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Forum: Autopilots 01-22-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By bharral
Vizion 385

I Installed are used vizion 385 in my RV-4. I have not flown the AP for more than about 15 hours thus far, but my recollection is that Both the AP engage and Gyro set are activated respectively by...
Forum: Autopilots 05-22-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,883
Posted By bharral
If the RNAV approach you flew has GPS...

If the RNAV approach you flew has GPS based-vertical guidance, then perhaps there is a problem with the Baro Altitude input to the A/P?\

If Baro Altitude is routed through the GTN (which does not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By bharral
If you undo the connecting screws and clamps, you...

If you undo the connecting screws and clamps, you should be able to slide the connector shell back along the harness. You can then thread the new wire through the opening in the shell. Crimp on a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-23-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,570
Posted By bharral
Talking VM1000 Fuel

The operator's manual does not document any way to deduct fuel.

I suppose it _might_ be possible to temporarily reprogram the full tank value to a lower value, then do a fill operation. You could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,016
Posted By bharral
Good Evening Michael, The regulations do not...

Good Evening Michael,

The regulations do not directly address this, so all we are left with are interpretations of intent. I understand your line of reasoning, and I am inclined to agree with it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,016
Posted By bharral
Flight Review in Question

Good Evening Toolbuilder,

This is an interesting hypothetical, and you will find the responses are a strong function of the personalities of the responders!

As far as I can determine, this...
Forum: Reviews 02-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,183
Posted By bharral
GNS 5870 MFI Bluetooth GPS

Any PIREPS on these units?

Amazon reviewers say the GPS works good, but there are a lot of complaints about the On/Off control.

What say you VAFer's that bought this unit?

Blake Harral
RV4 N72RV
Forum: COMM 02-01-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,590
Posted By bharral
Sounds like the GNC-250XL has problems

From your description, I don't think you have done anything wrong.

Maybe the GNC-250XL doesn't have an RX indicator - I don't recall.

However, the failure to get the TX indicator is disturbing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,504
Posted By bharral
Your idea will work fine

From the pics, looks like Bob's improvised ground block uses gold-plated screw-machine (standard, not high density) D-Sub contacts, typically good for 7.5A continuous. Most likely, a single such...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,590
Posted By bharral
You will need to provide more information

Good Morning Sir,

If you want help troubleshooting, you will need to provide more information. Saying the COM is 'dead' is not very descriptive.

With the PM1000II turned off (or better yet...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,940
Posted By bharral
If your Fuel Injection is typical, then the boost...

If your Fuel Injection is typical, then the boost pump will push fuel into the space just behind the intake valves. If the engine is cranking or running, that fuel will be pulled into the cylinder. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,974
Posted By bharral
This is not an uncommon problem with #6 screws...

This is not an uncommon problem with #6 screws and the K1000 nutplates, which implement a locking feature by squeezing the threaded hole until it is oval. Many builders find that simply lubricating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,264
Posted By bharral
Combining loads on a single circuit breaker

You should additionally consider the following:

Supplying two or more pieces of equipment from the same breaker means that a fault in one piece of equipment or wiring can effectively depower the...
Forum: GPS 04-14-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By bharral
The GXM30A is not a GPS antenna. The GXM30A is a...

The GXM30A is not a GPS antenna.

The GXM30A is a XM receiver/antenna combination that plugs in via a USB connections.

XM radio uses different satellites than the GPS satellites.

You should be able...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,623
Posted By bharral
Good Afternoon Thomas, Thanks very much for some...

Good Afternoon Thomas,

Thanks very much for some actual data on the accumulator installation. I have always wondered about the "lubrication rate" on the Lycomings. From your data it sounds like a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,623
Posted By bharral
Questions for those with Oil/Air Accumulators

For those of you using oil/air accumulators, I am curious about how much time is available (at zero or negative Gs) before the oil pressure drops off. Also, please advise if your aircraft has an...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-23-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,892
Posted By bharral
You are unlikely to find rental aircraft at the...

You are unlikely to find rental aircraft at the Sedona Airport (although its certainly worth visiting). However, Cottonwood (P52) is about 15 nm SW, and they used to have a few Cessnas for rental. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By bharral
Rotating the prop by hand can serve as a poor...

Rotating the prop by hand can serve as a poor man's compression check. I don't do that as a regular (every flight) practice, but do it on occasion. I do that check in the forward direction, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By bharral
The short answer is No. The slighting longer...

The short answer is No.

The slighting longer answer is that combining poles will make the switch good for more than 15A but less that 30A, but to determine that number is more trouble it is...
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