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Forum: California Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By BobTurner
My letter to the county (2010) simply said, “per...

My letter to the county (2010) simply said, “per the FAA, I do not own an aircraft, as I have no A/W certificate. I only own parts. I will notify you when I receive an A/W certificate.” Alameda...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By BobTurner
Quite honestly I don’t know of any value in it,...

Quite honestly I don’t know of any value in it, except to free up panel space. I do have a remote mounted TT22 controlled by the HX. I ran an ‘ident’ wire to a switch on the stick, to make things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By BobTurner
EAA at LVK has a set of race car scales. I don't...

EAA at LVK has a set of race car scales. I don't have their current contact number, but you can probably get it from EAA HQ.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By BobTurner
Dual GRT HX/HS, but the small 6" ones. I don't...

Dual GRT HX/HS, but the small 6" ones. I don't use the approach plate feature. Instead I carry an iPad mini, in my lap or on the center console. With approach plate loaded, I pick up the mini to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By BobTurner
No, what your test proved is that it worked on...

No, what your test proved is that it worked on that day. You need to test it under worst case conditions, when minimal satellites are in view, some of them low on the horizon.
Forum: COMM 09-20-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By BobTurner
i have never before seen anyone complaining that...

i have never before seen anyone complaining that 'active nose canceling hurts their ears'. That said, headsets seem to fit different people differently. Best bet is to go to a shop where you can try...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By BobTurner
Some use “aiding” (fine tuning); some will show a...

Some use “aiding” (fine tuning); some will show a just plain wrong attitude without either pitot or gps data.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By BobTurner
The “approved ifr navigator” could be as simple...

The “approved ifr navigator” could be as simple as a VOR, depending on where you’re going. As to the heated pitot, as Gil said, not legally required. You might ask yourself, “Will I absolutely never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By BobTurner
To work properly as a ground plane, you should...

To work properly as a ground plane, you should have a good electrical connection from that foil across to the metal fuselage (and to the coax braid). Sometimes it’s better to just be lucky. RF can be...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,178
Posted By BobTurner
+1. 1. I never allow a passenger to close a...

+1.
1. I never allow a passenger to close a door. I load right side first, then I close the door from the outside. I pretend to be a gentleman, helping them in, but really I’m up there to close the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-14-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By BobTurner
Well, my set up is different: GRT HX (shares...

Well, my set up is different: GRT HX (shares nearly all the same software as HXr); Garmin 420W gps and SL-30 for ILS; and Trio Pro autopilot. I also have a 3 pole switch to shuttle the ARINC429...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By BobTurner
Sorry for the thread drift... Jesse, I’m curious...

Sorry for the thread drift...
Jesse, I’m curious why you mentioned TruTrak but not Trio. IMHO it’s superior to the TT in most ways, except for needing more panel space. But in a ‘main efis just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,727
Posted By BobTurner
I used a DAR; my hangar neighbor used a FSDO...

I used a DAR; my hangar neighbor used a FSDO inspector. Both inspections were identical, except I paid $750 and his was free. Identical, because we both got the same inspector! When my -10 was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,250
Posted By BobTurner
There’s no ‘r’

“...when I pull them, though, ...”
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By BobTurner
OR, you’d be surprised by the way the FARs make...

OR, you’d be surprised by the way the FARs make simple things complicated. 91.205 refers to “suitable” navigation equipment. But that’s not the end. 14CFR1.1 defines what “suitable RNAV, including...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By BobTurner
+1 Me too. Even has its own battery.

+1
Me too. Even has its own battery.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By BobTurner
You may always do them early. Or, you may do them...

You may always do them early. Or, you may do them late, as long as the aircraft doesn’t fly after the previous expiration date (always the last day of the month). Or, slip it one month at a time....
Forum: GPS 09-10-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By BobTurner
My guess - just a guess - is that internally it...

My guess - just a guess - is that internally it calculates to 0.1 sec of arc or even 0.01” (outside its typical error bar) and then rounds to the nearest second of arc.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By BobTurner
Yes. The TSO is only valid if installed iaw the...

Yes. The TSO is only valid if installed iaw the approved installation manual. This is an area where, if we know it or not, a lot of us are reverting to the alternate approval methods: the approved...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By BobTurner
It needs to be ‘approved’. For a TSO’d system,...

It needs to be ‘approved’. For a TSO’d system, approval is pretty much implicit in the TSO. For a non-TSOd system, you need to get the FSDO’s approval. 5 years ago, I’d have said that approval for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By BobTurner
Gil, you used the wrong acronym. It’s not ‘STC’,...

Gil, you used the wrong acronym. It’s not ‘STC’, but ‘TSO’. The FARs say irf gps equipment must be approved, and one way, but not necessarily the only way, is to use TSO’d equipment. It’s the TSO’d...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,940
Posted By BobTurner
Sigh. It seems every month there’s another...

Sigh. It seems every month there’s another amateur lawyer.
“Operator” is faa-speak for the person having operational control of the airplane. e.g., the owner. The owner cannot be hired, paid, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,940
Posted By BobTurner
First thing you need to do: go to EAA.org, and...

First thing you need to do: go to EAA.org, and read the rights and limitations of EAB aircraft. One is that they cannot be used for compensation or hire, so unless your friend will let you fly for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, but, to answer the OPs original question:...

Yes, but, to answer the OPs original question: Not all information is available via ARINC. e.g., data needed for adsb-out is not in the ARINC data stream. It is in an RS232 data stream, but in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By BobTurner
Since it seems to work engine off, I wonder if it...

Since it seems to work engine off, I wonder if it is somehow over sensitive to buss voltage? Or if alternator return current is running thru the instrument? Did you try it engine on, alternator off?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,202
Posted By BobTurner
1. Unless there is a contractual obligation,...

1. Unless there is a contractual obligation, no.
2. No. For example, a Garmin TSO’d GPS can output the data needed for ADSB out. But that data is via a proprietary code.
3. Yes. Garmin has in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By BobTurner
Yes, for a week, maybe longer, when I hit the TAF...

Yes, for a week, maybe longer, when I hit the TAF tab I get TAFs for airports that have them, but also get METARS for airports without TAFs. It’s a bit of a nuscence, hopefully will be fixed soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By BobTurner
If you just want a panel-mounted knob that...

If you just want a panel-mounted knob that adjusts the trim speed via pulse width modulation, I'm sure someone here can draw you a schematic that uses $5 of electronic parts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By BobTurner
This sounds a lot like my initial experience...

This sounds a lot like my initial experience controlling the Trio with my GRT (run independently, the Trio ran fine). I stupidly tightened up the clutch release force, which resulted in my stripping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t understand the OP’s question either. As...

I don’t understand the OP’s question either.
As to the set up menu: Probably not so secret to builders. But I regularly instruct members of a local Garmin-equipped flying club, and I’d say 95% of...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-04-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By BobTurner
I’d call GRT and ask. But...why not use the GRT...

I’d call GRT and ask. But...why not use the GRT system? The GRT system ties into the P leads at the ignition switch(es) with large resistors. Even if the line shorts out downstream the mag will be...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By BobTurner
The center ‘tunnel’ is structural, and higher...

The center ‘tunnel’ is structural, and higher than the standard seats. So a bench would have to be higher, compromising headroom; or involve some serious structural modification.
Edit. As noted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By BobTurner
On SOME 430’s, you can select ILS or LOC...

On SOME 430’s, you can select ILS or LOC approaches under the gps proc button, and it will then auto load the nav frequency on the VLOC side of the box and auto switch to VLOC, while giving a warning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By BobTurner
I too am confused. Are you saying entering ‘IABC’...

I too am confused. Are you saying entering ‘IABC’ was a menu shortcut? If so, I never heard of it. I push the Proc button, put in the airport ID if needed, ‘select approach’, then select ‘LOC 25’ and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By BobTurner
Your chart must be incorrect then. It clearly...

Your chart must be incorrect then. It clearly shows gps fail (red), magnetometer working (green), air data fail (red) leading to “No attitude solution”. Can someone help me see the light here?

Edit:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By BobTurner
If I were building today I would consider the G5...

If I were building today I would consider the G5 an acceptable backup - but I still would not use any system interconnects. I would keep it as isolated as possible. Of course nothing is fool-proof....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By BobTurner
Levi, thank you for this information. But I am...

Levi, thank you for this information. But I am confused. Are green arrows ‘working’, red arrows ‘not working’? So if gps fails, I follow the red arrow down?
Magnetometer working, so I follow the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By BobTurner
Something else for the OP: In asking what system...

Something else for the OP: In asking what system (singular) is best, you sort of implied you want a fully integrated system. e.g., you enter the altimeter setting once, and all the other boxes get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By BobTurner
I have a Trio Pro in a -10, and it is rock-solid....

I have a Trio Pro in a -10, and it is rock-solid. If you want to fly over to LVK I can pull the aft bulkhead off and you can see how mine is mounted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,731
Posted By BobTurner
+1 good idea.

+1 good idea.
Forum: GPS 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By BobTurner
There is no ‘ifr registration’. What you need to...

There is no ‘ifr registration’. What you need to see is in the Phase 2 operating limitations (which must be on-board), the words, “Limited to VFR unless equipped in accordance with FAR 91.205...”.
If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,473
Posted By BobTurner
My two cents: If you’re strictly vfr, shop by...

My two cents:
If you’re strictly vfr, shop by price. Probably Dynon wins.
For IFR: GRT is the winner here, if you shop by performance and price. But if you shop by looks and feel (and it is amazing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By BobTurner
Agree with Bill. If the P mag failed the engine...

Agree with Bill. If the P mag failed the engine would have stopped on left. Did you note EGTs, which cylinder (s) went cold? That would tell you where to start looking.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By BobTurner
It’s all automated, so give it a try. One thing -...

It’s all automated, so give it a try. One thing - the mysterious ‘air on ground’ catagory. It’s mysterious to me because I have no idea how the automated system determines this (it’s when you are on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By BobTurner
As Jesse said, anytime after 5 pm Pacific is...

As Jesse said, anytime after 5 pm Pacific is ‘tomorrow’ gmt.
Double check your N number and hexadecimal ICAO code are correct.
Forum: COMM 09-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By BobTurner
Step 1: Repeat the test with the com radio turned...

Step 1: Repeat the test with the com radio turned off. Then you will know if it’s a wiring issue, or an RF getting where it doesn’t belong issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,731
Posted By BobTurner
Call Vans. I think you have a good case for...

Call Vans. I think you have a good case for shoddy workmanship here. For the record, my QB -10 came with those same bolts being too long. This was ‘fixed’ by the QB guys by using a stack of washers...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By BobTurner
Agree with others. SF is a good city to use...

Agree with others. SF is a good city to use public transportation. Driving and parking can be unpleasant.
San Francisco. Land at CCR or LVK. CCR (Concord) has a Hilton on the field; BART station is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,841
Posted By BobTurner
That should not be necessary if you have a good...

That should not be necessary if you have a good agent. That’s their job.
Except: AVEMCO sells direct, contact them directly for a quote. I have found them expensive, but they might send you a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,841
Posted By BobTurner
Rate quotes are almost meaningless without the...

Rate quotes are almost meaningless without the full details. e.g., is that $1 million liability coverage restricted to $100K per passenger, or $100K per person, or are there no restrictions (commonly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By BobTurner
I would think so. As always it depends on the...

I would think so. As always it depends on the cfii. Some may not feel comfortable in an EAB, but there’s no legal problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By BobTurner
A) Yes. You can do an ILS, LOC, and VOR...

A) Yes. You can do an ILS, LOC, and VOR approaches. Presuming you can find a VOR approach not too far away.
B) Yes, but it has to be the right kind of simulator ($$)
C). Yes.
If I was the CFII...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-26-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By BobTurner
Dekky, your PM is full. Looks like I’m #3 in...

Dekky, your PM is full. Looks like I’m #3 in line.
I replied to your other post - interested on HX, display only.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By BobTurner
Can I be #2 in line? I’m interested in the...

Can I be #2 in line? I’m interested in the display only, non-ARINC. Price?
Forum: COMM 08-25-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By BobTurner
He will also need the TX (out) line on the SL30...

He will also need the TX (out) line on the SL30 to send frequency info to the DME. I don’t know the SL30 output format. If it sends both frequency data and cdi data, you can connect the output to...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By BobTurner
60 amp, internally regulated, Plane Power (now...

60 amp, internally regulated, Plane Power (now owned by someone else - Hartzel?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By BobTurner
For a given length rivet, the material thickness...

For a given length rivet, the material thickness should vary only a little.
For the record, I used the 'fixed set lengths plus washers' method. As others said, you very quickly build up a chart of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By BobTurner
If the "diagonal" is more than about 20 - 30...

If the "diagonal" is more than about 20 - 30 degrees you should probably apply the appropriate correction to your wrench setting (set the wrench higher by a factor of 1/cosine (angle off center),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By BobTurner
The way the rules were written, if you had an...

The way the rules were written, if you had an older ELT without a panel switch, you could continue to use it to satisfy the FARs. But if or when you needed to replace that ELT, or you were installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By BobTurner
Strictly speaking, that includes following the...

Strictly speaking, that includes following the installation instructions, too. To the best of my knowledge there are no TSO approved instruction manuals allowing the installation of ‘hidden’...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,062
Posted By BobTurner
Not to nit-pick too much-we all know what you...

Not to nit-pick too much-we all know what you meant-but technically you were in VMC, not IMC, since there weren’t any cloud considerations and you had 3 or more miles of visibility. The fact that...
Forum: COMM 08-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By BobTurner
I don’t have a schematic, but this is a very...

I don’t have a schematic, but this is a very simple device, easily figured out with an ohmmeter. If you want to bring it to LVK I’ll do it for you. Just takes a few minutes.
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