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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,324
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
PMAG Timing

Dan,
Good explanation. I've been toying with the idea of installing an EI Commander so that I can get better real time data, and be able to more quickly making timing changes. I've got an extra...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,324
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
PMAG Timing

1. 180 hp parallel valve engine
2. 8.5:1
3 25* BTDC
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-26-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,324
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
PMAG Timing

I've been running the "B curve" timing on my IO-360B engine for the last 1620 Hrs. The only times I've seen high CHT's is when I try to do aggressive full power climbs at gross weight on a hot day...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,324
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
PMAG Timing

So now I'm confused. I have dual PMAGS (Ver 114 with the latest software) on an IO-360 BIA engine. If the "B curve" start timing is 30.8 degrees BTC, what would the "A curve" starting timing be? Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Best wishes to you and your family Doug for a...

Best wishes to you and your family Doug for a great 2019. I visit this site sometime multiple times a day. I've scheduled a Bill Pay contribution for next month!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Wear

I would check to see how the other end of the rods are connected to the flap weldment inside the fuselage. Perhaps there are washers on the bolt there that holds the pushrod to close the the skin....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Loves Landing

If you go to Loves Landing, lookup Judie Betz. She flys an RV-12, and is the local realtor there. Very friendly and knows what's available there.
Hm: (352)-821-2828 Cell: (352)-262-8286
Forum: Safety 09-04-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,263
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Tip-Up canopys

So how many out there have truely "Experimented" opening their canopies in flight? Do those of you that fly tip-ups know that the canopy can be substituted for the elevator in the case of elevator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,883
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Pump Gas

If "Pump Gas" can be used in autos, our aircraft systems can be designed to use it too.

I've been running 93 octane E10 in an IO-360 with 8.7:1 compression for the last 1000+ hours. My fuel system...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,390
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Jam Nuts

I've now added this check to my condition check list......
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,618
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Diode

A 1N4001 (or higher voltage 1N4004) will work in all three locations....
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Right now I'm thinking about an Arduinio...

Right now I'm thinking about an Arduinio processor programmed in "C" to do exactly what you have already done. It would only have to filter the ECHO output (at 115200 baud) for range, ALT, collision...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Tim, Thanks for thinking about it. I have to...

Tim,

Thanks for thinking about it. I have to give you guys a lot of credit for taking on this project.

I'm looking for just the ECHO output filtering functions as I have a GTX330 transponder...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Noah, Are you going to make the GDL90 Filter...

Noah,

Are you going to make the GDL90 Filter Project available to others that have the uAvionics system replacement for the NavWorx 600EXP units? I'd definately be interested....
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Prop

Gil,

I have a used (under 150 Hrs) 72FM85 prop for sale for $1500 (+shipping). It's located in KBKV, if you want to pick it up, but it won't fit into an RV....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
100% flaps all the time, even in sever cross...

100% flaps all the time, even in sever cross winds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I did this routine for 15 years after a triple...

I did this routine for 15 years after a triple bypass. As soon as the basic med came out I switched over.....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,049
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
It should not ever happen in a properly designed...

It should not ever happen in a properly designed electrical system that has over voltage protection......
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Another tip: configure the safety handle such...

Another tip: configure the safety handle such that it still locks with multiple layers of shrink tubing on the tab that will rest on top of the roll bar while you taxi....
Forum: ADS-B 01-21-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I updated mine today with a PC Tablet (while...

I updated mine today with a PC Tablet (while flying). So far no issues, but it was a short flight. I'll fly more this week to further test for "Flashing"....
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I just got back from another test flight of the...

I just got back from another test flight of the uAvionix ADS600EXP replacement system. My RV-7A is equipped with GRT Hx displays that are directly wired to the uAvionix UAT high speed serial...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I did a round trip trip from KBKV to KDED (near...

I did a round trip trip from KBKV to KDED (near Datona FL) today. At one point my GRT Hx display showed traffic within 2 miles within 1000' of me. that traffic would appear, disapear, and then appear...
Forum: ADS-B 01-13-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Shane, Could you also comment on the traffic...

Shane,

Could you also comment on the traffic issues that are being seen. I was IFR at 6000' when traffic within 2 miles and within 900' Alt, suddenly disappeared, and only re-appeared after it...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
GTX330 and EchoUAT

This is the setup that I have installed in my RV-7A, replacing the Navworx EXP unit. It tested out OK by the FAA test site. But the original harness, that was supposed to be compatible with the EXP...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,442
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Aileron Push Rod Boots

Wow, that brings back memories! I used this design on all three of my RV's I built! All are still flying, one still in New England's cold winter weather. I still have that print on a legal size...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
The problem is that the uAvionics system only has...

The problem is that the uAvionics system only has one serial port available for inputs. It would require two inputs to get both transponder squawk code, and altitude encoder information.

If you have...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
BARO Errors

Interesting. But you stated that you had a 60% failure rate, meaning some (40%) of the correct altitude had been received correctly. So the echoUAT is working correctly some of the time (when it's...
Forum: ADS-B 12-29-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
If you're located at E80 or even E98, then you're...

If you're located at E80 or even E98, then you're too far outside the RADAR environment to get a good performance report. You might get a good performance report if you were to fly to AEG with the...
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Baro Errors

Where are you located relative to the closest RADAR facility? You MUST be INSIDE the RADAR environment when you power up the ADS-B (because of the FAA Measurement methods). See my previous posts on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,057
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I flew another test flight out of KBKV (RADAR...

I flew another test flight out of KBKV (RADAR Fringe area) two days ago. The performance report still came back with BARO ALT errors. So today I flew to KCLW (nearer Tampa) with the ADS-B OFF. While...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,057
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I flew another performance test flight again...

I flew another performance test flight again today. This time for a longer period (55 min) and higher altitude (5.5K'). It still failed (Baro Alt .49% error & Mode 3A .58% error). Here's what I found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,057
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
uAvionic replacement for the NavWorx EXP unit

I recieved my unit yesterday. Today, I mounted both boxes onto a .062 base that had the same mounting holes at the NavWorx unit. I installed right angle brakets for the GPS antenna adapter, and a...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Dan, When I talked to the uAvionics guy...

Dan,

When I talked to the uAvionics guy yesterday, he stated that he had been using his own (certified) aircraft to test various ADS-B devices. He stated that the FAA would query him every time he...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Safe-Fly + EchoUAT reply when outside RADAR

This is the answer to PART of the issue: When outside the radar environment, and the transponder isn't being pinged, what transponder code is sent by the UAT device? If the UAT device isn't able to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,678
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
CutePDF Writer

What about using the free printer driver app called "CutePDF Writer". Once installed it becomes a printer driver which writes to your selected location and name, and as a PDF file.

You would open...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Avionics relay

I use an avionics relay, and after over 1500 Hrs, have not had any issues with it. But I also fly IFR, so I have a switch across the relay contacts in case the relay should fail while flying IFR.

I...
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
GPS Ant Adapter

So the current NavWorx ADS600-EXP GPS ant input uses an SMA male type connection (the ant lead has female SMA connector). The ECHOUAT-KL5 combo GPS ant connector is a MCX type connection (Question:...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 212,567
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Sill value

So I have to ask, What is the transmitted SIL value of the EchoUAT-KL5 that is being offered up as a NavWorx ADS600-EXP unit? I have not seen it advertised anywhere.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,607
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
P/N ECHOFIX-KL5

The wiring issue is the easy part. uAvionix has made the harness compatible with the existing ADS600-EXP wiring harness, so there's nothing to re-wire when replacing the ADS600-EXP. The other issue...
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,800
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
I just got off the phone with Mark Allen at GRT....

I just got off the phone with Mark Allen at GRT. He stated that he wasn't aware of the NACv failure issue with Ws units.

My aircraft has the GTX-330 transponder... Mark stated that he hasn't heard...
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,800
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Safe-Fly + EchoUAT for Hx units

So I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the GRT Safe-Fly system to replace the NavWorx AD600EXP unit currently in my plane. Has anyone successfully done this and gotten a 100% OK FAA performance...
Forum: ADS-B 10-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,827
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
ADS-600EXP Replacement

Jesse,

What do you recommend for a replacement unit for the ADS
-600EXP unit?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Brake line routing

Yep, you're correct. My description was wrong. My brakes are plumbed as you have described.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Master Brake Cylinders

Bruce, I tend to agree with you as the previous post showed the Cleveland units, which are not like mine.....

Thanks,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Master Brake Cylinders

Bob, Those are definately Cleveland, and silver colored. Mine do not have the lables, and are gold colored, so probaly the Matcos....

Thanks for the feedback...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
RV-7A Brake Master Cylinder

I've got a leaky pilots left side brake cylinder. The leak results in draining the fluid out of the upper line going to the co-pilots left brake (which results in a failed co-pilot left braking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
O-360

I helped a builder put a standard 180 IO-360 onto his RV-9A. Weight & Balance worked out fine with a Cato three bladed prop.
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
GNS480 Failure

Ok, So I got my unit back from Garmin yesterday. They replaced the NAV/COMM board, which fixed the error described below. Now none of the knobs are functional! I still can't change frequencies,...
Forum: GPS 05-24-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
GNS480 Failure

Definitely not power related. My local avionics shop took a look at it and came to the same conclusion. Turns out he sent the radio back to Garmin in 2009 (while under warrantee) for exactly the same...
Forum: GPS 05-17-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
GNS480 Failure while flying

Hi all,

I flew my RV-7A from Florida to CT today. A six hour flight with one stop. Five hours into the trip, the GNS-480 screen warned of "Loss of communications to COMM" and "Loss of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
High amp draw

It might also be the voltage regulator voltage setting being too high. measure the buss voltage while the engine is running and make sure that voltage is compatible with the battery.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Antenna Resistance

Pull the floors, disconnect the coax from the antenna, then measure the coax resistance between the inside and outside conductors. It should be an OPEN circuit. If it's not OPEN, then you have a...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,611
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Sun N Fun

I went there today (from Brookville FL.) but left before the airshow because the weather appeared to be moving South faster than forecasted. Glad I did as the weather at KBKV turned bad real fast....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,611
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
PP ALternator

1360 Hrs on a Plane Power alternator with zero issues. I do have an air cooling tube pointed at the back side.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,114
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Oil Cooler Shutter

How about just using a wood working Vac system shuttle valve shown below. I mounted my oil cooler on the firewall and use this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-17-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,867
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Buss Manager Concept

I've essentially installed my own design of this concept, and for a LOT less $$$. My aux fuel pump has OFF - AUTO - ON selection modes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Two Batteries

I have an electrical system with two batteries. I fly my RV-7A in hard IFR conditions and wanted a very robust/redundant electrical system.

Under normal conditions, the batteries are in parallel,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Governor Pad Cover

I would ask Mahlon (username MAHLON_R). Send him a PM.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Not if he's removing a constant speed prop....

Not if he's removing a constant speed prop....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,511
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Constant speed to fixed pitch

There does exist a way to very easily make the change WITHOUT modifying the freeze plugs in the crankshaft, or removing the stainless line that goes back to the governor pad. It DOES require the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,981
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Carb Issue

We just had this happen to a PA-28-180 on the field, twice within 10 Hrs. Finally took the carb down, did what the SB required, but also put the screws back in with Locktite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,270
Posted By Fred.Stucklen
Skytec 149-NL Starter issue

While changing the oil today, I noticed that my Skytec 149-NL starter had an issue with the bolts holding the starter motor to the starter gear drive. This starter has 1350 Hrs on it with no issues....
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