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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By noelf
Really what I was asking is there a place on the...

Really what I was asking is there a place on the Garmin website where I can look and see what the latest versions of the s/w for the various Garmin boxes I have in my aircraft. I own both Certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By noelf
How do I find the most recent s/w for the other...

How do I find the most recent s/w for the other Garmin equipment in my certified aircraft, and for the experimentals as well?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By noelf
There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650...

There is also a discreet input pin on the GTN 650 that can be connected to a momentary push button called CDI Source Select. It allow rapid toggle selection of either VOR/GS or GPS information to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By noelf
The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the...

The only hose clamps I have safety wired are the ones holding the EGT probes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By noelf
No issues here with the hinge attach method, but...

No issues here with the hinge attach method, but then I don't fly that much any more. I have two different sets of wing tips and use the hinge method to rapidly change from one set to the other. I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By noelf
There is no physical difference between a unit...

There is no physical difference between a unit purchased for experimental vs certified aircraft. They both have the same label markings. The difference is in the software that is loaded onto the G5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By noelf
Just something you can try: Using the chart...

Just something you can try:
Using the chart suplament (airport facilities directory) compare the painted runway numbers with the runway headings in the document. They are usually several degrees...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,485
Posted By noelf
Bad idea. Don't do it.

Bad idea. Don't do it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By noelf
I have found that the maximum wire size that can...

I have found that the maximum wire size that can be used in the High Density D sub connector pins and sockets is 22AWG.

The Standard Density pins and sockets will accept 20AWG. Just be sure to set...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By noelf
I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of...

I went the hinge rout. Reason? I have two sets of wing tips. One set is all painted, the other is not.
The not painted set I modeled smoke cartridge attach brackets and ignition system for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,403
Posted By noelf
Sounds like an Encoder problem.

Sounds like an Encoder problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By noelf
I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at...

I believe they came from Andair. I bought mine at Oshkosh many years ago but ended up using a different type. Andair is located in the U.K.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By noelf
Just another data point. I was helping a friend...

Just another data point. I was helping a friend wire up the panel in a very slow build RV-9. Configuration was:
Apollo SL 15 audio panel
Garmin GNS 430 with GI 106
Apollo SL 30 with MD200-306
Plus a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By noelf
Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the...

Yes. I needed to cut out an area of the fiberglass FAB and glass in a notch on the backside of the FAB to clear the nosewheel strut for easier removal / installation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By noelf
On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side...

On my 6A, I have the alternate air on left side of cockpit and the heated air control on the right side of the cockpit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By noelf
A good locksmith store. They sell everything with...

A good locksmith store. They sell everything with a lock and can duplicate anything.
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By noelf
Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA...

Marshall Turner, owner of Aero Services (FAA Certified Avionics Repair shop) can perform your transponder check/ cert. They are located at Raleigh Executive Jetport (KTTA) in Sanford. There are a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-17-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By noelf
Thank you Justin.

Thank you Justin.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By noelf
GDL 82 Annunciator Requirement?

I am helping a friend install a GDL 82 with his GTX 327 transponder. The installation manual shows an optional connection for an ADS-B OUT FAIL lamp. Is this really optional, or is it required to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By noelf
My break line fitting exits the floor just...

My break line fitting exits the floor just forward of the gear leg on my -6A. I used a right angle bulkhead fitting to keep the profile low. This necessitated a small "blister" to be fabricated in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By noelf
The installation manual for the TransCal and the...

The installation manual for the TransCal and the 327 are available online. Without knowing wether you are wiring up Gray code or serial, it is just a guess here.
The 327 connector has two ground...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-04-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,207
Posted By noelf
Formation Flights and ADSB

The FAA has released a new Advisory Circular 90-114B on the use of ADSB. Section 4.3.1.3 covers use during formation flights.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By noelf
Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that...

Do you also have the 4 steel splice plates that join the spars together?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By noelf
It has been a long time, but there is an input...

It has been a long time, but there is an input and output port for the solenoid. I looked at the design when I installed the unit and determined that if it was installed backwards it was possible for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By noelf
There are several flying RV-8s and one under...

There are several flying RV-8s and one under construction at KTTA (Raleigh Executive Jetport). Terry Gardner runs an Experimental Build center at the south end of the field -next to the flying club....
Forum: COMM 01-22-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By noelf
SteinAir has these pins.

SteinAir has these pins.
Forum: COMM 01-21-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By noelf
I made a pin extractor tool out of a paper...

I made a pin extractor tool out of a paper clip:
Unfold one end of the clip and place this wire leg on a flat steel surface. Then hit this wire leg with a hammer to flatten it.
Then use this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By noelf
Look at the manufacturers drawing for each...

Look at the manufacturers drawing for each connector. It will include the dimensions of each connector part as well as the coax strip back dimensions. This information drawing is easily obtained with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By noelf
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Steve.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By noelf
A question for G3xpert Steve... Two years ago I...

A question for G3xpert Steve...

Two years ago I installed two G5's and a GMU 11 in my certified Cessna 150. Then last year I installed a GMA 350, GTN 650, GNC 255, GTX 345, and GAD 29. I do not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By noelf
Heads up on Dynon 9-pin connector kit.

Last week we ordered a number (I think it was 12) of the Dynon Female D-9 connector kits. These were ordered from Dynon (p/n 100831-000). Two of the kits were packaged correctly. Ten of the kits...
Forum: COMM 12-08-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By noelf
Years ago I posted a note here that there was no...

Years ago I posted a note here that there was no "specification" for the audio phone jacket and plugs we use. Each manufacturer seems to mate their plugs and jacks properly, but mixing plugs from one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By noelf
Received my calendars today but no golden...

Received my calendars today but no golden ticket...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By noelf
Did a walk through on a Gulfstream G 550. There...

Did a walk through on a Gulfstream G 550. There is no wet compass. What they do have is a solid state separate compass that is independent of the rest of the glass displays.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By noelf
SteinAir and Aircraft Spruce both have backshell...

SteinAir and Aircraft Spruce both have backshell kits for these connectors.
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,994
Posted By noelf
I have the same problem. While building my RV,...

I have the same problem. While building my RV, everything was in the basement shop, including the aircraft. When I moved the airframe to the hangar 50 minutes away, I slowly ended up purchasing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By noelf
Yes, wing Jack points work well but be sure the...

Yes, wing Jack points work well but be sure the aircraft is stable.

My preference is to use the modified main wheel axel nuts. This allows you jack up the aircraft by just a few inches to get the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By noelf
Just a question here: for the RV 12 LSA, are you...

Just a question here: for the RV 12 LSA, are you allowed to use shorter screws that work vs the longer screws that are called out?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By noelf
Some comments from a loooong time ago about...

Some comments from a loooong time ago about drilling holes in the spar web:

This may have come from this forum or the matronics list server many years ago, but here goes...

The RV-6 has one factory...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,611
Posted By noelf
Years ago there was a discussion on this forum...

Years ago there was a discussion on this forum about the strobe effect of a painted spinner and reference were made to a spiral paint design on the spinner also.

References were made to German...
Forum: Autopilots 10-31-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By noelf
The installation manual for the Dynon SkyView...

The installation manual for the Dynon SkyView shows both servos powered from one common 10A circuit breaker.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,928
Posted By noelf
Give "Three in the Green" a call. They are...

Give "Three in the Green" a call. They are located just west of the Philadelphia Class B airspace. Several aircraft from our area have had pleasant results.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,958
Posted By noelf
I have had similar indications on my 0-360. I...

I have had similar indications on my 0-360. I have a carb setup. If I do not lean the engine, the readings are what I would expect. When I run at 2400 rpm, and lean the engine out...that is when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By noelf
I searched the install guide and Dynon's web...

I searched the install guide and Dynon's web site. I could not find the list of SV-ARINC-429 Labels that "ploucandco" provided...so thank you for that.

It looks like other users have found this to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By noelf
Well, I guess I am still confused. As I mentioned...

Well, I guess I am still confused. As I mentioned earlier, Dynon specifically states that altitude information is not provided through the ARINC -429 interface. My plan is to wire up the interface as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By noelf
SkyView to GNS 430 altitude info?

I am helping a friend wire up his new SkyView panel.
The specific configuration is SkyView HDX to SV-ARINC-429 to Garmin GNS 430. After reading through SkyView Installation Guide v15.4, I do not see...
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By noelf
Bicycle shop or your local Harley Davidson dealer

Bicycle shop or your local Harley Davidson dealer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By noelf
Are you thinking pitot/static or engine cylinder...

Are you thinking pitot/static or engine cylinder testing?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By noelf
Not a direct answer to your question, FAR Chapter...

Not a direct answer to your question, FAR Chapter 43 does state that an owner/pilot and perform certain maintenance items. One of them is change out radio equipment if it can be accomplished from the...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By noelf
Thanks Scott.

Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By noelf
RV-14 Preview Plans???

Years ago I ordered and received the RV-14 preview plans CD...I think when it first became available. Yesterday I was looking for some specific "red cube" fuel flow transducer mounting information on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By noelf
When I attached the wings on my -6A sixteen years...

When I attached the wings on my -6A sixteen years ago, I made a scale drawing to help me get the right bolts in the right locations with all the required brackets and flanged parts as well as the 4...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,922
Posted By noelf
I have limited experience with Dynon's SkyView,...

I have limited experience with Dynon's SkyView, but have you mapped out the SV Net connections to all the connected devices? Are the failures associated with one particular leg of the SV Net wiring,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By noelf
Does the flow rate in an "open" tube need to be...

Does the flow rate in an "open" tube need to be modified if there is a fuel flow transducer ( flowscan or red cube) in the path? The hole in the transducer is pretty small.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By noelf
I went through this about 6 months ago and posted...

I went through this about 6 months ago and posted the symptoms and resolution on this website.

Plane needs to be outside to see the satellites to get the current date. Data loaded to the SDcard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By noelf
I have powder coated a number of non-structural...

I have powder coated a number of non-structural parts in my RV. But not the wheels. Different Powder coat vendors specify different temperatures to "cure" the powders. Do not use any that require...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,992
Posted By noelf
OOPS!! I did not see that you were talking about...

OOPS!!
I did not see that you were talking about the RV-12. My comments were for an RV-6A and the like.

I have no experience with the RV-12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,992
Posted By noelf
If I am understanding your question correctly,...

If I am understanding your question correctly, then yes, the "new" nose wheel pant brackets can be riveted to the nose wheel pant. The brackets will mount to the old fork or the newer "cut down"...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,124
Posted By noelf
Hi Robert, I think I remember your plane from...

Hi Robert, I think I remember your plane from several years ago. If it is the plane I am thinking of, you have a Radio Master switch. One side of the switch showed battery voltage, and the other side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,379
Posted By noelf
I also insulated my shop. Then I used drywall...

I also insulated my shop. Then I used drywall screws to hang white peg board. The white peg board really brightened up the shop and provided many tool hanging options. The holes in the peg board also...
Forum: COMM 08-17-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By noelf
Years ago when doing my Phase I flight time, I...

Years ago when doing my Phase I flight time, I used a very small voice recorder. I put the small microphone in my headset earcup. The recorder could be programmed for different recording modes; I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,319
Posted By noelf
On my -6A build, I drew a line on the froor that...

On my -6A build, I drew a line on the froor that represented the centerline of the fuselage. This was done using string and plumbobs fore and aft. Then I extended this centerline another 3feet...
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