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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Each COSPAS-SARSAT signatory country agrees, as...

Each COSPAS-SARSAT signatory country agrees, as part of its membership, to enforce a particular set of rules for beacons registered in their country. In the US, that rule for ELTs mandates the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Sorry folks, but this discussion is missing the...

Sorry folks, but this discussion is missing the real meat-and-potatoes of the matter.

There are TWO topics here:
1) programming the ELT to match the tail number of the aircraft (USA only) or the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Try the 1/8" aluminum tube self-fabricated...

Try the 1/8" aluminum tube self-fabricated sensor. It can be quite easy to make. I think I might have all of three bucks tied up in mine and it works very well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mani - this one is easy to find, great thread,...

Mani - this one is easy to find, great thread, several folks highlighting their different approaches, successes and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Canadian_JOY
THIS makes the most sense. B&C is a small,...

THIS makes the most sense. B&C is a small, family-run business that is dedicated to excellence. Their customer support is even better than their products, and their products are the best in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Again, a summary... The basic HX has "computed...

Again, a summary...

The basic HX has "computed AOA" built into it - no sensing port is needed, no other hardware needed.

Upgrade your AHARS to the Adaptive AHARS and add the AOA sensor port if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bruno - at this stage in the game, for Canadian...

Bruno - at this stage in the game, for Canadian operators, I recommend installing a 1090ES solution. This brings many benefits in Canada and allows us to play in the US ADSB-mandate airspace if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Please DO remember that any 406MHz ELT you...

Please DO remember that any 406MHz ELT you purchase must be coded to match YOUR aircraft. Any savings had from purchasing a used one might well be consumed by the cost of having an avionics shop...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Yes, indeed, you're correct. That's what happens...

Yes, indeed, you're correct. That's what happens when one is writing a post here while doing other, more productive things. Simple minds truly are incapable of doing two things at once. Or at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,064
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ummm... I would tend to dispute this information....

Ummm... I would tend to dispute this information. Most GPS receivers do the mathematical integration that results in the production of 3-axis velocity data, totally independent of any AHARS. In...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By Canadian_JOY
No real flame here as your basic premise is right...

No real flame here as your basic premise is right on the money. Literally right on "the money".

I will suggest that ADSB compliance is NOT the cost driver in a current IFR panel. In fact I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Canadian_JOY
TruTrak will not have used a proprietary sensor -...

TruTrak will not have used a proprietary sensor - it just costs too much money to develop and manufacture custom sensors.

Post a photo of the sensor here. I'll bet it will take about 30 seconds for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,467
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Several years ago a chapter member and his son...

Several years ago a chapter member and his son brought an exchange student from Mexico out to visit our chapter hangar. The chapter member was (and still is) in the process of building his own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Canadian_JOY
It depends to which side of the runway centerline...

It depends to which side of the runway centerline you want to be displaced when following an ILS! :p

Honestly... the ILS is sensitive enough that you WILL be displaced from centerline when using a...
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Amer - cylinder head temperature is one factor. ...

Amer - cylinder head temperature is one factor. What we haven't been adding to the discussion is ICP - internal cylinder pressure. With high power being generated, you have both higher temperatures...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By Canadian_JOY
it's just a LOT easier to limit your engine runs....

it's just a LOT easier to limit your engine runs. Plan in advance what you want to accomplish for each run, how the run will be conducted, what your limits and expected timing will be, then follow...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By Canadian_JOY
After reading these last couple of posts I had...

After reading these last couple of posts I had flashbacks to that same set of questions from years ago. You're sitting on a LOT of dollars worth of engine and the last thing you want to do is harm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Canadian_JOY
This point is a real concern for cold-weather...

This point is a real concern for cold-weather break-in. We broke in our O-360 in December '17 and delayed the first flight until the temperature warmed UP to -15C. CHT's weren't a problem, and we...
Forum: Primers 01-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Canadian_JOY
If you don't want to buy a big compressor, give...

If you don't want to buy a big compressor, give consideration to a turbine HVLP for priming. The turbine guns will spray "thin" paints pretty well, and the overspray is very minimal. There was one...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dumb question maybe... Which interface type are...

Dumb question maybe... Which interface type are you using to drive the HX units?
GRT wiring diagram suggests driving one with Arinc 429 data, and the other with analog outputs from 430. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was breaking in at this time last year, but...

I was breaking in at this time last year, but here in Ontario, not Ft. Myers... :-)

I ran the first 4 hours full rich. By then CHTs had settled and oil consumption was nearly flat. Continued to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,093
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I've been running a pair of the cheap portable...

I've been running a pair of the cheap portable ones in my "other" airplane for quite a few years now. A single cigarette lighter socket in the panel was not going to cut it so I found an aftermarket...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Great post. Don't think of it as eating crow but...

Great post. Don't think of it as eating crow but rather as an expansion of your big book of experience.

For those here who have VPX and have a similar issue, perhaps you would share your "tricks"...
Forum: GPS 01-22-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,851
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Please take a moment to look at that statement,...

Please take a moment to look at that statement, then tilt it over on its ear. From Garmin's perspective, imagine how much money you would make selling NEW GPS boxes if you dead-ended the 430...
Forum: COMM 01-22-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,019
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Mani - using the 75ohm balun will produce some...

Mani - using the 75ohm balun will produce some signal loss. Not bad enough to generally be a problem, but you will lose some range on the VOR. Where it will get more problematic is if you use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,525
Posted By Canadian_JOY
To add to Bill's post... go check out his recent...

To add to Bill's post... go check out his recent post on P-Mag timing. Of critical importance in that thread is the need to properly time the P-Mag to your engine. The 390 times at 20BTDC while...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-21-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By Canadian_JOY
"COOL!" doesn't need much translation! Loved...

"COOL!" doesn't need much translation!
Loved seeing that big smile.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I suspect the more succinct answer is... with the...

I suspect the more succinct answer is... with the aircraft master switch.

Or at least that's how many aircraft are wired, so one doesn't have a switch that would allow you to accidentally power...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Slow? Or cautious after having learned from much...

Slow? Or cautious after having learned from much experience?
Thanks, I'll take the "do it slow, do it right" route!:D
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,396
Posted By Canadian_JOY
A sample size of one data point is included here...

A sample size of one data point is included here for your consideration.

While the Glasair Sportsman and RV10 are obviously different aircraft, one Sportsman owner had the WARP retrofitted to his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 188,774
Posted By Canadian_JOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9LkgxQojq8 Attri...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9LkgxQojq8

Attributed to an elevator control lock not having been removed prior to taking off.
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Many folks say custom-molded earplugs similarly...

Many folks say custom-molded earplugs similarly provide less attenuation than soft foam plugs. As Scott said, everybody is different. My molded plugs fit very well and attenuate noise as well as...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,122
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was NOT a believer in this opinion... until I...

I was NOT a believer in this opinion... until I had my first engine (a C85) overhauled. It was all gold-coloured on the inside. If any of you have seen the aluminum foil backing on insulation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks, everybody, for all your assistance. i'm...

Thanks, everybody, for all your assistance.

i'm still giggling over the FAA inspector's flaming derriere!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I'm still hoping to see some really good "how not...

I'm still hoping to see some really good "how not to do it" reference photos... Please, pretty please?!?!?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for this reference, Bill. I hadn't seen...

Thanks for this reference, Bill. I hadn't seen this one before.
Now that we know you know about the guidance provided in this document we'll be taking a closer look at your -7 to see that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Ahhhh yes, I had forgotten the NASA standards. ...

Ahhhh yes, I had forgotten the NASA standards. It's kind of cool how they are a modernized version of what we find in AC43-13. Good workmanship standards haven't changed much since the beginning of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
That one clearly does not fall into the "real...

That one clearly does not fall into the "real doozie" category - thanks, Mike!

It's nice to see folks taking the time to master the art of the single lace tie. Suweeeeet!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the hint. Most of the pics I've seen...

Thanks for the hint. Most of the pics I've seen there are of pretty low resolution - not really a candidate photo stock for showing on an overhead projector.

I guess I should have been a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,420
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Image Request: Poor and Excellent Wiring Techniques

Folks - I'll open this request with an admission of guilt. I'm guilty of being a bit lazy. I could spend hours searching through photos here, or I could take the easy route out and ask for your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Wow - nice set of features / improvements, Rob. ...

Wow - nice set of features / improvements, Rob. Nice to see the AFS products still being refined.
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By Canadian_JOY
i have two aircraft, both with push-button start...

i have two aircraft, both with push-button start and toggle switches for the ignition. The Start button is under a guard. After the first airplane I changed approach and put the ignition switches...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-08-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,507
Posted By Canadian_JOY
OK, I have finally dug up the...

OK, I have finally dug up the information...

DATE: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
TEL: 819-682-5273
Air: 123.20 MHz
Ground: 122.75 MHz

The location hasn't changed!
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Canadian_JOY
When I was going through final inspection there...

When I was going through final inspection there was a strong insistence from MD-RA that I go with the exception, even though there was no significant technical driver for this, other than that's what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,900
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Common problems... - Garmin GA35 GPS antenna...

Common problems...

- Garmin GA35 GPS antenna failure, turns the antenna into a perfect GPS jammer, wiping out reception on all GPS receivers in the airplane
- oil pressure sensors fail (particularly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Rob - if you wanted to liquidate that Hudly I...

Rob - if you wanted to liquidate that Hudly I might be interested... i have GRT equipment so feeding the Hudly data is relatively easy for me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for the clear, concise reply to my...

Thanks for the clear, concise reply to my questions, Cecil. This sounds like an excellent project indeed! I'm a software dolt so I won't be volunteering, unless you want a high quality generator of...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I was thinking pretty much the same thing... ...

I was thinking pretty much the same thing... Keep 'em coming, Pete!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,367
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Cecil - this sounds like a very exciting...

Cecil - this sounds like a very exciting project.

I'm curious... so far some reviewers of the GRT solution grouse about the car HUD devices not being focused at infinity. Is this an aspect you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dave - you are absolutely right. Without...

Dave - you are absolutely right. Without question there are other solutions available, some of them much less expensive. No doubt about that. If one doesn't wish to undertake any form of "surgery"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,554
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Welcome back to building, Phillippe. It's a bug...

Welcome back to building, Phillippe. It's a bug that keeps biting, so you might as well just give into it and build on!

If you need inspiration during your build, drop over to EAA 245 just west of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Chris - I've done my time in Alabama, scraping...

Chris - I've done my time in Alabama, scraping ice off windows as well as nearly dying of heat/humidity. While I enjoy the south I also have to have a bit of winter to make me truly enjoy the heat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Dave - I can think of only a very few instances...

Dave - I can think of only a very few instances where the standard PAR36 landing light is even close to good enough. Likewise for the PAR36 in taxi light configuration.

For taxi lights, some LED...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I would be happy to share whatever info I glean. ...

I would be happy to share whatever info I glean. Unfortunately we're now in the depths of winter so I'm unlikely to complete the rest of this modification until spring weather arrives. I'm in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Does your Sport EX have the mapping option...

Does your Sport EX have the mapping option enabled (extra$$ to purchase)?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-31-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By Canadian_JOY
I loved seeing the passenger's and pilot's...

I loved seeing the passenger's and pilot's different ratings of that first landing. You know pilot's... Fly a little, lie a lot! :-)

So good to see you two enjoying time together. Even better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Knowing my Baja Squadron Pro lights might offend...

Knowing my Baja Squadron Pro lights might offend others, I've put most of the hardware in place to fit two small LED flood lights in the engine cowl. They'll fill in the area of lower light...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,688
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Thanks for confirming, Bill - much appreciated. ...

Thanks for confirming, Bill - much appreciated. Nice to know my P-Mag hasn't hit that high temp mark to turn the indicator black. I'm using a simple 1/2" blast tube on the base of the P-Mag. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,688
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Bill - quick dumb question on P-Mag temp sensors...

Bill - quick dumb question on P-Mag temp sensors (the color dot on the exterior of the case). I had my P-Mag removed today to complete the annual gear inspection - what a PITA to get to the clamp...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,285
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Congratulations, Don! While you say you've spent...

Congratulations, Don!

While you say you've spent a week fighting the flu (yuck!) the reality is our weather has also been tremendously yucky. Glad you found a good day to slip the surly bonds in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Canadian_JOY
Some additional GRT configuration information...

Some additional GRT configuration information when dealing with an SL30 (this comes directly from correspondence with GRT):

Send SL30 OBS (Set Menu → General Setup)

Setting = Never – The course...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Canadian_JOY
After reading my post above I realize that I've...

After reading my post above I realize that I've left out a big chunk of info. ARINC429 connections are critical.

You want to hook up two ARINC 429 connections from the IFD440 to the GRT EFIS and...
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