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Forum: RV-10 02-05-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By rleffler
The pre punched holes are just fine.

The pre punched holes are just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By rleffler
I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to...

I am not a lawyer, nor do I claim to be......

When I rented my T-Hangar from the city owned airport, they required that I obtained a specified insurance minimums and that the city be listed as a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,358
Posted By rleffler
But as a former 4500 user, I really like the...

But as a former 4500 user, I really like the extra knobs and buttons on the 5500. The hole is different, but not a big deal to fabricate a new panel. After all, most of us built our aircraft have...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By rleffler
Put a couple washers on the back baffle bolts. ...

Put a couple washers on the back baffle bolts. It will drop the temps down about ten degrees. Unfortunately, that bolt is only on one side.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,443
Posted By rleffler
There's no special magic for certified avionics. ...

There's no special magic for certified avionics. RS-232 and ARINC work the same regardless. Most vendors will provide you schematics in their documentation. Their installation instructions will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By rleffler
It's not on the a/c record. It's on your Airman...

It's not on the a/c record. It's on your Airman record. It's just another tab like your PPL and Medical.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By rleffler
It happens all the time. The local Avionics...

It happens all the time. The local Avionics Repair Station won't do EAB transponder certification without a certified encoder. Needless to say, he doesn't have any EAB business anymore. The sad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By rleffler
When I received mine, years ago, I saw the rating...

When I received mine, years ago, I saw the rating online within days. The physical card showed up in about thirty days.

I have no idea what the shutdown impact may have on your processing. Look...
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,675
Posted By rleffler
The links are posted someplace here on VAF. ...

The links are posted someplace here on VAF. You can download the software yourself from Garmin as long as itís an EAB.
Forum: ADS-B 01-26-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,675
Posted By rleffler
I'm not up to speed on the 430 software releases....

I'm not up to speed on the 430 software releases. I have a 650.

I would reach out to Ralph Capen or Steve@Garmin g3xpert@garmin.com.

You can probably search here for any info on ADSB+. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,463
Posted By rleffler
I'm confused. Your previous post implied that...

I'm confused. Your previous post implied that you are running with both G3i and CPI. Or did you have G3i, then replaced with the SDS solution? My assumption is that these are competitive products...
Forum: GPS 01-21-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By rleffler
Rs-232 needs three lines to work...

Rs-232 needs three lines to work bidirectionally:

RX - Receive
TX - Transmit
Ground - yes, this is the same ground that is tied to the aircraft.

There is also a shield that protects the line formal...
Forum: ADS-B 01-20-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,574
Posted By rleffler
I can email it to you, but itís a large exe file...

I can email it to you, but itís a large exe file that is usually filtered by most email systems.

I donít think what you are trying to accomplish is feasible. Unless you get all green status bars...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,675
Posted By rleffler
IT's been too long since I've been in the Navworx...

IT's been too long since I've been in the Navworx menus. Even though I facilitated several of the AMOCs, I no longer have an unit.

If memory serves me correct, there was a check box that allowed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By rleffler
There are several at DLZ that I'm sure that you...

There are several at DLZ that I'm sure that you can borrow.

bob
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By rleffler
Your plane is going to fall out of the sky! ...

Your plane is going to fall out of the sky! :D

I'm a Tech counselor. You are correct, there is no requirement for a TC visit. With that said there are plenty of reasons to have them, especially...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-07-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By rleffler
Additionally, you need to ensure that all of your...

Additionally, you need to ensure that all of your audio devices have only a single path to ground. If there are multiple paths, that is called a ground loop, which can also introduce noise. It...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,675
Posted By rleffler
Easy to debug, since just about all inputs to the...

Easy to debug, since just about all inputs to the 600 are ascii text strings. Just use hyperterminal or putty to watch what data is being transmitted on the encoder line. If you see data, the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 36,675
Posted By rleffler
I would check the obvious, a loose wiring...

I would check the obvious, a loose wiring connection or chafing wire. Put an ohm meter to test continuity and wiggle the wire at various places along the route.

Is this a 600 or EXP?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By rleffler
Looks like Randy is going to take care of this...

Looks like Randy is going to take care of this for you.

I can share some of my observations.

Call or email Rob directly. He is responsive. Like I mentioned, I got emails from him on Christmas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By rleffler
The quick panels are built by Advanced Flight...

The quick panels are built by Advanced Flight Systems. You may want to give Tricia at AFS a call directly. I donít know their holiday schedule. Rob is pretty active here on VAF. Theyíre a great...
Forum: Autopilots 12-27-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By rleffler
I did the Digiflight II to Vizon upgrade in my...

I did the Digiflight II to Vizon upgrade in my RV-10. It was pretty easy and straight forward.

In hindsight, I would have a couple more features that I would use if I upgraded to the Dynon servos...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By rleffler
You are asking questions that don't have a...

You are asking questions that don't have a correct answer. The answer varies from builder to builder impacted by dozen of variables. Since we don't understand were you fall within these variables,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By rleffler
Part of the install procedure is to document...

Part of the install procedure is to document your settings and validate them after the install.

Have you verified that none of the configuration settings have changed?

Your symptoms imply that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-24-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,103
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately, my only recommendation is to start...

Unfortunately, my only recommendation is to start tracing every wire and create a schematic. It's a royal PITA. But having an accurate schematic is a necessity in my opinion. It will also help...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,351
Posted By rleffler
I saw that a few months ago too. I got my...

I saw that a few months ago too. I got my initial loan about ten years ago and paid it off awhile ago. It worked like a construction loan on a house. You got approved for a total amount, but...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,395
Posted By rleffler
I used Lord's adhesive that I got from Geoff @...

I used Lord's adhesive that I got from Geoff @ Aerosport. I've been flying for six years with no issues. I used it on all the windows.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Thomas. I've got plenty of gadgets...

I agree with Thomas.

I've got plenty of gadgets behind the subpanel and I've had to work on a couple of them. It isn't fun, but it is doable.

If you cut the firewall, you are negating it's...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,971
Posted By rleffler
What I've seen in a couple RV-10s that installed...

What I've seen in a couple RV-10s that installed the hidden hinge, is that the air pressure on the door will cause the hinge side to come up about 1/16" - 1/8" in flight. due to play in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rleffler
Like Vic mentioned you can replace the end of the...

Like Vic mentioned you can replace the end of the harness and the tool is a couple hundred dollars for Spruce. The replacement end is $25-30 from Spruce as well.

The tool allows you to replace...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,091
Posted By rleffler
It shouldnít make a difference. The ADSB...

It shouldnít make a difference. The ADSB transmitter is at the airport. Everyone should be line of sight at pattern altitude. Obviously there will be some latency for some to see aircraft on...
Forum: Northeast 11-14-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By rleffler
Heís at DLZ. Joe has a RV-7. There are two...

Heís at DLZ. Joe has a RV-7.

There are two RV-8ís at DLZ. Reach out to Jason Seavolt, he has one. There is just about every RV model at DLZ, including my RV-10.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-12-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By rleffler
The biggest difference is the buttons and knobs. ...

The biggest difference is the buttons and knobs. It will flatten out the menus a bit more than on the 4500.

The upgrade from an electrical point of view is identical. The larger screens will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By rleffler
I used a rental truck and it worked well. ...

I used a rental truck and it worked well.

Landing gear werenít attached, so it made loaded the fuselage easier. None of the tail feathers were attached either. The wings were in the wing...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By rleffler
Talk with whomever is going to paint your RV-10. ...

Talk with whomever is going to paint your RV-10. They will have a strong opinion on the subject. Iíve known some painters that will remove all builder applied primer before painting the aircraft....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By rleffler
Like Galen states, not legal, but could be done...

Like Galen states, not legal, but could be done safely under certain conditions.

The Dynon GPS 2020 most likely can report position and altitude within a few of the Garmin 625. Whatís not in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,660
Posted By rleffler
Because I wanted some IMC experience with a CFII.

Because I wanted some IMC experience with a CFII.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By rleffler
I canít speak to Garmin, but other vendors use...

I canít speak to Garmin, but other vendors use the horsepower chart data from your engine manual. I suspect Garmin May do something similar, since they have no idea which engine is in your aircraft.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-28-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,353
Posted By rleffler
Do not use this version. Some of the...

Do not use this version. Some of the illustrations are incorrect. Use a current version.
Forum: RV-10 10-23-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,840
Posted By rleffler
I would wait for final tweaking until the windows...

I would wait for final tweaking until the windows are in place. I found multiple places that need TLC. Many of the cabin covers have a flat spot between the rear window and the door that has to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,110
Posted By rleffler
Two EFIS in IMC provides some redundancy, but if...

Two EFIS in IMC provides some redundancy, but if one adahrs goes bad, which one is correct. Thatís why you need a third device for tie breaker. The G5 serves the tie breaker role very well.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,215
Posted By rleffler
Carl is correct, but there is an alternative...

Carl is correct, but there is an alternative solution.

You can switch the two power inputs via an external switch that connects the GTN power inputs to two different buses.

I can power my gtn650...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,432
Posted By rleffler
I discovered an application called WeatherSpork...

I discovered an application called WeatherSpork just before OSH this year. In my opinion, itís one of the best weather apps available today. There are two features that make it stand out.

1. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,939
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Paul. Standard ITIL problem...

I agree with Paul. Standard ITIL problem management. Categorize all your calls as part of your incident management (tech calls), then rank them by the number of calls. Start with the one you get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By rleffler
You can add the procedure when the controller...

You can add the procedure when the controller tells you what to except.

Go to procedures
Set the appropriate approach
Select the navigation method - vectors or iaf
load the approach

don't activate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By rleffler
you probably should rule out a couple of the...

you probably should rule out a couple of the obvious issues before heading down repairs with either units.


What does the VPX show as current draw? idle? Transmitting?
Measure the voltage on...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By rleffler
I prefer them on both sides. In the air, it...

I prefer them on both sides.

In the air, it doesn't really matter. But when on the ground on a hot summer day, the more air the better.

It doesn't really add to the cost and there's no real...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By rleffler
Yes. Give Geoff or Zach at Aerosport Products a...

Yes. Give Geoff or Zach at Aerosport Products a call.
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By rleffler
They cost more, but they are worth it. Get the...

They cost more, but they are worth it. Get the metal vents that seal well.

You can get them at Aerosport Products or Stein Air.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By rleffler
There's not a stock reply. Do you have Aerosport...

There's not a stock reply. Do you have Aerosport Panel or a stock panel? The location on the vents are slightly different.

My personal experience with the original Aerosport Panel is that noise...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By rleffler
You might try talking with Christine Mortine. ...

You might try talking with Christine Mortine. She's a recently minted DPE in the central Ohio area. Her website is: https://www.christinemortine.com/

While she doesn't own any experimentals, she...
Forum: ADS-B 09-26-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By rleffler
I wrote most of the AMOC that Phil used for the...

I wrote most of the AMOC that Phil used for the 480 approval. There is absolutely no magic here. Follow the instructions in the Navworx manual ADS600-B Installation Manual 240-0008-00-39. Bill has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By rleffler
If you call Vetterman's, they will give you the...

If you call Vetterman's, they will give you the name of the person that makes them. I had a friend that had to do that for his RV-4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,660
Posted By rleffler
After I was flying my RV-10, I needed an IPC. I...

After I was flying my RV-10, I needed an IPC. I had a problem finding a CFII that was willing to fly in an experimental. Then those that were willing, I had to find one that was comfortable will...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,406
Posted By rleffler
Blue Sea Systems also sells something similar,...

Blue Sea Systems also sells something similar, which is what I used. It's design intent was for marine use in waterproof bulkheads.
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By rleffler
I couldnít find a photo online that showed the...

I couldnít find a photo online that showed the bulkhead intersection.

This photo was when I was fitting the headliners, but you can see that the overhead flange is at the end of the cabin...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By rleffler
The top part of the vanís Metal bulkhead is flat....

The top part of the vanís Metal bulkhead is flat. The carbon fiber flange on the overhead buts up against the bulkhead, with some foam weatherstrip to ensure there is no air leaks. The corigation...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By rleffler
Mine is identical to Geoffís that you have a...

Mine is identical to Geoffís that you have a photo above. Leave the Flanders, use weather stripping and keep it tight against the factory bulkhead. What you see in the photo is a cosmetic panel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By rleffler
Most erratic issues with sensors using are...

Most erratic issues with sensors using are grounding related. Make sure you have a solid ground, good crimps, no loose wires, etc. Things tend to vibrate loose over time.
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By rleffler
Mine were about the same. You need to get a...

Mine were about the same. You need to get a flatbed that is 8' wide. Most trailers aren't that wide, but I've seen some folks customize them. The only other option is a flatbed tow truck. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By rleffler
Go to qaa.com. I believe they sell harnesses for...

Go to qaa.com. I believe they sell harnesses for both major brands as well as their own aero-lite brand.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By rleffler
I did something similar. I used Harbor Freight...

I did something similar. I used Harbor Freight bike storage pullies and improvised a bit. I used the boards and straps because I knew it was going to be there for awhile and I didn't want any of...
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