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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Untainted123
I am interested in this, sending PM.

I am interested in this, sending PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 761
Posted By Untainted123
I had read an article somewhere that said, in...

I had read an article somewhere that said, in general, straight line flying vs driving the curves in a road equals about 15%, so a drive that is 1k miles would be about 850 miles straight line. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Untainted123
Can you actually get a new one? When I had to...

Can you actually get a new one? When I had to replace mine, new was listed, but back ordered to kingdom come. I went with the rebuilt one. I canít see how a rebuilt one could be any less quality than...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Untainted123
Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís...

Iím sure if we got all the Steve Ingra[ha]mís together, it wouldnít take too long :D
And yes, I _can_ imagine the stream of cuss words coming from you while putting it back on :p

Iím sure getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,991
Posted By Untainted123
I get the impression that the aura and mystique...

I get the impression that the aura and mystique surrounding "The Arrival" has lulled us into giving up a portion of our common sense, and responsibility to be PIC.

It's completely understandable...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Untainted123
That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie...

That's what I always do, using bungees to the tie down, but I have a TW, so between not being up in the wind, the TW springs, and the bungees, I have never had trouble (knock on aluminum).

I would...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Untainted123
Turns out this is the experimental version of the...

Turns out this is the experimental version of the tailBeacon, I need this for a certified project I am working on.

I can vouch for Dick though, everything is legit, he was very accommodating to my...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Untainted123
I think thatís probably what it would take to...

I think thatís probably what it would take to prevent the kind of damage we saw (basically even with gust lock, the rudders were ďtwistedĒ if the lock held, and just bashed to pieces if it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-03-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Untainted123
I am interested in this, sending PM.

I am interested in this, sending PM.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Untainted123
I donít know if they make them big enough, but a...

I donít know if they make them big enough, but a cable swage/crimp sleeve might work, covered by good thick shrink wrap.

Main thing I think is to get lots of surface area shared between them,...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,075
Posted By Untainted123
There are more, I donít think I counted the same...

There are more, I donít think I counted the same 5 as you.

There is also another interesting failure mode I have noticed on at least 3 A models with the riveted trailing edge and I think all of them...
Forum: RV-15 07-19-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,724
Posted By Untainted123
No, they are familiar with thread creep......

No, they are familiar with thread creep... (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1620175&postcount=221) :p

My guess is $52,500 for complete standard kit, >$80,000 for QB's.

We need a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,641
Posted By Untainted123
This was discussed a long time ago on VAF...

This was discussed a long time ago on VAF (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=217), but I don't think there is any limitation with an O-320, only O-360's, and it's limit continuous...
Forum: RV-15 07-15-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,724
Posted By Untainted123
They have to leave something for us to do...but...

They have to leave something for us to do...but yes, you can still deburr the holes if you want, but at least you don't have to build the part twice (assemble with cleco, drill, disassemble, deburr,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By Untainted123
I bought some steel rings at the hardware store,...

I bought some steel rings at the hardware store, and combined with Adel clamps, makes a really good tie down point for my friends dog we transported from OKC to Corpus.

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In addition, the...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,724
Posted By Untainted123
In addition, assuming the kit will be match holed...

In addition, assuming the kit will be match holed and final sized a lot more than previous kits, the new machinery and tooling to make this happen is a big investment and that investment has to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-09-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,280
Posted By Untainted123
When doing an approach: 27904 Enroute:...

When doing an approach:
27904

Enroute:
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Mine is hooked to a 400w through a GAD29. If you have a GAD13 and OAT sensor and air data, also shows wind data. I also have the GMU11, canít remember...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Untainted123
I donít know much about the internals of ATC, but...

I donít know much about the internals of ATC, but my understanding is that the routing computer/algorithm uses the information to display to ATC options for routing and to generate your initial...
Forum: Autopilots 07-03-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Untainted123
Since you have an older plane, it might be more...

Since you have an older plane, it might be more likely you have a non-standard static setup. My RV-6 used a Piper pitot/static mast, and it made the Trio autopilot completely haywire. I had to move...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Untainted123
This is the document I used to setup my EFB. They...

This is the document I used to setup my EFB. They recommend you set as much as you can so that you can get proper routing from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-30-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Untainted123
How do you know if you printed it out at the...

How do you know if you printed it out at the correct scale? Is there a calibration in the PDF (a line or mark that says "This line is 1 inch") or something to reference to?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-28-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Untainted123
Maybe it's just an artifact of the camera, or the...

Maybe it's just an artifact of the camera, or the way the light is hitting (and I am definitely no expert), but the riveting looks weird to me, like maybe the dimples were slightly too big, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Untainted123
Reminder to use the right clamp in the right...

Reminder to use the right clamp in the right place. "Far less resistance" probably means it is made of a weaker material. Refer to the "Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By Untainted123
For my (very small, special needs) daughter, I...

For my (very small, special needs) daughter, I did this:


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By Untainted123
I can only fit my twins one at a time...

I can only fit my twins one at a time now.

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No idea how you maneuver the baby in the back without supertracks.

My JPI says I am getting about the same MPG as my car, so why not fly? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,377
Posted By Untainted123
I received an email Wens asking for an RSVP for...

I received an email Wens asking for an RSVP for the 2022 event:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT

I read somewhere (maybe the RSVP link? Or another post on VAF somewhere? Canít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,299
Posted By Untainted123
If you register your airplane serial number on...

If you register your airplane serial number on the new Vans web store, the latest plans for your plane are always available online in your account, for free.

I have my G5 set to show white arc,...
Forum: Autopilots 06-03-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
Finally got around to flight testing after...

Finally got around to flight testing after changing my static port location to the standard instead of the piper pitot/static mast. I did use the Avery Tools static ports though, glueing them on the...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Untainted123
Walt, sorry, I think I used the term STC but in...

Walt, sorry, I think I used the term STC but in my brain it was 337 that I was thinking of, you are correct.

As you say, none of this applies to our EAB aircraft, and the only reason I can think of...
Forum: GPS 05-21-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Untainted123
Bob, you are correct, the link I posted was the...

Bob, you are correct, the link I posted was the top google result, but that supplement exists in many forms, approved by whatever government/oversight of aviation in the country your plane is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Untainted123
Thanks for the info, this helps a lot. I think I...

Thanks for the info, this helps a lot. I think I get what they are doing now: Power from the GAD13 to the probe (pin 8), a separate wire connected at the probe end together with the wire from pin 8...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Untainted123
Thanks for the confirmation of my idea. Did you...

Thanks for the confirmation of my idea. Did you wire it with the 3 wire back to the GAD13 using a shielded 22awg? Is it ok with that long of a run from the probe to the GAD, or is your GAD back there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Untainted123
ColoradoSolar, any chance you could give me some...

ColoradoSolar, any chance you could give me some guidance here (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=175216&page=3). I bought 2 of the 223-1820-ND (SENSOR RTD 1KOHM 0.001% 2SIP)...
Forum: GPS 05-20-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Untainted123
Are you referring to the Garmin LBA Approved...

Are you referring to the Garmin LBA Approved Flight Manual Supplement for aircraft without an approved flight manual?...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
I stand corrected, the latest version is 5.4....

I stand corrected, the latest version is 5.4. Anyone know how I can get the latest version installed onto my GPS? Garmin website just says "Authorized dealer". I assume it's some special data or...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
Ok, so I started going through some things this...

Ok, so I started going through some things this evening.

1. My GPS software is 5.3, which Garmin indicates is the latest version
2. My Trio has the latest, confirmed by Chuck at Trio (more on this...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
My Trio is an older model, so Trio said that the...

My Trio is an older model, so Trio said that the option to connect it to the G5 and use the G5 for altitude select etc was not available as an upgrade on mine, so I have to do all input on the...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
I talked with Steve last night, he installed a...

I talked with Steve last night, he installed a Trio Pro in his RV-6 and literally didn't change any of the settings, hooked to a Garmin 150, and said he was good to go without making any adjustments...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,136
Posted By Untainted123
Trio Pro Settings for RV-6

Thread resurrection: I have a Trio Pro Pilot in my RV-6 that I recently (Oct, Nov 2021) had upgraded to the GPSS/GPVS option. It is an older model, so they couldn't give me the option to interface...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,505
Posted By Untainted123
Even better, with the new Van's web store, if you...

Even better, with the new Van's web store, if you register for an account, and set up your airplane in your profile with your serial number, you have access to all current plans for free, at any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,764
Posted By Untainted123
You are definitely going to want to install the...

You are definitely going to want to install the super tracks mod on your slider. I am working on a similar mod for a childseat in the back of my 6, and it makes life so much easier to be able to pull...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Untainted123
In our club, we have a designated tank level, and...

In our club, we have a designated tank level, and a designated place, or range you can refill at. So, it needs to be full, or it needs to be short by the distance of the designated place. If it's any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By Untainted123
I _think_ the point of this discussion is that...

I _think_ the point of this discussion is that the Lycoming chart and anecdotal (Savvy) evidence suggests there is no harm, and that there actually may be quite a bit of benefit to run it as much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By Untainted123
Use the app

Using the free app is way easier, correlates directly to the book, handles all the calculations and chart tracing for you.

AircraftPower by James...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 631
Posted By Untainted123
Also Remember Max NW Weight

You might want to join in on this thread (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=205116), where several of these considerations are discussed. Since itís a 7A, donít forget to work out...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By Untainted123
Piper Plug

I would check where/what the piper style plug actually runs. On the real Piper, that plug would not run the bus (ie it wasn't for shore power), it was only for providing jump starting power. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Untainted123
Start with the simple

I would test the sender first. I am not sure which sender the AFS has, but I think itís a resistance based one, so you will have varying resistance values corresponding to temperature.

See these...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-14-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By Untainted123
My first time was last year, with my son, in my...

My first time was last year, with my son, in my first RV, our RV-6. I had lots of help and suggestions however from the group here and my local airport has quite a few RV-heads.

It all depends on...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By Untainted123
Derp, forgot about that also. You might want to...

Derp, forgot about that also. You might want to consult your local aviation attorney (the guy sitting in the FBO coffee lounge, sharing his aviation knowledge with passerby's :D)

I think I have this...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By Untainted123
The normal joyful IFR equipment discussion...

The normal joyful IFR equipment discussion :p

Some other caveats beyond those mentioned:

We are assuming this isn't for an RV-12 type airplane, but if so, LSA's have additional restrictions for IFR...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By Untainted123
Aero shell 100w+

I had a problem where the prop wouldnít hold rpm, I called Byam Propeller, he told me to switch to aero shell 100w+ (whatever variation of 100w you prefer), and that he had at least 3 other customers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Untainted123
Depends

Sometimes you can, depending on the device. But, if voltage is too low, and depending on the write mechanism, you could flaky writes. This used to happen on old hard disks where there wasn't enough...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By Untainted123
Aftermarket Car Backup Camera

I would look in the aftermarket car backup camera area for a wireless type solution. The G3x Touch can take in several different formats, so I would think you could find something that works with it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Untainted123
Two-Beam Formula

You have a weight (Gross Weight of Aircraft) suspended on 2 beams (the mains and nose wheel).

1. A is the nose wheel weight, and B is the weight on the mains, GW is gross weight.
2. a (little a) is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Untainted123
Garmin G5 Install Manual 5.21

This is shown in the G5 Install Manual in Section 5.21.

Assuming it's a 307 style probe:
GAD 13 Pin 5 OUT: White of probe (+ voltage power IN)
GAD 13 Pin 4 IN: White/Blue of probe (resisted voltage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Untainted123
Resist the urge

As a software guy myself, my instinct is to put an "interface" anywhere there is a transition to or through something, like the firewall or bulkheads or whatever. The thought is "I could just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Untainted123
I realize OP was referring to the -8, where you...

I realize OP was referring to the -8, where you presumably only ever mount from one side, so you would probably only have or need 1 step. On my -6, or any of the sideXside's, I wish I had it on both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Untainted123
Keep the step

It's up to you, but even on the tail dragger, I would keep the step. I have the step on the pilot side, but not on the co-pilot side, and that side is a lot harder to get up and down on. I would want...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Untainted123
Same Problem

I am pretty sure I ran into this same problem, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how the ghost volts were getting onto that bus. I will check again at the amp gauge and see if that is the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,937
Posted By Untainted123
Extra's?

Any chance you still have some of these laying around? I would take a few if you need to unload them, rather ordering from Digikey. I am planning on installing a GAD13 with my G5's and would like to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By Untainted123
Only gussets

Only the gussets come in the SB kit from Van's, the block referenced in these posts are the existing blocks on your current rudder pedals. Most of us, if not already done, once we have the pedals...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Untainted123
Crimp, but with heat shrinkers

I am a fan of the crimped on (properly) ring terminals, but the ones with the thick, translucent heat shrink, that the little bit of ďhot glueĒ looking stuff oozes out of when heating to the right...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-02-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Untainted123
Connection Issue

To me, it looks like a connection issue. You didn't say what system your engine monitor is, but usually these are resistance based senders, and therefore depends on a solid ground connection, on the...
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,966
Posted By Untainted123
Many Ways

There are many ways to accomplish getting the base secured. This is in my -6, so I know space is even more limited in the -4, but this is what I did.

I didn't really have any room on my panel to...
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