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Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By rvator51
Best Paint for inside of cowl?

Any suggestions for what is the best paint to use for painting the inside of the cowling? I have squeeged on a layer of epoxy to seal the fiberglass and am going to use white paint over it followed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By rvator51
I bought a set at Oshkosh but havenít installed...

I bought a set at Oshkosh but havenít installed them. I expect them to really outshine the duck works 50w and interested to see how good the built in taxi led works.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By rvator51
It’s not that simple to remove a wing on a 6A. ...

It’s not that simple to remove a wing on a 6A. The wing spar is Bolted to the gear leg brace and can’t be removed without supporting fuselage in the air, removing wing and then putting in some sort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,241
Posted By rvator51
We were sitting along runway 9 for about 4 hours...

We were sitting along runway 9 for about 4 hours Sunday watching traffic land. Didn’t seem that heavy. Had quite a few lulls in traffic. Then you would see 4 or 5 planes all bunched together and...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By rvator51
Talking Yes you can.

Yes you can.
Forum: COMM 07-09-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By rvator51
Exclamation Hi Jim, I had this exact problem in my A-210. I...

Hi Jim,

I had this exact problem in my A-210. I sent it in twice before it was fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By rvator51
Congrats Shawn. Great looking RV-4!

Congrats Shawn. Great looking RV-4!
Forum: ADS-B 06-30-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By rvator51
I suspect that we will see lots of vendors at...

I suspect that we will see lots of vendors at Oshkosh showing off the new weather products on their equipment but suspect it may take several months for some vendors to send out updates to support...
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By rvator51
Real soon

Here is what the FAA rep emailed me today:

It will be available in parts of the US by end of this month, and next month for most of the continental US. You need to check with your avionics company...
Forum: COMM 05-26-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By rvator51
I have the Dynon intercom and it has worked great...

I have the Dynon intercom and it has worked great for me. But Dynon now says not to use it to control two radios as it doesnít have a transmit inhibit function and the two radios could interfere...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By rvator51
Electric experimental

So which experimental aircraft company do you think will come out with an electric version of their kit and how long in the future?
Forum: Reviews 05-23-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By rvator51
its $250 at Aircraftspruce (US) and 200 a year...

its $250 at Aircraftspruce (US) and 200 a year for weekender subscription. Yhis actually doesnt sound too bad to me and is only about 50 a year than my spot subscription. Being able to do 30 text...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,870
Posted By rvator51
IPad mini 4 is my suggestion. Not sure how much...

IPad mini 4 is my suggestion. Not sure how much room in sling 2 but larger size of other iPads may be an issue.
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,150
Posted By rvator51
I was contacted today by Dynon about getting my...

I was contacted today by Dynon about getting my 472 swapped out.
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,150
Posted By rvator51
anyone other than vendors get one yet?

I bought one from Dynon the day they first announced them and still dont have a replacement unit yet. I was told that Dynon is first shipping to all of the vendors that have back orders, then I am...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By rvator51
New ADS-B weather selections coming in June

In June, the FAA will begin broadcasting lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, airmets and Center weather advisories over the FIS-B link.
Hopefully, Dynon Garmin and GRT will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,443
Posted By rvator51
Fzoreflight version 10 came out yesterday With...

Fzoreflight version 10 came out yesterday With the enhanced GDL 90 support. Does anyone want to update their ForeFlight software and report back if it now works with Dynon Wi-Fi for traffic and...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,550
Posted By rvator51
As someone who has lost a friend to a powerline,...

As someone who has lost a friend to a powerline, altitude is your friend.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,443
Posted By rvator51
I see it both ways. Foreflight could program...

I see it both ways. Foreflight could program their app to use current Dynon output and it would work. Sounds like that is what they are currently doing. Dynon also could have output a different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,443
Posted By rvator51
To be fair, Dynon never said the weather and...

To be fair, Dynon never said the weather and traffic would work with Foreflight. Foreflight is the one that needs to get their app to work with the data being transmitted by Dynon WiFi. In the past...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,443
Posted By rvator51
That is really good news and finally I wont have...

That is really good news and finally I wont have to carry a redundant Stratus ADS-In receiver in the cockpit just for the iPads.
Forum: ADS-B 03-01-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,150
Posted By rvator51
Hi John Is the new 472 the same form factor as...

Hi John

Is the new 472 the same form factor as the previous one?
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By rvator51
No but I will do it. I donít know if anything is...

No but I will do it. I donít know if anything is wrong with the antenna other than I couldnít get good grounding through it to get the SWR down. On my RV-6a, it just didnít work. I havent sent it...
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By rvator51
I was having similar issues like you and...

I was having similar issues like you and transmissions really weak on some frequencies. Dynon replaced radio with no effect. Tried 3 different coax cables. Problem not fixed until I replaced my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By rvator51
Canít you just get the brackets from vans? That...

Canít you just get the brackets from vans? That is what I did.
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 31,485
Posted By rvator51
Hopefully, Uavionix is passing on what they did...

Hopefully, Uavionix is passing on what they did to Dynon so it can be replicated in the Uavionix ADS-B In box that Dynon is selling.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By rvator51
Hi Shawn, I got mine at Falcon field in the old...

Hi Shawn,
I got mine at Falcon field in the old red champ there. Dont know if still flying or not. Sonny Weller at KDVT might give tailwheel endorsements. I think Classic air at Falcon gives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By rvator51
Fly boy accessories sells covers for them for 99...

Fly boy accessories sells covers for them for 99 for a set of two.
Forum: COMM 01-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By rvator51
I just replaced the 7Ē Dynon Skyview with a 10Ē...

I just replaced the 7Ē Dynon Skyview with a 10Ē display and all on the breaking squelch/noise problems went away on the Icom. I had the squelch on the Icom set almost at maximum to keep from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,560
Posted By rvator51
I talked to a guy a couple of weeks ago that just...

I talked to a guy a couple of weeks ago that just got his unit upgraded and he said it was $4400 to upgrade. Dont know what that included.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By rvator51
If you put the filter on the firewall, it will be...

If you put the filter on the firewall, it will be forward of the electric fuel pump and wonít provide any protection for it or the fuel valve for FOD in the tanks.
Forum: COMM 01-12-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By rvator51
I hav the same problem on both RVs with Icom...

I hav the same problem on both RVs with Icom A-210s installed. I have determined that the major cause of the open squelch is from the Skyview EFIS. With it off, squelch setting can be turned way...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 917,350
Posted By rvator51
Pazmanyflyer panel post 1055

Hi Carlos,
For the future Skyview EFIS on the right, how about going ahead and cutting out the panel for it and then cover it with a cover plate that has a glovebox built in it? Might as well get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By rvator51
A long shot

The Skyview and the Garmin GTR-200 must share a common power ground. Also, even if the continuity checks out good on the pins, make sure the pins are not recessed in the connector so they dont make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By rvator51
Did you double check that the transmit line from...

Did you double check that the transmit line from Dynon is connected to the correct receive pin on the GTR-200 (Pin 24).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By rvator51
Hi Karl, Stop by my hangar 11-12. We have a...

Hi Karl,
Stop by my hangar 11-12. We have a couple of old sets of rv-4 seats that might work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,933
Posted By rvator51
EFIS you would buy poll

So if you already have a glass cockpit. what Manufacturer would you you get it from now if you had to do it again.
Note: Advanced Flight Systems shown separately from Dynon as it used to be separate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,134
Posted By rvator51
So how do you take advantage of this deal? I...

So how do you take advantage of this deal? I dont see this discount on the websites.

Exactly what is the minimum required to get this discount? 370 touch + ahrs kit quality?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,647
Posted By rvator51
It did not exist when I started construction. ...

It did not exist when I started construction. The Matronics RV list was the top internet Go to Source at the time. VAF has certainly been a great help though since.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-04-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By rvator51
The ones on the west side are the newest ones. I...

The ones on the west side are the newest ones. I like the south facing hangars better than the north facing hangars for sun in the winter and shade I. The summer. RVs probably are spread all over...
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By rvator51
Itís also easy to get corrosion under the...

Itís also easy to get corrosion under the stiffeners too.
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By rvator51
Tray the same but I think 220 uses the d sub...

Tray the same but I think 220 uses the d sub connector only, so you ok if you may be ok if you wired to D-sub connector instead of other supplied connector.
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,729
Posted By rvator51
For those people who are concerned about whether...

For those people who are concerned about whether a 20 amp alternator can product excessive voltage, just put crowbar OV protection on it and then you dont have to worry. I know crowbar OV protection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,114
Posted By rvator51
Just sent mine in - RV6a N53KT 1st flight July...

Just sent mine in - RV6a N53KT 1st flight July 8th 2017. 25 hr sign off done July 20th, Oshkosh bound July 21st.
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By rvator51
Try different USB stick?

Try different USB stick?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,803
Posted By rvator51
Ok, I will make the bypasses and see what happens.

Ok, I will make the bypasses and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,803
Posted By rvator51
Front fin on no 2 is about 1/8 in deep. Used...

Front fin on no 2 is about 1/8 in deep. Used washer in back of no 3 cylinder. All four cylinders run about same temp.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,803
Posted By rvator51
My take on cowl flaps

I sure appreciate everyone's point of view on this. I have done everything I could to get temps down on my two RV's except for putting in a solid plenum and cicular inlets. Here in Phoenix, I was...
Forum: COMM 09-30-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By rvator51
Hey, Tommycat, Yes, but I didnt mount the Comant...

Hey, Tommycat, Yes, but I didnt mount the Comant on the belly because I didnt want to drill new holes so I mounted it in the center of a sheet of aluminum and laid the sheet on the wing figuring...
Forum: COMM 09-30-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By rvator51
The end of the story...

The new replacement Dynon radio had same symptoms as my Dynon radio. Power low in midrange and high SWR. Pulled Dynon radio out and put in an old ICOM A-210 radio I have. Power meter showed higher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By rvator51
RV-6a or RV-7a C/S pattern diagram

Does anyone has the C/S pattern diagram from Mike Seager?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By rvator51
Thanks everyone for your replies. I have 50 hrs...

Thanks everyone for your replies. I have 50 hrs on my RV-6a with C/S prop now and trying to come up with a more standadized approach.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By rvator51
Its a RV-6a

Its a RV-6a
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By rvator51
Mike Seager approach to landings in RVs with C/S

Diess anyone know the approach that Mike Seagar uses to land RVs with C/S props?
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,904
Posted By rvator51
The USB stick caused this problem with my Skyview...

The USB stick caused this problem with my Skyview and others. Removing it fixed the problem. When I scanned the stick, it had errors on it. After repairing them, the reboot problem went away. YMMV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By rvator51
I would guess it would be more subject for o...

I would guess it would be more subject for o shimmy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 271,312
Posted By rvator51
Congratulations Terry!

Congratulations Terry!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,895
Posted By rvator51
Surprising to see how few are running magnetos. ...

Surprising to see how few are running magnetos. I thought it would be higher.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By rvator51
I would suspect your aluminum fixed pitch spinner...

I would suspect your aluminum fixed pitch spinner might not work for the C/S. The openings for the blades are quite a bit different as the C/S blades rotate and you need enough room for their...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By rvator51
Dynon Support Rocks.

Dynon Support really came through on this. A new radio is being shipped to me to use while mine is being inspected. Dynon says they actually ship the radios back to Trig to do the actual...
Forum: COMM 08-06-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By rvator51
Hi T.C. RG400 coax 5 ft long goes from left side...

Hi T.C.

RG400 coax 5 ft long goes from left side of psnel to side and down to antenna month just in front of spar on left side of aircraft belly. Transponder is over 3 ft away on the front right...
Forum: COMM 08-05-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By rvator51
Here are the power out by frequency: 118.000 ...

Here are the power out by frequency:
118.000 8.7
119.000 7.8
120.000 5.8
121.000 4.4
122.000 3.3
123.000 2.6
124.000 2.4
125.000 2.5
126.000 2.4
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