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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By SteinAir
Regardless of who says what was used when on...

Regardless of who says what was used when on various aerospace vehicles over the decades, current mfgr's of engine monitoring systems for our sport aircraft almost all universally recommend stranded...
Forum: COMM 08-03-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By SteinAir
Good advice in prior posts, worst case scenario...

Good advice in prior posts, worst case scenario we can help you get it repaired at Garmin...

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Tools 01-26-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,454
Posted By SteinAir
Just be aware that though they are the "same"...

Just be aware that though they are the "same" tool, before we ship them we take them apart, throw the positioner on a lathe (as noted by the customers own modification below) and slightly alter it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,188
Posted By SteinAir
If you're going to use a 650 some day, that means...

If you're going to use a 650 some day, that means another (2nd comm + a nav radio), you'll REALLY want a real audio panel...either a Garmin or PSE. The Dynon Intercom is a fine solution for one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By SteinAir
Don't make the actual panel out of Carbon Fiber...

Don't make the actual panel out of Carbon Fiber board/sheet or whatever. Lots of reasons for this, but one of them being the inability to pre-fabricate it to match off site from your plane (as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,729
Posted By SteinAir
Many of the modern avionics and EFISes have their...

Many of the modern avionics and EFISes have their own cooling fans in or on them, and in addition to that perhaps the most important thing is to have some sort of vent holes in the glareshield (or...
Forum: COMM 09-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By SteinAir
Turn off / on, take in / out of the tray, push...

Turn off / on, take in / out of the tray, push buttons to ISO and not ISO again - and see if you can repeat the failure or get it to go back to normal. If not, then maybe an issue, but it also could...
Forum: Autopilots 09-11-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By SteinAir
If you push the switch and it works for...

If you push the switch and it works for enable/disable (connect/disconnect), then you're good to go - as it's the same switch!

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,296
Posted By SteinAir
FAA 8130.2J...

FAA 8130.2J (https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/FAA_Order_8130.2J.pdf)

Page 162 (D-14)

Cheers,
Stein

ed...fixed link

Note: don't copy bad links when you quote posts; it just repeats...
Forum: ADS-B 07-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,543
Posted By SteinAir
I believe the GDL-82 is around $1795, the...

I believe the GDL-82 is around $1795, the GDL51(r)/52(r) around $649 & $1149 respectively.

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: ADS-B 07-18-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,543
Posted By SteinAir
New (July 2017) Garmin ADS-B Products

I haven't seen this out there yet, but it may be of interest to folks wondering about yet more ADSB solutions!

The GDL-82 is a neato inline box that you simply plug into your existing transponder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By SteinAir
...and then of course there is the folks who have...

...and then of course there is the folks who have them available cheaper than any of the aformentioned sources!

http://www.steinair.com/product-category/connectors/d-sub/contacts/

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,267
Posted By SteinAir
Nice job and congrats! You did a good job fitting...

Nice job and congrats! You did a good job fitting all those avionics into your panel too...of course I'm biased! :)

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,781
Posted By SteinAir
That has been done, as have things like coiled...

That has been done, as have things like coiled springs, brillow pads, and many others...with mixed to neutral results. As a fellow Frozen Tundra Flyer in Minnesnowta, I feel your pain. The reality is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,450
Posted By SteinAir
Find the plane first, then call me next with a...

Find the plane first, then call me next with a picture and I can likely tell you!
Anything short of that is almost an impossibility, even within brands... there is such a HUGE variation of products...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,450
Posted By SteinAir
There is no way to "normalize" a comparison when...

There is no way to "normalize" a comparison when it comes to avionics. The market and products are fluid (changing regularly) and you'll also find rather subjective and fierce positive brand loyalty...
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,984
Posted By SteinAir
Since we've gotten a few calls directly about...

Since we've gotten a few calls directly about this in the past week or so, I thought I'd just put this information out there. We have made/tested and now stock sets (co-pilot and pilot) prefabricated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By SteinAir
We have switched long ago to a DP switch (for...

We have switched long ago to a DP switch (for several reasons) for the TO/GA function switch. It fits in the same hole and has a nice positive click to it. Can't say we've ever used any diodes in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,816
Posted By SteinAir
Thumbs up The final installed result turned out very nice...

The final installed result turned out very nice indeed! Looks much better in the plane than it did here on our bench - nice job guys!

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-27-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,879
Posted By SteinAir
Except they're not...when you buy them from those...

Except they're not...when you buy them from those other places, I'm fairly certain (but not entirely sure) that they don't open them up, modify them and then put them back together like we...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,483
Posted By SteinAir
I'm a little bit puzzled....Why don't you just...

I'm a little bit puzzled....Why don't you just turn those two non waas 430's (and that $1K you were going to spend on the GPS20A) into a brand new GTN-650 and end up with a better solution? Unless...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,281
Posted By SteinAir
Because they're all practically the same....as...

Because they're all practically the same....as are repair costs, etc...

Neither should be used as a decicsion making metric in my opinion.

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Tools 02-01-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,963
Posted By SteinAir
Oh that's nothing...someone or something (who...

Oh that's nothing...someone or something (who will remain anonymous) here at our shop managed to knock over an entire wall rack of hardware - of course it was everything from 4-40 screws, nuts,...
Forum: COMM 01-04-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed - but beware those are often times not the...

Indeed - but beware those are often times not the 'same' pins (despite various pictures). You can use the shell as most of those are NOS, but the pins from those online pinball sites are often plain...
Forum: COMM 12-30-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By SteinAir
Those parts have long been obsolete from the...

Those parts have long been obsolete from the mfgr, but we have plenty of the pins in stock (albeit not cheaply) and I think I can still find you a connector (again, not cheaply). While Brad is right...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed - that is a great tool to use if you don't...

Indeed - that is a great tool to use if you don't want your fingers to end up looking like mine! :)

Maybe we'll whip some out on the CNC and sell them for cheap if folks are...
Forum: Interiors 12-27-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,627
Posted By SteinAir
In some cases yes - it is that easy. But, it...

In some cases yes - it is that easy. But, it depends on how you cut the panel out to begin with and what you want labeled on it. For example, if you hand cut your panel and if you have a row of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By SteinAir
The GTX traffic and GTS Traffic solutions are...

The GTX traffic and GTS Traffic solutions are wholly different animals. While in the range of ground based TIS/ADSB traffic the end result will likely be similar though. That said, most likely...
Forum: COMM 11-23-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By SteinAir
http://www.steinair.com/product/push-button-switch...

http://www.steinair.com/product/push-button-switch-dpdt-momentary/

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,943
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed - anyone thinking they're getting ANYTHING...

Indeed - anyone thinking they're getting ANYTHING for "FREE" is either misinformed or naiive. The cost of writing the software, tech pubs, support, etc.. is built into the pricing somewhere - either...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,120
Posted By SteinAir
There's surprisingly more twin Experimental's...

There's surprisingly more twin Experimental's being built than most would guess. Lockwood AirCam's have been getting completed at a good clip lately, as have the Twin Velocity aircraft....and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,693
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed - this comes up almost yearly (and has for...

Indeed - this comes up almost yearly (and has for many years)..but as the SL's wane in popularity there isn't as much chatter about them. Here is a post from some time...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-24-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Sticky: SCAMMED!
Views: 48,508
Posted By SteinAir
Don't forget, we often will gladly help people...

Don't forget, we often will gladly help people out with larger transactions (and have done so MANY times over the years), but acting as an intermediary with larger transactions for folks. Sure we...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,673
Posted By SteinAir
I wouldn't spend too much time trying to figure...

I wouldn't spend too much time trying to figure this out so far in advance, because it really depends a whole lot on what avionics you choose and if/what they have for pre-made leads/harnesses,what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By SteinAir
If you try a 1500 rpm idle with a pitched up FP...

If you try a 1500 rpm idle with a pitched up FP metal prop (let's say a Sensi at 87" or above), many RV's will fly along nicely at that RPM and will be really tough to land....

C/S is a different...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-10-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,163
Posted By SteinAir
And there is the answer exactly as to why...

And there is the answer exactly as to why something with "x" (small) $$'s of parts costs "Y" (larger) $$'s to purchase. TIME also has a value; more for some, less for others. :)

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,929
Posted By SteinAir
As far as I know after having processed a number...

As far as I know after having processed a number of these for customers, you need to follow the requirements document just like it states (same from any manufacturer typically). It's really quite a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,886
Posted By SteinAir
http://www.ps-engineering.com/images/pma4000_big.j...

http://www.ps-engineering.com/images/pma4000_big.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,886
Posted By SteinAir
And that's great - we're all entitled to our own...

And that's great - we're all entitled to our own thinks...but let's not confuse "optimal" with "adequate" when referencing the subject of this actual thread. We can hypothesize about a million...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,314
Posted By SteinAir
We actually went through something very, very...

We actually went through something very, very similar...I'll say this. Get a good, knowledgable real estate attorney and have him/her review it in detail. In our case we indeed had to put the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,886
Posted By SteinAir
A simple switch may have been optimal when the $$...

A simple switch may have been optimal when the $$ difference between an intercom and audio panel was thousands of dollars, but now that it's literally single hundreds of dollars (sometimes even less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,358
Posted By SteinAir
You can't entirely blame UPS/FedEx or USPS...they...

You can't entirely blame UPS/FedEx or USPS...they do exactly what the SHIPPER tells them to do or pays for. We for example now as a policy require a signature for any shipment over $1500 most of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,819
Posted By SteinAir
Both. Every mil spec has a tolerance of some...

Both. Every mil spec has a tolerance of some percents - and some are tighter than others per batch. Then the plastic strippers...well, their tolerances are difficult to repeat twice in a row, much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,393
Posted By SteinAir
Not all vendors sell specific lengths. We often...

Not all vendors sell specific lengths. We often build them to order with a more flexible snakeskin sleeve when requested...same cost as the pre-made rigid cables.

As a result, we also stock and sell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,819
Posted By SteinAir
There are a number of premade strippers available...

There are a number of premade strippers available with adjustable blades. The problems with them are that at the tolerances with Mil Spec aircraft cable (vs. consumer grade RF cables), once you get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,373
Posted By SteinAir
We put a 3 blade Catto on an RV-9 a few years...

We put a 3 blade Catto on an RV-9 a few years ago, one of the nicest props I've flown behind! SMOOOTH as can be (we also put a balancer on the front to help out the idle). I can't tell you exactly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,393
Posted By SteinAir
It's fairly likely those aren't actually Dynon...

It's fairly likely those aren't actually Dynon (or SteinAir) produced cables as there are several obvious give-aways. The pins, the sticker on it, the incorrect wire color coding,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,917
Posted By SteinAir
No problem just using plain old "cheap" M27500...

No problem just using plain old "cheap" M27500 shielded mil spec wire in twisted pairs (2 conductor). We may stock some ethernet some day, but for the time being haven't yet found a big need for...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 182,841
Posted By SteinAir
Nice job Jon - it'll look even better once we get...

Nice job Jon - it'll look even better once we get the rest of your goodies to you! :)

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: RV-10 07-08-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,406
Posted By SteinAir
We do a lot of these, and all of the...

We do a lot of these, and all of the aformentioned options have been and are used by our shop....except for wrapping. Patrick and others can attest (and our own long term experience) that isn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-08-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,094
Posted By SteinAir
We (and the other dealers) can only pass along...

We (and the other dealers) can only pass along the information we have - but we've been shipping them out as fast as we get them in! We did have a pretty good chunk of them early on because we just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,009
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed both are sort of industry standard...

Indeed both are sort of industry standard jargon...and if you're paying attention you'll note we keep changing our website from Bus to Buss to Bus to Buss just to keep people on their toes! Sort of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,807
Posted By SteinAir
The reality is the market already decided (that...

The reality is the market already decided (that meaning the preponderance of people buying EFISes), and by a very large margin choose 10" over 7" or other random sizes (bigger or smaller). Firstly,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By SteinAir
Hi Katie, Gimme a shout...we may be able to be...

Hi Katie,

Gimme a shout...we may be able to be of some assistance.

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By SteinAir
Hi Karl, The Dynon will work fine in that plane....

Hi Karl,

The Dynon will work fine in that plane. If for some bizarre reason you've got a particularly magnetized airframe, you just stick a dedicated remote compass in the wing.

I can tell you I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,946
Posted By SteinAir
In a 6/7/9 panel you've got plenty of room to do...

In a 6/7/9 panel you've got plenty of room to do whatever you fancy! I'll post a short few of many examples we've done...sorry for not having these directly posted, but here are a few links to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,419
Posted By SteinAir
Well this is a "yes and no" answer (but mostly...

Well this is a "yes and no" answer (but mostly yes). For the time being the answer is basically a yes - MOST (note I said not all) FSDO's and their associated PAI's will not allow a non TSO'd or non...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,111
Posted By SteinAir
Strangely enough, we just cut a brand new panel...

Strangely enough, we just cut a brand new panel for a flying airplane in a rather well known VAF'ers plane (won't post name to protect the innocent), because during some turbulence or wifferdils or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 115,903
Posted By SteinAir
Of course - as you can imagine we have quite a...

Of course - as you can imagine we have quite a few of these on order (and a few extras too)! :)

Cheers,
Stein
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,642
Posted By SteinAir
Indeed! I end up schooling some random avionic's...

Indeed! I end up schooling some random avionic's shop owner somewhere very regularly when they have an experimentsl plane and claim they can't do it.

Usually means they have never seen an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 115,903
Posted By SteinAir
There's an easy solution to that....just get a...

There's an easy solution to that....just get a job where you get paid to watch those webinars at work! 😜
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,867
Posted By SteinAir
That's exactly the point...bury it behind the...

That's exactly the point...bury it behind the panel and if you need to get to the USB either mount a remote cable like you do with all the other brands of equipment that utilize remote USB's or make...
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