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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By maniago
uh? Youre in Texas. Seems like the sunshine is...

uh? Youre in Texas. Seems like the sunshine is more likely, no? Avionics that hot are on fire Id think.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,293
Posted By maniago
I talked to Matco about the 6" pneu and even tho...

I talked to Matco about the 6" pneu and even tho they sell it they strongly recommended the 7" pneu specifically cause of flats issue with the 6. No diff in weight, so I went 7" Matco.......FWIW, I...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By maniago
+1 for manual.....

+1 for manual.....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By maniago
I didnt vote cause I'm not RV, but I'm fully Z14...

I didnt vote cause I'm not RV, but I'm fully Z14 architecture (some minor mods wrt switches) and a Mini-X with back up batt. I'll prob use an Ipad with FlyQ for non panel maps and planning etc. Gear...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By maniago
These are exceptional. But man, what a price...

These are exceptional. But man, what a price tag......seems way over the top for what it is. That said, the Andair filter are at least as expensive.....
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,607
Posted By maniago
Wheel dolly

Might not be ready for this yet, but when you get to the gear leg stage, I bought four of their car wheel dollys, and put my front legs (with tires) up on them. Makes moving the airplane around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,969
Posted By maniago
I've had no luck getting a standard grease...

I've had no luck getting a standard grease coupler to work with the Matco brake zerks (ie brake bleeder). Just not enough depth to get the coupler teeth to grab.

Anyone using a coupler (part...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By maniago
Nah, I know those 6" jobbers. Really trying to...

Nah, I know those 6" jobbers. Really trying to find a male AN4 fitting so I can eliminate the union between the flex and the hard line. Lots of female fittings but males seem to be nonexistant this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By maniago
Where did you get your fittings from?

Where did you get your fittings from?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By maniago
NPT? Interesting thought. I've got AN4 elbows...

NPT? Interesting thought. I've got AN4 elbows coming out of the calipers that are 567'ed in so I'll prob stick with that in case I have to make some kind of change.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By maniago
Making stainless flex brake lines

Not liking the way my hard line flexes at my brake caliper, I started looking into a short stainless flex section. I really need just a 3" section, but with a male on one end, female on the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By maniago
One thing you can be sure of with a nice drafty...

One thing you can be sure of with a nice drafty cockpit....youre not gonna die of carbon monoxide poisoning.......and you'll never have any fogged up inside windows.

Sometimes, its good to leave...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,862
Posted By maniago
We use krytox almost exclusively in the scuba...

We use krytox almost exclusively in the scuba industry as an o ring lubricant for any kind of oxygen serviced items (which is pretty much everything). Its not Teflon. Its a fluoridated oil with no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By maniago
Haha! I forgot to mention that I also have the...

Haha! I forgot to mention that I also have the min set of steam gauges and magnetos, but this is a thread about electrical stuff.......
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By maniago
Gigavacs are dabomb! If you can stand the price...

Gigavacs are dabomb! If you can stand the price of admission. I looked at them, and eventually decided that for normal use, I have my engine driving 2 alternators capable of 100amps between them -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By maniago
I have my electrical backups; but I also count on...

I have my electrical backups; but I also count on myself as part of the backup system, not just a blob along for the ride.

In the end, as long as youre happy with the way you designed your system...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By maniago
Wow. I implemented Z14....bout as simple as a...

Wow. I implemented Z14....bout as simple as a two buss architecture gets.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By maniago
I agree that failures are rare. But rare...

I agree that failures are rare. But rare happens. In running my electrical gear I noticed that the contactors got pretty hot (~130F), tho with in design parameters. Still, hot electricals make me...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By maniago
LOL. Youve mentioned a bunch of tools I've never...

LOL. Youve mentioned a bunch of tools I've never heard of much less used, 6 yrs on in my build.

To the OP, you'll never stop learning new tricks and techniques. Guess I better get out the...
Forum: Tools 03-01-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By maniago
In the end, you'll wind up with all the same...

In the end, you'll wind up with all the same tools as everyone else does. So dont worry so much about who's starter kit you buy, just buy one and you'll discover what else you need as you start your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By maniago
"8 head" - now thats funny! Thanks for the...

"8 head" - now thats funny!

Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking about going with heated seat pads - 12v cigarette lighter style, so I put two of those receptacles in my plane (one for each...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By maniago
I have four fans - two 1.5"x1.5" under the...

I have four fans - two 1.5"x1.5" under the glareshield pointed at opposite sides of my center avionics stack, and two 1x1 fans to pull any hot air from below the shield to above. I doubt any of it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,859
Posted By maniago
O-rings

Kinda an old thread, but as I'm getting close to finishing it up, just revisiting it as its time to load up the brake reservoir.

That said, with respect to Orings used in our systems, at least for...
Forum: Safety 02-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,025
Posted By maniago
I havent looked into this in a while, but last...

I havent looked into this in a while, but last time I did, the VA wont accept anything but the FAA Class medicals for GiBill used for flight training......FWIW.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By maniago
Charlies point is a valid one of caution - the...

Charlies point is a valid one of caution - the Earls filters I posted are disc filters, but I use them as prefilters for transfer pumps, not main line runs. Obviously hotrods use them as is, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By maniago
What Sam said, tho I use Earls 85micron as...

What Sam said, tho I use Earls 85micron as prefilters. Lots of places you can get them, just check the specs as they have several micron versions. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By maniago
Call Gretz and ask why they decided to forego the...

Call Gretz and ask why they decided to forego the drain hole. Clearly a design decision. Or maybe they just took their non-heated and added a heater and didnt think about it.

Does seem a bit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,428
Posted By maniago
What everyone else said about your charging...

What everyone else said about your charging circuit.

14.3V is what your batt should be seeing. Below that your batt is providing all the power. I'd bet that wrt the PTT switch, since thats the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,736
Posted By maniago
I'm interested. If it works out ok, I'll drive...

I'm interested. If it works out ok, I'll drive down to see you....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By maniago
I have four of these exact pumps. I'd wager at...

I have four of these exact pumps. I'd wager at 1-2min dry run, youre burning your pumps up. I dont see the dry run spec in their docs, but they are cooled by the fuel, and I rem reading somewhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By maniago
Mmmm, yeah I know. I replaced the factory nylock...

Mmmm, yeah I know. I replaced the factory nylock nut holding one of my inj line clamps with a metal one. I think the key here is Lyco may have done all the temp tests in various areas and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By maniago
Basically, nylock nuts are frowned upon in the...

Basically, nylock nuts are frowned upon in the FWF area, so consider that your over arching guidance here....
Tho not specifically mentioned, but as a corrolary, worm clamps I safety wire as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By maniago
What about washers? Did you maybe leave one off...

What about washers? Did you maybe leave one off in the change out? Eitherway, if you find nothing and it still bothers you, revert back to nylocks and see what you get.....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,150
Posted By maniago
Not exactly. Correct, the SL30 does not have...

Not exactly.

Correct, the SL30 does not have its own DME sensor. But when connected to a remote one, the SL30 will display DME, Gnd speed to the station, and Time to the station.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,150
Posted By maniago
I for one wouldnt get rid of the SL40. Its an...

I for one wouldnt get rid of the SL40. Its an excellent back up radio, and a stand alone at that. That said, neither all the ILSs nor the VORs are ever going away in our life time - not until...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,150
Posted By maniago
Nice job Scott. This is exactly how I understand...

Nice job Scott. This is exactly how I understand the rules, and the radar caveats there in.

That said, in my mind, the real crux of being IFR is getting down ie the approach aspect. Choose your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By maniago
Hmmm. To me that seems like something thats...

Hmmm. To me that seems like something thats outside of the DARs purview to decide.....where exactly is the line between a DARs responsibility and a design decision?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By maniago
Entirely your choice - I have it on mine and...

Entirely your choice - I have it on mine and never considered not doing it...... until I later read on here about guys not doing it. Hmmm. Points either way.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By maniago
Plenty of ways to make connections as noted by...

Plenty of ways to make connections as noted by others. Evaluate your mechanical and electrical situation, then choose the one that you think best suits. Doesnt have to be the absolute best solution...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By maniago
ooooooooooooooooooooooh. I get it. Like the...

ooooooooooooooooooooooh. I get it. Like the pulled rivet static port. Yeah, I've heard of that. Kinda hard with wing tanks......
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By maniago
Kudos to you for sticking with the squeezer for...

Kudos to you for sticking with the squeezer for so long.

But the gun and a tungsten is way more forgiving (better?) for -4 rivets and larger. I only use my squeezer on -3s and smaller (if I use...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By maniago
No joy on this search. Got a link instead?

No joy on this search. Got a link instead?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By maniago
Just a thought to consider. Ive not implemented...

Just a thought to consider. Ive not implemented this, but I think its a worthy project...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148638&highlight=AOA

Also FWIW, I asked Jeff at GRT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By maniago
Some people like to show their support for a...

Some people like to show their support for a cause they consider worthy. And some dont.

No issues. Do as you like.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,109
Posted By maniago
Well people issues can be had no matter where one...

Well people issues can be had no matter where one might live - airpark, trailerpark, whatever-park. In the end, only a solo large acre place will give you the freedom to do what might want -...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
Yeah cant say for sure. All I know is pin 25...

Yeah cant say for sure. All I know is pin 25 doesnt work for me, and I have everything coming off pin 5 - forget pin 25, and turn off your Arinc.
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
Yes sorry - the console program - same you have...

Yes sorry - the console program - same you have there. If theres no ARINC it shouldnt allow you to tick that box - and it should come up with "no arinc installed"...that said, theres no...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
When you hook up the UAT to it, it'll tell you if...

When you hook up the UAT to it, it'll tell you if it is/is not installed. That said, getting it to work, at least for me, is a mystery.......
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
Indeed, I know; didnt know if you knew, but the...

Indeed, I know; didnt know if you knew, but the outcome is the same.


Uh, dont know the Hx presay, tho obviously the HXr is its progeny and I use 95% of the Hx manual to configure the Hxr. In...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
I have similar gear to you (see sig block)....As...

I have similar gear to you (see sig block)....As noted above, I also cant get traffic on the ARINC lines going to my GNS480 - I get signal, but no traffic, go figure. Gave up on that.

On the HXr,...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 37,643
Posted By maniago
Actually, I have an ARINC box and interestingly,...

Actually, I have an ARINC box and interestingly, the lines are active (ie my GNS480 does not give me a failure and I get a traffic box), but no traffic is being passed on them and the box is just a...
Forum: COMM 02-02-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Well I get what I deserve then. Enough...

Well I get what I deserve then. Enough said.

I'll see you guys at OSH. You'll know its me - I'm the humble antenna design engineer with the Mustang2 and ugly TV antenna under the canopy.
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-01-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By maniago
I didnt etch but for sure degreased and scuffed...

I didnt etch but for sure degreased and scuffed thoroughly. The Akzo is on there good.
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Yeah I agree - the thread is probably way out on...

Yeah I agree - the thread is probably way out on the 6th beer end of a hangar discussion. That said, I see that triaxial cable is what I would be after to quiet down the interference....at $10/ft...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Ah, ok, good. WRT the cable, I was assuming that...

Ah, ok, good. WRT the cable, I was assuming that double shielded meant two shields separated by an insulator, but if its not, then yes, thats not gonna help.

I was similarly considering using AL...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
huh? Of course its adjustable. But isnt it...

huh? Of course its adjustable. But isnt it obvious that one can adjust it to the proper length and "lock" it there with some AL tape? Its gonna be double-sided tapped to the underside of the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-01-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By maniago
Stripping Akzo inorder to polish

I have a 3'x4' piece of AL that I sprayed with Akzo 4yrs ago and I want to strip it and polish it with Nuvite. Its my first foray in to polishing, and I have similar areas with Akzo on the plane...
Forum: COMM 01-31-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Hmmm. I hear what youre saying. But it sure...

Hmmm. I hear what youre saying. But it sure seems electrically illogical that double shielded cable would have zero positive impact to the live inner shield issue. Even from a business...
Forum: COMM 01-30-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Rainier, What about double shielded RG400 coax,...

Rainier,
What about double shielded RG400 coax, such as this.....https://fieldcomponents.com/RG-400-M17-128-Coaxial-Cable.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0biCr-uV4AIVDoTICh3IpAKWEAQYBCABEgKa8_D_BwE

...at...
Forum: COMM 01-29-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Thanks Rainier - your whole write up was very...

Thanks Rainier - your whole write up was very helpful, esp the notes on live shielding vs balun use.
Forum: COMM 01-22-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
Charlie - its under the canopy, so no breeze...

Charlie - its under the canopy, so no breeze other than typical drafty-ness.
Also, theres a copper antenna design in the plans? Mustve missed that (ignored all the electrical and panel pages). ...
Forum: COMM 01-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By maniago
TV antenna for VOR

Can anyone tell me why using an old set of rabbit ears (set to 26" or so) wont work for a VOR/LOC/GS antenna (under canopy install)? Ham guys tell me that using the 75-300Ohm balun is fine for 50ohm...
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