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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By rleffler
I believe the answer is no, but I would recommend...

I believe the answer is no, but I would recommend giving AFS a call to validate.

1. The SV-ARINC is running more feature rich code than the AFS-ARINC.
2. Iíve been told that to display holds on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By rleffler
I left the business and Nashville in the mid...

I left the business and Nashville in the mid eighties. I donít know Fred. Although I try to stay in touch with some of the bands I worked with as they come through town.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By rleffler
I've got a set JBL speakers in the hangar. I...

I've got a set JBL speakers in the hangar. I tried cheap speakers, but they just didn't quite cut it. I used an old receiver and my ipad, so I can listen to just about any content I want. I've...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By rleffler
Aerosport Products I have one of their first...

Aerosport Products

I have one of their first units in my RV-10. If they haven't already, they have a new model coming out that weighs less. It can easily be installed in a flying aircraft.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By rleffler
I did the same. Rigged at the hangar. Yes,...

I did the same. Rigged at the hangar. Yes, definitely leave that top skin off until that's the last thing to do. Your back will thank you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By rleffler
No big deal. The installation depends what's at...

No big deal.

The installation depends what's at the other end and what pitot you purchase.

The pitot attaches to the same tube that your current one does. Then depending on the brand, you'll need...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By rleffler
The answer to your question is yes. You can do...

The answer to your question is yes. You can do it either method, but using the altitude bug in your 4500 makes life much easier.

I basically just leave the Vizion in GPSS and control altitude from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By rleffler
Not necessarily a rare aircraft per se, but they...

Not necessarily a rare aircraft per se, but they do come up for sale from time to time. You have to watch here and several other sites and be prepared to instantly put a contingency deposit that...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
Just for clarification, it may work ok, but it's...

Just for clarification, it may work ok, but it's not legal to use unless you've complied to the AMOC particular to your unit and gps navigator.
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,484
Posted By rleffler
I 100% agree with Bill's statement.

I 100% agree with Bill's statement.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By rleffler
It was just a few hours for me. I waited until...

It was just a few hours for me. I waited until I was comfortable that I made consistent landings. I also procrastinated to add a bit more drag with the engine break-in. There's no perfect...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By rleffler
You canít. The problem is these types of threads...

You canít. The problem is these types of threads are that people donít pay attention to the model. The OP stated EXP, but some of the comments arenít pertinent to the EXP. it would have been...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By rleffler
Not really. There is one amoc that turns it into...

Not really. There is one amoc that turns it into a in only device, but that doesn't help with the out mandate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,778
Posted By rleffler
It's not uncommon for us to have three RV-10s, a...

It's not uncommon for us to have three RV-10s, a RV-12, and a RV-14 flying YE plus a few other experimentals. We also have a few spam cans too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,778
Posted By rleffler
I personally had three sets of Flyboys wing walk...

I personally had three sets of Flyboys wing walk fail and another RV-10 at my airport went through two sets. I noticed while flying Young Eagles last summer what the root cause appears to be. When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By rleffler
Like Bob warned in an earlier post, don't get...

Like Bob warned in an earlier post, don't get hyper focused on the enroute portion of the flight. While not legal, just about any GPS solution will get you to the destination. However, they may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,516
Posted By rleffler
The good news is you can't go wrong with either...

The good news is you can't go wrong with either product.

My experience is that AFS tends to bring new features to the product quicker than Dynon. From what I've been able to judge, they also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By rleffler
It sounds like a config issue. There are...

It sounds like a config issue. There are multiple wx sources, I suspect the config may be set to the wrong one.

The fastest way to get support from AFS is to drop them an email or give them a call....
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,582
Posted By rleffler
I think you are just starting to realize some of...

I think you are just starting to realize some of the issues you need to master with your RV. I have a RV-10 that is based at an airport that has a fairly high student pilot population. RVs are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,125
Posted By rleffler
It's a difficult question to answer. This is...

It's a difficult question to answer. This is because almost no two aircraft have the same schematics. Without seeing the existing schematic, there isn't enough info provide accurate advice.

On my...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,681
Posted By rleffler
Since I'm older and frugal (except when it comes...

Since I'm older and frugal (except when it comes to things on the panel), I'm hoping to build my own tug this summer from parts. I really like what Ernst Freitag did. The casters he added solved...
Forum: Autopilots 03-21-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By rleffler
I upgraded my Digiflight to a Vizion soon after...

I upgraded my Digiflight to a Vizion soon after they were available. It worked for awhile, they issues similar to what you described started to happen. I was getting the "we've not experienced any...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By rleffler
So tell us more about your oil separator.........

So tell us more about your oil separator.........
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By rleffler
My RV-10 has settled in to a level slightly above...

My RV-10 has settled in to a level slightly above 6 qts. It's been very stable at that level for the last few years. It's hard to be more precise, since the dipstick markings go from 6 to 9. Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By rleffler
Same here............

Same here............
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By rleffler
I was going to chime in on the access issue. I...

I was going to chime in on the access issue. I only have a tray on one side of the battery. My adahrs are hanging on a tray at the bulkhead where your plywood stops. It's painful for a big guy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,170
Posted By rleffler
I used USPS Priority Mail from Van's all the time...

I used USPS Priority Mail from Van's all the time for many years. In Ohio, UPS from Van's is at least a week. USPS Priority is three days and less expensive. The only caveat is that you probably...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By rleffler
When I built my RV-10 many years ago, like Carl,...

When I built my RV-10 many years ago, like Carl, I documented each and every connection in Excel. I also created a tab for each avionic device.

The end result is that you can look at P1 on my...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By rleffler
I have my CFII listed on my policy. He had zero...

I have my CFII listed on my policy. He had zero RV time when he was added. It didn't change my premium.

I think the person is confusing the safety pilot under vfr and ifr conditions. Under IFR,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By rleffler
I originally had a pair of Odyssey 680s, then...

I originally had a pair of Odyssey 680s, then upgraded to an Earthx 680 and a Earthx 2400. I've had them in for over a year and am happy with them.

I can run the 680 as an independent ebus or I can...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By rleffler
I am in the process of taking the relays out and...

I am in the process of taking the relays out and using the annunciator inputs on my AFS 5500s. You can configure them NO or NC.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By rleffler
I'm the same as Bill. No issues after six...

I'm the same as Bill. No issues after six years. I epoxied the cowl interior and used the same product as Bill.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,327
Posted By rleffler
I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago...

I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago just before OSH. As you can imagine getting new parts, finishing, and painting in a couple weeks was fun. (not!)

I was planning on performing my...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By rleffler
On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the...

On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the first three year period, each time requiring a new hole. It's been three years since the last time and the tension is holding every time I check it.
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,477
Posted By rleffler
This going to be something that isn't uniform...

This going to be something that isn't uniform across the fleet, but most people should check the nose wheel tension multiple times a year the first few years.

I severely damage my nose wheel pant...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Carl. Just purchase a new...

I agree with Carl. Just purchase a new cable.

For the money we have in our aircraft, don't compromise to safe a couple bucks.
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By rleffler
How do you measure fully? I am aware of one...

How do you measure fully?

I am aware of one instance where a builder (who I won't name and it wasn't me) had the pins extend just through the frame. The door flexed and opened. Fortunately, the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-01-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By rleffler
It's not quite that simple any more. You didn't...

It's not quite that simple any more. You didn't mention if you have steam gauges or a particular vendor's EFIS installed.

With most of the modern EFIS, you will need to purchase your servos from...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By rleffler
I concur..... I purchased mine late summer last...

I concur.....

I purchased mine late summer last year. I have a bad back and getting on a typical creeper was hard on my back. Being able to sit upright or at least on a recline has helped my back...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By rleffler
planearound.com hinges

planearound.com hinges
Forum: Painting your RV 02-20-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By rleffler
You can find a list of distributors on Sherwin...

You can find a list of distributors on Sherwin Williams Website. I believe all the Acro Glo and Jet Glo products are available in quart cans. With that said, not all of the additives were...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,523
Posted By rleffler
They supply air data, traffic, and weather via...

They supply air data, traffic, and weather via WiFi. The air data feed allows apps like Foreflight, Wingx, etc to mimic a basic efis screen. I think it may be gdl 90 format, but I'm not certain. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,523
Posted By rleffler
I can't answer your question, but I wouldn't...

I can't answer your question, but I wouldn't think it would be that difficult. AFS already provides the required data via WiFi for display for a variety of tablet applications.

My interest is high...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By rleffler
The pre punched holes are just fine.

The pre punched holes are just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By rleffler
I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to...

I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to be......

When I rented my T-Hangar from the city owned airport, they required that I obtained a specified insurance minimums and that the city be listed as a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,781
Posted By rleffler
But as a former 4500 user, I really like the...

But as a former 4500 user, I really like the extra knobs and buttons on the 5500. The hole is different, but not a big deal to fabricate a new panel. After all, most of us built our aircraft have...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,169
Posted By rleffler
Put a couple washers on the back baffle bolts. ...

Put a couple washers on the back baffle bolts. It will drop the temps down about ten degrees. Unfortunately, that bolt is only on one side.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,491
Posted By rleffler
There's no special magic for certified avionics. ...

There's no special magic for certified avionics. RS-232 and ARINC work the same regardless. Most vendors will provide you schematics in their documentation. Their installation instructions will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By rleffler
It's not on the a/c record. It's on your Airman...

It's not on the a/c record. It's on your Airman record. It's just another tab like your PPL and Medical.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By rleffler
It happens all the time. The local Avionics...

It happens all the time. The local Avionics Repair Station won't do EAB transponder certification without a certified encoder. Needless to say, he doesn't have any EAB business anymore. The sad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By rleffler
When I received mine, years ago, I saw the rating...

When I received mine, years ago, I saw the rating online within days. The physical card showed up in about thirty days.

I have no idea what the shutdown impact may have on your processing. Look...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
The links are posted someplace here on VAF. ...

The links are posted someplace here on VAF. You can download the software yourself from Garmin as long as itís an EAB.
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
I'm not up to speed on the 430 software releases....

I'm not up to speed on the 430 software releases. I have a 650.

I would reach out to Ralph Capen or Steve@Garmin g3xpert@garmin.com.

You can probably search here for any info on ADSB+. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,725
Posted By rleffler
I'm confused. Your previous post implied that...

I'm confused. Your previous post implied that you are running with both G3i and CPI. Or did you have G3i, then replaced with the SDS solution? My assumption is that these are competitive products...
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By rleffler
Rs-232 needs three lines to work...

Rs-232 needs three lines to work bidirectionally:

RX - Receive
TX - Transmit
Ground - yes, this is the same ground that is tied to the aircraft.

There is also a shield that protects the line formal...
Forum: ADS-B 01-20-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,630
Posted By rleffler
I can email it to you, but itís a large exe file...

I can email it to you, but itís a large exe file that is usually filtered by most email systems.

I donít think what you are trying to accomplish is feasible. Unless you get all green status bars...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
IT's been too long since I've been in the Navworx...

IT's been too long since I've been in the Navworx menus. Even though I facilitated several of the AMOCs, I no longer have an unit.

If memory serves me correct, there was a check box that allowed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By rleffler
There are several at DLZ that I'm sure that you...

There are several at DLZ that I'm sure that you can borrow.

bob
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By rleffler
Your plane is going to fall out of the sky! ...

Your plane is going to fall out of the sky! :D

I'm a Tech counselor. You are correct, there is no requirement for a TC visit. With that said there are plenty of reasons to have them, especially...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By rleffler
Additionally, you need to ensure that all of your...

Additionally, you need to ensure that all of your audio devices have only a single path to ground. If there are multiple paths, that is called a ground loop, which can also introduce noise. It...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
Easy to debug, since just about all inputs to the...

Easy to debug, since just about all inputs to the 600 are ascii text strings. Just use hyperterminal or putty to watch what data is being transmitted on the encoder line. If you see data, the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 39,880
Posted By rleffler
I would check the obvious, a loose wiring...

I would check the obvious, a loose wiring connection or chafing wire. Put an ohm meter to test continuity and wiggle the wire at various places along the route.

Is this a 600 or EXP?
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