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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jeff A
It should have a cotter pin.

http://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/69cB32.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pn69cB32j)

The plans specifically call out:

AN4-11 Bolt
AN960-416 Washer
AN310-4 Nut
MS24665-208 Cotter Pin

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Jeff A
I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing...

I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing right now. Hope to have the lighting buses calibrated today or tomorrow. It already works well with the GMC307 Autopilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Jeff A
Have you tried just RV6? Dont think the A is...

Have you tried just RV6? Dont think the A is necessary.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jeff A
Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see...

Ya, I saw that note. I only tried Safari to see if the links were working. Have both Windows PC and a Mac (for just this reason).

All appears to be good now...must have just caught the website at a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jeff A
Question Links dont work.

The download links from the Garmin page say they do not exist. Anybody else have this problem? Tried I.E., Chrome, and Safari.
Forum: Autopilots 10-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Jeff A
Wanna share a link to that post with the values?...

Wanna share a link to that post with the values? Or perhaps post the values on here? I have run through the Autopilot Tuning Guide 15 or more times and the Glideslope/Glidepath performance is still...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Jeff A
Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.

Pretty sure the GA57X is not a WAAS antenna.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jeff A
Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my...

Agreed. Allied was invaluable to me during my build and upgrades as they are just across town with a will call area, but I encourage everyone to support the VAF advertisers first and foremost. :)
Forum: GPS 07-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Jeff A
The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer"....

The App Store still has "Garmin GTN Trainer". Works well for me. You'll have to go into iPad Settings > GTN Trainer > Device Settings > Change Device to change between the 650/750.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jeff A
Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37...

Standard density connectors have 9, 15, 25, 37 pins. Usually 20-24 AWG.

High density connectors have 15, 26, 44, 62, 78 pins. Usually 22-28 AWG.

Standard density Male...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,711
Posted By Jeff A
I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's...

I don't see that anyone actually answered Juan's question...

Juan, the GNC255 only has a COM and NAV coax connection. How are you connecting an antenna cable to GS? Do you have a copy of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Jeff A
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Jeff A
Question Part number needed...

I don't have my plans available. Can someone take a look at their plans and tell me the Van's part number for the fiberglass tip of the vertical stabilizer? Any help is appreciated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,401
Posted By Jeff A
Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW...

Even in the busy and fully ADS-B covered D/FW airspace, there are plenty of times I have not seen an airplane show up on my Skyview, typically while I'm at pattern altitudes....making me question if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jeff A
Is there a lowest GS club?

Had a great flight this morning in North Texas. The wind was brisk out of the west above 1500', but smooth and enjoyable. Quick gas run to KSWI and played around a bit on the way back to KDTO. Was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,225
Posted By Jeff A
How about this?

Can't tell if this would work in your particular situation, but this is how I did it. 300+ hours and gets special attention/inspection at every oil...
Forum: GPS 03-01-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,608
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Very insightful thread.

This is great info for me, as I'm planning to start studying and training for my Instrument Rating as well as installing a GTN-635 in my airplane before the end of the year. The training may have to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,113
Posted By Jeff A
I don't have any pictures handy, but put the...

I don't have any pictures handy, but put the ADS-B antenna just aft of your Autopilot Pitch Servo on centerline, and put the Transponder antenna underneath the Copilot's seat offset to the left.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,217
Posted By Jeff A
My mounting is similar.

I have mine straddling the bulkhead so it's not too far aft to reach. There is a swing open access door on the baggage compartment shelf to access the switch if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Jeff A
Exclamation Cyber Monday - Seattle Avionics Chart Data 50% Off

Hopefully not breaking any rules about advertisers on here...

I have no connection to the company, just a great deal I didn't want to pass up sharing with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,864
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing....

Awesome paint job Tom...that blue looks amazing. 2+ years and my paint job from Glo still looks like it just came out of their booth.

I hope people are paying Nate for his renderings and ideas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Jeff A
The location of the hub is truly dependant on how...

The location of the hub is truly dependant on how much wiring you want to do. If you want to keep the ADAHRS and servo harnesses short, find a close/central location to those components so only one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,174
Posted By Jeff A
Question Pricing for the pair?

Pricing for the pair?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By Jeff A
Those switches will work perfectly for the Master...

Those switches will work perfectly for the Master and Alt.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,499
Posted By Jeff A
Question Legacy VP-X?

Chad,

For those of us (I have no idea how many there are) who have the original/legacy VP-X (not the Pro or Sport), do we face the same parts obsolescence issues? Is this unit fully supported by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jeff A
I used braided flex lines all the way from the...

I used braided flex lines all the way from the elbow fitting at the top of the gear leg down to the brake caliper. I had my local Parker hose shop fabricate them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By Jeff A
Question Who can cut my panel like this?

This is an excerpt from the Dynon Skyview brochure. Was wondering who could cut a panel like this for me AND confirm that a Garmin GTN6xx will fit properly in the space identified as "IFR GPS"? ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,762
Posted By Jeff A
I'm jealous. That scenery certainly beats flat,...

I'm jealous. That scenery certainly beats flat, boring North Texas.
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 63,118
Posted By Jeff A
User Database?

Jim,

Thank you for the quick response on my ADS-B report. I'm happy to find out my system is working perfectly.

Is there any plan to make a database for the ADS-B performance that is accessible...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,512
Posted By Jeff A
Forward mount

Installed per the plans, my rod end bearings contacted the control column throughout it's entire range of motion.

I fabricated a new F-849 Forward Control Mount quite easily. If I recall, the hole...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By Jeff A
Stick with the trailing edge alignment, that's...

Stick with the trailing edge alignment, that's what's important...not the horns.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By Jeff A
Either way...

SHOULD you or COULD you? Sure, you can, but it's not absolutely necessary. The wire that comes with the Whelen units (assuming that's what you're using) has worked flawlessly for years. Larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,582
Posted By Jeff A
Battery

I know first hand that a low battery has been know to cause the Artex units to activate inadvertently.

I don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but you need to be sure to replace your battery since...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By Jeff A
A VP-X would complement all that awesome...

A VP-X would complement all that awesome equipment very nicely. Use any switch you'd like to turn equipment on/off.

They don't pay me, I'm just a big fan. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By Jeff A
Just call up Superior tech support, tell them you...

Just call up Superior tech support, tell them you have a XP engine, and they will email you a copy of the manual. I've gotten the operators manual and overhaul manual from them without question....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,069
Posted By Jeff A
If these were new and heading to Joint Base...

If these were new and heading to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they were the newest AH-64E Apache Guardians....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N73-6xVSUrA
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,370
Posted By Jeff A
In every single case....no. In most cases....yes....

In every single case....no. In most cases....yes.

If you buy a Superior engine (or ECI, or Lycoming) why not just pick up the phone and call the respective manufacturer for any needed replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Jeff A
Yes

Not the best terminology, but in this case, yes -12v is the same as ground. Read the last line of page 1 and the first 2 lines of page 2. It clearly states -12v going to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Jeff A
Mine is a Gates XL7355 (also has #10A0900 on it)...

Mine is a Gates XL7355 (also has #10A0900 on it) using a Vans 60 amp alternator.

edit- 13/32" x 36-1/8"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,231
Posted By Jeff A
Unhappy Steve, Sorry to hear that the 3 is not living up...

Steve,

Sorry to hear that the 3 is not living up to expectations. Knock on wood, my 2 with a Wi-Fi backpack has been working flawlessly, both flying and snowboarding. My only personal complaint is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By Jeff A
McMaster-Carr PN 8507K13.

McMaster-Carr PN 8507K13.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,785
Posted By Jeff A
For the record, that's an AMP connector, not...

For the record, that's an AMP connector, not Molex....

You'll need one of these:

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70089874

You can see more info...
Forum: RV-12 03-14-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 63,669
Posted By Jeff A
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6743/2729812220...

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6743/27298122207091145864545.jpg

Over Bodega Bay in California. June 23rd, 2011.

Photo courtesy of Ian Brooke. RV-12 courtesy of Kevin Quirk. That's me flying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By Jeff A
Just try it first. Put a little Boelube paste on...

Just try it first. Put a little Boelube paste on the corners of the spar and slide the wing in, you'll be fine. Get at least one helper.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-05-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Jeff A
Any FBO at Love Field will treat you like a...

Any FBO at Love Field will treat you like a king......but you'll pay for it! Might consider Dallas Executive if you wanna save a few bucks. If you're set on Love Field, definitely choose Business...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,439
Posted By Jeff A
Funny, everytime I tell a guy I built an airplane...

Funny, everytime I tell a guy I built an airplane they ask how fast it goes. Every girl asks what I named it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By Jeff A
I can't speak to whether the cockpit control is...

I can't speak to whether the cockpit control is the same between new and old; but yes, mounting is entirely necessary. You must have a means to manually activate/reset the ELT from the cockpit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,693
Posted By Jeff A
My two Comm antennae are just behind the main...

My two Comm antennae are just behind the main spar, below the forward upslope of the passenger footwells. They work flawlessly. Transponder antenna is behind the rear spar, slightly offset to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,312
Posted By Jeff A
Here is what I did on my RV-8. Flow Ezy filter,...

Here is what I did on my RV-8. Flow Ezy filter, part number 4ILA-03-25-BL. Andair fuel pump. Custom delrin...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 02-17-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,698
Posted By Jeff A
Question Same question here...

Wondering the same thing. I recently bought the Nonin GO2 Achieve, but have yet to fly with it. Here at 700MSL, the unit typically says 95-98%. At what level should we be concerned? And, with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By Jeff A
PM me your e-mail. I have a copy.

PM me your e-mail. I have a copy.
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,274
Posted By Jeff A
The easiet solution would be to replace your...

The easiet solution would be to replace your Narco transponder with a Garmin Mode-S ES transponder. The new transponder and 650 will take care of the OUT. The GDL-39 will take care of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,969
Posted By Jeff A
Wouldn't a REALLY good set of spectacles be a...

Wouldn't a REALLY good set of spectacles be a better solution? At 36, I never fly without them....one pair of Rx glasses and one pair of Rx sunglasses.
Forum: Southeast 02-07-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Jeff A
Past through there about a year ago while...

Past through there about a year ago while ferrying a DA40 to the west coast. The people and facility at Flightline were nice.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Jeff A
Aviall or Tex-Air Parts....

Aviall or Tex-Air Parts....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Jeff A
A.E.R.O. on the left side of this page.

A.E.R.O. on the left side of this page.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-02-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,839
Posted By Jeff A
From the Trig Installation Manual: 12.2 FAA...

From the Trig Installation Manual:

12.2 FAA 91.227 Compliance
The TT22 transponder can be connected to the following GPS units to form the basis of a 14 CFR 91.227 compliant ADS-B installation:
...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Jeff A
Where is the fuel flow transducer located on the...

Where is the fuel flow transducer located on the airframe?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,967
Posted By Jeff A
What Kelly is suggesting is inspect, fly,...

What Kelly is suggesting is inspect, fly, inspect, fly, and on, and on....not simply starting the inspection early. The problem with a progressive inspection like this occurs when you have to prove...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,967
Posted By Jeff A
Probably not...

Progressive inspections can only be performed if authorized by the FSDO. They would require a clear definition as to why you are requesting a progressive schedule....and you can be sure they won't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,832
Posted By Jeff A
Thumbs up Glad you got it figured out. It's a shame none...

Glad you got it figured out. It's a shame none of us caught that when you posted the pictures of your connector the other week.

You'll love how everything works once it's finished. Keep us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,039
Posted By Jeff A
The same reason ATC is switching from radar to...

The same reason ATC is switching from radar to GPS based ADS-B for separation. GPS is considerably more accurate.
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