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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,913
Posted By BobTurner
If Falcon is a good agency - and I have no reason...

If Falcon is a good agency - and I have no reason to think otherwise - searching won’t help, with the sole exception of getting a quote from Avemco.
Forum: GPS Today, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By BobTurner
The Hx and 796 do share a common ground,...

The Hx and 796 do share a common ground, right?
Look at the Hx set up menu page and see if the counter is advancing, that will tell you if the communication link is working.
Forum: ADS-B Today, 08:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,068
Posted By BobTurner
Hi Keith, Now I see what you’re trying to do. No,...

Hi Keith, Now I see what you’re trying to do. No, that won’t work. The gps that drives the adsb-out must meet extra-stringent specs that the standard raim gps does not meet.
Forum: California Today, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By BobTurner
As of (quite a few) years ago, the shop in the...

As of (quite a few) years ago, the shop in the large hangar, south side end closest to the runway, just east (80’) of the south wash rack (got that? I forget their name) would/could do it. Not cheap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By BobTurner
Maybe they’re listening...

So I no sooner finish my rant above about the difficulty in contacting Jepp, when I get an email announcing a new, easier to use, Jepp web site. Have not tried it yet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By BobTurner
Last time I checked, full US for a 400W series...

Last time I checked, full US for a 400W series navigator, was Garmin=$300, Jepp=$440. A few years back I spoke with Jepp on the phone and, after telling them I would switch, they offered 18 months...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By BobTurner
My -10 is right at the forward limit when I fly...

My -10 is right at the forward limit when I fly solo. I carry 20 lbs of water, in a collapsable 2.5 gal plastic container, in the baggage area. Picking up passengers? I just pour the water out.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By BobTurner
The points labeled +V go to a source of 12 volts...

The points labeled +V go to a source of 12 volts - usually the output side of the flap circuit breaker or fuse, the panel light CB, etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By BobTurner
Set the receiver to the ‘satellite’ page and have...

Set the receiver to the ‘satellite’ page and have someone watch it, on the ground but in the open so it sees the satellites. Go around and push and pull, gently, on the coax and connectors...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By BobTurner
I cut a small, ‘L’ shaped piece of pine, which is...

I cut a small, ‘L’ shaped piece of pine, which is inserted into the front of the inside, passenger door, handle, in the same general location as described by Mike, above, and functions in the same...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By BobTurner
Look closely at the design. The bolt should not...

Look closely at the design. The bolt should not prevent the bushing from rotating.
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By BobTurner
A couple of considerations: 1. As noted above,...

A couple of considerations:
1. As noted above, you must run the tail nav light all the time, even on the ground, as the FARs require ADSB - out to be run all the time. If I were doing this, I'd...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-27-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By BobTurner
Ashley Snider in Lincoln, CA (north of...

Ashley Snider in Lincoln, CA (north of Sacramento). (Use Google to find her).
Pre-Covid-19 her backlog was something like 6 months! She has started to test again (masks required, etc.) but I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,154
Posted By BobTurner
I think your budget is under control. Don't...

I think your budget is under control. Don't forget a few thousand for specialized tools you may not own. You can always postpone the paint and just fly it "bare" for a few years, many do.
Don't...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-27-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By BobTurner
Start with basics. Power off, disconnect the...

Start with basics.
Power off, disconnect the center wire to the float sensor. Put an ohmmeter on the center screw, and the other lead on ground. If the tank is empty, it should read about 30 ohms; if...
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By BobTurner
Your bio says you have a CFI certificate. Send...

Your bio says you have a CFI certificate. Send that along with your request, and they'll give you the subscription for free. (!)
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By BobTurner
I’m using an iPad-mini 2, software 12.4.6. WingX...

I’m using an iPad-mini 2, software 12.4.6. WingX runs fine.
Forum: Autopilots 06-26-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t know. But I would start with Jepp or...

I don’t know. But I would start with Jepp or Garmin or wherever you get your 650 navdata from. I notice the chart says ‘track’, which the gps/autopilot should be able to do, but the display data...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,886
Posted By BobTurner
Not the pads, but the two bolts that hold the...

Not the pads, but the two bolts that hold the calipers together. In the past I had brakes where those two bolts had drilled heads (safety wire to each other). But the current Cleveland brakes that...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By BobTurner
Well, calling it a scam is a bit harsh. But you...

Well, calling it a scam is a bit harsh. But you are correct: many seem to forget that insurance is for a loss which otherwise would be devastating. If your house has a second mortgage on it to pay...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By BobTurner
#3 requires a -10. #4 requires the -14. BTW, not...

#3 requires a -10. #4 requires the -14.
BTW, not sure how hard it is to load dogs in a TW. In the -10, I could put a rug on the wing, help the 80 lb dog up onto the wing. From there he’d find his own...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobTurner
On my -10 the stick almost passes below the...

On my -10 the stick almost passes below the panel, and does pass below the heat controls (same location as yours). Depends on your choice of stick grips and if you cut the stick down, and how much....
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By BobTurner
Up 15%, caution about $1M smooth

Just got my renewal quote: up 15% over last year. Also, I carry $1M ‘smooth’ liability. There was a note that going to lower sublimits can lower my premium (last year it would have been $400 less)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By BobTurner
Our local guy travels to other airports. Call...

Our local guy travels to other airports. Call around.
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-23-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By BobTurner
Those values are a bit small - they’ll ‘load...

Those values are a bit small - they’ll ‘load down’ the Van’s gauge a bit, leading to some inaccuracy. Try 6800 and 4700 ohms instead. You can’t make them too large, or the EIS input resistance will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By BobTurner
It’s really not a big deal to use a backup...

It’s really not a big deal to use a backup mini-efis regardless of where it’s located. It is a big deal to realize that you have to use a backup in the first place-some failures are not obvious. So...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By BobTurner
I vaguely remember that too. IIRC the test is to...

I vaguely remember that too. IIRC the test is to pull the nose up off the ground, then try to pick up the nose wheel. There should be back pressure from the elastomers, e.g., no slack in the system.
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By BobTurner
Maybe it did make a difference. A lot of pilots...

Maybe it did make a difference. A lot of pilots with zero RV time (regardless of other experience) pay more than that until they have 50 or 100 hours in type.
Forum: Florida (North) 06-23-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By BobTurner
NO one in their right mind should ever fly under...

NO one in their right mind should ever fly under an open pilot clause, unless they are ‘judgement proof’ (no assets). Your broker mis-spoke: the open pilot clause covers YOU should a qualified pilot...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By BobTurner
Not to undercut Mike (but here goes), you should...

Not to undercut Mike (but here goes), you should set it at 25 to 30 in lbs PLUS the ‘running torque’ (what it takes to overcome the drag of the locking mechanism). I generally used 30 in lbs setting.
Forum: Florida (North) 06-22-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By BobTurner
It’s not the lack of cfi’s, it’s the airplane. 1....

It’s not the lack of cfi’s, it’s the airplane.
1. EAB aircraft cannot be used for compensation or hire. However, the faa is willing to issue a waiver, explicitly for transition training. Just need to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By BobTurner
If you fly on one mag, does the problem go away?

If you fly on one mag, does the problem go away?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,304
Posted By BobTurner
+1 This is the technically correct answer. The OP...

+1 This is the technically correct answer. The OP stated the exiting aircraft was “at, or a little over” the hold short line, meaning he had not cleared the runway and, technically, had the right of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By BobTurner
AOPA just canceled their Rochester (NY) fly in...

AOPA just canceled their Rochester (NY) fly in scheduled for September. Too much uncertainty over Covid-19.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By BobTurner
Standard kit is no fuel level sensor of any...

Standard kit is no fuel level sensor of any kind.
I have the grt efis, I assume the others are similar. It lets you set up a calibration table for the floats, so my float gauges, fuel flow...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By BobTurner
Go to any hardware store and buy a hole...

Go to any hardware store and buy a hole saw-multiple circular blades around a drill bit. Choose the diameter you need. They’re designed for wood, but will cut a hole or two in aluminum before getting...
Forum: Primers 06-18-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By BobTurner
It’s a question of degree. In some sense all...

It’s a question of degree. In some sense all paints are porous. Primers more so, as the tiny pores give the top coat a place to grab. But depending on where you live, it might go like this (I’m just...
Forum: Safety 06-18-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By BobTurner
If runway length is critical, and density...

If runway length is critical, and density altitude is above 6000’, then I do what you suggest: lean to peak, then enrichen 150 F on egt. But with no cowl flaps, and low airspeed, my CHTs will go past...
Forum: California 06-18-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By BobTurner
Contact the EAA chapter at LVK. They have a set...

Contact the EAA chapter at LVK. They have a set of three.
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By BobTurner
Thanks for the info, I’ll send a note to myself:...

Thanks for the info, I’ll send a note to myself: ’Do not install any future upgrades to the 420W software without confirming ADSB+ has not been changed’.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By BobTurner
I see by the times displayed that the box still...

I see by the times displayed that the box still thinks it is in Kansas (Garmin home) and/or doesn’t know about daylight savings time. How old is the software? There was a ‘gps rollover’ (the memory...
Forum: COMM 06-17-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,145
Posted By BobTurner
+1 on Carl’s comments. Look hard at the...

+1 on Carl’s comments. Look hard at the connectors, they’re surprisingly easy to screw up (ask me how I know!).
1. Is there a sharp bend in the coax, about 3” from the antenna connection? Maybe just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By BobTurner
Take a look at WingX, too. Yep, I hear you. I...

Take a look at WingX, too.

Yep, I hear you. I started IFR training in 1983, and Jepp charts (no one I knew used the government plates-they were truly horrible!) were expensive in dollars and time...
Forum: ADS-B 06-16-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, Trig works with Garmin’s ADSB+ protocol, but...

Yes, Trig works with Garmin’s ADSB+ protocol, but yes, it is on the list (see above). They just spelled out the word ‘plus’. (I am curious if Trig bought a license, or reverse engineered it.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By BobTurner
iPad mini 2 here; runs WingX fine. I think WingX...

iPad mini 2 here; runs WingX fine. I think WingX uses more compression/less memory than Foreflight so it ‘fits’ in older, low memory tablets better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By BobTurner
Just like hockey - if there’s no blood, it didn’t...

Just like hockey - if there’s no blood, it didn’t happen! 😋
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By BobTurner
Some time ago I watched a youtube vid with two...

Some time ago I watched a youtube vid with two people flying acro with no chutes. Curious, I read the comments and this FAR was mentioned.

As an active CFI, I became curious if I could fly acro with...
Forum: ADS-B 06-14-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By BobTurner
The TT22 can also work with a Garmin 400, 500,...

The TT22 can also work with a Garmin 400, 500, 650, 750, etc series gps navigator by reading its ‘ADSB+’ RS232 format. Note, this is without regard to efis/no efis. To avoid unwanted time delays the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By BobTurner
If a CFI is acting as an instructor for this...

If a CFI is acting as an instructor for this flight, he needs a third class or Basic Med medical. But he is also limited to 8 hours per day.
If the pilot is acting as a ferry pilot, there is no per...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By BobTurner
Thread drift

I can’t let this go. If the pilot is under the hood in vfr, the regs require a second crewmember, a safety pilot. This is a particular sore point for me, because I periodically serve as a non-PIC...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By BobTurner
One of the few restrictions on EAB aircraft is...

One of the few restrictions on EAB aircraft is that they cannot be used for compensation or hire, e.g., you cannot rent one out. So you wont’t see any flight schools offering an RV8, Vans or...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-12-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By BobTurner
To answer this specific question, you need to go...

To answer this specific question, you need to go to FAR part 1, ‘definitions’. There you will find a long-winded bunch of gibberish about what constitutes “suitable RNAV...” equipment. This is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,868
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. Only you can decide what course of action...

Yep. Only you can decide what course of action will give you the best chance of a good night’s sleep.
But if you (anyone) wants to sell, I suggest selling to a Canadian. Canada bans contingency fees,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By BobTurner
In case it’s still fuzzy, you need to look at...

In case it’s still fuzzy, you need to look at your engine to be sure you have the injection ports (extremely likely that you do). Near the plugs, you should see a threaded hole into the cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By BobTurner
These days, so much depends on other stuff; you...

These days, so much depends on other stuff; you need to think, now, about the panel you eventually want. For example, your cheapest route to ADSB may be to buy a UAT and gps position source from GRT...
Forum: ADS-B 06-11-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By BobTurner
No, that’s not the message. He is getting wx -...

No, that’s not the message. He is getting wx - look at the ‘age’ on the wx radar, it’s only a few minutes old. But he’s below ATC radar coverage, so the ground station cannot send him radar traffic,...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By BobTurner
Ask for names and phone numbers of recent...

Ask for names and phone numbers of recent customers.
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By BobTurner
The fuel from the tanks is being pulled, or...

The fuel from the tanks is being pulled, or sucked, by the pump. The smaller the line, the higher the flow velocity, the more the pressure drops (Bernoulii’s principle). You don’t want the fuel to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By BobTurner
Well, never say never, but I think it should be...

Well, never say never, but I think it should be okay. Looking into an audio panel, the mike will see: (1) a bias circuit and (2) input to an audio amp. (1) is usually a 470 ohm or so resistor to...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, LVK is inside the veil, we need to have...

Actually, LVK is inside the veil, we need to have adsb-out.
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By BobTurner
Mostly true. But some class B’s extend beyond the...

Mostly true. But some class B’s extend beyond the 30 nm veil (e.g., SFO). You may fly under class B which is outside the 30nm veil without adsb.
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, you should file a route to keep you out...

Actually, you should file a route to keep you out of adsb required airspace. But there is no need to ‘skirt it’. If under ifr you are required to follow atc instructions, so if they tell you to climb...
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