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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By tjyak50
Neat! Will take some noodling to decide on range...

Neat!
Will take some noodling to decide on range markings.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By tjyak50
The PLX has a 0-5v outputs, but no “Sensor...

The PLX has a 0-5v outputs, but no “Sensor Ground” per se
I can wire that 0-5v signal IN to a MISC input on GEA24

But does it need a corresponding ground referenced to or from that PLX box?
Example...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
Heating the tips to cherry red with regular...

Heating the tips to cherry red with regular seamless steel tubing did the trick.
Once hot I could use my Knipex to work down the ends and finish on the anvil.
Turned out great. Strong, fairly light...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-26-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By tjyak50
I used Hai Nguyen. He is very expensive, but his...

I used Hai Nguyen. He is very expensive, but his work is flawless.
PM if you want his number.

Might also look for Cody Treguboff or some similar spelling.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
I see the issue with the stainless tube I had,...

I see the issue with the stainless tube I had, its not seamless and the seam exposes itself. Switching to seamless 4130 as suggested.

Or maybe even rod ends and threaded rod.

This one task is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
Very helpful, thank you. Mine is a 540 (angle...

Very helpful, thank you.

Mine is a 540 (angle valve) with the cooler going behind #5 and it’s kinda suspended in mid air in and around the motor mount arms which all go in different directions and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
Yep that's exactly what I need to do more or...

Yep that's exactly what I need to do more or less. Thank you.

What I should probably find is some Titanium tube...
But I have a chunk of good Stainless I was going to use.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
Ahh thats smart, thanks. Like a piece of...

Ahh thats smart, thanks.
Like a piece of thinner AL sheet in the jaws to smooth the pinch area.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By tjyak50
Pinched End Support Rods

Anyone seen a thread or tips / best practices for making this type of pinched end support rod?



I have to hang an oil cooler off the motor mount (non Vans, but you guys are the only ones actually...
Forum: Propellers 05-23-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By tjyak50
Prop-shop confirms you can clock the cap in any...

Prop-shop confirms you can clock the cap in any direction.

TJ
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By tjyak50
Hartzell squarish governors

Any VAFrs know if the end cap on a Hartzell angle valve prop governor like an F6 can be readily clocked differently?

From the shaft up to shaft aft config
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,556
Posted By tjyak50
Useful tools include box end crows foot wrenches...

Useful tools include box end crows foot wrenches that needed edges ground to trim the total diameter, offset box end wrenches cut to about 2” total length for making a super stubby wrench, and maybe...
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,556
Posted By tjyak50
On closer examination the big ears appear to have...

On closer examination the big ears appear to have a bigger bolt circle.

Hopefully this helps somebody some day

T
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,556
Posted By tjyak50
Yeah I’ve got my motors side by side now and they...

Yeah I’ve got my motors side by side now and they look to have the same bolt circle so I think it’s all the same, just a bigger ID for the bigger biscuits.

Still noodling which ones I should use....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By tjyak50
I got the PLX devices 0-5v box for a wideband on...

I got the PLX devices 0-5v box for a wideband on my new turbo swap motor.

I think I can put the 5v in via the GEA24 P244-31 with 32 as its ground.
Then handle the scaling from the Config...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 154,035
Posted By tjyak50
“Eccentric Orbits” is more space, business,...

“Eccentric Orbits” is more space, business, engineering, nerdy but a great read on the Iridium system if you run low on atmospheric based books.

Tj
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,556
Posted By tjyak50
Does anybody know if the dimensions of the 70456...

Does anybody know if the dimensions of the 70456 from the base to the center of the big hole is the same as the 19770 (big ear)?

I'm looking at a picture of them from an Rv10 build by Jeff Karrels...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 193,635
Posted By tjyak50
I wish there were an option to set the Vertical...

I wish there were an option to set the Vertical Speed tape resolution lower than 2000.
Mine gives options for 2k, 3k or 4k.

My aging eyeballs wish for a little bigger resolution or display of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,788
Posted By tjyak50
Timely discussion. I am adding some weight to...

Timely discussion.
I am adding some weight to the nose of my IAR823 (snails) and will have to ballast it out in the tail. Potentially 100lbs on the nose so I figured a steel O2 bottle in the tail...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By tjyak50
Tallyho. One little button. Thanks VAF. TJ

Tallyho.
One little button.


Thanks VAF.
TJ
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By tjyak50
Mine is the white base with the black potting...

Mine is the white base with the black potting soil hiding all the guts.
It is buried under a bunch of panels that i will pull off tonight and check again for a button.

I'm a bit of a button spaz......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By tjyak50
Gosh I don't remember even seeing any buttons or...

Gosh I don't remember even seeing any buttons or lights on the top of the thing but will check again tonight.

Thought it was just a potted sensor.
Tj
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By tjyak50
Did you have to Calibrate the Princeton sensor...

Did you have to Calibrate the Princeton sensor directly first prior to scaling the G3x?

Tj
Forum: ADS-B 02-19-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,264
Posted By tjyak50
Is that basically a repeater of what you would...

Is that basically a repeater of what you would see with a laptop hooked up and looking at the Faults page? Any red kicks it on?

They make a little bulkhead USB fitting which would make a sharp...
Forum: Safety 01-22-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,722
Posted By tjyak50
My vote would be for no. In fact my IAR823...

My vote would be for no. In fact my IAR823 (Romanian Exp) has a pressurized cylinder on the firewall with nozzles that have a burst tip to do their thing. I pulled it off.

In my race car I've had...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-17-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By tjyak50
Anchor nut for Shoulder harness?

Rebuilding my (non Vans) experimental plane. I come to VAF because you guys are the ones that know this stuff and it is mostly universal so here goes..

Adding shoulder harnesses to my IAR823 and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,005
Posted By tjyak50
Good call. A little latching relay would do the...

Good call. A little latching relay would do the trick also.
Once it gets the first trigger it would stay on.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,005
Posted By tjyak50
I fly a G3x with that same low fuel +Alert and...

I fly a G3x with that same low fuel +Alert and indeed it is very distracting. I need to change that planes config to remove the Alert part.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,005
Posted By tjyak50
The one I would like is a ?Trim-In-Motion? aural...

The one I would like is a ?Trim-In-Motion? aural alert (I?m electric only trim.

I maybe can cheat a way around this by configuring Yellow+Alert a bunch of times in 1% ranges every 10%

+5 to -5 -...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Ok my G3xT is now mostly alive and I have all...

Ok my G3xT is now mostly alive and I have all green checks on the GDU (struggling to get the 750 and 45r talking but that?s another story).

So I am looking at ?custom sensor? configs for the Freon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,647
Posted By tjyak50
Contemplating this same thing now. With IBBS...

Contemplating this same thing now.
With IBBS passthru you would have to pull a GDU breaker and pull the 10A IBBS breaker to reset a GDU? Almost seems like the passthru is defeating the purpose of...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
This sensor your mentioned: Use this sensor:...

This sensor your mentioned:
Use this sensor: https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-15-51...dp/B01E6HCV7W/ It's a 5V sensor, so you can use the 5V source power from the G3X.


Will that read down to a vacuum...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Will have to look into that. I?m lucky to have...

Will have to look into that.
I?m lucky to have an aerospace machine shop friend with 4 or 5 planes I help look after. Drop off in the morning and welding done at the evening cocktail hour :)

I...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
I think I am going to squeeze beadlock T-...

I think I am going to squeeze beadlock T- fittings to a short hose leading up to the aft bulkhead. Then 2 beadlock bulkhead fittings and I will weld on the aluminum service ports to their ends. ...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Got all that wired up. Adding *one last wire*...

Got all that wired up.
Adding *one last wire* going in for Compressor Duty Cycle reading.

Also running remote Hi/Lo Service ports on aft bulkhead in the cabin for easy servicing. At least I think...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
You don?t happen to recall which evap temp sensor...

You don?t happen to recall which evap temp sensor you used do you?

And
Was there any struggle getting all the sensor readings mapped to that one Aux page?

I have all the pressure transducers and...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By tjyak50
Pricing has been skyrocketing, especially on new...

Pricing has been skyrocketing, especially on new policies and anything with any ?hair? on it.

Most of these are quoted electronically as we all use basically the same quoting engines.

Stick it...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
There goes an o-ring in between the sensor and...

There goes an o-ring in between the sensor and the fitting, yes?
My sensors came without.
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Very cool. My hero. I've ordered all the...

Very cool. My hero.
I've ordered all the thermocouples and wiring.
I am also making a remote manifold assembly for the Hi and Lo lines so they can be charged in the cockpit without any...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
You nailed it. That’s awesome. Is it useful? Or...

You nailed it. That’s awesome.
Is it useful? Or just data? This may creep my build afterall.
I keep trying to stop the creep but it is tough.

It’s so hard to want a project done, but know...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Thank you! That is reassuring. I am also...

Thank you! That is reassuring.

I am also thinking of extending the service ports to be a convenient location like the aft cockpit bulkhead so I can at least hook up with ease.

In fact my uber-cool...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,579
Posted By tjyak50
Glad to see this thread. I am installing Bills...

Glad to see this thread. I am installing Bills Rv10 system in my IAR823 which is similar to the Rv10 in many ways (it flies, has gullwing doors and a Lycoming). Since the plane is 28v he had to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,273
Posted By tjyak50
I have occasionally wondered if there is any...

I have occasionally wondered if there is any point in using the IBBS to also power the Standby Alternator reg and field (in parallel, or maybe by some diode or bootstrap switch function).

Probably...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,484
Posted By tjyak50
I have found DMC crimp tools on Offerup and...

I have found DMC crimp tools on Offerup and Craigslist occasionally.
Sometimes car-people end up with them and have no idea what they are worth. Got one for $50 bucks recently.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By tjyak50
We are about halfway through my G3x install when...

We are about halfway through my G3x install when AJ came out, I had originally printed AG.

Some substantive changes.
My installer also references his other manuals for Certified applications of the...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,725
Posted By tjyak50
I didn't notice in the G3X Install Manual: What...

I didn't notice in the G3X Install Manual:

What would that bridle cable tension be set for?

Or is this "just a grip it and rip it" type of tension?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By tjyak50
Guess it?s ok then. I suppose the blocking plate...

Guess it?s ok then. I suppose the blocking plate that was there worked the same way. My brain was telling me it would cause problems but maybe not.

Thx
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By tjyak50
Lyc Vacuum pump adapter oil hole

I have this Angle Valve IO-540 in a Romanian trainer that is very similar to an RV10... so I am just copying all the RV stuff as I rebuild.

New avionics going in, wanted second alternator.
Had to...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By tjyak50
If you want / need a full A&P (also IA) I really...

If you want / need a full A&P (also IA) I really like Brad Power at KDVT
602-618-0880

He is busy but gets stuff done. Works on everything.
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,998
Posted By tjyak50
Sorry to resurrect an old thread... I am...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread...
I am beginning an overhaul of my IAR823 which is a Romanian 4 seater (Exp).

One thing I don't have is good front seats so I have been looking at RV10 seats or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-21-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 51,584
Posted By tjyak50
Appears this user Mike Poulsen (mike in phx) is...

Appears this user Mike Poulsen (mike in phx) is deceased.

Under unknown [ed. speculation removed. dr].

Hope to be able to share "The Rest of the Story" if / when details or reports are made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,569
Posted By tjyak50
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ps/survival_sm...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/ps/survival_smoke.html

I also pay very close attention to things simply nearby the exhaust. Rubber or worse poly motor mounts and other such things.

tj
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,084
Posted By tjyak50
We recently installed a module on our website so...

We recently installed a module on our website so you can select the pricing and limits and do the entire transaction online... if you prefer that way.

I tend to think buying the highest amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By tjyak50
Aerospace is fine. Just pay close attention to...

Aerospace is fine. Just pay close attention to the deductibles and any requirements for pilots and CFIs.

Most of the companies farm out claims to third party companies and I don't see any...
Forum: International 02-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,123
Posted By tjyak50
I know the Chartis / AIG policy territory...

I know the Chartis / AIG policy territory includes "Central America" which is very handy if you plan to go to more than Mexico. The others are just Mexico and most don't want to fool with adding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,018
Posted By tjyak50
Hey John, Chartis is a great company and if you...

Hey John,
Chartis is a great company and if you can show payment, from what I have seen they will honor it. But check with them soon.

If you are down to just 45 days, that isn't much money anyway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,062
Posted By tjyak50
I?m not quite as boastful or gleeful as some...

I?m not quite as boastful or gleeful as some about an underwriter with significant emphasis on Vans aircraft having to close its doors. Britt/Paulk came into aviation and did the one thing everyone...
Forum: Reviews 01-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,328
Posted By tjyak50
If you have Hull insurance on your plane (or...

If you have Hull insurance on your plane (or project even) the Not In Motion portion of the coverage will normally cover the airplane while disassembled and being transported.

Can even apply to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,524
Posted By tjyak50
We would all probably be shocked if truth were...

We would all probably be shocked if truth were easily discernible.
Some are extremely well qualified, perhaps just medically Unable to qualify.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,524
Posted By tjyak50
All good points and Jeff is right on with is...

All good points and Jeff is right on with is comments above.

Insurance might pay for the financial loss, but there is always the time, hassle, disappointment, aggravation, loss of use and reduced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,524
Posted By tjyak50
Well to be fair, a few 100 bucks for Liability...

Well to be fair, a few 100 bucks for Liability Only.
For full coverage we are still talking 1500 to 3000 or more per year.

Pricing is going up too. Sorry guys. Britt Paulks exit has allowed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,524
Posted By tjyak50
I carry full coverage on my Yak. And Full on...

I carry full coverage on my Yak. And Full on the company plane too.
And Full coverage on all my cars (except the POS Rat-rod is liabs only).
I do all my own aircraft coverage, but USAA does my car...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303
Posted By tjyak50
Try Bank of America / AOPA. They seem to do a...

Try Bank of America / AOPA. They seem to do a reasonable job.
also: NAFCO @ www.airloans.com

Personally I think Airpower Insurance is a good source too, but I am biased.

Good luck with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 193,357
Posted By tjyak50
Looking good! I got something about an event this...

Looking good!
I got something about an event this weekend but can't make it unfortunately. Darn holiday parties disrupt airport activities...

Tj
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