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Forum: GPS 04-04-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Walt
Look around on Mouser, you can spec all sorts of...

Look around on Mouser, you can spec all sorts of things from the menu.
Forum: GPS 04-04-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Walt
Make sure any switch you use has gold contacts,...

Make sure any switch you use has gold contacts, standard toggles not a good idea for small signal switching.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Walt
Yes you can apply new sealant over old, clean up...

Yes you can apply new sealant over old, clean up old sealant good with MEK before applying.
(remove any old sealant that shows signs of deterioration or peeling)

"Etching" is actually a chemical...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By Walt
Oops, forgot this was the RV12 thread. Although I...

Oops, forgot this was the RV12 thread. Although I think I have seen an option for installing an optional alt somewhere.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,341
Posted By Walt
I am in the same camp as Dave above, after 10 yrs...

I am in the same camp as Dave above, after 10 yrs of running every type of single/dual EI out there I've come full circle back to mags on my new IO370. Add serviceability in the field to list as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By Walt
For those lucky enough to have installed the B&C...

For those lucky enough to have installed the B&C alternator, the output voltage is adjustable. I have mine set to 14.7v
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Walt
Age old problem with Tyco breaker switches,...

Age old problem with Tyco breaker switches, there's an old AD on them as well.

I have piles of these at the shop that I remove, I won't use them personally.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,872
Posted By Walt
Here's a pic of the way I mounted mine on a...

Here's a pic of the way I mounted mine on a little shelf, supported by the sub panel and on each side by the rib and side-rail for a good solid mount. I did it this way on mine as I previously had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,872
Posted By Walt
I never mount to screens, I generally use the sub...

I never mount to screens, I generally use the sub panel on the OB ends where they are more rigid.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,872
Posted By Walt
One big advantage to dual GSU25's is the G3X...

One big advantage to dual GSU25's is the G3X compares their data and will throw up a warning if they disagree. So for IFR aircraft I'm a big proponent of dual GSU25's and a G5, that way you have 3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Walt
Go with 2 displays for sure, with the option for...

Go with 2 displays for sure, with the option for 3 with dual ADAHRS, add a stand alone CGR30 engine monitor and G5 just in case...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-02-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Walt
2TL1-10A, locks in all 3 pos, DPDT, on-on-on

2TL1-10A, locks in all 3 pos, DPDT, on-on-on
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-02-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Walt
The newer weight is attached to the very fwd nose...

The newer weight is attached to the very fwd nose end of the rib while the older style attaches to the side of the rib, either one would work.
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Walt
Switch to an auto plug.

Switch to an auto plug.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Walt
Or... just spend a few extra dollars, get a B&C,...

Or... just spend a few extra dollars, get a B&C, and fugget about it :D.
Forum: GPS 03-31-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Walt
Just throw one of these $79 antennas up on the...

Just throw one of these $79 antennas up on the glareshield and be done with it.

GARMIN GA 27C MCX LOW-PROFILE REMOTE GPS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Walt
I usually use pliobond or 3m contact cement,...

I usually use pliobond or 3m contact cement, dries quick, is flexible, bonds to rubber and metal.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Walt
Can't help myself... Do yourself (and the rest of...

Can't help myself... Do yourself (and the rest of us that enjoy EAB) a favor and follow JB's advice.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Walt
The 6 cyl has the rubber drive cushions, be...

The 6 cyl has the rubber drive cushions, be careful not to let them fall into the engine, pull the mag straight out very slowly/gently, the rubber cushions will probably stay in the mag drive inside...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,638
Posted By Walt
Looks nice but I would suggest you leave a bit...

Looks nice but I would suggest you leave a bit more of a service loop on LRU's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Walt
Foreflight and WeatherSpork.

Foreflight and WeatherSpork.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Walt
Why re-invent the wheel, use new internal lock...

Why re-invent the wheel, use new internal lock washers as specified in the engine manual and move on.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Walt
They don't call for shielded wire on any of their...

They don't call for shielded wire on any of their landing lights, I've installed quite a few and I personally run their standard landing light with no noise, also I've never had a complaint of noise...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,114
Posted By Walt
I always want my displays as high as possible...

I always want my displays as high as possible therefore the switches have to go on the bottom.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Walt
No the filter does not get trimmed with the 360...

No the filter does not get trimmed with the 360 carb.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Walt
Check in the G3X install manual, it has...

Check in the G3X install manual, it has everything you need.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,849
Posted By Walt
Sounds like the panel from H#LL to me :eek:

Sounds like the panel from H#LL to me :eek:
Forum: Propellers 03-21-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By Walt
Note the following from the Hartzell manual: "If...

Note the following from the Hartzell manual:

"If required by the aircraft maintenance manual, safety all mounting studs with 0.032 inch"
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Walt
I recommend following the G3X manual, use the...

I recommend following the G3X manual, use the wing mount kit they offer and mount them in the wing.
Forum: Safety 03-17-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Walt
I'm also very happy with Aithre with my G3X, if...

I'm also very happy with Aithre with my G3X, if anyone needs one, I just replaced my model II with the III to so I can get SPO2.
Sell the one listed above for $200.
Forum: Autopilots 03-17-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Walt
Sounds like the only mystery here is why in your...

Sounds like the only mystery here is why in your first post you stated you were in 'HDG' mode and now you want to blame Garmin for their system being to sensitive in 'Roll' mode?. :eek:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Walt
I stopped installing MW/MC lights in panels as I...

I stopped installing MW/MC lights in panels as I thought they offered little real value and are an additional distraction. The warning messages on the PFD are very well displayed and if you like you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Walt
Superior sump is: SL13861

Superior sump is: SL13861
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Walt
I did the same Grove upgrade about 12 years ago,...

I did the same Grove upgrade about 12 years ago, would do the same if I was building today.
The Grove is a significant step up in quality and stopping power compared to the Matco.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Walt
Had Titan swap the angle adapter for a straight...

Had Titan swap the angle adapter for a straight (superior) adapter on my new 370, BC410 installed with no issues. I'm pretty sure the BC410 won't work with the angle adapter supplied.
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By Walt
Exactly how does it sense a physically stuck...

Exactly how does it sense a physically stuck solenoid?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By Walt
IMO, do yourself a favor and go with Garmin if...

IMO, do yourself a favor and go with Garmin if you want the best support, an AP that works great, and a system that you can expand on in the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By Walt
Just an FYI, The GTN does not have a dual input...

Just an FYI, The GTN does not have a dual input power bus, all GTN power/grd pins must be connected to primary power/grd.

I do install battery back-up on power input #2 on the some of the G3X LRU's...
Forum: Tools 02-29-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By Walt
The red/blue work fine with Faston terminals.

The red/blue work fine with Faston terminals.
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By Walt
Cut/paste from Hartzell application...

Cut/paste from Hartzell application guide:

Aircraft T.C./STC: Experimental
Engine Model: Titan 370
Power: 210 HP @ 2700 RPM
Propeller Model: HC-M2YR-1BFPX (M is extended hub)
Notes: Remove TC and PC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Walt
I think Van's used to (maybe still does) suggest...

I think Van's used to (maybe still does) suggest heating nylon tubing and then pushing onto a nylon 'T', this method is guaranteed to crack the tubing after a few years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Walt
My first choice is Nylo seal, I do use the push...

My first choice is Nylo seal, I do use the push on fittings sometimes but my go-to is always Nylo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Walt
P/S 890-B2 is the only sealant I use in a tank.

P/S 890-B2 is the only sealant I use in a tank.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Walt
I guess because it posted in the RV8 forum?

I guess because it posted in the RV8 forum?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By Walt
Why are folks making suggestions with 540/390...

Why are folks making suggestions with 540/390 engs with front mounted gov to someone with an RV8 :confused:
My guess it's prop prop grease which happens more in cold temps due to seals.
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By Walt
I use a MicroVib II and do a spectrum analysis...

I use a MicroVib II and do a spectrum analysis with each balance. I forget exactly but the alt rate is about 3.8 if I remember correctly.

Dug up some old plots I had hosted, here's an example of a 2...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Walt
I always choose UPS 2 or 3 day service, almost...

I always choose UPS 2 or 3 day service, almost always ships out the next day.
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By Walt
Did you perform the calibration the GAE encoder?,...

Did you perform the calibration the GAE encoder?, Did you have the xpdr checked as req'd?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Walt
The 540 is "normally" delivered with retard...

The 540 is "normally" delivered with retard breaker mag/slick start 6393 on LH side and std mag 6350 on RH side. So if that's the case you could indeed use the LH mag in the RH side and just not use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By Walt
Well I'm going to disagree with the AP install...

Well I'm going to disagree with the AP install being a "major" alteration.
The AP is an add-on to the control system but does not alter it in a way that would change flight characteristics.

Rather...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By Walt
Depends, a mode S/ES unit will definitely be...

Depends, a mode S/ES unit will definitely be damaged as it transmits continuously, a mode C probably not as it only transmits after being interrogated and it probably won't see an interrogation...
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Walt
I would suggest you install per the manual...

I would suggest you install per the manual guidelines or as close as practical to those guidelines.

Don't want to offend anybody but terms like "no issues", "works perfectly" etc. have no valid...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Walt
Make sure the pedals are fully retracted, sticky...

Make sure the pedals are fully retracted, sticky pedals that don't fully retract when released will cause the brakes to drag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By Walt
I suggest you just run it off a 12v battery and...

I suggest you just run it off a 12v battery and charge it when you're done.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By Walt
Do yourself a favor and get a B&C now.

Do yourself a favor and get a B&C now.
Forum: GPS 02-03-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Walt
You better tell your dealer to get with the...

You better tell your dealer to get with the program, the GAE encoder is practically standard equipment now on Garmin units.
Does that also mean they won't do a glass panel/AHRS because you can't put...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By Walt
Best not run it through a connector at all, the...

Best not run it through a connector at all, the shield on the GTP is a heavy double shield probably for good reason.
Forum: COMM 01-26-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,451
Posted By Walt
Totally agree with the above, been there done...

Totally agree with the above, been there done that with 4PDT switches and homemade "audio mixers".

I personally am a fan of the GMA245, great value and works superbly.
I have heard many comments...
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Walt
All tuning should be done with auto trim off,...

All tuning should be done with auto trim off, I've installed quite a few Garmin AP's in the RV8 and never encountered an issue with the default settings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Walt
When I switched to the IO370 high compression...

When I switched to the IO370 high compression last year I talked with Les Dowd at Hartzell, he convinced me to switch to the newer BA blade from the original 7496 BA blade I had. He had no concerns...
Forum: Propellers 01-19-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Walt
Practically every aircraft can benefit from...

Practically every aircraft can benefit from Dynamic balancing, the procedure is recommended by practically every prop and engine manufacturer. Plenty of posts on the process if you take the time to...
Forum: GPS 01-17-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By Walt
Maybe folks should look a the manual before...

Maybe folks should look a the manual before posting, the GAE12 is wired into the main plug in place of the config module.
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