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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 482
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Question Fuel Selector O-Rings

Anyone know what size O-rings are used in the Van's 4-port fuel selector? I'd like to have some on hand before I open it up.

Thanks,
Paige
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,851
Posted By PaigeHoffart
What were the Max/Min G-Meter readings? Any EFIS...

What were the Max/Min G-Meter readings? Any EFIS data recorded? Autopilot servo torque limit? Reported to NTSB? (or Canadian equivalent)

Thanks,
Paige
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Omaha

The SAC Museum is about 25 min southwest of KMLE.
http://sacmuseum.org

The Zoo is one of the best in the country
http://www.omahazoo.com

Paige
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Images aren't working

Images aren't working
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,410
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Move your magnetometer to the wingtip. Problem...

Move your magnetometer to the wingtip. Problem solved.

Paige
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-23-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Open hangar space at DTN is pretty limited. I'd...

Open hangar space at DTN is pretty limited. I'd start by talking to http://tubreauxaviation.com

EAA343 https://m.facebook.com/eaachapter343/ may also be able to help.

If that doesn't work, Minden...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-18-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,100
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I was actually thinking about the max allowable...

I was actually thinking about the max allowable injector temperature. I would assume that without airflow, the injectors would heat up to the same temperature as the CHT.

Paige
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-16-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 48,100
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Injector Temps

How do you keep the head mounted injectors cool after shutdown?

Paige
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,790
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I wouldn't recommend anyone wire a unit like...

I wouldn't recommend anyone wire a unit like that. The grounds appear to be clipped - they should be properly bonded. You are also switching the neutral conductor instead of the hot. Either error...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,551
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Actually, it's "Strangle...

Actually, it's "Strangle Parrot"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiservice_tactical_brevity_code
Forum: Safety 01-24-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,480
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Was the pressure relief valve functional?

Was the pressure relief valve functional?
Forum: GPS 11-27-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,590
Posted By PaigeHoffart
If you want to roll your own, given your lack of...

If you want to roll your own, given your lack of experience and equipment, I'd recommend an arduino with a serial shield. The total hardware should cost less than $30 delivered. The footprint will...
Forum: GPS 11-27-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,590
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Why not just insert a microcontroller between the...

Why not just insert a microcontroller between the skyview and 2kr to do the sentence translation? It's only 9600 baud serial, and the protocol is published.

Paige
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,473
Posted By PaigeHoffart
You can share creations on Tinkercad. Anyone...

You can share creations on Tinkercad. Anyone with an account can search through the 3D models.


Paige
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By PaigeHoffart
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=816320&postcount=42
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Well, if you ever lose your alternator, the...

Well, if you ever lose your alternator, the battery will discharge. When you fix your alternator, you will be applying about 14V to the batteries. The internal resistance of the backup battery will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Well, you won't be able to hear comm 2:D On my...

Well, you won't be able to hear comm 2:D
On my plane, I used an audio mixer with a DPDT toggle to bypass. Other options are a relay, or second set of comm jacks.

Paige
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By PaigeHoffart
You can do that, but you will easily exceed the...

You can do that, but you will easily exceed the max charge current of the battery if you ever allow it to discharge (tried it once, the smell will get your attention). With a 2.5 ohm resistor, and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,755
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I believe it is a 2.5 ohm resistor Paige

I believe it is a 2.5 ohm resistor

Paige
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By PaigeHoffart
What did it sound like?

This is a good reason to tune identify and monitor. We had issues with a FM radio station causing localizer interference, you could hear it while monitoring the ident. If it's a vehicle you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
Posted By PaigeHoffart
If you search the archives, you'll find various...

If you search the archives, you'll find various Shurflo pump model numbers.

I'm using a 8009-541-236. It goes on sale at Northern Tool regularly. I don't know how many gallons of smoke oil it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,330
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Looks like a single point of failure to me. All...

Looks like a single point of failure to me. All 8 plugs driven from one control module?

Paige
Forum: Autopilots 04-15-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,856
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Pete, I've used similar units (HC-06/7)with my...

Pete,

I've used similar units (HC-06/7)with my Android tablet for GPS, ADS-B and APRS. For your application you will also need a 3.3V supply and RS-232 level converter. Configuration is done with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-29-2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,725
Posted By PaigeHoffart
After 550 hours I just broke the middle wire in...

After 550 hours I just broke the middle wire in the connector housing. Of course it would have to happen in IMC. I ordered a new crimpable connector from these guys:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,502
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Have you drained your gascolator lately? Just a...

Have you drained your gascolator lately?
Just a thought.

Paige
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,501
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Messaging

APRS can also be used to send messages. Email gateways are available. Checkout "APRS Droid"


Paige
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,429
Posted By PaigeHoffart
If you're 1090 out, that would be correct. With...

If you're 1090 out, that would be correct. With 978 (UAT), you can still be anonymous. There are two ways they can get your tail number: your flight ID or the Mode-S Hex code. With 978, both can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,538
Posted By PaigeHoffart
File from your departure airfield to destination...

File from your departure airfield to destination airfield via a fix in the center of the airspace, file a delay at the fix (e.g FIX/D0+30), and file a block altitude (050B070). Add a description of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Is that a Bowden cable rubbing against your...

Is that a Bowden cable rubbing against your always hot battery lead? Electrical fires really spoil the fun.

Paige
Forum: Safety 11-06-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 33,936
Posted By PaigeHoffart
This is obviously never going to be settled on a...

This is obviously never going to be settled on a message board, but just because a pilot fails to clear when entering the downwind, doesn't mean the pattern is flawed.

Good on the student for being...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,489
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I get pretty nervous with unprotected battery...

I get pretty nervous with unprotected battery leads more than a few inches long. Usually you can put the contactor right next to the battery and eliminate most of the risk.

Where is the battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By PaigeHoffart
In general, no The heat dissipation in watts...

In general, no

The heat dissipation in watts will be the diode drop x the current. In your case, that would be approx 0.3V x 40mA = 12mW. The forward voltage came from the data sheet forward...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,278
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Unless you are squawking 1200 with a UAT system...

Unless you are squawking 1200 with a UAT system generating a random ICAO code, you can be easily tracked without the FAA's help.

Paige
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I have a couple of Monroy ATD-300s if you are...

I have a couple of Monroy ATD-300s if you are interested. Both give altitude and range with voice alerts. One also has the directional antenna to give relative bearing.

I believe they are still in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By PaigeHoffart
If it were me, I'd order a new rib. Your...

If it were me, I'd order a new rib. Your proposed fix will have no shear strength. The only acceptable repair that comes to mind is trimming off the flange and replacing it with a patch riveted to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,613
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I kinda wish quotes showed the date of original...

I kinda wish quotes showed the date of original posting. If you look back you'll see that statement was made in May when they were advertising a 3D printed mockup.

I do see a manual posted with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By PaigeHoffart
They do have electricity and water at each...

They do have electricity and water at each campsite. I don't think you'll need the flood light. Don't forget tiedowns of some sort.

Paige
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 101,354
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I'm not sure what skyguard is using, but a 4dB...

I'm not sure what skyguard is using, but a 4dB return loss isn't good. The higher the return loss number, the better (lower) the SWR is.

Simply stripping the shield off a piece of the coax, leaving...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 101,354
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Impedance matching works both ways. You are...

Impedance matching works both ways. You are attempting to couple maximum power from one device to another. Bad things happen to transmitters with a poor match, but performance is also lost when a...
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 101,354
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Pete it looks like you've rediscovered the 5/8...

Pete it looks like you've rediscovered the 5/8 wave antenna. You should be able to increase your efficiency some with an impedance matching network. I'm curious to see how it performs in the air. ...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 101,354
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Traffic

To see all of the traffic, you'll need to be transmitting ADS-B out. You can configure your ADS-B out transmitter to specify which frequency your portable receiver is on. Properly configured, with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,743
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Previously Discussed - GW Thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=1158
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Search button

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=16909
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By PaigeHoffart
No it isn't

No it isn't
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By PaigeHoffart
It was probably a temporary fastener. There have...

It was probably a temporary fastener. There have been occasions where the builder used temporary hardware without a locking feature, forgot to install the permanent hardware, and finally discovered...
Forum: ADS-B 07-29-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,332
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Replace the KT-76 with a KT-74 or Trig TT-31....

Replace the KT-76 with a KT-74 or Trig TT-31.

Paige
Forum: COMM 07-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By PaigeHoffart
If you look at the install manual for your radio,...

If you look at the install manual for your radio, you will see aux audio inputs on pins 13 &14.

Paige
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,967
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Not sure if this was a factor, but from the...

Not sure if this was a factor, but from the notam:
"Turn base prior to reaching shoreline.
Do not continue past shoreline unless advised by ATC."
Forum: GPS 07-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,186
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Certified is a pretty broad term. A certified...

Certified is a pretty broad term. A certified position source that is legal in the EU or Australia, isn't necessarily legal in the US. For some reason, the FAA adopted the strictest standard in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-02-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By PaigeHoffart
When I said "your schematic" I was talking to the...

When I said "your schematic" I was talking to the OP...look at his schematic.

Paige
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,547
Posted By PaigeHoffart
KISS

I would do as Bob suggests. If you use your schematic, you will probably pop one of the 7.5A breakers if you try to run both ignitions on the same battery.

One ignition will keep you flying and...
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,332
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Thanks Dynon for being the only industry...

Thanks Dynon for being the only industry representative to cry foul when the FAA presented this idea last year, and for coming up with a reasonable solution.

I do have a question about your...
Forum: GPS 06-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,186
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I like how they repeatedly said manufacturers and...

I like how they repeatedly said manufacturers and users will have more than a year to react...let's see Jan 2016...

They also could have removed the TSO requirement to mask traffic with uncertified...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,186
Posted By PaigeHoffart
https://www.faa.gov/about/mission/ I can see the...

https://www.faa.gov/about/mission/

I can see the reason for the original hockey puck to limit frequency congestion. I can see not repeating ADS-B from uncertified position sources. But limiting...
Forum: COMM 06-17-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Check the SWR, look for shorts / opens in the...

Check the SWR, look for shorts / opens in the coax, bad tray connections.

It could be the modulator section of the radio failed.

I have a working RT-563 sitting on the shelf if you need a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,853
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Premium mogas often has a yellowish tint. ...

Premium mogas often has a yellowish tint. Perhaps some got mixed with the 100ll?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,762
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Does that say 474 kts maximum ground speed?...

Does that say 474 kts maximum ground speed? :eek:

Paige
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,622
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I guess I need to use more inline quotes so...

I guess I need to use more inline quotes so people can't take my comments out of context...



Chad can you confirm that the above statement in the original post is inaccurate?


Paige
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,622
Posted By PaigeHoffart
Talk about the law of unintended consequences. ...

Talk about the law of unintended consequences.

I guess we know not to put all of our eggs in the VPX basket, especially if IFR.

To answer your question #1, you can't test the alternator without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,287
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I'm sure it did. The question is how much? Only...

I'm sure it did. The question is how much? Only Vans can answer that. I personally can't remember seeing anything bigger than a 3/16 hole in a 3/4" longeron. In my -8 they had us drill and tap the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,287
Posted By PaigeHoffart
I could be wrong, but it looks like the holes in...

I could be wrong, but it looks like the holes in your picture are for the -A model step.

I hate to say this, but you may have a much bigger problem. How big of a hole did you drill in that lower...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,613
Posted By PaigeHoffart
OK, I was thinking of a two battery setup like...

OK, I was thinking of a two battery setup like the Z-14.
Having to add a couple of ANLs would kinda defeat the purpose of an "all in one" box (I thought the box was supposed to provide the...
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