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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,153
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation You may want to check your airspeed against GPS...

You may want to check your airspeed against GPS speed landing on a no wind day if you have instrument logging abilities.

In a good slip the 71 kts you are seeing may not be real. The pitot won't be...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By az_gila
Question Thanks, but I'm not really worried about the fit...

Thanks, but I'm not really worried about the fit - there's lots of room for the not very deep Skyview parts - I'm more concerned with the operational aspects and the ease of use.

Will it be a pain...
Forum: RV-10 Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By az_gila
Question Skyview panel component placement

VAFers,

I'm planning on an Aerosport panel with two 10 inch Skyview HDX units.

With the large units and the Aerosport panel restraints it seems like the only location available for the three small...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Wd-626 with "how to make it" shown on Sheet 60 of...

Wd-626 with "how to make it" shown on Sheet 60 of the plans.

Sheet 60 shows it as individual pieces Wd-626A to Wd-626F
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,564
Posted By az_gila
Smile There is a spec - it was quoted earlier in this...

There is a spec - it was quoted earlier in this thread...

Alcoa states a nominal cladding thickness of 5%

0.016 skin has 0.0008 cladding

0.025 skin has 0.0013 cladding

0.032 skin has 0.0016...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By az_gila
Smile Mine doesn't have any rivets there either. It's...

Mine doesn't have any rivets there either. It's also a single layer of aluminum so I'm not sure why rivets would even be in there in the first place.

As above, I'll have to look at the plans and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-17-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, but any hints on how to get at the two flush...

Yes, but any hints on how to get at the two flush rivets behind the SCAT tube collar? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By az_gila
Post I just checked. Unfortunately the two LED...

I just checked.

Unfortunately the two LED switches he has are three position ON/OFF/ON ones.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By az_gila
Smile If they are Contura V actuators then they are the...

If they are Contura V actuators then they are the same as those used for custom etching by rockerswitchpros.com...

https://rockerswitchpros.com/product/contura-v-blank/
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation One minor layout issue. I am sure you designed...

One minor layout issue. I am sure you designed for vertical Dsub connectors but some users might prefer to use 90 degree angle connectors on the PCB for system physical layout/clearance issues. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Unfortunately it doesn't have two poles which...

Unfortunately it doesn't have two poles which make the VPX switch hook-ups much better.

Two blue LEDs would look good though. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By az_gila
Question More important - does he have a dual LED switch...

More important - does he have a dual LED switch body with independent LEDS and two poles?

That seems to be the hardest part to find. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By az_gila
Smile Another possible option. I was going to assemble...

Another possible option.

I was going to assemble an O-360 myself that I bought as a box of yellow-tagged parts.

I had a finish question on the con rods and stopped by the local engine building shop...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,179
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Rather than full length long bits, I often find...

Rather than full length long bits, I often find that a 6 inch bit cut down to 4 or 5 inches is the best.

Cut it down so that you can drill a hole next to a cleco without the drill chuck hitting the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,179
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Nah.... my reply was that a metal list of drill...

Nah.... my reply was that a metal list of drill sizes is better than a paper list, and you get a "checker" thrown in too...:D
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By az_gila
Smile Sometimes asking for a cash "will call" price...

Sometimes asking for a cash "will call" price might get you the better commercial account price if you are willing to drive to get it.

It's worth asking, the worse they can do is say no. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,179
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Just buy one of these and keep it handy. It also...

Just buy one of these and keep it handy. It also tells you what sizes you need for tapping and clearances above the usual RV ones.

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/general/images/15.jpg

Available...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By az_gila
Question Check the hole spacing, it could be a "two...

Check the hole spacing, it could be a "two nutplate holder" that replaces the two nuts retaining the rudder lead counterweight.

Weren't some folks having trouble with these nuts coming loose as the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,529
Posted By az_gila
Smile Taking two flexible metal yardsticks and holding...

Taking two flexible metal yardsticks and holding them on the top and bottom surfaces of the wing at various flap and aileron locations can show where control surface misalignment and the famous "ski...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By az_gila
Smile The last bit of the Spruce description has it...

The last bit of the Spruce description has it --

This series of ergonomic Terminator Tools will enhance the efficiency and cost savings that can be realized from the use of Bergen Safety Cable™...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Thanks to all

Yes, and a thanks to all that commented. I think this will be the final design, and it is interesting to see the progression to get to this result.

Only two custom items needed from...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think the main problem is the data, not the...

I think the main problem is the data, not the card. :)
Forum: Tools 02-11-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Looks neat, but bring $$$ A link to save...

Looks neat, but bring $$$

A link to save searching. :)

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/nosetool.php
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile One more

One more variation based on Rob's comments. Add a "label for dummies" as a separate strip above the switches. It does make the switches look neater. The oval icon would illuminate to give a quick...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Question Labels

Did you label the ON position in any way?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up FAA source

Top level stuff here, right from the official source -
Must be registered first -

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/amateur_built_aircraft/

Details...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile This is what Carling says. The bulbs are 80 mA at...

This is what Carling says. The bulbs are 80 mA at 12 volts.

Incandescent lamps can accommodate the full range of lens colors, including blue and green. Incandescent lamps offer dispersed beam...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile I agree it would look better, but my initial...

I agree it would look better, but my initial question was about which way is ON for a rocker switch - check the earlier posts - and the ON vs OFF labelling came into play. I checked with an AA pilot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Good question even though we are...

Good question even though we are Experimental.

This is the relevant text from the new Part 23 certification standards -

§ 23.2605 Installation and operation.

(a) Each item of installed equipment...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile I believe it's for each order since it would be a...

I believe it's for each order since it would be a single setup if it was a new "icon" that said "PUSH ON" in words.

Send an email and check with them, my second response wasn't too clear and I don't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Except in this case the literature specifically...

Except in this case the literature specifically says to retain one magneto.

A failure of the unit will simply be the same as losing one magneto, and with much less moving mechanical parts it should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Go for the simple double pole ON/OFF switch shown...

Go for the simple double pole ON/OFF switch shown in post #7

With 2 independent lamps you should be able to VPX wire it in any combination. One pole is wired with the diode as per the VPX manual...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile Close?

Getting closer. If I move the external light switches away, I have a row of 6 on the Aerosport panel pilot side -

http://halie.com/odw.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile They answered quickly...:) Looks like a $25 set...

They answered quickly...:)

Looks like a $25 set up charge and then $12 per actuator, so if you order 5 actuators it's $17 instead of $10, not too bad for custom work.

I'm now preferring this with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By az_gila
Smile Not only that, but I miss the large plans that...

Not only that, but I miss the large plans that show the bigger picture of how multiple parts fit into place.

That seems to be not there in my -10 plans when it's detailed a single step at a time.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile I've asked rockerswitchpros.com about a custom...

I've asked rockerswitchpros.com about a custom switch with no upper icon and the text moved up.

Or maybe a custom upper icon that simple says "PUSH ON". That would place it up higher on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile Thanks for the comments. Perhaps it might be...

Thanks for the comments.

Perhaps it might be better to drop the cute icons and go for simple :)

http://halie.com/odr.jpg

Bottom always on, top on with circuit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Unhappy Unfortunately no, it's space left for the icon......

Unfortunately no, it's space left for the icon... but check the second option I just added.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Mike, thanks for the comments. This is now what I...

Mike, thanks for the comments. This is now what I am thinking.

http://halie.com/odY.jpg

Bottom back-lit all of the time, top lit with a different color when circuit activated.

Or another variation...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile I was looking at that sort of option, but it...

I was looking at that sort of option, but it seemed to me that mixing up two position ON/OFF switches with three position ON/OFF/ON switches in the same row may be a bit confusing, and possibly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile 10,000 hr OK for lamps

At a 10,000 hr projected lifetime for the little incandescent lamps I'm fine with non-LED. :)

I wasn't going to rockerswitchpros.com. There is no need to buy the actuators and switch bodies from...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation No Carling back lighting available for a center...

No Carling back lighting available for a center label. Pity, 'cos that would be a nice solution.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile OK, but it doesn't make sense to me that the back...

OK, but it doesn't make sense to me that the back lighting would go off in the on position. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Smile Vern, thanks for the comments. Some of my...

Vern, thanks for the comments. Some of my confusion probably goes back to my youth (and recent 3 week trip) and the European toggle switch household light convention. :)

Carling even refers to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not Correct

NOT CORRECT.

If you look hard there are many variations. The switch I linked to in the "post #7" reference is a simple ON/OFF switch with two independent light circuits.

I will check today, but I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-08-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,819
Posted By az_gila
Question Rocker switch action and conventions

Moved from another general thread...

This picture (stolen from Aerosport) shows the up/down question I had -

http://aerosportproducts.com/Site/images/SwitchPanel2.jpg

In this pic I would say the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By az_gila
Question up or down

This picture shows the up/down question I had -

http://aerosportproducts.com/Site/images/SwitchPanel2.jpg

In this pic I would say the middle switch is in the ON position, but I'm not sure if that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Another switch

Another one - this time just Double Pole ON/OFF (DPST) but with two independent lamps -

https://otrattw.net/V-SERIES-SEALED-ROCKER-SWITCH-BODY-ONLY-DPST-NO-ROCKER.html

Simple diagram here, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By az_gila
Smile I think this one might do the job for you, with a...

I think this one might do the job for you, with a custom actuator of course...

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8275/Contura_Switch_DPDT_Gray_-_ON-ON

Custom actuators here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By az_gila
Question Jan 1 which year? :)

Jan 1 which year? :)
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,969
Posted By az_gila
Smile It was a right handy vs. left handy thing. ...

It was a right handy vs. left handy thing. Glider spoilers on R side. Luckily I never flew a Blanik but I have seen the long, strange landings you mention. :)

I originally thought of making my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,760
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you have most of the pieces for a damaged one,...

If you have most of the pieces for a damaged one, or a one scratched up, an aircraft windshield shop can use it as a mold to make a replacement.
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,134
Posted By az_gila
Smile It will vary depending on lots of obvious...

It will vary depending on lots of obvious variables, however one data point is here for a RV-6A in a CAFE Foundation test -

11.39:1

...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-04-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,969
Posted By az_gila
Smile I guess that is why our instructors teach us to...

I guess that is why our instructors teach us to have your hand on the throttle when you land.

After lots of glider flying my power instructors had to slap my hand a few times to get into this habit....
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 02-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up The FAA SUA graphical web site is pretty good,...

The FAA SUA graphical web site is pretty good, and gives active times -

https://sua.faa.gov/sua/siteFrame.app
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By az_gila
Smile I believe the problem is with the soft hinge...

I believe the problem is with the soft hinge material distorting when it is dimpled. Try it on a scrap piece.
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By az_gila
Smile Reading the Garmin documentation it sounds like...

Reading the Garmin documentation it sounds like it is actually anonymous. From the installation manual -

2.1.1 Anonymous Mode
In anonymous mode, the GDL 82 transmits a temporary address instead of...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By az_gila
Question Perhaps one product improvement could be to make...

Perhaps one product improvement could be to make one of the three corners of the 'key' to be correct for use as a gas cap lever?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By az_gila
Smile I read the Garmin instructions as requiring a...

I read the Garmin instructions as requiring a continuous shield from one end of the bus to the other.
Forum: California 01-30-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By az_gila
Smile IIRC the Mojave desert glider pilots called that...

IIRC the Mojave desert glider pilots called that the "CIA strip". :)

It also appeared briefly on a video clip created by GM-Hughes, shortly after GM bought Hughes Aircraft. It was of heads-up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By az_gila
Smile Try looking through this thread for...

Try looking through this thread for pictures.

That area is one of the most confusing parts about the baffles, and everyone seems to have a slightly different end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By az_gila
Smile Or use Google to fully search the text on the web...

Or use Google to fully search the text on the web pages like this -

"tinnerman site:http://aircraftspruce.com"
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