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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's a very, very good idea to use some form of...

It's a very, very good idea to use some form of witness paint to allow quick visual verification that fittings have been torqued and have not come loose. One technique is to use nail polish to draw...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ditto on Reiff. Turbo XP on our O-360, plus a...

Ditto on Reiff. Turbo XP on our O-360, plus a good custom-fit Thinsulate engine blanket from Aero-Covers. Power is controlled by a simple wifi-enabled switch connecting through a cellular data...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Unfortunately it's nearly impossible to produce a...

Unfortunately it's nearly impossible to produce a fully-formed answer to your question because the question itself is far from fully formed. What's missing is a list of what you expect to have in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My estimate of error was mis-stated in a previous...

My estimate of error was mis-stated in a previous post. I thought the error would have contributed to a mis-reading of % Power by 3-5%. If I made it sound like the MAP error was 3-5% I apologize...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In fact it was Jeff at GRT who came back to me...

In fact it was Jeff at GRT who came back to me with the rather astonishing answer that the MAP sensor in the EIS-66R cannot be calibrated by the user. It seemed he was as surprised by this as I was....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - since I have a pitot-static tester which I...

Bob - since I have a pitot-static tester which I have calibrated against my recent triple altimeter calibration, which in turn was done by an avionics shop with a pitot-static tester calibrated to a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the link to that station pressure...

Thanks for the link to that station pressure calculator, Carl. That will provide an excellent cross-reference against which to sanity check my test data.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for your comment. I just completed full...

Thanks for your comment. I just completed full calibrations of all three altimeters (that was an expensive trip to the local avionics shop!) so I have very good faith in them and have used them to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Canadian_JOY
MAP Sensor Calibration and % Power

Reaching out to the brain trust to hopefully provoke a good discussion on this topic. I've just installed a GRT EIS-66R engine monitor; it features an internal manifold pressure (MAP) sensor. I've...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Circling back on this one following completion of...

Circling back on this one following completion of installation of the GRT EIS-66R in place of the previous AF2500 engine monitor.

Firstly there are two important bits of info one needs to consider. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm.... how do I say this without causing...

Hmmm.... how do I say this without causing offense to somebody? I guess I'll just shoot from the hip like I usually do, and apologize in advance for any hurt feelings.

Firstly, most A&Ps are "ok"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,919
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Coming back to an earlier post in this thread,...

Coming back to an earlier post in this thread, I'll chime in with my "me, too" comment...

I'm unabashedly a "glass" guy, through and through. But I'm also old enough and have spent a lifetime in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-07-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing your realistic comparisons on...

Thanks for sharing your realistic comparisons on overall costs. I agree - the $50K up-charge by Glasair just doesn't work out on my calculator. Gasoline is going to be my flying friend for a while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,792
Posted By Canadian_JOY
We get real winter here. More watts = Better...

We get real winter here. More watts = Better Plain and simple.

Went with Reiff Turbo XP including oil cooler heater. Control it via wifi switch. Aircraft is hangared in what amounts to little...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-05-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Kurt - your comment about the fuel savings paying...

Kurt - your comment about the fuel savings paying for the engine is interesting to me. Are you basing these numbers on 'road diesel' or 'farm/commercial diesel' or Jet-A?

I've looked at Glasair's...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-04-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,051
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Kurt - as a fellow Sportsman owner...

Kurt - as a fellow Sportsman owner (O-360-powered) I'm curious to know your performance numbers so I might contrast them with mine. Would you mind sharing, please?
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There is an RV10 (flying) based at Carp CYRP,...

There is an RV10 (flying) based at Carp CYRP, just outside Ottawa.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I think one very important fact or rather one...

I think one very important fact or rather one very important question is being glossed over here...

WHY do you feel you need a charger? Is it to do regular maintenance charging in between...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oil consumption is HIGHLY variable, as you've...

Oil consumption is HIGHLY variable, as you've seen in posts here.

I'll offer two examples here... My ~200hrs since new O-360 gets filled with 6 quarts plus the recommended amount of CamGuard at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob clearly hasn't paid Garmin's flat repair fee...

Bob clearly hasn't paid Garmin's flat repair fee to fix a broken on-off switch on a piece of avionics!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... SEARCH is your friend here! This topic...

Ummm... SEARCH is your friend here! This topic has been covered extensively in multiple threads. Bottom line is taxiing for a mile is not a wise choice.

Your engine has been "run in" by the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-23-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The more common problem with these tachometers is...

The more common problem with these tachometers is not the instrument itself but rather the sending unit. Especially if the sending unit is attached directly to the accessory case of the engine.

I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-16-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Other than aerobatics the Glasair Sportsman...

Other than aerobatics the Glasair Sportsman checks all those boxes.

I have a bag full of Grumman time and love those airplanes. Still, they are tight for two guys who are anything but toothpicks -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I checked mine on a factory-new O-360. I think...

I checked mine on a factory-new O-360. I think the mags were installed so they looked pleasing to the eye. The way they were installed clearly had nothing to do with engine timing! Their timing...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-15-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The suggestion to use the Van's and UMA senders...

The suggestion to use the Van's and UMA senders is a good one. BUT... I had two of them fail in quick succession when mounted directly to the accessory case. I bought a 12" tach drive cable from...
Forum: Canada 09-15-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The intent of the regulations around the ID plate...

The intent of the regulations around the ID plate is that it must be fireproof and should not be easily removed. With this in mind, rivets are definitely preferred. Monel rivets if you have them so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A viewpoint from another part of the world...

A viewpoint from another part of the world (Ontario, Canada)...
Regular 87 octane, 10% ethanol mogas is roughly equivalent to US$3.00 /US gallon
100LL Avgas is roughly equivalent to US$5.25/US...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,077
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As others have mentioned, electric bills will...

As others have mentioned, electric bills will cause heart stoppage, thereby invalidating your pilot's medical!

Hydronic is the way to go in our climate. Insulation under the slab is a must.

Keep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,865
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for confirming Savvy now works with GRT...

Thanks for confirming Savvy now works with GRT EIS-66R data files.

As an update from this corner of the world, I've finally got the EIS-66R installed. It's controlled by a newly-installed Sport EX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 86,627
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll maybe refine Bob's statement a little bit. ...

I'll maybe refine Bob's statement a little bit. If one has the Ray Allen trim motor with built-in position sensing then trim position sensing is part of the trim motor (5 wires... two for motor...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who are afraid to bend hard aluminum...

For those who are afraid to bend hard aluminum lines, start off with hardware store flexible copper line sold in a coil. It's great stuff to use for prototyping - bend it to fit, remove it and use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 86,627
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If using trim as one of the aux inputs to an EIS,...

If using trim as one of the aux inputs to an EIS, the beauty is that any EFIS screen that's attached to the EIS via serial link always has a trim position displayed on the screen. Initially I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Complexity is the enemy of reliability. The...

Complexity is the enemy of reliability.

The standard GE4509 incandescent landing light was a wonderfully reliable, simple product. It worked nearly 100% of the times you didn't need it, and nearly...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a look at FlyLEDS - Paul makes a heckuva...

Take a look at FlyLEDS - Paul makes a heckuva product and provides terrific service, even all the way from Australia.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,564
Posted By Canadian_JOY
At one point I lost motivation... Then had a...

At one point I lost motivation... Then had a visit from owners of a beautiful example of the aircraft. They flew both my wife and me (she flew my wife, he flew me). Motivation problem...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-29-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's time for an update... Tried powering the...

It's time for an update...

Tried powering the AFS magneto Hall effect transducer from the EIS +12V instrumentation power - no go.

Having exhausted my patience, I simply plugged the P-Mag tach...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-29-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the great input, folks. I'll try...

Thanks for the great input, folks. I'll try moving tach excitation from 4.8v to 12v instrumentation power and see if that works... If not, it's over to the P-Mag tach signal!

Thank goodness I put...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-28-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Canadian_JOY
GRT EIS Tachometer Source & Settings - Help Please!

I've finally managed to get my GRT remote EIS-66R installed. It took a long time for me to build up the courage to cut into my perfectly good wiring that I originally installed for the...
Forum: Interiors 08-28-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,644
Posted By Canadian_JOY
@rvr340 - As a leather seat owner I'd sure...

@rvr340 - As a leather seat owner I'd sure appreciate if you would share information on leather cleaning products. I've seen so many of them on the market and have no idea which one might be worth...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-24-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,609
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As others have mentioned, the concept of a...

As others have mentioned, the concept of a momentary switch causing a "latched" operating condition is a pretty concept in the abstract but very dangerous in practical application. I would highly...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Remember that you started on the tail surfaces...

Remember that you started on the tail surfaces first. Logically that's where your worst workmanship will be found. Give them a really good looking over with a critical eye and fix anything you see...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the "peek inside" these servos,...

Thanks for the "peek inside" these servos, Tim!

Just wondering aloud... Since your roll pin is backing out, is this an instance of perhaps out-of-spec holes for that pin? Or is it a case perhaps of...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're not missing anything... There is no...

You're not missing anything... There is no facility by which to connect an external antenna to the GPS receiver inside the ELT.

As for the question around TSO... Yes, even experimental aircraft...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Integra has what amounts to two internal...

The Integra has what amounts to two internal antennas... one for GPS reception and one for 406Mhz transmission.

Note the internal 406 antenna is a BACKUP antenna ONLY. An external antenna must be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's been mentioned here in a previous post but...

It's been mentioned here in a previous post but I'll perhaps add a little emphasis... Twisting wires together has little to do with their physical strength and everything to do with their electrical...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By Canadian_JOY
200 hours on a factory-new O-360. Before first...

200 hours on a factory-new O-360. Before first start I ripped off the right mag and installed a P-Mag purchased used from a fellow VAF'er. That P-Mag had just been back to EMagAir for software...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 07-28-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,989
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll toss in a little "good news" story in hopes...

I'll toss in a little "good news" story in hopes it raises the mood a little.

I operate from an uncontrolled airport. Frequently when flying our "little airplane", a Davis DA2A, I can get as many...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just remember, if you are right handed, apply the...

Just remember, if you are right handed, apply the DC4 with your left hand. If not you won't be able to grip a tool in your right hand for the rest of the day! :D
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,081
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Least resistance does NOT equal best solution!

Least resistance does NOT equal best solution!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,159
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I had some Daniels crimpers and a bunch of...

I had some Daniels crimpers and a bunch of turrets, until somebody liked them better than I did and walked off with them. :eek::mad:

Now I just use the one's Mike linked - they work just fine for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations on your retirement, Chris. I...

Congratulations on your retirement, Chris. I beat you to retirement by three months which allowed us a winter getaway before covid shut down travel. I'm just about to attack my first airplane mod...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-12-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,159
Posted By Canadian_JOY
"Knife" or "handshake" connectors are very...

"Knife" or "handshake" connectors are very reliable and robust. I used them extensively in helicopters operating in harsh environments and never experienced a failure.

With that having been said,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're getting confused between RUN IN and BREAK...

You're getting confused between RUN IN and BREAK IN. If you have a factory-new Lycoming, they will have done the run-in testing in their test cell. That eliminates what you describe as "a ground...
Forum: Autopilots 07-07-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,139
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm just a refinement of this response... Both...

Ummm just a refinement of this response... Both lateral and vertical commands can be sent to the a/p. The switch acts as a source selector for that lat/vert data - either getting it directly from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,294
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Scott - sorry to be persnickety on this point,...

Scott - sorry to be persnickety on this point, but we do need to be careful with terminology. A PLB, a Personal Locator Beacon, does NOT broadcast a breadcrumb trail. It is "off" and not...
Forum: Reviews 06-24-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,256
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing this info, Rick. For the...

Thanks for sharing this info, Rick. For the hundred dollar difference it just seems a good deal to keep the cash in one's pocket and go the One-X route.
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,256
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Out of curiosity, what is the price difference...

Out of curiosity, what is the price difference paid between the A20 and One-X, Rick? I'm just curious to know what the real market pricing is today.
Forum: Canada 06-23-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ralph is right on the numbers with his reply. ...

Ralph is right on the numbers with his reply. Out-of-phase items are timed on the last maintenance release, not installation or any other date.

As for EFIS calibration, the manufacturers are...
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In conversation with an engineer there I was told...

In conversation with an engineer there I was told it was reverse engineered.

Thanks, Bob, for fixing my "quick scan" reading error.
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer = call uAvionix & Trig, both Longer...

Short answer = call uAvionix & Trig, both
Longer answer = Skyfx appears to only output NMEA 0183 V4.1 + RAIM.

Trig TT22 installation manual indicates the following:
5.6.9 GPS Position Input
The...
Forum: Reviews 06-16-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,256
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rick - that's absolutely the best way to move...

Rick - that's absolutely the best way to move forward. Each of us is completely unique in the size and shape of our head, plus our own preferences of how we use other things that alter headset...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,594
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Scott - having read some of your previous...

Scott - having read some of your previous comments about the CQ and its construction, I expected it would present a series of well-considered design trade-offs. Your comments above further confirm...
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