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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,966
Posted By jliltd
Almost right. Change the last 3 words of the...

Almost right. Change the last 3 words of the last line of your first paragraph from “3rd Class Medical” to “BasicMed medical”
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,952
Posted By jliltd
NASA uses them as splices. See post # 40.

NASA uses them as splices. See post # 40.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-18-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By jliltd
Part 2

Part 2 out today.... When we were kids we were told to always wear new under ware in case we were in an accident and had to go to the hospital. So now the same thing is true about cleaning the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By jliltd
Most transponder / DME antennas of any make and...

Most transponder / DME antennas of any make and model work just fine. If you go with UAT out I would encourage a "UAT" tuned antenna from the likes of DeltaPop or TED. If you are buying then why...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,952
Posted By jliltd
When I do a shield drain splice with a solder...

When I do a shield drain splice with a solder sleeve I use masking tape as a tool to hold the drain bonding wire against the shielded wire a few inches out from the solder sleeve. I do this to keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,238
Posted By jliltd
In the case of 26 AWG I would strip twice the...

In the case of 26 AWG I would strip twice the normal length and twist the strands tight together and then bend and fold the bare wire in half, effectively doubling the thickness of the conductor that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,952
Posted By jliltd
Bill. Solder splices for all manner of wire...

Bill. Solder splices for all manner of wire splicing is approved by NASA per "NASA WORMANSHIP STANDARDS" Book 4, section 4.07. Solder splice joints as well as legacy solder joints with proper...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-17-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By jliltd
Petit Jean 2021 Article Part 1

Here is an article written by Dana about our Petit Jean 2021 Fly In experience. Part 1.

https://eflyer.barnstormers.com/2022/721/featured-article/721-eFLYER-FA01.html
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By jliltd
WTB: Com Radio - cancelled

No longer needed….


Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By jliltd
Links to 90 and 180 degree charge cables: Three...

Links to 90 and 180 degree charge cables:

Three foot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By jliltd
Oly. I hear you on USB C port location. ...

Oly. I hear you on USB C port location. Meanwhile, you could get one of these 90 degree connector charge cords. I use them in my cars and airplanes and they are very unobtrusive. It would make...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By jliltd
I have RAM mounted a few aera 760s and always use...

I have RAM mounted a few aera 760s and always use the supplied cradle screwed onto a standard RAM B sized diamond base, B size round base or B size AMP base and then hard wire power and ground at a...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,875
Posted By jliltd
Since you are making your own bare wire cable you...

Since you are making your own bare wire cable you have gone too far off the reservation for me. Everything you need should be in the documentation for each device. But yes, I think the JPI can be...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,875
Posted By jliltd
Oops. You said you had a GDL 39, which is a...

Oops. You said you had a GDL 39, which is a portable unit. But I just noticed you put pin number for connections on your diagram. If you have a DSUB connector then you have a GDL 39R, not a 39. ...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,875
Posted By jliltd
Your question being answered, your diagram may be...

Your question being answered, your diagram may be trouble. The GDL 39 and aera 660 have to be connected with both TX and RX wires set to the same data format of "GARMIN DATA TRANSFER". So your blue...
Forum: GPS 01-13-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,875
Posted By jliltd
Well, the answer to your question is "yes". The...

Well, the answer to your question is "yes". The 660 gladly send GPS position to the GDL 39. So the GDL 39 doesn't need a GPS antenna, either it's internal or an external. So you will be good to go.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-13-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,771
Posted By jliltd
Over Southern NM with Jerry Sheppard at the...

Over Southern NM with Jerry Sheppard at the controls
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,952
Posted By jliltd
Here are some photos of fixtures that provide for...

Here are some photos of fixtures that provide for a third hand.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-10-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By jliltd
Steve. If you ever land back at El Paso I can...

Steve. If you ever land back at El Paso I can probably get you into an enclosed hangar. It would be a pleasure.
Forum: GPS 01-04-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,875
Posted By jliltd
Wow. Very interesting application. Garmin...

Wow. Very interesting application. Garmin marketing material states, "Pilots can also add enhanced map information such as topography or street maps using a MicroSD card". The product web page...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By jliltd
I would consider either going for a PSE PMA450...

I would consider either going for a PSE PMA450 (used or new) or better yet a PSE PAR200B audio panel factoring in the monetary credit for it replacing the MGL V16 #2 com. Personally I had trouble...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 03:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,238
Posted By jliltd
I use Gigaflight twisted pair 120 ohm cable for...

I use Gigaflight twisted pair 120 ohm cable for CAN Bus. Garmin approved and available at Spruce. CAN Bus cable should only have two conductors and a shield so I think reference to the 4-conductor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,851
Posted By jliltd
Here you go. Vented EarthX in an...

Here you go. Vented EarthX in an RV-8:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=177796
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By jliltd
if I have a tough time inserting the extractor I...

if I have a tough time inserting the extractor I sometimes cut the wire off leaving about 1/8” of it coming out of the hole. Then it’s easier. Then I install a new contact on the cutoff end. Life...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By jliltd
In all honesty I might lean towards a two-port...

In all honesty I might lean towards a two-port version. An aircraft is the last place I would want somebody to plug too many high-amp devices into one source. I mean, all these things are made in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,328
Posted By jliltd
Just by looking the referenced PD 18W Powerwerx...

Just by looking the referenced PD 18W Powerwerx unit seems to have a nylon or ABS plastic housing. Which is probably just fine for a center console of an RV-12.

However, when mounting on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By jliltd
Bruce Bohannon installed a set of strakes on his...

Bruce Bohannon installed a set of strakes on his trainer RV-8 so the aircraft can be 3-pointed at every landing. Swears by them. He uses the aircraft for transition training and has full dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By jliltd
So if I want to sell a US-registered aircraft...

So if I want to sell a US-registered aircraft into Canada what are the steps required?

Does a USA DAR or IA have to do some sort of conformity inspection prior to export?

It seems I should leave...
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By jliltd
I think the answer is "no". I think the GDL 50's...

I think the answer is "no". I think the GDL 50's internal attitude function is strictly available to Garmin aera portable GPS's and the Garmin Pilot app for tablets and smartphones. Not a big deal...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By jliltd
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Forum: ADS-B 12-21-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By jliltd
I like to use a GTX 327 (or 32) Mode C with GDL...

I like to use a GTX 327 (or 32) Mode C with GDL 82 for out. Good quality used digital GTX 327's can be had for about $400 including tray and connector. An alternative to the GDL 88 to pair with the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-20-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By jliltd
Aha! Now I get it. You have the legacy G3X. ...

Aha! Now I get it. You have the legacy G3X. Match point to you.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By jliltd
[QUOTE=kswanson;1576584]GDL50 with bare wire kit....

[QUOTE=kswanson;1576584]GDL50 with bare wire kit. Unit is about 2 years old works like new. I had to downgrade to a GDL39r for my G3x install./QUOTE]

It must be more to it than that. Because the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,547
Posted By jliltd
Are RVs on the market really more expensive? ...

Are RVs on the market really more expensive? Well, a little. The price has risen but the value hasn't since inflation has been eating away at value. Every dollar printed at the presses reduces the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,339
Posted By jliltd
Same question here. Any updates? Is there a...

Same question here. Any updates? Is there a proven modification to keep the air off the back-seater's neck? Pressurize the aft fuselage like Cessna 180's with little forward scoops?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,592
Posted By jliltd
Great point that servicing is more important than...

Great point that servicing is more important than grease choice.

In our case I like to use AeroShell 5 in all airframe bearings and zerk maintenance fittings. Some wheels (like ABI/Scott tailwheels...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-12-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,863
Posted By jliltd
Great talking to you! Vans people are great...

Great talking to you! Vans people are great people.

Jim
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-12-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,863
Posted By jliltd
I found a fairly good way to deal with these...

I found a fairly good way to deal with these types of transactions. Via PM or email I ask for the seller's phone number so I can call and talk directly to them. If they don't comply then it's a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By jliltd
Nice set up Michael. That is a fantastic layout....

Nice set up Michael. That is a fantastic layout. Well thought out with the components exactly where they need to be. Second 7" GDU on the right is a nice touch for the co-pilot but really the only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By jliltd
If you haven't done it yet I would encourage you...

If you haven't done it yet I would encourage you to purchase the plexiglass layout patterns for the LRUs from Steinair. It does help. You will see then in Michael Flemming's firs post above. ...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By jliltd
When in doubt buy the next longer cable. There...

When in doubt buy the next longer cable. There is quite a bit wasted in the process of winding and swaging. Like a lot. I love my Safe-T-Cable tool but mainly use it where standard safety wiring is...
Forum: Tools 12-04-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By jliltd
When I was shopping I went for the medium length....

When I was shopping I went for the medium length. Another thing I found was that buying new direct from Daniels Manufacturing was as cheap and in some cases cheaper than the going rate on eBay for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By jliltd
That's great news. I just got one in the mail...

That's great news. I just got one in the mail yesterday to try (and it appears to be the same thing that rocketbob recommends). I think the fact these are machined from billet aluminum helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,294
Posted By jliltd
I usually have LTL crates labeled for terminal...

I usually have LTL crates labeled for terminal delivery. Which means they call me when it gets to the local freight terminal so I can go pick it up with a trailer. This helps my schedule as I don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By jliltd
I have an RV-8 panel with a 10" G3X Touch. I do...

I have an RV-8 panel with a 10" G3X Touch. I do most smaller maintenance items by merely removing the G3X screen, which is further convenienced by not having the GSU 25 attached to the display...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,164
Posted By jliltd
Quite a few interesting and intelligent responses...

Quite a few interesting and intelligent responses on this thread. The idle mixture questions was answered with an idle RPM rather than a RPM roll at idle cut off. But that's okay as everything...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By jliltd
I do have one question about the above diagram. ...

I do have one question about the above diagram. The schematic makes perfect sense for a non-impulse right magneto. But then the switch contact terminal matrix table at the bottom of the page seems...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,635
Posted By jliltd
Landing on the upwind wheel is side slipping with...

Landing on the upwind wheel is side slipping with associated cross control, not crabbing.

It almost sounds like 727 technique. What you just described is what large swept-wing jets do because of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-25-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,635
Posted By jliltd
We all slide slip every time we land in a...

We all slide slip every time we land in a crosswind and want to align the aircraft with rhe runway centerline. We are flying the airplane sideways to maintain runway heading. That's done at an...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,491
Posted By jliltd
I always set fixed timing. Especially with an...

I always set fixed timing. Especially with an angle valve. I am not looking to save 1 gallon per hour. I am looking for effortless hot starts while avoiding mechanical impulse couplers. I am way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By jliltd
The costs of lifts can probably be defensible in...

The costs of lifts can probably be defensible in more populated East coast and West coast locations due to rents. In fly-over country it is not uncommon to have T-Hangars with concrete floors,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,635
Posted By jliltd
Conventional naming of slips is opposite of your...

Conventional naming of slips is opposite of your terminology. Not that it matters because your naming is more intuitive than the old-school definition of each type of slip. I called them the same...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,039
Posted By jliltd
Technically it is forbidden to turn off compliant...

Technically it is forbidden to turn off compliant ADS-B equipment any time or place when an equipped aircraft is operated. Dudley Do-right rant off, I would. The rules are onerous.
Just land at...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,551
Posted By jliltd
When I bought my RV-8 it had the flaps and start...

When I bought my RV-8 it had the flaps and start on the stick. I couldn't understand that and was prepared to remove it as soon as practical. Came to find out I love both. Some like these. Some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,234
Posted By jliltd
Do the same sequence again, but during the...

Do the same sequence again, but during the filling process have somebody cycle the brake pedals as it is done. I have had this help purge air from the lines.

There is a filler system sold that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,243
Posted By jliltd
My first build was an Avid Flyer (the original...

My first build was an Avid Flyer (the original design that developed later into the kitfox, Montana Coyote, Just Highlander, Savanah etc....). It's wings were 6061-T6 aluminum tubes for spars with...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,680
Posted By jliltd
I have a cart for aircraft tools. Another for...

I have a cart for aircraft tools. Another for automotive. And one dedicated to avionics and wiring.

If you go this way the best piece of advice I could give is to make sure your boxes are no...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-14-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,803
Posted By jliltd
Probably don't "need" the GPS version. I just...

Probably don't "need" the GPS version. I just went through this same decision as I only use my iPad for flying and nothing else (not even web surfing, email etc). It stays at the airport.

In the...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By jliltd
Not only don't worry about Canada. Don't worry...

Not only don't worry about Canada. Don't worry about re-entry into the USA. We have customers with N-numbered aircraft with 3" numbers (Cessna 210's, 182's, Bonanzas). They cross back and forth...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By jliltd
"swingng" a magnetometer is actually "calibrating...

"swingng" a magnetometer is actually "calibrating it". The digital sensor corrects airframe errors during calibration. The display instrument, whether large glass panel or small EFIS/PFD will...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By jliltd
The same applies to type certificated aircraft in...

The same applies to type certificated aircraft in the USA. To make sure it is followed Garmin and others make the requirement for a whiskey compass part of their STC instructions and must be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By jliltd
What kind of port (i.e. make and model) and panel...

What kind of port (i.e. make and model) and panel mounted or adapter?
Forum: GPS 11-11-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By jliltd
I have had 4 aera 660 units. Down to 3 after...

I have had 4 aera 660 units. Down to 3 after selling the RV-3B. Also have an aera 760. Never had any kind of trouble with them of any kind, much less your power problem. I am sure this doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By jliltd
Exactly. This old Mode C transponder was...

Exactly. This old Mode C transponder was designed by Garmin to do this auto standby stuff long before ADS-B. The GDL 82 was designed to give these older transponders compliant ADS-B out but the...
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