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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 219
Posted By dbaflyer
Dynon D6 & EDC-D10A

One owner purchased through Steinair in 2015. First flight November 2019. About 30 days ago the unit would not boot (blue screen). Returned to Dynon for repair and is in working order. I also...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,770
Posted By dbaflyer
This is how mine is wired. B&C standby the...

This is how mine is wired. B&C standby the regulator starts output once the bus voltage drops to 13.x which would happen if the main alt quits
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,418
Posted By dbaflyer
G5 Install

Turned a rectangular hole that held a flush mount for a Dynon D6 into a round hole for a G5. Still working on the wiring.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,666
Posted By dbaflyer
Dumb wiring question on the GTN650 lighting bus. ...

Dumb wiring question on the GTN650 lighting bus. For the LO circuit, does that mean it provides the ground to the Pot switch and there is no need to ground the Pot switch to a grounding bus?

Seems...
Forum: COMM 09-06-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dbaflyer
I replaced my electronic ignition plugs with new...

I replaced my electronic ignition plugs with new BR8ES (3961) gapped at 0.25 and this has reduced the noise from my ignition. I had the screw on tips prior to this. I don't think it's ideal yet,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By dbaflyer
To update this and finish it out. I am able to...

To update this and finish it out. I am able to hear the minimum alert now. Turning the volume up helped. I think (maybe) it was always there, but my new IFR training has kept my brain pretty busy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By dbaflyer
If I set the alert output to Mono only, the test...

If I set the alert output to Mono only, the test alert is not heard in my headset at all. Since I could not hear the test alert I did not try to actually fly it this way.

I did update the source...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By dbaflyer
There were several volumes in the config setup. ...

There were several volumes in the config setup. Alert, Message, AOA and Altitude. All had a % adjustment. Mine were set to 50% and I could hear the test alert for minimums just fine. I updated...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By dbaflyer
Minimums alert

G3x touch with latest software version. Putting in baro mins during an ILS or GPS approach but not hearing the alert annunciation in the headset. The menu shows the alert is turned on. Can this...
Forum: COMM 08-08-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dbaflyer
Did the USB outlet give you trouble even if...

Did the USB outlet give you trouble even if nothing was plugged in to it? I do have one wired up along with a round type power plug.
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dbaflyer
I am able to receive a VOR about 45-50 nm around...

I am able to receive a VOR about 45-50 nm around 5,000MSL. I thought that was pretty reasonable but not sure.

I did go back out and tried cycling my mag and electronic ignition. The electronic...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dbaflyer
The archer wing tip antennae installed in right...

The archer wing tip antennae installed in right wing tip. This is not a new issue, but can't say I've tried to identify a VOR until now since I'm doing IFR training.

The com radio is also fine...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By dbaflyer
Nav audio high static weak morse code

I have a GMA240 audio panel. The GTN650 has the P1004 connector pins 16/17 (VOR/ILS Audio Hi/Low) wired to the audio panels pin 16/17 (NAV 1 Hi/Low).

In my hangar with only the avionics powered the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,234
Posted By dbaflyer
Also been looking into why my EGT spread is so...

Also been looking into why my EGT spread is so small on 3&4. They seem to be running lean and get leaner as I pull the red knob back. Here is a flight at 3500 70% power and 23 MAP.

The first part...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By dbaflyer
IFR charts current

Started IFR training and CFII and I are trying to figure out if the approach plate we are seeing on the G3X touch is current. Seems like it should be simple like ForeFlight showing the dates on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By dbaflyer
Properly sealed inner-cylinder baffles, well mine...

Properly sealed inner-cylinder baffles, well mine weren't sealed very well. I was able to RTV the front cylinders pretty well. Can't really get to the rear ones.

I also spent about 2 hours filing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By dbaflyer
Has anyone covered this area with positive...

Has anyone covered this area with positive results. Seems like a pretty large area for air to bypass the fins
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By dbaflyer
Thanks, Dan I will work on some of these...

Thanks, Dan I will work on some of these suggestions, but this is usually a slow process so I'll post updates pretty slow. My goal is to be able to climb a short period at a relatively high VS and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By dbaflyer
That would explain the difference in those two...

That would explain the difference in those two flights. Makes sense.

My options are to accept climbing at 120/125 KTS to keep CHT in check or increase cooling flow and/or increase fuel flow for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By dbaflyer
High CHT #4 and Fuel flow

In the spring/summer of 2020 I spent a lot of time sealing up baffles and had some positive results. This is from a flight 7/12/2020 outside air 25C. FF at take off showing 14-15 gal/hr. CHT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,727
Posted By dbaflyer
If you get them from Spruce you will not get any...

If you get them from Spruce you will not get any of the long brass rivets required. I ordered my next set and extra rivets directly from Matco
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By dbaflyer
Radio Frequency names on G3X

A couple times while in my hangar with the panel powered up the frequency names are not being displayed. Do I have something misconfigured.
Forum: Midwest 06-16-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,009
Posted By dbaflyer
Planning to attend for the first time with my...

Planning to attend for the first time with my completed RV9A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,066
Posted By dbaflyer
A few touch n gos at KCID

Got a bit of pattern work in before the drizzle started.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,999
Posted By dbaflyer
Thanks for taking care of me Kurt.

Thanks for taking care of me Kurt.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,999
Posted By dbaflyer
Need 3 MSC4-6 rivets

The kit I bought from Spruce also had 0 MSC4-6 rivets and now I'm down until my order to Matco is delivered. Not sure how long that is going to take.

Anyone have 3 spare rivets to share with me...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By dbaflyer
thanks to all who provided good tips on what to...

thanks to all who provided good tips on what to check. This is solved. I had a helper watch down below while pressure was applied and the leak turned out to be a loose AN fitting into the caliper...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By dbaflyer
brake fluid leak and loose assembly

Went out to fly tonight and a few drops of brake fluid were sitting underneath my right wheel pant. Removed wheel pant and could not see any leaks in the fittings. The brake pads have plenty of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By dbaflyer
I don't use Android but this poooooor integration...

I don't use Android but this poooooor integration between the iOS app and the website is why I went with ForeFlight. Everything just syncs seamlessly and the way you update the information on the...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,182
Posted By dbaflyer
I had the old black plastic ones. Major pain...

I had the old black plastic ones. Major pain getting the screws and nuts on the back. They leaked between the black vent and the white plastic where the vent tube attaches because I trimmed them too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,384
Posted By dbaflyer
That’s Garmins G3X Touch. Super nice

That’s Garmins G3X Touch. Super nice
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,384
Posted By dbaflyer
Bessies Diner Janesville

Quick trip with a few folks from KCID. Nice tail wind on the way up. Stopped in Monroe (KEFT) for cheap gas on the way home.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,463
Posted By dbaflyer
Loosing baffle screws on #4 cylinder

Did an oil change today and noticed one screw about 50% out and a second one missing (I found the lock washer but the screw is no where to be found).

This is the second screw that has completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,150
Posted By dbaflyer
Black dust landing gear leg

Is this normal to have a little black powder/dust on the landing gear? This is on the nose gear of a 9A with 50 hours of flight time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbaflyer
thanks Bill. I checked and it was set to Auto. ...

thanks Bill. I checked and it was set to Auto. Took me awhile to find where, but it was in the FT-60 setup page.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbaflyer
I can check the k-factor next time, but if it...

I can check the k-factor next time, but if it knows exactly how much is remaining, why doesn't it know how much I used? Seems a bit odd to me.

Bill, I'm based out of KCID.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,480
Posted By dbaflyer
G3X Fuel used is not right

I posted this in the facebook group a couple weeks ago. Some good suggestions there, but this time I am sure I have not done any reset since the last time I filled up and set the total to 36.

This...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By dbaflyer
G3X autopilot a bit aggressive

Today I had setup 3,000 feet and IAS 120 kts before take off. After takeoff and reaching 106 kts I engaged the AP. At this time the speed was increasing about 2kts every second so without the AP it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By dbaflyer
I'm on my way to the Des Moines FSDO on 7/15. ...

I'm on my way to the Des Moines FSDO on 7/15. They are located at the Ankeny airport. Can't go into the office at all, but he will meet me outside to complete the paper work. I already sent in my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-30-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,124
Posted By dbaflyer
RV9A Performance Numbers

This is the first time I've flown at WOT at altitude. The first time i was going over 2700RPM and was unsure about staying over for a little bit of time. This time i wanted to measure top speed so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By dbaflyer
This was at 125 kts for first 2,500 feet with the...

This was at 125 kts for first 2,500 feet with the auto pilot flying the rest at 115 kts to the 8,500 target.

I am much happier about the CHT now than I was. #2 and #4 were by far the hottest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By dbaflyer
CHT on take-off reached 416, 382, 411, 415 so 3...

CHT on take-off reached 416, 382, 411, 415

so 3 cylinders over 400 and increasing during initial climb out. Without backing off power the temps continue to climb.

The other data at altitude is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By dbaflyer
I have some more data that might help. This is...

I have some more data that might help. This is from a flight done at 8,500 feet flying at 2750 RPM (Full throttle), for a short period of time. This is with 39 flight hours on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By dbaflyer
I believe the oil is coming from the hole that...

I believe the oil is coming from the hole that would normally be used for a wet vacuum pump. See this photo in the bottom right corner. The bearing seal looks Ok.

Drive gear bearing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By dbaflyer
Backup alternator gasket

My alternator had a very small leak which looked like it was coming from the lower inboard side so I pulled it off and ordered a new gasket.

My alternator (B&C) had red circles of material on each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By dbaflyer
I wanted to let everyone know that I was able to...

I wanted to let everyone know that I was able to contact Stride tools, but they needed an RMA from the place of purchase. You can not send anything to them directly. Luckily I made a good purchase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By dbaflyer
Thanks for that info. This is from a flight...

Thanks for that info. This is from a flight today at 60% power and 3,400 MSL. The CHT and EGT spread looks good once leaned out. It's almost like you say in that the front 2 cylinders are getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,885
Posted By dbaflyer
CHT climb out

I have 6 hours on my newly minted RV9A. It has an O-320 (carb) with a Catto 3 blade propeller. Diameter 67 Pitch 70

#4 cylinder is consistently the hottest
#3 is the next hottest
#1 is the next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By dbaflyer
I did find this link to Imperial tools and sent...

I did find this link to Imperial tools and sent them a contact message. Hopefully hear from them soon.

Imperial (https://imperial-tools.com/contact/)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By dbaflyer
Milibar 25W safety pliers

Mine just quick working in right twist mode. You can pull out the knob, but it does not cause the pliers to twist and the auto-return does not happen. But the left hand mode works just...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-18-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 677,260
Posted By dbaflyer
Looking more like an airplane

Lots of things getting done since the plane was moved to the airport last March, including those dreaded spar bolts which are surprisingly easy to get in, but much harder to torque down (the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By dbaflyer
Rudder cable clevis hitting bulk head opening

I installed my rudder pedal links with the length I wanted to fit my height. What I see is the portion of the clevis that meets up with the cable is "catching" on the snap bushing in the first bulk...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By dbaflyer
As Steve said, it worked out just fine. I would...

As Steve said, it worked out just fine. I would not normally need to do this but after upgrading the software version the currently loaded database was marked corrupt
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By dbaflyer
Data load to GTN650 missing Navigation Data

I tried to update the data but the Navigation data is still old. Did I do something wrong. The other items look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,754
Posted By dbaflyer
Preparing to final install the wings

I've been getting ready to install the wings on my 9A and I was checking to see how the close tolerance bolts fit through just the wing spar. There was only 1 hole out of 16 that was so tight I did...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,651
Posted By dbaflyer
I just did this for my RV9A. It only took one...

I just did this for my RV9A. It only took one AN960-416L washer on the right side. This was in addition to the metal washers(don't have the part number, but they are silver in color) the plans call...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,687
Posted By dbaflyer
Moving to the airport

After 8.5 years of building in the garage, it's finally time to get a permanent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By dbaflyer
The battery is from Apex and the dimension is 3...

The battery is from Apex and the dimension is 3 inches wide which is what it should be.

Apex APX12180 12 Volt 18ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By dbaflyer
Battery box too narrow

Went to install my battery tonight and it would not fit. The left side started to slide in, but the right side would not go. Removed the battery box from FW and measured it. The right side is only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,059
Posted By dbaflyer
braided grounding strap isolation

I am working to put one of these from my engine to firewall FOT stud. Does the braided strap have to be isolated from touching anything between the two mounting points? My path from engine mount...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 165,711
Posted By dbaflyer
They are water slide, which I purchased from...

They are water slide, which I purchased from Aircraft Specialty. I ordered some dry transfer, but for some reason the PDF file I sent them would not print at 100% size and I did not have the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 165,711
Posted By dbaflyer
Panel finished

Been finished for awhile, but these also have the wind screen and dash complete. Running around 7.5 - 8.0...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By dbaflyer
G3X Display mount interference with F-7101B-R

I should have noticed this long ago, but now I am getting ready to final rivet the forward fuselage skin and I found this. This is the right side of the panel on the top outer corner of the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,750
Posted By dbaflyer
Wiring J243 on GEA 24

Does the single tach wire supplied by the efii ignition go into pin 8 and pins 7 & 9 are not used?
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