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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,347
Posted By BobTurner
1. In the hangar there’s no signal to ping the...

1. In the hangar there’s no signal to ping the transponder. Pushing IDENT doesn’t change this.
2. The rules require you to use the same altitude source for adsb as the transponder uses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By BobTurner
Richard: I have no Val experience, but it seems...

Richard: I have no Val experience, but it seems unfair to compare its performance with a cowl antenna, to another radio with an external antenna. Have you ever swapped antennas, see of poor...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By BobTurner
I have no officially sanctioned ideas. But I...

I have no officially sanctioned ideas. But I don’t find it surprising that the FAA would want an attitude indicator to indicate the attitude. The fact that the traditional instrument can be adjusted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By BobTurner
Trio Pro. I too like the slip clutch/ physical...

Trio Pro. I too like the slip clutch/ physical disconnect servo design. But they’re both good. IMHO it comes down to panel space. The Trio uses more panel space, meaning it has more knobs and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-11-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BobTurner
The total time the compressor runs should be...

The total time the compressor runs should be unchanged. But you should see fewer, but longer, cycles.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By BobTurner
Current hangar waiting list at LVK looks to be 2+...

Current hangar waiting list at LVK looks to be 2+ years.
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By BobTurner
I have the TT22 and love it. But note, I don’t...

I have the TT22 and love it. But note, I don’t think the TT21 meets the requirements for an adsb-out device.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. One end of the pot to 12 volt power (fused...

Yes.
One end of the pot to 12 volt power (fused or CB); other end to ground; middle “slider” to GTN(s).
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,161
Posted By BobTurner
Well, you had to run a wire from a 430W RS232-out...

Well, you had to run a wire from a 430W RS232-out port to the Echo. Whatever port that was needs to be configured in the Garmin setup menu for adsb+.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By BobTurner
My two cents...

Absolutely strictly speaking, a TSO for, say, my Garmin 420W, also specifies one or more specific antennas, and one or more specific CDIs. However, the FAA is content to accept your or your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By BobTurner
Here’s another way to calculate best glide speed...

Here’s another way to calculate best glide speed from the same data. It may be more accurate because it lets you do some smoothing.
Take the data as above, and plot the data points: vertical speed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By BobTurner
Your belief is correct. ‘Best glide speed’, in...

Your belief is correct. ‘Best glide speed’, in terms of covering the greatest distance over the ground before you run out of altitude, depends on wind and aircraft weight. Most POH’s quote only...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By BobTurner
Did you follow the instructions? e.g., 30 minutes...

Did you follow the instructions? e.g., 30 minutes flying inside ‘rule’ airspace (airspace where adsb-out will be required in 2020)? Did you do a few 360’s, and climbs and descents? What items came up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
There’s no misinderstanding on my part. The part...

There’s no misinderstanding on my part. The part 61 logging rules have a variety of scenarios where someone can log “PIC time” with, or without, actually being the PIC as defined in part 91. The part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
Basically, yes. The policy says I must be PIC, no...

Basically, yes. The policy says I must be PIC, no one else.
Now if I ended up in court, I doubt anyone would believe me if I claimed that I really allowed someone with limited (or zero) time in type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
See my post #60, now with the correct faa...

See my post #60, now with the correct faa reference. What they said is a basic med pilot can ONLY act as PIC. He cannot act in any non-PIC capacity that requires a medical, e.g., a safety pilot must...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
No, not at all. If I am under the hood and PIC,...

No, not at all. If I am under the hood and PIC, and have a safety pilot with a third class medical, everyone’s happy. If there’s an accident, insurance should be valid. FAA will be happy I obeyed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
Sorry, typo in link to faa. Now fixed in post #60.

Sorry, typo in link to faa. Now fixed in post #60.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
As I pointed out in post 58, this is correct....

As I pointed out in post 58, this is correct. But, my insurance policy explicitly states that only I will act as THE PIC in my airplane. I am very reluctant to nulify my insurance by allowing my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
It is possible, under certain situations, but...

It is possible, under certain situations, but that is not the issue here. It’s not who logs time, but who is THE PIC - the person responsible for the safe and legal operation of the aircraft. THE PIC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
Apparently congress is full of bad lawyers. The...

Apparently congress is full of bad lawyers. The bill they passed used the term “PIC”. So the FAA, who of course was dragged into basic med kicking and screaming, sent out a memo saying basic med...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BobTurner
When I said the handle was ugly, I meant the...

When I said the handle was ugly, I meant the stock, pre 2008, brass handle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,116
Posted By BobTurner
Does anyone know, is the FAA still sticking to...

Does anyone know, is the FAA still sticking to its interpretation of the law, that Basic Med pilots cannot act as the required safety pilot when the PIC is under the hood?
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BobTurner
Change was made around spring 2008. It simplifies...

Change was made around spring 2008. It simplifies the routing of the rear seat hot air SCAT. At the same time the fuel line routing was simplified. It came with a extension for the valve shaft, and a...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By BobTurner
The center tunnel top has a hole for the valve...

The center tunnel top has a hole for the valve shaft pre-drilled, so you'll need to patch that in some way. Check that the valve handle/pointer will clear your center console in the new location....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By BobTurner
Gil, thanks for the reference. It was never...

Gil, thanks for the reference. It was never entirely clear to me if there was a definition of “meets the performance standards”.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,816
Posted By BobTurner
One data point: years ago a partner in a 182 had...

One data point: years ago a partner in a 182 had a prop strike. The adjuster didn't even bother to come look - he said just send some photos. They paid the bill with no hassles, including tear down....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By BobTurner
Basically correct. Although the airspeed...

Basically correct. Although the airspeed indicator is more sensitive to static source errors than the altimeter, so look for any difference, not just "significantly different".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By BobTurner
I believe this is a true statement, although no...

I believe this is a true statement, although no one, to my knowledge, has claimed their non-TSO'd GPS meets the IFR TSO's performance standards.



I believe this is not true. Passing the airborne...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,724
Posted By BobTurner
Take a look at Sossamon Field, Bryson City, NC....

Take a look at Sossamon Field, Bryson City, NC. The runway looks useable, the hangars and terminal building, not so much. All of the records seem to list Leroy Sossamon as the owner, but he died 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By BobTurner
As to “certified” (e.g., carries a TSO) vs...

As to “certified” (e.g., carries a TSO) vs “non-certified” (no TSO): the FAA seems to have taken the position that, for EAB aircraft, a manufacturer’s statement that a box “meets the TSO performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By BobTurner
They tend to charge by the day (extra hours are...

They tend to charge by the day (extra hours are expensive) so 1.5 days is the same as 2. I don’t know what you can do, but sometimes staying at an airport hotel and picking up the car in the morning...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-01-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By BobTurner
I’ll take a guess and say ‘yes’. For enroute...

I’ll take a guess and say ‘yes’. For enroute flying, you may manually enter waypoints (not for approaches), so that seems pretty much the same if the efis is supplying them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,061
Posted By BobTurner
Did we watch the same video? Was asked to,but...

Did we watch the same video? Was asked to,but didn’t, keep her speed up. Go around #1. Sent around to 35, botched pattern, too high, go around #2. Then stalled and spun the plane. How is any of this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By BobTurner
Well, since he is asking about an EAB airplane, I...

Well, since he is asking about an EAB airplane, I think the correct statement should be “.....you are not legal to fly at night, nor under ifr.”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By BobTurner
Lock nuts: you need to add the ‘running torque’...

Lock nuts: you need to add the ‘running torque’ of the nut to the desired torque, to get the wrench setting. e.g., if the nut has 3 inch pounds of drag, and you want 25 in lbs, set the wrench to 28...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By BobTurner
Standard procedure, to minimize ground loops, is...

Standard procedure, to minimize ground loops, is to run left, right, and ground wires inside the shielded cable. Connect them to the jack. Insulate the jack from ground with fiber washers. Ground the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By BobTurner
The KISS principle at its best!

The KISS principle at its best!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By BobTurner
I have a GRT HX controlling a Trio Pro. This...

I have a GRT HX controlling a Trio Pro. This thing is amazing, it will fly the airplane from just after liftoff to cruise to minimums on an ILS or LPV, much better than I can hand fly it. But because...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By BobTurner
Have you confirmed that people on the receiving...

Have you confirmed that people on the receiving end hear this static, or is it just you (‘sidetone’)?
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,887
Posted By BobTurner
With a modern EFIS, the need for pitot heat may...

With a modern EFIS, the need for pitot heat may be critical - some brands of EFIS may lose their horizon reference with a blocked pitot.
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobTurner
Ron, The AIM reference is 1-1-17, subsection...

Ron,
The AIM reference is 1-1-17, subsection 2(a)(2) and 2(a)(3), regarding the availability of non-gps equipment. Of course none of that applies for practice done in vfr conditions.
IMHO setting up...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobTurner
The last time I looked, TSO 129 boxes were only...

The last time I looked, TSO 129 boxes were only allowed to be used under ifr if alternate navigation (VOR, or maybe NDB(!)) was on-board, and could be used for an instrument approach at either the...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobTurner
When the previous posters said “approved” or “ifr...

When the previous posters said “approved” or “ifr certified” what they meant was that the box was TSO’d. In principle one might get FAA approval of a non-TSO’d box but to the best of my knowledge...
Forum: Reviews 11-25-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By BobTurner
There is little question that “looks sell”. Far...

There is little question that “looks sell”. Far too many don’t look at performance.

To answer your question, I bought GRT in 2010 and remain a happy customer. Unfortunately Carlos passed away...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By BobTurner
For completeness, add in over 10,000’. Not so...

For completeness, add in over 10,000’. Not so important back east, but not uncommon out here in the west.
Forum: COMM 11-23-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By BobTurner
I do. Send me a PM with your requirements (one or...

I do. Send me a PM with your requirements (one or two coms? Vor? Intercom (have one or want one?) warning tones? Music? (stereo?) how many people (2?), etc) and I’ll PM you the options.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By BobTurner
Lots of possibilities, but I’d bet you created a...

Lots of possibilities, but I’d bet you created a ground loop somehow. Is there an audio panel? Did you wire audio low (not ground) to the audio panel’s low input? Shields grounded only at audio...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,704
Posted By BobTurner
There is no need to climb high. Set the power at...

There is no need to climb high. Set the power at 75% or less, and lean. Note which cylinders hit peak EGT first, second, etc., and by how much difference in fuel flow.
Forum: ADS-B 11-21-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,639
Posted By BobTurner
As the previous post stated, it is not legal to...

As the previous post stated, it is not legal to conduct this experiment.
Forum: ADS-B 11-20-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t have a TT31 so you need to run this by an...

I don’t have a TT31 so you need to run this by an expert. I think you need one TT31 input accepting ‘ADS-B+’ data from the 430W. I think you need both altitude and airspeed data into the TT31 from,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By BobTurner
You might want to run your plans by an insurance...

You might want to run your plans by an insurance agent familiar with the RV-10, just so there are no surprises. I recommend Gallagher (they advertise here) but there are others.
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By BobTurner
The software has to be about 2 years old or...

The software has to be about 2 years old or newer. Look at the setup menus, see what RS232 formats are available. You need “ADSB+”. Just “ADSB” is not good enough. Garmin dealers seem to charge about...
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By BobTurner
How heavy is the bucking bar? For AN4 rivets you...

How heavy is the bucking bar? For AN4 rivets you want a pretty heavy one.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By BobTurner
I just purchased replacement door struts direct...

I just purchased replacement door struts direct from Vans. They are a different brand than my 2010 originals. Standard duty (500 N) one is $40. Oddly, the HD 600 N strut is triple that price(???)....
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By BobTurner
I trimmed 1/8” off, vibration went away.

I trimmed 1/8” off, vibration went away.
Forum: ADS-B 11-18-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,603
Posted By BobTurner
For compatible transponders like the 327, the...

For compatible transponders like the 327, the RS232 line replaces the sniffer.
Forum: RV-10 11-18-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By BobTurner
I had something similar - vibration at lower rpm....

I had something similar - vibration at lower rpm. IIRC I tracked it down to a metal part of the ramp baffle being a fraction to big - it was touching the cowling instead of the flexible material.
Forum: ADS-B 11-17-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By BobTurner
I’m amazed at how fast things are changing. 18...

I’m amazed at how fast things are changing. 18 months ago you could plan on selling your 327 for $1K, and get an FAA rebate. Now 327’s are going for $400, and there are no more rebates. Planning is...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BobTurner
430W and adsb+

ADSB+ is an rs232 protocol. Go to the 430W set up page, look at your rs232 output options. If you do not see adsb+ (not just adsb, you need the +) then you need new software to get it. Garmin dealers...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BobTurner
I had some success, with help of some tape, at...

I had some success, with help of some tape, at wearing my progressives upside down! (fortunately my left and right eyes are equally bad).
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By BobTurner
I'm sure you meant "...from my Garmin 430W...

I'm sure you meant "...from my Garmin 430W running relatively new software...." (e.g., you need ADSB+ output on the RS232 line).
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