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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By DMFenster
AOPA Poker Run

Anybody doing this?

https://aopa.org/travel/aopa-app/pilot-passport/poker-run-challenge

I'm in Culpeper Virginia KCJR if you want to team up.

Dave
Forum: Safety 06-28-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By DMFenster
This was good reading for...

This was good reading for me...

https://inspire.eaa.org/2019/03/20/tail-wheels-what-can-go-wrong/
Forum: Safety 06-28-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By DMFenster
Leave the tailwheel on and let it hang. Check...

Leave the tailwheel on and let it hang. Check with a level.
Forum: Safety 06-27-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By DMFenster
Tailwheel Castor

So I have been having issues with controllability when the tail comes down on my 8. I recently went on a long trip and mounted a gopro under a wing to grade my landings. I noticed my tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By DMFenster
It's been my experience that proseal sticks to...

It's been my experience that proseal sticks to EVERYTHING!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,017
Posted By DMFenster
Vans website will indicate if the part is "in...

Vans website will indicate if the part is "in stock". My experience is - if it says in stock, I get it in about a week.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By DMFenster
The page is not configurable. The data resets...

The page is not configurable. The data resets with a power cycle. The oil hours is persistent and can be reset somewhere in SET MENU (I forget where - I have to go searching for it every...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By DMFenster
Anybody know if other brands do this (GRT,...

Anybody know if other brands do this (GRT, Garmin, etc...)
Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By DMFenster
So just to go further down this rabbit...

So just to go further down this rabbit hole....

I asked GRT about the Master/Slave designation and this is what they said:
"The primary/slave thing is mainly about which one starts communicating...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks Mark, This also explains why we have to...

Thanks Mark, This also explains why we have to designate MASTER and SLAVE (never really made sense to me as the IDL is a two way street).
On last question - Since both Displays in my setup are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks Axel. Jeff - I just added a display and...

Thanks Axel.
Jeff - I just added a display and wired my magnetometer like you did and I am getting wild headings on the new display. The old display works except it'll lose the mag data every now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By DMFenster
GRT Inter-Display Link

Is the magnetometer data shared across the GRT inter-display link?

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By DMFenster
In this instance, the EIS doesn't use airspeed. ...

In this instance, the EIS doesn't use airspeed. It uses RPM (not all EIS's have the airspeed option). Oil Pressure is one RPM dependent alarm (Low Volts is another, I think). So you have to set an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By DMFenster
Max/Min/Min Cruise Oil Pressure

The GRT EIS has three entries for oil pressure. Max/Min/Min Cruise. For my engine, I use 90 for the max; 60 for min cruise and 25 for minimum (as recommended by Titan). I was having the same...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-24-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DMFenster
I do not, sorry. By the way - If you bring in...

I do not, sorry.
By the way - If you bring in your own paint, it's a lot cheaper to have them inject it into a can. By A LOT $$$$$$$$$
Dave
Forum: Painting your RV 03-23-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DMFenster
BAPS Auto Paint

I see you're in NoVA. BAPS auto paint will cram any type of paint you want into a spray can. There's one in Woodbridge and I think - Fairfax or Arlington.
Dave
Woodbridge, VA
Forum: Tools 01-01-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By DMFenster
PB Blaster

Used PB Blaster on nailers that wouldn't cycle. Worked well to free the mechanism up.
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By DMFenster
GTX 327 Altitude data

The GTX 327 can accept altitude data via either serial (usually from EFIS) or grey code from an encoder.
Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By DMFenster
Spar Box

Does the spar box come with the Fuselage? My last RV8 it came with the wings and was serialized as a matched set with main spars (this was in 2004).
Thanks,
Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,601
Posted By DMFenster
Wing

Out on the wing away from exhaust. On or near inspection cover would be easiest for flying aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,512
Posted By DMFenster
Better or worse

Does anyone have a feel if lead times are getting better or worse?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By DMFenster
It works great for me. It's low cost, but you...

It works great for me. It's low cost, but you give up stereo through the mixer. If you have an extra audio input directly into your intercom, you could input stereo this way. I have not installed...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-12-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By DMFenster
Culpeper, VA (KCJR)

Call Carter Bunch at KCJR - 540-825-8280. He may be able to find a spot for you.

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-27-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By DMFenster
Response from GRT

Yes, the settings in the Mini are compatible and will restore in the Sport. This will also attempt to transfer the serial port and other hardware interface settings, so you will need to make a note...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By DMFenster
GRT Sport/MiniAP Settings

I am in the process of adding a Sport to my panel which currently has a MiniAP. The question is - If I download the settings from the MiniAP, will I be able to upload them into the Sport and "clone"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By DMFenster
check the panel orientation settings. For...

check the panel orientation settings. For example, the 8 has 8 degrees of panel tilt. Worth taking a look.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By DMFenster
Culpeper KCJR

Culpeper airport has some interesting airplanes and VERY nice people.
Message me and I'll pass along cell #
Dave
Forum: Interiors 06-03-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By DMFenster
Spraying clear over vinyl

Is it possible to spray clearcoat over 3M 1080 vinyl? I want to wrap my new panel and some interior panels. If you have done this, how has it held up?
Thanks,
Dave
Woodbridge, VA
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-29-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By DMFenster
Culpeper, VA (KCJR)

There are a few RV's at Culpeper and we fly together now and then. PM me and we can exchange contact info.
Forum: Northeast 05-25-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,804
Posted By DMFenster
If you plan to stop for food at Tangier Island,...

If you plan to stop for food at Tangier Island, be aware the restaurants close between about 2-5. Tangier is known for soft shell crabs, but the seafood is all good. There is a $10 landing fee, but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks All.

Thanks All.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By DMFenster
GRETZ AERO AUDIO MIXER

Does anyone have the schematic for the Gretz Audio Mixer?

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,670
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks for the replies. I decided the easiest...

Thanks for the replies.
I decided the easiest approach was to get electrons to provide the heat.
Gerbing makes high quality motorcycle riding gear.
I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,670
Posted By DMFenster
RV-8 heat

Has anyone added a second heat box/muff to a Vetterman 4 pipe exhaust on an 8? My 16yo daughter is freezing in the back. Have aileron boots, weatherstripping on skirt at rear, reduced diameter of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By DMFenster
KCJR

I have one in Culpeper, VA if you want to head that far.
We could even go fly :)

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,934
Posted By DMFenster
Contact me on 703-254-4 two six seven and I'll...

Contact me on 703-254-4 two six seven and I'll text you the wiring diagram.
Forum: RV-14 02-01-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,523
Posted By DMFenster
37 BOLDFACE

It's been 30 years but I still remember the BOLDFACE

THROTTLES IDLE.
RUDDER AND AILERONS NEUTRAL.
STICK ABRUPTLY FULL AFT AND HOLD.
RUDDER ABRUPTLY APPLY FULL RUDDER OPPOSITE SPIN DIRECTION =...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By DMFenster
y=mx+b

The scale and offset are just slope and intercept. If you apply this twice (EIS and EFIS) the data is gonna go wonky. Set the scale and offset in EIS and set limits in EFIS. The EFIS is fed serial...
Forum: Autopilots 01-15-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By DMFenster
You don't need the expander

The GRT EIS and Garmin 327 Xponder both use 9600 baud so you can use one serial port for both devices. The EFIS gets data from the EIS, and the EFIS sends data to the GTX.

[Serial port on the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,825
Posted By DMFenster
Nope. A deviation is not required. At least...

Nope. A deviation is not required. At least according to the Richmond FSDO (phone call) and an email from the ADAPT (portal to request deviation) folks.



Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-10-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,795
Posted By DMFenster
WTB - Electric DG

Anyone have an electric (12v) DG from a panel upgrade? Mine has a bad case of the "leans".

Dave
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-16-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,894
Posted By DMFenster
St Mary's Co 2W6 and Uber over to Solomons Island...

St Mary's Co 2W6 and Uber over to Solomons Island (5 miles ish). Plenty of seafood places to eat.

And ask someone about stuffed ham - Only found in southern Maryland.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By DMFenster
Tach

Tach wires??? Maybe
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,838
Posted By DMFenster
Wings

Wings are boring... Fuselage was fun.........
Forum: California 11-09-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,264
Posted By DMFenster
BasicMed Dr's

AOPA has this Dr finder:

https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/pilots/medical/doctor-finder?_ga=2.44656877.852459752.1541824587-1621876283.1538940790
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-08-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,518
Posted By DMFenster
WTB: ANR Headset

Need a quality ANR headset for my 14yo daughter. If anyone has one lying around, please let me know.

Thanks,
Dave
Woodbridge, VA
703-254- four two six seven
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 841
Posted By DMFenster
WTB: 8 Tail Kit

Looking for a tail kit for an 8. Thinking of being a repeat builder.

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
RV-8 Flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By DMFenster
C-804, C805

This is the slider track along aft fuse top.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,377
Posted By DMFenster
Flap Limit switch

Searched the forum and most links are broken. I want to put in flap limit switches using the limit switches and diodes. Can someone explain how to wire this? Email me a schematic,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,910
Posted By DMFenster
23.0623.06

23.0623.06
Forum: Job Board 01-19-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,474
Posted By DMFenster
Patent Office

The US Patent Office in Alexandria VA has internships. I think they are unpaid tho. If she's interested, I can check.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,415
Posted By DMFenster
This might work

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/popgripdimp.php

I didn't use mine much, but when I needed it, I really needed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,487
Posted By DMFenster
No idea

I didn't post that. Time to scan my system :(

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,487
Posted By DMFenster
20.8120.81

20.8120.81
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,178
Posted By DMFenster
+1 for Tom

Great guy. Turned my hoses around in hours. Everything fit perfectly!

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,382
Posted By DMFenster
Bending FI lines from spider

SS lines from spider to injectors.

Are these lines just bent by hand? Probably a stupid question, but don't want to mess these beautiful lines up.

Thanks,

Dave
-8 getting close.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,830
Posted By DMFenster
OMG that was funny

I feel the same way. I have spent a ton of time on my 8 cowl. I recently decided - DONE - as is.

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
-8
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,849
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks. Will use a harder paint.

Thanks. Will use a harder paint.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,849
Posted By DMFenster
Painting inside of cowling

I brushed on a layer of tinted epoxy on the inside of my cowling. Looks OK, but I hate the pink (it still shows through)... Was wondering if anyone painted the inside and how it has held up. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,418
Posted By DMFenster
Crow Seat Belt anchors

Just got an email from Crow regarding the 7/16" hole in their brackets (we need 1/4"). It said, if I can wait until mid January 2016, they will have a new bracket with a 1/4" hole. Just thought I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By DMFenster
Vix Bits

Self centering bits - used mostly by woodworkers for drilling hinges.

http://www.amazon.com/Vix-Bits-Set/dp/B0037MF78S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450127184&sr=8-1&keywords=vix+bits
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By DMFenster
Cowl Horizontal split line for 8

I can't figure out where the horizontal split line is on my 8 cowl. Drawing says to use scribe line... but, you guessed it, there ain't no scribe line. Is there a reference on the fuse (rivet line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,912
Posted By DMFenster
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/acce...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/accessdoors.php
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-01-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,327
Posted By DMFenster
GRT Mini X EMS

For those of you with GRT Mini, they now have graphic engine monitoring when paired to their engine information system. Took all of about 1/2 and hour to run a serial line from my GRT EIS to the...
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