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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By jliltd
Thumbs up You nailed it. That's exactly how I would do it...

You nailed it. That's exactly how I would do it starting from scratch. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By jliltd
First off go for the GTR 200B. Why settle for...

First off go for the GTR 200B. Why settle for the non-bluetooth GTR 200 when you can go "B"? I am glad you really weren't talking about a GTR 225 as typo'd in your first post. The 225 costs more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By jliltd
Free if you are an EAA Member. Unavailable if...

Free if you are an EAA Member. Unavailable if you are not a EAA Member. It is the "Education Premium" version.

https://eaa.org/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/solidworks-resource-center
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By jliltd
DesignCad 3D and Solidworks (free EAA). I also...

DesignCad 3D and Solidworks (free EAA). I also have over 10,000 hours on CATIA from the aerospace industry and think it was more intuitive than Solidworks. But CATIA isn't a viable purchase for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,913
Posted By jliltd
If you are using the GMC 305 or GMC 307 you must...

If you are using the GMC 305 or GMC 307 you must use the GSA 28 RS 232 (pins 7 & 8) as those two GMC 30X controllers only operate via RS 232. The GMC 507's main difference from the GMC 30X...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By jliltd
And no punctuation. The Registry does not use...

And no punctuation. The Registry does not use periods after initials. So it should not be JONES JOHN J. but JONES JOHN J instead. We had to re-apply for a new Special Airworthiness Certificate on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,913
Posted By jliltd
I gotta agree with Pete on this one. Whenever I...

I gotta agree with Pete on this one. Whenever I have flown an RV with switches below the displays I have had heck accidentally knocking them on or off inadvertently. My RV-3B is kind of that way...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By jliltd
I am with Jake on the 250XL. Here on VAF...

I am with Jake on the 250XL. Here on VAF Classifieds I would expect it to be in the price in the range of a used SL-40 ($800?). However, because of the age of the unit Garmin won't work on them. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By jliltd
Here is a real good video on using solder sleeves...

Here is a real good video on using solder sleeves with jumper wires:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRCUAYoSXg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By jliltd
No. There is only one single-conductor shielded...

No. There is only one single-conductor shielded wire total. The actual wire goes to pin 22. The outside shielding on that same shielded wire is then used for both pin 51 AND airframe ground.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By jliltd
Rakan. That "loop" in the diagram indicates that...

Rakan. That "loop" in the diagram indicates that the wire is shielded. It is a single conductor shielded wire with the wire going to pin 22. So the loop is the end of the shielding. The shielding...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By jliltd
Right on, brother! 😉

Right on, brother! 😉
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By jliltd
As a rule double-crimping any electronic contact...

As a rule double-crimping any electronic contact is less preferable to single crimping at the correct setting the first time. Key word is preferable. So if you do crimp a second time make sure the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,690
Posted By jliltd
I am still confused. Is this a classified ad as...

I am still confused. Is this a classified ad as originally categorized, or a rant thread about obsolete equipment? Or both? I see no offer to sell or a price. Or anybody interested in anything...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By jliltd
That is another good thing about terminal...

That is another good thing about terminal delivery. You fully examine the crate prior to signing the bill of lading. There is a reason the transport companies put the bill of lading in your face...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By jliltd
If you refuse delivery at the cross-dock you do...

If you refuse delivery at the cross-dock you do not have an insurance settlement to mess with. No chasing since you are no longer involved. The shipper and transport company are the involved...
Forum: ADS-B 03-21-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By jliltd
Charlie, Take a look at your Stratux. There are...

Charlie,

Take a look at your Stratux. There are 4 or 6 screws holding the box together. Remove them and have a look under the hood. The GPS/USB thingy should be intuitively obvious. Just pull...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-20-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By jliltd
If you stick to your original plan consider the...

If you stick to your original plan consider the EI CGR 30P engine monitor. Beautiful color graphics. Small, round and powerful. I installed one 200 hours ago in my Husky. I love it. I had always...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,342
Posted By jliltd
I always, always request "terminal pickup" with...

I always, always request "terminal pickup" with my phone number attached. Most all of freight damage is done on the local delivery route. The local truck hits all sorts of other delivery...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-20-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By jliltd
I don't believe there is such a thing as a combo...

I don't believe there is such a thing as a combo transponder and VHF com radio. Many reasons for this including the fact that transponders are treated and certificated in a completely separate way...
Forum: ADS-B 03-19-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By jliltd
I wouldn't be too concerned with mounting any of...

I wouldn't be too concerned with mounting any of the GPS antennas, black pucks or glossy white OMG official exterior ones under the cowl on a firewall shelf. Including those with built-in GPS...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By jliltd
David. If you find yourself at Oshkosh (if'n it...

David. If you find yourself at Oshkosh (if'n it happens) take your headset to the Bose booth and they just might swap out your cord with a LEMO model. They did it for me.

If that doesn't work then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By jliltd
I liked all the E3 maneuvers presented, and think...

I liked all the E3 maneuvers presented, and think they have positive merit, especially for pilots who haven't within their own mind arisen to enlightenmemt in all things aeronautical (which has more...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By jliltd
Those Becker Mode C transponders are very...

Those Becker Mode C transponders are very reliable. German quality. It's a good match for UAT ADS-B out. I had one in my Husky and moved it over into my RV-3B where it happily interfaces with an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By jliltd
If your plane is a way out from being final...

If your plane is a way out from being final inspected then don't get in too big a hurry to replace the SL-40. Are you using the unit while building? Like listening to frequencies in the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-18-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By jliltd
Charlie, Your thinking is sound. Important...

Charlie,

Your thinking is sound.

Important question: What type of ADS-B out system are you using? I ask this to get the belly antenna count right (and keep my advice from turning your belly into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By jliltd
Ed, Nice video. I have always thought that the...

Ed,

Nice video. I have always thought that the dutch roll / nose on point exercise is one of the most beneficial skills there is. Especially for getting a new taildragger student up to speed...
Forum: ADS-B 03-17-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By jliltd
Yes. The memory card in the Stratux can joggle...

Yes. The memory card in the Stratux can joggle loose under vibration. So if you ever have trouble the first thing to try is pop out the card and then re-seat in. It might look like it's seated but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By jliltd
You are lucky it's a GTX 327 and not a more...

You are lucky it's a GTX 327 and not a more recent Garmin offering with fancy High Density connectors. If it's only the connector you are needing that's easy. I will assume you have the tray's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,105
Posted By jliltd
My two favorite secondary functions on the stick...

My two favorite secondary functions on the stick are engine start and flaps. I didn't like the sound of them initially but they are super nice and I have grown to really like them. The start switch...
Forum: COMM 03-13-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By jliltd
Did you enter the GTR 200's "Configuration Mode"...

Did you enter the GTR 200's "Configuration Mode" and go to the "Audio Setup" page to enable the intercom function? This is found in section 3.6.4 and 3.6.4.3 of the GTR 200/200B Installation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By jliltd
Galin. That looks great. Hope there is enough...

Galin. That looks great. Hope there is enough weight on the rear axle to keep it in good traction. I had done similar a few years back and it worked great after I added some tractor weights to the...
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By jliltd
I have removed a few vacuum pumps & systems. I...

I have removed a few vacuum pumps & systems. I prefer to remove the drive assembly and set it aside for future use. Why leave it in the system with it's weight and wear and tear. I also extract...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By jliltd
And the certified GDL 82 is $1,627.00 and the...

And the certified GDL 82 is $1,627.00 and the echoUAT +SkyEXT kit is $1,301.00 if you are a volume customer at ACS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jliltd
Mark. Thanks a lot. That actually explains a...

Mark. Thanks a lot. That actually explains a lot. I can't even get Pilot to give me an airport by looking up by name of town. It's like you have to look up the airport identifiers and have them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By jliltd
I have been a Pilot user for a very long time and...

I have been a Pilot user for a very long time and signed up for FltPln.com after all the hullabaloo when Garmin bought them. I still don't get much or have had luck with whatever they are supposed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By jliltd
Like John, I was about to comment on the oil...

Like John, I was about to comment on the oil cooler. I would either replace it or send it off for an overhaul. At a bare minimum flush it in a parts washer both directions for 24 hours each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By jliltd
I saw an RV-4 with a SkyBeacon mounted on the...

I saw an RV-4 with a SkyBeacon mounted on the side of the boot cowl. In the position that a traditional venturi would to be mounted lke ion a TriPacer etc. It was scabbed on temporarily so the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-09-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By jliltd
1. He is not referring to the G5 but rather...

1. He is not referring to the G5 but rather referring to the attitude indicator built into the portable GDL 39 (3D version). That is the added feature that designates the "3D" model of the portable...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-05-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By jliltd
If you have a aera 796, then don't bother with...

If you have a aera 796, then don't bother with the GDL 39 unless you already have one. Instead, go for the newer GDL 50 which has improved software, hardware and built-in backup battery with logic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By jliltd
What Walt said. Garmin GFC is a high mark on any...

What Walt said. Garmin GFC is a high mark on any equipment list. It is a phenomenal product based on Garmin $100+ systems and hardware certified for business and commercial aviation. Brought down...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By jliltd
I think the mixed results on battery life with...

I think the mixed results on battery life with cheap trickle chargers has to due with their inconcistent and sometimes crazy voltage variations seen during operation. Not all, but most cheap battery...
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,593
Posted By jliltd
And that's about the time I transmit back to him...

And that's about the time I transmit back to him that there is a NORDO in the pattern at his 7 o'clock out the windscreen he ought to be more concerned about than my electronic VFR target visible on...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,593
Posted By jliltd
Depending on where your USB dongle is located,...

Depending on where your USB dongle is located, you could wait until you are doing an inspection or maintenance in the area of the unit. The update process uses the same Windows GDL install tool...
Forum: ADS-B 03-02-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,593
Posted By jliltd
Garmin's latest GDL 82 software update is alleged...

Garmin's latest GDL 82 software update is alleged to have fixed this issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By jliltd
I have an electric Taildragger Dragger with...

I have an electric Taildragger Dragger with differential axle. Great for heavy tailwheel aircraft.

I also have an AC Aircraft Technology remote controlled rubber tracked tug it can handle...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,667
Posted By jliltd
Dan. I don't think anybody on VAF minds an extra...

Dan. I don't think anybody on VAF minds an extra set of eyes asking questions about anything. I saw that in the weld too but realized it was the lighting. While all I can say are great things...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,667
Posted By jliltd
Dave. Did your welder do the work in a jig? I...

Dave. Did your welder do the work in a jig? I have a 3B with the factory conical mount that I would like to reinforce. The only gusset on my current mount is the little one shown in the far right...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By jliltd
I use the common SAE outdoor rated plugs with...

I use the common SAE outdoor rated plugs with 10ga wire. The SAE plugs are the common two-pin configuration that most chargers use. The recommended EarthX Optimate chargers use these SAE plugs. I...
Forum: Tools 02-28-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By jliltd
Your tool looks fine. It has two dies, one for...

Your tool looks fine. It has two dies, one for the wire connection and one to crimp down on the insulation for strain relief. That's what you want when crimping ring terminals for aircraft...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,645
Posted By jliltd
The GA 35 works great on the glareshield or aft...

The GA 35 works great on the glareshield or aft of the canopy. Most RV-8 folks put it hidden under the cowl as do the other RV models. Usually on a fabricared sheet metal shelf on the firewall. If...
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By jliltd
I think my suggestion for him woukd be: "I would...

I think my suggestion for him woukd be:

"I would remove the paint / powdercoat over the affected welds and get a closer look first.

Affer removing the paint a close examination might reveal the...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By jliltd
RV-4 Gear Leg/Engine Mount Cracks

A good friend of mine bought an RV-4 last month. He just started preparing a paint job on it and found what looks like cracks at the top of the landing gear where it joins the engine mount. The...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By jliltd
I have asked buddies flying along the same day if...

I have asked buddies flying along the same day if they can see me. Also, if you park your airplane on the ramp with the avionics on and drive across the airport with your Foreflight / Stratux/ ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By jliltd
I am not saying you have the same problem I had. ...

I am not saying you have the same problem I had. But I had similar symptoms when things started going bad. Oil consumption increased and the oil started getting dark quickly. Even right after a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By jliltd
I had the B series cylinders which were deemed by...

I had the B series cylinders which were deemed by the AD to have no redeeming value and if removed needed to be scrapped. Back when the AD came out ECI started reworking B category cylinders on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By jliltd
If you have ECI Titan Nickle cylinders as...

If you have ECI Titan Nickle cylinders as described, I would toss them in the dumpster and get new Superior or Lycoming cylinder assemblies. Life is too short. I have experienced the heartbreak of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,579
Posted By jliltd
I don't know if it works in the non-Touch G3X. ...

I don't know if it works in the non-Touch G3X. For the Touch:

Open the standard engine window with all the engine parameters.

Select the Fuel Calculation Tab if it isn't already. The same place...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,579
Posted By jliltd
Kudos to Team X

While we are talking G3X features and/or improvements. I have to give kudos to Garmin for adding a menu item to the fuel calculation page allowing the pilot to enter the fuel amount from the gas...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,645
Posted By jliltd
There are other coax types that can be used for...

There are other coax types that can be used for the GA 35 WAAS antenna lead and still fall within performance specs at shorter lengths. For example, I like to use double shielded RG316 or even RG...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,645
Posted By jliltd
Larry. Here is a link I...

Larry. Here is a link I found:
https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-01560-31
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,645
Posted By jliltd
Larry. I can't help too much with the downloads....

Larry.

I can't help too much with the downloads. I didn't have any trouble but I am sure G3X Expert will be glad to assist. I would offer to send you the downloads via email but I understand such...
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