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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,051
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With all due respect, have you priced a UL Power...

With all due respect, have you priced a UL Power engine in "ready to fly" condition? In the case of this new engine, the price point will, if they hit their targets, be a strong motivating force in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It seems the best fix for a TT EFIS is keeping a...

It seems the best fix for a TT EFIS is keeping a spare one on hand, purchased fairly inexpensively from another flyer who has yanked it out in favor of a current-manufacture EFIS. Now that TT is...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm with both an HX and a Mini-AP you might be...

Hmmm with both an HX and a Mini-AP you might be just as well off installing another switch in the equation to fully preserve the redundancy that you bought with the Mini-AP. This switch would...
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a minute to perform a search on the forums...

Take a minute to perform a search on the forums here for a recent discussion about using what is essentially a PWM dimmer control to provide variable temperature control for heated seats. When I...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-07-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By Canadian_JOY
VOR and ILS are quite different. VOR and...

VOR and ILS are quite different. VOR and Localizer frequencies are intermingled, making it easy for us to believe they are essentially the same technologies. Yes, they both work in the VHF band,...
Forum: Primers 02-06-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No reaction of any sort to the EkoPoxy and...

No reaction of any sort to the EkoPoxy and EkoCrylic, in my case.
Forum: Primers 02-06-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Canadian_JOY
EkoPoxy primer on the exterior, covered by...

EkoPoxy primer on the exterior, covered by EkoCrylic. Two years flying. Airplane always habngared except at Oshkosh. Paint is wearing well, with no obvious defects related to the paint material...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer, no need to wait for Dynon. - D180...

Short answer, no need to wait for Dynon.

- D180 understands the signals being sent by VAL - they're what we call an SL30 serial data format.
- No autopilot servos in the world understand the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The D180 does not follow vertical guidance...

The D180 does not follow vertical guidance (glideslope) - none of the Dynon legacy products do. Localizer, yes, glideslope, no.

Carlos - I think you're missing a valuable piece of the "big picture...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ron - it would be a good test at a technical...

Ron - it would be a good test at a technical level. Zoom back out to the "system safety" level and then re-examine the value of the test.

In Canada, with 406MHz ELT's we have only recently been...
Forum: COMM 01-25-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rainier - your comment goes right to the heart of...

Rainier - your comment goes right to the heart of the matter. My comment about buying the best audio panel you can get is a clear summary of years of experience working on aircraft and discovering...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,204
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glasair offers a BRS as an option on the...

Glasair offers a BRS as an option on the Sportsman 2+2 - Two Weeks to Taxi or factory installs only, no homebuilder installs. Cost is about $35K and 60lbs lost useful load plus a fairly substantial...
Forum: Reviews 01-24-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I can report a couple of hundred hours of...

I can report a couple of hundred hours of successful flight with a pair of Baja Squadron Pro lights being wig-wagged by the Perihelion wig-wag module. Works perfectly.

As a bit of a PIREP on how...
Forum: COMM 01-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As an avionics guy I will say that a lifetime of...

As an avionics guy I will say that a lifetime of working on aircraft has left me with the very firm belief that the best money you spend on avionics is spent on buying the best audio panel you can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Now there's a load of, well... not sweet smelling...

Now there's a load of, well... not sweet smelling stuff! LoL
The exhaust will work if it is properly engineered. What they are likely trying to say is they have no idea of how much improvement might...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you think you have sticker shock looking those...

If you think you have sticker shock looking those prices, take a look at the pricing for these same units certified for use in Class 2 & 3 airplanes!!!!!
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,488
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One needs to be somewhat careful in interpreting...

One needs to be somewhat careful in interpreting the "powered by the aircraft" statement. The GPS input typically is not powered by the aircraft in ELTs designed for our non-air-carrier aircraft. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,453
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ahh - now I see the genesis of your viewpoint....

Ahh - now I see the genesis of your viewpoint.

Moving helicopters on a dolly is a totally, and I DO mean totally, different experience. Those dollies lift the entire helicopter off the ground,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Pathfinder is single-frequency (978MHz UAT)...

The Pathfinder is single-frequency (978MHz UAT) only. I have one installed - it works. A Stratux seems a far better option for those of us where receiving 1090 is more critical (read "Canadians"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,453
Posted By Canadian_JOY
At the risk of sounding terribly negative, this...

At the risk of sounding terribly negative, this suggestion of the use of a dolly for the nosewheel is a non-starter. (Sorry for sounding so harsh). I've tried it, albeit on a larger, heavier...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A second observation... the two ignition leads...

A second observation... the two ignition leads coming from the P-Mag appear to be touching both the engine mount and the oil cooler line. The angle of the photo gives this appearance which may not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just as a sanity double-check... look at the two...

Just as a sanity double-check... look at the two visible socket head cap screws installed in the unused ports of that manifold block. Are they safetied with lockwire? Nope. Now go look at every...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-12-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,558
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's "planned", but Mother Nature is being...

It's "planned", but Mother Nature is being anything but cooperative. Just received a major dump of rain along with temperatures as high as +6C. Not conducive to ice formation.

As a general...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm that's an interesting response from GRT -...

Hmmm that's an interesting response from GRT - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,577
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Similar thoughts here... Flying both a...

Similar thoughts here... Flying both a GRT-equipped aircraft and a legacy Dynon-equipped aircraft. Quite satisfied with both of them. Would install either of them again but likely leaning more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Nice to see another Lowrance 2000c user! Like...

Nice to see another Lowrance 2000c user!
Like you, I'm using the 2000c to provide GPS data to the D100.

The GRT Mini-X would do the trick as well using its NMEA output format. BUT you would have to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The answer depends entirely on the...

The answer depends entirely on the manufacturer(s) of the connectors. The exposed, mating part of the pin is governed by a specification; the hidden part that results in retention of the coax center...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glad to hear you're continuing to work toward...

Glad to hear you're continuing to work toward perfection in this installation, Gerry.

To answer your question, yes, I've been using Jepp data. I can't remember the cost precisely but I want to say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,965
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One quick thought... Your reasoning behind NOT...

One quick thought... Your reasoning behind NOT buying a Cessna 172 or similar is sound because your mission, as described, would clearly make that aircraft feel "old" pretty quickly.

With that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... maybe it's the $300 (and up) price tag? ...

Ummm... maybe it's the $300 (and up) price tag? ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Might I suggest you consider a paradigm...

Might I suggest you consider a paradigm shift?

When in wig-wag mode you will most likely be airborne or in the runway environment where wig-wag is needed for anti-collision purposes.

When you are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... I'm going to sound like an old curmudgeon...

Ummm... I'm going to sound like an old curmudgeon here and I make no apologies for it.

If you had a tech install the HX and he did so in a manner which leaves you not knowing which CB is powering...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you need real heat for truly cold weather...

If you need real heat for truly cold weather operations, the Reiff Turbo XP system is hard to beat. It puts a pair of pads on the oil sump, a pad on the oil cooler and bands around the bases of each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Gerry - just a thought... You wonder why the...

Gerry - just a thought...

You wonder why the installation tech would not have wired the HX to the Avionics Master. That's because GRT's installation manual expresses a preference for the EFIS to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ohhhh now that's a good point! I wouldn't...

Ohhhh now that's a good point! I wouldn't naturally have thought of that but I do leave memory sticks in place permanently. Thanks for the good tip!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Gerry - a couple of thoughts... 1) the HX takes...

Gerry - a couple of thoughts...
1) the HX takes time to boot, longer than you would expect
2) when it is booting don't touch it... if it last was at a dim setting, touching a button within the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,073
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ah, there's the answer to my question... The...

Ah, there's the answer to my question... The hearing aid is not blocking out cockpit noise but rather one is reliant on an external headset to block noise, thus allowing communications to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,073
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Jim - I'm trying to learn here so your patience...

Jim - I'm trying to learn here so your patience is appreciated...
Do behind-the-ear aids block out enough external sound to make them effective in a high-noise environment?

I my little pea brain I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,073
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If this is indeed the case, how does one deal...

If this is indeed the case, how does one deal with improving signal:noise ratio to aid in speech intelligibility? Most of us discount the effect of attenuating the ambient aircraft noise however...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I asked a local engine shop what they would...

I asked a local engine shop what they would charge to do the first 4 hours of break-in on an O-360. Their answer was a flat thousand bucks. I would certainly consider doing that if I once again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glen - alternate static can be really simple and...

Glen - alternate static can be really simple and cheap.

Install a Tee in the line, run the line back to the bottom corner of the instrument panel or a similar accessible location that doesn't take...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-23-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,343
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There are a lot of challenges in designing a...

There are a lot of challenges in designing a Swiss Army Knife airplane. As a builder/owner of a Glasair Sportsman I have to say the airplane does very well in meeting a broad range of mission...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There's a big terminology gap here that we have...

There's a big terminology gap here that we have to bridge.

1) Run In - this is what Lycoming does at the factory. So many minutes and such-and-such RPM, then so many more minutes at another RPM. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,489
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I would say there are really two major decision...

I would say there are really two major decision influencers here. At the end of the day, total cost isn't one of them. Yes, that's what I wrote. The differences in cost will pretty much be...
Forum: Autopilots 12-18-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I think it's this last bit that makes me prefer...

I think it's this last bit that makes me prefer flying with the EFIS/GPS switch in the GPS position. Setting altitude / climb rate through the autopilot's own buttons results in perfect altitude...
Forum: Autopilots 12-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Interesting... Now I have a good excuse to go out...

Interesting... Now I have a good excuse to go out and burn some more avgas!

BTW altimeter sync in ours comes across from the EFIS automatically so the altitude readout on the 385 always matches the...
Forum: Autopilots 12-17-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Check the GRT-provided wiring diagram again. Look...

Check the GRT-provided wiring diagram again. Look hard at it.
You'll see the EFIS/GPS switch actually is a source control switch. It allows you to control which ARINC429 source feeds the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A hangar neighbor came up with a great portable...

A hangar neighbor came up with a great portable pre-heater.

He took a chunk of galvanized heat ducting and cut two oval holes in its sides, stood the heat duct up over a plywood base that features...
Forum: Autopilots 12-13-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,658
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As somebody who has his a/p controller mounted...

As somebody who has his a/p controller mounted elsewhere, I have to say that glare shield mounting remains my preferred location, by a wide margin. I would prioritize this location above all others,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Let's look at this in some very real...

Let's look at this in some very real terms...

Nav Canada waited until many of us had already spent serious money complying with the US ADSB mandate before they made any mention of an ADSB mandate...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,113
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Discounting the fuel savings associated with...

Discounting the fuel savings associated with electronic ignition is not necessarily good math.

Our O-360 is consistently burning a little more than 1gph less fuel than delineated in Lycoming's power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,241
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The most important message here is that your...

The most important message here is that your individual aircraft may vary. I know, for instance, that in my aircraft the altitude loss associated with trying to stop the prop is greater than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,241
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some interesting testing has been done to answer...

Some interesting testing has been done to answer this question.

The summary statement would be pull prop to full COARSE pitch for maximum reduction in prop-induced drag and engine pumping losses....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,376
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In Canada we have the challenge of having only...

In Canada we have the challenge of having only letters to work with. I've noticed our registration (VLF) seems to get particularly clearly enunciated by ATC. Our other aircraft (JOY) is another one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By Canadian_JOY
+1 and more on this comment about Aero Covers. ...

+1 and more on this comment about Aero Covers. John and his daughter are fantastic people to work with and produce an absolutely top-quality product. Their customer service is what sets them apart...
Forum: Canada 11-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tom - your point is extremely valid indeed. What...

Tom - your point is extremely valid indeed. What I failed to mention in my earlier post is that I tend to "bulk up" shipments so my 3 hour round trip to the border nets me a pretty full vehicle and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,389
Posted By Canadian_JOY
From my limited personal sample size... - first...

From my limited personal sample size...

- first flight in our aircraft had the combination of new EVERYTHING, engine, prop, airframe, avionics
- I used an additional pilot, and instructor and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I once bought a wrecked version of my "other...

I once bought a wrecked version of my "other airplane" for parts... It had gone into an earthen berm at about 70mph. This particular aircraft features a glare shield which is primary structure,...
Forum: Canada 11-27-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Brian - much of the advise given so far here is...

Brian - much of the advise given so far here is pretty much golden.

There clearly is absolutely NO NEED for a broker. There likewise is no need for any fancy business number. Or at least that's...
Forum: Safety 11-26-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,280
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The canopy breaking tool isn't something you...

The canopy breaking tool isn't something you likely want in your vest pocket but rather something you want accessible to you while you are upside down dangling from your harness.

Automotive...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By Canadian_JOY
What's your CNX80 software version? You need the...

What's your CNX80 software version? You need the latest in order to get ADSB+ output on Serial Port 3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Canadian_JOY
"Sacrificing a wrench"?? Nah, that's not a...

"Sacrificing a wrench"??
Nah, that's not a sacrifice - that's building a special-purpose tool that will serve your entire life, and likely be borrowed frequently by friends facing the same mechanical...
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