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Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to know what changes you might have...

I'm curious to know what changes you might have experienced after tweaking the vertical activity setting. If you've had a chance to tweak and fly I would appreciate knowing how this has turned out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lars - I think we've covered the high points here...

Lars - I think we've covered the high points here when it comes to installing the second magnetometer.

0) configure EFIS serial ports correctly to talk to the magnetometer
1) set magnetometer...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the...

Ralph touched on the most important aspect of the builder's log.

An aircraft constructed in Canada is governed by our regulations which allow for the use of professional construction. The US...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll see if I can answer this one... The...

I'll see if I can answer this one...

The installation manual is correct in its wording. The post by DFMenster is all about ensuring that we don't overlook the need to tell the EFIS, via the SET...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer...

DOH! I forgot to mention setting magnetometer orientation. Definitely a critical step. Obviously my little pea brain was focused on the communications settings. Thanks for ensuring this discussion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mike - I don't know the answer to this question...

Mike - I don't know the answer to this question because I haven't hung any diagnostic equipment on the magnetometer power line. It's not a 12V line that can tolerate a bunch of loss. If I recall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,082
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of other color codes to add as...

A couple of other color codes to add as suggestions...

1) yellow = lighting circuits (radio and switch backlights, dimmers etc)

2) light blue = audio ground

3) purple = it was waaaay too late at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one...

This one is a bit tricky. The answer is yes, one can indeed use one magnetometer's output to drive two displays. The other half of the answer is no, one can't practically do this because a single...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It gets easier with time and the development of...

It gets easier with time and the development of muscle memory. "Chair flying" helps building that muscle memory without burning expensive avgas!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oh boy, here comes a rabbit hole! I've been down...

Oh boy, here comes a rabbit hole! I've been down this rabbit hole myself.

GRT does some interesting things with magnetometer calibrations and the inter-display link (hereafter known as the IDL). ...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just remember, there is no other GA airplane on...

Just remember, there is no other GA airplane on earth that provides easier cockpit access than the 177, RG or fixed gear. This may not seem like a big deal but, in the case of my family, a brain...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,368
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, some folks posting here clearly didn't read...

OK, some folks posting here clearly didn't read the OP's question or operating conditions while others have posted helpful feedback. Let's hope this response falls into the category of helpful...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I wish you good success in your search. Your...

I wish you good success in your search. Your target price is below what the GNS480's are currently selling for in the open market so you may wish to review your budget figures.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for posting this excellent information,...

Thanks for posting this excellent information, Alfio. I'm going to have to check our CANPASS expiry date... I hope we don't have to renew for another year or two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The only reason we have our Glasair Sportsman is...

The only reason we have our Glasair Sportsman is because the 2008 market collapse made it impossible for the owner of the kit to liquidate it at anything other than fire sale prices. Opportunity...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph - are you approaching this as a change to...

Ralph - are you approaching this as a change to the LCD itself or is there potential to address this solely as a backlight replacement? I'm coming from a point of ignorance, never having pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One of the bugaboos involved in importing a...

One of the bugaboos involved in importing a Canadian-built amateur-built aircraft into the USA arises from differences in the respective country's rules regarding professional assistance.

In Canada...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-06-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Same plug as the Nissan Leaf EV if I'm not...

Same plug as the Nissan Leaf EV if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,067
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I simply use a very tight-fitting collar on the...

I simply use a very tight-fitting collar on the "starter" circuit breaker when I want to ensure nobody is going to crank the engine. (That includes when the aircraft is undergoing maintenance.) No...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,238
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Install a GRT Mini EFIS and you'll be able to...

Install a GRT Mini EFIS and you'll be able to control the TBX plus get a great little EFIS to boot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Silpruf is the standard material used in the...

Silpruf is the standard material used in the installation of Glasair Sportsman 2+2 windows. In that fleet there has been one known delamination at the top edge of a windshield. The builder believes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bruno - this is what you're looking for. It...

Bruno - this is what you're looking for. It takes the single antenna signal and splits it two ways to the GNS480 and SL30 inputs. Each radio then internally splits off the NAV and GS signals to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-28-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Of critical importance to this discussion... You...

Of critical importance to this discussion... You haven't provided any indication of how you are sourcing RPM data. Are you using a pickup that threads into the body of a magneto? Picking it up from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Remember your Artex 345 had to be programmed to...

Remember your Artex 345 had to be programmed to receive one particular RS232 serial data protocol. Make sure the programming of the ELT indeed matches that of the GPS, with Aviation Protocol, as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mini-X, HX and Sport EX installed. COMM 1 is a...

Mini-X, HX and Sport EX installed. COMM 1 is a GNS480. Comm 2 is an SL30. Audio is through the PS Engineering PDA360EX. Transponder is Trig TT22 with TC20 control head.

This solution works well....
Forum: Canada 04-21-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There's a 7A for sale on the Canadian aviation...

There's a 7A for sale on the Canadian aviation for sale FB site.

That having been said, if you wish to import, be aware that Transport Canada is not being held to any performance standards these...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-15-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Trim position indications are a real source of...

Trim position indications are a real source of frustration - not just with GRT equipment. The 5 wires going into the RAC trim servo are of very small gauge. Often they are too small to have been...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-15-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations on your first flight! Good to...

Congratulations on your first flight! Good to hear that all your pre-flight worries about break-in were resolved satisfactorily.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Multiple points to address here... 1) the...

Multiple points to address here...

1) the correct battery for the Integra 406AF is the BT200 2-cell battery

2) one commenter suggested fabricating one's own replacement ELT battery. This topic has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our airplane started out with the stock ACS...

Our airplane started out with the stock ACS engine controls. Throttle with friction lock, prop and mixture with push-button verniers.

At about 180 hours time-in-service the mixture cable started to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The worst part is that there really are airplanes...

The worst part is that there really are airplanes that look like the builder did exactly the same thing. Just tossed the wires in and called it "done". :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,375
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You can use the lightening hole by adding an...

You can use the lightening hole by adding an L-shaped bracket riveted to the rib such that it is not on the side with the protruding lightening hole flange. Attach an Adel clamp to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bax Seat: Log of a Pasture Pilot, by Gordon...

Bax Seat: Log of a Pasture Pilot, by Gordon Baxter. A compilation of his Bax Seat columns for Flyingmagazine.

Still available on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't think you are alone. When pulling a...

Don't think you are alone. When pulling a Beechcraft 99 wing apart to replace its time-expired spar in the outer bay of the wing I found a rather large bucking bar. It had shuffled around inside...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,624
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Many thanks for providing all this data!

Many thanks for providing all this data!
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,624
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for posting this info. Would you mind...

Thanks for posting this info. Would you mind adding the sources where you found these parts at those prices? This additional data would be most helpful.

Thanks!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-07-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,962
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this feedback. I don't think many of...

Thanks for this feedback. I don't think many of us feel comfortable in a Lycoming idling at 800 RPM as many of them are pretty "chunky" in idle at that low speed. By the same token, a 2200RPM...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,962
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm curious to learn about the "seat of the...

I'm curious to learn about the "seat of the pants" experience. In the automotive world cars are rated on a scale for NVH - noise, vibration and harshness. How does this powerplant combination...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,659
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This situation really isn't that difficult to...

This situation really isn't that difficult to overcome with simple circuitry called a latching relay. Here's how it works.

Default "relay not active" condition is "brite".
Relay "active"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,680
Posted By Canadian_JOY
So the question to you, Alfio... Do you have a...

So the question to you, Alfio... Do you have a CH751 key?:p

I abhor key switches, more for the false sense of security they provide and the high risk of dangerous failure they provide than anything...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,835
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Dynon transponder options are actually...

The Dynon transponder options are actually re-branded Trig Avionics products with a little software tweak to make them exclusive to Dynon. I've been engaged in ongoing dialog with Trig on this...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,835
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This is most unfortunate news... uAvionix seems...

This is most unfortunate news... uAvionix seems to be working hard to drive prices UP rather than down. At least they have stepped away from the AV30C as being the only controller for the TSO'd...
Forum: Tools 02-17-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My neighbor refers to his simply as "the hot...

My neighbor refers to his simply as "the hot wrench". It works EVERY time! :D
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Education on leaning? If you lean too far you...

Education on leaning?

If you lean too far you will fall over.

There, I just couldn't resist! :-)
Forum: Tools 02-15-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By Canadian_JOY
And here I was expecting this to be about the...

And here I was expecting this to be about the various sizes of hammers...
Thanks for the giggle!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Speed of rotation is definitely a factor. I have...

Speed of rotation is definitely a factor. I have a Mini-X, HX and Sport EX - all three are tied to the inter-display link so baroset is synchronised across the three EFIS units. I've had what...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this feedback. My first thought is......

Thanks for this feedback. My first thought is... "Really?" I was expecting something more like the TED "ball on the end of a short stick" antenna. Hmmm... now you've got me thinking! :eek:
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To tack an extra question onto those posed by the...

To tack an extra question onto those posed by the OP...

If anybody has seen one of these devices in the flesh, what does the supplied antenna look like? I've not been able to find a picture on...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It truly is up to the individual inspector, based...

It truly is up to the individual inspector, based on their personal risk tolerance. Transport has provided guidance which, if followed, would completely shut down inspections. MD-RA is doing its...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Carl - please forgive me for being so abrupt in...

Carl - please forgive me for being so abrupt in my comments, but I just have to say it.

You are absolutely NOT limited to the PDA360EX. Yes, it's a great audio panel. Yes it works very well. ...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,649
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Peeling this onion back layer by layer would lead...

Peeling this onion back layer by layer would lead one to believe the true root cause was a lack of design for maintainability.

It's a challenge to mount equipment in a manner which allows it to be...
Forum: GPS 12-29-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm with Rob on this one... Put the 660 in the...

I'm with Rob on this one... Put the 660 in the panel and the tablet on the yoke. Let the 660 feed RS232 data to whatever else in the airplane that requires the data. Keep the tablet on the yoke and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,242
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I just checked since I really had no clue which...

I just checked since I really had no clue which Samsung tablet I have... DOH!

Mine is an 8" S2, T713, 32GB, to which I've added a 128GB SD card where I store all chart data. This device runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - it seems this process is getting more...

Rob - it seems this process is getting more difficult at TC has been reported to be less willing to issue ferry permits for non-type-certificated aircraft. And they are reasonably slow in processing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,996
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Terrific video! As a curiosity point, the EFIS...

Terrific video!

As a curiosity point, the EFIS on the right side was showing a red X, seemingly intermittently. What's the story there?

Merry Christmas to you - thanks for sharing some excellent...
Forum: RV-15 12-19-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 61,126
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a Sportsman owner I can add that cockpit...

As a Sportsman owner I can add that cockpit accessibility is GREATLY enhanced through having the strut in this location. My wife is mobility challenged. If the strut were located forward like a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,024
Posted By Canadian_JOY
John - to put it as bluntly as I can... There is...

John - to put it as bluntly as I can... There is NO down-side to using lacing cord. Only up-sides.

To answer your specific question, yes, lacing cord is rated for firewall-forward use. Clearly...
Forum: Canada 12-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, we have the rule, as interpreted above, which...

OK, we have the rule, as interpreted above, which initially seems of benefit to those of us operating in the amateur-built category.

Then we have the reality...

If one ever has the opportunity to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tom - we haven't done business together but you...

Tom - we haven't done business together but you have reached out to me several times to provide advice - unbidden, with no hope of profiting from the advice you give. That puts you on the very short...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of thoughts here... 1) not sure where...

A couple of thoughts here...
1) not sure where the 0/0/0 idea is coming from. We are allowed to have errors as large as 10 degrees, or larger than 10 degrees if caused by operation of electrical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,966
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To build on Michael's very valid point, I've...

To build on Michael's very valid point, I've experienced that backfire and it isn't pleasant. As the engine is spinning down from lack of spark it's still sucking fuel and air in on every intake...
Forum: Canada 11-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry - this information is not correct in the...

Sorry - this information is not correct in the Canadian context.

If you are relying on the heading indication of an electronic flight instrument as your primary compass indication, it MUST be...
Forum: Canada 10-30-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... be very, very careful when using the term...

Ummm... be very, very careful when using the term "test flight" as the term has specific meaning to Transport Canada and their enforcement folks. If you are doing a test flight you had better have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Well done! These are memories which will bring...

Well done! These are memories which will bring smiles to both your faces for many years to come.

My daughter still gives me grief and will tell anybody who will listen about how she helped me in...
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