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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,107
Posted By Walt
I don't like to slip because of the force on the...

I don't like to slip because of the force on the rudder required is significant and I can't imagine thats a good thng for the rudder/airframe.
I've stop drilled lots of cracks on rudder skins, not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By Walt
Something like this makes much more sense to me...

Something like this makes much more sense to me than a bunch of "steam" gages.
https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01485-00/g/cf-lg.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin GPS20A/GA35, New w/warranty

Ordered for a customer but never picked up. Email for best price.
Thanks, Walt
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By Walt
If it matters to you, the aircraft value with a...

If it matters to you, the aircraft value with a field overhauled engine vs a reputable shop or new engine is significant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 80,124
Posted By Walt
I'd like to mount a Garmin GDU470 on the...

I'd like to mount a Garmin GDU470 on the passenger side with something like this, is that possible?
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/11-07310.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,979
Posted By Walt
I have been running an Electroair and Pmag for a...

I have been running an Electroair and Pmag for a couple of years now, no issues, runs great etc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By Walt
Will I be able to use the current GMC307 232...

Will I be able to use the current GMC307 232 input for control or is the 507 required to be on the CAN bus? (upgrade with minimal wiring changes).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Walt
I doubt the higher compression has anything to do...

I doubt the higher compression has anything to do with your misfire.
I have an Electroair on one side with standard comp and have never had any problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Walt
I think lots of folks order from places like ACS...

I think lots of folks order from places like ACS (Spruce) and pick up at the show to avoid shipping fees (a free service they provide), are you saying all those folks elect to pick up at the show so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Walt
I replace leaking cork gaskets on a regular...

I replace leaking cork gaskets on a regular basis, never had to replace a silicone one. I've had the same silcone gaskets on my own aircraft for over 12 years with 0 leaks.

If you ask me manacturers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By Walt
So let me throw out the same scenero I posted in...

So let me throw out the same scenero I posted in the "Is electronic injection "there?" thread..

What are you going to do when you have smoke in the CP from an electrical fault. Are you really going...
Forum: GPS 02-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Walt
I would just coil it up, installing those mini...

I would just coil it up, installing those mini coax connectors is "challenging".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Walt
On a certified aircraft you can do the install as...

On a certified aircraft you can do the install as a minor alteration but the FAA still wants a signed 337, doesn't make much sense but thats the way the memorandums and tech papers read.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Walt
There is a "gottcha" for the AP/IA though, you...

There is a "gottcha" for the AP/IA though, you must comply with the installation manual which includes the following statement:

Use a ramp tester to verify the existing transponder system’s peak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Walt
Another thing to think about is aircraft value,...

Another thing to think about is aircraft value, if you ever decide to sell the aircraft, the value will be less with an engine assembled from rejected parts.
Forum: GPS 02-04-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,922
Posted By Walt
Not sure what Jep charges but you can do Garmin...

Not sure what Jep charges but you can do Garmin GTN USA nav data pack for $299 a year, that's everything you need for IFR.

The G3X full package is $149 year.

If you have a G3X, GTN and a portable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Walt
When I installed a set for a customer I couldn't...

When I installed a set for a customer I couldn't get all the air out until I disconnected the masters on the lower end and raised the cylinders to the horizontal position (as called out in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By Walt
I was just talking to a friend about a local...

I was just talking to a friend about a local Columbia (Cessna) 400 owner that I know that had smoke in the cockpit from an electrical fault, he's now scared to fly the plane and his wife won't go...
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By Walt
It helps to use a cherry max puller, standard pop...

It helps to use a cherry max puller, standard pop rivet pullers don't work very well on CM.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/cherryg27.php?recfer=505
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
As much as I hate to say it, I have heard of fuel...

As much as I hate to say it, I have heard of fuel pumps failing this way. If you're lucky and you can duplicate the problem double check the pressure with another gauge (you can find cheap direct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
Would you use that same philosophy if one of your...

Would you use that same philosophy if one of your ignitions was causing problems? (I doubt it)

You only have one path for fuel to get to that motor, best to keep it working correctly.

What good is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
From where i sit there's nothing more important...

From where i sit there's nothing more important to staying alive than keeping the fan turning and the flight controls working. ANY indication of a problem in either one of those systems demands...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,768
Posted By Walt
I think what Vic meant to say was you should...

I think what Vic meant to say was you should perform a valve wobble test to determine if you have a sticky valve :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
That's ****, old wives tail.

That's ****, old wives tail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
Just for the record I think you did the right...

Just for the record I think you did the right thing, some folks prefer getting a** deep into the theory behind every little problem. Like you said, it was not that big a deal to replace the pump and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,982
Posted By Walt
Basically the same for me in the tip-up, it's...

Basically the same for me in the tip-up, it's either open, resting on 'hook' or closed latched. Let's just say I've learned this lesson the hard way.

I can also tell you that flying a 7 with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Walt
You might get by without it, but I would include...

You might get by without it, but I would include the shield.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,192
Posted By Walt
These are the numbers I see in the manual: O-360...

These are the numbers I see in the manual:

O-360 Series (Except -A1C, -C2B,
-C2D); HO-360-A, -C Series
Inlet to carburetor; Max: 8.0 Desired: 3.0 Min: 0.5

IO-360 Series (Except -B1A),
AIO-360...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By Walt
Just a thought, I always think redundancy/failure...

Just a thought, I always think redundancy/failure plan. If you have 2 10" screens they are 100% interchangable, if the PFD goes TU somewhere.. just swap screens and you're on your way.
So I'd prefer...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Walt
I have a new one in stock, $95 plus...

I have a new one in stock, $95 plus shipping.
494-50005-00 RPM, Hall Effect, Slick magneto.
Forum: Rocket 01-28-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By Walt
I like the way this one came out, not a Rocket...

I like the way this one came out, not a Rocket but close.

http://www.expaircraft.com/IMG_7756-1200.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Walt
Mike, Not sure on the actual electronics in the...

Mike,
Not sure on the actual electronics in the cube pumps but it certainly wouldn't hurt to try by putting a diode across it.
Forum: COMM 01-26-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Walt
Thanks for jumping in and setting me straight on...

Thanks for jumping in and setting me straight on the 240 vs 245 Steve!
(any chance we will see a sidetone volume adj on the 245 in the future?)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By Walt
As has been already aluded to, the crowbar would...

As has been already aluded to, the crowbar would appear to be tripping the breaker when you load shed.

If you are controlling the devices you are turning off with relays, than that may be the...
Forum: COMM 01-26-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Walt
I had to go back and look to see what the...

I had to go back and look to see what the difference was on internal vs external (see below).

Try turning the sidetone to 0, this is where I have mine set with a GMA245, you really don't need any as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-25-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Walt
G5 is sold!

G5 is sold!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-25-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Walt
FS: Garmin G5, GPS20A, NIB

Parts ordered for a customer who never showed up.
Both are brand new in box. Install kits and battery back up available.
Please Email (walt@expaircraft.com) for price.
Forum: COMM 01-25-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Walt
Try switching to 'external' side tone. What...

Try switching to 'external' side tone. What software version does your unit have?
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Walt
I use a 121 under the seat (just aft of the spar)...

I use a 121 under the seat (just aft of the spar) in my 7, plenty of ground clearance and works better than the bent whip.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Walt
Esa- If you don't get any free offers I have...

Esa- If you don't get any free offers I have some, will sell you a chunk for $20, you cut it :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Walt
Not enough solder in the ring to sufficiently wet...

Not enough solder in the ring to sufficiently wet the wires I think is the main difference. Thats why some sleeves are spec'd as shield termination and others are spec'd as splices.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Walt
Those are solder shield terminations, not solder...

Those are solder shield terminations, not solder splices, not the same thing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Walt
These are the ones I have used from Raychem, not...

These are the ones I have used from Raychem, not sure what the amazon stuff is, these will cost you >$3 each!

http://www.te.com/usa-en/product-448859-000.html
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Walt
But be careful not to confuse typical shield...

But be careful not to confuse typical shield terminating solder sleeves with "butt splice" type splder sleeves, they are not the same thing. Butt splice solder sleeves are great but the cost is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,044
Posted By Walt
See my prior post #14, I would suggest you follow...

See my prior post #14, I would suggest you follow the guidlines provided by the FAA AC or the equipment manufacter's to achieve the best results rather than some of the methods posted here.
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
Hey its your aiplane but going thru all hard work...

Hey its your aiplane but going thru all hard work and expense of a panel upgrade then using outdated equipment just doesn't make sense to me as you haven't increased the value of the airplane after...
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
Not sure why you would waste the space, add the...

Not sure why you would waste the space, add the additional weight, along with the cost of updates of a 430 if you're not going to use it for IFR. I have a couple of examples of nice RV4 VFR panels on...
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By Walt
Bottom line is you should not modify F402C, this...

Bottom line is you should not modify F402C, this forces you to keep the long radios higher in the panel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Walt
I agree that there is nothing wrong with a...

I agree that there is nothing wrong with a properly soldered, heat-shrinked and supported wire.

However, I can make a good solid crimped connection in about 2 seconds vs about 2 minutes or more to...
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 166,661
Posted By Walt
The F402C is most definately a structural member,...

The F402C is most definately a structural member, and I've seen a few missing ones that had to be replaced :eek:.
Looks to me in the above panel the GTN/GTR radios will be above it, but it gets very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Walt
First Flight, another RV7 takes to the sky!

Good friend Mike Ciaccio made his first flight yesterday at 52F, everything went smooth as expected. Congratulations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,677
Posted By Walt
I think Greg nailed it.

I think Greg nailed it.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-15-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,200
Posted By Walt
Agree 100%, this is the AMP crimper I use with...

Agree 100%, this is the AMP crimper I use with PIDG terminals.
Boeing/Douglas approved, millions of flt hours have proved their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Walt
The typical gascolator screen area is tiny...

The typical gascolator screen area is tiny compared to the average inline pleated filter area.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-12-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,555
Posted By Walt
I saw one of these Genie lifts on craigs list...

I saw one of these Genie lifts on craigs list years ago for a few hundred dollars and grabbed it. Bolted a 3/4 plywood deck to the forks and cut a hole in it for the wheel to nest in. Works like a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Walt
Totally different designs, floating caliper vs...

Totally different designs, floating caliper vs floating disc.
You cannot intermix these parts.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 875,658
Posted By Walt
Updated panel picture with new G3X 7" touch...

Updated panel picture with new G3X 7" touch displays, Aera 660 and CGR30P engine monitor.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Walts-RV7/i-hjwFMpR/0/c121f3e1/XL/IMG_7793-1200-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,767
Posted By Walt
As promised an updated panel pic with 7"...

As promised an updated panel pic with 7" portraits and Aera 660.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Walts-RV7/i-hjwFMpR/0/c121f3e1/XL/IMG_7793-1200-XL.jpg

And MFD as full screen traffic...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,767
Posted By Walt
I'm a big fan of the portrait displays, probably...

I'm a big fan of the portrait displays, probably because thats what I've flown in my own aircraft for a number of years now. The 7" is taller than the 10" but the 2 7's don't have quite as much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Walt
Good for you, I've already prepared my kids that...

Good for you, I've already prepared my kids that if all goes as planned I'll be broke when I die :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By Walt
I had this happen on a customers aircraft when I...

I had this happen on a customers aircraft when I was working an avionics problem and I inadvertantly engaged the starter from the stick, I was not happy camper !!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By Walt
Send me an email, perhaps we can work together...

Send me an email, perhaps we can work together thru my business to get this for you.
Walt
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