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Forum: RV-10 04-04-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Pilot135pd
What town are you in? In Humacao there's a guy...

What town are you in? In Humacao there's a guy who's been building his own gyroplanes for decades (not from kits) so regarding construction he might be a good asset even though not RV related....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pilot135pd
I guess if you don't have a lot of work in your...

I guess if you don't have a lot of work in your area it might be better to go work with the FAA but then again that was back in 2011. Have you seen what they're charging now? A simple Private Pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pilot135pd
Great advice. Sadly the FAA isn't what it used to...

Great advice. Sadly the FAA isn't what it used to be. The majority of the experienced Inspectors are either retired or are now supervisors and won't talk to you unless you threaten to file a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Pilot135pd
I was just thinking about your situation and was...

I was just thinking about your situation and was going to let people here know in case someone had a contact that could get your permission. Hopefully someone here knows an FAA Inspector with a heart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Pilot135pd
Congrats !!! The first checkride in the SIM is...

Congrats !!! The first checkride in the SIM is like your first Solo, you never forget them.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pilot135pd
Could happen. Some people lose their engines on...

Could happen. Some people lose their engines on take off. Things happen but you donít stop doing some as long as you know the risk and others you take precautions.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pilot135pd
Interesting thought. If that worked wouldnít it...

Interesting thought. If that worked wouldnít it just create the water now on the outside and in the crevices where it could cause corrosion?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By Pilot135pd
Get a dehumidifier for your cockpit !

Get yourself a cheap dehumidifier for your cockpit, where you have those expensive radios, to keep them dry, to keep those seats smelling fresh, and to keep the leather in top shape.

It's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,022
Posted By Pilot135pd
Here's an update to my own system. Get yourself a...

Here's an update to my own system. Get yourself a cheap dehumidifier for your cockpit

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1417852#post1417852
Forum: ADS-B 03-27-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,408
Posted By Pilot135pd
You need for it to connect to something with an...

You need for it to connect to something with an AHRS like the STRATUX which costs around $100 and will give you GPS and AHRS for Synthetic Vision and Attitude Indicators.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pilot135pd
TAPE !! I love Experimentals !!! Can you imagine...

TAPE !! I love Experimentals !!! Can you imagine someone telling a guy in a Cessna to put tape on something and have a overzealous IA tell them "you're grounded"? :D

I'm currently considering...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Pilot135pd
Riyadh !! I lived there and in Jeddah for over a...

Riyadh !! I lived there and in Jeddah for over a year. Also in Shemaisi and for a couple of months up in the mountains in Al Hamana. I used to fly a couple of the rescue helicopters. I even got...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Pilot135pd
Typical monopolistic thinking. That's why even...

Typical monopolistic thinking. That's why even though I've owned Garmin products for many decades I try to stay away from them as much as possible.
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,353
Posted By Pilot135pd
I was going to write all of this because I prefer...

I was going to write all of this because I prefer 3 points and full flaps almost always on my 2500' grass runway ( but mine is a RV-8 so there might be a slight difference), so I'll just quote you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pilot135pd
More ammunition for you from an avionics company...

More ammunition for you from an avionics company who makes NON-TSO equipment and installs them in Standard category aircraft all the time :

CAN NON-TSO'D EQUIPMENT BE INSTALLED IN A...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,822
Posted By Pilot135pd
I thought you'd be sleeping by now with all that...

I thought you'd be sleeping by now with all that flying you'll be doing tomorrow while I'm grocery shopping :(:(
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,822
Posted By Pilot135pd
UPDATE : I thought I had to route the OAT probe...

UPDATE :

I thought I had to route the OAT probe to the EFIS but I have the 3 wire probe and that one goes to the D10A Remote Compass, so I might not have to cut the wires after all. I also had a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,081
Posted By Pilot135pd
I love my RV-8 but if I ever sell it the next one...

I love my RV-8 but if I ever sell it the next one I buy will have a panel like that one !
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,822
Posted By Pilot135pd
How can the wire cost $400 when the entire...

How can the wire cost $400 when the entire assembly costs $35?

50' of RTD wire costs $23...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,822
Posted By Pilot135pd
I called Dynon about cutting my OAT cable and...

I called Dynon about cutting my OAT cable and splicing a piece into it because I mine is too short. They havenít returned my call yet. Now thatís itís been a few years since you did it, is it still a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By Pilot135pd
Unless you already own a GPS 20a why not just buy...

Unless you already own a GPS 20a why not just buy a uAvionix skyFYX WASS GPS which is cheaper and works great?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Pilot135pd
I've only placed one order with them and I agree...

I've only placed one order with them and I agree it's very frustrating. Glad to hear they're redoing that part of the website !!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,703
Posted By Pilot135pd
That's a great picture, thank you.

That's a great picture, thank you.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-23-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pilot135pd
One says it's ok if nobody can see you because...

One says it's ok if nobody can see you because you're far away. The other says it's ok to do it if they don't catch you and it's a grey area.

If it's a grey area then there's nothing to force and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Pilot135pd
:D:D Exactly what I did. Use regular screws and...

:D:D Exactly what I did. Use regular screws and move on. Use the time saved searching for and finding other things I can remove to save weight and therefore get more speed with less fuel use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Pilot135pd
I just used round head screws, why do you need to...

I just used round head screws, why do you need to countersink 4 screws? Drag speed loss of 0.0005 knots?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By Pilot135pd
Iím not going to waste my time because Iíve...

Iím not going to waste my time because Iíve answered some of your other questions and you just skip by and reply to the ones you want.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By Pilot135pd
And with the VAL INS-429 you can legally fly...

And with the VAL INS-429 you can legally fly en-route and also VOR and ILS approaches in Standard and Experimental aircraft. Plus it’s less than $2,000 and easily installed in 1 day.

You never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Pilot135pd
I buy my hard to find parts like that locally at...

I buy my hard to find parts like that locally at a store called ET Fasteners. There should be some kind of store like that in your neck of the woods with another name.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By Pilot135pd
This thread was preceded by another thread on the...

This thread was preceded by another thread on the forum where the pros and cons of him having his obsolete panel versus installing modern avionics. Later apparently he bought another plane or panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,801
Posted By Pilot135pd
Why is that a problem? You can legally install a...

Why is that a problem? You can legally install a modern, currently produced, and from a solid company, VAL INS-429 in a certified aircraft, not that it’s important in any Van’s aircraft anyway.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Pilot135pd
iPhone or iPad with free app.

iPhone or iPad with free app.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,289
Posted By Pilot135pd
If it works for you post a link, weíll use it...

If it works for you post a link, weíll use it with a fan during summer :D
Forum: Canada 03-15-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
Of course it's not irrelevant and the difficulty...

Of course it's not irrelevant and the difficulty of installation has to be part of the decision just like what you paid for it has to be.

Examples:

You get two items to install. Item A costs...
Forum: Canada 03-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
Bingo ! If I install itíll be the EchoUAT. If I...

Bingo ! If I install itíll be the EchoUAT. If I ever need more then Iíll sell the Echo, there will always be someone needing one.
Forum: Canada 03-14-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
You guys up there have at least 3 years to go so...

You guys up there have at least 3 years to go so if history has taught us anything is that there will be changes and more offerings by then.
Forum: Canada 03-14-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
The relevancy is that when it comes time to pay...

The relevancy is that when it comes time to pay $3500 for it, there are other options. In your case you were lucky enough not to have to worry about paying for it so it's easier for you to only have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By Pilot135pd
Torques and pressures !!! Iím not a mechanic but...

Torques and pressures !!! Iím not a mechanic but always do the grunt work on my inspections. This year I learned a lot more about my plane and did practically the entire squawk list myself. Any...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
I remember reading about that tailbeacon...

I remember reading about that tailbeacon installed in the wingtip. First thing I thought was why would anyone want to pay $1800 for a tailbeacon when they could have paid $1300 for an EchoUAT with...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
You also didnít have to shell out $3500 for it.

You also didnít have to shell out $3500 for it.
Forum: Canada 03-12-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pilot135pd
Agreed ! For that kind of money there are other...

Agreed ! For that kind of money there are other options for USA pilots and up north you have years before you actually need anything. As much as I like uAvionix products I think they priced...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By Pilot135pd
Please include on your list for them to check the...

Please include on your list for them to check the 12 bolts that are supposed to only be missing on QB fuselages. I've known, and there's a thread here about it, of slow builds that were missing those...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,149
Posted By Pilot135pd
So almost a year later, did bleeding the fuel...

So almost a year later, did bleeding the fuel line definitely eliminate your low pressure readings or did the problem return at any time?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,162
Posted By Pilot135pd
Thank you. Continuously learning here !

Thank you. Continuously learning here !
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By Pilot135pd
Thatís the ADS-B OUT antenna. Remember it reads...

Thatís the ADS-B OUT antenna. Remember it reads the transponder output from the transponderís antenna and then has to transmit the ADS-B signal through that little antenna.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By Pilot135pd
Thatís been the Aircraft Spruce price for as long...

Thatís been the Aircraft Spruce price for as long as Iíve been watching it. Iíve been looking for a price break for over a year and still nothing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,289
Posted By Pilot135pd
Verizon turned off their 2G a while ago and their...

Verizon turned off their 2G a while ago and their 3G at the end of 2019 and most carriers have either done it already or are about to. Everybody is moving everything to 4G (LTE ) or 5G. That's why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,316
Posted By Pilot135pd
Amen on the VAL INS-429. I'm installing one right...

Amen on the VAL INS-429. I'm installing one right now in my panel. Even if I can't receive it with the VAL I can always file direct to a VOR 300 miles away that coincides with the GPS location I want...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,182
Posted By Pilot135pd
Mine is removable in case it gets scratched or...

Mine is removable in case it gets scratched or cracks or for any reason it needs to be replaced. It's a lot easier to remove than cutting fiberglass.

http://i.imgur.com/aqPxTtil.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
Posted By Pilot135pd
BTW you were correct, it was that part....

BTW you were correct, it was that part. Apparently for the past, I donít remember what he told me years, theyíre using the same size gascolator and just changed the outside. Thanks !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,276
Posted By Pilot135pd
How do you clean the screen without taking it...

How do you clean the screen without taking it apart? :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,032
Posted By Pilot135pd
I'm sure most of us appreciate it too.

I'm sure most of us appreciate it too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By Pilot135pd
I'm not worried that you can't find a part on...

I'm not worried that you can't find a part on Van's website, I think the search function on that site could be a lot better.

I'm surprised that nobody has said anything about a part that just broke...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By Pilot135pd
What am I missing here? I think it was a good...

What am I missing here? I think it was a good thing that it happened. How secure was that metal piece to begin with if you broke it while pushing your plane over a hump? I'm sure landing puts more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,032
Posted By Pilot135pd
Loving all of this and bringing up so many...

Loving all of this and bringing up so many memories. When I read the word Fortran that's when I realized how much I've forgotten in my short life from back when I was working at Wang Laboratories !
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Pilot135pd
Awesome congratulations !!!!

Awesome congratulations !!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,022
Posted By Pilot135pd
I'm afraid if I stick anything in that oil tube...

I'm afraid if I stick anything in that oil tube and it falls off I'll mess up my engine so I used a rubber plug. That blows air all the way through the filler tub so it should take care of that issue...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,022
Posted By Pilot135pd
I made my entire confirmed working system for...

I made my entire confirmed working system for about $35.00 ! Below are all the parts and where to buy them. I also bought a dehumidifier for inside of the cabin for another $25 so for a grand total...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pilot135pd
I thought the same so I clicked on his profile...

I thought the same so I clicked on his profile name in the upper left hand corner then clicked on View Public Profile and found out he likes expensive things but I didn’t learn much more.
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,296
Posted By Pilot135pd
Clermont !! Where are you flying out of? Lots of...

Clermont !! Where are you flying out of? Lots of memories, I still own a 2.64 acre property on SR 33 I had forgotten about :eek: and this post seems to be a reminder it's time to sell or trade it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By Pilot135pd
Just noticed that you mentioned the E-3260. Which...

Just noticed that you mentioned the E-3260. Which plane/engine combo uses the E-3260? I went back to check to make sure I just bought the correct one, mine seems to be E-3450 for the RV-8 with 0-360.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Pilot135pd
Installed my 1st Gen Mini behind my front seat...

Installed my 1st Gen Mini behind my front seat with the free app FltPlan Go so my passenger can help me see ADS-B IN targets close to us and follow locations along the moving map....
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