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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By rleffler
Each and every install is unique due to the...

Each and every install is unique due to the various engine models and the accessories that we chose to install. Find a path that says clear.

Use a piece of string from a weed whacker or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By rleffler
I would be interested in the commercial maneuvers...

I would be interested in the commercial maneuvers tapes.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,655
Posted By rleffler
My MiFi from Verizon costs about $20/month which...

My MiFi from Verizon costs about $20/month which provides WiFi service within the hangar. My Ring camera service is bundled in the alarm service at the house, so it doesnít have an additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,655
Posted By rleffler
I have a Verizon MiFi and a Ring camera at the...

I have a Verizon MiFi and a Ring camera at the hangar. It works pretty good. I half to throw a towel over it when Iím there working or it constantly sends alerts about hangar activity.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By rleffler
Rob doesn't have any in stock? With the 4500,...

Rob doesn't have any in stock? With the 4500, you have to use the AFS Arinc box. The Dynon version only works with the 5000 series.

It's be so long, I don't remember all the 430 pages. on my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By rleffler
I suspect you have a pin thatís loose in the...

I suspect you have a pin thatís loose in the connector or a wire break at the crimp. Itís not all that uncommon when working behind the panel to accidentally tugged on an another wire causing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,298
Posted By rleffler
It really depends on what you mean by gps...

It really depends on what you mean by gps data.

Like Bob stated, it could be a rs-232 issue, which can be either an open circuit or bad configuration.

Latitude/longitude coordinates are sent on the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,767
Posted By rleffler
Chapter 5 in the operations manual, not the...

Chapter 5 in the operations manual, not the install manual. I have the initial release of the doc. I donít know if there are updates available.
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,767
Posted By rleffler
Did you adjust sensitivity and gain on both the...

Did you adjust sensitivity and gain on both the Vizion and the 5600? Start with the Vizion, the fine tune with the same settings on the 5600.
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By rleffler
I have a similar apprehension with BK, but I...

I have a similar apprehension with BK, but I canít elaborate publicly.

I had the arinc receiver go bad in my Vizion. Trutrak had a hard time accepting they had a bad board in the head. I was...
Forum: GPS 09-12-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By rleffler
You can download updates before they are active. ...

You can download updates before they are active. When that happens, the GTN wonít install them until the first day of that period. Just leave the card in and youíll get prompted the first start...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By rleffler
Don, have you tuned the gain and sensitivity on...

Don, have you tuned the gain and sensitivity on both the AFS Pilot, then on the AFS EFIS?

Does it act the same in both the heading mode and gpss mode? What about manual heading mode on the AP...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By rleffler
Give Geoff at AeroSport Products a call to see if...

Give Geoff at AeroSport Products a call to see if he taxi light will work on a RV-14. I havenít spoken with him in awhile and donít know what Rv-14 specific products he has these days.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By rleffler
Iíve gone through a variety of wing walk...

Iíve gone through a variety of wing walk issues.......

One vendor stated that you need to clean the wing with isopropyl and not use mek or acetone. They claimed that mek and acetone left film that...
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By rleffler
Garmin was hacked this past week. Many of their...

Garmin was hacked this past week. Many of their websites and services are unavailable. There have been postings elsewhere that it was a ransom ware attack, but I have no direct knowledge.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By rleffler
I just spoke with him a little while ago. He...

I just spoke with him a little while ago. He was camping in Montana.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By rleffler
That was the first thing I checked, fortunately...

That was the first thing I checked, fortunately it was still isolated. In talking with Thomas this morning. He thinks it may be continuity of the rg400 line. I only checked the plead continuity.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By rleffler
I discovered an issue with mine last weekend...

I discovered an issue with mine last weekend while attempting to time the mags.

The left mag timing light doesnít ever go off. We did several tests to rule out any issue with the mag and it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By rleffler
Not everyone has a purge line. I have one, but...

Not everyone has a purge line.

I have one, but if I just topped the tanks, running it to purge fuel just dumps fuel out the fuel vent.
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By rleffler
I have the original armrest. My carpet is...

I have the original armrest. My carpet is underneath it. I didn?t have to cut the carpet. The armrest fit over it without any issues.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By rleffler
I didn?t think the lack of IFR had that big of an...

I didn?t think the lack of IFR had that big of an impact. I thought it was more like a 10-15% discount.

You?re almost a 180% of what I?m paying for $175k hull and you have more total hours than I...
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By rleffler
I was about the same. Initially I had $200k...

I was about the same. Initially I had $200k hull, it now I just carry $175k. Year two dropped to about $1,800 and it?s remained pretty flat the last six years. Last year I saw a slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By rleffler
How far are you willing to fly? There are...

How far are you willing to fly? There are several in central Ohio I can recommend. If you email me, I can send your their contact information if you are interested.
Forum: GPS 05-30-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By rleffler
If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin...

If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin and install them yourself. I don?t believe there is a difference in the code. You can make the log book entry. You only need an A&P for your...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,510
Posted By rleffler
Yes, I know of at least one, mine. I ordered...

Yes, I know of at least one, mine.

I ordered mine about eight years ago. Ken has simply stated, no when I asked him the question. I kept asking the question over and over until I got an answer...
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By rleffler
Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can...

Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can move the Master EFIS pretty quickly should the PFD fail. There are also a couple other minor advantages over the Trutrak heads.

My Vizion and servos,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,166
Posted By rleffler
Who did you use at BAK? It?s about the same...

Who did you use at BAK? It?s about the same distance from the shop I?ve been using in southern Ohio, but significantly difference. Plus BAK has a much nicer restaurant too!

Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Reviews 04-10-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292,657
Posted By rleffler
Every Black Friday, you?ll get that opportunity.

Every Black Friday, you?ll get that opportunity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By rleffler
I don?t know the answer off the top of my head...

I don?t know the answer off the top of my head either. However, Champion has all their manuals online. I?m sure you?ll find the answer there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,907
Posted By rleffler
Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. ...

Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. Geoff?s main business is Aerosportmodeling.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,010
Posted By rleffler
Everyone can speculate, but in all reality it?s...

Everyone can speculate, but in all reality it?s too early. I suspect that decision won?t be made until the May/June timeframe when better data is available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By rleffler
On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in...

On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in Spartanburg and take Don?s class. You would enjoy the class. It?s only offered in November and March.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By rleffler
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,090
Posted By rleffler
I have Matco brakes and went through a similar...

I have Matco brakes and went through a similar exercise this past year.

There are two pairs of bushings that can warp if the bolts are over torqued and they get hot.

The rotor can warp too if over...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By rleffler
There are only two people that I know have...

There are only two people that I know have experience with both Aerosport options.

Geoff Combs went from verniers to armrest quadrant. Rob Hickman went from the original throttle quadrant mount to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By rleffler
I've gotten in the habit of calling all the FBOs...

I've gotten in the habit of calling all the FBOs directly before arriving. I too have been burnt by making assumptions. When you talk to a real person that can fill you in on all the nuances...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By rleffler
Aerosport sells panels that support both...

Aerosport sells panels that support both locations.

I have the original version, which the throttle is located similar to the original plans. I will probably upgrade to the one in the arm rest this...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,709
Posted By rleffler
I?m about the same weight as you. I?ve never...

I?m about the same weight as you. I?ve never had an issue with two 250lb males is the front.

What you do need to be cautious about is the rear seat. I find that if I get two 200+ folks in the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,388
Posted By rleffler
Ivan, I thought it was just a rear position...

Ivan,

I thought it was just a rear position light and not a strobe. This might limit some folks night flying if their wing strobes aren't visible to the rear.

bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,964
Posted By rleffler
I finally gave up getting support from the...

I finally gave up getting support from the SwitchBox folks.

I purchased a Verizon Jetpack 8800L and an Amazon Smartplug.

Good news, it works well with the Alexa app. Since Alexa is really a cloud...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,406
Posted By rleffler
Resurrecting a really old...

Resurrecting a really old thread........

Bill,

Now that the PMag 200s are shipping, does the EIC32 support them? If not, is there a plan to?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By rleffler
I?ve replaced mine at the last annual due to one...

I?ve replaced mine at the last annual due to one of the seals was damaged.

Believe it or not, you can get Timken and their competitors products off Amazon and many other places. To be honest, I...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,230
Posted By rleffler
I think the answer is, it depends on what you are...

I think the answer is, it depends on what you are measuring.

I only have a couple data points, but none of our aircraft are identical. Things can easily be off 1/16? - 1/8?. If you want to ensure...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,035
Posted By rleffler
I did something very similar in my RV-10 and have...

I did something very similar in my RV-10 and have absolutely no regrets. The only variables were that I have AFS EFIS and already had a GTN 650.

You?re not going to find any options that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By rleffler
Most of the good spots and most likely all of the...

Most of the good spots and most likely all of the hook up sites will be gone by the time you arrive. You can reserve hook ups, but you have to start paying for the site on the start date of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By rleffler
There are quite a few in the columbus area.

There are quite a few in the columbus area.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By rleffler
The part you showed isn't used on a RV. You...

The part you showed isn't used on a RV. You might have better luck with a fellow Long-EZ builder.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By rleffler
You'll get more specific advice if you let us...

You'll get more specific advice if you let us know what you are building. Autopilots interface slightly different from one model to another.

My RV-10 is installed exactly per the manuals.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By rleffler
I don?t know what that is....... I have the...

I don?t know what that is.......

I have the autotrim installed in my RV-10. That part wasn?t a part of my install. The autotrim is just electrically inserted into a couple of the elevator servo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By rleffler
Many in HBP and HBC start leaving on Tuesday and...

Many in HBP and HBC start leaving on Tuesday and Wednesday. I?ve left on Thursday morning the last four years.

It really depends on your objectives. If you want to see other RVs and socialize,...
Forum: GPS 01-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By rleffler
It really depends on your requirements and...

It really depends on your requirements and budget.

Garmin has recently release some less expense IFR navigators as well as the more expensive 6xx/7xx xi line replacing the current GTN...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By rleffler
If somebody wants to offer me $250k, I would take...

If somebody wants to offer me $250k, I would take it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By rleffler
I had a similar issue. There are a couple...

I had a similar issue. There are a couple ribbon cables. Just make sure that they are seated. Shawn @ AFS had a document to walk through the process if you aren?t comfortable..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By rleffler
There is no interoperability issues between the...

There is no interoperability issues between the various models.

The feature differences between the 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx, and 5xxx. are still present. For example, you can't display a sectional or IFR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By rleffler
It?s more than just the look..... I still have a...

It?s more than just the look.....

I still have a 3400 on the right side of my RV-10. I have two 5500s in the left. Not having the same functionality has caused some minor annoyances. It?s my...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By rleffler
Congrats! I?m assuming your based at PTK. I...

Congrats!

I?m assuming your based at PTK. I was a controller there back in the mid eighties.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately, each state is different. I'm not...

Unfortunately, each state is different. I'm not familiar with Alabama taxation.

Here in Ohio, if you purchase an aircraft through a broker, you pay the standard tax rate, just like if you buying a...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By rleffler
Same here, I don't have a speaker in my RV-10 and...

Same here, I don't have a speaker in my RV-10 and don't miss it a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By rleffler
What do you need? I?m just north of Columbus. ...

What do you need?

I?m just north of Columbus. I usually eat breakfast at PCW every 4-6 weeks

If you want take this offline, you can email me through my profile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,964
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately that?s all marketing hype. They...

Unfortunately that?s all marketing hype. They all use the 4G, 5G nomenclature regardless of the underlying technology. The G refers to generation, not gsm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,964
Posted By rleffler
The reviews on Amazon were pretty consistent. ...

The reviews on Amazon were pretty consistent. All the reviews for the Verizon version of this device stated they couldn?t get their unit to work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,964
Posted By rleffler
Do you have a reference? I don?t believe that...

Do you have a reference? I don?t believe that is true.

I can tell you I have four devices on the Verizon network and none of them are GSM compliant. They would have to set up a completely...
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