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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Walt
I think 8.04 is the latest which was issued Jan...

I think 8.04 is the latest which was issued Jan 2018.
Has to be done using serial port 1, and a switch to go into test mode so usually done on the bench, software only available to dealers currently.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Walt
Transponder sold (pending funds) to RV4 owner.

Transponder sold (pending funds) to RV4 owner.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Walt
Bring it, I'll take it. Shoot me an email and...

Bring it, I'll take it. Shoot me an email and we'll figure out the meet.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Walt
Interested in the alt, please send me a pic of...

Interested in the alt, please send me a pic of the data tag.
Walt
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Walt
Not sure what the point to the above post...

Not sure what the point to the above post was/is?

I am offering the 660 with bare wire cable for for $725, same combo from ACS would be $808.95 and you can get the rebate if you purchase from ACS or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Walt
For me, I prefer flying with the flight director...

For me, I prefer flying with the flight director only, all the other 'toys' are turned off.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Walt
You can't have your cake and eat it too, if you...

You can't have your cake and eat it too, if you want good service and after sales support you're gonna have to pay a little more (ACS is the wallyworld of aviation supplies).
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Walt
At the very front of the canopy, the canopy skin...

At the very front of the canopy, the canopy skin can rub/catch on the subpanel skin usually in the center.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Walt
I guarantee you Stein is well aware of the...

I guarantee you Stein is well aware of the difference in quality between Carling and Honeywell...
but not everyone wants to pay for quality so he offers an alternative and lets the buyer choose,...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By Walt
I've had about every type of ignition out there...

I've had about every type of ignition out there on my old 360 with std compression, but for what its worth, my new IO-370 high compression is being delivered with 2 Bendix mags, and I'm currently not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Walt
I use Honeywell TL series exclusively.

I use Honeywell TL series exclusively.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Walt
Not trying to be critical here, but I would...

Not trying to be critical here, but I would suggest you look at a better quality switch that is not riveted and switch to AMP PIDG terminals.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,832
Posted By Walt
Seen this issue before, Lord says no big deal....

Seen this issue before, Lord says no big deal. The fact that most other mounts don't even have this damper I can't imagine its that important, and not worth changing the mounts for.
Forum: GPS 11-06-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Walt
Just as an FYI and not sure if will effect your...

Just as an FYI and not sure if will effect your install but Rev R is the latest edition of the GTN install manual, might be a good place to start.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,873
Posted By Walt
I use the K-Sun with 1/8" (3mm tube).

I use the K-Sun with 1/8" (3mm tube).
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Walt
You should definately inspect the prop shank for...

You should definately inspect the prop shank for damage, Hartzell allows zero damage in the blade root area.
If you're certain this was the issue than by far the simplest repair would to be make and...
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Walt
Thousands of RV's flying without this issue, I...

Thousands of RV's flying without this issue, I would suggest you look for the root cause of the problem rather than looking for a band aid fix to mask the the issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Walt
I've riveted plenty on, never had a problem,...

I've riveted plenty on, never had a problem, don't over squeeze em.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Walt
10 meters/sec However for the trig: NOTE: If the...

10 meters/sec

However for the trig:
NOTE: If the Garmin ADS-B Plus protocol is used then the NACv is set dynamically by the
Garmin GPS unit. This manual configuration item is ignored.
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By Walt
Hartzell static balances their props, not at all...

Hartzell static balances their props, not at all the same thing as dynamic balance after you add all the other stuff like flywheel, spinner bulkhead, spinner etc..
(Hartzell recommends dynamic...
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By Walt
My DSS balancer is certainly capable of Dynamic...

My DSS balancer is certainly capable of Dynamic blade tracking (normal stuff on Helos) , but because tracking is not generally performed on aircraft I didn't purchase this...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Walt
FS: BNIB, Garmin GTX345 w/GPS, Aera 660

New GTX345 transponder (ADS-B in/out) with built in GPS, includes GPS antenna, rack/connectors/etc. $5200. Free shipping.

All-in-one Transponder Solution for ADS-B “Out” and “In”• 1090 MHz ADS-B...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Walt
High Freq transmitters like Xpd, DME should be...

High Freq transmitters like Xpd, DME should be kept as short as possible, usually 6' or less desired for RG400.
Other receive only antennas are not as important.
Com antenna (transmitter) should...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Walt
Not sure what the cable length would be out to a...

Not sure what the cable length would be out to a panel but it's probably more than fuse mounted antennas, these cables need to kept as short as possible.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By Walt
Rev R, April 2018 is the latest. Too large to...

Rev R, April 2018 is the latest. Too large to email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,872
Posted By Walt
Yes the boxes with dual power inputs do so with...

Yes the boxes with dual power inputs do so with diode isolation.

An ESS buss with a second battery as the source is basically a back-up battery system, not an ESS buss as typically thoght of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,872
Posted By Walt
With todays modern glass panels that generally...

With todays modern glass panels that generally have dual power inputs for most critical items, and back-up batteries to support them, what advantage does a ESS buss have?

The way I see it the ESS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Walt
Xpdr antenna should have approx 10" dia ground...

Xpdr antenna should have approx 10" dia ground plane, 6' of RG400 is generally considered the max.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Walt
I agree, I would like to be able to set WW on...

I agree, I would like to be able to set WW on below a specified speed, this way they would auto flash in the pattern and then go off in cruise.
It would be nice if we had the option.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,213
Posted By Walt
I'm a Big fan of simple, switches and CB/fuses,...

I'm a Big fan of simple, switches and CB/fuses, doesn't get any simplier than that :D
Just don't see the need for a computer running a simple electrical system.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By Walt
When I buy a product I buy the companies support...

When I buy a product I buy the companies support as well, I can tell you that Clint makes a first class exhaust and the product support doesn't get any better if you need it (which you probably...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-19-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Walt
I think I have a couple of United units at the...

I think I have a couple of United units at the hanger, shoot me an email or text and I'll check.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Walt
Didn't realize this fitting was "special" from...

Didn't realize this fitting was "special" from Van's, looks like Van's just took an AN fitting and made it to accept a finger screen, shouldn't be hard to duplicate using a steel fitting. Worth the...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Walt
To avoid galling use a steel fitting, alum-alum...

To avoid galling use a steel fitting, alum-alum is bad juju.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By Walt
I use HML-8 for 2-3 conductor shielded wire.

I use HML-8 for 2-3 conductor shielded wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,236
Posted By Walt
I suspect they are but have never compared...

I suspect they are but have never compared directly. The data sheet for the TL switches are readily available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,236
Posted By Walt
The 245 is agreat unit, every panel I do has one,...

The 245 is agreat unit, every panel I do has one, including my own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,236
Posted By Walt
Stock height panel with Honeywell TL...

Stock height panel with Honeywell TL switches.
http://www.expaircraft.com/KW-G3X-1200.jpg
Forum: Tools 10-10-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Walt
One nice features of the more expensive balancers...

One nice features of the more expensive balancers (I use a Microvib II) is the ability to do spectrum analysis.
These can help identify vibration problems that may be a result of internal engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,752
Posted By Walt
I run 45-50 all around, and if your aiplane...

I run 45-50 all around, and if your aiplane visits my shop that's what they go out with. Never had a flat or any shimmy issues.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Walt
Exact dimensions are available in the G3X install...

Exact dimensions are available in the G3X install manual which you can download from the G3X website.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Walt
Basically the same as this 7 I did but with a...

Basically the same as this 7 I did but with a GTN, audio panel and auto pilot panel in the center stack. The 9 is also a slider not a tip up.

http://www.expaircraft.com/KW-G3X-650.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Walt
Currently have an RV9 panel update in work, RV9...

Currently have an RV9 panel update in work, RV9 with dual 460's and GTN750.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Walt
IFR and low cost are an oxymoron. If you really...

IFR and low cost are an oxymoron. If you really want to fly IFR you are gonna have to bite the bullet and spend some $$$ :eek:
Do you really want to be flying around in the soup with the cheapest...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Walt
The G3X and GTN lighting buses are a control...

The G3X and GTN lighting buses are a control voltage only, basically zero current drain.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By Walt
I have been putting the GMU11 in the right wing...

I have been putting the GMU11 in the right wing tip of most other RV's with good success, this does 2 things: keeps it away from the high current draw of the pitot heat wires and allows the CAN bus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Walt
Agree 100%, Amen Brutha!

Agree 100%, Amen Brutha!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Walt
So folks should stay away from the 340 because...

So folks should stay away from the 340 because you didn't like the price?
Titan currently list the 340 for the same price as the 360. A 20lb saving with the same 180 HP as the 360 sounds pretty...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Walt
You have to have a trim sensing servo for...

You have to have a trim sensing servo for starters, the basic operation is the module senses servo torque and then adjusts the trim tab to relieve the force. Sounds like you a non standard trim setup...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Walt
More HP than the 320 but the same...

More HP than the 320 but the same weight:
http://www.continentalmotors.aero/titan/engines/x340.aspx
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Walt
If I were building a 9, I'd be looking at...

If I were building a 9, I'd be looking at installing the Titan IO-340.
Used engines can be a gamble, if you can swing it you won't regret getting a new engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,256
Posted By Walt
Yes and yes. I've probably balanced more RV props...

Yes and yes.
I've probably balanced more RV props than most, never had a problem leaving the bottom cowl on.
Forum: Propellers 09-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By Walt
I agree with most of your points except for the...

I agree with most of your points except for the above.
For the record, propeller balancing is not considered a major alteration and does not require a 337 (ref AC 20-37) and "certified"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By Walt
My ECI was put together with Hylomar and silk...

My ECI was put together with Hylomar and silk thread, 0 leakage after 15 yrs and 1500 hrs. We used to use Hylomar on some of the jet engine gaskets at the airline so I came to trust it.
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By Walt
Don't want to get into this debate, but I'm a die...

Don't want to get into this debate, but I'm a die hard fan of Tefzel wire, the insulation properties far exceed welding cable in every regard, I also won't use a non-tin plated wire due to corrosion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,522
Posted By Walt
Just to set the record straight when adding a...

Just to set the record straight when adding a second display to a G3X system the 10" display sells for $3895 and a 7" for $2995, nothing else required except some wiring and cutting the hole, so not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,522
Posted By Walt
Oops, I have so many panel pics I mispoke, that...

Oops, I have so many panel pics I mispoke, that was a shot with the Aera 660 which I have since removed and installed a 10.5 Ipad which also works great on the standard ram mount.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,522
Posted By Walt
I continue to love this setup: Mfd normally has...

I continue to love this setup:
Mfd normally has the map up, it can also display IFR plates if the Ipad dies (which it never has yet) along with a host of other screens like weather, charts, nearest...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Walt
I think most folks leave the idler gear in place,...

I think most folks leave the idler gear in place, some day you may want/need to install that mag. Weight savings would be pretty minimal.
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Walt
Send me an email.

Send me an email.
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,221
Posted By Walt
Personally I'm a control freak and want to be...

Personally I'm a control freak and want to be able to turn things on/off when I want to. Lots of things these days lack on/off switches, EFIS/GTN etc., and I want to be able to control power to these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,266
Posted By Walt
So just for ref how do you know when the final...

So just for ref how do you know when the final VNAV leg is captured?
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