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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By BobTurner
There is no 51% requirement for a Repairman...

There is no 51% requirement for a Repairman certificate. That applies to the work done by all of the amateurs. The FAA will only give out one repairman certificate. That person must have been one of...
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By BobTurner
The antennas is what they meant.

The antennas is what they meant.
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By BobTurner
The standard flywheel has one pulley, and the...

The standard flywheel has one pulley, and the stock alternator should line up. The two pulley flywheel is for those that want air conditioning; some shimming will be needed for the alternator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,735
Posted By BobTurner
Okay, lets say youíre flying trimmed at 70 kias,...

Okay, lets say youíre flying trimmed at 70 kias, west, inside the box, which is at rest. Your ground speed is obviously 70 knots. At time 0, you rapidly accelerate (lets say over 0.1 sec) the box to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By BobTurner
The 182 and 210 are like driving a truck, but...

The 182 and 210 are like driving a truck, but because of that very good for IFR. Once the trim is set, it takes a big effort to move the nose up or down. In contrast, the RV's are harder to trim just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,735
Posted By BobTurner
Sorry for the thread drift, but, Ron, the above...

Sorry for the thread drift, but, Ron, the above quote is just not correct.
Imagine that you're landing to the west, and above 20' the wind is out of the west at 40 knots. Below 19' the wind is calm....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By BobTurner
The SL30 can send frequency info to some remote...

The SL30 can send frequency info to some remote DMEs, but it does not have its own DME.
Does your Skyview database know the actual dme location? E.g., here at LVK the DME associated with the ILS is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By BobTurner
I guess I wasn't clear enough. Yes, this is the...

I guess I wasn't clear enough. Yes, this is the way it's being done, every day, by ATC. BUT, should the FAA come calling, and ask how you navigated under IFR from A to B, you should answer, "ATC...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By BobTurner
I think this is very wise. There's enough...

I think this is very wise. There's enough pressure anyway; no need to add more because you know your friends are there and you don't want to disappoint them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,735
Posted By BobTurner
I use the "long final in a slip" method to teach...

I use the "long final in a slip" method to teach students use of the controls in a crosswind landing. However, most pilots find flying the aircraft in a coordinated wings level, crabbed approach to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By BobTurner
You don't need an audio panel just for a second...

You don't need an audio panel just for a second com. A switch (for mic/PTT) and an audio mixer (maybe in an intercom) is all you need, especially if the second com's use is mostly for back-up/listen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By BobTurner
I filled out the AvWeb survey, but, as so often...

I filled out the AvWeb survey, but, as so often happens, it is "rigged" toward certain manufacturers. It asks, "Among multi-component manufacturers, who do you prefer?". No where is there the answer,...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By BobTurner
I built a small shelf (full width of the...

I built a small shelf (full width of the tailcone) behind the baggage compartment bulkhead, for the AHRS(s) and magnetometers. I was a bit concerned about magnetic interference from the should...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,506
Posted By BobTurner
Legally no, but practically, yes. The FAA says...

Legally no, but practically, yes.
The FAA says you must use an approved GPS if itís your primary means of navigation, under IFR. To date, they have not approved a non-TSOíd gps for this (but never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,095
Posted By BobTurner
A safety pilot is a required crewmember for...

A safety pilot is a required crewmember for operations under VFR where the pilot flying is wearing a view limiting device. As such he needs at least a private license and a valid medical. If he is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,174
Posted By BobTurner
You haven't said what your typical trip load is....

You haven't said what your typical trip load is. Trying to compare typical trips (maybe full fuel for both), the -10 can also carry 4 people (depending on their weights, of course). The G3, 3 people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,214
Posted By BobTurner
Quite amazing. Of course, the odds favor the prop...

Quite amazing. Of course, the odds favor the prop missing the bird. Might have been worse. Did you try the Ďprop strikeí angle with your insurance company? For that matter, was there any prop damage?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Not just low ceilings but also low visibility....

+1
Not just low ceilings but also low visibility. Remember that if itís really 1/2 mile vis, then at 200í agl you canít see the runway - just the approach lights. Thatís not a great time for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By BobTurner
The situation is complicated. The FAA designers...

The situation is complicated. The FAA designers feared frequency congestion if everyone was on one frequency. So they mandated 1090 over 18,000í. That essentially forces the airlines to 1090. For...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By BobTurner
Just to summarize: Your HX should have an AOA...

Just to summarize:
Your HX should have an AOA already available. It will display chevrons on the screen (yellow to red) and, much more useful imho, put out an audio alert, slow beeps moving to a...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By BobTurner
I didn't know that they were rechargeable. Most...

I didn't know that they were rechargeable. Most just replace them. The "standard" from Vans works for light doors. If your doors have extra weight on them, the HD ones are better. There are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By BobTurner
Maybe this varies region to region, but my DAR...

Maybe this varies region to region, but my DAR (OAK FSDO) specifically said he was not authorized to process repairman certificates.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By BobTurner
From AZ aim to pass just south of Las Vegas,...

From AZ aim to pass just south of Las Vegas, continue west and slightly south past Palmdale, over the Tehachappi's, north toward Bakersfield, up the CA central valley and into the Bay area. If the wx...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Talk with an attorney. He will likely suggest...

+1
Talk with an attorney. He will likely suggest an LLC of some sort, to shield your other assets from lawsuits.
Insurance. $1M is not enough in today's environment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By BobTurner
For the first case, I have no issue with your...

For the first case, I have no issue with your actions: you did what was necessary to avoid a collision. I only objected to your calling the other pilot a "yahoo". From his perspective, he might think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By BobTurner
1. Can you steer me to the FAR? I know it says...

1. Can you steer me to the FAR? I know it says when overtaking, pass to the right. But otherwise, I think it's left to your best judgement.

2. Yahoo seems a bit strong for a guy who was three miles...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By BobTurner
I think that what is fair to say is that plane to...

I think that what is fair to say is that plane to plane variations, resulting in different speeds, will usually hide the speed difference attained by different propellers on different airframes. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By BobTurner
??? Can you describe this further? It's not...

??? Can you describe this further? It's not vertical, is it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By BobTurner
Am I picturing this correctly? You have two V...

Am I picturing this correctly? You have two V configured horizontal wires/tubing running a few inches under the metal bottom of the airframe? Between the two MLG?
I cannot think of a worse location...
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By BobTurner
For EAB aircraft, the FAA has allowed that ADSB...

For EAB aircraft, the FAA has allowed that ADSB devices must meet Ďthe performance standardsí of the TSO, but do not actually have to have been granted a TSO. So your answer is no, a TSOíd antenna is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By BobTurner
Lag angles are 20 and 25 deg, respectively.

Lag angles are 20 and 25 deg, respectively.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,389
Posted By BobTurner
I donít think it works that way. Only an original...

I donít think it works that way. Only an original builder is eligible for a repairmanís certificate (EAB).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By BobTurner
How could so many builders fall for this? They...

How could so many builders fall for this? They should know the rules under which they operate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By BobTurner
You can do what you want with a small DPDT relay.

You can do what you want with a small DPDT relay.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By BobTurner
I'd suggest a moderate speed taxi run first, to...

I'd suggest a moderate speed taxi run first, to condition the brakes (follow pad manufacturer's instructions). If you don't, I think there's a fair chance they won't hold a full power runup.
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,716
Posted By BobTurner
I think you're correct. Some time back someone...

I think you're correct. Some time back someone here on VAF was renting out an update card, but I forget who. You could try a search.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By BobTurner
Actually, if you start out close to the forward...

Actually, if you start out close to the forward cg limit, burning fuel moves the cg more forward. With the 10 you must always check cg at the expected landing configuration.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By BobTurner
I built as light as I could (1607 lbs bew) and...

I built as light as I could (1607 lbs bew) and ended up with a slightly forward cg when solo. For solo flying, I carry a 2.5 gal plastic water jug in the back. When carrying a heavy load, I just pour...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By BobTurner
1. QB guys sometimes skip stuff. You need to take...

1. QB guys sometimes skip stuff. You need to take some time, and go thru every step of the slow build manual, and note what was or was not done, satisfactorily.
2. You choose, less weight or more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By BobTurner
Arriving at the IAF, your 650 will assume (1) you...

Arriving at the IAF, your 650 will assume (1) you are proceeding straight in, or (2) you will be doing a course reversal, then proceeding inbound. If you wish to hold, you need to tell the 650. Go to...
Forum: COMM 01-23-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By BobTurner
Need more info

Is there anything else going to the headphones? Stereo CD music, intercom, other radios, warning tones, ...?
If the answer is no, just the one radio, then connect everything (option 3) together.
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,048
Posted By BobTurner
Just to be clear, ADSB-in will not be mandated...

Just to be clear, ADSB-in will not be mandated anywhere.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By BobTurner
I have a home-brew intercom which functions...

I have a home-brew intercom which functions similarly. Yes, you use the radioís volume control(s) to select what you listen to. To ID a VOR, turn up the nav volume (VOR output is wired to an Ďalways...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By BobTurner
In CA youíll owe sales (or use tax) on the...

In CA youíll owe sales (or use tax) on the engine, prop, etc. no matter where you buy them. If you can buy the airplane, canibalize it, de-register and scrap it before Jan 1, you wonít owe property...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By BobTurner
+1. I would suggest buying a new blank panel from...

+1.
I would suggest buying a new blank panel from Vanís. You can do quite a bit of work on the bench, much easier than on your back.
As to actual avionics, everyone thinks they made the best choices,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By BobTurner
Well, my set up will. I think most EFISs...

Well, my set up will. I think most EFISs will.
420W, SL30, GRT Hx.
Set up gps nav to intercept localizer
Set up ILS
Hx will auto switch as the localizer is intercepted.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-17-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By BobTurner
The FAA allows simultaneous approaches with less...

The FAA allows simultaneous approaches with less than the usual spacing from other aircraft only under certain constraints: only a precision approach (ils or LPV), autopilot or flight director is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,095
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, this is true. But donít take lightly the...

Yes, this is true. But donít take lightly the legal burden of being PIC. If the pilot flying busts a reg and is caught, are you willing to take the fall? And if there is an accident or incident, if...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-17-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By BobTurner
The issue here is that this approach is very...

The issue here is that this approach is very close to the approach into LAX, so they treat it much like other simultaneous parallel approaches, with equipment requirements, etc. Iíd say donít worry...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By BobTurner
On the back of your 650 there are pins designed...

On the back of your 650 there are pins designed to be connected directly to a CDI (needle left, right, up, flag,....). This data is switched VLOC-GPS by the switch on the 650. But there are also pins...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,095
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, I’ve seen an FAA memo (but don’t recall...

Yes, I’ve seen an FAA memo (but don’t recall where) reminding pilots that the law congress passed only referred to PIC’s and so only these persons could use basic med. The issue is that somewhere...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By BobTurner
Steve, can a 420W do this? e.g. track to KABC,...

Steve, can a 420W do this? e.g. track to KABC, while simultaeously outputing the heading to the nearest airport? Can you point me to the page in the manual describing how to do this? Or were you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By BobTurner
Are you sure?

The reason I titled this ‘Are you sure?’ is that I thought everyone had pretty much copied everyone else’s features by now. I have the older version of your nav equipment (or I should say, your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By BobTurner
Does the D6 show the correct altitude or is it...

Does the D6 show the correct altitude or is it 2000í low?
Any way the ouput format from the D6 could have changed?
Forum: GPS 01-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,489
Posted By BobTurner
A different opinion...

On a recent flight I watched the on-board gtn650 degrade from lpv to lnav, then to no signal. Bad satellite geometry, or jamming, I donít know. ALL gps units aboard failed. When I give flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,095
Posted By BobTurner
The OP has correctly identified one of the major...

The OP has correctly identified one of the major issues with basic med (the other being flights to Canada, Mexico). This is because (1) congress doesnít know how to write laws, and (2) the FAA,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By BobTurner
Fine wires will fire better, are more resistant...

Fine wires will fire better, are more resistant to fouling, and, in the long run, are cheaper (since they last longer). Just donít drop one.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-15-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,215
Posted By BobTurner
Of course it isnít really different - just...

Of course it isnít really different - just psychological. But Ďjust psychologicalí is a real thing, and your experience is very common. Congratulations on getting your ticket wet!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By BobTurner
The -38 and 40 refer to heat ranges. Too hot you...

The -38 and 40 refer to heat ranges. Too hot you risk pre-ignition. Too cold, you pick up more deposits. I use -38.
How many hours on the plugs? When were they last cleaned/gapped/rotated?
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By BobTurner
Also depends on your panel. IMHO weather can go...

Also depends on your panel. IMHO weather can go almost anywhere, but traffic is best if itís displayed right in front of you (main PFD).
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By BobTurner
BTW, you only need to remove 3 of the 4 bolts....

BTW, you only need to remove 3 of the 4 bolts. Leave but loosen one of the bottom bolts, rotate the latch 90 deg.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By BobTurner
I donít know the answers to your questions,...

I donít know the answers to your questions, but:
When you install the 400W donít forget to connect one more wire to an RS232 output. This port will later be configured ĎADSB+í. The wire will go...
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