VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 146
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: David Carter
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 28,773
Posted By David Carter
RealSimGear

I have the RealSimGear GTN650, GFC500, and G5 (x2) & use them with X-Plane. I would really like to see them add the GDU460.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By David Carter
Looks like this might work, if you can piggyback...

Looks like this might work, if you can piggyback it with your existing Y cable:

https://www.nflightcam.com/collections/cables/products/smartphone-audio-cable

Likely also requires this to connect...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By David Carter
Great unit

I've had one in my 7A for over 3 years now, and have just about every sensor hooked up. It's an extremely capable unit. That said, mine will be for sale in the next 2 or 3 months when the new G3X...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,025
Posted By David Carter
Lenny - that's awesome, thank you! A few quick...

Lenny - that's awesome, thank you! A few quick questions:

- I had in my notes that the pot needed to be 100k (not sure where I got that from) but the listed part is 10k per the spec sheet. Can you...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,025
Posted By David Carter
Alternate lighted pot/switch?

Guess I should have ordered sooner. Mouser now shows a MOQ of 1,000 on the pot & back-ordered with long lead time on the knob. Anyone have suggested replacements?

New panel is in final build with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 60,714
Posted By David Carter
That's a good point. Would there be anything...

That's a good point. Would there be anything wrong with replacing the purple wire with a wire with the same gauge as the red wire?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 60,714
Posted By David Carter
It does not switch off if the primary power is...

It does not switch off if the primary power is lost in flight. The CPI has a tach pickup, so knows that the engine is turning and that its job is to keep it turning. Therefore, it goes to the backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
Did you read it? It answers this question.

Did you read it? It answers this question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 04:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By David Carter
The EAA FAQ on this topic says only one. ...

The EAA FAQ on this topic says only one. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
Mine came from an individual email address of a...

Mine came from an individual email address of a manager in the Atlanta FSDO.

Look for anything from "@faa.gov"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By David Carter
A link to the LODA application / template has...

A link to the LODA application / template has been posted on VAF multiple times over the past few weeks, and it contains the full LODA text.

The following is from section D - Operating...
Forum: Southeast 07-24-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By David Carter
Best SC/NC seafood stops

Looking for recommendations for best coastal airports with easy access for a great seafood lunch. Planning a day flight from ATL area & back. I've flown to Jekyll multiple times, so looking to get...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,025
Posted By David Carter
Tron - do you have a part number reference or...

Tron - do you have a part number reference or link for that lighted volume control knob?

Thanks!
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,025
Posted By David Carter
Anyone running OnSpeed system with Garmin G3X?

Working on a new G3X panel for my RV-7A & would like to incorporate the OnSpeed system. Wondering if anyone has done this & has any tips to share.

I'll be using the GMA 245 audio panel. Does anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
Mine looks like the attached image. It has an...

Mine looks like the attached image. It has an electronic signature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
Live in Alpharetta, based at LZU also, hangared...

Live in Alpharetta, based at LZU also, hangared at Air Harbor. There are a few of us on this side of town.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
I sent mine to the same email Thursday evening,...

I sent mine to the same email Thursday evening, got the LODA from ATL FSDO Tuesday afternoon. I suspect yours will show up soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,555
Posted By David Carter
The information asked for in the LODA request...

The information asked for in the LODA request does not include the type of training to be received. It's for any training to be received by the owner in their EAB aircraft. (Read the EEA article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,283
Posted By David Carter
Received my LODA!

I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. I recently began instrument training in my RV-7A and was concerned that a wait for the LODA would delay that.

I emailed the request Thursday night at 9 PM and...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By David Carter
Be prepared to wash it when you get back. Left...

Be prepared to wash it when you get back. Left mine tied down at Santa Fe for a month this spring, and it got quite a coating of red dust. Cover your canopy tightly.

It also endured a lot of wind....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By David Carter
Not a bad suggestion. I would however like to be...

Not a bad suggestion. I would however like to be able to look at XM weather before engine start, in addition to comms & flight plan setup.

Ignoring the clearance bus part of my question, for those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By David Carter
You need the GAD 13. It's less expensive than the...

You need the GAD 13. It's less expensive than the GTP 59 and puts the OAT data on the CANBus to be used by G3x, G5, etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By David Carter
Yes, I have the Davtron connected to a GAP 13 OAT...

Yes, I have the Davtron connected to a GAP 13 OAT Interface. It injects the OAT data onto the CANBus & my G5's pick it up from there. No issues at all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By David Carter
Nuckolls Z-101 & G3X - what to put on clearance / brownout bus?

I'm working to finalize an upgrade panel design that's been two years in the making, and I find myself going back & forth over what should be on the clearance delivery / brownout bus on Bob's new...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By David Carter
GAP26 Pitot retrofit install in RV-7?

Can anyone point me to an outline of the steps involved in replacing my current homemade pitot tube with the GAP26 using the Gretz mount? I bought my plane flying so don't have the familiarity a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By David Carter
I don't think you need to swap out the engine. I...

I don't think you need to swap out the engine. I took my O-360 from fp to cs, which required removing a plug inside the front of the crankshaft. To reverse this process, you need to install a new...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,882
Posted By David Carter
Recommended

I have an earlier version of their solution in my 7A, and it's a great addition. Do you need it? No. Is it good to have? Yes, especially on an unfamiliar runway (different width) or at night.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By David Carter
The navigation on that page isn't the best. Once...

The navigation on that page isn't the best. Once you click that link, hit Ctrl-F and search for "SDS Aero O-ring Sealed Induction Tube Flanges".

I've had these installed for a couple of years and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By David Carter
Chris Droege RV-7A transition training

I flew out to Boise for transition training with Chris a few years ago. He has a LODA for training in his beautiful 7A & a very well-organized syllabus for the transition. It was a few hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By David Carter
I can confirm that this language matches what's...

I can confirm that this language matches what's in my updated ops limitations received this week from the ATL FSDO. This is standard, you should not have to ask to have it added. But still a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By David Carter
Thank you!

Thanks to everyone else I didn't reply directly to, all of your suggestions were helpful.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By David Carter
Brad - that's an interesting idea. Would you be...

Brad - that's an interesting idea. Would you be willing to share a copy of the spreadsheet format you used?

Thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By David Carter
Joe - that would be great. I'm sending you a PM...

Joe - that would be great. I'm sending you a PM with my email address. I'm not sure I'll go this route, but I'd like to give it a try. I have some other projects where a PCB-specific tool would be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By David Carter
Using TurboCAD to import Aeroelectric diagrams?

Anyone on here have any success using TurboCAD to design their electrical system? I'm tying to use it to import one of the Aeroelectric diagrams as a starting point, but I'm finding it extremely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By David Carter
Another recommendation for FlyLEDS

I installed their "the works" kit in my RV-7A a couple of years ago. Their products & their service are outstanding. It was a very simple install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
Update to the 8130-6 saga

As mentioned in my post from 2/8/21, I received the 8130-6 back from OK City with instructions to submit to the Atlanta FSDO. I mailed the form & the letter from OKC to them, and eventually received...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By David Carter
Walt - thanks for posting the pictures. The...

Walt - thanks for posting the pictures.

The location under the control quadrant is perfect. My fire extinguisher occupies that spot today, I may have to find a new home for it.

I can see how the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,909
Posted By David Carter
Walt - Can you post a picture of your tank...

Walt - Can you post a picture of your tank mounting? I have the same MH setup & so far have just strapped the tank in the provided carrying bag into the otherwise empty copilot seat. Hoping to get my...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-26-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By David Carter
CFI recommendation around KSAF?

I'm out here for a few days in my 7A & thought it would be a good time to get a mountain flying checkout. Very different from Georgia!

Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
Thank you! PM sent.

Thank you! PM sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
The Saga Continues

Well, I sent the 8130-6 along with a cover letter explaining why I was sending it (change from fixed-pitch to constant-speed) via certified mail with signature confirmation. That cost about $6....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-26-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Jake - thanks for posting the pictures. That's a...

Jake - thanks for posting the pictures. That's a beautiful panel!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Fair warning - I'm slow! I tinker with this stuff...

Fair warning - I'm slow! I tinker with this stuff "when I have time", which isn't as often as I'd like.

I imagine that the EM-5 uses a similar RS-232 protocol, but that needs to be verified. What...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-26-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Yes, the CPI-2 has an RS-232 serial interface....

Yes, the CPI-2 has an RS-232 serial interface. This is designed for use with the PC-based logging application. I've had some communication with SDS on this, and have started work on an Arduino-based...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-25-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
That's good to hear. I want to bring in ignition...

That's good to hear. I want to bring in ignition advance data from the SDS CPI-2, the AFR data, and probably a couple of other things.



That's a big reason I want to bring the AFR & advance data...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-25-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Screenshots?

I have had the Ballenger unit installed for a couple of years now & will be upgrading to the G3X later this year. Can you share screenshots of the AFR sensor display on the G3X? I'm designing my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
Updating with info from FAA via Joe Norris

For future reference, here's what needs to be done:

Fill out a new 8130-6 and send it in the mail (yes, snail-mail) to the FAA registration branch with a note saying that this is a records update...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
OpLims requirement verified

Joe - thanks for the additional details. I have confirmed that my 2007-vintage Limitations include the requirement to report this to the FAA Registry.

It looks like I can ignore the online portal &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Carter
Guidance on completing 8130.6 for change from fixed-pitch to constant-speed?

Can anyone provide guidance on how to use the new AWC Portal online system to update the FAA registry branch records for changing from fixed-pitch to constant-speed?

The Atlanta FSDO approved my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,513
Posted By David Carter
I did the same. With the WaferStar units this is...

I did the same. With the WaferStar units this is covered in the setup documentation, available for download from this page:

http://www.waferstar.com/en/GSM-CTL.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,513
Posted By David Carter
Good questions. The H2O website account stays...

Good questions. The H2O website account stays active, but the sim & associated phone number drop off of it once you let the sim's plan go dormant. I get a new card, log in to my account on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,513
Posted By David Carter
I have a WaferStar unit I bought from eBay a...

I have a WaferStar unit I bought from eBay a couple of years ago. It's 12v powered but came with a power adapter & an external antenna with ~12 feet of cable. If I was buying today, I'd get the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-14-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Ralph - I'm not quite understanding the reason...

Ralph - I'm not quite understanding the reason for the Extreme range vs. the Standard range. Is the Extreme range needed because you expect to operate outside the 9 to 16 AFR range provided by the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-13-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,037
Posted By David Carter
Question on AFR monitor settings

Ross & Ralph -

Great video, thanks for putting it together.

I noticed in the video that you have the Ballenger unit set to the extreme range. I have mine set the same but had considered changing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-23-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,922
Posted By David Carter
How do you remove these fuel stains from the paint?

I had a similar, but much smaller, leak around one the access panel & fuel sender on one of my tanks. Vic resealed them with ProSeal when it was in the shop for its most recent CI. The leak appears...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-09-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,417
Posted By David Carter
Be like Mike

I copied Mike's approach of putting it under the center of the panel. I was even able to use the same screws that hold Adel clamps securing the engine control cables. I've been upside down under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,140
Posted By David Carter
Everything is moving online now

The FAA appears to be directing all 8130-6 applications to their new online site.

https://awc.faa.gov/AWCExternalApplicant/

Not all of the inspectors in the FSDOs seem to have access to it yet. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,140
Posted By David Carter
How to use FAA AWC for change to C/S prop?

Has anyone gone through this process on the new system? I have a program letter for the 5-hour Phase I based on an example I found here. Now I need guidance on how to put it in the system & have it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,579
Posted By David Carter
Drop-down fuse panel construction tips?

I've seen several threads with pictures of fuse blocks mounted to panels that swing down underneath the copilot side of the panel. It seems that the best designs are hinged on the subpanel & use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,917
Posted By David Carter
Thanks Reinhard

Your article inspired me to install the same setup in my plane, and I love it. Thanks also for answering my questions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,067
Posted By David Carter
Highly recommended

I attended this course in February, and it was well worth the cost. Lots of useful information & hands-on experience. If you're at all considering a G3X panel, even if you plan to have someone else...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,748
Posted By David Carter
Bye Aerospace eFlyer

This recent episode of the Aviation News Talk podcast has an interview with the founder of Bye Aerospace, and he goes into a good bit of detail about why you need an airframe designed for electric...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,917
Posted By David Carter
From info in the Ballenger manual & on their...

From info in the Ballenger manual & on their website, it appears that the cable connector is likely the same, since they list on only one type of cable.

However, you should verify that the device...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,917
Posted By David Carter
Additional info from Ballenger AFRv500v2 manual on sensor care

This is from the manual for the Ballenger AFR gauge that I have in my plane. I'm using the NTK sensor. The manual is available...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 146

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.