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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By jliltd
I bought an RV-8 with lots of buttons on the...

I bought an RV-8 with lots of buttons on the stick grip. I haven't been impressed by switches on grips in the past but the new bird was set up this way. I have now grown to really like it. It...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,493
Posted By jliltd
Getting back to one of Walt's points. An RV with...

Getting back to one of Walt's points. An RV with a non-standard engine tends to be a turd on the used market. When I was shopping for an airplane if I saw one for sale with an automotive engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By jliltd
As mentioned by others, try using a fully charged...

As mentioned by others, try using a fully charged battery for your power source. You could even run some jumpers from your automobile's battery. A battery provides a reservoir of power and can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By jliltd
What is the compatibility question? Jim

What is the compatibility question?

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,575
Posted By jliltd
I too was witness to a Saint Aviation NASCAR pit...

I too was witness to a Saint Aviation NASCAR pit crew style condition inspection. Very thorough with a well oiled professional crew. To be fair they had just finished a complete avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,575
Posted By jliltd
One sticking point. I see a lot of language in...

One sticking point. I see a lot of language in this thread about "airworthiness". One person says the individual signing off a CI is assuring the airworthiness of the aicraft. That's an inaccurate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,874
Posted By jliltd
Exactly. Follow AC 43.13 as Scott says. The...

Exactly. Follow AC 43.13 as Scott says. The strength can be maintained but only the weight will go up due to reinforcing and fasteners.

But I have to admit. Once you have one of those 10" + glass...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By jliltd
I have a 696 with XM antenna and panel dock from...

I have a 696 with XM antenna and panel dock from my RV-3. I updated the database at Sun n Fun 2017. I would be interested in a trade across for your aera 660. So keep me in mind if a deal with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By jliltd
LOL. Yeah right. No question Bruce is a 3-point...

LOL. Yeah right. No question Bruce is a 3-point proponent. But I can almost guarantee his explanation of why nobody should do wheel landings was much more colorful than what you alluded to here. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By jliltd
I just installed v 5.90 in an aircraft that...

I just installed v 5.90 in an aircraft that previously had autopilot trouble with v 5.70. Everything seems okay. However, it took well over an hour just for the G5 update. The servo updates were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By jliltd
Now the velcro loop idea doesn't sound half bad. ...

Now the velcro loop idea doesn't sound half bad. The more I think about it the more I like it. It is kind of like a custom dash mat they sell for automobiles but with a true pupose.

Just when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By jliltd
So. If a G3X Touch has an external GPS 20A...

So. If a G3X Touch has an external GPS 20A attached (approved WAAS GPS source) but no GNS or GTX WAAS navigator can the G3X be used for IFR approches?

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By jliltd
After the last go around I believe I will wait a...

After the last go around I believe I will wait a few weeks before updating....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By jliltd
I have quite a few cutouts available. Round. ...

I have quite a few cutouts available. Round. Round with provisions for kohlsman knobs or VSI. 3 ATI. And even versions for when using wedge lights (nulites etc...). I even have switch and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,673
Posted By jliltd
A couple of questions about a new GDL-5X hard...

A couple of questions about a new GDL-5X hard wired to an aera 796 and using Garmin Pilot on an iPad. I assume the iPad version of Pilot can connect via Bluetooth with either the GDL 5X or the 796. ...
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By jliltd
One small item that I find disappointing with the...

One small item that I find disappointing with the GDL 52 is that with respect to music out via Bluetooth, only one music device at a time is supported. So in the case of my Husky which has no audio...
Forum: Reviews 03-09-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By jliltd
This is another shout out to Sarasota. I have...

This is another shout out to Sarasota. I have purchased avionics from Kirk Fryar (President) at Oshkosh and Sun-N-Fun and can get some great show-special + negotiated deals at the booth. All the...
Forum: GPS 03-09-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By jliltd
I ended up not buying the RV-14 referenced in the...

I ended up not buying the RV-14 referenced in the OP equipped with the GTN 625.

Instead I later bought an RV-8 with a G3X touch w/o IFR Navigator. Just a GTR 200, GTR 20, GMA 240 and GMC 307. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,315
Posted By jliltd
No. With GPS antennas they seem to just work fine...

No. With GPS antennas they seem to just work fine by themselves. The lower mounting star washers work great bonding gps antennas to aluminum skins. I think the rigor specified by TSO'd GPS antenna...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-07-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By jliltd
For an interim hold over while on a waiting list,...

For an interim hold over while on a waiting list, check out San Patricio County Airport (T69, now known as Bubba C. Thomas Airport) in Sinton. Been there many times. With a name like Bubba how...
Forum: Propellers 03-06-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By jliltd
If you ever get a chance to hang out with Pops...

If you ever get a chance to hang out with Pops Dory. Do it. He is super cool and unpretentious. Makes a fantastic neighbor sitting in a lawn chair on the flight line watching a STOL competition. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,921
Posted By jliltd
However, if you need a quick delivery I would be...

However, if you need a quick delivery I would be willing to help by flying out to T or C or San Carlos.and fetching one. T or C is closer to both you and I. Unless YellerDaisy can fly it out to you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,921
Posted By jliltd
Back again. No dice at the shops I know in El...

Back again. No dice at the shops I know in El Paso.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,921
Posted By jliltd
Let me check here in El Paso. I will advise.

Let me check here in El Paso. I will advise.
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By jliltd
Yep. The new portable units are completely plug...

Yep. The new portable units are completely plug and play with the GDL 39 connector and harness. I don't know about the R models but wouldn't be surprised if they have the same pin assignments in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,863
Posted By jliltd
We fought a bad audio problem in an Air Tractor...

We fought a bad audio problem in an Air Tractor with Bose A20 upgrade in the helmet and the LEMO receptacle. No standard headset jacks in parallel. No audio panel or intercom (single seat). Just...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By jliltd
Is this a fair understanding of the GDL 5X...

Is this a fair understanding of the GDL 5X units?

GDL 50 - ADS-B dual band in TIS-B & FIS-B receiver with attitude and battery
GDL 51 - SXM music and SXM weather receiver with attitude and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By jliltd
I had a great servo exchange experience with...

I had a great servo exchange experience with Garmin Experimental dept. They offer a no-cost exchange if you send yours back first. It's only if you don't want to wait when they offer advanced...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By jliltd
Yup. Terminology matters. There is no "toe...

Yup. Terminology matters. There is no "toe down". Toe in or toe out is strictly the view looking down or up at the axle from a level plane. So toe in is a condition where the front of the wheels...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-22-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By jliltd
Keith, I applaud your desire for RV-8...

Keith,

I applaud your desire for RV-8 transition training despite having a tailwheel endorsement and recent Decathlon time. It demonstrates a commitment to risk management that usually comes...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By jliltd
Why not pay less and have it all? Just take your...

Why not pay less and have it all? Just take your Option 1 above and remove the GDL-82 and replace it it with the echoUAT. Woola. Now you have a configuration that is 2020 out compliant with any...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,150
Posted By jliltd
Hot start discussions are right up there with...

Hot start discussions are right up there with politics and religion. Eventually there is going to be a fight.
For the record, I am 100% with Steve Rush (Arlington RV) on this one. As he stated...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By jliltd
Nope. It's not just you. I called my buddy...

Nope. It's not just you.

I called my buddy Dennis yesterday because I saw he had flown on Flightaware. It was the first flight after his buddy Jim (me) updated his G3X to V5.70. I asked him how...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By jliltd
Thank you Jesse Saint

I had a great experience at Saint Aviation last week. I basically talked a good friend into installing a full G3X glass panel in his RV and suggested Jesse Saint's shop in Ocala area of Florida. ...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By jliltd
Nope. The only way to get SXM anything in the...

Nope. The only way to get SXM anything in the aera 660 is to buy a GDL 51/52. Legacy antennas cannot be used. If you want to stay with your current hockey puck you will have to stay with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By jliltd
Two more airplanes with G3X autopilot broken...

Two more airplanes with G3X autopilot broken after updating to V5.70 software. My personal RV-8 and a different friend's RV-8. That's a total of 3 including the first one that I updated at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By jliltd
Do not update your G3X software to 5.70, at least...

Do not update your G3X software to 5.70, at least until we find out what is causing the autopilot problem. It cost a good friend of mine and myself 3 days of troubleshooting before we could ferry...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By jliltd
My RV-3 has an 11 year old Concorde RG AXC type. ...

My RV-3 has an 11 year old Concorde RG AXC type. Still works great. It has never been on a maintainer and went a year or two with only 2 hours per year it before I bought it. I have hooked up a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-12-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 152,842
Posted By jliltd
David. I have been following your thread here...

David. I have been following your thread here for some time. Really great work. And as a flying RV-3B owner I have perused your photos when working on the bird, in a sort of anatomy book fashion. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,585
Posted By jliltd
Success ridding RV-3B of shimmy

I just had great success eliminating my main gear shimmy in my RV-3B. My shimmy issue was primarily on taxi and exacerbated by concrete taxiways with expansion joints.

So after reading through this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By jliltd
I have gravitated back to cork gaskets. Properly...

I have gravitated back to cork gaskets. Properly installed they do a great job. Cork swells on contact with oil in a self-sealing mode. And you can apply the full torque to the fasteners. How...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By jliltd
Another Husky owner here (200hp w/big-assed...

Another Husky owner here (200hp w/big-assed tires). Also have an RV-3B and and an RV-8 (plus a few other airplanes off topic). They each serve their purpose. And yes, the big marshmallow tires...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,829
Posted By jliltd
I just installed a uAvonix Echo UAT with...

I just installed a uAvonix Echo UAT with SkyFYX-EXT bundle in my RV-3B. I have installed half a dozen ADS-B out systems and this one is by far the easiest and quickest installation I have ever done....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By jliltd
Just had a great experience with CMI/Titan new...

Just had a great experience with CMI/Titan new engine. Ordered at OSH 2017 and delivered this month. X370. All new parts. Custom options are available for practically any customer preference...
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By jliltd
I had similar experience with an SV-Comm...

I had similar experience with an SV-Comm installed in an experimental Super Cub with a Skyview classic. I went through the same iterations with coax, antenna, ground plane, unit swap out, Dynon...
Forum: ADS-B 02-02-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 22,829
Posted By jliltd
What precipitated the SDA and threshold changes? ...

What precipitated the SDA and threshold changes? Was it based on a failure on the FAA performance report? Is there another way to monitor performance from an on board tablet or smartphone? Are...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,872
Posted By jliltd
All good discussion here. True no problem in...

All good discussion here. True no problem in Canada and Mexico. For the foreseeable future. I maintain aircraft owned and operated in Mexico that cross the US border regularly and those affluent...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,872
Posted By jliltd
I disagree with this completely. I think getting...

I disagree with this completely. I think getting a dedicated out is the smartest move out there. And cheapest solution. I am a firm believer in keeping your "in" as cheap and changeable over the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By jliltd
Here's another one of my favorites. I especially...

Here's another one of my favorites. I especially like how the snow keeps the N number cloaked.

https://youtu.be/oPYnOd0vHbY
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By jliltd
I have installed and am using two Freeflight...

I have installed and am using two Freeflight Rangr Lites (out only). Excellent quality and good support. Freeflight was part of the original Capstone program that set the standards for ADS-B years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By jliltd
Got two from Spruce yesterday. I ordered July at...

Got two from Spruce yesterday. I ordered July at Oshkosh. If you are under the gun schedule-wise I would be happy to send you one for outright sale or to trade yours back when it comes in. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By jliltd
Crankshaft shortage for Experimental 370, 375, 382 etc?

Just a heads up.

We ordered a XO-370 from Continental Titan at Oshkosh 2017. The delivery date has long come and gone. Apparently the crankshaft is made in Germany and the supplier has been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,673
Posted By jliltd
I am in the process of installing two GDL-52's...

I am in the process of installing two GDL-52's and purchased the optional GA24 MCX sirius external antenna for each.

However, unlike some of the other antennas like the GA25/26/27c this Sirius...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,774
Posted By jliltd
I have heard nothing but good about Stein. I see...

I have heard nothing but good about Stein. I see you are in Virginia. There is a fellow in Leesburg (clear across the state) named David Buckwalter who does this very thing for both experimental...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,673
Posted By jliltd
My GDL-52 came with a free Sirius XM trial...

My GDL-52 came with a free Sirius XM trial subscription card in the box for new units.

Meanwhile Sirius XM has their promotional $200 rebate program for new receivers activated on or before...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By jliltd
Good ideas in all the responses above. With...

Good ideas in all the responses above. With respect to induction leak misfiring, I think it would be more likely to surface at lower power settings and at idle rather than full power. Like during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By jliltd
And the US Congress pushing for ATC privatization...

And the US Congress pushing for ATC privatization puts Canada up as an example of how well it all works not affecting the average GA flyer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,958
Posted By jliltd
I don't care what kind of day you were having. ...

I don't care what kind of day you were having. Reading a thread like this makes you feel good all day long. Thanks.

Jim
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,384
Posted By jliltd
I have two units on order with ACS. Since July. ...

I have two units on order with ACS. Since July. I just called them today (12/20) and the customer service representative I talked to checked with their purchasing agent and they are still...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,384
Posted By jliltd
How can we download the GDL 82 installation tool...

How can we download the GDL 82 installation tool software?
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By jliltd
I make diagrams of my Deutsch pin position...

I make diagrams of my Deutsch pin position assignments and put them in a binder. I use these as a shop standard and pin the DTMs on each aicraft the same way for the same components. This allows...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By jliltd
My all-time favorite connectors - Deutsch

http://www.strobesnmore.com/assets/images/d2kit-4.jpg

I love the Deutsch connectors. Really great stuff. I mainly use DTM for aircraft work (like Hugh alluded to). You can find complete tool kits...
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