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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By rleffler
How far are you willing to fly? There are...

How far are you willing to fly? There are several in central Ohio I can recommend. If you email me, I can send your their contact information if you are interested.
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By rleffler
If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin...

If you are EAB, you can download them from Garmin and install them yourself. I donít believe there is a difference in the code. You can make the log book entry. You only need an A&P for your...
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,647
Posted By rleffler
Yes, I know of at least one, mine. I ordered...

Yes, I know of at least one, mine.

I ordered mine about eight years ago. Ken has simply stated, no when I asked him the question. I kept asking the question over and over until I got an answer...
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By rleffler
Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can...

Servos on the Sv-network (Dynon/AFS), you can move the Master EFIS pretty quickly should the PFD fail. There are also a couple other minor advantages over the Trutrak heads.

My Vizion and servos,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,534
Posted By rleffler
Who did you use at BAK? Itís about the same...

Who did you use at BAK? Itís about the same distance from the shop Iíve been using in southern Ohio, but significantly difference. Plus BAK has a much nicer restaurant too!

Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Reviews 04-10-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292,404
Posted By rleffler
Every Black Friday, youíll get that opportunity.

Every Black Friday, youíll get that opportunity.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By rleffler
I donít know the answer off the top of my head...

I donít know the answer off the top of my head either. However, Champion has all their manuals online. Iím sure youíll find the answer there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By rleffler
Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. ...

Talk with Geoff at aerosportproducts.com. Geoffís main business is Aerosportmodeling.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,590
Posted By rleffler
Everyone can speculate, but in all reality itís...

Everyone can speculate, but in all reality itís too early. I suspect that decision wonít be made until the May/June timeframe when better data is available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By rleffler
On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in...

On your way back to Canada, you ought to stop in Spartanburg and take Donís class. You would enjoy the class. Itís only offered in November and March.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By rleffler
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By rleffler
I have Matco brakes and went through a similar...

I have Matco brakes and went through a similar exercise this past year.

There are two pairs of bushings that can warp if the bolts are over torqued and they get hot.

The rotor can warp too if over...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By rleffler
There are only two people that I know have...

There are only two people that I know have experience with both Aerosport options.

Geoff Combs went from verniers to armrest quadrant. Rob Hickman went from the original throttle quadrant mount to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By rleffler
I've gotten in the habit of calling all the FBOs...

I've gotten in the habit of calling all the FBOs directly before arriving. I too have been burnt by making assumptions. When you talk to a real person that can fill you in on all the nuances...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By rleffler
Aerosport sells panels that support both...

Aerosport sells panels that support both locations.

I have the original version, which the throttle is located similar to the original plans. I will probably upgrade to the one in the arm rest this...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,381
Posted By rleffler
Iím about the same weight as you. Iíve never...

Iím about the same weight as you. Iíve never had an issue with two 250lb males is the front.

What you do need to be cautious about is the rear seat. I find that if I get two 200+ folks in the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,723
Posted By rleffler
Ivan, I thought it was just a rear position...

Ivan,

I thought it was just a rear position light and not a strobe. This might limit some folks night flying if their wing strobes aren't visible to the rear.

bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
I finally gave up getting support from the...

I finally gave up getting support from the SwitchBox folks.

I purchased a Verizon Jetpack 8800L and an Amazon Smartplug.

Good news, it works well with the Alexa app. Since Alexa is really a cloud...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,486
Posted By rleffler
Resurrecting a really old...

Resurrecting a really old thread........

Bill,

Now that the PMag 200s are shipping, does the EIC32 support them? If not, is there a plan to?

Bob
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By rleffler
Iíve replaced mine at the last annual due to one...

Iíve replaced mine at the last annual due to one of the seals was damaged.

Believe it or not, you can get Timken and their competitors products off Amazon and many other places. To be honest, I...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,914
Posted By rleffler
I think the answer is, it depends on what you are...

I think the answer is, it depends on what you are measuring.

I only have a couple data points, but none of our aircraft are identical. Things can easily be off 1/16Ē - 1/8Ē. If you want to ensure...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,140
Posted By rleffler
I did something very similar in my RV-10 and have...

I did something very similar in my RV-10 and have absolutely no regrets. The only variables were that I have AFS EFIS and already had a GTN 650.

Youíre not going to find any options that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By rleffler
Most of the good spots and most likely all of the...

Most of the good spots and most likely all of the hook up sites will be gone by the time you arrive. You can reserve hook ups, but you have to start paying for the site on the start date of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By rleffler
There are quite a few in the columbus area.

There are quite a few in the columbus area.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By rleffler
The part you showed isn't used on a RV. You...

The part you showed isn't used on a RV. You might have better luck with a fellow Long-EZ builder.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By rleffler
You'll get more specific advice if you let us...

You'll get more specific advice if you let us know what you are building. Autopilots interface slightly different from one model to another.

My RV-10 is installed exactly per the manuals.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By rleffler
I donít know what that is....... I have the...

I donít know what that is.......

I have the autotrim installed in my RV-10. That part wasnít a part of my install. The autotrim is just electrically inserted into a couple of the elevator servo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,477
Posted By rleffler
Many in HBP and HBC start leaving on Tuesday and...

Many in HBP and HBC start leaving on Tuesday and Wednesday. Iíve left on Thursday morning the last four years.

It really depends on your objectives. If you want to see other RVs and socialize,...
Forum: GPS 01-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By rleffler
It really depends on your requirements and...

It really depends on your requirements and budget.

Garmin has recently release some less expense IFR navigators as well as the more expensive 6xx/7xx xi line replacing the current GTN...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,051
Posted By rleffler
If somebody wants to offer me $250k, I would take...

If somebody wants to offer me $250k, I would take it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By rleffler
I had a similar issue. There are a couple...

I had a similar issue. There are a couple ribbon cables. Just make sure that they are seated. Shawn @ AFS had a document to walk through the process if you arenít comfortable..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By rleffler
There is no interoperability issues between the...

There is no interoperability issues between the various models.

The feature differences between the 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx, and 5xxx. are still present. For example, you can't display a sectional or IFR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By rleffler
Itís more than just the look..... I still have a...

Itís more than just the look.....

I still have a 3400 on the right side of my RV-10. I have two 5500s in the left. Not having the same functionality has caused some minor annoyances. Itís my...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By rleffler
Congrats! Iím assuming your based at PTK. I...

Congrats!

Iím assuming your based at PTK. I was a controller there back in the mid eighties.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately, each state is different. I'm not...

Unfortunately, each state is different. I'm not familiar with Alabama taxation.

Here in Ohio, if you purchase an aircraft through a broker, you pay the standard tax rate, just like if you buying a...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,973
Posted By rleffler
Same here, I don't have a speaker in my RV-10 and...

Same here, I don't have a speaker in my RV-10 and don't miss it a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By rleffler
What do you need? Iím just north of Columbus. ...

What do you need?

Iím just north of Columbus. I usually eat breakfast at PCW every 4-6 weeks

If you want take this offline, you can email me through my profile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately thatís all marketing hype. They...

Unfortunately thatís all marketing hype. They all use the 4G, 5G nomenclature regardless of the underlying technology. The G refers to generation, not gsm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
The reviews on Amazon were pretty consistent. ...

The reviews on Amazon were pretty consistent. All the reviews for the Verizon version of this device stated they couldnít get their unit to work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
Do you have a reference? I donít believe that...

Do you have a reference? I donít believe that is true.

I can tell you I have four devices on the Verizon network and none of them are GSM compliant. They would have to set up a completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately it wonít work on Verizon, these...

Unfortunately it wonít work on Verizon, these are gsm based, which isnít supported by Verizon. AT&T and T-Mobile are your only choices.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By rleffler
I have the same, both Reiff sump and cylinder...

I have the same, both Reiff sump and cylinder bands. Flying for six years without an issue. No issues getting the temps to above 80, even when itís -5 outside.

I do use cowl plugs and a moving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,941
Posted By rleffler
What hotspot are you using? The ones on their...

What hotspot are you using? The ones on their website donít have very good reviews.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,960
Posted By rleffler
You certainly can build a RV-10 less than $200k. ...

You certainly can build a RV-10 less than $200k. Mine was significantly less than that. Although I have to admit, I got some great deals that saved me a ton of money.

Everyone makes decisions...
Forum: Safety 12-19-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,267
Posted By rleffler
There is, or at least used to be, a Chrome...

There is, or at least used to be, a Chrome plug-in that would save any video played by the browser. It's been awhile and I don't recall the name, but it should be easy to find.
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,985
Posted By rleffler
I highly recommend...

I highly recommend https://www.savvyanalysis.com

There are quite a few RV-10s in the database, so you can periodically review your metrics compared with other RV-10s.

If you sign up for their pay...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By rleffler
I suspect your assumption about the tank build...

I suspect your assumption about the tank build quality is accurate. No it isnít normal.

1. If the tanks has defects, are there other issues with the build you havent found yet? I would do an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,988
Posted By rleffler
Full disclosure, I have a pair of EarthX...

Full disclosure, I have a pair of EarthX batteries in my RV-10.

For awareness, they arenít Lithium Ion, they are Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4).

I have no problem discussing factual issues, pro...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By rleffler
The 5400 is the only direct drop in due to...

The 5400 is the only direct drop in due to dimensions. The 5500 is slightly different. I upgraded from 4500s to 5500s. I highly recommend the upgrade. Yes the buttons and knobs are worth it. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,415
Posted By rleffler
Yes, I know several folks that carry this or a...

Yes, I know several folks that carry this or a competitive equivalent with them.
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By rleffler
Yes, that goes to one of the heat...

Yes, that goes to one of the heat muffs.

Something that has help many. Throw a couple washers on the bolt holding that rear baffle between the baffle and engine. That should help those last two...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By rleffler
Theyíre simple and work great. Iíve had mine...

Theyíre simple and work great. Iíve had mine for about ten years now.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,777
Posted By rleffler
Condolences Tom. It was a pleasure meeting...

Condolences Tom.

It was a pleasure meeting Suzanne and her son at the AFP class a couple years ago.

Thank you for sharing with the community.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,259
Posted By rleffler
I used FSDO, not a DAR. He spent all of about 30...

I used FSDO, not a DAR.

He spent all of about 30 seconds looking at the three 5" binders that were my logs. I printed double sided all the content on mykitlog site. It was originally for DR, but...
Forum: COMM 12-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By rleffler
I had a similar issue with my 650. Mine turned...

I had a similar issue with my 650. Mine turned out to be the PTT switch going bad.

As an intermittent issue, they are tough to isolate. Remember, when you're flying there a lot of vibrations,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,415
Posted By rleffler
Engine at 32F, no, it's preheated. Batteries at...

Engine at 32F, no, it's preheated. Batteries at 32f or below, yes. 3-4 times a month during the winter.

No issues in over a year. I do not use a battery maintainer unless I run the batteries...
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By rleffler
Not entirely correct and options may be limited,...

Not entirely correct and options may be limited, but there are options.

I didnít lose an efis, but I did lose my arinc adapter on an IFR flight. My GTN650 was still working fine and I could see if...
Forum: Autopilots 11-21-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By rleffler
The ARINC and the serial feed should be from the...

The ARINC and the serial feed should be from the 375, especially if you want to fly IFR.

The auxiliary serial port on the Vizion isnít used.

You donít have to switch the serial line. You can wire...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By rleffler
Like I mentioned, itís been in my RV-10 connected...

Like I mentioned, itís been in my RV-10 connected to a VPX Pro for over a year and half. Itís worked as advertised and Iíve had absolutely no issues with it.
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By rleffler
Apologies to the OP for getting a little off...

Apologies to the OP for getting a little off topic, but getting Pat and Chad together in person would be a good thing.

Iíll let you in on the conversation. I first met Chad about a decade ago,...
Forum: RV-10 11-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By rleffler
Chad, let me know what data you would like. Iíd...

Chad, let me know what data you would like. Iíd be happy to supply it.

Weíll need to work on Pat to get him to join us at the Black Otter next year at OSH.

Bob
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,022
Posted By rleffler
Patís statement shares my experience with both...

Patís statement shares my experience with both products.

I actually had more issues with the old flap motor and the pos-12 causing the flap motors continuing to run and popping breakers. I tried...
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