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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Professionally-fabricated lines are great. Tom...

Professionally-fabricated lines are great. Tom and Steve will do a wonderful job of them.

Keep in mind that standard Aeroquip lines (Aeroquip 303) have a fairly short service life - some say 5...
Forum: Autopilots 11-16-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thank you for sharing this information,...

Thank you for sharing this information, Andrew.

One last question, if I may... In speaking with several avionics shop owners it has become painfully clear that BK is going through a major overhaul...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Canadian_JOY
How good is your google-fu? Search "aerosance" -...

How good is your google-fu? Search "aerosance" - that's the last commonly-available certified FADEC. I know one owner who is on his second airplane with this equipment installed and he absolutely...
Forum: Autopilots 11-14-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thank you again, Andrew, for your well-considered...

Thank you again, Andrew, for your well-considered reply. Few here would doubt that you are working your buns off to make this transition happen. Many here, myself included, appreciate that work and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A two-D-cell LED Maglight in the passenger seat...

A two-D-cell LED Maglight in the passenger seat back pocket works well for this. Don't ask me how I know... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thank you, Jonathan, that's very helpful info...

Thank you, Jonathan, that's very helpful info indeed!
I think I've found a lightly used Inogen G3 locally... that may be the path we end up going.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Andrew - this isn't a pile-on, just a comment...

Andrew - this isn't a pile-on, just a comment from a guy who made his living in avionics customer service for a lot of years.

You knew from comments here and elsewhere that being absorbed by BK...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Jonathan - you are no doubt feeling frustrated. ...

Jonathan - you are no doubt feeling frustrated. This is one of those situations where sitting back and taking a deep breath helps. This is likely a simple troubleshooting issue.

Start at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Jonathan - would you be able to elaborate,...

Jonathan - would you be able to elaborate, please, on your experience with the Inogen? Which model? Which splitter did you use? How reliable has the unit been?

I ask because my wife has a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Even better, call them. I had a set of Pulsars...

Even better, call them.

I had a set of Pulsars with a known issue. Were it not for a post made here by Dean of Aeroleds the would not have replaced them under recall. In fact I was told point...
Forum: GPS 11-11-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - not disagreeing here, just hoping to refine...

Rob - not disagreeing here, just hoping to refine the general understanding of ELT operation...

An ELT which is connected to an external position source is getting position data all the time, as...
Forum: GPS 11-10-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Canadian_JOY
While you may well like that installation...

While you may well like that installation location, the reality is that it absolutely sucks from the perspective of Radio Frequency performance. After all, it's an antenna, so it's job is to work at...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Canadian_JOY
One location that works at least somewhat well is...

One location that works at least somewhat well is just aft of the canopy in the fully open position, canted at about 10 or 11 o'clock when viewed from behind the aircraft, bisecting the angle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If making a cover for switch and wiring, please...

If making a cover for switch and wiring, please be extra vigilant in regards to the potential for the cover to act like a shear, cutting the very wiring it's intended to protect. A composite cover...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Canadian_JOY
First question... Kinda obvious but I have to...

First question... Kinda obvious but I have to ask... Is that an Integra? If so, great. If not, if it's just a straight Compact 406AF, then you don't have an internal antenna to worry...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Of course with a Bluetooth dongle installed, the...

Of course with a Bluetooth dongle installed, the GRT EFIS will interface very nicely with an Android tablet, allowing flight planning etc. It will also allow the Android tablet to be used as a...
Forum: GPS 11-05-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The type of paint is a real challenge. Getting...

The type of paint is a real challenge. Getting it to stick to that smooth plastic means you have to scuff sand the antenna. Kiss warranty goodbye.

Earlier comments about temperature are VERY real...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-05-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Your level of attention to detail is going to...

Your level of attention to detail is going to serve you very well throughout this build. Looking terrific so far.

BTW if your MD-RA inspector is reasonably local, it can be quite worthwhile to have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,183
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have no horse in this race, having built a...

I have no horse in this race, having built a Glasair Sportsman rather than an RV.

With that having been said, I've seen what Glasair did to boost gross weight in the Sportsman from 2350 to 2500. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Canadian_JOY
DOH! Now that you've mentioned it, those little...

DOH! Now that you've mentioned it, those little Phillips-head screws popped back into my memory. Thanks for the (embarrassing) reminder!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,355
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Folks - just a heads-up about Simon. He is new...

Folks - just a heads-up about Simon.
He is new here on VAF - this is his first post here. A "for sale" ad for a high-value item from somebody with no posting history is always a red flag, especially...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If carrying a spare quick drain in your fly-away...

If carrying a spare quick drain in your fly-away kit, be sure to also include a little ziplock baggie (or similar small container) of your NPT pipe thread sealant to apply to the threads of that...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The standard cabin heat valve used by Glasair is...

The standard cabin heat valve used by Glasair is a rotary selector valve actuated by a Bowden cable. Pull the cable to transition from no heat to full heat; keep pulling and you start to move from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I had this same thing happen... Darned...

I had this same thing happen... Darned Duracells...

I don't recall how I took the unit apart, but it did come apart and did go back together. I used a solution of vinegar and water to neutralize...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-19-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Shoot me a PM with your concept of what the...

Shoot me a PM with your concept of what the "right price" would be. I have a straight D10 that I'm considering parting with.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If looking for a basic VFR glass panel, without...

If looking for a basic VFR glass panel, without breaking the bank, GRT seems to have the right solution. I say this mostly because GRT is vendor-agnostic. Dynon and especially Garmin work hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Compressed air works just fine, as does nitrogen....

Compressed air works just fine, as does nitrogen. Just be very careful in terms of pressure regulation as one does not want to expose the sender to over-pressure situations or large/rapid pressure...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Please, please file a Service Difficulty Report...

Please, please file a Service Difficulty Report for these false ELT activations. It's the only way the FAA learns there's a problem in the field.

I take my hat off to you for recording your SDR...
Forum: GPS 10-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Let's see if we can get a more refined response...

Let's see if we can get a more refined response to this question...

From an equipment standpoint, the TruTrak Gemini has the capacity to do both GPS NAV mode (via RS232 interface - does not do turn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Is that Avidyne promotion still running, Dan?

Is that Avidyne promotion still running, Dan?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I have no horse in this race, have not dealt with...

I have no horse in this race, have not dealt with Avionics Source and have no connection to them.

Chase Larabee is in sales there. He is a frequent poster over on Beechtalk. That's a crowd that...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,021
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Just for fun, on Monday I went up for a flight in...

Just for fun, on Monday I went up for a flight in our Vizion 385-equipped airplane. While GPSS coupled and holding a safe altitude I started to run the electric trim servo away from its...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Plastic baggies, ziploc style, seem a good idea...

Plastic baggies, ziploc style, seem a good idea for carrying liquids post-crash.

One of my recurring nightmares is in the post-crash scenario I see the very last of the gas leaking from the airplane...
Forum: Safety 10-01-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Paul - thanks for sharing this suggestion - I see...

Paul - thanks for sharing this suggestion - I see Petzl makes some good bright yellow bags. This is excellent.

As for the "if it's not on you, you won't have it" theory, I fully subscribe to that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,287
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, I know I'm not the only one reading this and...

OK, I know I'm not the only one reading this and thinking, "Wow, isn't it great to be able to see this conversation about advanced engine design challenges here in an open forum?"

After reading all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,933
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Hmmm... very interesting indeed! Thanks for...

Hmmm... very interesting indeed! Thanks for sharing this info, Scott, and for continuing to keep us updated.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,933
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Which model are they sending you as a loaner? ...

Which model are they sending you as a loaner? I'm very curious.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,933
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Glad to hear you might be getting some traction...

Glad to hear you might be getting some traction on this. Seems strange they would loan you a device rather than say "would you accept a overhauled/loaner unit as a warranty exchange for your unit?" ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Lon - you're likely over-thinking this and...

Lon - you're likely over-thinking this and driving yourself into unfounded fears...

It doesn't matter how many batteries you have tied together outside the airplane, as long as they are all of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,933
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Scott - I'm sorry to hear you've had a bad...

Scott - I'm sorry to hear you've had a bad experience with Artex, but I'm glad you have shared it here. Information is power!

I initially got a hate on for Artex because their customer service was...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,509
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Question for the brain trust... does anybody...

Question for the brain trust... does anybody make/sell a moderately-priced dry bag (for survival kit, first aid kit etc) in a VERY bright color so it is easy to find in the post-crash debris...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Many carb'd Lycomings don't like to idle very...

Many carb'd Lycomings don't like to idle very slowly. With the P-Mag I can idle at 600RPM if I want to. I don't generally idle that slowly, save for a brief check during run-up to ensure the engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 43,338
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sean - the "how to" is now documented in the...

Sean - the "how to" is now documented in the baseline GRT operator's manuals.

Despite the dire warning issued above, the SAP is a very handy thing to have available. Not to permit an instrument...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... Taking the legal discussion off the...

Ummm... Taking the legal discussion off the table, whether it is a Service Bulletin, Airworthiness Directive or whatever, it's absolutely necessary. There have been many tales of magneto woe...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,287
Posted By Canadian_JOY
With respect to your original question about how...

With respect to your original question about how many people use auto fuel STC's, there are two aspects to this answer.

1) for type certificated aircraft, there are a lot of people who burn mogas. ...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-13-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Tim - I know you're dedicated to steam gauges......

Tim - I know you're dedicated to steam gauges... And I know a cheap fix is desired. I'm going to add then to the unpopular suggestion that you consider not using this artificial horizon in true...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By Canadian_JOY
O-360-A1F6 here. Same story as Galin. With the...

O-360-A1F6 here. Same story as Galin. With the heavy Hartzell c/s prop with F7666 blades it's sometimes hard to feel the onset of roughness. Through testing I've found I can get one cylinder to...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,021
Posted By Canadian_JOY
In our aircraft with the Vizion 385 I would wager...

In our aircraft with the Vizion 385 I would wager a solid bet that the servo's don't have enough torque to produce sufficient nose-down pitch.

I've intentionally put the a/p into a mode where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,520
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I bought one from Allan when he first started...

I bought one from Allan when he first started offering them. Still on the original batteries!

One thing the oximeter has taught me is that I really do a poor job of breathing at altitude. I don't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for your comments, Dj. Don't know why my...

Thanks for your comments, Dj. Don't know why my little pea of a brain had forgotten that you control your TT22 via the Mini. Big DOH on my part!

You've hit the nail on the head in terms of my...
Forum: COMM 09-03-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,373
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mandy - on the EchoUAT, you are definitely not...

Mandy - on the EchoUAT, you are definitely not the only user reporting disconnects. I participate in another type forum (membership fee based so can't post a useful link to the discussion there)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the excellent follow-up, Bob. At the...

Thanks for the excellent follow-up, Bob.

At the moment I don't have a spare RS232 port on the Mini-X although I have given some thought to purchasing port expansion. With its built-in RS485 I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,384
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Don't even go there! :eek: I've been in the...

Don't even go there! :eek:

I've been in the position of trying to sell an airplane that's largely painted white in color. Of course in this part of the world we have snow, lots of snow. White...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Canadian_JOY
PIREP Request: Using GRT Mini-X to Control Trig TT22

Reaching out to the brain trust here as I contemplate some changes to my instrument panel setup.

Am currently using the Trig TC20 control head to control the remote-mounted TT22 transponder. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,887
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The short answer is that GPS provides GROUND...

The short answer is that GPS provides GROUND TRACK information. Magnetic heading comes into play if the EFIS system has installed an element to sense the earth's magnetic field - a magnetometer. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,887
Posted By Canadian_JOY
At no point in this discussion has there been...

At no point in this discussion has there been made a mention of VHF navigational aids as being better than GPS. In fact this entire discussion has been about using GPS as primary, but being prepared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,887
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The short answer is that individual positioning...

The short answer is that individual positioning systems should be independent of each other.

The longer answer is that somebody with some smarts, enough to jam GPS, could likewise wipe out the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,711
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Used a similar power supply, however that doesn't...

Used a similar power supply, however that doesn't get the OP over the hump of not having 115VAC available at the airplane.

The cheapest solution will be cheap jumper cables that you modify on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By Canadian_JOY
The quick answer is that whatever you have on...

The quick answer is that whatever you have on board, it's not providing "enhanced surveillance". That's pretty much restricted to airliner hardware.

As an example, our aircraft has a GNS480 GPS...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
After looking at the photos you've posted I'd...

After looking at the photos you've posted I'd suggest there was more than a little moisture on the ELT. The paper label on the unit is pretty well puckered from water.

Your idea of wrapping the...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I haven't heard of water intrusion setting off...

I haven't heard of water intrusion setting off the E-04 specifically, but the E-04 has been the subject of several posts here on inadvertent activations.

The ELT should be able to withstand some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Canadian_JOY
My immediate reaction to your proposed panel...

My immediate reaction to your proposed panel would be (and without being able to call to mind the structure behind the panel)...

1) ditch the steam ALT/ASI. In my first plane I kept them in place...
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