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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By rzbill
I have zero analog engine instruments to...

I have zero analog engine instruments to duplicate EIS 4000 data. My thinking is that an electrical failure and loss of EIS data is one of two things: not critical since my engine is not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By rzbill
Yes, those are the ones. Remember, those are...

Yes, those are the ones. Remember, those are ONLY ILS and Glideslope, not VOR.

I did wire the other 4 also. It is my understanding that those 4 connections are not needed if using ARINC. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By rzbill
On the Horizon WS, ARINC connections are NOT...

On the Horizon WS, ARINC connections are NOT required to show ILS and Glideslope. There are descrete connections available from the 430 to the WS Horizon for both needle deflections. I had mine...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By rzbill
Hey Jim, We have not crossed paths in a long...

Hey Jim,
We have not crossed paths in a long time. Good to hear from you. I should be at my hangar for the next few weekends because it is inspection time. Spent a chilly Saturday there this past...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,315
Posted By rzbill
:D :D Good job my friend.

:D :D

Good job my friend.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By rzbill
Standard Horizon EX to replace Horizon WS. No...

Standard Horizon EX to replace Horizon WS. No options needed.
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,659
Posted By rzbill
That does not withstand a test of logic. If ADSB...

That does not withstand a test of logic. If ADSB is to replace radar, ADSB will be the primary (only) location information to ATC. If pilots have it also, it cant be treated as invalid unless the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By rzbill
I have been flying an EX for a while now. I like...

I have been flying an EX for a while now. I like it. It was plug and play from the WS it replaced. BUT, I did not replace the WS that has an ARINC module. That would take a little wiring as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By rzbill
I'm probably one of the few that have a tire...

I'm probably one of the few that have a tire scuff on the ceiling of the shop.
I left my fuselage upside down during much of thhe construction including avionics install and landing gear. We scuffed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By rzbill
A sharpie marker with a 1" dia rubber grommet on...

A sharpie marker with a 1" dia rubber grommet on the writing end, taped to a stick, worked quite well for me.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,082
Posted By rzbill
To heckle or sleep. That is the question. ...

To heckle or sleep. That is the question. Hmmmm. :D
Forum: Reviews 01-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,958
Posted By rzbill
I know that the US changing to the metric system...

I know that the US changing to the metric system is a pipe dream, but a change to 20 oz pints with the line at the top of the glass would be a welcome change.

And to make it RV related...... I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By rzbill
Its one of the reasons I did the panel before the...

Its one of the reasons I did the panel before the engine. I had the airplane upside down so i could sit in the shop chair and work 'under' the panel in comfort.

It also meant that all firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By rzbill
What Kyle said. Stick to the plans and the...

What Kyle said.

Stick to the plans and the airframe has little to no design work.

BUT, also as mentioned, the systems installation (electrical mainly) is not detailed by Vans
like the structure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By rzbill
Carl, Those 'studs' I made out of AN bolts engage...

Carl,
Those 'studs' I made out of AN bolts engage with the allen socket of the SHCS that mounts the nose fairing. When I built the fairing originally, I only drilled a hole big enough for the allen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By rzbill
I checked the spreadsheet I have for my RS-232...

I checked the spreadsheet I have for my RS-232 plan.

Ports 1 and 2 on the WS H1 are high speed.

However, if you have a plug-in box like ARINC, it uses port 1 and gives you a replacement port but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,832
Posted By rzbill
Hi Carl, To be honest, I have not used it for...

Hi Carl,
To be honest, I have not used it for steering the nosewheel yet, other than the test in the image. Its a tool for me to use in a pinch and I have not gotten in one since then (although I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By rzbill
It may depend on whether the WS is a Horizon or...

It may depend on whether the WS is a Horizon or Sport.
The Horizon has one or two that go to 115k baud. The rest are limited to 57k baud. I do not know the Sport capabilities.
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-21-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By rzbill
Like Bob Turner said, I have had sporadic...

Like Bob Turner said, I have had sporadic problems with the 5 volt supply line. In my case it is NOT the GRT unit but rather my harness. In the first case, I found the crimp where I split the line...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rzbill
Wicks is another good source for composite stuff....

Wicks is another good source for composite stuff. But again, not an NC company. There are some shops in western NC that support NASCAR and custom equipment for manufacturing companies with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,019
Posted By rzbill
Just reread this whole thread. Same type of thing...

Just reread this whole thread.
Same type of thing happens to me at AVL. On a few occations I have told them unable immediately but can comply when closer to field (past the mountains and into the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By rzbill
Or an 11 unit long balance beam with the pivot at...

Or an 11 unit long balance beam with the pivot at unit 1.
Forum: ADS-B 12-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By rzbill
Bob and Ralph are correct. I also own the...

Bob and Ralph are correct. I also own the certified version and it is not subject to the AD per the part number delineation above.

At the time of purchase, the model number was advertised as the...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By rzbill
For the minimalists, there is another way that...

For the minimalists, there is another way that makes the adapter rings posed previously just extra undesireable weight.

Years ago, the method was to obtain some 'Marine-Tex' filled epoxy, glob it in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By rzbill
Terry, Have you seen this...

Terry,
Have you seen this thread?

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141528&highlight=baffle

Maybe it will answer your question on which way is best.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By rzbill
Really?? Remind me how turbocharged engines make...

Really?? Remind me how turbocharged engines make extra power???
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,708
Posted By rzbill
Fortunately, no loss. I made the mistake of...

Fortunately, no loss.

I made the mistake of owning one for a year or two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,600
Posted By rzbill
My feeble memory says someone (possibly Dan C)...

My feeble memory says someone (possibly Dan C) searched for the service cieling in a 200 hp RV7 about 10 years ago. It was in the 23000 ish region but that memory could certainly be off.

I have...
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By rzbill
The handheld radio can tell you whether the noise...

The handheld radio can tell you whether the noise is radiated RF or wiring. For RF, turn the handheld on and tune it to a non-use frequency, un-squelch and listen to the static level. turn on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,870
Posted By rzbill
If memory serves, Hartzell has a maintenance step...

If memory serves, Hartzell has a maintenance step at 500 hrs to pull the prop and clean the grime out of the oil passage. I replaced the alt belt at that time and will continue on that cycle.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By rzbill
Consider replacing or adding thickness to the...

Consider replacing or adding thickness to the half moon piece until it is thicker than the valve cover interference.

This would avoid the need for different or custom screws or washers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By rzbill
Hi Ivan, I chose to strip the sheath in the local...

Hi Ivan,
I chose to strip the sheath in the local area of the pass thru eye. I wanted to make sure the eyeball had a good grip on the metal cable since polymers are known to creep even under low...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By rzbill
This post should...

This post should help.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=464032&postcount=15
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 10-31-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By rzbill
Since an RV will easily fly at 90 kts, why not...

Since an RV will easily fly at 90 kts, why not use that since it is a standardized approach speed for low precision approach times written on the plates. With vertical guidance of high precision...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,444
Posted By rzbill
+1. I've only been doing the weekly commute for...

+1.
I've only been doing the weekly commute for 3 years, not ten. Mine is 160nm air, 220 statute road.
As noted, I save very little time over driving but the mental aspect makes it worthwhile for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By rzbill
Thats BS, It works fine.

Thats BS, It works fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,408
Posted By rzbill
Well thats too bad. I have one of the units that...

Well thats too bad. I have one of the units that the FAA does NOT have a problem with.

I guess I'll run it like I stole it until it breaks. Been good for the last 3 or so years.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-19-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By rzbill
When I started my build, I considered a main...

When I started my build, I considered a main squeeze. I recognized the physics tradeoff of more handle travel needed to get less hand grip squeezing force. It is an individual choice or preference...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,442
Posted By rzbill
I can't say enough about how an instrument ticket...

I can't say enough about how an instrument ticket made me a more precise flyer even in VFR.

I've had the ticket for ten years and used it plenty. Most of the time it was to take off in the common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By rzbill
Thanks for the 'flag'. I had not noticed...

Thanks for the 'flag'. I had not noticed it.

Dennis,
Have you explored the "NOAA CSWU National Map" link that is about 1/2 way down the page? I used that a LOT because it gives a good metar...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,665
Posted By rzbill
The image you posted looks like the older hinge...

The image you posted looks like the older hinge design that includes clearance slots in the boot cowl. I have not seen those very often first hand or talked to folks that have them and fly in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By rzbill
10 amp fuse or breaker. Single pole single throw...

10 amp fuse or breaker. Single pole single throw switch such as B&C 700 or better. 14Ga wire and local ground on the wing will do just fine for the 5812-12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By rzbill
Depends on the size of the hangar. I think ours...

Depends on the size of the hangar. I think ours is a 54' but dont hold me to it. My 7A has roomed with a 4 and a 6 at different times, I nose into one 'wing corner' of the hangar and the roomie...
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 04:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By rzbill
Vic, Drop us a line if you are planning to ride...

Vic,
Drop us a line if you are planning to ride closer to Asheville. Diane and I would be happy to join.

Curious. You did not mention the Dahlonega, GA area however it might attract a different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By rzbill
Interesting question. When I was a teenager at...

Interesting question. When I was a teenager at Horace Williams airport, I was told by the well experienced folks that it used to be the largest sod field east of the Mississippi. It was still sod at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By rzbill
Careful with the original dipstick for the...

Careful with the original dipstick for the IO-360-M1B. As the Lyc service bulletin about dipstick replacement intimates, the level marking below 6 Qt is incorrect. I have not changed mine yet but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,070
Posted By rzbill
Right. I hit 2 last year. 40 years of driving...

Right. I hit 2 last year. 40 years of driving clean then wham. $7500 insurance bucks on my newish Jetta. Second one was on my inherited '96 Tahoe. It broke a turn signal lens. Go figure. ...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,034
Posted By rzbill
Is there anybody that actually paid attention to...

Is there anybody that actually paid attention to that SB? Bolts? Really?

A McMaster Carr spring button is just as secure and needs no tools.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By rzbill
Larry, Is your original question based on limited...

Larry,
Is your original question based on limited panel space or minimalistic system philosophy?

If limited panel space, then please remember that the field switch can be incorporated into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By rzbill
The Freedom Trail walk in Boston (including the...

The Freedom Trail walk in Boston (including the Revere House) is a worthwhile adventure....no matter what transportation one borrows to get there. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By rzbill
Since the definition may involve perspective, I...

Since the definition may involve perspective, I propose this:

Anything that has a better power to weight and roll rate than you are currently flying.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By rzbill
I riveted the baggage floors per the plans and...

I riveted the baggage floors per the plans and have never regretted it. No conduit goes through there.

My wiring hugs the sides of the center tunnel via Adel clamps.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By rzbill
Take a file to 'em. Get it over and don't worry...

Take a file to 'em. Get it over and don't worry about it anymore. :D
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By rzbill
My memory says column loading (think compression...

My memory says column loading (think compression on thin skins) goes unstable around an L/T of 24 meaning buckling can and is likely to occur. Ribs or internal structure are needed to address the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By rzbill
Seen a number of post placard quips. I like this...

Seen a number of post placard quips. I like this one. :)
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-08-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,602
Posted By rzbill
With my commuting requirements, I am presented...

With my commuting requirements, I am presented with undesirable wind on a frequent basis. The experience has made me a much better crosswind pilot. With that, an AWOS of 18G24 is a non issue. Did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By rzbill
Belleville washers are very handy from a design...

Belleville washers are very handy from a design standpoint since you can customize a spring assembly.

They dont have to be "paired". The third can be small to small as long as the rest of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By rzbill
Dewey, You can save youself a lot of effort by...

Dewey,
You can save youself a lot of effort by just using HVAC aluminum tape from your local DIY store. As others posted earlier, cover up 1/2 to 2/3 of the pressure side of the cooler.

Its a 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,175
Posted By rzbill
Phil, that made me remember a training event that...

Phil, that made me remember a training event that brings a smile.
I was working on my instrument ticket and had a friendly IFR student in the back of an Arrow.
Never had that opportunity during...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By rzbill
Assuming I followed Aeroelectric recommendations...

Assuming I followed Aeroelectric recommendations as intended, review of my schematic shows the lead from battery to master contactor is not current protected. Additionally, the lead from master...
Forum: ADS-B 09-05-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By rzbill
As was already advised, connect the suppression...

As was already advised, connect the suppression wire.

However, I did want to note that even with this connected, on some occasions I get 'own ship' indications.

It has always been related to a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,887
Posted By rzbill
+10 My CHTs are 320 +/- 30 degrees depending on...

+10

My CHTs are 320 +/- 30 degrees depending on OAT and power selection. Spread is usually 10F. I have to run a 1/2 blocked oil cooler in the summer to get temps up to 170F. No vent grills or cowl...
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