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Forum: RV-10 Today, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By rleffler
Aerosport Products just doesnít have a formal...

Aerosport Products just doesnít have a formal booth. Geoff and Will are usually there every year. Give them a call and setup an appointment to meet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By rleffler
Search is your friend. The only effective way...

Search is your friend. The only effective way to communicate with Andair is to call them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,957
Posted By rleffler
Iíve done both over the lake and around Chicago. ...

Iíve done both over the lake and around Chicago. Unfortunately itís always been a very hazy and gray day when Iíve done the shoreline.

I tend to fly IFR to OSH and there are only two routes for me....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By rleffler
If it were me, I would do the second option. ...

If it were me, I would do the second option. The structure wonít be weakened by drilling out the rivets. If that makes you nervous, Set a bunch of rivets in a spare set of parts, then practice...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By rleffler
Iím the same as Carl now for about nine months. ...

Iím the same as Carl now for about nine months. Works great! Quite a bit better than the original G3i that was previously installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,414
Posted By rleffler
Rod Bowerís ram air option does bypass the filter...

Rod Bowerís ram air option does bypass the filter when ram air is selected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By rleffler
Sort of..... The two external modules supply...

Sort of..... The two external modules supply some of the functions of the knobs, but not all. In my opinion the joystick is the most used knob, at least by me.

The buttons or touchscreen can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By rleffler
You can use either touch screen functions or...

You can use either touch screen functions or buttons/knobs on AFS screens at your discretion.

I believe the 5700 is the only device that doesnít come with knobs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By rleffler
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Iím guessing that the chart has some typos on it. My guess is the $99 is VFR charts and the $119 is IFR charts.

If you canít wait until Black Friday, you can usually get a lifetime subscription for...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,583
Posted By rleffler
There are at least three of us in the Columbus...

There are at least three of us in the Columbus area. Iím based at DLZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By rleffler
I donít think anyone is expecting to apprehend...

I donít think anyone is expecting to apprehend thrives real time. My primary goal for for the video camera and motion detector is to inform me when anyone enters my hangar, specifically airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By rleffler
1. Yes 2. Itís been two years and no issues...

1. Yes

2. Itís been two years and no issues yet. It sits on top a parts bin on the bench. Itís at the back of the hangar. Iím not concerned about the location. By the time somebody gets...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By rleffler
I went through two seats of the tubes that Larry...

I went through two seats of the tubes that Larry mentioned. I was constantly putting air in them. I switched to Michelin tubes this fall. Iíve only put air in once after the temps dropped to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,797
Posted By rleffler
I did something very similar. A Verizon MiFi...

I did something very similar. A Verizon MiFi and some Ring Cameras. The Ring camera has a motion warning option where it announces ďWarning, you are being recordedĒ. Iíve also caught airport...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By rleffler
I made a template, which later became a doubler. ...

I made a template, which later became a doubler. It was aligned with a rib under the rear seat. It may be off a degree or two, but doesnít seemed to have an impact.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By rleffler
I have APRS installed in my RV-10.

I have APRS installed in my RV-10.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,822
Posted By rleffler
Steve mentioned red ants. How problematic are...

Steve mentioned red ants. How problematic are they in homebuilt camping?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,098
Posted By rleffler
Just a friendly reminder, the 6cyl Pmags are...

Just a friendly reminder, the 6cyl Pmags are being installed in more aircraft daily. These products arenít supported on the 6cyl Pmags, at least not at the moment.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By rleffler
Even though the FAA may be transmitting the data...

Even though the FAA may be transmitting the data stream, each EFIS vendor needs to update their software to display the recently added data.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By rleffler
Itís been quite a while since that was done. ...

Itís been quite a while since that was done. Many folks quit attending the Vans dinner due to lack of content and the price increases. But even then, it was just a small subset of folks that...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By rleffler
Most likely. The two events have been a...

Most likely. The two events have been a conflict since the beer exchange started a few years ago.

The RV-10 dinner had been running much longer. My first one I attended was back around 2007, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By rleffler
I found it was faster to reach Matt on Facebook. ...

I found it was faster to reach Matt on Facebook. But I really havenít used Kitlog in over ten years.
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By rleffler
Lots of questionsÖÖ.. Whose brakes do you...

Lots of questionsÖÖ..

Whose brakes do you have?

I know at least on the RV-10, the rudder pedal frames can be out of square. This causes side loading of the cylinders. This wears the o-rings in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By rleffler
Take a look at this part. Itís got two npt ports...

Take a look at this part. Itís got two npt ports that you can attach the pmag manifold pressure tubes with the appropriate fitting....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,943
Posted By rleffler
Greg, I donít have any direct experience flying...

Greg,

I donít have any direct experience flying into Vegas. It was always faster and less expensive to travel commercially when I visited my sonís family when he was based at Nellis.

One of the...
Forum: Autopilots 01-30-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By rleffler
What you are describing works just fine. Many of...

What you are describing works just fine. Many of the early certified aircraft have installed the Bendix version of the Vizion since the Dynon servo certification was delayed by the FAA.

I have the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By rleffler
I think you will make the install more complex...

I think you will make the install more complex and add more points of failure. How will you terminate the rj45 to the db connectors? The ethernet cables typically have a smaller gauge wire, which...
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By rleffler
Iíve done several 4 hour trips with an 80lb lab. ...

Iíve done several 4 hour trips with an 80lb lab. She was loaded through the door over the wing. Weíve lifted her on the wing and weíve use a step stool to help her climb up. We usually tried to...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By rleffler
I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. ...

I installed these Andiar caps 4-5 years ago. They work just fine.

http://aircraftspecialty.com/rvall1.html

The retrofit caps do have a smaller hole since they are prosealed into the existing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By rleffler
No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. ...

No, only one rpm guage on the engine screen. You would have to talk with AFS about options.

If you have the standard ACS, then the guage will show whatever the switch is set to at the moment. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By rleffler
Correct, hence the left and right in the...

Correct, hence the left and right in the configuration.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,749
Posted By rleffler
I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three...

I have a pair of EarthX in my 10 for about three years. Iíve only had one BMS issue, which was self inflicted. I left the master on and the BMS did itís job. I always carry my charger with me...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By rleffler
Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. ...

Iím not sure it matters, but I would do 32. Just remember that there is a left and right config on the EFIS. You just need to ensure you configure the correct pin.

I used both. It switches rpm...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,484
Posted By rleffler
Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I...

Back in the days with all the Navworks debacle, I used my mini for ADSb. I had a clamp mount to the cabin cover support bar. I could lower it, but then it covered the avionics in the center...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By rleffler
I donít think you have to worry about the panel. ...

I donít think you have to worry about the panel. You donít fly with your feet flat on the floor. Iím 6í 2Ē and Iíve had a 6í 4Ē passenger with no issues on legroom or headroom. Like Bob...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By rleffler
This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to...

This what Iím using to bring the usb connector to the panel.

https://shop.dynon.com/products/usb-port-panel-mount-12-length
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,589
Posted By rleffler
Locally, there arenít a whole lot of...

Locally, there arenít a whole lot of options.

Spirit will cost a premium, but they are the local Garmin dealer.

The other option may be TRM In Chillicothe. I donít know their relationship with...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By rleffler
I had some install problems, it everything is...

I had some install problems, it everything is working fine now.

My rudder pedal frame wasnít square. It was out by 1/8Ē. It side loaded one of the master cylinders, which cause one of the orings...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By rleffler
I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle...

I have the brakes. Iím using Goodyear Eagle Flight Custom III 15 x 6.0 x 6.
Forum: GPS 12-15-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,879
Posted By rleffler
I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do...

I donít know about a firestorm, but what you do is just fine if all you fly is in VFR conditions. Having current NAV data is a requirement if you fly IFR. Iím sure that you are already aware, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,062
Posted By rleffler
Never will happen! :D I have enough problems...

Never will happen! :D

I have enough problems seeing what Iím lacing with bifocals and my hands are busy lacing, flashlight in my mouth, so Iím not sure how to aim the Video camera.
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,558
Posted By rleffler
Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and...

Hartzell is relatively local to me. They came and spoke to a local group. One of the topics that caught me off guard was that they showed photos of failed props due to too much grease. The photos...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By rleffler
I agree, I got my cables from them over a...

I agree, I got my cables from them over a decade ago. Theyíve always had great service, but in the beginning, the folks answering the phone wouldnít service aircraft owners. You had to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By rleffler
Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty...

Just call Vans today. They are usually pretty good about addressing damage and will take care of it for you. They have more leverage because they are the carrierís client. If the carrier doesnít...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,995
Posted By rleffler
You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to...

You may want to cut your tunnel cover. Where to cut, will depend on which panel and armrest you install.

When it comes time for your condition inspection, taking the entire tunnel cover may require...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,270
Posted By rleffler
Iím not having any issues, but I also have a...

Iím not having any issues, but I also have a lifetime subscription.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By rleffler
The wheels and brakes are different...

The wheels and brakes are different configurations between Matco and Cleveland. At least they are on a RV-10.
Forum: Northeast 10-28-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By rleffler
Iíve already reached out to Chris privately,...

Iíve already reached out to Chris privately, since he lives just a couple miles from me. If anyone is interested in central Ohio RV activities, please contact me directly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By rleffler
Mel beat me on this reply. 😀 I put everyone...

Mel beat me on this reply. 😀

I put everyone that helped with the build. This was anyone that put in more than 5-10 hours. It was a short list, but I felt that was also a form of recognition and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By rleffler
No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P...

No impact with the FAA. As long as your A&P friend is not being compensated, the FAA doesnít care. You can have 50 builders and still meet the 51% rule. With that said only one of you can apply...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 74,712
Posted By rleffler
There is a version that is much newer and is the...

There is a version that is much newer and is the current v16 release on the AFS website.

Do you have the v16 version of Data Manager too?

If you use ForeFlight of FlyQ, you can update all your...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,414
Posted By rleffler
There are several of us with them in central...

There are several of us with them in central Ohio, which is about an hour an half flight north in a RV. Slightly longer in other aircraft. :D

Geoffís business is located nearby. Heís usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By rleffler
Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice...

Itís about time! Congrats John. It was nice seeing you at OSH this year.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,092
Posted By rleffler
Desser and Spruce have them in stock from...

Desser and Spruce have them in stock from multiple manufacturers. Desser has better pricing. I’m about to pull the trigger on three new tubes and a tire for the nose wheel. Desser was about...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,092
Posted By rleffler
The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with...

The solution is easy. Replace your tubes with those that have a ninety degree valve stem. Drill a 3/4Ē hole in your wheel pant that aligns with your stem. You can find a cap for the hole at just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,233
Posted By rleffler
I agree with George and Mickey. The recommend...

I agree with George and Mickey.

The recommend method to determine airspeed is to fly a box, not just a headwind and tailwind. The process is well documented so I wonít repeat it here.

On Tim...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By rleffler
I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a...

I had to take my mag off as well as fabricating a tool to get one nut tighten. I used a slim profile ratcheting wrench and cut it down to fit in the space. I donít recall the exact length, but it...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By rleffler
I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer...

I would inquire with B&C via email about spacer length since you already have one on your oil adapted to validate itís the appropriate length. I couldnít find any photos, but mine look just like...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By rleffler
I think even Jeffreyís description is an...

I think even Jeffreyís description is an understatement. Mine takes a lot of force. I even had to use a thin pry bar to get it to move up and to pull the bottom out over the seat rail.

Iíve got to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By rleffler
There are two types of electronic circuit...

There are two types of electronic circuit breakers. Make sure you have the correct one selected and validate the license key is still installed.
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By rleffler
H3R RT-A400 replacement

I was doing my condition inspection when I noticed one of my H3R RT-A400 extinguishers was empty. My other one appears to be full.

It appears that they had significant issues with the RT models...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,624
Posted By rleffler
Especially when moving pins in a high density...

Especially when moving pins in a high density dsub!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,445
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Greg. During transition training,...

I agree with Greg. During transition training, I had a hard time adjusting to information being in different parts of the screen and being able to quickly find it my scan.

Alex D. then had me put...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,889
Posted By rleffler
A couple commentsÖÖ. I forget to set reflex more...

A couple commentsÖÖ.

I forget to set reflex more than I set them, but it does give you a 1-2kts improvement. At least in my aircraft.

I disagree about the important statement. I would have...
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