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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, I know. Iíve installed several of these....

Yes, I know. Iíve installed several of these. Bruce Brielmaier. Diamondwave@zoomtown.com. Flip the bolt around and torque it from the bottom. One man operation. Takes 30 seconds. Saves pints of blood...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here’s what I found in my spare parts...

Here’s what I found in my spare parts ‘inventory’:
.One spacer (gold anodized)
.Four hold down clamps
.One stud of the correct length -
- although as I said, you can get these at NAPA, or any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Scott Hersha
Home Depot, Loweís, menards, door trim in maple...

Home Depot, Loweís, menards, door trim in maple or composite - or a piece of balsa wood, easily sanded to a wedge in about 5 minutes. Start with a piece about 6Ē long and work your way down flight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ll check my inventory today. I’m sure I have a...

I’ll check my inventory today. I’m sure I have a least one spacer, maybe two. I have hold down clamps as well, and maybe some longer studs, I’ll let you know what I find out. This is for a Lycoming...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree that the GEA 24 would be a good way to...

I agree that the GEA 24 would be a good way to go. If youíre doing the math, donít forget to factor in the engine sensors for the Garmin, including a fuel flow sender if you donít already have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By Scott Hersha
I thought there would be some guidance in AC43.13...

I thought there would be some guidance in AC43.13 relative to safety wiring oil filters, but I couldnít find anything. Also, my Lycoming overhaul manual doesnít address this, maybe because not all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By Scott Hersha
I made a small tab out of approx .025Ē stainless...

I made a small tab out of approx .025Ē stainless steel. Drilled a 1/4Ē hole in one end of it and a .040Ē hole in the other end. Bolted it to one of my unused vacuum pad bolts and used the small hole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Scott Hersha
Find a Grumman TR2/AA1B that Is salvageable and...

Find a Grumman TR2/AA1B that Is salvageable and get the fuel tank sight tubes from that. Call Roscoe at:

Yankee-Aviation.com

Iím sure he can help. He has every part ever made for a Grumman.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had two issues with mine that created a similar...

I had two issues with mine that created a similar situation to what you describe. One issue was with the connector. One of the wires, I think it was the ground wire was not tight in that green...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cincy River Rats did an 8 ship Memorial Day...

Cincy River Rats did an 8 ship Memorial Day formation flight over Glendale, OH (Cincinnati suburb). Weíve been doing this for several years. This year was a little different. There was no Glendale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Finally figured it out. I originally went to the...

Finally figured it out. I originally went to the forums page. From this page, I selected the general discussion page, because I didnít see anything related to camping. Then from that general...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Togaflyer, You say ďwhere it says Ďlast monthí,...

Togaflyer,
You say ďwhere it says Ďlast monthí, toggle.... Well, I canít find anyplace that says Ďlast monthí anywhere, so Iím unable to toggle that link. Where on Gods green earth are you seeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Carl. What you show on your screen...

Thank you Carl. What you show on your screen shot, simply does not show up. What I get is a Ďquick replyí box, or a Ďforum jumpí drop down. Nothing else...
There is no Ďdisplay optionsí choice, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
OK. At the risk of sounding like an even bigger...

OK. At the risk of sounding like an even bigger idiot..... there is no drop down box at the bottom of the page that says ďfrom the beginningĒ. There is a drop down box, but it says ďforum jumpĒ,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well... Followed Paulís advice. Selected VAF...

Well... Followed Paulís advice. Selected VAF Forums at the top, scrolled down to Aircraft Camping. There was only one post on this link. Not too helpful. I agree with the OPís post, it would be nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scott, Iím sure that works, but I canít even get...

Scott,
Iím sure that works, but I canít even get started. I canít find any place that says ďdisplay optionsĒ. Must be there somewhere, I just donít see it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, me too. I have several of these. They come...

Yep, me too. I have several of these. They come with the center pin, but the first part to be crimped is the pin, and if you goof that up (which I have done, way more than once and I have the correct...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would suspect the battery. I have had 4...

I would suspect the battery. I have had 4 PC-680ís and all of them have been on the airplane for 7+ years. I changed them due to time mostly, but they were all getting a little Ďtiredí when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Scott Hersha
BNC Center Pins

I don’t know how many people have had this problem, maybe I’m the only one, but I have several male BNC connectors that I can’t use because I’ve buggered up the gold plated center pin that goes on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Scott Hersha
Can you give us any details about the FAB you...

Can you give us any details about the FAB you installed? Does it have both a carb Heat muff and flapper valve? Does it have an alternate air door? If either of those are malfunctioning, it can...
Forum: COMM 05-20-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well - final post on this one. I installed my new...

Well - final post on this one. I installed my new Delta Pop COM antenna and a new 90* BNC connector yesterday. Since this antenna has a larger footprint than the one I removed, and itís located on...
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
Posted By Scott Hersha
That last sudden drop in airspeed from 70 to 60...

That last sudden drop in airspeed from 70 to 60 MPH when the bottom fell out, looks like it coincided with your final flare to a 3-point attitude. That may have helped ‘cushion the blow’, and also...
Forum: COMM 05-13-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
I doubt there are many common parts with the GRT...

I doubt there are many common parts with the GRT EIS unit itself, other than engine sensors. Iím pretty sure my issue had to do with RF interference from the VHF transmitter cable and antenna. New...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Scott Hersha
We are heading to Nashville Thursday thru Monday....

We are heading to Nashville Thursday thru Monday. Iíll be at the airport on Tuesday. Plus tomorrow (Wednesday).
Forum: COMM 05-12-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Good idea Bob. Thatís my plan. I would really...

Good idea Bob. Thatís my plan. I would really like to see the difference. Iím also going to try the aluminum foil thing to see if that makes a difference to before installing the new antenna, just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jamie, Why didnít you ask me? I donít know what...

Jamie,
Why didnít you ask me? I donít know what Rev Q means, but you can look at mine and decide. I have no idea what it is worth, but Iíll leave it to you to negotiate that detail. In fact, you...
Forum: COMM 05-12-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
I flew 3 times today and all three flights went...

I flew 3 times today and all three flights went well, relative to my previous problem. No spurious signals or warnings while transmitting. Almost all readings stay stable. I say almost because the...
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree. And a new antenna will fix that. If I...

I agree. And a new antenna will fix that. If I can find a VSWR meter and someone that knows how to use it, Iíll find out. The ferrite filter is temporary and mostly just used to help find the problem.
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bob, I installed a new hardware mount kit for...

Bob,
I installed a new hardware mount kit for this antenna (from Spruce) this last January during my upgrade. All parts of the installation except the antenna itself were replaced. I donít think...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-11-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is your sender a two wire, or one wire? The one...

Is your sender a two wire, or one wire? The one wire sender grounds through the sender chasis to the engine case. The two wire has a dedicated ground wire that connects to the engine case near the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,943
Posted By Scott Hersha
John, We have been working with Caleb to do...

John,
We have been working with Caleb to do condition inspections on RVís with his newly minted A&P. He did mine in March on my RV4. Heís local and heís accessible. I like the RV6 idea. Great...
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, it seems like I have the RF issue cured -...

Well, it seems like I have the RF issue cured - maybe. It’s testing good in the hangar. I’ll be more confident when I fly tomorrow if the problem doesn’t return. I tried a different PTT switch - no...
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Carl, Iím going to see if I can borrow...

Thanks Carl,
Iím going to see if I can borrow another GTR200 radio today and rule out the radio as the culprit. If thatís it, itís still on warranty and it would be the second time it is replaced on...
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
George, All of my coax in the plane is RG400 That...

George,
All of my coax in the plane is RG400 That I installed last winter during my upgrade. I have some of those ferrite bead collars, and Iíll experiment with those today. I have my boot cowl off,...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sam, Ya, Iíve been suspect of that antenna since...

Sam,
Ya, Iíve been suspect of that antenna since I bought the plane. I installed a new connector kit for it when I did my panel upgrade last winter, and it work fine before, but I didnít have any...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks John. This will have me doing some...

Thanks John. This will have me doing some research into how I did this before, when I had 2 coms, an audio panel, and separate intercom. I donít have these extra things now. My radio has an internal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By Scott Hersha
Another possibility is the use of vellum paper to...

Another possibility is the use of vellum paper to make a template. Vellum doesnít stretch and is transparent, so you can see through it to make marks to be used as a drill template. Use this...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks guys. I only have one button on my stick -...

Thanks guys. I only have one button on my stick - the PTT switch, which I WILL run back to my ground bus as suggested, and as I did before this troubleshooting scenario. I checked the continuity on...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Bob. Unfortunately after unbundling and...

Thanks Bob. Unfortunately after unbundling and then rerouting the power and ground wires, the problem still exists. My PTT wires were running right next to my main bus feed wire, so I rerouted that,...
Forum: COMM 05-09-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
OK. I did what Keith suggested above. I left the...

OK. I did what Keith suggested above. I left the radio master off and tried the PTT switch and the issue went away. Then I turned the radio master on but switched off the COM radio (new GTR 200B) and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can check the Steinair website and view a...

You can check the Steinair website and view a couple of the many how to videos that they have provided on their website. Basically you are turning a 2 conductor shielded communication line into a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve seen your Tripacer before. Donít know if it...

Iíve seen your Tripacer before. Donít know if it was at Lee Bottom or Morraine - second pic? But itís a nice one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,895
Posted By Scott Hersha
[QUOTE][Good luck, I hope it gives you a life...

[QUOTE][Good luck, I hope it gives you a life time of service and by "life time", I'm not talking about your life./QUOTE]

YIKES!! Competing vendor?? Yep. Sounding political. Canít we all just get...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,615
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mel, I had the exact same problem with my Jeff...

Mel,
I had the exact same problem with my Jeff Rose ignition system in my RV6 (circa 2000). An early problem we had was with a magnet that had come loose in the Hall effect unit. Jeff fixed that, but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-08-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By Scott Hersha
That is an awesome looking Tripacer. It seems...

That is an awesome looking Tripacer. It seems like it would be worth more as is than the value of itís avionics (much lower in a couple years when you have finished your new RV7 and want new modern...
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could try a ferrite bead clamp installed over...

You could try a ferrite bead clamp installed over the USB cord near the source of power. Should absorb some of not all of the RF on that cable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By Scott Hersha
Look in to visiting Mackinac Island in northern...

Look in to visiting Mackinac Island in northern Michigan (pronounced Ďmackinawí - always). Only accessible by boat or airplane. When you land, you will have to walk, take a bike (available), or a...
Forum: COMM 05-08-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dave, That looks interesting and if it works,...

Dave,
That looks interesting and if it works, what a simple solution. I donít have any audio noise, just the kind of Ďnoiseí that causes some of my engine indications to go batty when I key my mike....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,561
Posted By Scott Hersha
Interestingly, the Garmin SB (and others too)...

Interestingly, the Garmin SB (and others too) specify NON-CERTIFIED aircraft in the title of the SB. I just completed (yesterday) a wiring harness and installation of a Garmin GI275 configured as an...
Forum: COMM 05-08-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
After researching my Aero-Electric book, it looks...

After researching my Aero-Electric book, it looks like Bob says that engine mount bolts are great for holding the engine on the airframe, but not so good as a ground path. Impedance through bolted...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you donít get any takers, GRT is having a sale...

If you donít get any takers, GRT is having a sale that lasts until May 31 for $50 off on their servos. Normally $770, now $720 until the end of the month.
Forum: COMM 05-07-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Guess I’ll have to check all my grounds tomorrow....

Guess I’ll have to check all my grounds tomorrow. I checked the COM antenna today and the ground plane and braid was grounded solidly. I’ll need to remove my boot cowl to access my ‘forest of tabs’...
Forum: COMM 05-07-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Bob. Iíll check those items in the order...

Thanks Bob. Iíll check those items in the order you listed them. I used the GRT supplied harness. None of it is shielded, so Iíll start with the EIS to EFIS wire.
Forum: COMM 05-06-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
PTT causing problems

Before I call someone at GRT, maybe someone here can help, in fact Iím pretty sure of it. On my RV4 with two GRT screens and a Garmin GTR200B com radio, I often get spurious warnings, like ďEGT too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,432
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hate to date myself, but I had a class in college...

Hate to date myself, but I had a class in college called ďIndustrial CalculationsĒ. It was a slide rule class. Mandatory in my semi-engineering track, but they ended that course shortly after I...
Forum: RV-4 05-06-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Scott Hersha
Any short field landing, where you are slowed to...

Any short field landing, where you are slowed to min maneuver under power might result in landing short if your engine fails on final, but it is something that needs to be practiced if you plan to...
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Smokey. Iíve also filed a more...

I agree with Smokey. Iíve also filed a more aggressive notch on my flap lever and the new notch I made when I moved my seat back aft. Also, my flaps down stall speed is about 48k and clean break is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,310
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím with you Ron. Iím wondering if this...

Iím with you Ron. Iím wondering if this discussion would be happening if we werenít laying low because of corona virus. Canít fly (well, some of us can, and do), and weíre bored. It was a nice day...
Forum: RV-4 05-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not sure thereís room for three Ďnotchesí. On my...

Not sure thereís room for three Ďnotchesí. On my RV4, I moved the front seat aft almost 3Ē and the seat back angle is where the notches are. My seat back is now closer the the fulcrum. I had 3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Scott Hersha
Put mine on the outer left wingtip rib under the...

Put mine on the outer left wingtip rib under the fiberglass wingtip fairing. Thereís a piece of conduit in the wing and it was easy to run a snake through it to pull the required wiring harness. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Scott Hersha
Finn and Vince - that’s what I was hoping to get...

Finn and Vince - that’s what I was hoping to get a picture of. It’s a little crowded there, but very accessible and easy to wire. These pictures are worth a thousands words. The bracket drawing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow - I like that metal shipping strap idea. I...

Wow - I like that metal shipping strap idea. I should have thought of that myself. Keep that stuff out of the landfill for something useful...
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