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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Do yourself a favor and get a set of...

Do yourself a favor and get a set of these.
https://chadstoolbox.com/86-03-180-knipex-7-25-inch-pliers-wrench/

THE most handy tool to have, for doing everything. I have a set in each of my tool...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 25,217
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry for overstating the obvious, but... Wow! ...

Sorry for overstating the obvious, but...

Wow! Even the box is machined from billet rather than folded aluminum. This is why SDS products are on my airplane upgrade wish list!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how...

Wow - what a craftsman! Now I realize how totally crude my glass-working skills are. That was a serious "drinking from a fire hose" tutorial!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Canadian_JOY
FLIR will likely be unhappy looking through the...

FLIR will likely be unhappy looking through the propeller disc. Or at least older units really were intolerant of the blanking effect of the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,869
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who use a push button for their starter...

For those who use a push button for their starter and are worried about inadvertent activation of the starter, if you also use a circuit breaker to control power to the start solenoid then a simple...
Forum: ADS-B 09-28-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the follow-up - good info to know.

Thanks for the follow-up - good info to know.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Much like Mani, above, my centre stack of radios...

Much like Mani, above, my centre stack of radios is manually controlled. I have the TT22 transponder and thought long and hard about using the GRT Mini-X to control it. In the end I stuck with the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-27-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This will be very helpful information to know -...

This will be very helpful information to know - thanks for continuing to share.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,603
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A simple, dumb question here from somebody who...

A simple, dumb question here from somebody who has not spent any appreciable time behind a geared auto conversion...

How does it "feel" to have the engine turning at 5-6,000 RPM? Does it feel as...
Forum: ADS-B 09-27-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The installation instructions were written by a...

The installation instructions were written by a human and thus are subject to that one person's unique perspective. We all know our individual perspectives are shaped by our experiences. The writer...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of thoughts... 1) if you can order an...

A couple of thoughts...
1) if you can order an ELT installation kit, go that route. If you order the complete ELT you will be burning off expensive battery life before your first flight date. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just an FYI... the Baja Squadron lights are...

Just an FYI... the Baja Squadron lights are available with different lenses. They make a "combination" unit which has two clear lenses and two "spreader" lenses to cover each of the 4 LEDs. This...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'll take it if it's still available. PM on its...

I'll take it if it's still available. PM on its way to you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Canadian_JOY
AMP CPC connectors are a really good choice. At...

AMP CPC connectors are a really good choice. At a more economical price point, D-Sub connectors with gold machined pins are also a good choice. I use no backshell on connectors where I can secure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Am shortly going to be migrating from my...

Am shortly going to be migrating from my mixed-vendor panel to all-GRT. Mini-X and HX on the pilot side, Sport EX on the co-pilot side, centre stack of PDA360EX audio panel, GNS480, SL30 and Trig...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow, I haven't heard that one in a long time! ...

Wow, I haven't heard that one in a long time! Thanks, Mel, for refreshing my memory of some great "field fixes" shared with me by wise old mechanics years ago. I had completely forgotten about the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm with Bob on this one. The 3-wire tach sensor...

I'm with Bob on this one. The 3-wire tach sensor needs all 3 wires to be properly connected to the ACS2002 computer module. AND the shield connection on that 3-wire cable should be grounded in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,216
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been...

I continue to watch this saga unfold. Have been too busy flying to polish. Soon... I keep telling myself!

Dumb question for those who have done this before. I have different paint colours...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-14-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Closing the loop here for the benefit of...

Closing the loop here for the benefit of posterity.

Firstly, a shout out to both AFS and GRT tech support. They both provided concise answers in a timely fashion.

Now let's look at the sensor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,618
Posted By Canadian_JOY
New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old...

New O-360A1F6, Hartzell C/S prop with the old F7666 blades. Field elevation of 387'. Depending on OAT I see flows from 16.5 to nearly 18GPH on takeoff with the prop spinning up to 2690RPM. CHT's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been...

Nice write-up, Alfio. Had I not been entertaining guests who arrived by RV9A we would have flown down to enjoy the beefalo burgers. Lovely scenery!
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. ...

I used Stewart Systems EkoPoxy in Smoke Grey. Very easy to apply. Very durable, so far (80 hours on the clock at the moment). The EkoPoxy won't kill you when you apply it, which is kind of a nice...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the...

Pure math, Bob. Values increment based on the rules of math.. Keep in mind there's a fair bit of that math stuff going on in the background, including interpolation of raw GPS data against the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,376
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Additional points to ponder, if you will... Does...

Additional points to ponder, if you will...

Does the oil cooler itself represent a greater or lesser restriction to airflow as compared to the flow restriction represented by the #3 cylinder? We...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted...

I have a pair of the Spot pattern lights, mounted in the wingtips and set to converge at a distance of about 200 yards. My lights are mounted as far forward in the wings as possible. There's more...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was...

Not in an RV10... but I wanted lighting that was independent of the aircraft electrical system. Ended up buying inexpensive ($5) LED flashlights at WalMart. They feature a push-button on/off switch...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-05-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted...

Bob - thanks for your comments. I've omitted some detail in the interests of brevity. I have only one mag, which has the AFS sensor already installed, and I have the associated wiring run through a...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Will AFS Mag RPM Sensor Work With GRT EIS?

I'm shortly going to be removing our AF2500 engine monitor and replacing it with a GRT EIS and a Sport EX EFIS to round out the GRT equipment in the panel.

Here's my dilemma... I really like the...
Forum: COMM 09-03-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Canadian_JOY
You're getting transmit energy from the VHF...

You're getting transmit energy from the VHF coupling into the wiring for your engine gauges. Ammeter and EGT/CHT are very small signals - in the millivolt range; the leakage from the coax is simply...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the...

Highly improbable since the GPS sends data to the ELT, never getting or expecting anything in return.
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be...

Also... the reversal of the roll sense can be done through an on-screen setting rather than having to swap wires around. Yeah, I didn't discover this until I had swapped wired. DOH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to...

Ha! Talk about timing when it comes to discussion topics!

My wife is a total non-aviator - she is happy to be a passenger, but don't ask her to help with the airplane. Hold the door open for her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,287
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational...

As a person with an uncontrollable, irrational fear of water, this incident represents my worst nightmare in aviation. I watched the video when it first was published and can hardly describe how it...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,613
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some analysis of accident statistics can help you...

Some analysis of accident statistics can help you in shopping for the right airframe to help allay some concerns around protecting your family. Some airframe types seem more accident-prone (think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,452
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So...

I was an early adopter of the Vizion 385. So early, in fact, that the face of my Vizion controller still reads "Digiflight II"!

Definitely a good autopilot, and definitely an easy upgrade if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I don't wish to sound discouraging, especially...

I don't wish to sound discouraging, especially since I am a fan of the additional situational awareness afforded by Synthetic Vision. Unfortunatelhy I have to say the situation you describe is one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is that ONLY the equipment called up...

Short answer is that ONLY the equipment called up in the approved installation manual may be used to form an approved installation. No substitutions are allowed.

Why? Because the ELT manufacturer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,417
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm not engaging in the VFR/VMC/IFR/IMC...

I'm not engaging in the VFR/VMC/IFR/IMC discussion, however I would like to respond to the OP.

This past weekend I was forced by ATC to divert under their airspace, day, VFR/VMC. This diversion was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,207
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mike - I can't speak to your questions about...

Mike - I can't speak to your questions about Skyview, but will confirm that runway depictions are accurate in the GRT database. Love taxiing past the numbers on the runway and seeing them accurately...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The carb in question is the "loaner" carb from...

The carb in question is the "loaner" carb from the overhaul shop. I have no idea what jets are in it since it is indeed a "loaner".

Aircraft owner changed out the carb today - removed the "loaner"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Where's the giant "LIKE" button when you need it...

Where's the giant "LIKE" button when you need it most?!?!
Yup, knowing which ground wire does what is just as important as knowing which power wire does what. Sage advice there from snopercod!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Last night I found that if I pulled the mixture...

Last night I found that if I pulled the mixture out about 2" the engine would run perfectly with both ignitions firing. That's when I once again started to think this a fuel/air problem rather than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No need for apologies, Larry. All of this...

No need for apologies, Larry. All of this discussion has been really good for keeping my troubleshooting mojo flowing. It's all good!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Fuel flow is passing north of 15GPH - haven't...

Fuel flow is passing north of 15GPH - haven't closely watched where it peaked as I was spending more time looking at EGT/CHT.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No, Bob, this is an airplane with about 300 hours...

No, Bob, this is an airplane with about 300 hours on it, 200 by its current owner. The airplane suffered some downtime as a result of a fuel leak that had to wait for warmer spring weather to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Can't help but giggle while watching that. I...

Can't help but giggle while watching that. I know I did the same thing in cars, on tractors, etc when I was that age. Had Dad been building an airplane in the garage I would have been a fighter ace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
So....... coming back to the original...

So....... coming back to the original troubleshooting issue at hand...

Following the sage advice offered in this forum, tonight we timed the Lightspeed ignition. I was very impressed with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Carl - just curious... The points you've made...

Carl - just curious... The points you've made all seem valid, however I still struggle to understand how the engine will run smoothly at full power on the Lightspeed alone, or the mag alone, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,453
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A giant +1 on this one! I used Fuel Lube on...

A giant +1 on this one! I used Fuel Lube on mine, then found I had to use a heat gun to get the caps off in the winter. Totally useless in anything other than balmy temperatures.

Most home...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks again for the great inputs. Additional...

Thanks again for the great inputs.

Additional troubleshooting conducted today resulted in an engine run with both the magneto and Lightspeed p-leads removed from the ACS ignition switch - they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,381
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If there was a supplier that I was dependent upon...

If there was a supplier that I was dependent upon I would be OK with it being Ross. It's pretty hard to beat his commitment to customer satisfaction.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-21-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,278
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dumb question, full of "what if's"... Keep in...

Dumb question, full of "what if's"... Keep in mind I burn a fair bit of 91 octane premium mogas (zero ethanol).

For engines like our O-360 where a 4-into-1 Cessna-style muffled exhaust is installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is an emphatic YES. Swagelok...

Short answer is an emphatic YES.
Swagelok fittings are the fitting of choice in the Glasair Sportsman build. They are very skookum stuff, heavily used in the petroleum industry.

If using Sagelok...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Our O-360 with stock 8.5:1 compression runs quite...

Our O-360 with stock 8.5:1 compression runs quite well on 91 Mogas. I admit that I have burned mostly 100LL during its first 70 or so hours of life, but it has demonstrated good ability to operate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm interesting point, Ray. I had mentally...

Hmmm interesting point, Ray. I had mentally attributed the slight drop in EGT to the large drop in actual ignition events. Good point to ponder- thank you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for all the great responses. Bob, John,...

Thanks for all the great responses.

Bob, John, Chris - the ACS switch and associated wiring is high on my list of culprits... just can't seem to nail down a failure mode of the switch, other than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,689
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Assistance Request - Interesting Engine Troubleshooting Problem

I've been scratching my head, trying to figure out how to help a fellow on our airport resolve his rough running engine. I'm down to only a very few remaining ideas so I thought I'd come to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-19-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,671
Posted By Canadian_JOY
For those who don't know Ross' work ethic, I...

For those who don't know Ross' work ethic, I received a call from him Saturday afternoon to say the parts were available. How many vendors will call you on a Saturday afternoon?!?!

Sorry I wasn't...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have no horse in this race, but will provide...

I have no horse in this race, but will provide this little bit of insight. A few weeks ago enroute to Oshkosh we were at only 4500' but the large weather system around Michigan and Wisconsin...
Forum: California 08-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, folks, for sharing all this great info. ...

Thanks, folks, for sharing all this great info. Now it's time for me to "head down" into the new sectional chart and see if I can figure out how to actually get to Palo Alto, then do the Bay tour,...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,841
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I loved hearing the callouts from your "systems...

I loved hearing the callouts from your "systems engineer" inside the airplane. "Check!"
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the excellent pointers, especially...

Thanks for the excellent pointers, especially about the impending airspace changes - very helpful data.

Before we were married we did a driving trip from San Fran to LA - our first stop was Half...
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