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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 64,697
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been...

I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been too busy flying to polish. Soon... I keep telling myself!

Dumb question for those who have done this before. I have different paint colours...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Closing the loop here for the benefit of...

Closing the loop here for the benefit of posterity.

Firstly, a shout out to both AFS and GRT tech support. They both provided concise answers in a timely fashion.

Now let's look at the sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,441
Posted By Canadian_JOY
New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old...

New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old F7666 blades. Field elevation of 387'. Depending on OAT I see flows from 16.5 to nearly 18GPH on takeoff with the prop spinning up to 2690RPM. CHT's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been...

Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been entertaining guests who arrived by RV9A we would have flown down to enjoy the beefalo burgers. Lovely scenery!
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. ...

I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. Very easy to apply. Very durable, so far (80 hours on the clock at the moment). The EkoPoxy won't kill you when you apply it, which is kind of a nice...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the...

Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the rules of math.. Keep in mind there's a fair bit of that math stuff going on in the background, including interpolation of raw GPS data against the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,944
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Additional points to ponder, if you will... Does...

Additional points to ponder, if you will...

Does the oil cooler itself represent a greater or lesser restriction to airflow as compared to the flow restriction represented by the #3 cylinder? We...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted...

I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted in the wingtips and set to converge at a distance of about 200 yards. My lights are mounted as far forward in the wings as possible. There's more...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was...

Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was independent of the aircraft electrical system. Ended up buying inexpensive ($5) LED flashlights at WalMart. They feature a push-button on/off switch...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-05-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted...

Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted some detail in the interests of brevity. I have only one mag, which has the AFS sensor already installed, and I have the associated wiring run through a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Will AFS Mag RPM Sensor Work With GRT EIS?

I'm shortly going to be removing our AF2500 engine monitor and replacing it with a GRT EIS and a Sport EX EFIS to round out the GRT equipment in the panel.

Here's my dilemma... I really like the...
Forum: COMM 09-03-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're getting transmit energy from the VHF...

You're getting transmit energy from the VHF coupling into the wiring for your engine gauges. Ammeter and EGT/CHT are very small signals - in the millivolt range; the leakage from the coax is simply...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the...

Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the ELT, never getting or expecting anything in return.
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be...

Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be done through an on-screen setting rather than having to swap wires around. Yeah, I didn't discover this until I had swapped wired. DOH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to...

Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to discussion topics!

My wife is a total non-aviator - she is happy to be a passenger, but don't ask her to help with the airplane. Hold the door open for her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,672
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational...

As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational fear of water, this incident represents my worst nightmare in aviation. I watched the video when it first was published and can hardly describe how it...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,226
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some analysis of accident statistics can help you...

Some analysis of accident statistics can help you in shopping for the right airframe to help allay some concerns around protecting your family. Some airframe types seem more accident-prone (think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So...

I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So early, in fact, that the face of my Vizion controller still reads "Digiflight II"!

Definitely a good autopilot, and definitely an easy upgrade if you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-25-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To build on Bruces comment, I just purchased a...

To build on Bruces comment, I just purchased a new Sport EX for a similar purpose (already have an HX and Mini-X on the pilot side). I didn't feel I needed any bells and whistles, so at $1500 I felt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,977
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I don't wish to sound discouraging, especially...

I don't wish to sound discouraging, especially since I am a fan of the additional situational awareness afforded by Synthetic Vision. Unfortunatelhy I have to say the situation you describe is one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is that ONLY the equipment called up...

Short answer is that ONLY the equipment called up in the approved installation manual may be used to form an approved installation. No substitutions are allowed.

Why? Because the ELT manufacturer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,977
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm not engaging in the VFR/VMC/IFR/IMC...

I'm not engaging in the VFR/VMC/IFR/IMC discussion, however I would like to respond to the OP.

This past weekend I was forced by ATC to divert under their airspace, day, VFR/VMC. This diversion was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,908
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mike - I can't speak to your questions about...

Mike - I can't speak to your questions about Skyview, but will confirm that runway depictions are accurate in the GRT database. Love taxiing past the numbers on the runway and seeing them accurately...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The carb in question is the "loaner" carb from...

The carb in question is the "loaner" carb from the overhaul shop. I have no idea what jets are in it since it is indeed a "loaner".

Aircraft owner changed out the carb today - removed the "loaner"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Where's the giant "LIKE" button when you need it...

Where's the giant "LIKE" button when you need it most?!?!
Yup, knowing which ground wire does what is just as important as knowing which power wire does what. Sage advice there from snopercod!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Last night I found that if I pulled the mixture...

Last night I found that if I pulled the mixture out about 2" the engine would run perfectly with both ignitions firing. That's when I once again started to think this a fuel/air problem rather than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No need for apologies, Larry. All of this...

No need for apologies, Larry. All of this discussion has been really good for keeping my troubleshooting mojo flowing. It's all good!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Fuel flow is passing north of 15GPH - haven't...

Fuel flow is passing north of 15GPH - haven't closely watched where it peaked as I was spending more time looking at EGT/CHT.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No, Bob, this is an airplane with about 300 hours...

No, Bob, this is an airplane with about 300 hours on it, 200 by its current owner. The airplane suffered some downtime as a result of a fuel leak that had to wait for warmer spring weather to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Can't help but giggle while watching that. I...

Can't help but giggle while watching that. I know I did the same thing in cars, on tractors, etc when I was that age. Had Dad been building an airplane in the garage I would have been a fighter ace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
So....... coming back to the original...

So....... coming back to the original troubleshooting issue at hand...

Following the sage advice offered in this forum, tonight we timed the Lightspeed ignition. I was very impressed with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Carl - just curious... The points you've made...

Carl - just curious... The points you've made all seem valid, however I still struggle to understand how the engine will run smoothly at full power on the Lightspeed alone, or the mag alone, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A giant +1 on this one! I used Fuel Lube on...

A giant +1 on this one! I used Fuel Lube on mine, then found I had to use a heat gun to get the caps off in the winter. Totally useless in anything other than balmy temperatures.

Most home...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks again for the great inputs. Additional...

Thanks again for the great inputs.

Additional troubleshooting conducted today resulted in an engine run with both the magneto and Lightspeed p-leads removed from the ACS ignition switch - they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,283
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If there was a supplier that I was dependent upon...

If there was a supplier that I was dependent upon I would be OK with it being Ross. It's pretty hard to beat his commitment to customer satisfaction.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,536
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dumb question, full of "what if's"... Keep in...

Dumb question, full of "what if's"... Keep in mind I burn a fair bit of 91 octane premium mogas (zero ethanol).

For engines like our O-360 where a 4-into-1 Cessna-style muffled exhaust is installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is an emphatic YES. Swagelok...

Short answer is an emphatic YES.
Swagelok fittings are the fitting of choice in the Glasair Sportsman build. They are very skookum stuff, heavily used in the petroleum industry.

If using Sagelok...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our O-360 with stock 8.5:1 compression runs quite...

Our O-360 with stock 8.5:1 compression runs quite well on 91 Mogas. I admit that I have burned mostly 100LL during its first 70 or so hours of life, but it has demonstrated good ability to operate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm interesting point, Ray. I had mentally...

Hmmm interesting point, Ray. I had mentally attributed the slight drop in EGT to the large drop in actual ignition events. Good point to ponder- thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for all the great responses. Bob, John,...

Thanks for all the great responses.

Bob, John, Chris - the ACS switch and associated wiring is high on my list of culprits... just can't seem to nail down a failure mode of the switch, other than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Assistance Request - Interesting Engine Troubleshooting Problem

I've been scratching my head, trying to figure out how to help a fellow on our airport resolve his rough running engine. I'm down to only a very few remaining ideas so I thought I'd come to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-19-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,001
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who don't know Ross' work ethic, I...

For those who don't know Ross' work ethic, I received a call from him Saturday afternoon to say the parts were available. How many vendors will call you on a Saturday afternoon?!?!

Sorry I wasn't...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have no horse in this race, but will provide...

I have no horse in this race, but will provide this little bit of insight. A few weeks ago enroute to Oshkosh we were at only 4500' but the large weather system around Michigan and Wisconsin...
Forum: California 08-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, folks, for sharing all this great info. ...

Thanks, folks, for sharing all this great info. Now it's time for me to "head down" into the new sectional chart and see if I can figure out how to actually get to Palo Alto, then do the Bay tour,...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I loved hearing the callouts from your "systems...

I loved hearing the callouts from your "systems engineer" inside the airplane. "Check!"
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the excellent pointers, especially...

Thanks for the excellent pointers, especially about the impending airspace changes - very helpful data.

Before we were married we did a driving trip from San Fran to LA - our first stop was Half...
Forum: California 08-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Travelling to Palo Alto - Looking for Advice

We're starting to put together a shadow plan to fly to Palo Alto to visit a long time friend who lives nearby and who has a strong personal tie to our airplane. We'll be coming from the east,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,091
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Even with struts hanging out in the breeze the...

Even with struts hanging out in the breeze the Sportsman does between 140 & 145 knots with an IO-390 so your speed goal seems entirely reasonable, with the higher speeds making sense particularly...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-13-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,362
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Let's face it... who wouldn't want two cool...

Let's face it... who wouldn't want two cool under-wing rads as neatly packaged as these ones? Can you say "shades of Spitfire"?

Pretty impressive performance numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,091
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not to be too tongue-in-cheek, but the product of...

Not to be too tongue-in-cheek, but the product of which you speak is called the Glasair Sportsman. It matches all of those criteria quite nicely, save for the pre-punched, all aluminum build. The...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hey Vlad - great pics and travelogue, as...

Hey Vlad - great pics and travelogue, as always!

Are you breathing O2 from a bottle up there, or just relying on your sleek physique in the thin air?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Umm... not to be too argumentative here, but...

Umm... not to be too argumentative here, but solid thermocouple wire is more the norm than stranded is in many aircraft, particularly certificated aircraft. Ask me how I know... I got really good at...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-02-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Stopped in and chatted with Scott. He, like Ross...

Stopped in and chatted with Scott. He, like Ross is an engine guy. Was great to see somebody who obviously was passionate about engines and willing to put the effort into making a really nice demo...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a comment... I own a Mini-X, an HX, and...

Just a comment... I own a Mini-X, an HX, and just picked up a Sport EX at Oshkosh.

The Sport EX is just a bigger Mini-X. Same quality of glass (which is terrific), same look and feel, but with an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dan - to answer your question, the engine that...

Dan - to answer your question, the engine that ran to TBO (and actually quite a bit beyond, being flown "on condition") was a flight school O-200 from a C-150. Mine was a C85. The Aeroshell that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a quick comment / observation. When I last...

Just a quick comment / observation. When I last took an engine in for overhaul the shop disassembled the engine right in front of me so I could have a good close look at its status and a much better...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,781
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Human factors are a very important consideration...

Human factors are a very important consideration here. Sunday is a ZOO because everybody wants to get to OSH at that sweet spot of timing - before the show starts, but not so far in advance as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,680
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Todd - thanks for continuing to post these...

Todd - thanks for continuing to post these updates. We're coming in from the north-east and the movement of this weather system will leave us with a potential to get in by segmenting our trip,...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,530
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Can't speak directly to the 650 or the RV12, but...

Can't speak directly to the 650 or the RV12, but am peripherally involved in a 750 build. The level of completeness of the Zenith drawing set is, at best, disappointing and does not match up with...
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,795
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Very interested to hear how these lights perform...

Very interested to hear how these lights perform from an RF noise perspective. These look like nice easy nearly-drop-in replacements for those with halogen bulbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,731
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I seem to recall a post here by Rob Hickman...

I seem to recall a post here by Rob Hickman indicating the ACM either is or is planned to be available as a stand-alone module (specifically the ECB variant). So far my searches have not been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,458
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My co-pilot and I practiced for OSH last Thursday...

My co-pilot and I practiced for OSH last Thursday - neither of us have ever flown in. Even though we will be arriving with a mass arrival Sunday morning we trained as though were were just joining...
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