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Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Like you, I recall Ted's story every time I'm...

Like you, I recall Ted's story every time I'm looking in between the engine and firewall... Agree - safety value for sure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Canadian_JOY
LoL - thanks for the giggle - glad to know I sent...

LoL - thanks for the giggle - glad to know I sent somebody diving for their dictionary! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Two-pronged answer... 1) check out the Emergency...

Two-pronged answer...
1) check out the Emergency Beacon Corp's EBC-406AP - the only ELT of which I'm aware which is certified for use without a remote control panel, if it is installed within direct...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a heads-up... the Pathfinder ADSB receiver...

Just a heads-up... the Pathfinder ADSB receiver is single frequency (978 UAT) only. There are real advantages to going with a dual-frequency ADSB-In solution.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This has been discussed / debated at length here...

This has been discussed / debated at length here in previous threads.

In short, several good anecdotes were told that supported the theory that alternators don't like to be turned on when spinning. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm, nice to see that you're considering the...

Hmmm, nice to see that you're considering the false activation challenge, Larry.

At the moment I would say anecdotal evidence seems to support the ACK as having the higher false activation rate. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the feedback. Looks like it's time to...

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like it's time to get the McFarlane stainless part. Dang, should have purchased it from them at Oshkosh...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dumb question... Why the need for...

Dumb question... Why the need for stainless?

OK, more like a loaded question. One of my CAV110 belly drains is in the exhaust gas flow, though several feet behind it. It really doesn't like being...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I would have replied earlier but thought you...

I would have replied earlier but thought you wouldn't appreciate my comments about the B&C regulator being linear. I also thought you wouldn't appreciate me mentioning that I wouldn't care to mix a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ours is a side-by-side cockpit configuration with...

Ours is a side-by-side cockpit configuration with command from the left seat and a centre throttle/prop/mixture control.

Switches are Honeywell rocker switches (mostly). Configuration is based on...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Canadian_JOY
NAV signals are horizontally polarized, COMM...

NAV signals are horizontally polarized, COMM signals are vertically polarized. That's why our COMM antennas run vertically, and the cat whiskers are oriented horizontally.

If you wish to build an...
Forum: COMM 12-10-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Yes, Mil-C-27500 twisted shielded 18AWG pair. ...

Yes, Mil-C-27500 twisted shielded 18AWG pair. Shield and power ground wire terminated at my common ground point (forest of tabs).

I also wig-wag these lights using the solid state wig-wag unit...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-09-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,598
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Terry - the date is set a year in advance if I'm...

Terry - the date is set a year in advance if I'm recalling things correctly. I'll see if I can find where I've got that info tucked away. Would be great to see you out on the ice this winter!
Forum: COMM 12-09-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll chime in with another, similar corroborating...

I'll chime in with another, similar corroborating piece of anecdotal evidence.

I have Archer NAV antennas in each wingtip. The RG400 associated with the NAV antennas is run in conduit with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Canadian_JOY
From what I've read here and elsewhere, cylinder...

From what I've read here and elsewhere, cylinder head temperatures need to be kept up within a certain range (as already mentioned in this thread) in order to encourage the efficient scavenging of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In my case the filter is a 48110 mounted on the...

In my case the filter is a 48110 mounted on the standard Lycoming horizontal filter pad on the back of the accessory case. Judging from the amount of oil I get coming from the filter at each change...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Simon - if you need more warmth you can go to a...

Simon - if you need more warmth you can go to a larger surface area on your front inlet fillers, then if it's too much, just poke some holes in them.

On my non-RV I was having a difficult time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our O-360 exhibits similar symptoms with slow oil...

Our O-360 exhibits similar symptoms with slow oil pressure rise as shown on the engine monitor.

In our installation I've run a hose from a restrictor fitting at the accessory case pickoff point to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Love your "brain through a funnel" analogy as it...

Love your "brain through a funnel" analogy as it is very apt!

Great video - would love to see the longer version.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - please don't hold your breath waiting for...

Rob - please don't hold your breath waiting for me to argue with you! LoL

In "reality check mode" one has to consider that not all aircraft will have ADSB OUT, that there are still fairly large...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Michel - I'm based in similar weather conditions...

Michel - I'm based in similar weather conditions to what you're experiencing (Ottawa here). I flew last winter with no oil temp problems at all by using a butterfly valve in the SCAT tubing feeding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This comment is not intended to find fault or...

This comment is not intended to find fault or cause argument... The ACK product is a decent ELT, however there are some shortcomings that should be highlighted so that those who are making a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Yesterday I was out in our Glasair Sportsman...

Yesterday I was out in our Glasair Sportsman doing practice approaches. Sure it's not an RV, but this discussion is about technique so it's pretty much aircraft agnostic.

The Sportsman features a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The answer to your question really depends on...

The answer to your question really depends on having a bit more info to start with. Which type of vent you have makes a huge difference. If you have the plastic Whisperflo vents the easiest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I spoke with the owner of Brennand while at...

I spoke with the owner of Brennand while at Oshkosh. Nice guy who really sees his little airport as a work in progress, a diamond in the rough. It is fully his intention to make Brennand into the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a lifetime avionics guy I commend you for...

As a lifetime avionics guy I commend you for taking this approach, Carlos. The audio panel is the heart of the avionics installation. After all, we've got a headset clamped to our heads for every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,590
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lots of good ideas here. My personal addition to...

Lots of good ideas here.

My personal addition to the list is that I will not fly solo into Oshkosh. Have only flown in once (2018), arrived in a low traffic period on Friday before the event, and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I wish you good success in your quest. Purchased...

I wish you good success in your quest. Purchased a PDA360EX here from another VAF'er to replace my PMA8000. Was afraid I'd feel I was stepping down since the 8000 has been the flagship audio panel....
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,596
Posted By Canadian_JOY
"Besides that, we home builders are fortunate...

"Besides that, we home builders are fortunate enough to have the WELCOME WAGONS at our disposal to take us anywhere we need."

Sorry, Welcome Wagons were NOT in operation on Friday. They started on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was asked to proof-read a couple of TSB reports...

I was asked to proof-read a couple of TSB reports prior to them being published. The person asking has a masters in translation and, on a personal level, a perfectionist. Even with that person's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A local -8A owner made some aluminum plates to...

A local -8A owner made some aluminum plates to partially cover the inlets. He just held them in place with clecos. He indicated they worked well in our consistently-cold winter temperatures. That...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hans - I fully appreciate your desire to run at...

Hans - I fully appreciate your desire to run at low power settings. You will likely discover if you do some additional reading here that consistent low-power operations can be detrimental to engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a look at the GRT Mini-X. Just as easy to...

Take a look at the GRT Mini-X. Just as easy to install as the G5 - power, ground to the unit, power, ground and an RS232 wire to the magnetometer, GPS micro coax push-on connector to the puck-style...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't forget the GRT Mini-X... A very capable...

Don't forget the GRT Mini-X... A very capable little EFIS. Likely more features/functionality per dollar than the G5.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Which MGL product are you considering? That...

Which MGL product are you considering? That little tidbit of info is of critical importance in making this comparison.

For what it's worth, I'm forklifting out my dedicated EMS system made by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Having purchased hoses from Steve, and having had...

Having purchased hoses from Steve, and having had several (unsolicited) offers of help from Tom, and MUCH good advice from both, it is clear to me their cooperation at a business level comes from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer = YES - in most instances we will...

Short answer = YES - in most instances we will commonly see in our GA airplanes, a common antenna is used for 406 & 121.5 transmissions.

Your plan to use a different antenna in your composite...
Forum: ADS-B 11-04-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,607
Posted By Canadian_JOY
From the GTX330 installation manual: GTX 330...

From the GTX330 installation manual:
GTX 330 Power Consumption: 11-33VDC, 22 watts typical, 45 watts maximum
And...
GTX 330 Weight, installed with rack and connectors: 4.2lbs

By contrast (and I...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-02-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,813
Posted By Canadian_JOY
More correctly, you've described a Glasair...

More correctly, you've described a Glasair Sportsman 2+2! (not that I'm biased or anything LoL) Your comments closely mirror some of my decision-making criteria in selecting the Sportsman. The...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,607
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Michael, a couple of points, if I may? 1) the...

Michael, a couple of points, if I may?

1) the RV8 will need an approved position source. Upgrading the 430 to 430W is an expensive path. Consider, rather, selling the 430 and installing an Avidyne...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,607
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Oh boy... here we go! Just about ANY functioning...

Oh boy... here we go!

Just about ANY functioning transponder capable of doing Mode C altitude reporting will work as the basis for an ADSB-Out solution IF you want to use a 978 UAT device. The 978...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The "do not paint" comes from the very real...

The "do not paint" comes from the very real instances of people painting the antennas with paint that is not absolutely RF-transparent. One CAN paint antennas. It is inadvisable unless one is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Greg - while it's not likely what you're wanting,...

Greg - while it's not likely what you're wanting, I likewise was looking for a purely-cellular solution and ended up with something else. I purchased a cellular/wifi hotspot modem. This device...
Forum: ADS-B 10-31-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll second Mel's comments. Trig TT22 Mode S-ES...

I'll second Mel's comments. Trig TT22 Mode S-ES transponder with TC20 control head. The control head fits in a 2 1/4" hole while the transponder itself has the same footprint as many altitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,544
Posted By Canadian_JOY
An alternative to the sensor suggested by...

An alternative to the sensor suggested by Bevan:
http://www.pillarpointelectronics.com/kits.html

These sensors are used fairly widely in the Glasair Glastar/Sportsman fleet. If you think there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,883
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Breakers can and do fail - that's the only...

Breakers can and do fail - that's the only down-side. Then again, fuses also do fail, although the moder ATO or ATM fuses seem to be nearly bullet-proof.

The earlier advice to reverse-engineer the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm... some interesting perspectives here. Of...

Hmmm... some interesting perspectives here.

Of interest, a backup battery doesn't need to be a complex, expensive part. Mine is a 7.5AH sealed lead acid battery commonly used in computer UPS...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A quick thought... Sorry, this comes after...

A quick thought... Sorry, this comes after reading a TSB accident report where a DHC Beaver on amphibs crashed and unsecured baggage contributed heavily to the negative outcome for pax and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I built in a hangar that is much more like a farm...

I built in a hangar that is much more like a farm equipment shed / pole barn. It's an enclosed space, sort of. A foot or so of open space under the sliding doors, open eaves and a vented ridge cap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Canadian_JOY
LoL @ Robert - no worries - I was just pokin' fun...

LoL @ Robert - no worries - I was just pokin' fun at you. From comments here I doubt we're going to see anybody saying they hate their One-X so much they're willing to give it away at fire sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hey Robert - I've got dibs since I started the...

Hey Robert - I've got dibs since I started the thread! :D:p

I'm very much appreciating the info so kindly being shared here. I still haven't found a smokin' deal on a One-X...

I should also add...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the feedback - very helpful...

Thanks for the feedback - very helpful indeed.

Now I just need to find a well-priced source of supply, and then drop some big hints to "Mrs. Claus"... :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Canadian_JOY
PIREP Request - David Clark One-X Headset

I know I'm stirring up a hornet's nest since everybody has their own reasons to like whatever headset they like. It's for those personal reasons that I'm giving consideration to purchasing a David...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The whole concept of keeping a battery on charge...

The whole concept of keeping a battery on charge comes to us courtesy of bad old battery technology. In the days of carbon-zinc "Eveready 9 Lives" batteries we would put them in the freezer to slow...
Forum: COMM 10-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,777
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To put this in simpler terms... The Dynon gear...

To put this in simpler terms... The Dynon gear understands "SL30" communications protocol, so interfacing the radio to the Dynon will require the control head to do the translation between the MGL...
Forum: Canada 10-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dagnabbit Mr. Richardson, you've foiled my...

Dagnabbit Mr. Richardson, you've foiled my element of surprise yet again! :p

(We have a problem in our EAA chapter where nearly half of the executives are named Mark. You should come over just to...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a quick follow-up re language proficiency. ...

Just a quick follow-up re language proficiency. I have both English and French endorsements on my license. I've flown in, across and near Quebec for years and can say I have never really had an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You post some of the most wonderful sunrise and...

You post some of the most wonderful sunrise and sunset photos, Pete. Very much appreciated here!

Glad to see you were able to celebrate another life milestone with your mother. Precious moments...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're only talking $5-6K for four new power...

You're only talking $5-6K for four new power assemblies (depends on the engine). Negotiate a price that leaves you the cash to replace them, then actually replace them so you have the peace of mind.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Do yourself a favor and get a set of...

Do yourself a favor and get a set of these.
https://chadstoolbox.com/86-03-180-knipex-7-25-inch-pliers-wrench/

THE most handy tool to have, for doing everything. I have a set in each of my tool...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,358
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry for overstating the obvious, but... Wow! ...

Sorry for overstating the obvious, but...

Wow! Even the box is machined from billet rather than folded aluminum. This is why SDS products are on my airplane upgrade wish list!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,743
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how...

Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how totally crude my glass-working skills are. That was a serious "drinking from a fire hose" tutorial!
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