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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By airguy
Were you by chance outside in the wind? The HDX...

Were you by chance outside in the wind? The HDX will not shutdown if it senses airspeed above, I believe, 20 knots. It will continue on battery power in that case.

Did you try to shut it down by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,994
Posted By airguy
I had a grand total of 8 hours post checkride for...

I had a grand total of 8 hours post checkride for my PPL back in the spring of 2000, and knew everything there was to know about flying. It was early March and I saddled up with 2 buddies and some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By airguy
Remember that the purpose of the ANL fuse is to...

Remember that the purpose of the ANL fuse is to isolate the alternator in case it shorts internally. When that happens the battery will try to dump a couple hundred amps backward through the B-lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By airguy
Most OAT probes are simple resistance devices -...

Most OAT probes are simple resistance devices - needs a voltage across it and read the current going through it - not something that lends itself to multiple devices trying to share it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
Finally got my card updated - took most of an...

Finally got my card updated - took most of an hour, whereas it usually takes about 3 minutes. Definitely something going on with the Garmin servers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
Garmin.com and flygarmin.com were both giving me...

Garmin.com and flygarmin.com were both giving me a 503 error, no servers available. I just tried again and it seems to be working now - will download my updates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
That's great, as long as nobody needs to shoot an...

That's great, as long as nobody needs to shoot an approach with a new procedure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By airguy
Garmin offline

It appears all the Garmin web servers are offline, I was going to update my 430W database and all I get is 503 error, no servers available.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By airguy
The warning is a function of the Flight Director...

The warning is a function of the Flight Director function of the autopilot and will show up if the autopilot is deactivated but the FD is still active, and the older software versions did indeed have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By airguy
More than the alternator can put out - and then...

More than the alternator can put out - and then put a fusible link immediately after the alternator so that it will blow if the alternator shorts internally and the battery tries to dump 200 amps...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-20-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By airguy
More precise control over mixture distribution...

More precise control over mixture distribution and ignition timing, especially LOP at high altitude where I spend a large amount of time. The RSA-5 and Lightspeed Plasma was good - the SDS is just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,780
Posted By airguy
Depending on how the electrical system is setup,...

Depending on how the electrical system is setup, that can still happen and everything is fine - my airplane is an example. I can isolate the battery and still keep everything powered from either of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,281
Posted By airguy
Airguy has nothing to do with flying, but came...

Airguy has nothing to do with flying, but came from a previous business I had, working with high pressure air systems. I sold and installed air systems for scuba shops, fire departments and paintball...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By airguy
Not on the one I have, unfortunately - circa 2014

Not on the one I have, unfortunately - circa 2014
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By airguy
Vans ES Dimmer pinout?

Does anyone have the diagram handy for the ES Dimmer module for LED strips that Van sells? Specifically I am looking for the wiring to the four terminals.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By airguy
I'm running the Carling switches with screw-on...

I'm running the Carling switches with screw-on terminals, must be narrower than the ones you are looking at - I used 3/4" spacing on the holes, center to center, and have some space between...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-09-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By airguy
I'm in ...

I'm in ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-05-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,922
Posted By airguy
I haven't done it yet but I'm planning it - with...

I haven't done it yet but I'm planning it - with the return lines back to the tank, I'm going to Tee into the zero-pressure return line and use a small Facet pump to move the fuel from the bladder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,913
Posted By airguy
Ross - would shielded two-conductor for power and...

Ross - would shielded two-conductor for power and ground on the mag coils be a good option here?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By airguy
Try bleeding the brakes. If you've got an air...

Try bleeding the brakes. If you've got an air bubble trapped near the caliper, it will heat-soak and try to expand when you land and use the brakes. The air will try to expand a great deal more than...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-27-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By airguy
Yes, and I am (or was) running .022 in my IO360...

Yes, and I am (or was) running .022 in my IO360 on 91E10 fuel for that same reason. I had to boost my fuel pressure to the servo in order to get good takeoff fuel flow, with electric pumps and an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,242
Posted By airguy
If you're lucky enough to find a shop to do that,...

If you're lucky enough to find a shop to do that, I would suggest you do NOT tell them it's for an aircraft. "Offroad vehicle" should be just fine but nobody wants the liability associated with an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By airguy
I'll plug mine in the night before sometimes, but...

I'll plug mine in the night before sometimes, but don't just leave it on all the time.
Forum: Safety 02-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,311
Posted By airguy
Showing off for the camera.

Showing off for the camera.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,730
Posted By airguy
Meanwhile, something like this might just do the...

Meanwhile, something like this might just do the trick. If I tie this to a fuel pump output to trigger the timer then I don't have to worry about heating the sensor without the engine running - I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,730
Posted By airguy
Thanks - that's good data. So ideally I need to...

Thanks - that's good data. So ideally I need to have the wideband O2 controller powered several seconds (or tens of) after engine start, once EGT's have exceeded the point at which water droplets are...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-21-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,730
Posted By airguy
Ross - in line with that subject, what about...

Ross - in line with that subject, what about power for the oxygen sensor and its handler? Will the heated sensors burn themselves out when sitting on the ground powered without the engine running and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By airguy
A lot of companies offer something for a fee that...

A lot of companies offer something for a fee that is available free elsewhere. It's the nature of the internet.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By airguy
If I remember correctly, I didn't actually pull...

If I remember correctly, I didn't actually pull it off - I loosened it to remove the belt to look for wear on the belt, and spin the pulley to listen to the bearings and make sure all was well....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By airguy
Perhaps not all have been installed.

Perhaps not all have been installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,772
Posted By airguy
Good job! I had to make my own and was really...

Good job! I had to make my own and was really wishing then that something like this was available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By airguy
Similar to a Dresser coupling? No, I haven't seen...

Similar to a Dresser coupling? No, I haven't seen anything like that for hard line fuel fittings.
Forum: Safety 02-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,165
Posted By airguy
"Always stop for a yellow light" during Drivers...

"Always stop for a yellow light" during Drivers Ed slowly becomes "well, sorta, sometimes" in real life as experience grows and judgement is applied. And sometimes we still get it wrong...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By airguy
I ordered some fuel hose from Vans earlier this...

I ordered some fuel hose from Vans earlier this week, they emailed back and said they were out of stock for 2-3 weeks - but they notified me of that condition almost immediately.

Usually I get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,580
Posted By airguy
Agreed - two of my three flats were caused by...

Agreed - two of my three flats were caused by running tire pressure a bit low and tearing the tube on one of them, and rubbing a hole in it on the other. The third one was runway FOD.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,799
Posted By airguy
You can burn lower grade fuels with that...

You can burn lower grade fuels with that compression if that's an attraction for you.
Forum: Texas (South) 02-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By airguy
I won't make this one, my airplane is down for...

I won't make this one, my airplane is down for SDS install, a new panel, and annual inspection. I'm doing so much work on this downtime I nearly need to put it back into Phase...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By airguy
Call Tom at TS Flightlines, he'll make short work...

Call Tom at TS Flightlines, he'll make short work of that problem.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By airguy
Same reason someone would put a Subura in a RV....

Same reason someone would put a Subura in a RV. They like them and may choose to take the liability of it on themselves.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,097
Posted By airguy
Both of which are preferable to the current 100hp...

Both of which are preferable to the current 100hp offering, with modern features. So that would put two vendors competing for that market - which is exactly where we are today (Lycoming/Continental)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By airguy
Is your supply voltage stable and sufficient?

Is your supply voltage stable and sufficient?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-05-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,213
Posted By airguy
The one that has several million flight hours...

The one that has several million flight hours behind it, if you are not intimately familiar with working on it.

On the "hater" mentality, it's definitely evident among folks that dislike auto...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,730
Posted By airguy
I'll be very curious to duplicate some of those...

I'll be very curious to duplicate some of those test points when I finish my install. I've got several flights logged at FL190 averaging 24.9nm/gal at 147-149 KTAS using mechanical injection and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By airguy
Absolutely. As much trouble as it is to pull the...

Absolutely. As much trouble as it is to pull the prop and flywheel, there's no way I am going to put the old belt back on there, they are too cheap.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,799
Posted By airguy
Heh heh.... funny you should say that - I had...

Heh heh.... funny you should say that - I had that exact specific conversation with him at the beer social in Oshkosh this past summer. He just asked if I watched it on descent, to which I replied...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By airguy
It took a bit of Google-Fu and about 30 minutes...

It took a bit of Google-Fu and about 30 minutes online with a parts distributor but I got the part properly identified and ordered - only $12 plus shipping, a rarity in the aviation parts world that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By airguy
I recognize that there is a level of heartburn...

I recognize that there is a level of heartburn that exists with several folks with Plane Power - but this is a bracket problem, not an alternator problem. Are you saying PP makes low-quality mounting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,547
Posted By airguy
Annuals, broken parts, and assistance request

I'm currently in the process of conducting my annual inspection and installing the SDS EM5 engine management hardware, and associated with that I needed to pull the flywheel to drill and tap it for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,799
Posted By airguy
Bingo. IO-360 and WW200RV prop makes the airplane...

Bingo. IO-360 and WW200RV prop makes the airplane come alive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,624
Posted By airguy
The goal of the PAFI program is literally...

The goal of the PAFI program is literally impossible - trying to please everyone. You're never going to get there. They need to make a fuel that is a drop-in replacement for ALL engines in ALL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,624
Posted By airguy
Nothing on leakdown or valves yet - but I'm down...

Nothing on leakdown or valves yet - but I'm down for annual and SDS install right now and haven't gotten to that part yet, I'll let you know if I see anything in the cylinders or valves. I suspect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,624
Posted By airguy
It can certainly be done, but not as simply as...

It can certainly be done, but not as simply as some folks would think. I've been operating almost 600 hours now on 91 premium autofuel (with ethanol) at altitudes in the mid-teens quite regularly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By airguy
Certainly. And it happens.

Certainly. And it happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,624
Posted By airguy
Looks like the program is in high-speed neutral,...

Looks like the program is in high-speed neutral, just as expected.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By airguy
I'll admit to being in that club as well, though...

I'll admit to being in that club as well, though not because of a pitot tube cover.

I was removing my MGL mini-EFIS and replacing it with a Garmin G5, and was right in the middle of all the work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By airguy
I'm running the Saber 2.25" extension and...

I'm running the Saber 2.25" extension and Whirlwind 200RV prop on my IO360 with Sam James cowl. Whirlwind advised that they knew of no RPM restrictions but thought that keeping standard 2100-2300...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By airguy
No, you were bang-on, I'm doing the full install...

No, you were bang-on, I'm doing the full install - but I've had the fuel pump removed (running dual electrics) for almost 600 hours now. That part was addressed long ago. My question was focused on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,582
Posted By airguy
It's not yet an aircraft at that point (prior to...

It's not yet an aircraft at that point (prior to receiving the Airworthiness Certificate) so anyone can do the initial inspection. It's only AFTER the airworthiness certificate has been granted that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By airguy
When my fuse kit showed up and I was the only one...

When my fuse kit showed up and I was the only one at home, I looked at the driver and pointed at the garage and said "20 bucks and a cold beer for a minutes work..." He just laughed, and started...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By airguy
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By airguy
Accessory gear question

For the engine gurus here - on an IO360B1B, can I remove the left mag WITHOUT opening the accessory case to remove the drive gear, coupler, bearing etc? I'm installing the SDS system with full...
Forum: Autopilots 01-27-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By airguy
It's normally open, and momentary ground to...

It's normally open, and momentary ground to airframe to trigger the disconnect. If you have multiple disconnect switches connect them in parallel, so that any one of them can trigger the disconnect.
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