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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Walt
The 45R can hardwire to both screens and a GTN.

The 45R can hardwire to both screens and a GTN.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Walt
The 38 and 40 are basically interchangable, the...

The 38 and 40 are basically interchangable, the 38 is one range cooler than the 40 is the only difference, the 38 is pretty much the standard plug in the 360 series engines.
Have no idea why Superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Walt
I like the fine wires, not as prone to fouling...

I like the fine wires, not as prone to fouling and last a long time..
UREM38S is what I use.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 83,610
Posted By Walt
The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled...

The throttle mount is from Stein, it's milled from a chunk of aluminum.
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,140
Posted By Walt
Thanks Steve, kinda what I figured but then I...

Thanks Steve, kinda what I figured but then I noticed this on the ACS website Q&A:

Question: Since I will be using the GDL 52R to provide traffic and weather to my Aera 660 GPS can the GDL 52R also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Walt
Wow, it takes me at least 30 min to get set up...

Wow, it takes me at least 30 min to get set up and then a 20-30 min warmup period (that's after you get external power hooked up) before I even get started.
Guess I'm just getting really slow in my...
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,140
Posted By Walt
Will the GDL52 provide weather and traffic to the...

Will the GDL52 provide weather and traffic to the GTN units? I've seen conflicting info on this ability.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Walt
I plan on around 3-4 hours if no major problems...

I plan on around 3-4 hours if no major problems are encountered.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Walt
Thanks for the info, I didn't know the Hx would...

Thanks for the info, I didn't know the Hx would do that.
Perhaps the G3X will do the same thing with a 620/255 or 420/SL30? (never had an opportunity to fly these combo's)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Walt
I usually charge $320 for single altimeter and...

I usually charge $320 for single altimeter and $350 for dual ADAHRS, G5 and xpdr.
If I have to chase static leaks thats on an hourly rate :eek:
This would include a calibration of the ADAHRS and G5...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Walt
One of the reasons I like the 650 is the auto...

One of the reasons I like the 650 is the auto transition from GPS to an ILS approach when an ILS approach is loaded and activated. Can't do that with seperate units.
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By Walt
The 327's have been around a long time, some are...

The 327's have been around a long time, some are pretty old, so you decide if it's worth it or not to replace the transponder with a new unit.
If you have an old KT76A, Narco, etc. it's a no...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,657
Posted By Walt
The 327's have been around a long time, some are...

The 327's have been around a long time, some are pretty old, so you decide if it's worth it or not to replace the transponder with a new unit.
If you have an old KT76A, Narco, etc. it's a no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,334
Posted By Walt
I'm not sure what pressure the electronic...

I'm not sure what pressure the electronic injection guys run, this will run any of the mechanical FI systems.

From the Weldon website:

Current Applications
•Emergency Fuel Boost
•Priming Injected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,334
Posted By Walt
Just to throw out another option, this is the one...

Just to throw out another option, this is the one I use, the Weldon 8120-G series (certified on a wide range of Piper's) and has been in use for 60+ years according to the Weldon folks.
Rated for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Walt
Never a good idea to run avioinics off a "cheap"...

Never a good idea to run avioinics off a "cheap" power supply, a switching power supply makes plenty of RF noise even idle but the more load you put on it (alt field can typically pull 5 amps) the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Walt
Is there fuel in the pump/lines? Bat voltage...

Is there fuel in the pump/lines? Bat voltage >12v?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Walt
System voltages can easily drop to 8v or less...

System voltages can easily drop to 8v or less during starting with a weak battery or worn out starter, if you have the 'stock' PM starter those units require the heaviest current and hence will cause...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Walt
Not all 335's have built in WAAS receiver. Non...

Not all 335's have built in WAAS receiver.

Non WAAS PN: 010-01214-01
With Built in WAAS PN: K10-00276-03
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Walt
I ALWAYS do a seperate backup battery switch and...

I ALWAYS do a seperate backup battery switch and prefer to locate it somewhere other than next to the master or other switches. What Charlie said, if there is smoke in the cockpit, master off is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Walt
Yes on alt output, see page 123 of the install...

Yes on alt output, see page 123 of the install manual for 232 settings.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By Walt
I do push button start switches on 90% of my...

I do push button start switches on 90% of my panel installs, on a few occasions customers wanted a way to kill the start circuit so I will mount the start CB on the lower bent edge of the panel or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By Walt
I've wired quite a few systems and recently...

I've wired quite a few systems and recently switched my own setup to:

Master=off/bat/bat-alt (this is pretty standard and hasn't changed)

Backup alt if installed: no backup alt switch, always on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Walt
I'm only on my first cup of coffee.... but I...

I'm only on my first cup of coffee.... but I would suspect the 'boost' relay which I assume is now being controlled by the PWM modulation output of the servo doesn't like that signal. When the AP is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By Walt
Another thing to consider is the skin of a...

Another thing to consider is the skin of a monocoque design is primary structure, I would suggest you do your homework/contact Van's prior to cutting a big hole in the structure of your aircraft to...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Walt
The G3X manual details backup battery inputs,...

The G3X manual details backup battery inputs, pretty standard stuff.
The GTN power requirments are such that multiple HD pins are tied together, they are not meant to be used as seperate power inputs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Walt
Any decent switch will do even the miniature ones...

Any decent switch will do even the miniature ones that carry 1-2 amps is fine, this is a switching circuit that carries no real current to speak of.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,253
Posted By Walt
Carl, I believe your system adds quite a bit of...

Carl, I believe your system adds quite a bit of complexity to help avoid the single point failure, in its place you've added many more failure points.

Just as an example, the link below is to a...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Walt
I've installed the GAD27 with standard Sunspot...

I've installed the GAD27 with standard Sunspot 36LX Aeroleds and can confirm the wig wag function works as advertised.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Walt
Ditto that :eek:

Ditto that :eek:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-02-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Walt
I can vouch for the proper maintenance, care and...

I can vouch for the proper maintenance, care and feeding of this engine!
Prior to removing it we did a full borescope, filter inspection, oil sample etc. for the previous buyer which all looked...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Walt
-2

If the antenna is for an IFR navigator consider following the manufactures advice to achieve the best results. The old "I did it this way and haven't had any problems" doesn't really work for me...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Walt
The standard landing lights retail for $349 ea,...

The standard landing lights retail for $349 ea, the high outputs are $650 each, the wigwag feature adds about $50 extra.
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Walt
I just got the product announcement last week,...

I just got the product announcement last week, not on their site yet but in stock.
I can get you a pair (with a little discount) or email Susan at AeroLeds.

SunSpot 36-4313 Landing
SunSpot 36-4314...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By Walt
If you're looking for serious "light", AeroLed...

If you're looking for serious "light", AeroLed has a new light just announced, check out the specs:

Product Features
Highest Performing 14V PAR 36 LED landing light on the market
Power: 95W
14V...
Forum: Safety 12-30-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Walt
Taking it one step further, perhaps an inertia...

Taking it one step further, perhaps an inertia switch should be in the battery contactor circuit to disconnect the battery completely?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Walt
Yes that's correct.

Yes that's correct.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Walt
In the discreet set up, you have to select the...

In the discreet set up, you have to select the connector/pin you wired the toga to to 'remote go around'.
Has nothing to do with air/ground input.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Walt
You might want to consider installing a GAD27...

You might want to consider installing a GAD27 controller, very versatile box for light control, it also does some cool other functions like controlling trim/flap/ldg light wig wag.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
Posted By Walt
Sorry no offense meant, my apologies.

Sorry no offense meant, my apologies.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
Posted By Walt
Electrical short due to tape slipping off the ign...

Electrical short due to tape slipping off the ign switch? Can't say I've ever seen electrical tape called out in a MSpec to prevent components from shorting together. :eek:

Using Mil-spec components...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
With the 750 you'd be pretty close to budget 40K...

With the 750 you'd be pretty close to budget 40K for equipment, extras like servos and install kits, lights, alt/reg, switches, breakers, antennas, harnesses, coax/connectors etc. etc. do add up, so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
I rip out about 95% of it usually. It seems that...

I rip out about 95% of it usually. It seems that in general, many folks have problems doing a nice quality electrical system.
When I do a panel I'm committed to doing the best job possible and that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
The 750 is supported with a strap on the back,...

The 750 is supported with a strap on the back, the audio panel is so light it doen't require a rear support, sorry thats it for pics.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,930
Posted By Walt
I've installed plenty and had the same unit on my...

I've installed plenty and had the same unit on my own aircraft for over 10 years, never had any issues with any of them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
The GTX45R, controlled easily by the G3X,...

The GTX45R, controlled easily by the G3X, provides weather & traffic to both G3X screens as well as the 650/750.
And of course like most G3X products, the GTX45R costs less than the panel mount...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
For those interested in the behind the scenes...

For those interested in the behind the scenes look at things.
(some of the sub-panel was previously cut out hence the large than nec holes in some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
Not sure I understand the logic of a panel...

Not sure I understand the logic of a panel mounted xpdr so it can be controlled by the panel mounted 750?

I try to avoid extended panels whenever possible, no such thing as too much horse power, or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
Talk to Mike at Steinair, he and I work together...

Talk to Mike at Steinair, he and I work together on these to make it all fit, this is one I designed for 'Buz'.



1. Yes GPS antennas for each screen, 750 antenna on rear fuselage.
2. no cooling...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Walt
RV9 G3X panel

Merry Xmas to the owner, Doesn't get much better than this, full panel upgrades with:

Garmin Touch, G5, GTN750, GMA245 audio panel, GMC507 autopilot control, remote GTR20 com and GTX45R,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-23-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 83,610
Posted By Walt
Happy RV9 owner leaves with this new panel...

Happy RV9 owner leaves with this new panel :D

Garmin G3X with GTN750

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7842rev11200.jpg
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By Walt
Actually this was the age old problem of the...

Actually this was the age old problem of the elevator AN4 center support bearing bolt not being properly shimmed. Without the correct spacers installed, when the center bearing bolt is tightened it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Walt
Insertion & Extraction / Red & White 24-20 ...

Insertion & Extraction / Red & White 24-20 11-04433 $4.95
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/insertextract.php
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Walt
No debate, just fact. The metal extractor tools...

No debate, just fact.
The metal extractor tools work great, ditch the plastic ones.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By Walt
I agree with Bob except for the above, data line...

I agree with Bob except for the above, data line shields should be grounded at both ends, audio lines are pretty much the only exception to ground at both ends.
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By Walt
I just fixed an RV14 with a similar complaint,...

I just fixed an RV14 with a similar complaint, turned out the elevator was so stiff that the AP was having trouble overcoming the friction and kept over and undershooting. If your elevator doesn't...
Forum: RV-4 12-19-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By Walt
Just curious how the structural cross member was...

Just curious how the structural cross member was handled on the above panel, looks the audio panel and maybe the 650 as well would interfere with it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-18-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Walt
Looking for a quick sale, price lowered to $1595!

Looking for a quick sale, price lowered to $1595!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Walt
The MVP has been with me a long time, has been...

The MVP has been with me a long time, has been 100% reliable, and I really like the way all the info is layed out in the single display. But sometimes having basic engine info right in front of you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By Walt
The G3X is on a whole other level compared to a...

The G3X is on a whole other level compared to a G5/796.
First and foremost I think the ability to have high reliability ADAHRS (up to 3) tied to the PFD with full up HSI tied to an IFR navigator...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-17-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GTX23ES Transponder

GTX23ES, for use with G3X system. Removed for upgrade, asking $1695 which includes conus shipping. Guaranteed 100%
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/garminG3X-touch_11-10001.php
Please...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By Walt
I have the 9.7 Ipad pro mounted where the 660...

I have the 9.7 Ipad pro mounted where the 660 used to be in this pic and love it. I especially like having IFR plates directly in front of me and large enough to read without zooming or panning. No...
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