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Forum: RV-10 11-10-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,077
Posted By jliltd
I own a 260B Comanche and it is fantastic,...

I own a 260B Comanche and it is fantastic, stable, speedy, safe and has a huge CG range. No cowl flaps or cooling problems. And maintenance isn't too bad if kept up with.

Jim
Forum: GPS 10-25-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By jliltd
I have the tools to install MCX, SMA and BNC...

I have the tools to install MCX, SMA and BNC connectors on this type of small RG174 coax used with these antennas. But JonJay nailed it. The small components are hard to work with and 9 out of 10...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-24-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By jliltd
For a DIY repair job on RG174/RG316 small coax...

For a DIY repair job on RG174/RG316 small coax like this here is what I...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By jliltd
+1, +1, +1 No fancy dances or swapping throttle...

+1, +1, +1
No fancy dances or swapping throttle and mixture back and forth when firing needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,072
Posted By jliltd
Did somebody say opinions? Well alrighty...

Did somebody say opinions? Well alrighty then.

Aside from the "old standards" of PTT and trim:

My favorite: Flaps

Second Favorite: Starter; Love it on the stick with a panel-mounted "arm"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,705
Posted By jliltd
I have a Rocket Link on my RV-8. First...

I have a Rocket Link on my RV-8. First taildragger I have flown without chains. I find it very nice on taxi. However, my tailwheel tends to kick into swivel easier to the right than the left. So...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,705
Posted By jliltd
Yes. Yes it does. If you know haw to make it go...

Yes. Yes it does. If you know haw to make it go straight not hitting anything in the process. That's just experienced flying.

Jim
Forum: Reviews 08-21-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By jliltd
I am very happy to read your review of Bruce's...

I am very happy to read your review of Bruce's teaching ethos. You have totally vindicated my assessment of Bruce in a eloquent and precise way. He is one of the best teachers with a knack for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,082
Posted By jliltd
I would suggest rudder pedal extensions offered...

I would suggest rudder pedal extensions offered by a couple of vendors or home-made as shown within the forums here on VAF. By "extensions" this means extending the rudder-only part of the pedal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By jliltd
G3X Touch Waypoint Transfer with Pilot

I have created user waypoints in Garmin Pilot on my iPad for a special route. About 15 user points in all. I gave each a unique name that fits it description and created a flight plan with them.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By jliltd
I missed Danny. Wish I could have talked to...

I missed Danny. Wish I could have talked to him.

Jason was just great. Knowledgeable and friendly. He really knew his airplane and did a textbook best methods install of his G3X. He does IFR...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By jliltd
A couple of years ago I did not agree with Walt. ...

A couple of years ago I did not agree with Walt. Today I do. :o Walt already knew what I subsequently found out on my own. And so it is as he explained above. Until I got into the details and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,976
Posted By jliltd
I bought a pair of the Unicorn Stainless eye...

I bought a pair of the Unicorn Stainless eye bolts (P/N S0316-0010) for my RV-3. During Oshkosh last week a fellow named Ken Wilson with a MO area code called me to find out where I got them and I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By jliltd
G3X Touch shows traffic balloons without "in"!

I removed the GDL 52 ADS-B dual band in + SXM weather/music unit from my RV-8 equipped with G3X touch. I did this as I was taking an RV-3 to Oshkosh and wanted the GDL-52 in the RV-3 for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 38,250
Posted By jliltd
I am surprised that your comments would have...

I am surprised that your comments would have anything to do with the ATC / pilot debacle this year and back in 2016. There have been two "blips" I can remember concerning the flavor of your...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By jliltd
The 327 is NOT too old to work with the GDL82 as...

The 327 is NOT too old to work with the GDL82 as the 82 does not depend on the software. Only the embedded code found in the antenna lead. Your GTX 327 software level only matters if you plan on...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By jliltd
Roger. Why not keep your nice functional GTX 327...

Roger. Why not keep your nice functional GTX 327 and just add a GDL-82 or a uAvionix echoUAT to your bird? The GDL-82 won't even require another bottom antenna. The echo will. If you don't have a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,838
Posted By jliltd
I have 9 airplanes. 5 of which have GTX 327's...

I have 9 airplanes. 5 of which have GTX 327's and 2 of which have GTX 32s. Would it seem rude to bring more than a couple to the tent? I don't want to be "that guy".

Jim
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,252
Posted By jliltd
So here we go again? Halie promising to host our...

So here we go again? Halie promising to host our images indefinitely and then having to take measures that disrupt their availability. Don't take that the wrong way. I applaud Halie's benevolence...
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By jliltd
Mickey, In the case of the TY-91 the auxiliary...

Mickey,

In the case of the TY-91 the auxiliary audio input is strictly a low-fidelity mono input designed for simple annunciators and nav radio idents and such and is not intended for use for music...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By jliltd
It has an adapter included. And it is one...

It has an adapter included. And it is one awesome comm radio. As long as you dont try to use the built-in intercom. Also, if you need an adapter Trig has proven to be very customer friendly and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By jliltd
Yep. Modify your diagram to show the GMC 507...

Yep. Modify your diagram to show the GMC 507 using the CAN bus as it doesn't require the direct RS232 connection to a servo. That's the main advantage of the newer GMC 507. But that's an advantage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By jliltd
MOAs SCHMOAs. Don't take that the wrong way. ...

MOAs SCHMOAs. Don't take that the wrong way. MOAs exist for good reason but are legally open to all air traffic. So no sweat. MOAs just put pressure on the military (and you) to keep your eyes...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By jliltd
Smile Alas there is hope for our future. Great post.

Alas there is hope for our future. Great post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By jliltd
I am game. RV-3B. Email...

I am game. RV-3B. Email sent.

https://i.imgur.com/J5j7YOC.jpg

Jim
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By jliltd
If you are set on connectors I woukd encourage...

If you are set on connectors I woukd encourage using Deutsch weatherproof DTM or DT connectors. They are awesome and sealed from the environment. More so than the round plastic type. Similar to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By jliltd
The old Narco Escort II was a digital Nav/Com...

The old Narco Escort II was a digital Nav/Com with built-in CDI. I had one in a VariEze and it was a great comm. Unfortunately I think it was 3 1/8" round. And it was either Nav or Com. But never...
Forum: RV-3 06-04-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By jliltd
Added Screaming Eagle Tailwheel to Original Small RV-3 Spring

Thanks to Blake and Vince at Flyboy Accessories. I talked them into making the option to have a tailwheel socket with a smaller inside diameter so the original RV-3/4 small diameter taper springs...
Forum: GPS 05-22-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By jliltd
Let's try photos...

Let's try photos again....

https://i.imgur.com/LMx3CYX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FjIIWwY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ZTaAOUW.jpg

Jim
Forum: GPS 05-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By jliltd
tried photo links. Oh well.

tried photo links. Oh well.
Forum: GPS 05-20-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By jliltd
I will try to take some photos. But here is more...

I will try to take some photos. But here is more description...

My G3X Touch system has the non-SXM GDU 460. Originally a GDL-39R was added for ADS-B in for the G3X. At that time a dedicated...
Forum: GPS 05-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By jliltd
Added a dedicated aera 660 in back seat of RV-8 with G3X Touch

The new wifi support on the aera 660 gave me confidence in Garmin's supporting this product very well and into the future. Enough so that I just added a aera 660 and a permanent bare data cable dock...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By jliltd
Russian anti-collision....

Russian anti-collision....
Forum: Safety 05-07-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,025
Posted By jliltd
I completely get why the AIM is written the way...

I completely get why the AIM is written the way it is. I fly NORDO at uncontrolled fields often (non-electrical aircraft) and haven't ever had a real problem as long as everyone flies the preferred...
Forum: ADS-B 05-06-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By jliltd
And an important note. The newer GDL 5XX series...

And an important note. The newer GDL 5XX series is not compatible with the GPSMAP 696. But the GDL 39 is. So if you use a 696 no 5 series for you. Thus far Garmin says the new ADS-B portable 5XX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By jliltd
Table 3-1 in the Garmin GDL 82 installation...

Table 3-1 in the Garmin GDL 82 installation manual shows part numbers for the non-GPS version, unit only kit, unit with connector kit, and just unit (010-1560-00, 010-1560-01 and 011-03946-00,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By jliltd
Does Garmin sell a GDL 82 kit without the WAAS...

Does Garmin sell a GDL 82 kit without the WAAS GPS Antenna for use with an approved panel mount location source (GNS430W). Why buy the antenna unless you need it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By jliltd
I will try an analogy here. Using the cheap pin...

I will try an analogy here. Using the cheap pin crimper kind of works okay. It's like using a Harbor Freight air hammer to drive rivets. Using the Daniels AFM8 is like using a fine-tuned Sioux...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By jliltd
At Oshkosh 2017 we ordered an O-370 from...

At Oshkosh 2017 we ordered an O-370 from Continental Titan for a Javron Cub (also available in IO-370). We haven't flown yet but have been very impressed with the delivered engine and Continental...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By jliltd
My recently acquired RV-8 has the long cowl pins...

My recently acquired RV-8 has the long cowl pins that insert from the cockpit forward. Part of the run-up checklist is to reach down on each side and check the pins are engaged fully. They have a...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,489
Posted By jliltd
You don't specify In or Out. UAT or 1090ES. For...

You don't specify In or Out. UAT or 1090ES.

For UAT "out" 2020 minimum compliance for an Experimental Amateur Built:

With TSO'd IFR WAAS Navigator in place (approved source like GNS430W/530W, GTN,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By jliltd
The GDL 39 (or 39 3D, GDL 51/52) can output GPS...

The GDL 39 (or 39 3D, GDL 51/52) can output GPS data to any Garmin portable device or Garmin Pilot app. I am not clear as to whether it works with any third party apps. It might.

This same concept...
Forum: GPS 04-26-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,805
Posted By jliltd
Wow, Garmin. Thanks for continuing internal...

Wow, Garmin. Thanks for continuing internal development and listening to your customers resulting in awesome updates to the aera 660. I own three and I feel like their value is enhanced every time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,802
Posted By jliltd
I bought an RV-8 with lots of buttons on the...

I bought an RV-8 with lots of buttons on the stick grip. I haven't been impressed by switches on grips in the past but the new bird was set up this way. I have now grown to really like it. It...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-10-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,003
Posted By jliltd
Getting back to one of Walt's points. An RV with...

Getting back to one of Walt's points. An RV with a non-standard engine tends to be a turd on the used market. When I was shopping for an airplane if I saw one for sale with an automotive engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By jliltd
As mentioned by others, try using a fully charged...

As mentioned by others, try using a fully charged battery for your power source. You could even run some jumpers from your automobile's battery. A battery provides a reservoir of power and can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,583
Posted By jliltd
I too was witness to a Saint Aviation NASCAR pit...

I too was witness to a Saint Aviation NASCAR pit crew style condition inspection. Very thorough with a well oiled professional crew. To be fair they had just finished a complete avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,583
Posted By jliltd
One sticking point. I see a lot of language in...

One sticking point. I see a lot of language in this thread about "airworthiness". One person says the individual signing off a CI is assuring the airworthiness of the aicraft. That's an inaccurate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By jliltd
Exactly. Follow AC 43.13 as Scott says. The...

Exactly. Follow AC 43.13 as Scott says. The strength can be maintained but only the weight will go up due to reinforcing and fasteners.

But I have to admit. Once you have one of those 10" + glass...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,516
Posted By jliltd
LOL. Yeah right. No question Bruce is a 3-point...

LOL. Yeah right. No question Bruce is a 3-point proponent. But I can almost guarantee his explanation of why nobody should do wheel landings was much more colorful than what you alluded to here. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,955
Posted By jliltd
I just installed v 5.90 in an aircraft that...

I just installed v 5.90 in an aircraft that previously had autopilot trouble with v 5.70. Everything seems okay. However, it took well over an hour just for the G5 update. The servo updates were...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By jliltd
Now the velcro loop idea doesn't sound half bad. ...

Now the velcro loop idea doesn't sound half bad. The more I think about it the more I like it. It is kind of like a custom dash mat they sell for automobiles but with a true pupose.

Just when I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By jliltd
So. If a G3X Touch has an external GPS 20A...

So. If a G3X Touch has an external GPS 20A attached (approved WAAS GPS source) but no GNS or GTX WAAS navigator can the G3X be used for IFR approches?

Jim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,955
Posted By jliltd
After the last go around I believe I will wait a...

After the last go around I believe I will wait a few weeks before updating....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By jliltd
I have quite a few cutouts available. Round. ...

I have quite a few cutouts available. Round. Round with provisions for kohlsman knobs or VSI. 3 ATI. And even versions for when using wedge lights (nulites etc...). I even have switch and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,745
Posted By jliltd
A couple of questions about a new GDL-5X hard...

A couple of questions about a new GDL-5X hard wired to an aera 796 and using Garmin Pilot on an iPad. I assume the iPad version of Pilot can connect via Bluetooth with either the GDL 5X or the 796. ...
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,388
Posted By jliltd
One small item that I find disappointing with the...

One small item that I find disappointing with the GDL 52 is that with respect to music out via Bluetooth, only one music device at a time is supported. So in the case of my Husky which has no audio...
Forum: Reviews 03-09-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By jliltd
This is another shout out to Sarasota. I have...

This is another shout out to Sarasota. I have purchased avionics from Kirk Fryar (President) at Oshkosh and Sun-N-Fun and can get some great show-special + negotiated deals at the booth. All the...
Forum: GPS 03-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By jliltd
I ended up not buying the RV-14 referenced in the...

I ended up not buying the RV-14 referenced in the OP equipped with the GTN 625.

Instead I later bought an RV-8 with a G3X touch w/o IFR Navigator. Just a GTR 200, GTR 20, GMA 240 and GMC 307. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,801
Posted By jliltd
No. With GPS antennas they seem to just work fine...

No. With GPS antennas they seem to just work fine by themselves. The lower mounting star washers work great bonding gps antennas to aluminum skins. I think the rigor specified by TSO'd GPS antenna...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-07-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By jliltd
For an interim hold over while on a waiting list,...

For an interim hold over while on a waiting list, check out San Patricio County Airport (T69, now known as Bubba C. Thomas Airport) in Sinton. Been there many times. With a name like Bubba how...
Forum: Propellers 03-06-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By jliltd
If you ever get a chance to hang out with Pops...

If you ever get a chance to hang out with Pops Dory. Do it. He is super cool and unpretentious. Makes a fantastic neighbor sitting in a lawn chair on the flight line watching a STOL competition. ...
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