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Forum: RV-10 08-15-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,508
Posted By TimO
Scott, you probably are correct on the Vegas one....

Scott, you probably are correct on the Vegas one. I heard it second hand, and could absolutely have heard it incorrectly. I wish I could remember more details right now on the other one. It's...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,508
Posted By TimO
Actually, I just got a note back from a friend...

Actually, I just got a note back from a friend who said that Bob Kauffman crashed his RV-10 nose first from that exact problem...that the rod end unscrewed. (I think that was on landing).

This is...
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,508
Posted By TimO
This is most definitely NOT the first time that...

This is most definitely NOT the first time that this has happened on a customer built RV-10. Forgive the tone if that came off wrong, as I'm not being argumentative. This isn't the only forum, and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-14-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By TimO
FS: TruTrak ADI 2.25" Backup instrument

For Sale $250 shipped via USPS in the lower 48

Will include DB9 plug which was previously wired for Power/Gnd/Dimmer/RS232 In.

Working when removed for...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By TimO
What Kurt said... Today Nitrox is much more...

What Kurt said... Today Nitrox is much more popular than years ago. I owned/operated a dive shop back in the 1990's when it was still brand new voodo and was the first person in my neck of the...
Forum: ADS-B 08-10-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
Wonder why they don't simply make those 2...

Wonder why they don't simply make those 2 variable user configurable. I would like to see further than 20 miles when I'm out in the middle of nowhere with no traffic. It should be easy for them to...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By TimO
I had a 149PM with an IO-540 on the RV10, and a...

I had a 149PM with an IO-540 on the RV10, and a 149LS I believe that came with the IO-390 on the RV-14. The IO-540 had often had a hard time getting the first blade to turn. The RV-14 actually was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,661
Posted By TimO
Well after this much time I have to call BS on...

Well after this much time I have to call BS on having it separate out. My jar 100LL + Kerosene is still completely mixed and left undisturbed. I doubt it'll ever settle out.

I happened to talk to...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,628
Posted By TimO
Talking I've probably flown the arrival into OSH about 75...

I've probably flown the arrival into OSH about 75 times over the past 20 years now. Maybe more than that. Before I had an RV, I would fly in and fly home every day for the show, a few days during...
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Just a note to say that one of my buddies using...

Just a note to say that one of my buddies using the filter box was not using ICARUS as his altitude format. He was feeding SHADIN Z format with ALT from a Grand Rapids EFIS. Our other buddy added...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By TimO
Sorry I missed you, Pete! I didn't get there...

Sorry I missed you, Pete! I didn't get there until just before 7. Took the puppy out for his first flight. Of all the fly-ins to miss... Make sure you come by for Airfest right after OSH on 8/4!
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Smile The friend mode works like this: In the code,...

The friend mode works like this:

In the code, you enter the ICAO codes of all of your friends who have ADS-B out capability.
You also have to enter a corresponding total count of all of the "friend"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,661
Posted By TimO
After leaving the 100LL and Kerosene sit...

After leaving the 100LL and Kerosene sit undisturbed for 3 days now, it's still 100% unseparated. I don't believe it actually will ever separate. I see it highly unlikely that even after a long...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,661
Posted By TimO
18 hours after mixing 100LL and Kerosene. Zero...

18 hours after mixing 100LL and Kerosene. Zero separation. It's been kept very stable, with no vibrations or disturbances.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,661
Posted By TimO
Todd, I was just thinking the same thing. While...

Todd, I was just thinking the same thing. While I totally agree with the people that say drain the tank, I also totally agree with the others that noted that the percentage of fuel is very very...
Forum: ADS-B 07-05-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
If you have emailed me about the project, you...

If you have emailed me about the project, you should have heard from me today. I got everything prepared so you can start building yours if you wish.
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
I'm back from my trip and had a great trip of...

I'm back from my trip and had a great trip of over 3000nm with both planes flying the GDL90 filter box. I did run into a lot of shadows of my own targets in many new areas I flew thru, but we were...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
Regarding the comments on GRT Fixing the issues, ...

Regarding the comments on GRT Fixing the issues, in the last few posts. Just be aware that although GRT can fix some of the issues, their hands are tied from really *fixing* the issues, because...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 27,118
Posted By TimO
I+'m I think up to about 260 hours on the -14 now...

I+'m I think up to about 260 hours on the -14 now and the quadrant has been fantastic. I got a compliment recently from the DPE who did my daughters checkride that he really loved it and liked the...
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 27,118
Posted By TimO
Oh man, it's been a while so I'll have to just...

Oh man, it's been a while so I'll have to just take a guess since I can't remember for sure. I know you'll want tip to tip distance for the threaded tips of the cable (the 10-32 threaded ends). ...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
I initially mentioned some of the issues to them,...

I initially mentioned some of the issues to them, but, I didn't get the feeling that they felt any urgency on them. And, when it came to issues with things like coasting (things that an EFIS maker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,107
Posted By TimO
Their harness was a good improvement indeed, but,...

Their harness was a good improvement indeed, but, it does have limitations. Mainly because you only have 2 COM ports to choose from on the Echo when it comes to baud rates, and if you use 9600 baud...
Forum: ADS-B 06-07-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
Shane, If you are interested, shoot me an email...

Shane,

If you are interested, shoot me an email or message on that box. I'll try to get some good photos and maybe a video or two on my vacation flight, and once we get things tested, it's not hard...
Forum: ADS-B 06-06-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
The blinking traffic is not from the traffic...

The blinking traffic is not from the traffic falling into and out of the puck around your aircraft, it's from that traffic not getting properly transmitted to your EFIS on the serial line. In my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,107
Posted By TimO
I had horrible experiences all the way around...

I had horrible experiences all the way around with the Echo, but fixed most of the issues by building a GDL90 filter/converter box that also allows transponder and altitude encoder input for the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,072
Posted By TimO
I had horrible experiences all the way around...

I had horrible experiences all the way around with the Echo, but fixed most of the issues by building a GDL90 filter/converter box that also allows transponder and altitude encoder input for the...
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Sounds good Fred. Right now, my guess is that...

Sounds good Fred. Right now, my guess is that maybe a bit over a month from now I'll have enough time (since I have a trip coming up) where I can give some extended testing, that we'll decide what...
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,261
Posted By TimO
What Bob mentioned about not getting Baro unless...

What Bob mentioned about not getting Baro unless the transponder is ping'd....

I have that same problem with the Echo, and it actually causes a Maintenance flag to pop up which after a certain...
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,622
Posted By TimO
I helped a guy get an NGT-9000 installed recently...

I helped a guy get an NGT-9000 installed recently and he loves it to death. It's a pretty nice box, a bit more baud rate compatible than the GTX345, and he finds the screen actually very useful for...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
On the boards, I'm not 100% sure yet as to what...

On the boards, I'm not 100% sure yet as to what I'll do going forward. Certainly from a hardware perspective I'm likely interested in allowing people to build their own. On the software side, I'll...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Sorry, yes, I meant I don't get TRAFFIC alerts. ...

Sorry, yes, I meant I don't get TRAFFIC alerts. (Not sure why/how I typed "altitude") It's just one major additional place where it isn't really a good replacement for the old NavWorX box. The...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
I had traffic I was in formation with in .25 mile...

I had traffic I was in formation with in .25 mile trail that disappeared on me randomly for periods of time this weekend. Sometimes it would be steady, sometimes it would just go away.

One side...
Forum: ADS-B 04-06-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,261
Posted By TimO
It doesn't appear to be a tail strobe, but a tail...

It doesn't appear to be a tail strobe, but a tail light. If this is the case, you're still going to have to find a way to deal with either A) adding a tail strobe if you're using wingtip strobes, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,701
Posted By TimO
I have a LODA (authorization from the FAA) to do...

I have a LODA (authorization from the FAA) to do transition training in the RV-14. Last year I went thru the process. I'm sure that there is at least a SMALL chance that some people would have...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By TimO
Definitely outboard, outboard of the bell crank...

Definitely outboard, outboard of the bell crank stuff too. If you get it outboard of all of that aileron pushrod and bell crank linkage it'll be easy to install. I think on mine it's maybe 1 bay...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,981
Posted By TimO
While I think either position is fine, and...

While I think either position is fine, and certainly the forward position would be ideal for CG purposes, I think it's probably worth putting the seats and stick in before you make the decision on...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By TimO
Definitely get good about keeping air...

Definitely get good about keeping air pressure.

One or two winters ago, I didn't get around to topping off the tires for fall. I usually tried to fill them to 42 psi after the temps got down in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,528
Posted By TimO
Like Vic said, the RV10 if built per plans will...

Like Vic said, the RV10 if built per plans will probably never be accused of not making enough heat. It makes way more heat than most people can tolerate. I was flying in -10F weather on New Years...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic...

I don't know that you're exactly saying what Vic said. I take Vic's comments to be more along the lines of:

ALWAYS keep your head on a swivel, DESPITE your traffic information, because even if...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
One side comment on this: Although the EFIS can...

One side comment on this: Although the EFIS can in this case filter traffic, keep in mind that it's filtering it AFTER it's being sent from the UAT. And, depending on the baud rate capabilities of...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Coasting

Roger,

Coasting is just where you look at the targets current parameters, and when it blinks out, you continue to calculate that trajectory for a short period of time, until hopefully they...
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
This weekend the friend of mine who's helped with...

This weekend the friend of mine who's helped with my filter/prioritization box that we built took the time to hook up his Echo UAT with the antenna outdoor on top of his building. He also ran an...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
More updates on my NavWorX replacement with EchoUAT

The past few days I've had a few flights with the Echo UAT and am starting to see a trend. I'm curious as to how it is for other people as well.

With the Echo I'm seeing lots and lots of times...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By TimO
I got mine from Abby at Flightline. I have flown...

I got mine from Abby at Flightline. I have flown with them since day 1. I was out flying this weekend at -6F and was actually comfortable in the RV-14 after I got climbing out. It's painful getting...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
Hi Bob, The WiFi I can't say for sure on the...

Hi Bob,

The WiFi I can't say for sure on the Echo UAT, because I'm not sure if it's sourced from the same serial internally or not, but in general at least from things like the old NavWorX wifi...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
To Don's point I have seen this in bench testing...

To Don's point I have seen this in bench testing this week.


A friend of mine and I are in process of programming a filter box that I'll be putting inline with the Echo to filter the traffic based...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 30,063
Posted By TimO
A little concerned...

I myself am becoming a little concerned with how this box will perform long term. I've only flown it 2 flights yet, due to extreme cold up here, but here are some issues I see or am concerned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,426
Posted By TimO
Fred, When I read your post a few posts back, I...

Fred,

When I read your post a few posts back, I thought I was crazy and I must have posted that. Your story pretty much echos what I found. I did the physical install this weekend, made a plate to...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,826
Posted By TimO
Many years ago I was offered a pair. I didn't do...

Many years ago I was offered a pair. I didn't do it. 1300 hours on it and I don't see a real need for them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,710
Posted By TimO
KC, Don't even consider building one until you...

KC,

Don't even consider building one until you have flown in both, or at least flown in a 7.
I'm just under 6'2", and the RV-14 is JUST big enough for me to be comfortable.
When I went for my first...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimO
Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out...

Regarding the wingtip lights, you can check out the forum for the RV-10 and see how they fit. The wing tips are the exact same tip as the RV-10, even down to the slightly different dimensions...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By TimO
I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I...

I think I'm at about 165 hours on the -14 now. I have Aileron trim and use it quite a bit. Inevitably whichever seat I'm in, which changes from day to day, requires the pilot to trim to the...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By TimO
I've talked to someone who did it, even within...

I've talked to someone who did it, even within the past couple of years. It wasn't me, but another RV pilot. Amazing the things you can miss when you're preoccupied. I agree, it's likely rare, but...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,649
Posted By TimO
Do you have a link to those published speeds? I...

Do you have a link to those published speeds? I don't think I've ever come across anything published.
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,649
Posted By TimO
I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not...

I haven't done a hammerhead, and I guess I'm not familiar with what a humpty is. I do only use Knots. It does pick up speed very quickly anytime it's headed down, you have that right. I had a...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,649
Posted By TimO
I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers...

I'm having good luck with many of the maneuvers with entry speeds around 165kts. I've tried a little slower, but not a lot slower. Would love to hear how others are doing with theirs as well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,737
Posted By TimO
My situation is a little different than many. I...

My situation is a little different than many. I started flying with NavWorX in 2009, and went thru 2 receiver hardware upgrades. They used to be very nice to deal with, and I've been flying with...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,102
Posted By TimO
I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you...

I suppose you COULD carry it in the plan with you on trips for just that purpose. It should fit into a gatorade bottle nicely. :)
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By TimO
Carl, I think that's great of you. I always...

Carl, I think that's great of you. I always thought it would be nice if there were a few pieces and parts that people had around that could be shipped out in a hurry if you need one. Glad you're...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,102
Posted By TimO
Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet...

Here's one I found locally at our local "Fleet Farm" store. I saved pics of the manufacturer of this funnel just so I could post it. It's absolutely perfect for the RV-14. (Funnel King p/n 32855)...
Forum: RV-10 10-07-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,418
Posted By TimO
I know this is talking cabin top in black, but...

I know this is talking cabin top in black, but this is a tidbit just regarding the color.

I have 2 friends with RV-10's with black on their leading edges of the wings. Mine are white. There is a...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By TimO
Don't go flat

Flat static ports on the RV-10 will cause excessive inaccuracy. I didn't want to use the rivet method either, so I bought some nice Cleavland flat ports. After flying a while I found them to be...
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