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Forum: RV-9/9A 09-30-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By carlrai
A great source

Bob Nuckolls AeroElectric Connection is a great source for not only schematics but also a primer for everything electrical that goes in an airplane.

AeroElectric Connection...
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,117
Posted By carlrai
This may not reflect exactly what Larry posted on...

This may not reflect exactly what Larry posted on Git Hub but its a good start:

A Raspberry Pi Starter...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By carlrai
David the 360 has a lot of possibilities. And...

David the 360 has a lot of possibilities. And editing in flat is hard enough - your 360 looks great!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By carlrai
Glad she enjoyed it

Cool Bill. I was hoping someone would pass it on to her. She handled the busy arrival periods as smooth as if Oshkosh or Sun n Fun. Really great job. Thanks to her and all the controllers for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By carlrai
How about adding Triple Tree videos from this year?

I'll get it started with a short one.
This controller was doing a great job during heavy incoming traffic at Triple Tree this year. They're all good, just happened to catch her during a busy...
Forum: Southeast 08-15-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,801
Posted By carlrai
WX Permitting

Planning on Thursday through Sunday.

TT is my favorite aviation gathering of the year.
Forum: ADS-B 07-06-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By carlrai
Similar problems

What baud rate did you end up setting on the serial port?

Been trying to get my Stratux to talk to GRT for a couple of weekends. Used the RPi3 download from GRT site with all settings as suggested...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By carlrai
Great flight - terrific video

Enjoyed the diverse scenery - mountains, plains & farmland.
Great job on the editing too.
What software did you use?
Camera(s)?
How mounted?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By carlrai
Great Job!

Well done Chris, especially like the fastback. Nice clean panel too.
Grew up down the road (Rte 12) from you in Norwich.
Currently flying a 9A and buttoning up the wings on an 8.

Curious if...
Forum: Propellers 05-04-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By carlrai
Hey Mark -Who did your balance?

Hi Mark,
Long time no see. Who did you use for balance service? After adding nickel leading edges, my 3 blade Catto isn't quite as smooth as it once was.

Need to find an RV savvy type and get the...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,113
Posted By carlrai
Phase one test area

Non Certified engine you'll get a 25 mile radius for at least part of your Phase One time. I got 50 a mile radius after twenty hours.

That said, if you head due north, just south of KBKV there are...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By carlrai
Dan - We need to compare...

Dan
So sometime during the week after XMas I hope to have the upgrade completed. Lets get together for breakfast somewhere and have a look!
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By carlrai
Shout out to Bill at Up North Aviation

Wanted to pass my recent experiences with Bill Morelli at Up North Aviation.
Bill's business revolves providing an exemplary service of CNC routing instrument panels for our RV's.

I recently started...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-21-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,562
Posted By carlrai
Great art on your website

Joe,
Nice job on the plenum, especially the finishing touch of the artwork.
Checked out your website too. Great work! Beautiful graphics on the bikes and nose art/pinups to rival Vargas.
How about...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,789
Posted By carlrai
Bought a Wen too

Similar to Sam's description, I used (and wore out) a small bench top drill press for over twenty years. I caught this Wen on sale for just over $200. Solid tool, great quality. Highly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,251
Posted By carlrai
+2 for the photos/drawing

This really sounds like a good alternative to a pricey kit. Have been putting off buying the Super Tracks and this may be the solution I've been looking for.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-11-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,898
Posted By carlrai
Yup - pretty easy

Much better and faster than Photobucket

http://halie.com/oiT.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By carlrai
What he said

David,

I second Tex's advice to call GRT.
Mine failed similarly last spring. Great service from GRT and had it back in a week. Never interrupted my flying.

Have/will always commend GRT on their...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,241
Posted By carlrai
Gorgeous paint job

Joe painted mine 8 years ago and it still looks great.
Where are you based?
Let me know if you're interested in small group flyouts or meets for breakfast/lunch.

Would enjoy doing a walk around...
Forum: Reviews 06-04-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,801
Posted By carlrai
Another Pro Stark

Originally purchased all my Garmin radios from John at a substantial discount and recently a Stratus transponder for ADSB compliance, again at a substantial discount.

Quick service, reasonable price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 113,095
Posted By carlrai
Cool Chris

Still lingering in the low 190kts. One of these days I'll catch a good tailwind and join the club.

Way to go!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,476
Posted By carlrai
Beautiful Airplane!

Well done Lyle. Great paint!

Red and White RV's rock!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-05-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,323
Posted By carlrai
Nicely done!

Great looking interior.

Very nice panel. Well thought out and wish you hours of great flying. Will be upgrading mine to all glass soon and can only hope it comes out as clean as yours.

And if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 86,494
Posted By carlrai
And used in a commercial

Used in a Chrysler commercial during construction.
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,776
Posted By carlrai
Oops - dropped the decimal

Ok then - a small trinket.

Ugha, Monday. Here we go again.....

Consider getting the CLW group to fly over X39 or GIF for breakfast one of these days. What's Dan Landry been up to? We haven't...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,776
Posted By carlrai
It is a piece of cake, if.....

If you don't do what I did.

Flew about 45 min below Tampa Class B floor, about 25 miles north of TPA.
Then flew out of the Mode C veil, directly to KGIF to meet a friend for breakfast. Needless to...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,115
Posted By carlrai
Here's a quote from the manual

I had a short length of rg400 originally and no GPS. Finally read the manual again and found this. All works...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,115
Posted By carlrai
Smile Confirm the impedance

Of your cable. Or if you have it, try a 10' (+) length of RG400.

I initially had a problem with coax that had different impedance. When I switched to RG 400 all was well. (I guess that should...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By carlrai
Great video and had to do a screen shot of one...

Great video and had to do a screen shot of one moment in the video.
(Doug - Calendar?)
http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu50/carlrai/Into%20the%20sun_zpsimakkbls.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,115
Posted By carlrai
+1 on antenna length

If it isn't 10ft long it won't work. My ugly GPS antenna is on the glareshield with a 10.5' piece of rg400 coiled behind the panel.

Took about 15 min to receive the satellites.
Forum: ADS-B 04-24-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,115
Posted By carlrai
Found it

Yes Jesse is a great guy. 20 min by RV north of me.

But I did find it. Or at least correct it. Basically just disconnected everything that had anything to do with the Stratus Xpndr and reconnect. ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-22-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,115
Posted By carlrai
Installed Stratus ESG

Purchased from Stark Avionics in Columbus GA.
$2131 and less the $500 rebate, a pretty economical solution.

However, following installation and configuration, I still can't get a GPS signal...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-22-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By carlrai
Good Luck with Checkride

And look forward to meeting you.
I'm usually at ZPH on Saturday mornings along with hangar neighbor George. Sometimes Sunday.
Check your PM's for a note.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-21-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By carlrai
Checkride at VDF?

Checkride at VDF??
Chuck is a close friend of mine
I'll be looking for Chris
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-21-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By carlrai
Visit us at ZPH

A couple of us will be at ZPH on Sat morning if you're interested in driving up early. I'll be working on installing new Xpndr and doing a few laps around the patch later.
I'm in hangar 4, unit 8. ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 102,122
Posted By carlrai
Nope

No id of any kind. No monitor either. Can this be done when connected wirelessly to laptop?
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-16-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By carlrai
ZPH Zephyrhills

As stated earlier there are a lot of RV's based at ZPH with the advantage of cheap fuel and more importantly, the fact you can work on your airplane in the hangar. Check with both PCM and VDF about...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 102,122
Posted By carlrai
Building dual band Stratux from kit on Amazon

Easy peasy.
One thing isn't clear though. Neither of the nano receivers provided have any indication of the frequency they are tuned for. Can't tell which one should be connected the appropriate...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,758
Posted By carlrai
Seriously, check with Stark Avionics

Not trying to "one up" anyone but Stark is Waaaaay cheaper. I'm in for around $1600 after FAA rebate.
Forum: ADS-B 04-04-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,758
Posted By carlrai
Check Stratus ESG prices at Stark Avionics

You're in for a great surprise.

He's located in Georgia. Have bought my avionics from him for years.

http://www.starkavionics.com

He's very Experimental friendly and GREAT prices.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,241
Posted By carlrai
Compare a 9 and 9A

You may be able to talk Mark and I into flying to Page for lunch one day so you can look at both versions.

Mark's is beautiful but red and white RV's rock.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,241
Posted By carlrai
+ 1 for Starting with the Vertical Stabilizer

Welcome aboard Neal!

The 9A is a great choice. You're going to love it. Mine is 8 years flying and just over 500 hours.

VStab has less parts to deal with and is easier to build. Never could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,089
Posted By carlrai
Mickey

No sir. It's part of the assembly that bayonets into the CHT port on the side of the cylinder. Included with GRT's probes.

http://www.grtavionics.com/EISandAccessories10-2-2013.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,089
Posted By carlrai
Another iteration

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu50/carlrai/fwf%20wires_zpsyaf1wtls.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,561
Posted By carlrai
At ZPH in FL

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu50/carlrai/N194CR%20Painted/frontrightqtrsmall.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,061
Posted By carlrai
Samantha is the best!

Niece Sam has learned how to rivet on my RV-8 wing. Couldn't have gotten this far without her. One more bottom skin to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-11-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,396
Posted By carlrai
Tank Z brackets

Having struggled with re-mounting tanks following a leak repair on my 9A, I wished that I had used floating nut plates on the Z brackets to overcome any mis- alignment I had inadvertently built in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,360
Posted By carlrai
You're right Gil

But this works great on a light colored panel.
Mine are black on very light grey paint. Looks professionally done. Very pleased with the process and result.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,360
Posted By carlrai
There's several suppliers of the decal...

There's several suppliers of the decal paper.
Here's another with an eponymous name:
https://www.decalpaper.com/
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-24-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,948
Posted By carlrai
Good news Tony

Been a long time since we talked last.
I spent some time with Bill recently and got the whole story. Hope to be able to fly over that morning and support the revitalized chapter.
Have you set the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,814
Posted By carlrai
Please do. Likely I'll be there in the AM. ...

Please do. Likely I'll be there in the AM. Also, the big BBQ/Music/Car Festival is going on at ZPH this weekend. Not on field but directly across the street.

I'm not flying in the afternoon so I...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-17-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,814
Posted By carlrai
Well Done Dan!!

Have some panel rework to do. When finished, I want to become involved too.

Nice ride to Marathon too.
Forum: Interiors 12-22-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,625
Posted By carlrai
Overspraying Decals

Used Krylon to overspray the decals on my 9A panel. Unfortunately after nearly 8 years the clear has yellowed.

With that, I'm going to steer away from the Krylon products when I upgrade my panel...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-07-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,286
Posted By carlrai
Chris

Usually can't make it during the week. If weekdays are your regular times for flying that explains why we don't see you.

Although George occasionally gets there during the week,we're usually...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-07-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,286
Posted By carlrai
Nice Job Dan!

I'll look forward to talking to you about doing this.
Tied up this Sat with Grandson's birthday ride to breakfast but the following weekends and the next two Wednesdays (Sebring) are free.
Let me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,729
Posted By carlrai
GoPro Settings?

Chris,
Great video. Angle you had the camera is perfect.

How did you mount the camera?

And if you don't mind,what was the field of view you had it set on? Wide, medium, narrow? Inquiring minds...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-06-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,968
Posted By carlrai
Thursday Too

See you there Anthony.
Any more coming from FL?
Jesse S? Mark W? Dan?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 346,244
Posted By carlrai
Two 9's

Here's two 194's after another successful breakfast mission.

N194GP
N194CR

Coincidentally, we're next door hangar neighbors too, both finished within a couple months of each other.

Any more 194's...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-05-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By carlrai
Maybe

I kind of feel like the Wednesday Flu is coming on.
Haven't seen Gary in a long time and maybe will finally meet Chris.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By carlrai
Another possibility

Prop Works in Winter Haven (http://propworksinc.com/)

Used them for balancing. Perhaps give them a try. They were reasonable.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By carlrai
I'm with Steve

+2 on the over 200#. On for 7 years and still stuck.
Nice paint Steve.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,385
Posted By carlrai
Same as Bob

Except I used plastic cutting board for the material from the Kitchen/Aviation section of WalMart
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