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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,055
Posted By rleffler
I made it HBC the morning, row 336 right off the...

I made it HBC the morning, row 336 right off the taxiway.

Our tent collapsed during the first storm today, We had about ten gallons of water in the tent. We lucked out in the almost everything...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By rleffler
I believe all third party EFIS vendors are in the...

I believe all third party EFIS vendors are in the same boat. They need to reverse engineer this new feature from Garmin and then implement new code for it.

I have AFS and Iím sure some of the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By rleffler
You can use a standard sd card.

You can use a standard sd card.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By rleffler
It would be easier just to use airplane mode. :D

It would be easier just to use airplane mode. :D
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 42,441
Posted By rleffler
The problem is many email applications,...

The problem is many email applications, firewalls, filters, etc won't allow users to receive executable files. Most can even tell if you simple rename the exe to something else.
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 42,441
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately, after selling my unit, I haven't...

Unfortunately, after selling my unit, I haven't kept the supporting applications and docs around.

The issue you may run into, is what version of software is currently installed. There are two...
Forum: ADS-B 06-25-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 42,441
Posted By rleffler
Unfortunately, after selling my unit, I haven't...

Unfortunately, after selling my unit, I haven't kept the supporting applications and docs around.

The issue you may run into, is what version of software is currently installed. There are two...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By rleffler
If you come to the RV-10 dinner on Sunday, Iím...

If you come to the RV-10 dinner on Sunday, Iím sure that youíll find somebody willing to give you a ride.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,654
Posted By rleffler
Only if you enjoy paying for things you don't...

Only if you enjoy paying for things you don't need or use. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rleffler
If the wheel pant was too hot to touch, youíve...

If the wheel pant was too hot to touch, youíve got some other things to check. I had a similar experience when I had a stuck throttle and had to ride the brakes to slow taxi speed back to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By rleffler
The real answer, it depends on your head shape. ...

The real answer, it depends on your head shape. I found I can't wear Zulus. IF I turn my head, I break the ear seals. The doesn't happen with Bose. So what works well for me, may not work for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By rleffler
Buy? They replaced mine for free at OSH. I...

Buy? They replaced mine for free at OSH. I usually drop mine off on Monday for a quick check. They've fixed a variety of things over the years and I've never been charged.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By rleffler
They do, but it's usually nothing to get excited...

They do, but it's usually nothing to get excited about. Usually, they'll toss in some home audio device, free financing for a year, or both.
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By rleffler
There are multiple groups of RV-10 campers. ...

There are multiple groups of RV-10 campers. There have been some negative experiences when it was attempted to grow the community. It was quickly learned that common sense is as common as one...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By rleffler
You will have to change one pin when migrating...

You will have to change one pin when migrating from the Pilot to the Vizion. Its for support of the blue button, which is a new feature. I don't recall what that pin did on the Pilot, its been...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,134
Posted By rleffler
I'll be there..... I don't know who the +1 will...

I'll be there..... I don't know who the +1 will be yet, but will probably have somebody tagging along.

bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By rleffler
I use Bluetooth to talk and a usb adapter in the...

I use Bluetooth to talk and a usb adapter in the cigarette lighter adapter for charging
Forum: Autopilots 05-31-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By rleffler
Phil, Unfortunately, purchasing an unit six...

Phil,

Unfortunately, purchasing an unit six years too early, then finding out you have a DOA is really your issue. The vendors clearly state what is the warranty period. I can empathize, I had a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By rleffler
Do you have the sv-Arinc installed? Itís a...

Do you have the sv-Arinc installed? Itís a requirement to send flight plan data from the Garmin.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By rleffler
If the 4500 is a ĎSí cpu model, you can display...

If the 4500 is a ĎSí cpu model, you can display approach plates and airport diagrams through a support subscription through AFS. The other charts are only available on the 5000 series.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By rleffler
It all comes down to mission and needs. The 10...

It all comes down to mission and needs. The 10 will have more room plus 2 more seats. The 14 can do aerobatics.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By rleffler
I believe the answer is no, but I would recommend...

I believe the answer is no, but I would recommend giving AFS a call to validate.

1. The SV-ARINC is running more feature rich code than the AFS-ARINC.
2. Iíve been told that to display holds on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By rleffler
I left the business and Nashville in the mid...

I left the business and Nashville in the mid eighties. I donít know Fred. Although I try to stay in touch with some of the bands I worked with as they come through town.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By rleffler
I've got a set JBL speakers in the hangar. I...

I've got a set JBL speakers in the hangar. I tried cheap speakers, but they just didn't quite cut it. I used an old receiver and my ipad, so I can listen to just about any content I want. I've...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By rleffler
Aerosport Products I have one of their first...

Aerosport Products

I have one of their first units in my RV-10. If they haven't already, they have a new model coming out that weighs less. It can easily be installed in a flying aircraft.
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By rleffler
I did the same. Rigged at the hangar. Yes,...

I did the same. Rigged at the hangar. Yes, definitely leave that top skin off until that's the last thing to do. Your back will thank you.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By rleffler
No big deal. The installation depends what's at...

No big deal.

The installation depends what's at the other end and what pitot you purchase.

The pitot attaches to the same tube that your current one does. Then depending on the brand, you'll need...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By rleffler
The answer to your question is yes. You can do...

The answer to your question is yes. You can do it either method, but using the altitude bug in your 4500 makes life much easier.

I basically just leave the Vizion in GPSS and control altitude from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By rleffler
Not necessarily a rare aircraft per se, but they...

Not necessarily a rare aircraft per se, but they do come up for sale from time to time. You have to watch here and several other sites and be prepared to instantly put a contingency deposit that...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 42,441
Posted By rleffler
Just for clarification, it may work ok, but it's...

Just for clarification, it may work ok, but it's not legal to use unless you've complied to the AMOC particular to your unit and gps navigator.
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,686
Posted By rleffler
I 100% agree with Bill's statement.

I 100% agree with Bill's statement.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By rleffler
It was just a few hours for me. I waited until...

It was just a few hours for me. I waited until I was comfortable that I made consistent landings. I also procrastinated to add a bit more drag with the engine break-in. There's no perfect...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By rleffler
You canít. The problem is these types of threads...

You canít. The problem is these types of threads are that people donít pay attention to the model. The OP stated EXP, but some of the comments arenít pertinent to the EXP. it would have been...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By rleffler
Not really. There is one amoc that turns it into...

Not really. There is one amoc that turns it into a in only device, but that doesn't help with the out mandate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,324
Posted By rleffler
It's not uncommon for us to have three RV-10s, a...

It's not uncommon for us to have three RV-10s, a RV-12, and a RV-14 flying YE plus a few other experimentals. We also have a few spam cans too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,324
Posted By rleffler
I personally had three sets of Flyboys wing walk...

I personally had three sets of Flyboys wing walk fail and another RV-10 at my airport went through two sets. I noticed while flying Young Eagles last summer what the root cause appears to be. When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,435
Posted By rleffler
Like Bob warned in an earlier post, don't get...

Like Bob warned in an earlier post, don't get hyper focused on the enroute portion of the flight. While not legal, just about any GPS solution will get you to the destination. However, they may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,829
Posted By rleffler
The good news is you can't go wrong with either...

The good news is you can't go wrong with either product.

My experience is that AFS tends to bring new features to the product quicker than Dynon. From what I've been able to judge, they also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By rleffler
It sounds like a config issue. There are...

It sounds like a config issue. There are multiple wx sources, I suspect the config may be set to the wrong one.

The fastest way to get support from AFS is to drop them an email or give them a call....
Forum: Safety 03-25-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,457
Posted By rleffler
I think you are just starting to realize some of...

I think you are just starting to realize some of the issues you need to master with your RV. I have a RV-10 that is based at an airport that has a fairly high student pilot population. RVs are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,409
Posted By rleffler
It's a difficult question to answer. This is...

It's a difficult question to answer. This is because almost no two aircraft have the same schematics. Without seeing the existing schematic, there isn't enough info provide accurate advice.

On my...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,839
Posted By rleffler
Since I'm older and frugal (except when it comes...

Since I'm older and frugal (except when it comes to things on the panel), I'm hoping to build my own tug this summer from parts. I really like what Ernst Freitag did. The casters he added solved...
Forum: Autopilots 03-21-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By rleffler
I upgraded my Digiflight to a Vizion soon after...

I upgraded my Digiflight to a Vizion soon after they were available. It worked for awhile, they issues similar to what you described started to happen. I was getting the "we've not experienced any...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,974
Posted By rleffler
So tell us more about your oil separator.........

So tell us more about your oil separator.........
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,974
Posted By rleffler
My RV-10 has settled in to a level slightly above...

My RV-10 has settled in to a level slightly above 6 qts. It's been very stable at that level for the last few years. It's hard to be more precise, since the dipstick markings go from 6 to 9. Not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By rleffler
Same here............

Same here............
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By rleffler
I was going to chime in on the access issue. I...

I was going to chime in on the access issue. I only have a tray on one side of the battery. My adahrs are hanging on a tray at the bulkhead where your plywood stops. It's painful for a big guy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,490
Posted By rleffler
I used USPS Priority Mail from Van's all the time...

I used USPS Priority Mail from Van's all the time for many years. In Ohio, UPS from Van's is at least a week. USPS Priority is three days and less expensive. The only caveat is that you probably...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,035
Posted By rleffler
When I built my RV-10 many years ago, like Carl,...

When I built my RV-10 many years ago, like Carl, I documented each and every connection in Excel. I also created a tab for each avionic device.

The end result is that you can look at P1 on my...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-13-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,889
Posted By rleffler
I have my CFII listed on my policy. He had zero...

I have my CFII listed on my policy. He had zero RV time when he was added. It didn't change my premium.

I think the person is confusing the safety pilot under vfr and ifr conditions. Under IFR,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By rleffler
I originally had a pair of Odyssey 680s, then...

I originally had a pair of Odyssey 680s, then upgraded to an Earthx 680 and a Earthx 2400. I've had them in for over a year and am happy with them.

I can run the 680 as an independent ebus or I can...
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,673
Posted By rleffler
I am in the process of taking the relays out and...

I am in the process of taking the relays out and using the annunciator inputs on my AFS 5500s. You can configure them NO or NC.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By rleffler
I'm the same as Bill. No issues after six...

I'm the same as Bill. No issues after six years. I epoxied the cowl interior and used the same product as Bill.
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,725
Posted By rleffler
I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago...

I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago just before OSH. As you can imagine getting new parts, finishing, and painting in a couple weeks was fun. (not!)

I was planning on performing my...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By rleffler
On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the...

On my RV-10, I've had to tighten twice over the first three year period, each time requiring a new hole. It's been three years since the last time and the tension is holding every time I check it.
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,086
Posted By rleffler
This going to be something that isn't uniform...

This going to be something that isn't uniform across the fleet, but most people should check the nose wheel tension multiple times a year the first few years.

I severely damage my nose wheel pant...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By rleffler
I agree with Carl. Just purchase a new...

I agree with Carl. Just purchase a new cable.

For the money we have in our aircraft, don't compromise to safe a couple bucks.
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By rleffler
How do you measure fully? I am aware of one...

How do you measure fully?

I am aware of one instance where a builder (who I won't name and it wasn't me) had the pins extend just through the frame. The door flexed and opened. Fortunately, the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-01-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By rleffler
It's not quite that simple any more. You didn't...

It's not quite that simple any more. You didn't mention if you have steam gauges or a particular vendor's EFIS installed.

With most of the modern EFIS, you will need to purchase your servos from...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By rleffler
I concur..... I purchased mine late summer last...

I concur.....

I purchased mine late summer last year. I have a bad back and getting on a typical creeper was hard on my back. Being able to sit upright or at least on a recline has helped my back...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By rleffler
planearound.com hinges

planearound.com hinges
Forum: Painting your RV 02-20-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By rleffler
You can find a list of distributors on Sherwin...

You can find a list of distributors on Sherwin Williams Website. I believe all the Acro Glo and Jet Glo products are available in quart cans. With that said, not all of the additives were...
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