. Rather than installing a Dsub9 in the cockpit, I?m thinking of making up a harness to be connected directly to the Pmag...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,109
Posted By cojaken
I was very fortunate to buy an excellently...

I was very fortunate to buy an excellently constructed 9A with excellent build records. In the year I have owned it, I have referred to both the build records and the plans many times and found them...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By cojaken
The cb/switch I chose is a Klixon 7270-1-3 The...

The cb/switch I chose is a Klixon 7270-1-3

The left Slick also has 120 hours on it and is 14 years old. I am not intending to overhaul it at this time, but maybe replace it with a Pmag next year.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-15-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By cojaken
I have the otiginal key switch for the P leads.

I have the otiginal key switch for the P leads.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-15-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,105
Posted By cojaken
Question New single Pmag on an O-320

I am going to replace the right Slick magneto on the O-320 in my 9A with a Pmag.

I plan to replace the right magneto which only has 120 tach hours on it since new, but is 14 years old and has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By cojaken
Resolved

I wanted to thank everyone who provided input and potentially help others by sharing the final outcome.

As shared earlier, the alternator giving the over voltage was a Nippon Denso as supplied by...
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