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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,195
Posted By RVbySDI
Analogy: I built my airplane using exclusively an...

Analogy:
I built my airplane using exclusively an Avery C-frame hammer dimpler
And a Cleveland Tool hand squeezer. It was noisy using the dimpler so required always having ear protection. I had...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By RVbySDI
Please PM me if anyone wants a GDL-82 installed. ...

Please PM me if anyone wants a GDL-82 installed. I would be glad to install your 82 for you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By RVbySDI
Bob, Just to clarify my point, I was referring to...

Bob,
Just to clarify my point, I was referring to the shielded wires capability of preventing electrical interference to the actual wiring if the shielded magnetometer wires are routed near other...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By RVbySDI
Wires should have little to no impact on the...

Wires should have little to no impact on the operation of the magnetometer(s) provided they are shielded wiring to them. Since you have the harness from Stein, then I would say you will not see any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By RVbySDI
Like Figs I do not have an 8 either. So forgive...

Like Figs I do not have an 8 either. So forgive me for adding comments that may not address the specifics of your layout. As Figs stated, you will use the existing transponder antenna. If you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By RVbySDI
Answers to your questions in RED above. The...

Answers to your questions in RED above. The installation is not difficult at all. You do need to insert some pins into a DSub connector. You do have to either build a coax cable or purchase one...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-23-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,678
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I did enjoy time spent there in the past...

Well, I did enjoy time spent there in the past when I attended, I believe 4 years starting in 2008. However, given the manner in which the SnF organization treated me and others after 3/31/2011, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,038
Posted By RVbySDI
Others have commented quite effectively on your...

Others have commented quite effectively on your concerns. I will only expound upon one. The perception of lack of space in the 9A vs Mooney. As a data point. I am 6'1" 260. I have no problems...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By RVbySDI
I am sad to hear this news. I never was able to...

I am sad to hear this news. I never was able to meet Robbie in person but had several telephone conversations with him early in my build. He was always willing to answer any questions I had.

My...
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,042
Posted By RVbySDI
Personal opinion, so take it for what you paid...

Personal opinion, so take it for what you paid for it.

$50 is a steep price to pay to have someone else do something you can do yourself. Of course only you can determine if you can undertake...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
Posted By RVbySDI
Ah, such dead on wisdom! I think you should...

Ah, such dead on wisdom! I think you should start each post with "Hear Me Now And Believe Me Later!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=089FXiadgXY)

This is like reading a statement from Warren...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,665
Posted By RVbySDI
If weight is a concern but you still want the HP...

If weight is a concern but you still want the HP a 360 provides you should not discount this engine:
http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titan/engines/x340.aspx

I have 592 hours on the ECI IO-340. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I am no expert engine guru but here are my...

Well, I am no expert engine guru but here are my thoughts. The temps you mentioned are well within the "good operating temps" for the engine. So I am not sure it is necessary that you worry too...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,265
Posted By RVbySDI
Interesting reports of quick build tanks. The...

Interesting reports of quick build tanks. The amount of work you have already put into these tanks hopefully shows that it would not be that much more difficult for anyone building to build their...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By RVbySDI
Now if we could just get that FAA rebate check to...

Now if we could just get that FAA rebate check to be delivered as efficiently as you did we would be set. :confused:
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By RVbySDI
Hey, I how do I get one of those "law tractors"? ...

Hey, I how do I get one of those "law tractors"? That sounds like a useful tool! Is this for use on lawyers? does it plow or maybe just mow down those law types? Either way I want one! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,583
Posted By RVbySDI
Hello Walt, I have my GDU 470 mounted in my...

Hello Walt,
I have my GDU 470 mounted in my panel. I actually replaced a 695 with the 470. Sorry I don't have a pic of the installation at this time I can post.

I am sure you are interested in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,090
Posted By RVbySDI
100# baggage limit in my RV9A with 1800# gross. ...

100# baggage limit in my RV9A with 1800# gross. CG within Van's specified limits. No realistic way to exceed the CG fore or aft.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By RVbySDI
I also contemplated additional fuel capacity. I...

I also contemplated additional fuel capacity. I have often thought of additional fuel as a safety buffer for long flights. However, from my almost 8 years of flight experience now with the 9 I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By RVbySDI
I might add to this thought -- Even a...

I might add to this thought -- Even a multi-engine aircraft is still susceptible to a potential single-point failure. As long as humans are included as part of the process of aircraft flight there...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-02-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,130
Posted By RVbySDI
Please include Chapter 1612 in your comments...

Please include Chapter 1612 in your comments about EAA around OKC. There are a fair share of RVs in that chapter as well. They meet the second Saturday of each month (the February meeting is a week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By RVbySDI
"TRAFFIC, 2 O'CLOCK, 1 MILE, 500 FT ABOVE!" -- in...

"TRAFFIC, 2 O'CLOCK, 1 MILE, 500 FT ABOVE!" -- in my headset is most definitely going to have my head up and eyes out the window! Actually, they will be looking at 2 O'Clock, 1 mile, 500 ft above!
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By RVbySDI
To those who have posted about the local email...

To those who have posted about the local email client filters, white lists, etc. Yes indeed, I am aware of those "work arounds". I have them in place. They do not work for this site. Now as for...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By RVbySDI
I view VAF on two separate computers, an Iphone...

I view VAF on two separate computers, an Iphone and two separate Ipads. None of them have the same antivirus software on them. All of them have email notifications from VAF in the junk folder.

As...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By RVbySDI
Search and you will find a lot of posts on the...

Search and you will find a lot of posts on the subject. There are notifications that do go out but they end up in the junk mail folder. They did not used to go to junk but have for many years now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By RVbySDI
Do let us know what you think when you do become...

Do let us know what you think when you do become interested in it. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By RVbySDI
Mounted in the baggage area on the right side...

Mounted in the baggage area on the right side panel behind the passenger seat. Works fine there.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,110
Posted By RVbySDI
For those interested, you might want to pick up...

For those interested, you might want to pick up the latest KITPLANES (http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/) magazine and read the "Under New Management" article.
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,418
Posted By RVbySDI
You might want to look into bullet point 5 on...

You might want to look into bullet point 5 on this unit from Garmin:
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/540911
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,646
Posted By RVbySDI
I know this does not solve your problem but can...

I know this does not solve your problem but can you detail exactly why you see your GRT as 'unreliable'? As others have posted, these readings can tell you a lot. I have had many conversations over...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,418
Posted By RVbySDI
This is true. However, then again, this is...

This is true. However, then again, this is exactly the situation Jim was referring to in paragraph 3 of his post. One in this situation is indeed locked into having to deal with one company's...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,042
Posted By RVbySDI
What Jesse and Figgs said! The FAA is using the...

What Jesse and Figgs said! The FAA is using the performance flight date as its monitor. It does not know when you installed, most likely they really don't care when it was installed either. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By RVbySDI
No one should ever think there is a 'One Size...

No one should ever think there is a 'One Size Fits All' solution for anything. This fits into that category as well. I have the Halo in the ear and love them. However, the headset did come with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By RVbySDI
Exactly what I did. Removed the tank from the...

Exactly what I did. Removed the tank from the plane. Secured it to the drill press and drilled the holes. I will not say it was "Easy Peazy" but it was uneventful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By RVbySDI
Don't remember the size but if you buy an...

Don't remember the size but if you buy an adjustable hole saw like this one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By RVbySDI
I replaced the standard Vans battery box with the...

I replaced the standard Vans battery box with the EarthX multi use box. It was plug and play for my installation. Everything matched exactly. No drilling involved.
Forum: COMM 01-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
All aural alerts come from whichever display unit...

All aural alerts come from whichever display unit one would use to display the traffic. That would be EFIS displays of whatever manufacturer you choose to use, GPS displays of whatever manufacturer...
Forum: COMM 01-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, my name is Steve also so I will offer this:...

Well, my name is Steve also so I will offer this: There is the gdl82 for ADS-B OUT UAT that has anonymity. Of course it has no ADS-B IN so you would have to combine it with the GDL-39 or GDL-52 to...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
Steve, I appreciate your position but having...

Steve,
I appreciate your position but having experience with it for a few months now I really appreciate the "verbose" alert. It really does enhance your traffic awareness. It gives a better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 105,583
Posted By RVbySDI
I know all of this is for fun, education and,...

I know all of this is for fun, education and, well, because we can. Given that, my unsolicited thoughts: The real question really isn't what is the drag delta from the faired tie down vs non-faired...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
I have flown with music playing in the background...

I have flown with music playing in the background and Foreflight on the screen. When Foreflight has an audio alert it does come in over the top of the music. That most likely is an aspect of the...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
Ok, well everyone has their rationals for their...

Ok, well everyone has their rationals for their specific philosophies they live by. To each his own. So in your case then at this point your options are:

Design your own software to do what you...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By RVbySDI
I believe the audio is a function of the...

I believe the audio is a function of the application that is displaying the traffic (Foreflight, Pilot, etc.) and not a function of the instrument that is receiving the data (i.e. GDL-39, GDL-88,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,291
Posted By RVbySDI
As the others mentioned, the deadline that...

As the others mentioned, the deadline that expired was the "reservation" for the rebate. The expiration was only for reserving your rebate. So back in early September about a week before the end...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,291
Posted By RVbySDI
Ok, well the transponder was not checked during...

Ok, well the transponder was not checked during the installation. However, the transponder has never had any issues of concern in all the years of flying. It has passed the transponder checks in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,291
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I don't even know how to reply to those...

Well, I don't even know how to reply to those questions. Please enlighten me on who exactly, besides the installer, would be "ramp checking" anything. And just exactly to what "ramp check" are you...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,291
Posted By RVbySDI
Just this past Monday I finalized my...

Just this past Monday I finalized my installation. Here is a pic of my installation location. I actually ended up moving the GDL82 about 1-1.5 in further aft than this picture displays. The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,307
Posted By RVbySDI
Actually it didn't. In fact it was the reverse. ...

Actually it didn't. In fact it was the reverse. Early aviation speed measurements were in MPH. That is why the old planes had air speed in MPH. It wasn't until much later on the switch was made to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,307
Posted By RVbySDI
Yep, do that, but, now we are talking about...

Yep, do that, but, now we are talking about distance, not speed.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,307
Posted By RVbySDI
I cannot answer for anyone else but me. As for...

I cannot answer for anyone else but me. As for me, every other speed measurement in all other aspects of my life are measured in MPH. Every non-aviator who I talk with about flying asks me how fast...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By RVbySDI
Paul, I appreciate the perspective but I do...

Paul,
I appreciate the perspective but I do believe that for us simple average builders the cost difference vs quality of crimp difference is not a big enough difference to justify the added expense....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,209
Posted By RVbySDI
I am no lawyer for sure. Given that, if you are...

I am no lawyer for sure. Given that, if you are really overly concerned about law suits, I think you should give some serious thought to 6gun's comment. I know he was making his statement in jest...
Forum: Tools 01-05-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By RVbySDI
Do yourself a favor and call Steinair...

Do yourself a favor and call Steinair (http://www.steinair.com/) and either talk to Stein himself (since he often answers the phone himself) or any of his other techs about the tools you need.

As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, just be comforted in the knowledge that...

Well, just be comforted in the knowledge that your not alone brother!
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By RVbySDI
A little clarity would help my mental picture of...

A little clarity would help my mental picture of what you are referring. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words. I will add to that word count with my questions.

Is the bias you are referring to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By RVbySDI
Received mine from Stein last Thursday.

Received mine from Stein last Thursday.
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,042
Posted By RVbySDI
Yes, thanks. The Garmin guys also sent me an...

Yes, thanks. The Garmin guys also sent me an email directing me to the same information. I appreciate the quick replies both from here and from the Garmin g3Xpert group.
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,042
Posted By RVbySDI
G3xpert, Hey Garmin guys, I am needing to know if...

G3xpert,
Hey Garmin guys, I am needing to know if there is a specific distance needed to separate the GDL-82 GPS antenna from any other GPS antenna. Where I am looking to mount the GPS antenna could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,976
Posted By RVbySDI
Yep, I have had the same conversation with...

Yep, I have had the same conversation with friends a few years ago about landing early or often to fuel the plane. However, what I am saying about my fuel decisions are based mainly on having a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By RVbySDI
Works out for VFR. Wonder what it would have...

Works out for VFR. Wonder what it would have been like in IMC on an IFR flight?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,976
Posted By RVbySDI
I understand what you are saying. However, I...

I understand what you are saying. However, I would contend that rather than using this philosophy of fuel consumption protocol in order to prevent such a precarious situation at the end of a long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,976
Posted By RVbySDI
Well, I am sure each RV is going to be different....

Well, I am sure each RV is going to be different. Given that, I most certainly cannot agree with this as a blanket statement about all RVs. I have been flying my 9A since 2010. I have been...
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