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Forum: Midwest 04-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Zuldarin
I've flown into Dickinson ND (near the park) a...

I've flown into Dickinson ND (near the park) a couple of time and had a wonderful experience both times. They have a courtesy car available, great FBO with good people, a very large hangar which...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,355
Posted By Zuldarin
If you look at the Interfaces ...

If you look at the Interfaces (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/577174#additional)page it lists autopilots that it is compatible with. The GMC series is not listed, nor is the G3X touch which I...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,355
Posted By Zuldarin
Looks like the GMC series of Autopilot...

Looks like the GMC series of Autopilot controllers are not supported? Is that correct?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Zuldarin
Hence the “no pilot action required” option I...

Hence the “no pilot action required” option I used. You only need it when you need it. Not before. It’s purely a risk tolerance issue. Many don’t feel the need because of their experience, others...
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Zuldarin
Temporary insulated wall

I did this in my 3 car garage to keep the heat task to a minimum. I used “sections” or panels that I built out of 1x2” pine backed by 1/2” plywood. Each section was 4’ wide and approximately 8’...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By Zuldarin
You only need it when you need it

I ran setup which is very similar to yours for many hours without an alternate air source but it always bugged me. My biggest concern was a plastic bag sucked into the intake on takeoff so I decided...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,951
Posted By Zuldarin
Hah, when I fly side by side with my Rv12 friend...

Hah, when I fly side by side with my Rv12 friend I’m burning about the same amount of fuel....but I can go much faster, higher and carry more in my 9A. The only different is I am usually burning...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Zuldarin
If you are just attaching the tailcone there...

If you are just attaching the tailcone there isn't much you really need to worry about. But, before you rivet the top skins on you will want to think about the wiring (strobe, rudder trim if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Zuldarin
I would suggest that in addition to the good...

I would suggest that in addition to the good advice above you have them wear gloves. The aluminum edges are sharp when they come from the factory.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,105
Posted By Zuldarin
I LOVE MY VPX! I have the sport version in my 9A...

I LOVE MY VPX!

I have the sport version in my 9A and I am putting the pro version in the 10 I am building now. I have the same concerns about failure that I have with the single engine, single...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Zuldarin
I have my GDL39R under the baggage floor in my 9A...

I have my GDL39R under the baggage floor in my 9A and while I can connect to it and use it pretty reliably I do experience occasional disconnects with my iPad. Obviously that doesn't affect my G3X...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,643
Posted By Zuldarin
Hi Bill and Steve, if you guys do talk please let...

Hi Bill and Steve, if you guys do talk please let us know the result of the thickness question. I am thinking of using Sika on my 10 windows (used it on my 9A canopy with great results so far). I...
Forum: RV-10 12-12-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,107
Posted By Zuldarin
I epoxied two plies of carbon fiber to the under...

I epoxied two plies of carbon fiber to the under side of my oil door and that seemed to work for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By Zuldarin
I've added 1/8" shims under the HS attach pads to...

I've added 1/8" shims under the HS attach pads to raise my HS leading edge. I found that at 160+ knots it was taking lots of forward stick pressure to keep the nose down. My elevator trim would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By Zuldarin
I second the Airflow Performance pumps. Works...

I second the Airflow Performance pumps. Works great on my 9A.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By Zuldarin
EMS

I like the limited set up that Steve describes but you still need an EMS in this case (I assume since no instruments are visible). The single 460 gives you everything in one screen. My 2 cents.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 363,824
Posted By Zuldarin
Nice job Brice....glad to see she retained the...

Nice job Brice....glad to see she retained the "Juliette".

:-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By Zuldarin
Yes, thats exactly what I am saying Robert. I...

Yes, thats exactly what I am saying Robert. I don't even connect my A20 Bluetooth to my phone any longer. I simply use the Audio Panel Bluetooth option.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By Zuldarin
Bluetooth audio panel

I have 2 Bose A20's, one with Bluetooth and one without. I like the Bluetooth integration for making calls to ATC to get clearances and such but found that I much prefer the Bluetooth built in to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Zuldarin
You shouldn't have to "bang" on anything. My...

You shouldn't have to "bang" on anything. My slider is tight too but a gentle push and aft on the center frame bar just behind my head is enough to encourage it up the ramp and out of the pin holes....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Zuldarin
Yes, there is plenty of room for switches. I...

Yes, there is plenty of room for switches. I will say that my panel is not the stock van's panel, its the modular panel from Affordable panels and that is where the switch extension comes from. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Zuldarin
GDU460 in RV-9A panel

Like this one?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--TQquY8jZnU/VhHajhLS8GI/AAAAAAAAEGA/nEmfC5Sa3Ec/s640/2015-10-04%2B08.52.04.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By Zuldarin
I used CPC connectors for this purpose....

I used CPC connectors for this purpose.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DPAJHXMpAGA/WtKwI-l3R4I/AAAAAAAAF8Q/vjIBTmyusMsVOXVlPo4LXyl9otqe_DdIACLcBGAs/s640/20180413_014813375_iOS.jpg...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By Zuldarin
Nicely done Mark! I suspect many of us going...

Nicely done Mark! I suspect many of us going down this path will benefit from your work here. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 202,246
Posted By Zuldarin
I wrapped it on the outside. Its only there for...

I wrapped it on the outside. Its only there for structural support. I also inserted a 1" metal ring at the top so the hose clamp that holds the air ducting in place doesn't compress the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 202,246
Posted By Zuldarin
Just a data point for you Steve. I printed up an...

Just a data point for you Steve. I printed up an ABS oil cooler inlet shroud for my firewall mounted oil cooler last year. I flew it all summer including to Oshkosh and it had zero degradation that...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Posted By Zuldarin
What a great idea Jim. I think I will download...

What a great idea Jim. I think I will download your file and print one up myself!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-10-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By Zuldarin
Hi Larry, I'm sure Dan will be along shortly with...

Hi Larry, I'm sure Dan will be along shortly with enough science to satisfy your need but I will give you my recent experience with the oil cooler inlet. I have a 15 row cooler mounted on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By Zuldarin
James cowl with quarter turns

Similar to Airguy I have a James cowl with quarter turns. What documenting I did starts at the following blog entry.

http://www.darinanderson.com/2014/09/cowl-work-beginsplus-few-other-items.html
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Zuldarin
Larry, it depends on your engine. Cold air...

Larry, it depends on your engine. Cold air induction, piston oil squirters (angle valve usually) and electronic ignition all affect either the amount of heat added to the oil, or the ability to...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Posted By Zuldarin
Jim, you have to make the part public which took...

Jim, you have to make the part public which took a couple of days for my first one. Then once its public you can link to it.
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,766
Posted By Zuldarin
I uploaded my oil cooler shroud to ThingiVerse...

I uploaded my oil cooler shroud to ThingiVerse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2955289 so that others would have access to it. Seems to work well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,589
Posted By Zuldarin
Hi Andy, you've had a lot of good advise in this...

Hi Andy, you've had a lot of good advise in this thread but I thought I would add one more voice. I have similar heat soak issues and I was able to greatly limit the severity by wrapping all of my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,088
Posted By Zuldarin
altitude

I fly with my iPad Mini at well over 10,000 routinely. I've had it up to 17,500 a few times and never had an issue with it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,323
Posted By Zuldarin
Hi Steve, I haven't ad any issues with the rs232...

Hi Steve, I haven't ad any issues with the rs232 since you helped me. My gmc305 lights still occasionally blink out and come back on. Nothing like the light show I had when there was a serial issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,323
Posted By Zuldarin
I flew a little over an hour today with the new...

I flew a little over an hour today with the new update and had no problems. The blinking light issue on my GMC305 is still there though. :-(
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,575
Posted By Zuldarin
Thats a great looking tank! Does it have...

Thats a great looking tank! Does it have internal slosh baffles, or are they even needed? Did you do the welding?
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By Zuldarin
One more place to check is your individual...

One more place to check is your individual elevator alignment. I found that a slight (1/4" at the counterbalance leading edge) misalignment between the left and right elevators will affect the roll...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
If anybody is interested I was able to publish...

If anybody is interested I was able to publish the STL and Solidworks files to Thingiverse. As I said earlier this will only fit an install like mine but it might give you a start in designing your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
Yes I did Lenny, I can't tell you if it makes...

Yes I did Lenny, I can't tell you if it makes much of a difference because I changed so many variables at the same time. If I get some time later this month I will fly it with and without the ring...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 21,442
Posted By Zuldarin
Yes cutting and welding will work just fine. The...

Yes cutting and welding will work just fine. The only thing that needs to change is the size of the rubber sleeve and the clamps. The rest of the tube is 1.75" in diameter. See picture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
I have no problem posting the solidworks files. ...

I have no problem posting the solidworks files. I just created an account and uploaded the file but it says I have to wait 24 hours to make it public.

Keep in mind that this duct most likely will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
I'm sure it would help a little but everything...

I'm sure it would help a little but everything works so well now that I probably wont mess with it much more. I do plan on inserting smaller and smaller inlet rings until I find out how much air is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Zuldarin
When you purchased the display did you also get a...

When you purchased the display did you also get a config module? I think that is required in the PFD.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
Yes the printed shell is actually only about a...

Yes the printed shell is actually only about a 1/16th of an inch thick and its melting temperature is about 200' Celsius. I ran a similar configuration last year without the epoxy cover and it held...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zuldarin
Oil temperature problem solved...finally

Let me start with a little background on my engine and why I think I was having oil temperature issues. I have an RV-9A with an IO-360 but its not just any IO-360, its got a few "modifications" that...
Forum: COMM 05-28-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Zuldarin
Antenna on top

If you do put in a doubler I would suggest you but put it as far back as possible. Additionally I highly recommend you purchase and install the Supertracks slider mod which extends the travel of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,457
Posted By Zuldarin
ROFL! Now I have to go clean the coffee off of...

ROFL! Now I have to go clean the coffee off of my monitor.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 88,327
Posted By Zuldarin
Kent, I would suggest a G5 as a nice upgrade to...

Kent, I would suggest a G5 as a nice upgrade to your single GDU system. Not only does it give you a backup EFIS but it also talks via the CAN bus to your GDU allowing you to use the single knob on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By Zuldarin
I've got a 9A with an IO-360 so my numbers will...

I've got a 9A with an IO-360 so my numbers will be slightly different than yours but...

I started with a 3 bladed Catto prop just as you described. I loved that prop and it performed better than...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,227
Posted By Zuldarin
I actually like Josh's idea of using procedure...

I actually like Josh's idea of using procedure rather than adding another potential point of failure. If we can achieve the same end result with procedure why add a switch?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,227
Posted By Zuldarin
That is a good observation. The EFI systems I am...

That is a good observation. The EFI systems I am looking at have a controller/display that would allow for this option. Good thinking.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,227
Posted By Zuldarin
I hadn't really considered the backup battery as...

I hadn't really considered the backup battery as available for start but it in effect is available in this design. I will have to ensure the wires will support the current. Thanks!


I expect to be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,227
Posted By Zuldarin
I believe you are assuming that the aux bus...

I believe you are assuming that the aux bus switch is normally open? My thought was that normal operation has the aux feed switch closed so that power is available from both buses. If there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 22,227
Posted By Zuldarin
I've been considering this as well and this is...

I've been considering this as well and this is the basics of what I feel has the most simplicity with adequate redundancy. Normal operation has the master switch and the engine bus feed on. In this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,323
Posted By Zuldarin
I will add my voice to the screen refresh issue. ...

I will add my voice to the screen refresh issue. I noticed a slightly longer delay between resolution updates when zooming. It also seems to take a long time for the charts to show up. Its always...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,459
Posted By Zuldarin
Hi Clay, there are many ways to do this and many...

Hi Clay, there are many ways to do this and many opinions. I just did a post last week on my build log that describes the technique I am using. Its just one of many but it works well enough for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,167
Posted By Zuldarin
Excellent!

Thats a nice looking engine. Already has the angle oil filter adapter and dual PMags, nice. Can't tell, is it forward facing induction?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Zuldarin
I just finished this step on my right fuel tank...

I just finished this step on my right fuel tank and I can tell you that those alignment holes are important. Those holes on both sides ensure that the fuel tank is square when you start riveting in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,323
Posted By Zuldarin
OMG! I thought it was just me! My autopilot is...

OMG! I thought it was just me! My autopilot is intermittent now that I have upgraded. Hmmmm
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By Zuldarin
Welcome to our special world where everybody has...

Welcome to our special world where everybody has an opinion and not too many of them agree. :-)

Here are MY recommendations.

1. Pneumatic squeezer with at least 3 yokes. Longeron yoke is my most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Zuldarin
Another possibility

or you could do something like this so you can move the dimpler around/between etc so you get the support you need for any configuration. Its just a simple cart that is about 12-14" wide at the base...
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