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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
If you don't want an audio panel and just want to...

If you don't want an audio panel and just want to use the 650 com, then you need a intercom of some sort which is half the cost of a modern audio panel which has many more features.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
Yes the 650/750 has full com, if you want dual...

Yes the 650/750 has full com, if you want dual com you need another radio like the remote mounted GTR20 or panel mount GTR200.



Nope dont really "need" it, but for a little extra (about 1k) you can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
If you have to ask you can't afford it...

If you have to ask you can't afford it :D

(figure about 30K for equip give or take)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
With dual ADAHRS (GSU25) and the G5 you have 3...

With dual ADAHRS (GSU25) and the G5 you have 3 sources of attitude/air data available so this gives you the tie breaker if something looks weird.

But having dual GSU25's tied to the G3X also gives...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
For IFR I consider it necessary, maybe everyone...

For IFR I consider it necessary, maybe everyone doesn't feel the same way but thats ok.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Walt
I think this one came out nice... G3X Touch 460,...

I think this one came out nice...

G3X Touch 460, GTN650, G5, GTR20, GMA245, GTX45R, GMC507, GSA28 servos, GAD29, GAD27, Dual GSU25 ADAHRS

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7756-1200.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,814
Posted By Walt
New 370 ready for first run tomorrow, plan is...

New 370 ready for first run tomorrow, plan is basically the same as above, 2 oil changes (5hrs then again at 20hrs) with Phillips 20W-50M then over to Phillips XC 20W-50.
Add some Camguard to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,603
Posted By Walt
Congrats Doug! If the RV had retract I would...

Congrats Doug! If the RV had retract I would start workin on this but you still need to log that retract time if I'm not mistakin? [ed. Sort of correct, Walt. Turbine time counts as complex now. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Walt
I've installed quite a few GTR200's (and remote...

I've installed quite a few GTR200's (and remote GTR20's) and have been using the 200 myself as primary com 1 in my own aircraft for a couple of years now (replaced an SL40). I've been very pleased...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By Walt
Something like this perhaps.. (one of my...

Something like this perhaps..
(one of my favorites that we did for a customer)

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7756-650.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By Walt
I suggest you try to keep the screens as high as...

I suggest you try to keep the screens as high as possible to decrease the viewing angle.
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Walt
Well the large screen sizes of the G3X/GTN can...

Well the large screen sizes of the G3X/GTN can overwhelm a dark cockpit, so having individual precise control of these 2 major light sources indepently works best for me.

Granted, with enough...
Forum: Reviews 02-06-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Walt
Tom has made a ton of hoses for me, everyone has...

Tom has made a ton of hoses for me, everyone has been perfect (except when I screw up the measurements).
His hoses are as good or better than any hose I've seen, so he is my official "hose guy"...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Walt
I always install 3 dimmers: G3X...

I always install 3 dimmers:
G3X screens
GTN
Cabin/cockpit

If you install a GAD27 you can have multiple lights individually adjusted, on a single pot as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By Walt
Typical EGT's can easily reach 1400-1500 2" down...

Typical EGT's can easily reach 1400-1500 2" down the pipe where the probe is located, so easy to imagine we're getting pretty close to 1700.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,069
Posted By Walt
I ran the FM200 vertical draft for over 1000 hrs...

I ran the FM200 vertical draft for over 1000 hrs on my 7A, never cracked the airbox mount plate.
I do have the front supported by the 'old' carb heat scat tube setup, left it there intentionally to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By Walt
Not an RV14 but one that I recently completed on...

Not an RV14 but one that I recently completed on an RV9...
Clean, functional and works like magic.

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7842rev11200.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Walt
I'm not sure why anyone would want to do this....

I'm not sure why anyone would want to do this. Guaranteed integration and full system support from the Team G3X guys are major advantages to going all Garmin.

The fact that no one has replied is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Walt
I know I had at least 3 customers that were...

I know I had at least 3 customers that were suffering from low fuel flow resulting in overheating (plugs also showed evidence of overheating).
Don't recall if they were Silver Hawk of Avstar units...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Walt
I've basically had every type of EI on the old...

I've basically had every type of EI on the old engine, with mixed results.
But on this engine with high CR one has to be a bit more careful with advanced ignition timing. Maybe down the road (after...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Walt
New Hartzell BA 74" from Van's. My old Hartzell...

New Hartzell BA 74" from Van's. My old Hartzell BA had the original slimmer blades so I was forced to upgrade to the new one with thicker blades to handle the extra HP.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By Walt
All you need for the perfect IFR panel for the...

All you need for the perfect IFR panel for the 8...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-4ZLScsp/0/ff7cf38c/L/IMG_0314%2C%20Rainwater-L.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Walt
Having the GTN on there is interesting and...

Having the GTN on there is interesting and presents a pretty heavy load on the TCW, when transmitting the unit may draw more than the 4 amps listed (10 amp breaker on the com side and 7.5 on the nav...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Walt
New Titan IO-370 engine arrives!

Just thought I'd post a quick pic of the new Titan IO-370 engine for my bird. If it performs as good as it looks I'll be a happy camper :D

The 370 is equipped with 9.6 CR pistons, counter balanced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,322
Posted By Walt
I also learned this lesson about auto-trim the...

I also learned this lesson about auto-trim the hard way. While doing some IFR work with AP engaged CFI spots some traffic, takes control for a brief time without disengaging the AP. He pulled up, the...
Forum: GPS 01-31-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By Walt
If you carefully cut off the black plastic around...

If you carefully cut off the black plastic around the BNC connector it reduces the hole size required significantly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,219
Posted By Walt
Seems to me like once again the EAB folks are...

Seems to me like once again the EAB folks are unknowingly being used as the test program for these engines.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By Walt
See post #5...

See post #5...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By Walt
As noted above a 'properly installed crimp' is...

As noted above a 'properly installed crimp' is superior to the pin/socket connection of a D sub.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,219
Posted By Walt
Dan (or others), 382 owners (one is a customer of...

Dan (or others), 382 owners (one is a customer of mine) are being told the cyl pressures are lower on the 382 vs the 400 so not to worry.
So set me straight, if both engines have the same comp ratio...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,219
Posted By Walt
I have been told the 382 uses the same crank as...

I have been told the 382 uses the same crank as the 400, so I would suggest 382 operators check this for themselves.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By Walt
What's your aircraft voltage, should be around...

What's your aircraft voltage, should be around 14.5 - 14.7.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Walt
Just chose the AFP-150 over the SilverHawk for my...

Just chose the AFP-150 over the SilverHawk for my new IO-370.
Ran the FM-200 on my previous engine for 10 years with 0 issues.
The team at AFP rocks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Walt
Because Jask (and I) both think HF sells mostly...

Because Jask (and I) both think HF sells mostly cheap junky chinese tools and are worth what you pay for them, doesn't give you the right to query him for his resume, and your resume doesn't make you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,219
Posted By Walt
Wow, that's going to be painful for both...

Wow, that's going to be painful for both customers and Superior.

But good for them for jumping in and taking care of it, if it was me, I'd push for a new crank.

Dramatic evidence of what can happen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By Walt
Amen brother :cool:

Amen brother :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Walt
Who would ever tell you such a ridiculous thing ;)

Who would ever tell you such a ridiculous thing ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Walt
In addition to Brantel's suggestion, I would also...

In addition to Brantel's suggestion, I would also suggest your check if the back-up 232 data lines from the GSU25 and GEA24 were connected to the PFD, these connections will provide AHRS and Eng data...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By Walt
How long do you expect a company to provide...

How long do you expect a company to provide support a 20+ year old product?
Seems obvious that it was just not economically feasable to continue to support for a decades old product for a very small...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Walt
No I don't do it every annual, but I do think its...

No I don't do it every annual, but I do think its good practice to remove the prop approx every 5 years to clean the lead from crank bore and to do a detailed inspection of everything.
It's also a...
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,181
Posted By Walt
I personally like post flight inspections myself,...

I personally like post flight inspections myself, you have to get the bugs off anyway so thats a good time to look things over closely while your wiping it down.
That way you also have time to deal...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Walt
I have a NIB ACK A-30 mod 5, $200 includes...

I have a NIB ACK A-30 mod 5, $200 includes shipping.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/a30encoder.php

Please email me if interested.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By Walt
I have one posted on my...

I have one posted on my website:
http://www.expaircraft.com/PDFgallery.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Walt
Big is great, except when it come time to...

Big is great, except when it come time to heat/cool the place...
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Walt
The other option is sell the 430 and purchase a...

The other option is sell the 430 and purchase a 650, in the long run I think upgrading to the 650 is a better investment IMO.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-19-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Walt
The 45R can hardwire to both screens and a GTN.

The 45R can hardwire to both screens and a GTN.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Walt
The 38 and 40 are basically interchangable, the...

The 38 and 40 are basically interchangable, the 38 is one range cooler than the 40 is the only difference, the 38 is pretty much the standard plug in the 360 series engines.
Have no idea why Superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Walt
I like the fine wires, not as prone to fouling...

I like the fine wires, not as prone to fouling and last a long time..
UREM38S is what I use.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 86,509
Posted By Walt
The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled...

The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled from a chunk of aluminum.
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,929
Posted By Walt
Thanks Steve, kinda what I figured but then I...

Thanks Steve, kinda what I figured but then I noticed this on the ACS website Q&A:

Question: Since I will be using the GDL 52R to provide traffic and weather to my Aera 660 GPS can the GDL 52R also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Walt
Wow, it takes me at least 30 min to get set up...

Wow, it takes me at least 30 min to get set up and then a 20-30 min warmup period (that's after you get external power hooked up) before I even get started.
Guess I'm just getting really slow in my...
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,929
Posted By Walt
Will the GDL52 provide weather and traffic to the...

Will the GDL52 provide weather and traffic to the GTN units? I've seen conflicting info on this ability.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Walt
I plan on around 3-4 hours if no major problems...

I plan on around 3-4 hours if no major problems are encountered.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By Walt
Thanks for the info, I didn't know the Hx would...

Thanks for the info, I didn't know the Hx would do that.
Perhaps the G3X will do the same thing with a 620/255 or 420/SL30? (never had an opportunity to fly these combo's)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Walt
I usually charge $320 for single altimeter and...

I usually charge $320 for single altimeter and $350 for dual ADAHRS, G5 and xpdr.
If I have to chase static leaks thats on an hourly rate :eek:
This would include a calibration of the ADAHRS and G5...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By Walt
One of the reasons I like the 650 is the auto...

One of the reasons I like the 650 is the auto transition from GPS to an ILS approach when an ILS approach is loaded and activated. Can't do that with seperate units.
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,380
Posted By Walt
The 327's have been around a long time, some are...

The 327's have been around a long time, some are pretty old, so you decide if it's worth it or not to replace the transponder with a new unit.
If you have an old KT76A, Narco, etc. it's a no...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,380
Posted By Walt
The 327's have been around a long time, some are...

The 327's have been around a long time, some are pretty old, so you decide if it's worth it or not to replace the transponder with a new unit.
If you have an old KT76A, Narco, etc. it's a no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,113
Posted By Walt
I'm not sure what pressure the electronic...

I'm not sure what pressure the electronic injection guys run, this will run any of the mechanical FI systems.

From the Weldon website:

Current Applications
•Emergency Fuel Boost
•Priming Injected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,113
Posted By Walt
Just to throw out another option, this is the one...

Just to throw out another option, this is the one I use, the Weldon 8120-G series (certified on a wide range of Piper's) and has been in use for 60+ years according to the Weldon folks.
Rated for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Walt
Never a good idea to run avioinics off a "cheap"...

Never a good idea to run avioinics off a "cheap" power supply, a switching power supply makes plenty of RF noise even idle but the more load you put on it (alt field can typically pull 5 amps) the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Walt
Is there fuel in the pump/lines? Bat voltage...

Is there fuel in the pump/lines? Bat voltage >12v?
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