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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Aera 660 definitely "gets more love" from...

The Aera 660 definitely "gets more love" from Garmin, especially since Garmin has discontinued the 796 recently without announcing its successor. That sure won't stop existing 796 units from working...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for double-checking, Steve.

Thanks for double-checking, Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry, now that I read your post I realize I left...

Sorry, now that I read your post I realize I left out a critical piece of data. Big DOH on my part! The GPS is a 530W (with terrain). Not sure if this makes any difference in the ultimate end...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Question for G3Xpert... Aircraft configuration...

Question for G3Xpert...

Aircraft configuration is GNS530, GAD29B, two G5's, GMU 11, 3rd party engine monitor (JPI EDM 830). Engine monitor is wired to provide its OAT to the GNS530 via RS232 serial...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 144,039
Posted By Canadian_JOY
What else is at Geneseo? Food? Might be a nice...

What else is at Geneseo? Food? Might be a nice place to visit on another cross-border raid! :-)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations! As a guy who came from the...

Congratulations!

As a guy who came from the world of certificated aircraft maintenance I will suggest that Hal may need some re-education. In the certified world you are maintaining an existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The better alternative would be to purchase the...

The better alternative would be to purchase the magnetic sensor that screws into the vent plug hole in the magneto body. This sensor uses the spinning magneto gear teeth to provide an output to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,097
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The reality is the engine will fly through far...

The reality is the engine will fly through far more rain than you will ever want to fly through yourself!

As Phil mentioned, every time we push a little deeper into the operational envelope we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If I'm reading this correctly, you used the Torx...

If I'm reading this correctly, you used the Torx bit to create a serrated surface to engage the SIRS adjustment screws. Who would have thought a multi-point bit would have provided enough grip...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If the hole is larger I will fab a square patch...

If the hole is larger I will fab a square patch using galvanized or stainless sheet. Use a break to bend all four edges up with a nice radius so the patch is quite rigid. Install on the hot side of...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By Canadian_JOY
While at Oshkosh I attended an AOPA seminar...

While at Oshkosh I attended an AOPA seminar (sorry, can't remember the title nor the name of the presenter). The seminar was about transferring some very simple techniques to pilots in order to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Canadian_JOY
We were flying in the same area, as you know. ...

We were flying in the same area, as you know. What a terrific weekend for flying!
Forum: Reviews 08-09-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Also, keep in mind that you have an ELT on board...

Also, keep in mind that you have an ELT on board the aircraft. Spend the $$ and update it to a 406MHz unit and register it properly. Doing so considerably shrinks the size of the search area.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don - if you don't mind, I'd like to camp out on...

Don - if you don't mind, I'd like to camp out on your thread as I'm in need of the same data. Will shortly install an EIS-66R remote EIS to feed my HX and Sport EX. Config data for a straight O-360...
Forum: Safety 08-06-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By Canadian_JOY
BINGO! What he said, in spades. My apologies...

BINGO! What he said, in spades. My apologies for having omitted this important step from my "how to" description.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-06-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thank you for taking the time to provide these...

Thank you for taking the time to provide these educational insights, Ross. While I don't fly your injection or ignition products I very much appreciate your generous sharing of knowledge.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,721
Posted By Canadian_JOY
WELL SAID, John! :) With the strut attach point...

WELL SAID, John! :)

With the strut attach point aft of the door opening, getting into our Sportsman is pretty easily accomplished. I've had passengers from 8 to 92 years of age, including my 85...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for sharing, Don. Glad your brain kicked...

Thanks for sharing, Don. Glad your brain kicked into overdrive in order to extricate you from a ticklish situation.

As for the fuel drains (CAV-110 or similar?) I've found they are surprisingly...
Forum: Reviews 08-05-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glen - thanks for posting about your homebrew...

Glen - thanks for posting about your homebrew tug. I'd welcome any info you might be able to share about the motors, batteries and most particularly how you achieve the remote control...
Forum: Reviews 08-05-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... I don't wish to be argumentative however...

Ummm... I don't wish to be argumentative however it might be helpful to point out that this statement may not apply to all SPOT devices. There's maybe a small chance that you got mixed up with...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,721
Posted By Canadian_JOY
We started out with my wife falling in love with...

We started out with my wife falling in love with my hangar mate's RV8A but the lack of baggage/cargo capacity killed that idea (her decision, not mine). Her health took a turn for the worse and by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,260
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thank you for taking the time to reply here,...

Thank you for taking the time to reply here, Andrew. These must be crazy days for you.

I meant what I said about TruTrak becoming the tail that wags the B-K dog. In the GA world, B-K is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,087
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just crossed the border a couple of times in the...

Just crossed the border a couple of times in the past few days - this being only our second trip to the USA in our airplane. Interestingly, going south into NY state the CBP officers showed up and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My personal choice would be to stay at or below...

My personal choice would be to stay at or below 8.5:1 compression ratio. Anything above 8.5:1 mandates use of 100LL. Given that we don't yet have our future fuel situation firmed up, having some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,260
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations on the sale, Andrew. As a loyal...

Congratulations on the sale, Andrew. As a loyal TruTrak customer I can only hope this transaction bodes well for your prior customers. It's truly unfortunate that Bendix-King under Honeywell's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ryan - which ELT are you planning on installing? ...

Ryan - which ELT are you planning on installing? Check the installation manual specific to that ELT. Only the switch/control panels detailed in the manual are approved for installation. I know you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - we do in fact allow professionally-built...

Rob - we do in fact allow professionally-built amateur-builts in Canada. You can hire as much of the build done as you can afford, as long as you retain full responsibility for managing the project...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rodrigo - the short answer is that you are better...

Rodrigo - the short answer is that you are better off not installing an "H" model ELT in your fixed-wing aircraft.

As has been indicated in previous posts, the H model contains a completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This might be a really good place to document,...

This might be a really good place to document, from hard lessons learned on the road, what items you'll include in your fly-away kit.

Keep going, Claude, you're on a roll and things will only get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In line with other comments about flaring hard...

In line with other comments about flaring hard lines... Now would be a good time to consider going to braided stainless flex lines going down the gear legs to the calipers. We have two suppliers...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Such a shame you were so tight for workspace in...

Such a shame you were so tight for workspace in the Coober Pedy "hangar"! :-) Your friend is very fortunate to have you and others to rescue him and his family.

As for the fuel price, on Sunday I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,537
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but... ...

Well, not to put too fine a point on it, but...
Ditch that Ameri-King as fast as you can! :-)

At the moment my two top recommendations are the Artex 345 and the Kannad 406 Compact. I have lots...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With respect to getting detailed data on ELT...

With respect to getting detailed data on ELT installation methods, antenna locations etc when sifting through accident data, I hate to say it, but "good luck". We're fortunate if even the barest...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of comments, if I may? 1) Mounting an...

A couple of comments, if I may?

1) Mounting an antenna in a baggage compartment in a Cessna was likely a retrofit installation; standard Cessna mounting puts the ELT behind the baggage compartment...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Canadian_JOY
There recently was a discussion here about the...

There recently was a discussion here about the Element Fire Extinguisher.
https://elementfire.com/pages/models

I will give this device consideration when my H3R extinguishers need replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... it might be a good idea to double-check...

Ummm... it might be a good idea to double-check your calendar. The Saturday before Oshkosh opens is 20 July, with the show officially opening Monday, 22 July. Same for the following Sunday...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tim - I'm curious about how you will test this...

Tim - I'm curious about how you will test this and assess pass/fail. Please share your test plan. If your test plan relies solely on passing the self-test, please reconsider as the self-test is a...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ron - you and I share common thinking in this...

Ron - you and I share common thinking in this regard. Folks want to go nuts to hide antennas when, in reality, there is very little penalty associated with an externally-mounted antenna if done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,705
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My ignition toggle switches are mounted in space...

My ignition toggle switches are mounted in space shuttle guards from Perihelion Designs. I can install a cable lock through the guards that prevents the switch toggles from moving.

When out in...
Forum: RV-10 07-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,171
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tim - I wish you good luck with this approach. ...

Tim - I wish you good luck with this approach. The tailcone is effectively a big "tin can" or faraday cage. It will most likely be very effective in containing the ELT signal within its confines...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,980
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Get rid of the car payments right off the bat. ...

Get rid of the car payments right off the bat. If you can't pay cash for a car, you sure can't pay for an airplane.

Unless you have a need for an airplane the size (and cost) of an RV10, why on...
Forum: Safety 06-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,949
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a little solace, Ross, in knowing you were...

Take a little solace, Ross, in knowing you were with him on that last flight. I'm sure he is more than a little proud of what you've done with the torch he has passed to you.
Forum: Safety 06-28-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,949
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I am fortunate to have had an older friend who,...

I am fortunate to have had an older friend who, though is is now gone, showed wisdom in his pilot decision making. When he could no longer ground handle the airplane on his own he accepted that he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,619
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The CARAC can be found here. Not sure if it's...

The CARAC can be found here. Not sure if it's visible to non-CARAC members.

A Notice of Proposed Amendment on Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) has been posted in the CARAC Activity Reporting...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Chemistry is not my thing, so I'll ask the...

Chemistry is not my thing, so I'll ask the question here... The firefighting agent is potassium nitrate, or so says the product literature.

1) what are the effects of discharging in a confined...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,619
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - your opinion is one that seems widely held...

Rob - your opinion is one that seems widely held - that the all-seeing, all-knowing steely-eyed super-hero pilot will flip the big red emergency switch before spearing into the ground. Accident...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In the days prior to launch the weather picture...

In the days prior to launch the weather picture was much less definite. Glad the weather gods cooperated.

Those are what I would call "light" passengers, especially if they opted to flap their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,919
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Gee, I guess I was spoiled! Three 2x6's...

Gee, I guess I was spoiled! Three 2x6's laminated together spanned across the horizontal members of four roof trusses. A short chain around the 2x6 "beam" engaged the hook on the top end of a chain...
Forum: RV-10 06-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,996
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Airplane interiors can always be replaced. ...

Airplane interiors can always be replaced. Memories like this are irreplaceable. Congratulations are in order for exposing your family to the things in life that really count. No video games...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,932
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Look What Moves Under Landing Loads

The standard A-model nose gear works by having the gear rod flex at a point up the rod from its transition to the vertical to accommodate the front fork. This flexing motion allows the nose wheel to...
Forum: ADS-B 06-24-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This one will be difficult for others to help...

This one will be difficult for others to help with because GRT's serial ports offer so much flexibility in configuration. We all tend to wire them as we choose, by virtue of individual choice rather...
Forum: COMM 06-24-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Squealing is usually a feedback issue where some...

Squealing is usually a feedback issue where some "leaked" RF energy from the transmitter is being picked up by wiring which ultimately carries it to the audio panel.

I'd go looking for proximity...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To add clarity, EMagAir does not recommend the...

To add clarity, EMagAir does not recommend the same torque application method as that recommended by SDS - the SDS method is highlighted in my earlier post. The EMagAir method, below, is an extract...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To reduce the chances of a plug sticking in the...

To reduce the chances of a plug sticking in the adapter I opted to remove the plugs from the adapters, clean the threads, reapply (sparingly) copper anti-seize and then re-install in the engine per...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You may not get an enthusiastic response to your...

You may not get an enthusiastic response to your question. See this thread for the reason why.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=165011&highlight=jon+thocker
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,619
Posted By Canadian_JOY
John - to each his own. If you were to see how...

John - to each his own. If you were to see how far it is between where you're flying and where there's any sign of a human being in Canada you might arrive at a different conclusion than the one...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,795
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, Jim - that's exactly the answer I was...

Thanks, Jim - that's exactly the answer I was looking for!
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,795
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Jim - your post has been an excellent...

Jim - your post has been an excellent memory-jogger for me - thank you.

I'm curious... what is the difference between Gloss White and Gloss White Aluminum vinyl? There's something here that I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tom - your point is well made, however it was...

Tom - your point is well made, however it was this statement in one of your earlier posts that prompted my post above:
"I didn't know that about the a/p disengage button also engaging the a/p."

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,619
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Neither ADS-B nor a cell phone give you...

Neither ADS-B nor a cell phone give you "activation on crash" like an ELT. Carrying an ELT is hardly a burden if you happen to be the guy hanging from your seat belt, bleeding out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Canadian_JOY
TruTrak is, I believe, understaffed to deal with...

TruTrak is, I believe, understaffed to deal with the onslaught of "certified" installations. Not getting a warm body on the phone who can help troubleshoot is not typical of TT operations in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,619
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Claude - please don't take this as "raining on...

Claude - please don't take this as "raining on your parade" as I hope you get this fixed up and running with a minimum of fuss and effort.

The multiple connections involved in the ACK E-04...
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