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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,102
Posted By BobTurner
The majority of states have no rules requiring...

The majority of states have no rules requiring insurance for airplanes; some do, but the required coverage is usually ludicrously low. More common is for airports to require liability coverage from...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,751
Posted By BobTurner
No, no, and no. 1. My last instrument student and...

No, no, and no.
1. My last instrument student and I encountered slightly worse than forecast wx on his ifr x/c. We had planned to use the 300’ DA LPV approach from the south, but ended up using the...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By BobTurner
Are you certain about this? I see a speed gain at...

Are you certain about this? I see a speed gain at flaps zero only with DA above 16000'. Lower, flaps -3 is faster.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By BobTurner
Read the comments section. They’ve pretty much...

Read the comments section. They’ve pretty much interpreted results for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BobTurner
I’ve experienced something similar. I think not...

I’ve experienced something similar. I think not all ATC types understand how fast an RV can go. I’ve been asked for ‘best speed, traffic to follow’, only to land, turn off...and see the trailing...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By BobTurner
I get a slightly shorter ground roll at flaps...

I get a slightly shorter ground roll at flaps zero (in trail). And, at sufficiently high density altitude, slightly faster cruise at flaps zero. I wouldn’t remove the option.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,206
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, when I built my -10, I looked carefully...

Actually, when I built my -10, I looked carefully at all the numbers and decided that glass was cheaper. The difference maker was engine monitoring. With a $$ engine I wanted full 6 cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,102
Posted By BobTurner
I carry $1 million combined single limit. But at...

I carry $1 million combined single limit. But at last renewal (July 2020) Gallagher cautioned me that the company was offering this to renewals only. If I chose to drop to $100K sub-limits, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,102
Posted By BobTurner
In most states this is difficult, because it...

In most states this is difficult, because it isn’t the passenger that’s suing you. He’s dead. It’s his wife, his kid, his parents, etc. And generally speaking, one person has no right to ‘sign away’...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By BobTurner
Welcome. I’m sure someone from your area will...

Welcome. I’m sure someone from your area will respond, but if not and you want to come to the Bay area you’re welcome to try mine on for size. One question to ask the owner: Where are the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,102
Posted By BobTurner
This is slightly, but only slightly, off topic: I...

This is slightly, but only slightly, off topic: I see some posts suggesting that they are ‘willing to go without hull coverage, but never without liability’. Then they turn around and get liability...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By BobTurner
Edit: I misread ‘sky beacon’ as ‘sky radar’. I...

Edit: I misread ‘sky beacon’ as ‘sky radar’. I have a SkyRadar adsb-in, and my grt HX picks up and uses its gps data (via USB). Any chance your Sky beacon will do the same?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,102
Posted By BobTurner
This is a personal question so please disregard...

This is a personal question so please disregard it if you wish: Are you over age 70? I recently read a note from Gallagher that new applications from individuals over age 70 were getting difficult to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobTurner
This for sure would run afoul of the ‘no...

This for sure would run afoul of the ‘no compensation or hire’ rule for EAB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By BobTurner
2. CA sales/use tax is due in the year you spend...

2. CA sales/use tax is due in the year you spend the money. Property taxes start the calendar year following the year you get the airworthiness certificate.
3. Repairman certificate cannot be in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By BobTurner
First, taxes. If you have owned the airplane for...

First, taxes. If you have owned the airplane for a while (I think 6 months) you will not owe any sales tax. You will be assessed an annual property tax, about 1% of market value. If you rent a hangar...
Forum: Autopilots 11-20-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By BobTurner
It can be complicated. I have a GRT HX, which...

It can be complicated.
I have a GRT HX, which does interface with a Trio Pro autopilot. There is a Garmin 420W. And an SL30 for vor/ILS. The data lines (one RS232, one ARINC A/B pair) from the Trio...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-19-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By BobTurner
My simple math says 0.3/24 (24” MP, for example)...

My simple math says 0.3/24 (24” MP, for example) is a tad over 1%. Am I missing something?
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,308
Posted By BobTurner
Keep in mind that the airplane is rated for 3.8...

Keep in mind that the airplane is rated for 3.8 g, so what your crawling around proves is that 50 lb is okay (50 x 3.8=190).

Before 2012 or so, Vans’ recommended baggage area limit was 150 lbs,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-19-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By BobTurner
I have an Hx and a -10 but I think the...

I have an Hx and a -10 but I think the calculations are the same, and mine works. The obvious answer is to review your table entries carefully, especially the changes with altitude.
And, as this is...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By BobTurner
That seems to me to be an incredibly optimistic...

That seems to me to be an incredibly optimistic time estimate. Are you and/or your "assistant" going to work on the plane full time? You are aware of the rules regarding paid help, right?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,951
Posted By BobTurner
I see the photo shows a fuel flow of 8 gal/hr....

I see the photo shows a fuel flow of 8 gal/hr. For break in I think you want full rich or close to it to help control the CHT's.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By BobTurner
You may have seen comparisons of a 10 with a...

You may have seen comparisons of a 10 with a Cessna 182, with the -10 easily winning all comparisons except cg range. With a 182 you have to try hard to get it out of cg. The -10 isn’t like that, you...
Forum: COMM 11-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By BobTurner
You don’t say if the two mic’s are fed to the...

You don’t say if the two mic’s are fed to the radio thru an audio panel or switches or intercom (and does the intercom work).
Borrow a handheld or enlist a pilot friend with a receiver. When trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By BobTurner
I should have read your whole post (‘across Lake...

I should have read your whole post (‘across Lake Michigan’). I was thinking ‘upper peninsula ‘ was northern Michigan.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By BobTurner
Do you have a Bogart tow bar? Go find some...

Do you have a Bogart tow bar? Go find some sticks, duct tape them on the end of the tow bar. Put the sticks thru holes near the top of the brake pedals, push the tow bar handle down against the seat...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,213
Posted By BobTurner
Did you properly ‘condition’ the pads? Pads as...

Did you properly ‘condition’ the pads? Pads as they come out of the box won’t work well and they’ll wear fast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By BobTurner
Do you own the world’s slowest car, have the...

Do you own the world’s slowest car, have the world’s worst roads, or the fastest RV? (90 min vs 10 hours)
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-13-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By BobTurner
Go to <set menu> <general setup> <analog 1 (or 2...

Go to <set menu> <general setup> <analog 1 (or 2 or 3, ...)> <pull up off>

If it's on there's a 12 volt bias thru something like a 10K resistor.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-13-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Beat me to it! The manual has a specific...

+1. Beat me to it!
The manual has a specific caution not to use 12 volt bias on this sensor.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By BobTurner
Scott, I see in the photo that the Hall sensor...

Scott, I see in the photo that the Hall sensor wire is cable tied to the fat high(er) current white wire. I don’t think I’d do that. In principle a twisted pair shouldn’t pick up any net voltage, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By BobTurner
I have seen this too. My guess: I think they...

I have seen this too. My guess: I think they ‘steal’ a tiny amount of power from the mic bias, and use this to turn on the batteries. Easy experiment: Do they turn on by themselves if the mic plug is...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By BobTurner
As a long time 182/O470-S owner, I can confirm...

As a long time 182/O470-S owner, I can confirm that the mixture distribution is hopelessly bad, especially at full throttle. But I don’t recall any METO limit. Another issue may be clearance with the...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,308
Posted By BobTurner
When I faced that choice in 2009, I was ready to...

When I faced that choice in 2009, I was ready to go ‘old school’ to save a few dollars - until I did the math. Going modern glass was cheaper.
Forum: ADS-B 11-11-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By BobTurner
Have you read thru the Safe Flight gps manual, on...

Have you read thru the Safe Flight gps manual, on the GRT web site? A lot of info on settings there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By BobTurner
Does one mag have an impulse coupling? Did you...

Does one mag have an impulse coupling? Did you rotate the crank past TDC, hear the coupling snap, then go back to 25 BTDC?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,926
Posted By BobTurner
You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman...

You'll note the poster is or was also a salesman of sorts. My guess is for demo purposes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,926
Posted By BobTurner
My experience dealing with Jepp - since being...

My experience dealing with Jepp - since being taken over by Boeing - has not been great. When I bought my 420W Jepp was the sole source for nav data. Then Garmin started supplying it, and for less...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By BobTurner
It’s easy to see the difference. The new one has...

It’s easy to see the difference. The new one has more bolts.

Greg, can you post the net weight increase? This is way aft, may require re-doing wt and balance?
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Works well, impossible to forget to remove. I...

+1. Works well, impossible to forget to remove. I use the ‘seat belt method’ mentioned to keep the handle in place, while the other seat’s belt pulls the stick into the V in the tow bar and restrains...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,926
Posted By BobTurner
Disclaimer: I seem to hold a minority opinion...

Disclaimer: I seem to hold a minority opinion here!
‘Fully integrated system’. Today all systems are ‘well integrated’. e.g. my GRT EFIS, Trio autopilot, Garmin 420W, Trig transponder/adsb will fly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By BobTurner
To be fair, things like hoses and mounts should...

To be fair, things like hoses and mounts should be replaced depending on time and/or condition, independent of engine overhaul. e.g., they should have already been factored into the price, prior to...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By BobTurner
The SB says to inspect for cracks... and that the...

The SB says to inspect for cracks... and that the suspected cause is the rudder banging against the stops in the wind. I hope there are not hundreds of -10’s out there that don’t lock the rudder when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,781
Posted By BobTurner
There is an important distinction between a...

There is an important distinction between a lapsed medical and a denied medical. In the FAA's eyes if you have a denied medical then you have a known medical condition that precludes acting as PIC....
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By BobTurner
Forward, no. But aft, yes. This is because the...

Forward, no. But aft, yes. This is because the left and right cables are independent, not in a loop.
To the OP: If I move the rudder back and forth by hand, during pre-flight, I may notice the pedals...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By BobTurner
+1. This is one area where the Jepp charts remain...

+1. This is one area where the Jepp charts remain clearly superior (Jepp uses a symbology for step down fixes that cannot be confused with a glide slope.).
Forum: GPS 11-02-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By BobTurner
Probably apples and oranges here - I have an...

Probably apples and oranges here - I have an older 420W gps - but I think the barometric altitude data goes from efis to gps via an RS232 connection. Might check that the formats haven’t changed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-02-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By BobTurner
IMHO the SL30 is the best nav ever made, in part...

IMHO the SL30 is the best nav ever made, in part because it can track a localizer AND simultaneously a VOR. Take a look at the LOC29R at SCK. Imagine your gps died (or is being interfered with). The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,449
Posted By BobTurner
Amateur lawyer

1. FAR 91.205 does not say ‘all’ aircraft. EAB are excluded.
2. A tachometer measures RPM. Some, but not all, may have a ‘tach-hour’ function.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-01-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By BobTurner
It’s odd that they deleted this — the eis6000 had...

It’s odd that they deleted this — the eis6000 had this function.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-01-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By BobTurner
With regard to the Hall effect current sensors: I...

With regard to the Hall effect current sensors: I like them, and feel they are a good trade off of reducing failure points (no resistive shunt) for accuracy. Seeing plus minus an amp (e.g., -1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,560
Posted By BobTurner
My home field (KLVK) is about 3 nm inside the...

My home field (KLVK) is about 3 nm inside the mode C veil around SFO. They routinely approve non-transponder aircraft to arrive/depart LVK, as long as they come or go the shortest route to/from the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By BobTurner
Since you mentioned 400’ HAT I wonder if you...

Since you mentioned 400’ HAT I wonder if you meant ‘LNAV or LNAV + V’, the latter being different than LNAV/VNAV? The LNAV+V is really an LNAV approach, with an advisory glide slope. There is no DA,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By BobTurner
That’s not how my EIS6000 works. E.g., if I start...

That’s not how my EIS6000 works. E.g., if I start with the field circuit off, the red light comes on, reminding me to turn on the field circuit, at which point the red light goes off (assuming I also...
Forum: COMM 10-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By BobTurner
The actual electronics for these things is like...

The actual electronics for these things is like $2. The cost is for the box, connectors, labor. If you’re at all handy with a fine tip soldering iron just fab it yourself, get exactly what you want.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-29-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,501
Posted By BobTurner
1. I’m another happy GRT customer. But they’re...

1. I’m another happy GRT customer. But they’re all good. (I worry about service from MGL — South Africa is a long ways away!)
2. I’m sure you can find a Garmin dealer who will fab a harness for you,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-29-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By BobTurner
It’s noon here, and I’m awake -:) My EIS 6000...

It’s noon here, and I’m awake -:)
My EIS 6000 alarms at start up until it detects both oil pressure and alternator current, so you may be on the right track. I like the no-shunt Hall detector for...
Forum: GPS 10-29-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By BobTurner
I agree, Garmin’s VAF presence is excellent. And...

I agree, Garmin’s VAF presence is excellent. And I understand that there are legal issues in dealing with a TSO’d unit. But, it seems a shame, that you have to get to a dealer to, basically, have an...
Forum: ADS-B 10-29-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By BobTurner
Forgive me if you already know all this, but...

Forgive me if you already know all this, but here’s a mini tutorial:
ADSB-OUT (you send a signal out) is now required in all US airspace where a mode C transponder is required. ADSB-IN (you receive...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By BobTurner
Agree with others, gaps look too large. Also...

Agree with others, gaps look too large. Also football shape is getting close to 2:1 (width to height) at which point plugs are trash. As the width of the center electrode narrows the thermal...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-28-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By BobTurner
I have an EIS6000 and a blinking warning light is...

I have an EIS6000 and a blinking warning light is not normal behavior. It blinks when the interval timer times out. Can an automatic interval timer be set on the R66? On my 6000 I just push the left...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,751
Posted By BobTurner
Coaxial cables have a specified minimum bend...

Coaxial cables have a specified minimum bend radius (amount depends on cable), for reasons that are all too clear now. I guess the original guy didn't quite get that. Over 17 years the copper center...
Forum: Propellers 10-28-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By BobTurner
You can get one of these, but not both at the...

You can get one of these, but not both at the same time. -:)
Sometimes I can get to a destination sooner by going slower — a lower power setting almost always improves the miles/gal — if the lower...
Forum: COMM 10-28-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By BobTurner
For the Nav, which wants horizontal polarization,...

For the Nav, which wants horizontal polarization, the antenna should be horizontal, e.g., flat in the tip. However, a 30 deg tip will only slightly degrade theoretical performance. The com, which...
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