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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By BobTurner
+1 I have seen some photos here on vaf of...

+1
I have seen some photos here on vaf of unbelievably bad installations.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By BobTurner
The standard waiver (LODA) is for transition...

The standard waiver (LODA) is for transition training only. For Dan, it will have to be in his airplane.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By BobTurner
Whenever I read the word "spar" I would suggest...

Whenever I read the word "spar" I would suggest calling Vans, with good photos. IMHO that's more important than the skin shown here. You absolutely want spar repairs done correctly.
With that said,...
Forum: ADS-B 05-17-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By BobTurner
Just go fly, and call up ATC and ask if they see...

Just go fly, and call up ATC and ask if they see your transponder. Then you'll know.
But all of these "sniffer" ADSB units have a means of adjusting the sensitivity for the transponder pick up, to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By BobTurner
I once watched an A&P do this on a 182. I have no...

I once watched an A&P do this on a 182. I have no idea if this was "right", just what he did:
1. "staking. Should the valve be closed?" It will be, since you need to remove the rocker arm. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By BobTurner
You have it correct. If there is a metal sleeve...

You have it correct. If there is a metal sleeve acting as a bearing, you should tighten the nut/bolt onto it, to make sure the sleeve rotates within the bearing, not the bolt rotating within the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By BobTurner
I have the original Sporty’s handheld, which...

I have the original Sporty’s handheld, which offered digital bearings to-from a VOR, only. No needles, no ILS. I did a few VOR approaches under the hood, using just the portable, and it wasn’t too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By BobTurner
My first and only RV10 instrument student: On our...

My first and only RV10 instrument student: On our long x/c I had him hand-fly the first 2/3, including an ILS with ceiling 200’ (vis underneath was >1). He did fine. On the last leg I let him use the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By BobTurner
I recall when aviation gps’s came out. All you...

I recall when aviation gps’s came out. All you needed was a good ground track, and suddenly you could fly NDB approaches to right over the runway with any piece of sxxx ADF. Of course the gps was for...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-13-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By BobTurner
Nice going, Greg. Now, if you’re so inclined, use...

Nice going, Greg. Now, if you’re so inclined, use the same ‘little bit at a time’ approach to work your way down to visibilities less than 1 and/or night. This is, unfortunately, very hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,636
Posted By BobTurner
Do you Ack E-O4 guys have their static suppressor...

Do you Ack E-O4 guys have their static suppressor installed? IIRC there were previous posts about un-triggered activation, that were fixed by installing the suppressor. (It’s now standard with new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,264
Posted By BobTurner
So, I see some people poking fun at Ed. But he...

So, I see some people poking fun at Ed. But he does have a point. I have seen at least two unbelievably bad Archer installations that were actually flying around. If your system can’t receive VORs 40...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,264
Posted By BobTurner
GS is about 3x the LOC frequency. Resonant dipole...

GS is about 3x the LOC frequency. Resonant dipole (or quarter wave plus ground plane) antennas are also resonant at 3x, 5x, etc. the frequency. No need for a separate GS antenna. If your radio...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By BobTurner
IIRC (and it’s quite possible I don’t) the...

IIRC (and it’s quite possible I don’t) the internally regulated PP senses buss voltage off the field circuit line. Make sure there are solid connections, low resistance CB, etc, on that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By BobTurner
Assuming you mean South Lake Tahoe (KTVL) (other...

Assuming you mean South Lake Tahoe (KTVL) (other option is Truckee):
1. An RV shouldn’t have any trouble this time of year. But if you need to takeoff to the south and climbing high enough to turn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By BobTurner
70200-13 is what I use, from ACS.

70200-13 is what I use, from ACS.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By BobTurner
Make sure when you rig the ailerons, that the...

Make sure when you rig the ailerons, that the elevator is held or locked neutral.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By BobTurner
There are quite a few LPV approaches like this:...

There are quite a few LPV approaches like this: IAF at 4000’ (call it abcde), FAF at 2000’ (call it vwxyz). The FAA approach chart appears to show a GS from abcde, down to vwxyz, continuing down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By BobTurner
Did you mean ‘seize’? Everytime I R & R those...

Did you mean ‘seize’?
Everytime I R & R those pins I put some Boelube (the solid, waxy kind) on the pins. So far, no problems.
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By BobTurner
Since you already have one VOR/ILS, you can save...

Since you already have one VOR/ILS, you can save $$$ by getting one gps 175 (gps only) and one #2 com, together cheaper than a 650.
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By BobTurner
Since you mentioned the 650 ($$$) I can only...

Since you mentioned the 650 ($$$) I can only presume that the long term goal is to have an IFR capable airplane. If this is correct, then stop. As you are or will discover, one choice affects...
Forum: California 05-06-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By BobTurner
U of P is closer to the north side of Stockton...

U of P is closer to the north side of Stockton than the south side. KSCK is on the southern edge of Stockton. Here's what I'd suggest:
1. Call the Stockton FBO. See if in return for a fuel purchase,...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By BobTurner
Q2: This is where position awareness is...

Q2: This is where position awareness is everything. I was up there just a few weeks ago, and ATC radar does not reach down into the lake basin. If you're aware of where you are, then it's obvious (?)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By BobTurner
One scenario that fits the data is if the ‘mike...

One scenario that fits the data is if the ‘mike audio output to com 1” wire was inadvertently plugged into ‘mike output to com 2’ pin, and vice versa.
Forum: ADS-B 05-05-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By BobTurner
You may have a problem, as both Garmin and...

You may have a problem, as both Garmin and Foreflight keep some ADSB protocols as propriatary. I have a Skyradar D2 (about $500, factory refurbished) mounted behind the interior panel to the right of...
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By BobTurner
??? ADSB is supposed to output pressure...

??? ADSB is supposed to output pressure altitude.
Like the OP, I don’t understand how any ‘sniffer’ system will work if radar is disccontinued.
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By BobTurner
Yep. For wing X go to map page; at bottom, press...

Yep. For wing X go to map page; at bottom, press adsb icon that looks like a toothed wheel. Select filter no traffic, 3000’, all traffic are the choices.
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,143
Posted By BobTurner
Not strange at all. At zero the upward force on...

Not strange at all. At zero the upward force on the flap is opposed by the little push rod. At full up (-3 deg) the flap is against the aft spar. That said, my 2008 kit is placarded for 122 kias max...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By BobTurner
Adjust the volume of the traffic alerts so that...

Adjust the volume of the traffic alerts so that you can hear them, but they're noticeably lower than your com radio. In the air, you'll hear them; on the ground copying clearances, your brain will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By BobTurner
Given that the thicker wire melted, right at the...

Given that the thicker wire melted, right at the switch, it seems most likely that the switch contacts failed in a moderate resistance fashion, leading to high temperatures which had no where to go...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By BobTurner
+1. The filter limits are in the set up menu.

+1. The filter limits are in the set up menu.
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By BobTurner
You should see a light ‘witness mark’ (faint...

You should see a light ‘witness mark’ (faint concentric circle) around the dimple. If it’s not there, adjust the fully closed dimples closer together. The drdt arm should be pressed down hard enough...
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By BobTurner
And yet, they did just that. I understand the...

And yet, they did just that. I understand the poster’s outrage. He shouldn’t have to pay anyone to get the FSDO to do what they said they did (but didn’t), which is nothing (with regard to the Op...
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By BobTurner
Are you saying your original Op Limits did not...

Are you saying your original Op Limits did not have the phrase ‘VFR only unless equipped as per 91.205...”? If so they must be pretty old; and he’s right, there are separate hoops to jump thru to get...
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By BobTurner
The FARs, for EAB in IFR (assuming the usual op...

The FARs, for EAB in IFR (assuming the usual op limits), are very generous. No mention of backups, dual power sources, or heated pitots. But that just means, just like many other choices, they’ve...
Forum: GPS 04-28-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,592
Posted By BobTurner
1. Anyone, including you, may work on an EAB. You...

1. Anyone, including you, may work on an EAB. You can’t do the annual condx inspection.
2. ADSB has nothing to do with ifr. If you’re staying below 10,000’, not over the gulf, not in class B or C,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-27-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By BobTurner
On my stock-plans -10 a small diameter tubing...

On my stock-plans -10 a small diameter tubing takes any gas from the drain hole to the cowl exit area.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By BobTurner
Me too

My (now obsolete) D6 started doing the same thing, just this week. Ship’s power or backup battery, same thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By BobTurner
It got pretty warm here yesterday. Was the OAT...

It got pretty warm here yesterday. Was the OAT noticeably warmer on the return trip? When you said the same power, did you actually adjust MP and/or RPM to account for temperature differences? Since...
Forum: Safety 04-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,367
Posted By BobTurner
A moving airplane is a horrible environment for...

A moving airplane is a horrible environment for learning how to use your avionics. Much better to get a 12 volt power supply and learn on the ground. If you need help, that person could be, but need...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By BobTurner
Question: Is the -14 cockpit similar enough to...

Question: Is the -14 cockpit similar enough to the -10 for the tow bar to work? (Search ‘Bogart tow bar as gust lock’ ‘RV-10’ or similar). Why carry two things when one will do both jobs?
Forum: COMM 04-23-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By BobTurner
The answer to your last question ("Are 406 ELT's...

The answer to your last question ("Are 406 ELT's connected to ship's power") is yes, at least in the case of an ACK E04. You need to ask an expert, but my guess is that these units use some form of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By BobTurner
Interesting. Dr. Kemprud is also an AME.

Interesting. Dr. Kemprud is also an AME.
Forum: COMM 04-20-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By BobTurner
This is the craziest thing I have ever heard. No...

This is the craziest thing I have ever heard. No real coax cable is perfect, but RG400 is closer to ideal than is RG58. Maybe Ack meant that their connector is designed for RG58, not 400?
SWR is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By BobTurner
If your gps is TSO 129 (non-WAAS) then this is...

If your gps is TSO 129 (non-WAAS) then this is correct. Either the primary or the alternate must have a non-GPS approach that you have the equipment on board to use. If your on board gps is TSO...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,497
Posted By BobTurner
Have you talked to your insurance agent about...

Have you talked to your insurance agent about this?
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By BobTurner
+1. Unless you are planning on some sort of...

+1. Unless you are planning on some sort of switching arrangement, you’ll be dependent on one gps source, whatever it is. Wire it to the 430W and move on.
PS. Make sure your 430W software is new...
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t remember. Might need a screwdriver.

I don’t remember. Might need a screwdriver.
Forum: RV-10 04-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By BobTurner
Although I have not tried this, my guess is that...

Although I have not tried this, my guess is that one well placed kick/stomp from the inside will bend it enough to open. Alternatively, don’t cover the lock access hole. Then you can reach in and...
Forum: GPS 04-18-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 21,064
Posted By BobTurner
With A and B, failure of a single box leaves you...

With A and B, failure of a single box leaves you with no panel mounted navigation. With C it takes two failures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By BobTurner
This just shows how complicated this whole...

This just shows how complicated this whole business is.
‘LNAV +V’ is an LNAV approach, uses LNAV minimums. It will show an advisory glide slope which you may choose to use, but it’s still a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By BobTurner
What is a VNAV approach?

What is a VNAV approach?
Forum: COMM 04-15-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By BobTurner
At 100 MHz I wouldn’t be concerned with signal...

At 100 MHz I wouldn’t be concerned with signal loss when new. 10 or 20 years from now, every connector is a potential trouble spot, so I wouldn’t use them willy-nilly. BTW, properly installed, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By BobTurner
That’s not the question. The question is, for the...

That’s not the question. The question is, for the two non-precision approaches, did the examiner allow two gps based approaches (LNAV, LPV to >300’?) or did you do a LOC or VOR approach?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By BobTurner
This is a mess. Why can’t the FAA hire a decent...

This is a mess. Why can’t the FAA hire a decent tech writter? “GPS” approach? Then later, “RNAV”. Nowhere, the current “RNAV (GPS)”. My reading: one LNAV, one LPV to 300’ or higher DA; one LPV to 250...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By BobTurner
As far as I’m concerned it’s a lot of black...

As far as I’m concerned it’s a lot of black magic. That said, you created a ground loop: engine to mount to firewall then back to engine. And that’s a general no-no. The alternator generates a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,445
Posted By BobTurner
The ‘named pilots’ are who the insurance covers....

The ‘named pilots’ are who the insurance covers. They are ‘policy holders’, no difference. This is common with partnerships.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By BobTurner
That’s correct. The PM3000 doesn’t have audio Lo...

That’s correct. The PM3000 doesn’t have audio Lo inputs, so connect all of the audio common/ground wires, and the shields, to ground at the intercom. Keep the wires as short as possible. It doesn’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,445
Posted By BobTurner
In fact I asked Gallagher that very question some...

In fact I asked Gallagher that very question some time ago. The answer was ‘no’, the open-pilot pilot had no coverage, while the owner did. But as a practical manner, the owner was also named in a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By BobTurner
First some terminology: Looking at a plug, the...

First some terminology: Looking at a plug, the end furtherest away from the handle is called the "tip"; moving toward the handle, there is the "ring" (about 1/4" wide); the remainder, going up to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By BobTurner
You didn't quite answer the question: did you...

You didn't quite answer the question: did you verify you were on the #1 compression stroke? Just setting it to the flywheel marks, you have a 50-50 chance of getting it right.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By BobTurner
I'm afraid I don't remember where I got them....

I'm afraid I don't remember where I got them. They weren't very expensive.
IIRC, I did all the fiberglass work (top, wheel pants/gear fairings) on one #30, one or two #40. They have a steel pilot...
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