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Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,761
Posted By BobTurner
Some use “aiding” (fine tuning); some will show a...

Some use “aiding” (fine tuning); some will show a just plain wrong attitude without either pitot or gps data.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,761
Posted By BobTurner
The “approved ifr navigator” could be as simple...

The “approved ifr navigator” could be as simple as a VOR, depending on where you’re going. As to the heated pitot, as Gil said, not legally required. You might ask yourself, “Will I absolutely never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By BobTurner
To work properly as a ground plane, you should...

To work properly as a ground plane, you should have a good electrical connection from that foil across to the metal fuselage (and to the coax braid). Sometimes it’s better to just be lucky. RF can be...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,082
Posted By BobTurner
+1. 1. I never allow a passenger to close a...

+1.
1. I never allow a passenger to close a door. I load right side first, then I close the door from the outside. I pretend to be a gentleman, helping them in, but really I’m up there to close the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By BobTurner
Well, my set up is different: GRT HX (shares...

Well, my set up is different: GRT HX (shares nearly all the same software as HXr); Garmin 420W gps and SL-30 for ILS; and Trio Pro autopilot. I also have a 3 pole switch to shuttle the ARINC429...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By BobTurner
Sorry for the thread drift... Jesse, I’m curious...

Sorry for the thread drift...
Jesse, I’m curious why you mentioned TruTrak but not Trio. IMHO it’s superior to the TT in most ways, except for needing more panel space. But in a ‘main efis just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,698
Posted By BobTurner
I used a DAR; my hangar neighbor used a FSDO...

I used a DAR; my hangar neighbor used a FSDO inspector. Both inspections were identical, except I paid $750 and his was free. Identical, because we both got the same inspector! When my -10 was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,195
Posted By BobTurner
There’s no ‘r’

“...when I pull them, though, ...”
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By BobTurner
OR, you’d be surprised by the way the FARs make...

OR, you’d be surprised by the way the FARs make simple things complicated. 91.205 refers to “suitable” navigation equipment. But that’s not the end. 14CFR1.1 defines what “suitable RNAV, including...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Me too. Even has its own battery.

+1
Me too. Even has its own battery.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By BobTurner
You may always do them early. Or, you may do them...

You may always do them early. Or, you may do them late, as long as the aircraft doesn’t fly after the previous expiration date (always the last day of the month). Or, slip it one month at a time....
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By BobTurner
My guess - just a guess - is that internally it...

My guess - just a guess - is that internally it calculates to 0.1 sec of arc or even 0.01” (outside its typical error bar) and then rounds to the nearest second of arc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. The TSO is only valid if installed iaw the...

Yes. The TSO is only valid if installed iaw the approved installation manual. This is an area where, if we know it or not, a lot of us are reverting to the alternate approval methods: the approved...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By BobTurner
It needs to be ‘approved’. For a TSO’d system,...

It needs to be ‘approved’. For a TSO’d system, approval is pretty much implicit in the TSO. For a non-TSOd system, you need to get the FSDO’s approval. 5 years ago, I’d have said that approval for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By BobTurner
Gil, you used the wrong acronym. It’s not ‘STC’,...

Gil, you used the wrong acronym. It’s not ‘STC’, but ‘TSO’. The FARs say irf gps equipment must be approved, and one way, but not necessarily the only way, is to use TSO’d equipment. It’s the TSO’d...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By BobTurner
Sigh. It seems every month there’s another...

Sigh. It seems every month there’s another amateur lawyer.
“Operator” is faa-speak for the person having operational control of the airplane. e.g., the owner. The owner cannot be hired, paid, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By BobTurner
First thing you need to do: go to EAA.org, and...

First thing you need to do: go to EAA.org, and read the rights and limitations of EAB aircraft. One is that they cannot be used for compensation or hire, so unless your friend will let you fly for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, but, to answer the OPs original question:...

Yes, but, to answer the OPs original question: Not all information is available via ARINC. e.g., data needed for adsb-out is not in the ARINC data stream. It is in an RS232 data stream, but in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By BobTurner
Since it seems to work engine off, I wonder if it...

Since it seems to work engine off, I wonder if it is somehow over sensitive to buss voltage? Or if alternator return current is running thru the instrument? Did you try it engine on, alternator off?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,134
Posted By BobTurner
1. Unless there is a contractual obligation,...

1. Unless there is a contractual obligation, no.
2. No. For example, a Garmin TSO’d GPS can output the data needed for ADSB out. But that data is via a proprietary code.
3. Yes. Garmin has in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, for a week, maybe longer, when I hit the TAF...

Yes, for a week, maybe longer, when I hit the TAF tab I get TAFs for airports that have them, but also get METARS for airports without TAFs. It’s a bit of a nuscence, hopefully will be fixed soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By BobTurner
If you just want a panel-mounted knob that...

If you just want a panel-mounted knob that adjusts the trim speed via pulse width modulation, I'm sure someone here can draw you a schematic that uses $5 of electronic parts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By BobTurner
This sounds a lot like my initial experience...

This sounds a lot like my initial experience controlling the Trio with my GRT (run independently, the Trio ran fine). I stupidly tightened up the clutch release force, which resulted in my stripping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t understand the OP’s question either. As...

I don’t understand the OP’s question either.
As to the set up menu: Probably not so secret to builders. But I regularly instruct members of a local Garmin-equipped flying club, and I’d say 95% of...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-04-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By BobTurner
I’d call GRT and ask. But...why not use the GRT...

I’d call GRT and ask. But...why not use the GRT system? The GRT system ties into the P leads at the ignition switch(es) with large resistors. Even if the line shorts out downstream the mag will be...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By BobTurner
The center ‘tunnel’ is structural, and higher...

The center ‘tunnel’ is structural, and higher than the standard seats. So a bench would have to be higher, compromising headroom; or involve some serious structural modification.
Edit. As noted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By BobTurner
On SOME 430’s, you can select ILS or LOC...

On SOME 430’s, you can select ILS or LOC approaches under the gps proc button, and it will then auto load the nav frequency on the VLOC side of the box and auto switch to VLOC, while giving a warning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By BobTurner
I too am confused. Are you saying entering ‘IABC’...

I too am confused. Are you saying entering ‘IABC’ was a menu shortcut? If so, I never heard of it. I push the Proc button, put in the airport ID if needed, ‘select approach’, then select ‘LOC 25’ and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By BobTurner
Your chart must be incorrect then. It clearly...

Your chart must be incorrect then. It clearly shows gps fail (red), magnetometer working (green), air data fail (red) leading to “No attitude solution”. Can someone help me see the light here?

Edit:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By BobTurner
If I were building today I would consider the G5...

If I were building today I would consider the G5 an acceptable backup - but I still would not use any system interconnects. I would keep it as isolated as possible. Of course nothing is fool-proof....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By BobTurner
Levi, thank you for this information. But I am...

Levi, thank you for this information. But I am confused. Are green arrows ‘working’, red arrows ‘not working’? So if gps fails, I follow the red arrow down?
Magnetometer working, so I follow the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By BobTurner
Something else for the OP: In asking what system...

Something else for the OP: In asking what system (singular) is best, you sort of implied you want a fully integrated system. e.g., you enter the altimeter setting once, and all the other boxes get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By BobTurner
I have a Trio Pro in a -10, and it is rock-solid....

I have a Trio Pro in a -10, and it is rock-solid. If you want to fly over to LVK I can pull the aft bulkhead off and you can see how mine is mounted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,693
Posted By BobTurner
+1 good idea.

+1 good idea.
Forum: GPS 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By BobTurner
There is no ‘ifr registration’. What you need to...

There is no ‘ifr registration’. What you need to see is in the Phase 2 operating limitations (which must be on-board), the words, “Limited to VFR unless equipped in accordance with FAR 91.205...”.
If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By BobTurner
My two cents: If you’re strictly vfr, shop by...

My two cents:
If you’re strictly vfr, shop by price. Probably Dynon wins.
For IFR: GRT is the winner here, if you shop by performance and price. But if you shop by looks and feel (and it is amazing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By BobTurner
Agree with Bill. If the P mag failed the engine...

Agree with Bill. If the P mag failed the engine would have stopped on left. Did you note EGTs, which cylinder (s) went cold? That would tell you where to start looking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By BobTurner
It’s all automated, so give it a try. One thing -...

It’s all automated, so give it a try. One thing - the mysterious ‘air on ground’ catagory. It’s mysterious to me because I have no idea how the automated system determines this (it’s when you are on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,287
Posted By BobTurner
As Jesse said, anytime after 5 pm Pacific is...

As Jesse said, anytime after 5 pm Pacific is ‘tomorrow’ gmt.
Double check your N number and hexadecimal ICAO code are correct.
Forum: COMM 09-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By BobTurner
Step 1: Repeat the test with the com radio turned...

Step 1: Repeat the test with the com radio turned off. Then you will know if it’s a wiring issue, or an RF getting where it doesn’t belong issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,693
Posted By BobTurner
Call Vans. I think you have a good case for...

Call Vans. I think you have a good case for shoddy workmanship here. For the record, my QB -10 came with those same bolts being too long. This was ‘fixed’ by the QB guys by using a stack of washers...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By BobTurner
Agree with others. SF is a good city to use...

Agree with others. SF is a good city to use public transportation. Driving and parking can be unpleasant.
San Francisco. Land at CCR or LVK. CCR (Concord) has a Hilton on the field; BART station is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,797
Posted By BobTurner
That should not be necessary if you have a good...

That should not be necessary if you have a good agent. That’s their job.
Except: AVEMCO sells direct, contact them directly for a quote. I have found them expensive, but they might send you a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,797
Posted By BobTurner
Rate quotes are almost meaningless without the...

Rate quotes are almost meaningless without the full details. e.g., is that $1 million liability coverage restricted to $100K per passenger, or $100K per person, or are there no restrictions (commonly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By BobTurner
I would think so. As always it depends on the...

I would think so. As always it depends on the cfii. Some may not feel comfortable in an EAB, but there’s no legal problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By BobTurner
A) Yes. You can do an ILS, LOC, and VOR...

A) Yes. You can do an ILS, LOC, and VOR approaches. Presuming you can find a VOR approach not too far away.
B) Yes, but it has to be the right kind of simulator ($$)
C). Yes.
If I was the CFII...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-26-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By BobTurner
Dekky, your PM is full. Looks like I’m #3 in...

Dekky, your PM is full. Looks like I’m #3 in line.
I replied to your other post - interested on HX, display only.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By BobTurner
Can I be #2 in line? I’m interested in the...

Can I be #2 in line? I’m interested in the display only, non-ARINC. Price?
Forum: COMM 08-25-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By BobTurner
He will also need the TX (out) line on the SL30...

He will also need the TX (out) line on the SL30 to send frequency info to the DME. I don’t know the SL30 output format. If it sends both frequency data and cdi data, you can connect the output to...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By BobTurner
60 amp, internally regulated, Plane Power (now...

60 amp, internally regulated, Plane Power (now owned by someone else - Hartzel?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By BobTurner
For a given length rivet, the material thickness...

For a given length rivet, the material thickness should vary only a little.
For the record, I used the 'fixed set lengths plus washers' method. As others said, you very quickly build up a chart of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By BobTurner
If the "diagonal" is more than about 20 - 30...

If the "diagonal" is more than about 20 - 30 degrees you should probably apply the appropriate correction to your wrench setting (set the wrench higher by a factor of 1/cosine (angle off center),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By BobTurner
The way the rules were written, if you had an...

The way the rules were written, if you had an older ELT without a panel switch, you could continue to use it to satisfy the FARs. But if or when you needed to replace that ELT, or you were installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking, that includes following the...

Strictly speaking, that includes following the installation instructions, too. To the best of my knowledge there are no TSO approved instruction manuals allowing the installation of ‘hidden’...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,992
Posted By BobTurner
Not to nit-pick too much-we all know what you...

Not to nit-pick too much-we all know what you meant-but technically you were in VMC, not IMC, since there weren’t any cloud considerations and you had 3 or more miles of visibility. The fact that...
Forum: COMM 08-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t have a schematic, but this is a very...

I don’t have a schematic, but this is a very simple device, easily figured out with an ohmmeter. If you want to bring it to LVK I’ll do it for you. Just takes a few minutes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By BobTurner
I see the OP has posted a second thread,...

I see the OP has posted a second thread, indicating he is thinking of building, and asking about a -10 and a -12.
Building. For the record, I built a -10, and loved doing it. But it’s not for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By BobTurner
I would favor mounting them high. When people say...

I would favor mounting them high. When people say ‘minimal effort’ for something like this, they mean ‘minimum eye movement’, not hand movement. There is a noticable increase in ‘time eyes are not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By BobTurner
I very much disagree. If it’s a transmitter...

I very much disagree. If it’s a transmitter pulling 6 amps, then that half ohm means a 3 volt loss in voltage. But it’s worse than that: a half ohm means you made a poor connection somewhere. A few...
Forum: California 08-17-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By BobTurner
I honestly haven’t been over to KOAK in a few...

I honestly haven’t been over to KOAK in a few years, but I find this hard to believe. KOAK always had a fair amount of GA traffic that would dissappear at $50 a landing. Did you, by mistake, go into...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By BobTurner
The ‘special approval’, or LODA in FAA-speak, is...

The ‘special approval’, or LODA in FAA-speak, is not difficult to obtain. What is difficult, if not impossible, is to find insurance covering dual instruction at anything close to a reasonable price....
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,317
Posted By BobTurner
Maybe that’s the wrong word. I mean the forked...

Maybe that’s the wrong word. I mean the forked fitting that the rod end bolts to. I think you want the tubing to butt against the rod end, not against that forked fitting. That means the OD has to...
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