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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,497
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have a Salae Logic and a G5. Iíll hook it up...

I have a Salae Logic and a G5. Iíll hook it up and see what type of data is coming through. Iíd love to get baro into the G5 directly from the Efis. It would be best though to check the comm between...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,868
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Getting away from the thread drift, here's a list...

Getting away from the thread drift, here's a list of actionable items for you.

It does look like the aluminum tubing cracked and the brake fluid caught on fire. Shimmying gear legs (the reason...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I killed a number of them already (Bosch LSU...

I killed a number of them already (Bosch LSU 4.9). They start lagging when they get lead fouled but they are still accurate. After a while they take minutes to respond. When they are new the response...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,021
Posted By Lenny Iszak
brake caliper temps

I'm seeing 130-150F during normal landings with careful use of the brakes.

After a fairly long taxi at OSH last week I saw 240F caliper temps just before shutdown. The original nitrile o-rings are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,021
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Yes, type-K ring thermocouples under one of the 4...

Yes, type-K ring thermocouples under one of the 4 caliper bolts.
The AFS Efis has two additional thermocouple inputs for turbo inlet temperatures that show up on the screen when you select a turbo...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,021
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Forget the insurance company. Not worth having a...

Forget the insurance company. Not worth having a claim on your record for this repair.
Take detailed pictures and talk to the wheel/brake manufacturer to see what's salvageable. Hopefully you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Roman, Check these...

Roman,

Check these out:

https://aerovonics.com/av-20-1

https://www.kanardia.eu/product/horis/

The Aerovonics AV-20 has a 30 minute backup battery in it and includes derived angle of attack. New...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Also check the connector at the alternator....

Also check the connector at the alternator. Thereís an extensive thread about that.

If it ends up to be a failing regulator, hereís the Aircraftspruce part numberr for a replacement:
07-17968

Lenny
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Hey Luke, It was a pleasure meeting you and your...

Hey Luke,

It was a pleasure meeting you and your family!
I read your groundloop rebuild article in Kitplanes, it was awesome. Keep 'em coming!

Lenny
Forum: Painting your RV 03-07-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Use a tack cloth, but also filter your paint....

Use a tack cloth, but also filter your paint. Sometimes dried paint flakes make it in there from the edge of the can.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Lenny Iszak
fixed it for you

Here's the fixed DXF file:

http://311lz.com/docs/rv-6_panel.dxf

I tried it and it loads fine into FrontDesign. Btw those guys are awesome. They made awesome panels for me.
Their software will only...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,252
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I did what Jessie said, same length rod bearing...

I did what Jessie said, same length rod bearing on the aft end of the push rod. I think there was a discussion about it in the forums at that time.

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I got one of those single wheelie things...

I got one of those single wheelie things recently. It's an InMotion V5F+, it can go 30 miles on a single charge and max speed is 16mph, weighs around 27lbs. Easily fits through the baggage door of...
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,556
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bob, add Lenny & Anda to the list. Thanks for...

Bob, add Lenny & Anda to the list.

Thanks for doing it again! year #11, woahh!

Lenny
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have two 12" screens, and a center stack, so...

I have two 12" screens, and a center stack, so there's no room for the G5 other than on the far right. I don't anticipate needing to use it, but if I do, I can definitely see it just fine where it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bob, my AF-5800T screens don't have a can bus....

Bob, my AF-5800T screens don't have a can bus. The older ones did. I'm thinking maybe the serial or Arinc ports on the G5 could pick it up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Lenny Iszak
G5 remote baro input

I just installed a G5 as a backup in the panel, replacing 2 1/4 steam gauges + and ADI.
I love everything about this little unit. From the way it's installed, to its cool battery backup, bright...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,317
Posted By Lenny Iszak
A couple of years ago I spoke to the AirGizmos...

A couple of years ago I spoke to the AirGizmos guys at OSH. I complained about the deteriorating webbing issue, and also the plastic locking thingy didn't hold the webbing in place properly. They had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,130
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Darin, did you test fly that (blue) inlet ring on...

Darin, did you test fly that (blue) inlet ring on the baffle side? I was always wondering if a curved inlet would work better than the stock "cutout" in the baffle.


Lenny
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,130
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Marc, you can use sceet tubing instead of scat....

Marc, you can use sceet tubing instead of scat. It's smoother on the inside, as the wires are covered with an additional layer of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,931
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Starter solenoids pull around 5 amps. Use a 7.5A...

Starter solenoids pull around 5 amps. Use a 7.5A fuse instead. They are much stronger than a master solenoid, since they are switching hundreds of amps.

Besides going with a higher sized fuse make...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I'm using an Ecotrons box. Have almost 300 hours...

I'm using an Ecotrons box. Have almost 300 hours on it now. It uses Bosch LSU 4.9 sensors. No display, just feeding an analog 0-5V signal to an Efis input.
These boxes are a bit more expensive than...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Congrats on your first flight! The VPX might be...

Congrats on your first flight!

The VPX might be slowing down your trim motor too much when your airspeed gets higher. I don't have a VPX, but I built a similar speed sensitive trim controller, and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-23-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I think GRT can use the signal from the P-lead,...

I think GRT can use the signal from the P-lead, if that P-lead acts like a real P-lead. You might want to consult with Surefly about that. I don't see any published manuals online.
I would love to do...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,147
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Dan, yes you got it right. Just get any webhost....

Dan, yes you got it right. Just get any webhost. I use 1and1.com for a lot of my stuff. Amazon AWS is nice but it's a little hard to figure out for a newbie.
Since you own the domain, you can move it...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,969
Posted By Lenny Iszak
exhaust shields

In addition you could use some of these where the exhaust pipes get close to the cowling.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/exaustheatedshield.php?clickkey=20271
Forum: Safety 05-19-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,717
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Woah, that's disturbing! Good catch Vic! Just...

Woah, that's disturbing! Good catch Vic!
Just checked some old pictures of my 2009 engine that came from Van's and it also had the red cap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Smile Steve, Thanks for that! I'll install it and...

Steve,

Thanks for that! I'll install it and check how many green bars I get, especially in maneuvering flight like Gary mentioned above. Just didn't want to add one more GPS if I didn't have to, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Thanks for all the replies! I will try it without...

Thanks for all the replies! I will try it without a GPS antenna first and see how it works. I'll report back.

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Garmin G5 external GPS antenna needed?

I'm installing a Garmin G5 in my RV-10 and wondering is the unit's internal GPS antenna adequate or do I need to connect an external one?

Thanks,
Lenny
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,547
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have these on all my relays/contactors, way...

I have these on all my relays/contactors, way better than diodes. They protect against spikes in both directions. $0.48 each at Mouser.

P6KE18CA
STMicroelectronics BI-DIRECTIONAL TVS DIODE 18V...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,929
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I took apart one of those portable generators a...

I took apart one of those portable generators a few months ago (courtesy of hurricane Irma), and to my surprise there wasn't any electronics in it. Basically it's just two spinning coils connected...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,789
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Krea, Keep Van's door latch mechanism, but...

Krea,

Keep Van's door latch mechanism, but instead of the safety latch, get the one from planearound.com. Looks and works better and helps align the door pins while closing it.
Then you can get a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,712
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What Noah said above. Don't just look at RPM on a...

What Noah said above. Don't just look at RPM on a mag check, watch the EGTs rise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Mark, I had the same breakout force issue like...

Mark,

I had the same breakout force issue like Brian on that video. The nosewheel doesn't return to center and it's causing this yaw. It usually stays like that throughout the whole flight. Mine did...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By Lenny Iszak
It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw...

It did, but it must have not been a huge yaw because I didn't notice it much, my buddies saw it when we flew in formation. The breakout force was down to 13lbs.
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,276
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I had the same problem at around 70 hours. The...

I had the same problem at around 70 hours. The belleville washers loosen up after a while.

Here's a picture of what it looked like on my plane:

http://www.311lz.com/images/tailshot.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,891
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Jesse Saint is probably your best bet. He could...

Jesse Saint is probably your best bet. He could even help you sell it. He's done great for a couple of friends of mine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,318
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Got mine too, beautiful work Ross! Thank...

Got mine too, beautiful work Ross! Thank you!

Lenny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By Lenny Iszak
High CRI doesn't do any good if they flicker, and...

High CRI doesn't do any good if they flicker, and most of them do.

I got 9 of these in my hangar. They use high quality Meanwell drivers, Phillips LEDs and most importantly (to me anyway) have zero...
Forum: Safety 02-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bill, Here's the settings page for the Two-Sided...

Bill,

Here's the settings page for the Two-Sided printing. I think that's what you are looking for.

Word -> File -> Print... > Copies and Pages dropdown to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Some of those SF260s (the luckier ones) are...

Some of those SF260s (the luckier ones) are registered as Experimental Exhibition category.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 02-03-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,943
Posted By Lenny Iszak
SUA status is also included in ADSB broadcasts,...

SUA status is also included in ADSB broadcasts, just don't know any device that can display it.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What do you mean by that? Did the tube fail or...

What do you mean by that? Did the tube fail or the tire?
The stock tubes loose air pretty quickly. Michelin Airstop tubes hold pressure much longer, but they are also a lot more expensive. Low...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,402
Posted By Lenny Iszak
didn't work for me.

I have the same D4A5 engine from Van's with the BA 2 blade prop, and had to get the same bushings 79024-S and 72155-S.
My half order vibrations in cruise doubled up after the reclock and rebalance....
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Bill, Sent you a couple of emails. I found the...

Bill,

Sent you a couple of emails. I found the installation instructions from Steve, (iflyrv10) and a few pictures of the installed mechanism.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have Steveís version on my plane. Itís not too...

I have Steveís version on my plane. Itís not too late to pick up a set of door handles from Geoff. They look great, are functional and are using Vanís original door mechanism, also compatible with...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,883
Posted By Lenny Iszak
http://halie.com/ Some more info about it...

http://halie.com/

Some more info about it here:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=150728
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,455
Posted By Lenny Iszak
rotor balance

Wouldn't changing the pulley change the rotor balance?
At 6,000rpm you are still looking at significant vibration if you have a rotor imbalance, and it might eventually break the armature wires off,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By Lenny Iszak
wideband

I'm using the Bosch Wideband sensor (Bosch 17025). I once got 80 hours out of one. It seems that it takes only one time to forget to lean for a long taxi and the sensor gets fouled. It teaches good...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Lenny Iszak
You got it on right when you can see a slight...

You got it on right when you can see a slight bulge on the right side corner against the fuselage, more so than the left one.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,207
Posted By Lenny Iszak
What kind of ignition setup you have? Van's had...

What kind of ignition setup you have? Van's had been shipping IO-540 engines with a straight and a retard mag, and they forget to mention (or at least they used to) that you need a SlickStart module....
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Lenny Iszak
We have a Dahon Mariner and a Downtube 9FS. The...

We have a Dahon Mariner and a Downtube 9FS. The Dahon is much better built but more expensive. The Downtube has front suspension and it's way more comfortable to ride.
The seat sucks on both of them,...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,589
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Nah, you are correct. Didn't know which engine he...

Nah, you are correct. Didn't know which engine he has. Could still be a mag issue though.
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,589
Posted By Lenny Iszak
carbon brush SB on Slick Mags

Bob's post reminds me, did you check for the carbon brush SB on your mags? That would cause them to fail after a couple of hours.
Upload your engine logs to Savvy and take a look at the data. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By Lenny Iszak
I have both in my plane. One screen displays XM...

I have both in my plane. One screen displays XM the other ADSB.

XM has base reflectivity and composite radar while ADSB has composite only, and composite almost always looks worse.

XM also has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Here's a serious landing light for...

Here's a serious landing light for you:

https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/XL80-LED-Light.asp

Check to make sure it fits, it's pretty large, but crazy powerful! I have two of them on my...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,483
Posted By Lenny Iszak
If you have the IFlyRV-10 flush handle, you have...

If you have the IFlyRV-10 flush handle, you have something like this on the inside. More opportunity for loose screws. If that rear one comes off you could lose the rear pin and then the door.
Might...
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,411
Posted By Lenny Iszak
My right tire is also worn on the outside much...

My right tire is also worn on the outside much more than the left one. Brake pads on the right are a bit more worn too. Down for condition inspection, so I'll be looking into it shortly. Doesn't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-02-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By Lenny Iszak
The cigarette lighter plug makes a real crappy...

The cigarette lighter plug makes a real crappy connection. Even at 10 amps it will heat up.
I installed one thinking I'll charge the battery through it with a regular charger and I don't like how hot...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By Lenny Iszak
Just parked mine in Newport News (KPHF), Atlantic...

Just parked mine in Newport News (KPHF), Atlantic Aviation, $40 service charge, waived with 15 gallon fuel purchase, no tie-down fees. Sweet deal and nice people.
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By Lenny Iszak
My engine came from Van's in 2009 with a straight...

My engine came from Van's in 2009 with a straight and a retard mag. Never seen a retard mag before and looking into it I figured out that I needed a SlickStart for it to start reliably. Not sure why...
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