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Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,542
Posted By TShort
That worked! Spectacular. Thanks!

That worked!

Spectacular. Thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By TShort
FS 2 screen AFS AF-3500 Dual screen complete system

I have for sale a complete dual screen AFS AF3500 system removed last winter for upgrades.
Includes all engine sensors (EGT, CHT, fuel and oil pressure, mag sensor, MAP, oil temp, and fuel flow) as...
Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,542
Posted By TShort
The youtube link doesn't work for me ... I get a...

The youtube link doesn't work for me ... I get a circle with an exclamation point inside / some sort of error.
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By TShort
My girlfriend likes the Zulu 3 - she tried both...

My girlfriend likes the Zulu 3 - she tried both the Bose X and A20, didn't like either of them.

She says the Zulu is more comfortable. There is an option for a taller pad on the part that goes over...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By TShort
Agree with your thoughts ... I spent a ton of...

Agree with your thoughts ... I spent a ton of time on my purchased RV-10 making the baffles etc seal well. I've done a ton of reading and research about airflow etc. Jim's baffles are well sealed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,837
Posted By TShort
Count me in as well. Sounds awesome!

Count me in as well. Sounds awesome!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By TShort
Agree about the CHTs We've talked about that and...

Agree about the CHTs
We've talked about that and are looking at the issue.
Baffles etc look good.

Anecdotally, he's been told "this is a common problem with the RV-9 in climb" - any truth to that?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By TShort
Haha. We talked about that. There is tons of...

Haha. We talked about that.

There is tons of great knowledge on this board ... I was hoping for some insight or thoughts on troubleshooting.

The front page exposure definitely helps - thanks Doug!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By TShort
Here are screenshots of the above flights...

Here are screenshots of the above flights (clicking the savvy links in the above posts takes you to the actual data, where additional parameters can be added / compared):

Normal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,914
Posted By TShort
Help needed troubleshooting rough running O-320

I'm hoping for some wisdom / assistance in helping a friend troubleshoot a rough running engine in his purchased RV-9.

Background: RV-9, carb'd lycoming o-320, dual mags, pretty much basic setup as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,020
Posted By TShort
I downloaded / installed and test flew the...

I downloaded / installed and test flew the upgrades to both the GTN (6.50) and G3X touch (6.20) on 9/12, didn't have any issues.

The G3X updates took no time at all. The GTN took maybe 7-8 minutes...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,102
Posted By TShort
Here are a couple of things I noted during some...

Here are a couple of things I noted during some recent cross countries:

- on map view you can touch restricted areas, MOAs, etc and get info - this doesn't work in chart (sectional) view

- when...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,694
Posted By TShort
Justin- Here's what I used for the fusible links...

Justin-

Here's what I used for the fusible links to the shunt on my G3X system.
I'd have to look and see what wire gauge I used, am out of town and away from the documentation now (but it was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,661
Posted By TShort
I've used them since '03, no recent issues

I've used them since '03, no recent issues
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-04-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By TShort
I did what you mentioned - I put some of the...

I did what you mentioned - I put some of the "less critical" devices with low draw and not much need to "monitor" with the VPX on a fuse block - like the GDL52R, the CO monitor, etc. Super easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,837
Posted By TShort
I'm in. Given enough notice (2-3 months or...

I'm in. Given enough notice (2-3 months or more), I can make my schedule work.
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By TShort
Doug- Sent you a PM Thanks Thomas

Doug-

Sent you a PM

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By TShort
That's nothin' ... I closed up the tanks on my SB...

That's nothin' ... I closed up the tanks on my SB -8 wings in 2007 :eek: (and I am nowhere close to flying...)

Have been wondering the same thing myself. They've been sitting vertically in a stand,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By TShort
Thanks guys. I don't care about cosmetics...

Thanks guys. I don't care about cosmetics (especially on the inside), so I'll keep it simple.

Larry - I think you're right, we have pretty similar setups. Appreciate any pics.

How did you attach...
Forum: Midwest 07-16-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By TShort
3VS Versailles pireps

Any pireps on Roy Otten Memorial (3VS)

We are going to lake of the Ozarks in a couple weeks, usually land at KOZS but the house we are renting this year is equidistant, and the rest of the crew is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By TShort
Radiant heat shield

Question for all you engineering types ...

I am making a heat shield for my firewall mounted battery, to keep radiant heat from the exhaust away.

The side facing the exhaust will be shiny...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By TShort
Steve- Thanks for the quick response! You guys...

Steve-

Thanks for the quick response! You guys rock ... 6AM on a Sunday!

Is this a common issue with different headsets? I have an A20, a Bose X, and a Lightspeed headset ... wondering if that's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By TShort
GMA245 / G3X Audio

All-

I am probably missing something obvious but hoping someone can give me a solution.

In the new panel, G3X touch with GTN650/GTR20/GMA245, I am having issues with volume for the copilot and...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,875
Posted By TShort
I should be able to make it this year, will be...

I should be able to make it this year, will be solo.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By TShort
Boone IA RV day

We made it out for RV day in Boone, IA this year - not sure why the event wasn't more advertised, it's a great airport and they have breakfast AND lunch! We missed breakfast (taking delivery of a...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By TShort
Panel and electrical upgrade

Well, I have come to the end of a 6 month upgrade on the RV-10 and wanted to post some pictures and a summary of the upgrades. We actually finished back in April but Iíve been too busy flying to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,983
Posted By TShort
Steve- Are the flap brackets the same between...

Steve-

Are the flap brackets the same between the RV-9 and RV-10? If not, do you have any plans to make similar covers for the RV-10 brackets?

Thanks
Thomas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
Thanks. I'm gonna try the soldering gun first, as...

Thanks.
I'm gonna try the soldering gun first, as I have one of those.
Hopefully I will be able to do it in place.

I also found (based on a suggestion from the aeroelectric list) a phone app that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
Like these? Pretty cheap....

Like these? Pretty cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/bulk-tape-eraser
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
Interesting. I thought the rudder cable needed...

Interesting.

I thought the rudder cable needed to go down the middle, between the two legs of the soldering gun. Does it just need to be near?

Perhaps something like this might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
I saw that somewhere too ... stopped and got one...

I saw that somewhere too ... stopped and got one on the way home from the airport just now.

Will report back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
It has to be the rudder cables; it passes just...

It has to be the rudder cables; it passes just fine until I move the rudder, and then the thing goes nuts.

We have some leeway (slack) in terms of moving it up, but relocating to the wing would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By TShort
Degaussing

I've got the magnetometer for the G3X mounted aft in the tailcone

Today while doing the interference testing it failed massively with minimal rudder movement. Like >500%

Garmin says I need to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By TShort
Thanks!! I looked over that manual online last...

Thanks!!

I looked over that manual online last night several times ... and somehow overlooked that!

Thomas
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By TShort
Voltage alert ranges, EarthX battery

What ranges are people using for green / yellow / red voltage in the EFIS with the EarthX battery?

Since the resting voltage is higher than the Odyssey and others, I was curious how you guys have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,846
Posted By TShort
+ another for Bill at Up North. We went through...

+ another for Bill at Up North.

We went through dozens (and dozens) of iterations before I settled on a final design. He was quick to make all the changes and adjustments, and super easy to work...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By TShort
G3X and aux tanks

I've installed aux tanks in the RV-10 as part of the upgrade (basically like the SafeAir / hotel whiskey tanks).

They have 7.5 gal each per side, but no fuel senders.

How do those of you with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,846
Posted By TShort
And, it's WAY too clean!!

And, it's WAY too clean!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By TShort
I hope it's forever ... I finished my slow build...

I hope it's forever ... I finished my slow build tanks in 2007 and they've been sitting (empty) since!

Curious to see answers to this ... I never thought about it being an issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By TShort
Just looking at that headset it looks very...

Just looking at that headset it looks very similar to the bose quietcomfort 20 in ear active headphones ... I have a pair that I use when traveling on the airlines and they are phenomenal at noise...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By TShort
The loss of the pics in those other threads is...

The loss of the pics in those other threads is killing me.
I had them bookmarked from before, now I wish I had taken screenshots or saved the images...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,121
Posted By TShort
SteinAir painted and then laser etched / filled...

SteinAir painted and then laser etched / filled my panel for me ... no long term testing yet, but the paint is surprisingly durable. I've installed nuts on switches, etc and have not had any issue...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By TShort
I'm far from an electronics expert, so I can't...

I'm far from an electronics expert, so I can't answer to the ins and outs of splitting it.

However, when I first bought the -10 there was an issue with the RS-232 feed to my Digiflight II, and after...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,461
Posted By TShort
There was a display model at OSH last summer too...

There was a display model at OSH last summer too ....
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By TShort
I'm interested in this as well, about to fly the...

I'm interested in this as well, about to fly the new G3X installation...
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,461
Posted By TShort
Also, there is no pmag for the 6 cyl 540 yet. I...

Also, there is no pmag for the 6 cyl 540 yet.
I got a free hat at OSH and was told they would be shipping last Aug ... my understanding is the 6 cyl pmag has been a long time coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,478
Posted By TShort
The ipad mini 4 is my favorite of the ipad...

The ipad mini 4 is my favorite of the ipad sizes.

With an armorglas anti-glare screen cover on it it is great in the cockpit. I've found the internal GPS to be great.

Unfortunately the online...
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,463
Posted By TShort
I have this thread bookmarked in my RV-10...

I have this thread bookmarked in my RV-10 folder:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=95952
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By TShort
So the answer for those following along at...

So the answer for those following along at home....

If you want to create an active low alert for one of the VPX switches (which just connect to ground), you need to either:

- use a DPST switch,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By TShort
I should clarify the above. For this pump, I am...

I should clarify the above.

For this pump, I am generating an alert (reminder) that the boost pump switch is on, not monitoring power to the pump itself (as I can do that with the VPX).

The VPX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By TShort
The VPX switches are just to ground, no power, so...

The VPX switches are just to ground, no power, so it is active low.

I have the most recent revision (AE).

Thanks for the quick reply!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By TShort
G3X general purpose inputs

I am using several of the general purpose inputs on the G3X for various notifications.
I have used all of the discrete inputs.

I connected both aux fuel pumps (for the extended range tanks) to GP3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By TShort
One thing I have found is to use a bit that is as...

One thing I have found is to use a bit that is as short as possible, and insert it fully into the chuck ... that looks like a 12” bit, and those things will wander all over, especially in #30 and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By TShort
Also look at French Lick, Indiana - nice hotels,...

Also look at French Lick, Indiana - nice hotels, casino, and a couple golf courses. The airport is close, and the resort will pick you up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,544
Posted By TShort
Thanks Larry. When Jon and I finish the panel...

Thanks Larry.

When Jon and I finish the panel upgrade I might want to fly down and look yours over.

Plus he's mentioned a race to compare our 3 different props :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,544
Posted By TShort
If possible, can you post pics / summary of the...

If possible, can you post pics / summary of the install? Iím curious about this as well.
Forum: Autopilots 03-23-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By TShort
Yaw damper / rudder servo and CWS

What's the consensus on control wheel steering (CWS) and the yaw damper / rudder servo?

The G3X offers the option of only disconnecting pitch and roll when using CWS, and keeping the rudder under...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,764
Posted By TShort
So we are about to connect all this up and get...

So we are about to connect all this up and get some electrons flowing.

Can I connect one end of the pot to power, the other to ground, and the middle to 3 GDU displays? Will splicing the wires onto...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By TShort
Cool! More toys!! :D

Cool! More toys!! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By TShort
I bought one of these based on recommendations...

I bought one of these based on recommendations from the aeroelectric listserv:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/251915193466

Old leftover power cord and some connectors, and I was in business. Have not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By TShort
Found the...

Found the thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1153709&postcount=12
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
Posted By TShort
Based on the pic it looks exactly the same to me...

Based on the pic it looks exactly the same to me - including the included connectors.

I still haven't found where I read that Stein modified these somehow ... perhaps he will chime in if he reads...
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