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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By Auburntsts
Pre-oil

Lycoming Service Instruction No. 1241C
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Auburntsts
I know that. I also know that you are free to do...

I know that. I also know that you are free to do what you want you want since it's E-AB. Nevertheless, the design incorporates those seat for crashworthiness even though there is no regulatory...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Auburntsts
There's no upholstery in the kit. The seat...

There's no upholstery in the kit. The seat structures and foam is what comes in the kit - the upholstery is 100% aftermarket. I don't think Van's will allow you to delete any of that from the kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,591
Posted By Auburntsts
I didn't read every post in the 11 pages of that...

I didn't read every post in the 11 pages of that thread, but the emergency in question seems to me to be more of an affirmation of a good GPS moving map than SV. If I had to choose one over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,591
Posted By Auburntsts
I have my turned on, but as a flatlander and...

I have my turned on, but as a flatlander and predominantly IFR flyer, I tend to ignore it even if I happen to be flying around higher terrain. It's just not particularly useful where I do most of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By Auburntsts
Actually mine does too -- I forgot all about...

Actually mine does too -- I forgot all about that feature. Thanks for reminding me! I'd still like to be able to climb by setting an IAS, but it's at least not a safety issue I was thinking it was....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Auburntsts
I'd contact an engine builder like Allen Barrett...

I'd contact an engine builder like Allen Barrett at BPE to get the answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By Auburntsts
I would prefer to use IAS for climbs and VS for...

I would prefer to use IAS for climbs and VS for descents, unfortunately my autopilot only does VS. The reason is for safety -- by using IAS I lesson the chance of the autopilot flying me into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Auburntsts
It is not legal. You still need a regular FAA...

It is not legal. You still need a regular FAA medical certificate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Auburntsts
Me too! I even dropped off the checklist and...

Me too! I even dropped off the checklist and AOPA's Physician's Guide a week earlier so she could it read over. Well she didn't so I had to spend a good portion of the exam (which went really quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Auburntsts
That is incorrect. The exam checklist is...

That is incorrect. The exam checklist is separate and available for download any time--IOW you don't need to take the course to get the forms. There is no benefit to taking the course before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Auburntsts
I think the intent is to take it after, but I can...

I think the intent is to take it after, but I can tell you from experience that you can take it before, but you can't print your certificate until after your exam because you need your Doc's state...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Auburntsts
I think you want the threaded one so you can...

I think you want the threaded one so you can attach a rod end bearing (Van's part # CT Bearing MW-3M) which then gets bolted to the mixture control arm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By Auburntsts
My rule is not to engage the autopilot until I'm...

My rule is not to engage the autopilot until I'm at least 400 AGL above the departure end of the runway which is the minimum altitude before you should make any turns while maintaining a minimum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Auburntsts
According to the GA35 specs, it doesn't meet the...

According to the GA35 specs, it doesn't meet the G3X's GPS antenna requirements. My guess is would probably work, but better just to get one of the recommended antennas listed in the G3X install...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Auburntsts
It's only taken them 8+ years of "soon" to get to...

It's only taken them 8+ years of "soon" to get to this point - I'll believe it when I see it.
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Auburntsts
There’s a month or so old update at the end of...

There’s a month or so old update at the end of this thread in case you hadn’t seen it:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=152760
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Auburntsts
I would think so, certainly if your goal is FIKI....

I would think so, certainly if your goal is FIKI. There’s also a lot of R&D that goes into the process in the standard certificated world. I fly IFR a lot and personally, as much as I’d love to have...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By Auburntsts
Data point. I have the stock cooler in the stock...

Data point. I have the stock cooler in the stock location and my oil temps are just fine year around flying between Northern Va, Florida, and Louisiana.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a nit—it’s TSO’d not STC’d.

Just a nit—it’s TSO’d not STC’d.
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By Auburntsts
Jack, don't beat yourself up. There are crappy...

Jack, don't beat yourself up. There are crappy homebuilts out there that give the fleet a bad rep. There are also CFIs and DPEs that won't fly in E-ABs. However, in both instances, these tend to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,399
Posted By Auburntsts
IMO no. I take 91.319 (2) to mean carrying...

IMO no. I take 91.319 (2) to mean carrying someone other than the pilot conducting the flight as in a 121 or 135 operation. But hay, my opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,399
Posted By Auburntsts
Umm, because they don't mean the same thing? In...

Umm, because they don't mean the same thing? In any event, the way the paragraph is worded to me implies that the compensation and hire prohibition applies to the carriage, and only the carriage, of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,399
Posted By Auburntsts
I get the primary training vs transition training...

I get the primary training vs transition training and LODA stuff. However, I'm not sold on the total no compensation bit outside of the training issues.

Can someone point me to where it says you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Auburntsts
That won't work in the VP 200 -- it doesn't...

That won't work in the VP 200 -- it doesn't configure the same way the VP-X does. You can't change the max amps for the pins via setup (that limit is hardwired in)--you can select a lower amp,...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Auburntsts
And yet neither the GTN nor G3X install manuals...

And yet neither the GTN nor G3X install manuals mandate a ground plane for the GPS antenna. Go figure...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Auburntsts
If you have a device that doesn't need greater...

If you have a device that doesn't need greater than 3A, you could just physically swap the pins and then reassign them in the setup. Or you could rewire and put 2 or more devices on a singe pin to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Auburntsts
cable end B-nut?

cable end B-nut?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Auburntsts
VP-200 pins all have specific amp limits - most...

VP-200 pins all have specific amp limits - most are 5A, some are 10, a few are 18, and one is 3. Pin J4-7 is the lone 3A pin. You will need to change to a different pin.

The VP load planning...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Auburntsts
I have an older GTN 650 install manual and it...

I have an older GTN 650 install manual and it only mentions the ground plane for the Com antenna not the GPS GA 35. My 650's GPS antenna and the G3X GPS/XM antenna are both mount externally to the...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Auburntsts
Everyone's fixed and variable operating costs are...

Everyone's fixed and variable operating costs are going to be different based upon the variables (local fuel cost, engine and prop reserve set asides, etc.) My hourly fuel and oil costs based upon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By Auburntsts
Count me as another who routinely uses BT to...

Count me as another who routinely uses BT to connect my phone to my A20 in order to get IFR clearances on the ground.

I have the older A20 so it doesn't do BT music, but if it did I'd use it for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Auburntsts
Not so fast....

According to the info on ATW's FBOs website, they've increased the size of their ramp so aircraft access might not be as bothersome as it was in the past:

https://www.platinumflightcenter.com/eaa/
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Auburntsts
PlanePower sent me a troubleshooting guide in the...

PlanePower sent me a troubleshooting guide in the form a flow chart that will help determine if the wiring is the culprit. I'm also going ahead and replacing the 5A CB with a new one. If after all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Auburntsts
PlanePower FS1-14 Field CB Popping

The 5A enable/field CB for my PlanePower FS1-14 backup alternator has started popping. Sometimes it resets but mostly it doesn't until after I shut everything down. There is no apparent outward...
Forum: ADS-B 05-06-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By Auburntsts
Hmmmm,

Interesting observation. My GDL 39 3D has been rock solid over the past 3 years. My recommendation would be unless your 39 isn’t working or you want SiriusXM not to bother with an upgrade.
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Auburntsts
I just bolted mine on -- no doubler or nutplates...

I just bolted mine on -- no doubler or nutplates (although nutplates aren't a bad idea). However, the only reason to ever take it off once installed is to replace a failed unit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Auburntsts
So there’s 2 points to cap: the tubing end and...

So there’s 2 points to cap: the tubing end and the port itself. For the tubing I was thinking of some kind of semi-permanent plug like an appropriate sized screw with a small bit of RTV. For the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Auburntsts
GAP 26 Install

I've purchased a heated Garmin GAP 26 Pitot/AOA tube to replace my Gertz. I'm not using the AOA so what's the recommended install procedure for the AOA tubing? Cap it in some fashion to keep dirt...
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Auburntsts
Try loosening the nut on the bottom of the cap a...

Try loosening the nut on the bottom of the cap a smidge. This can also help with hard to lift tabs too, but the caution is you don't want to make the cap too loose.
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By Auburntsts
Just a data point, but I have the standard stock...

Just a data point, but I have the standard stock caps and haven't had any issues in 3 years of flying. I also had them engraved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By Auburntsts
I agree with not calling the FAA. However, when...

I agree with not calling the FAA. However, when in doubt and you need an informed, expert medical opinion, I can't recommend Dr. Bruce Chien enough. He's helped more pilots than I can count get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By Auburntsts
I suggest contacting Dr. Bruce Chien,...

I suggest contacting Dr. Bruce Chien, http://www.aeromedicaldoc.com/
He is a Senior AME/HIMS AME/Adv.AME and the “medical matters” moderator on the AOPA Forum and he routinely fields these types of...
Forum: Safety 04-29-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Auburntsts
There’s no reference because a 3rd Class medical...

There’s no reference because a 3rd Class medical never reverts to BasicMed—AOPA and the FAA have a lot of info on their websites. If you want to switch, then you have to go through the entire process...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Auburntsts
It does. My iPad mini that I use as my EFB...

It does. My iPad mini that I use as my EFB running Garmin Pilot is a wifi only version.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Auburntsts
It’s an approved FAA program but IMO it’s not an...

It’s an approved FAA program but IMO it’s not an FAA medical since there’s no associated certificate. I know this is semantics but that’s kind of what gives us relief from the part 61 medical...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Auburntsts
If I understand the info correctly, the answer is...

If I understand the info correctly, the answer is nope since you don’t have to see an AME and aren’t issued a medical certificate. I know this sounds like quibbling, but I think the FAA wants to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Auburntsts
Just to be clear, this change to the ACS only...

Just to be clear, this change to the ACS only eliminates the need to use a complex airplane on the checkride. You still have to log 10 hours of complex time IAW 61.129.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,731
Posted By Auburntsts
So to recap, in general a BasicMed pilot can: --...

So to recap, in general a BasicMed pilot can:

-- Act as Safety pilot as long as they are PIC during the simulated instrument portions of the flight (and meet all the necessary currency requirements...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By Auburntsts
To piggyback, spot landings are good practice...

To piggyback, spot landings are good practice too, plus try to do all the above at or near GW if you plan to come loaded, especially if you don't routinely fly at GW.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Auburntsts
If the G5 can be wired to drive the servos in he...

If the G5 can be wired to drive the servos in he event of a G3X failure then yes I think that works.

As far as the electrical system, there are no hard and fast rules. My philosophy is to have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Auburntsts
Does the vinyl have an adhesive or electrostatic...

Does the vinyl have an adhesive or electrostatic properties like kitchen plastic wrap?

OT: I’m moving my 10 to VDF in August.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Auburntsts
Anti-chafe Tape for Gear Leg Fairings?

Anyone put anti-chafe tape on their gear leg fairings? Mine got stained with fuel and nothing I tried removed the stains. My fairings are currently getting repainted (not for the stains, but that’s...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Auburntsts
Like I said, it’s my personal preference— for...

Like I said, it’s my personal preference— for safety I prefer a more failure tolerant setup. The only thing that my TruTrak doesn’t do that I wish it did is IAS— it only does VS. I got my IR behind...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Auburntsts
For redundancy, as far as instruments, no, but...

For redundancy, as far as instruments, no, but you need to look at the electrical architecture since you are contemplating an all electric panel.

Yes, I advocate a standalone autopilot (note you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Auburntsts
For a data point, I have a 2-screen non-touch...

For a data point, I have a 2-screen non-touch G3X, GTN 650, SL30, TruTrak Gemini backup PFD, and a TruTrak GX Pilot 2-axis autopilot. I fly IFR all the time—shot a coupled LPV to minimums (saw the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,231
Posted By Auburntsts
So you don’t need an EFIS or TSO’d GPS to be IFR....

So you don’t need an EFIS or TSO’d GPS to be IFR. You touched on some of the basics.

1. Proper OPLIM wording.
2. Equipped IAW with 91.205
3. Current 91.411 and 91.413 inspections (although a...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Auburntsts
I’d go to the local FBO at VDF or a surrounding...

I’d go to the local FBO at VDF or a surrounding airport for help before resorting to someone halfway across the country. Someone in the Tampa area has scales.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Auburntsts
Is there a nearby EAA Chapter at VDF? I ask...

Is there a nearby EAA Chapter at VDF? I ask because a lot of times Chapters have them for members use and I’m moving my RV-10 there in August so would like to join the nearest Chapter.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Auburntsts
You'll get lots of opinions on those questions. ...

You'll get lots of opinions on those questions. However they've been asked before so I suggest reading these 2 threads first:

Tools -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,977
Posted By Auburntsts
The washer trick worked as advertised on #5 for...

The washer trick worked as advertised on #5 for me. Now only if there was any easy fix for #6.
Forum: RV-10 04-10-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By Auburntsts
I think that's another missing step. I installed...

I think that's another missing step. I installed mine at the same time I installed a lot of the misc panels and covers that I had intentionally left off until I was ready to close everything up for...
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