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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,167
Posted By noelf
I just picked up the book at Barns&Noble.

I just picked up the book at Barns&Noble.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-17-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By noelf
IMSMC, do not penetrate the 60 mile ring unless...

IMSMC, do not penetrate the 60 mile ring unless you you have taken the free web accessed course on the SFRA for Washington DC. Then, if you have taken the course, you will know how to file and which...
Forum: COMM 07-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By noelf
Just a few comments: If you are looking to use...

Just a few comments:
If you are looking to use your aircraft as a "mobile" on the amiture radio bands, then adapting into the audio panel may be worthwhile.

If you are looking for a HF solution for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-05-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By noelf
Broken canopy giveaway

RV-6A tip up canopy. Many years ago I cracked my front canopy during the build process. I am in the process of cleaning out the hangar and have decided to just get rid of it. The crack is on the...
Forum: COMM 07-01-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By noelf
Have you visually verified that the radio fully...

Have you visually verified that the radio fully seats in the tray? For the SL 40, the back of the faceplate must just touch the front of the mounting tray when fully seated. If it seats on the...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By noelf
The config module is included with the GPS 175....

The config module is included with the GPS 175. It will be physically located in a special holder that is part of the metal backshell assembly of the large connector for the GPS unit. This module...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By noelf
A formation team I work with: the smoke system...

A formation team I work with: the smoke system first requires it to be armed and then next is "smoke on". All have the switches on either throttle or stick. For formation work, all eyes are always on...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-10-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By noelf
Do they know how to properly balance the...

Do they know how to properly balance the elevators after paint.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By noelf
What are the CHTs? Is each cylinder instrumented?

What are the CHTs? Is each cylinder instrumented?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By noelf
aRound The World

aRound The World
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By noelf
The GNS 430 back shells do not have the same...

The GNS 430 back shells do not have the same provisions for attaching the shield drain wires as the newer Garmin connectors which incorporate provisions for 8-32 threaded holes which accept 8-32...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By noelf
As far as I can tell, there are only two...

As far as I can tell, there are only two suppliers of the high quality, all metal, bells and whistle, strain relief back shell components. One is Garmin, the other is Avidyne.
For the Garmin 430, my...
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By noelf
I own several aircraft, one being a Cessna 150...

I own several aircraft, one being a Cessna 150 with a full Garmin stack, including a GTN 650. I had to go to my local Garmin dealer just to see what the current release level of s/w was for all the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By noelf
Really what I was asking is there a place on the...

Really what I was asking is there a place on the Garmin website where I can look and see what the latest versions of the s/w for the various Garmin boxes I have in my aircraft. I own both Certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By noelf
How do I find the most recent s/w for the other...

How do I find the most recent s/w for the other Garmin equipment in my certified aircraft, and for the experimentals as well?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By noelf
There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650...

There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650 that can be connected to a momentary push button called CDI Source Select. It allow rapid toggle selection of either VOR/GS or GPS information to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By noelf
The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the...

The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the ones holding the EGT probes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By noelf
No issues here with the hinge attach method, but...

No issues here with the hinge attach method, but then I don't fly that much any more. I have two different sets of wing tips and use the hinge method to rapidly change from one set to the other. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By noelf
Just something you can try: Using the chart...

Just something you can try:
Using the chart suplament (airport facilities directory) compare the painted runway numbers with the runway headings in the document. They are usually several degrees...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By noelf
Bad idea. Don't do it.

Bad idea. Don't do it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By noelf
I have found that the maximum wire size that can...

I have found that the maximum wire size that can be used in the High Density D sub connector pins and sockets is 22AWG.

The Standard Density pins and sockets will accept 20AWG. Just be sure to set...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By noelf
I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of...

I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of wing tips. One set is all painted, the other is not.
The not painted set I modeled smoke cartridge attach brackets and ignition system for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,574
Posted By noelf
Sounds like an Encoder problem.

Sounds like an Encoder problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By noelf
I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at...

I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at Oshkosh many years ago but ended up using a different type. Andair is located in the U.K.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By noelf
Just another data point. I was helping a friend...

Just another data point. I was helping a friend wire up the panel in a very slow build RV-9. Configuration was:
Apollo SL 15 audio panel
Garmin GNS 430 with GI 106
Apollo SL 30 with MD200-306
Plus a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By noelf
Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the...

Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the fiberglass FAB and glass in a notch on the backside of the FAB to clear the nosewheel strut for easier removal / installation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By noelf
On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side...

On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side of cockpit and the heated air control on the right side of the cockpit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By noelf
A good locksmith store. They sell everything with...

A good locksmith store. They sell everything with a lock and can duplicate anything.
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By noelf
Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA...

Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA Certified Avionics Repair shop) can perform your transponder check/ cert. They are located at Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) in Sanford. There are a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By noelf
Thank you Justin.

Thank you Justin.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,300
Posted By noelf
GDL 82 Annunciator Requirement?

I am helping a friend install a GDL 82 with his GTX 327 transponder. The installation manual shows an optional connection for an ADS-B OUT FAIL lamp. Is this really optional, or is it required to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By noelf
My break line fitting exits the floor just...

My break line fitting exits the floor just forward of the gear leg on my -6A. I used a right angle bulkhead fitting to keep the profile low. This necessitated a small "blister" to be fabricated in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By noelf
The installation manual for the TransCal and the...

The installation manual for the TransCal and the 327 are available online. Without knowing wether you are wiring up Gray code or serial, it is just a guess here.
The 327 connector has two ground...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-04-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,097
Posted By noelf
Formation Flights and ADSB

The FAA has released a new Advisory Circular 90-114B on the use of ADSB. Section 4.3.1.3 covers use during formation flights.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By noelf
Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that...

Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that join the spars together?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By noelf
It has been a long time, but there is an input...

It has been a long time, but there is an input and output port for the solenoid. I looked at the design when I installed the unit and determined that if it was installed backwards it was possible for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By noelf
There are several flying RV-8s and one under...

There are several flying RV-8s and one under construction at KTTA (Raleigh Executive Jetport). Terry Gardner runs an Experimental Build center at the south end of the field -next to the flying club....
Forum: COMM 01-22-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By noelf
SteinAir has these pins.

SteinAir has these pins.
Forum: COMM 01-21-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By noelf
I made a pin extractor tool out of a paper...

I made a pin extractor tool out of a paper clip:
Unfold one end of the clip and place this wire leg on a flat steel surface. Then hit this wire leg with a hammer to flatten it.
Then use this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By noelf
Look at the manufacturers drawing for each...

Look at the manufacturers drawing for each connector. It will include the dimensions of each connector part as well as the coax strip back dimensions. This information drawing is easily obtained with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By noelf
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,540
Posted By noelf
A question for G3xpert Steve... Two years ago I...

A question for G3xpert Steve...

Two years ago I installed two G5's and a GMU 11 in my certified Cessna 150. Then last year I installed a GMA 350, GTN 650, GNC 255, GTX 345, and GAD 29. I do not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By noelf
Heads up on Dynon 9-pin connector kit.

Last week we ordered a number (I think it was 12) of the Dynon Female D-9 connector kits. These were ordered from Dynon (p/n 100831-000). Two of the kits were packaged correctly. Ten of the kits...
Forum: COMM 12-08-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By noelf
Years ago I posted a note here that there was no...

Years ago I posted a note here that there was no "specification" for the audio phone jacket and plugs we use. Each manufacturer seems to mate their plugs and jacks properly, but mixing plugs from one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By noelf
Received my calendars today but no golden...

Received my calendars today but no golden ticket...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,645
Posted By noelf
Did a walk through on a Gulfstream G 550. There...

Did a walk through on a Gulfstream G 550. There is no wet compass. What they do have is a solid state separate compass that is independent of the rest of the glass displays.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By noelf
SteinAir and Aircraft Spruce both have backshell...

SteinAir and Aircraft Spruce both have backshell kits for these connectors.
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,540
Posted By noelf
I have the same problem. While building my RV,...

I have the same problem. While building my RV, everything was in the basement shop, including the aircraft. When I moved the airframe to the hangar 50 minutes away, I slowly ended up purchasing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By noelf
Yes, wing Jack points work well but be sure the...

Yes, wing Jack points work well but be sure the aircraft is stable.

My preference is to use the modified main wheel axel nuts. This allows you jack up the aircraft by just a few inches to get the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By noelf
Just a question here: for the RV 12 LSA, are you...

Just a question here: for the RV 12 LSA, are you allowed to use shorter screws that work vs the longer screws that are called out?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By noelf
Some comments from a loooong time ago about...

Some comments from a loooong time ago about drilling holes in the spar web:

This may have come from this forum or the matronics list server many years ago, but here goes...

The RV-6 has one factory...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,788
Posted By noelf
Years ago there was a discussion on this forum...

Years ago there was a discussion on this forum about the strobe effect of a painted spinner and reference were made to a spiral paint design on the spinner also.

References were made to German...
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By noelf
The installation manual for the Dynon SkyView...

The installation manual for the Dynon SkyView shows both servos powered from one common 10A circuit breaker.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By noelf
Give "Three in the Green" a call. They are...

Give "Three in the Green" a call. They are located just west of the Philadelphia Class B airspace. Several aircraft from our area have had pleasant results.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,169
Posted By noelf
I have had similar indications on my 0-360. I...

I have had similar indications on my 0-360. I have a carb setup. If I do not lean the engine, the readings are what I would expect. When I run at 2400 rpm, and lean the engine out...that is when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By noelf
I searched the install guide and Dynon's web...

I searched the install guide and Dynon's web site. I could not find the list of SV-ARINC-429 Labels that "ploucandco" provided...so thank you for that.

It looks like other users have found this to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By noelf
Well, I guess I am still confused. As I mentioned...

Well, I guess I am still confused. As I mentioned earlier, Dynon specifically states that altitude information is not provided through the ARINC -429 interface. My plan is to wire up the interface as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By noelf
SkyView to GNS 430 altitude info?

I am helping a friend wire up his new SkyView panel.
The specific configuration is SkyView HDX to SV-ARINC-429 to Garmin GNS 430. After reading through SkyView Installation Guide v15.4, I do not see...
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By noelf
Bicycle shop or your local Harley Davidson dealer

Bicycle shop or your local Harley Davidson dealer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By noelf
Are you thinking pitot/static or engine cylinder...

Are you thinking pitot/static or engine cylinder testing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By noelf
Not a direct answer to your question, FAR Chapter...

Not a direct answer to your question, FAR Chapter 43 does state that an owner/pilot and perform certain maintenance items. One of them is change out radio equipment if it can be accomplished from the...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By noelf
Thanks Scott.

Thanks Scott.
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