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Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-25-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,757
Posted By Canadian_JOY
That recipe is owned by Glasair, it's called the...

That recipe is owned by Glasair, it's called the Sportsman 2+2 and it's very successful. It's NOT cheap. If you want speed of build, the Two Weeks to Taxi program scratches that itch very well.

To...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I would consider this post as one of those true...

I would consider this post as one of those true "gold mine" posts... A post where a hugely helpful gold nugget of information is made easily available for the rest of us. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,425
Posted By Canadian_JOY
FltPlanGO works for me. I've mounted a Samsung...

FltPlanGO works for me. I've mounted a Samsung S2 7" tablet on my side of the cockpit and a 7" Samsung Tab A on my wife's side of the cockpit. Both work very well, although graphics functions...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer to your questions is a pretty flat...

Short answer to your questions is a pretty flat NO.

If each device truly is an LRU, it needs to be individually powered. Sometimes this is simply so you can take one LRU off line for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Skid - would you be able to elaborate on this...

Skid - would you be able to elaborate on this point, please? In what ways are the data from the EIS-66R different from the EIS4000? I (clearly mistakenly) believed their data streams would be the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Well, that's a great idea, but it will be an even...

Well, that's a great idea, but it will be an even better idea once I have a GRT engine monitor installed! :D

(I've got the hardware, the EIS-66R and a new Sport EX EFIS sitting on the shelf waiting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Very cool stuff - thanks for all the hard work...

Very cool stuff - thanks for all the hard work you've put into developing it.

Now I have an excuse to actually download the files from my GRT memory sticks! :-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,909
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bill - please do share details of this device...

Bill - please do share details of this device when you have had a chance to run it. I'd like to do something similar - plug it in after flight with the device on a timer that shuts it off after the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-21-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A second vote here for California Customs purple...

A second vote here for California Customs purple polish and its matching green de-oxidizing cleaner. I want a 20 foot shine and that's what I have without a huge amount of work. I finish off with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,882
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Firstly, I'll say I don't have CQ1's... but I...

Firstly, I'll say I don't have CQ1's... but I will heartily second Scott's position that one does NOT need ANR in order to have excellent noise attenuation.

I have a couple of pairs of Quiet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,060
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just a comment on Alan's pulse oximeter... Have...

Just a comment on Alan's pulse oximeter... Have had one now for several years. In fact I purchased it very shortly after he started to offer them. It's a good unit that provides solid results. ...
Forum: Autopilots 03-31-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,735
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No GAD29 required... The 175 outputs the...

No GAD29 required... The 175 outputs the necessary RS232 and ARINC429 signals which can be connected directly to their corresponding inputs on the Vizion 385 autopilot. For those of us with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To add more detail... The legacy WS would tune...

To add more detail... The legacy WS would tune the remote radio, but would not be able to exercise control over volume, squelch etc.
Forum: ADS-B 03-26-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,723
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The ultimate solution for Canadian GA aircraft...

The ultimate solution for Canadian GA aircraft remains simple... Force Transport Canada to do their jobs and rein in Nav Canada's out-of-control desire to force totally unnecessary technical...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As a person who was involved in getting avionics...

As a person who was involved in getting avionics through the TSO process, I can say that most of the info imparted above is correct, if perhaps only partially so.

Firstly, TSO is about the device......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,851
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bob - if you do a search through posts here by...

Bob - if you do a search through posts here by Troy Branch you'll see he posted a link to his homemade tug, built to move his RV10. It's a similar concept but of course intended for a nose dragger...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,122
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer is... No. I take the cowl off for an...

Short answer is... No. I take the cowl off for an oil change, which also provides an excellent opportunity to inspect everything in the engine room.

BTW I have both a Saf-Air and a Fumoto (different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, a countering opinion here... I installed the...

OK, a countering opinion here... I installed the Turbo XP system on our O-360, as well as the oil cooler heating strip. That made for two strips and the temp sensor on the oil sump, one heat strip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By Canadian_JOY
On the flip side, I just paid CAD$1.04/litre for...

On the flip side, I just paid CAD$1.04/litre for premium mogas for the airplane. This is down from the CAD$1.31-1.39/litre that we've been paying for most of the winter. Still, given world oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I've been asked how long it took to build our...

I've been asked how long it took to build our airplane. The honest answer is that it didn't take very long.

Now ask me how long I spent thinking about how to build it, planning for each and every...
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-15-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for these tips. I've spent a few minutes...

Thanks for these tips. I've spent a few minutes looking at on-line resources, but there's nothing as helpful as first-hand information from locals who know the lay of the land. As always, this site...
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ocala, FL - GA-friendly Airport Recommendations?

A relative has just purchased a place in Ocala, Florida and issued what amounts to a standing invitation to us to visit and use the place. Quite tempting for those of us still seeing nothing but...
Forum: Tools 03-15-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,879
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A couple of years ago I purchased a Black and...

A couple of years ago I purchased a Black and Decker gyro-based screwdriver which uses very similar technology. It was on clearance at Lowes - I think I paid $25 for it. It's a good little gadget -...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-10-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,354
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Vlad - all three runways are in the local area,...

Vlad - all three runways are in the local area, starting with Mo's. Unfortunately all are closed as we have had several days of very warm weather, hence my "low and over" inspections rather than...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-10-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,354
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Terry - sorry to have missed you again this...

Terry - sorry to have missed you again this year...
Yes, I am a Canadian. Escaping to the sun and sand is a long-standing Canadian winter tradition! :-)

Yesterday I visited three local ice...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,354
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I flew over the runway today - soaking wet,...

I flew over the runway today - soaking wet, thanks to our warm temperatures of late. I hate to miss Mo's Fly-In, but a sunny beach seemed to have more pull than an icy runway this year!
Forum: Safety 03-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,483
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Importantly, what type of hose (brand etc) and...

Importantly, what type of hose (brand etc) and fittings were involved?

We embark on building and maintaining these aircraft; while in many ways they are stone-simple, often it's the simple things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The "mesh stuff" was introduced to me by a vendor...

The "mesh stuff" was introduced to me by a vendor who euphemistically referred to it as "snake skin". That name has stuck in my poor little pea brain for over three decades now!

Many of the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,541
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With all due respect, have you priced a UL Power...

With all due respect, have you priced a UL Power engine in "ready to fly" condition? In the case of this new engine, the price point will, if they hit their targets, be a strong motivating force in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It seems the best fix for a TT EFIS is keeping a...

It seems the best fix for a TT EFIS is keeping a spare one on hand, purchased fairly inexpensively from another flyer who has yanked it out in favor of a current-manufacture EFIS. Now that TT is...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm with both an HX and a Mini-AP you might be...

Hmmm with both an HX and a Mini-AP you might be just as well off installing another switch in the equation to fully preserve the redundancy that you bought with the Mini-AP. This switch would...
Forum: Interiors 02-07-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,849
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Take a minute to perform a search on the forums...

Take a minute to perform a search on the forums here for a recent discussion about using what is essentially a PWM dimmer control to provide variable temperature control for heated seats. When I...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-07-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,577
Posted By Canadian_JOY
VOR and ILS are quite different. VOR and...

VOR and ILS are quite different. VOR and Localizer frequencies are intermingled, making it easy for us to believe they are essentially the same technologies. Yes, they both work in the VHF band,...
Forum: Primers 02-06-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No reaction of any sort to the EkoPoxy and...

No reaction of any sort to the EkoPoxy and EkoCrylic, in my case.
Forum: Primers 02-06-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By Canadian_JOY
EkoPoxy primer on the exterior, covered by...

EkoPoxy primer on the exterior, covered by EkoCrylic. Two years flying. Airplane always habngared except at Oshkosh. Paint is wearing well, with no obvious defects related to the paint material...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Short answer, no need to wait for Dynon. - D180...

Short answer, no need to wait for Dynon.

- D180 understands the signals being sent by VAL - they're what we call an SL30 serial data format.
- No autopilot servos in the world understand the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The D180 does not follow vertical guidance...

The D180 does not follow vertical guidance (glideslope) - none of the Dynon legacy products do. Localizer, yes, glideslope, no.

Carlos - I think you're missing a valuable piece of the "big picture...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ron - it would be a good test at a technical...

Ron - it would be a good test at a technical level. Zoom back out to the "system safety" level and then re-examine the value of the test.

In Canada, with 406MHz ELT's we have only recently been...
Forum: COMM 01-25-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rainier - your comment goes right to the heart of...

Rainier - your comment goes right to the heart of the matter. My comment about buying the best audio panel you can get is a clear summary of years of experience working on aircraft and discovering...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,108
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glasair offers a BRS as an option on the...

Glasair offers a BRS as an option on the Sportsman 2+2 - Two Weeks to Taxi or factory installs only, no homebuilder installs. Cost is about $35K and 60lbs lost useful load plus a fairly substantial...
Forum: Reviews 01-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,770
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I can report a couple of hundred hours of...

I can report a couple of hundred hours of successful flight with a pair of Baja Squadron Pro lights being wig-wagged by the Perihelion wig-wag module. Works perfectly.

As a bit of a PIREP on how...
Forum: COMM 01-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By Canadian_JOY
As an avionics guy I will say that a lifetime of...

As an avionics guy I will say that a lifetime of working on aircraft has left me with the very firm belief that the best money you spend on avionics is spent on buying the best audio panel you can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Now there's a load of, well... not sweet smelling...

Now there's a load of, well... not sweet smelling stuff! LoL
The exhaust will work if it is properly engineered. What they are likely trying to say is they have no idea of how much improvement might...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,810
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you think you have sticker shock looking those...

If you think you have sticker shock looking those prices, take a look at the pricing for these same units certified for use in Class 2 & 3 airplanes!!!!!
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,368
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One needs to be somewhat careful in interpreting...

One needs to be somewhat careful in interpreting the "powered by the aircraft" statement. The GPS input typically is not powered by the aircraft in ELTs designed for our non-air-carrier aircraft. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ahh - now I see the genesis of your viewpoint....

Ahh - now I see the genesis of your viewpoint.

Moving helicopters on a dolly is a totally, and I DO mean totally, different experience. Those dollies lift the entire helicopter off the ground,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The Pathfinder is single-frequency (978MHz UAT)...

The Pathfinder is single-frequency (978MHz UAT) only. I have one installed - it works. A Stratux seems a far better option for those of us where receiving 1090 is more critical (read "Canadians"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
At the risk of sounding terribly negative, this...

At the risk of sounding terribly negative, this suggestion of the use of a dolly for the nosewheel is a non-starter. (Sorry for sounding so harsh). I've tried it, albeit on a larger, heavier...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A second observation... the two ignition leads...

A second observation... the two ignition leads coming from the P-Mag appear to be touching both the engine mount and the oil cooler line. The angle of the photo gives this appearance which may not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just as a sanity double-check... look at the two...

Just as a sanity double-check... look at the two visible socket head cap screws installed in the unused ports of that manifold block. Are they safetied with lockwire? Nope. Now go look at every...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-12-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,482
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It's "planned", but Mother Nature is being...

It's "planned", but Mother Nature is being anything but cooperative. Just received a major dump of rain along with temperatures as high as +6C. Not conducive to ice formation.

As a general...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm that's an interesting response from GRT -...

Hmmm that's an interesting response from GRT - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 3,010
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Similar thoughts here... Flying both a...

Similar thoughts here... Flying both a GRT-equipped aircraft and a legacy Dynon-equipped aircraft. Quite satisfied with both of them. Would install either of them again but likely leaning more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Nice to see another Lowrance 2000c user! Like...

Nice to see another Lowrance 2000c user!
Like you, I'm using the 2000c to provide GPS data to the D100.

The GRT Mini-X would do the trick as well using its NMEA output format. BUT you would have to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The answer depends entirely on the...

The answer depends entirely on the manufacturer(s) of the connectors. The exposed, mating part of the pin is governed by a specification; the hidden part that results in retention of the coax center...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glad to hear you're continuing to work toward...

Glad to hear you're continuing to work toward perfection in this installation, Gerry.

To answer your question, yes, I've been using Jepp data. I can't remember the cost precisely but I want to say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,620
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One quick thought... Your reasoning behind NOT...

One quick thought... Your reasoning behind NOT buying a Cessna 172 or similar is sound because your mission, as described, would clearly make that aircraft feel "old" pretty quickly.

With that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... maybe it's the $300 (and up) price tag? ...

Ummm... maybe it's the $300 (and up) price tag? ;)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Might I suggest you consider a paradigm...

Might I suggest you consider a paradigm shift?

When in wig-wag mode you will most likely be airborne or in the runway environment where wig-wag is needed for anti-collision purposes.

When you are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... I'm going to sound like an old curmudgeon...

Ummm... I'm going to sound like an old curmudgeon here and I make no apologies for it.

If you had a tech install the HX and he did so in a manner which leaves you not knowing which CB is powering...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you need real heat for truly cold weather...

If you need real heat for truly cold weather operations, the Reiff Turbo XP system is hard to beat. It puts a pair of pads on the oil sump, a pad on the oil cooler and bands around the bases of each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,595
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Gerry - just a thought... You wonder why the...

Gerry - just a thought...

You wonder why the installation tech would not have wired the HX to the Avionics Master. That's because GRT's installation manual expresses a preference for the EFIS to be...
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