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Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By DGlaeser
Not true! The EFIS HSI is simply being used as...

Not true! The EFIS HSI is simply being used as your CDI. The TSO'ed unit has all the data (waypoints, approaches) and the IFR navigator, but the device to display the data can be the EFIS (doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By DGlaeser
Well, the regs require a Magnetic Direction...

Well, the regs require a Magnetic Direction Indicator, even for VFR! I don't think GPS Track meets the requirements, but I'm not a DRE, or the FAA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By DGlaeser
I 'upgraded' to screws - used #6 Torx screws from...

I 'upgraded' to screws - used #6 Torx screws from Micro Fasteners (they call them 6-lobe - probably a patent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By DGlaeser
I drilled hockey pucks to do essentially the same...

I drilled hockey pucks to do essentially the same thing as this design. I drilled 3 holes at about a 40-45 degree angle and got 12" spikes from the aviation aisle of Home Depot. Put an eyebolt in...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,223
Posted By DGlaeser
ELSA or not is the builders decision. If you...

ELSA or not is the builders decision. If you register as EAB (Experimental Amateur Built) you have to do a 40 hour Phase 1 (vs 5 hours for ELSA). The 'good' news is as an EAB you aren't limited to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-15-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By DGlaeser
IVO props use a SS tape for LE protection. I had...

IVO props use a SS tape for LE protection. I had one for a while. I had trouble with them coming off on occasion. I ended up using polyurethane tape instead, and avoiding rain to the largest extent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By DGlaeser
Structurally, the baggage bulkhead is a shear web...

Structurally, the baggage bulkhead is a shear web - helps keep the fuselage from being twisted. Removing the top panel obviously reduces that capability, but the major portion remains. I personally...
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By DGlaeser
I'm at about 470 hours. Gotta do more flying to...

I'm at about 470 hours. Gotta do more flying to catch up :eek:
How late in July are you coming up? I will be gone the last week to OSH.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,848
Posted By DGlaeser
Using the EFIS for your CDI is just fine. You...

Using the EFIS for your CDI is just fine. You will need an ARINC 429 module if you don't already have one.

NOTE: if you go with a Non-WAAS unit, you will also need a VOR/ILS receiver in addition to...
Forum: Midwest 06-22-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By DGlaeser
VFR: Flight following is highly recommended and...

VFR: Flight following is highly recommended and takes all the worry out of 'being close' :cool:
You don't want to cross the border unless you are talking to ATC and have a transponder code.
If you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By DGlaeser
Do a search for 'brake return springs'. A number...

Do a search for 'brake return springs'. A number of builders, including me, put return springs on the brake piston rod to solve that problem.
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,216
Posted By DGlaeser
Maybe to keep the alternator working?

Maybe to keep the alternator working?
Forum: Propellers 04-05-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By DGlaeser
I have an electric MT on my Subaru powered RV7A. ...

I have an electric MT on my Subaru powered RV7A. I've also had an IVO electric pitch prop in the past.
As Steve noted, loss of power on all electric props I've investigated just leaves the pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,496
Posted By DGlaeser
I started building in 2005 - and this website was...

I started building in 2005 - and this website was a constant source of knowledge, help and support.
I constantly wonder how folks built planes before the internet! :rolleyes:
Been flying for 9 years...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By DGlaeser
Based on what is on the GRT website, I don't...

Based on what is on the GRT website, I don't think so. Only the HR mentions BlueTooth.

The easiest thing to do is contact GRT!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,216
Posted By DGlaeser
That is how Garmin does it on the G1000. Highly...

That is how Garmin does it on the G1000. Highly recommended location.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 10-21-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,648
Posted By DGlaeser
Where do you find the "VPxxx" waypoints? I'm not...

Where do you find the "VPxxx" waypoints? I'm not familiar with those.

There are visual checkpoints on the sectional (the little flags) which you can use when talking to ATC to specify your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,063
Posted By DGlaeser
I disagree. These screws are in shear, not...

I disagree. These screws are in shear, not tension, and lowly loaded to boot. I use SS torx head screws.
Forum: Safety 08-18-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 58,681
Posted By DGlaeser
Edge distance is important when the load is...

Edge distance is important when the load is pulling the fastener toward the edge. In this case, the load is axial along the bolt, so edge distance really doesn't really come in to play. Even the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By DGlaeser
Oshkosh approach

One of the past few years (don't remember which one) they had a balloon teathered at Fisk, which made it a lot easier to spot. I'd suggest that be done every year.
A few balloons along the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By DGlaeser
The iPad was talking to the Stratus just fine -...

The iPad was talking to the Stratus just fine - got wx info and status info all the time - but GPS was intermittent at best. The number of satellites shown on the GPS 'circle' were mostly red - got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By DGlaeser
My issue wasn't heat - I could never get a good...

My issue wasn't heat - I could never get a good GPS lock. ADSB-In worked, but no GPS position. As soon as I moved it, the GPS worked fine.
Of course on sunny days I did have to watch the temps -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By DGlaeser
The glareshield of an RV is a known bad location...

The glareshield of an RV is a known bad location for a Stratus 1. Two years ago at AirVenture I found this out from the Stratus folks. They said they don't know why. They gave me a mount to locate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,562
Posted By DGlaeser
It would be a long commute...

I would be glad to do it if you were a little bit closer :rolleyes:
I have trained a local pilot in his RV7A with a Dual Dynon setup. I teach IFR mostly in a G1000 172, but totally support training...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,341
Posted By DGlaeser
I have a Sport connected to a 300XL and an SL30,...

I have a Sport connected to a 300XL and an SL30, and fly IFR with it whenever necessary. The GRT stuff has been totally reliable for me for the past 8 years.
I have a 'steam guage' altimeter and...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-29-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,885
Posted By DGlaeser
Have you ever tried DOT 4 brake fluid? I had...

Have you ever tried DOT 4 brake fluid? I had some get on a painted surface when I was filling my brakes (after putting in all viton seals of course) and it seemed to be pretty effective! :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By DGlaeser
It won't do either. Putting a spotface on the...

It won't do either. Putting a spotface on the flange would create more of a stress riser.
The aluminum rivet head will deform a bit to conform to the flange. The flange will likely deform a bit also...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,395
Posted By DGlaeser
I met Pete through the SubeNews group he started,...

I met Pete through the SubeNews group he started, and once in person at OSH. His impact has been significant. My condolences to his family.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By DGlaeser
Your pictures show a thick fitting and a steel...

Your pictures show a thick fitting and a steel bolt. You have a sheet metal part and a pop rivet. Trying to spot face the sheet metal will probably break through, and start a crack. Do what your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By DGlaeser
I don't recall if I had this issue, but if I did...

I don't recall if I had this issue, but if I did I would just pull the rivet and move on. The rivet head and the bracket will both deform a bit.
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By DGlaeser
I live near DTW and mostly operate from airports...

I live near DTW and mostly operate from airports within the 30 mile ring, so I have that mindset I guess. But your're right, should have been more specific on my original post. Good catch!
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By DGlaeser
Technically you are right, not a specific...

Technically you are right, not a specific requirement. However, he shows Va as his location. I suspect it will be very difficult to go many places IFR without entering airspace that requires...
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By DGlaeser
Well, I guess if you can always plan flights that...

Well, I guess if you can always plan flights that avoid flying in or over Class B and C, and stay below 10K, you could get away without. I was thinking more from a practical standpoint. I didn't...
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By DGlaeser
Do you ever fly IFR? If so ADSB-In will be...

Do you ever fly IFR? If so ADSB-In will be required, in addition to the airspaces you noted already.
Also, you will only get traffic if you are near another aircraft that is transmitting ADSB-Out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By DGlaeser
build on

It looks fine to me! Anything you do will likely make things worse.
Go with #1 :cool:
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,658
Posted By DGlaeser
I just soldered those wires to a DB9 connector. ...

I just soldered those wires to a DB9 connector. I tried crimping, and even doubled up the tiny wires and stuck in additional wire to help fill the pin a bit. That helped but I was never satisfied...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By DGlaeser
Nice try :rolleyes: Well, maybe if you agreed to...

Nice try :rolleyes:
Well, maybe if you agreed to remain within the test area specified for Phase 1 while in Phase 2 :eek:
Phase 2 OP Lims state you need to be equipped per all the relevant FAR's...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By DGlaeser
On my 7A ( same fuselage as the 9), I ran mine...

On my 7A ( same fuselage as the 9), I ran mine down the left side and under the canopy rail. Drilled a hole in the bulkhead behind the seats. Totally invisible.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,916
Posted By DGlaeser
Stunned!

I also had numerous dealings with Carlos, and visited him at GRT a few years ago. Truly a good one who has died young!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,586
Posted By DGlaeser
I filled those with a sealant (don't recall...

I filled those with a sealant (don't recall exactly what at the moment), and used a continuous seal where the tip-up closes on the frame.
The 2 spots I have been unable to seal completely are the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,983
Posted By DGlaeser
Sika bonded canopy

I've got 7.5 years and over 400 hours on mine. No holes in my plexi. You could pick up the plane by my canopy - it is that solid a joint. I would not hesitate to bond to the powder coat - just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,069
Posted By DGlaeser
Whether or not this particular auto conversion...

Whether or not this particular auto conversion design can be made to work.
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,718
Posted By DGlaeser
Where exactly is the damage? I don't see...

Where exactly is the damage? I don't see anything worrisome in that picture.
In general unless the damage is substantial, removing and replacing stuff causes more damage than the original 'problem'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By DGlaeser
Really?

Hmmm.
I have a Subaru powered RV-7A, and when shopping for insurance not once was it mentioned as a problem. My rates are lower than most others I talk to (of course being a CFII with >5000 hrs...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,498
Posted By DGlaeser
I haven't done anything special regarding the...

I haven't done anything special regarding the installation. As Ross has noted, there are plenty of successful installations. Like anything else, you don't hear much about the successes, but the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,498
Posted By DGlaeser
Yeah, you can split hairs on the terminology, but...

Yeah, you can split hairs on the terminology, but the combination works pretty well as Andy noted. I think he understands, despite the questionable naming. His assessment is spot on.
We should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By DGlaeser
I've given some transition training in my RV, and...

I've given some transition training in my RV, and concentrate on slow flight, steep turns, stalls, and power off landings. Most homebuilts, like RVs, have 'simple' wings (no washout, no taper, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By DGlaeser
Where to register

You can go to either the main entrance, or Homebuilders Headquarters to register and get your wristbands. HBHQ is closer - East of the HBC area.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-16-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,572
Posted By DGlaeser
Neat idea! You could also use rivet tape to...

Neat idea!
You could also use rivet tape to hold the rivet in place. That way you could load a few rivets and just have to move the bucking bar to the next rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,664
Posted By DGlaeser
Technically.... a private pilot can only share...

Technically.... a private pilot can only share expenses. If the flight does not cost him/her something it is probably in violation of the FARs. Even providing 'free flight time' is compensation in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,124
Posted By DGlaeser
Separating the tire from the rim is always the...

Separating the tire from the rim is always the toughest part. Standing on the tire, blocks of wood, trying to use screwdrivers etc. has never proved successful for me.

I suggest getting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,047
Posted By DGlaeser
Both are capable of meeting your needs. It is...

Both are capable of meeting your needs.
It is like choosing a car from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, ... (I work for GM so forget about those other guys :rolleyes:)

I fly both (I have GRT, I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,084
Posted By DGlaeser
PC625 fan

I use the 625 for my Subaru powered plane. One battery cranks the 6 cyl Subaru engine with no problems whatsoever.
I have a dual redundant electrical system because the engine is electrically...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,058
Posted By DGlaeser
One word

GOOP

It is an adhesive, Proseal is a sealant. Plus it is easier to use, no mixing.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-18-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,459
Posted By DGlaeser
I used black pin-stripe tape on the left flap. I...

I used black pin-stripe tape on the left flap. I have 3 marks at 10, 20, 30 degrees (I think, don't even remember any more). Mostly I count to 3 for each 'notch' of flaps, and just look at the marks...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 10-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,780
Posted By DGlaeser
My last few medicals have been that way. An...

My last few medicals have been that way. An original signature from the AME is the only way I know to tell it is original. But one time the AME emailed me a PDF file - he has a signature graphic, so...
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By DGlaeser
Go out to New Garden and ask around for Andre...

Go out to New Garden and ask around for Andre Kerstens (he will probably chime in here soon). He built an RV7A with a Subaru engine (which is why I know of him) which is based at N57. An article he...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By DGlaeser
Good job! But it sounds like that plane needs a...

Good job!
But it sounds like that plane needs a voltage monitor! You need a warning (flashing red light, beeping in the headset) as soon as the alternator goes south, especially when IFR! By the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,285
Posted By DGlaeser
Cool I sent a note to my DPE, explaining the panel,...

I sent a note to my DPE, explaining the panel, and offering to fly with him in t he plane so he could get familiar with the panel.

Here are his replies:
Hi Dennis, yes... I would like to fly with...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,285
Posted By DGlaeser
That is a discussion to have with the DPE you...

That is a discussion to have with the DPE you intend to use. The concept of 'partial panel' is very different in the world of EFIS's.

With your panel, he could fail the EFIS (both screens) and have...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,707
Posted By DGlaeser
Over fueling can be a problem too!

One of our low time renter pilots flew one of our 172s XC last weekend with a couple of buddies - so he needed to have less than full tanks (our planes have 53 gal tanks). We made sure the plane was...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,546
Posted By DGlaeser
My understanding: The AC does not address or...

My understanding: The AC does not address or change solo flight during Phase 1. It only comes into play when a second pilot is desired during Phase 1.
The minimum qualifications for the second...
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