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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By rleffler
Since we are in a time warp....... What you be...

Since we are in a time warp.......

What you be talkin' about Willis?

Don't be knocking those B-Movies, specifically any that I worked on! :D

I was the audio engineer for Bobby Bare at the time,...
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By rleffler
Garmin data updates are encrypted using your...

Garmin data updates are encrypted using your serial number as a key. That makes it difficult to share data with another user.

I've been told that if you can get the data from Jeppeson, that it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By rleffler
That brings several questions to mind with...

That brings several questions to mind with probably no right answers until after the first 2019 class is conducted.


Currently, the classes are two 3 day classes. Will the 2019 classes still be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By rleffler
I went through this a month ago. You can buy a...

I went through this a month ago. You can buy a single harness, but nobody stocks them. There is a thirty day lead time from most vendors.

You can buy parts to make most repairs, but at least for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By rleffler
Don conducts a class on the weekends in November...

Don conducts a class on the weekends in November and March. Fly down for the class and Don will assist and you'll only pay for the injectors you need. It was pretty straight forward. All I had to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By rleffler
Just give Don or Kyle at Airflow a call. They...

Just give Don or Kyle at Airflow a call. They aren't expensive. I think I paid under $20 for mine.
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By rleffler
Like I said, most of that information are in the ...

Like I said, most of that information are in the various AMOCs. I was the author of two of them. They all state to wire them per the instructions in the Navworx installation manual. Bill did a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
Tim it appears Maniago purchased your unit. If...

Tim it appears Maniago purchased your unit. If that’s correct, I’ll put mine up for sale at the same price.
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,580
Posted By rleffler
My RV-10 is wired exactly as Paul described. My...

My RV-10 is wired exactly as Paul described. My screens and only necessary equipment comes on with the master. The rest are on the Avionics master. I also have an EBUS. The screens are also...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By rleffler
Read the AMOCs. Those are the only solutions...

Read the AMOCs. Those are the only solutions that are approved to be used.

The only issues are those you listed.
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By rleffler
If your Vizion isnít going into gpss mode...

If your Vizion isnít going into gpss mode automatically, then it appears that you may have an Arinc issue. It could be a wiring issue or a software configuration issue on the 650.

On the 650,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By rleffler
My opinion is that I wouldn't want a smaller...

My opinion is that I wouldn't want a smaller screen EFIS as my PFD.

I have a Gemini installed as a backup and tie breaker EFIS. All I say is that I would choose another product if I was going to do...
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By rleffler
Electrical wiring is in the optional plans, not...

Electrical wiring is in the optional plans, not the default standard plans. If you have the CD, you can see the option plans. They aren't included as part of the standard kits.

I would highly...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By rleffler
I believe all 4500s used the panel mount tray to...

I believe all 4500s used the panel mount tray to help support the EFIS due to its weight and depth. The newer models are much lighter and about half the depth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,249
Posted By rleffler
The local FSDO has asked about tech counselor...

The local FSDO has asked about tech counselor visits on at least three inspections that I'm aware. I was also asked by my insurance broker. I have no idea what they did with that information.

When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,249
Posted By rleffler
Just ask...... It's also good to get multiple...

Just ask......

It's also good to get multiple tech counselors to look at your project if you have multiple in the area. Just don't ask them to come at the same time :rolleyes:

You'll get different...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
Jesse, There are a couple more AMOCs that should...

Jesse,

There are a couple more AMOCs that should all be on the AOPA site. Mostly with the EXP box.

Robin,

The FAA maintains a list of validated ADSB hardware combinations. If you find a GPS that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By rleffler
Gil, Out of curiosity, what is the distance from...

Gil,

Out of curiosity, what is the distance from the line in between your EFIS and the 625? I would have thought it should still be within the 16.8" from the centerline.

I didn't recognize the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
The bug is that traffic can't be sent on both...

The bug is that traffic can't be sent on both ports at the same time. You have to choose between displaying on the EFIS or a secondary source like Wifi to an iPad.

I believe 5.0 was only released...
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
Just to follow up. Steve and I have exchanged...

Just to follow up. Steve and I have exchanged several emails this morning. I've made more progress this morning with Steve than I've done over the last few weeks going through Garmin's formal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By rleffler
You omitted the prevision Section in the...

You omitted the prevision Section in the manual:

The GTN unit should be mounted in the avionics stack in the aircraft instrument panel within view and reach of the pilot. The primary unit location...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-10-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By rleffler
I didn't think there was an used market for...

I didn't think there was an used market for these. I have one as well if there is a second person looking for one. I won't publish a price or coordinate a sale until Tim sells his unit.

bob
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
Wilco, that was on my to do list for today...

Wilco, that was on my to do list for today anyways. I didn't have a quick method to post the screen shot to VAF yesterday.

I'm assuming the config module is plugged in correctly. I would have...
Forum: GPS 09-09-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
I acquired the appropriate battery from Garmin. ...

I acquired the appropriate battery from Garmin. Most dealers wanted $125 to install it it. It took all of about two minutes to install. I wonít go down that rabbit hole at the moment.

It was...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By rleffler
I replaced my Odyssey 680's in my RV-10 when they...

I replaced my Odyssey 680's in my RV-10 when they were on their last leg and were having difficulties starting the engine. In all fairness, they lasted through the last part of my build and five...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By rleffler
I've got three types of lighting in my...

I've got three types of lighting in my overhead.

Directional blue lights to wash the panel
Directional blue lights that is aimed at the lap of both front seats for map reading
Multiple white...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,418
Posted By rleffler
While I did take precautions to take photos of...

While I did take precautions to take photos of all my configuration pages, I didn't lose any of the configuration settings. I guess Murphy will strike if you don't have a record of the settings.:eek:
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By rleffler
Congrats Bill!

Congrats Bill!
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By rleffler
I suspect this will be the biggest headache for...

I suspect this will be the biggest headache for ADSB. As long as there are humans entering the ICAO codes, their are going to be typos. It's just random bad luck that somebody put your code in by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,418
Posted By rleffler
They are now working for me too!

They are now working for me too!
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By rleffler
This was my thinking when I bought mine about...

This was my thinking when I bought mine about eight years ago. That isn't my thinking today.

I went with the Van's deal. Lycoming just started shutting down the kit pipeline to builders. I was...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,418
Posted By rleffler
I'm getting a 404 error, file not found when I...

I'm getting a 404 error, file not found when I click on the download button for the Service...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,418
Posted By rleffler
The GTN series uses standard SD cards. Most of...

The GTN series uses standard SD cards. Most of my cards are Sandisk and seem to work just fine. YMMV with other brands.

My practice for both all of my screens and GPS is to have two set of cards /...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! The Saft is a about 30% less expensive...

Thanks! The Saft is a about 30% less expensive than but I bought battery through Garmin. I ordered the Garmin part just to be safe and to eliminate any future finger pointing.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! I have one on order through the dealer I...

Thanks!

I have one on order through the dealer I purchased my unit from. This is the first 650 battery that they had to replace.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
There is a similar thread on BeechTalk. They...

There is a similar thread on BeechTalk. They mention that it's a Varta ER 1/2 AA battery. I haven't been able to find an US distributer with this battery in stock. I haven't been able to confirm...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
No, the battery isn't showing as low. The Garmin...

No, the battery isn't showing as low. The Garmin Aviation Support person stated that message was caused by a low battery. He also stated that as the battery dies, it will take longer to lock onto...
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
Thanks for the information. Please be advised,...

Thanks for the information. Please be advised, that it was a "George" on the Aviation support line that stated it had to be returned to Garmin to replace the battery.
Forum: GPS 08-29-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,438
Posted By rleffler
GTN-650 Issue

I've been getting a message on my GTN-650 that states:

DATA LOST
Pilot stored data was lost. Recheck settings.

I stopped in the Garmin booth at OSH and nobody could tell me what was causing this...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,339
Posted By rleffler
I went with third party trim...

I went with third party trim brackets.

http://iflyrv10.com/uploads/3/5/2/4/35248396/2871062.jpg

When I was building there were a handful of failures. I assume by now Van's has solved that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By rleffler
i bought a box off amazon. They sit a bit proud...

i bought a box off amazon. They sit a bit proud in a standard #6 dimple. I havenít had time to figure what is required for them to sit flush.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By rleffler
ok, next step. Why did the servo fail? Bad...

ok, next step. Why did the servo fail? Bad servo, loose connection, etc.

Don't let intermittent issues go unchecked, because they will fail when it most inconvenience you.
Forum: ADS-B 08-22-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By rleffler
I just made this switch at the first of the year....

I just made this switch at the first of the year. Having a remote transponder really wasn't a traumatic conversion. One tap on my screen and the transponder screen is visible. I then have several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By rleffler
Don't guess or take anyone else's guess. They...

Don't guess or take anyone else's guess. They may be correct, but what if they aren't?

Take the access panels off, have somebody move the stick while you locate the source of the noise. Start with...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,339
Posted By rleffler
There really isn't much to do with the tail kit...

There really isn't much to do with the tail kit other than follow the plans.

If you haven't found Tim Olson's myrv10.com site yet, you may want to read this page....
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-20-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By rleffler
I've had similar symptoms twice. One was a...

I've had similar symptoms twice. One was a physical wiring issue and the other one was a dead gps puck.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By rleffler
I found using a laser level did a great job a...

I found using a laser level did a great job a determining where to drill holes in the wheel pants. Point the laser a the part, hole, or whatever you need the hole for, then when you put the pants...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By rleffler
Keep the epoxy to flow ratio to something that...

Keep the epoxy to flow ratio to something that generates peanut butter consistency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By rleffler
Have you looked at: https://www.anplumbing.com/

Have you looked at:

https://www.anplumbing.com/
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By rleffler
Possible, but in my opinion not probable. 1. ...

Possible, but in my opinion not probable.

1. Itís awkward place to reach the front vents. How are you going to control the louvres.

2. You be exposing the tunnel to heat if you block the output...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By rleffler
There are four RV-10s in the Columbus metro area....

There are four RV-10s in the Columbus metro area. Two of us are also Technical Counselors. 2 at Delaware, 1 at Lancaster, and 1 at Buckeye Exec. So you have plenty of sources for advice not too...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By rleffler
My experience of flying in the Midwest requires...

My experience of flying in the Midwest requires that I have independent control of both the front and rear heaters. In the winter, when its below freezing on the ground, I typically fly with the...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Kyle. It will impact resale value...

I agree with Kyle. It will impact resale value and doesn't add any significant weight. It also gets cold at 15k' regardless of where you live.
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By rleffler
I've experienced this as well. Do you have a...

I've experienced this as well. Do you have a GA35?
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,441
Posted By rleffler
Thanks! I just ordered one. My arthritis made...

Thanks! I just ordered one. My arthritis made my last condition inspection very painful. While pricey, you can't put a price on being pain free.

BTW, the discount code is all caps and is $20.
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