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Forum: RV-14 05-29-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By pecanflyboy
Timing, plugs, wiring harness, magneto cap, then...

Timing, plugs, wiring harness, magneto cap, then dig into the magneto. If you have an engine monitor, look to see it one of the cylinders is falling off more than the others. I've had new harnesses...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By pecanflyboy
Thanks Justin, good to know.

Thanks Justin, good to know.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
This is the manifold pressure port, which should...

This is the manifold pressure port, which should be left open to atmospheric pressure in fixed timing. If it is capped, it could pressurize the manifold pressure sensor as you climb and cause the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
There is no "designed" RPM drop during an...

There is no "designed" RPM drop during an ignition check. The unit makes a spark....period. If you are having a significant drop during this check, it's probably downline or improper installation. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin does not allow field repairs, or provide...

Garmin does not allow field repairs, or provide parts for their units. Those are complex knobs and are probably not easily replaceable.

In October of 2021 I discussed with Garmin an issue I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,622
Posted By pecanflyboy
Installed the Anti Splat EZ Cool Cowl Flap on my...

Installed the Anti Splat EZ Cool Cowl Flap on my RV6 Sam James cowl. This is a 10:1 IO-360 with a CS prop.

Flight test on a 93F day, after a touch and go at 700' MSL with a 120KIAS climb to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,622
Posted By pecanflyboy
Single unit position

My RV-6 cowl is tight on the sides of the exhaust pipes. Has anyone installed this unit in the center of the cowl, between the exhaust pipes, in the most aft position? This would seem to have the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By pecanflyboy
G3X with GTN650Xi Ver. 20.23 bug

I've found a bug in the GTN650Xi version 20.23. When you are using a saved or cataloged flight plan, destination information will not display: ETA at Dest, DIS to Dest, ETE to Dest.

The fix is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have a G3X non-touch and a GTN650Xi. My VNAV...

I have a G3X non-touch and a GTN650Xi. My VNAV works perfectly, and I program the altitudes on the GTN. I have the G3X set to external.

However, there was a bug in a software update that caused...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By pecanflyboy
I struggled with this issue for a long time with...

I struggled with this issue for a long time with both a Garmin GTN650 and GTN650Xi. I finally discovered that the GPS antenna (non-Garmin, small 1" square) on the G5 was interfering with the WAAS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,362
Posted By pecanflyboy
Unfortunately, I must report that it was a bad...

Unfortunately, I must report that it was a bad idea to plumb my oil breather into my exhaust. It resulted in a dramatic increase in oil consumption...over a quart an hour. I used AN8 flex line...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-14-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 39,618
Posted By pecanflyboy
FALSE! The Lycoming EIS is fixed at base timing,...

FALSE! The Lycoming EIS is fixed at base timing, configured by Lycoming...PERIOD. It is NOT advanced. If your Lycoming unit (Black) is advancing and not fixed, it has been tampered with. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,553
Posted By pecanflyboy
That's a good question. It's a very short length...

That's a good question. It's a very short length on my RV6 and it is pretty much a straight shot into the plenum. It'll flex 1/2" or so, but not much.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,553
Posted By pecanflyboy
I replaced the neoprene with a 5" ID silicone...

I replaced the neoprene with a 5" ID silicone coupler. Trimmed it to fit and I have a solid seal between the aluminum intake and the plenum. I used some silicon tape to increase the diameter of the...
Forum: GPS 12-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By pecanflyboy
Monitor the GPS satellite screen on the GTN. ...

Monitor the GPS satellite screen on the GTN. Turn off other components one at a time, and watch your satellite reception. You can also key your mic on the suspected frequencies. If it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By pecanflyboy
So, I decided to fix the mounting points, versus...

So, I decided to fix the mounting points, versus spending the $1240. Here is how I did it.

Basically, you need to filll the voids in the corners, and then drill the holes for the 6-32 mounting...
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By pecanflyboy
I was able to use the existing pitch bracket. I...

I was able to use the existing pitch bracket. I did replace the roll servo bracket with the Garmin, but the base mounting holes were the same.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By pecanflyboy
It's confirmed. If you don't want to fix the...

It's confirmed. If you don't want to fix the mounting points, Garmin will exhcange the GDU 370 and 375 for $620 each. I'm going to first try to fix the mounts using aluminum spacers and expoxy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By pecanflyboy
Thank you. You are the second to tell me that...

Thank you. You are the second to tell me that Garmin has a $600ish exchange program. If that is confirmed, I'll just pack the corners with epoxy puddy, redrill the mounting holes, and wait for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By pecanflyboy
Actually, I prefer the non-touch. I have a GTN...

Actually, I prefer the non-touch. I have a GTN 650 it is a PTA in rough air. Apparently this is a known issue as the bezel contacts the instrument panel before the base of the screw mount. There is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin GDU 375 broken mounting tabs

10 year old Garmin GDU375 mounted in an RV6 panel. The two top mounting points have failed. Essentially, the screws have pulled through the plastic frame.

A detailed inspection shows that all...
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By pecanflyboy
Replacing GX Pilot servo with GSA28. Brackets?

I have an RV6 with the TruTrak GX Pilot autopilot. I want to replace this unit with the GSA28 servos, and run the autopilot through my G3X. Dimensional drawings look like the GX Pilot brackets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,645
Posted By pecanflyboy
Thanks for the feedback. I wish that video was...

Thanks for the feedback. I wish that video was still available. I'm going to jump into the project this weekend and get it done. I just needed some motivation. I may try to video and take...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,645
Posted By pecanflyboy
SB 14-01-31 Horizontal Stabilizer Cracks - Worth the work?

The short of the long story is that I have a newly built RV-7 horizontal stabilizer and elevator that I'm about to take to paint, and then install on my flying aircraft. I installed the doublers for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By pecanflyboy
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=188682

I too had issues with 12.1 back in December, and Garmin said they would fix it in a new update. Obviously, hasn't happened.

I have the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
As the poster mentioned in his update, Surefly...

As the poster mentioned in his update, Surefly Tech Supported confirmed the hypothetical would not happen after engine start. The poster who mentioned a backfire on start stated it was due to a weak...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Any electronic system operated or installed...

Any electronic system operated or installed outside its design parameters, has the potential to operate improperly. Not a design fault.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
#2 Mag check backfires are mentioned in the FAQ...

#2 Mag check backfires are mentioned in the FAQ of the Surefly website. The issue is with Bendix style ignition swiches that are positioned "OFF-R-L-BOTH-START(may or may not). Whether new or old,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Good to hear they were able to replace the unit...

Good to hear they were able to replace the unit under warranty. Regardless of experimental or certified, everyone gets an STC'd unit. No differences in the product. The warranty is for two years. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Scott, Your understanding it correct. If the...

Scott,
Your understanding it correct. If the unit is set for variable timing, with the MP line exposed to ambient pressure, it will advance when that pressure drops below 25".

Also, the manual...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Its a Surefly thread. If you are presenting...

Its a Surefly thread. If you are presenting data and it is not a Surefly system, you should at least be willing to disclose on what system your data is based.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
What ignition and plugs are you using to get this...

What ignition and plugs are you using to get this data?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Scott, DO NOT CAP THE MP PORT! It will seal the...

Scott,
DO NOT CAP THE MP PORT! It will seal the manifold pressure sensor which may throw a fault to the unit. A cap could pressurize or depressurize the manifold pressure sensor, thereby making the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
That advance table was produced the year the...

That advance table was produced the year the company was formed as a marketing illustration of what a variable timed ignition will look like. I doubt that the curve remained the same while the unit...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-19-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Is this what you would do with a magneto if you...

Is this what you would do with a magneto if you could?

Installed per the manual, the Surefly SIM fires very accurately at TDC, during the start. If you are able to find 5 ATDC, I'm sure you can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,506
Posted By pecanflyboy
We are addressing the change in starting...

We are addressing the change in starting behavior. I will echo some points already mentioned:
Clean injectors- Remove them and soak them in Hoppes overnight. You will be surprised how dirty the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,123
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have an RV6 with a full IFR panel, G3X,...

I have an RV6 with a full IFR panel, G3X, GTN650xi, autopilot. I had to file IFR once in 2020 to depart a field with low ceilings. Enroute cleared to VFR, landed VFR. I only consider the use of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By pecanflyboy
I would suggest you contact Garmin. They may...

I would suggest you contact Garmin. They may have a fix. If not, they will simulate your setup, and if they find an issue, they will address it in the next update. Otherwise, they may not know...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By pecanflyboy
They sent me and I loaded the 12.00 software...

They sent me and I loaded the 12.00 software which resolve the problem. They said that the next software release would address the VNAV issue. So, we will have to wait until that happens.
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By pecanflyboy
As mentioned, be sure to cycle the prop during...

As mentioned, be sure to cycle the prop during your run-up per your prop manual. This removes trapped air which will manifest itself as RPM "wondering." I had the exact same issue. Next flight I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,057
Posted By pecanflyboy
I shopped insurance this fall. I've used Falcon,...

I shopped insurance this fall. I've used Falcon, but I've not been really happy with their responsiveness. RV-6 $90K hull, experienced TW pilot. I quoted BWI, Falcon, Avemco, and a couple of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin sent me the previous G3X software load,...

Garmin sent me the previous G3X software load, 12.00. Installed it and everything works perfectly, with no messages. This further points to an issue with the G3X 12.10 software.
Forum: GPS 11-06-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By pecanflyboy
https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=188682

I've started a new thread on the GTN message: "VNAV Unavailable: Barometric altitude lost."

It turns out Garmin has a bug in the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By pecanflyboy
Garmin G3X 12.10 software bug - VNAV Unavailable

November 2020 - G3X (non-touch), GSU73, GTN650Xi.

After updating my G3X to software load 12.10, I begain receiving the following message on my GTN650Xi: "VNAV Unavaialble:Barometric altitude...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,636
Posted By pecanflyboy
The Surefly rotation is configured using the...

The Surefly rotation is configured using the internal DIP switch configuration described in the installation manual. The Slick ignition cap can only be installed in one orientation, which guarantees...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By pecanflyboy
That's an excellent idea, and was done. ...

That's an excellent idea, and was done. Everything is configured correctly. Pins checked for continuity. Patiently awaiting Garmin's response.

I think there may be other users with this issue,...
Forum: GPS 11-02-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By pecanflyboy
SteinAir reset the GTN650Xi to the original...

SteinAir reset the GTN650Xi to the original software load. Still have the message "VNAV: Unavailable: Barometric altitude lost." In the GTN diagnostics, I am not receiving any altitude information....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,709
Posted By pecanflyboy
Have you set up the GTN650 for VNAV or VCALC? ...

Have you set up the GTN650 for VNAV or VCALC? You will find this in the configuration mode of the GTN. VCALC will not give you transition to approach, as it must be selected after selecting VNAV. ...
Forum: GPS 10-20-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By pecanflyboy
SteinAir is very aware of the issue. The unit is...

SteinAir is very aware of the issue. The unit is on its way back to SteinAir as we speak. Insurance was pricey. My local Avionics shop just completed training on this exact issue in Kansas. So, I...
Forum: GPS 10-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By pecanflyboy
Don't update your GTN650Xi with GTN650 software. I'm a bonehead.

Trying to be a good soldier and update my GTN 650Xi software. I have a G3X system, and I noticed my software version did not match the GTN 6XX/7XX software on the G3X uploads page. After the easy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Install it according to the manual, and call...

Install it according to the manual, and call Surefly if you have questions. You want the magneto and SIM to be at the same base timing. You time the SIM at 0 TDC, and the magneto at 23 BTDC. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Surefly would tell you that this was a marketing...

Surefly would tell you that this was a marketing chart to illustrate the concept of advanced timing. It was published the year the company was formed, and the actual curve was developed after much...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
Apples to Oranges

If you are using a different ignition to form opinions about the Surefly in variable timing mode, it seems you are comparing apples to oranges, especially if your system is advancing differently than...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
That's a fair opinion, and I appreciate your...

That's a fair opinion, and I appreciate your comments. What were your results when you tested this with the Surefly?

In my situation I've tested both:

Fixed timing: Same numbers as the magnetos...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,992
Posted By pecanflyboy
Thanks for that. I'll have to take a look. ...

Thanks for that. I'll have to take a look. There is always a way, and I appreciate the pictures.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
What is the concern?

What is the concern?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
I hope that once you have some inflight...

I hope that once you have some inflight experience, you set the opinions aside and take advantage of the variable timing mode. The fact is that no one has had a catostrophic detonation event in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
As you mentioned, if you cap the MP port with a...

As you mentioned, if you cap the MP port with a rubber cover or a thread protector, you might presurized the MP sender to the point that it sends a rapid flashing light on the LED. This is an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By pecanflyboy
Answering my own question. The SW 8406 mounted...

Answering my own question. The SW 8406 mounted on the rear baffle behind #4 only has 1/4" clearance with the engine mount tube. The SW 8432 is 1" wider and will not fit without interference with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-27-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 90,392
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have dual Surefly's on my RV6 powered by a...

I have dual Surefly's on my RV6 powered by a Lycon IO360-EXP with 10:1 pistons. I'm in Granbury, and know the Surefly guys, very well. I don't speak for the comapany, however.

The Surefly was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,992
Posted By pecanflyboy
Yep, I've got that data. Thanks for sharing. ...

Yep, I've got that data. Thanks for sharing. The question remains, however. Can I fit the SW 8432 on the #4 baffle? I found the answer. On the RV6 the engine mount is only 1/4" from the flange...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,992
Posted By pecanflyboy
Parellel valve, IO-360, 10:1, EIS, CS prop, James...

Parellel valve, IO-360, 10:1, EIS, CS prop, James cowl, vernatherm removed, by-pass valve, oil to cooler controlled with ball valve. The SW 8406 puts me at 225F low altitude in Texas, this time of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,992
Posted By pecanflyboy
I have been way down the rabbit hole to reduce...

I have been way down the rabbit hole to reduce CHT's and oil temperature. I've had good results as a result of the advice in these forums, but I want about 15 degrees of oil temperature, CHT's are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,992
Posted By pecanflyboy
I'm considering the replacement of my SW 8406...

I'm considering the replacement of my SW 8406 (6-row/Single pass) with the SW 8432 (8-row/Dual pass). The SW 8432 is 1" wider, with the other dimensions the same, and both fittings are on one end. ...
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