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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Walt
Let me just say: PREVENTIVE maintenance is the...

Let me just say:

PREVENTIVE maintenance is the backbone of aircraft safety/reliability.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,873
Posted By Walt
Maybe a good lesson here on a new build is to go...

Maybe a good lesson here on a new build is to go with one std mag until basic system installation/operation has been proven.

Congrats on a safe outcome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Walt
Your combo comes out a little less (don't forget...

Your combo comes out a little less (don't forget to add the 2nd comm) but it also has fewer features such as bigger screen, VNAV, integrated operation between GPS/ILS transitions etc..

Once you fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Walt
I did not mean to imply that if you lose GPS it...

I did not mean to imply that if you lose GPS it will auto switch to an ILS on it's own, but when a runway has both an ILS and a GPS though I try to make it a habit to have the ILS tuned so if I lost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By Walt
This is why I still recommend the 650 to my IFR...

This is why I still recommend the 650 to my IFR panel customers.
I have the 650 in my own RV and practice using the ILS frequently, the 650 will auto transition from GPS to the ILS with no button...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Walt
1500+ hrs on EI probes, no issues.

1500+ hrs on EI probes, no issues.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-24-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Walt
I would suggest you do some reading up on the TCM...

I would suggest you do some reading up on the TCM system to get a better understanding of your systems operation. I'm no expert on TCI systems but I believe with your fuel pump running in 'HI' (you...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-24-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Walt
ECI had an option for that system way back when,...

ECI had an option for that system way back when, same basic design that a continental has. Sounds normal.
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Walt
You may already know this but thread size is...

You may already know this but thread size is different on each end, make sure you have the stud correctly oriented.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By Walt
Just my opinion but I don't think the typical...

Just my opinion but I don't think the typical Van's heat shroud (which just covers a piece of pipe) falls into the same inspection category as a typical muffler with a heat shroud like found on most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By Walt
I usually pull the heat muff and block the inlet...

I usually pull the heat muff and block the inlet for summer. Pretty sure it helps when the OAT's are 90+, which can last for months here in TX.
My CHT's rarely exceed 350 even in the summer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By Walt
My opinion, stop wasting money on something that...

My opinion, stop wasting money on something that does nothing but cause anxiety :D
You want to help your engine, change the oil more often.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,869
Posted By Walt
You can easily go into the setup mode and program...

You can easily go into the setup mode and program custom sensor inputs using whatever sensor you want. All you need is the upper and lower voltage outputs vs pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,869
Posted By Walt
Some of the better Kavlico sensors are available...

Some of the better Kavlico sensors are available from other sources for a little less $$.
Ref the Dynon SB for PN's.
https://www.dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_050620E.php
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By Walt
You might consider the TCM/Titan IO370 with 9.6...

You might consider the TCM/Titan IO370 with 9.6 CR rated at 195HP but most shops see 200+. Big performance jump over my 'old' 360/180hp.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-21-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Walt
Speed tape is one thing I always have with me,...

Speed tape is one thing I always have with me, it's the "duct tape" of aviation. I lost a cap due to forgetting to latch it many moons ago, speed tape works to cover the hole and the adhesive does...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,051
Posted By Walt
In case you haven't seen this...

In case you haven't seen this report:

https://smartpilot.ca/images/TSB/PDF/a10o0018.pdf

Quote:
The addition of weight, however, can decrease flutter speed by 50 knots or greater.
Any imbalance,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By Walt
AFP system with purge valve, pull the purge...

AFP system with purge valve, pull the purge valve, engine stops, pressure goes to '0' with no engine flooding.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By Walt
Make sure the base of the sender unit is...

Make sure the base of the sender unit is grounded, I see lots of fuel qty issues caused by bad ground at the sender.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-18-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Walt
Please email pics of front and data tag on the...

Please email pics of front and data tag on the altimeter.
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Walt
That may be a bad assumption to make, the higher...

That may be a bad assumption to make, the higher voltage source will supply the current. Starters can draw significantly more than 100A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Walt
You may want to have a look at this thread about...

You may want to have a look at this thread about an overly twitchy aircraft:
http://www.vansairforce.com/Community/showthread.php?t=115631
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By Walt
I think you may have trouble fitting everything...

I think you may have trouble fitting everything in this panel when you add some space for avionics rails for the radios, or you will have to move everything down and perhaps extend the panel if you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Walt
I prefer Hylomar

I prefer Hylomar
Forum: Reviews 05-12-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By Walt
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jim@aithreaviation.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,014
Posted By Walt
Triflow is also a highly recommended lubricant...

Triflow is also a highly recommended lubricant for these bearing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Walt
I'm still a fan of dual GSU25's and G5, you can...

I'm still a fan of dual GSU25's and G5, you can make the MFD display ahrs2 while the PFD is on ahrs 1 and the G5 is source 3.

I also like that the G3X does a comparison between the 2 GSU's and lets...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Walt
USB power plugs are notorious for generating RF...

USB power plugs are notorious for generating RF noise, the fact that the RX is displayed clearly indicates the noise is be picked up by the radios receivers from something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,997
Posted By Walt
Another benefit of the Beringer is the one piece...

Another benefit of the Beringer is the one piece axle.

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/cache/400-400-/catalog/graphics/B/BERINGER-NSWH-KIT.jpg
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Walt
I abandoned lightspeed after multiple customer...

I abandoned lightspeed after multiple customer service issues.
Between the two electroair would be my hands down choice.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By Walt
Why build such a simple aircraft with such a...

Why build such a simple aircraft with such a complicated electrical system?

5 busses, multiple relays, high current diodes etc., is it really necessary or is it just fun to work on the designs?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Walt
I am still using the original 'R' EI probes that...

I am still using the original 'R' EI probes that came with the EI kit, over 1700 hrs on them.

From ACS website:

P-110-R EGT/TIT Standard 13/64" dia Probe (Robust).

"The basic difference between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By Walt
On the W side of the DFW metro, Graham Mun, KRPH...

On the W side of the DFW metro, Graham Mun, KRPH $2.20 :eek:
Walking distance to DQ and BBQ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,308
Posted By Walt
Actually safety wire is optional on experimentals...

Actually safety wire is optional on experimentals Hartzell propellers because there is no MM that calls for it.
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Walt
No spacers required if you use the 'stock'...

No spacers required if you use the 'stock' straight oil filter adapter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Walt
My...

My RV7A

https://photos.smugmug.com/Walts-RV7/i-bbF8gnB/0/7e9007e7/L/2019071509421334-IMG_0686-L.jpg

Combination...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Walt
Anything is possible, but I suggest you follow...

Anything is possible, but I suggest you follow the "standard" Van's install and use the rear mounted gov.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Walt
Are you sure you have a front pad? The Titan 370...

Are you sure you have a front pad? The Titan 370 I have uses the standard rear gov.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,529
Posted By Walt
You might think having the eng instruments on the...

You might think having the eng instruments on the far right is ok but I redid my panel because I had the MVP50 (large engine display) on the right and hated it (love the MVP50 but just not over on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-27-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Walt
AMP PIDG terminals and a good AMP crimper is...

AMP PIDG terminals and a good AMP crimper is pretty much the industry standard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Walt
I've repaired plenty leaky static systems when...

I've repaired plenty leaky static systems when the poly/nylo tubing has been heated and stretched over a fitting/tube/tee, it will eventually crack (the way Van's used to recommend).
Forum: Autopilots 04-25-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,864
Posted By Walt
My experience: Autotrim with trim tab works good,...

My experience:
Autotrim with trim tab works good, autotrim with spring bias trim does not.
AP will handle normal aileron operation without trim if you just manage fuel.

(I installed the trim on my 7...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By Walt
The 'NL' series and HT starters are from Skytec,...

The 'NL' series and HT starters are from Skytec, the BC206 is from B&C.
I always prefer the B&C if it fits over Skytec.
Forum: GPS 04-21-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Walt
My suggestion is to simply follow the...

My suggestion is to simply follow the recommendation of the equipment manufacturer as closely as possible. I thing Garmin in this case has some pretty smart folks working for them and they may know a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Walt
I like the wingtip location for the GMU11 on the...

I like the wingtip location for the GMU11 on the taildragger and the rear deck for an A model.
The archer antenna is a couple of strips of aluminum so neglible/no effect.
I have installed both GMU11...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Walt
I tend to use the right but it mainly depends on...

I tend to use the right but it mainly depends on ease of installation of the coax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,997
Posted By Walt
I believe the SL ref you are referring to from...

I believe the SL ref you are referring to from Van's is how to help with nose gear shimmy:

"The following is a list of suggestions that may help minimize nose gear vibration.
1.The NOSE wheel tire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Walt
No it will not...

No it will not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By Walt
I like...

I like these..

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Microchip-Microsemi/APT2X101S20J?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtQ8nqTKtFS%2FPOoKY%252BWdZ3GI0MbqjPqs%2FwzfBt9yg9g1Q%3D%3D...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Walt
Actually that's a bad idea, if you need to tie...

Actually that's a bad idea, if you need to tie them together do it using something like 1K resistors and 'Y' them together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 21,997
Posted By Walt
Don't want to get into the 'A' vs TD but a few...

Don't want to get into the 'A' vs TD but a few notes on the 'A' model that have been discussed before but may bear repeating.

I've seen a number of 6A's with the old fork, crappy nose wheel/fairing...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By Walt
In my RV7 I mounted the 13 cu ft bottle over by...

In my RV7 I mounted the 13 cu ft bottle over by the RH flap cover area so I can reach the on/off valve when flying.
I mounted (velcro) the E2D2 under the engine cables so I can easily plug in while...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By Walt
Once you cut it to size (depending on amount of...

Once you cut it to size (depending on amount of trim required), paint and glue to trailing edge it practically disappears. Much much better than a 'tab' IMO. If I remember I'll take a picture of my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By Walt
Plastic wedge available from Cleaveland...

Plastic wedge available from Cleaveland tools:

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/products/rudder-trim-tab?_pos=1&_sid=7c387340c&_ss=r&variant=31547110752318
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By Walt
Seems insane to remove the wings for paint, a ton...

Seems insane to remove the wings for paint, a ton of work and the potential for damage far exceeds the reward.
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By Walt
FYI; the 750 displays traffic, weather and...

FYI; the 750 displays traffic, weather and terrain quite well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By Walt
#1 eng is always the left, same for the fuel tank.

#1 eng is always the left, same for the fuel tank.
Forum: Autopilots 04-12-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Walt
Autotrim is not the same as "Trim", turn off Trim...

Autotrim is not the same as "Trim", turn off Trim in the Trim setup.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Walt
Although I've noticed a big decline in the...

Although I've noticed a big decline in the traffic at the airport, I remain swamped with work.
The RV crowd is a dedicated group and obviously want to be ready to get back it the air asap :D
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By Walt
Everything Carl said....

Everything Carl said....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Walt
Not sure and I don't see anything in the manual,...

Not sure and I don't see anything in the manual, good question for Rob at AFS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Walt
The above is the old procedure, current software...

The above is the old procedure, current software allows you to put the system in test mode so you no longer have to do the tedious 'on/off' procedure when running the altimeter test.
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