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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Deweyclawson
Avionics buss

I would, did, put all the avionics on the avionics buss. It is a royal pain to turn each one on and off. You do not want any of those expensive electrons exposed to the power surges happening during...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-07-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Deweyclawson
spot and combo sqdn pro

I put a spot in the left wing and the combo spot/flood in the right. Love em.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By Deweyclawson
new tires

Its time to replace my slightly used, pronounced bald, tires on my RV6A.
The serial number stamped on the side of one is J1D42602. Does this mean it was manufactured in the 26th week of 2002? ...
Forum: GPS 09-04-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By Deweyclawson
IFR requirements

There is no such thing as an "IFR certified plane" even tho most of us refer to that. The static system needs to be check iaw part 91.411 and the transponder iaw 91.413. (both every 2 years) You also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,955
Posted By Deweyclawson
TSOed vs. to TSO standards

Your opinion here is at odds with that of the EAA. I suggest you read their words here:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,955
Posted By Deweyclawson
legal IFR

In addition to the plane being legal as to the equipment in it, the ops limits, and your personal currency, the plane also needs a current transponder check to fly in airspace that requires it,...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-28-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Deweyclawson
paressure senders

When updating my RV6 with GRT, I was told that most of the probs with the pressure senders is caused by the ground going thru the case. I soldered a tab to the case of each and ran a ground wire from...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By Deweyclawson
GRT Hxr and GTX327 echo Uat

My GRT Hxr passes alt to the GTX327 via serial data and the echo Uat sniffs the alt. I got a 100% pass on the FAA report for the ADSB.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By Deweyclawson
ferry and TR training

I highly recommend Jesse Saint up near Ocala (X35) Give him a call. You will be miles, hours and dollars ahead with the plane near home to do your training in at your convenience.

Jesse Saint...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,025
Posted By Deweyclawson
Same size

The ETX680, 900 and 1200 are all the same size.
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By Deweyclawson
PA sales tax

In PA there is no sales tax on aircraft parts. 6%, or more, on aircraft.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Deweyclawson
pitot static

pitot static check 2 years required for IFR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Deweyclawson

Jesse Saint is wonderful. He already offered, and he does nice work.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Deweyclawson
Built to standards

The "LPV GPS" is actually just software. It is designed to appropriate TSO standards, according to the GRT web site, but it is not "certified" so is "experimental use only."
In addition to being a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Deweyclawson
What to put in the panel GRT LPV GPS

For those still considering what to put in the panel, or are considering an upgrade.
I talked to Greg Toman, Head Guru at Grand Rapids Tech, this week at Sun n Fun. The long awaited LPV approach...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By Deweyclawson

The uAvionix ADSB will provide WAAS GPS signal to the HXr. Use the Fly Safe GPS from GRT and it also adds a data combiner to give you 4 more data ports.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-12-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Deweyclawson

Don't feel bad about calling GRT. Jon,the operator can answer many of yuor questions. I was having trouble calibrating my AOA and Jeff wrote a special versin of the EFIS software just for me. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,111
Posted By Deweyclawson
Slick 4370

I have a 4370 from my RV6A O-360A1A when I installed the PMag.
Asking $300 plus shipping. I can take it to Fed Ex, or USPS in the AM. Whoever can get it to you. It has 100 hrs since new.
Let me...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By Deweyclawson
uAvionix and GRT

I know there is another thread like this but it is over 10 pages and only has 2 posts about the subject, uAvionix and GRT.

I just finished installing my uAvionix with SKYFYX GPS and connecting it...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,703
Posted By Deweyclawson
Uavionix and GRT


We reference the MiniX simply as an example. Your HS has serial ports. The EchoUAT pin# 3 needs to be connected to an available serial port on your HS, preferably a high speed port. Then you...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,260
Posted By Deweyclawson
Backk seat baggage.

If you strap anything in the back seat, take the stick out. Do not depend on the seat belts to hold something in place. It will shift and jam the stick.
Don't ask how I know this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,085
Posted By Deweyclawson

Keep It Simple S*******.
Put only those functions on the stick/throttle that are needed to help fly the plane. Functions that you really don't want to move your hands/eyes to perform. The ident...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,554
Posted By Deweyclawson
navworx adsb 600exp replacement

I ordered the (essentially) plug and play replacement for my navworx 600exp boat anchor yesterday. Dallas avionics told me they have about 100 of the 200 kits left. They are shipping now. When these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,182
Posted By Deweyclawson
Flt path marker

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Look at your video games and see what was invented 50 years ago for the HUD. I have been flying with a HUD for over 45 years and they work.

If you have a FPM to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By Deweyclawson
I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the...

I just added the PMag to the right side. Kept the impulse Slick on the left. Auto plugs on the bottom for the above reasons. Well worth the cost and effort. Now starts almost like a car. Runs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Deweyclawson
SS vs steel

I always thought SS was less prone to corrosion than steel, galvanic or otherwise.

SS screws are not allowed in structural applications on a cert. airframe as they are weaker than steel. Not having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,622
Posted By Deweyclawson
resettable/replaceable in flt?

It sounds like this would be a serious failure if it occurred in flt. I think I would want it accessible if it blew in flt.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By Deweyclawson

Thanks to all for the advise and education. I think I am going to add the shutter, but probably on the downstream side. I think I can get it pretty flush but on the upstream side I would have to trim...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By Deweyclawson
low oil temps

In my RV6A, O360, fixed pitch cruise prop, last Nov/Dec I flew a couple times and did not see the oil temp get above 140. Mostly in the pattern and low power local sight seeing. OAT was 30-45F. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Deweyclawson
Bob; I sent him an email and it bounced back as...

I sent him an email and it bounced back as undeliverable. Can you check the spelling for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By Deweyclawson
Slick Mag service

I am about to replace the right mag on my RV6A O360-A1A with a P-Mag and the left mag is at 500 hours since new.

Any recommendations on shops to inspect/repair as necessary the 500 hr left mag...
Forum: Northeast 08-17-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By Deweyclawson
Specialty Avionics

Call Gary Hutchinson at Specialty Avionics KBVI.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,105
Posted By Deweyclawson

I just replaced all but the side vertical hinges on my 6A. This is the biggest build project (except for a new GRT panel) I have ever done. Can't believe I didn't do this when I bought the plane 2...
Forum: Southeast 07-26-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,899
Posted By Deweyclawson
In addition to this, The advice you seek must be...

In addition to this, The advice you seek must be pertinent to the State in question. Each State is different and independent from others. (PA waives the sales tax on equipment/maintenance items.)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By Deweyclawson
Skybolt retrofits

In replacing my piano hinges, I was not going to (and did not) replace the side firewall hinges. I discovered that this allowed me to accurately place the cowlings in position to mark then drill the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By Deweyclawson
Lycoming cap

You think Andair/Spruce is priceeeee????
Call Lycoming for the genuine article.
$80 +
I was very pleased with the Andair thru Spruce.
Anyone need a mechanical tach cable???

I would be 3 times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Deweyclawson
air chuck

The above from Amazon works well. flexible inflator and gauge.

Line up the valve stem and wheelpants hole then paint a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,401
Posted By Deweyclawson

Give me a call. 724-336-4273 home.
724-971-2139 Cell but not always on.
I will be at KBVI most of today. Give me a call when you arrive, or later and we can geterdone.

KBVI - hanger 2.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,439
Posted By Deweyclawson
Increased weight

The 1973 Cessna 172 is certified in the Utility Cat at 2000lbs and 4.4Gs. In the Normal Cat at 2300lbs and 3.8Gs. This is a linear relationship. The FAA has, on at least one occasion, approved a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By Deweyclawson

I just finished installing Skybolt 1/4 turn fasteners on my '93 RV6A that I have owned for 2 years.
Shortly after getting the plane home, I decided on a GRT panel with the existing vacuum system for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,807
Posted By Deweyclawson
fuel pressure ground

I was told that the fuel and oil press senders are prone to errors and most of those are due to a poor ground. I was advised to, and did, solder a spade terminal tab to the outside of the sender and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,036
Posted By Deweyclawson
Brake handle location

One of the first things I did when I got my new, 24 year old RV6 home was add a parking brake. The brake handle went in the upper left corner of the instrument panel. I used the cable with the round...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Deweyclawson
I was simply quoting from the paperwork for my...

I was simply quoting from the paperwork for my RV6A.
Make: Townsend
Model: RV-6A
Serial No.: 001

About half the RVs I looked at were labeled this way.
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Deweyclawson
Jeffwhip 10

Call it a Jeffwhip-10. Put that on the registration and A/W cert. The tax man has no way to question the value as you are the manufacturer. Give it a serial number in accordance with the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2017, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,490
Posted By Deweyclawson
RV6A checklist

This is my checklist. It is a work in progress. It is customized for my plane. Yours is almost for sure different, especially the avionics and electrics. It was formatted so as to print double sided...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By Deweyclawson

Since they give you a 1099, it behooves you to report the income or it will attract a letter from the IRS.
Report the income and report the money spent to qualify for the rebate.
No tax due.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-04-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,920
Posted By Deweyclawson
compass vs. tach

I would argue that a gyro compass is much more important than the tach in a backup system.
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 198,031
Posted By Deweyclawson

Grand rapids just released their adsb gps for about $500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By Deweyclawson

The only required paperwork is the FAA Bill of Sale. Any other paperwork might be required because of the finance company or the State you reside in. Vans might want you to tell them you bought/sold...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,553
Posted By Deweyclawson
dead horses

To make sure this horse has been adequately flogged:

1. Anyone can work on an EAB.
2. The Condition inspection MUST be signed off
3. The Transponder and Pitot/static checks must be accomplished...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,553
Posted By Deweyclawson
required documentation

The only thing "required" on an EAB is the sign off for the annual condition inspection.
Forum: Canada 01-03-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Deweyclawson
Sales tax

In Pennsylvania, aircraft parts and accessories are exempt from sales tax. Probably true in a few other States as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,169
Posted By Deweyclawson
AW location

I have the AW cert and reg in a plastic holder so they are visible behind the pax seat on the side wall.

With some contortions and good eye sight they are also legible.

Airliner certs are just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By Deweyclawson

I also just finished my panel upgrade to HXr, A/P and EIS w/ new nav coms.

I think the answer is as stated, set the EIS fuel to zero.

I find the EFIS is much easier to use than the EIS. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By Deweyclawson
new alternator

I have a 1993 RV6A I bought last Oct. O360 A1A. I just finished upgrading the panel to GRT HXr, A/P, ADSB, ECI, etc. Just after I got the plane home, the alt froze. I had i rebuilt and discovered it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,066
Posted By Deweyclawson
Archer ant.

I put an Archer com ant in the rt wing tip of my RV6. I also have a bent whip on the bottom for com 2. I get twice the range from the bottom ant as the Archer. Both Ant feed the identical radios. ...
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,828
Posted By Deweyclawson
cheap-o chargers

I would not use a cheapo charger, aka harbor freight, on an expensive AGM battery. It might work well for you or maybe not.

I bought several of these to use on my land toys in the garage and barn. 2...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By Deweyclawson
I replace my round dial RV6A panel with GRT...

I replace my round dial RV6A panel with GRT EFIS/EIS and auto pilot this past winter.
These 2 pics are of the plywood panel mock up I used. This was very useful in allowing me to make all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,605
Posted By Deweyclawson
That's what Sully and Jeff thought too.

That's what Sully and Jeff thought too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Deweyclawson

Use one of these: Vailabele from Grainger. You have to buy 5. Sell the 3 or 4 you don't need to others here for $5 or so. Everyone gets a good deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,140
Posted By Deweyclawson
Back to the original question: Overflying a...

Back to the original question:
Overflying a state: That State's laws do not apply. Only the departure point and arrival point laws are a consideration.

Federal law trumps state laws. Federal law...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By Deweyclawson
Thousand word antenna installation

Thanks for all the help.
It is a Com antenna. I searched all the suggested sources and found a total of one pic of the com ant. installed. It seems that few of these are used as com antennas unless...
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